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Cozy Oceanfront Cabin; 2 Kayaks, Woodstove, Porch, Sunsets.

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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This fully renovated two-story camp on the edge of the water has a new kitchen and bathroom, but maintains its rustic atmosphere. New in 2010 are HARDWOOD OAK FLOORS in the living room, a BUILT-IN HEARTH, and a SOAPSTONE WOOD STOVE with a CATALYTIC COMBUSTOR--BURNS LIKE A FURNACE, BUT IS AS LOVELY AND GRACEFUL AS A WORK OF ART. Skylights in the gambrel roof give excellent water views. Sliding glass door to porch lets in plenty of light. Walk along the rocky ocean shore, which is just a few steps away down a wooden stairway.


The addition is two stories, each 8’x18’ an extra square footage of 288’, bringing the total square footage to 1088’.. The modifications have achieved the following: the living room is larger, one bedroom is larger, both bedrooms have closets, the stairs have a landing halfway up with big windows at the landing level, there is a game room/reading room/study upstairs (about 8’-12') in addition to the two bedrooms, a mud room of the same size below, and a stacked washer/dryer is tucked under the stairs. The mud room has tile flooring. A cushy leather recliner has been added to the existing furniture in the living room.

Kayak or canoe across to historic Castine--30 minutes by water or 45 minutes by car--or explore the many inlets and islands of the Bagaduce River. Listen to the call of loons as you enjoy our ever-changing sunsets. A variety of games and puzzles and a collection of books will keep you occupied on a rainy day.

Brooksville, with a total area of 33.8 square miles and 53 miles of coastline is home to Holbrook Island Sanctuary, a pristine nature preserve, and also the Good Life Center, the last homestead of Helen and Scott Nearing (authors of Living the Good Life). Pastoral, rolling hills and scenic blueberry barrens are plentiful throughout the area.

Acadia National Park, with a road to the top of the highest mountain on the on the eastern coast as well as hundreds of scenic hiking trails, is just one hour away by car. Don't miss visiting the Wooden Boat School in nearby Brooklin; Haystack school of crafts on Deer Isle; and Kneisel Hall, famed for world-class chamber music, in nearby Blue Hill,

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 1040 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Failure to adhere to no-smoking policy will result in forfeiture of entire deposit....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved pets who are on flea medicine are welcome. Pets cannot be left unattended in the cottage. A dog run is provided outside....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleep sofa located in the upstairs living area....moreless

  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Drawers are built into this hand-made bed for more storage space., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleep sofa opens up to a single-size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Screened porch looks out over the water--a charming place for an evening meal. Two ocean-going kayaks provided; paddles can be found in the storage shed as well as child and adult-size life jackets....moreless


  • CD Player
  • Games:

    A selection of board/card games to choose from....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small portable radio/CD player...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Tucked into Lord's Cove on the Bagaduce River, a saltwater estuary, There are no strong currents near the shore. A wooden stairway walks you directly to the water's edge at high tide....moreless

  • Rural:

    Large field to the right and behind cottage, woods to the left and the ocean in front....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Breakfast bar for informal meals, fold-up oak table seats a maximum of six....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacked washer/dryer to be added with addition this spring, 2012...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large sliding glass doors to porch provide excellent water views....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Park at the end of a long (0.2 mile) driveway, and walk down a short slope to the door....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cordless phone, functional upstairs and down. Use your calling card for long distance. Phone number is posted on all phones....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked washer and dryer to be added with addition this spring, 2012...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Soapstone holds heat all night, catalytic combustor puts out more heat per log. Small window on the door of the woodstove allows you to see the flames. Very cozy ambiance for rainy days....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Also includes a drip coffee pot, coffee grinder, toaster, blender, lobster pot, a small selection of spices, salt and pepper....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Efficiency gas stove is small but powerful. Sink abuts a large window facing the ocean, so even tasks like doing the dishes become memories to cherish....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Efficiency-size gas range and oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two ocean kayaks and a beginner’s kayak available for use. Paddles and lifejackets are in the boat house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill, located in boat house....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    fully screened porch faces with westerly views of the water--spectacular sunsets....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $95 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $45
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 8%


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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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Manager info

Year Purchased: 1996

About: I came to Maine with 4 criteria in mind; I wanted to live in a place with trees, water, hills, and four seasons. I got not only those things, but oh so much more. Every day I would get up, look out my window across the field to the water and thank God that I had found this place. To be a 'real' Mainer, you have to be born here, but after 12 years of year-round living, Brooksville has grown ever deeper in my heart. Circumstances have required that I move away, but Maine will always be home for me, and keeping this little cottage is one way to be sure that I will always come back.

Why Brooksville:
When I first moved in, there was a small 'camp' right by the water which was in disrepair from many years of neglect. I have always thought of a camp as a place to pitch my tent and build a fire, but I was quick to learn that in Maine a camp is a building, often in a remote area, where families go for vacation. Renovating this camp was a labor of love, as we did as much of the work ourselves, including shingling the outside, painting the old walls on the inside, and completely re-building the boat house. The more time I spent at the cottage, the more I knew that this was a small treasure that had to be shared with others.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
A boat house stores the paddles and lifejackets for the kayaks as well as extra wood for the wood stove and the gas grill. We try to be as eco-friendly as possible; we use all LED and compact fluorescent light bulbs, we have a compost bin for compostable trash. There's a full-size ironing board and iron. Towels and extra linens can be found in the large bathroom closet. A variety of games and books are upstairs for a rainy day, and a cordless phone for local calls. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, utensils, and towels, including cutting board, pots and pans, and a few select spices; there is a lobster pot and a list of the closest places to buy fresh, live lobster. When we redesigned the kitchen, I made sure that the sink was located with a large window in front of it facing the water. There is a large, double sliding-glass door which takes you out onto the screened porch, where you can sit and watch the sunsets and listen to the sounds of nature while sipping your favorite beverage.

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Driftwood cottage

    Driftwood cottage

  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Westerly views, from the porch

    Westerly views, from the porch

  • Kitchen


  • Let’s go upstairs!

    Let’s go upstairs!

  • Upstairs sitting room  with pullout sofa bed

    Upstairs sitting room with pullout sofa bed

  • Looking out to the sitting room from one of the bedrooms

    Looking out to the sitting room from one of the bedrooms

  • An assortment of games and some more books for the “office'

    An assortment of games and some more books for the “office'

  • Shower.  Linens provided.

    Shower. Linens provided.

  • Kayaks, boathouse

    Kayaks, boathouse

  • Kayaking on the Bagaduce

    Kayaking on the Bagaduce

  • A pair of phoebes nests in the eaves of Driftwood Cottage every spring

    A pair of phoebes nests in the eaves of Driftwood Cottage every spring

  • Afternoon shadows

    Afternoon shadows

  • Living Room with soapstone woodstove

    Living Room with soapstone woodstove

  • Looking from the kitchen to the living room.

    Looking from the kitchen to the living room.

  • In the living room, looking toward “mud room” and stairs.

    In the living room, looking toward “mud room” and stairs.

  • Upstairs, looking away from the water

    Upstairs, looking away from the water

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • The “office'

    The “office'

  • Morning mist

    Morning mist

  • Bathrooom


  • High tide

    High tide

  • Birds are easily enticed with black oil sunflower seeds

    Birds are easily enticed with black oil sunflower seeds

  • Sunset over the Bagaduce

    Sunset over the Bagaduce

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