- 3 BR, 2 Full BA, Sleeps 6+
- english, french, german
About Virginia Kaufmann
My nickname is heidi. I grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts, got away from home early for my senior year at an English boarding school, then to Barnard College where I did history. In graduate school I fell in love with everything medieval, switched to art history so i could focus on culture and then, following my husband to Vienna for his thesis research, I chose a German manuscript as my thesis topic which I completed at Columbia University. We eventually spent years with grants in various research centers in Germany. Our daughter went to school there and still has contact with friends she made there. We travelled often to eastern Europe and I taught in both Poland and Hungary (Central European University). In retirement I came to Maine which I love in all seasons. But am also pulled to Brooklyn NY where my daughter, son-in-law and grandson live. My toddler grandson is the light of my life.
Virginia Kaufmann purchased this House in 2005
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Staying here at this lovely house in Brooksville has been great! A perfect location to be on the coast of Maine. And this location is fabulous with a truly quiet and natural setting, yet excellent shopping nearby. There's fresh food, clean air, and good people. A restorative choice which has soothed my soul.
This house has been as comfortable as if I had family in Maine. I have been able to settle in from day one with all my housefold needs accounted for. I love the privacy with trees all around, but wide open spaces to see the amazing sunsets. But, I like the conveniences close enough and can get to the Buck's Harbor Market for my fresh veggies if I'm not going to Blue Hill to shop at the Blue Hill Food Coop or Tradewinds (both excellent) . It's been great getting my eggs, vegetables, cheese and bread just by drivng to the various neighbor's around Brooksville. Maine is truly about abundance and fresh, local food.
There are so many activities here, even off season, but I love nature and it's why I came. I love water and I'm constantly going to the ocean and on the trails of Holbrook Island Nature Sanctuary nearby. I've seen otter, rabbit, and deer tracks. I've seen my first American Woodcock in this yard... beautiful and very exciting! (All my friends are envious). This is the best place for an artist looking for a quiet place to relax while working on projects. I've accomplished so much. And musicians would love it, too, because the house seems to make music sound so much richer. And, happily, there's no neighbors to disturb. Kids will love it here, because there's plenty of room to play. I couldn't ask for a better vacation home with a nice owner who wants you to have a good time.
Near many public access boat landings and beaches. Fresh and saltwater fishing from docks, the shore and with Maine guides. Biking, hiking, and kayaking paradise. Trails and picnic site in Brooksville's own Holbrook Island Sanctuary. Acadia National Park - with countless, well-groomed hiking and biking trails - less than an hour away. The 'Brooksville loop' is famous biking route - with views of river, pond and ocean. Yacht, lobster boat, and environmental cruises available for all ages! Artists studios and galleries dot the countryside - and they are sometimes nicely landscaped so a real pleasure to visit. Bagaduce Theater with superb productions in a barn is right down the street from the house. Numerous restaurants with a variety of seafood and locally produced meat, cheese, fruit, vegetable, baked goods, pizza etc. menus. Organic produce available everywhere. Special Farm to Table meals must be arranged ahead of time. Contact owner after booking.15 Minutes to Blue Hill, 20 minutes to Deer Isle, 25 minutes to Castine, 1 hour to Bar Harbor.