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Orchard House in the springtime

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Brooksville house 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.

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No smoking or pets please!


Keywords: House, vacation home

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Cooking Utensils:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • 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

          • 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 seats 8:

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

          • Heating:

            Radiant Heat throughout....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Outdoor cedar walled shower

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

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

              • Books:

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

              • Stereo:

                With both indoor and outdoor speakers....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                In master bedroom and great room....moreless

              Communications

              • Internet:

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

              • Telephone:

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

              • Free Long Distance:

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

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

              • 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

              • 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

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Medical Services
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Hunting
              • Boating
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Photography
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Playground
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Shelling
              • Sailing
               

              Reviews

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              2014 SEASON RATES
              April-May .. $700/week  
              June .. $850/week  
              July-August .. $1050/week  
              Sept .. $850/week, Oct-Nov .. $700/week  
              + 8% lodging tax ..$100/wk cleaning/laundry fee ..$200 refundable security deposit
              Weeks are Saturday 4pm - Saturday 10am .. Maximum 8 people
              Please - No smoking or pets.
              

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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/23/2014
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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!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english
               

              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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