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'The Big House' Classic Updated Farmhouse

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
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:
July 27, 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.

Amenities

North Brooklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Violet Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached, shares with Violet Twin
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Separate
    Pink Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Attached; jacuzzi
    Four Post Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Separate
    Yellow Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Attached
    Blue Twin Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Shares with Gold Twin Bedroom
    Half Bathroom 7 - toilet , Off kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Violet Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd Floor, attached bath
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd floor, separate bath
    Four Post Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1st floor, separate bath
    Pink Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1st floor, attached bath/jacuzzi
    YellowBedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, attached bath
    Violet Twin Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, shared bathroom
    Blue Twin Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, shared bath
    Gold Twin Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, shared bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • sound/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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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'The Big House' Classic Updated Farmhouse
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: 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........

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was very impressive - great spot for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast. We had 7 couples split between the 8 bedrooms. Large back yard for grilling horse shoes and activities. One day we did a large lobster cookout. No complaints at all as the owners very more than accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Beautiful farmhouse in Brooklin , Me

  • 5 of 5

The Big House was great place for a large group of people to stay and enjoy coastal Maine. It is beautifully furnished, comfortable and clean. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you wound need and more. There are great spaces inside and outside for people to gather . Everything worked, no problems with plumbing, electricity or wifi. The beach access is an easy walk across the street. We had a wonderful time there in August and would love to stay there again.

There are lots of great restaurants and things to do and explore in the area. The owners provide a binder full of information on the area including restaurants , shopping and activities.

I would highly recommend The Big House to family and friends

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
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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Rates & Availability

North Brooklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low - In Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
High - In Season 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
Late - Off Season 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $400

$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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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