|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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).
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
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.
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!
The great design, all the comforts of home and convenient. Perfect for relaxing, being able to keep up on the Internet on business in off hours and a very responsive and thoughtful family management group.
My Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our extended stay at this well furnished, warm and comfortable upstairs apartment. The gas fireplace added atmosphere. The owner was great to work with and accommodating. It is conveniently located across from a great brewpub and a very nice restaurant. It was within walking distance to a park overlooking the inlet and near several nice shops. Blue Hill is located near Bar Harbor and the National Park. I look forward to our return visit and without hesitation recommend it to others.
This is a lovely, private apartment. There is a great kitchen, a lovely sitting area, and a comfortable bedroom with a skylight. Very clean, very modern.
There are many things to do in the immediate Blue Hill area--but you are also only an hour or so away from Acadia, where we spent a day. We did also take their recommendation on "the only place to get lobster."
We were there early in the week when the restaurant was not open, so we did not meet the owners. But we did manage to enjoy a flight one night at the Brew-Pub!
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.
Loved the area and apartment was very comfortable. Enjoyed being so close to the pub/restaurant!!
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!
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.