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Flying Jib: Half Traditional, Half New Cottage with Pool

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Last updated: 11/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Brooklin cottage description

In 1991, a cottage built in 1900, was moved to a new foundation and received a large addition. With a full finished walkout basement, this vintage cottage was transformed to a luxury summer vacation rental cottage.

With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large living room and dining room, a large recreation/family room, a home office/coat room,a swimming pool with a large deck and 3.4 acres of land the Flying Jib is indeed an enormous and luxurious accommodation for 9 people and more.

Great care has been given to providing a kitchen that is comfortable and convenient. We provide an efficient home office with DSL that is stocked with envelopes, tape, stapler, labels, stamps and paper. The swimming pool is off the walkout basement and includes towels, pool toys and patio furniture. The four bedrooms include closets and dressers and have extra pillows and blankets. In addition there are two inflatable queen sized beds and at least one couch for extra visitors. There are tons of board games, cards, jigsaw puzzles and books. We provide DirectTV in the living room television with a DVD player. The large family room in the basement has a TV with a VCR player.

The yard includes a nice area that is perfect for badminton or croquet, which we provide.

There are four working bicycles, two for small children and two for adults.

Almost half of the 3.4 acres is a long strip of land that goes out to Herrick Bay. So our property includes 50 feet of beach next to the Atlantic Boat Yard. There is a well defined path along this strip and it makes makes for an interesting, even exciting walk.

The landscape around the Flying Jib is typical New England; trees, shrubs, flowers, grass and weeds in profusion. Most of the land around the cottage is kept mowed. There are some golf clubs and practice golf balls. The fenced in swimming pool area includes careful landscaping and it has been maintained.

Navigation is easy. Into GPS put [Maine, Brooklin, Flye Point Road]
Look for the “431” on the right. If you arrive at the Lookout, you went about 100 yards too far. You are never going to get too lost on Flye Point.

Our rental week is Saturday to Saturday. This is not flexible during July and August. Otherwise, please ask.

To reserve your week, sign the contract and return it to us with a 50% deposit either as a check, or through PayPal. That is all! We accept the expense and responsibility for cleaning. Rather than a damage deposit, we use an honor system. If you damage something you contact the caretaker directly. The 8% Maine sales tax is the only add-on.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Children Welcome:

                Great for children. They an play in the pool and run about the whole area. We have a port-a-crib....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs can make extra work for the cleaning crew. Leave a tip for them!...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

              • Other (See Description)


              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                The master bedroom/bathroom is on the main floor....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                medium sized bedroom with closet and two windows...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                small bedroom with closet and two windows...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

                Three brand new single, twin beds. one is a trundle bed...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There are two inflatable beds....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Main downstairs bathroom. Includes washer/dryer...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Very large bathroom upstairs. Bathtub with shower ring...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                Master bathroom has a jacuzzi and a shower....moreless

              • There are three bathrooms. The bathroom in the master bedroom, a full bath on the main floor and a full bath upstairs....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • firewood supply, phone (with baby monitor), drip coffee maker, air mattress with electric pump, Local Internet Service provider, Fairpoint Communications, Phone number at the Jib, 207-359-4661 fishing rods, badminton, croquet Nice Home office with internet (no computer) games, puzzles, cards, peace and quiet, nice people, great scenery, port-a-crib. We recently added the game CORN HOLE...moreless


                  • Books:

                    quite few miscellaneous books...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    There is a DVD player. There is a TV in the family room that plays VCRs...moreless

                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    There are about 25 movies, both in VCR and DVD. A pretty broad selection....moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic


                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    lue Hill bay is visible over the Lookout Inn...moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Our property includes 50 feet of beach on Herrick bay. It can be eached by walking a long interesting path....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing


                  • Dining:

                    Most groups eat their big meals on the enclosed porch. There is a diningroom with a large table....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    wonderful fireplace with supplied wood....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:


                  • Garage:

                    The garage is extra space and available to the renters. It stores the firewood, four bicycles, tools, trash and others....moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    Propane heater...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    there is a small propane heater...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    The DSL is through Fairpoint Communications...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    lots of parking, even for large trailers....moreless

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

                    There is a regular phone...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    lot of towels for the pool...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    There is a wireless router...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:



                  • Dishwasher:


                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Great care has been given to providing a convenient and efficient kitchen....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    of course...moreless

                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    do not plan on being supplied with any food...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:


                  • Stove:

                    yes. Also a propane burner with a lobster pot for large scale cooking...moreless

                  • Toaster:



                  • Balcony:

                    the balcony overlooks the pool area....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    four bicycles, two for small children....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There are two big comfortable decks and an enclosed patio. We recently added the bean bag throwing game -- 'CORN HOLE' ORN HOLE...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    there are some golf clubs and wiffle golf balls....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    these can be rented from the Activity shop in Blue hill. They deliver for free....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    pretty big lawn and garden...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    there is , large weber grill. And there is a single burner propane burner with a big lobster pot. Two propane tanks....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Hot Tub:

                    There is a jacuzzi in the master bedroom....moreless

                  • Private Pool:

                    The pool is 20x40 feet, about as big as a private pool ever gets. The pool is heated....moreless

                  • Jetted Tub

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included


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                      from 2 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      early summer
                      May 16 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      peak season
                      Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Sep 6 - Oct 24, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Tax Rate 8%


                      It is a bit of a stretch for the cleaning crew to clean and disinfect the cottage within 5 hours on Saturday. We ask you to start the laundry. Just throw the sheets from the queen in the master bedroom into the washing machine. The cleaning cost is part of your fee: no add-on for this.

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                      Last updated: 11/10/2014
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                      • Lookout-Restaurant

                        " Great upscale restaurante. They want reservations!"

                      • Bianco Family Catering

                        "This is a local family that does a great job with catering of any size!"

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                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bar Harbor
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      LookOut Inn
                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Blue Hill
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      LookOut Inn
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach

                      Car: Recommended

                      ship and boat gazing, wading, mussel harvesting, clam digging, crab chasing, sea weed sculpting, sand castles, national parks, national forests, the Brooklin Boatyard (neighboring boat building school), whale watching, talking with Maine residents, etc


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1920

                      About: October, 2013 update.. My wife, Jan, and I just returned from Flye Point. We worked around the cottage for about a month. Unlike our time in 2011, we did little organization, little landscaping and threw away very little stuff. I have confidence in my caretaker and left this sort of activity to his capable hands. This was all about physical improvements. After much painful thought, we added a shower ring to the Jacuzzi. It is by no means handicapped accessible, but hand rails have been added with thought to placement. This means that there are now (finally) three showers. A cottage that can sleep as many as 12 needs three showers. And there are two 80 gallon hot water heaters. This will take a lot of pressure off the main bathroom, the one with the laundry. Two complete light circuits were added to the large living room area. Again after painful thought, they were added as track lights with three way switches. I do not consider it more than somewhat satisfactory, but the track lighting is very versatile, and I think it is an excellent start. The black tracks are tucked up between the joists and not real obvious. The lights are very small, but there are fifteen of them. A primary objective was to find a solution to the moisture problem in the basement. Everyone said that we need a sump pump and that is what we did. I brought in a team from Granville in Ellsworth to cut the hole in the concrete and Snow's Plumbing for the actual pump. We were able to dig down such that the basin sits on its rim and goes down 20 plus inches. The hose for the effluent sneaks through the basement and goes out by the propane tanks on the downhill side of the cottage. I promote the cottage as sleeping 8 (now 9) but actually more. ' you can put the kids on sleeping bags downstairs'. So the livability of the basement is a very important issue. We will still have a dehumidifier, but it can discharge into the sump basin.

                      Why Brooklin:
                      There are many hundreds of miles of rural roads in the Acadia area. There are hundreds of miles of coastline with even thousands of seaside houses. What makes Flye Point different and so special? Flye Point has an unusual history. In the 1600s land in the Acadia area of Maine was given to the Flye family. It quickly became known as Flye Point. The Point has been largely sold and disbursed, but the very tip, the 30 acres at the very end of the point, are still in the Flye family. The land is private, but is almost like a park. The seacoast is essentially open to the public. Butch Smith, a grandson of Lettie Flye, is the owner and superintendent of this little sanctuary. He runs Flye Point like a very large scale bed and breakfast. The center of all this is the Lookout Inn, with rooms and a very fine restaurant.. But there also are eight little cabins and a large house with rooms. The space is large enough to accommodate medium sized weddings. It is all sort of like an exclusive private country club. The geography is an important factor. Flye Point is a narrow peninsula, about a quarter mile across and coming to a sharp point. This makes it a closed community. You cannot get to Flye Point without driving down Flye Point Road driving past the Flying Jib. But that does not mean there is lot of traffic. Flye Point has about fifteen houses in addition to the Lookout. Why do we keep coming back to the same place? It is not about the scenery, but about the very long connection we have with the people at Flye Point. We love it and know you will too.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Every evening I walk the three hundred yards out to the shore. I sit on the rocks and watch the birds and sea and listen to the sounds. The tide goes in and out an incredible twelve feet and the ocean is always different. I was on Flye Point for many weeks this fall while working on the Jib. If I was lonely I could wander over toward the Lookout and find somebody to talk with, either an old friend or a new one. I had breakfast at the Lookout several times and went into Brooklin and had breakfast at the Morning Moon cafe. To the Brighams, Flye Point has a sense of being a real place with a real history you can see and feel and real people. The Flying Jib is burned into the collective Brigham psyche. For better or worse, the cottage is only now being run as a business so that others can enjoy it.

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                      • sleeps 9 plus.  20'x40' pool

                        sleeps 9 plus. 20'x40' pool

                      • This photo is from the porch off the living room.  Blue Hill Bay in distance

                        This photo is from the porch off the living room. Blue Hill Bay in distance

                      • The Master Bedroom.  door to bathroom.

                        The Master Bedroom. door to bathroom.

                      • living room from one end

                        living room from one end

                      • classic old stone fireplace

                        classic old stone fireplace

                      • office, coat room right inside the front door.

                        office, coat room right inside the front door.

                      • enclosed outside porch

                        enclosed outside porch

                      • small queen bedroom

                        small queen bedroom

                      • The pool is 20' x 40'.....
about as big as a backyard pool ever gets!

                        The pool is 20' x 40'..... about as big as a backyard pool ever gets!

                      • Maine is a beautiful state

                        Maine is a beautiful state

                      • low tide.  Kissing tree rock

                        low tide. Kissing tree rock

                      • parking/main entrance, pool on other side.

                        parking/main entrance, pool on other side.

                      • Traditional cottage, but with a modern kitchen!  It is very efficient.

                        Traditional cottage, but with a modern kitchen! It is very efficient.

                      • living room from other end

                        living room from other end

                      • medium queen bedroom upstairs

                        medium queen bedroom upstairs

                      • sitting room...main bathroom, laundry to right

                        sitting room...main bathroom, laundry to right

                      • from the other side.....  porch overlooks the pool..

                        from the other side..... porch overlooks the pool..

                      • largest bedroom, trundle and another twin bed. (brand new)

                        largest bedroom, trundle and another twin bed. (brand new)

                      • View from the porch, overlooking the pool toward Blue Hill bay

                        View from the porch, overlooking the pool toward Blue Hill bay

                      • low tide.....the tides are twelve feet high to low...

                        low tide.....the tides are twelve feet high to low...

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                      $2,000 - $2,700 per week (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

                      View calendar: Updated 11/10/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2004
                      Speaks: spanish
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/10/2014
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