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The Carriage House at Sunflower Farm -- a luxurious retreat for two!

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


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Spacious One Bedroom, One Bath with Panoramic Water View & King-size Bed

Superb saltwater views! Indulge yourself in this spacious, sunny, deluxe new second floor apartment with private balcony & lounge chairs just steps from the water. Built and furnished with loving care in 2013. Hardwood floors, ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchen with gas range, microwave, refrigerator & dishwasher, dining for two inside and outside, large bathroom with shower, washer & dryer, comfortable living room with two oversize easy chairs and a couch large enough to nap on, excellent lighting, HD TV with Direct TV and premium channels, wifi included, a writing desk, library, and the most sumptuous king-size bed money can buy. You'll spend many happy hours relaxing in this plush apartment and enjoy moonlight & stars sparkling on the water from your own large balcony.

Stunning water views from inside & outside of the Carriage House, fenced gardens, rolling lawns, tidal Salt Pond (a 4-mile long inlet from the ocean) and Carleton Island, where eagles and osprey nest. Four acre property offers peaceful privacy, a freshwater stream, Adirondack chairs in sunny or shady spots to enjoy cocktails or a good book, recreation and a vista of the adjacent blueberry barren. Stick close to home with beautiful Blue Hill village's shops, bookstore, gourmet food & wine, restaurants, galleries, museums, concert-quality chamber music, live theater, hospital, library, hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, swimming or tennis (3 golf courses within 20 miles) -- or explore nearby historic Castine, Cape Rosier, Ellsworth, Bucksport, Stonington and Deer Isle.

Our area is home to the Wooden Boat School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Blue Hill Bach, Marine Environmental Research Institute, 1815 Holt House, scenic Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory. Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Bangor are all within an hour's drive. There is loads to see and do -- as much or as little as you'd prefer! Your hosts, who have lived in the area for 40 years, will happily provide you with local information and insider's tips.

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More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Wendy & Ken Schweikert
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

About Wendy & Ken Schweikert

Sunflower Farm is our home. Wendy & Ken love good food and wine, beautiful architecture and gardens, history, theatre, music, interesting people and worldwide travel. We're delighted to be your hosts in Maine and share the insider's secrets we have learned about the area we've called home for 4 decades. Also, Wendy is a Notary Public and thereby authorized to perform marriages by the State of Maine.

Wendy & Ken Schweikert purchased this apartment in 1993

Why Wendy & Ken Schweikert chose Downeast and Acadia

Sunflower Farm is a gorgeous property bordered by a fresh water stream flowing into the Salt Pond, a 4-mile long inlet from the ocean. Sited on a shallow tidal cove framed by Carleton Island, home to a nesting pair of bald eagles, osprey, blue herons, ducks and seals, it is a Maine paradise. Ancient Abenaki tribes once used this land as their summer camping grounds.

What makes this apartment unique

You'll appreciate use of this exclusive, private estate and the quiet beauty of natural surroundings. Sunflower Farm has 4 acres to explore, filled with gardens, squirrels, birdsong, and several separate outdoor seating areas featuring comfortable Adirondack chairs in sun or shade. Enjoy a good book or breathe in the fresh air and beautiful water views. You may use our kayaks (2 singles or a double) to explore the Salt Pond. Use our private pool to swim and sunbathe or get refreshed in the bubbling stream.


based on 35 traveler reviews

The Carriage House at Sunflower Farm -- a luxurious retreat for two!
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Super comfortable with awesome views

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Most perfect home away from home! Every detail was considered in this peaceful retreat, from the thoughtful handwritten note to the spotless cozy furnishings. If you are headed down east, this should be your destination to the way life should be.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Peaceful relaxing water front setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The Carriage House Apartment is just perfect for a couple that wants a quiet stress free stay on the water. Ken and Wendy are wonderful hosts. They have binders in the Carriage House with organized materials on places to visit and local restaurants. They also provide kayaks where you can explore the waters of the salt pond that backs onto their property. Not only is the deck a wonderful place to enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine, there are places through out the property that you can sit, relax, and enjoy the view. Really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

All I can say is you have to stay there. All superlatives. Water views, privacy, cleanliness, convenience, stocked, equipped, recreation, bikes furnished, kayaks furnished, pool, eagles, ducks, geese. Beware, you will find it hard to tear yourself away to see Acadia, Castine, Stoningham, and other sights, and will look forward to relaxing there at the end of the day.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The Carriage House at Sunflower Farm is Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Carriage House at Sunflower Farm. The apartment was sunny and airy, with beautiful views. It was clean and well equipped with nice touches, such as the softest robes we have ever worn. Wendy and Ken provided well organized binders with lots of helpful information about the area, restaurants, interesting sites and recreation. We took advantage of the kayaks and paddled out onto Salt Pond where saw the resident harbor seal twice! The pool was lovely and refreshing on an especially warm day. Thanks to you, Wendy and Ken for making our two weeks in Blue Hill a continued love affair with Maine. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very comfortable with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

Wendy and Ken provide a homey place that gives you a chance to enjoy nature at its best. Love having all the comforts of home so we did not have to find restaurants every night. Close enough to Arcadia Parks. However, Schoodic Point is the park to visit. Thank you Wendy and Ken for another relaxful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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"A quaint old New England coastal village with typical architecture & pristine harbor. Bring ..."
"Take a scenic bridge across Eggemoggin Reach (immortalized in Dan Fogelberg's song The Reach..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Barncastle Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Island Country Club
Nearest Train
138 Miles
Portland- Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Acadia Highway (U.S. Route 1)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Barncastle Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Causeway Beach, Deer Isle
Car: necessary

Discover picturesque Blue Hill Village or hike blueberry-covered slopes of Blue Hill Mountain. Experience the galleries, studios, and antique shops of Brooklin and Sedgwick. Watch lobster boats slip through the morning fog on Eggemoggin Reach off Brooksville. Visit the historic sites and unique shops of Castine. Explore glorious bays and charming inlets under paddle, sail, or power. Enroll in painting, drawing & crafts classes with noted professionals. This is small town living at its very best!


Rates & Availability

Blue Hill Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring Season
May 6 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Minimum 3-night stay required (must either start on Saturday or end on Saturday) in May, June, Sept. 10-30, October. 7-night minimum Saturday to Saturday from June 25 - Sept. 10, 2016. Rates inc.1-time cleaning at end of stay. $50 discount off each week on a 2+week stay.

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Blue Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom with washer/dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Luxurious King-size bed, comfy pillows, closet & storage
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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