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The Barn at Round Pond

Bedrooms 1
Space 620 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

One bedroom barn apartment in small lobster fishing village

Don't miss an opportunity to stay in this one of a kind one bedroom apartment in the loft of a recently reconstructed 1850s post and beam barn. The barn is attached to the main house with a private entrance. A flight of stairs leads you to the quiet second floor sunny space where you'll overlook vegetable and perennial gardens. Lots of windows allow the southern and western facing sunlight. Perfect artist retreat! The pine beadboard ceilings and natural wide pine floors are new and clean . Open concept kitchen/dining/ living room with views of Round Pond's white and brown church steeples, woodlands, and gardens. Master bedroom with queen bed and plenty of blankets for cool Maine nights. There is a fan but no ac. The bathroom with a shower. Plenty of towels and 2 beach towels are included. Fully equipped kitchen with propane range and microwave. There is a coffee maker and press pot, as well as coffee grinder and toaster. Pots and pans are Pampered Chef. Plastic and foil wraps, salt/pepper, olive oil, sugar and some herbs are included. The Island is perfect for morning coffee and an evening glass of wine. internet access. There are plenty of magazines like Down East and Maine Home, as well as books to borrow or trade. Located across the street from community tennis /basketball court and a 5 minute walk from Round Pond Harbor. Eat lobster in the rough or dine at The Anchor restaurant. Grab sandwiches or pizza at King Ro Market where musicians jam every Monday at 5:00. Round Pond Coffee is open daily for their own Round Pond coffee blend, other coffee drinks and smoothies, and pastries from The Barn Bakery. Breakfast at King Ro Market until 10:00. Live music at the Brown Church every Wednesday evening for a donation. Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Granite Hall Store and Dot's Bakery. Lovely walks right out the back door into the woods and fields or stroll or bike along Back Shore Road to Bass Rock Preserve. Many local preserves for walking, Pemaquid Beach a short drive away, kayak rentals nearby to access Muscongus Bay and the islands. Perfect getaway spot. Parking for 1 car. No pets. Notice the nightly rate doesn't include a cleaning fee and is therefore competitive with other local rentals.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Carol

We've been Mainers for more than 30 years, although the locals still consider us 'from away'. We are a teacher and marine biologist. We look forward to welcoming guests to our apartment, where we lived while building our new home next door. Carol will retire in June 2017 and looks forward to working in the gardens that surround the house and welcoming guests. Rick is a research scientist at the UMaine Darling Marine Center.

Carol purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Carol chose Boothbay Harbor Area

The barn is a reconstruction of an early 1850's post and beam parish house that was once in Bristol Mills. Some windows and interior doors were salvaged from our on site 1875 Victorian home which burned in 2011. We've created a comfortable apartment that reflects an earlier time when the pace of life was slower. Gently used vintage furnishings create a warm, inviting environment.

What makes this apartment unique

A 5 minute walk from Round Pond Harbor, an active lobster fishing and sailing harbor. Walk to fine dining or lobster in the rough. If you like exploring the woods and fields, there are trails right out the back door. You could see river otters frolicking in the stream, a rookery of great blue herons in the swamp, or deer grazing in the fields. Not up for the wilderness, take a walk to Bass Rock Preserve and meditate while the waves gently lap at your feet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your place was truly amazing. Even though the purpose of this trip was to take a class, staying at your place made me feel like I was on vacation. I love the way you decorated the place, every aspect of your house is so beautiful. It's a true reflection of how warm and inviting the both of you are I hope I can make it back again!
Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Anchor
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Rockland to Vinalhaven
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Wawenok, South Bristol
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Brunswick Maine
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
The Anchor, Shaw's Wharf,
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pemaquid Beach
Car: necessary

Our village is within driving distance to Camden, wineries and micro-breweries, a world renowned botanical garden in Boothbay. There are farmers markets on M, W,F in neighboring towns. Tour the alewife fish ladder in Damariscotta Mills.


Round Pond Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The shower only bathroom has a tile floor and large sink. Plenty of bath and beach towels are provided. Some products are included: shampoo, body wash, Meyers hand soap
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Large private room with queen bed, closet, large dresser with mirror; the windows overlook the vegetable garden and the back yard. Two side tables with lamps encourage reading in bed. It's very private and quiet. When the windows are open at night, you may hear barred owls hooting. The neighborhood is quiet.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a dog, lab/hound mix who is tied in the front yard, away from the guest entrance. He will bark every time he sees you but is very friendly.


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The Barn at Round Pond
average rating of 4.95 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at The Barn at Round Pond was perfectly idyllic. The barn is exquisite, beautifully furnished with all that you need and more. Carol and Rick are lovely, warm, genuine hosts. The location is perfectly situated for a true Maine experience: day trips to the beach, Boothbay Harbor botanical gardens, Pemaquid Point with its lighthouse and picturesque Maine coast, New Harbor with the ferry to Monhegan, Damariscotta's restaurants and fish market, Wiscasset's art galleries, Christmas Cove. Our personal favorites in the little village of Round Pond were the Granite Hall Store and Mondays at the King Ro store for music by local musicians. Just a wonderful experience! We would love to come back. Many thanks. Susan and Bill

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We too enjoyed chatting with you and hearing about each day's adventures. I'm glad you enjoyed what our part of Maine has to offer. We think it's pretty special. Carol
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Rustic home in a charming village

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay in this rustic apartment in the charming village of Round Pond. The place is just the right size for two and has everything to meet your needs. The barn is attached to the owner’s home on Rt. 32, but is in the back and quite private. Carol has a lovely garden behind the house and there is a trail for hiking. The Barn is an easy walk to the village of Round Pond, where you’ll find a general store, café, restaurant, lobster pier, gift shop, and best of all, the harbor itself. We enjoyed our conversations with the wonderful owners, Carol and Rick, and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cozy base for exploring midcoast Maine

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay in this airy, comfy loft on the edge of the charming village of Round Pond. It was a pleasure meeting Carol and Rick, who achieved a perfect balance of discretion and friendly hospitality. We could easily have stayed longer to take advantage of all there is to see and do in the area while having more time just to relax back at the apartment or explore the trails right from the property. This was our favorite place during our Maine road trip. A couple of practical remarks: there's only a very basic grocery store in Round Pond (the wonderful Granite Hall General Store doesn't have food other than candy and ice cream) so we were glad we arrived with some staples and farm-stand produce to be able to cook our first night. As for Wifi, we were unable to pick up a proper signal from inside the flat on any of our devices and had to go downstairs and outside to get Internet. There is also no cellphone reception. But that can be a good thing...

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, Amy. We enjoyed meeting you and your husband. I'm glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of our bit of paradise. As for the Wifi signal, while our little village doesn't have a strong signal, most of our guests have been successful using their devices in the apartment. I'm wondering whether your carrier just didn't reach here. As for groceries, I believe I make the scarce availability clear in my welcome letter to our guests when I recommend stopping in Damariscotta for groceries before arriving in Round Pond.
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Comfortable & Charming

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay at The Barn at Round Pond. Carol, Rick, and Che were terrific hosts, and welcomed us warmly to their barn loft. The apartment is spacious, quiet, clean, and well appointed. Super short walking distance to Round Pond's coffee shop, local market, lobster place, and ice cream parlor; and easy drive for groceries, lighthouses, and all those other Maine attractions you'll want to enjoy. We selected this property since our extended family was beginning to spill out of a nearby house, and we would absolutely come back to the barn for next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Kyle. We enjoy sharing our small town with guests and aim to provide all the comforts you need for a successful vacation. We hope to see you again some time in the future. Carol
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Absolutely six stars!

  • 5 of 5

We miss The Barn already! If we could rate this idyllic spot 6 stars we would! Our week was filled with so many adventures! The location is perfect and so peaceful. Carol, Rick and Che!! Thank you Thank you. You are kindred spirits. Until we meet again. Deb and Joseph.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deb and Joe! We enjoyed meeting and talking with you both. We hope to host you again in the future. Carol
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Perfect barn apartment

  • 5 of 5

Could not think of any way to improve upon our experience! Carol and Rick were hospitable and made fun suggestions of things to do in the area. Wonderful location-walking distance to the village, beautiful gardens, quiet and cozy. Very clean and well appointed barn apartment with fine craftmanship and character. The Pemaquid penisula is removed yet close enough to town for good meals and shopping. Would love to stay here again and again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Guests agree to leave the apartment orderly as found. Towels will be piled at the top of the stairs and the bed will be stripped. Fold blankets and quilt. All dishes will be washed. Recyclables will be placed in the blue bin at the top of the stairs. Trash will be contained in receptacles.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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