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Sweet Cottage in Quiet Coastal Setting. Great for Couples and Small Families.

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High tide view of beach and cottage.


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

One room cottage with queen bed and sleeping benches, kitchen, propane heater

Complete kitchen setup. Large comfortable room with multiple windows, propane stove heater, sleeping benches, dining table and comfortable chairs, and queen bed alcove. Simple bathroom with outdoor shower. There is a good size porch facing the ocean view, telephone, electricity, and video capability. No wifi, but wifi is available at the library in town (3 miles away). Easy walk to the beach. Beach is very child safe; large with gradual slope. Great swimming at high and mid-tides. Road access to beach if necessary. Boats not provided, but kayaks are available for rent from Blue Hill or Stonington (and can be delivered to the property).


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Queen bed in alcove. Sleeping benches for two.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Simple bathroom with toilet and sink. Attached outdoor shower on elevated deck with privacy screen....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Well situated between Mt Desert (1.5 hrs driving) and Deer Isle (1/2-1 hr driving)... both with access to Acadia National Park and whale or puffin watches. Blue Hill with grocery stores and restaurants is 1/2 hr driving. Brooklin is 5 mins away and has general store, library, and restaurant....moreless


  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Approximately 200 yards along mowed path to beach (also drivable)...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Large sandy beach shared with two other families....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    From cottage and porch looking westward over Eggemogin reach and islands...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Access to beach and rocky shore....moreless

  • Rural:

    3 miles from downtown Brooklin with General Store and library. Easy bike ride....moreless

  • Village:

    3 miles from downtown Brooklin with General Store, post office, restaurant and library (with wifi)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Heating:

    Propane fireplace...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    For stays of less than 5 days, we ask that visitors bring their own linens....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    For stays of less than 5 days, we ask that visitors bring their own towels....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equiped...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pots and pans available...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wide deck with rail seat and chairs. Faces view....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent from Blue Hill or Stonington. Both places deliver to site....moreless



from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early season
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Mid season
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
6 night min stay

Late season
Sep 2 - Oct 7, 2017
6 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 9%


For stays shorter than 5 nights, bring your own linens and clean the house to leave it as it was when you arrived.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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52 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor or Bar Harbor
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brooklin Inn
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
On property

Car: Necessary

A half-hour drive will get you to Blue Hill where there are lots of stores (including big grocery store) and a hospital. An hour's drive gets you to Stonington where there are puffin cruises, ferries to Isle au Haut, as well as other attractions. With an hour and 1/2 you can drive to Bar Harbor and enjoy Acadia National Park, whale watches, and other attractions. One mile away there is a public access beach and sand bar with a small harbour of mostly working boats.

There is gas available at the Brooklin General Store.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1960

About the owner: This is a family homestead. My parents bought the place in 1960 and came here with us 6 kids for summers while we were growing up. Father was a Dartmouth professor, who later became very interested in the history of the Maine islands and, with our mother, wrote 4 volumes of history, "Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast". This small cottage was built in the 80s to provide room for overflow.

Why the Owner Chose Brooklin, ME, USA:
The original homestead on this property was owned at one point by Florence Kelly, an early social reformer and advocate for women's rights, a fact that greatly intrigued my family. Sailing and cruising were a big part of family life. The cove provides excellent protected anchorage. The property was purchased by three families. These families still own the beach cove in common. Until two years ago, the families also owned Big Babson Island, just southwest of Kelly Cove. This property is now owned by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and is forever wild.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This area of Maine is well off the Route 1 'beaten track' and enjoys a calmer, quieter feel than many Maine coastal areas. Wooden Boat, known for boat building classes and for the Wooden Boat Magazine is right 'next door', so to speak, and boats visiting Wooden Boat anchor directly in front of Kelly Cove. The boats that visit Wooden Boat are generally known for their beauty and style. Maine schooners regularly anchor here. Babson Island, a Maine Coast Heritage 'forever wild' island is the closest island to Kelly Cove. It has a spectacular picnic beach on east side, and rocky coast on the west side. Several other nearby islands welcome daytime visitors or have camp sites associated with the Maine Island Trail. Kayak rentals are available out of Blue Hill, and can be delivered to the property. The village of Brooklin, with general store, post office, and library (and sometimes a cafe) is three miles from the property. Wifi is not available here in the cottage, but is available at the town library. There are fields associated with this property that provide possibilities for kids to run around playing informal games like baseball and soccer.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • High tide view of beach and cottage.

    High tide view of beach and cottage.

  • Sunset from a the family house a few hundred feet to the south of cottage

    Sunset from a the family house a few hundred feet to the south of cottage

VRBO #686118

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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