About this listing
PRIVATE Cabin, Waterfront, 2 beaches, and 37 organic acres .The cabin has the best screened porch in town with outstanding beds, 1 king, 1 queen. Full kitchen, dining, laundry and full bath &1/2 . Large living, antiques, books, games, & desk.
Featured in this September's Downeast Magazine, Brooksville, Maine and our beach road!
As a guest said, "We LOVED this place! Rustic in appearance only - in fact the beds are comfy, the hot water plentiful, the porch screened and the lounge room upstairs is lovely. Gas stove and microwave. Both the porch and lounge look across a meadow. The whole area is quiet and beautiful. We would return here without hesitation. In fact, if we're in the area again, we fully intend to! Good for couples or families. Enjoy! "
Aunt Mary's is a summer, rustic cabin, on the Historic Captain Wasson Home property.
The most beautiful waterfront land in Brooksville, farmed by our own family for generations, surrounded by water and two private beaches on our organic farm, make this cabin one of the finest in the area.
Bucks Harbor Yacht Club, The Marina and Market, Farmer's market on Tuesday and Buck's the restaurant are right here. Across from Castine where the Maritime Ship and all Castine has to offe , Brooksville abounds in seasonal energy.
The way life used to be! Brooksville, Maine, Aunt Mary's Organic Farm Cabin on Penobscot (website hidden), dining, living, screened porch, 1 King, 1 queen, 1 1/2 baths, with laundry. Saltwater farm on 22 acres, open space and organic farming.
The farm has been in the family for generations and this cabin was originally used as a pottery barn. We made it into a wonderful country retreat for family and guests. Available throughout the season, June 15- Columbus day!
Our guests love the quality of our rustic but comfortable cabin. Walk to two beaches, kayak, swim or relax on the screened porch. This cabin is it's own little house in Maine. Lobster pots are ready for your lobsters as the kitchen is fully equipped. The peninsula is full of organic food and restaurants and art galleries are nearby. Guests enjoy Kneisel Hall music and the Stonington Opera House and Jazz Festival. Come enjoy Maine as Maine used to be.
We encourage longer stays because once you are here you won't want to leave!
The closest airport is Bar Harbor and Bangor. Buses from Boston to Bangor.
Our farm is exactly as it has been for the past 180 years. It reminds me of life as it was before all the hassles of modern day life. The air is clear, the birds and flowers fill your eyes and ears and the water and salt air make sleeping so peaceful. The water is full of every kind of boat imaginable. Directly across from the Castine Yacht Club, the sounds of the bell buoys and the starting gun for the days race, the Like Nantucket years ago, Brooksville is held in time, a truly amazing place.
Another guest commented,
"We have such a great time in this place. In full nature, juste near the sea...So nice and confortable! Childrens can play in the garden... All the area is so calm and cool! Carole and her husband are really nice. Thank you for this great holiday! "
Reunions, weddings and large groups, we have 3 properties on 37 acres! Bring your whole family!
Also, check out The Studio or Captain Robert's for availability! See you in 2014!
2 beaches and a great fire pit, water access for canoes and kayaks, rentable in Blue Hill and dropped off here.
Interaction with Guests
We are on location and happy to help our guests!
The land all around is part of the farm. Two beaches, blueberries, organic gardening, and our farm pets and pair of matching ponies fill our fields.
Cars needed, Bikes available. Kayaks may be deliver from Blue Hill to here and stored at the boathouse.
Other Things to Note
Our property is a working farm. We are interested in preservation, biodynamics, sustainability and organic medicinals. We off you the use of our entire farm to enjoy the water, available vegetables and spectacular sunsets. When you visit us, you are visiting a farm and the life of our resident goose, chickens, ducks and wildflowers and herbal gardens.All waterfront, there are 2 beaches to enjoy and fields to walk in or kick a soccer ball!
Small dogs kept on first floor only in kennel at night , OK with permission and deposit. Fee of $20 per day paid upon arrival.
California water rules apply. This cabin is on an organic farm. We respect privacy and a peaceful environment. Our policy is that we allow use of the property, private beach and yard designated to the cabin. We have allowed use of the fire pit and boat house by permission. Access to water for swimming and boating is available. Pets are allowed with added fees and are kept on first floor only. Pets are the responsibility of the owner and they are expected to be well behaved and dog/people friendly.
The Cabin is available at 4 pm and checkout is 9am. All furniture is placed where it was and garbage placed in container and recyclables sorted and left by the door. We expect respect for our property and general quiet to enjoy this peaceful place. Thank you.
Carol and Dick's cottage/cabin is unbelievable. We stayed there for a week, and had everything we needed, including eggs from their chickens and ducks every morning. There are great local markets and stands to get local produce. David's Folley down the street is a great place for humanely raised local meat. Tinderhearth will provide you with local delicious breads and pastries, as well as amazing pizza on Tuesday evenings. Be sure to also stop by 44 North on Dear Island to get some yummy coffee. Take the bikes Carol and Dick provide to go on some beautiful bike rides- there are some serious hills though which makes for great exercise. We couldn't be happier with our trip to Brooksville at Dick and Carol's- our dog LOVED it too! We all miss it already!
This was our second visit to Carol and Dick's gorgeous property in Brooksville --- so obviously we liked it enough the first time to come back! It's a really special place that they have -- on the water, overlooking their organic farm, with chickens and ducks and one crazy goose running around; as well as fresh eggs and greens to be had. This time we stayed in Aunt Mary's cottage, which was great -- spacious and pleasant, with more than enough room for the two of us. The king-sized bed is really comfortable, the grill was great to have, and the screened-in porch, given the run of glorious weather, was where we spent most of our time. There's amazing pizza and bread to be had just up the road at Tinder Hearth; and the Blue Hill Bookstore, in nearby Blue Hill, is a complete gem, as is the Blue Hill Wineshop. We will definitely be back again -- this is a wonderful spot and they are terrific hosts.
My friend and I stayed 4 nights at Aunt Mary's Cottage, a rustic attractive place in a beautiful setting. (Do be sure to bring bug spray if the bugs love you as they do me.) My room had the most comfortable bed I've ever had on a vacation- not saggy or soft. It was great having a full kitchen so we could cook meals after going to local farmer's markets or roadside stores or the co-op in Blue Hill. We always had plenty of hot water for dishes and showering. The screened in porch was a nice place to eat our meals while enjoying the cute chickens and ducks clucking and hanging out in the yard. An added treat was getting to meet the farrier who arrived to do hoof maintenance on the two pretty horses who were always in view in their various fields. They provided bikes which was great; we didn't end up using them as we're not in the kind of shape needed to enjoy biking hilly terrain. :-). It was a good location from which to take road trips to various farmers markets, the food co-op in Blue Hill, galleries and shops in Deer Isle and Stonington. It was nice to have access to two different riverbank beaches, one down a pretty walk through the field, and the other a short walk down the street. Everyone we met in the area was friendly including at Buck's Market, also in Brooksville, the closest place to buy food and sundries, and nearby Bucks Marine where we bought lobsters off the dock. The Brooksville Farmers Market was awesome, as we met interesting artists and artisans and could also buy some local food.
We had a great stay. It's our first airbnb experience, so we didn't to be a totally remote rural barn converted house. It's not a traditional hotel as one would expected. But we absolutely loved our stay. The scenery is just breathtaking. The little barn converted house is just charming. We even found a working 1920s' Edison C-20 model turnable. Talking to the owner, and found out that their ancestors were settling in the region in 1770s. Make sure you talk to Dick. He has a great experience to share.
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Excellent rustic cabin in a beautiful setting! We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Aunt Mary's Cabin. Great for families with small children.
Aunt Mary's Cabin was recommended to us (5 women in our 60's). It was perfect for our group with two bedrooms and a couple of choices for an extra bed in the living room. Two bathrooms helped, especially one with a shower and no shortage of hot water. A nice sized kitchen where we could sit around the table when we were not sitting in the screened in porch. We were only there at night because of the many day activities we planned, and it was comfortable sleeping even without air conditioning. A good location for exploring cute little towns and doing some hiking. Our hosts were helpful whenever we had questions. We would recommend this cabin as rustic with two very comfy beds and plenty of room to sit and visit.
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About the Host, Carol
Moving to Maine, back to the family farm, has been an amazing experience as we share a rekindling for a simpler life and a more sacred existence. Our replenishing the ground to rebuild our environment as we cultivate medicinal herbs has been a reconnection to a simple and elegant purpose. Our 5 grandchildren and grown children are our life's loves and we travel to see them all. The farm has daily eggs from our ducks and chickens, fresh vegetables and herbs and two beautiful draft ponies named after the women who lived her 180 years ago, my husband's ancestors. We use Home Exchange to travel on occasion when we are not visiting our family and have been to many wonderful places. We love the cultural and creative events here in Brooksville and love to cook in as we but our food directly from our farmers so the quality challenges the best we have had in France! Naturally, a rural life is full of movies and reading and we participate in many local activities from US First robotics, teaching at the Maine Maritime , writing and working of film.
We genuinely enjoy our wonderful guests and can say they have all enriched our lives.
Our lives are full and in turn we try to stay on our path to renew this farm and have a sacred life, close to nature and the people we love.