Castine, ME, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Castine

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13br 3-star Hotel
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Located in the heart of Castine, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Dyce Head Lighthouse, Wilson Museum, and Fort Madison State Park. Maine Maritime Academy and Fort George Park are also within 15 minutes.
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    Looking for a tranquil vacation? A Downeast Maine Country Experience, far from the maddening crowds. Our cottages accommodate two adults in either 2 twin beds or joined s 1 king. These are adult-only cottages. We are open June until mid September. We do not accept pets. Come stay with us in our cozy and classy cottages, close to the ocean and ponds for canoeing or kayaking, with acres of wooded trails for hiking, and miles of quiet backroads for biking. This is your place. We have it all, nature at its best, yet not too far from gift shops, antiques, music, art galleries, and fine dining. Enjoy a full breakfast of your choice in our Breakfast Shed overlooking the farm pond. The cottages are in a rural setting on 5 acres of land. A short drive to the town landing for launching kayaks and a few miles to Holbrook Island Sanctuary with its public beach and hiking trails. There is a wonderful country store and restaurant in Bucks Harbor which is about 5 miles away. Blue Hill and Deer Isle are nearby for dining and shopping.
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    The SpaceFeatured in this September's Downeast Magazine, Brooksville, Maine and our beach road! As a guest said, "We LOVED this place! Rustic in appearance only - in fact the beds are comfy, the hot water plentiful, the porch screened and the lounge room upstairs is lovely. Gas stove and microwave. Both the porch and lounge look across a meadow. The whole area is quiet and beautiful. We would return here without hesitation. In fact, if we're in the area again, we fully intend to! Good for couples or families. Enjoy! " The most beautiful waterfront land in Brooksville, farmed by our own family for generations, surrounded by water and two private beaches on our organic farm, make this cabin one of the finest in the area. Bucks Harbor Yacht Club, The Marina and Market, Farmer's market on Tuesday and Buck's the restaurant are right here. Across from Castine where the Maritime Ship and all Castine has to offer, Brooksville abounds in seasonal energy. "The way life used to be!" Brooksville, Maine, Aunt Mary's Organic Farm Cabin on Waterfront .Kitchen, dining, living, screened porch, 1 King, 1 queen, 1 1/2 baths, with laundry. Saltwater farm on 22 acres, open space and organic farming. The farm has been in the family for generations and this cabin was originally used as a pottery barn. We made it into a wonderful country retreat for family and guests. Available throughout the season! Our guests love the quality of our rustic but comfortable cabin. Walk to two beaches, kayak, swim or relax on the screened porch. This cabin is it's own little house in Maine. Lobster pots are ready for your lobsters as the kitchen is fully equipped. The peninsula is full of organic food and restaurants and art galleries are nearby. Guests enjoy Kneisel Hall music and the Stonington Opera House and Jazz Festival. Come enjoy Maine as Maine used to be. We encourage longer stays because once you are here you won't want to leave! The closest airport is Bar Harbor and Bangor. Buses from Boston to Bangor. Our farm is exactly as it has been for the past 180 years. It reminds me of life as it was before all the hassles of modern day life. The air is clear, the birds and flowers fill your eyes and ears and the water and salt air make sleeping so peaceful. The water is full of every kind of boat imaginable. Directly across from the Castine Yacht Club, the sounds of the bell buoys and the starting gun for the days race, the Like Nantucket years ago, Brooksville is held in time, a truly amazing place. Another guest commented, "We have such a great time in this place. In full nature, juste near the (URL HIDDEN) nice and confortable! Childrens can play in the garden... All the area is so calm and cool! Carole and her husband are really nice. Thank you for this great holiday! " Reunions, weddings and large groups, we have 3 properties on 37 acres! Bring your whole family! Also, check out The Studio or Captain Robert's for availability! See you in 2017! Guest Access2 beaches and a great fire pit, water access for canoes and kayaks, rentable in Blue Hill and dropped off here. Interaction with GuestsWe are on location and happy to help our guests! The NeighborhoodThe land all around is part of the farm. Two beaches, blueberries, organic gardening.. Getting AroundCars needed, Bikes available. Kayaks may be deliver from Blue Hill to here and stored at the boathouse. Other Things to NoteOur property is a working farm. We are interested in preservation, biodynamics, sustainability and organic medicinals. We off you the use of our entire farm to enjoy the water, available vegetables and spectacular sunsets. When you visit us, you are visiting a farm and wildflowers and herbal gardens. All waterfront, there are 2 beaches to enjoy and fields to walk in or kick a soccer ball!
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    The SpaceThis is a 3 bedroom, one bath house (circa 1856) on a residential street. Two queen size beds and one twin. Located in center of Castine, easy walking distance to restaurants, town dock, Eaton's Boat Yard, town green, library, churches, yacht club, golf and tennis club, museum, and Maine Maritime Academy.If you have never experienced Castine, it is delightful. Very historic town, settled in 1613, revolutionary and War of 1812 forts are scattered around the town, very little traffic as the closest stop light is 15 miles away. The house sits on a hill and has views of the harbor from the sundeck and back yard.
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    The SpaceTwo-level cabin built in 1930 and tastefully renovated in 1995. Two decks overlooking the bay. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms. (Great kitchen). Guest Access1/2 mile from charming Castine village.
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    The SpaceLocated on the Blue Hill Peninsula, Sunrise Cottages & The Breakfast Shed (open June 1 - mid September) offers the friendliness of a B&B with the privacy of your own cottage. Each of our 2 cottages accommodate 2 adults (sorry no children) with either a king bed or 2 twin, sitting alcove, large bathroom, mini refrigerator and coffee pot with set up provided. There is no cooking inside or outside of the cottages. A full breakfast is provided daily in the Breakfast Shed restaurant. Guest AccessWi-fi is accessible in the Breakfast Shed. Generally, our signal will reach the cottages. Interaction with GuestsWe live in the main house; we meet and greet our guests, and prepare and serve your breakfast. We can provide recommendations of things to do and places to dine. The NeighborhoodA country setting with back roads for walking or biking. We are located 1.5 miles from town landing and access to saltwater. A 1200 acre state park is within 5 miles with trails for hiking and a beach. There are many restaurants, antique shops, and art galleries on the peninsula, all within a 15-30 minute ride. Acadia National Park is about an hour's drive. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation here in this part of rural Maine. Other Things to NotePlease check in by 6:00 pm; if unable, please advise in advance. 8:00 pm is our latest check-in. Sorry, no pets allowed.
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    The SpaceThis unique, rustic, private home was the former home of the iconic organic farmers Scott and Helen Nearing (Living the Good Life). It sits on serene Orr Cove, has a large freshwater pond and is less than an hour from Acadia National Park. Available Dates: Early September - Contact Guest AccessThe farm is a short walk from Eliot Coleman's Four Season organic farm. The farm is near Blue Hill, Bucks Harbor, Castine, and Holbrook Sanctuary. Next door to the Good Life Center. Interaction with GuestsThe caretaker lives less than one mile from the house. The NeighborhoodThis is a very private, unique location. Getting AroundIf flying, land in Bangor and rent a car to access property (1.5 hr) Other Things to NoteInternet is now available at Forest Farm.
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    The SpaceCome, experience Downeast Maine from the epicenter of its famous coast, remarkable for its stunning views, nesting bald eagles, basking seals, fireflies and starry nights. Stay in our Waterview Cottage with its double bed and comfortable living room overlooking Smith Cove and summer sunsets. Cozy up to our fireplace (propane) on those cool evenings. It's a 5 minute walk to the town dock where you can enjoy water access. Our location is quite remote including lots of winding roads. There's lots to do for all ages: explore nearby Holbrook Sanctuary, hike Blue Hill Mountain or take a picnic to Acadia National Park, just 1 1/2 hours away, for spectacular hiking or biking through the woods on the carriage trails. If you want to get on the water, take the mail boat to Isle au Haut, or charter a sailboat for a day on Eggemoggin Reach or kayak on one of many local bays. Is art your thing? Plan a day trip to Deer Isle and Stonington to check out the local art scene and chat with local artists. Is music your interest? Kneisal Hall Music School hosts classical concerts throughout the summer; (most) Monday evenings, The Flash in the Pan Steel Drum Band plays at the Blue Hill Town Park (overlooking the harbor); and local artists play in a variety of venues. The food scene? You can dine out every night at one of the many excellent restaurants and never wash a dish; or buy fresh lobsters right off the boat, organic greens at a local farm, and a bottle of wild blueberry wine from a local winery to dine al fresco from your home base. Then, watch the sun as it sets over Smith Cove. There's so much more to do – play golf, tennis, visit pottery studios, enjoy raw oysters fresh from the local (and world famous) Bagaduce River Oyster Farm, go bird watching, or visit the pioneering “back-to-the-land" Good Life Center 7 miles away in Cape Rosier. Oh! I forgot to mention blueberry pie a la mode. You'll just have to come explore for yourself! See (URL HIDDEN) for even more info.! Interaction with GuestsYour hosts, Kim and Diane, may or may not be present on the property during your stay. If we are there, we are happy to help you plan your visit. The NeighborhoodWe love the peace and quiet. Getting AroundNo public transit. Just your car on lots of winding roads. Other Things to NotePlease note that we are unable to take pets so that we can keep the space allergen free for all guests.
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    The SpaceWe often describe our house has having everything you need and nothing more! It is small and cozy and filled with light thanks to full sliding glass doors that lead out to a brand new large screened in porch that looks out at the harbor and Blue Hill, and makes outdoor living possible day - and night. The NeighborhoodCastine is one of Maine's "most photogenic coastal villages, the kind writers describe as 'perfectly preserved,'" according to The Boston Globe. Once home to Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, Mary McCarthy, Phillip Booth and many more writers and artists, Castine offers a range of cultural events throughout the summer including concerts and lectures. It has a wonderful town library and offers endless opportunity for walking and biking. There is a stony beach in town and numerous fresh water lakes within a 30-minute drive. Getting AroundCastine is best enjoyed by walking. There are historical markers throughout the town, providing visitors with a wonderful history of this town, first settled in 1613. Castine is also a regular stop on biking trips as it is located in one of the beautiful regions of the world - Penobscot Bay, and is a favorite port of boaters.
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    The SpaceNewly renovated coastal cottage, in historical and hysterical 'downeast' village. This three-story, south-facing, hill-top home, abuts a 155 acre cliff-side wilderness preserve, looks seaward, and at dawn is raucous with all the birdsong; 35 species in the neighborhood! Five bedrooms, four baths, three decks and a wooded lot is the perfect retreat for a large family or three. This cottage was a single story until two years ago- when two floors were added making this essentially a new-build! Hard wood floors, marble counter tops, new appliances, super comfy mattresses, also new, and adirondack chairs outside for tipping and gossipping round out this idyllic rental. Grills on first and second floor decks. The town of Castine, pop 1,200, is renowned for it's 400 year maritime heritage, including one of the nation's best Maritime Academys. Castine also boasts Inns, pubs, wine/ jazz bars, bakeries, yacht clubs and a nine hole golf course. And after sinning all week one can on Sunday, escape into one of the six churches, for redemption. Sea-kayaking, sailing, long forest strolls, short bike rides, sunsets at nearby lighthouse, and simply fresh seafood whether prepared at home or at one of the the three great restaurants within walking distance make this vacation rental outstanding. ** Please note during HIGH season: June15-Sept01 all rentals are six-night weekly, Sunday 2pm- Saturday Noon. Firm.** Guest AccessEntire property, including recently remodeled garden shed/ love shack, and daylight basement/ game room for rainy days! Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as possible, I live in Boston but I am only a phone call away. Any concern can be resolved quickly, as a 30 year resident of Castine I know who to call! The NeighborhoodQuiet, super quiet. Only five other homes, and only two rent out in summer. As a result few cars travel up and down this forgotten street; yet we are only minutes to all interests- lighthouse, beaches, restaurants, churches, pubs and woods walks. Getting AroundBicycle, kayak or sailboat will get you to most places. Sometimes someone in pick-up truck might ask if you need a ride and tell you to get in back! Say YES, they won't bite... but they may invite you out on their lobstah boat. Other Things to NoteSeparate and apart from the house is a rustic garden shed bedroom, sleeps two, with it's own mini kitchen and mini deck facing eastward out of sight from main house. Great for honey- mooners or mature teenagers.
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    The SpaceGreat location right on Main St in historic Castine. The house is directly across from the MMA and the Castine golf course. 5 Bedrooms in this home including one on the ground floor that is handicap accessible. 2 additional rooms if needed on the third floor for big families. Guest AccessTwo blocks from the water and downtown Castine. Access to the golf and tennis courts across the street. Interaction with GuestsMy mom is local in Castine if you have any questions or needs with the house.
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    The Space Our bed and breakfast offers beautiful room accommodations. A whimsical Queen Anne Victorian with a three-story turret, quirky gables, and adjoining 18th Century cottage offers fabulous weekend getaways in Maine. We have pet-friendly rooms in our charming inn filled with antiques and collectibles. The rooms are furnished with incredible attention to detail: antiques, vintage lithographs, luxury linens, down pillows, and old-fashioned floral coverlets. Most rooms have king-sized beds; several have claw foot tubs and fireplaces, and one has a flower-bedecked balcony. Guest Access Early Morning Coffee Daily Concierge Service Guest Refrigerator Country Breakfast Guest Computer Irons/Ironing Boards Afternoon Tea Free WiFi Hair Dryers Evening Hors d’oeuvres Guest Bikes Umbrellas Coffee/Tea Pantry Laundry Services Daily Newspaper Interaction with GuestsWe are always available to help you with your stay in Castine. Our daily concierge service can help you plan your exploration of our town and the surrounding peninsula. The NeighborhoodCastine offers access to golf and tennis courts, sea kayaking, hiking, museums, shops, historic forts, a beach, weekly concerts on the town dock and live jazz on our porch during the summer as well as our own lighthouse. Getting AroundMost everything is within walking distance in Castine, and we provide bikes for exploring the town. Other Things to NoteRated the # 1 bed and breakfast in Castine on Trip Advisor.
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    The SpaceThis vintage 1940's camp offers a location that is central to the charming Castine village, the bustling waterfront, and the trailhead to the stunning Witherle Woods. It's also right around the corner from The Manor, and perfect for wedding overflow or a nightcap. Stroll or bike to the village where live jazz, fresh-baked goodies, and towering elms await, or rock your worries away on the large screen porch, where the only thing that breaks the quiet is the occasional chime of bell buoys in the bay. The south-facing, spacious flagstone patio is perfect for sunbathing or dining and looks toward a field. Come unwind in this simple, cozy-feeling, yet spacious, fully furnished camp and enjoy the beauty and rich history of Castine. Guest AccessLinens, functioning kitchen, wi-fi, basic cable, ping pong, bikes, books, grill, fire pit... Interaction with GuestsWe rarely see guests, unless attending to a rental issue. The NeighborhoodFrom the towering elm trees that line the streets to the glimmering harbor, Castine is a sight to behold. But it’s the friendly townsfolk, willing to lend a hand, and eager to preserve our little piece of history, that makes the village special. Check out the Wilson Museum, Dyce's Head lighthouse, the Witherle Woods walking trails, and the storied history of the Maine Maritime Academy and historic waterfront. Our house is a couple blocks from Main Street on a very quiet street. So it's close to everything that Castine has to offer, while providing a tranquil place that's also great for kids.
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    The SpacePlease read this description and our house rules carefully, before you make a reservation. We have several guest rooms. To see the other rooms click the photo of me on the bottom left of this page and it will take you to my profile page where the other rooms are listed (again, on the bottom left). About this room: This listing is for the East Room, on the ground floor with it's own private bathroom attached. It's a cheerful room with three large windows and lots of morning sunlight. The farmhouse, built in 1850, is plain, solid and simple. The Iyengar Yoga Center is attached to the house. Guest AccessGuests share the kitchen, living room and all common areas of the house. The Iyengar Yoga Center House guests can drop in at a 25% discount or buy class cards to attend ongoing classes. Call Kim for schedule and rates. Interaction with GuestsI mostly stay in the background, and tend to interact a bit more with guests who come for a longer stay. I am friendly, easy-going and very respectful of your privacy. The NeighborhoodThe Ocean Our nearest cove is one mile from the house - a peaceful walk through rolling meadows and quiet woods. From the beach you can see the Bagaduce River emptying out into the ocean, and the coastal village of Castine, directly across the water.. Our Community Cape Rosier, in Brooksville, is home to the Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park (first class hiking ) and the Good Life Center, established in the 1950's by Helen and Scott Nearing, whose work was a seminal influence on the organic farming movement in the United States. Our next door neighbors, Tinder Hearth Bakery, occupy another dear old farmhouse, a 2 minute walk from here. They bake wood-fired, organic sourdough bread and in summer host a monthly Open Mic which draws all levels of performers from near and far. During the summer months they offer Pizza Nights, when you can socialize with the locals and summer visitors. Brooksville's "downtown" is the tiny hamlet of Buck's Harbor. It has a deep, safe harbor, a marina, Yacht Club, general store with a little cafe at the back, a weekly farmers market on Tuesdays from May through October and a fine dining restaurant. The Breakfast Shed is a mile down the road from the house. They serve traditional (non-vegan) breakfasts/brunches on weekends. Brooksville's Topography Brooksville is bounded on the west by the Penobscot Bay, on the north and east by the Bagaduce River (a tidal estuary), and on the south by the famous sailing waters of Eggemoggin Reach. It is nearly an island, with just two slim land bridges to the rest of the mainland, and 54 miles of shoreline. It has a protected, insular quality which summer visitors as well as year round residents cherish.. Swimming, Sailing, Kayaking, Cycling... Beaches here are abundant due to the endless coves, bays, inlets and islands that make up Brooksville's wild and beautiful coastline. Ocean swimming, kayaking and sailing are nearby, as well as many fresh water lakes and ponds. Brooksville has Walker Pond, a 7 mile fresh water pond with public swimming and a boat launch. Visitors often go kayaking in the ocean and along the Bagaduce River, and many of our guests come up to cycle the winding roads (there are hills!). Almost everyone visits Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor at some point during their stay. More Things to Do on the Peninsula The coastal village of Blue Hill is a 20 minute drive from the house. It has shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, a supermarket, etc. On summer nights the Blue Hill Waterfront Town Park hosts street dances under the stars with Flash in the Pans, the area's long-standing community steel drum band.. The area is also home to the chamber music venue Kneisal Hall, the Stonington Opera House and the Grand Auditorium, featuring international artists in everything from Actors Equity Shakespeare productions to live classical, folk, jazz, rock, and world music performances. Other Things to NoteDid you know that Maine has 3500 miles of tidal coastline? That is because of all of the bays, coves, peninsulas and islands…Maine is magic!
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    The Space Hollyhock House is a recently renovated 100 year old home It is secluded from the street and neighborhood by mature cedars, birch and ash trees. The property is abundant with gorgeous veggie and flower beds – more each year! It features brand new hardwood floors, modern kitchen and 14′ x14′ screened sun porch, new paint throughout and a fold-out queen size couch for extra sleeping. There are lots of movable outdoor furniture so you can pick your favorite bit of lawn to relax and enjoy the views. There is also a new outdoor stone fireplace, and comfy swing, - a perfect place to gather on a chilly evening. VCR and DVD. Kitchen is well supplied including microwave, dishwasher, gas stove and lobster pot, of course! All linens provided and beds will be made up for you when you arrive. The town of Brooksville is a mecca for hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking and fresh or salt water swimming. There are several public access docks and boat launches and you can rent a kayak or charter a boat for a day excursion. Brooksville is incredibly beautiful in all seasons and offers nearby blueberry fields and mussel beds that can be used by guests. The town is also a center for organic farming, cheese and bread making and a friendly Farmer’s Market where the owner is a vendor. I rent by the week from Saturday to Saturday. Wifi available 24/7 at the public library, which is nearby.. Prices include Maine sales tax which is required by the state. Guest AccessEntire house and grounds are exclusively for use of guests. I live elsewhere. If guests are there for extended stay I may have to come over to get veggies from the raised beds in the back, but always with advanced notice. Interaction with GuestsI always suggest guests come to our local Farmers' Market Tuesday mornings where I am a vendor. Fresh organic food is a specialty of the area, so the Market is a big attraction. Getting AroundHaving an auto is essential. The entire area is rural coastal and very little is within walking distance.
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    The SpacePlease read this description and our house rules carefully, before you make a reservation. We have several guest rooms. To see the other rooms click the photo of me on the bottom left of this page and it will take you to my profile page where the other rooms are listed (again, on the bottom left). About this room: This listing is for the West Room on the ground floor with private bathroom attached. It's a peaceful room with three large windows and lots of afternoon sunlight. The farmhouse, built in 1850, is plain, solid and simple. The Iyengar Yoga Center is adjacent to the house. Guest AccessGuests share the kitchen, living room and all common areas of the house. The Kitchen The kitchen is vegan, and is fully equipped. Guests have full use of it to cook/store their own plant-based meals. The Iyengar Yoga Center House guests can drop in at a 25% discount or buy class cards to attend ongoing classes. Call Kim for schedule and rates. Interaction with GuestsI mostly stay in the background, and tend to interact a bit more with guests who come for a longer stay. I am friendly, easy-going and very respectful of your privacy. The NeighborhoodThe Ocean From our nearest cove, one mile from the house, you can see the Bagaduce River emptying out into the ocean, and the coastal village of Castine, directly across the water.. Our Community Cape Rosier, in Brooksville, is home to the Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park (first class hiking ) and the Good Life Center, established in the 1950's by Helen and Scott Nearing, whose work was a seminal influence on the organic farming movement in the United States. Our next door neighbors, Tinder Hearth Bakery, occupy another dear old farmhouse, a 2 minute walk from here. They bake wood-fired, organic sourdough bread and in summer host a monthly Open Mic which draws all levels of performers from near and far. During the summer months they offer Pizza Nights, when you can socialize with the locals and summer visitors. Brooksville's "downtown" is the tiny hamlet of Buck's Harbor. It has a deep, safe harbor, a marina, Yacht Club, general store with a little cafe at the back, a weekly farmers market on Tuesdays from May through October and a fine dining restaurant. Brooksville's Topography Brooksville is bounded on the west by the Penobscot Bay, on the north and east by the Bagaduce River (a tidal estuary), and on the south by the famous sailing waters of Eggemoggin Reach. It is nearly an island, with just two slim land bridges to the rest of the mainland, and 54 miles of shoreline. It has a protected, insular quality which summer visitors as well as year round residents cherish.. Swimming, Sailing, Kayaking, Cycling... Beaches here are abundant due to the endless coves, bays, inlets and islands that make up Brooksville's wild and beautiful coastline. Ocean swimming, kayaking and sailing are nearby, as well as many fresh water lakes and ponds. Brooksville has Walker Pond, a 7 mile fresh water pond with public swimming and a boat launch. Visitors often go kayaking in the ocean and along the Bagaduce River, and many of our guests come up to cycle the winding roads (there are hills!). Almost everyone visits Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor at some point during their stay. More Things to Do on the Peninsula The coastal village of Blue Hill is a 20 minute drive from the house. It has shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, a supermarket, etc. On summer nights the Blue Hill Waterfront Town Park hosts street dances under the stars with Flash in the Pans, the area's long-standing community steel drum band.. The area is also home to the chamber music venue Kneisal Hall, the Stonington Opera House and the Grand Auditorium, featuring international artists in everything from Actors Equity Shakespeare productions to live classical, folk, jazz, rock, and world music performances. Getting AroundIf your GPS takes you to the Brooksville Elementary School, keep the school on your left, go around the bend to your left. We are the first house on the left. Other Things to NoteDid you know that Maine has 3500 miles of tidal coastline? That is because of all of the bays, coves, peninsulas and islands…Maine is magic!
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    The SpaceCaptain Robert Tapley House circa 1875 is featured in the recent issue of "Downeast Magazine" Brooksville is the hub of the back to the land movement! Waterfront home on a Saltwater Farm. Full of great antiques, lots of room, this cozy home will take you back in time, a time when life was slower. Experience the Maine Experience by walking to the beach to enjoy expansive views of Islesboro, the Camden Hills and Castine. Take long walks, swim, clam or bring your canoe and enjoy all the bounty of this amazing peninsula and our local organic food. Kayaks available in Blue Hill and we have 4 bikes for your use. The house has a living room, dining, den and kitchen. 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The greatest feature is the porch and the expansive water views along with the short walk to the beach. If you crave salt air, cool nights and crickets chirping, this is the place. The are has wonderful organic farmers and markets, bread makers and blueberries. The quality is so good, cooking in is a pleasure. Near Deer Isle and Stonington, Haystack and the Opera House, you can pick up your lobsters right there. Blue hill shopping, galleries and Kneisal Hall make life here exceptional. Fly into Bangor or take the bus from Boston. Drive up Rt 1 and explore the coast. Captain Robert's is a wonderful old, historic Sea Captain's home and if you are looking to experience the quality of life people once did, you will love it here. Play a little ping-pong and grill up some organic chicken and watch the sun set in the west over the water. Guest AccessWaterfront for western sunset picnics! Fire pit across the street and beach front property. Interaction with GuestsWe live next door and are available to help with any concerns you have. We try to explain our area to our guests and can offer many suggestions for dining, arts and outdoor activities. Just ask! The NeighborhoodOpen space and extraordinary skies, water and bird sounds and cool air. Our town has some of the qualities of life we are all seeking. Fresh bread from Tinderhearth and Pizza and croissants, meats, bacon and parties at David Folly Farm, Music, dancing, kayaking, hiking or resting at the beach all right outside our door. Buck's Harbor has a grocery and farmers market, on Tuesday and fine dining! The marina has lobsters or you can call our neighbor Steve and he will deliver the very next day, right to your door. Open fields, blueberries and bluebirds all surrounded by salt water, western sunsets and crisp air make our farm a place of peace and tranquility. Getting AroundWe are rural! Bikes are available and kayaks upon request. Other Things to NoteThis area is undergoing a Renaissance. Local farmers and artists are working here to restore the long lost values and community of our forefathers. Tinderhearth is a walk away as is the Yoga Studio. David's Folly has the finest lamb and pork, especially the bacon you can find anywhere! Many farmer's markets and so many events all summer long.Kneisal Hall, Maine Maritime Academy and Haystack are here along with the Good Life Center and Wooden Boat.
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    The SpaceWATERFRONT Farm on 37 acres with 2 beaches. PRIVATE, Cozy and cute, the Studio is part of the Historic Wasson Farm House, circa 1850. Two extra twin beds available if needed. Kitchen, dining, bed and bath in private studio on a waterfront, salt water farm. July 2015 John said The space was lovely and just what we were looking for - a pleasant, quaint, cozy place to stay near the water, with oodles of charm. Dick and Carol were phenomenal hosts who struck a perfect balance between offering great warmth and hospitality with giving us our space. Carol and Dick were also incredibly knowledgeable of the area and graciously keyed us into happenings nearby. They have my complete recommendation. As Krissey said in 2014: Aunt Mary's Studio was exactly the space we were looking for. It was the perfect size for two adults and 1 year old. We spent a lot of time outside in the private little garden area. There are two beautiful horses, a goose, ducks and chickens. The organic garden was just the thing to add a nice touch to each meal we prepared. It's was just the tonic we needed after city living. Carol and Dick, the hosts, were friendly and more then accommodating. The setting was beautiful. There are two private beaches, wild blueberries, and a great pizza place just down the road (Tinder Hearth). There's a plethora of fun things to do within an hour of the studio. We enjoyed farmer's markets, lobster pounds, galleries, potters, ice cream shops, etc. Overall, the experience was relaxing and wonderful. From New York, NY · August 2014 A 2013 guest, "The entire setting is pristine, peaceful and ready to offer the best of well-appointed accommodations to sea-loving travelers! "Carol has created a studio space where guests have everything they need. It is cozy and rustic downstairs and bright and cheery upstairs. We highly recommend Aunt Mary's!" PRIVATE, Two story studio with queen bed, charming kitchen, dining and comfy living/studio with 1 full bath located on the most beautiful land in Brooksville, waterfront access, open organic farmland and quiet, star filled nights. Attached to the historic Captain Wasson home in West Brooksville, The Studio is a little oasis. A 2013 GUEST DESCRIBES, "Beautiful, tastefully and artistically furnished cottage in the middle of a splendid landscape. The hosts were very accommodating; we would love to go back in future" Come to our studio to enjoy the wonderful open space of our farm. Located near so many local attractions, including, Deer Isle, Blue Hill, Stonington, Castine and Penobscot. Add an extra bedroom for two more guests if you need. A great spot for young families! We made this studio in our main farm house so small groups can enjoy the farm. It can also be added to the cabin and Captain Robert's house for large groups. The field across the street is for your campfires and smores and enjoyment of the fantastic western sunsets. Brooksville hosts the best organic farming and farmer's market on Tuesdays. Local farms bring organic foods, baked items, cheeses, pottery, jewelry and more. Fresh bread is baked 1/2 mile away, twice a week and pizza and chocolate croissants are also available. Local lobstermen make finding fresh Maine Lobsters easy and you can even get them cooked for you. Our beach and boat house look down the river to Castine, Islesboro and Camden and the waterfront is beautiful. Flying into Bangor is 1 hour away and Portland 3. Bar Harbor is just over an hour and Acadia is a great trip to walk or ride your bike around the trails there. Our peninsula has loads of open space and is surrounded by water and sailors love these waters. Theater, antiques, music, and local craft are nearby. Two beaches, boat house, fire pit and 37 acres to enjoy. Buck's Harbor, and Tinderhearth are nearby as are our local farmer's and markets We are on site and like to answer any questions our guests have. We also try to give them fresh eggs upon arrival and fresh organic veggies and herbs when available. We love how beautiful it is. We love the water and open sky. Our farm is in the process of growing medicinal herbs and becoming certified organic. We are so lucky to be here! You need a car, a friend with a car or a bike and like to ride. We do have a couple of bikes for you here. Please come if you expect a cozy, enriching visit. We have so many wonderful people around you never need to leave Brooksville as our little market and farmer's market have all you need right here. You may rent a kayak or canoe in Blue Hill. Check out the Times and our writers (URL HIDDEN) Guest AccessThe apartment is a complete private living space. Outside the farm is available for guests to enjoy. The Apartment has a small yard and it's own grille. Access to our beaches include the western beach and boat house with fantastic sunsets. The north beach which is totally private and often can be the home of otters may be used also. Interaction with GuestsHappy to help our guests and we do drop off veggies as they are available. We are usually on site to help, please let us know how we can. This is a housekeeping apartment with initial supplies included only. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood has not changed in 180 years from the time my husband's ancestors sailed from our wharf around the world. Two salt water farms remain in our family and the land and waterfront are as pristine and magical as they once were. Our neighbors include the wonderful Tinderhearth, 1/4 mile for bread and pizza and open mic, David's Folly Farm for meats and produce and Buck's Harbor for dinner or supplies. Yoga is in Blue Hill with David Walker, kayaks are available to rent and be delivered here. Castine is 2 miles by water and has our favorite Pentagoet restaurant along with great pizza and history. Fresh milk can be found at the Retburgs in Penobscot and lobsters cooked from Northern Bay Market. The local parades and breakfasts are on going and the Steel Bands are playing through out the summer. The methodist Church in Buck's Harbor has music every Tuesday night all summer and the Yacht Club has dancing on Thursday night. Reversing Fall's Sanctuary also offers many local events including Solstice celebrations and art shows. Holbrook Island along with numerous hiking trails abound through the Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Enjoy swimming at Walker's Pond or if you prefer, use our beach and the chill of the water right here. Don't forget all the activity in Stonington at the Opera House or enjoy a boat ride. The Surry Theater has ongoing shows, Deer Isle's artists and Haystack are busy all summer and visit Brooklin Boat Yard. There is classical music at Kneisal Hall and in Blue Hill. The Grand in Ellsworth is busy all summer also. And Acadia is just over an hour away. There are many nature walks and ocean studies happening also. One can also just sit on our beach and enjoy the many types of boats that are part of this seaside farm. Look at the Weekly Packet for all the local events. Getting AroundBangor, by air is 1 1/4 hrs away. Portland is 3 hrs. Boston 4 You need a car Other Things to NoteOur farm is an operating farm. We love our guests and appreciate their respect of this serene place. 2015 is our high tunnel planting into a sacred medicinal garden. Guests who would like to garden may do so. Our farm is comprised of two farmhouses, 4 living quarters and 37 acres. The boathouse is available or your use by permission for barbecues or enjoying the water. We respect our guests privacy but are available to advise them in finding what they may need here. Amazing, locally grown food right on our Brooksville Peninsula.
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    1br Home/Apartment
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceRent our small one-room antique-filled cabin on beautiful Cape Rosier. Situated on Horseshoe Cove, one of the most beautiful coves in Maine according to the Cruising Guide to the New England Coast--it opens out to the stunning islands of East Penobscot Bay. Swim off our pocket beach or body surf the tidal rapids on the incoming tide! Bring your kayak or canoe and use our pier and float. With wildlife sanctuaries on 2 sides of us there are plenty of wilderness trails to explore. See bald eagles, osprey and other birds in abundance. You may spot a seal in the cove or a beaver in Fresh Pond. Bring your bike--there's great cycling to the coves and beaches of Cape Rosier. Cabin sleeps 3 --2 in a double bed and one in a single. Cabin has electricity and a small fridge but NO indoor plumbing. There is a propane gas 2 -burner countertop cook stove. A water faucet is just outside the cabin and an outhouse a short walk away. There's a 5 gallon hanging boat-type outdoor solar shower to rinse off after a swim. Dogs are welcome. In the winter you can keep yourself cozy with the Jotul woodstove and venture out on snow shoes or cross-country skis if we have snow as we usually do. Rough it in style in the coastal Maine woods. Guest AccessGuests have access to the small beach and our dock and float to keep their watercraft. We have 20 acres they are free to explore, plus Holbrook Island Sanctuary across the road and the Blue Hill Heritage Trust preserve across the cove. Beach and dock area will be shared with hosts. Nearby is Walkers Pond, a freshwater lake with beach, picnic area and boat launch for swimming & boating. Interaction with GuestsWe're a friendly couple in our home on the property and will try and be there to greet guests. Otherwise we'll leave guests to their privacy. The NeighborhoodCape Rosier is wooded and beautiful with many coves and beaches. The Holbrook Island Sanctuary is about 2,000 acres of preserved land with lots of trails. Blue Hill and Stonington are nearby and Acadia National Park is about 1-1/2 hours away by car. Bucks Harbor Market, a Maine general store with provisions and a good bakery is 10 minutes away in South Brooksville as is Bucks Cafe for excellent dinner out(both are closed in the winter). Getting AroundNo public transit--this is rural Maine. Parking is included. Guests need to rent a car at the Bangor or Portland International airports to get here. Other Things to NoteWe're located on Horseshoe Cove at the end of Drusilla Lane a gravel driveway about an eighth of a mile off Cape Rosier road.
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    3br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    The SpaceOur home is located in the beautiful & historic small town of Castine, ME. The house is on a private road in the village with a typical Maine beach just a few short steps away. Wonderful unobstructed views of the water. Everything is within walking distance. Tennis, golfing, sailing, kayaking, great restaurants, hiking etc.... Completely outfitted kitchen. Wifi and cable tv, beach chairs, all linens etc... No interaction with guests. Quiet, private road in the village. Friendly neighbors but respectful of privacy. There is no public transportation. A minimum of 2 night stay, with an additional cleaning fee of up to $150. No smoking. Well behaved dogs are allowed, no cats (sorry, allergies). An additional $cleaning fee will be charged. The State of Maine also charges an additional 7% room tax. In order to reserve a date a deposit is required. Please call for further details. Completely outfitted kitchen. Wifi and cable tv, beach chairs, all linens etc... No interaction with guests. Quiet, private road in the village. Friendly neighbors but respectful of privacy. There is no public transportation. A minimum of 2 night stay, with an additional cleaning fee of up to $150. No smoking. Well behaved dogs are allowed, no cats (sorry, allergies). An additional $100 cleaning fee will be charged. The State of Maine also charges an additional 7% room tax. In order to reserve a date a $300 deposit is required. Please call for further details. Guest AccessCompletely outfitted kitchen. Wifi and cable tv, beach chairs, all linens etc... Interaction with GuestsNo interaction with guests. The NeighborhoodQuiet, private road in the village. Friendly neighbors but respectful of privacy. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. Other Things to NoteA minimum of 3 night stay, with an additional cleaning fee of up to $150. No smoking. Well behaved dogs are allowed, no cats (sorry, allergies). An additional $100 cleaning fee will be charged. The State of Maine also charges an additional 7% room tax. In order to reserve a date a $300 deposit is required. Please call for further details.
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    Excellent
    116 reviews
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Parking
    The SpaceOne room cabin. Perfect for one to two guests. Also has a pull out couch for extra guests. About the rental-- Enjoy Coastal Maine in a lovely post-and beam cabin situated at the heart of the Valley of Stars organic farm. The cabin consists of a loft (sleeps two) and an adjoining dining and living space. There is a pull out couch in this space that could accommodate another guest. The cabin is fully furnished with towels, linens, cutlery and kitchen items. It has a small fridge, gas stove, and running hot and cold water. There are outdoor showers with hot and cold water, and an outdoor composting toilet. The loft is accessible by a somewhat steep ladder so keep this in mind if you bring children. The cabin is private but located on a working farm. This rental is ideal for those who want to be in active and enlivening surroundings! About the farm-- The Valley of the Stars Farm is home to the world class wood-fired Tinder Hearth Bakery. Svetlana, our oven, is one of the largest wood-fired ovens on the east coast. The bakery and oven were designed and hand made by devoted bakers, musicians and carpenters, a true community effort created with a tremendous amount of love. Our bakery supplies many local stores with sourdough, spelt, french batard, rye, and whole grain breads and croissants, all made with the finest organic ingredients. Tinder Hearth Bakery also bakes wood-fired pizzas. Pizza night falls on Tuesdays and Fridays. This popular local take-out scene is an opportunity for you not to have to cook and enjoy a delicious, wholesome meal! Valley of the Stars Farm is an active farm. You will be staying at a place that starts up early. Our gardener, also our community herbalist Rachel Randall, grows medicinal herbs and flowers which are used for her apothecary and herbal formulas, she has a wonderful business called Meristem Herb Co. I run Lake Larsson's School of Ukulele here. You are more than welcome to try a class or private ukulele lesson. During the summer we host monthly Open Mic nights in the barn. People from all around come and perform. Local opportunities and adventures-- The Ocean (10-15 min walk, 5 min drive): ocean swimming is minutes away. There is a row boat to use and local wildlife (including seals) abounds! BKS Iyengar Yoga Center studio (5 min walk): this studio is very spacious and beautiful; you can walk to yoga classes! Owner and director Kim Peralta was introduced to the Iyengar method in 1987 by the late senior Iyengar teacher Mary Dunn. She began training in India under B.K.S. Iyengar and the Iyengar family in 1989, and has taught the Iyengar method for twenty-four years. There are plenty of beginner classes for those who love yoga. Organic farming: For those interested in organic farming, Elliot Coleman's world famous Four Seasons Farm as well as the Scott and Ellen Neering Good Life Center are a short drive away. Our next door neighbors run a goat farm producing lovely creamy cheeses and goat milk. They host a summer movie series in their barn. Other day trips: Opportunities for sailing and sea kayaking as well as pottery studios, art galleries, and farmers markets are all close by. Acadia National Park is a short 50 min jaunt away. We are also 25 minutes from the fishing village of Stonington, one of Maines largest fishing towns and the heart of the Maine lobster industry. The night sky is phenomenal. The town of Brooksville has a category 3 sky and is fabulous for stargazing. I have deep sky binoculars which are available for use on the property. We are 4 miles from Buck's Harbor, which boasts a deep harbor, town marina, Yacht Club, a general store and Bucks restaurant which serves wonderful dinners with ingredients from local farms. Brooksville is bounded on the west by Penobscot Bay, on the north and east by the Bagaduce River (a tidal estuary), and on the south by the famous sailing waters of Eggemoggin Reach. It is nearly an island, with just two slim land bridges to the rest of the mainland, and 54 miles of shoreline. This gives it a protected, insular quality beloved by summer and year-round residents alike. The coastal town of Blue Hill (20 min drive) has shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, a supermarket, gas stations, a hospital, banks, etc. On summer nights the Blue Hill Waterfront Town Park hosts weekly street dances under the stars with Flash in the Pans, the area's long-standing community steel drum band. The Blue Hill Peninsula is home to the chamber music venue Kneisal Hall, the Stonington Opera House and the Grand Auditorium, offering concerts featuring international artists in everything from Shakespeare productions to live classical, folk, jazz, rock, and world music performances. Brooksville and its surrounding area is a great vacation spot with so much to do. If you would like to try staying in a rural community setting in a top notch cabin this is the place for you. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you soon! Other Things to NoteDuring the month of October it is cooler so if you would like to take a shower in the main house it will be available. There is no wireless internet in the cabin. You need a computer that still uses a cable. There is wireless on the property and you can sit at picnic tables or under the apple tree to use a wireless computer.
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    4br house
      This waterfront rustic Maine cottage was built in 1913. This cottage has a large living room & dining area, kitchen with a new glass top stove, and small bedroom with two twins on the first floor. The second floor has 3 more bedrooms, two with a queen and the other with 2 twins. The one bathroom has a stall shower. There are two great beaches on the property. A nice Maine cottage. Only six people please. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, video player, games - all ages, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal. This waterfront rustic Maine cottage was built in 1913. This cottage has a large living room & dining area, kitchen with a new glass top stove, and small bedroom with two twins on the first floor. The second floor has 3 more bedrooms, two with a queen and the other with 2 twins. The one bathroom has a stall shower. There are two great beaches on the property. A nice Maine cottage. Only six people please. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, video player, games - all ages, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal.
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      Nice
      3 reviews
      2br house
        This adorable rustic gambrel cabin rests along the edge of the some very impressive waters! With the two kayaks that come along with the cottage, one can kayak over to Castine Village, or deep in to the Bagaduce River. Certain areas may require more skill, as there are reversing falls and narrows (where waters move more rapidly based on the tides), so do your homework before venturing too far. The cabin is sweet and comfortable. The kitchen has a small bar, adjoined by a small dining and sitting area. Two bedrooms are upstairs, divided by a den w/ sleeper sofa. There is a screened porch which overlooks the water. The cottage is surrounded by a large acreage of pasture with wooded boundaries, with ample shorefront on Lords Cove, where waters of the Bagaduce River and Castine Harbor merge. Additional amenities include: sofabed, coffee maker, pets considered, lobster pot, cd, games - all ages, outdoor grill gas. This adorable rustic gambrel cabin rests along the edge of the some very impressive waters! With the two kayaks that come along with the cottage, one can kayak over to Castine Village, or deep in to the Bagaduce River. Certain areas may require more skill, as there are reversing falls and narrows (where waters move more rapidly based on the tides), so do your homework before venturing too far. The cabin is sweet and comfortable. The kitchen has a small bar, adjoined by a small dining and sitting area. Two bedrooms are upstairs, divided by a den w/ sleeper sofa. There is a screened porch which overlooks the water. The cottage is surrounded by a large acreage of pasture with wooded boundaries, with ample shorefront on Lords Cove, where waters of the Bagaduce River and Castine Harbor merge. Additional amenities include: sofabed, coffee maker, pets considered, lobster pot, cd, games - all ages, outdoor grill gas.
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        1br house
          This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
          house
          Excellent
          1 review
          2br house
            This charming cottage is just sixty feet from the water and has easy steps leading down to the beach. Moonrise Anchorage is a former artists studio, and is laced with whitewashed post and beam, high ceilings, ample windows, and an eclectic mix of art, collectibles and furnishings. The open plan of combined living, dining and kitchen lends to each capturing the stunning water views outside, along with the lush gardens surrounding the cottage. Downstairs is a small first floor bedroom w/ daybed (can be opened to a king sized trundle) and full bath. Upstairs is a 2 level sleeping area - the lower level with two twins (each with their own closet cabinets) and spacious upper floor with queen bed and window desk. There is also a sleeper sofa (in LR). A large sliding glass door opens to the main floor balcony, which overlooks the harbor, and holds ample flower baskets, plenty of outdoor seating, charcoal grill and an umbrella to provide shade. Located in historic Castine, this cottage easily takes advantage of blend of the culture, history and immense beauty that makes Castine so special. Many of its homes date back to the American Revolution and the streets remain lined with majestic, hundred year old Elm trees. Few towns can boast more in the way of recreation, cultural activities and community services, yet remain so unspoiled by commercial tourism. Amenities include sailing, kayaking, golf, tennis, the Maine Maritime Academy pool and fitness facilities, churches, a library, restaurants, museums, a small grocery store, community hospital and many musical concerts on the Green......all this just a short stroll from Moonrise Anchorage. Everything one could need for a spectacular vacation! Additional amenities include: sofabed, coffee maker, pets considered, lobster pot, cd, video player, games - all ages, outdoor grill charcoal. This charming cottage is just sixty feet from the water and has easy steps leading down to the beach. Moonrise Anchorage is a former artists studio, and is laced with whitewashed post and beam, high ceilings, ample windows, and an eclectic mix of art, collectibles and furnishings. The open plan of combined living, dining and kitchen lends to each capturing the stunning water views outside, along with the lush gardens surrounding the cottage. Downstairs is a small first floor bedroom w/ daybed (can be opened to a king sized trundle) and full bath. Upstairs is a 2 level sleeping area - the lower level with two twins (each with their own closet cabinets) and spacious upper floor with queen bed and window desk. There is also a sleeper sofa (in LR). A large sliding glass door opens to the main floor balcony, which overlooks the harbor, and holds ample flower baskets, plenty of outdoor seating, charcoal grill and an umbrella to provide shade. Located in historic Castine, this cottage easily takes advantage of blend of the culture, history and immense beauty that makes Castine so special. Many of its homes date back to the American Revolution and the streets remain lined with majestic, hundred year old Elm trees. Few towns can boast more in the way of recreation, cultural activities and community services, yet remain so unspoiled by commercial tourism. Amenities include sailing, kayaking, golf, tennis, the Maine Maritime Academy pool and fitness facilities, churches, a library, restaurants, museums, a small grocery store, community hospital and many musical concerts on the Green......all this just a short stroll from Moonrise Anchorage. Everything one could need for a spectacular vacation! Additional amenities include: sofabed, coffee maker, pets considered, lobster pot, cd, video player, games - all ages, outdoor grill charcoal.
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            2br house
              This chaming 1920s antique log cabin was built at the edge of Smith Cove, on an elevated perch overlooking the cove, and beyond to picturesque islands and the village of Castine in the distance. The cabin is surrounded by lush lawn, rock walls, gardens and shade trees. Inside, step back in time with hand hewn logged walls reaching to gabled ceilings, and warmed by a stunning stone fireplace. The bedrooms are split for privacy, on each side of the living room, and each with their own bath. Another separate room features a dining table, with pull-out sofa that can be used for added sleeping. Perhaps the room most will enjoy is the wrap-around screened porch, filled with rockers to relax and enjoy. A truly special place - providing the quintesential Maine experience! Special Warning: Smith Cottage has a very steep embankment. This property is not suitable for young children - and all children should be carefully monitored. This chaming 1920s antique log cabin was built at the edge of Smith Cove, on an elevated perch overlooking the cove, and beyond to picturesque islands and the village of Castine in the distance. The cabin is surrounded by lush lawn, rock walls, gardens and shade trees. Inside, step back in time with hand hewn logged walls reaching to gabled ceilings, and warmed by a stunning stone fireplace. The bedrooms are split for privacy, on each side of the living room, and each with their own bath. Another separate room features a dining table, with pull-out sofa that can be used for added sleeping. Perhaps the room most will enjoy is the wrap-around screened porch, filled with rockers to relax and enjoy. A truly special place - providing the quintesential Maine experience! Special Warning: Smith Cottage has a very steep embankment. This property is not suitable for young children - and all children should be carefully monitored.
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              5br house
                Castine is a small historic village on Penobscot Bay, one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the world. It has a rich colonial history. Originally occupied by the Tarrantine Indians, it was first colonized by French missionaries in the early 1600s. It was subsequently occupied by the French, Dutch and British. During the revolutionary war it was the site of the greatest naval defeat in American history prior to Pearl Harbor, the Penobscot expedition, during which Paul Revere established an artillery battery on an island directly across the harbor entrance from the house. The town has a museum documenting its history. There are numerous historical markers, revolutionary war forts and other landmarks. Featured as one of Maine's 10 prettiest villages in the September 2012 edition of Downeast Magazine, Castine is also recognized as one of Maine's most walkable towns. Its architecture is quite varied by period and includes a number of early colonial homes and buildings as well as early twentieth Century cottages. There are a number of restaurants and shops. There is an active waterfront with town docking facilities and rental moorings. A nine hole golf course and clay tennis courts are open to guests for modest fees. Rental kayaks and guided kayak tours are also available. There are a number of surrounding towns and villages to explore and Acadia National Park is one hour and fifteen minutes away. This is a perfect place for a memory filled vacation. Additional amenities include: sofabed, coffee maker, video player, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal. Castine is a small historic village on Penobscot Bay, one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the world. It has a rich colonial history. Originally occupied by the Tarrantine Indians, it was first colonized by French missionaries in the early 1600s. It was subsequently occupied by the French, Dutch and British. During the revolutionary war it was the site of the greatest naval defeat in American history prior to Pearl Harbor, the Penobscot expedition, during which Paul Revere established an artillery battery on an island directly across the harbor entrance from the house. The town has a museum documenting its history. There are numerous historical markers, revolutionary war forts and other landmarks. Featured as one of Maine's 10 prettiest villages in the September 2012 edition of Downeast Magazine, Castine is also recognized as one of Maine's most walkable towns. Its architecture is quite varied by period and includes a number of early colonial homes and buildings as well as early twentieth Century cottages. There are a number of restaurants and shops. There is an active waterfront with town docking facilities and rental moorings. A nine hole golf course and clay tennis courts are open to guests for modest fees. Rental kayaks and guided kayak tours are also available. There are a number of surrounding towns and villages to explore and Acadia National Park is one hour and fifteen minutes away. This is a perfect place for a memory filled vacation. Additional amenities include: sofabed, coffee maker, video player, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal.
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                3br house
                  The rental has a livingroom, kitchen, three bedrooms (1 queen bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and 1 single bedroom)and a small library. There is a deck with awning, where one can enjoy morning coffee or a meal while watching the many birds that like the gentle stream near the deck. If the weather is good, there could be a boatride across the harbor to Castine with the owners in their boat, too. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, lobster pot, cd, video player, games - all ages, outdoor grill gas. The rental has a livingroom, kitchen, three bedrooms (1 queen bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and 1 single bedroom)and a small library. There is a deck with awning, where one can enjoy morning coffee or a meal while watching the many birds that like the gentle stream near the deck. If the weather is good, there could be a boatride across the harbor to Castine with the owners in their boat, too. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, lobster pot, cd, video player, games - all ages, outdoor grill gas.
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                  4br house
                    Lovely home situated in a quiet location with gorgeous views of Castine and Smith Cove. Tasteful landscaping and a wrap around deck with a porch swing make this view easy to enjoy. Inside, the home is beautifully decorated, with a very comfortable and nautical feel. The finished basement has a full home theater with a large projection television. Also in the basement is a three quarter bath, a small home office with PC, and a bedroom with one of the three king sized beds. The main floor has the living room with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, dining room with seating for six, bedroom with a split king (two twin size beds) and laundry room. There is also a wine lending library in the kitchen that operates on the honor system. Feel free to drink a bottle (or more!) just please replace with a favorite of yours so that the next guest can enjoy some great wines. The second story master suite has a private bathroom, complete with large walk-in shower and soaking bath. A truly wonderful home in a prime ocean view setting. Additional amenities include: movie/video library, coffee maker, lobster pot, outdoor grill gas, games - all ages. Lovely home situated in a quiet location with gorgeous views of Castine and Smith Cove. Tasteful landscaping and a wrap around deck with a porch swing make this view easy to enjoy. Inside, the home is beautifully decorated, with a very comfortable and nautical feel. The finished basement has a full home theater with a large projection television. Also in the basement is a three quarter bath, a small home office with PC, and a bedroom with one of the three king sized beds. The main floor has the living room with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, dining room with seating for six, bedroom with a split king (two twin size beds) and laundry room. There is also a wine lending library in the kitchen that operates on the honor system. Feel free to drink a bottle (or more!) just please replace with a favorite of yours so that the next guest can enjoy some great wines. The second story master suite has a private bathroom, complete with large walk-in shower and soaking bath. A truly wonderful home in a prime ocean view setting. Additional amenities include: movie/video library, coffee maker, lobster pot, outdoor grill gas, games - all ages.
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                    5br house
                      Beautiful location and house right on the golf course and easy walk to town. Perfect for a family getaway. If you are looking for kayaking, biking, hiking, golf, tennis, sailing, history, great restaurants, galleries and mostly just relaxing. This is your ideal place. 5 bedroom house (all rooms have queen beds). Washer/Dryer. Full Kitchen. 2 baths. Charcoal Grill, games, DVD player... On the first hole--and 100 yards from the tennis courts. Across the street from Revolutionary War fort (Fort George) and Witherle Woods (great hiking trails). Easy walk to town (all sidewalks) and rest of town. Galleries, restaurants, kayaking, sailing, biking... 1 hour from Acadia National Park. Easy trips to Belfast, Stonington, Isla Haut, Blue Hill and numerous other locations.
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                      3br house
                        First time on the rental market! Boathouse converted into a private and modern retreat on the Bagaduce, with a shared deep water dock. The ground floor features two bedrooms (one with a queen bed, the other with two twin beds), a cozy family room, full bath, and laundry room. All beds are outfitted with high thread count sheets, down comforters and cotton quilts. Upstairs, enter a spacious great room with a wall of windows overlooking the water. The compact kitchen is fully outfitted and opens into the living room area with a queen sized futon, two midcentury modern chairs and a leather chaise. Windows and fans operated via remote control allow for cooling breezes. Wake to amazing sunrise views of the water from the full-height loft. Features a queen bed and is accessed via a set of ships stairs. The patio overlooks the tidal Bagaduce River towards Castine. Meander through a hill of lupines, down to the deep water dock. Things to do: - Pick raspberries (July) and blackberries (August) on the property - Kayak or paddle board from the dock to see the seals - Take a 15 minute boat ride to Castine Brooksville is off the beaten path - a quiet place to kick back and relax. Enjoy beach combing on the rocky shores of the Bagaduce River (opens into the Penobscot bay), hiking in the Holbrook Island Sanctuary, and exploring the small town charm of Maine. 5 minutes to Robin Hood Camp 20 minutes to Blue Hill ... restaurants, art galleries 30 minutes to Castine ... Maine Maritime Academy, Castine museum 30 minutes to Deer Isle ... Haystack Mountain School of Crafts 30 minutes to Brooklin ... The Wooden Boat School 45 minutes to Stonington ... charming working harbor, cute shops, and ferry to Isle Au Haut 45 minutes to Ellsworth ... LL Bean outlet, Mardens outlet 1 hour to Acadia National park and Bar Harbor Our three favorite restaurants - Bagaduce Lunch (winner of a James Beard award in 2008) in Brooksville - Boatyard Grill in Blue Hill - Aragosta in Stonington
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                        Good
                        4 reviews
                        3br cottage
                          Rentals are for 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday. Hollyhock House is a recently renovated 100 year old country house with great character! It has three bedrooms and two full baths. It is secluded from the street and neighborhood by mature cedars, spruce, birch and ash trees. The property is abundant with gorgeous herb, veggie, fruit and flower beds – more each year! The land slopes gently down from the road so the views from any part of the lawn and the sun porch is attractive and interesting. The cottage features brand new hardwood floors, new kitchen, and the new sun porch is large (14' x 14'). There is new paint throughout and a fold-out queen size couch for extra sleeping in the living room. There is lots of movable outdoor furniture so you can pick your favorite bit of lawn to relax and enjoy the views. There is also a new outdoor swing and stone fireplace, a perfect place to gather on a chilly evening. The five raised beds provide a variety of veggies depending on when you are there. All linens are provided and the beds will be made for you when you arrive. There are ample towels. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking. The kitchen table seats three and the dining room table is large and will easily seat six. Around the corner is the Ferry Road which leads to access to the Bagaduce river, mussel beds and a well maintained trail. Every right turn off the road going south from the house leads to water, including beaches, boat landings, picnic tables, etc. The town of Brooksville is a mecca for hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking and fresh or salt water swimming. There are several public access docks and boat launches or you might charter a boat for a day excursion. Kayak rentals and boat trips, including sailing, are easy to arrange. Brooksville is incredibly beautiful in all seasons and offers nearby blueberry fields and mussel beds that can be used by guests. The town is also a growing center for organic farming, cheese and bread making and a friendly Farmer's Market. WiFi and computer available 24/7 at nearby local library. Brooksville is surrounded by water, including Walker Pond (where you can swim in water that is surprisingly temperate), Bagaduce River (where you can walk, beach it, set in kayaks, and swim - if you like it brisk), and the Eggemoggin Reach (famous ocean sailing passage between Deer Isle and Blue Hill peninsula, including Brooksville). Although in summer you cannot see any other houses from the property, there are friendly neighbors who you might meet picking blueberries, opposite the house, or on a walk.