Cozy Oceanfront Cabin; 2 Kayaks, Woodstove, Porch, Sunsets.
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Brooksville cabin 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.
I’M SO THRILLED TO TELL YOU ABOUT OUR BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION (2012):
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,
- 1040 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Wood Stove:
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine:
- Living Room seats 4:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Porch / Veranda:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Badminton, Art galleries, pottery and other artisan shops
ReviewsWrite a review
Jane and Miguel Reinoso have created an idyllic home-away-from-home on the banks of the Bagaduce River. Just minutes away from Blue Hill, their cottage is filled with simple pleasures of comfy bedrooms, a wood-burning stove and a screened-in porch that offers breathtaking sunsets. Kayak across to historic Castine, hike through the Holbrook Island Sanctuary, or bike up to the Bagaduce Lunch for a sandwich next to the reversing falls. We love this place. Marilyn and Steve Kushner
- Guest Steve and Marilyn Kushner (Montclair, New Jersey)
- Date of stay 06/01/07
- Review Submitted 06/18/07
We Never Missed a SunsetGuest comment entered by manager
We Never Missed a Sunset
We wanted someplace in Maine where we could stay with our two older dogs, who seem to age too rapidly when we’re gone. This was the perfect place. They love the smell of the salt air and the sights and sounds of the shorebirds as much as we do. The porch is enticing, though it’s hard to pry me out of the recliner. The house is as described, and immaculate — when we arrived, the kitchen bar was set up with two place settings and wine glasses! We haven’t eaten out one night yet, and plan to have lobster at home again tonight. With an hour’s notice, Northern Bay Market, on the road to Penobscot, will boil up a lobster for you (or you can bring them home alive, with no notice!). That’s our plan for tonight’s final-night meal. We weren’t planning to go to Stonington when we visited Deer Isle, but are glad we did. My husband, the expert (now) on lobster and crab rolls, says the best lobster roll he’s had was the one from the little ice cream stand on East Main Street. And while the village really is lovely, it’s the view from the village at the beautiful harbor and rock formations that must not be missed. We wished we had more time (and younger dogs) when we made it to acaadia National Park, but put it on your list and go to the top of Cadillac Mountain. If you’re into organic food, don’t pass up the John Edwards Market in Ellsworth, and the Blue Hill Co-op, and there are a lot of farmer’s markets — we went to the one near Buck’s Market on a Tuesday morning. Also visit Four Season Farm in nearby Harborside, home to organic food gurus Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman. For a quick, nearby lunch, head to Bagaduce Lunch (they serve until 7 p.m. or so) and eat at the picnic tables. They have a wonderful view — and of course lobster rolls. Sounds like the house was just a launching pad for going other places! Somewhat. But we never missed a sunset from the screened-in porch, nor a lazy breakfast there with the hounds at our feet. Our only complaint is that this week at Driftwood wasn’t made up of 14 days.
- Guest Barbara
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 03/26/13
We loved our time at this cozy getaway. It is a welcoming and secluded retreat that offers the tranquility we sought as well as access to nearby adventures that made our vacations memorable. The sunsets from the porch are inspiring. We have returned time and again to this lovely cottage. Over the years we have hiked all through Acadia National Park. In nearby Blue HIll we have enjoyed kids programs at the Marine Environmental Research Institute and chamber music concerts at Kneisel Hall. Our dog once even participated in the Ark Animal Shelter Dog Show and got a ribbon! I know we will return year after year for picnics on rocky beaches, kayaking the Bagaduce river and gazing at the star-filled night sky.
- Guest Dbby (Pickerington, Ohio)
- Date of stay 08/25/08
- Review Submitted 03/24/09
June $875 per week. July/August $1100 per week. September/October $795 per week. Plus 7% lodging tax. Cleaning Fee $95. Refundable Security Deposit $300
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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.
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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Westerly views, from the porch
Let’s go upstairs!
Upstairs sitting room with pullout sofa bed
Looking out to the sitting room from one of the bedrooms
An assortment of games and some more books for the “office'
Shower. Linens provided.
Kayaking on the Bagaduce
A pair of phoebes nests in the eaves of Driftwood Cottage every spring
Living Room with soapstone woodstove
Looking from the kitchen to the living room.
In the living room, looking toward “mud room” and stairs.
Upstairs, looking away from the water
Birds are easily enticed with black oil sunflower seeds
Sunset over the Bagaduce
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2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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