The cabin is across the driveway from our house, but snuggled into its own private space.Private outdoor shower on the deck behind the cabin.


Logement entier

3 voyageurs

1 chambre

1 lit


Logement entier

3 voyageurs

1 chambre

1 lit

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Adultes
1
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Enfants
De 2 à 12 ans
0
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Bébés
- de 2 ans
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À propos de ce logement

Way Downeast, on a dirt road, on a peninsula in wild, unspoiled Cobscook Bay. Near beautiful Reversing Falls Park. Wifi equipped. Priced to encourage weekly or monthly stays, for nature lovers, free spirits, and artists on a budget.


Le logement
Capacité d'accueil : 3
Salles de bain : 0.5
Chambres : 1
Lits : 1
Arrivée : À partir de 16:00
Départ : 11:00
Animal sur place : Chien(s) et autres animaux
Type de logement : Logement entier

Équipements

Prix
Voyageur supplémentaire : 9€ / nuit après 2 voyageurs
Réduction à la semaine : 20%

Description

Way Downeast, on a dirt road, on a peninsula in wild, unspoiled Cobscook Bay. Near beautiful Reversing Falls Park. Wifi equipped. Priced to encourage weekly or monthly stays, for nature lovers, free spirits, and artists on a budget.

Half an hour from the Canadian border, the artist’s cabin on our 200-year-old farmstead is an ideal base for exploring the bold coast of Washington County. A week's visit would give you time to hike magnificent oceanfront trails . . . take a whale-watching trip . . . go antiquing . . . venture to the lighthouse on Campobello Island . . . visit the many galleries featuring work by local artists and artisans in Eastport . . . or just spend time writing, drawing, or painting. Much of the shoreline here is public land, part of Moosehorn Wildlife refuge, a birdwatcher's paradise.

The cabin sleeps 2 in a double bed, and also has a very small (single) futon. If you have kids, you are more than welcome to squeeze them in any way you like, or set up a tent for them.

The cabin is is a simple, classic Maine sporting-camp style cabin, and is priced to reflect that. The kitchen/living space is 16x12. It has an attached (16x8) sleeping porch with a full-size bed at one end and a screened eating area at the other end--no glass at that end, just curtains across the screens for privacy. No bathroom: it has an outhouse and an outdoor shower (with hot and cold water). No water view. (We're on a peninsula, but public access to the water is a couple of miles away.) And you have to keep chewable stuff in the breadbox so mice don't find it. (Typical cabin.)

I supply all linens: towels, sheets, pillowcases, blankets.

The screened porch and the outdoor shower mean that staying in the cabin can feel like the best parts of camping, because of the proximity to the outdoors. You'll wake up to birdsong (and the rooster crowing), and if you step out the door at night you'll be astounded at the depth of the stars, in a place with no light pollution, and the depth of the silence, so far from a major road. Any interruptions in the nighttime quiet will be from nocturnal residents of the woods that surround you: coyotes serenading the moon, porcupines crunching apples in the tree outside your window, a resident barred owl calling "who-cooks-for-you?"

But unlike camping, you will have a solid roof over your head, a very nice double bed (firm and new), a little kitchen fully equipped with everything you need to make a real meal, a deliciously hot shower, and a wifi signal.

Regarding the all-important wifi: This rural address gets internet service at 1.5 mbps via DSL. The cabin rental shares a dedicated DSL with the farmhouse rental across the driveway. My family uses a separate 1.5 mbps line. The signal is fine for basic internet access (I depend completely on the internet for my daily work and research), but not sufficient for heavy-data use like streaming video.

Feel free to wander anywhere on the farm. A campfire site is near the cabin, and there's plenty of deadwood/softwood to scavenge around the farm, or you can buy camp wood from front-yard stands along Route 1. If you want hardwood for cooking you would need to bring that (there's a grate at the fire pit). Kids are welcome to play in the treehouse.

I enjoy spending time with guests and since I live and work right here, I'm usually available on a moment's notice to help visitors with whatever they need. During long-term rentals I may be away for various lengths of time, but only after I am sure my guests are settled and secure. I do everything I can to assure that visitors have an experience of privacy and quiet, and I let guests take the lead in determining the level of interaction.

Yellow Birch Farm is totally kid- and pet-friendly, but your dawg will need to be on a leash around the farm and stay with you if you go out for the day. Our own family includes two teenage who are in charge of feeding the chickens and collecting eggs--you're welcome to join them. We also have a quiet, friendly black Lab (cross) named Sheba, who loves to play fetch.

Yellow Birch Farm is on 25 secluded acres on a dirt road on a sparsely populated saltwater peninsula. If you are looking for a coastal region of beauty and solitude (spectacular hiking, biking, kayaking, without the crowds of southern Maine); if you like a grassroots arts and music scene; if you are more of a camper than a B&B person; if you don't need a space big enough for in-laws, cousins, and the rest of your extended family; and if you don't mind putting your kayak on your car to get it to the water, this is the spot for you.

This part of the Maine coast is a truly special place, the eastern seaboard's best-kept secret. An edge-of-the-earth, pristine landscape still survives this far downeast: 4+ hours north of Portland, 2 hours east of Bangor, 45 minutes from the town of Lubec (and 10 minutes beyond that, Campobello Island in the Canadian province of New Brunswick), 25 minutes from Eastport.

A local bus line--West Bus Service--makes a regular daily route from Calais through Ellsworth to Bangor (including stops at the airport and the bus station). Pembroke is a flag stop on the route, with the Bangor-bound bus passing through around 10 a.m. and the return bus passing around 6 p.m.

No other public transportation is available, so having a car is helpful--but not crucial. Convenience stores on Route 1 are about 3 miles away. I've had guests here who've managed for as long as a month with just a bicycle, and I'm happy to help shuttle bikes and gear from the bus. I also have bikes to loan.

The Pennamaquan River, which runs through Pembroke, has several good swimming holes, and nearby lakes and ponds have spots for public access as well. You might want to bring water shoes. Some people swim in the ocean, but it is COLD!

Speaking of cold: I've had visitors stay in the cabin year-round, including duck hunters who've used it as an annual camp in December. But May and October are the extremes of the space being habitable by most people's standards. You will need to take advantage of the electric blanket (provided) during those months, or bring a warm sleeping bag. Kitchen/living area has a propane space heater. The hot outdoor shower has some Scandinavian appeal in the cold weather--but it's not for everybody!


Règlement intérieur
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait à partir de 16:00

1. Don't be shy: if you need anything or have questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
2. I'll plan to be here to meet you and answer any questions on your first night, so it's helpful if you can give me a rough estimate of your arrival time. But if you'd prefer to settle in on your own, without worrying about a time frame, that's fine, too--just let me know! There's an info sheet that covers the basics you'll need to get comfortable and make the space your own.
3. Pet policy: Pets are quite welcome. A $25 cleaning fee will be added to your reservation price. You'll need to keep your dog on a leash right around the farm, but there is a pasture down back where dogs can run and play off-leash, as well plenty of untrafficked dirt roads for off-leash walking. Please note that if your dog tends to bark a lot in an unfamiliar environment, this is not an appropriate situation because it may disturb guests in the farmhouse across the driveway.
4. Smoking outside the cabin only. Please use the ashtray.


Annulations

Strictes

Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.


Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Kit de premiers secours
Fiche de sécurité
Extincteur

Disponibilité
Séjour de 2 nuits minimum

L'adresse exacte est communiquée uniquement lorsque la réservation est confirmée.

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Profil utilisateur de Julien
juin 2016
J'ai passé 5 jours merveilleux chez Gretchen ! Super à accueil en arrivant ! L'environnement est incroyable, ont y voit des lapins, des lucioles et une quantité incroyable d'oiseaux. C'est un endroit idéal pour les amoureux de la nature, du calme et les possibilités de visites du littoral sont nombreuses.

Profil utilisateur de Malorie
août 2014
Gretchen est une hôte très avenante, nous nous sommes senti à l'aise immédiatement à notre arrivée et elle et sa famille ont été très respectueux de notre intimité. Le petit chalet a tout ce dont on peut avoir besoin pour des vacances simples et paisibles. Cette région du Maine est bien moins touristiques que plus au sud et pourtant magnifique, c'est très agréable de la découvrir. C'est un chalet parfait pour les gens qui aiment la simplicité, qui ne cherchent rien de fancy et qui sont ouverts à utiliser des "bécosses" et à se faire réveiller par le chant du coq le matin! La douche en plein air est une bénédiction sous les étoiles! Merci Gretchen pour l'accueil et pour les délicieux œufs de tes poules!

Profil utilisateur de Denise
octobre 2016
Gretchen is awesome! She called us the day we were to arrive and offered us an upgrade to her farm house, also listed on airbnb. She was worried we'd be too cold in the artist cabin. We were prepared for the adventure, but we THRILLED with the offer and happily accepted it. The farm house is amazing, warm, clean, beautiful kitchen, laundry and our dogs were welcome in both locations. Her location is perfectly situated between Eastport and Lubec with TONS of hiking! Reversing falls is 2 miles down the road and we saw 2 Bald Eagles! Simply beautiful!

Profil utilisateur de David
septembre 2016
Gretchen was so incredible as a host. She reached out a couple times weeks prior to make sure we were all set with plans, and greeted us warmly when we arrived. We actually got in hours late due to a snafu, and Gretchen was so nice about it. The place itself is grand, really cozy and makes you feel like you are removed from everything, but still close to hikes, some stores, and quaint little restaurants. We should have booked an extra night!!!

Profil utilisateur de Ross
septembre 2016
Gretchen was immediately welcoming and got us set up in the place. Her recommendations on local activities were supreme; we did our own boil with lobsters from Betty, and kayaking on Rocky Lake. Kitchen was surprisingly complete. The outdoor amenities are rustic and nice. No joke, I want an outdoor shower now. Thanks Gretchen!

Profil utilisateur de Jane
septembre 2016
What a perfect place, I was very familiar with the area because I used to vacation here as a child. I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled upon the cabin at Yellow Birch Farm, it was much like the "cottage" so that being said, nostalgia made this stay all the more special. Gretchen was so friendly and accommodating. The cabin was so welcoming and it had a nice window seat that I spent many hours on reading. I also LOVED the outdoor shower. The chickens were big fans of watermelon, I am already planning my next trip, and on that visit I'll bring plenty of watermelon for the chickens.

Profil utilisateur de Naomi
septembre 2016
Gretchen is an exceptional hostess. I was greeted with fresh eggs and a beautiful bouquet. The cabin was neat, tidy, and well appointed. She had great recommendations of things to see and do in the area and even encouraged me to cook a lobster on my own, which I did! The location is remote and exceptionally lovely. Highly recommend taking the hike to Boot Cove, she has a pamphlet at the cabin. I also recommend Jasper Beach and just getting in the car and hitting the road. I can't wait to bring my husband here in a few years! Oh yes, the outside shower is amazing!

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Profil utilisateur de GretchenGretchen est un Superhost.

I'm a freelance book editor, a registered Maine guide, a mother of two outdoorsy boys, and I love introducing people to this beautiful, remote part of the Maine coast.

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