Stay in an 1840s farmhouse, an L.L. Bean catalogue house. Double bed, desk, rocking chair, overlooking the islands of Casco Bay. Share full bath with one other guest room (not with host family). Use of kitchen, dining room, porch, coffee & tea. Self-serve/make breakfast at your leisure.
If you are looking to stay with a Freeport family, in a spectacular New England saltwater farmhouse, featured on a L.L.Bean catalogue, this is your chance. The setting is bucolic, on Maquoit Bay, extraordinary Maine shoreline, kayak and canoe available (weather/season permitting), and only 3.8 miles from Freeport village. Six miles to Brunswick and Bowdoin College. Portland is 25 minute drive. Room price is for one or two (or three, if an infant). We can provide a Graco Pack-n-Play. Lots of farmer's markets.
Shared, full bath (with one other room, often empty), kitchen, dining room, porch, wooded trails, beach front, fields. Library with wood stove (nights only).
Interaction with guests
Limited interaction, although available for general questions and directions. We work during the day and then homework at night. Late afternoons and all evenings we are with the children. We can offer some babysitting, if needed. We love babies. (We have pack-n-play if needed). And we always have time to help with directions and basic "what to do's?" On occasion there's time for a glass of shared wine.
Other things to note
If you are looking to stay in a New England, saltwater-farm house, with a spectacular view, this is for you.
Relatively quiet, but not silent. Preferred guests: readers rather than dancers, independent rather than not. There is WiFi for all guests. No smoking. Pets negotiable, but extra cleaning fee of $40.00 and cannot leave alone in house.
We live in Maine, having moved here 15 years ago from Rhode Island. We bought a 200 year old farmhouse, rewired it, replumbed it, and repainted it. We put a covered porch on the back for sitting and looking out at the bay. We left the rest as it was originally with lots of rooms, stretched along its cape and ell. We absolutely love this house. I am an anthropologist and a writer, and because of that my family and I have lived in Mexico. We travel a fair amount. We try to go to Quebec City once a year, as it is only 4.5 hours from here. (NYC is 6 hours). We have stayed in Airbnb places in Ireland and France and the U.S. Our beach makes for a wonderful walk (bring rubber boots or borrow ours if you are size 7.5, as parts can be muddy) as does the field out front. We have a kayak and a canoe. We have lifejackets for most sizes. We have chickens and bunnies and a medium-sized dog and lots of wildlife. We have an herb garden and an organic vegetable garden. Oh, and we have an outside fire pit, perfect for s'mores. Right now, as I write this, the tide is coming in, the sun is out and the water is sparkling, the lobster boats are gathering their traps. I have a lemon tea, left-over raw-vegan brownies (they are actually edible), and the kids are in school. I only wish the day were 48 hours long.