We just opened our summer calendar! Choose from three rental options… The Downstairs, The Upstairs, or rent the entire four-bed, four-bath house. Located along the Maine coast, we’re close to the Southern Maine beaches, Portsmouth and Portland with their quaint shops and award-winning culinary scene, hiking and outdoor activities, or just cozy up in the house that includes a patio and large backyard. Book now to get your relax on at The Bracy House.
Ending the year out-of-doors always lifts the spirits. We took a hike on Mount Agamenticus’ beautiful wooded trails that lead to the reward of a striking view at the top! Plus the Winter Storywalk of Little Brother Moose lead our way.
The Bracy House is always better with... snow! (Though now that we think about it, warm summer days are pretty great too.)
Typically we have guests this time of year and have really enjoyed decorating the house inside and out for our guests. This year we’ve got a construction site in our backyard so there are no guests but we still decorated it for ourselves. ‘Cause a merry Bracy House is the best kind.
We have typically rented The Bracy House year-round (though this year we’ve closed it down to complete the construction of the cottage) but we have always reserved Thanksgiving week for ourselves. Though this house was bought and renovated with the intention of it being a vacation rental, we consider it our home in so many ways and look forward to hosting our family within its walls every November. This year, we had friends as well as family (11 adults and 3 kids, in total) and received an absolutely beautiful snow that made the week extra cozy!
November means heavier coats, warm socks, wool blankets on the beds, and Portsmouth’s White Heron Winter Warmer Chai in the pantry.
Would you like to know where we source our decor and what inspires us? Head over to Pinterest to see our boards filled with our finds for the house, what we’re planning for the garden and cottage, as well as what we find just downright inspiring!
We spent the better part of Sunday staking out the new cottage. After days of rain, it was a dirty job but it was pretty exciting to stand in what would become the rooms in our lovely little contemporary cottage. And like everything we do at The Bracy House, we had some finds including a couple old croquet mallets that were made in London. Next up, we dig a big hole!
Step one in the cottage project is taking down the existing building. Unfortunately it was not built on a proper foundation and was filled with mold so it was best to start from scratch. The entire thing came down in 30 minutes (though did include a coffee break.)
For those of you who have hung around us for a while, you know that we’ve been hankering to replace the ruins on our property we affectionately refer to as “the cottage”. Last March, we were all set to squeeze it in before our rental season but our contractor had different ideas. So fast forward seven months and we have a new contractor and a new start date this week. It’s exciting and scary all at the same time. But the plan for this property has always been to replace and/or renovate all the existing buildings and the cottage is up to bat! Stayed tuned as we start another chapter of The Bracy House…