THE GARAJ MAHAL ON THE SALT POND

Maureen

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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THE GARAJ MAHAL ON THE SALT POND

Blue Hill Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This lovely 800-square foot apartment is on the granite shores of the Salt Pond, a four-mile long saltwater cove opening on Blue Hill Bay and home to bald eagles, seals, osprey, kingfishers, and a myriad of aquatic birds. It's a great place for kayaking or just sitting on the shore with a good book. The apartment, on a very quiet five acres with panoramic water views, is a cozy place to hang out. There are some nice walks and bike rides nearby, or drive four miles to the village where you'll find several great restaurants, galleries, quality shops, an bookstores, a wonderful library and a supermarket.

For a terrific view of the coast, from the mountains of Acadia to the islands of Penobscot Bay, take one of the trails up Blue Hill Mountain, just a few minutes from the village. Besides the world famous Wooden Boat School in neighboring Brooklin and The Haystack Mountain School on Deer Isle there are almost endless opportunities for education and activity on the Blue Hill Peninsula. You might want to participate in an oil or pastel class with award-winning artist Carolyn Caldwell - (check her website under her name plus dot com.) And if chamber music is to your liking, you won't want to miss one of the weekly chamber music concerts at Kneisel Hall where for over 100 years they have educated young classical music students as well as offering concerts by renowned performers, including members of the Julliard String Quartet.

Acadia National Park is just beautiful beyond description and only a short drive away. Hike dozens of mountain trails, bike the well-maintained carriage roads, spend the day at Sand Beach, drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain and watch the sun rise or set. Watch one of the 100-plus cruise ships come into Bar Harbor. The town is loaded with restaurants, shopping, nature cruises and other diversions.

For those of you drawn to the watery side of the coast of Maine, Blue Hill sits in the middle of what some consider the finest sailing grounds in the world. The rugged coast, with innumerable islands, coves, bays and harbors, is a paradise for kayakers and those who want to spend a half day or several days aboard an old schooner seeing Maine as Verrazano and Champlain did.

Know that your hosts want you to have an excellent vacation, and Maine is full of people and places to ensure that you do.

Keywords: 'Home Away from Home'

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Maureen (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks english

About Maureen

We love to travel so we know what makes for a comfortable 'home away from home.' And, we also love living where we do. We find the ocean so relaxing and beautiful - watching the bald eagles fly by, listening for the osprey, kingfishers, and terns, observing seals on the rocks and having them play peek-a-boo with you as you kayak the Salt Pond - well, come see for yourself. It is a magical place!

Why Maureen chose Blue Hill

There is so much beauty all around . . .

What makes this apartment unique

Kayaks are available for your use here on the Salt Pond - paddle in the early morning and find yourself in the midst of seals sunning themselves or bald eagles hunting for breakfast for their young chicks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Steve & Maureen - Our stay in your beautiful, super clean apartment was wonderful. We thank you for sharing it with us. We thank you for giving us the perfect amount of privacy. We feel fortunate to have spent a week in such a place. Thanks, too, for the advice on places to see and go. The wine is our treat to you from California.
Oct 2011
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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The Garaj Mahal on the Salt Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
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The Garaj Mahal on the Salt Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216428vb
(207) 374-3737 (Maine, USA)
Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Tioga Center, NY
5

Relaxation

  • 5 of 5
We can only echo everyone else's review. We had a terrific week at Garaj Mahal. The quietness, the convenience and the cleanliness exceeded our expectations. All we needed to do was relax. We especially enjoyed morning kayak paddles and watching the eagles and loons. Steve and Maureen are great hosts. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
The Garaj Mahal on the Salt Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216428vb
(207) 374-3737 (Maine, USA)
Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Reading,Pa,U.S.A.
5

The Garaj Mahal where Maine happens!

  • 5 of 5
Just back to Pa. from a week at The Garaj Mahal and what a great stay we had! What
a wonderful property and location, everything well maintained and clean and well appointed.
A home away from home with very gracious and helpful owners. A great time at a GREAT PLACE!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
The Garaj Mahal on the Salt Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216428vb
(207) 374-3737 (Maine, USA)
Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Rochester, NY
5

Perfect get-away for two

  • 5 of 5
This is an ideal vacation property in the heart of the most beautiful part of Maine - the Blue Hill peninsula. Maureen and Steve are gracious hosts who have gone the extra mile to provide everything you could possibly need. They provide the guidebooks, maps, brochures and local papers you need to plan excursions and their recommendations for what to do are spot on. They are always available and friendly, yet give their guests complete privacy. It really does feel like home.
The studio apartment is spacious and fully equipped. There are windows on three sides looking out on meadows and flower gardens. Salt Pond is visible through the trees on the other side of the lawn. Our favorite thing was to take mugs of coffee and binoculars down to the water in the morning where there are two chairs positioned so you can watch the seals play and the birds hunt for food in the salt-water pond. We saw bald eagles, herons, ducks, kingfishers, and osprey.
One notable aspect of the apartment is its cleanliness. Every surface is spotless. When you open a window, the ledges inside the screen are pristine - not a speck of dust or a fly in sight. The dishes, cutlery and appliances gleam. The walls look like they were painted yesterday. The dish sponge was new. If you like clean, airy and spacious surroundings, you are going to be very happy here.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your thoughtful review is very much appreciated. We love meeting guests from all over the world and sharing the beautiful scenery and natural wonders of the area. We hope to see you both again - the seals, eagles, osprey and quiet setting will be here to greet you!
business
The Garaj Mahal on the Salt Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216428vb
(207) 374-3737 (Maine, USA)
Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
5

Absolutely amazing experience!!! You must stay here!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent a week at the Garaj Mahal and it was absolutely wonderful! We had never been to Maine before and this was the PERFECT place to stay and enjoy all of the wonders of the area. The apartment was just the right size and we looked forward to returning "home" every night. It was chilly while we were there but the pellet stove was awesome and kept up toasty. We enjoyed waking up each morning to beautiful views and fresh Maine air.

Maureen and Steve were more than gracious hosts, they were like friends. They gave us plenty of suggestions and helped us plan our active hiking schedules. They were very respectful of our space but were available if we needed anything. We took advantage of the kayaks and this became one of our favorite things to do--kayaking at dusk. We saw so much wildlife around the property while kayaking; we especially enjoyed see the bald eagle nest. The property is breathtaking and the pictures do not do it justice!

We explored a lot of the areas making trips to Acadia National Park Areas (Mt. Desert Island, Isle Au Haut, Schoodic Peninsula) and wineries (Sweet Grass-Union,Cellardoor-Lincolnville & Bartlett-Gouldsboro). We loved spending our days hiking and our evenings cooking at the Garaj Mahal.

We loved our trip so much that we are trying to figure out when we will be back! We hated to leave because. Our vacation was full of fun, relaxing, and adventure.
Look no further, you have found your "home" in Blue Hill!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
The Garaj Mahal on the Salt Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216428vb
(207) 374-3737 (Maine, USA)
Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Chattanooga, TN
5

Hidden Haven

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for our honeymoon and let me tell you, it was the best trip we have taken together. The Garaj Mahal was one of the highlights of our trip. We would look forward to coming to our "Home Away From Home" after a day packed full of fun and activities. We enjoyed it so much that we spent a day there without going anywhere. I highly recommend taking the kayaks out, it is one of the best ways to explore the areas around you.
Steve and Maureen, the owners, are very helpful if you need anything or have any questions. I cant say enough good things about them. The Garaj Mahal is extremely clean and very homey.
I would recommend gong to Bar Harbor, it is touristy but fun. The highlight of our trip was watching the sunrise atop Cadillac Mountain...it is a must see. The Park Loop Road that goes to the main attractions around Acadia is a great idea also. For some good eats I recommend eating at Morton Moo's Ice Cream Shack, Finn's Irish Pub, Trenton's Lobster Pound, Popcorn Pantry in Bar Harbor, and Side Street Café.
I highly recommend this VRBO for your next vacation, you simply can't go wrong.
Once again, thank you to Steve and Maureen, your hospitality is above and beyond and was greatly appreciated.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
The Garaj Mahal on the Salt Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p216428vb
(207) 374-3737 (Maine, USA)
Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Philadelphia, PA
5

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5
The Garaj Mahal was the perfect getaway. The pictures do not do it justice! My boyfriend and I stayed only 3 nights but wish we could have stayed longer! The apartment was clean and so cozy, and Salt Pond is gorgeous. It was so nice to relax outside and take the kayaks out and the apartment is centrally located to other Maine attractions. We had such an amazing break from reality and would come here again in a heartbeat!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Barncastle
Blue Hill Public Library
"Fantastic library - programs for all ages - free WiFi - "
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor (BGR), Bar Harbor (BHB), Portland (PWM)
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
To Isle au Haut - part of Acadia National Park
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 172
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Deer Isle, Blue Hill (private), Bucksport
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lots of great restaurants in the area
Nearest Point of Interest
Allen Point Lane
Car: necessary

The Wooden Boat School in Brooklin is 20 minutes away, Acadia National Park is less than an hour, dozens of art galleries, jewelers, potters, The Stonington Opera House and The Grand in Ellsworth both show movies and have live productions. Local theater groups perform throughout the summer, street dances with an award-winning steel band, Kneisel Hall is one of the greatest summer features in Blue Hill - world class musicians perform in a very intimate setting and the annual Blue Hill Fair held on Labor Day weekend. There is so much to do you'll need a vacation from your vacation!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Blue Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Foliage Season
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$110
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Foliage season will soon be here - don't miss your chance to stay at the Garaj Mahal while exploring the gorgeous scenery from the mountains to the sea.


PLEASE NOTE: Prior to mid-June we do have rentals for a minimum of 3-nights. Please call or email for clarification if this new pricing model is not clear. We love to talk with potential guests to answer questions you might have.
We require 1/2 (non-refundable) deposit to hold the reservation with the balance due upon arrival. We do not charge an extra cleaning fee nor ask you to pay the extra damage protection fee; we just ask that everything be left the same as when you arrive.
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Amenities

Amenities

Blue Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jacuzzi tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • health/beauty spa
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
In a quiet spot on the shore we've provided a picnic table and chairs for those leisurely days when you just want to 'get away from it all.'
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