Once a farmstead, this 18th Century Barn built by a Sea Captain now offers a Quaint and Cozy Respite from a busy world and a glimpse into the history of Coastal Maine. Surrounded by Blue Spruce, White Birch, Ten Acres of undisturbed Maine Woods, a Salt Water River and Quiet Cove, this Snug Old Barn provides a Peaceful and Serene Home for Guests wanting to Relax and Unwind. Enjoy sitting on the Pier, watching the Tides and Lobster Boats at work, listening to Loons, Osprey, and Gulls, cooking Lobsters on an open fire, and Picnicking along the Shore.
Restored 200 Year Old Barn with Shoreline, Two Story 3 Bedroom/2 Bath/Sleeps 6
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 29 Aug 2018
About Candy Garrison
I live in Texas on a small ranch west of Austin in what is known as the Texas Hill Country. As a retired teacher I spend most of my time outside working in my gardens: flower; vegetable; and moon and small vineyard where I grow mostly native American grapes and, in good years, make mostly good wine. I feel very fortunate to have the best of both worlds, Maine and Texas!
Why Candy Garrison chose Cushing
My first visit to Maine was in 1978. My mother and step-father had bought an old house (1779) in the town of Cushing. Along with the house came a workshop, carriage house, and a two-story barn. I fell in love!
What makes this Cottage unique
The Barn not only offers a cozy, warm, and comfortable home to its guests, it also gives them the unique opportunity to feel a part of the history of coastal Maine. The Barn has been restored for comfort and convenience but there remain remnants of its 200 year history from the weathered wooden beams and wide plank boards to the antique farm tools decorating it's walls. A hand-made wooden ladder in the corner of the kitchen-sitting area allowed the farmer access to the second floor through a trap door. A second floor hay window used in the past to cast out hay for the farm animals is used today to cast the eyes upon the water before closing in sleep and to summon the sea breezes as you dream.
Pool / Spa
Great little house with charm and cuteness abound.
This is a great little cabin with comfy beds, a wood burning stove for heat. It is not a high end home with the amenities of life. But if you are looking to downshift and get away from it all enjoy the coast of Maine then this is a great little place to do it!
You will be impressed with the location, and the way the barn at first glance is charming.
But you are in a converted barn, with very uneven wooden floors and beams on the staircase that require you to duck.
The two bedrooms upstairs have no bathroom, so you have to navigate your way to the ground floor bathrooms.
The electrical system is confusing, even with written instructions, it took awhile to learn the system especially when a circuit breaker tripped when a heater was turned on.
With respect to the owners , and to fellow travelers I would not recommend this place to an elderly couple, but to a family with an adventurous spirit seeking a great location to hang out, buy lobsters, rent kayaks, go for walks, and enjoy compete serenity.
I'm sorry to hear about a breaker tripping. That's something that hasn't happened before and will need to be checked out by an electrician. In converting th Barn into a cottage as little was changed as possible in order to preserve the integrity of a 200+ year old structure. Most of my guests have found the Barn to be rustic but charming, cozy and comfortable.
Felt like we went back in time – in a good way
Our family loved our visit to the barn. It was just the right size for the four of us. The children loved the upstairs rooms, and our younger son got a kick out of the ladder. The proximity to the water was perfect, but we did have to travel quite a ways to get to a store or restaurant. Candy was very helpful sharing information about local places to go and things to do. We had a wonderful family trip!
Beautiful, quiet and relaxing
Candy's place is a gem. The barn is located on a quiet road with views over the St. George River. Beautiful morning light in August. The barn is very clean, comfortable, has everything you need yet still retains its rustic charm. Candy was easy to contact and made the experience a great one. Highly recommended.
Charming; simply, well-equipped; gracious hostess
"The Barn," as the owner names it, is as charming inside as it looks from the outside. Cozy for friendly guests. The owner has a care for detail and is responsive to guest requests. The barn is comfortable for four adults. It has a wide view of the bay and shore, which is about a 100 yards across a clear grass field from the front door. The rental includes a lovely sitting area and fire-pit just above the dock. We would stay there again.
My stay at the barn was nothing short of a dream. The woman who owns the home helped to make my stay absolutely perfect. Starting with a cozy bed and waking up in a tranquil location was just what I needed to help me unwind from the stresses of work. We would start our morning with coffee by the ocean and watch as the lobster boats puttered by. My husband and I loved taking walks through the neighborhood and looking at the beautiful historic homes in the area and occasionally pick a wild strawberry or blueberry. With its charming accommodations, peaceful surroundings, and breathtaking scenery I would highly recommend this rental to everyone.
Cushing-Olson House &Cemetery
George's River Land Trust (hiking trails)
Broad Cove Market
Pleasant Point Harbor
Friendship (10 min.)
Thomaston (15 min.)
Slipway Restaurant & Bar
Schoolhouse Farms (fresh fruit & vegetables, pick your own strawberries)
Rockland (20 min.)
Harbor & Lighthouse
Ferry to Vinalhaven
Rockport (25 min.)
The Samoset Resort (golf)
Camden (35 min.)
Mt. Battie ( hiking & picnicing)
Pt. Clyde (45 min.)
Marshall Point Lighthouse (featured in "Forrest Gump")
Ferry to Monhegan