The Garaj Mahal on the Salt Pond ~ Your Home Away from Home!(50 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath with jetted tub and shower, (Sleeps 2)
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.
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Member since: 2008
- On floor 2
- 800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Bed (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Jacuzzi tub
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course Front:
- Water View:
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
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Jun 17 - Oct 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 9%
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
One-half the rental as a non-refundable deposit is due within 48 hours of reservation; the balance is due two weeks prior to arrival. PayPal or personal check.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!
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.
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Your home away from home . . .
Sunset skies are phenomenal!
Dining area with water views
At the end of a long day, your queen-size bed awaits!
Everything you might need to prepare your favorite meal.
Elm trees line the driveway
Your private picnic spot on the shore - quiet, restful and a gorgeous view!
Early summer beauty
Hard to beat this beautiful sky
Yes, another . . .
Relax with your favorite book - enjoy the silence.
Just one gorgeous scene after another . . .
Kitchen with water views - you won't even mind cooking once in a while!
Comfy and Cozy
Full bath with jetted tub
Desk area with WiFi
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
Lovely lupine blooms in June
View from the park in downtown Blue Hill
And another glorious sunset . . . perfect way to end your day.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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