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Flying Jib: Half Traditional, Half New Cottage with Pool

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Last updated: 06/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you want a nice visit with your extended family pick a neutral ground. This is a place where no one family has a claim. Two sisters who want to get their respective families together. A family reunion with all generations together. We have been managing the Flying Jib for many years. This is our market and we are good at it.

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 9 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/CD player and a eclectic library of VCRs.

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 for an interesting, even exciting walk. The area at the beach and the boardwalk down to the water has received a lot of attention and looks good.

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. You can pay with a credit card. 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 9% Maine sales tax is an add-on.



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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Great for children. They an play in the pool and run about the whole area. We have a port-a-crib....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs can make extra work for the cleaning crew. Leave a tip for them!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

  • Other (See Description)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The master bedroom/bathroom is on the main floor....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    medium sized bedroom with closet and two windows...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    small bedroom with closet and two windows...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

    Three brand new single, twin beds. one is a trundle bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There are two inflatable beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Main downstairs bathroom. Includes washer/dryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Very large bathroom upstairs. Bathtub with shower ring...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Master bathroom has a jacuzzi and a shower....moreless

  • There are three bathrooms. The bathroom in the master bedroom, a full bath on the main floor and a full bath upstairs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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, port-a-crib. We recently added the game CORN HOLE...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    quite few miscellaneous books, all genres...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    There is a DVD player. There is a TV in the family room that plays VCRs and CDs. We have a quite large library of VCRs. Remember VCRs; they have to be rewound!...moreless

  • Game Room:

    BEAN BAG GAME: CORN HOLE...moreless

  • Games:

    board games and cards. lots of jigsaw puzzles....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV through DirectTV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There are several sets of speakers that will turn your laptop into a stereo system. ...moreless

  • Television:

    We recently added a flat screen TV that will accept game systems....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    The TV in the living room will accept games, but we do not supply them. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are about 25 movies, both in VCR and DVD. A pretty broad selection....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    lue Hill bay is visible over the Lookout Inn...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Our property includes 50 feet of beach on Herrick bay. It can be eached by walking a long interesting path....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Most groups eat their big meals on the enclosed porch. There is a diningroom with a large table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wonderful fireplace with supplied wood....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    yes...moreless

  • Garage:

    The garage is extra space and available to the renters. It stores the firewood, four bicycles, tools, trash and others....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Propane heater...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    there is a small propane heater...moreless

  • Internet:

    The DSL is through Fairpoint Communications...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    lots of parking, even for large trailers....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    There is a regular phone...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    lot of towels for the pool...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    There is a wireless router...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    yes...moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher:

    yes...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Great care has been given to providing a convenient and efficient kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    of course...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    do not plan on being supplied with any food...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    regular...moreless

  • Stove:

    yes. Also a propane burner with a lobster pot for large scale cooking...moreless

  • Toaster:

    yes...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    the balcony overlooks the pool area....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    four bicycles, two for small children....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are two big comfortable decks and an enclosed patio. We recently added the bean bag throwing game -- 'CORN HOLE' ORN HOLE...moreless

  • Golf:

    there are some golf clubs and wiffle golf balls....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    these can be rented from the Activity shop in Blue hill. They deliver for free....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    pretty big lawn and garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    there is , large weber grill. And there is a single burner propane burner with a big lobster pot. Two propane tanks....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    There is a jacuzzi in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    The pool is 20x40 feet, about as big as a private pool ever gets. The pool is heated....moreless

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
early summer
May 14 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,200
fall
Sep 2 - Oct 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,200
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $300
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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. The cleaning cost is part of your fee: no add-on for this.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 06/17/2016
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Location

  • Lookout-Restaurant

    " Great upscale restaurante. They want reservations!"

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  • Bianco Family Catering

    "This is a local family that does a great job with catering of any size!"

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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
LookOut Inn
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Rockland
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Blue Hill
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
LookOut Inn
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
yes

Car: Recommended

ship and boat gazing, wading, mussel harvesting, clam digging, crab chasing, sea weed sculpting, sand castles, national parks, national forests, the Brooklin Boatyard (neighboring boat building school), whale watching, talking with Maine residents, etc

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1920

About: Jan, my wife, and I live a quiet retired life in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. We live in a big old house and I use my extensive handyman skills to fix up the house. Jan is a bookkeeper/ accountant (useful if you are managing a vacation rental) and recently got a job. I am so proud of her. How many 70 year olds could walk into a job paying $17.50 per hour. I take my handyman skills to Flye point every other September and work on the Flying Jib. I got back on October 20th 2015. (the day before yesterday as I write) The big changes are: I had two roofs replaced. I rebuilt the boardwalk down to our beach, I rebuilt the garage doors (mostly cosmetic), I did some major reorganization in the kitchen, I cleared out a lot of overgrowth, especially along the Herrick Bay path. It is beautiful in Maine in the Fall. But it was getting cold as I was leaving, the third week of October. Final note: The money in rentals in Maine is in July and August. But the actual season is much longer. I can give renters a real deal in the off season months. I would rather break even than see the cottage empty. Ask about June and September and even May and October. (pool closed, of course)

Why Brooklin, ME, USA:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: spanish, My caretaker is fluent in Spanish.

 

Photos

  • sleeps 9 plus.  20'x40' pool

    sleeps 9 plus. 20'x40' pool

  • This photo is from the porch off the living room.  Blue Hill Bay in distance

    This photo is from the porch off the living room. Blue Hill Bay in distance

  • The Master Bedroom.  door to bathroom.

    The Master Bedroom. door to bathroom.

  • living room from one end

    living room from one end

  • classic old stone fireplace

    classic old stone fireplace

  • office, coat room right inside the front door.

    office, coat room right inside the front door.

  • enclosed outside porch

    enclosed outside porch

  • small queen bedroom

    small queen bedroom

  • Maine is a beautiful state

    Maine is a beautiful state

  • Immediately to the left is the Flying Jib, in the distance

    Immediately to the left is the Flying Jib, in the distance

  • The path as it approaches Herrick Bay.  It is about a four minute walk!

    The path as it approaches Herrick Bay. It is about a four minute walk!

  • High tide to low tide is as much as 14 feet! 
 "Kissing Tree Rock"

    High tide to low tide is as much as 14 feet! "Kissing Tree Rock"

  • parking/main entrance, pool on other side.

    parking/main entrance, pool on other side.

  • Traditional cottage, but with a modern kitchen!  It is very efficient.

    Traditional cottage, but with a modern kitchen! It is very efficient.

  • Vintage 1900s country cottage

    Vintage 1900s country cottage

  • living room from other end.  There is now a flat screen TV for your games.

    living room from other end. There is now a flat screen TV for your games.

  • medium queen bedroom upstairs

    medium queen bedroom upstairs

  • sitting room...main bathroom, laundry to right

    sitting room...main bathroom, laundry to right

  • from the other side.....  porch overlooks the pool..

    from the other side..... porch overlooks the pool..

  • largest bedroom, trundle and another twin bed. (brand new)

    largest bedroom, trundle and another twin bed. (brand new)

  • The prominent building in the middle is the Lookout, a bed and breakfast.

    The prominent building in the middle is the Lookout, a bed and breakfast.

  • This is the boardwalk to our beach.  The Atlantic Boat Company is on the right.

    This is the boardwalk to our beach. The Atlantic Boat Company is on the right.

  • The path is 1300 feet long.  This walkway goes over a marshy area.

    The path is 1300 feet long. This walkway goes over a marshy area.

  • Low tide.  At extreme low tide you can walk to the distant island.  Incredible!!

    Low tide. At extreme low tide you can walk to the distant island. Incredible!!

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 15, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: spanish, My caretaker is fluent in Spanish.
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