About This Listing
A spacious, rural home only 15 minutes from Camden, Maine. You'll have plenty of room to spread out in our five bedroom antique farmhouse set on two acres of lawn with 54 more acres of rolling fields and woodlands and a magnificent view of the Camden Hills. The midcoast area is a tremendous vacation destination, but most rental properties are located in village or lakeside settings, which can be noisy. Our farmhouse offers a quiet retreat, yet is only minutes from Camden and other area towns, like Belfast, Rockport and Rockland. Lincolnville was voted one of the top 20 small towns in the US! Begin your day with coffee or tea on the deck or in one of our Adirondack chairs on the lawn. Hike through our own woods and fields, or from nearby trailheads in Camden Hills State Park. Biking can be great fun, since traffic isn't too bad once you're off Rte 1, and most of the secondary roads offer scenic vistas. Swim in Levenseller Pond, a five minute walk down our street, or at the town beach on Norton's Pond, two miles away in Lincolnville center, or in Penobscot Bay at Lincolnville beach, just 10 minutes away. Tour the several wineries located within a 30 minute drive, including the Cellardoor winery located right in Lincolnville. There are also several lighthouses within an hour's drive. The closest is on Islesboro, a short ferry ride from Lincolnville Beach. At the end of your day, pick up fresh cooked-to-order lobsters from the local lobster fisherman, and dine al fresco on our lawn, enjoying the mountain view. Of course, there are dozens of wonderful restaurants in the local area, if you don't want to eat at home. Acadia National Park is a 90-minute drive - close enough for day trips, and a must-visit for any Maine vacation. Camden, Rockport, Rockland and Belfast all offer a wealth of cultural, recreational and shopping opportunities.
We renovated our family homestead and are offering it for weekly rental from late Spring through mid Fall. The house, built sometime prior to 1830 based on the accordian lathe we found under the plaster, includes five spacious bedrooms and is fully furnished. My grandfather 'updated' the kitchen in the 1920s and converted the pantry into a bathroom in the 1930s, personally building all of the cabinetry in both rooms. An interesting historical note: our farm had one of the first indoor bathrooms in Lincolnville, and we're still using the original bathroom sink! The first floor includes a large eat-in farmhouse kitchen, bathroom, living room, den and two bedrooms. The front bedroom, called Emmie's room, has a double bed. The back bedroom (called the back bedroom) has a twin-sized trundle bed. A spacious front entry hallway leads upstairs to three more bedrooms - Barbara's room has a double bed, Robyn's bedroom has an old-fashioned 3/4 bed, and Rita's room offers a double bed and a twin bed. In addition to these bedrooms that can accommodate eleven people, there is a daybed in the den where one more person could sleep, if needed. We are fully stocked with books from the 19th and 20th centuries, jigsaw puzzles and vintage board games. We also have a pretty extensive library of Maine's native son, Stephen King - the master of suspense fiction - whose novels frequently take place in secluded Maine towns. You haven't experienced the full impact of a Stephen King novel until you've read it in a secluded Maine farmhouse! Wifi, TV w/VCR and DVD, washer/dryer, gas grill, fully equipped kitchen. All linens are provided, and weekly and monthly rates are available.
We do not allow smoking inside our house. There is a large deck outside, and about 2 acres of lawn where you can smoke. We are dog owners, and our golden retrievers come to the Farm with us. Of course, they are not there when you rent the Farm! Our rental rates do not include pets, but if you would like to bring your dog, please ask us for more information.
Great place and Robyn goes beyond to help with advice and accommodations.
Robyn's is a beautiful old farmhouse and she is an incredibly gracious host. We had a wonderful week in Maine, were absolutely comfortable in this fully furnished house.
The farmhouse was conveniently located and Robyn and Tim were wonderful. It was a very hot week during our stay...90+. We would have loved AC or some kind of central fan. However, from what I understand that kind of weather is out of the ordinary. One bathroom is difficult with 9 people. Because it was so hot and we were hiking, kayaking and outside all day, all nine of us wanted a shower at the end of the day...with 3 teenagers in tow...it was definitely a challenge. Lincolnville and surrounds are beautiful and Robyn sent us some great information on what to do and see. It was a wonderful vacation.
We had such a great time at the Johnson Farm! Very comfortable for the ten of us that stayed, and even with the one bathroom it was perfect for our family! The beauty and charm of the place was only exceeded by the graciousness of our host, Robyn. She was not only welcoming, she went above and beyond to provide us with activities, pointers on everything from the local lobster guy to the best swimming holes, and the history of her homestead. I especially loved the view at night, the Milky Way was clear as a bell, lots of shooting stars, and there were fireflies! Amazing! Would love to stay again! Rose and Mike O
About the Host, Robyn
Hi! I guess my life motto is 'revert to plan B'. It feels like most plans I make end up radically altered before they (or even IF they) come to fruition! So, rather than live in frustration, I decided to go with the flow and be ever ready to 'revert to plan B'! I love to cook, like to hike, and sing whenever I get the chance... I live without TV, except for The Daily Show and Colbert Report, which I think are brilliant shows - so I watch them online. I also cannot live without chocolate in its various forms... I spent every summer of my life (growing up) on my grandmother's farm in Maine, and consider it to be my true home. Now that most of my older relatives have passed away, I own the farm do vacation rentals to help cover the expenses. My family and I spent 2010 and 2011 renovating the house, and we LOVE going there and would move there if we could relocate our jobs!