Rusticate in style! Whether you're looking for an action-packed family holiday, a romantic getaway, or a serene place to work on those memoirs, this beautiful vintage farmhouse is the perfect place to fall in love with Acadia and Downeast Maine.
The farmhouse is situated on over two acres of open grass and fruit trees, surrounded by woods with not a neighbor in sight. Most rooms face south, with broad, bright views of Lucky's Field and the mountains of Acadia National Park beyond.
This old house is equipped with all modern conveniences, from wi-fi, smart TV, and bluetooth stereo to the fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, plus outdoor games and seating, a well-stocked library of books, and much more. The decor is elegant, cheerful, and comfortable. Each room is painted a different color. Vintage furniture includes incredibly comfy couches, a large desk, and seating for up to six. Whimsical details throughout the house are designed to bring a smile.
As of Spring 2017, we’ve completed some significant upgrades to the house, including a stylishly remodeled bathroom upstairs, new high-performance washer/dryer, and fresh paint in several rooms.
Outside: a front porch under the lilacs provides a pleasant spot to relax in one of the Adirondack chairs and take in the surrounding beauty. The back patio, with a new picnic table and setee, makes for memorable evening gatherings and barbecues. The fragrant perennial garden out front attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The wildlife here is spectacular: you’re likely to spot eagles, osprey, and a variety of warblers in the woods. Foxes and deer are not uncommon; we’ve also seen moose, bear and bobcat from the kitchen window. At dusk, you may hear the drumming of a grouse or the ethereal song of a thrush. Fireflies provide lively evening entertainment. Spring brings the timberdoodles and spring peepers, and in the autumn, the foliage is phenomenal.
Outdoor amenities include a picnic table, a charcoal barbecue, kayaks (two singles and a double), bicycles (5 adult mountain bikes, 1-2 kid-size), as well as beach chairs, coolers, and clamming equipment you can take to the nearby beaches. You'll also find assorted games to take out on the lawn.
Guests are free to make themselves at home at the farmhouse.
Interaction with guests
We live part time at the farmhouse, the remainder of the time in San Francisco. We have a local property manager who keeps an eye on things while we're gone.
Other things to note
Be aware that the doorway to the sailors' room (with twin beds) has a curtain, not a full door.
We offer $100 off our weekly rate for multiple-week stays, and $100 off for returning guests.
We love this house. It makes us happy to be able to share it with like-minded guests when we can't be here ourselves, and we work hard to make it a restful and rewarding experience for you. It is an old house, however, so we ask that you treat it gently and with respect.
Check-in time is 3 PM or later. Check-out time is 10 AM sharp; our cleaners will arrive to begin cleaning at that time. Late check-out may incur extra charges.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at an additional $15/day per pet. Please be flea-free and up-to-date on vaccinations, and pick up after your pup.
The house is ideally outfitted for 2-6 guests. Extra guests require prior approval.
Maid service and garbage removal during your stay are not included in the rental rate. We provide trash receptacles that should be adequate for weekly stays. Additional trash removal will incur a $20 fee per pick-up.
No smoking inside the house.
No vacationing students or singles under 25 unless accompanied by an adult.
The woodstove is not to be used except in case of emergency.
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Phillip and I are a little bit city mouse, a little bit country mouse. We keep a small home in San Francisco as well as a farmhouse in Maine. When we’re not here, we’re usually there.
Some of our favorite things: twangy guitars; sun and snow; meandering bike rides; time to read; working in the garden…honest work. We’re both creative-y types. My day job is designer, but I dream of farming some day. We both keep studios where we paint and draw and stuff.
We’re blessed to have a little foothold on each coast, and the opportunity to travel across country a few times a year, often by car and with dog in tow. Shifting perspectives regularly keeps us from getting too complacent about anything.
And we love sharing a bit of ourselves with like-minded travelers. We strive to provide for our guests a warm and inspiring home base for exploring new corners of the world, and hope that our guests leave rejuvenated, with spirit rekindled.