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'THE BIG HOUSE' CLASSIC UPDATED FARMHOUSE

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Bill Gray

Speaks english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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'THE BIG HOUSE' CLASSIC UPDATED FARMHOUSE

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday home in Brooklin - The Big House

8 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 16

This 1800's beautifully renovated farmhouse features 8 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms and a gourmet country kitchen with a 5 burner gas stove, in-island electric oven, 2 refrigerators, ice maker, wine cooler and more. In addition the house is equipped with Wi-Fi, cable television, washer dryer and VCR and DVD library. Sitting on 35 acres overlooking Blue Hill Bay, it is just a short walk to a private beach for sunning, beach combing, swimming, kayaking and boating (mooring available). The house is completely updated and charmingly furnished and is ideal for multi-family vacations. Located just 15 miles from historic Blue Hill and 40 miles from Acadia National Park.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Bill Gray

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2006
Speaks english

My wife Cathy and I currently live in Rockville Centre, NY. Although I was born and raised in New York, growing up I spent all my summers across the street from the Big House (dad was a school teacher). My family has deep roots here and to this date most of my relatives live in the area.

We have been renting to Big House for many years now and have an opportunity to meet some of the guests and have found each encounter to be rewarding. It is fun to meet people who are on vacation! We hope we have a chance to meet you.

The original cape cod part of this house was built in the early 1800's. As was typical of these salt water farms additions were added expanding the house as needed. It was built and owned by the Sherman family. It has been a farm, bed and breakfast, post office, and summer rental property since then. Off to the right (as you are facing the house) there use to be a dance hall and movie theatre (currently there is a barn/boat house). This was during the time of silent movies. Laura Sherman ran this business and played the piano for the silent pictures. Down the street 'a piece' was the Grovehurst Inn and cottages. The inn was torn down a long time ago but the cottages remain and are still owned by descendants of the Sherman family. If you look to the left when you reached the beach you will see three big rocks, there is a peer by these rocks. That was the site of a steam boat landing. It brought summer guest from New York, Boston and beyond.

This area is steeped in beautiful vistas, abundant nature and never ending hospitality. It has been a treasure chest of delight for my family, both current and prior generations. We know you will find the same.

Long walks on the beach, exploring game trails in the 35 acres behind the house, trips to Deer Island and Stonington, visiting Acadia National Park, baking and cooking in the expansive kitchen or enjoying cocktails on the wrap around porch all make this house feel like home to all who sty here.

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Brooklin, USA

'The Big House' Classic Updated Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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'The Big House' Classic Updated Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p130513
Brooklin Downeast and Acadia
Vermont
5

Excellent stay at the Big House

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
The 'Big House' is a wonderful house-- perfect for a large family. We had 13 people sleeping in it for a week, and there is enough room that nobody was tripping over anybody else. The house is in excellent repair, with plenty of beds, bathrooms, and quiet places to sit. The kitchen is wonderful, and sufficiently well stocked with dishes and implements that it was easy to cook meals for an army.

The back yard is wonderful, and the trails through the forest out back are a delight to wander through (especially with little children)! The beach is an easy walk from the house, and although there are several other houses on the beach, we had it more or less to ourselves. It's a typical Maine beach; perhaps a bit sandier than most. At low tide, there are enough starfish, snails, hermit crabs, green crabs, and sea urchins to keep the little ones (and the big ones) entertained for hours.

The Brooklin area is spectacular-- there are innumerable opportunities for day trips to Stonington/Deer Isle (where there are fantastic opportunities for renting kayaks and sea kayaking around the many islands), Blue Hill, Acadia National Park, and beyond. I highly recommend this property!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 6/6
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'The Big House' Classic Updated Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p130513
Brooklin Downeast and Acadia
Maryland
5

Perfect place for a crowd!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
This huge house is perfect for a big crowd - everything is very nice -- bedrooms, furniture, decor, lots of spaces to be so we were not on top of each other at all. Great selection of movies, and kitchen was very well stocked with supplies. It is a bit of a drive to get places - a little over an hour to get to Bar Harbor/Acadia. Our favorite activity was going to Stonington and renting sea kayaks - then kayaking out to an island that had a quarry to swim in. Nice warmer water than the bay water!
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
beach
Car: necessary

World class sailing and boating, beach, fishing, art galleries, antiquing. Visit Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Wooden Boat School and Magazine and quaint coastal villages of Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Stonington, Castine and Camden.

Other Activities: hiking, kayaking

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Brooklin, Downeast and Acadia

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Early - off season
31 May 2014 - 27 Jun 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,892
for 7 nights
$2,892
 
 
Low - in season
28 Jun 2014 - 1 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,432
for 7 nights
$3,432
 
 
High - in season
2 Aug 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,972
for 7 nights
$3,972
 
 
Late - off season
6 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,892
for 7 nights
$2,892
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300.00
Refundable Damage Deposit $400.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $2,400 to $3,400 per week
Rentals begin on Saturday at 4:00 pm and end on Saturday at 10 am.
Spring and Fall rentals are $2,400 per week.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brooklin in Downeast and Acadia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Violet Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Attached, shares with Violet Twin
    Master Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Separate
    Pink Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Attached; jacuzzi
    Four Post Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Separate
    Yellow Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Attached
    Blue Twin Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shares with Gold Twin Bedroom
    Half Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Off kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Violet Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd Floor, attached bath
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd floor, separate bath
    Four Post Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st floor, separate bath
    Pink Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st floor, attached bath/jacuzzi
    YellowBedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd floor, attached bath
    Violet Twin Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor, shared bathroom
    Blue Twin Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor, shared bath
    Gold Twin Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor, shared bath
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • veranda
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf pass optional
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • bay fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
Notes:
On 39 acres. House sits on 35 acre lot, 4 waterfront acres directly across road. Wrap-around front porch with rockers and outdoor furniture; granite back patio with 2 tables, 10 chairs, 2 benches. Beach located across Route 175 approximately 800 feet; can drive within 100 feet, stair access. Mooring available. House has 3 staircases, 6 zone heat, 2 hot water heaters. Eat-in kitchen seats 8, dining room seats 8. Triple sink plus in-island vegetable sink, 5 burner 36 inch gas stove, in-island electric oven, 2 refrigerators, separate ice-maker, butler's pantry, wood-burning range. Living room with couch, love seat and two easy chairs; adjoining parlor with TV and and couch and two easy chairs.
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