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Orchard House in the springtime

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Last updated: 05/31/2014
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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

  • 2 story
  • House

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

          • 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

          • Stove:

            Gas stove with great convection oven...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            With ice maker in the door...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • 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

              • Beach Chairs:

                4...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    It 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

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Hunting
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hiking
                   

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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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                  Last updated: 05/31/2014
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                  Location

                  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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