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Gracious, Cozy Farmhouse Perfect for Wedding Guests/Reunions!

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The arbor that brought the Rousseau's to Blue Hill in 1923.

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Last updated: 12/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Blue Hill farmhouse description

'ARBOR HOUSE' is an 1840 Maine Farmhouse lovingly owned and maintained by the same family since 1923. There are six bedrooms, three full baths and an outdoor shower. The kitchen has an old Atlantic Clarion woodstove (unusable) and new gas stove. This charming home would be perfect for family gatherings, weddings, reunions and retreats or just quietly bask in the warmth of Down East hospitality.

'Arbor House' has a priceless ambiance reflecting years of family memories and the love of many Maine summers together; it wraps itself around you like an old quilt. All this on the edge of one of Maine's most charming villages far removed from the over development of southern Maine. Upscale restaurants, shops catering to the local gentry, beautiful waterfront at every turn and cultural events to excess, make this a perfect vacation destination. Beautiful Blue Hill, 'Arbor House', the old barn, 18 acres of lawn, fields, forest and walks await you.

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Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Waterfront:

                One mile away at Blue Hill Harbor...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Summer
                  Jul 1 - Sep 13, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,600 $6,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,600
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  $300 deposit upon booking. Balance due two weeks before arrival.


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                  Last updated: 12/03/2014
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                  Location

                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Marlintini's
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Arborvine, Barn Castle,
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Blue Hill Town Park

                  Car: Necessary

                  Blue Hill Fair Labor Day weekend (5 days)

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1923

                  About the owner: Arbor House has been in our family since 1923 when our grandfather, ADM Harry Rousseau, bought it site unseen. His wife Gladys, a landscape designer, was furious. But when she saw the white picket fence and arbor she said, 'I love it'. Harry and Gladys, with their three sons, Pete, Billy and Bard lived at AH from May 1 to October 31 in their early years. ADM Rousseau died in 1930 but Gladys and her sons enjoyed many pleasurable years in Blue Hill. The family members are buried there. We, too, have fond memories of summers in Maine. We particularly remember entering the Blue Hill Flower Show, catching crabs on the beach and exercising trotters at the local fair grounds. Our memories still live at our beloved Arbor House. Alexandra (Zan) Stark, Wendy Powell, Polly Roessler and Lenie Epifano, all of which has been possible because of our dear mother, Mary Rousseau.

                  Why the Owner Chose Blue Hill:
                  Arbor House has lovingly been in our family since 1923. Our grandfather, Harry Rousseau, bought it sight unseen AND without informing his wife, Gladys and three sons. Once Gladys arrived at Arbor House and the white arbor she said, Harry, all is forgiven, I love it!! Many family members have enjoyed AH and lovely Blue Hill.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                  walk to groceries/town/Blue Hill Harbor, many unique shops and restaurants.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The arbor that brought the Rousseau's to Blue Hill in 1923.

                    The arbor that brought the Rousseau's to Blue Hill in 1923.

                  • Our colorful kitchen with gas stove and non working wood burning stove

                    Our colorful kitchen with gas stove and non working wood burning stove

                  • Second floor 'yellow' room

                    Second floor 'yellow' room

                  • hand finished dining table by Gladys

                    hand finished dining table by Gladys

                  • Blue Hill from Country Club

                    Blue Hill from Country Club

                  • The lavender room

                    The lavender room

                  • Upstairs 'green room'

                    Upstairs 'green room'

                  • Great view of Blue Hill Mountain had disappeared for years. Now it's back!!

                    Great view of Blue Hill Mountain had disappeared for years. Now it's back!!

                  • Sitting Room

                    Sitting Room

                  • butler's pantry

                    butler's pantry

                  • Gladys Rousseau's bedroom as she always had it.

                    Gladys Rousseau's bedroom as she always had it.

                  • Hooked carpet grandmother, Gladys made
depicting her extraordinary life.

                    Hooked carpet grandmother, Gladys made depicting her extraordinary life.

                  • Our great birch's 'immaculate conception'

                    Our great birch's 'immaculate conception'

                  • downstairs queen bedroom with full bath

                    downstairs queen bedroom with full bath

                  • Upstair 'red room'

                    Upstair 'red room'

                  • Front Porch. Gazebo in back
of Arbor House

                    Front Porch. Gazebo in back of Arbor House

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Monday, December 08, 2014

                  $1,600 per week (USD)
                  2

                  6 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/03/2014
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                  (703) 395-7552 (Virginia, USA)

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