|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Sunlit house on a small hill overlooking sailboats in the Harraseeket harbor. Cherry floors with lots of windows and a deck overlooking the harbor. A cozy 4 bedroom home surrounded by fruit trees, roses and blueberries, a small greenhouse and tree house.
If you like a quiet and peaceful setting, which is still close to everything from great cities and towns to forests and parks, this is the place for you.
Our house is situated on an acre of land with 200 feet of frontage, in a small and quiet neighborhood. There is no swimming here, but we are just a half hour drive from magnificent beaches at state parks. Were's also just two miles from Freeport's village area and the world headquarters of L.L. Bean - the store that never closes. We're one mile from a lobster pound where you can order lobster dinners ready for pickup in a half hour, and just fifteen minutes from one of America's great little cities, Portland, where you'll find an extraordinary array of restaurants and arts, shopping, boat trips and excursions.
We are a three hour drive up the coast from Acadia National Park, which is the most-visited park east of the Mississippi River. To the west are mountains and lakes. The coastline is a series of long peninsulas that seem captured in time, with many small towns and special places.
The house has high-speed internet connections and a small theater room with cable television shown on a projection screen (10 foot screen). It also has an advanced digital piano and wireless network.
My wife and I are both leaders of organizations in Maine, and I run a consulting business in communications. We are involved in promoting economic growth, transportation planning, environmental protection and climate change adaption. We have a twelve-year old son.
Alan Caron purchased this house in 1998
If you're looking for a place that is quiet and comfortable, this is the place. This is not a rental, but our year-round home. We will remove most of our personal items during your stay, but some items, like artwork, will remain.
Maine. Summer. Coast. What more is there?
We have used VRBO for 6 years now. I have never had to write a negative review, however potential renters must be made aware that this is a full time owners house. There are not 3 queen beds as listed. 2 queens, 1 double (FUTON), & a child's twin bed would be more factual. The best way to describe your stay is like visiting for a weekend at a friend or relative's home without them being there... The lower level is the finished basement with a walk out. The house has no ceiling fans or air-conditioning. You are provided with a box & small fan. Staying the end of July when we did was a mistake.. Upstairs on the main floor reached 85 degrees... with no blinds or shades for the windows or doors. If it rains or becomes stormy ( which it did for 3-4 days of our stay) it will become oppressive. My wife had an asthma attack because of this. The upstairs bathroom ( no picture provided) looks original to the house with no lock on the door. The toilet seat cracked the last day of our stay and Alan charged $30.00 to replace, deducted from deposit.
The restrictions of the house are many, some stated and some not. You are only given this when you pay in full.
The idea of renting a house for a week is to be able to come & go, cook, hang out, and enjoy your stay. This rental was a big mistake.
Downstairs had a mildew odor. To run the dehumidifier was useless because you needed to have the windows open for air circulation... We were 4 senior citizens along with 2 young adults and a teenager who stayed here. 2 adults had to sleep on couches. The stairs leading to the lower level were not easy to use.
The refrigerator was filled with the owners food ( only 1 shelf is made available for your cold food storage) Plan on making a lot of trips to the supermarket... The oven was LOCKED. You could only use the stove top for cooking & one side did not work on the deck grill.
We tried to contact the owners about this to discover the landline phones were DISCONNECTED. Being in the location that the house is, there is poor or no cellphone service depending your carrier. There are no smoke detectors at all in the house. All the owners belongings are everywhere & no closet space or drawer space is provided ( a luggage rack is). You are offered to use the garden vegetables, however it is inaccessible.
I am sorry for writing this bad review but VRBO does not acknowledge your complaint. What are their rental standards? I don't blame the owners... but VRBO
We had a great time staying at this house in South Freeport. A very quiet street looking out on to the tidal river leading to the bay.
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£160|
We are twelve miles from one of America's great small cities, Portland, Maine. It is a foodie's mecca and a great walkable waterfront city with plenty of art and culture, music and shopping.