This is a slightly different vacation rental than you’ll find in other parts of coastal Maine. We’re an architect and a founder of a felt company who love the north Atlantic coast and contemporary Nordic design. Built by Horace H. Bracy in 1890, The Bracy House underwent an extensive renovation to accommodate modern lifestyles. Located on almost two wooded acres a quarter mile from the Atlantic Ocean, this vacation rental has a two-bedroom, two-bath unit on the first floor (a.k.a. The Downstairs) and another two-bedroom, two-bath unit on the second floor (a.k.a. The Upstairs). Plus, it's close to beaches, restaurants, shopping, outdoor and cultural activities. Come stay at The Bracy House and get your relax on.
We're designophiles, we admit it. While we value The Bracy House’s long history, you’ll find the interiors decidedly contemporary. On vacations we’ll be found in Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, or Reykjavik and find that the southern Maine coast reminds us of these places with its natural beauty and urbane amenities. We have filled the house with furniture and objects from the likes of BluDot, Bob's Your Uncle, HAY, Heath Ceramics, Hem, Knoll, Marimekko, Muuto, Paper Collective, and Vitra (just to name a few.) Plus we’ve stashed some of our favorite books including the biographies of Kim Gordon and Yayoi Kusama (rock stars and artists don't live dull lives) along with cookbooks from Dan Barber and Magnus Nilsson should the culinary mood strike. And because you're in Maine, a few survival guides are thrown in to keep things interesting.
Want to get the details on what we’ve selected for The Bracy House? Check us out on Pinterest for our decor and inspiration.
Need a quick getaway? The Bracy House is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Boston (1 hr 20 min), New York City (4 hr 50 min), or Montreal (5 hr 30 min). We're nestled in the quiet, wooded village of Cape Neddick but within a short drive (or bike ride) of the restaurants, shops, beaches, and attractions of the southern Maine seacoast.
The little things make life better. Wi-Fi throughout, high definition LED TV with cable and Apple TVs, bed linens and towels, Malin + Goetz shampoo & body wash, fully equipped kitchen, locally roasted coffee & organic teas, central air conditioning, Nest thermostats and smoke detectors, and 24-hour check in via August smart locks are all included.
The Bracy Cottage
Three years after we finished the house renovation, The Bracy Cottage was born. This contemporary tiny house replaced a dilapidated seasonal cottage on its spot and has become the caretaker’s cottage. Learn more about The Bracy Cottage and check out our Instagram feed to see more of our life in this cottage in Maine.