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Carol Gregor

Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Stunning Oceanfront Sunsets on Captain Tapley Organic Farm

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Brooksville vacation farmhouse rental

Captain Robert Tapley Farm

Waterfront, Sea Captain's Salt Water Farm, beach, organic farm directly across from Castine and spectacular western sunsets!

A recent guest review

A magical coastal retreat in the heart of Down East Maine. Our family (5) had a wonderful time at Dick and Carol's saltwater farm. The house is rustic and charming, the yard is big and beautiful, the dogs are friendly, the geese are loud, the chickens wake up early, the sun seems to linger forever, the sea appears at the end of the old dirt path and the beach house seems to float along the seashore. If you are considering a trip to Maine and really want to experience Down East Maine, book this lovely cottage. Acadia, Blue Hill, and Stonington are close by. As are several great food spots -- the apple tree in the front yard, the bakery down the street, Millbrook Company, Bagaduce Lunch, The Fish Net. The beach is typical Maine, but the beach house is something special -- nothing fancy, but a wonderful patch of green grass along the blue sea. The house is rustic but in the best possible way. Everything you need is here, including several large lobster pots, an endless supply of great movies on VHS and a quiet back porch. Finally, Carol and Dick are wonderful hosts. Warm, welcoming, truly happy to have guests at their house. Book it, enjoy it, don't tell anyone (else).

This quaint, historic former home of Sea Captain Robert Tapley is located right on the beach with views of Castine. 37 pastoral acres surround our 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath home with a full eat-in kitchen, living, dining, cozy den, library and a barn with ping pong. The porch overlooks the water and summer breezes make your Maine stay so enjoyable. There is a master bedroom with private shower/bath, 3 smaller bedrooms and study on the second floor. The kitchen has an eat in and dining in the next room. The living room overlooks the water also!

Hosting WEDDINGS AND REUNIONS and If you need more room for a gathering, see VRBO listing 455688 for another unit called Aunt Mary's cabin or contact us.

Surrounded by water, quiet country roads and untouched, this farm is 'Life as life should be'.

The farm was farmed by our Grandfather and the road led to ships awaiting repair. All the land was used for farming and no chemicals were ever used here. The nights are full of stars and fireflies and days of valerian and roses blowing in the breezes. Our neighborhood is full of homesteaders who raise vegetables, make cheese or bake bread. Our local market has the best wines, chosen by Jonathan, the Chief at Buck's and the market there has specialty foods and supplies for locals and the yachtsmen who frequent Brooksville in the summer. Kneisal Hall in Blue Hill has the best music available anywhere and students from the best schools come to play for us all summer. The Stonington Opera has fine film, performance and jazz and the village is full of art, restaurants and a great little clothing store. Nearby Deer Isle has wonderful galleries, restaurants and Haystack where artists meet and teach. Blue Hill and all the surrounding towns have farmer's markets, not unlike Provence. You can eat organic, top quality food every day and enjoy our local art as well. The various Yacht Clubs have events and races all summer and our guests are able to use our pond access at Walker's to swim, a new beach with outstanding water and loons.

Kayaking and canoeing are done here and you can lease a boat in Blue Hill for your visit. Lobsters are readily available and you can get them precooked or cook them yourself. Our guests love the feel of a time gone by as we have no urban sprawl or strip centers, we have open space and a feeling of peace.

Climb Blue Hill, hike through Holbrook Island Sanctuary, visit the Nearing Center and learn about farming and homesteading or go to the Wooden Boat School and build a boat. Elliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch are renowned for gardening and amazing techniques to encourage longer seasons. Their farm is a few miles away and the flowers and vegetables are the finest anywhere.

Across the water is Castine a great old town with my favorite bar, 'The Penagoet', with Jack your host, and his amazing collection of photographs.The Maine Maritime is there and the ship is often at the dock and the students race their sailing ensigns. Cruise ships and sailboats, yachts and lobster boats fill the water and Castine is a great place to get ice cream, throw a dollar on Dennet's ceiling and have a beer. The homes there are from the days of great sailing ships, captain's and their families. Our family used to run the steamer from the wharf to Castine and would attend the one room school house there. We have pictures of the water frozen, completely from Brooksville to Castine.

Summertime is loaded with daily activities and the fall is so beautiful with the maples and orchards glowing.

Come to our farm and enjoy the beauty of nature, get reacquainted with silence and cool air and just relax in the summer sun.

Please note that the boat house, property, and beaches are amenities that are shared with 2 other units onsite.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Carol Gregor (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bangor, Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bucks
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Castine, Deer Isle, Trenton,
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Rt 3, Rt 1, 95
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bucks
Car: necessary

Great day trips from here if you can tear yourself away from the beauty that is here! Holebrook Island is where to walk, Bateman beach for some sun, Kneisal Hall for the Bach and students, the best anywhere for a daytime concert! Local lobsters, really local and clams on the beach. Have a canoe dropped of for you vacation and enjoy the coast.

The art and pottery here is outstanding and shows are on going all summer. Local events to support our schools, towns and non profits are offering meals all season. Great local food and folks!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Brooksville, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$290
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$428
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$78
Cleaning fee C$329
Tax Rate 9.0%

.9 State of Maine tax and one time cleaning $250.

Dogs at $20 per day. Kenneled in barn and on first floor only. Permission only, check with owner please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Brooksville, Maine

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Captain Robert 2 1/2 baths
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Captain Robert 4 bedrooms, 3 double, 2 twin or made into a king
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
cleaning and tax added on contract