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'
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.
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!
There is so much beauty all around . . .
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.
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Summer & Fall
Jun 14 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|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.|
|Notes||LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION: three night minimum starting July 13 - 18, 2014 - call for information!
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.