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SPECTACULAR BLUE HILL LOCATION, IN TOWN, OCEANFRONT, GORGEOUS VIEWS

Melinda Reach

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: french
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Melinda Reach

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2014
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SPECTACULAR BLUE HILL LOCATION, IN TOWN, OCEANFRONT, GORGEOUS VIEWS

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Blue Hill House Rental Photos and Description

Luxury 5 Bedroom, 5 1/2 bath oceanfront location

Luxurious, waterfront Federal period in-town home. Completely modernized, five bedroom home with ensuite bathrooms and ocean and/or garden views from every room. Screened porch, lawns and patios offer many outdoor dining options. The house is air-conditioned and has parking for up to four cars.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melinda Reach (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2014

About Melinda Reach

Jean-Paul and Melinda have owned the house since 1991. For many years they ran the popular 'Jean-Paul's Bistro' from this location. Since closing the restaurant, they have fully renovated the house for luxury living. They are now living in France for a good part of each year, dividing their time between Blue Hill and Villefranche sur Mer.

Melinda Reach purchased this house in 1991

Why Melinda Reach chose Blue Hill

The location was selected for unique setting, ocean-front views in the middle of our small, charming village.

What makes this house unique

We have been able to create an oasis in the village, with magnificent gardens and views, right in the center of everything. Each bedroom suite has complete privacy with its own modern bathroom, luxury linens, beautiful antique furniture and paintings from renowned artists. The house offers two living rooms, a large modern kitchen and formal dining room, along with a screened porch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home was lovely, and Jean-Paul even lovelier. My six year-old son remarked as we pulled away in our car, “I’m going to miss Jean-Paul and Frankie . . . I’ll always remember them.” JP really went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable; he was the ultimate host. Please do thank him again for his warmth and generosity.



We had no idea that we were the first renters you had ever entertained in your gorgeous home! It was a delight and a privilege, and I hope that we didn’t leave it in too much disarray. We were a large party, and the size and layout of the house gave us plenty of space to spread out – I can definitely say that we were the envy of everyone attending my cousin’s wedding.



Thank you again for a perfect weekend, and best wishes to JP and your son –



Warmest regards,

Theresa
Aug 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Blue Hill Location, In Town, Oceanfront, Gorgeous Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Winter Springs, FL, USA
5

Our stay in Blue Hill, Maine

  • 5 of 5
I have just returned from a fabulous 3-week vacation on Coastal Maine. The highlight was our weeklong stay in Blue Hill in the lovely home of Melinda and Jean-Paul. It exceeded all our expectations in every way. This lovely home is spacious, clean, well-equipped, and the beds are sooo comfortable. The view is spectacular and ever-changing with the tides. The gardens are beautiful and well-maintained. Our hosts saw to our every need. The town of Blue Hill is small and quaint but has several wonderful restaurants, galleries, walking trails, bookstore and library. All you could ask for. It is also close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. I highly recommend this property with no hesitation whatsoever. We were a party of 9 adults and 1 baby and all had plenty of room for socialization and/or privacy. Thank you Melinda and Jean-Paul.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy,
Jean-Paul and I are very happy that your family had such a nice vacation at our home in Blue Hill. We look forward to seeing you all another time if you come back to our lovely state of Maine.
Melinda

Sincerely,
Melinda and Jean-Paul
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5

Over the top wonderful

  • 5 of 5
We had the awesome pleasure of spending a week at this lovely home in Blue Hill. Upon arrival we were greeted by owners Jean Paul and Melinda who could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The home is situated on the bay in Blue Hill in a serene little alcove with spectacular views of birds and the ebb and flo of the tides. We sat out each night on the Adirondeck chairs having our cocktail, relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery.

The home is so comfortable and inviting, filled with beautiful antiques and exquisite pieces of art both classic and local.
The mix of the decorating is magnificent yet begging you to linger and enjoy. Beds and linens were luxurious and plentiful. The kitchen is a fully stocked, professional kitchen for the serious cook with every gadget and amenable possible. We
hope to return to this little slice of heaven next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Beverly,
Thanks for the great review. Jean-Paul and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation with us and we hope that you will come back next summer.
Melinda
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Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
5

excellent accommodations, beautifully decorated

  • 5 of 5
Our extended family were guests and all agreed this house was spectacular - views, location, details of decoration and furnishings, and host hospitality. We would recommend to our friends
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Ron,
Thank you for your enthusiastic review.We enjoyed having your family and hope to see you all again.
Melinda and Jean-Paul
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Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Setauket, New York
5

Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently spent a week with our two daughters, their husbands and our three young grandchildren in Blue Hill at this spacious, comfortable and beautifully appointed home. It is right in the town of Blue Hill so we were able to walk to a bakery for fresh bread each morning, to the lobster pound to bring home cooked lobster dinners, to the coop, and to a playground for the children. There is an excellent restaurant a short walk away if you get tired of cooking in the fully equipped kitchen with top of the line appliances and counters, two sinks and two dishwashers. It's a 50 minute drive to Acadia, where we hiked several times. We also enjoyed exploring, blueberry picking and hiking on the scenic Blue Hill peninsula. The house has several sitting areas inside and outside. The backyard, which is right on the bay, is a perfect spot to watch the changing views as the tide comes in and goes out. Melinda and Jean-Paul were in their home below the house. They were always available to answer questions and to help when needed, but were never intrusive. Since the house is right on Main Street we were concerned about noise from traffic. The bedrooms that are in the front of the house do face the traffic, but it was not a problem at night. So, as you can probably tell, I highly recommend this property and would not hesitate to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Ethel and Richard,
Jean-Paul and I enjoyed meeting your lovely family, and are very pleased that you all had a wonderful vacation at our home and were able to take advantage of our beautiful part of Maine.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Sincerely,
Melinda
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Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Westport, CT, USA
5

A Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5
The moment you step through the gate of this house you feel welcome. Melinda and Jean-Paul, the homeowners, are lovely people and beyond helpful. We rented the house for a week because our daughter was getting married in a neighboring town. This is a gorgeous, elegant, spacious, beautifully decorated home, but still very comfortable. It has amazing views and a great in-town location, convenient to shops and restaurants. The large gourmet kitchen is fully equipped. The house is perfect for entertaining – we had a brunch for 25 people on the lawn with harbor views and, on another night, we had eight of our friends in the living room while our adult children hosted many of their friends in the family room. The lovely pictures in the listing truly represent the house. We couldn’t have asked for better accommodations; well worth the rental fee.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Marilyn and Michael,
Jean-Paul and i were thrilled that your stay with us during your daughter's wedding week worked out so perfectly. We enjoyed meeting your whole family.
Sincerely,
Melinda
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Blue Hill Downeast and Acadia
Seattle
5

Incredible rental and stay

  • 5 of 5
A beautifully appointed and luxurious residence in scenic Mid-Coast Maine; ideal for larger gatherings. This is a first class residence. The setting is very restive yet close to the Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park areas. The home is spacious with many lovely areas to gather yet provides privacy with its many en suite bedrooms. And the kitchen is wonderful, large, and complete.

We rented it for a reunion of multiple family members and couples. It is absolutely ideal for such an occasion, especially for a mature audience. Large gatherings or small, if you desire high class accommodations, with all the conveniences, this is the place. No place better in all of Mid-Coast Maine! We would love to come back if the occasion presents itself. The pictures do it justice. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara,
Jean-Paul and i are so pleased that your family enjoyed staying in our home, and we look forward to having you back. You were wonderful and considerate renters
Sincerely,
Melinda
Melinda

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bangor, or Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton, ME
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cafe 66
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bucksport CC
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
66 Steak and Seafood, the Black Anchorr Pub
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Back yard, or town beach
Car: recommended

Walking distance to restaurants, art galleries, library, grocery shopping and churches. Hike locally on Blue Hill Mountain or drive a short distance to the incomparable Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor.

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Rates & Availability

From $2,500 Per week

Blue Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 17 2015 - Jun 13 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
August
Aug 2 2015 - Aug 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Cleaning fee of $300
50% deposit required upon booking
Balance due two months before arrival
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Amenities

Blue Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin sleep sofa in separate sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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