The SpaceOur house is nestled in the trees, a few miles from the Hidden Valley Nature Center ((URL HIDDEN) The house is fully furnished and has an open floor plan with 2 bedrooms downstairs and a loft with a smart TV and futon (double), which can be used for a 3rd bedroom. There are 2 outbuildings; the 'crib' has a separate screened sleeping porch downstairs, where we sleep, and a yoga studio/storage area upstairs. The other building is a wood-heated sauna.
In the house there are 2 bathrooms (one w/ spa tub), 3 couches, appliances include a washer and dryer, linens and towels; original art is on the walls. Heat is provided by one propane stove in the middle of the house. Kitchen stove and water heater are also run on propane. The house is bright and the sunroom adds passive solar heat in the winter. There are 3 skylights, 3 bicycles (no helmets, though), 1 kayak.
Water is from a drilled well and is sweet and cold. Perennial flower beds surround the house.
Only non-smokers, please. If you stay there when we are away, the place sleeps 6, max. Guest AccessGuests can use the whole house, back yard, woods all around, whether we are there or not. Sauna and yoga room can be used only when we are around. Use bikes or kayak at your own risk. Interaction with GuestsAs required - we play it by ear. The NeighborhoodEnvirons
The coastal towns of Damariscotta and Wiscasset are 15 minutes away; Gardiner is 20 minutes and August is 30 minutes. There are major shopping areas and restaurants in all those places, but Whitefield boasts farm stores such as the Hamilton Farm up the road and Sheepscot General, 15 minutes away. We also have a microbrewery, Sheepscot Valley Brewery within a half-mile walk. Camden and Portland are an hour away in opposite directions.
Our neighborhood is a community of good, friendly folks, some of the best in Maine. And volleyball is big; there are 2 regulation sand courts within walking distance. There are good games to be had for skilled players, on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Woods have miles of trails, great for walks, x-country skiing, snow shoeing. Closest neighbor is 1/8 of a mile away and cannot be seen from our house.
Ours is a quiet, dirt road, and clear nights are very starry. Getting AroundNo pubic transportation but great woods trails abound. Other Things to NoteThe Sheepscot River is 3 miles down the road, where you'll find the old village of Head Tide, a part of the town of Alna. When the tide is right a canoe or kayak (which is available for use) will take you all the way down to the coast.