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'Perfectly Lovely' Two Bedroom Guest Cottage 1/2 mi to village, beach, mountains

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights


About the property

Beautiful, architecturally-designed, custom-built cottage in private setting

'Peter's Hill Guest Cottage is a perfectly lovely cottage. Our family of four (including two teenagers) stayed here for five nights in July/August. We cannot praise the experience highly enough!'

'It is simply, but beautifully appointed, very clean, and supremely comfortable. We really lacked for nothing!'

'The owners live onsite and are perfectly charming, available without being intrusive, and with a knack for the little touches that make a difference.'

'We loved sleeping with the windows open every night, to enjoy the cool night air and the peaceful, wooded surroundings.'

'Blue Hill is a quintessential Maine town, right by the water with local potters, good food, community theater, etc., but without the crowds of Bar Harbor. We hated to leave! — guest Sharon M.

Peter's Hill Guest Cottage is a two bedroom guest cottage within 1/2 mile walking distance to the quintessential Maine coastal village of Blue Hill! It is also less than 1/2 mile to Peter's Cove, a tidal swimming cove, and a three-minute drive to the hiking trails of Blue Hill Mountain.

The Cottage is set off from the main house, in a private setting on top of Peter's Hill above Blue Hill Harbor. It has Direct TV, and is completely wireless.

More Details

Françoise Gervais, Scott Blanchard
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Françoise Gervais, Scott Blanchard

For the past 25 years we have lived, worked, and raised our family on the Blue Hill Peninsula. This is our home and we love it here! We now offer our guest cottage for weekly vacation rentals. The cottage is set off from our main house, on the top of Peter's Hill above Blue Hill Harbor, within walking distance to Blue Hill village. We feel truly lucky to be living here, and we look forward to sharing this special place with you!

Françoise Gervais, Scott Blanchard purchased this cottage in 2009


Blue Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking is limited to two (2) vehicles, to be parked in drive area directly past Cottage.
  • Housekeeping service is not included. Linens , bath and beach towels are provided.
  • Use of the Cottage wood stove is permitted; please discuss with homeowners when you arrive.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is downstairs and has a door to the adjoining downstairs bedroom, plus a second door for the common area and upstairs bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Downstairs Bedroom has a queen bed and an adjoining bathroom. Upstairs Bedroom is the entire second floor. It has (2) twin beds in a sleeping area and a separate sitting area with two futon sleeper sofas.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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'Perfectly Lovely' Two Bedroom Guest Cottage 1/2 mi to village, beach, mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect cottage and town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at Peter's Hill guest cottage. We loved exploring beautiful quaint Blue Hill (do not miss the reversing tides falls bridge and hiking blue hill mountain). Acadia and Bar Harbor were 45 mins away - we biked and hiked most days. Our favorite meal (and view) was Perrys lobster shack in Surry. Scott and Francois were very helpful and available. Would definitely recommend this property for a family of 4.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place was fabulous! Amazing owner's who were extremely helpful with all our questions. Very nicely stocked. Wonderful location close to everything. Would highly recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, as advertised

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed pretty much everything about this place, from conversations with the gracious owners to the fabulous quality of the cottage itself. We went out every day, as the home is close to any number of great activities, but we were so happy to come back to a place where we could see wild turkeys and fawns happily eating in the yard right outside our windows. If we didn't feel like driving, we could easily walk to town to explore the shops and grab a bite to eat at the Fish Net. It really was a perfectly lovely cottage and a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, exquisitely maintained

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in Blue Hill. The cottage was beautifully designed and wonderfully maintained. Our hosts, Scott and Francoise, were gracious and helpful. We hope to return soon. We could see staying longer next time, maybe in the fall.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Very nice well maintained space. Owners live on property, but were unobtrusive and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Awesome! Would rent again. Nice people, Organic and artistic community.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect little house in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the last week in August/early Sept. and could not have been more pleased. The house is so well designed that you feel comfortable in it right away. It's clean, airy, beautifully decorated and well-equipped. The photography was such a pleasant change from photos of lobsters, blueberries, moose etc., that it was not only refreshing but captivating as well. And the books on their shelves were so interesting that it kept us from reading the ones we brought with us. Very easy to cook in the kitchen which included every utensil, pot etc. you could possibly need and a bonus to have a washer/ dryer. We also liked that we could walk into town - though the steep driveway is a challenge on the way back up. But we got used to it by the 3rd day. The owners were extremely helpful in answering our numerous questions and left a very welcoming basket of goodies to get us started. We've stayed in 4 different houses in Blue Hill over the years. This one is unusual - unusually good!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport, Trenton,ME (Bangor, BGR 50 mi)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Restaurant 66, Blue Hill, ME
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Isle au Haut Ferry, Stonington, ME
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Blue Hill Country Club
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Brunswick, ME
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Interstate 95 Bangor
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Boatyard Grill, Blue Hill, ME
Nearest Ski
54 Miles
Camden Hills, Camden, ME
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Blue Hill Town Park, Blue Hill, ME
Car: necessary

Blue Hill is at the center of the Blue Hill Peninsula with the villages of Surry, Sedgwick, Brooklin, Brooksville and Penobscot minutes away. Buck's Harbor Marine in Brooksville offers sailboat and power boat rentals. Brooklin is the home of the Wooden Boat School. The famous Blue Hill Reversing Falls is just a few miles from the Village center and is a favorite spot for kayakers, offering standing 'tidal' waves for those who wish

to hone their white water skills. If you're sailing and looking for a land base, or meeting up with sailing friends, the Blue HIll (family-oriented) Kollegewidgwok Yatch Club is about a 1 1/2 miles down the road from Peter's Hill Guest Cottage, and offers guest moorings.

Deer Isle is 20 minutes away and Stonington is about 40 minutes.

Bar Harbor and all the wonders of Acadia National Park are 45 minutes away.

The renowned Chamber Music School and Festival at historic Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill offers a summer concert series, and The New Surry Theater presents top rate community productions at our Blue Hill Town Hall. There are dozens of art galleries and artist's studios to visit throughout the Blue Hill Peninsula.

There are way too many things to do and see than we can list here! We do know that Blue Hill and its surrounding communities will engage and entertain you, fill your days, and keep you as busy as you wish. And for those who prefer to simply relax, the Blue Hill Library has a great selection of books to enjoy while just kicking back.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $105
Refundable damage deposit $225
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday.
Check in is after 4:00 PM on the day of your arrival; check out is before 10:00 AM on the day of your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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