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'THE BIG HOUSE' CLASSIC UPDATED FARMHOUSE

Bill Gray

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks English
People16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Bill Gray

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2014
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'THE BIG HOUSE' CLASSIC UPDATED FARMHOUSE

People16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bill Gray (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks English

About Bill Gray

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.

Why Bill Gray chose Brooklin

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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People16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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'The Big House' Classic Updated Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Brooklin Downeast and Acadia
5

neat place for a fun, relaxed vacation

  • 5 out of 5
Our family was part of a group that stayed in the "big house" for a week in August. We were actually referred to this property by friends who stayed there before. The house was truly big--the 8 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms were exactly as advertised, some of them were much larger than average-sized rooms. We loved the huge counter/center in the kitchen full of utensils that made group-cooking so much fun. The manager and the owner are informative with questions and generous with supplies, and are extremely courteous to us visitors. This is definitely a great place for a large group looking for a fun yet relaxed vacation!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklin Downeast and Acadia
5

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 out of 5
What an amazing property. We had a large group for all over the country and everyone had separate bedrooms with private baths! The common areas were spacious and well supplied. We loved the huge kitchen all 15 of us easily gathered there for meals and games. We also loved the 'kids' room. They could play dress-up, and there was a big dolls house too! The beach was also terrific, we spent time there every day. There are so many wonderful things to say about The Big House maybe we should just say we would stay there again when visiting Maine!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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'The Big House' Classic Updated Farmhouse
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Brooklin Downeast and Acadia
Vermont
5

Excellent stay at the Big House

  • 5 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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'The Big House' Classic Updated Farmhouse
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Brooklin Downeast and Acadia
Maryland
5

Perfect place for a crowd!

  • 5 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
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

Availability & Rates

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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
2 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,892
for 7 nights
$2,892
 
 
Low - in season
27 Jun 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,432
for 7 nights
$3,432
 
 
High - in season
1 Aug 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,972
for 7 nights
$3,972
 
 
Late - off season
5 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,892
for 7 nights
$2,892
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable Damage Deposit $400
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.

Facilities

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:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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