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Enjoy absolute privacy on 25 acres with stunning ocean views from most rooms.

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A 3 bedroom, 1 & 1/2 bath cabin with gorgeous ocean views available year round

Leave your stress at home! Bayleaf Cottage is situated just feet from the shore of Herrick Bay in Brooklin, Maine, locally described as the Boat Building Capital of the world! Completely renovated when we bought it, our 3 bedroom log cabin comfortably sleeps 6 people, or 8 with the sleeper sofa in the living room. Be enveloped by the rustic warmth of weathered pine while relaxing comfortably on plush leather sofas or recliners. Two bedrooms, with king and queen beds, offer expansive views of the bay and the islands beyond, while the third, with bunk beds, offers a view of the stars through a large skylight. Linger over meals at a comfortable dining table seating 8, or enjoy the breathtaking views from the front deck while feasting on lobsters or clams right by the waters where they were harvested. Dig your own clams if you like! Cooking will be a pleasure in the newly renovated and well-stocked kitchen, or stroll for ten minutes down the quiet wooded lane to enjoy fine dining at the Brooklin Inn or casual, local BBQ at the Brooklin General Store. Launch your canoe, kayak or small sailboat from the beach and explore tranquil Herrick Bay and its nearby islands. Hop on your bike and ride two miles to the Wooden Boat School, where individuals and families are welcome to take courses in sailing, kayaking, and all aspects of wooden boat-building.

Artists or craftspeople will also enjoy using the unfinished shed on the property or the full unfinished, daylit basement for studio space.

More Details

Owner
Linda and Michael Soukup
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2017

About Linda and Michael Soukup

After a career with the National Park Service, a job offer and love of Acadia National Park brought us from Virginia to the Maine coast five years ago. Despite early skepticism about this seemingly remote place, there has been no looking back. We've always lived on the east coast, but Maine's rugged beauty is unparalleled, whether in summer or winter, and we find that the pace and intimacy of small town living suits us very well. We live in nearby Blue Hill, where we moved for the high school in which we've enrolled our twins. We enjoy hiking, sailing, canoeing, camping, and skiing, as well as folk music, and more recently, bluegrass......Linda fiddles in a band. We most enjoy the Maine character and lifestyle--and the dramatic coastline.

Linda and Michael Soukup purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Linda and Michael Soukup chose Downeast and Acadia

People travel from all over the world to come to Downeast Maine, so we realized that owning a rental property would make sense. We set out to make a sound business decision and find a home in pristine shape, all ready to rent, and we searched and searched and found......Bayleaf, the first home we looked at. It met none of our business criteria, but in the end we knew we couldn't fool ourselves; we can only devote ourselves to what we love. We stood on the deck, looked out over the water and didn't see a single sign of human habitation, 'heard' the silence of 25 acres and no neighbors, felt the ocean breeze, watched the shorebirds feeding on the flats, smelled the fir trees, and knew it was special. We lived in a remote location once before, and realized that while liking the privacy we didn't like a long drive to get wherever we were going, so Bayleaf, which, while as private as it gets, is less than five minutes from town, felt like the perfect combination. It took lots of work to get it ready, but being there, even to work, was always a pleasure, and we furnished it with an eye to what we'd enjoy ourselves......comfortable, but not fussy or formal.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin was built by a highly successful and well-known sailboat designer. He designed nearly 200 boats while living there--perhaps at least partly a testament to the solitude and the inspiration the site provides.

Location

Nearest Airport
52.9 Miles
Bangor Intn. Airport or Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brooklin Inn
Nearest Ferry
191 Miles
St. John, New Brunswick
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Blue Hill Country Club
Nearest Train
128 Miles
Brunswick, Maine
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Brooklin Inn
Nearest Ski
66 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
Bayleaf Cabin
Car: necessary

The town of Brooklin is located on the scenic Blue Hill peninsula; all roads leading to it hug the rocky, picturesque Maine coastline. Bayleaf is located near enough to access all three of Acadia National Park's units: the main park on Mount Desert Island, Isle le Haut, a short ferry ride from neighboring Stonington, and Schoodic Peninsula in Winter Harbor. Blue Hill peninsula is famous for its long tradition of fine arts and crafts, as well as organic farming; Brooklin offers a weekly farmer's market. The town is also home to the Wooden Boat School, which offers classes to families and individuals interested in all aspects of wooden boats. Brooklin is proud of its local general store, in business for 150 years, as well as its full library, fine or casual dining, and shops. Local lobstermen are happy to supply lobsters freshly pulled from the sea, and clams are easy to dig on the flats at low tide.

Those interested in outdoor activities will enjoy kayaking or canoeing; Herrick is a tranquil bay with long uninhabited coastlines and islands to explore. One can also travel ten minutes down the road and drop a boat in Blue Hill's locally famous reversing falls. The Wooden Boat School is a two mile bike ride along level roads. The Blue Heritage Trust maintains miles of hiking trails on the peninsula, and of course Acadia National Park offers an unparalleled range of hiking, biking, and riding trails. Charters are available in the area for fishing and sailing, and whale watching and puffin tours leave Bar Harbor daily. The nearby Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, in early August, is a sailboat race for wooden boats; with approximately 125 participants, it is a breath-taking sight to see.

Those looking for evening entertainment, beyond enjoying spectacular views of the stars in our unpolluted night skies, can find local theater at the Stonington Opera House, classical music concerts at Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, or movies in Ellsworth at the recently restored Art Deco Grand Theater.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Brooklin in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Renovated this year, the bathroom includes granite counters.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , This offers a granite vessel sink and new commode.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This includes a full dresser, ample closet and water views.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , The loft beds offer views of stars through the big skylight.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This large airy loft is screened by a privacy door.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We installed a new generator this winter which comes on automatically during a power outage.

Reviews

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Enjoy absolute privacy on 25 acres with stunning ocean views from most rooms.
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was the best home we have ever rented in this area. It was perfect in every way. It has beautiful water views in every type of weather and time of day, and is very quiet. The location was ideal for our dogs who could roam easily, and safely. The house was so charming, and so very clean. They had everything one needs in the kitchen, and the beds were comfortable. The heat worked well, and it was cozy on the colder days.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many people think of Maine as an ideal summer destination, but we're so glad that some brave souls are enjoying the beauty of winter here too. We think the snow and ice on the shoreline just make the scene more dramatic. The community is quiet this time of year, but we've been lucky to host guests who seem to relish the serenity. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Always a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility. Bayleaf is always a great escape when needing rest and relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay as always!

  • 5 of 5

A great stay at Bayleaf once again! Always a pleasure working with Linda and Michael. Brought my mother, her sister, and their best friend to Maine for a trip of a lifetime; they loved it so much, they didn't want to leave! Beautiful property; looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this very clean and comfortable log cabin. The back deck was a great place to watch the sunrise and birds play in Herrick Bay. The views from the bedrooms and living rooms are excellent and make for a very relaxing atmosphere. Will be coming back to this one!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First view is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This delightful cabin, built by a ship maker , is both intriguing and comfortable. The front porch is a lovely spot for eating, and the thoughtfully placed adirondack chairs allow beautiful views across the cove, in sun or shade. The owners are attentive and responsive. We loved it, and so did our grandchildren and guests.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, quiet, amenities,vista, location,quality

  • 5 of 5

Best Maine vacation we had.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Brooklin, Maine

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
 
Sept. - Oct.
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,074
for 7 nights
£1,074
£3,719
 
 
Nov. - May
4 Nov 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£579
for 7 nights
£579
£1,983
 
 
June
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,074
for 7 nights
£1,074
£3,967
 
 
Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,322
for 7 nights
£1,322
£4,959
 
 
Sept. - Oct.
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,074
for 7 nights
£1,074
£3,967
 
 
Nov. - May
3 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£579
for 7 nights
£579
£1,983
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £26.54
Refundable Damage Deposit £189.55
Tax Rate 9.0%

Those guests reserving more than one week may request other payment arrangements if they are willing to pay by check. We also welcome full payment by check from those reserving one week.

For dog owners: We ask for a $35.00 pet fee per dog, with a maximum of two dogs allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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