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FLYING JIB: HALF TRADITIONAL, HALF NEW COTTAGE WITH POOL

John

Advertiser since 2004
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Speaks Spanish
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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FLYING JIB: HALF TRADITIONAL, HALF NEW COTTAGE WITH POOL

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Brooklin - Flying Jib

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

In 1991, a cottage built in 1900, was moved to a new foundation and received a large addition. With a full finished walkout basement, this vintage cottage was transformed to a luxury summer vacation rental cottage.

With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large living room and dining room, a large recreation/family room, a home office/coat room,a swimming pool with a large deck and 3.4 acres of land the Flying Jib is indeed an enormous and luxurious accommodation for 9 people and more.

Great care has been given to providing a kitchen that is comfortable and convenient. We provide an efficient home office with DSL that is stocked with envelopes, tape, stapler, labels, stamps and paper. The swimming pool is off the walkout basement and includes towels, pool toys and patio furniture. The four bedrooms include closets and dressers and have extra pillows and blankets. In addition there are two inflatable queen sized beds and at least one couch for extra visitors. There are tons of board games, cards, jigsaw puzzles and books. We provide DirectTV in the living room television with a DVD player. The large family room in the basement has a TV with a VCR player.

The yard includes a nice area that is perfect for badminton or croquet, which we provide.

There are four working bicycles, two for small children and two for adults.

Almost half of the 3.4 acres is a long strip of land that goes out to Herrick Bay. So our property includes 50 feet of beach next to the Atlantic Boat Yard. There is a well defined path along this strip and it makes makes for an interesting, even exciting walk.

The landscape around the Flying Jib is typical New England; trees, shrubs, flowers, grass and weeds in profusion. Most of the land around the cottage is kept mowed. There are some golf clubs and practice golf balls. The fenced in swimming pool area includes careful landscaping and it has been maintained.

Navigation is easy. Into GPS put [Maine, Brooklin, Flye Point Road]

Look for the “431” on the right. If you arrive at the Lookout, you went about 100 yards too far. You are never going to get too lost on Flye Point.

To reserve your week, sign the contract and return it to us with a 50% deposit either as a check, or through PayPal. That is all! We accept the expense and responsibility for cleaning. Rather than a damage deposit, we use an honor system. If you damage something you contact the caretaker directly. The 8% Maine sales tax is the only add-on.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John (Property Manager)
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About John

October, 2013 update..

My wife, Jan, and I just returned from Flye Point. We worked around the cottage for about a month. Unlike our time in 2011, we did little organization, little landscaping and threw away very little stuff. I have confidence in my caretaker and left this sort of activity to his capable hands.

This was all about physical improvements.

After much painful thought, we added a shower ring to the Jacuzzi. It is by no means handicapped accessible, but hand rails have been added with thought to placement. This means that there are now (finally) three showers. A cottage that can sleep as many as 12 needs three showers. And there are two 80 gallon hot water heaters. This will take a lot of pressure off the main bathroom, the one with the laundry.

Two complete light circuits were added to the large living room area. Again after painful thought, they were added as track lights with three way switches. I do not consider it more than somewhat satisfactory, but the track lighting is very versatile, and I think it is an excellent start. The black tracks are tucked up between the joists and not real obvious. The lights are very small, but there are fifteen of them.

A primary objective was to find a solution to the moisture problem in the basement. Everyone said that we need a sump pump and that is what we did. I brought in a team from Granville in Ellsworth to cut the hole in the concrete and Snow's Plumbing for the actual pump. We were able to dig down such that the basin sits on its rim and goes down 20 plus inches. The hose for the effluent sneaks through the basement and goes out by the propane tanks on the downhill side of the cottage.

I promote the cottage as sleeping 8 (now 9) but actually more. ' you can put the kids on sleeping bags downstairs'. So the livability of the basement is a very important issue. We will still have a dehumidifier, but it can discharge into the sump basin.

John purchased this cottage in 1920

Why John chose Brooklin

There are many hundreds of miles of rural roads in the Acadia area. There are hundreds of miles of coastline with even thousands of seaside houses. What makes Flye Point different and so special?

Flye Point has an unusual history. In the 1600s land in the Acadia area of Maine was given to the Flye family. It quickly became known as Flye Point. The Point has been largely sold and disbursed, but the very tip, the 30 acres at the very end of the point, are still in the Flye family. The land is private, but is almost like a park. The seacoast is essentially open to the public.

Butch Smith, a grandson of Lettie Flye, is the owner and superintendent of this little sanctuary. He runs Flye Point like a very large scale bed and breakfast. The center of all this is the Lookout Inn, with rooms and a very fine restaurant.. But there also are eight little cabins and a large house with rooms. The space is large enough to accommodate medium sized weddings. It is all sort of like an exclusive private country club.

The geography is an important factor. Flye Point is a narrow peninsula, about a quarter mile across and coming to a sharp point. This makes it a closed community. You cannot get to Flye Point without driving down Flye Point Road driving past the Flying Jib. But that does not mean there is lot of traffic. Flye Point has about fifteen houses in addition to the Lookout.

Why do we keep coming back to the same place? It is not about the scenery, but about the very long connection we have with the people at Flye Point.

We love it and know you will too.

What makes this cottage unique

Every evening I walk the three hundred yards out to the shore. I sit on the rocks and watch the birds and sea and listen to the sounds. The tide goes in and out an incredible twelve feet and the ocean is always different.

I was on Flye Point for many weeks this fall while working on the Jib. If I was lonely I could wander over toward the Lookout and find somebody to talk with, either an old friend or a new one. I had breakfast at the Lookout several times and went into Brooklin and had breakfast at the Morning Moon cafe.

To the Brighams, Flye Point has a sense of being a real place with a real history you can see and feel and real people.

The Flying Jib is burned into the collective Brigham psyche. For better or worse, the cottage is only now being run as a business so that others can enjoy it.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Flying Jib: Half Traditional, Half New Cottage with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Flying Jib: Half Traditional, Half New Cottage with Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p45439vb
-(828)505-0964 (North Carolina, USA)
Brooklin Downeast and Acadia
Royal Palm Beach, FL
5

  • 5 out of 5
What a great place! A little piece of heaven right here on earth. We had a great time and the pool is an added treat - especially for us Floridians who love swimming - Would recommend the Flying Jib to anyone, anytime.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2005
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We Coloradoans like it, too.
-Lonny Brigham
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Flying Jib: Half Traditional, Half New Cottage with Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p45439vb
-(828)505-0964 (North Carolina, USA)
Brooklin Downeast and Acadia
carver, mass
5

  • 5 out of 5
Step back in time...."rusticate" at the "Flying Jib", one of the most beautiful spots in Maine. A hidden gem!
The Jib has all the amenies of home...but a view that is fantastic. My family has stayed there every summer since 1986.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2005
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2005
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
LookOut Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Blue Hill
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
LookOut Inn
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
yes
Car: recommended

ship and boat gazing, wading, mussel harvesting, clam digging, crab chasing, sea weed sculpting, sand castles, national parks, national forests, the Brooklin Boatyard (neighboring boat building school), whale watching, talking with Maine residents, etc

Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
early summer
16 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,268
for 7 nights
$2,268
 
 
peak season
27 Jun 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,916
for 7 nights
$2,916
 
 
fall
6 Sep 2015 - 24 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,160
for 7 nights
$2,160
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,916
for 7 nights
$2,916
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes It is a bit of a stretch for the cleaning crew to clean and disinfect the cottage within 5 hours on Saturday. We ask you to start the laundry. Just throw the sheets from the queen in the master bedroom into the washing machine. The cleaning cost is part of your fee: no add-on for this.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main downstairs bathroom. Includes washer/dryer
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Very large bathroom upstairs. Bathtub with shower ring
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master bathroom has a jacuzzi and a shower.
  • There are three bathrooms. The bathroom in the master bedroom, a full bath on the main floor and a full bath upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The master bedroom/bathroom is on the main floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , medium sized bedroom with closet and two windows
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , small bedroom with closet and two windows
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , Three brand new single, twin beds. one is a trundle bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There are two inflatable beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
firewood supply, phone (with baby monitor), drip coffee maker, air mattress with electric pump, Local Internet Service provider, Fairpoint Communications, Phone number at the Jib, 207-359-4661 fishing rods, badminton, croquet Nice Home office with internet (no computer) games, puzzles, cards, peace and quiet, nice people, great scenery, port-a-crib

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