|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Waterfront property, cozy cabin, great beds and amenities.
Aunt Mary's Cabin sleeps 4 people and is surrounded by water and 37 pastoral acres. Charming and rustic cabin offers comfortable king and queen bedrooms, a full eat-in kitchen, living, dining, washer/dryer and screened porch. Surrounded by water, quiet country roads and untouched, the farm is 'Life as life should be'.
The farm was farmed by our Grandfather and the road led to ships awaiting repair. All the land was used for farming and no chemicals were ever used here. The nights are full of stars and fireflies and days of Valerian and roses blowing in the breezes. Our neighborhood is full of homesteaders who raise vegetables, make cheese or bake bread. Our local market has the best wines, chosen by Jonathan, the Chief at Buck's and the market there has specialty foods and supplies for locals and the yachtsmen who frequent Brooksville in the summer. Kneisal Hall in Blue Hill has the best music available anywhere and students from the best schools come to play for us all summer. The Stonington Opera has fine film, performance and jazz and the village is full of art, restaurants and a great little clothing store. Nearby Deer Isle has wonderful galleries, restaurants and Haystack where artists meet and teach. Blue Hill and all the surrounding towns have farmer's markets, not unlike Provence. You can eat organic, top quality food every day and enjoy our local art as well. The various Yacht Clubs have events and races all summer and our guests are able to use our pond access at Walker's to swim, a new beach with outstanding water and loons.
Kayaking and canoeing are done here and you can lease a boat in blue hill for your visit. Lobsters are readily available and you can get them precooked or cook them yourself. Our guests love the feel of a time gone by as we have no urban sprawl or strip centers, we have open space and a feeling of peace.
Climb Blue Hill, hike through Holbrook Island Sanctuary, visit the Nearing Center and learn about farming and homesteading or go to the Wooden Boat School and build a boat. Elliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosche are renowned for gardening and amazing techniques to encourage longer seasons. Their farm is a few miles away and the flowers and vegetables are the finest anywhere.
Across the water is Castine a great old town with my favorite bar, 'The Penagoet', with Jack your host, and his amazing collection of photographs.The Maine Maritime is there and the ship is often at dock and the students race their sailing ensigns. Cruise ships and sailboats, yachts and lobster boats fill the water and Castine is a great place to get ice cream, throw a dollar on Dennet's ceiling and have a beer. The homes there are from the days of great sailing ships, captain's and their families. Our family used to run the steamer from the wharf to Castine and would attend the one room school house there. We have pictures of the water frozen, completely from Brooksville to Castine.
Summertime is loaded with daily activities and the fall is so beautiful with the maples and orchards glowing.
Dogs allowed with owners approval.
Come to our farm and enjoy the beauty of nature, get reacquainted with silence and cool air and just relax in the summer sun.
For larger groups, The perfect place for relaxing reunions, catching up with old friends, and beautiful country weddings.Please check out our other listing on VRBO.#41192 if you need more space. Thank you!
This homestead has been in the family since 1840. A total of 37 acres and Ocean Front, the farm is now available for lease . Aunt Mary has two bedrooms. Loving the coast of Maine, we have begun replenishing the fields for organic farming. The Brooksville Peninsula is full of wonderful farms and we enjoy buying local food and living simply. We live on the property also and love sharing this amazing place. I am a design build professional in the process of finishing a Documentary Film on 'Home' and my husband, who spent his summers here with his Grandparents, is a Professional Engineer who specializes in building system and analysis. Leed certified he designed the first solar home in NH in the 70's. He Graduated from Swarthmore and a Nasa fellowship sent him to Dartmouth Thayer School. I went to a small woman's college in Washington DC that is now a part of George Washington University and I studied at Harvard for two years. We raised 4 children and have 5 grandchildren who all come to the farm in the summer!
This summer we will be planting a medicinal herb garden and spend some time on our little day sailor.
Carol Gregor purchased this cabin in 1840
Generations have been on this land and the original family settled in Brooksville in 1790. 7 Tapley Brothers were sea captains and the Wharf on South Wharf Rd is where our grandfather repaired ships. The barn had a livery for people who came by ferry to ride to Blue Hill. Aunt Mary Tapley married William Wasson who was also a Sea Captain, our farm is their homestead and is now ours.
The biggest benefit is to come to a place that is truly 'Life as life should be' . Please check out our other listing on VRBO.#41192 if you need more space
As it was and has been for generations, the farm will restore your senses and western sunsets, bond fires and lobsters, surrounded by fresh cool sea air and star filled skies will make you happy as it does us.
For our first trip to Maine, our experience here was exactly what we had hoped for--beautiful scenery, quiet, rustic yet comfortable, off the beaten path but still within driving distance to several small towns along the coast and other hidden gems.
Carol is a great host! You have all the privacy you want although she was so pleasant we had her over for some wine and conversation! The cabin has everything you would need if you are looking for a place to unplug from the rest of the world.
We loved our stay here and have recommended to friends seeking a similar experience. The Maine coast is so beautiful and I can't imagine going back and not staying at Aunt Mary's Cabin.
Our stay with young children in this delightful cottage in Brooksville was exceedingly pleasant. From the large and comfortable beds to the beautiful views from the screened-in porch, the adjacent beach and blueberry fields, the charming, eclectic Maine décor, the excellent selection of books, and, above all, the hilarious clucking poultry guarded by a (harmless) charging goose, everything was perfection in spades. Our children and especially the 4 year-old, who himself resembles the goose in many respects, refer to the property as Naughty Goose Cottage. They couldn't have been more delighted, and nor could we. Our many thanks and regards to the lovely owners.
We just loved our stay at Aunt Mary's cottage! We loved its warm and cozy charm as
well as the beautiful views of the water and open sky both night and day! It is quintessential Maine at it's very best. We had no trouble finding it as the descriptions anddirections were right on and the Gregors were warm and friendly and were perfect hosts. We found the ammenities quaint, very clean and we had everything we needed. We especially enjoyed our walks on the property's beach, and enjoying the fresh herbs
and veggies and the wonderful fresh eggs Dick brings us from his chickens.
The surrounding area is a travelers delight with lovely towns to visit, great galleries and
restaurants. I would highly recommend a visit. We look forward to returning very soon.
If you plan to spend much time in Acadia National Park be aware that it is an hour away from this property. Bar Harbor is 1 1/2 hours away. The nearest supermarket is 15 miles away in Blue Hill. The local market was small, limited and expensive. The cabin itself was rustic with a shower in one bathroom and a sink in the other. The sitting area upstairs was nice as was the screened in porch. The beds slept well. Two of our windows would not stay shut and there were not screens on some of the windows so the bugs got in. One night the temperature got down into the upper 40's and we nearly froze. The only heat are space heaters and we could only plug in one at a time without throwing the breaker. There are only two overhead lights; the rest are lamps. There is no TV, only VHS tapes. The boat house was down a dirt road and the other shoreline was across a field. We adjusted by the end of the week and enjoyed our time in Maine.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
16 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
All cleaning, security,and taxes are included in the above fees. Available insurance will be purchased at $49 per visit.
Dogs are charged after approval at $20 per day. Dogs are allowed on the first floor only. They must be well behaved.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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