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Orchard House in the springtime

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come to relax and unwind at our peaceful escape on the coast of Maine! We are located on 5 private acres of land in the rural town of Brooksville close to some of the best areas to explore on the mid-coast East Penobscot Bay. Just a short drive away, Blue Hill, Stonington and Castine, all have great restaurants, shopping, and local pottery and antique shops. Blue Hill has a library for books, DVDs and high-speed Internet connection. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are about one hour’s drive. Nearby Holbrook Island Sanctuary is great for local hiking right near the ocean. The Isle au Haut ferry leaves from the working fishing town of Stonington daily during the summer months. Fresh locally caught lobster can be easily purchased from the docks at the Stonington Co-op. We are an easy drive from The Haystack School of Crafts and the Wooden Boat School. The public ocean beach, at the causeway between Little Deer Isle and Big Deer Isle, is just three miles away.

We completed our house in the spring of 2008. Originally designed by us for our own year round private use Orchard House has a bright airy feeling with lots of natural light so desired during summer months and yet with radiant heat throughout and almost airtight insulation it maintains a comfortable coziness for fall and winter.

The ground floor has natural slate and tile flooring, with a large entryway, two bedrooms (one a king with pullout futon and another with a queen), a full bath with tub and shower and a laundry room. The 2nd floor has bamboo flooring throughout and cathedral ceilings with huge south facing windows allowing for incredible light both in the bedroom (king) and the great room, which houses a full kitchen and living room. There’s also a smaller bedroom (twin) and full bath with an incredible walk-in natural slate shower with waterfall shower head. The eat-in kitchen is a cooks dream, ample counter space with butcher block island, complete with Bosch gas stove and convection oven (Cooking magazines provided!) With a local farmers market in Blue Hill fresh ingredients are close at hand.

The 12’x34’ deck off the great room almost doubles the summer living space and is a great place to enjoy meals outside. It overlooks a primarily pine and oak wooded area and boasts a private outside cedar walled shower. It’s just a short 900 foot walk down through the woods to the waters edge of Walkers Pond. A great place for that morning cup of coffee, where it’s possible to launch your kayak over the rocky edge.

No smoking or pets please!


Keywords: House, vacation home

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Upstairs Master with Satellite TV. Faces east for am sun....moreless

  • Nursery Room: 1 twin/ single

    Upstairs single room connects to master bedroom with door....moreless

  • Green Room: 1 queen

    Downstairs 'Green Room' faces west for pm sun....moreless

  • Downstairs King Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Downstairs, faces west, pm sun. Double futon great for kids....moreless

  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a double futon. Great for the kids!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Natural slate shower with side jets & rain-forest showerhead...moreless

  • Outside Shower: outdoor shower

    Cedar surround outside on the upstairs deck, awesome!...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Has one piece tub/shower surround. Natural slate floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor cedar walled shower

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Book shelves throughout the house full of many different choices to enjoy during your stay....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    In great room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    In master bedroom and great room....moreless

  • Stereo:

    With both indoor and outdoor speakers....moreless

  • Television:

    In master bedroom and great room....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many DVDs provided. Blue Hill library, just 15 minutes away, also has a wide selection to borrow for free....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    We are just 5 miles from Bucks Harbor which is the Maine town featured in the Robert McClosky children's book 'One Morning In Maine'....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    House overlooks a primarily pine and oak wooded area. It’s just a short walk down through the woods to our private 250 ft of rocky shoreline on Walkers Pond....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Eight people easily fit around the over-sized kitchen island....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Unlimited nation-wide long distance service. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Radiant Heat throughout....moreless

  • Internet:

    For checking email, staying connected to work(if one must), web searches etc. Please, Not for streaming movies and music....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds will be made up with sheets, blankets and bedspreads. There are plenty of pillows and a couple extra blankets provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Has two leather couches and coffee table as seen in the pictures....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Unlimited nation-wide long distance service. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, wash clothes and hand towels provided in the bathrooms. Four Beach towels provided, guests may want to bring some of their own....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Are provided, plastic and rubber coated for our non-stick pans...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equiped. Plates, glasses, silverware for eight...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Many cookbooks and cooking magazines we love to use when we're there....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas stove with great convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    All the spices we would want available if we were traveling and cooking away from home!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice maker in the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove with great convection oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck located just off the great room upstairs with almost doubles the summer living space, with is own table and chairs. There is a view of the surrounding woods and back lawn from the deck. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can be rented locally and delivered to you for the duration of your stay....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn behind the house a great place for kids to play....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
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September
Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay

$900

Changeover Day: Saturday

October-November
Oct 3 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$700

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Housekeeping $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Maximum 8 people

Weeks are Saturday 4pm - Saturday 10am

Contact owners for questions about exceptions to the weekly stay, will consider partial weeks/nightly stays.

Absolutely Please NO Pets and NO Smoking.

An advance payment of 50% of the total bill is required sixty (60) days before the arrival date. The balance of payment of total bill is due twenty eight (28) days before the arrival date.

We charge a $200 reservation deposit that becomes a refundable security deposit upon receipt of the total payment.

There is a $100 fee for housekeeping and 8% Maine State Lodging Tax.


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Last updated: 08/03/2015
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean

Car: Necessary

Listen to the evening call of the Loons

 

Owner info

About the owner: We built Orchard House with plans to live there full time year round. Our plans changed along the way and we moved out of Maine but love returning to the area to visit family and friends and just enjoy the peace and quiet of this small Maine coastal town where Sally grew up!


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Photos

  • Orchard House in the springtime

    Orchard House in the springtime

  • A large deck off second floor almost doubles the summer living space.

    A large deck off second floor almost doubles the summer living space.

  • Comfortable Living Room with satellite TV/DVD & Ceiling Fan

    Comfortable Living Room with satellite TV/DVD & Ceiling Fan

  • Kitchen has new appliances and is fully equipped.

    Kitchen has new appliances and is fully equipped.

  • King Bedroom on the 2nd Floor with a ceiling fan and satellite TV.

    King Bedroom on the 2nd Floor with a ceiling fan and satellite TV.

  • 'Nursery Room' connecting to the Master Bedroom has a twin bed, and morning sun.

    'Nursery Room' connecting to the Master Bedroom has a twin bed, and morning sun.

  • Downstairs "Green Room" has a queen bed and gets afternoon sun.

    Downstairs "Green Room" has a queen bed and gets afternoon sun.

  • Downstairs King bedroom gets afternoon sun, it also has a double pull-out futon.

    Downstairs King bedroom gets afternoon sun, it also has a double pull-out futon.

  • No beach, but we swim and launch our kayaks from the rocky edge.

    No beach, but we swim and launch our kayaks from the rocky edge.

  • Orchard House - View from the Herrick Road.

    Orchard House - View from the Herrick Road.

  • Love to take an outdoor shower in the sun!

    Love to take an outdoor shower in the sun!

  • Kitchen island easily seats 8 people for meals.

    Kitchen island easily seats 8 people for meals.

  • The door to the deck at the top of the stairs.

    The door to the deck at the top of the stairs.

  • Master Bedroom, with king bed, faces east & gets great morning sunlight.

    Master Bedroom, with king bed, faces east & gets great morning sunlight.

  • Staircase from foyer to 2nd floor living space. Door at the top goes to deck.

    Staircase from foyer to 2nd floor living space. Door at the top goes to deck.

  • Book shelves in each room provide a variety of books for relaxing reading.

    Book shelves in each room provide a variety of books for relaxing reading.

  • Walkers Pond is a 900ft walk down from the house. See Loons from water's edge.

    Walkers Pond is a 900ft walk down from the house. See Loons from water's edge.

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