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Coastal Barn, Acadia, Blue Hill, Pet Friendly, Tapley Farms

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4.7 / 5Exceptional
6 reviews

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  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Great Island
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Castine Historical Society
    33 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Main Street
    33 min drive
  • Airport
    Bangor, ME (BGR-Bangor Intl.)
    71 min drive

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    About this area

    Brooksville

    Located in Brooksville, this vacation home is in a rural location and on the beach. Blue Hill Bay Gallery and Castine Historical Society are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Jonathan Fisher House and Deer Isle Bridge.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Great Island - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Fort George Park - 32 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Maine Maritime Academy - 32 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Castine Historical Society - 33 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Main Street - 33 min drive

    Getting around

    • Bangor, ME (BGR-Bangor Intl.) - 71 min drive

    About this property

    Coastal Barn, Acadia, Blue Hill, Pet Friendly, Tapley Farms

    Meadows surround this waterfront farm. Huge night skies, fresh air and beauty abound. In the same family for 180 years and counting, come see why our guests return year after year. The Coastal Barn at Tapley Farms, Organic Meadows and home to Sea Captain's. Once you come here you will never want to leave! PET FRIENDLY, please read rules. * Rustic Barn with luxurious appointments * 36 waterfront acres and blueberry fields, 2 beaches * 10 minutes to shopping, hiking, yoga, swimming; one hour to Acadia * Open-plan kitchen/dining room with full amenities and sleek gas fireplace * Screened porch facing fields and sunrises * Master with King Cuddledown linens * WiFi , gas grill, Coffee and Wine and Cheese * Easy Barn door with bolt And, some chickens and a couple of ducks, available herbs and blueberries! Rustic vintage Barn for five guests is on 36 organic acres on deep water which meets enveloping comfort inside. The vintage Barn is a refreshing, repurposed space of storied refinement in a Grand Coastal Sea Captain's Farm and Seaport. Tapley Farm's has been a major seaport and ship wharf the historic beauty, the land, sea, wildlife, fauna, and skies are as they were 180 years ago when the family first settled in Brooksville. The barn, part of this working farm was briefly used to teach art during the summer. Large rooms surrounded by farmland reach towards the beaches, the same used for the Clipper ships that sailed from here. Unique as it a part of the legacy of the Tapley Sea Captains and their amazing wives who ran the farms while their husbands sailed the world. Where the sea meets the farm, Tapley Farm's is the finest lodging in quality and history., 1hr, , Blue Hill, Stonington, Castine, Penobscot, Deer Isle. Ivengar Yoga 4 mins. Spectacular Salt Water Farm on the banks of the Bagaduce. A Vintage Barn with all the amenities you need. Two bedrooms, 1 King, 1 queen, 1 twin, 1 1/2 baths and washer dryer There is nothing as relaxing as a rustic space on an organic farm surrounded by water The barn, as cozy as it is, has all the amenities you need. Great kitchen, large living room, and outstanding screened porch. In 2019 our guest said, Great time at Tapley Farm The most relaxing, inviting, rental Karen and I have ever had, and we've had dozens here and overseas. The hosts spared nothing to make this a successful 2 weeks at Tapley Farm. The kitchen was well-stocked and allowed us to prepare and cook complete meals. A Weber is outside on the lawn with lobster pot and cooker. Information about yoga studio and outdoor pizza/bakery just minutes up the road. Gourmet and funky restaurants are in Blue Hill and beautiful Castine, visually across Penobscot Bay just 2 miles from our beach. A great kayak trip for us and our guests. Altogether everything was wonderful, and we look forward to another 2 weeks next year. And As Troy said "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 Barn 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). The Barn, with archival details envelopes you in warmth. The charming and rustic Barn offers comfortable king and queen bedrooms, a full eat-in kitchen, living, dining, washer/dryer and screened porch. Surrounded by water, quiet country roads and untouched, the 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, eagles 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 Damrosche 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 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. Dogs allowed with owners approval. Come to our farm and enjoy the beauty of nature, get reacquainted with silence and cool air and just relax in the summer sun. For larger groups, The perfect place for relaxing reunions, catching up with old friends, and beautiful country weddings.Please check out our other listing on VRBO.#41192 if you need more space. Thank you! As Troy said "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 Barn 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 Barn. 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). The Barn sleeps 5 and is surrounded by water and 36 pastoral acres. The Charming and Rustic Barn offers comfortable king and queen bedrooms, a full eat-in kitchen, living, dining, washer/dryer and screened porch. Surrounded by water, quiet country roads and untouched, the farm is 'Life as life should be'. And David said in September 2018 Wow! What an amazing get away. Carol and her husband are incredible hosts. The barn on the organic farm was even better than described. My wife and 6 month old son stayed for 6 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. The barn was the perfect mix of rustic charm with modern amenities.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Carol Gregor

    Speaks English, French

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Check-out

    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

    Pets

    • Pets allowed
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Property payment types

    Mastercard
    Visa

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Classical Coastal Barn at Historic Tapley Farm's
    • Classical Coastal Barn Historic Tapley Farm's House Brooksville
    • Classical Coastal Barn Historic Tapley Farm's House
    • Classical Coastal Barn Historic Tapley Farm's Brooksville
    • Classical Coastal Barn Historic Tapley Farm's
    • Coastal Barn Tapley Farm Acadia Blue Hill Pet Friendly House
    • Coastal Barn Tapley Farm Acadia Blue Hill Pet Friendly

    Property amenities

    Beach

    • On the beach

    Internet

    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Crib/infant bed available
    • Toys

    Kitchen

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils

    Bedrooms

    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided

    Bathrooms

    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower only
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room

    Entertainment

    • TV
    • Books
    • Games
    • Video library
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden

    Laundry

    • Washing machine and dryer

    Comfort

    • Heating

    Suitability/Accessibility

    • Smoke-free property

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean
    • In a rural location

    Things to do

    • Bicycle rentals on site
    • Outdoor tennis court
    • Snorkeling, rafting, and whale watching nearby

    General

    • Sleeps 5
    • Unit size: 1400 sq ft (130 sq m)

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include an outdoor tennis court. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Rafting nearby
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Bicycle rentals on site
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby
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    5/5 Excellent

      late summer stay

      Had a great time at the barn @ Tapley Farms. Carol was an exceptional host, and the barn was exactly as advertised. It more than met the needs of me, my wife, and mother-in-law for a week. Very peaceful location. Loved it, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for quiet, coastal retreat in the most beautiful part of Maine.

      5/5 Excellent

        Lovely Location and Property

        My wife and I plus our 2 teenage daughters stayed at the barn/cabin at Tapley Farms. The hosts were lovely helpful and friendly people. Their property is a quiet and picturesque area of Brooksville ME. An original barn/studio was nicely renovated to a comfortable and rustic cabin and nicely furnished, Would return for sure!

        4/5 Good

          Rustic cabin on farm

          As the photos showed -- fields & woods but a walk to the water. Suited our kind of simple living with kitchen amenities. The Brooksville area has lovely farming scenes & small towns. Lots of sanctuary-hiking trails which we took & then swam in Walker Pond. Owners friendly and let us use the fire pit for roasting marshmallows. Provided a bike for riding. We came for the quiet -- found the next door neighbors with some kind of loud music/band practice a bit unsettling for two nights. Suzanne Gay 8/11-18/2018

          4/5 Good

            The Penobscot peninsula is the best of Maine. Nice and quiet on the property, with good beaches clo

            We will come back to this part of Maine…and hopefully stay longer. The property is as described, with the Bay just a hundred or so yards away, and fields of hay all around. Lots of birds for folks who enjoy birdwatching and finding all those migrants who pass by the rest of the US headed north in Spring. The cabin is rustic, a bit more than we had anticipated, and according to its history as noted on literature at the site, was at one time an art studio over a storage area that was once reserved for farm equipment, etc. The beds were quite comfortable and living room area spacious with a good view of the fields. We made a few recommendations to the owners for a few ideas that could improve upon the ambience and also what were really some things any renter would expect, or possibly anticipate when reserving the cabin. They were quite agreeable with our suggestions, and were glad we made them…a very nice couple with long ties to the land.

            5/5 Excellent

              We enjoyed our stay at Tapley Farm. Dick and Carol were very good hosts and took care of us.

              The farm was very nice. Centrally located to visit the area. Lots of serenity relaxing on the back porch. Interesting visits to Arcadia,Castine and Stonington.

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