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Sean McGuigan or Sally McGuigan

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Brooksville House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.25 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Come to relax and unwind at our peaceful escape on the coast of Maine! We are located on 5 private acres of land in the rural town of Brooksville close to some of the best areas to explore on the mid-coast East Penobscot Bay. Just a short drive away, Blue Hill, Stonington and Castine, all have great restaurants, shopping, and local pottery and antique shops. Blue Hill has a library for books, DVDs and high-speed Internet connection. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are about one hour's drive. Nearby Holbrook Island Sanctuary is great for local hiking right near the ocean. The Isle au Haut ferry leaves from the working fishing town of Stonington daily during the summer months. Fresh locally caught lobster can be easily purchased from the docks at the Stonington Co-op. We are an easy drive from Haystack School of Crafts and the Wooden Boat School. The public ocean beach, at the causeway between Little Deer Isle and Big Deer Isle, is just three miles away. More house specifics below.

Further Details: We completed our house in the spring of 2008. Originally designed by us for our own year round private use Orchard House has a bright airy feeling with lots of natural light so desired during summer months and yet with radiant heat throughout and almost airtight insulation it maintains a comfortable coziness for fall and winter.

The ground floor has natural slate and tile flooring, with a large entryway, two bedrooms (one with king with pullout futon and one with queen), a full bath with tub and shower and a laundry room. The 2nd floor has bamboo flooring throughout and cathedral ceilings with huge south facing windows allowing for incredible light both in the bedroom (king) and the great room, which houses a full kitchen and living room. There's also a smaller bedroom (twin) and full bath with an incredible walk-in natural slate shower with waterfall shower head.

The eat-in kitchen is a cooks dream, ample counter space with butcher block island, complete with Bosch gas stove and convection oven (Cooking magazines provided!) With a local farmers market in Blue Hill fresh ingredients are close at hand.

The 12'x34' deck off the great room almost doubles the summer living space and is a great place to enjoy meals outside. It overlooks a primarily pine and oak wooded area and boasts a private outside cedar walled shower. It's just a short walk down through the woods to the waters edge of Walkers Pond. A great place for that morning cup of coffee, where it's possible to launch your kayak over the rocky edge.

No smoking or pets please!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Sean McGuigan or Sally McGuigan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Brooksville Downeast and Acadia
Wilmington, DE
5

Orchard House Idyll

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Orchard House. As a cook, I particularly enjoyed the well equipped kitchen and open floor plan between the kitchen and living area. We used the grill several times, canoed on Walker Pond, and enjoyed the resident loons and wild turkeys. Comfortable beds and the slate shower upstairs were nice. Goor proximity to Blue Hill, Deer Isle, and Castine, and the great restaurants all around. Many thanks for a great week!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Brooksville Downeast and Acadia
5

Great house, stunning region

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our first trip to Maine and definitely not our last, it's going to be tough resisting the pull back to Orchard House. This is a great rental, lots of space, beautifully fitted and a very personal feel, it's clearly been a labour of love. We spent an idyllic week with 3 young children and the in-laws, kayaking, swimming and hiking. Acadia is beautiful and only an hour away but to get away from the crowds the Blue Hills Peninsula is stunning and so unspoilt. Can't wait to get back
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Brooksville Downeast and Acadia
Providence, RI
5

Relaxing vacation in our favorite part of Maine

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
For seven years, my family spent a week each summer at Sally's family's resort, Oakland House. The kids talked about it all year, and couldn't wait to go back. When Oakland House sadly closed, we began to spend vacations elsewhere, but it wasn't the same. This summer, with my son heading off to college in the fall, my daughter, son and I decided to rent a house on the Blue Hill Peninsula. What a surprise to discover Sally and Sean's house, just down the road from Oakland House and right on the shore of beautiful Walker Pond! We brought along another 18 year old boy, and they loved swimming and fishing in the Pond, although they didn't catch anything. They particularly enjoyed the outdoor shower, which is quite glorious on a sunny morning. I made muffins and pancakes with blueberries picked on Caterpillar Hill, and we got fresh-off-the-boat lobsters in Stonington ($3.80/lb.!). We did some hiking on Deer Isle and in Acadia National Park, but mostly we relaxed, read, and enjoyed each other's company--and the turkey family on the property. A beautiful spot with most gracious hosts, Sally and Sean have thought of literally everything you might need or enjoy. I'm always sad to leave Brooksville....
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Brooksville Downeast and Acadia
DeWitt, NY
5

The Perfect Maine Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Our family of five (two adults and three children--ages 7, 8, 10) stayed at Orchard House for three weeks in August and could not have asked for more. It was better than advertised and our best family vacation to date. The residence was very private with plenty of space on the property and in the house for the five of us to spread out and enjoy ourselves. The house was clean (we loved the tile and hardwood floors!) and well-maintained. Sean and Sally were very helpful answering our questions promptly. We brought our bikes, and the kids loved going up and down the drive and the hill to the lake. The deck was spacious and all of us enjoyed the outdoor shower and the beautiful starry skies at night. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed, and the bathrooms were well-appointed. We all discovered favorite books in the literally hundreds scattered throughout the house, but the Blue Hill Library also provided an unlimited assortment of books, cds, and dvds. The location is outstanding. The property is on a lake but within five minutes of several isolated ocean beaches. Brooksville and Blue Hill are very convenient drives for farmer's markets, groceries (Tradewinds), and health food (Blue Hill Co-op). Orchard House was a perfect launching point for trips to Acadia, Stonington, Fort Knox, Lubec, the Bold Coast, and the Schoodic Peninsula. Every little village was a gem--Brooklin, Castine, Sedgwick, Penobscot. We would definitely recommend Orchard House, and it will be at the top of our list for our next Maine vacation.
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Brooksville Downeast and Acadia
Nashville
5

We'd go again and again!

We'd go again and again!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
So enjoyed our time at Orchard House! The beds were comfy, the breezes blowing through the big windows were lovely, and the big, open kitchen/living room was perfect for our group! There was so much to do within just a few minutes' drive. Acadia and Bar Harbor are great, but we were thrilled with Holbrook Island Sanctuary, the town of Blue Hill, and Walker's Pond, too! Highly recommend the co-op in Blue Hill. Great family vacation!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
1 hour
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
30 minutes
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
1 hour
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
5 minutes
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
15 minutes
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
15 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
5 minutes

One Hour drive from Bangor, Five Hour drive from Boston.

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Availability & Rates

Brooksville House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Cleaning $100

Notes

  • 700-950/wk US Dollars
  • 2013 SEASON RATES
    April-May .. $700/week
    June .. $800/week
    July-August .. $950/week
    Sept .. $800/week
    Oct-Nov .. $700/week

    + 7% lodging tax ..$100/wk cleaning/laundry fee ..$200 refundable security deposit
    Weeks are Saturday 4pm - Saturday 10am .. Maximum 8 people

    Please - NO smoking or pets.
  • Dates Available: Year Round.

Amenities

Brooksville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Lake ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Solar Panels
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Half 1 - outdoor shower , On Deck
  • The second floor shower is a natural slate walk in shower with a rain-forest shower head and 6 side sprayers. The outdoor shower on the corner of the second floor deck is walled in with white cedar. So much fun to take a shower outside in the sun!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs
  • The upstairs master bedroom with the king has satellite TV and a ceiling fan. There is a connecting door between the master bedroom, with the king bed, and the upstairs bedroom with the twin bed. The downstairs bedrooms consist of a room with a queen bed and a room with with a king bed and pull out double futon.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Small Cooler
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
The living area is on the second floor reached by a stairway in the main entrance way. The deck off the second floor expands the summer living space and creates another place to enjoy meals or just a place to sit outside. Although there is no view of the water from the deck it is a short walk down to the lake from the house. We are close enough to hear the call of loons at night. We are pleased to be able to offer wireless broadband internet to our guests for the first time this summer. This service is intended to allow ourselves and our guests to check email, keep in touch with family, and check on information about the area. As we are a bit 'out of the way' please be warned that the service may at times be intermittent. It is not intended for entertainment purposes such as downloading and streaming movies and music.