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The summer is booking up fast, but the best leaf-peeping weeks are still open!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace

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:
May 27, 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.

Amenities

Brooklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/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 king , This includes a full dresser, ample closet and water views.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The loft beds offer views of stars through the big skylight.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This large airy loft is screened by a privacy door.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We installed a new generator this winter which comes on automatically during a power outage.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

The summer is booking up fast, but the best leaf-peeping weeks are still open!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
Connecticut
5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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5

Always a great stay at Bayleaf!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and property. Peaceful, well maintained and one of the best properties you will find in the Acadia area for R&R.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrence, MA
5

Absolute Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully built cabin in a lovely location. Peaceful, cozy, all the comforts of home and an amazing view...and so much to do on the peninsula! Although it was April and many places weren't open yet, there was plenty of places to eat and shop. We'll be back - thanks to Linda and Michael for sharing this lovely place!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING VIEWS and HOUSE

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week here at Bayleaf. The views are just beautiful. It was such a relaxing trip even with snow and wind, we had a wonderful time. The owners came the very next morning and plowed us out. The house is stocked well with everything you would need, including a crockpot. This is definately a trip I will make again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning views, comfortable, cozy, thoughtful home

  • 5 of 5

We took advantage of the generous pricing for a winter stay at Bayleaf. We spent our Christmas and New Year tucked away on the Maine coast. The home has tremendous views from every room, and, in particular, from the main room that also features a great fire place--that the kind and thoughtful owners stock with plenty of firewood. The house has everything you need, bed and bathrooms are comfortable and cozy. We had great weather that allowed us to bundle up and look at the stars from the porch swing out back. I took great walks down quiet roads to the nearby wooden boat school (it's about a five mile round trip--the house is situated at the end of a half mile driveway that is a beautiful walk in and of itself). Maine is great in summer, certainly, but their is something pretty magical about the coast in winter, and Bayleaf is really an excellent place to enjoy it. My husband and I can't say enough about it and the great owners who so very thoughtfully decorated a Christmas Tree. We started the New Year relaxed and refreshed and having completed a thousand piece puzzle that we are exceptionally proud of having mastered--the house is well-stocked with puzzles, games, and wireless internet. We would most certainly stay there again. Thanks you Linda for a great holiday vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy cabin, beautiful views, great place for a winter retreat away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week at Bayleaf in early December. It's a cold, but beautiful time of year to visit the coast. The cabin is cozy and provides welcome solitude down a long driveway. We walked right out the front door along the rocky beaches at low tide and went on a couple of short local hikes, favorites include the new town property on Harriman Point and also Blue Hill Mountain. Brooklin is a very friendly little town and we enjoyed meals at the Brooklin Inn and the winter farmer's market for lunch on Thursdays. A must do is Tinderhearth Bakey a little further out for pizza night. Definitely recommend Bayleaf in the off season for a quiet Maine vacation. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Brooklin Inn
The WoodenBoat School
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.

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Rates & Availability

Brooklin Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May - June
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$4,300
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
$5,500
 
 
Sept. - Oct.
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
$4,500
 
 
Nov. - May
Nov 4 2017 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,400
 
 
June
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
$4,800
 
 
Summer
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
$6,000
 
 
Sept. - Oct.
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
$4,800
 
 
Nov. - May
Nov 3 2018 - May 31 2019
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $35
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 an additional fully refundable deposit, not a fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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