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Historic home, water view, great neighbors, wonderful gathering place

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms, beautiful kitchen, spacious LR, dining room, sleeps 10

This 5 bedroom family friendly home sits on 5 acres with a view of the Medomak River inlet that leads to open ocean. Convenient to Boothbay Harbor's shops and restaurants. Near Bath, a boatbuilding capital and home of Bath Ironworks. The charming nearby villages of Damariscotta and Wiscasset offer fine shops and restaurants. Beaches at Pemaquid, Birch Point, Martin's Point, Owl's Head and many others. Great beachcombing and tidepools. Too many antiques shops to count. Flea markets and swap meets. Live theater right in town, as well as in surrounding area. Catch the clam hod relay races on Waldoboro Day. Local seafood, and Maine blueberries in summer. Live music, fun museums, and miles of rocky coast. Enjoy stunning sunsets from the front porch.

Limited water access via right of way across neighboring property.

Annual 'Most Considerate Guests' award. This year's award of two free nights or two nights to add to a longer stay is awarded to Janis and Colin M. Thank you very much for taking such good care of our home! -- Claire and Tim Murphy

More Details

Owner
Claire Murphy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 26, 2017

Amenities

Waldoboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Workshop
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , downstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , upstairs, doubles as an office
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Laundry room with washer and dryer. Full basement. Russian stove: an oversized central fireplace that heats entire 2 story brick chimney, will burn through the night, wonderful winter and cold weather heat source. If you come in cold, just stand with your back to it and you'll warm up in no time. Mud room with window seat, coat closet and jacket pegs. Glassed in front porch with view of ocean. Large back deck with view of fields and woodlands. Neighbors have cats, dogs, goats, chickens, and peacocks. A kid's wonderland! Access to ocean via right of way across neighbor's property, along left property line.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Historic home, water view, great neighbors, wonderful gathering place
average rating of 4.2941175 based on 17 reviews
4

perfect for a large family get-together

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of four plus 3 aunts and uncles - and the house was plenty big enough. The living room was especially comfortable, and we enjoyed watching old movies in the evenings there. The kitchen was more than well equipped, and when the sun shone it was very nice to sit in the breakfast alcove. There were plenty of towels.

Some bedding was a little old - but serviceable. It was a little hard sharing the one shower between seven people, but we knew there was only one full bath when we rented.

We had take-out from the Jade Express - it was very good, and very reasonably priced.

We also had dinner at the Damariscotta lake Farm - very good, and we held a family event there, and highly recommend the place and the staff.

We didn't have much time to explore the area, but it is a quiet location, and a short drive to shops (some very unusual and interesting) and to beaches etc.

The owner was easily reached, and answered our few questions. She shared her recommendations for activities, and it'd be great if that info was available in a book/binder in the house. along with perhaps any house instructions.

We'd stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far away from points of interest.

  • 1 of 5

We did have enough room for 10 people but each of the beds were uncomfortable, with only a box spring and one foam mattress. Additionally the stove and oven were not clean. And sometimes you could hear animal noises in the walls.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our location in Waldoboro was clearly not the best choice for you, especially after just leaving Bar Harbor. Nearby Boothbay Harbor might be more to your liking. Regarding the mattresses, 3 of the 6 are new, two of them very nice memory foam, and the rest more than 5 years old. We will review the situation with the older mattresses and see if it's time to replace any. We will look into the noises in the wall immediately … it sounds like a mouse or something has gotten into somewhere that it should not have. We hope the oversight in the oven cleaning was successfully remediated; we have already discussed it with our house cleaner so it hopefully will not happen again.
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4

Make Yourself At Home!

  • 4 of 5

Nice spot for a family retreat over 4th of July week. Well kept older (1830’s) farmhouse style home with many conveniences.

Great kitchen, with older appliances in working order. The JennAir indoor grill was a nice touch. Coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, dishwasher, microwave all available. It was handy to find basic condiments in the refrigerator for guest use so you don’t have to go out and buy ketchup, mustard, mayo, all those things that you don’t really want to stock up on and then use just a few times. Cabinets are stocked with basic foods in case you need something.

Bright and sunny house, with pleasant window views, all very private. You can’t see another house from anywhere except the front of the house, where the view is toward the water of Sampson Cove and the Medomak River. You can see the across the street neighbor in the distance but the neighbors on either side are completely screened by evergreen trees along both sides of the house. Great sunset views toward the water.

There appears to be some work in progress … you can see fresh paint in a couple of rooms and on the deck. Room appointments are a mixed bag, some newer furniture, some older, some antique. Not brand spanking new hotel quality, but more than comfortable, especially for a large group. Oversupply of both bath and beach towels!

There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space to spread out, so even in a large group you can find a private nook if you want one. The living room is huge, so your entire group can gather together for socializing.

Two of the bedrooms are smaller in size, with just enough space for a double bed, bedside tables, and a dresser. On the other hand there is a queen size bed in the living room (on the floor, no bed frame), such that the living room could almost be it’s own separate little apartment. Our kids enjoyed that space as a play area, taking advantage of the toys on the bookshelves surrounding the bed. There is also a children’s toy and book nook next to the stairs.

All in all, a happy place to stay. Would return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely view, spacious and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

Everything was ship shape. Love the bright and sunny kitchen. Plenty of books and videos for a rainy day. All systems working ... we needed a little heat for the late spring weather. Used the Russian stove too. Nice deck, but a little too early for porch sitting. Grill in good working order. Plenty of beach towels!

The local Hannaford has been nicely upgraded - you don't need to run down to Damariscotta any more for variety of items.

Beautiful coastal views nearby - Friendship Harbor is just down the road. The kayak put in on Deaver Road is even closer. Martin's Point Road in Friendship has a private little beach that's great for beach combing, with island views. It will be a pleasure to return when we have time.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Love the authenticity

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The home is large and spacious. It has lots of room for large families. It has a great kitchen to cook in and all the amenities needed. It has a pretty water view and is quiet with easy road access. We were able to obtain fresh lobsters from the pier in Friendship. Friendship is so pretty. We were able to go to the botanical gardens in Booth Bay for a spectacular show. Our children loved that. We also were able to do some snow tubing. Maine is fun in summer and winter. Claire is a great communicator and answered all our questions. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Oh I forgot the Russian stove is cozy.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynne, for your considerate use of our home. It was a pleasure to have you and your family back. We are pleased you were able to relax and enjoy the house. Wow, you found lobsters down in Friendship in the dead of winter! Silly me, I think of them as a summer product. Those winter lobstermen must have to dress really warm. I am very glad the Russian stove was there to help you with the cold weather. We use it every time we go up in the colder months. And we quite enjoyed it over New Year's, while we snuggled in watching old Alfred Hitchcock shows on DVD! Hope you can make it back in summer of 2017. I know your clan gathers from far and wide. It is wonderful to catch up with far away family in a place as lovely as mid coast Maine.
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5

Excellent Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great stay. House was clean. Easy to access, and just outside all the fun of the busy vacation areas. Many bed rooms and sitting areas, great open kitchen, and a nice backyard. Would definitely recommend this place!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Deb's Diner
"Deb's has great breakfasts and is crowded if you don't arrive early. Eggcellent specials. ..."
Damariscotta Lake State Park
"This lovely lake is only 20 minutes from our house in Waldoboro. Trees for shade, kiddie pl..."
Moody's Diner
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Martin's Point Beach
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Pemaquid Beach Park
"This is the nearest ocean beach to Waldoboro with a sweeping sandy shore. Often uncrowded. ..."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Narrows Tavern
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Narrows Tavern
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Martin's Point
Car: recommended

Family size 5 bedroom house with fireplace, near rocky and sandy beaches and town boat landing, a ferry to Vinalhaven Island, close to Boothbay Harbor, Bath, Wiscasset and Damariscotta. Antique shops too numerous to mention. Waldoboro boasts an alpaca farm, and its own live theater. Fresh local seafood outlets and dockside lobster feasts ... or more conventional restaurants too. Kayak rentals are available on our street.

Don't miss Waldoboro Day and the clam hod races in June!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Large Group Fee +$20 $0
Tax Rate 8.0%

Larger groups (7-10 guests) will be charged $140 for cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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