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Françoise Gervais, Scott Blanchard

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

4 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

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Overview

Downeast and Acadia Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 2013. 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 is handicapped- accessible (ask owner for details), has Direct TV, and is completely wireless. Plus, we are happy to share a sampling of our fresh vegetables from the garden when available!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Françoise Gervais, Scott Blanchard (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

'Perfectly Lovely' Two Bedroom Guest Cottage 1/2 mi to village, beach, mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

On Cue the Deer Arrive at Dusk

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned home from our SECOND stay at Peters Hill Guest Cottage. Once again, Francoise and Scott welcomed us as guests and provided a very comfortable guest home for our long weekend with our son and my parents. In the morning the sun welcomed us into the kitchen, and on cue, we admired the deer in the field each night at dusk. This country setting made us feel right at home, and in an architecture that delicately blends New England and Europe. We enjoyed returning to the estate setting each evening after our excursions, and then prepared home cooked meals for our family in the guest cottage kitchen. This weekend we traveled to Bar Harbor and supported our son as he participated in the MDI marathon. We also patronized local Blue Hill restaurants and businesses each day during our stay. We will absolutely return to Peter's Hill Guest Cottage for our third visit sometime in the near future, and we're already looking forward to it! Thank you again Francoise & Scott

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in this lovely place. Blue Hill is a perfect location for Maine, close enough for Arcadia NP and also for Deer Isle. Peters Hill guest house is a perfect location in Blue Hill, quiet, but still close enough to Blue Hill itself. Francoise and Scott are very nice and helpfull people who provided us with everything we needed. If one day we can come back to Maine we will definitely go back to their beautifull place. Thanks Tim, Regine and Luka (Lübeck, Germany)

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Beautiful cottage, wonderful hosts, great spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful vacation property. The cottage is charmingly beautiful, immaculately clean and user-friendly. The owners are perfectly helpful, warm and friendly, but wholly unobtrusive. We stayed 11 days, with our 3 teenagers, all of whom shared the upstairs living space with no complaints. Blue Hill is a fun little town. Swimming and kayaking in the harbor (with 2 kayaks provided by the owners, as well as a canoe) is a must, where 4 seals are frequently seen frolicking around. There is a beautiful hike up Blue Hill Mountain a 5-minute drive from the cottage. Try to catch a play put on by the New Surrey Theater Company in the Blue Hill Town Hall. Acadia National Park is a 45-minute drive away. Highly recommend hiking up Cadillac Mountain via the West Face. And you have to see the Lumberjack Show, an easy 30 minute drive away. All of the little towns on the peninsula are also worth visiting. Don't miss the best Mexican restaurant in the Northeast, El El Frijoles, a 15-20 minute drive away. We also had a lovely sail in Acadia, using a local sailing company whose brochure can be found in the cottage. Cannot recommend this property enough to anyone looking for the quintessential Maine summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Perfectly lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (including two teenagers) stayed in the Peter's Hill Guest Cottage for 5 nights in July/August, and 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 spent much of our time in Acadia and other parts of Mt. Desert Island, which are easily accessible from the cottage. We hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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 you 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.

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Rates & Availability

Blue Hill Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Autumn
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,185
 
 
Winter Rental
Nov 1 2016 - Jun 17 2017
180 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $225
Pet Fee $125
Refundable Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rental Rates:
Summer Rates: June 29 through August 31 $1075 per week
Early Fall Rates: August 31 through September 28 $975 per week
Rates are discounted $100 per week for each additional week of your stay beyond one week.

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Downeast and Acadia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 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 a futon sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • 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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