Freedom Song House
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||4000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Away from it all, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
This unique home, built for us in 1990, is nestled in a very private woodsy setting. You'll love the deck & patio out back (without the pesky mosquitoes), the gardens, birds & fireflies all around. The home is just over a mile from Route 1 but you'll never know it. Great place to relax at the end of a busy day exploring Maine's mid-coast region. Perfect for extended families or several couples...and we're dog-friendly. We have a full-sized slate pool table, 2 libraries, a piano, sound in almost every room & thousands of CDs to enjoy, 2 HDTVs, wireless internet, lots of games. We've been sharing our home for 5 years and go out of our way to ma...Read more
Freedom Song House
Additional Location Information
We are within 30 minutes of Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, beaches, Freeport (think "LL Bean" & SHOPPING), and less than an hour away from Portland and Acadia National Park.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$200 - $215||$200 - $215||$1,400 - $1,500||$4,800||7 nights|
|Oct. 20 2012 - May. 25 2013
|May. 25 2013 - Oct. 18 2013
|All Other Dates||$215||$215||$1,500||$4,800||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 7% of rental - Tax
- Damage deposit - $250 / stay - Security Deposit
- Cleaning fee - $125 / stay - Other
Additional notes from owner
Tax applies to base rate + cleaning fee. Damage deposit $250. Up to $75 per pet if extra cleaning required. Contact us for partial-week rental info.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 17, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
M & D
Excellent - best rental we've ever found!
This house surely merits a 6 + star review - it was that good. This is the best vacation rental we've ever found.
We rented this house for our 2010 family and friends vacation. It's perfect because there are 3 bedrooms with one person sleeping in the music room and my lucky brother who had the comfy futon in the entire downstairs pool room - which during this hot summer was the best place to be. We had the most outstanding time in Wiscasset, primarily because this house is so fantastic.
This is a simply gorgeous rental. The owners have impeccable taste in art and as the vacationer, you're surrounded by the sheer beauty of the place. The yard has gardens and greenery all over the place. The house has great natural light and you feel 'away from it all' while you're there. Everyone has an extremely comfortable place to be and then come together in the living areas of the house which meet every need and then some.
We could have, and did, spend much of the time just relaxing at the house.
Between the music room (our friend Brian spent hours in there pouring over the titles and filling the house with all sorts of amazing music), the sun room (one of the things we appreciated most about this house was the quality of the furniture throughout - the kitchen (great space to cook - we made some fabulous dinners) and the patio out back (long evenings spent talking and catching up under the stars) we had the best of all worlds with this house.
We all had a phenomenal time. We relaxed, relaxed and relaxed. That's what we went up there looking for and that's what we got - what a perfect house for us.
We'll most definitely be back. Thanks for a exceptional space to spend our vacation - we loved it.
Randy & Robin
Pleasant Hope, MO
Unique home & setting-loved it!
My family of four loved this beautiful home! There was enough room that several more could have easily stayed, and it would have still felt roomy. The owners had done so many extras like preparing a house book explaining a lot of the perks, a book of maps to local recommended areas, and having a supply of bird food on hand. The pictures looked good, but even they didn't do it justice. The wooded setting could not have been any more gorgeous. The large windows offered beautiful views of trees and gardens all around the house. It was private and secluded, but still close to many hot spots. The kitchen was large and fully stocked, with plenty of room for cooking together. I seldom had to turn on the lights in the kitchen because of the skylights and large windows...again, with beautiful views! The beds and furniture were very comfortable, and everything was immaculate. Some of the activities we'd recommend are the Whale Watch at Boothbay Harbour, the walk-on adventrues at L.L. Bean (We were first-time kayakers) and shopping in nearby Freeport, a ferry-ride from Casco Bay to Peaks Island with bicycling and rock/shore exploring. We also think you should make the 2.5 hour drive north to arcadia and exploring the island for a full day. Our favorite eating was at Montsweag Roadhouse, just down the road. The Maine coastline was truly awesome, and eating breakfast at the house each day, and then coming home to such a gorgeous setting at night made it an exceptional experience and one we'd recommend to all!
Perfect place for a perfect vacation!
The Freedom Song House had everything we needed to make our vacation perfect. Although we did not do much cooking at home, we could have made anything we wanted - all the necessary cookware, bakeware, etc. were available, as well as many spices, oils,etc. I was also impressed with the amount of bath towels provided - we had five in our party with 3-4 towels per person.
When first searching for homes, I almost did not select this one because it did not have air conditioning. My friends and family refer to me as "hot flash" because I am always hot - at home we keep our a/C set very low, and everybody who visits is freezing. However, I was perfectly fine in the house - there are many windows to open, and ample fans provided, to make your stay very comfortable. Do not let the absence of a/C keep you from renting this property.
We enjoyed watching the many birds that visited the feeders on the deck off the dining area, as well as watching the frogs who live in the fountain. The many windows provide so much natural light that you do not need to use the lamps or overhead lights during the day.
Although Wiscasset is relatively small, many great towns are within a few minutes' drive. Do not miss Boothbay Harbor, Bath, Rockland, and Camden. Be sure to stop through Ogunquit on your way up the coast, and make a day trip to Bar Harbor - well worth it!
The owner was a great pleasure to work with, and she has a local friend who is more than willing to help out if you need anything. Although I sincerely doubt you will need anything while staying at the Freedom Song House - anything you could possibly need/want to make your stay enjoyable is provided, including games, CDs, movies, magazines, tourist brochures, etc. etc.
I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!
Great Home Base For Exploring Maine
This home was fantastic for our family vacation. We highly recommend it. The kitchen has everything you need, the game room with pool table is great, the beds are comfy, and the selection of music (in every room) is unbelievable! The location was very convenient for visiting all the great towns and beaches throughout the mid-coast. A+
From the moment you are awakened by a squirrel alarm clock, because after all she and the sun have been up for hours, to the end of the day when sounds of frogs and babbling water bid you goodnight, you know you have landed someplace special.
Freedom Song House is as open and warm as its owners. The expansive dining room and living room are lined with a wall of windows, the large gourmet kitchen has everything from paprika to cool cat dishes. We played pool and Battleship, and since there is WiFi and DirectTV we wrote emails and didn't miss an episode of america's Got Talent ...the best of both worlds.
We lost my husband to the music room of shelves and shelves and boxes of cd's and records, and great books.My daughter named all the frogs, was comforted by a (toy) cougar, was thrilled with all the ceramic, stone, and metal turtles and creatures all throughout the house.
I happily climbed into comfy bed, with soft sheets and comfy pillows. There are a ton of towels, a washer and dryer, and shampoos and soap in each of the three bathrooms.
Freedom Song House gave us a feeling of home that will have us returning year after year.
Perfect House For Our Group
Seven of my lady-friends and I just returned from our annual "Girls Get away" and we loved being at Freedom Song House. It is a beautiful home with lots of room for everyone. The house is clean, bright and modern. The photos really don't do it justice...if you like the photos, you'll love the house.
The layout of the house allows you to be in the kitchen and still feel you are part of the social activities in the dining and living rooms. The kitchen is well equipped for those who want to cook while at the house. If you want some quiet time for reading, there are several spots to use as your quiet retreat.
The grounds were lovely. Even at this time of year, October,there were blooms in the yard.
The location of the house is wonderful. Though not far from the beaten path,once you drive into the driveway, you feel like you are out in the woods. However, just a very short drive and you are in the midst of wonderful downtown Wiscasset.
Oh, and I have to mention that having three full baths was wonderful in a house of eight women!
We hav booked this house for our 2012 weekend away as well.
John & Pat
Spectacular home in a quiet wooded area!
Great Family Get-Away
Review Submitted: August 3, 2010 Date of Stay: July 2010
We traveled to Wiscasset with 6 adults and 4 children ages 8, 5, 3, and 6 weeks. The house was spectacular in the pictures and even better in person. Surrounded by woods, it was very private. The blueberry bushes provided fresh blueberries! Becki provided so much, we had to purchase very little food. My husband was in heaven with the huge collection of music. The kids loved playing the games provided and exploring the grounds. Wiscasset is only an hour from Portland and a short distance from Bath and Booth Bay Harbor. Whether the interest was white water rafting, whale watching, the Botanical Gardens, or shopping - everything was close. Thank you for a great vacation.
Corona, CA (L.A. area)
Freedom Song House in Maine
We have stayed at this home at least twice now. It is beautiful and in a very beautiful but quiet neighborhood, but still close to so much.
Beds are great and it is just such a lovely home on a beautiful lot (wooded with animal visits now and again which is very cool)and the owners, I always deal with Becki are wonnderful as well.
Many nights we take our 5 minute drive to the fresh fish market and get our Maine lobster. This place will cook it for you as well and it is a terrific value. Grocery store is next to it and across the street a video store so what more could you ask for.
All in all a great value and wonderful place to stay for a weeks vacation in Maine.
This is a beautiful house, full of light and with every amenity one could want or need. The owners are very hospitable and left excellent instructions on how to operate things, as well as tips about restaurants and activities. If you go in august, you can pick wonderful blueberries from the bushes by the patio.
The location is very quiet serene--lovely pond with waterfall off the patio and a more natural pond between the lawn and woods. Many attractions within striking distance. We especially enjoyed the Maine Botanical Gardens in Booth Bay and the Maritime Museum in Bath.
State College, PA
Super House for a great Maine vacation
We really enjoyed the rental house (very clean) and the location was perfect for our planned day trips. It was great that we only needed to pack our suitcases with our clothing since the linens, towels, etc were all provided. My husband loved the pool table and I loved reading in the sun room. The owners were great with email communication and their listing here on "homeaway" is very accurate. We love Maine and the nearby restaurants have wonderful food. Just wish that I had more than one week to spend on vacation. We would love to go back.
Castle Pines, Colo0rado
Great vacation home
Great vacation home
Review Submitted: August 13, 2012 Date of Stay: June 2012
We traveled from Colorado for a month long stay Maine. Never being north of Boston in the northeast, we picked this house after speaking to the owner (Becki), the pictures, and reading the reviews on this site. We made the right choice because our stay was fantastic. The house was clean with everything a large family or families would need. Very quiet in a beautiful wooded and landscaped setting. We felt very safe and secure, and communication with Becki and Joan (caretaker/friend) was great. They are there when needed or will give you privacy, if so desired.
It is easy walking or biking into the lovely village of Wiscasset and a perfect location from which to travel and explore New Hampshire, Vermont, Acadia National Park or the southern coast of Maine.
In a couple of years we plan to visit New England to view the fall colors, and will definitely want to come back to this vacation home, if Maine is our base. Thanks again, Becki, for making our summer vacation so enjoyable.
Perfect way to spend a birthday
A number of friends and I stayed at this "home away from home" for a week between Christmas and the New Year to celebrate my 50th birthday. My hope for this week was that it would be one of relaxation, love, support, laughter and fun. All this was achieved and more, owed, in no small part, to this lovely home! We were all so comfortable there and felt immediately at ease. There is something about this home - whether it's the furnishings, the incredible wooded setting, or the family decorations Becki and Tom have lovingly placed throughout - that generates a warm and friendly feeling, despite the vastness of the house. It's almost as if the home, itself, had it's own personality - one which blended beautifully with our group! Becki and Tom made this vacation so easy for us and provided lovely touches to increase our feeling of comfort. Whether you want to just kick back (as we did) or take walks or go shopping (try the town of Bath - who knew it was a shopping mecca?), this home and location allows you to do all with ease. Thank you so much to the owners. We hope to come back again!