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Beautiful setting on small organic farm

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Large Bedroom, Queen Bed, full kitchen

We have a small vegan farm with organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees, two ponds and woods in Brooksville, Maine on the Blue Hill peninsula. We suggest you check out more photos of our farm and our facebook page from our website at www.sweetdogfarm.org. Good location to use as a base for taking day trips. One hour drive to Acadia.

We offer a new two level self contained unit in a separate building. This has a large upstairs bedroom and lounge area with a queen bed. There is a private bath and a small full kitchen on the first floor. High speed internet.

We invite you to visit our beautiful farm and observe what it is like to live in harmony with nature.

More Details

Owner
Bob Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Bob Jones

Bob Jones and Doris Groves love the lifestyle of living on a small, plant based farm, with their animals (cat and dog) and trying to be more self reliant -heating with their own firewood, using their own water and growing as much of their own food as possible.

Bob Jones purchased this apartment in 1986

Why Bob Jones chose Downeast and Acadia

Doris has lived on the farm for 30 years and raised her children there. The core of the original farmhouse dates back to 1850 and was a rough hewn cabin hauled from a nearby pond.

Bob Joined her in 2012 and together they have renovated buildings, built new structures and expanded the vegetable gardens and small orchard.

Brooksville is a very special place. There are beautiful woods, rolling hills, farms and a nice mix of long term residents and summer folks.

What makes this apartment unique

Picture yourself relaxing and reading in a hammock in the afternoon sun by the pond serenaded by frogs and songbirds. Or kayaking on the nearby Bagaduce River where you will see loons, cormorants, eagles, ospreys and fur seals.(We may be able to supply two kayaks) Or walking on our back woods trails where you can look for chanterell mushrooms and listen for great horned owls, hermit thrushes and pilliated woodpeckers. Or taking a leisurely bike ride along the country roads. (We can provide bikes)

Or enjoy a visit to Forest Farm (20 minute drive), last homestead of Helen and Scott Nearing, key individuals in the back to the land movement in the 1960's. Take a tour there and enjoy Monday night speakers in July and August.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Brooksville in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • On first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Large room on second floor, queen bed, nice view of pond and woods, optional cot for a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
We offer a different type of accommodation. Our young workers and ourselves will always be around outside doing gardening and farm chores. Join us if you like. Enjoy walks in the woods, relaxing around a fire pit in the evening. Take daily excursions to Acadia, historic Castine, the Good Life Center, hike nearby, kayak or take bike rides.

Reviews

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(7 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful setting on small organic farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
5

Tranquil location off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the privilege of spending 2 nights here in the middle of August. We slept away the nights peacefully as it is a quiet location which is exactly what we were looking for. It is only about 45 minutes away from Acadia National Park which was the initial reason why we selected this property.

One of the owners, Bob, was always out in the gardens (it is a working vegan farm) and always took time to have a chat with you - even providing some sage gardening advice.

My wife and I highly recommend this rental property if the nightly sounds of nature and a good night's sleep is what you require. There is also a hammock in the back of the property near the pond if you so choose.

We will definitely be back when we venture back to the Acadia National Park - which by the way, is absolutely gorgeous!

Say hi to Bob and Doris for us if you chose to stay. You won't regret it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wayne, Thanks for staying with us. I really enjoyed our chats in the garden. We hope to see you on your next trip this way. Bob Jones
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5

Cozy Garden Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay with our great hosts: Doris and Bob at Sweet Dog Farm. The second story bedroom had plenty of windows it felt like our own personal tree house! The Kitchen had all the pots and pans we needed and even some coffee and creamer for our fist morning. There is a nice little deck to enjoy the view of the pretty gardens as well, which made for a great breakfast spot. We'd happily return if we are lucky enough to be back in the area next year! Many thanks!

Alex and Leslie

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property in a beautiful part of the country!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Sweet Dog Farm. Bob & Doris were wonderful hosts and the apartment was fantastic. It was very clean and comfortable to stay in. They were very welcoming and provided us with information about the area, as well as Acadia National Park. It was an easy drive to Acadia, as well. We're already looking forward to our next trip back here!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Mike and Sarah. I enjoyed hearing about your adventure hiking up Beech Cliff. I hope you come back. Bob Jones
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5

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the charming garden cottage. Our hosts Bob and Doris were so lovely, welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. The cottage was immaculate, with a comfortable bed and everything we needed. The gardens were beautiful, contributing to the overall serene ambiance. We especially enjoyed our visit to the nearby Good Life Center and the scenic drive around Cape Rosier. We also appreciated the convenient proximity to the scenic Bagaduce Lunch, with it's picnic tables overlooking the tidal estuary, Reversing Falls on the Bagaduce River. We're looking forward to our next visit to Sweet Dog Farm.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and welcoming stay in garden cottage

  • 5 of 5

Sweet Dog Farm is a friendly spot in beautiful surroundings. We spent the night on a driving tour in the fall, and this was one of the highlights of our exploration of Maine. Accomodations were in a new cottage, seperated from the owner's home by flower and vegetable gardens. The room was comfortable and charming. The proprietors were generous with local information and directions to the nearby Good Life Center, as well as with e-mail advice in planning our trip. A sweet place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Genuine welcome, lovely ambience!

  • 5 of 5

Bob and Doris were wonderfully welcoming hosts, when we arrived after dark and just a little overwhelmed by the scenery we'd been seeing and weariness of a long day's journey. Our visiting time with them left us feeling they were friends who we just hadn't happen to meet before this. Our accommodation was simply beautiful, and the surrounding peaceful quiet was soothing after the hassles of travel and the business of Boston the few days before. The next day, Sweet Dog Farm made a perfect jumping off place for exploring the nearby area.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor, Me
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Blue Hill
Car: necessary

Acadia National Park is a one hour drive

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Brooksville, 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
 
Late
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£152
for 2 nights
From
£76
£480
 

Additional pricing information

Half the rent is due upon making the reservation and the balance is due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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