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Flying Jib: Half Traditional, Half New Cottage with Pool

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Last updated: 07/26/2014
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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.

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.

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • 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

              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, jetted tub, shower

                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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

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

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Stove:

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

              • Catering Available:

                The Bianco Family Catering is right in the neighborhood....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

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


              • Garage:

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

              • Parking:

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

              • Fireplace:

                wonderful fireplace with supplied wood....moreless

              • Heating:

                there is a small propane heater...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                lot of towels for the pool...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Propane heater...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:


              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Living Room seats 4
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              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...moreless


                  • Video Library:

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

                  • DVD Player:

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

                  • Games:

                    board games and cards. lots of jigsaw puzzles....moreless

                  • Books:

                    quite few miscellaneous books...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    TV through DirectTV...moreless

                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player


                  • Internet:

                    The DSL is through Fairpoint Communications...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    There is a wireless router...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

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

                  • Hot Tub:

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

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

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

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There are two big comfortable decks and an enclosed patio....moreless

                  • Golf:

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

                  • Bicycles:

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

                  • Balcony:

                    the balcony overlooks the pool area....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    pretty big lawn and garden...moreless


                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

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

                  • Ocean View:

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


                  • Restaurants
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Antiquing
                  • Golf


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                  from 2 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  peak season
                  Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Aug 30 - Oct 18, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Standard pricing
                  7 night min stay
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,100 $8,100
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee $0
                  • 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: 07/26/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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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
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  LookOut Inn
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Blue Hill
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  LookOut Inn

                  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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                  • fabulous vacation destination

                    fabulous vacation destination

                  • This photo is from the porch off the living room.

                    This photo is from the porch off the living room.

                  • The Master Bedroom

                    The Master Bedroom

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • 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 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

                  • 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

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                  This listing was first published here in 2004.

                  Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                  $1,600 - $2,300 per week (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 07/26/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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