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Modern Updated Classic, Historic Cape in Blue Hill, Maine! Prior Guest Discount!

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Blue Hill Bay Gallery
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Blue Hill Books
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Jonathan Fisher House
    6 min drive
  • Airport
    Bangor, ME (BGR-Bangor Intl.)
    58 min drive

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    About this area

    Blue Hill

    Located in Blue Hill, this cottage is by the ocean. Jonathan Fisher House and Deer Isle Bridge are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Castline Golf Club and Bucksport Golf Club.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      North Light Books - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Blue Hill Bay Gallery - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      The Barnacle - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Blue Hill Books - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Jonathan Fisher House - 6 min drive

    Getting around

    • Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor) - 44 min drive

    About this property

    Modern Updated Classic, Historic Cape in Blue Hill, Maine! Prior Guest Discount!

    Family-friendly cottage in Blue Hill with outdoor tennis court
    Thoughtfully and tastefully updated late 1800's cape farmhouse tucked into a Christmas tree farm in the quintessential lobster town of Blue Hill, Maine. Original art, form/function and comfort. All the essentials needed to initiate your technology detox, plow through a great book, or write your own debut novel? This is area that "Charlotte's Web" was fashioned after. Generations of creative types and independent thinkers have started here. The "Back To The Land" movement was birthed in Blue Hill. Even today, young families and retired couples and friends start their homesteading adventures to your benefit! Taste local honey, cheese, beer, wine, meats, and the earth's bounties at the many farmer's markets and roadside, some of which still operate on the "honor system". The New York Times Travel section recently published a piece entitled, "Blue Hill, a Literary Enclave, Grows in Downeast Maine." Reconnect with the ones you love at the fire pit. Watch the young family of turkeys wade through young saplings, or collect wild lupine by the roadside after a fruitful day of wild blueberry picking. Have you ever made a fireside cobbler? I have a great recipe for you! Top it off with local vanilla bean ice cream, and I guarantee you'll sleep like rocks that dot the shoreline in Blue Hill Village. Handmade chocolates at Black Dinah, scenic rides to Stonington for 44 North Coffee and chowder on the pier, while Lobsterman ebb and flow with the their bounties and hosing down their orange rubber pants, just to head out again... The cottage offers ample parking for a modest boat to launch at Blue Hill dock. Wade at low tide at the beach/park overlooking nearby islands. There's a very nice, clean, playground there. The Space: Well appointed, comfortable and exceedingly unique. Bright colors, sunny rooms, clean and refreshed farmhouse cape that is at once quaint and cheery. Three separate sleeping areas with two private rooms and a sleeping loft. A petite flat screen TV/DVD player for late night movies and Flashback Atari showdowns! Eat lunch outside on the picnic table, or have an evening cocktail via outdoor lantern-light. Fire pit to roast weenies or make smores, or just get warm on a chilly evening. Guest access: Come and go as you please! Utter privacy, free reign of the place (but no access to basement is allowed), no neighbors. Guest interaction: We'll connect via email/text prior to your stay for directions and I'll check in via phone/text to see if you're settled in! I'm available as much or as little as desired via phone! Need some ideas for dinner? Ring or text me! I have staff in place for emergencies and am available by phone at any time. My house manager is nearby to handle any potential issues. Neighborhood overview: Neighbors this week include a young family of wild turkeys, deer, bunnies, and the occasional moose. There are no homes or neighbors within a quarter mile. The cottage sits close to a country road, and it easy to see when finding it. Tiny apples cover trees surrounding the will be cider and applesauce come October. There is no internet, cable, or phone. This is intentional. If you are looking to work during your stay, please bring your own wifi. But if you are looking to slow down, this is a great place to do just that. You want a good laugh? Forget Youtube. Play a round of Balderdash! We are close enough to Acadia for day trips, and only four miles from town. Get a lobster roll or fresh fish and chips at The Fishnet, take a course at the Woodenboat School in Brooklin (you can build your own Northeaster Dory with master builder, George Krewson), take the ferry to nearby islands to explore, or inhale a whole lobster at Perry's Lobster Shack in Surry, the town next door. Don't forget the blueberry pie and homemade ice cream! It's a magical place, suspended in time, with hearty, friendly folks, and great local food and brews. Worried about being too remote? Blue Hill is one of the only towns in Downeast Maine with it's own hospital. Getting around: No public transportation (unless you include the ferry system). Lots of parking at the cottage and in Blue Hill harbor. Bring your kayaks, or a smallish watercraft. Blue Hill is a great place to walk! There are galleries, shops, books, a museum, and lots of shore to explore. Other things to note: Laundry service at Blue Hill Village available. ***The cottage is one of the oldest homes in Blue Hill and one of the original farmhouses so takes a few minutes to get the shower temp right. Please be patient! ***The property is now available from October-May for long-term bookings at a deeply discounted price. Contact me for details or a quote. The cottage is the perfect (!) basecamp for traveling professionals, particularly creative types who desire a special place to create or decompress! I'd encourage you to read my reviews to see just how well it's been reviewed and enjoyed by my guests! *Previous guests please contact me with your interested travel dates and I will send you a special offer! ***All artwork is copyrighted and may not be reproduced without prior permission
    Guest accommodations at this cottage offer DVD players and video-game consoles. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
    This cottage features a garden.
    This cottage is a smoke-free property.
    Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor tennis court.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Jen Rynbrandt

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at Flexible

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before Flexible

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

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    Property amenities


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Toys


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • Flat-screen TV
    • Video game console
    • DVD player
    • Video library
    • Books
    • Games
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean

    Things to do

    • Outdoor tennis court
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby


    • Sleeps 5
    • Unit size: 800 sq ft (74 sq m)

    Nearby things to do




    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Such a wonderful time!

      If you are looking for a place to unwind and relax then this is the place. This was our second time to Blue Hill, but our first time with children and our first time staying at the cottage. The cottage is so beautiful and comfortable, and the perfect place to cook a nice meal, have a campfire, or take an afternoon nap. Our kids loved the Atari and we rented a few movies for the evening. Blue Hill is awesome because there are things to do in town (going to the beach/park, kayaking in the inner harbor - we even saw a seal, shopping, a very conveniently located grocery store), and it is such a perfect place for quick or long daytrips (Acadia and Bar Harbor, Surry for Pugnuts Icecream, Ellsworth for shopping and burritos at 86 This, 44 North Coffee and hiking). Everyone is so helpful and kind, it's just a great place to be. The art throughout the cottage was so beautiful, and the colors were refreshing. It was immaculate and we had everything we needed (even a French press for coffee!). We were able to stay cool enough with the convenient fans throughout the house, despite it being in the 90s a few days while we were there. Jennifer was very helpful with travel tips and the whole process was seamless. This second trip to Blue Hill confirmed that we definitely want to come back to the same area in a few years, and would love to stay here again!

      5/5 Excellent

        exceptional, cozy and welcoming, well-appointed cottage

        My wife and I came to Blue Hill for a week with a three-year-old son and a three-month-old daughter. This cute little house with wonderful, carefully selected decor and furnishings throughout was perfect as a base of operations to explore the beautiful Blue Hill Peninsula, Ellsworth, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor (an easy hour's drive), and the Bangor area. Jen was a professional, welcoming host. The sun-filled kitchen/dining-area was a treat to cook in, the upstairs bedrooms were extremely comfortable, and the selection of games to play and movies to watch was also really great. The cottage succeeds in both feeling completely secluded and being a reasonably short drive from the center of Blue Hill. Our toddler particularly loved it, in part because of the circular floor plan on the first floor: he rechristened it "The Special Cottage." We would stay here again in a heartbeat, and didn't particularly want to leave. We can also imagine it being a perfect rental for a writer or visual artist for a one-week residency/retreat.

        5/5 Excellent

          Adorable cottage

          My sister and I haven't seen each other for 10 yrs. She lives in NY where we both grew up and I am living in Western Tn for my work. So I picked her up in NY and we drove to Maine; very easy driving and easy to find. The cottage was filled with colorful decor, multi-colored rugs throughout and the owner's brilliant artistry. It really was a perfect place for both of us where I stayed upstairs and she was next to the bathroom in a pretty bedroom downstairs. The kitchen was wonderful and had as much as anyone would need to make meals if wanting to cook at the house. We enjoyed the seafood cuisine as we traveled along Maine's seacoast visiting the quaint towns along the way. The only critique I wasn't loving was the very close proximity to the main road. Overall we loved staying here and all its charming beauty. Thank You Jen for your warm and kind welcome!

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