Charming Maine Boathouse, Blue Hill Peninsula, Brooksville, Acadia

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1 bedroom, Internet, bed sheets, wheelchair access
On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, beach towels

Overview of Charming Maine Boathouse, Blue Hill Peninsula, Brooksville, Acadia

Entire home

Charming Maine Boathouse, Blue Hill Peninsula, Brooksville, Acadia

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Brooksville, ME

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGreat Island4 min drive
  • Popular LocationCastine Historical Society33 min drive
  • Popular LocationMain Street33 min drive
  • AirportBangor, ME (BGR-Bangor Intl.)71 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
800 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

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About this area


This cottage is located on the beach and in an area with great shopping. Jonathan Fisher House and Deer Isle Bridge are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Great Island and Causeway Beach. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Great Island - 4 min drive
  • Castline Golf Club - 32 min drive
  • Fort George Park - 32 min drive
  • Castine Historical Society - 33 min drive
  • Main Street - 33 min drive


  • Tinder Hearth — 4 min drive
  • Bagaduce Lunch — 8 min drive
  • Millbrook Company Bakery — 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Bangor Intl. Airport (BGR) - 71 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Charming Maine Boathouse, Blue Hill Peninsula, Brooksville, Acadia

Adults-only beach cottage
Welcome to our unique Boat House at Tapley Farm on the coast of Maine. Consider this a time to renew and restore yourself as you experience this extraordinary natural environment in a truly comforting space along the shores of the Bagaduce River, deep water, in Maine this year. Outstanding views at the end of a dirt road, huge skies and the sounds of loons and seagulls amid the fragrance of salt air await to assure a deep and restful experience.

Prepared with safety in mind in reaction to Covid. Strict rule-following of State Regs apply.

Unique and exceptionally beautiful restored historic Boathouse for a romantic getaway or a creative retreat. There is nothing like this in Down East Maine. A very unique property indeed. Blue Hill is our closest town but Brooksville remains the mystery of this region. Fantastic local food and serenity, all near Acadia, and Holbrook Island Sanctuary. One really enters into life as life has been, preserved and charming.
Imagine waking in a historic boathouse surrounded by water with stunning views of Castine, Islesboro and the Camden Hills. Awake to fresh eggs from our local farmers and take a walk up the hill to the main farm and visit the Alpacas on the way. 35 acres certified organic meadows in permaculture to encourage pollinators, bees and birds, wildlife and health to abound.
Exceptionally charming, rustic and restored Boat House with deep water, sailboats and fishing boats floating by. Across from Castine Harbor and Maine Maritime Academy, races and the training ship in port make for a beautiful and authentic waterfront. Unlike isolated properties, the Boat House is part of the Wasson Tapley Farms, private yet historic family boathouse artifacts fill the cottage and make for a rich and unique experience on the coast.
The views include Castine, the head of Islesboro and the Camden Hills, vast and magical at sunset.
Fully appointed kitchen, dining area, deck, waterfront yard, Queen bed, heat stove, charm and more charm as the remodel kept so many things that were part of this working wharf. Lobster buoys, fishing nets, dress flags, oars, even a small dinghy are still part of the property and so are the histories of the sea captains and their wives who sailed from here when clipper ships were made on the shore.
Glamping in a restored and charming boathouse is a way to restore your life with energy as the water and sky surround the cottage and make nature feel so close.
Naturally, a gas grill is provided, all linens and everything you may need to make this your home for a time.
Come to the Valley of the Stars and see why we love it so much.
Guest accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided on request.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Carol Gregor
Speaks English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach towels


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Paper towels
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Near laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golfing on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Bicycling on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 800 sq ft (74 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Spectacular Beach Boathouse Views Acadia Sunsets Organic Farm
Spectacular Beach Boathouse Acadia Blue Hill Penobscot Bay House
Spectacular Beach Boathouse Acadia Blue Hill Penobscot Bay

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 6 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

A peaceful, private place to escape.
We came to this beautiful place to celebrate our 40th anniversary and spent two weeks here. What a wildlife paradise. We saw the great blue heron almost daily as well as a pair of bald eagles and harbor seals. We enjoyed the privacy and magnificent sunsets every night. This was the most peaceful vacation we ever had. Thank you very much to Dick and Carol. We hope to be back soon.

5/5 Excellent

What a glorious summer! Thank you Carol and Dick for our wonderful stay in the Boat House. You were warm and generous hosts and the Boat House was a gem, with it’s creative beautiful decor and perfect setting. It was like living in a little maritime museum. We loved all the bits and pieces of Tapley history that you cleverly incorporated into the design. It was rustic in just the right get-away-from-it-all way. Yet still so comfortable, inviting, and creatively beautiful. When we had friends stop by, the first thing they would say was, “Wow, this is great!” And all this was surrounded by the huge sweep of the magnificent Maine coast. The beach, the Bagaduce River, the view across to Castine and the distant mountains down Penobscot Bay. Heavenly! We can’t thank you enough for our lovely and special summer in your extraordinary little Boat House on the shore. See you next summer!

5/5 Excellent

Lovely private place to stay.
The Boathouse is a very comfortable hideaway. The location is private and quiet with a lovely view. Even though it is small It has everything you need to enjoy a stay there. It made us think about downsizing and living smaller! You can walk the stoney beach when tide is out. We would definitely rent the Boathouse again if we're in the area.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Great hideaway
A gorgeous vista and crystal clear water in a very private setting, made for an exceptional getaway that will Take you away from the daily grind and ensure a relaxing vacation!

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The sunsets were spectacular and were able to view the local wildlife. Boathouse has lots of amenities. Parking was easy and very accessible. Enjoyed the public landing in that we met other visitors to the area. Our flight was late and finding the property in the dark and with lots of rain was a challenge but we made and very much enjoyed our stay.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2019