ZephFir House is a custom built (2023) house situated comfortably within the seaside woodlands of the idyllic Blue Hill Peninsula in coastal Maine. Just minutes from Blue Hill Bay, the town of Brooklin, and Deer Isle/Stonington, and about an hour from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, ZephFir House is designed with the intent of bringing the outside in. Constructed with a sense of place and a seamless footprint, guests at ZephFir House will enjoy the calmness of nature while being catered to by modern amenities that include high-end appliances, high speed internet/Wi-Fi, high efficiency AC and heating (including heated bathroom floors), vaulted ceilings, a dual temperature beverage fridge, front-loading washer/dryer, cozy sectional sofa, reading nook, and dining table that seats up to six. If you are planning your next getaway “Down East,” or are a first-time visitor, a stay at ZephFir House will provide the type of comfort and enjoyment only found in Maine.
*The name “ZephFir” is a play on the word zephyr, meaning gentle breeze. In this case, it’s adapted to describe the welcoming breeze from Blue Hill Bay that passes through the fir trees and cools the house on a warm summer day.
The house embraces the functional qualities of Scandinavian design while tipping a sailor’s cap to the charm of a New England summer cottage. With that in mind, neutral tones and minimal touches enhance the sightlines that link the vibrant woodland greens to the soothing blues of the ocean sky. While there are unique spaces throughout the house, all are outfitted to comfortably sustain guests for both short and extended stays. The house accommodates five to six guests and is equipped for relaxing, entertaining, and working remotely.
On the main floor, there are two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and ensuite full bath, the other with a full bed adjacent to a full bath. Additionally, a spacious loft with a queen bed is located just above the living area and is accessible by a spiral staircase. Like the sleeping areas, the kitchen and living spaces are designed to enhance tranquility. The kitchen is stocked with all the necessary items to prepare meals. The appliances are new and include a beverage fridge, full fridge, oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and ceiling fans in the bedrooms and main living area. When you visit, just drop your bags, turn on your automated email response (or take a Zoom call), and enjoy your stay.
For views, admire the evergreen and birch dotted landscape, capture the luminescence of the starlit sky, and identify the many seafaring birds flying by from the oversized windows that extend from the ground floor to the ceiling. During certain moments in the season, you may even catch sights of Mount Desert Island from the loft.
Please note: There is an outside security camera that shows the driveway and parking area but not the house on the premises.
The community and landscape are what makes the region so special. Known for its maritime traditions and adored for its many writers, painters, and boatbuilding craftsmen, Brooklin is the rustic yet charming New England town that makes you instantly lose track of time. When you stay with us, you will find a full list of our favorite spots in the region as well as recommendations to make your stay distinctively Maine.
A few points of reference nearby…
Harriman Point Preserve:
Brooklin Inn and the Village
Wooden Boat School
Wireless Broadband Internet
Parking & facilities
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement , Smoking not allowed
Kitchen & dining
Gas BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner
Near ocean , Rural
Bathroom & laundry
Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Towel set, Bathtub , Washing machine
Heating & cooling
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Electric heating , Heating available
Internet & office
Wireless Broadband Internet
Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit , Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Pets allowed only after arrangement
Smoking not allowed
Check in: 04:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
A small, family-owned property rental and management business representing individually owned, unique, waterfront and water view properties on the Blue Hill Peninsula of the beautiful Down East region of Maine. We go the extra mile to offer personalized service to do what we can to make your visit memorable.