A Cottage at Aunt Mary's Organic Ocean Front Farm
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Aunt Mary's Cabin , sleeps 4 people, surrounded by water and 37 pastoral acres. Aunt Mary's is a full cabin with king and queen bedrooms, full kitchen, living, dining, and screened porch. Surrounded by water, quiet country roads and untouched, the farm is 'Life as life should be'.
The farm was farmed by our Grandfather and the road led to ships awaiting repair. All the land was used for farming and no chemicals were ever used here. The nights are full of stars and fireflies and days of Valerian and roses blowing in the breezes. Our neighborhood is full of homesteaders who raise vegetables, make cheese or bake bread. Our local market has the best wines, chosen by Jonathan, the Chief at Buck's and the market there has specialty foods and supplies for locals and the yachtsmen who frequent Brooksville in the summer. Kneisal Hall in Blue Hill has the best music available anywhere and students from the best schools come to play for us all summer. The Stonington Opera has fine film, performance and jazz and the village is full of art, restaurants and a great little clothing store. Nearby Deer Isle has wonderful galleries, restaurants and Haystack where artists meet and teach. Blue Hill and all the surrounding towns have farmer's markets, not unlike Provence. You can eat organic, top quality food every day and enjoy our local art as well. The various Yacht Clubs have events and races all summer and our guests are able to use our pond access at Walker's to swim, a new beach with outstanding water and loons.
Kayaking and canoeing are done here and you can lease a boat in blue hill for your visit. Lobsters are readily available and you can get them precooked or cook them yourself. Our guests love the feel of a time gone by as we have no urban sprawl or strip centers, we have open space and a feeling of peace.
Climb Blue Hill, hike through Holbrook Island Sanctuary, visit the Nearing Center and learn about farming and homesteading or go to the Wooden Boat School and build a boat. Elliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosche are renowned for gardening and amazing techniques to encourage longer seasons. Their farm is a few miles away and the flowers and vegetables are the finest anywhere.
Across the water is Castine a great old town with my favorite bar, 'The Penagoet', with Jack your host, and his amazing collection of photographs.The Maine Maritime is there and the ship is often at dock and the students race their sailing ensigns. Cruise ships and sailboats, yachts and lobster boats fill the water and Castine is a great place to get ice cream, throw a dollar on Dennet's ceiling and have a beer. The homes there are from the days of great sailing ships, captain's and their families. Our family used to run the steamer from the wharf to Castine and would attend the one room school house there. We have pictures of the water frozen, completely from Brooksville to Castine.
Summertime is loaded with daily activities and the fall is so beautiful with the maples and orchards glowing.
Dogs allowed with owners approval.
Come to our farm and enjoy the beauty of nature, get reacquainted with silence and cool air and just relax in the summer sun.
Please check out our other listing on VRBO.#41192 if you need more space. Thank you!
- 2 story
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bedroom 1
- 1 king
- Bedroom 2
- 1 queen, 1 baby crib
The master bedroom has a king bed with an added 2 ' foam. Windows allow the stars to be seen from the bed and the bath is a small walk down the hall. The queen room also has a portable changing table and porta crib for our younger guests. We can provide a high chair upon request. There is a half bath on the second floor. The second floor also has a library area and a large living room....morecollapse
- 1.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, shower
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Towels Provided:
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Mountain Biking
- Whitewater Rafting
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Highest recommendation!! Airbnb reviewGuest comment entered by owner
Highest recommendation!! Airbnb review
We loved our stay. Three of us reveled in the amazing local food, secret places that are NOT to be missed. Carol will tell you! Please support the locals, that PIZZA from Tinder Hearth is remarkable... Beds and rooms were comfy, loved the upstairs living room and screened porch! The private beach was not very accessible, but the larger, closer water front was great. We picked wild blueberries and had so much fun making our own meals with incredible local ingredients. The hosts and animals are wonderful and accommodating to the hilt. Do not miss a trek out to Isle De Haut for the most improbable chocolate artisans and lobster food truck you will ever see and love. Best Po Boy sandwich ever at 66 Steaks, another find! Note: Highest recommendation!
- Guest RACHEL
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 02/05/13
Full nature! Air bnb ReviewGuest comment entered by owner
Full nature! Air bnb Review
We have such a great time in this place. In full nature, juste near the sea...So nice and confortable! Childrens can play in the garden... All the area is so calm and cool! Carole and her husband are really nice. Thank you for this great holiday!
- Guest Laurent
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 02/05/13
Exactly what we were looking for! Airbnb reviewGuest comment entered by owner
Exactly what we were looking for! Airbnb review
A beautiful place and very responsive, friendly and relaxed host. The cabin is exactly how it is described: semi-rustic, independent, and in a wonderful part of the Maine coast - exactly what we were looking for. Thanks!
- Guest PETER
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 02/05/13
We Loved this place! Airbnb reviewGuest comment entered by owner
We Loved this place! Airbnb review
We LOVED this place! Rustic in appearance only - in fact the beds are comfy, the hot water plentiful, the porch screened and the lounge room upstairs is lovely. Gas stove and microwave. Both the porch and lounge look across a meadow. The whole area is quiet and beautiful. We would return here without hesitation. In fact, if we're in the area again, we fully intend to! Good for couples or families. Enjoy!
- Guest Jane
- Date of stay 06/18/11
- Review Submitted 02/05/13
The nights were incredible! Airbnb reviewGuest comment entered by owner
The nights were incredible! Airbnb review
If you're looking for a cute, peaceful, semi-rustic get a way on the Maine country side this is a great spot. More than enough space for two people, and 4 or 5 would still be comfortable. All the appliances worked well and the cabin's up-keep was in great condition. Carol and Dick were the best "neighbors" we could have asked for (giving us all the privacy and quiet we wanted, and then eager and excited to help when approached). Several small towns are within reasonable driving distance with grocery stores, antique shops and plenty of lobster spots. Deer Isle, with plenty of tourism activities, is also within a reasonable drive. We took a wonderful hike on near by Cape Rosier. There are two calm gravel beaches within a 7 minute walk (we were the only people on both beaches when we were there). Not having air conditioning was pretty rough during the midday heatwave (we were there for an unusually hot week), but Carol provided 4 fans and we made do. The nights were incredible. Fantastic sunsets, stars and cool ocean breezes made for refreshing ends to our days. It's no resort, but for what we wanted it was perfect.
- Guest JULIA
- Date of stay 06/10/11
- Review Submitted 02/05/13
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Additional information about rental rates
All cleaning, security,and taxes are included in the above fees.A damage deposit of $200 will be added and refunded at departure up to 2 weeks.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $250
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Bangor, Bar Harbor, Trenton Maine, Portland at 30 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Waterfront x 2 at Brooksville
Year Purchased: 1840
About the owner: This homestead has been in the family since 1840. A total of 37 acres and Ocean Front, the farm is now available for lease . Aunt Mary has two bedrooms. Loving the coast of Maine, we have begun replenishing the fields for organic farming. The Brooksville Peninsula is full of wonderful farms and we enjoy buying local food and living simply. We live on the property also and love sharing this amazing place. I am a design build professional in the process of finishing a Documentary Film on 'Home' and my husband, who spent his summers here with his Grandparents, is a Professional Engineer who specializes in building system and analysis. Leed certified he designed the first solar home in NH in the 70's. He Graduated from Swarthmore and a Nasa fellowship sent him to Dartmouth Thayer School. I went to a small woman's college in Washington DC that is now a part of George Washington University and I studied at Harvard for two years. We raised 4 children and have 5 grandchildren who all come to the farm in the summer! This summer we will be planting a medicinal herb garden and spend some time on our little day sailor.
Why the Owner Chose Brooksville:
Generations have been on this land and the original family settled in Brooksville in 1790. 7 Tapley Brothers were sea captains and the Wharf on South Wharf Rd is where our grandfather repaired ships. The barn had a livery for people who came by ferry to ride to Blue Hill. Aunt Mary Tapley married William Wasson who was also a Sea Captain, our farm is their homestead and is now ours.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The biggest benefit is to come to a place that is truly 'Life as life should be' . Please check out our other listing on VRBO.#41192 if you need more space As it was and has been for generations, the farm will restore your senses and western sunsets, bond fires and lobsters, surrounded by fresh cool sea air and star filled skies will make you happy as it does us.
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Our beach , views to Castine, Islesboro and the Camden Hills!
One King, one queen, 1 1/2 baths and the best screened porch in town!
King Master Bedroom, extra memory foam.
Queen with an available baby crib and changing table.
Living view of fields, 2ed private beach just a walk away.
You can buy precooked at our local market or cook your own in our pots!
The cabin entrance
Books, a collection of movies, puzzles and games for rainy day fun
The water is full of every kind of boat, lobstermen and schooners.
Screened porch, cool breezes and organic fields
Farmer's markets in the area provide the finest food available anywhere.
Living for games, movies and puzzles.
The boat house in the distance and the water view of our beach and land
Gas cooking, gas grille, pots for lobsters, micro, washer, dryer.
The farm pond, full of frogs, some ducks, water lilies and birds.
Enjoy the western sunsets from our field and build a campfire and roast smores!
The Boat House is available for you to enjoy
Blueberries in August and some blackberries on the beach
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