Oakland House Cottages by the Side of the Sea

435 Herrick Road , Brooksville, ME 04617 USA (Show map)

About

In a setting reminiscent of the casual, relaxed summers of yesteryear are ten distinctive, one-of-a-kind oceanfront vacation cottages plus a 6-room mature-minded 6-room hostel. The cottages stretch along the shore of East Penobscot Bay and are located centrally to the Blue Hill Peninsula's activities, restaurants and attractions: near Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Blue Hill Mountain plus the many other nature preserves and trails of Blue Hill Heritage Trust; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; Woodenboat School, Maine Environmental Research Institute; Kneisel Hall School of Music; open air markets through the summer and fall; the Mailboat to Isle au Haut and the island portion of Acadia National Park; fresh lobster right off the boat; and Opera House Arts with its lively theater events. On site are acres of woodlands and trails, beaches on lake and ocean, mowed fields, and magnificent overlooks. Cottages are sized for 1 to 6 people. Housekeeping and laying logs in your fireplace is provided on a daily basis. Welcome Breakfast Basket available. New in 2016 is our 6-bedroom Hostel@Acorn by the Sea. Here are budget friendly rooms with shared baths, common kitchen and living room/dining room. It shares the same beautiful 60 coastal acres as our 10 sophisticatedly rustic cottages. Beds are all made up with clean linens and fresh towels are provided. It, too, has "country wifi" for guest use for free. In the style of "Old Maine", we've been welcoming guests since 1889.

Rooms & Rates

Ledges Cottage

PERFECT FOR A HONEYMOON! Full of charming authenticity! Knotty pine paneling, finished ceilings, hardwood floors, carpet, comfortable vintage furnishings. King bedroom (to sleep 2) and bathroom with tub and shower. Eat-in living room with real wood burning granite fireplace and hide-a-bed sofa (to sleep 2 extra). Kitchenette with microwave. There is an oceanside deck with a ocean view. Rate is for nightly stay, however there is a 2 day stay minimum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $140 - $256

Oak Grove Cottage

Is situated high above the water’s edge at the edge of the oak grove. Easy drive-up access. Eat-in living room has a spectacular ocean view. The living room has granite fireplace, knotty pine paneling, and hide-a-bed couch (to sleep 2). Queen bedroom and bathroom with tub and shower. New kitchen. A rustic outdoor sitting area with a view of the sea. No pets, thank-you. Rate is for nightly stay, however there is a 2 day stay minimum. &

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $162 - $285

Homestead East Cottage

Cottage with queen bedroom, kitchenette, living room with woodburning fireplace, hide-a-bed sofa, plenty of easy chairs, dining table, full bath. Withing 75 feet of the shore. Rate is for nightly stay, however there is a 2 day stay minimum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $154 - $278

Homestead West Cottage

Cottage with king bedroom, kitchenette, living room with woodburning fireplace, hide-a-bed sofa, plenty of easy chairs, dining table, full bath. Withing 75 feet of the shore. Rate is for nightly stay, however there is a 2 day stay minimum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $154 - $278

Grindstone Cottage

A log-style cottage with 2 queen bedrooms, full kitchen, living room with woodburning fireplace, hide-a-bed sofa (that sleeps one), plenty of easy chairs, dining table, full bath, and porch with view toward the Bay. Rate is for nightly stay, however there is a 2 day stay minimum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $154 - $324

Crows Nest Cottage

A log-style cottage with 1 king bedroom and 1 twin bedroom (with 2 twin beds), full kitchen, small office with desk, living room with wood burning fireplace, hide-a-bed sofa, plenty of easy chairs, dining table, full bath, and porch with dramatic view toward the Bay and Pumpkin Island Lighthouse. Rate is for nightly stay, however there is a 2 day stay minimum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $182 - $397

Lone Pine Cottage

A log-style cottage, refined knotty pine paneled interior, with 1 queen bedroom, 1 twin bedroom (with 2 twin beds), full kitchen, living room with woodburning fireplace and hide-a-bed sofa, plenty of easy chairs, dining table, full bath, and porch with magnificent view toward the Bay, the lighthouse and the sunset. Rate is for nightly stay, however there is a 2 day stay minimum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $203 - $397

Westerly Cottage

The most recently built cottage with 1 king bedroom and 1 twin bedroom (with 2 twin beds), kitchenette, living room with woodburning fireplace, hide-a-bed sofa, plenty of easy chairs, dining table, full bath, and porch just 75 feet from the shore and beach. There is a dramatic view toward the Bay and Pumpkin Island Lighthouse. Rate is for nightly stay, however there is a 2 day stay minimum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $213 - $397

Flagstaff Cottage

A log-style cottage with 1 queen bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, full kitchen, living room with woodburning fireplace, hide-a-bed sofa (that sleeps two), plenty of easy chairs, dining table, full bath, and porch with view toward the Bay. Rate is for nightly stay, however there is a 2 day stay minimum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $154 - $324

Birches Cottage

DOG FRIENDLY-WELCOME HERE! Knotty pine paneling, eat-in living room with granite fireplace and hide-a-bed couch (sleeps 2 extra). There is a small ground-level deck. It overlooks the gardens and the fields and ocean beyond. Furnishings are a mix of new and comfy old. There is a bathroom with tub and shower, a queen bedroom to sleep 2. Kitchenette and a full-sized refrigerator. Cottage Maximum 4 people. We welcome guests with their well-behaved dog. Rate is for nightly stay, however there is a 2 day stay minimum.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $211

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Location

Location Type

East Penobscot Bay, Castine, Downeast-Acadia region, Deer Isle, Lake beach access, Stonington, Countryside, Oceanfront, Oceanview

Airport

Bangor, ME (BGR) 50 miles

Directions to property:

On Rt. 15 - 12 minutes East of Blue Hill, Maine. It's best to print directions from our web page: oaklandhouse/directions.html and have them with you. It will make your arrival much easier. Many GPS's, Google maps and MapQuest are not complete in this area and roads are intertwined with route numbers that can be very confusing. Call 1-207-359-8521 for help, however cell phone service can be spotty.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Woodenboat School, Deer Isle Country Club Golf Course, Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Marine Environmental Research Institute, Contemporary Art and Antique Galleries, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Fax Machine, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Lake beach nearby., Ocean beaches within a short walk, on site., Hiking trails on site., Small boat launch possible on site.

Room amenities

Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, sailboat rental, whale watching, Photography workshops, Small destination weekend weddings, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Cottages are suitable for children of all ages.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required No pets on premises, except dogs Welcome in Birches Cottage.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two day minimum. Week long stays most economical and FUN.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Yes, 1/2 of the total including security deposit and tax with remainder prior to arrival.Guests over age 7 sleeping on hide-a-beds are $15/day/each. Dogs are $10/day in Birches.
  • Cancellations: Yes. Deposit required. Refundable within terms. Our online policies describe.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sally Littlefield

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

I am a designer who married into this innkeeping family. With me came creativity and design talent to bring revitalized life to the existing period cottages. I am keeping our family's innkeeping tradition alive with the help of our children, staff, and friends. They have worked in the business for many years, and while not on site all the time, share an active part in the operations. Our new staff is wonderful too and you will find them most hospitable.

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Meals

Breakfast

Paid on-site

  • Cost: 12/person
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Catered events, Bar tending avail.