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Overview of Blue Hill, Maine! Contact me for off season rates by the week or month!

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3 bedrooms, WiFi
Flat-screen TV, DVD player, books
3 bedrooms, WiFi
Private Kitchen

Blue Hill, Maine! Contact me for off season rates by the week or month!

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBlue Hill Bay Gallery6 min drive
    Popular LocationJonathan Fisher House6 min drive
    Popular LocationToddy Pond27 min drive
    AirportBangor, ME (BGR-Bangor Intl.)58 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
800 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

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

Blue Hill, Maine! Contact me for off season rates by the week or month!

Family-friendly cottage in Blue Hill
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
Rooms open to patios. Flat-screen televisions come with DVD players. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Jen Rynbrandt

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Dock

Laundry

  • Near laundromat

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hunting nearby

General

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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

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 may be 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

Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape Blue Hill Maine House
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape Maine House
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape Blue Hill Maine
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape Maine
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape Blue Hill Maine House
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape Blue Hill Maine
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape Blue Hill Maine House
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape Maine
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape in Blue Hill Maine!
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape Maine House
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape Maine Prior Guest Discount
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape in Blue Hill Maine!
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape Maine House
Modern Updated Classic Historic Cape in Blue Hill Maine!
Booking After MAY 15 Only to Protect my Staff
*BOOKING AFTER MAY 15 ONLY to protect my staff***

About this area

Blue Hill

Located in Blue Hill, this cottage is in a rural area and by the sea. Jonathan Fisher House and Fort George Park are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Castline Golf Club and Bucksport Golf Club. Fishing and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain climbing and hunting nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Blue Hill Bay Gallery - 6 min drive
  • Jonathan Fisher House - 6 min drive
  • Castine Historical Society - 23 min drive
  • Great Island - 23 min drive
  • Toddy Pond - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Bangor Intl. Airport (BGR) - 58 min drive

Restaurants

  • Captain Isaac Merrill Inn — 5 min drive
  • Marlintini's — 6 min drive
  • 66 Steak & Seafood — 6 min drive
  • The Blue Moose Restaurant — 6 min drive
  • Pantry Restaurant — 6 min drive

Frequently asked questions

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5/5 Excellent

Long weekend in Blue Hill
We had a great stay here for a long weekend visiting the area. The cottage was very clean and the decor was very nice. The paint, floors and art work all seem like they have been recently updated. The floors are a little uneven but that's to be expected in an older cottage. My son loved playing the board games 😁

5/5 Excellent

Amazing!
This was our second stay at Jen’s cottage and hopefully it will not be our last. The place is gorgeous and was so comfortable. We went on some nice day trips and had some lazy days reading and creating around the cottage. Jen was very helpful and responsive!

4/5 Good

Great place to experience the beauty of Maine!
We had a really nice escape at the Crabapple Cottage! Jen was an excellent host and answered all our questions; more than usual I am sure due to travel in time of COVID. We dug mussels and picked wild blueberries and had our quota of fresh fish and lobster. Visited National and State parks and local wildlife sanctuaries and reservations both sea side and woods and hills. Saw the comet and a billion stars. And just relaxed in the cottage and also was able to get some work done. My son is now hooked on Atari and wants to move to Maine. Couldn't have asked for more!

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.