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Historic Summer Cottage in Exclusive Summer Colony

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Our family cottage, Keewaydin, was built in 1908, and has been

continuously enjoyed by 5 generations of our family. The architecture,

featuring an open living room facing directly up to the rafters, with a

balcony running along two sides of the second story, was designed by

Washington DC architect Frank Bibb.

In 2004 , a total renovation of the cottage was undertaken with the goal

of not only preserving it for future generations by modernizing the

interior, but restoring the gardens and grounds, including the original

entrance, reconstructed from photographs. In addition to the amenities

we have itemized, the cottage has a double screened in porch where we

often take our meals. Across the road is the only private beach in the

Colony, owned by us and one other family. You can keep your row boat,

kayak, canoe or sailfish tied up there.

The cottage is located in Haven Colony, also known as Center Harbor, the

location of Anne River Siddons' novel 'Colony.' The Center Harbor Yacht

Club, which includes more small boats than yachts, keeps a running

schedule of boating events for young and old alike. The Club's tennis

court is steps from our door. But for those seeking R+R and a respite

from human society, all you need is the house and the beach.

All the glories of Down East Maine are nearby: i mile from Wooden Boat School; Deer Isle 20 miles;

Castine 30 miles; Acadia National Park 60 miles. Our cottage does not

have internet access but the internet is available at the Brooklin

Library, 1 mile from the cottage. The cottage is a retreat in one of the

most glorious places in the world. We offer it for just a few weeks when

it is at its finest.

Full Kitchen, Washer, Dryer, Linens Provided, Wheelchair ramp, Pets OK.

No smoking please.

The house is closed for the winter from October 15 until May 15.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

Amenities

Brooklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6)
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)

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Historic Summer Cottage in Exclusive Summer Colony
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Charming historic and original

  • 5 of 5

The building is a fantastic throw back to old New England Camps, essentially original but for updates in the kitchen and electrical systems. Overall had a delightful time.

Recommend minor retrofit in down stairs bathroom to adding shower curtain.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Serene front porch and lovely little beach. This is a beautiful, old-style

Maine summer house located in a very beautiful enclave. It was as neat as a pin when we arrived and we had a glorious 2 weeks.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

blissful June days with my dog

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved Keewaydin. Felt right at home. The beach was sublime; found some first-rate pieces of sea glass; almost dozed off there once or twice it put one so absolutely at ease. I was the first tenant of the summer & was super impressed by how clean & ready the cottage was for my arrival. Hope to return next year. Thank you Betsy & Jack

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

charming historic cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week in Brooklin. The historic house is utterly charming. Brooklin is pretty remote, and the place has no internet, and no TV. For us, though, all those things were a plus. We enjoyed the wonderful relaxed quiet of the house, its extensive library and game collection, the piano, the beach (a prime spot for hunting sea glass!) and, perhaps especially, the porch, where I spent many hours reading and drinking coffee. We explored Deer Isle, had pizza and pastries at Tinder Hearth, did some book shopping in Blue Hill, but mostly we read and skipped rocks and swam. A delightful week. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We very much hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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