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Shipshape Cottage on Eggemoggin Reach

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Last updated: 09/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Brooklin cottage description

This small, grey-shingled cottage's most remarkable characteristic is its purchase on the water. The shoreside house perches above Wells Cove, a tidal inlet located just off Eggemoggin Reach, a wide passage connecting Penobscot Bay to Blue Hill Bay in Downeast Maine.

When the tide is high (twice every 24 hours) you seem to be afloat in a well-insulated, nicely-crafted boat. Even at low tide there are watery views from every window due to the building's site on a narrow little peninsula.

The house, which shares the peninsula with another small cottage screened from view by spruce trees and honeysuckle, was completed in l997. The living room, dining area, and kitchen, sheltered by a cathedral ceiling, are entered either through the glass paneled front door or the back door that opens off the porch. The walls and wainscoting throughout are painted pinkish off-white and the rooms are decorated, quietly, in warm shades: terra-cotta, rose, and beige.

A short hall leads from the living area to the bathroom (shower, no tub) and two bedrooms. Even though there is, above these three rooms, a loft area with pull-out double bed, the house is most appropriate, full-time, for two or three people. The loft is useful for occasional overnight guests.

Winter freezes allowing, a flower border separates the house front from the lawn. On the western, waterside is a small sunset-facing deck and on the ground below, space for outdoor furniture. The property also includes a small beach more useful perhaps for launching canoes and kayaks than bodies into the chilly cove.

Experienced potters please note: At the head of the 1/3 mile driveway is a clay studio occasionally available for rent.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • House heated by thermostat-controlled forced air heat, Wood provided, Lawn mowing provided, Pets allowed with owner's permission, Brooklin has strict leash laws....moreless


              • CD Player
              • Television


              • Marina
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine
              • Wood Fireplace


              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator


              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill


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              2 night min stay

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              • Tax Rate 7%


              A deposit of half is due by 3 weeks before your stay.

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              Last updated: 09/04/2014
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              Brooklin has a fine library, a grand old General Store, Breakfast at the Morning Moon, dine at the Brooklin Inn, Buy lobsters, crabmeat & mussels locally, Brooklin (population 750) proclaims itself the 'Wooden Boat Capital of the World' thanks to several top-notch boat yards & 'Wooden Boat Magazine, ' Head to Blue Hill (population 2500) 12 miles away for art galleries, organic foods, shopping of all sorts, sailing - most sports & activities abound. The house is located facing Deer Isle, on Eggemoggin Reach. Another location for sightseeing, lobsters, and crafts.


              Owner info

              Why the Owner Chose Brooklin:
              I had been summering in Blue Hill for years, when I discovered this property in Brooklin.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              I enjoy the beauty and solitude of this location and am exceedingly pleased with this small house that my niece Martha designed for me 10 years ago.

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              Speaks: english



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              • Cottages Eastern Face

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              • Dining Area From Living Room

                Dining Area From Living Room

              VRBO #21613

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              This listing was first published here in 2003.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

              $179 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 09/04/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2003
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 09/04/2014
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