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Charming Rustic Cabin on 37 Beautiful Acres and Just a Quick Walk to the Beach

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Last updated: 09/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Brooksville cabin description

Waterfront property, cozy cabin, great beds and amenities.

Aunt Mary's Cabin sleeps 4 people and is surrounded by water and 37 pastoral acres. Charming and rustic cabin offers comfortable king and queen bedrooms, a full eat-in kitchen, living, dining, washer/dryer 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.
For larger groups, The perfect place for relaxing reunions, catching up with old friends, and beautiful country weddings.Please check out our other listing on VRBO.#41192 if you need more space. Thank you!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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              • 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....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 2

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              • The first floor has a shower and toilet with washer/dryer. The second floor has a half bath....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                for movies...moreless

              • Toys:

                badminton, balls, some toys for children, small pool, chairs, bats, trucks etc. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront
              • Oceanfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Inside seats 6, outside 4. High chair available....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                off season electric...moreless

              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Really nice size with lovely views...moreless

              • Telephone:

                cell phone/ wireless...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                We do provide towels and beach towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                and press...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                Full with gas range, micro, coffee maker, etc...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                Standard frig, average size...moreless

              Outside

              • Lawn / Garden:

                We have a large farm to enjoy...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Weber and gas lobster coker...moreless

               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.3
              from 3 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Spring 2015
              May 16 - Jun 26, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $100
              $2,800
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay
              $135
              $3,600
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • cleaning $150
              • Tax Rate 8%

              Notes:

              All cleaning, security,and taxes are included in the above fees. Available insurance will be purchased at $49 per visit.

              Dogs are charged after approval at $20 per day. Dogs are allowed on the first floor only. They must be well behaved.


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              Last updated: 09/26/2014
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              Location

              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Bangor, Bar Harbor, Trenton Maine, Portland

              Car: Necessary

               

              Owner info

              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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              Speaks: english

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              • Farmer's markets in the area provide the finest food available anywhere.

                Farmer's markets in the area provide the finest food available anywhere.

              • Living for games, movies and puzzles.

                Living for games, movies and puzzles.

              • Our beach , views to Castine, Islesboro and the Camden Hills!

                Our beach , views to Castine, Islesboro and the Camden Hills!

              • Living view of fields, 2ed private beach just a walk away.

                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!

                You can buy precooked at our local market or cook your own in our pots!

              • The cabin entrance

                The cabin entrance

              • Enjoy the western sunsets from our field and build a campfire and roast smores!

                Enjoy the western sunsets from our field and build a campfire and roast smores!

              • The Boat House is available for you to enjoy

                The Boat House is available for you to enjoy

              • Dining

                Dining

              • Blueberries in August and some blackberries on the beach

                Blueberries in August and some blackberries on the beach

              • One King, one queen, 1 1/2 baths and the best screened porch in town!

                One King, one queen, 1 1/2 baths and the best screened porch in town!

              • King Master Bedroom, extra memory foam.

                King Master Bedroom, extra memory foam.

              • Queen with an available baby crib and changing table.

                Queen with an available baby crib and changing table.

              • The boat house in the distance and the water view of our beach and land

                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.

                Gas cooking, gas grille, pots for lobsters, micro, washer, dryer.

              • The farm pond, full of frogs, some ducks, water lilies and birds.

                The farm pond, full of frogs, some ducks, water lilies and birds.

              • Screened porch, cool breezes and organic fields

                Screened porch, cool breezes and organic fields

              • Cabin dining

                Cabin dining

              • Books, a collection of movies, puzzles and games for rainy day fun

                Books, a collection of movies, puzzles and games for rainy day fun

              • The water is full of every kind of boat, lobstermen and schooners.

                The water is full of every kind of boat, lobstermen and schooners.

              VRBO #455688

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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              Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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              Speaks: english
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