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Enjoy the lazy hazy days of summer on the beautiful Saco river

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrom 2 bunk rooms, 3 1/2 bath nestled on 3 acres over looking the Saco River

**Don't forget to check out our new video for more pictures and beautiful 360 degree drone footage of the property and surrounding river valley. See the video icon in the photo section above**

This 5 year custom old post and beam timber framed cottage has 3 bedrooms with full beds. 2 small bunk rooms with 2 beds in each.

4 bathrooms, (1) full on the second floor (1 1/2) on the main floor, and (1) full in the basement. Open concept first floor with fully equipped kitchen. Great room with flatscreen TV, and fireplace. Walk out basement with pool table and air hockey table. Entire house is wired for music with volume controls in each room and easy mp3 player interface!

Huge veranda deck over looking the peaceful Saco river. Kayaking, swimming and fishing from the back yard. Large fire pit located in the back yard. Hammock and plenty of outdoor seating included. Walking trail maintained around the 3 acres.

Everything a vacationer would want all within a 5 min to one hour drive from the house. Or just relax, enjoy the property, the deck, and the lazy saco river

More Details

Owner
Linda
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Linda

We built this home away from home to get away from our busy lives in CT and enjoy all of what 'Vacationland' has to offer. Relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Maine. This house and property has truly been our labor of love. We are happy to share it with you!

Linda purchased this house in 2008

Why Linda chose Western Maine

We picked the sleepy town of Brownfield Maine to build our 3,000 square foot cottage because of the easy access to everything we might like to do including: the arts (music, local artists, craftsmen etc) including Stone Mountain arts Center. Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and boating. Less then 1 hour to old Orchard Beach, or Freeport. Shopping and great restaurants of all types. Nearly (20) Ski resorts within an hour drive. Snowmobile and snowshoe trail access directly across the street.

Just about everything you would want to do from minutes to max 1 hour away.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the beautiful park like setting, to build our home. The ever changing Saco river is mesmerizing. We have the only peninsula on the river which we go to often and sit on our swing. It feels like a golden pond. Being so close to the river allows us to witness nature in all her beauty. To see turkeys, eagles, ducks, and deer. Are all part of the beauty of this place. A small piece of heaven.

Amenities

Brownfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1st floor 1/2 bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor full bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Basement full bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 1st floor Master bath en-suite to bedroom
  • There are 4 bathrooms through out the house. 2nd floor has a full size shower and tiled vessel sink. 1rst floor has a master suite bathroom with shower, and 2 person bubbler tub. Additional half bath in main entrance of the house. Fourth bathroom is in the basement with a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Master bed includes en-suite full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 2 small single beds best suited for children or small adults
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , 2 small beds best suited for children or small adults
  • 2 bedrooms have full size beds, closet, and beautiful window views of the river. A third 1st floor bedroom has a full size bed , dressers for storage and adjacent bathroom for master suite. Sliding door to the out door deck with beautiful views of the Saco River. 2 small childrens bunk rooms, with 2 childrens bunk style beds in each room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Enjoy the lazy hazy days of summer on the beautiful Saco river
average rating of 4.9846153 based on 65 reviews
5

Very nice place with amenities for all ages.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place, very well maintained, they thought of everything when they built this place. Plenty of space, things to do and tons of nice would work and decor to look at. You would have a tough time finding a better property to rent for you and your family.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John. Thank you for your great review. So glad you loved my cottage. I look forward for you and your friends to come again, and even bring the families next time. Lots to do for all ages, right at my cottage and the area, year round . Sincerely Linda
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Vernon, CT
5

Wonderful Winter Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Linda, It was so wonderful being back at your house on the river. It was just as wonderful as we remember. The house is in impeccable condition, seems brand new, every bedroom was so comfortable. We did venture out and did a little bit of hiking along the river, we didn't get too far because it was cold, but coming in to a roaring fire and hot cocoa did the trick. We can't wait to go back. It was the perfect relaxing weekend. Thank you so much for sharing your place with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura, Nice to have you back again! Just came from my cottage my self. And yes so beautiful , so peaceful the winter is... I got to do some snow shoeing by the river,.so much fun!! I look forward to having you back again.. Sincerely Linda
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5

Super vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for New Year Weekend. The house was nice, warm and exceptionally clean, located near Saco River and Shawnee Peak. The view is heartbreaking. I will recommend 100% this place to anyone else and for sure we will come back. Thank you, Linda!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tatiana I love that my guest enjoy my cottage as much as I do ! I will look forward to having you back again. Sincerely Linda
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5

Another wonderful stay...just too short!

  • 5 of 5

Linda graciously agreed for our family to again stay at Rivers Edge Cottage, but this time for a family celebration, rather than a week's vacation. It was great to be back (unexpectedly sooner than we would have thought), but we all commented how wonderful it was to stay here again! Our celebration was a tremendous success due to all of the space, and especially the basement room. The pool table and air hockey table are always favorites. My daughter says she wants to live here when she gets older! Rivers Edge is a magical place to stay any time of year! I suspect Linda hasn't seen the last of us yet, either!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janice, I'm so glad your daughters celebration was everything you hoped for. I love having great guests like you come back and back, to my beautiful slice of heaven! I look forward to having you back again. Sincerely Linda
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5

Perfect wedding party house

  • 5 of 5

I got married in the area and rented this cottage for the wedding party to stay in. We had plenty of room and it was absolutely perfect. The game room downstairs was so much fun and the outdoor area with the fire pit was a great place to unwind and relax. I highly recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Meaghan. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at my cottage. And it was the perfect place to relax and unwind with all the wedding festivities. I wish you a life time of happiness and love. Sincerely Linda
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New york
5

Perfect Maine Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home has now become the epicenter of our annual family vacation (We've come back 3 times and still can't get enough). We are already talking about 2017 (We go on several vacations a year - this is the only one we repeat)

• This house is super spacious: 5 Bedrooms + 2 small rooms with Bunks for kids (9 beds across 7 Separate Bedrooms)

• The backyard opens into the Saco river and contains a fire-pit, swing sets (both the adult and the kid kinds) + Tree swing

• The un-manicured area of the backyard contains wild cranberries, blackberries and raspberries (I also found clams but I wasn't sure if these were edible)

• The basement is super cool: Our kids loved cozying up on the couch under artificial flickering stars while watching a movie and playing with all the available toys (Lego sets , Air-hockey to name a few)

• Kitchen was spacious and contained all the gadgets, cutlery and spices one would need.

• House is kid-friendly (Baby gates, crib, high seat) are all available.

• Stone Mountain Cultural Center is <10 minutes away (great venue to catch a concert)

• Woods Pond, Highland Lake, Moose Pond are all near by (swimming, boating & fishing)

• The area is littered with Farm Stands (The next-door farm stand was particularly awesome - Fresh produce & flowers)

• The kids and I tubed from the Brownfield bridge to the house (~1.5 hours trip). This stretch of the Saco river is serene (we only ran into one other party)

• Within 1 hour of the house you will find: The White Mountains National Forest, North Conway, Mt. Washington, Portland, Freeport and Bridgton. We vacationed in this house for 20+ days and still didn't experience it all. There are activities for everyone (hiking, rock climbing, shopping, theme parks, scenic railroads, scenic drives, boating, rafting, fishing... need I go on?)

Linda - If you are ever considering selling the home (Please let us know first!)

Thank you and we hope to visit again soon

-Guy

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guy What a wonderful review! Gary and I love sharing our beatiful home with great families like yours! We even like getting more information about things to do and places to go from our guests .... And if, We are ever in the market to sell, we will let you know! We look forward to seeing you back again next year ! Sincerely Linda
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Back Burner
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Highland Golf Resort Bridgeton
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Rt. 16 in new hampshire
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Back Burner
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Old Orchard Beach
Car: necessary

This gem of a house is available for Winter, Spring and Summer vacation rentals.

Nestled along the sleepy Saco River with 485ft of frontage.Teaming with wildlife, deer, and beaver. Beautiful birds and fish.

Just mins. away from the famous Stone Mountain Arts Center. A must for music lovers!

The house is located in the quiet town of Brownfield Maine, a short distance to Bridgeton Maine with shopping antiquing, and restaurants. Great movie theater with indoor pub. Exceptional golf coarse,. Highland golf resort.

A short 18 mins to North Conway New Hampshire, which is abundant with shopping, restaurants, and scenic tourism.

A summer oasis of beauty and activity. Snowmobiling, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing right from the back yard.

Seven ski resorts 10 -50 minutes away. A winter enthusiasts dream.Shawnee peak, Cranmore, Attitash. Wildcat ,King Pine, Sunday river and more..

Groomed trails for snow shoeing,and cross country sking right in Bridgeton and Jackson,many in between.

Some warm Winter indoor activities, visit Stone Mountain Arts Center. Enjoy excellent acoustic music and wicked good food

A great vintage style movie theater in Bridgeton, to duck pin bowling in Fryeburg.

Shop till you drop at the outlets in North Conway,

or just curl up by the fire and read a good book.

The cottage has the winter magic of a snow globe.

Summer and Fall festivals are in all surrounding towns to many to list. The famous Fryeburg fair only mins away.

Local weekend flea market, and farmers market.

Located in the lakes region of the foot hills of the White Mountains, in the Saco river valley. A place with fishing, boating,are plentiful. Hiking and biking are all around the area. An outdoor enthusiastic paradise.

Less then an hour drive to the Southern Main coast line. Where old Orchard or Freeport are a great days excursion.

Grays wildlife park a perfect day activity.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to reserve a quiet fun filled vacation in Maine.

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Rates & Availability

Brownfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning service $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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