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Recent Blue Hill property reviews

  • Heaven on Toddy Pond

    "The Birks' home on the pristine Maine lake known as Toddy Pond is a quintessential Maine cabin paradise. From the moment you make a reservation inquiry, to the moment you finally turn down the long, winding, magical unpaved road to this beautiful cabin in the woods on Jeremiah Cove, Jane and Alan make you feel like a welcomed guest. This was our second time renting the Birks' cabin and we did so for two weeks this time around, as one week flew by far too quickly when we last came. Other than a few upgrades here and there, the place is in the same pseudo-rustic state as last time, and we could not have been happier because of it. There is nothing like being on a lake deep in the woods while having all the comforts of home (dishwasher, three full bathrooms, clothes washer/dryer, etc.). The Birks have found the perfect balance of rustic Maine charm and modern convenience. The decor of the cabin - from the furniture to the artwork - is comfortable and easy. And the beds are all very comfortable too. There is no air conditioning, but it hardly ever gets hot enough in Maine to need it and you don't travel to the middle of nowhere in the woods - fresh air blowing off the lake - only to close the windows and jack up the A/C. Mosquitos in the evenings are plentiful; a little insect repellent and a few citronella candles go a long way toward eliminating that problem. From quiet mornings on the private dock watching the sun rise, to diving off the floating barge150 feet from shore, to floating in an inner tube, to kayaking, swimming, fishing, swinging in the 2-person hammock, and settling back down on the dock to watch one of the most amazing sunsets you'll ever see, followed by a cookout and campfire, there is enough to do here for days on end without ever leaving. If you do get the itch to venture out and explore the area, there is a ton to do. We chartered a private boat tour of Bar Harbor with Capt. Shaw (Sea Venture Boat Tours) aboard his converted lobster boat-highly recommended-and had a few amazing dining experiences at Arbor Vine restaurant. The only bad part about the Birk's Cabin is having to leave after a week or two to go home. Otherwise, it's pure tranquility and absolute heaven."
    Guest: T. Finn Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: July 20, 2013
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  • Charmer in Blue Hill

    "Our family of five rented this house along with another family. Our group consisted of four adults and six children ranging in age from 7 to 15. This house served as our base of operations for our 2013 summer vacation in Maine. The house was large enough to comfortably accommodate all of us. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, with plenty of linens. The house also had a dining room table that allowed all of us to sit together for meals. There was a large side yard for the children to play in and also a closet full of board games to keep them occupied. The porch was a favorite place to sip on a beverage while enjoying the breeze off the bay. Blue Hill was a great place to vacation. We were not too far from hiking in Acadia and Blue Hill, shopping in Bar Harbor, and exploring all of the little towns, coves, and hidden treasures the area has to offer. The owner was fantastic. She was very friendly and helpful. She gave us local hints regarding shopping and dining, she provided tips regarding hiking in Blue Hill and Acadia, and she even helped us find the best place to get local lobster."
    Guest: Loving Summer Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: August 14, 2013
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  • A perfect place in the woods

    "We have been making regular trips to Down East Maine for many years and a few years ago happened upon the beautiful and very tranquil retreat at Woods Pond in Blue Hill. Vicki has built a wonderful little house that combines the best of both worlds: tucked away in the woods on the lake yet readily accessible to all that Down East has to offer; all the important modern amenities while offering an escape from the usual hustle and bustle. While we look forward to hiking, biking, paddling, and enjoying the outdoors when in Maine, one can really do as much or as little as one wants from this perfect home base. Although the weather this past year was the best overall that we have experienced, we find when we are at Woods Pond that it does not make much difference in the end - if it rains, we just stay in and relax, read, cook, listen to music and the rain on the roof, even stroll around a bit or just sit on the porch. It is the perfect place to get away from it all and listen to the quiet. You will be welcomed warmly upon your arrival and given a quick introduction to the retreat. Vicki clearly loves this retreat and we are thrilled every year we go back that she has chosen to share the experience with us. Thank you, Vicki!"
    Guest: Joanne Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: March 30, 2014
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  • Great, Restful Vacation in a Beautiful Maine Home!

    "I cannot rave enough about our stay in this wonderful home in what has to be one of the most scenic, idyllic spots in America! My wife and daughter had the previous good fortune of staying in this home last year while vacationing in Maine and when my son and I returned with them earlier this month we discovered they had not exaggerated the beauty or experience. The home has all the amenities one could possibly need or want and is furnished with top notch appliances, furniture, electronics, and is beautifully decorated and appointed. Our family took advantage of a morning kayak paddle every day we were there since the property is a few short feet to the scenic Bagaduce River. We were rewarded with breathtaking nature, including a daily excursion to watch several bald eagles in their natural habitat. The home is a short distance to Acadia National Park and day trips to Blue Hill, Bar Harbor, Jordan Pond, Schoodic Point, Deer Isle, and other sites are easy and a must for anyone visiting the area. Also, if you are a seafood lover, this place is paradise. We ate Lobstah and/ or steamahs or some other delicacy daily. The only "downside" of our entire trip was watching Good Morning America one day during our visit and seeing that this area (actually Acadia NP) was voted "GMA's Favorite Place in America". I guess our secret is now out...."
    Guest: David Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 2014
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Blue Hill Travel Tips

Find Adventure at Blue Hills Vacation Rentals

Love the mountains and the beach? Experience both in beautiful Acadia National Park; this stunning location is filled with grand cliffs, spectacular glaciers, and rugged terrain and is amazingly close to the Atlantic Ocean. Smart travelers will settle into one of the Blue Hills vacation rentals, which are located within striking distance of a variety of scenic areas. Here you'll be able to take a walk along a pebble stone beach or go for a hike in the hills, and with almost 120 miles of trails forged in these mountains and along the shoreline, any visitor to this beautiful area will be delighted with the abundant opportunities to explore.

The Pride of Maine

Blue Hill lodging also places you close to a variety of geological miracles that never cease to amaze and delight visitors. Make sure you check out Thunder Hole, for example; it's a place where the jagged cliffs meet the pounding surf, and the noise has been compared to the sound of thunder. Or hike Pemetic Mountain, and when you reach the top, take in a stunning 360-degree view. You've still barely scratched the surface of the wonders of this national park.

Nightlife and Entertainment

Renting one of the Acadia cottages is a cozy alternative to bland and often pricey hotels, and not only does it put you close to nature's beauties, but it also allows you to take advantage of all the local entertainment. In nearby Bar Harbor, you'll find a wide variety of restaurants, shopping, museums, bars, and music. You can also go kayaking, whale-watching, climbing, and even golfing. A great place for travelers, this area has something for everyone with spas, trolley rides, and even an art-deco theater. You'll never forget the rich experiences you have as a visitor, and Blue Hills vacation rentals give you the perfect place from which to enjoy it all.

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