'the Big House' Classic Updated Farmhouse

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Last updated: 11/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This 1800's beautifully renovated farmhouse features 8 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms and a gourmet country kitchen with a 5 burner gas stove, in-island electric oven, 2 refrigerators, ice maker, wine cooler and more. In addition the house is equipped with Wi-Fi, cable television, washer dryer and VCR and DVD library. Sitting on 35 acres overlooking Blue Hill Bay, it is just a short walk to a private beach for sunning, beach combing, swimming, kayaking and boating (mooring available). The house is completely updated and charmingly furnished and is ideal for multi-family vacations. Located just 15 miles from historic Blue Hill and 40 miles from Acadia National Park.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

  • Violet Bedroom 1: 1 king

    2nd Floor, attached bath...moreless

  • Master Bedroom 2: 1 king

    2nd floor, separate bath...moreless

  • Four Post Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    1st floor, separate bath...moreless

  • Pink Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    1st floor, attached bath/jacuzzi...moreless

  • YellowBedroom 5: 1 queen

    2nd floor, attached bath...moreless

  • Violet Twin Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    2nd floor, shared bathroom...moreless

  • Blue Twin Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

    2nd floor, shared bath...moreless

  • Gold Twin Bedroom 8: 2 twin/ single

    2nd floor, shared bath...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Violet Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Attached, shares with Violet Twin...moreless

  • Master Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Pink Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Attached; jacuzzi...moreless

  • Four Post Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Yellow Bathroom 5: toilet, shower


  • Blue Twin Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    Shares with Gold Twin Bedroom...moreless

  • Half Bathroom 7: toilet

    Off kitchen...moreless

Other Amenities

  • On 39 acres. House sits on 35 acre lot, 4 waterfront acres directly across road. Wrap-around front porch with rockers and outdoor furniture; granite back patio with 2 tables, 10 chairs, 2 benches. Beach located across Route 175 approximately 800 feet; can drive within 100 feet, stair access. Mooring available. House has 3 staircases, 6 zone heat, 2 hot water heaters. Eat-in kitchen seats 8, dining room seats 8. Triple sink plus in-island vegetable sink, 5 burner 36 inch gas stove, in-island electric oven, 2 refrigerators, separate ice-maker, butler's pantry, wood-burning range. Living room with couch, love seat and two easy chairs; adjoining parlor with TV and and couch and two easy chairs....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, pillows and pillow cases provide....moreless

  • Living Room:

    In addition to the living room, there is a separate TV room....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    local calls only, cell service is pretty good...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, kitchen and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 16...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen with center island, table that seats 8...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Separate electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators, one with ice maker (separate ice maker also)...moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner gas stove, with oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Mooring available at no extra charge...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Granite patio in rear, wrap around porch in front....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early - Off Season 2016
May 28 - Jul 1, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Low - In Season 2016
Jul 2 - Jul 29, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

High - In Season 2016
Jul 30 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late - Off Season 2016
Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $300
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 9%


$2,400 to $3,400 per week

Rentals begin on Saturday at 4:00 pm and end on Saturday at 10 am.

Spring and Fall rentals are $2,400 per week.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/12/2015
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor, ME
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

World class sailing and boating, beach, fishing, art galleries, antiquing. Visit Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Wooden Boat School and Magazine and quaint coastal villages of Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Stonington, Castine and Camden.

Other Activities: hiking, kayaking


Owner info

About the owner: My wife Cathy and I currently live in Rockville Centre, NY. Although I was born and raised in New York, growing up I spent all my summers across the street from the Big House (dad was a school teacher). My family has deep roots here and to this date most of my relatives live in the area. We have been renting to Big House for many years now and have an opportunity to meet some of the guests and have found each encounter to be rewarding. It is fun to meet people who are on vacation! We hope we have a chance to meet you.

Why the Owner Chose North Brooklin:
The original cape cod part of this house was built in the early 1800's. As was typical of these salt water farms additions were added expanding the house as needed. It was built and owned by the Sherman family. It has been a farm, bed and breakfast, post office, and summer rental property since then. Off to the right (as you are facing the house) there use to be a dance hall and movie theatre (currently there is a barn/boat house). This was during the time of silent movies. Laura Sherman ran this business and played the piano for the silent pictures. Down the street 'a piece' was the Grovehurst Inn and cottages. The inn was torn down a long time ago but the cottages remain and are still owned by descendants of the Sherman family. If you look to the left when you reached the beach you will see three big rocks, there is a peer by these rocks. That was the site of a steam boat landing. It brought summer guest from New York, Boston and beyond. This area is steeped in beautiful vistas, abundant nature and never ending hospitality. It has been a treasure chest of delight for my family, both current and prior generations. We know you will find the same.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Long walks on the beach, exploring game trails in the 35 acres behind the house, trips to Deer Island and Stonington, visiting Acadia National Park, baking and cooking in the expansive kitchen or enjoying cocktails on the wrap around porch all make this house feel like home to all who sty here.

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Speaks: english


  • Front of House

    Front of House

  • Living Room / Dining Room

    Living Room / Dining Room

  • Lilac Bedroom

    Lilac Bedroom

  • Four Post Bedroom

    Four Post Bedroom

  • Blue Twin Bedroom

    Blue Twin Bedroom

  • Jacuzzi Bathroom

    Jacuzzi Bathroom

  • Porch View

    Porch View

  • Kitchen


  • Adjoining the Lilac Bedroom

    Adjoining the Lilac Bedroom

  • Four Post Bathroom

    Four Post Bathroom

  • Yellow Bedroom

    Yellow Bedroom

  • Granite Patio

    Granite Patio

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