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The Barn Loft Apartment

SuperhostDamariscotta, Maine, United States
Entire apartment hosted by Amy
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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COVID UPDATE: Please send me a message for the latest restrictions on staying with us. In short, if you're from Maine, Vermont, or New Hampshire, there are no restrictions. Otherwise, you must test negative for Covid-19 no longer than 72 hours before arriving, and you must sign a Certificate of Compliance before entering the Barn Loft Apartment. Questions? More details? Send me a message, and I will fill you in.

The space
The Barn Loft apartment is a spacious 3-BR apartment, perfect for vacationers, retreats, reunions, or wedding parties. Access to outdoor seating and garden. Close to charming Damariscotta, beaches, historic sites, galleries, shopping, & restaurants. We are less than a mile from downtown Damariscotta, with its charming harbor, shops, awesome theater, and bookstore. Lots of wonderful restaurants around, and we have written a Guest Book that highlights some of our favorite spots. We offer our guests the use of a beach umbrella and two beach chairs, a bathroom with hairblower and washer/dryer, and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a portable full-length mirror, especially for those prepping for a special occasion! We've created this space with writers and artists in mind, and know you'll find the Barn Loft is a quiet comfortable space to do great work or to simply relax and enjoy our beautiful part of Maine. There is a lovely flower garden out back for strolling. The deck has ample seating for you, and a picnic table with umbrella for outdoor dining and relaxing. We offer our guests the use of the family Weber grill -- not fancy, but it does the job.

The area is lively all year, but especially in the summer. There is yoga on Pemaquid Beach on Tuesdays and Thursday in July and August. The beach is small, white sand, and low surf -- and there are restrooms and a snack bar there. Ample parking.

We are close to many wedding venues, and often host wedding guests, the in-laws, or bridesmaids!

Boothbay is 25 minutes away with the summertime treats of fudge, popcorn, and tee-shirts, and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is fabulous for adults and children alike. In July and August, the children's garden sponsors "Fairy Fridays", with special events for the kids. Children also enjoy the Boothbay Railway Village and mini golf.

Columbus Day Weekend sees the entire town turned over to Pumpkinfest. Main Street is lined with giant pumpkins decorated by local artists, and they are truly amazing. There's a parade, a pumpkin catapult, and most notable: a regatta in the harbor. Yes, some of the giant pumpkins are hollowed out, outfitted with motors, and brave souls sail them in relay races, to the delight of onlookers. I couldn't make this up if I tried.

Midcoast has many spectacular art galleries -- many in Damariscotta, and Rockland boasts the Farnsworth, with its collections of Wyeths. Bowdoin college and Colby college have significant collections.

There are microbreweries, farmers' markets, and lovely hiking trails. And we are only 45 minutes from the shopping mecca of Freeport and 1.25 hours from Portland -- beloved of foodies and music enthusiasts.

The apartment is right above the Kefauver Studio & Gallery, and Will has given guests art lessons when they asked! He's a skilled instructor and would be happy to discuss what you'd like. Yes, we have a whole cupboard filled with puzzles and games for rainy days, but you could also discover your hidden talent for painting in oils. If you're interested, just contact me.

The Barn Loft apartment is close to so many wonderful things, and if you're visiting family, any time of year, and their house is too small, come see us. We take "spillover" family all the time!

Guest access
We have outdoor seating on the open deck (wrought iron chairs and coffee table), and a picnic table and umbrella, that guests are welcome to use. Amy has a large flower garden and vegetable garden, and welcomes visitors -- please stay on the paths, and if you want some veggies or some flowers, just ask! The side yard, the screened porch, and our home, are our private space and we appreciate your respecting those boundaries.

Other things to note
We have air conditioning units in each of the three bedrooms. We do NOT have a/c in the Common Areas (the living room and the reading area) or the kitchen. This is Maine, so the number of super-hot days in the summer are very minimal, and we're hoping that having a comfortable place to sleep on those rare nights will make your stay pleasant!

The TV offers Netflix, and there is a dvd player only. Please note that cable is not provided. If you are a sports fan and there's a big game you cannot miss, there is a local sports bar right near us.

Wifi is free!

We have one dog -- Gordon is very friendly, and we never allow him up in the Barn Loft. He is occasionally out in the yard, but we will make every effort to keep him separate from you, if you have any concerns.

The driveway is large, and we always give first-dibs to the best parking spot (closest to your entry door) to guests. We will let you know if an art reception is planned for any time during your stay. These events are not long, usually 2 hours, and end early, by 7 p.m.
COVID UPDATE: Please send me a message for the latest restrictions on staying with us. In short, if you're from Maine, Vermont, or New Hampshire, there are no restrictions. Otherwise, you must test negative for Covid-19 no longer than 72 hours before arriving, and you must sign a Certificate of Compliance before entering the Barn Loft Apartment. Questions? More details? Send me a message, and I will fill you in…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

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Smoke alarm
Dryer
Kitchen
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance
Hair dryer
Free parking on premises
Room-darkening shades
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Damariscotta, Maine, United States

We are in a residential area, just under a mile from town. A quiet area, with several art studios/galleries within walking distance. We request guests keep any noise down in the late evening/early morning, as a courtesy to our neighbors.

Will offers art lessons in oils or acrylics, if you are interested to study with him during your stay. The garden is a lovely spot to set-up your plein-air easel!
We are in a residential area, just under a mile from town. A quiet area, with several art studios/galleries within walking distance. We request guests keep any noise down in the late evening/early morning, as…

Hosted by Amy

Joined in May 2013
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Will and Amy Kefauver have just opened the Barn Loft Apartment over Will's Art Studio and Gallery. Will is an oil painter, and has a gallery filled with his beautiful work and the work of guest artists. He occasionally has students in his studio, and hosts art openings and events in the gallery. These are always completed by 7, and art is a quiet business! In addition to the fully furnished and stocked apartment, we offer a beach umbrella and two chairs for our guests use while they're with us! We love midcoast Maine, with its spectacular scenery, restaurants, shopping, and galleries. We are quiet, cheerful, art and editorial types, and we just know you will love this area as much as we do! We look forward to meeting you. (*Please note: We added the 9% Maine Lodging Tax to the reservation prices. We felt it was pleasanter for you to have the price include everything, rather than have us to collect local tax once you arrived! So when you arrive, the $ will be all taken care of, and you can relax and enjoy your stay with us.)
Will and Amy Kefauver have just opened the Barn Loft Apartment over Will's Art Studio and Gallery. Will is an oil painter, and has a gallery filled with his beautiful work and the…
During your stay
Yes, we will be around to answer questions and offer tips if you like! We're eager to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Best to reach out to Amy first, as Will is working most of the time in his studio and gallery. Will occasionally has art students working out in the garden, painting en plein air. Come take a peek over their shoulder to see their works-in-progress!
Yes, we will be around to answer questions and offer tips if you like! We're eager to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Best to reach out to Amy first, as Will is working m…
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Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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