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1820's artist owned cape on 50+ acres near town and mid coast activities

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type farmhouse


About the property

This antique country farmhouse is near the Thomaston town center offering a country setting with town amenities. A short drive to summer activities and festivals in the Rockland, Camden area. One and a half hours from Portland or Bangor. Where the mountains meet the sea, take pleasure in the nearby beaches, parks, lobsters, light houses, lakes, golf, skiing in winter. Many scenic and historical sites for day trips. An hour to Bowdoin or Colby colleges.

The home has 3,075 feet of tidal frontage on the Oyster River. There are three bedrooms and a bath, one double bed first floor, two single beds in rooms upstairs. Other bed arrangements can be made for longer stays if needed. It has a washer dryer, and all bedding etc. is included. Enjoy the mowed walking trails through 50 acres of hay fields. If lucky you may, toward dusk, spot an albino deer in a field by the pine woods. Lots of other animal and birds to see.

Pet and child friendly. Owned by artists living in the pumpkin colored farm house next door. A private painting lesson can also be arranged or ask for a tour of the barn and studio.

Feel free to pick the raspberries when in season and enjoy the gardens. A nice collection of games and reading material for a rainy day, also wifi and cable television.

Take a walk to the small cabin in the back field. Sit by a campfire in the evening. Listen to the peepers and watch fireflies sparkle in summer evenings.

More Details

Tim or Susan Van Campen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Tim or Susan Van Campen

Susan and I are both professional artists. We have lived in Maine for 36 years. You are welcome to visit our studio or schedule private painting instruction from Susan.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Thomaston in Knox County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • downstairs - bath with walk in shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , first floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 2nd floor
  • downstairs 2 bedrooms with double bed, three bed rooms with single beds upstairs.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming


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1820's artist owned cape on 50+ acres near town and mid coast activities
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely perfect stay! Everything was provided and then some. It’s a stunning property, which we loved roaming with our dog. We couldn’t ask for more and can’t wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amanda, Your welcome again anytime, Thanks for your kind review. Tim and Susan
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This home BECAME our vacation...

  • 5 of 5

You know you’ve picked the right vacation accommodations when your family doesn’t want to leave. And I don’t just mean they didn’t want to leave when this leg of our trip was over, they didn’t even want to leave to go sightseeing!

This stay marked the first time our family had ever tried a vacation rental such as VRBO or Airbnb, and our stay here was perfect. The Van Campens were very gracious hosts and the two-story, centuries-old home was nothing short of lovely and an incredible overall value. The fridge was stocked with eggs, toast, and drinks and the kitchen had everything we needed for our boys to cook their own breakfasts in the morning. Oh, and Moxie! We got to try this Maine staple drink here for the first time, and we loved it! It’s all we wanted to drink the rest of the time we were in Maine.

During the daylight hours our boys (ages 15, 12, and 10) just wanted to wander around the expansive property, and especially down to the river. The Van Campens had a kayak and a canoe that they allowed us to take out on the river for as long as we wanted. This became a highlight of the trip for our kids! We didn’t find the time, but they also had a gorgeous badminton court that beckoned to us. And we spent a lot of time just strolling around their 50 acre estate, taking many photos. There’s so much history here! If you’re interested and you get the chance, ask Tim about the trolley that ran along the property and the dairy farm that once operated here. And make sure you check out the Van Campens art! It’s all over the house, so you won’t miss it, but there’s even more in the barn if they get a chance to take you in there.

But back to the house, it just couldn’t get any better. Four bedrooms gave us lots of space to stretch out. We got caught up on our vacation laundry with the machines that were in the basement. And we were tempted to use the outside fireplace, but never got around to it. Everything was so clean and tidy that we felt bad “living” in it, so on our last morning there we tried to clean things back up a bit.

As I reflect back on our experience at this home, I guess that’s what strikes me the most, I never felt like I was staying at rented accommodations, I felt like I was staying with friends. The Van Campens set a pretty high bar for our first experience with a vacation rental. The way I feel right now, I doubt we’ll ever have another experience as good as this one. :-)

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you need to take some time away and get out in restful natural setting this is an ideal spot. The beauty of the wild flowers envelops you as you walk mown paths to the river's edge accompanied by songbirds as they flit over the spacious fields.

The home was a delightfully furnished , cheerful place ideal for a family. There were several helpful items stocked in the frig and spices and kitchen ware helpful to us as we cooked for ourselves a few times during our stay. A warm greeting and lovely bouquet of flowers were much appreciated and a great way to to begin our time in Thomaston...Just days from returning home I have recommended it a few times already!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, charming, peaceful house and property. Generous hosts who go above and beyond, with art on the walls and food in the fridge. House is immaculate, while still allowing dogs - a great find!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place. Clean & cozy. Beautiful grounds and very nice owners.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A warm and cozy winter retreat with access to winter activities just outside the front door!

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this charming 1820's New England cape. The house offers plenty of room, comfortably accommodating additional family members for several days, and the snow covered farm provided plenty of outdoor entertainment for all. I'm in complete agreement with previous reviews that the Van Campens are wonderful, welcoming hosts. I look forward to visiting again to experience this beautiful retreat in spring, summer, and fall.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Olws Head Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Water Dog Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Route One
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Slip Way
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Car: necessary

Country feeling with town activities near by. Yearly lobster, film, and blues festivals. Art galleries, transportation museum, winery tours, sailing, light houses, beaches, all a short drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Thomaston, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7.84

There is an extra $35. per night fee for each person over four people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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