Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
About Ray Stephens
My wife and I bought this farmhouse because we saw the potential it had and wanted to remodel it to to make it a space we would enjoy. It is a wonderful old house with lots of history. It took way too long to remodel...8 years. I found I just didn't have the time to put into it that I thought. It was a wonderful project and we enjoyed the entire process. As we remodeled it, we wanted to do it in a way that we'd be very happy and comfortable to live there ourselves. We've succeeded in doing that. The house has all new plumbing, heating, electrical, windows, roof, kitchen, 2 new bathrooms. The floors were sanded to bring out the original beauty of the wood.
Ray Stephens purchased this Farmhouse in 2002
Why Ray Stephens chose Lamoine
Since we live just down the road, we felt this property made sense to purchase. We knew the previous owner and wanted to continue to care and appreciate the house as he did. His family had owned it for 2 generations, and their family added the dustpan dormer on the front of the house to enlarge the upstairs bedroom. They loved the house and it has been a wonderful house to remodel.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Off the kitchen there is a nice shed or mud room, if the weather is inclement, it is a place to take off wet clothes or muddy shoes and boots. The farmhouse also has a unique white cast-iron farmhouse sink, large with cast-iron sideboards on either side of the sink. There are many nooks and crannies that are exciting and unusual for the kids to explore. It truly is one-of-a-kind.
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Perfect farmhouse for our perfect vacation!
We loved staying here at the farmhouse! Perfect location to get to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The farmhouse was perfect for our family, in total we had 5 adults and 3 children and there was plenty of space in the house. Ray and his wife are such nice people, they made us feel very comfortable. Would definitely recommend this quaint farmhouse for a perfect summer Maine vacation.
The farmhouse in Lamoine was everything as advertised. My sister and husband met us there from Michigan, we drove up from Boston. We both had our dogs. Everyone had a great time! Very close to Bar Harbor and Acadia . The house was even bigger then expected. Ray was always available ( we didn’t have gas in the grill, called Ray, brought us a new tank in 10 min. ) also gave good recommendations ! Would definitely stay again!
Comment on homeaway fees
I think the homeaway fees charged are high compared to the value offered.
Very cute house and fun for the kids!
We enjoyed staying at the farmhouse! It was plenty big for our family of four and my parents! My parents were on the first floor while my husband and I, along with our kids took the second floor bedrooms. We are tall so the ceilings being slanted was a challenge but not too big of a deal, there were plenty of towels and linens and everything was clean! We went to the Lamoine beach a couple of times during our week long stay, which was free, but no facilities, but it was great to swim and explore the beach for evidence of sea life. We also visited bar harbor a couple of times as well, great restaurants, we liked Blaze and Finback! And the ice cream was awesome too! The farmhouse was comfortable and the kids even had their own place to play in the sun room, we played music there and barbecued and even made a fire at nighttime and ate s’mores! We brought the kiddos bikes but never really used them, the street was on the busier side, but we kept busy anyways so we didn’t notice too much! We also tried out deep sea fishing while we visited in Bar Harbor, that was fun and it was for a few hours where they taught us how to fish and they supplied all of the necessary gear, really nice couple who ran the excursion, Esther and Jim! The kitchen was nice and we made a lot of meals there, they had pretty much everything we needed! Overall, it was a great stay and the owner was super nice and helpful before we rented! Thanks Ray! Your home was very charming! We had fun!
We enjoyed having the Bartlings at the farmhouse. They were great. They communicated well and we would happily have them return. The farmhouse does have its charm and the 2nd floor ceilings do slant. They hold the character of the old house while maximizing the upstairs space. The road the farmhouse is on gets a little busy in the evening with folks coming home from work. There is a nice area for kids to play and ride bikes at the elementary school just 1/4 mile from the house. It has a playground as well for the kids. Lamoine Beach, a local beach only a few minutes from the house, is a wonderful place to take the kids swimming. They have no running water. However, there is an outhouse available tucked in the woods, just of the parking area...it's easy to miss. They have grills and picnic tables there too. Another wonderful place for kids to play is Lamoine State Park. It's on the same road as the beach. It not only has a wonderful playground, it also has a picnic area near the water. One can watch the lobster fishermen as they pull traps and as they return from a day on the water.
Our second stay at this lovely farmhouse
We returned to this wonderful place in Lamoine because of the quiet and easy access to Acadia including the Schoodic Peninsula. There was a total of 8 of us this time and we never felt crowded or that we couldn’t have quiet time alone. It is a cute place with all that is needed for a wonderful vacation including cooking a lobster dinner. Ray is pleasant to work with and with the hiccups we had, he was prompt in attending to our needs. We would return here for future trips to Maine in a heartbeat. We have only good things to say about it and great memories!!!
Charming historic home
The home is an old renovated home with the charm of an old home but it also has the limitations of an old home as well. The upstairs bedrooms are not accessible for people with any physical limitations. The owner was very nice and responded very quickly to any questions.
Being an old farmhouse, the house does have some unique characteristics. Besides all the many doors and door openings, the 2nd floor stairways are a little unusual. They are somewhat steeper than those found in today's construction. I can imagine they may be somewhat daunting for some folks as one stairway has winding steps. Guests have mentioned in the past how they love the old stairways...and how nice it is to have two sets of stairs. There is one stairway to each upstairs bedroom, which provide both privacy and safety.
Library, playground, water parks, churches, marina, beachcombing, bird watching, walking, eco tourism, paddle boating, whale watching, gambling casinos, scenic drives, freshwater fishing, mountain climbing, roller blading, whitewater rafting, deepsea fishing, hunting small game, mountaineering, ice skating, sound/bay fishing, tennis, pier fishing, fly fishing, ATM/bank, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services, groceries, hospital.