Flying Jib: Half Traditional, Half New Cottage with Pool
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 8 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 7% Maine sales tax is the only add-on.
- 3 story
- 2300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
- Other (See Description)
- Bedroom 1
- 1 queen
- The master bedroom/bathroom is on the main floor.
- Bedroom 2
- 1 queen
- medium sized bedroom with closet and two windows
- Bedroom 4
- 2 twin/ single
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, jetted tub
- Master bathroom has a jacuzzi.
- Bathroom 2
- toilet, shower
- Main downstairs bathroom. Includes washer/dryer
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Towels Provided:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room seats 4
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
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...morecollapse
- DVD Player:
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Jetted Tub
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Grill:
- Deck / Patio:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Deepsea Fishing
ReviewsWrite a review
What a great place! A little piece of heaven right here on earth. We had a great time and the pool is an added treat - especially for us Floridians who love swimming - Would recommend the Flying Jib to anyone, anytime.
- Guest Dawn M.
- Date of stay 07/27/05
- Review Submitted 07/27/05
Owner response: We Coloradoans like it, too. -Lonny Brigham
Step back in time...."rusticate" at the "Flying Jib", one of the most beautiful spots in Maine. A hidden gem! The Jib has all the amenies of home...but a view that is fantastic. My family has stayed there every summer since 1986.
- Guest elizabeth evans
- Date of stay 02/17/05
- Review Submitted 02/17/05
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7 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more $280 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
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. This cost is part of your fee: no add-on for this.
The terms are 50% down and balance due 30 days before check-in.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Our week is Saturday to Saturday in July and August.
Check out by 10:00am
Check in after 3:00pm
$2100 per week July and August
$1600 per week June and September
Ask about May and October!
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About the owner: My mother is from an old family from New Haven and my father is from an old family from Providence. In 1924, after years of visiting, my mother’s father’s sister, Helen Elizabeth Graves, purchased the cottage. For decades and even generations, the cottage was primarily a family retreat and a memorial to our middle class New England heritage. As a representative of the family, the cottage has come under my care. As a result, there have been big changes at the Flying Jib! I spent seven weeks through this last September (2011) turning this memorial into a business. The biggest theme was throwing stuff away! The cottage still has that old world New England atmosphere, but hopefully there is also some of the efficiency you would expect at a Holiday Inn Express. Everything is in order and as you would expect. The doors and windows all work. The locks and lights and appliances all work. You have an introduction pamphlet that informs you of everything you need to know. You know where to go if you have problems. Everything is taken care of! This is a business and my team and I are focused on making a good experience for our renters and giving them value for their money! And we want them to come back next year! The picture is of my Mother, Elizabeth Wing Graves Brigham, and my Father, Herbert Holton Brigham.
Why the Owner Chose 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.
- Primary: (828)505-0964 (North Carolina, USA)
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Traditional cottage, but with a modern kitchen! It is very efficient.
This photo is from the porch off the living room.
the cottage was built in 1900. This is the living room.
The Master Bedroom
Three bedrooms upstairs. Two queens and one has these twins
Maine is a beautiful state
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