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'The Big House' Classic Updated Farmhouse

People16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Bill Gray
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
5 September, 2017

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Brooklin in Brooklin

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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
  • 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.

Reviews

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'The Big House' Classic Updated Farmhouse
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
5

large house in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

The house is very accommodating, with a well-stocked kitchen, lots of bathrooms, towels, beach chairs, comfortable beds, and plenty of charm. Large yard with fire pit and games, and beautiful beach just a short walk away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What more could you want

  • 5 of 5

This place was great for our family. We had plenty of room and the house was so comfortable. The beds were super comfortable. The kitchen is the most well equipped kitchen I have ever seen in a vacation rental. Not one thing missing. It was so nice to have a large outdoor space for our kids to run around. The beach across the street is also pretty amazing. A gorgeous location and wonderful piece of property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Concord, New Hampshire
5

Wonderful place for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

The Big House was everything we had hoped for: very clean, well-equipped kitchen, plenty of bedrooms and updated bathrooms, huge yard with fire and horseshoe pits, glorious front porch complete with rocking chairs, closet full of games, even a trunk of dress-ups that was a big hit with the youngsters. It seems the owners thought of everything! The beach across the road was a great spot for the youngsters, also, with many hours spent searching for "treasures" and wading in the water. Bill was a great host; stopping by to share with us some history of the area and places we might want to explore. I can confidently recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glastonbury, CT
5

The perfect house for our family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Great for our family reunion. Comfortably slept 15 of us. Nice big kitchen, great yard. The kitchen was perfect. A lot of great space. Fully stocked with all the basics you need. The owner and property manager were fantastic to work with. They were very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, wonderful location. Lots of space to allow the kids to play.

  • 5 of 5

Owners and caregivers great to work with, answered all my questions! Wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awsome big house, we stay on May, 2017

  • 5 of 5

We rented the big house for a hiking group of 16 people, 2 of us share a room, it we comfortable, and the kitchen have all the utility, whenever we need it we can get it, we can cook lobster, it was amazing. The sitting room is comfortable and spaces to hold our big group, we highly recommend this big house, especial for the big group.

We meet Bill, the owner, he was nice and helpful, we all love him.. WE have a great time in your big house, thanks Bill........

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor, ME
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Brooklin, Downeast and Acadia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late - Off Season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,352
for 4 nights
From
£283
£2,159
 
 
Early - Off Season 2018
19 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,433
for 4 nights
From
£303
£2,159
 
 
Early - In Season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,563
for 7 nights
£2,563
 
 
Peak - In Season 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,966
for 7 nights
£2,966
 
 
Late - Off Season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,433
for 4 nights
From
£303
£2,159
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £222.15
Damage Deposit £296.2

$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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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