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Pleasant River Farm - Waterfront Farmhouse with Guesthouse

Bedrooms 7
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 7 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-18)

A beautiful 150-year old saltwater farm surrounded by acres of fields and woods with thousands of feet of shorefront on a tranquil cove.

The perfect setting to go kayaking and canoeing for an active day on the water, to go bicycling and explore the island or Vinalhaven town, to go hiking, or to go swimming in either the salt water or nearby fresh water granite quarries (one two miles away the other four miles distant). You may also want to swim in the warm (for coastal Maine) saltwater cove behind the house, pick berries, or explore the woods on the nearby trails.

Or else just relax on the back porch with a book and a view over the wildflowers and cove and watch the ospreys diving for fish.

There is a 5 BR main house with 3 baths, a guesthouse with 1 BR and a 6-bed bunkroom that kids love.

There is also large barn attached to the guesthouse that is a great setting for a rainy day kids activities such as ping-pong, painting, and there's a big swing hanging off the rafters.

The main house has a full kitchen with equipment for lobster, pies or anything else you might want to create from the delicious local seafood, produce and berries. A huge dining room has a table that expands to seat all of your extended family and gets great views of the cove and fields. A cozy living room has a stereo and TV with DVD player, and is a great place for a late night board game or a rainy day movie. A large deck off the main house overlooks the back lawn, fields, and cove.

There is a master bedroom with king size bed and bathroom downstairs. Upstairs features 2 full bathrooms with and 2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds, 1 room with twin singles, and 1 room with a single and Futon bed. A back staircase allows privacy between the 'North' and 'South' upstairs rooms.

The guesthouse features a spacious sitting/dining area with high ceilings with great views over the fields and cove. Theres a full kitchen with great views over the fields and cove. There is 1 BR with a queen-sized bed and a great bunk-room with 3 bunk-beds and 6 beds.

The guesthouse also has a large deck with lovely views and an outdoor shower.

There are 2 kayaks, 1 paddle-board, 1 canoe and bicycles available for use by renters

Weekly rentals, Saturday to Saturday. The guesthouse and farmhouse can be rented separately if desired.

Keywords: Waterfront, kayak, Maine, Vinalhaven, coastal, farmhouse, guest house, saltwater

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2016

About The Owner

I live in Hong Kong and own the property with my brother who lives in Texas. For our children, its a long trip every year, but the highlight of our summer by far!

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1959

Why The Owner chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

Our parents bought the house in 1959 on their first trip down the Maine Coast when they fell in love with Vinalhaven and the property.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Gather some clams and mussels for your dinner at lowtide near the backyard, while enjoying berries for dessert which you've picked in the fields off the front yard!


Vinalhaven Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Pleasant River Farm - Waterfront Farmhouse with Guesthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This last June, my wife and I, our children and our children’s children, all 20 of us, spent a delightful June week at Pleasant River Farm on Vinalhaven Island, Maine. The property consisted of a large two story farmhouse decorated with numerous wonderful watercolors by the owner. Added to this was an even bigger open barn with swings, ping pong, picnic tables and plenty of space to just play in. At the back of the barn was another living space with a second kitchen, and 2 bedrooms that could sleep eight. Both buildings had large decks to enjoy. We were well taken care of by the amazing caretaker who answered our every question, took us to see fireworks, and helped us get lobster. There was a huge lawn to play games on and a short walk to water for using the available kayak and canoe. We just loved this indoor and outdoor space. Vinalhaven Island itself had numerous hikes to enjoy, an interesting town just two miles from our farmhouse, quarries to swim in and as much lobster as you could ever eat. We’d recommend this stay to anyone and are seriously considering returning for a second visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

One of the pure gems of the island. Private, lots of surrounding woods and coves to explore. Great swimming. 2 miles to town. Often sunny here when foggy on the ocean coasts. Just come here to experience total relaxation. I've been coming here for years.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Bicycles, kayaks, a paddleboard and a canoe available for renters. Wi-Fi. There are great walking trails on the property and other public hiking trails a short drive away. The cove behind the house is great for swimming and there are also freshwater quarries nearby for swimming.


Rates & Availability

Vinalhaven Farmhouse Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

July & August, $3,700/week. Or Guest house $1200 / week, Main house $2,750 /week
May, June, September, October and last-minute discounts are available
Rentals are Saturday-Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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