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Kayaker's Paradise at Piper's Nest Cottage Overlooking Smith Cove

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Last updated: 05/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Brooksville cottage description

This two story secluded cottage is a perfect base camp for contemplative retreats, nature hikes, biking and kayaking. Located next door to Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Piper's Nest sits high over the water in Smith's Cove on Cape Rosier where sail boats are often seen dropping anchor. Views from almost all of the windows look out over the cove and as far away as Castine and beyond. A steep path takes you down to a pebble beach for rock skipping or tying up a kayak. Pets are welcome.

The Piper's Nest was built by our mother to bring her 5 children and their families together. When we are not using it we rent it out for others to enjoy. It is a cozy, adaptable place for large or small groups, with a wood fireplace and kitchen that opens to dining and lounging areas. Children will love the bunk room and play area with piano on the main floor. One of the bedrooms is located on the main floor, the other 3 plus the bunk room are upstairs. There is a full bath up and down. In addition to the fireplace we recently added a furnace to provide heat for chilly mornings and evenings. The large, fully stocked kitchen with Bosch gas range is equipped to feed a crowd and there is a grill on the wrap around porch. In season you can search out wild blueberries for your pancakes.

The cottage opens out onto a large screened porch for enjoying morning coffee, afternoon naps, playing games or eating meals at the large picnic table. On rainy days our collection of puzzles, games and books will keep you busy. The flat screen TV also plays DVDs and VCRs from our collection of musicals and classics.

Smiths Cove is great for kayaking because it is protected from wind and ocean swells. A short paddle at low tide takes you by the rocks where harbor seals bask in the sun. A hammock swings gently in front of the house where you can also enjoy a flat grassy area perfect for badminton. Biking around Cape Rosier or walking the many Holbrook Island Sanctuary trails are favorite pastimes. Drive 30 minutes or less into Blue Hill or Stonington for some sightseeing/shopping. Acadia and Bar Harbor are an hour's drive away and make for a great day trip.

Keywords: Cottage, Ocean View & Frontage, Pet Friendly

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 5: 4 bunk bed

                There is also a 5th mattress for temporary use...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                A leaf can be added to expand seating. A second 'picnic' table that seats another 8 is located on the screened in porch. The two eating areas are separated by large double doors which are kept open...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Catering Available
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Parking:

                Driveway can handle 5 cars...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided

              Entertainment

              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                within the continental US...moreless

              • Mobile Phone
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony

              Location & View

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront

              Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Eco Tourism
              • Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Kayaking
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Peak Summer Season
              Jun 15 - Sep 6, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,800

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Off Peak- Fall
              Sep 7 - Nov 1, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $800

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Note that there are no additional fees or taxes.

              A deposit of half the amount due is requested at the time of booking. The remainder is due the week before arrival. Payment by check is the preferred method. We do not accept charge cards or Paypal.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 05/08/2014
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              Location

              Adjacent to Holbrook Island Sanctuary and near the Nearing Homestead and 4 Season Farm.

               

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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • The Piper's Nest cottage

                The Piper's Nest cottage

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Kitchen flows into dining area

                Kitchen flows into dining area

              • One of two bedrooms with an ocean view

                One of two bedrooms with an ocean view

              • View of the cottage from the water

                View of the cottage from the water

              • Another view of Living room

                Another view of Living room

              • View of front yard from window

                View of front yard from window

              • Kayaking in Smith's Cove, enjoying the harbor seals basking in the sun.

                Kayaking in Smith's Cove, enjoying the harbor seals basking in the sun.

              • Dining area

                Dining area

              • Screened porch

                Screened porch

              • View from ocean side windows

                View from ocean side windows

              • Living room area

                Living room area

              • Large flat front yard for Badminton or lounging in hammock

                Large flat front yard for Badminton or lounging in hammock

              VRBO #176113

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Saturday, May 03, 2014

              $800 - $1,800 per week (USD)
              5

              5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

              View calendar: Updated 05/08/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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