About this listing
Live Well Farm is a private coastal estate on the Maine peninsula of Harpswell. The farmhouse has been restored to include modern amenities, and the grounds and barn are perfect venues for families, reunions, or special events.
Live Well Farm is a fabulous 5-acre property that's convenient to all the towns along mid-coast Maine. The beach is through the back of the property which faces Bailey Island and the famous Cribstone Bridge. It can be accessed by car or on foot up the road and around the bend. We are 15 minutes from Bowdoin College, 25 minutes from the Freeport Outlet Village, and 45 minutes from Portland.
Guests may have use of the house, barn, and grounds.
Interaction with Guests
I will meet each guest upon arrival and provide a list of local activities and sights as well as familiarize the guests with the house.
Because this is a farm, guests can expect that there will be ongoing maintenance of the grounds and vegetable garden in the spring/summer/fall season. Every attempt is made to keep the renters informed as to when mowing will take place.
Harpswell has the most coastline of any town in the US and is a well-kept secret. Live Well Farm is at the end of a peninsula surrounded by water and small islands. There are a number of good restaurants in the immediate area and several lobster pounds for live or freshly steamed lobster to take away.
No public transit.
Other Things to Note
Things to do: boating, kayaking, fishing, sunbathing, shopping, eating, antiquing, biking, exploring.....relaxing.
No pets or smoking.
We had such a wonderful time! Beautiful house, beautiful area, Patty was so helpful!
We really recommand this place!
Patty and her husband were very welcoming and accommodating during our stay. The house is a 5-10 minute drive to 2 nice public beaches. We could also walk to a nearby playground. Highlights included cooking in the very well equipped kitchen and relaxing outside at night roasting marshmallows on a camp fire among the apple trees. We'd love to return sometime. Thanks again!
If you are going to south Maine, I highly recommend Harpswell, and Live Well Farm is the place to stay. Lovely place. Well appointed. Gourmet kitchen. Comfortable beds. Gracious hosts. Recommended without reservations.
Living Well exceeded our expectations. It is absolutely beautiful, the rooms and beds are very comfortable, and we enjoyed beautiful walks and hikes nearby. This is a part of Maine we know little of, and we left feeling like we had found a slice of home.
Patty was very friendly and responsive. She made coordinating our stay easy. We picked apples and made fresh apple juice and applesauce. We comfortably slept and fed several families and couples. Local friends that came over for dinner took note so that they could recommend the place to their friends that come to visit.
The property itself has some miles on it (established 1840 I believe it said), but it has been restored in a lovely manner with modern bathrooms and a fantastic kitchen.
My 5 girlfriends and I had an amazing long (email hidden) Well. The place was exactly as advertised -- very comfortable, beautiful grounds, and a cozy barn that made for a perfect after-hours dance party venue!
We were also so impressed with the town of Harpswell. Every area we discovered was more picturesque and serene than the last. It was a tough place to leave! Thank you Patty!
Property is truly lovely. Patty was a great host. The house itself is chock full of lovely details with a nice balance of antique and modern day amenities. The kitchen may be the nicest kitchen of any rental we've ever encountered. The grounds are impeccably well kept. We had a great time!