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Enjoy the beauty of Fall on the peaceful Saco River

61 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Brownfield - River's Edge Cottage

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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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.


based on 61 holidaymaker reviews

Enjoy the beauty of Fall on the peaceful Saco River
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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

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


  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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Beautiful house and yard!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I very much enjoyed our stay! We consisted of 2 senior adults, 2 adults, and 1 baby. We loved the open floor plan and my husband and my father, being carpenters, really enjoyed hearing about the construction of the house from David, the caretaker. They couldn't get over how well built the house was, how beautifully it was done, and the attention to detail. They were both very impressed, and trust me, that’s not easy to do!

We had a great time in the basement playing pool and air hockey! The stars in the ceiling in the TV area were a lot of fun (kids would love this), and there was a beautiful mural painted in that area as well. Extra bonus - there was a second refrigerator in the basement - it made refilling our beverages very easy while we enjoyed some time in the game room. The basement also has a play area for young children, that was really cute. I think this house has a lot to offer for families with children of all ages.

TV is limited, as the house is a little remote, but not a concern for us. When we vacation, we don't watch a lot of TV (I can do that at home anytime). We traveled into Naples & Sebago State Park one day and into North Conway another day. Both are within easy driving distance from the house.

Having the Saco in the backyard adds to the beautiful surroundings. The owners take a lot of pride in their house and the grounds. It's beautifully landscaped and set up for entertaining – Nice big deck with a screened in area, fire pit with Christmas lights above (really cute by the way), children's swing set, hammock, patio area from the walk out basement, and even a wooden swing by the river. My mom really enjoyed some quite time there.

Swimming in this part of the Saco behind the house would be challenging. There was a sand bar and small beach across the way, but getting to it, you would want to have a canoe, kayak, or some sort of raft. This time of year (late August) the Saco is generally low, but with the drought this year, its even lower. There's a lot of slippery rocks you would have to cross to get into the water. So, we didn't end up swimming at the house, but we did go swimming at a beach area right down the road, under the bridge. Water was perfect! Even the 7 month old baby loved it (wasn't too cold for him)!

Thank you for a wonderful stay and we hope to be back sometime soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrea Thank you for such a wonderful review. One of my most peaceful places at my cottage, is sitting at my swing. Over looking the beautiful river. I will look forward to having your family back again . Sincerely Linda
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Beautiful Home for a Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rivers Edge Cottage is hands down the most beautiful vacation rental we have stayed at. It is beautifully decorated and fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The basement, pool table, air hockey, and Netflix provided were a favorite for the teenagers and a lifesaver for grown-up sanity. The house stayed nicely cool during a very hot stretch of weather, which was a relief. We also enjoyed several fires down at the fire pit. Note...there are hardly any bugs at all on the property - a treat to not deal with any mosquitos! The house is very conveniently located to Bridgton, Fryeburg, and North Conway, and we visited all 3. The location offers many possibilities for many different kinds of outdoor activities. With the drought Maine is having this summer, the river only went up to our ankles, so swimming was not a possibility, a big disappointment for all. However, Woods Pond Beach in Bridgton was a great find for a consolation prize; no fee, clean water, and docks for the kids to jump off, and we went there a few different times during the week. Rivers Edge is a great find. We enjoyed an even better time than we had expected!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janice Thank you for such a wonderful review! It's hard not to just unwind and relax at my cottage. Something about the peacefulness of the river, or the quietness of the forest. That just makes a person stop..... Yes the river is at historic lows, but I'm glad you where able to go to some local lakes. At your next visit you can also try Burnt meadow pond, or highland lake, or Moose pond . All very close ,with in minutes To the cottage. And just beautiful!! I look forward to having you back again.. Sincerely Linda
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Portsmouth, RI

Beautiful, spacious, and serene!

  • 5 of 5

Love love love this VRBO! This was our third visit! The house is beautifully decorated and has everything you need to feel at home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lois We love having you and your family. Hope to have some new fun changes for next summer. Looking forward to having you get to come again and. Enjoy ! Sincerely Linda
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Summer stay

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous combination of outdoor (river to swim, fish, canoe/kayak in; swings for kids and great hammock as well as woods to explore) and indoor (many extremely comfortable beds and soft furniture for lounging and large dvd collection and table and active games including pool and fusball and air hockey tables. Kitchen well stocked and large deck with mosquito gazebo and large grill. Could not have been better.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ben Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! It couldn't make me happier, then when my guests have a great experience at my Rivers edge cottage. I look forward to having you and your family back again. Sincerely Linda
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Back Burner
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Highland Golf Resort Bridgeton
Nearest Train
40 Miles
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 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Brownfield, Western Maine

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning service £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £247
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brownfield in Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , 1st floor 1/2 bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd floor full bath
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Basement full bath
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , 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.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Master bed includes en-suite full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse 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
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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