THE CARRIAGE HOUSE AT SUNFLOWER FARM -- A LUXURIOUS RETREAT FOR TWO!

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Wendy & Ken Schweikert

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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THE CARRIAGE HOUSE AT SUNFLOWER FARM -- A LUXURIOUS RETREAT FOR TWO!

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Spacious One Bedroom, One Bath with Panoramic Water View & King-size Bed

Superb saltwater views! Indulge yourself in this spacious, sunny, deluxe new second floor apartment with private balcony & lounge chairs just steps from the water. Built and furnished with loving care in 2013. Hardwood floors, ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchen with gas range, microwave, refrigerator & dishwasher, dining for two inside and outside, large bathroom with shower, comfortable living room with two oversize easy chairs and a couch large enough to nap on, excellent lighting, HD TV with Direct TV and premium channels, wifi included, a writing desk, library, and the most sumptuous king-size bed money can buy. You'll spend many happy hours relaxing in this plush apartment.

Stunning views from inside & outside of the main house, fenced gardens, rolling lawns, tidal Salt Pond (a 4-mile long inlet from the ocean) and Carleton Island, where eagles and osprey nest. Four acre property offers peaceful privacy, recreation and a vista of the adjacent blueberry barren. Stick close to home with beautiful Blue Hill village's shops, bookstore, gourmet food & wine, restaurants, galleries, museums, live theater, hospital, library, hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, swimming or tennis (3 golf courses within 20 miles) -- or explore nearby historic Castine, Ellsworth, Bucksport, Stonington and Deer Isle.

Our area is home to the Wooden Boat School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Blue Hill Bach, Marine Environmental Research Institute, 1815 Holt House, scenic Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory. Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Bangor are all within an hour's drive. There is loads to see and do -- as much or as little as you'd prefer! Your hosts, who have lived in the area for 40 years, will happily provide you with local information and insider's tips.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Wendy & Ken Schweikert

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Sunflower Farm is our home. Wendy & Ken love good food and wine, beautiful architecture and gardens, history, theatre, music, interesting people and worldwide travel. We're delighted to be your hosts in Maine and share the insider's secrets we have learned about the area we've called home for 4 decades.

Wendy & Ken Schweikert purchased this apartment in 1993

Sunflower Farm is a gorgeous property with a fresh water stream flowing into the Salt Pond, a 4-mile long inlet from the ocean. Sited on a shallow tidal cove bordered by Carleton Island, home to a nesting pair of bald eagles, osprey, blue herons, ducks and seals, it is a Maine paradise. Local Abenaki tribes once used this land as their summer camping grounds.

You'll appreciate use of this exclusive, private estate and the quiet beauty of natural surroundings. Sunflower Farm has 4 acres to explore, filled with gardens, squirrels, birdsong, and several separate outdoor seating areas in sun or shade for enjoying a good book or breathing in the beautiful water views.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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The Carriage House at Sunflower Farm -- a luxurious retreat for two!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Owego, NY
5

In a word, SUPERB !

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
The Carriage House at Sunflower Farm is the ideal retreat for two. It is sited perfectly to take advantage of the view of Salt Water Pond which is actually an inlet from the ocean. The cathedral ceiling in the open living area provides a wonderful feeling of spaciousness. The view of the water though the almost all glass end of the apartment is spectacular. All of the furnishings are quality items and in tip top shape and everything was spotless when we arrived. It is apparent that a considerable amount of thought was put into the design and selection of furnishings. The porches off the end of the carriage house are a fantastic touch, and provide a great view of the water as well as the manicured grounds that surround it. There was nothing that we needed or wanted that was not available. Wendy and Ken are the perfect hosts and gave us all the privacy we wanted but were always available to answer any questions we had or provide any information we needed in a genuinely friendly way. They are the perfect couple to rent from. We almost missed the opportunity to rent the carriage house since it was an instant hit their first year renting and filled up fast. We are so pleased that we were able to find a week in early October to rent it. I could go on and on about the carriage house but hopefully this review along with the others provides all the information that is needed about this SUPERB Carriage House! We hope to be able to return to Blue Hill next year and of course to The Carriage House at Sunflower Farm.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, Gary and Pat. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your return.
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Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Boston, MA
5

One word - AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
There was nothing lacking in this property. The apartment was even better than the pictures depicted. Ken and Wendy were great, offering us use of their kayaks even. There was a wonderful gift upon our arrival for us to take home as a reminder ot the wonderful week. I have rented many properties through the site and by far this was the absolute best.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
5

Our Honeymoon?!?! You Bet!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
My wife and I enjoyed the first few days of our marriage together up at the Carriage House. We found the property to be beautiful, well kept, and the hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly. The views were picturesque. It was 68 degrees in the middle of July, which was perfect.

The house was nicely decorated and everything was very comfortable for us. In walking distance, there were hill with wild blueberries.

Blue Hill was only an hour drive from Acadia and Bar Harbor, so it was ideal for us to be exploring those locations. Blue Hill itself has some very nice features as well. We highly recommend Fishnet, a hole in the wall joint nearby. Very good food at reasonable prices - I recommend the Lobster Roll.

Maine is awesome. We really enjoyed our time at The Carriage House and would give it a high recommendation.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Laurens, SC
5

Wow! Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
You will not be disappointed with this choice. My daughter and I stayed for the week to see Acadia and it was about 1 hr drive to the park. But we loved all the cool shops and restaurants between here and there. Brownie bites at the local co-op, dinner at 66, gelato every day, the garden shop (that has great food too) just up the road - all spots we found fascinating and charming. This is a great location to explore the many parts of Acadia. The Carriage House was everything we expected and so wonderful. Gorgeous views, nesting eagles across the pond, fabulous bed, clean kitchen and bath - not one thing disappointing about our stay except it ended too soon! Ken and Wendy are kind and gracious to share their piece of paradise with the rest of us!!!
We loved Acadia and Bar Harbor. We did the National Park bus tour and Roger is a local that has done the tours for 39 years - he was a wealth of knowledge. We rented bikes the next day and enjoyed that activity as well. The third day we explored the other half of Mt. Desert Island, and fell in love with Stonington and Castine. Lots of other villages that just look what you always pictured a quaint New England community looking like - but prettier! Can't wait to come back for more gelato and new explorations!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the rave review, Kay, especially since southern hospitality sets the standard! It is deeply gratifying for us when our guests embrace this beautiful place we call home. Please come again!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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5

Laura

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Thank you Ken and Wendy for a wonderful week! Your carriage home was just as it appeared in the pictures, clean, beautiful, and with a great view.Everything that we could have needed was available. I loved the books you put together with the information about the area. We did quite a few of your suggestions. Your directions to your home were easy to follow and we did not get lost (we usually to get lost). Being an early riser, I was greeted by the sunrise each a.m. and a beautiful view of the pond. We had so much fun exploring the area that one week did not seem like enough time. Thank you for being so welcoming, kind and helpful. We had a great time and hope to return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the great review, Laura. You and Ron were wonderful guests and left our apartment spotlessly clean. Thanks!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Castine, ME
"A quaint old New England coastal village with typical architecture & pristine harbor. Bring ..."
Stonington
"Take a scenic bridge across Eggemoggin Reach (immortalized in Dan Fogelberg's song The Reach..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Train
138 Miles
Portland- Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Acadia Highway (U.S. Route 1)
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Causeway Beach, Deer Isle
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Island Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Barncastle Pub & Restaurant
Car: necessary

Discover picturesque Blue Hill Village or hike blueberry-covered slopes of Blue Hill Mountain. Experience the galleries, studios, and antique shops of Brooklin and Sedgwick. Watch lobster boats slip through the morning fog on Eggemoggin Reach off Brooksville. Visit the historic sites and unique shops of Castine. Explore glorious bays and charming inlets under paddle, sail, or power. Enroll in painting, drawing & crafts classes with noted professionals. This is small town living at its very best!

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Availability & Rates

Blue Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring Season
May 1 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$115
$750
3 nights
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$150
$950
3 nights
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 15 2014
$135
$850
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$150
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Weekly rentals preferred Saturday to Saturday. Minimum 3-night stay required but weekly rentals take priority. 7-night rentals required in August. Rates inc.1-time cleaning at end of stay. $50 discount off each week on a 2-week stay. Foreign travelers (outside No. America) will be charged a refundable security deposit of $300 because Property Damage Protection is not available to them.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • River ...
  • Water View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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