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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 19, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Rusticate in style! Enjoy a carefree and relaxing Maine vacation at Fox Hollow Farm. This comfortably elegant antique farmhouse is fully equipped with all modern conveniences--cable, wi-fi, full country kitchen--plus games and books for cozy evenings, and much more. The decor is elegant, cheerful and comfortable. Surrounded by woods and fruit trees with tidal views of Raccoon Cove and the mountains of Acadia National Park, the house is serene and secluded, yet it’s perfectly situated for exploring...it's a short walk or bike ride down a quiet country road to sandy beaches and a local swimming hole; you can explore the shoreline and islands of Frenchman’s Bay by kayak or sailboat; and Acadia National Park is under a half-hour away. Visit the Farm when you're ready to slow down and enjoy a perfect vacation in Down East Maine.

Some of our prior guests' comments:

"This was truly one of our most wonderful family vacations. The

farmhouse is gorgeous, the property lovely and the location absolutely

perfect. "

"Family meals in the kitchen, frisbee in the yard, and Lamoine State

Beach were excellent things to do. Thank you for your tasteful and

welcoming place."

"What a great place! We loved exploring the house and yard. The kids

picked raspberries along the periphery, and we had a terrific football

game in front of the barn."

"We feel like we've found a real jewel. None of us was ready to leave,

and we can't wait to come back!"

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome

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Thank you, as always, for lending us your lovely and welcoming home. For one week a year it has become our home away from home, a refuge from the trials and sadness of life. We greet this house joyfully every year and leave it regretfully, but full of hope for another year's respite and joy and lovely peace!

New family member Otis loved the crib. Smell of the air, red chairs on the porch -- citronella candles for evenings -- OMG, I look forward to the hammock here all year.
Aug 2014
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9 Reviews

4.7
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Idyllic Coastal New England Farmhouse
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012174
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Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
Minneapolis, MN
5

Great location and friendly farm!

  • 5 of 5
We found Fox Hollow Farm an excellent place to locate for easy access to any part of the Acadia area. Quiet and beautiful setting; near a goat farm where they make brick oven pizza on Saturdays. Wonderful seating, sleeping, and dining. Don' t miss this place!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Idyllic Coastal New England Farmhouse
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012174
+1 -415-218-5855
Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
Baltimore, MD, USA
5

Great place to get away and relax

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time with friends for two weeks.Accurate description of layout and amenities. Kitchen sink is old! but so what. new stove and fridge and large seating area. Property was clean and beds in excellent shape. Four adults had no problem staying in the place. Has two bathrooms both clean. some staining in shower but then again it is a farm house in Maine!. grounds and Barn are great to explore. Close to Bar Harbor, Bass Harbor, Winter Harbor, Mooshead Lake, Baxter State Park and Campobello Int. park. Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle. New flat screen tv that has netflix and pc/mac compatible for those rainy days at the farm
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Coastal New England Farmhouse
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012174
+1 -415-218-5855
Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
central Connecticut
5

A Great Week in DownEast Maine and Acadia

  • 5 of 5
We've been heading up to Acadia for years and have stayed on-Island and off in a number of places. Lamoine and Raccoon Cove are among our favorite places. Quiet and off the beaten track, yet really just minutes to anywhere you want to go. We spent 5 days in the park hiking and biking our favorite places, one day at Raccoon Cove with beach chairs and kayaks provided by our hosts, and another day on the Schoodic Peninsula about 45 minutes northeast. We had never visited that part of Acadia before and really enjoyed the best lobster rolls in the center of Winter Haven.
This home is on a quiet rural paved road with a 15 minute walk to the cove. It's old, but has been lovingly maintained and updated. Everything you need is there...washer and dryer, dishwasher (a small one) everything for cooking, fast wifi and a big tv with Netflix although we barely used it. The couches are comfy as advertised, and the home is filled with great books and interesting artwork. The upstairs bedrooms have sloped ceilings since it's an old home but we didn't mind. The beds were all reported to be comfortable. Everything was very clean. We loved to open the dutch door to the kitchen porch to let in the clean Maine air and beautiful morning light each day. We also enjoyed the hummingbirds outside the kitchen window in the awesome flower garden. Don't miss Seal Cove Goat Farm up the road for their cheese and wood-fired pizzas!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Idyllic Coastal New England Farmhouse
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012174
+1 -415-218-5855
Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
New York, NY
5

Wonderful house, perfect location! Owners thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5
My family of four adults and two dogs had a wonderful stay at the farmhouse the week of July 4. The house was just perfect, nothing too fancy and very cozy without being cramped. The owners thought of everything from coolers to kayaks for guests. The swimming pond nearby is awesome and the beach is great for dogs to swim in and wonderful for walks. The location is close enough to MDI and Acadia without having to be constantly surrounded by crowds. We loved being able to hike Acadia and then come home to a nice quiet house away from it all. Ellsworth also has some great places to eat, esp. the Union River Lobster Pot and the Riverside Cafe, so you don't always have to go to MDI for dinner. We will most certainly be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Katrina! We're so happy you folks had a good time. Come on back any time! --Phillip and Lee
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Idyllic Coastal New England Farmhouse
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012174
+1 -415-218-5855
Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
Philly Suburbs, Pa
5

Great Getaway For Nature Lovers and Enjoying Nearby Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor

Great Getaway For Nature Lovers and Enjoying Nearby Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor
  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Fox Hollow, would have stayed another week if we had the time. Well maintained charming farm house with all the comforts of home and lots of privacy on a big plot of land. The wifi and cable TV were a life saver as it kept the kids happy, plenty of books to read; great front porch to unwind and slow down from the hustle and bustle of life by reading a book or sipping a glass of wine. We had the best of both worlds as we had the opportunity to visit nearby Bar Harbor to enjoy shopping, whale watching, dining, etc...; and for the nature lover in us we soaked in the fantastic views at Acadia Park and visited Echo lake beach. Bicycles and kayaks were provided to enjoy the quiet country roads and nearby ponds, lakes, and bay areas. Our black labs even give Fox Hollow two thumbs up as they loved the property for the ample room to run about and play.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Idyllic Coastal New England Farmhouse
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012174
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Lamoine Downeast and Acadia
Brooklyn.NY
2

Beautiful property and perfect location, but house is rundown and not clean

  • 2 of 5
On the positive side, the property is in a perfect location for exploring Acadia and other local places. It is centrally located so that the Schoodic Peninsula, Blue Hill and Deer Isle are all easily accessible. The lawn is lovely, and the house is secluded and quiet. You cannot see any neighbors from the property and there are wonderful views of Acadia from the front. The owners supply lots of linens and towels.
On the negative side, however, while the house has the potential of being extremely charming, but it is very rundown and unfortunately, this doesn't show in the photos. The kitchen and bathrooms are not clean, somewhat having to do with the age and lack of renovation of the house, and partly because the rooms have not been scrubbed clean. The upstairs bathroom shower has a cloth shower curtain that is constantly wet and moldy. The floor tiles are dirty and so is the area around the sink. There are outdated prescription medications in the cabinet. The drawers are not washed clean. The kitchen sink is mostly black, because it is devoid of the enamel. The fridge, dishwasher and stove are very old and in particular, the stove is dirty. The pots and pans are also not clean. The appliances do work, but they make for a disappointing experience. The bedrooms were better, but because of the condition of the other rooms, we were nervous to use the blankets provided and washed sheets and pillow cases before using them. We had a really nice time despite the house's deficiencies, but would not rent again. Cleanliness is extremely important to us and we will be more careful in the future when renting on this site.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynda,
We are really sorry about your experience at the farmhouse. I wish you had communicated with us during your four-week stay; we certainly would have addressed your concerns immediately! We've always taken the cleanliness of the house very seriously—it's been a point of pride, in fact—so it is distressing to learn that it wasn't adequately clean during your stay.

As you probably know, we rely on our property manager to clean the house between guests during the summer months. But it is ultimately our responsibility to ensure the property is in great shape, and it looks like we failed you in this respect. In the 7 years we've been renting the farmhouse, yours is the first complaint we've had. Nevertheless, each of our guests deserve a comfortable, relaxing, and delightful vacation; we know how disappointing it can be when a long-anticipated trip fails to live up to expectations. So we will be taking serious steps to make sure this doesn't happen again.

To address some of your specific points: yes, the kitchen sink is an original farmhouse sink with worn enamel, and if not clean it can look shabby. The refrigerator, though a bit dated, works well and has been reliable, but we've been considering updating both sink and refrigerator and will seriously look into it this fall. The stove is fairly new and the dishwasher is 2 years old. We're replacing the shower curtain upstairs.

Thank you for your honest review and please accept our sincere regrets.

All the best,
Phillip and Lee

Update January 2014: we have hired a new professional cleaning service and have made several updates to the farmhouse, including a new refrigerator; new bathroom fixtures; a new kitchen prep counter; and more. We're committed to providing a delightful experience for our guests, and will continue to improve where we can.

Location

Activity and Interests

Fox Hollow Farm is in Lamoine, a stone's throw from Acadia National

Park. It's an area just as beautiful, but with fewer people. The area

is ideal for hiking, kayaking, climbing, sailing, birding, fishing,

beachcombing, moose-watching--you name it. Lamoine Beach is one of

very few sandy beaches in the area, and one of the locals' best-kept

secrets: good swimming, warm(er) water, picnic tables and barbecues, a

boat launch and good musselling--against the picturesque backdrop of

Mt. Desert and the Porcupine Islands.

And there are other adventures: explore the little villages on Mt Desert

Island or up and down the coast--take a drive down through Blue Hill

and Penobscot to Deer Isle, or up to Schoodic and the Canadian border

to the east. There are antique stores, flea markets, farmers' markets,

and art galleries to discover (a favorite local character is Wild

Mountain Man Ray Murphy, who sculpts with a chainsaw). Gourmet

restaurants, brewpubs, country diners (and of course lobster shacks)

all offer up delicious local fare. Right down the road you can visit

the goats at Seal Cove Farm, renowned for their goat cheese. Live

local music shows and dances are held just about every weekend in the

summer, along with fairs and festivals showcasing locally grown

produce, crafts, and wares.

At the house we keep a guest book with suggestions for activities,

trips, restaurants, etc., along with a number of guidebooks, maps, and

brochures.

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Rental rates

Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $125 - $250

    Weekly Rate: $900 - $1500

    Monthly Rate: $1000 - $5600


  • Winter
    Feb 1 2014 - April 30 2014
    $900/wk or $125-175/night 3 nights minimum
    Please inquire about monthly rates
    Spring
    May 1 2014 - Jun 27 2014
    $1250/wk or $175-250/night 3 nights minimum
    Summer
    Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
    $1500/weekly
    One week minimum
    Autumn
    Aug 30 2014 - Nov 30 2014
    $1250/wk or $175-250/night 3 nights minimum
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    Rentals are Saturday through Saturday during peak season.
    $100 off weekly rate for multiple week stay. $100 off weekly rate for returning guests.
    Price does not include 8% Maine sales tax.
    Security deposit required to hold your reservation: $650.
    Cleaning fees are deducted from your deposit ($85).
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Notes:

  • Kitchen With bench seats around the kitchen table and a moose chandelier, exposed antique wooden beams along with views of Raccoon Cove and Acadia's Sargeant Mountain, this room is a terrific family hangout. This gourmet country kitchen features coffee and espresso maker, toaster, blender, waffle maker, juicer, ice cream maker, and a variety of pots, pans and utensils, including lobster pot and roasting pans. Dishwasher, microwave, gas stove and brand new refrigerator. Full bathroom with tub/shower off the kitchen. Sunroom The story goes that this room was originally the General Store for the area in the late 1700s; the shelves today display vintage glassware, bottles, and assorted knicknacks. The sunroom is a bright and cheerful room to curl up with a book in the comfy wicker chair, sort your seashells, or whatever else inspires you. You'll also find assorted outdoor games here: croquet, bocce ball, and horseshoes to take out on the lawn. The adjacent mudroom has a washer/dryer, ironing board, and iron. Living areas The living room, den, and dining room are off the kitchen. Each room is painted a different color. Vintage furniture includes incredibly comfy couches, a large desk, and seating for up to six. Reliable, fast wireless internet, new large-screen TV, radio/CD player, DVD/video player, a selection of books and board games for cozy days and evenings. Phone with message machine. Upstairs The Master Bedroom has a queen bed and a view to the woods; the Green Room has a full bed and a view toward Sargeant Mountain; the Sailors' Room has two twin beds and a similar view. Quality linens and towels all provided. Bathroom with stall shower upstairs. Hairdryer, crib, and highchair available. Outside A front porch under the lilacs provides a serene spot to relax in one of the Adirondack chairs and take in the amazing view. The new back patio is a delightful location for evening gatherings and barbecues. The farmhouse is on two+ acres surrounded by open grass and a big red barn, without a neighbor in sight. A colorful, fragrant perennial garden attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The wildlife here is phenomenal: you’re likely to spot eagles and osprey soaring overhead, and a variety of warblers in the woods. We’ve also seen moose and foxes on the property. Come dusk, you may hear the drumming of a grouse or the ethereal song of a thrush. Fireflies and crickets provide lively evening entertainment. And if you’re here in the fall, the autumn foliage is spectacular. Outdoor amenities also include a picnic table, a charcoal barbecue, kayaks, bicycles, and beach chairs, coolers, and clamming equipment you can take to the nearby beaches.

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