COZY STUDIO APARTMENT WITH TENANTS HARBOR VIEWS!

Jan or Rosemary Limmen

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Bedrooms 1
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COZY STUDIO APARTMENT WITH TENANTS HARBOR VIEWS!

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One-room efficiency with full bath. Sleeps 3 on queen bed, futon.

Quiet yet close to everything, the Blue Tulip barn sits on a hill overlooking Tenants Harbor's inner cove, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean and two of Mid-Coast Maine's most picturesque lobster villages. It is the perfect get-away location for tourists, writers, artists, photographers, bikers and nature lovers. Just 4 years old, this cozy apartment upstairs in our barn is comfortable (skylights, ceiling fan!), well-equipped and reasonably-priced. Offering gorgeous sunsets and unexpected water views, our 2.4 acre-property has towering spruce trees, backyard pond, herb & vegetable garden, beach chairs, barbecue grill, picnic tables, small porch, private entrance and off-street parking. A community park with ball field and free tennis courts is just across the street. Heat, utilities, cable TV, DVD, phone and Internet service included in all rates.

Small families, international visitors welcome! Onsite owners speak English, Dutch, French, German, some Spanish.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jan or Rosemary Limmen

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Dutch-born Jan (pronounced 'Yon') Limmen and his wife Rosemary (née Bouthot) bought their property at Barter Hill and Port Clyde Roads (Route 131) in 2006 after exploring every Maine peninsula and coastal community from Boothbay to Bar Harbor. 'We were looking for water views, visibility for a home-based business, and a small town sense of community. We found it all in Tenants Harbor.'

Mid-Coast Maine's climate reminded Jan of his boyhood village on Holland's North Sea. After working as a landscaper in the busy Baltimore-Washington corridor for over 35 years, he was tired of traffic and long commutes and missed bike rides, sunsets and walks on the beach. For Rosemary, the move from Maryland brought her closer to her French-Canadian father's roots in Fort Kent on Maine's northern border. After 25 years in corporate communications, PR and conference planning, she too longed for a more healthy, stress-free yet creative lifestyle where she could be outdoors and work with her hands.

Ready for a change, but not ready to totally retire, the Blue Tulip is the couple's dream come true. In just four years they've rebuilt their cottage, built a barn, started three businesses...including Blue Tulip Lodging and vacation rental apartment...reclaimed overgrown lawns, cleared dead trees and thickets from their 2.4 acres, and opened up views of their pond, Tenants Harbor and the nearby Camden Hills.

Jan manages the Blue Tulip's Landscaping Services. Rosemary takes care of Lodging. Together, they share responsibility for selecting merchandise, designing displays, marketing and operating the Blue Tulip Garden Boutique.

Jan or Rosemary Limmen purchased this apartment in 2006

We were looking for a home-based business location with a view of the water and privacy that was visible from a major road so that customers and guests could easily find us. We also wanted to live in a year-round rural community of neighbors and friends that attracted visiting tourists but was not totally dependent on them. Our hilltop location in the lobster village of Tenants Harbor met all these requirements. Being close to Rockland and Camden's art galleries, theatres, shopping centers, movies and medical facilities was also a big plus.

We are isolated and quiet, with many things to do nearby, yet we are only a half-hour away from superb cultural, artistic, entertainment, food, hiking, swimming, boating and sports venues.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Cozy Studio Apartment with Tenants Harbor Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Tenants Harbor MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
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MOST RELAXING GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We had never used the homeaway website before & were a little nervous as to what we may have rented but I must say it completely exceeded our expectations! !! The apartment was beautiful, comfortable&cozy. The owners were so kind, helpful & welcoming. And the area was just so breathtaking! ! We loved it so much we didn't want to come home! We stayed an extra but quite honestly that wasn't even enough!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: We too wish you could have stayed longer to see more of our beautiful MidCoast!
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5

THE BLUE TULIP WAS A BREATHE OF FRESH AIR!!!!

  • 5 of 5
I couldn't sum up our 25th anniversary stay a Rosemary & Jan's Blue Tulip in one word. Here's a few I can use: cozy, romantic, clean, comfy, breath-taking view, close proximity to the tranquil harbors, cove & ocean, friendly & absolutely a MUST-Go again kinda place.

Jan & Rosemary made everything easy & non-stressful. Their home, their boutique & the studio apartment was perfect for my husband & I. It was quiet & full of adventure at the same time.

They opened their home & their hearts to us & for this we are very grateful.

The locals & the LOBSTER & the Haddock & the CLAMS! Yummy & fun!
Gotta stop by the Dip Net, the Happy Clam & the Farmers Restaurant which all are only a hop, skip & jump from the Blue Tulip.

We were able to visit many of the coasts little towns, cities & villages in less than an hour. We even made it to Bar Harbor & take in the amazing views the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park within a day!

If you have the chance & have the first week of October open, you gotta try the Blue Tulip!

Sincerely,

CECA & Steve Repasky
Wylie, TX.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed hosting these Texans! They took time to enjoy our property-including cooking seafood outdoors on our grill--and see much of what MidCoast Maine has to offer.
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GREAT STAY

  • 5 of 5
The owners provided excellent service and were flexible with our dates and arrival time. The property was accurately represented by the description. It was well maintained and clean upon arrival. I would stay here again and recommend it to others. The departing instructions were easy to follow and were not too much to ask.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: We enjoyed having this family of three (parents, teenage child) stay with us for a week. They were visiting family who lived just 2 miles away. Our apartment was a quiet place to "get away" when they wanted to be by themselves to rest or make their own meals. During the busy summer season, we often fill the role of "overflow housing" for family members who prefer to have their own place yet still be near enough to participate in weddings, barbecues, lobster feasts, and other large family events.
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GREAT ALTERNATIVE

  • 5 of 5
Our last stay at a well reviewed nearby B&B was OK. The location was good and the breakfast was adequate if not exceptional. But the price was pretty high for a room without enough room to swing a dead cat unless you took out a lamp and some old, tired furniture.

This is a much better alternative in my opinion. Don't want to prepare your breakfast in your quarter's kitchen? It's a real short drive to a restaurant. Want charming but up-to-date furnishings? I do and this has them.

Best of all, the cost for a good location and spacious accomodations was WAY less than any other nearby lodgings. Besides, the proprietors are interesting people if you want to engage in dialogue with them but not ones to pester you if you'd like solitude.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: We know this couple travels often, both internationally and in the US. They search many sights for quality accommodations before booking a reservation. That's why their review means so much to us. We are filling a niche here in Tenants Harbor between a B&B and week-long cottage rentals for couples and young families who are looking for quality at a reasonable price. If you want to enjoy the Mid-Coast, stay a few days instead of a week, and cook some/all of your own meals in well-designed space...the Blue Tulip is the vacation spot for you! Check our calendar for available summer 2012 dates...we are filling up fast!
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Cozy Studio Apartment with Tenants Harbor Views!
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Tenants Harbor MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

IT IS A COZY STUDIO APARTMENT!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here a night in January when a winter storm dropped several inches of snow on the coast of Maine. I stayed warm and cozy and slept very well in this well-appointed, comfortable apartment. It would be the perfect spot for a couple or a family with a couple of young children, although as a single, I felt perfectly at home there, too. There are a number of places to eat - I think only one open in the winter - and services very near by, although there is a small kitchen area which allows for eating meals in the apartment, too. The owners are delightful and I look forward to returning in the summer when their gift shop is open and when I can see their landscaping!
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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Owner's Response: We appreciate this guest's review and enjoyed speaking with her about our life here on Maine's beautiful rockbound coast. We look forward to welcoming her back...as a guest, of course, but especially as a neighbor within a year or two!
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GREAT TIMES AT THE BLUE TULIP

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I celebrated his birthday and our anniversary by spending a week at The Blue Tulip. When we arrived, we were greeted personally by the owners Jan and Rosemary. When we got up to the apartment, there were beautiful fresh flowers on the table with a bottle of wine and a lovely note card welcoming us. Rosemary had even cut out and left some articles on attractions that she thought we might be interested in. We felt like we were guests rather than just renters. Everything was very clean and it was apparent that Rosemary gave a lot of attention to detail. Anything you would need was there. The place is small, but very homey and quaint. It was fun when we left the back door open and slept to the symphony of the frogs at night. Rosemary made the whole process of our reservation and paper work very easy and was very helpful with directions and such. The Blue Tulip is so close to all kinds of places to enjoy; lighthouses, museums, shopping, parks, the beach. We also loved hanging out at Port Clyde and meeting some of the locals.
Rosemary and Jan made us an awesome dinner one night with lobster, home made slaw, corn on the cob and yummy blueberry pie. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back again.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed hosting this couple. They were super friendly and fun. We looked forward to their coming back every evening to hear how they had spent their day and what they saw. They took full advantage of everything Mid-Coast Maine and our little, out-of-the-way lobster village has to offer--including our July 4th parade and celebrations. We encourage all our guests to see as much as they can, and this couple certainly did! They even got invited to "happy hour" at one of the lobsterman's homes! Now that's really getting to know the locals!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Owls Head (Knox County), Maine
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Port Clyde Ferry to Monhegan Island
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Coastal Rt. 1
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Drift In, Port Clyde
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Rockland
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Farmers
Car: recommended

We live in the heart of 'Wyeth Country'--home to the beautiful coastal views, lobster villages, lighthouses, islands and meandering roads and waterways featured in paintings by Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. A perfect getaway location for photographers, artists, writers, hikers, bikers, kayakers and nature lovers. Just 15 miles from great restaurants, shops and galleries in downtown Rockland. 'Must see' things to do include ferry ride to Monhegan Island artist colony and dazzling cliffs, sunsets at Marshall Point Lighthouse (featured in movie Forest Gump), lobster dinners on local wharfs, and shopping in local art galleries and Maine-made craft shops...including our Blue Tulip Garden Boutique!

The Blue Tulip is located about 1 mile past the intersection of Wallston Road and Rt. 131 (Main Street, which becomes Port Clyde Road). Going south toward Port Clyde, turn right onto Barter Hill Road just after you pass the ball field. Our property is on the left. Turn into the second driveway and park next to the barn.

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Tenants Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
1 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
Peak "Summer" Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30
1 night minimum stay
$120
$735
$2,700
 
 
Shoulder "Fall" Season
Oct 1 - Nov 30
1 night minimum stay
$95
$525
$1,800
 
 
Winter "Off Season"
Dec 1 - Mar 31
1 night minimum stay
$75
$420
$1,350
 
 
Shoulder "Spring" Season
Apr 1 - May 31
1 night minimum stay
$95
$525
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes 7% Maine State Lodging Tax applied to all rates.
50% deposit to confirm and hold reservation.
Full payment, including 7% tax, due with booking if reservation is made within 14 days/2 weeks of arrival date.
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Amenities

Tenants Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Beach ...
  • Water View ...
  • Village ...
  • River
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Vanity sink is outside the doored bathroom with toilet, shower/tub combo. One guest can shave or put on make-up while the other showers in privacy!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen bed on casters rolls into knee wall during the day to create more floor space. Futon folds down to sleep one adult or child. Porta-Crib for small child also available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • ice skating
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Guests will have their own key and enter the second-floor apartment from an outside stairway and small porch overlooking their parking space and our backyard pond. Ceiling fan, skylights, screen door with another window on opposite wall make the space bright and airy with good cross-ventilation. No air conditioning is necessary on this area of the coast! Children are welcome but the space will not accommodate more than 2 children under 13, including one in a porta-crib. Coffee, continental breakfast included, with one or two-night stays, if requested at time of reservantion.
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