À propos de ce logement
This beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home is available for your Maine vacation. You can enjoy nearby destinations and attractions or relax in comfort on the deck with a small but lovely view of Blue Hill Bay.
This 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", Kitchen, dining room 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.
We like to think that everything is provided and ready for your stay but if you feel something is missing please let us know and we'll do our best to provide it.
The entire house has recently been completely renovated. It's a charming cottage waiting for you.
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 in town.
Please note that this part of Maine is known as the rocky coast so sand beaches (as we know them south of here) are few and far between. There is a popular sandy beach and swimming area in another part of town and we're happy to provide directions.
Accès des voyageurs
High speed internet and cable television are provided.
Mount Desert and Acadia National Park are less than an hour away, for hiking, shopping, dining and just enjoying the spectacular scenery.
Things are a little quieter on our side of the bay but there is still plenty to take in.
Depending on when you come there are activities for everyone to enjoy -- a charming Memorial Day parade in Blue Hill (during amazing lilac season), a community 4th of July parade in Brooklin followed by a barbecued chicken lunch on the town green and fireworks at the park in Blue Hill, or the Blue Hill Fair over Labor Day weekend.
Guests will doubtless want to visit Deer Isle-Stonington as well as Blue Hill village for its fantastic views and working fishing village.
If you like to hike, you're in luck. Acadia National Park provides numerous trails of varying difficulty. If you would like to try something nearer to the rental, and much less crowded, several local land trusts, Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Island Heritage Trust, have developed a number of trails in this area that are open to the public
Attend a chamber music concert at Kneisel Hall or attend a street dance put on by the award winning steel drum band Flash in the Pans.
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 lectures, programs and a different art show each month are provided free of charge, as well as books, DVDs, and other entertainment are available for your use.
Farmer's markets sell local produce, baked goods, cheese and flowers, allowing easy access to your own farm to table meals. Buy lobsters, live or already steamed, from a fisherman's family just a couple miles down the road. Everything you need to prepare and eat your lobster feast is in the house. Doesn't get fresher than this!
You won't lack for things to do but be sure to take a little time to slow down and enjoy the Maine experience
Échanges avec les voyageurs
My husband and I live next door and are happy to answer your questions.
South 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.
A car is a must in this area. You will find that driving from one point to another reveals many gorgeous views.
There is a 5 day minimum stay for July and August; 3 day minimum for the remaining time the house is open. A $100 cleaning fee is assessed.
This is a non-smoking property.
Sadly, we can't allow pets -- although you are welcome to enjoy our dog when we're around.
Please leave the house neat and clean. The cleaning fee covers light cleaning, washing the linens and so on.
I'm a self employed small town attorney living in Blue Hill, Maine. Gardening and cooking are my passions. I grew up in Los Angeles but Maine turned out to be home.