Blue Hill, ME, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Blue Hill

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The SpaceLounging on an empire sofa in the parlor with its gilt-framed portraits, pianoforte, Chinese wallpaper and Persian carpet & looking out a pair of French doors onto a columned portico, you may feel like a character in a Jane Austen novel - although Sarah Orne Jewett might be closer to the mark. Downton Abbey is stretching it a bit, but the comparison has been made! The house boasts an immaculate retro-design kitchen with painted bead-board and gleaming subway tile. The south-facing space is sunny and well-stocked with appliances & utensils for cooks and coffee lovers. Ample work areas include a large farmhouse sink and separate prep sink, making group meal preparation a pleasure. We've been delighted to get repeated positive feedback from people who have enjoyed using it. With interest in organic and locally-grown food burgeoning, we'd like to point out that Blue Hill is home to a first-rate Co-op and to growers selling fresh produce either onsite or at a weekly farmer's market. (Our guests enjoy complimentary Co-op membership with a discount card attached to the key chain.) The kitchen opens onto a forty-foot space composed of two of the house's original downstairs rooms: the former kitchen, now the dining area with its massive fireplace & beehive oven, original iron fittings and antique pewter on the mantel and a living room with a large Hearthstone wood stove for gatherings on chilly August or September evenings. (All bedrooms have working fireplaces but the one in the dining room is currently decorative only.) The front hall leads to our formal parlor and up to the bedroom floor. The bedrooms are large enough to serve as bed-sits, great for those who want privacy but convivial early risers will appreciate the separate east-facing upstairs sitting area from which the sun's rays can be seen hitting the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia, the first place they touch the east coast. (We hope the tantalizing glimpse inspires you to drive over to take a closer look). We're very excited that it's possible for us to continue this new phase in the life of our old house, which began its third century in 2012. We're in a great town in a part of Maine justly famous for its natural beauty and cultural & recreational opportunities. If we say so ourselves, our house is kind of a landmark (it's on a well-traveled road) and we look forward to sharing it with more people who either already know Blue Hill or have never been here before. Guest AccessGuests have access to an entire 3-bedroom house. There is a one-bedroom apartment in the rear above the kitchen and dining room but you hardly notice that it's there. My tenant is a friendly guy available on a limited basis if something comes up that I'm unable to help you with over the phone. Interaction with GuestsI live out of state and am unlikely to be on hand to greet you on your arrival. I am available to answer your questions via phone and email before, and at any time during, your stay. The NeighborhoodWe are close to a lot of what Blue Hill and the surrounding area have to offer. Not so remote that half your morning trip is spent just trying to get onto main roads. A short walk from the nearest restaurant / pub, just under a mile from a good grocery store, the village is a mile and a half from the house so you'll want to drive there to save time. Getting AroundPlease ask if you'd like tips on scenic shortcuts to Acadia, things to see en route if you're driving from Boston or Portland airports, or for information about cultural events taking place nearby during your stay. Other Things to NoteOne of the best things about staying at Parker House is our proximity to Barncastle, a popular pub and restaurant a short walk in the direction of town. We're proud of our connection to Barncastle's builders, founders of Blue Hill's summer colony, and are sure you'll appreciate the family-friendly atmosphere its new owners have created. Effie Hinckley Kline originally named Barncastle 'Ideal Lodge' after the Boston Ideal Opera Company which she owned and managed. Many of her relics reside at Parker House. If you are an American operatic history buff, or are interested in discovering the early history of New York City's Blue Hill Troupe, Parker House may be for you.
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The SpacePrivate swimming cove with campfire, water view, mountain view, island view, pet-friendly. It's a one-bedroom cottage called "The Bungalhigh," located on a family compound with comfortable Queen bed and ensuite bathroom, plus kitchen, living room with view and wrap around deck. The living room has two couches that do not convert to beds. If you are a party of four, we can more comfortably accommodate you in the other rental house on the property, listed on AirBNB as "Bungalow on Ocean with Swimming Cove in Blue Hill," known as the Bungalow, which has three bedrooms.... But feel free to do whatever you're happy to do. The Bungalhigh is located very close to this other rental house, the Bungalow, so guests need be warned that renters in the Bungalow walk in front of the Bungalhigh to get to their cottage and share the yard, kayaks, cove, parking lot, barbecue, and telephone with guests. Deep water out front for mooring a yacht; a private mooring can be arranged with advance notice; Two kayaks, a rowing dinghy, life jackets, Cable TV, Wifi internet, mosquito screens on all the windows, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable Queen-size bed. Fans. Portable electric heater. There is mackerel fishing from the point; seals, ducks, loons, wheeling birds in the bay... A 12 foot tide empties the cove out front for half the day.... Excellent swimming, but tide is important. House is located well off the main road....safe for children and pets. The property offers an ideal situation for pets. The Queen Bed is pre-made for arrival with 100% cotton, white sheets.... Besides the Bungalow and Bungalhigh, there are two additional houses belonging to family on the property, which mostly sit empty.... Our cousins will not use their house through the woods during the summer of 2016; my sister Libby owns the two-story "studio" on the other side of the Bungalhigh....she does not live there, but she does make brief visits throughout the summer and fall.... Most houses in Blue Hill have kept their 1950s bathroom and kitchen fixtures. We've tried not to modernize the Bungalhigh too much in keeping with the style of the other houses in town.... Our Welcome Kit contains pamphlets on things to do in the area, descriptions of the best restaurants, locations of nearby scenic walks, farms, and driving tours with addresses for GPS navigation to find them.... The nice thing about renting a house in Blue Hill as opposed to Stonington or Mount Dessert, for instance, is that Blue Hill is located equidistant between both places, which are on opposite sides of us, yet Blue Hill is not congested with traffic or touristy like Mount Dessert is, nor too far away from other quaint towns in the area that Stonington is. In Blue Hill you can just as easily visit Castine, Belfast, Rockland, and Stonington as you can Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and even Lubec, places that offer a lot of charm that you would otherwise miss if you rented in Stonington or in Mount Dessert. Blue Hill also offers activities that are not touristy, such as farms, granges, museums, trails, beaches, and back to the earth eateries. We hope you will scroll down beyond the reviews and biography on this page to the map below, where "thumb tacks" point out on a map highlights of this area to give you a feel of this place. Choosing the right town to vacation in is just as important as choosing the right house, and we hope we have given you enough facts to make the right choice. Personally, I'm all about doing the research for you in advance, so when you get here, because you've read the research below, you feel you've done everything already, (or at least you can put your finger on how to accomplish what you want to do fast), so you have plenty of time to also just sit on the porch and relax. Guest AccessGuests have access to the swimming cove, the orchard-come-septic tank in back, and the point to the left of the Bungalow (in front of Libby's two-story studio), where there is a bench on the point and several picnic tables, offering a nice place to think and to ponder. There's a fire pit.... you can have a campfire out there if you like.... Interaction with GuestsGuests check themselves in. I live two miles away with my mother, Julie Nicholson, who owns the property. Believing that guests prefer privacy, I come over only if something is needed, and then I am happy to do so. The NeighborhoodBlue Hill is a small, scenic, rural, downeast, coastal town, dominated by Blue Hill Mountain. Thanks to the Blue Hill Public Library and centrally-located village green, the town has a strong sense of community with many people who enjoy living here year round, because of the tranquil scenery, the beautiful farm houses, the lack of suburbia, zero traffic lights, and many ocean views. Beautiful farm houses with gardens dot the countryside. Many scenic vistas open to the ocean. The woods are spruce pine and Balsam trees. Occasionally you see sheep grazing in fields by the side of the road. Yet hidden away among the Elm trees, there is much to do in Blue Hill and surrounding areas. I consider myself an expert on what to do here, where to go to find any activity. Please don't hesitate to ask me about any activity that might interest you. For instance, one guest asked recently about light houses in the area. I introduced them to the Stonington Mail Boat that offers narrated tours to all the lighthouses in the area. Another guest asked about fishing. I gave them the website for Eagle Mountain Guide Service, where individuals can join a group on a fully-equipped, 24' pontoon boat, whose guides know where the best salmon and trout and bass fishing lakes are. There are dozens more fishing trips available as well. Our welcome kit is filled to the brim with things to do in the area from Bar Harbor to Rockland. We include Franklin D. Roosevelt's Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada, 90 miles up the coast....bring passports. And Andrew Wyeth's "The Olson House" where he painted 'Christina's World" in Cushing, Maine..... Blue Hill is 45 minutes from Acadia National Park, a stunning place to rent bicycles, take boat trips, sign up for guided kayaking tours, climb mountains, and bicycle Rockefeller's blue-chipped carriage trails, which have no motorized traffic..... Acadia National Park offers sports and recreational activities such as narrated lobster boat talks, windjammer sails.... narrated lighthouse tours, not to mention hiking trails to tops of mountains with amazing coastal views of Blue Hill Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. You can drive up Cadillac Mountain, tour Mt. Desert's scenic Loop Road, take horse and cart rides along John Rockefeller's blue-chipped carriage trials..... Acadia National Park offers all manner of fun activities for the whole family. Blue Hill is 45 minutes from the scenic, coastal town of Stonington, which offers fine dining right on the water's edge and gorgeous sunsets. After dinner, take in a live show at the Opera House. Like Bar Harbor, Stonington has beautiful curb appeal - colorful paint, beautiful gardens, quaint wood buildings, granite steps.... If you are an art aficionado, Stonington has art gallery galores, lining its beautiful streets. Check out Jill Hoy's Art Gallery at 80 Main Street in particular. She paints Maine! Wow! Walk the commercial lobster pier; check out the clothing shops. Stonington is a wonderful day trip. Blue Hill is also 45 minutes from Belfast and Camden, neighboring towns west of Blue Hill, quaint with retail stores, well worth visiting. Camden is famous for its music scene; Belfast for its environmental shops; check out The Green Store in particular. If you are craving beauty and nature, we can set you on the path to the most beautiful spots, like windswept Curtis Cove, or Blue Hill Mountain, or Carter Preserve Nature Preserve, or the Reversing Falls, and so on.... Our Welcome Kit has addresses for your GPS to sightsee these towns, as well as tours and addresses for sports and recreation in the area, places to dine in Blue Hill, where to go to find nature, explore the trails, beaches, museums, and places of interest in Blue Hill, plus addresses of neighboring farms, where you can buy fresh raw milk, homemade yogurt, organic chicken meat, eggs, and u-pick strawberries and apples. Buy a 50 pound bag of potatoes and onions to take home with you in the fall. The Blue Hill Town Park is a great place to take young children. It has swings and seesaws and climbing gyms.... Our cousins said it was a God-send to have it located so near by, a place where they could take their young children.... The Blue Hill Town Park also hosts the Flash in the Pan Steel Band street dance most Monday evenings throughout the summer, a great place for young people to go to dance and to listen to the steel band. Blue Hill has a summer stock theater company, the New Surry Theater, that puts on plays in the town hall throughout the year. It also has an intensive chamber music school, called Kneisel Hall, providing musicians and music lovers with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the chamber repertoire of over 100 years. They hold chamber music concerts throughout the summer, but one of the things Kneisel Hall musicians are known for is their children's concerts, which they hold at the Blue Hill Public Library throughout the summer. For restaurants in the area, apart from Barncastle and Marlintinis, two restaurants that compete for the local drinking crowd, who come out en force at 5 pm responsibly, we recommend Arborvine, located right in the village. It serves Blue Hill's famous, locally-raised "Bagaduce River oysters" and locally grown salad, using greens from Eliot Coleman's Four Season Farm. The Four Season Farm in Brooksville is an example of sustainable living. Its green houses produce fresh organic vegetables all winter and summer, and it's open to the public. The fresh clear waters of the nearby Bagaduce River is the perfect place to raise oysters, which once thrived naturally in the cold rivers of Maine. Arborvine makes its own beer, Deep Water Brewing Company, and has a brew pub. Another restaurant located close to town is the Farmhouse Inn, located at 578 Pleasant Street in Blue Hill. For health conscious patrons, this restaurant offers the least starch of all the menus in town. Fruits and vegetables and sea food is the name of the game.... It's rustic, charming, and not expensive. We also recommend dining at the Brooklin Inn, whose fare is locally grown produce, fish and seafood. The restaurant is run by a modern day sea captain. He ran a windjammer in the West Indies back in the day.... They keep a fire going in the fireplace during fall and winter. A great place to watch the sunset in the most romantic setting possible is the Cockatoo Portuguese Restaurant in Deer Isle. Take a comfortable seat on the deck overlooking Goose Cove. There's a reef out in the bay that the waves wash over....you hear the lapping of the waves on the beach near by.... It's a half moon-shaped cove that resembles those in the Caribbean.... It's peaceful to sit on the deck, hear the surf, drink champagne, eat hearty seafood appetizers, and watch the sun go down.... For a lobster dinner, consider taking your meal outside around a centrally located campfire at the Boatyard Grill in Blue Hill, or on a pier overlooking the water and Acadia National Park halfway down Newburyneck Peninsula in Surry at Perry's Lobster Shack. The experience at Perry's is described as "off the radar." We also enjoy dining on the water at Bagaduce Lunch, a terrific, fried seafood place that my uncle justifiably calls 'the Yale Club," because it is so popular. Take your meal on the picnic tables and dine on the water's edge. Blue Hill celebrates Memorial Day with a Parade. The Blue Hill Pops amass great singers and musicians to celebrate the Fourth of July. On Labor Day we go to the Blue Hill Fair, see the 4H animals, and watch fireworks. Blue Hill has inspired many authors. E.B. White wrote Charlotte's Web, which is about the Blue Hill Fair. Robert McCloskey wrote Blueberries for Sal, which is about the bears on Blue Hill Mountain. Katharine Butler Hathaway wrote The Little Locksmith, a must-read memoir, in our cousins house in the village, and she is a distant relative. Blue Hill has a few museums in the village... The Jonathan Fisher House is an 1814 historic house museum. Parson Jonathan Fisher was Blue Hill's first congregational minister from 1794 to 1837; he was also a farmer, scientist, mathematician, surveyor, and writer of prose and poetry... He bound his own books, made buttons and hats, designed and built furniture, painted sleighs, was a reporter for the local newspaper, helped found Bangor Theological Seminary, dug wells, built his own home and raised a large family. The Historic Holt House, built in 1815, was lived in by Jeremiah Holt, grandson of Nicholas Holt, who brought Blue Hill’s fifth family from Andover, Massachusetts in 1765. Many of the houses in the village date from the 1800s. A drive out to Steamboat Wharf harks back to the days when the weekly packets sailed in from Boston with tourists and the mail.... Buckboards drove the tourists in to the village, where they'd stay at the Blue Hill Inn. Our sightseeing tours, together with list of sports and recreational activities in Stonington and Acadia National Park can easily keep you occupied for an entire summer..... Getting AroundBangor International Airport is an hour away. Portland International Jetport is three hours away.. There is no public transit in town, nor any taxi service. You can walk to town in ten minutes or so. Trenton Airport (near Bar Harbor) is a regional airport with one or two daily flights from JFK on US Air, commonly used by the Northeast Harbor/Southeast Harbor crowd.... Trenton is 40 minutes from Blue Hill with car rental service. Other Things to NoteThe house key unlocks the bedroom door, not the front door.... The television in the bedroom turns itself on after a power failure (!!). Garden lights are on a dusk to dawn timer....
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The Space(Weekly rental) Bobolink is a wonderful Maine cottage in East Blue Hill that somehow manages to be cozy and spacious at the same time. You can crowd a lively group in for dinner or you can sit peacefully with a good book by the fire. It has a spectacular view of Blue Hill Bay with islands and mountains in the distance. Relax on the terrace or spread out on the spacious green lawn. Croquet set included! Even better, it is only a half mile to Curtis Cove, one of the rare sandy beaches in Maine! East Blue Hill is a very special village, off the beaten path, so it takes a little while to get there. It is approx. 1 hour from Bangor. Bar Harbor is more like 30 minutes. The villagers have a coffee social every Saturday morning from 10:00 am when the people come to the one room post-office (with a pot bellied stove) to get their mail. The village has its own boat ramp and playground which is perfect for kids. Keep an ear out with the locals for the timing of the EBH Blueberry Festival. If you're lucky, and the tide is right- meaning very high- after a day of hilarious games and succulent lobsters, everyone winds up jumping from the little bridge to cool off. If you miss the tide, you still have a wonderful time! :) There is a summer book sale at the EBH one room library. "Downeast" magazine rated EBH was one of the best kept secrets of Maine. Further afield, officially part of Blue Hill - three miles away - is a very welcoming yacht club that has a killer sailing program open to everybody and very reasonably priced. The only trick is how to pronounce the name - Kollegewidgwok - but just call it KYC and you'll be fine. Kids start with rowing when they're little and move on up thru Optis and 420's. The teachers know their stuff on sailing and safety, but they really know how to have fun. They also have sailing for adult beginners. k(URL HIDDEN) (This site you are on does not allow hyperlinks.) If sailing isn't your thing, how about natural history with MERI (Marine Environment Research Institute)? They have expeditions on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons to the outer islands. Also, ocean story hour on Fridays and programs for ages 6-12 on Thursday afternoons. (URL HIDDEN) There is also traditional arts and crafts and nature day camp with Nichols - outdoorsy, cheap and cheerful. You take your kids to a bus in Blue Hill and let the camp do the rest. They travel a half hour to Walker Pond, their home base. Back in the afternoon. This is for ages 4 1/2 - 14 (URL HIDDEN) The town of Blue Hill has a wonderful library and many activities. They sponsor everything from film series to Lego clubs! (URL HIDDEN) There are dances every Monday night with the acclaimed Flash in the Pans steel drum band. (URL HIDDEN) Kniesel Hall is well known for its classical music offerings. (URL HIDDEN) The Blue Hill Fair - Labor Day weekend – the annual blowout agricultural fair – 4H displays, oxen pulls, country western bands, crazy rides, cotton candy. A very special fair! (URL HIDDEN) A quick sample – by no means comprehensive - of food/restaurants/etc. The Boatyard Grill June 15 - late Aug - right in a working boatyard – great food and atmo, fresh and authentic! The Blue Hill Inn Lovely food, top notch, romantic (URL HIDDEN) The Blue Hill Wine Shop Great wine, very good prices, wonderful cheeses and sausages (Bianco's from Brooklin, ME) and world class espresso and baked goods for the morning with a lovely view of the water. (URL HIDDEN) Arborvine and Arborvine Deep Water Brew Pub Take your choice – you can have very fancy, white tablecloth, lovely (expensive) food or you can have wonderful pub style food (URL HIDDEN) The Fishnet Fried clams, lobster rolls, yum! (URL HIDDEN) Barncastle Very good wood fired pizza, New England comfort food (URL HIDDEN) Great grocery shopping: Tradewinds Blue Hill Food Coop (reciprocal privileges if you are a member of a coop). Farmers’ Market at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds every Saturday morning 9-11:30. More fun things to do: Hiking up Blue Hill Mountain and various trails. he(URL HIDDEN) There are always day trips to the National Park Acadia and its bike trails (URL HIDDEN) or Isle Au Haut – this is the mail boat site and they’ll rent you sturdy mountain bikes at their dock: (URL HIDDEN) Lots of lovely towns (Castine, Stonington) for antiquing, exploring, etc. Download the guide here for a whole lot more info – including kayak rentals: bl(URL HIDDEN) Fort Knox in Bucksport for Civil War buffs fort(URL HIDDEN) Bobolink rentals run Saturday to Saturday weekly. Sorry, we're not set up to do nightly rentals. The cottage is open from May through October. An incredible deal! The cleaning fee for when you leave is $150 . If you stay for additional weeks, we ask that you have the cleaners in weekly, but it costs less - $100. Included: WIFI, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, television, satellite, telephone, deck, Adirondack chairs, gas grill, working fireplace, coffee maker, blender, iron and board, linens, towels, pillows. Feel free to contact us with questions. Thanks! Guest AccessIt has a spectacular view of Blue Hill Bay with islands and mountains in the distance. Relax on the terrace or spread out on the spacious green lawn. Croquet set included! Even better, it is only a half mile to Curtis Cove, one of the rare sandy beaches in Maine! East Blue Hill is a very special village, off the beaten path, so it takes a little while to get there. It is approx. 1 hour from Bangor. Bar Harbor is more like 30 minutes. The villagers have a coffee social every Saturday morning from 10:00 am when the people come to the one room post-office (with a pot bellied stove) to get their mail. The village has its own boat ramp and playground which is perfect for kids. Keep an ear out with the locals for the timing of the EBH Blueberry Festival. If you're lucky, and the tide is right- meaning very high- after a day of hilarious games and succulent lobsters, everyone winds up jumping from the little bridge to cool off. If you miss the tide, you still have a wonderful time! :) There is a summer book sale at the EBH one room library. "Downeast" magazine rated EBH was one of the best kept secrets of Maine. Interaction with GuestsWe will be available by phone/internet if we are not there. Other times, my step mother who lives in the house nearby will be available to help you. The NeighborhoodFurther afield, officially part of Blue Hill - three miles away - is a very welcoming yacht club that has a killer sailing program open to everybody and very reasonably priced. The only trick is how to pronounce the name - Kollegewidgwok - but just call it KYC and you'll be fine. Kids start with rowing when they're little and move on up thru Optis and 420's. The teachers know their stuff on sailing and safety, but they really know how to have fun. They also have sailing for adult beginners. k(URL HIDDEN) (This site you are on does not allow hyperlinks.) If sailing isn't your thing, how about natural history with MERI (Marine Environment Research Institute)? They have expeditions on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons to the outer islands. Also, ocean story hour on Fridays and programs for ages 6-12 on Thursday afternoons. (URL HIDDEN) There is also traditional arts and crafts and nature day camp with Nichols - outdoorsy, cheap and cheerful. You take your kids to a bus in Blue Hill and let the camp do the rest. They travel a half hour to Walker Pond, their home base. Back in the afternoon. This is for ages 4 1/2 - 14 (URL HIDDEN) The town of Blue Hill has a wonderful library and many activities. They sponsor everything from film series to Lego clubs! (URL HIDDEN) There are dances every Monday night with the acclaimed Flash in the Pans steel drum band. (URL HIDDEN) Kniesel Hall is well known for its classical music offerings. (URL HIDDEN) The Blue Hill Fair - Labor Day weekend – the annual blowout agricultural fair – 4H displays, oxen pulls, country western bands, crazy rides, cotton candy. A very special fair! (URL HIDDEN) A quick sample – by no means comprehensive - of food/restaurants/etc. The Boatyard Grill June 15 - late Aug - right in a working boatyard – great food and atmo, fresh and authentic! The Blue Hill Inn Lovely food, top notch, romantic (URL HIDDEN) The Blue Hill Wine Shop Great wine, very good prices, wonderful cheeses and sausages (Bianco's from Brooklin, ME) and world class espresso and baked goods for the morning with a lovely view of the water. (URL HIDDEN) Arborvine and Arborvine Deep Water Brew Pub Take your choice – you can have very fancy, white tablecloth, lovely (expensive) food or you can have wonderful pub style food (URL HIDDEN) The Fishnet Fried clams, lobster rolls, yum! (URL HIDDEN) Barncastle Very good wood fired pizza, New England comfort food (URL HIDDEN) Great grocery shopping: Tradewinds Blue Hill Food Coop (reciprocal privileges if you are a member of a coop). Farmers’ Market at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds every Saturday morning 9-11:30. More fun things to do: Hiking up Blue Hill Mountain and various trails. he(URL HIDDEN) There are always day trips to the National Park Acadia and its bike trails (URL HIDDEN) or Isle Au Haut – this is the mail boat site and they’ll rent you sturdy mountain bikes at their dock: (URL HIDDEN) Lots of lovely towns (Castine, Stonington) for antiquing, exploring, etc. Download the guide here for a whole lot more info – including kayak rentals: bl(URL HIDDEN) Fort Knox in Bucksport for Civil War buffs fort(URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundYou need a car, bike, legs, or kayak! This is rural Maine. Good ferries though! Other Things to NoteBobolink rentals run Saturday to Saturday weekly only. Sorry, we're not set up to do nightly rentals. The cottage is open from May through October. The cost is $1765/week + 9% Maine sales tax. The cleaning fee for when you leave is $150 . If you stay for additional weeks, we ask that you have the cleaners in weekly, but it may cost less - need to check, but I think it is $100.
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The SpaceHistoric, 3-Bedroom Bungalow on ocean's edge with swimming cove and view of Blue Hill mountain, bay, and islands, half a mile from town. Fireplace, antiques, Covered porch with furniture & Stunning View of the bay. Pet-friendly. It's the view of the bay, island, mountain, village with church steeple and swimming cove that is the best part of this house. Seals, ducks, loon, and eagles are spotted in the bay; wheeling seagulls do battle with the crows in large swirling flocks over the island at low tide.... Seagulls feast on mackerel at low tide; now the crows arrive and send the flock of seagulls up into the air. Seagulls descend again and send the crows up. It's when both flocks are swirling in the air together that's the most interesting, because you see the Seagull's white wings and the Crow's black wings, rising and falling together, like an explosion of fireworks over the island.... The flocks rise and fall in circles over the island until all the fish caught on the mud flats by the falling tide are eaten. Seals in the bay pop their heads up out of the water, looking at you, startled. They look like bald-headed dogs without ears. See them basking in the sun on the ledge nearby. One summer our neighbor had a raft out front, and the seals loved to compete for space to lie on it. Nine or ten of them at once, jostling for space....each launching its body high into the air to perch on the raft, which of course would knock another seal off. Each seal howled loudly every time it was disturbed. It's another of nature's wondrous floor shows.... The Bay of Fundy's 12 foot tide adds to the drama.... At high tide, the ocean floods into the cove giving a full look, as on a lake; at low tide, the water-level drops to great depth, leaving a deep, bowl-shaped crater, as well as mud flats for long-legged birds to strut around on.... It's not just a matter of whether the tide is in or out, but also a matter of height and depth too. Watch the weather move in just before a rain storm.... Classic Herreshoff yawls swing at anchor in the deep "hole" between the Bungalow and the island.... The "Flash in the Pan" steel band plays at the town park most Monday evenings during July and August....you can hear the band from the porch til 9 pm. Watch for Fireworks over Blue Hill Mountain during the Blue Hill Fair over Labor Day Weekend.... The Blue Hill Fair inspired the work "Charlotte's Web," whose author E.B. White is a one-time local resident. Our cousins live in the handsome, red brick house with turquoise shutters directly across the bay, where Katharine Butler Hathaway wrote 'The Little Locksmith,' a good read! Our favorite time of the day is five o'clock when the sun sinks low over the land and fills the cove with soft light.... On a still afternoon with the tide on its way in, we go for a swim and sunbathe on the warm rocks. Afterwards, we build a fire in the living room and have drinks on the porch and enjoy the soft evening. 5 pm....with the glow of the cold water swim still in our bones and a warm fire, plus the sun setting on the warm rocks....best time of the day at the Bungalow.... Unlike most rental houses in Blue Hill, the Bungalow has a swimming cove and a view of Blue Hill Mountain. The house is situated right on the water's edge. You can see the water, mud flats, and mountain from inside the living room. Why rent in Blue Hill? Most people rent in Blue Hill, because they know the town or people in the town and they're revisiting. Another reason to rent in Blue Hill is because it's equidistant to Acadia National Park as it is to Stonington, Castine , Camden and Belfast, charming towns that are not congested with traffic and tourism, yet offer sports and recreational activities that people enjoy so much. Blue Hill lets you get to know the whole region.... The Bungalow is a typical, Maine-coast "Rusticator's House," located on 3 acres. Like many houses along the coast of Maine, the Bungalow was built by a family, who lived off-premises for most of the year... It's a delight among present generations revisiting these homes to be able to see grandma's single remaining long stem sherry glass left over from a bygone era. Such sherry glasses have become a part of these houses, and the Bungalow is no exception; it has its fair share of them. The Bungalow is located in Blue Hill's inner-most bay opposite the village and is one of the oldest houses on the bay, built circa 1890. For many years it was the only house on the bay and was used as a navigational aid for sailors. Steamships from Boston (and before that' sailing packets') discharged passengers just across the way onto Steamship Wharf, from where they took a horse and cart into the village.... Built by the Rev. Donald Sage Mackay, spiritual adviser to Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and Theodore Roosevelt, and his wife, Helen Smith Mackay, the Bungalow was built as a bathing house for a larger, 23-bedroom house on Tenney Hill, now torn down. Because of its age, the Bungalow is grandfathered, located closer to the shoreline than other houses in the area....If it were to burn down, we might not be able to build again. Please be very careful of fire. The Bungalow living room has a rustic but charming cottage feel with large working stone fireplace, over which is a model of the 96' brigantine Yankee, which two members of the Mackay family sailed around the world on during the 1950s. There are white, wool Moroccan rugs over a dark hardwood floor, an antique writing desk, and two Aunt Arlie chairs.... The rose-colored ceiling with turquoise beams are tempered by walls of white-washed pine. There's a picture of the railroad station that Mrs. Mackay's parents owned in Vermont, which funded the building of the Bungalow. The book cases contain a collection of novels mostly about the sea, published over a hundred years ago. Two couches and a swivel arm chair are grouped around the fireplace and Cable TV. The dining room table is located under the picture window overlooking the view.... Seating eight, it's a delightful place to enjoy a candlelit meal. Our family has enjoyed many a happy, evening meal at this dining table, followed by homemade blueberry pie, picked fresh from a hike up Blue Hill Mountain.... Blueberry season is late July through August, and those picked wild on Blue Hill mountain are particularly sweet and plump. Blue Hill Mountain inspired Robert McCloskey's children's book, "Blueberries for Sal." In addition to the living room and covered porch, there is a large kitchen with sitting room and desk with internet and Wifi, couch, kitchen table, chairs, propane heater, and rocking chair. The Bungalow has three bedrooms, containing one Queen bed, one Full bed, and one Twin room that share One bathroom with shower. Swimmers can rinse off under an optional hot-water hose outside. Most guests use the Queen room as the master, but in fact, the best room in the house is the corner room with the Full bed, because it has an amazing view, lots of sun light, and a comfortable mattress, even if it is only a Full.... The rooms are quite small; the living rooms are large.... The queen bedroom has a view of the bay, as does the corner room. The twin room overlooks the garden. Beds are pre-made for guests' arrival with 100% cotton, white sheets and towels.... There are fans in all the bedrooms and mosquito screens on all the windows and doors, necessary for those rare, humid nights in July when mosquitoes can swarm.... Nearby is a second cottage with one bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, called the Bungalhigh, listed on AirBNB as "House for two on Ocean in Blue Hill," which if rented together offers a good option for parties of eight, six in the Bungalow and two in the Bungalhigh. Or three couples might just like to spread out more and have two bathrooms, instead of one. Formerly the carriage house for The Bungalow, the Bungalhigh is located quite close to the Bungalow, and guests renting the Bungalow must walk in front of the Bungalhigh and share the yard, kayaks, swimming cove, internet, telephone, barbecue and parking lot with renters staying at the Bungalhigh. The Bungalow kitchen is currently equipped with coffee percolator and drip coffee machine.... Most houses in Blue Hill have kept their 1950s bathrooms and kitchens. We've tried not to modernize the Bungalow too much in keeping with this style, popular among residents on the peninsula.... We encourage guests to walk out to the point and watch the sunset from the bench there. There are picnic tables, a second swimming beach. It's a nice place to think and to ponder. For autumn and spring rentals, the Bungalow is heated with two propane heaters, one in the kitchen, the other in the corner bedroom.... There is a fireplace in the living room and plenty of firewood for the taking. The Bungalow is located well off the main road....safe for children and pets. Dogs of all sizes are welcome. The property offers an ideal situation for pets. Children enjoy building faerie houses out of moss and twigs, found in the garden, and scavenger hunts.... "Find me something red." A 12 foot tide empties the cove in front of the house for half the day.... There is excellent swimming, but tide is important. It doesn’t take much to build a campfire on the rocks in the cove below the high water mark, yet it makes a fun afternoon or evening, enjoying a lobster dinner alfresco. There are plastic dishes in the kitchen for bringing down to the rocks. Deep water out front has depth for mooring a small yacht. A private mooring can be arranged. Other houses on the Premises: In addition to the Bungalow and Bungalhigh, my sister Libby Nicholson owns a 2-story "studio" on the 3-acre property and comes and goes throughout the summer. She does not live in the house....but frequents it occasionally. Our cousins live on a fourth cottage through the woods... Our cousins visit for a week in August, but we've heard they will not visit during 2016.... I live two miles away and am available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have. 2016 upgrades to the Bungalow include a new septic system, landscaping, fresh paint, thorough professional cleaning throughout. The Bungalow shines! Our Welcome Kit contains pamphlets on things to do in the area, restaurant menus, location of scenic walks, and drives tours with addresses for GPS navigation to find them.... The nice thing about renting a house in Blue Hill as opposed to Stonington or Mount Dessert is that Blue Hill is located equidistant between both Stonington and Mount Desert, which are on opposite sides of us, yet Blue Hill is not congested with traffic or touristy like Mount Dessert, nor is it too far away from all the other quaint towns in the area that Stonington is. In Blue Hill you can just as easily visit Castine, Belfast, Rockland, Searsport and Stonington as you can Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and even Lubec, where Roosevelt’s Campobello Interntional Park is located (actually, it's in New Brunswick, Canada, just across the border), places that offer a lot of charm that you would otherwise miss if you rented in Stonington or in Mount Dessert. Blue Hill also offers activities that are not touristy, such as farms, granges, museums, trails, beaches, and back to the earth eateries. We hope you will scroll down beyond the reviews and my biography on this page to the map below, where "thumb tacks" point out on a map some of the highlights of the area. Choosing the right town to vacation in is just as important as choosing the right house, and we hope we give you enough facts to make the right choice. Personally, I'm all about doing the research for you, so when you get here, because you've read the research below, you feel you've done everything already, (or at least you can put your finger on how to accomplish what you want to do fast), so you have plenty of time to sit on the porch and relax. Winter in Blue Hill starts on Thanksgiving. That week temperatures typically plummet, and by the first of December there is a blanket of snow, which stays through March. We get a lot of snow. We snowshoe through the woods, take courses, attend book discussions. April and May are cold but full of promise. June is a nice time to visit, because the Lupin is in full bloom and the colors are soft. Spring is a lovely time to hit the highway. July is the hottest month (one mow around the garden and you're ready to jump into the cold water); August is perceptibly cooler....and it's not uncommon for people to enjoy a fire in the fireplace... August 7-14 is peak tourist season; it's my favorite week of the year, because if you take a boat around the harbor, you see children swimming on every dock. August 15 is a dread. Thud! Children leave early to go back to school, leaving an empty Blue Hill! There is not a car anywhere! After we adjust, we enjoy a long, warm, beautiful fall that goes on and on forever, it seems. Leaves turn in late September; October is balmy and warm. We collect food for winter. Even November is balmy and warm, and overcast, and then thud! Thanksgiving comes and temperatures plummet to zero degrees. We're in for a long, cold winter, where it gets dark at 3 in the afternoon and stays that way until after 7 am.... The lucky ones fly south.... Interaction with GuestsBecause I live two miles away with my mother, Julie Nicholson, who owns the property, guests check themselves in. I maintain the property and am a telephone call away if there are any questions... Sometimes my sister Libby visits her "studio" on the property. She is happy to assist in any way she can. The NeighborhoodBlue Hill is a small, scenic, rural, downeast, coastal town, dominated by Blue Hill Mountain. Thanks to the Blue Hill Public Library and centrally-located village green, the town has a strong sense of community with many people who enjoy living here, because of the tranquil scenery, the beautiful farm houses, the lack of suburbia, zero traffic lights, and many ocean views. Beautiful farm houses with gardens dot the countryside. Many scenic vistas open to the ocean. The woods are spruce pine and Balsam trees. Occasionally you see sheep grazing in fields by the side of the road. Yet hidden away among the Elm trees, there is much to do in Blue Hill and surrounding areas. I consider myself an expert on what to do here, where to go to find any activity. Please don't hesitate to ask me about any activity that might interest you. For instance, one guest asked recently about light houses in the area. I introduced them to the Stonington Mail Boat that offers narrated tours to all the lighthouses in the area. Another guest asked about fishing. I gave them the website for Eagle Mountain Guide Service, where individuals can join a group on a fully-equipped, 24' pontoon boat, whose guides know where the best salmon and trout and bass fishing lakes are. There are dozens more fishing trips available as well. Our welcome kit is filled to the brim with things to do in the area from Bar Harbor to Rockland. We include Franklin D. Roosevelt's Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada, 90 miles up the coast....bring passports. And Andrew Wyeth's "The Olson House" where he painted 'Christina's World" in Cushing, Maine..... Blue Hill is 45 minutes from Acadia National Park, a stunning place to rent bicycles, take boat trips, sign up for guided kayaking tours, climb mountains, and bicycle Rockefeller's blue-chipped carriage trails, which have no motorized traffic..... Acadia National Park offers sports and recreational activities such as narrated lobster boat talks, windjammer sails.... narrated lighthouse tours, not to mention hiking trails to tops of mountains with amazing coastal views of Blue Hill Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. You can drive up Cadillac Mountain, tour Mt. Desert's scenic Loop Road, take horse and cart rides along John Rockefeller's blue-chipped carriage trials..... Acadia National Park offers all manner of fun activities for the whole family. Blue Hill is 45 minutes from the scenic, coastal town of Stonington, which offers fine dining right on the water's edge and gorgeous sunsets. After dinner, take in a live show at the Opera House. Like Bar Harbor, Stonington has beautiful curb appeal - colorful paint, beautiful gardens, quaint wood buildings, granite steps.... If you are an art aficionado, Stonington has art gallery galores, lining its beautiful streets. Check out Jill Hoy's Art Gallery at 80 Main Street in particular. She paints Maine! Wow! Walk the commercial lobster pier; check out the clothing shops. Stonington is a wonderful day trip. Blue Hill is also 45 minutes from Belfast and Camden, neighboring towns west of Blue Hill, quaint with retail stores, well worth visiting. Camden is famous for its music scene; Belfast for its environmental shops; check out The Green Store in particular. If you are craving beauty and nature, we can set you on the path to the most beautiful spots, like windswept Curtis Cove, or Blue Hill Mountain, or Carter Preserve Nature Preserve, or the Reversing Falls, and so on.... Our Welcome Kit has addresses for your GPS to sightsee these towns, as well as tours and addresses for sports and recreation in the area, places to dine in Blue Hill, where to go to find nature, explore the trails, beaches, museums, and places of interest in Blue Hill, plus addresses of neighboring farms, where you can buy fresh raw milk, homemade yogurt, organic chicken meat, eggs, and u-pick strawberries and apples. Buy a 50 pound bag of potatoes and onions to take home with you in the fall. The Blue Hill Town Park is a great place to take young children. It has swings and seesaws and climbing gyms.... Our cousins said it was a God-send to have it located so near by, a place where they could take their young children.... The Blue Hill Town Park also hosts the Flash in the Pan Steel Band street dance most Monday evenings throughout the summer, a great place for young people to go to dance and to listen to the steel band. Blue Hill has a summer stock theater company, the New Surry Theater, that puts on plays in the town hall throughout the year. It also has an intensive chamber music school, called Kneisel Hall, providing musicians and music lovers with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the chamber repertoire of over 100 years. They hold chamber music concerts throughout the summer, but one of the things Kneisel Hall musicians are known for is their children's concerts, which they hold at the Blue Hill Public Library throughout the summer. For restaurants in the area, apart from Barncastle and Marlintinis, two restaurants that compete for the local drinking crowd, who come out en force at 5 pm responsibly, we recommend Arborvine, located right in the village. It serves Blue Hill's famous, locally-raised "Bagaduce River oysters" and locally grown salad, using greens from Eliot Coleman's Four Season Farm. The Four Season Farm in Brooksville is an example of sustainable living. Its green houses produce fresh organic vegetables all winter and summer. The fresh clear waters of the nearby Bagaduce River is the perfect place to raise oysters, which once thrived naturally in the cold rivers of Maine. Arborvine makes its own beer, Deep Water Brewing Company, and has a brew pub. Another restaurant located close to town is the Farmhouse Inn, located at 578 Pleasant Street in Blue Hill. For health conscious patrons, this restaurant offers the least starch of all the menus in town. Fruits and vegetables and sea food is the name of the game.... It's rustic, charming, and not expensive. We also recommend dining at the Brooklin Inn, whose fare is locally grown produce, fish and seafood. The restaurant is run by a modern day sea captain. He ran a windjammer in the West Indies back in the day.... They keep a fire going in the fireplace during fall and winter. A great place to watch the sunset in the most romantic setting possible is the Cockatoo Portuguese Restaurant in Deer Isle. Take a comfortable seat on the deck overlooking Goose Cove. There's a reef out in the bay that the waves wash over....you hear the lapping of the waves on the beach near by.... It's a half moon-shaped cove that resembles those in the Caribbean.... It's peaceful to sit on the deck, hear the surf, drink champagne, eat hearty seafood appetizers, and watch the sun go down.... For a lobster dinner, consider taking your meal outside around a centrally located campfire at the Boatyard Grill in Blue Hill, or on a pier overlooking the water and Acadia National Park halfway down Newburyneck Peninsula in Surry at Perry's Lobster Shack. The experience at Perry's is described as "way off the radar." We also enjoy dining on the water at Bagaduce Lunch, a terrific, fried seafood place that my uncle justifiably calls 'the Yale Club," because it is so popular. Take your meal on the picnic tables and dine on the water's edge. Blue Hill celebrates Memorial Day with a Parade. The Blue Hill Pops amass great singers and musicians to celebrate the Fourth of July. On Labor Day we go to the Blue Hill Fair, see the 4H animals, and watch fireworks. Blue Hill has inspired many authors. E.B. White wrote Charlotte's Web, which is about the Blue Hill Fair. Robert McCloskey wrote Blueberries for Sal, which is about Blue Hill Mountain. Katharine Butler Hathaway wrote The Little Locksmith, a must-read memoir, in our cousins house in the village. Blue Hill has a few museums in the village... The Jonathan Fisher House is an 1814 historic house museum. Parson Jonathan Fisher was Blue Hill's first congregational minister from 1794 to 1837; he was also a farmer, scientist, mathematician, surveyor, and writer of prose and poetry... He bound his own books, made buttons and hats, designed and built furniture, painted sleighs, was a reporter for the local newspaper, helped found Bangor Theological Seminary, dug wells, built his own home and raised a large family. The Historic Holt House, built in 1815, was lived in by Jeremiah Holt, grandson of Nicholas Holt, who brought Blue Hill’s fifth family from Andover, Massachusetts in 1765. Many of the houses in the village date from the 1800s. A drive out to Steamboat Wharf harks back to the days when the weekly packets sailed in from Boston with tourists and the mail.... Buckboards drove them in to the village. Our sightseeing tours, together with list of sports and recreational activities in Stonington and Acadia National Park can easily keep you occupied for an entire summer..... Getting AroundBangor International Airport is the nearest airport, 1 hour away, where there are car rental agencies.... US Airways from La Guardia flies daily into the regional airport in Trenton, 45 minutes away. Portland International Airport is three hours away.... We're five hours from Boston....
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The Space*** SEASON CHANGE We are getting into the colder nights here on the coast of Maine, so be sure to bring your wool sweaters and dive under our down comforters. There is a couple of space heaters in the loft, and insulation, but it is a wide open space with tall ceilings, so it may not maintain a perfect temperature. There is a wood stove for those who are experienced. *** This is a beautiful, recently-renovated loft space with 2 bedrooms (one with a queen bed and another with a double bed), a dining room with a large wooden plank table, a living room with a woodstove, and a back porch that looks out on a grand old elm tree. This location is unique: near the heart of downtown Blue Hill, the loft is situated between a classic white steepled church on one side (Congregational) and a red brick library on the other, yet set back from the hubbub among lush green trees (in summer) including a few magisterial elm trees. The library sponsors a wide range of activities, including a Speaker's Series, book readings, and a weekly classical music concert for children; it also has free wifi so you'll see half the town there on any given day. Nearby is Black Dinah Chocolatiers (with fresh truffles, ice cream and coffee), gourmet restaurants, a wine shop, a local brewery, lunch spots, a handworks gallery, several art galleries, a locally roasted coffee joint, a co-op grocery store and traditional supermarket, a waterside town park with a beach, theater at the Town Hall, Monday night steel band concerts in the park, and more, depending on the day. The 2016 renovation included new wide board local white pine floors, repainted white walls, and pocket doors. The kitchen has a new gas range with five burners, including a central oval griddle, perfect for flipping blueberry pancakes. There's a new fridge with rollout freezer shelves and plenty of room; new granite countertops are from a local quarry in Deer Isle; semi-custom wood cabinetry; a deep farmhouse sink; a coffee maker and grinder; and plenty of cooking and baking gear. The bathroom was redone with a modern slate and porcelain shower stall and a new showerhead; a new sink sits in a marble countertop with new fixtures beside semi-custom wood drawers and cabinetry. Guest AccessGuests will have access to the entire loft above the barn. Entrance is either through the barn, where guests will find the central staircase, or around the side on the walkway. Interaction with GuestsMy mom will greet you upon arrival to show you around, but if you would like to leave your arrival time open, just let me know. She lives nearby and is available by phone in case you need anything throughout the stay. The NeighborhoodThere are so many great places right in the neighborhood. Going down the hill, you first encounter the focal point of the town, the Blue Hill Public Library. Across Parker Point Road on the corner sits Sara Sara's, a locally owned boutique women's clothing store, with clothing, hats, bags, and jewelry. A couple of doors down is Black Dinah Chocolatiers, famed for chocolate, coffee, and gifts. Continuing on, Merrill & Hinckley grocery/convenience store is off Main on Water Street; Bucklyn Coffee is across from the Post Office; Blue Hill Wine Shop perches on a small hill; the Fishnet lies at the intersection to the East Blue Hill Road, waiting for your order of a lobster roll or any kind of deep fried goodness; the Blue Hill Co-op is where to find the New York Times and organic/sustainable products. Going the other direction, up Main St. / Tenney Hill from the loft (left out of the driveway), there is the award-winning restaurant Arborvine and its casual sister brewery Deepwater; go up the hill and take a left at the rotary to get to the small supermarket Tradewinds and pharmacy RiteAid. Go another 1/2 mile past that, and you get to Barncastle, a really great combination pizzeria / bar / inn / occasional live music venue. Getting AroundBlue Hill is about 50 minutes from Bangor, where there is an international airport and major bus lines (Concord, Greyhound). There is no public transportation around Blue Hill to speak of, so a car or bike is very useful. Other Things to NoteOur tenants in the main house are not involved with the loft rental, so please don't bother them with questions about it - thanks. We have electric space heaters to take off the fall or spring chill. For those with experience with such things, there is a woodstove, which heats the space quickly; we'll provide wood to burn. There is a small fan at the barn's peak which is operated by a switch on the center wall, between the two bedrooms. If switched on in the morning of a hot one, it can usually keep the loft comfortable all day. If needed (not too frequently), there's a Mother of All Fans in the front of the loft overlooking the driveway - it's operated by a switch on the wall to the left of the fridge.
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The SpaceAll the comforts of a permanent home. Surrounded by natural beauty and quiet. Vivid sunsets. House has internet access, cellphone reception, a fully supplied kitchen, and all linens. This vacation home is available for 3 guests, with a small additional fee for a fourth person. Book Sunday to Sunday for one or multiple weeks. September allows for shorter bookings of 4 days. Guest AccessAccess to internet, TV, books, games, all linens, full kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, two baths. Owner is available 24-7 by phone. House manual is available on kitchen counter. House details and directions will be sent to confirmed guests. Interaction with GuestsOwner lives two miles away and is available if needed; otherwise respectfully distant. Guest(s) will be alone in the home. Owner requests a phone call when you check in. The NeighborhoodPeace and privacy of the country, yet a 4 minute drive to the center of Blue Hill where all necessities and entertainment are offered. Downeast Magazine's description of Blue Hill, "Blue Hill is the kind of coastal village - scenic and secluded, yet with fine cuisine and culture to spare - that travelers dream of finding when they come to Maine...." Nearby Blue Hill Mountain, Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival, Wooden Boat School, Acadia Park, yet a hidden beauty for quieting the mind. Getting AroundCar is recommended. Bring one or arrange a rental car from Bar Harbor, Bangor, or Portland airports, or at Enterprise in Ellsworth. We will send directions and supply address to guests. Private parking is available a few feet from the front door. Other Things to NoteWe have offered this home to guests for over a decade and all have enjoyed the serenity, quality service, and convenience.
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    This house offers the feeling of being outside “inside” and that is what makes this 3 bedroom and 2 bath home (Plus outside shower) a true gem. The interior is skillfully handcrafted wood designs that set this house apart from any other. -This house is artsy and whimsical and we loved every minute of our stay- are exact words from 2009 guests. The first floor offers a bright and airy kitchen, living room / dining room combo, bath and bedroom not to mention the entry way with stairs up to the second floor. The second floor offers 2 large bedrooms and a full bath with a claw foot tub. Lots of windows and french doors on all bedrooms for natural light makes this home feel “cozy” and for being an in town home there is plenty of privacy with a large spacious back lawn and 180 degrees of water. What’s great is you can barely see this house from the road which is rare for an “in-town” property. So enjoy the bonuses of a waterfront home and take advantage of being able to walk to everything in town, you almost won’t need a car when vacationing at this home! Bring your bikes and pack a lunch while using the car just for day trips to places like Acadia National Park or try your luck in Bangor’s newest Casino Hollywood Slots. Both places only about 40 minutes away by car. Wild Acadia in Trenton is a must for anyone with kids and Pirates Cove in Bar Harbor where you can mini golf through caves and putt on a pirates ship! With so many things around to do you won’t be bored and with so many restaurants within walking distance of this property we are positive you won’t go hungry feeding on fresh Maine seafood! A few aspects of this property may not be suitable for small children— such as the lack of handrails on the interior stairs. In other ways it’s just perfect for kids who are capable of independent activity. Kids at Blue Hill House can walk to the water’s edge, collect rocks, shells and mud at low tide, walk to the library, bookstore, park, grocery or to the “Fish Net” for a soft drink or to join their friends, all without Mom or Dad ever touching the car keys. Expose your family to the joys of country waterfront living, while being part of the vibrant life of one of Maine’s loveliest bustling vacation villages. This is a fabulous and unique opportunity that is difficult to find in the rental market. Additional amenities include: 3 bedrooms, coffee maker, iron and board, tea kettle, lobster cooking pot, washer/dryer, 2 baths, den, answering machine, sleeps 6, outside chairs. This house offers the feeling of being outside “inside” and that is what makes this 3 bedroom and 2 bath home (Plus outside shower) a true gem. The interior is skillfully handcrafted wood designs that set this house apart from any other. -This house is artsy and whimsical and we loved every minute of our stay- are exact words from 2009 guests. The first floor offers a bright and airy kitchen, living room / dining room combo, bath and bedroom not to mention the entry way with stairs up to the second floor. The second floor offers 2 large bedrooms and a full bath with a claw foot tub. Lots of windows and french doors on all bedrooms for natural light makes this home feel “cozy” and for being an in town home there is plenty of privacy with a large spacious back lawn and 180 degrees of water. What’s great is you can barely see this house from the road which is rare for an “in-town” property. So enjoy the bonuses of a waterfront home and take advantage of being able to walk to everything in town, you almost won’t need a car when vacationing at this home! Bring your bikes and pack a lunch while using the car just for day trips to places like Acadia National Park or try your luck in Bangor’s newest Casino Hollywood Slots. Both places only about 40 minutes away by car. Wild Acadia in Trenton is a must for anyone with kids and Pirates Cove in Bar Harbor where you can mini golf through caves and putt on a pirates ship! With so many things around to do you won’t be bored and with so many restaurants within walking distance of this property we are positive you won’t go hungry feeding on fresh Maine seafood! A few aspects of this property may not be suitable for small children— such as the lack of handrails on the interior stairs. In other ways it’s just perfect for kids who are capable of independent activity. Kids at Blue Hill House can walk to the water’s edge, collect rocks, shells and mud at low tide, walk to the library, bookstore, park, grocery or to the “Fish Net” for a soft drink or to join their friends, all without Mom or Dad ever touching the car keys. Expose your family to the joys of country waterfront living, while being part of the vibrant life of one of Maine’s loveliest bustling vacation villages. This is a fabulous and unique opportunity that is difficult to find in the rental market. Additional amenities include: 3 bedrooms, coffee maker, iron and board, tea kettle, lobster cooking pot, washer/dryer, 2 baths, den, answering machine, sleeps 6, outside chairs.
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      Step back to 1950s elegance, where the grace and charm of this bygone era is beautifully retained in this classic Maine estate home. Seal Ledge Cottage is a stately home located in one of Blue Hills most prime oceanfront settings, privately situated on multiple acres, yet only a few minutes drive from the village or Blue Hill Golf Course. The grounds are beautifully maintained with gardens and mature flowering shrubs, and soft green lawns providing gentle access to the shoreline. Inside the home, the older style and decor of this family home has been lovingly cherished and little changed, offering a pleasing nostalgia seen through the antiques, collectibles and furnishings acquired over the many years. The kitchen has ample cabinets and counters, along with bay window and breakfast nook. It opens to a more formal dining room, which in turn opens to a sun room, or instead to the spacious family room with fireplace. A hallway leads to the two downstairs bedrooms, a large master suite, and second bedroom with two twins. Each have their own private bathrooms. Upstairs are the remaining three bedrooms, all delightfully decorated. Two of the bedrooms share a bath, and the third has its own bathroom. There is ample space for groups or families to gather, both inside or outside the home, and build their own fond memories of this ideal Maine experience. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, lobster pot, outdoor grill gas, games - all ages. Step back to 1950s elegance, where the grace and charm of this bygone era is beautifully retained in this classic Maine estate home. Seal Ledge Cottage is a stately home located in one of Blue Hills most prime oceanfront settings, privately situated on multiple acres, yet only a few minutes drive from the village or Blue Hill Golf Course. The grounds are beautifully maintained with gardens and mature flowering shrubs, and soft green lawns providing gentle access to the shoreline. Inside the home, the older style and decor of this family home has been lovingly cherished and little changed, offering a pleasing nostalgia seen through the antiques, collectibles and furnishings acquired over the many years. The kitchen has ample cabinets and counters, along with bay window and breakfast nook. It opens to a more formal dining room, which in turn opens to a sun room, or instead to the spacious family room with fireplace. A hallway leads to the two downstairs bedrooms, a large master suite, and second bedroom with two twins. Each have their own private bathrooms. Upstairs are the remaining three bedrooms, all delightfully decorated. Two of the bedrooms share a bath, and the third has its own bathroom. There is ample space for groups or families to gather, both inside or outside the home, and build their own fond memories of this ideal Maine experience. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, lobster pot, outdoor grill gas, games - all ages.
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        This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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          This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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            Quiet and cozy home located in East Blue Hill. Only 4 miles from downtown Blue Hill. Walking distance from a park, library and post office. Additional amenities include: media library, movie/video library, sofabed, coffee maker, pets considered, lobster pot, cd, video player, games - all ages, outdoor grill charcoal. Quiet and cozy home located in East Blue Hill. Only 4 miles from downtown Blue Hill. Walking distance from a park, library and post office. Additional amenities include: media library, movie/video library, sofabed, coffee maker, pets considered, lobster pot, cd, video player, games - all ages, outdoor grill charcoal.
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            3br house
              Have you ever stayed at a wonderful old B&B; or country inn and wished you & your family could have it all to yourselves? Now you can! We're pleased to offer historic Parker House in Blue Hill for the 2015 summer rental season. The house boasts an immaculate retro-design kitchen with painted bead-board and gleaming subway tile. The south-facing space is sunny and well-stocked with appliances & utensils for cooks and coffee lovers. Ample work areas include a large farmhouse sink and separate prep sink, making group meal preparation a pleasure. With interest in organic and locally-grown food burgeoning, we'd like to point out that Blue Hill is home to a first-rate Co-op and to growers selling fresh produce either onsite or at a weekly farmer's market. (Our guests enjoy complimentary Co-op membership.) The kitchen opens onto a forty-foot space made from two of the house's four original downstairs rooms. These include the former kitchen, now the dining area, with its massive fireplace & beehive oven, original iron fittings and antique pewter on the mantel. The living area has a large Hearthstone wood stove for gatherings on chilly August or September evenings. (All bedrooms have working fireplaces but the one in the dining room is currently decorative only.) The front hall leads to our formal front parlor and up to the bedroom floor. The bedrooms are large enough to serve as bed-sits, great for those who want privacy, but convivial early risers will appreciate the separate east-facing upstairs sitting area from which the sun's rays can be seen hitting the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia, the first place they touch the east coast. (We hope the tantalyzing glimpse inspires you to drive over to take a closer look). One of the best things about staying at Parker House is our proximity to Barncastle, a popular pub and restaurant a short walk in the direction of town. We're proud of our connection to Barncastle's builders, founders of Blue Hill's summer colony, and are sure you'll appreciate the family-friendly atmosphere its new owners have created. We also hope you enjoy the atmosphere of our house, of course! Attendees of the recent house tour celebrating Blue Hill's 250th anniversary certainly did. We're still aglow from all the great feedback. Your feedback will be much appreciated too should you choose to write a review after your stay. A one-bedroom apartment currently occupied by a resident caretaker may be available for rent in future seasons, either separately or in tandem with the main house. (Refer to floor plans in the photo section to see which parts of the house are included in the rental.) We're very excited that it is possible for us to continue this new phase in the life of our old house, which began its third century in 2012. We're in a great town in a part of Maine justly famous for its natural beauty and cultural & recreational opportunities. If we say so ourselves, our house is kind of a landmark (it's on a well-traveled road) and we look forward to sharing it with more people who either already know Blue Hill or have never been here before. We'll take the cost of one night's rental off your bill if you book before June 13th; if you book more than one consecutive week we take two nights off the cost of each week's rental (a one-week-free discount is already figured into the monthly rate). Pets are considered, but we also need to keep in mind the needs of non-pet-owning guests who may follow you. We will add a $120 fee if we are satisfied that previous rental experiences with your pet have gone smoothly enough for us to agree to have your pet join you. We are located next door to a vet and local short-term boarding may be arranged. Please ask about my online guide to local attractions on Gogobot.
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              Excellent
              1 review
              3br house
                Sea Breeze offers a private, rustic setting and your own sandy shorefront. Enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Dessert Isle while cozied up next to the fireplace or from the expansive back porch. The sun-drenched house has massive windows facing both the sea and the woods surrounding the house. The open concept living area lets the whole family spend time together, while three bedrooms allow everyone to have their own space, including use of a private balcony off the second floor master suite. This house was built in a prime location for enjoyment of the outdoors. The massive deck overlooks impressive ocean vista, and the house has one of the sandiest shorelines you're likely to find in the state. The grassy yard offers space to play croquet or vollyball. After a day in the sun retreat to the cool shade of the 2 car garage for a game of ping pong. Eagle, loons, deer, seals are just some of the wildlife spotted from the house. Located in Blue Hill, this centrally located house leaves unlimited activities to explore. This home is available for a winter rental. Call to inquire please Additional amenities include: coffee maker, highchair, games - all ages, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal. Sea Breeze offers a private, rustic setting and your own sandy shorefront. Enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Dessert Isle while cozied up next to the fireplace or from the expansive back porch. The sun-drenched house has massive windows facing both the sea and the woods surrounding the house. The open concept living area lets the whole family spend time together, while three bedrooms allow everyone to have their own space, including use of a private balcony off the second floor master suite. This house was built in a prime location for enjoyment of the outdoors. The massive deck overlooks impressive ocean vista, and the house has one of the sandiest shorelines you're likely to find in the state. The grassy yard offers space to play croquet or vollyball. After a day in the sun retreat to the cool shade of the 2 car garage for a game of ping pong. Eagle, loons, deer, seals are just some of the wildlife spotted from the house. Located in Blue Hill, this centrally located house leaves unlimited activities to explore. This home is available for a winter rental. Call to inquire please Additional amenities include: coffee maker, highchair, games - all ages, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal.
                house
                1br house
                  Christine's Cottage was built by my husband's great uncle in the 1950s. It has been in the family ever since. We took the property over about 5 years ago and have been slowly updating. Additional amenities include: movie/video library, sofabed, coffee maker, pets considered, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal. Christine's Cottage was built by my husband's great uncle in the 1950s. It has been in the family ever since. We took the property over about 5 years ago and have been slowly updating. Additional amenities include: movie/video library, sofabed, coffee maker, pets considered, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal.
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                  2br house
                    True to it's name, this well appointed inner harbor home offers a convenient in town location with a picturesque view. Guests are within walking distance to shops, galleries, eateries, and nearby to the park and library. Head of the Bay has two bedrooms (King, queen) and two bathrooms. The living room view is on the edge of the Bay. A gorgeous place to stay while visiting Ble Hill! Additional amenities include: coffee maker, sofa bed/futon, lobster pot. True to it's name, this well appointed inner harbor home offers a convenient in town location with a picturesque view. Guests are within walking distance to shops, galleries, eateries, and nearby to the park and library. Head of the Bay has two bedrooms (King, queen) and two bathrooms. The living room view is on the edge of the Bay. A gorgeous place to stay while visiting Ble Hill! Additional amenities include: coffee maker, sofa bed/futon, lobster pot.
                    house
                    Excellent
                    1 review
                    1br house
                      Located in Blue Hill and dramatically perched above Blue Hill Falls, this charming three bedroom cottage sits on an acre of land less than 75 feet from the water’s edge and is a great location for people interested in kayaking and canoeing. Built in the 1920’s and modeled after a Parisian garret artist’s studio the second floor is a large living room with a field stone fireplace, 15 foot high ceilings and a large northern exposure skylight. The first floor has three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and a dining room with a fireplace. A screen porch and large deck offer fantastic views of the natural phenomena of the reversing falls. This house is conveniently located less than 3 miles to the town of Blue Hill and approximately 40 miles to Acadia National Park. Property Type:OceanfrontRents: Sat to Sat Pets: Ask For Sale: NoSmoking:No Property Type:Property Type:OceanfrontOceanfrontRents:Rents:Sat to Sat Sat to SatPets:Pets: AskAsk For Sale: For Sale:NoNoSmoking:Smoking:NoNo Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms:Bedrooms:33 Bathrooms:Bathrooms:11 Sleeps: Sleeps: 5 5 BEDROOMS: (Comes with pillows/linens/sheets/blankets) BEDROOMS: (Comes with pillows/linens/sheets/blankets)BEDROOMS: (Comes with pillows/linens/sheets/blankets) * Bedroom 1: 1-Queen 1st Floor * Bedroom 2: 1-Double 1st Floor * Bedroom 3: 1-Single 1st Floor * Bedroom 1: 1-Queen 1st FloorBedroom 1Bedroom 1Bedroom 1: 1-Queen 1st Floor * Bedroom 2: 1-Double 1st FloorBedroom 2:Bedroom 2:Bedroom 2: 1-Double 1st Floor * Bedroom 3: 1-Single 1st FloorBedroom 3:Bedroom 3:Bedroom 3: 1-Single 1st Floor BATHROOMS: (Comes with towels) BATHROOMS: (Comes with towels)BATHROOMS: (Comes with towels) * Bathroom 1:Sinks: 1, Showers: 1, Toilets: 1, Tubs: 1 * Bathroom 1:Sinks: 1, Showers: 1, Toilets: 1, Tubs: 1Bathroom 1Bathroom 1Bathroom 1::  Sinks: 1, Showers: 1, Toilets: 1, Tubs: 1 General Information: General Information:General Information:General Information: * This property comes equipped with all major kitchen appliances, furniture, working plumbing, and electric. * The kitchen comes with pots, pans, cups/glasses, plates and eating utensils. Herbs and spices may or may not be supplied. * There is adequate parking for your vehicles. (No motor homes, campers, trailers, or RV’s please). * Average Temperature- June/Sept: day 74- night 54 degrees, July/Aug: day 79- night 59 degrees. * This property comes equipped with all major kitchen appliances, furniture, working plumbing, and electric.This property comes equipped with all major kitchen appliances, furniture, working plumbing, and electric. * The kitchen comes with pots, pans, cups/glasses, plates and eating utensils. Herbs and spices may or may not be supplied.The kitchen comes with pots, pans, cups/glasses, plates and eating utensils. Herbs and spices may or may not be supplied. * There is adequate parking for your vehicles. (No motor homes, campers, trailers, or RV’s please).There is adequate parking for your vehicles. (No motor homes, campers, trailers, or RV’s please). * Average Temperature- June/Sept: day 74- night 54 degrees, July/Aug: day 79- night 59 degrees.Average Temperature- June/Sept:June/Sept: dayday 74- night 54 degrees, July/AugJuly/Aug: dayday 79- night 59 degrees. Located in Blue Hill and dramatically perched above Blue Hill Falls, this charming three bedroom cottage sits on an acre of land less than 75 feet from the water’s edge and is a great location for people interested in kayaking and canoeing. Built in the 1920’s and modeled after a Parisian garret artist’s studio the second floor is a large living room with a field stone fireplace, 15 foot high ceilings and a large northern exposure skylight. The first floor has three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and a dining room with a fireplace. A screen porch and large deck offer fantastic views of the natural phenomena of the reversing falls. This house is conveniently located less than 3 miles to the town of Blue Hill and approximately 40 miles to Acadia National Park. Property Type:OceanfrontRents: Sat to Sat Pets: Ask For Sale: NoSmoking:No Property Type:Property Type:OceanfrontOceanfrontRents:Rents:Sat to Sat Sat to SatPets:Pets: AskAsk For Sale: For Sale:NoNoSmoking:Smoking:NoNo Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms:Bedrooms:33 Bathrooms:Bathrooms:11 Sleeps: Sleeps: 5 5 BEDROOMS: (Comes with pillows/linens/sheets/blankets) BEDROOMS: (Comes with pillows/linens/sheets/blankets)BEDROOMS: (Comes with pillows/linens/sheets/blankets) * Bedroom 1: 1-Queen 1st Floor * Bedroom 2: 1-Double 1st Floor * Bedroom 3: 1-Single 1st Floor * Bedroom 1: 1-Queen 1st FloorBedroom 1Bedroom 1Bedroom 1: 1-Queen 1st Floor * Bedroom 2: 1-Double 1st FloorBedroom 2:Bedroom 2:Bedroom 2: 1-Double 1st Floor * Bedroom 3: 1-Single 1st FloorBedroom 3:Bedroom 3:Bedroom 3: 1-Single 1st Floor BATHROOMS: (Comes with towels) BATHROOMS: (Comes with towels)BATHROOMS: (Comes with towels) * Bathroom 1:Sinks: 1, Showers: 1, Toilets: 1, Tubs: 1 * Bathroom 1:Sinks: 1, Showers: 1, Toilets: 1, Tubs: 1Bathroom 1Bathroom 1Bathroom 1::  Sinks: 1, Showers: 1, Toilets: 1, Tubs: 1 General Information: General Information:General Information:General Information: * This property comes equipped with all major kitchen appliances, furniture, working plumbing, and electric. * The kitchen comes with pots, pans, cups/glasses, plates and eating utensils. Herbs and spices may or may not be supplied. * There is adequate parking for your vehicles. (No motor homes, campers, trailers, or RV’s please). * Average Temperature- June/Sept: day 74- night 54 degrees, July/Aug: day 79- night 59 degrees. * This property comes equipped with all major kitchen appliances, furniture, working plumbing, and electric.This property comes equipped with all major kitchen appliances, furniture, working plumbing, and electric. * The kitchen comes with pots, pans, cups/glasses, plates and eating utensils. Herbs and spices may or may not be supplied.The kitchen comes with pots, pans, cups/glasses, plates and eating utensils. Herbs and spices may or may not be supplied. * There is adequate parking for your vehicles. (No motor homes, campers, trailers, or RV’s please).There is adequate parking for your vehicles. (No motor homes, campers, trailers, or RV’s please). * Average Temperature- June/Sept: day 74- night 54 degrees, July/Aug: day 79- night 59 degrees.Average Temperature- June/Sept:June/Sept: dayday 74- night 54 degrees, July/AugJuly/Aug: dayday 79- night 59 degrees.
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                      Excellent
                      1 review
                      4br house
                        Located on Blue Hill Bay in Blue Hill approximately 20 ft. from the water. This enormous and extremely private home is located in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of Blue Hill on Parker Point Road. What a spacious property with unbelievable views and what a treat that all 4 bedrooms have their very own bathroom, some two! On the main floor you will find 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, laundry facilities, extra large living room with a stone fireplace and cathedral ceilings and a well equipped kitchen and dining area, all of which have views of the water from every window! You will find a large family/game room with ping pong table and sauna in the finished basement along with 2 full baths and a large bedroom with 3 twin beds and sliding doors that leads out to the ocean less than 20 feet away. On the third floor, accessed by spiral stairs is one large loft bedroom with a full bath. This Property also private decks for the bedrooms on the main floors and a deep water mooring and shared dock with the “Roadside Cottage”. Stunning views across Blue Hill Bay. Less than 4 miles to the town of Blue Hill and approx 30-40 minutes to Acadia National Park. Additional amenities include: dock/boat-slip, coffee maker, iron and board, 6 baths, sleeps 8, pets may be ok, garbage disposal, washer/dryer, answering machine, lounge chairs, 4 bedrooms, mooring, outside chairs. Located on Blue Hill Bay in Blue Hill approximately 20 ft. from the water. This enormous and extremely private home is located in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of Blue Hill on Parker Point Road. What a spacious property with unbelievable views and what a treat that all 4 bedrooms have their very own bathroom, some two! On the main floor you will find 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, laundry facilities, extra large living room with a stone fireplace and cathedral ceilings and a well equipped kitchen and dining area, all of which have views of the water from every window! You will find a large family/game room with ping pong table and sauna in the finished basement along with 2 full baths and a large bedroom with 3 twin beds and sliding doors that leads out to the ocean less than 20 feet away. On the third floor, accessed by spiral stairs is one large loft bedroom with a full bath. This Property also private decks for the bedrooms on the main floors and a deep water mooring and shared dock with the “Roadside Cottage”. Stunning views across Blue Hill Bay. Less than 4 miles to the town of Blue Hill and approx 30-40 minutes to Acadia National Park. Additional amenities include: dock/boat-slip, coffee maker, iron and board, 6 baths, sleeps 8, pets may be ok, garbage disposal, washer/dryer, answering machine, lounge chairs, 4 bedrooms, mooring, outside chairs.
                        Home/Apartment
                        3br Home/Apartment
                        • Wifi
                        • Parking
                        Located on Blue Hill Bay, Peters Cove boasts 220 feet of shorefront. This fabulous, private 3 bedroom, 1800 square foot home is located in Blue Hill, less than a mile from Blue Hill Village and half a mile from Kolledgewidgwok Yacht Club. It sits on
                        Home/Apartment
                        Excellent
                        20 reviews
                        3br Home/Apartment
                        • Wifi
                        • Parking
                        The SpaceOur backyard has a bit of a "farm in town" feel to it --- Cindy's garden, chickens, goat, the pond, plus a tractor or two parked in the grass. Neighborhood kids often show up to swim, so guests can expect to see the occasional figure running across the back lawn. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to wander around the vast (3 acres, hah) property. Interaction with GuestsWe'll be glad to provide any information for guests' visit. We know the area pretty well and can offer plenty of ideas for area outings. Cindy and Richard live in the attached farmhouse, come and go during the day, and are often outside doing yard projects. Guests have a deck to enjoy a barbecue outdoors.
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                        2br Home/Apartment
                        • Wifi
                        • Parking
                        The SpaceThis is a cozy two bedroom house. It has an eat in kitchen with cooking essentials. Four adults might feel a bit cramped. But is great for a small family. Guest AccessThe house is yours for your stay. We live right across the lane. If you need anything you can just walk over and we will probably have what you need. East Blue Hill only has one commercial business which is a boat yard. There is a public park within a 150 yards of the house with a place to launch your kayaks. Call and we can arrange to have rentals here for you. Interaction with GuestsWe are usually here to help but we respect your privacy. The NeighborhoodGuests can walk to the beach which is about one half mile. There is not a lot of vehicle traffic and there are nice walks on the village streets. There is a town park just down the lane with swings, slide and seasaw, and a basket ball half court. Getting AroundWe are close to Blue Hill, 5 miles and about 45/60 minutes to Bar Harbor. Well stocked grocery store 5 miles in Blue Hill. Other Things to NoteWe must charge the Maine Lodging Tax of 8% on arrival. AirBnB does not collect sales tax so we must do this separately. Our house is commercial rental and we must abide by Maine Tax Law.
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                        1br house
                          Perched on the shores of Blue Hill Bay is the 1 bedroom / 1 bath Benson Cottage. This beautiful ocean front property has all of the modern conveniences while still having the feel of a simple coastal cottage. Inside the 850+ s/f cottage you will find a spacious living area with wood stove, a gorgeous well appointed kitchen, master bedroom with a king sized bed, full bath and a den with additional sleeping space on the pull out sofa. Sit out on the large deck and watch lobster men haul in their daily catch, soak in the hot tub while watching sail boats race around Long Island, or just enjoy a quiet meal in the screened in gazebo. At night enjoy a fire by the beach in the outdoor fire pit, perfect for cooking lobsters and steamers! Bringing a boat to Maine? We have a deep water mooring available! This is also a perfect location for kayaking or canoeing. The Benson Cottage is a little slice of Maine Heaven, not to be missed! Additional amenities include: firewood provided, board games, sofabed, wood stove, 1 bedroom, coffee maker, 1 bath, iron and board, basic tools, lawn games, guide books and maps, lobster cook pot, sleeps 4, lobster cooking pot, guest book, maps, fans, washer/dryer, king bed, answering machine, sleeps 2, beach, first aid kit, mooring. Perched on the shores of Blue Hill Bay is the 1 bedroom / 1 bath Benson Cottage. This beautiful ocean front property has all of the modern conveniences while still having the feel of a simple coastal cottage. Inside the 850+ s/f cottage you will find a spacious living area with wood stove, a gorgeous well appointed kitchen, master bedroom with a king sized bed, full bath and a den with additional sleeping space on the pull out sofa. Sit out on the large deck and watch lobster men haul in their daily catch, soak in the hot tub while watching sail boats race around Long Island, or just enjoy a quiet meal in the screened in gazebo. At night enjoy a fire by the beach in the outdoor fire pit, perfect for cooking lobsters and steamers! Bringing a boat to Maine? We have a deep water mooring available! This is also a perfect location for kayaking or canoeing. The Benson Cottage is a little slice of Maine Heaven, not to be missed! Additional amenities include: firewood provided, board games, sofabed, wood stove, 1 bedroom, coffee maker, 1 bath, iron and board, basic tools, lawn games, guide books and maps, lobster cook pot, sleeps 4, lobster cooking pot, guest book, maps, fans, washer/dryer, king bed, answering machine, sleeps 2, beach, first aid kit, mooring.
                          Home/Apartment
                          Excellent
                          19 reviews
                          3br Home/Apartment
                          • Wifi
                          • Parking
                          The SpaceThis house has its own travel history. It started out life on a nearby island. When that community was abandoned in the mid-19th century, the building was floated across the bay to its current location where it served as the office for a small mining company during the gold and silver boom of the 1870s and 1880s in this area. More than 100 years ago it was turned into a home. Downstairs has a living room with propane "woodstove", dining room, kitchen and bath (shower only). Have coffee on the deck in the morning or a cool beverage in the afternoon and enjoy the view of Blue Hill Bay. Upstairs is a half bath and 3 bedrooms for up to 5 guests (queen, double and twin beds, should you feel like Goldilocks!). Two of the bedrooms (queen and twin) have a view of the water. Towels and bedding are provided, of course. The entire house has just been completely renovated. It's a charming cottage waiting to be enjoyed. We don't own the waterfront so cannot provide access to the shore right at the house but there a number of public access points nearby. Guest AccessHigh speed internet and cable television are provided. The town boat landing is 1/2 a mile away. Mount Desert and Acadia National Park are an hour away, for hiking, shopping, dining and just enjoying the spectacular scenery. Guests will doubtless want to visit Deer Isle-Stonington as well as Blue Hill village. Things are a little quieter on our side of the bay but there is still plenty to take in. Attend a concert at Kneisel Hall where both students and faculty members perform chamber music or attend one of Flash in the Pans many steel drum concerts around the area. Visit an art gallery or do a little shopping in the villages on the peninsula. Be sure to check out Blue Hill Public Library where there are lectures, programs and a different art show each month, as well as books, DVDs, and more. Farmer's markets sell local produce, baked goods, cheese and more, allowing farm to table meals. Buy lobsters, live or already steamed, from a fisherman's family just a couple miles away. Doesn't get fresher than this! Interaction with GuestsMy husband and I live next door and are happy to answer your questions. The NeighborhoodSouth Blue Hill is a lovely quiet neighborhood along the shore of Blue Hill Bay with a mix of year round and seasonal homes, old and new. There are many lovely views of Blue Hill Bay throughout the area. A fascinating tidal reversing falls, providing kayakers with a real challenge, is a mile away. Getting AroundA car is a must in this area. You will find that driving from one point to another reveals many gorgeous views. Other Things to NoteThere is a 3 day minimum stay for the fall and a $100 cleaning fee. The nightly charge includes the Maine occupancy tax of 8%.
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                          Poor
                          1 review
                          1br house
                            This former carriage house has been beautifully remodeled with quality and style throughout. As part of a family compound, the Bungalhigh rests behind and to the side of the owners main house, with views out to the bay and across to Blue Hill Mountain. Brushed stone walkways, laced with gardens and yard art, make for a truly picturesque setting. Inside, this delightfully charming and comfortable cottage has a small but fully functional kitchen, a stunning living room that has French doors that lead to a wrap around open porch, complete with seating and flower baskets and fine water and mountain views. The gorgeous bedroom (queen bed with exotic swag curtains) has an 3/4 ensuite bathroom, and a door to another deck off the bedroom. Just off Blue Hills Parker Point Road on Mackay Lane, the village is 1/2 a mile in one direction and the Country Club is 1/8th of a mile in the other direction. Across the bay is a splendid view of the village of Blue Hill with the mountain in the distance and the steeple of a church nestled in among the roof tops of the town. Chipmunks and red squirrels scamper about in the nearby woods, and seals frolic in the bay in front of the house. depending on the tide, there is fine swimming, (albeit chilly!) for about 2/3rds of the time, and during low tide, one can watch long legged egret and heron strutting about. A rowing dinghy and a kayak are easily launched off a long jetty in front of the cottage and are available to guests upon signing a waiver. A bench at the end of a nearby point offers a fine place for meditation, peace and quiet. The homeowners are available to assist where needed, but will value your privacy if you so desire. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, video player, cd, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal. This former carriage house has been beautifully remodeled with quality and style throughout. As part of a family compound, the Bungalhigh rests behind and to the side of the owners main house, with views out to the bay and across to Blue Hill Mountain. Brushed stone walkways, laced with gardens and yard art, make for a truly picturesque setting. Inside, this delightfully charming and comfortable cottage has a small but fully functional kitchen, a stunning living room that has French doors that lead to a wrap around open porch, complete with seating and flower baskets and fine water and mountain views. The gorgeous bedroom (queen bed with exotic swag curtains) has an 3/4 ensuite bathroom, and a door to another deck off the bedroom. Just off Blue Hills Parker Point Road on Mackay Lane, the village is 1/2 a mile in one direction and the Country Club is 1/8th of a mile in the other direction. Across the bay is a splendid view of the village of Blue Hill with the mountain in the distance and the steeple of a church nestled in among the roof tops of the town. Chipmunks and red squirrels scamper about in the nearby woods, and seals frolic in the bay in front of the house. depending on the tide, there is fine swimming, (albeit chilly!) for about 2/3rds of the time, and during low tide, one can watch long legged egret and heron strutting about. A rowing dinghy and a kayak are easily launched off a long jetty in front of the cottage and are available to guests upon signing a waiver. A bench at the end of a nearby point offers a fine place for meditation, peace and quiet. The homeowners are available to assist where needed, but will value your privacy if you so desire. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, video player, cd, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal.
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                            3br house
                              As part of a family compound, the Bungalow hugs the water's edge and is the main house, with views out to the bay and across to Blue Hill Mountain. Brushed stone walkways, laced with gardens and yard art, make for a truly picturesque setting. Inside, this delightfully charming and comfortable cottage has large open kitchen, a cozy living room with a fireplace for those chilly evenings and a separate dining area. The covered porch at the water's very edge offers comfortable seating, flower baskets and fine water and mountain views. There are three small bedrooms, one has a queen, one a full bed, and the third bedroom has two twins. There is one 3/4 bath. Just off Blue Hill's Parker Point Road on Mackay Lane, the village is 1/2 a mile in one direction and the Country Club is 1/8th of a mile in the other direction. Across the bay is a splendid view of the village of Blue Hill with the mountain in the distance and the steeple of a church nestled in among the roof tops of the town. Chipmunks and red squirrels scamper about in the nearby woods, and seals frolic in the bay in front of the house. Depending on the tide, there is fine swimming, (albeit chilly!) for about 2/3rds of the time, and during low tide, one can watch long legged egret and heron strutting about. A rowing dinghy and a kayak are available to guests upon signing a waiver. A bench at the end of a nearby point offers a fine place for meditation, peace and quiet. The Bunglaow and Bungalhigh can be rented together to accommodate parties of six, and the homeowners are available to assist where needed, but they will value your privacy if you so desire. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal. As part of a family compound, the Bungalow hugs the water's edge and is the main house, with views out to the bay and across to Blue Hill Mountain. Brushed stone walkways, laced with gardens and yard art, make for a truly picturesque setting. Inside, this delightfully charming and comfortable cottage has large open kitchen, a cozy living room with a fireplace for those chilly evenings and a separate dining area. The covered porch at the water's very edge offers comfortable seating, flower baskets and fine water and mountain views. There are three small bedrooms, one has a queen, one a full bed, and the third bedroom has two twins. There is one 3/4 bath. Just off Blue Hill's Parker Point Road on Mackay Lane, the village is 1/2 a mile in one direction and the Country Club is 1/8th of a mile in the other direction. Across the bay is a splendid view of the village of Blue Hill with the mountain in the distance and the steeple of a church nestled in among the roof tops of the town. Chipmunks and red squirrels scamper about in the nearby woods, and seals frolic in the bay in front of the house. Depending on the tide, there is fine swimming, (albeit chilly!) for about 2/3rds of the time, and during low tide, one can watch long legged egret and heron strutting about. A rowing dinghy and a kayak are available to guests upon signing a waiver. A bench at the end of a nearby point offers a fine place for meditation, peace and quiet. The Bunglaow and Bungalhigh can be rented together to accommodate parties of six, and the homeowners are available to assist where needed, but they will value your privacy if you so desire. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal.
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                              2br house
                                Located on East Blue Hill Bay in East Blue Hill, this 2 bedroom 1 bathroom cottage is just 20 feet away from the water. Situated on a private rocky point the property offers guests a 180 degree panoramic view of the harbor, out laying islands such as Long Island off South Blue Hill and one of the Acadia Mountains. Sit out on the sun porch and watch the sailboats come and go or step outside and take a seat in an Adirondack chair and enjoy the bay breeze and beautiful views. The property offers 965ft of water frontage. When the tide is out a small sandy beach can be found nestled amongst the rocks. Inside, the cottage is rich in history and literature. Feel free to take one of the many books found throughout the cottage and spend a quiet afternoon reading on the rocks or flip through one of the many cookbooks found in the kitchen to get a new idea for supper. Enjoy your private gallery of local artwork hanging on the walls and decorations brought back from various places across the country. Two twin beds and the bathroom are located on the first floor. The second floor has the second bedroom with a double bed.
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                                4br house
                                  This lovely home is new to DMVR! Silvershores sits on nearly 3 acres and is oceanfront. Low bank cobble beach with fire pit,farm pond,view across to long island, working lobster area,walk-out lower level,large south-facing sun porch, 2 open deck areas, garage, downstairs family room,washer/dryer No water craft provided but public dock and boat launch 1/2 mi south on 175 Additional amenities include: coffee maker, highchair, lobster pot, outdoor grill gas. This lovely home is new to DMVR! Silvershores sits on nearly 3 acres and is oceanfront. Low bank cobble beach with fire pit,farm pond,view across to long island, working lobster area,walk-out lower level,large south-facing sun porch, 2 open deck areas, garage, downstairs family room,washer/dryer No water craft provided but public dock and boat launch 1/2 mi south on 175 Additional amenities include: coffee maker, highchair, lobster pot, outdoor grill gas.
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                                  1br Home/Apartment
                                  • Pets Allowed
                                  Perched on the shores of Blue Hill Bay is the 1 bedroom / 1 bath Benson Cottage. This beautiful ocean front property has all of the modern conveniences while still having the feel of a simple coastal cottage. Inside the 850+ s/f cottage you will find a spacious living area with wood stove, a gorgeous well appointed kitchen, master bedroom with a king sized bed, full bath and a den with additional sleeping space on the pull out sofa. Sit out on the large deck and watch lobster men haul in their daily catch, soak in the hot tub while watching sail boats race around Long Island, or just enjoy a quiet meal in the screened in gazebo. At night enjoy a fire by the beach in the outdoor fire pit, perfect for cooking lobsters and steamers! Bringing a boat to Maine? We have a deep water mooring available! This is also a perfect location for kayaking or canoeing. The Benson Cottage is a little slice of Maine Heaven, not to be missed! Additional amenities include: firewood provided, board games, sofabed, wood stove, 1 bedroom, coffee maker, 1 bath, iron and board, basic tools, lawn games, guide books and maps, lobster cook pot, sleeps 4, lobster cooking pot, guest book, maps, fans, washer/dryer, king bed, answering machine, sleeps 2, beach, first aid kit, mooring.
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                                  5br Home/Apartment
                                    Step back to 1950s elegance, where the grace and charm of this bygone era is beautifully retained in this classic Maine estate home. Seal Ledge Cottage is a stately home located in one of Blue Hills most prime oceanfront settings, privately situated on multiple acres, yet only a few minutes drive from the village or Blue Hill Golf Course. The grounds are beautifully maintained with gardens and mature flowering shrubs, and soft green lawns providing gentle access to the shoreline. Inside the home, the older style and decor of this family home has been lovingly cherished and little changed, offering a pleasing nostalgia seen through the antiques, collectibles and furnishings acquired over the many years. The kitchen has ample cabinets and counters, along with bay window and breakfast nook. It opens to a more formal dining room, which in turn opens to a sun room, or instead to the spacious family room with fireplace. A hallway leads to the two downstairs bedrooms, a large master suite, and second bedroom with two twins. Each have their own private bathrooms. Upstairs are the remaining three bedrooms, all delightfully decorated. Two of the bedrooms share a bath, and the third has its own bathroom. There is ample space for groups or families to gather, both inside or outside the home, and build their own fond memories of this ideal Maine experience. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, lobster pot, outdoor grill gas, games - all ages.
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                                    2br Home/Apartment
                                    • Pets Allowed
                                    maison calme et confortable, situé à East Blue Hill. Seulement 4 miles du centre-ville de Blue Hill. À distance de marche d'un bureau de parc, une bibliothèque et post. L'établissement inclut: bibliothèque multimédia, film / vidéothèque, canapé-lit, machine à café, animaux considérés, pot de homard, cd, lecteur vidéo, jeux - tous les âges, le charbon de barbecue en plein air.
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                                    4br Home/Apartment
                                      The first floor has a comfortable living room, TV/family room, kitchen with dining area, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and laundry with a half-bath. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a sitting/reading area and full bathroom. A second bedroom (two twin beds) shares a full bathroom with another bedroom (one twin bed). Waterfield Cottage sleeps a total of seven. Guests have use of the magnificent waterfront and shared tidal dock. There is also a ramp in the cove for launching kayaks and canoes. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, lobster pot.
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                                      Poor
                                      1 review
                                      1br Home/Apartment
                                        This former carriage house has been beautifully remodeled with quality and style throughout. As part of a family compound, the Bungalhigh rests behind and to the side of the owners main house, with views out to the bay and across to Blue Hill Mountain. Brushed stone walkways, laced with gardens and yard art, make for a truly picturesque setting. Inside, this delightfully charming and comfortable cottage has a small but fully functional kitchen, a stunning living room that has French doors that lead to a wrap around open porch, complete with seating and flower baskets and fine water and mountain views. The gorgeous bedroom (queen bed with exotic swag curtains) has an 3/4 ensuite bathroom, and a door to another deck off the bedroom. Just off Blue Hills Parker Point Road on Mackay Lane, the village is 1/2 a mile in one direction and the Country Club is 1/8th of a mile in the other direction. Across the bay is a splendid view of the village of Blue Hill with the mountain in the distance and the steeple of a church nestled in among the roof tops of the town. Chipmunks and red squirrels scamper about in the nearby woods, and seals frolic in the bay in front of the house. depending on the tide, there is fine swimming, (albeit chilly!) for about 2/3rds of the time, and during low tide, one can watch long legged egret and heron strutting about. A rowing dinghy and a kayak are easily launched off a long jetty in front of the cottage and are available to guests upon signing a waiver. A bench at the end of a nearby point offers a fine place for meditation, peace and quiet. The homeowners are available to assist where needed, but will value your privacy if you so desire. Additional amenities include: coffee maker, video player, cd, lobster pot, outdoor grill charcoal.
                                        Home/Apartment
                                        3br Home/Apartment
                                          Dans le cadre d'un composé de la famille, le Bungalow longe le bord de l'eau et est la maison principale, avec vue sur la baie et à travers à Blue Hill Montagne. allées en pierre brossé, lacées avec des jardins et l'art de jardin, en font un cadre vraiment pittoresque. A l'intérieur, ce chalet délicieusement charmant et confortable dispose d'une grande cuisine ouverte, un salon confortable avec une cheminée pour les soirées fraîches et un coin repas séparé. Le porche couvert au bord même de l'eau offre des sièges confortables, des paniers de fleurs et de belles vues de l'eau et de montagne. Il y a trois petites chambres, on a une reine, un lit complet, et la troisième chambre a deux lits jumeaux. Il y a un 3/4 bain. Juste à côté de Parker Point Road de Blue Hill sur Mackay Lane, le village est 1/2 un mile dans une direction et le Country Club est 1 / 8ème de mile dans l'autre sens. À travers la baie est une vue splendide sur le village de Blue Hill avec la montagne dans la distance et le clocher d'une église nichée au milieu des toits de la ville. Chipmunks et des écureuils roux détalent dans les bois à proximité, et les phoques ébattre dans la baie en face de la maison. En fonction de la marée, il est très bien nager, (bien froid!) Pour environ 2 / 3rds de l'époque, et à marée basse, on peut regarder la longue aigrette pattes et le héron se pavanant. Un canot à rames et un kayak sont à votre disposition lors de la signature d'une renonciation. Un banc à la fin d'un point à proximité offre un bon endroit pour la méditation, la paix et la tranquillité. Le Bunglaow et Bungalhigh peuvent être loués ensemble pour accueillir les groupes de six, et les propriétaires sont disponibles pour aider en cas de besoin, mais ils apprécieront votre vie privée si vous le désirez. L'établissement inclut: café, pot de homard, le charbon de barbecue en plein air.
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                                          Excellent
                                          1 review
                                          4br Home/Apartment
                                          • Pets Allowed
                                          Located on Blue Hill Bay in Blue Hill approximately 20 ft. from the water. This enormous and extremely private home is located in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of Blue Hill on Parker Point Road. What a spacious property with unbelievable views and what a treat that all 4 bedrooms have their very own bathroom, some two! On the main floor you will find 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, laundry facilities, extra large living room with a stone fireplace and cathedral ceilings and a well equipped kitchen and dining area, all of which have views of the water from every window! You will find a large family/game room with ping pong table and sauna in the finished basement along with 2 full baths and a large bedroom with 3 twin beds and sliding doors that leads out to the ocean less than 20 feet away. On the third floor, accessed by spiral stairs is one large loft bedroom with a full bath. This Property also private decks for the bedrooms on the main floors and a deep water mooring and shared dock with the “Roadside Cottage”. Stunning views across Blue Hill Bay. Less than 4 miles to the town of Blue Hill and approx 30-40 minutes to Acadia National Park. Additional amenities include: dock/boat-slip, coffee maker, iron and board, 6 baths, sleeps 8, pets may be ok, garbage disposal, washer/dryer, answering machine, lounge chairs, 4 bedrooms, mooring, outside chairs.