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guest cottage, 1 bed/1ba, 10x20' deck, garden, 6 min walk to beach
15 x 12 ' alcove separated by Belgian linen drapes on track
Super comfy king size bed in a 12' x 12' alcove separated by heavy Belgian linen curtains mounted on a ceiling track. Nigh tables on each side, a TV and built-in closets + drawers complete the bedroom. Black-out shades are on the windows although the morning sun rises in the opposite direction. No detail was spared on the bed itself: a firm, high-end mattress is topped by a thick, organic, open cell, green tea gel infused, memory foam layer; the king sized pillows are a bamboo shredded memory foam, adjustable to accommodate side, back and stomach sleepers alike. All this luxury is wrapped in fresh, 100% cotton percale linens. Extra attention given to prevent allergens and the only bed bugs that could hack into the mattress and pillows, would need an engineering degree.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Pets allowed - proof of vax, zero flea tolerance, penalties applyproof of vax, zero flea tolerance, penalties apply
Smoking allowed - strict only outdoor designated areasstrict only outdoor designated areas
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults) - 1 very comfortable king bed1 very comfortable king bed
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- PLEASE DO NOT BOOK THIS PROPERTY BEFORE READING THE RENTAL AGREEMENT, AND PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO POINT #6
- $20 pet fee x night, 1 pet max. Well behaved, housebroken dogs only. Cannot be left alone on premises, poop-bags provided, pick up hair before leaving
- No smoking indoors & near windows. 2 comfortable, designated areas available. Pls dispose of debris in secured bags before leaving. Ashtrays available
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Minimum 2-day vacancy between guest stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
- english, french, german, spanish, italian
About Fabiola Zambon
I guess one could say that our move to Maine falls under the category of "climate change related." This area boasts boondocks affordability with enhanced cultural perks as it is a center for art, music and literature. I came here in 2017, from West LA with my better half, Rocco and our dog, Otto. I am originally from Milan, Italy and have lived in the US ever since my college days in Vermont. Rocco and I love to travel, try new restaurants and visit friends. Between the two of us , we speak several languages: Italian, French, German, Spanish, some Russian and a sprinkle of Mandarin (being Swiss, Rocco is the real polyglot.) I work for a boutique book printing company, as well as interior design, and Rocco is retired from the banking industry. We both like jazz and blues, we are movie fans, dog lovers and addicted to pondering our good fortune. Although we have not lived in Maine for long, we are happy to share the little treasures we have discovered around here. Our culture shock is still fresh enough to enable us to give tips on things that might otherwise seem obvious to a real Mainer--like what time of day deer are most likely to cross the street or what in the world might that strange animal sound be. We like our privacy and are clean and respectful. We are generally available for a glass of wine on the lawn or we can be invisible according to preference.
Fabiola Zambon purchased this guest house/pension in 2017
Why Fabiola Zambon chose Blue Hill
This property is the perfect distance from town to afford its private, rural feeling. It abuts the wild, coastal forested American Legion property, which accounts for an exciting closeness to nature. For instance, one late night, last spring, my dog and I heard a bloodcurdling scream come from the pitch black woods; both of us were left unsettled by what we had heard, even by morning. I sifted through youtube, ignoring results about Sasquatch and ghosts, until I came across the exact same sound: fox vixen warning cry. Later that month, I put up a deer fence for the dog, but my city self is rather glad that it doubles as deer, turkey, fox, bear, fisher cat and moose keeper-outer. At a distance just over twice the length of the property, the ocean is close enough to pop down for a swim and far enough not to cause inexorable salt damage to everything we own, and the views are an ever changing spectacle which I still have to force myself to stop photographing with my phone. From the satellite, Maine has the largest expanse of darkness in the contiguous US which means the starry nights are arresting. The quietness at night was also a huge change from our Los Angeles apartment's special treats, such as waking up to Tuesday morning garbage collection, sirens wailing, hovering helicopters searching for escaped criminals, homeless people having a fit, and music blasting from passing cars. I heard that some city people miss all that noise, but we aren't among them.
What makes this guest house/pension unique
It's a happy balance of being far enough from civilization without being isolated. Sitting on the lawn or deck is peaceful and nature provides constant change as a setting, whether it's an amazing sunset, colorful foliage, winter "smoke on the water" or flowers, bumblebees and woodpeckers. This property lends itself to the enjoyment of each season. During the summer, the beach is often deserted as it is only used by a handful of neighbors with a ROW. There are hiking paths across the street that double as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter months. The fall foliage is so vivacious that it hurts your eyes. The spring brings blooms and fresh grass smells. And if I get sick of all this bucolic beauty and want to indulge city urges, I can be in Boston or NYC in under 2 hrs door-to-door. It is the closest thing to heaven for me.