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Luxury Apartment in the Heart of Blue Hill Village

55 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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One (1) bedroom, One (1) bath, sleeps two (2)

Newly remodeled, second floor, one bedroom apartment located in the heart of historic Blue Hill and Downeast Maine. This gorgeous apartment sleeps 2, has a gas fireplace,new bamboo, cork, tile, and carpeted floors, free wireless Internet and flat screen HD cable TV and a private balcony overlooking the back gardens, grapevines, and forest. Enjoy looking at the stars or waking with the sun on your Queen size bed under the sky light. You are just a short walk from beautiful Blue Hill Village, with its many shops, restaurants, galleries, beaches, town park, and hiking trails. Blue Hill is centrally located between Acadia National Park/ Bar Harbor, Stonington/Deer Isle, Ellsworth and Bangor. Enjoy cooking in your fully equipped gourmet’s kitchen or join us at one of our 2 on site restaurants: The Arborvine, with award winning fine dining; or DeepWater Brew Pub, a casual brew pub serving our very own Micro-brewed Beer and freshly made pub fare with indoor & outdoor seating.

We are unable to accommodate Pets and are a Non-Smoking Campus (both inside and outside of the apartment).

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John Hikade
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About John Hikade

John and Beth Hikade moved to Blue Hill in the 1970's. They opened the award winning Fire Pond restaurant at that time and stayed in the restaurant business until the early 80's when they started their family. John then turned his focus towards carpentry and became a well known restorer of beautiful the old homes that are so prevalent in the Blue Hill area- their current restaurant is perhaps his greatest masterpiece yet. When their children were older John and Beth decided to start a new restaurant called Arborvine, which in its 13 years has won many awards, and gained the same stellar reputation that the Fire Pond had all throughout New England.

John Hikade purchased this apartment in 1998

Why John Hikade chose Downeast and Acadia

When John and Beth purchased the building next door to the restaurant they knew they had their work cut out for them. With John's amazing carpentry skills and help from his 2 sons, the simple old doctors office next door was turned into a beautiful office space which is home to a local graphic design company (Borealis Press) and a gorgeous luxury apartment located in the center of Historic Blue Hill Village. Renters have found Blue Hill to have everything they are looking for from hiking, to dining and shopping, all right on the amazing Downeast Maine Coast.

What makes this apartment unique

During the summer months you have the convenience of 2 restaurants just across the white fence- The Arborvine with its award winning fine dining, or the more casual Deep Water BrewPub with Craft Beers, outside seating and a Pub style menu. There are fantastic farmer's markets held several times a week in town, plus wonderful local events like street dances with the local Steel Band, plays by the community theater companies, fairs, festivals, and of course the coast of Maine just waiting to be explored.

The cooler months bring a relaxed slower pace to the community. See Acadia national Park on skis, dine and shop. Many of the local shops and restaurants are still open, but you can also stay in and cook and curl up with a good book in front of the fire and watch the snow fly!


based on 55 traveler reviews

Luxury Apartment in the Heart of Blue Hill Village
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 55 reviews

Joe & Kitt K., LI, NY-- Excellent, Beautiful, Clean, Comfortable place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This apt. was a great find! Very well appointed. Convenient place to stay, quiet and peaceful. Blue Hill is a quaint town to visit in Maine. Beautiful place to view the great Maine scenery. Visit the Blue Hill Falls Bridge and much more! The Arborvine Apt. Is right next to the Restaurant/Brewery the Hikades also own, which is convenient. Although we did not have the opportunity to visit, since we were with family the 2 days we were in Maine, the Reastaurant/Brewery sounds interesting & delicious! We definitely hope to be back! Thank you John & Beth for keeping a such a nice place and providing an accurate description of the Arborvine Apt.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Loved the area and apartment was very comfortable. Enjoyed being so close to the pub/restaurant!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Very clean and accommodating. Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Cute apartment in a beautiful setting. Restaurant associated with the property was excellent.

Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Good stay in a great coastal small town in the Acadia region of Maine

  • 4 of 5

Well located in Blue Hill. Has everything needed in a second floor, one-bedroom apartment with one exception. The bathroom is located down the stairs as the only room off the entrance into the apartment. Climbing up and down stairs is tough for old folks such as us!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We had an awesome stay at Arborvine. It was everything we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay at Arborvitae. It was everything we wanted and more. Central location to Deer Isle, the wonderful town of Blue Hill, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. It was very well appointed, quite and relaxing. The food at the adjoining Brewery and restaurant was outstanding. We are hoping to visit again in the cooler months! Very, very awesome.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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An awesome find!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were so lucky to find the Apartment at Arborvine for our trip to Maine. The apartment was beautiful, clean and well equipped, and exactly as pictured. The property was gorgeous; grapevines, gardens and a small pond made it feel like home. Having such a perfect spot to come home to after a long day of activities was wonderful. It was quiet and private, even when there were people visiting the restaurant across the property.

We loved visiting the brewery at the end of the day. The food was amazing at both the brewery and the Arborvine. Tim at the Arborvine went above and beyond to accommodate my many food allergies so I could enjoy an wonderful meal for my birthday!

The apartment is very conveniently located in the heart of Blue Hill, Maine. It is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and the Blue Hill Harbor. Blue Hill is a wonderful Maine town; quaint and friendly. We spent a majority of our time hiking and kayaking around the Blue Hill area and only left shortly to visit Bar Harbor and Acadia Park. We could have spent our entire vacation in Blue Hill and would not have missed the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor!

The Hikades and all of the staff at Arborvine were great. Everyone we encountered gave us suggestions on where to go and what to do, and we were not disappointed! It felt like we were old friends just coming to stay for a spell. This was by far one of the best vacations we have ever had and we will definitely return to the Arborvine!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International Airport (BGR)
Nearest Barpub
DeepWater Brew Pub - On Site
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Blue Hill Country Club
Nearest Train
139 Miles
Portland- Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
I-95 Brewer/Bangor
Nearest Restaurant
Arborvine Fine Dining- on site
Nearest Ski
43 Miles
Local Cross Country OR Hermon Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Blue Hill Town Park
Car: necessary

The historic and picturesque town of Blue Hill, established in 1789, is located on Blue Hill Bay. With around two thousand residents, this charming small town is home to many restaurants, galleries, shops, and preservation hiking trails. Whether you are looking to kayak, bike, hike, swim, explore, or just sit on the beach and relax, you are sure to love your time in Blue Hill. In the summer enjoy swimming, hiking, boating, and of course plenty of lobster and blue berry pie. Fall brings beautiful foliage, the Blue Hill Fair, and the Food, Wine & Foliage Festival. Winter is not to be missed with beautiful ski and snow shoe trails, ice skating, and a romantic dinner by the fireplace at Arborvine. Spring arrives with beautiful flowering apple trees and native lupines, first of the year greens and strawberries from many local organic farms, and increasingly warmer and sunnier days. Whatever the season Blue Hill is sure to fulfill your vacation desires year round.

Other Activities: Ice Skating and Cross Country Skiing!


Rates & Availability

Blue Hill Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall/ Winter/Early Spring
Oct 29 2016 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring/Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates include parking, wireless Internet, cable tv, and a one time cleaning. 3rd occupant or use of the roll away bed is an additional $50 fee. Please let us know if you will need the bed at the time you book your reservation. Thank you.
Refundable Security Deposit and 9% Lodging Tax added.

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Blue Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom, on the first floor of the apartment, has cork and beautifully tiled floors. Guests will enjoy the spacious stand up shower and vanity, with plenty of storage space for your toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom was newly carpeted in 2010 and has a top of the line Queen size bed with a plush mattress, fine linens and quilts. Enjoy looking up at the stars or waking with the sun shine through the skylight over head; the skylight has a remote controlled window and shade for those who enjoy sleeping in and a bit of fresh air. There is a large dresser, closet/armoire, 2 mirrors, luggage rack, and side table with lamp and clock as well. Also available for an additional $50 is a portable childs bed. Please let us know if you will be requiring this bed at the time you book your reservation. Thank You!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The apartment is located on the same property as two outstanding restaurants- The Arborvine, with award winning fine dining; and Deep Water Brew Pub, Blue Hill's first and only Micro-Brew Pub! Also, the apartment has a beautiful enamel gas fireplace/stove on granite tiles located in the living area- the perfect touch for a romantic winter getaway in Maine! The apartment is equipped with a large wall mounted flat screed HD t.v. with cable and a DVD player. Also provided for your convenience is wireless internet in the apartment and fax available on-site. In the gourmet's fully stocked kitchen there is a high top table with seating for 3. We provide for you are all of the linens, paper products, ironing board and iron, etc... Please travel with your own toiletries. As this is a multiple level apartment, we suggest only those comfortable with climbing stairs consider renting from us.

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