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The Garaj Mahal on the Salt Pond

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Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Blue Hill apartment description

This lovely 800-square foot apartment is on the granite shores of the Salt Pond, a four-mile long saltwater cove opening on Blue Hill Bay and home to bald eagles, seals, osprey, kingfishers, and a myriad of aquatic birds. It's a great place for kayaking or just sitting on the shore with a good book. The apartment, on a very quiet five acres with panoramic water views, is a cozy place to hang out. There are some nice walks and bike rides nearby, or drive four miles to the village where you'll find several great restaurants, galleries, quality shops, an bookstores, a wonderful library and a supermarket.

For a terrific view of the coast, from the mountains of Acadia to the islands of Penobscot Bay, take one of the trails up Blue Hill Mountain, just a few minutes from the village. Besides the world famous Wooden Boat School in neighboring Brooklin and The Haystack Mountain School on Deer Isle there are almost endless opportunities for education and activity on the Blue Hill Peninsula. You might want to participate in an oil or pastel class with award-winning artist Carolyn Caldwell - (check her website under her name plus dot com.) And if chamber music is to your liking, you won't want to miss one of the weekly chamber music concerts at Kneisel Hall where for over 100 years they have educated young classical music students as well as offering concerts by renowned performers, including members of the Julliard String Quartet.

Acadia National Park is just beautiful beyond description and only a short drive away. Hike dozens of mountain trails, bike the well-maintained carriage roads, spend the day at Sand Beach, drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain and watch the sun rise or set. Watch one of the 100-plus cruise ships come into Bar Harbor. The town is loaded with restaurants, shopping, nature cruises and other diversions.

For those of you drawn to the watery side of the coast of Maine, Blue Hill sits in the middle of what some consider the finest sailing grounds in the world. The rugged coast, with innumerable islands, coves, bays and harbors, is a paradise for kayakers and those who want to spend a half day or several days aboard an old schooner seeing Maine as Verrazano and Champlain did.

Know that your hosts want you to have an excellent vacation, and Maine is full of people and places to ensure that you do.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • In a quiet spot on the shore we've provided a picnic table and chairs for those leisurely days when you just want to 'get away from it all.'...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Lots of travel guides, brochures, maps, etc. to help you plan your vacation....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                From rock to classical and most everything in between...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Video Library:

                We have lots of DVD's for those quiet stay-at-home evenings as there is no TV reception available....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Miniature Golf
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                Art galleries, restaurants, fantastic library, chamber music at Kneisel Hall, waterfront park, shops...moreless

              • Golf Course Front:

                The nearest public course is about 20 miles away - Bucksport or Deer Isle...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Very quiet and pristine saltwater cove off Blue Hill Bay - seals, osprey, bald eagles ...moreless

              • Village:

                Quaint New England village with church steeples, waterfront park, lovely library with free WiFi, co-op with locally grown produce, cheeses, meat, fresh bread, fresh muffins & great coffee...moreless

              • Water View:

                Yes, you can see the water from almost any direction....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                We are on the Salt Pond, which is a very quiet and relaxing part of Blue Hill Bay....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 2 people

              General

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Sofa, chairs, end tables - just what you need to help you relax after a fun day!...moreless

              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                There is plenty of parking for your small boat/trailer if you wish to bring it along....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Free local calling...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Wood Stove:

                The wood pellet stove is easy to use and will take the chill off your early summer or late fall evenings....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                And coffee to get you started!...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everything one needs ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                You can make everything from a casual breakfast to a lobster dinner....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Self-cleaning...moreless

              Outside

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Free use of kayaks here on the Salt Pond - two singles or one double. There is also a canoe if you'd prefer. Life jackets provided. ...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Tennis:

                Public tennis courts nearby....moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Spring 2015
              May 1 - Jun 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $110
              $700
              Summer 2015
              Jun 13 - Oct 17, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $800

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 8%

              Notes:

              PLEASE NOTE: Prior to mid-June we have rentals for a minimum of 3-nights. Please call or email for clarification if this new pricing model is not clear. We love to talk with potential guests to answer questions you might have.

              We require 1/2 (non-refundable) deposit to hold the reservation with the balance due upon arrival. We do not charge an extra cleaning fee nor ask you to pay the extra damage protection fee; we just ask that everything be left the same as when you arrive.


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              Location

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              50 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Bangor (BGR), Bar Harbor (BHB), Portland (PWM)
              4 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              20 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              To Isle au Haut - part of Acadia National Park
              4 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Deer Isle, Blue Hill (private), Bucksport
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Route 172
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Lots of great restaurants in the area

              Car: Necessary

              The Wooden Boat School in Brooklin is 20 minutes away, Acadia National Park is less than an hour, dozens of art galleries, jewelers, potters, The Stonington Opera House and The Grand in Ellsworth both show movies and have live productions. Local theater groups perform throughout the summer, street dances with an award-winning steel band, Kneisel Hall is one of the greatest summer features in Blue Hill - world class musicians perform in a very intimate setting and the annual Blue Hill Fair held on Labor Day weekend. There is so much to do you'll need a vacation from your vacation!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1997

              About the owner: We purchased our land in 1997 and pitched our tent on the shore weekends when we came to Blue Hill until we started building in 2001. We are consummate travelers as well so we know what makes for a comfortable 'home away from home.' And, we also love living where we do. We find the ocean relaxing and beautiful - watching the bald eagles fly by, listening for the osprey, kingfishers, and terns, observing seals on the rocks and having them play peek-a-boo with you as you kayak the Salt Pond - so much to enjoy - well, come see for yourself. It is a magical place!

              Why the Owner Chose Blue Hill:
              There is so much beauty all around . . . there is nothing so soothing as sitting on the shore and watching birds, seals, bald eagles and osprey catch a meal, knowing you don't have to work that hard - you just have to choose which one of the great local restaurants where you will enjoy your next meal.

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              Kayaks are available for your use here on the Salt Pond - paddle in the early morning and find yourself in the midst of seals sunning themselves or bald eagles hunting for breakfast for their young chicks.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • Your home away from home . . .

                Your home away from home . . .

              • Your private picnic spot on the shore - quiet, restful and a gorgeous view!

                Your private picnic spot on the shore - quiet, restful and a gorgeous view!

              • Kitchen with water views - you won't even mind cooking once in a while!

                Kitchen with water views - you won't even mind cooking once in a while!

              • Comfy and Cozy

                Comfy and Cozy

              • Full bath with jetted tub

                Full bath with jetted tub

              • Desk area with WiFi

                Desk area with WiFi

              • Another beautiful view!  And, the ducks are having a fun day, too.

                Another beautiful view! And, the ducks are having a fun day, too.

              • Kayaks for your use on the Salt Pond - two singles and a double and also a canoe

                Kayaks for your use on the Salt Pond - two singles and a double and also a canoe

              • Early summer beauty

                Early summer beauty

              • Hard to beat this beautiful sky

                Hard to beat this beautiful sky

              • Yes, another . . .

                Yes, another . . .

              • Relax with your favorite book - enjoy the silence.

                Relax with your favorite book - enjoy the silence.

              • Just one gorgeous scene after another . . .

                Just one gorgeous scene after another . . .

              • Sunset skies are phenomenal!

                Sunset skies are phenomenal!

              • Dining area with water views

                Dining area with water views

              • At the end of a long day, your queen-size bed awaits!

                At the end of a long day, your queen-size bed awaits!

              • Everything you might need to prepare your favorite meal.

                Everything you might need to prepare your favorite meal.

              • Elm trees line the driveway

                Elm trees line the driveway

              • Lovely lupine blooms in June

                Lovely lupine blooms in June

              • View from the park in downtown Blue Hill

                View from the park in downtown Blue Hill

              • And another glorious sunset . . . perfect way to end your day.

                And another glorious sunset . . . perfect way to end your day.

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Saturday, December 06, 2014

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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

              View calendar: Updated 12/06/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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              Member since: 2008
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/06/2014
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              (207) 374-3737 (Maine, USA)

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