|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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June and September Special - $2000 per week. 7 day minimum. Parties of 6 or less.
Wildwood Farm near Goose Rocks Beach
Welcome to Wildwood Farm! This is a wonderful, rustic retreat for families and those curious folks or individuals who are seeking an outdoor nature experience. This property is known in Kennebunkport as Wildwood Farm on Arundel Road (formerly Lester Wildes Road). This is an eleven acre parcel with a Greek revival farmhouse - part of the oldest dairy farm in Kennebunkport. We have a flock of chickens and an excellent mouser - Agamenticus. Our home is an elegant and rustic farmhouse that sleeps 6 (4 double bedrooms with full sized beds). There is a fire pit, gourmet kitchen, heirloom tomatoes, fresh eggs, bikes, two ponds and a beautiful walk to conservation trails. The house is full of antiques worn by time and original contemporary art, a wood stove and fireplace are at your disposal. We can recommend the best restaurants, day trips, beaches, wine shops, antique shopping, outlets, spa and bike trail. Also, lobster/crab/champagne can be delivered and cooked for an additional fee.
If you are looking for an idiosyncratic experience of Kennebunkport we have suggestions for that too. We are locals and can also recommend great fishing, boating, swimming, sunbathing, and beaches for children. There are craft fairs, a trolley museum, farmers market, local artists and artisans to visit and new friends to be made.
Extra services like cooking, cleaning etc. will be quoted per request. It's our goal to make your stay terrific.
Check in is 5 - 9pm. Check out is promptly at 11:00 a.m.
This antique home has plaster walls, hardwood floors and a new kitchen. Please, no shoes, smoking or pets (including lap/purse dogs). Children of all ages are always welcome. Please no extra people or events.
This lovely home has plaster walls, hardwood floor and a new kitchen. No shoes, smoking or pets please.
This is our home and we live here when the property is not rented. You are living with our possessions so please take care of them during your stay. The house will be unlocked when you arrive. Keys to the house are in the dining room china cabinet drawer.
What To Do:
Compost. Pail is on the counter and it can be emptied behind the garden in the compost pile. Compost is ANY organic matter (seafood, shells, bones, leftover food of any sort).
Recycling. Kennebunkport recycles all glass, plastic, aluminum, etc. The bin is in the kitchen pantry.
Returnables. Returnables should be bagged separately and can go outside by the black building.
Kitchen - There are products under the sink to clean the stove, tile, and marble counter. Please do not leave this til the end of the week for the cleaning staff. Dish towels and silverware are in the dining room. Please don’t leave the cleaning staff your dirty dishes or a grease-covered stove.
Floors - There is a brand new vacuum cleaner, broom, and dust pan. Please exercise these. The floors are easily ruined by sand, dirt, grass, etc.
Eating - Please feed your children at the table or outside on the picnic tables.
Bathrooms - All wet towels should go on the clothes line - not on furniture. Please use the outdoor shower to rinse off beach sand and dirt before going in the house.
Laundry - Spills, stains, dirty laundry can be taken care of by you. All products are under the sink. If you spill things on the bedding, please spot treat and clean it up.
If you need cleaning assistance during your stay please Let us know and we’ll arrange to have someone come in during your stay to clean at an additional charge.
WILDWOOD FARM ANIMALS
Feel free to feed the chickens but if you feed them from the house they will poop on the steps. This can be remedied with the hose outside.
6 people maximum in the house at any time.
INTERNET : Open Connection. No Password needed.
REMINDERS FOR CITY FOLK
If you leave food outdoors, you will attract wildlife.
Closing Windows and Turning Lights off at night = NO MOSQUITOS!
White clothing in the woods (socks, anything) will guarantee ticks. Ticks like grass that is over 8 inches tall or overhanging foliage.
NOTE: Please don’t dye or trim your hair in the house. The dye stains the cabinets and grout permanently.
Any of the house belongings that go to the beach need to return to the house.
Hello, my name is Denise and I am a forty-eight year old professional artist and designer. I also teach college level art. I enjoy the company of new people and look forward to meeting you. Though I reside 45 minutes away in Portland feel free to call me at any time during your stay if you have questions or concerns.
Joel Ferris is the caretaker that lives on the property in the black building. He will be home in the evenings and can assist you.
Phone numbers are located in the house rules book. Welcome!
If your family lives a hectic life this farmhouse is the perfect retreat. We spent a week here in August 2016 and were thrilled the minute we drove up the driveway. Before we even went inside the house, we peeked in on the chickens we quickly nicknamed Ryan Lochte and Simone Biles (clearly, it was Olympics time). They provided delicious eggs and endless entertainment for all of us.
The house is even prettier than the pictures. It is beautifully maintained, freshly painted and allows in a ton of sunlight. With the windows and doors open the breeze was always refreshing and we were comfortable. (Fans in the upstairs bedrooms were a nice bonus and we never missed our home A/C.) We were thrilled with how well stocked the house is... every bedroom has plenty of blankets and pillows, with extra sheets. There are towels for the bathrooms. And the kitchen has every implement you need if you cook. Bonus: lots of little pantry staples that make vacationing in a home so much easier... no need for buying oil or sugar or flour at the store. (We rent a home in another state and we have to bring/buy everything I've mentioned... it is a huge help to have all of this there, and in great working shape.)
The home sits on a stunning piece of property... the pictures don't do it justice. We loved sitting around the fire pit and just relaxing-- we felt no rush to go out because being at home was lovely. A sweet, outdoor kitty became a part of the family (in spite of my allergy). There is a short bike ride to a conservation area that has easy hiking trails (not challenging for real hikers, but great for small kids or a nice nature walk). Goose Rocks beach is a 10 minute drive and it is stunning. When the tide is out it is great for walking or even riding bikes on the beach. The center of Kennebunkport is also about a 10 minute drive with cute shops and restaurants.
Wildwood farm is a great central location... this was a first family trip to Maine and we easily visited Portland, Ogunquit (a must), and Freeport.
I had a few questions about the area/home while we were visiting and emails/texts to the owner were quickly returned. We had a few nice text chats! I don't know if we will be able to get back to Maine anytime soon but if we do we will absolutely stay here again. Even though we generally love staying at the beach, it was so nice to have a "country" home . I highly recommend if you have kids of any age, or are traveling with older relatives who can do stairs.
We could not have been more pleased with this beautiful home and property!! My husband and I stayed with our two little boys (2.5 and 9 months) and it worked out so well. They loved playing on the lawn, picking apples off the trees, running after the chickens, and the box of toys that the owner had so thoughtfully left as well. While we didn't get to meet Denise, she was so wonderful to go out of her way to find baby items that we needed and had them at the house when we arrived. The kitchen was fully stocked, in the true sense of the word, complete with cast iron skillets, Le Creuset Dutch ovens, a Viking range, plenty of kitchen tools, even almost every baking pan you could think of, and all of your essential spices, oils, etc. All of the beautiful windows let in so much natural light so it's a pleasure to be indoors and outdoors! My husband was a big fan of the outdoor fire pit :). And I couldn't forget to mention the spectacular eggs and heirloom tomatoes! We did not want to leave!! As my 2.5 year old put it "I like this house mommy!"
One thing to consider if you have littles is that because it is an older home you can hear everything through the walls between rooms, which made for more waking that would have been ideal, but everything else about it totally made up for that!
You will love this place! It was honestly one of the most peaceful places I've ever been and we made so many wonderful memories. Hopefully we can return someday! Thank you for sharing your home Denise :)!
We stayed at the Wildwood farm during the last week of August with my husband, our three little boys, my parents and my grandma. It was our last summer hurrah and we could not have imagined a more perfect spot to spend that last week at.
As we arrived the owner came to greet us and handed us some fresh heirloom tomatoes from the garden - which were enjoyed tremendously later that day. Both the house and the grounds are beautiful, well maintained and addressed the needs of every family member. The boys were able to run outside, play badminton and chase the chickens (whose eggs we were welcomed to eat and so we did very happily). My parents and us enjoyed going into town or just relaxing in or around the house with the book and my grandmother found the whole place to be like a fairy land. I could write a lot more praising this property and its tasteful owners, but I will stop here and hope you decide to go and try it out for yourselves.
Cette maison est parfaite pour les familles. 4 belles grandes chambres, 2 salles de bain complètes et un rez-de-chaussée qui permet d'être en groupe ou calme dans son coin. Tout est neuf, très propre et en plus charmant! Denise est accueillante et nous propose de bonnes références. On y retournera l'an prochain.
This house is great for families. Everything is new, clean and charming. Denise is welcoming and proposes us good references. We shall return to it next year.
Great location, house has everything to make your stay fun and comfortable. We enjoyed the outside firepit, the fresh eggs for breakfast and the most beautiful beach only miles from the farmhouse. Owners are extremely nice! We cooked lobsters in the backyard and enjoyed our families from Maine, Mass and CT. Don't pass this one up it is everything and more.
What a wonderful gem this house is; newly renovated using beautiful, classic antiques coupled with modern accents, the owners did a wonderful job of restoring the house and keeping the rooms open and airy. Sun beams in through every window, but it is never hot as there is a fabulous cross-breeze that flows through the house. The kitchen is so well appointed with le creuset cooking ware and all clad pots and pans. It even has the perfect egg basket for you to use when you go to the chicken coop just steps away to collect your fresh eggs for breakfast - that was the children's highlight of the stay. The art in the home is a collection from local artists and provides a lovely accent to the home. The backyard has a wonderful, big fire pit with wooden chairs surrounding the fire pit - perfect for a s'more bonfire. We also enjoyed fresh raspberries from the garden in the large backyard that backs onto a pond. The bathrooms are all brand-new and very clean. The bed linens were beautiful and each room has it's own character with one accent piece of furniture. The layout of the house is perfect for one big family or two families. There are two full bathrooms on the second floor which was a nice feature. They have made it very easy to use the audio visual system as it is all wired through a computer system that is very user-friendly. The other perk is that the home is simply 3 miles from the breathtaking goose rocks beach and a few miles to town - very central and convenient. Can't wait to return to this beautifully restored home.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||A$163 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||A$129|