|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
If you want to be off the beaten path in a charming little village but close and accessible to all points in Maine, consider Richmond. DownEast Magazine calls it one of Maine’s best kept secrets.
Stay in an 1820’s charming home with beautiful antiques and lovely gardens. Just a short walk (two blocks) to restaurants, shopping, the library, the Richmond waterfront, Swan Island, and Merrymeeting Bay.
The house features a full kitchen with all essentials, (gas stove) dining room, summer dining room/ porch, great room, front living room, two bedrooms upstairs (one double bed, one queen size bed) two full baths (one upstairs, one down). Washer/Dryer. Perennial gardens with antique roses, lilacs, peonies, lilies, iris, something always in bloom for cutting fresh flowers for the house. A small herb garden.
Richmond is noted for it’s walk-ability. The house is located right in the heart of the village, next to the new public library and fire station. Downtown and the waterfront are just two short walking blocks away.
There is parking for two cars in driveway. It’s about a 40 minute ride from the Portland Jetport. There is no public transportation in Richmond but everything is close by and within a short walking distance.
Richmond is one of those well kept secrets in Maine. It’s actually a river town, situated on the Kennebec and bordering on Merrymeeting Bay. It’s a fantastic place for canoeing and kayaking. Take the ferry from the Richmond waterfront over to Swan Island for a island tour via truck and a chance to see a variety of wildlife. Experience majestic blad eagles in flight as well as teaching their young to fly.
Swim at nearby Peacock Beach on Pleasant Pond and enjoy the beautiful sunsets while having a cookout. Richmond features some great restaurants - Annabelle’s on the waterfront has great breakfasts and the Old Goat is a pub featuring every kind of beer you can imagine with live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. There’s also the famous Richmond Cafe (great pizzas and breakfasts), and China Rose (Chinese take-out). Richmond is twenty minutes north of Brunswick and twenty minutes south of Augusta.
I am happy to let well behaved dogs live here in my home. I will provide plastic bags so you can take care of their “business”! (two maximum).
I have lived in Richmond, ME since 2003. It is a wonderful little town full of artists, writers, and interesting people. I grew up in McLean, VA and spent my summers as a young girl on my family’s property on Ocean Point, East Boothbay, ME. I was a cast member and soloist for the international cast of Up With People. For the past eight years I have marketed and sold children’s picture books to the education market. Prior to that I was in non-profit arts administration for 17 years and was Executive Director of the Center for the Arts at the Chocolate Church in Bath, ME, Executive Director for Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Marketing and Development Director for the Maine State Music Theater at Bowdoin and PR, Marketing and Sales for Woodenboat Magazine. I am a breast cancer survivor and about to go through another round of surgery. I have decided it’s time to write the next chapter of my life
Patricia Royall purchased this cottage in 2003
When I viewed this house I was actually looking for a property for my son. I had just purchased, renovated, and moved to a charming little house in Bangor, ME. Within five minutes of walking into this house, I told the realtor to write up a contract. My son immediately said: “Mom I’m not buying this house”! and I said: “No, I am”! That was in June and in August I was moving in. I have done a number of upgrades to the house. There was only a small evergreen out front. Since then I have created a perennial garden full of antique roses, four different species of lilacs, peonies, lilies, orange mandarin honeysuckle, and iris to name a few. Because my property is small I enclosed the gardens with a white picket fence to create a place of privacy outside.
I am within walking distance to everything Richmond has to offer. I also like living in a community where I feel perfectly safe and know all my neighbors.
The house was built by Russian shipwrights back in the early 1800’s when Richmond was a shipbuilding hub of Maine. There are some wonderful features including a circular stairway (steep) that is like a piece of art, wonderful moldings and built-in bookcases that add to the charm of the house. When I first purchased the house, the breezeway (which I now lovingly call the Summer Dining room) was virtually unusable. I added a french door, 6 over 6 windows and installed a cedar floor. It is a funky sort of room but I have enjoyed so many wonderful evenings sharing dinner with friends and family.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
The attic area and garage will not be included in the rental. Garbage is collected Tuesday mornings. I am happy to accomodate dogs (pet fee included).
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.