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Barn sleeps up to twelve, available for school-year rental in school choice town

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Converted barn in rural setting in Midcoast Maine

Three stories in post-and-beam converted barn in Mid-coast Maine. Three double bedrooms (one queen w/ additional day bed, one double and one with two twins) and loft which sleeps five. Dog friendly. Perfect for families, or several couples, wedding parties or guests, family reunions. Many beautiful wedding venues in area. Alna includes scenic historic areas of Sheepscot and Head Tide. Sheepscot River runs through property. Fields, woods, hiking trails. Area boasts many restaurants and opportunities for outdoor activities: tennis, golf, canoeing and kayaking, boating, fishing. Near quaint towns of Damaricotta and Wiscasset; in the Boothbay Harbor region. Easy three hour drive from Boston. Available for school-year rental at monthly rent. The rate of $1,400/month during the school year applies only to longer-term rentals (minimum of three months.) Should you wish to rent for a shorter length of time during the school-year-period, short-term rates would apply, either $1,600/week, or $300/day if less than a week. Alna is a school-choice town.

There is an additional $50 per person/per stay charge over 2 guests FOR ALL RENTAL RATES

More Details

Judith W. Fossel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Judith W. Fossel

I live next door to The Barn in another post-and-beam barn, with my cats and dogs. Have lived in Maine for 35 years, but am originally from Wisconsin

Judith W. Fossel purchased this farmhouse in 1981

Why Judith W. Fossel chose Boothbay Harbor Area

My family moved from Connecticut and purchased an 18th century central chimney colonial home, with almost seventy acres of woods and fields, on this property in 1981. The house later burned down, and I converted and moved into the new post and beam barn across the street. A year or two later I built another post and beam barn nearby (the rental property).

What makes this farmhouse unique

Dog friendly. Barn sleeps up to twelve; ideal for several couples or families. Would also be ideal for wedding parties and guests (there are a number of beautiful wedding venues nearby.) Family reunions welcome.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Alna in Lincoln County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 5 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Queen bedroom includes day bed to sleep additional person. Toddler bed available in twin bedroom upon request
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Barn sleeps up to twelve, available for school-year rental in school choice town
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Great for large group

  • 5 of 5

We went to Maine for our son's wedding. The whole family traveled from Florida to Maine. At times we had 11 people in the barn, plenty of space for all. Outside there is lots of room for the kids, with toys and balls in the carriage house. As you see in the pics there are alot of games to play and we had a great time with those. The bedrooms are spacious, bedding nice. The bunkroom/loft was a great hit with the younger ones.

The barn is in a great location, removed, but within easy driving distance from Portland, the coast, even Acadia(but start early for that one, not to be missed). Many good places to eat. Everybody wants to know, where's the best lobster roll? Had about a half dozed, all good, our best was Trevett Country Store. Whole belly clams were very good too.

Back to the Barn. We have been using VRBO/Homeaway for many years now. This was without a doubt one of the best places we have stayed. The Barn is well laid out and the construction is impressive. Judy, the owner, is right next door, but not intrusive. She was very, very nice and addressed any concerns very quickly. We may never make it back to Maine, but if we do, I know where we'll be staying.

Thank you Judy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal accommodations for our family of 7.

  • 5 of 5

Judy has created a home away from home for guests that stay at The Barn. She has thought of everything. A great place to enjoy indoor activities with family (our favorites were the chalkboard, the open space for charades and board games and making blanket forts in the loft) and outside space for rambunctious kiddos and great reading books.

Alna is picturesque and provides a sanctuary of sorts - early morning fog, birds, sun - peaceful coffee conversations.

We will be recommending The Barn to friends and family and look forward to another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't Have Been Any Better

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to say thank you for the most amazing New Year's Eve we've had in a while. Every member of our group loved your barn and it was absolutely stunning. It's so clean, impeccably kept and the fact that we could bring our dogs made it even more luxurious. As dog owners we often find ourselves renting places that are less comfortable so our dogs can tag along--this is not the case with the barn.

Everyone was comfortable and we have already talked about coming back. From the moment we walked in the barn door and saw our welcome sign and names on the chalkboard wall, to the Christmas tree, to the champagne and doggie treats and the chocolates in the refrigerator, we felt like we were staying at a five star resort. The surrounding fields and nature trails provide the exact Maine experience we were looking for. Thank you, thank you for such a wonderful stay. You absolutely went above and beyond and we will not only be back, but we'll be recommending your location to everyone we know. See you again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Christmas 2015 Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful Christmas our family enjoyed together! "The Barn" was very easy for us to access from both VT and NH. The accommodations provided a very 'homey' atmosphere with just the right amount of space and were perfect for our large family. Loved the layout ~ provided everything we expected and then some! Walking trail on the back property and a trip to LL Bean in Freeport were a couple activities we enjoyed, as well as playing games and just enjoying family time together. We would highly recommend this vacation home to anyone looking for a great "home away from home". You do not need to bring anything with you except food. "The Barn" is very clean and well maintained and is decorated with the theme of Maine throughout with books, pamphlets and maps of the area. A great place to visit and experience a big part of Maine. On our way home we enjoyed breakfast at the "Miss Wiscassett Diner" ~ definitely recommend this diner for their food and hospitality. We hope to be able to come back to "The Barn" sometime again and take in some of the great things in the area that we missed and did not have time for.

Thank you owner, Judy!

The Rollins Family

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful rental

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks here and had a great time. The property is just as advertised - very nicely decorated, comfortable beds, a/c. And the sunsets are amazing. Judy did a great job as owner and was friendly but not intrusive. The property is around equidistant from Wiscasset and Damarascotta - two neat coastal towns. Pemaquid Beach is a bit of drive but well worth it! We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoyed having you here! Hope you had a pleasant and easy trip home, and that I might see you again in the future! Best, Judy
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Nice mid-coast converted barn

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. Converted Barn has everything one could need. Made good use of the game room and the local Alna store down the road (for pizza, biscuits, etc). Judy gave great advice on Puffin tours, whale watching, etc. Rental is well located for day trips up and down the coast. Be wary of the Wiscasset tourist traffic though! Overall, highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Wawenock CC
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Downeaster, Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Me Tpke. (I-295)
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Wiscasset, Damariscotta, Newcastle
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Camden Snowbowl
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Crescent Beach, Jefferson
Car: necessary

Rural setting near quaint towns of Wiscasset, Damariscotta, and others. Shopping and restaurants galore. Ocean adventures close by. Historic sites. Many beaches accessible within driving range.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Alna, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
school year
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £76.53
Pet Fee £38.65 + Tax
Additional person>2@$50 £38.65 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

School-year* rentals (Sept.-June): $1,200/month + utilities; Minimum monthly rental 6 months. For monthly rental less than six months, please make special arrangement with owner.
*Alna is a school choice town
There is an additional $50 per person/per stay charge over 2 guests FOR ALL RENTAL RATES

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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