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The Garaj Mahal on the Salt Pond ~ Your Home Away from Home!

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Last updated: 08/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

Keywords: 'Home Away from Home'

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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed:

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  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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  • Jacuzzi tub

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. The Blue Hill Country Club is private....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Very quiet and pristine saltwater cove off Blue Hill Bay - seals, osprey, bald eagles - picnic table and chairs in a quiet spot at the shore, 75 feet from your accommodations! ...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, muffins & coffee. And ART!!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Yes, you can see the water from almost any direction. And there is a quiet, private spot right on the shore with chairs and picnic table just for you!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are on the Salt Pond, which is a very quiet and relaxing part of the ocean, off Blue Hill Bay. Home to seals, active bald eagle nest, osprey, shore birds, ducks, and otters-you're in good company!...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:

    We are at the end of a 25-acre peninsula - safe, secure and very quiet....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

  • Golf:

    Several courses, both pubic and private, in the area....moreless

  • 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 are provided and required. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts nearby....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 18 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$130 $150
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to mid-June we have rentals for a minimum of 3-nights. After Labor Day we will also rent a minimum of three-night stays. Please call or email for clarification if this new pricing model is not clear. We love to talk with potential guests to answer any questions you might have. And if you have a special event coming up and need special arrangements, please call and let us know what you need - we will try to accommodate you.


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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 when we came to Blue Hill weekends until we started building in 2001. We are consummate travelers 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, ME, USA:
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 . . .

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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 . . .

  • 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

  • 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, August 27, 2016

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