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"Sea Meadow" Oceanfront Cottage - Lighthouse, Sunrise, and Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Sip your morning coffee on the spacious oceanfront deck while watching the sun rise over the mountains of Acadia and Blue Hill Bay. Listen to the sound of the waves and shorebirds as you watch lobstermen check their traps in the bay in front of the cottage. Explore the secluded, rocky beach and look for sea glass and shells. Enjoy an evening cocktail and watch the moon rise over the Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse. Count the stars in the Milky Way and bask in utter peace and contentment.

‘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.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

About The Owner

Our family loves to sail. This is a photo of our sailboat, 'Picaro,' on her maiden voyage. We have been hosting guests at "Sea Meadow" Cottage since 2009. We know that your vacation time is priceless. Our goal is to provide you with a vacation rental that is a true "home away from home" during your stay. We invite you to take a look at our Guest Reviews to see testimonials from guests who have stayed at "Sea Meadow" in the past.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why The Owner chose Downeast and Acadia

Our family first vacationed in "Down East" Maine in 2000 when our children were very young. Each of us fell in love with the area and we feel fortunate to spend time in this magical place. When this property came on the market, we were captivated by the spectacular open views of the Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse set against the backdrop of the mountains on Mount Desert Island. Whether sailing on Eggemoggin Reach, hiking in Acadia National Park, or sitting on the deck and watching the ever-changing play of light and wind on the water, we each agree that our time in Maine is "the way life should be."

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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Brooklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stall shower only, no bathtub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

"Sea Meadow" Oceanfront Cottage - Lighthouse, Sunrise, and Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Charlestown, NH

What a View !!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Sea Meadow the second week of Sept. What a wonderful time of year to visit the

the Maine coast....warm days and cooler nights. It was so peaceful and relaxing sitting on the deck enjoying the

view or walking the shoreline at low tide. We explored the surrounding area and ate fantastic seafood. The

cottage was perfect...very clean...and supplied with all the comforts of home. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. I'm so glad that you and your husband enjoyed your stay at "Sea Meadow." I think that late summer in Brooklin is a special time, too. I hope that you return again soon.
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Crosswicks, New Jersey

Perfect Maine Cottage... really!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Sea Meadow and were very happy with everything! You are right on the water and the 180 degree views of the bay, lighthouse and Cadillac Mountain are incredible. The cottage was beautiful, clean and very well cared for. We had wonderful meals at a few of the local restaurants. It is very convenient to the Wooden Boat School and a great place to stay if you are thinking of taking courses there. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at "Sea Meadow." I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that your husband enjoyed his class at the WoodenBoat School. They do a wonderful job. I hope that you return again next year.
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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.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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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.


Rates & Availability

Brooklin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Peak 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Change-over day is Saturday.

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