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Downtown apt free bikes, kayaks, hot tub & sauna

4.81(67)SuperhostHallowell, Maine, United States
Entire apartment hosted by Andrea
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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The OLD SCHOOL HOUSE is just two blocks from downtown Hallowell, which is nicknamed the "New Orleans on the Kennebec." The city is a regional center for the arts in central Maine, with renowned art galleries, performing arts theaters, studios, festivals and local artists. Hallowell is home to renowned taverns and restaurants, with the downtown area having a high concentration of eating and drinking establishments. This is a three-bedroom SECOND floor apartment with a sweeping river view.

The space
The space is a second floor apartment with three bedrooms, galley kitchen, full bathroom, living/dining room area with working fireplace and balcony with a great view of the Kennebec River and park. Some of the stairs to the second floor are the original 200-year old stairs that may be difficult for an elderly dog to climb. There is an uneven step due to the transition from old stairs to new stairs that meet the code, but the stair is well marked and there are makeshift handrails that will be replaced with new handrails when the stairway is finished. There is access to a complete gym in the building next door and access to complimentary bicycles and kayaks for stays of two nights or longer. The apartment has all the amenities of a five star hotel: decorative L.L. Bean furniture, fresh flowers, top of the line L.L. Bean bedding, fully equipped gym with four workout stations and personal TVs, large screen TV in the apartment with local channels and amazon prime loaded, a welcome gift and extreme cleanliness. The Old School House was the second school built in Hallowell and the first to enroll a black child in Maine. Many of the children who attended school also worked an the old cotton mill, now called Cotton Mill Apartments. The post and beam building was built by the original owners of the mill. Hallowell is two miles from the state capitol, three miles from I-295, three miles from the airport, seven miles from the Concord bus station, and six miles from the Civic Center, the University of Maine and Augusta Crossing (the mall). Complimentary laundry for stays of five nights or longer.

Guest access
The front door and door to the gym have digital locks for 24-hour access. The front door has a chain lock on the inside. Guests will have access to a fully stocked kitchen with numerous small appliances. The cook stove is natural gas. In the gym there are two ellipticals, one tread mill, one bicycle and free weights. Each piece of equipment has its own personal TV. Laundry is complimentary, but limited to two loads per stay of five nights or longer; there is a dryer and washing machine. Laundry soap is provided. TVs are loaded with Amazon Prime and Spectrum internet. An Orbi mesh system provides superspeed internet.

Other things to note
I do not charge a cleaning fee. The expectation is that the guests will clean up after themselves before they leave. You do not have to clean the linens or towels but you do need to do spot cleaning. If you cook, you need to clean the stove, microwave and oven. You need to clean the dishes, pots and pans and put them back. The basic principal is to leave no trace.

During the season for guests who stay two nights or longer, we have complimentary L.L. Bean bicycles, paddleboards and kayaks to use on the Kennebec River Rail Trail and Kennebec River. A liability release form must be signed prior to use. The rail trail stretches along the river through Hallowell for about ten miles from Augusta to Gardiner. The boat landing is just one block away and we have a kayak cart for getting the kayaks and paddleboards down to the water. The Kennebec River is a wonderful place to kayak or paddle board and an easy excursion to Gardiner or Augusta to explore their historic downtowns. There are eagles and ospreys soaring and sturgeons jumping. There is also a swimming area at the Hallowell town beach about three miles inland.

We do offer cmplimentary pet sitting services. If you need to go out and leave your dog behind, just let us know.

We believe in protecting the planet by conserving resources. We have temperature monitoring and ask that you keep the temperature below 72 during the winter and above 60 in the summer. Otherwise an extra fee of $25 per day will apply.
The OLD SCHOOL HOUSE is just two blocks from downtown Hallowell, which is nicknamed the "New Orleans on the Kennebec." The city is a regional center for the arts in central Maine, with renowned art galleries, performing arts theaters, studios, festivals and local artists. Hallowell is home to renowned taverns and restaurants, with the downtown area having a high concentration of eating and drinking establishments.… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
1 single bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Dryer
Free parking on premises
Heating
Washer
Hot tub
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Gym
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Hallowell, Maine, United States

Hallowell is a small coastal community on a tidal river and estuary. The house is within two blocks of downtown in a quiet residential neighborhood. No steep hills to climb. Many walking and bicycle trails nearby. Vaughn Brook and trails is a short walk up Second Street. The carriage trails are known as "hobbitland," characterized by granite bridges and gurgling waterfalls. There are also trails around Jamie Pond and the Hallowell Recreation Area where the town beach is located off Town Farm Road.
Hallowell is a small coastal community on a tidal river and estuary. The house is within two blocks of downtown in a quiet residential neighborhood. No steep hills to climb. Many walking and bicycle trails n…

Hosted by Andrea

Joined in March 2016
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I am retired from the State of Maine Dpartment of Envionmental Protection where I worked as an environmental specialist for 30 years. I continue to work as a home agent for LL Bean.
During your stay
We do not live at the apartment building, but we are located just around the corner. I am always available by text at 207-446-3553. You can probably tell that I work for L.L Bean. I am a home agent providing technical support.
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200
Cancellation policy