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Waterfront Summer Cottage on Blue Hill Bay from a by-Gone Era

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Just minutes away from scenic Blue Hill, Gruesome Gables was built as a summer cottage in 1885. From the moment you walk up the wide steps you will feel the crisp air and whispering pines rejuvenate your spirit as you step back in time.

Gather friends and family around the huge dining room table, light some candles and throw on some Louis Armstrong. Linger over dinner, then repair to the porch, perhaps with a blanket to ward off the slight chill, then, reluctantly, fall asleep to the calls of loons on the bay.

Wake up and take a bike to explore the small winding roads, or kayak the coves and harbour. Bring your own boat and take advantage of a floating dock and mooring ball capable of holding a 50 foot sailboat. If it's foggy, get a copy of Robert McCloskey's 'Time of Wonder' from the Library, curl up with your children on a couch, and get a true sense of the place that has attracted families for generations.

Climb to the top of Blue Hill Mountain, take a day trip to Acadia National Park, steam lobsters, read a book, do a trip with the Maine Environmental Research Institute, visit the Wooden Boat School, explore the antique shops of Stonington and Deer Isle- there is as much or as little as a person could want to fill a day.

These will be memories you'll not soon forget.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • DSL High Speed Internet, Bike and kayak rental available in town

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August
Aug 2 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,500
September
Sep 6 - Sep 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $700
  • Cleaning Fee $300
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

One half of base rental required as non-refundable deposit with signed lease. Second half of rental fee, cleaning fee, Maine hotel tax, and security deposit payable two weeks in advance of rental. Security deposit returned within 10 days of departure assuming no damage.


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Photos

  • Gruesome Gables c. 1895

    Gruesome Gables c. 1895

  • The expansive dining room

    The expansive dining room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • 2nd Master Bedroom with Private bath

    2nd Master Bedroom with Private bath

  • Twin Beds with shared bath (BR4)

    Twin Beds with shared bath (BR4)

  • View from house towards cove

    View from house towards cove

  • View from rocks at high tide

    View from rocks at high tide

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Southern half of the great room

    Southern half of the great room

  • Master Bedroom, King Bed

    Master Bedroom, King Bed

  • Master Shower

    Master Shower

  • Queen Bed with shared bath (BR3)

    Queen Bed with shared bath (BR3)

  • Single Bed with shared bath (BR5)

    Single Bed with shared bath (BR5)

  • View of Cove

    View of Cove

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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4.5
  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 05/06/2015
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