About this listing
A mile from the coast as the crow flies, our spacious farmhouse is located at the foot of a wooded mountain in beautiful Rockland Maine.
Our nearby town offers lovely sails in the harbor, skiing, hiking and a yearly lobster festival for early August visitors. Come breathe the fresh air and get a great night sleep in our comfortable, private guest room. The room (double bed) overlooks our slate patio and a expansive, lush yard where we often see deer, fox, and wild turkeys.
Breakfast makings are generally available from 7-9 am, bread, granola, fruit, yoghurt, tea and coffee. You may certainly bring your own food and use the frig as needed. Perhaps you would like to cook your own meal... feel comfortable to do so.
In the cooler weather we cook on a wood stove and sit around that same stove to read, knit and visit.
We have a second room available as needed. For very young children we have futons and sleeping mats available in the same room.
Terrific restaurants abound in Rockland, Rockport and in Camden a few miles away.
Patio, deck, most rooms available
Interaction with Guests
Guest interaction depends on the guests! Some want to chat and get to know us and/or the community, others want to come in, shower and get on with their own lives in Maine and return only to sleep...we are comfortable with either. We are not a destination family, but have been know to have long hours of conversation over breakfast in the kitchen or on the deck. We have made friends with Airbnb guests and have had several repeat visitors.
No public transportation, but there is a taxi service. Rockland is a nice 2 mile walk...bring a bike if you like! Enjoy a walk into town!
Please no smoking inside or outside on the property
Please no outdoor shoes worn in the house
Please strip the bed prior to leaving
Please use the ceiling fan when showering
Kitchen available for breakfast between 7-9am.
Check in time after 6pm.
Bridget and Ralph are truly lovely people. They could not have been more gracious and accommodating. I grew fond of both of them during our short stay. They have wonderful stories about their many adventures.
Our flight to Maines was re-routed and we ended up arrived really late at night at Bridget's place. The house is true as shown in the picture. It was a short overnight stay but it was pleasant.
Our stay at Bridget's Farmhouse was great! Fantastic old, spacious Maine home set in the countryside near Rockland, this place had a wonderful open feel. Bridget shared the history of the home with us which was a delight. The room was great with cool, moist breezes wafting through the windows, light comforter to keep us sleeping soundly, and a great mattress! We were wishing that we didn't have to head back to Boston first thing in the morning, but did so with full stomachs after breakfast of yogurt, Maine wild blueberries, homemade granola and coffee. I would love to come back some day.
We had a lovely stay in Bridget's farmhouse. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with bright flowers and garden beds. Bridget was warm and friendly in welcoming us into her spacious home. We'd never stayed in a private room in a house, but it worked out just fine, with privacy when we wanted it. Bridget provided fresh berries, granola, yogurt and eggs from her chickens for us to prepare our breakfast and we had a wonderful conversation with her before heading out to explore. Being out in the country was refreshing, and really not far from the vibrant town center of Rockland. If we're back in this area, we'll definitely stay with Bridget again!
We felt extremely welcomed into the home from the moment we arrived. The house was absolutely gorgeous, the other guests couldn't be nicer, the room we were staying in was just what we were looking for. I can't stress enough that this felt like *home*, not like we were staying at a room down the street. The neighborhood was very friendly and gorgeous. If you are a runner there are unlimited places to run with different levels.
We stayed there for the Blues Festival. It is about 2 miles from there. It is a $7 taxi ride each way, but you can also walk it if you needed/wanted too.
We were greeted with a bountiful breakfast each morning of fresh eggs, from the chickens that are just outside, and granola/yogurt/fresh fruit, coffee and tea. If we needed any little thing we never felt obligated or nervous to ask. Bridget was absolutely wonderful in hosting.
I very much recommend staying here if you are looking for somewhere in this area! You won't regret this one bit! It is extremely spacious, you have your privacy, but it is also such a wonderful experience. You are just close enough to town but far enough away to enjoy the small town feel and have your getaway.
It was spacious and homey and romantically secluded off the main drag in Rockland. House was old and charming, with a gorgeous yard that included chickens. (Bonus: fresh eggs when available). Bridget provided breakfast in the morning and was a great host for the house and also recommendations in Rockland.
Bridget and Ralph are an extremely welcoming, well-traveled couple. We stayed with them for just a quick overnight, but would have stayed longer had our plans permitted.
The farmhouse is quite large; we stayed in the "old" section, while they were in the "new". The shared bathroom is spacious and since it's a jack and jill configuration, we had no problems sharing.
Bridget set up a full-size futon for our 3 y.o son in our room. He loved his "big" bed and was completely comfortable; a huge plus for us. Our son took an instant liking to Bridget and they explored the chicken coop together.
The farm-fresh goodies in the morning were much appreciated! We lingered for a bit more in the morning than we thought we would just because the conversation kept flowing. Experiences like this are why we love airbnb :)
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About the Host, Bridget
Ralph and I have been living with our son in Maine for close to 20 years. Ralph is retired Episcopal minister and I am a practicing nurse-midwife, our son Danji lives in Montreal. Our home is large for two and we love sharing it with family, friends and guests.