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Early American Barn-Charming Salt Water Cottage In Historic Cushing, Maine

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Restored 200 Year Old Barn with Shoreline, Two Story 3 Bedroom/2 Bath/Sleeps 6

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.

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Cushing Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom Downstairs, Queen Bed with Sitting Area, Forest View Upstairs Bedrooms, Adjoining, Skylights in Each Room, Ocean Views
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Early American Barn-Charming Salt Water Cottage In Historic Cushing, Maine
average rating of 4.4 based on 8 reviews

lovely location

  • 3 of 5

You will be impressed with the location, and the way the barn at first glance is charming.

But you are in a converted barn, with very uneven wooden floors and beams on the staircase that require you to duck.

The two bedrooms upstairs have no bathroom, so you have to navigate your way to the ground floor bathrooms.

The electrical system is confusing, even with written instructions, it took awhile to learn the system especially when a circuit breaker tripped when a heater was turned on.

With respect to the owners , and to fellow travelers I would not recommend this place to an elderly couple, but to a family with an adventurous spirit seeking a great location to hang out, buy lobsters, rent kayaks, go for walks, and enjoy compete serenity.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry to hear about a breaker tripping. That's something that hasn't happened before and will need to be checked out by an electrician. In converting th Barn into a cottage as little was changed as possible in order to preserve the integrity of a 200+ year old structure. Most of my guests have found the Barn to be rustic but charming, cozy and comfortable.
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Felt like we went back in time – in a good way

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our visit to the barn. It was just the right size for the four of us. The children loved the upstairs rooms, and our younger son got a kick out of the ladder. The proximity to the water was perfect, but we did have to travel quite a ways to get to a store or restaurant. Candy was very helpful sharing information about local places to go and things to do. We had a wonderful family trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming; simply, well-equipped; gracious hostess

  • 4 of 5

"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.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Rental!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Candy Garrison
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018

About Candy Garrison

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!

Why Candy Garrison chose Cushing

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!

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Knox County Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Samoset Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Friendship Beach

Cushing-Olson House &Cemetery

George's River Land Trust (hiking trails)

Broad Cove Market

Pleasant Point Harbor


Friendship (10 min.)


Wallace's Market

Kayak Rental



Thomaston (15 min.)

Slipway Restaurant & Bar



Yoga Studio

Thomaston Market



Hair Salon

Warren (10min.)

Schoolhouse Farms (fresh fruit & vegetables, pick your own strawberries)



Rockland (20 min.)

Farmsworth Museum

Harbor & Lighthouse




Ferry to Vinalhaven

Rockport (25 min.)

The Samoset Resort (golf)





Camden (35 min.)





Mt. Battie ( hiking & picnicing)

Pt. Clyde (45 min.)

Marshall Point Lighthouse (featured in "Forrest Gump")


General Store

Ferry to Monhegan


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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