Sweet Cottage in Quiet Coastal Setting. Great for Couples and Small Families.
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
- 600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen bed in alcove. Sleeping benches for two.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Linens Provided:
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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.
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.
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Bench seats provide sleeping opportunities for kids. This one and another.
High tide view of beach and cottage.
Sunset from a the family house a few hundred feet to the south of cottage
View of outside shower
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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