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"Sea Meadow" – Maine Oceanfront Cottage with Lighthouse Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Brooklin - Sea Meadow

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

‘Sea Meadow’ is a charming, shingle-sided cottage perched 75 feet from the ocean’s edge on the western shore of Blue Hill Bay. It has spectacular open views of the Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse set against the backdrop of Mount Desert Island. The cottage sits on four acres of land and is surrounded by grass and wildflower meadows. A private staircase provides access to the deepwater shorefront and beach with granite boulders. It is only a one hour and 15 minutes drive to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.

The living room/dining area walls are covered in antique barn board siding with a beamed ceiling. The den includes an entertainment center that is stocked with board games, puzzles, television with satellite service, DVD player and more than 80 DVDs. There is a large deck that faces the ocean with a dining table and plenty of seating. The kitchen and bathroom were completely remodeled. (The bathroom has a stall shower only.) The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The two cozy additional bedrooms each have built-in bunk beds. (Due to the fact that the top bunks do not have railings, guests should only use the lower bunks.)

Brooklin is located on the southeast tip of the Blue Hill Peninsula between Blue Hill Bay and Eggemoggin Reach. It is a beautiful, quiet village that boasts it is 'the boatbuilding capital of the world.' Author E.B. White and his wife Katharine made it their home. Brooklin is the home of many fine boat builders, lobstermen, and the headquarters of WoodenBoat Magazine. People come from around the world to attend boat building or sailing classes at the WoodenBoat School. Brooklin is, quite simply, a very special place.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2009
Speaks English

About The Owner

Our family loves to sail. This is a photo of our sailboat, 'Picaro,' on her maiden voyage.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why The Owner chose Downeast and Acadia

The natural beauty of 'down east' Maine is unparalleled. Our entire family fell in love with the area the first time that we vacationed here. The scenery is gorgeous: the blue of the ocean reaching out to the horizon; dark green firs and pines hugging the rocky shore; hundreds of off-shore islands; and white clapboard Victorian farmhouses. When this property came on the market, we were captivated by the spectacular open views of Blue Hill Bay stretching to the western shore of Mount Desert Island with the Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse in the foreground.

What makes this cottage unique

The proximity of the cottage to the water is wonderful. My favorite thing is to get up in the morning before the rest of the family. The house is quiet and I take a good book and my morning coffee out on the deck. I love looking out at the constantly changing color and pattern of the water and listening to the waves lapping against the shore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Once in a great while, when we're really fortunate in life, we get to experience a time and place of true perfection - a place in which we would not change one thing or wish for a single missing piece - a time of total peace and contentment. Our time at Sea Meadow was all of that, for both of us. From the moment we drove down the driveway and the cottage (plus the amazing view beyond it!) came into view, we were both pinching ourselves - hard to believe that such a magical place would be 'ours' for a week! You and Kent have overlooked nothing in providing for the comfort of your guests, and your attention to quality and detail is evident throughout the house. ... We were cozy and comfortable - we both agree, it felt like home. This spectacular stretch of coastline, with Blue Hill Lighthouse, all the islands, the lobstermen tending their traps out front, the friendliness of virtually everyone we met - all kept us smiling. Dinner at Arborvine on our final evening was delicious - a perfect close to the week.

Our dream and hope is to return to Sea Meadow within the next year or two ...."
Sep 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)
"Sea Meadow" – Maine Oceanfront Cottage with Lighthouse Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
New Orleans

Perfect Maine Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Sea Meadow with my husband and daughters (6 & 8), and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The cottage is perfect with great attention to detail, and the views of the water are stunning. We loved exploring the beach just steps from the porch and the girls loved collecting treasures (shells and rocks). The decor is lovely and the cottage is very comfortable. We explored Brooklin and the neighboring towns and cannot wait to return. Mary Louise was a pleasure to deal with, provided helpful information about the area, and even called to check on us. We would definitely recommend Sea Meadow to anyone looking in this area for the perfect cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your time in Brooklin. Thank you very much for recommending “Sea Meadow” to others. If your travels bring you back to Maine, I hope that you will stay at “Sea Meadow” again.
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  • 5 of 5

We've been vacationing on Penobscot Bay for many years and doubted anything could surpass its beauty until we pulled down the driveway to “Sea Meadow.” Truly, a breath-taking moment! The cottage, inside and out, was also spectacular. The attention to detail and the design of the cottage could not be more perfect. All of the previous reviews are completely accurate without any exaggeration. If you are looking for a great place to relax and enjoy Down East Maine, this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think that the Blue Hill Bay area is a wonderful place. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for staying at "Sea Meadow" and for your very kind words. I look forward to your return next summer!.
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Madbury, NH

Impeccable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our two daughters (ages 3 and 5) stayed here for a week in the end of June. We wanted a quiet comfortable spot to relax and explore the Maine Coast and found exactly that. The owners' decor and attention to details for its guests - of all ages - is impeccable.

Our daughters spent every morning looking for sea glass on the beach, just steps away from the cottage. We enjoyed beautiful sunrises on the deck and relaxing and reading on the cozy furniture in the evening.

Brooklin, Maine is a great location for exploring the many Down East towns, it was easy to get to Bar Harbor/Acadia, Deer Isle and Blue Hill from our central location.

We felt incredibly at home and comfortable in the house and look forward to returning in future years.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am very happy that "Sea Meadow" was a comfortable home base from which to explore Down East Maine. I hope that you and your family will return for another visit soon.
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Clinton, S,C,

Just Right

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I come to Maine every year and decided to try staying in the Brooklin area. We loved "Sea Meadow Cottage" it was perfect for us with it's spectacular views and classic Maine cottage feel we felt right at home. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need to make your stay an enjoyable one. We highly recommend this property and plan on returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay at "Sea Meadow" and look forward to having you return next year.
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Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Sea Meadow for a week this summer when he took a course at the Wooden Boat School. While he was pretty much gone from sun up to sun down, Sea Meadow was the perfect spot for me. Private, yet not isolated, I felt very comfortable there on my own and hope to return one day. Besides Blue Hill there are other lovely towns nearby to explore while you're in the area.

Everything the other renters have said about the property is true without exaggeration. The view is gorgeous! Attention to detail is tastefully given to the decor and amenities. Yes ,even the bunk beds are comfortable. I never had any problems with internet service, and there is a land line available so you're well connected in addition to your cell phones.

Mary Louise is a wonderful hostess and sincerely wants you to enjoy your stay. Like the other viewer said, it definitely is easy to recommend Sea Meadow.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am so glad that you and your husband enjoyed your time at "Sea Meadow." Members of my family and I have taken courses at the WoodenBoat School. I think that they do a fabulous job. I must confess that I equally enjoy the more leisurely pursuits of exploring towns on the Blue Hill peninsula and Deer Isle.
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New York, New York

A most beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Sea Meadow this August. The cottage is immaculate, beautifully appointed, and very comfortable. Mary Louise has anticipated every imaginable need, from comfortable beds and furniture, to a wonderfully equipped kitchen, to entertainment possibilities, to ways of enjoying the stunning vistas, to thoughtful suggestions of activities in the area. The setting on Blue Hill Bay is very peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful. We especially loved eating/sitting on the deck and observing the play of light on the water, walking the beach, looking at the night sky, and, perhaps most amazing of all, experiencing the sunrises. The Blue Hill Peninsula area is a special place to visit, and to be able to stay in such a lovely home is a gift. We hope very much to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. We think that Brooklin and the Blue Hill Peninsula have a timeless beauty. We never tire of it.
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The WoodenBoat School
Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Car: necessary

Approximately 1 1/2 miles from the WoodenBoat School. Approximately one hour and 15 minutes drive to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brooklin, Downeast and Acadia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Peak 2016
25 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer-Early Autumn 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 8 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £227
cleaning fee £94 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Change-over day is Saturday.
The Maine state sales tax on lodging is 9% effective January 1, 2016.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brooklin in Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stall shower only, no bathtub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms each have built-in bunkbeds. As the top bunks do not have rails, guests should only use the lower bunks.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing

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