|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Once a farmstead, this 18th Century Barn built by a Sea Captain now offers a Quaint and Cozy Respite from a busy world and a glimpse into the history of Coastal Maine. Surrounded by Blue Spruce, White Birch, Ten Acres of undisturbed Maine Woods, a Salt Water River and Quiet Cove, this Snug Old Barn provides a Peaceful and Serene Home for Guests wanting to Relax and Unwind. Enjoy sitting on the Pier, watching the Tides and Lobster Boats at work, listening to Loons, Osprey, and Gulls, cooking Lobsters on an open fire, and Picnicking along the Shore.
I live in Texas on a small ranch west of Austin in what is known as the Texas Hill Country. As a retired teacher I spend most of my time outside working in my gardens: flower; vegetable; and moon and small vineyard where I grow mostly native American grapes and, in good years, make mostly good wine. I feel very fortunate to have the best of both worlds, Maine and Texas!
My first visit to Maine was in 1978. My mother and step-father had bought an old house (1779) in the town of Cushing. Along with the house came a workshop, carriage house, and a two-story barn. I fell in love!
The Barn not only offers a cozy, warm, and comfortable home to its guests, it also gives them the unique opportunity to feel a part of the history of coastal Maine. The Barn has been restored for comfort and convenience but there remain remnants of its 200 year history from the weathered wooden beams and wide plank boards to the antique farm tools decorating it's walls. A hand-made wooden ladder in the corner of the kitchen-sitting area allowed the farmer access to the second floor through a trap door. A second floor hay window used in the past to cast out hay for the farm animals is used today to cast the eyes upon the water before closing in sleep and to summon the sea breezes as you dream.
Had a great time at "the Barn". Kids loved living upstairs and having a secret ladder to get to their bedroom! Walked the loop everyday it wasn't raining and enjoyed the grounds immensely!! Awesome to be chilly enough one day to have a fire in the wood parlor one evening! We will be back next time we are in Cushing!
Candy's place is a gem. The barn is located on a quiet road with views over the St. George River. Beautiful morning light in August. The barn is very clean, comfortable, has everything you need yet still retains its rustic charm. Candy was easy to contact and made the experience a great one. Highly recommended.
"The Barn," as the owner names it, is as charming inside as it looks from the outside. Cozy for friendly guests. The owner has a care for detail and is responsive to guest requests. The barn is comfortable for four adults. It has a wide view of the bay and shore, which is about a 100 yards across a clear grass field from the front door. The rental includes a lovely sitting area and fire-pit just above the dock. We would stay there again.
My stay at the barn was nothing short of a dream. The woman who owns the home helped to make my stay absolutely perfect. Starting with a cozy bed and waking up in a tranquil location was just what I needed to help me unwind from the stresses of work. We would start our morning with coffee by the ocean and watch as the lobster boats puttered by. My husband and I loved taking walks through the neighborhood and looking at the beautiful historic homes in the area and occasionally pick a wild strawberry or blueberry. With its charming accommodations, peaceful surroundings, and breathtaking scenery I would highly recommend this rental to everyone.
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.