“Drop Dead Gorgeous!”
Joseph Matthews – La Jolla, CA
“Let me start by saying that I cannot recommend the Brooklin House enough to anyone wishing to travel to the gorgeous Atlantic Northeast. The house itself is perfect for any type of group, family, friends, or other. The
coastal setting is breathtaking and the house is cozy and secluded. The downstairs playroom has everything needed to entertain the whole family for hours too!
The house is perfectly located for making day trips to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, while keeping you out of the fray when you want some peace and quiet. Uniquely, it is also perfect for visiting the must-see Penobscot Narrows Bridge and historic Fort Knox (make sure you stop at the Friars Taproom in Bucksport for the best Sunday brunch of your life if you make the drive out that way).
And if you are looking for a close bite to eat, the quant, picturesque Brooklin Inn has a great menu, beautiful outdoor dining, and a cozy basement pub that makes you feel toasty warm in even the coldest Down East winters.
Kind locals, a sweet host (Victoria is the best!), and an amazing landscape make the trip to the Brooklin House one that you will never forget.”
“All I can say is 'wow!' "
Matthew R – Atlanta, GA
"All I can say is “wow!” This house is truly amazing. It is exceptionally well appointed and beautifully done. The lot and the view are just fantastic. It’s so private and peaceful with an amazing waterfront setting. Brooklin is a delightful little town, but you’re still close enough to Deer Isle and Acadia for day trips. We rented kayaks and started most of our days with morning kayaking around the secluded little bay. We can’t say enough good things about this house."
“The most picturesque escape!”
Callie Monroe Watts – Southern California
“The Brooklin House was an outstanding stay for myself and my family. I was looking for a relaxing getaway from the chaos of Southern California and this home was the most picturesque escape. During the day, the views from the home are stunning, and the gazebo is perfect for quiet reading time. The full kitchen, grill, fire pit, and outdoor dining area were perfect for family dinners and s’mores. After dinner, we enjoyed the game room, equipped with a ping pong table.
The property is nestled in the most adorable town, with a charming general store, boutiques, and even a delightful candy shop. The Brooklin Boatyard's tour was an unforgettable experience. The home is also a short drive from multiple activities and sights, including Acadia National Park, Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Bar Harbor, and Mount Desert. We loved the ability to access tourism attractions without staying near the crowds.
Victoria was an attentive, responsive, and gracious host with recommendations and connections galore. The locals were all friendly and helpful as well. This was the perfect getaway, and we loved the house so much! We can’t wait to come here for years to come!”
“The location of this house is wonderful!”
Makaela Ures – Greenbrae, CA
“After a week-long stay in the Brooklin House, I have nothing but raving reviews to share. The location of this house is wonderful as water surrounds the large grass-covered backyard. Perfect for fishing or taking time to relax in the gazebo while enjoying the vast view. There were a variety of activities to enjoy both at the Brooklin House and in the surrounding town. Corn hole competitions and badminton rallies were a popular events for us on this trip and the backyard at the Brooklin House was the perfect place to enjoy some fun.
While outdoor activities were a big hit for us, going below deck to the game room was a nightly occasion for our stay. The house is beautifully furnished and decorated, easily taking you to that relaxed vacation mindset. The Brooklin House is an excellent location with close proximity to restaurants, the market, and many beautiful sightseeing views. Brooklin House is well secluded and peacefully quiet. My first trip to Maine was delightful and the Brooklin House was always a joy to come back to after a day out.”
“The nicest vacation rental we have ever had!”
Erin M – Corte Madera, CA
“Our large family had the most amazing week at the Brooklin House. We arrived to a sparkling clean and perfectly decorated coastal home. Everything about it was remarkable and no detail had been overlooked.
Throughout our week’s stay we took full advantage of the chef’s kitchen and BBQ to cook our meals. The fire pit was the perfect place to end the day with sticky S’mores. There was so much to do at Brooklin House! Whether we were playing corn hole, volleyball, badminton, fishing, clamming, sunbathing or just relaxing with a book in the gazebo, the outdoor spaces did not disappoint.
Inside the home, we also were constantly entertained. “Below Deck” afforded us a place to sing, dance, compete at ping pong, play games, puzzles and watch movies on the coziest couch. A separate sink and
refrigerator really made it an after dinner venue, not to be missed.
The town of Brooklin, itself, is a quintessential charming American town. We had delicious food and drinks at The Brooklin Inn (reservations are a good idea). The country market had all of the essentials. Leaf & Anna is a gift shop and bookstore not to be missed. There’s even a candy store that delighted our crowd. Do not miss the Brooklin Boatyard - it was the highlight of the town for us.
The homeowner, Victoria, was the most gracious host. She was super responsive to any request and could not have been more accommodating throughout our week-long stay. The Brooklin House was hands-down the nicest vacation rental we have ever had. Book it! You won’t regret it!.”
“The house is immaculate!”
Sean M – Needham, MA
“Victoria and crew were very helpful and responsive prior and during our visit. The house is beautiful and was perfect for our family of 6. It was located on a little bay with lots of privacy and there was plenty of room for a family to take part in badminton and wiffle ball or to just explore the shore looking for crabs. The house is immaculate with space for families to play games or to find a little spot for reading. Brooklin is close to some small towns especially Blue Hill (15 minutes) that has a few small shops and a handful of restaurants, especially Sandy's Blue Hill Cafe where we enjoyed some morning treats. Acadia is about 60 minutes away and Deer Isle is about 35 minutes away, both worth the trip. There are some great places to explore and hike close by but you need to do some research to find them. If you're looking for an opportunity to get away from the noise and enjoy the outdoors this is a great place to call home."
Just launched, Brooklin House is currently being enjoyed and receiving more reviews to be shared here. In the meantime, please enjoy guest reviews from former seaside rental properties Victoria developed on the West Coast in Muir Beach, California. These homes are no longer available.
“Not enough stars to review this property!”
Ellyn T, Georgia
“Please don't miss this review or you might miss your favorite vacation of all time. This may seem strange to read as you look at locations for your coastal visit, but I would plan my future vacation dates around the availability of this listing! I am not just saying this as one satisfied traveler. Once in the house you can flip through the guestbook and see that everyone plans to come back. So much of a vacation is where you are going, but in the case of "Mole Cottage", the place you are staying may become your favorite part of the trip. This is 5 star all the way! In a word “relaxation” in conclusion – “Just go!”
“The perfect place to spend your time”
Dame family, Switzerland
“The place is extraordinary, the views stunning and the cottage in a flawless state. It was our second time to stay at the cottage and once again it was the perfect experience. The cottage is clean, the kitchen well equipped and you find lots of recommendations about the region. There is nothing that could be improved or changed!”
Elizabeth S, Iowa
”I cannot say enough positive things about this rental. The view is stunning and the inside of the home is immaculate - decorated beautifully. We had two couples staying at Mole’s Cottage - which provided more than enough room for us. It was comfortable with the living space - kitchen - washing machines. The outdoor areas are wonderful and add a huge dynamic to the house. There are private outside areas off of both bedrooms - providing plenty of space for solitude, if desired.”
David P, Canada
“From the second we drove up the drive way we knew that we were in for a special treat. The property was outstanding - an absolute treasure. Everything exceeded all expectations, inclusive of the layout, views, supplied materials, location as well as the recommendations made by the owner.”
Nigel & Lizzie P, South Africa
“Impossible to describe - what a gem! The magical time we spent at The Cottage At Muir Beach will be etched in our memories forever. So great to discover "home" so far from ours. We will most certainly return to this special place by the sea.