FAQ: How is the Lodging Block Fee Paid?

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Typically, your guests cover the expense for their lodging in the guest suites. As the host, you assign your guests to the suites. By reserving French’s Point, you are guaranteeing the lodging block payment just as you would a room block at a hotel. You have two options as to how payments are made for lodging:

Option A

You assign your guests to the suites and collect the lodging rates and applicable Maine State Lodging Tax from your guests using the Venmo app or collecting check payments and then pay the balance due on lodging and lodging tax to French’s Point 100 days prior to check in.

Option B

You assign your guests to the suites and provide the names of the guests you wish to stay at French’s Point and the room assignments to our office. For a $1,500 Administrative Fee, we will collect lodging payments from your guests directly and apply the payments to the balance due on lodging and lodging tax. With this option, the balance due on lodging and lodging tax to French’s Point is due 160 days prior to check in. Credit Card payments are subject to a convenience fee.

FAQ: How Many Guests Can Stay at French’s Point?

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Our two beautiful homes at French’s Point offer comfortable lodging in 20 guest rooms, in a total of 18 suites with en suite bathrooms for 16 to 44 of your friends and family members. Please refer to the Lodging Guide for details about our on-site lodging.

 

The Retreat at French’s Point

Lodging for up to 16 guests. Eight guest rooms in six suites. Here are our Retreat House floor plans

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The Farm at French’s Point

Lodging for up to 28 guests. Twelve guest rooms in twelve suites. Here are Farm House floor plans! 

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Photography by Greta Tucker Photography

Your Home For The Holidays

Your Home For The Holidays - Maine Family Vacation Home Rental Property

We love spending time with our family here at French’s Point. Family is really what this place is all about, our family and yours. Some of my favorite memories of this place are of the holidays spent here with my family. We do offer some holiday reservations each year to other families so they can make their own memories together at French’s Point. Spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, or even your Family Reunion here at French’s Point. The estate is ideal for large families that travel both near and far to one large home. Both homes at French’s Point (the Retreat House and the Farm House) provide a beautiful, warm, inviting place to celebrate the season. They are fully appointed with bathroom linens, bed linens, kitchens, dining tables, chairs, fireplaces and lounge seating. Decorate it to suit the season. Hire a horse drawn sleigh or hay wagon for rides on the expansive grounds. Enjoy the outdoor fire pits for s’mores & hot cocoa. Bring your snowshoes or boots for a walk on 100 acres of trails. Sled the epic hill on the western slope of the farm house. Enjoy hot mulled cider in front of a roaring fire and catch up with your loved ones with holiday music playing in the background. Enjoy your own family holiday traditions at French’s Point. Make this your home for the holidays.

Tour French’s Point

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Are you ready to visit French’s Point to see if it is a good fit for your gathering? To ensure privacy for our guests and families while they vacation here at French’s Point, we close the estate to tours when it is occupied. You will enjoy this same privacy during your stay with us. The best times to schedule a visit are typically Sunday after 1pm through Wednesday during our business hours (9am-4pm daily). There are some exceptions to this because our guests can extend their reservations by a night or two. This is most common over the long weekends. Sunday afternoon tour times fill quickly due to the limited weekend availability. The estate is closed to tours for national holidays of Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day when we are typically enjoying our own family time together at French’s Point.

Visit Us!

If you are planning a trip to visit French’s Point, please contact us in advance to confirm our availability and schedule a tour. We would love to pencil your appointment in and show you what makes French’s Point so special to the families that choose to celebrate here.  

Can’t visit now? Check out our Virtual Tours and our Videos.

Visit:

246 Hersey Retreat Road

Stockton Springs, Maine

Email:

[email protected]

Call:

207.567.3650

“It’s Not Easy Being Green” – The Retreat at French’s Point

The Green Retreat Building of French's Point on the Coast of Maine for Weddings and Vacation Rental

In the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day and all things green, we share sentiments from our favorite frog about our big, old, beautiful Retreat building

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It’s not that easy being green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold-
or something much more colorful like that.

It’s not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.
And people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water-
or stars in the sky.

But green’s the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like the ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.

It’s not that easy being green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold-
or something much more colorful like that.

It’s not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.
And people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
or stars in the sky.

But green’s the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like the ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.

Video Source: The Muppet Show: Kermit – “Bein’ Green”

Source: The Muppets – It’s Not Easy Being Green Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Hersey Retreat Road Cottage Series: Davis Cottage

Coastal Maine rental homes and rental cottages near Belfast, Maine

One of the wonderful things about French’s Point Estate is that in addition to more traditional hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, there is an extensive network of nearby houses and cottages available for rent. These local accommodations offer your guests the ability to turn their time in Maine into a vacation experience, affording more privacy and closer proximity to your events at French’s Point. The cottages and rental homes offer more amenities than traditional hotels such as kitchens, more living space, and private beaches.

There is no better way to create a magical destination wedding experience for your guests!

There is no better way to create a magical destination wedding experience for your guests than to recommend they reserve the cottages and homes that are within walking distance to French’s Point! With a variety of housing styles, capacities and costs, the Hersey Retreat Road Rentals provide a range of options that will suit all of the needs of your family and closest friends!

French’s Point does not own, operate, or confirm reservations for these properties. Many of our guests enjoy staying at them, so we’re providing this information as a way to simplify your wedding planning. With this series, we are highlighting some of the closest and most commonly rented cottages located right on Hersey Retreat Road and within walking distance to French’s Point!

Davis Cottage

Address:  Hersey Retreat Road
Distance from French’s Point : ¼ mile
Number of Bedrooms: 3
Number of Bathrooms: 1
Number of Parking Spots: 4-6
How many guests it sleeps:6-10
Property Style: Camp
Minimum Rental Duration: 3 nights


Contact Info:
Gail Gannon
[email protected]
(
321) 576-5886
http://www.vrbo.com/510254

Davis Cottage is located on the ridge overlooking the beach and road leading into French’s Point Estate.  It is only seven doors down from the estate, accommodates up to 14 guests, has reasonable rental rates and flexible rental duration terms, making it an easy choice for your guests for lodging when they are attending your wedding at French’s Point. The cottage has a cozy interior with six bedrooms, a kitchen living/dining area, beautiful views of the ocean and private beach.  

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Hersey Retreat Cottage Series: Cousin’s Cottage

Coastal Maine rental homes and rental cottages near French's Point wedding venue

One of the wonderful things about French’s Point Estate is that in addition to more traditional hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, there is an extensive network of nearby houses and cottages available for rent. These local accommodations offer your guests the ability to turn their time in Maine into a vacation experience, affording more privacy and closer proximity to your events at French’s Point. The cottages and rental homes offer more amenities than traditional hotels such as kitchens, more living space, and private beaches.

There is no better way to create a magical destination wedding experience for your guests!

There is no better way to create a magical destination wedding experience for your guests than to recommend they reserve the cottages and homes that are within walking distance to French’s Point! With a variety of housing styles, capacities and costs, the Hersey Retreat Road Rentals provide a range of options that will suit all of the needs of your family and closest friends!

French’s Point does not own, operate, or confirm reservations for these properties. Many of our guests enjoy staying at them, so we’re providing this information as a way to simplify your wedding planning. With this series, we are highlighting some of the closest and most commonly rented cottages located right on Hersey Retreat Road and within walking distance to French’s Point!

Cousin’s Cottage

Address:  47 Hersey Retreat Road, Stockton Springs, ME
Distance from French’s Point : ½ mile
Number of Bedrooms: 4
Number of Bathrooms: 2 1/2
Number of Parking Spots: 4
How many guests it sleeps:8
Property Style: Cottage
Minimum Rental Duration: flexible

Contact Info:
Joe Cahill
[email protected]
808-282-9624
Website

Cousin’s Cottage is just about the cutest little cottage we have seen! It was recently built and has loads of charm and modern amenities.  This cottage sleeps 8 guests very comfortably.  It is a great house to accommodate families with children because of how the bedrooms are configured.  It also accommodates adults very nicely.  The owner’s parents live just down the hill from the cottage and are helpful and very friendly. Located just a hop, skip and a jump from French’s Point, it allows you to be nearby the weekend wedding activities, but still have some privacy and time to relax.   

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Hersey Retreat Road Cottage Series: Chateau Mer

Coastal Maine rental homes and rental cottages near Belfast, Maine

One of the wonderful things about French’s Point Estate is that in addition to more traditional hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, there is an extensive network of nearby houses and cottages available for rent. These local accommodations offer your guests the ability to turn their time in Maine into a vacation experience, affording more privacy and closer proximity to your events at French’s Point. The cottages and rental homes offer more amenities than traditional hotels such as kitchens, more living space, and private beaches.

There is no better way to create a magical destination wedding experience for your guests!

There is no better way to create a magical destination wedding experience for your guests than to recommend they reserve the cottages and homes that are within walking distance to French’s Point! With a variety of housing styles, capacities and costs, the Hersey Retreat Road Rentals provide a range of options that will suit all of the needs of your family and closest friends!

French’s Point does not own, operate, or confirm reservations for these properties. Many of our guests enjoy staying at them, so we’re providing this information as a way to simplify your wedding planning. With this series, we are highlighting some of the closest and most commonly rented cottages located right on Hersey Retreat Road and within walking distance to French’s Point!

Chateau Mer

Address:  58 Hersey Retreat Road
Distance from French’s Point : ½ mile
Number of Bedrooms: 6
Number of Bathrooms: 2 ½
Number of Parking Spots: 6
How many guests it sleeps: 14+
Property Style: Camp
Minimum Rental Duration: flexible

Contact Info:
Barbara Bridges
[email protected]
(612) 845-0416
http://bridgescreate.com/chateau-mer-rental/

Cheteau Mer is a charming vacation rental located just down Hersey Retreat Road from French’s Point Estate.  Owned by an artist and educator, the cottage has an eclectic vibe with beautifully creative touches.  The cottage sits up on the ridge overlooking the private beach.  It has the ability to accommodate 14 or more guests with 6 bedrooms, an open living/dining/kitchen space and deck. With flexible stay durations and reasonable rates, this cottage provides a good value for guests attending your wedding at French’s Point that want to be nearby and make a bit of a vacation of their trip to join you in Maine to celebrate with you.  

Hersey Retreat Road Cottage Series: Charming Maine Beachfront Cottage

Coastal Maine rental homes and rental cottages near Belfast, Maine

One of the wonderful things about French’s Point Estate is that in addition to more traditional hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, there is an extensive network of nearby houses and cottages available for rent. These local accommodations offer your guests the ability to turn their time in Maine into a vacation experience, affording more privacy and closer proximity to your events at French’s Point. The cottages and rental homes offer more amenities than traditional hotels such as kitchens, more living space, and private beaches.

There is no better way to create a magical destination wedding experience for your guests!

There is no better way to create a magical destination wedding experience for your guests than to recommend they reserve the cottages and homes that are within walking distance to French’s Point! With a variety of housing styles, capacities and costs, the Hersey Retreat Road Rentals provide a range of options that will suit all of the needs of your family and closest friends!

French’s Point does not own, operate, or confirm reservations for these properties. Many of our guests enjoy staying at them, so we’re providing this information as a way to simplify your wedding planning. With this series, we are highlighting some of the closest and most commonly rented cottages located right on Hersey Retreat Road and within walking distance to French’s Point!

Charming Maine Beachfront Cottage

Address:  232 Hersey Retreat Road, Stockton Springs, ME  04981
Distance from French’s Point : neighbor
Number of Bedrooms: 4
Number of Bathrooms: 2
Number of Parking Spots: 2
How many guests it sleeps:8+
Property Style: Cottage Exterior/Camp Interior
Minimum Rental Duration: 2 nights

Contact Info:
[email protected]
(207) 504-7306
website

This cottage lives up to its “charming” name. Located just two doors down from The Farm at French’s Point, it is another common choice among our couples and their guests for lodging around their wedding celebration taking place at French’s Point. The owners of the cottage offer reasonable rates and flexible rental terms with only a 2 night minimum stay duration. The cottage has a spacious interior, dining room, enclosed porch, living room with a nice stone fireplace, kitchen, offers lodging for 8 or more guests and has a private beach.  This cottage fills up quickly!

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Hersey Retreat Road Cottage Series: Compass Rose Cottage

Coastal Maine rental homes and rental cottages near Belfast, Maine

One of the wonderful things about French’s Point Estate is that in addition to more traditional hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, there is an extensive network of nearby houses and cottages available for rent. These local accommodations offer your guests the ability to turn their time in Maine into a vacation experience, affording more privacy and closer proximity to your events at French’s Point. The cottages and rental homes offer more amenities than traditional hotels such as kitchens, more living space, and private beaches.

There is no better way to create a magical destination wedding experience for your guests!

There is no better way to create a magical destination wedding experience for your guests than to recommend they reserve the cottages and homes that are within walking distance to French’s Point! With a variety of housing styles, capacities and costs, the Hersey Retreat Road Rentals provide a range of options that will suit all of the needs of your family and closest friends! 

French’s Point does not own, operate, or confirm reservations for these properties. Many of our guests enjoy staying at them, so we’re providing this information as a way to simplify your wedding planning. With this series, we are highlighting some of the closest and most commonly rented cottages located right on Hersey Retreat Road and within walking distance to French’s Point!

Compass Rose Cottage

Address: 230 Hersey Retreat Road, Stockton Springs, ME
Distance from French’s Point: 1 Min Walk, 407 ft.
Number of Bedrooms: 3
Number of Bathrooms: 1.5
Number of Parking Spots: 2
How many guests it sleeps : 5
Property Style: Cottage
Minimum Rental Duration: Rents Saturday to Saturday June through September, 7 Night Minimum Required

Contact Info:
Text or call Diane
603-918-6624
[email protected]
Website link for informational purposes only, DO NOT reserve or inquire through On The Water In Maine.

This cute little beach cottage is located just next door to The Farm at French’s Point’s private beach area.  It can comfortably accommodate up to 5 guests with a wonderful screened in porch and cozy cottage interiors.  It was restored recently and is another busy vacation rental cottage.  The owner of this cottage also owns the cottage just next door, Driftwood Cottage.  The property management company for these cottages On The Water In Maine, will not rent cottages they manage to wedding guests anywhere in Maine, as a company policy. Additionally, all cottages that they manage run on a Saturday to Saturday rental schedule June through September, which cannot be adjusted. However, we have had a number of parents of our couples or couples themselves, rent these cottages for the two weeks around the wedding and make a vacation of their time in Maine. If you would like to rent these cottages, please contact the owner Diane Charney directly and do not reserve through the website.

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Coastal Maine rental homes and rental cottages near Belfast, Maine

Hersey Retreat Road Rentals Cottages: Compass Rose

Coastal Maine rental homes and rental cottages near Belfast, Maine

Coastal Maine rental homes and rental cottages near Belfast, Maine