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Charming Cottage on Beautiful Blue Hill Harbor

(6 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, sleeps 4, not winerized!

Location Location Location! This small, secluded, two bedroom cottage is big on views and ambiance. The Danforth is built right on the water's edge. Listening to the lapping of the water or watching the activity on the harbor is mesmerizing whether at sunrise or sunset, in the soft fog or crisp light. There is always something to do or contemplate.

From the house you can look for sea glass on one of our two little beaches, launch rented kayaks or canoes, walk in the woods, or just sit and read by the fire. Sailing lessons are offered at the nearby yacht club and day sail charters are available through a local company. In town there are all kinds of educational and cultural programs for children as well as adults, many fine restaurants, galleries and craft shops. There are wonderful trails up Blue Hill Mountain. Acadia National Park is less than an hour away. The famous Wooden Boat School in Brooklin is a 20 minute drive.

Blue Hill is all about charm. The Danforth Cottage is all about you - from blueberry pancakes in the morning to steamed lobsters at night. It won't take long to discover that there is nothing more magical than a summer in Maine....

PLEASE CHECK THE AVAILABILITY ON THE CALENDAR BEFORE CONTACTING THE OWNER and because the cottage is not winterized, it closes the beginning of October.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is NOT a party pad!...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Paying a cleaner to come weekly if you are staying more than one week is required for a Minimum of 3 hrs at $25 an hour Paying the cleaners $120 at the end of your stay is also required....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Set on the inner harbor Access to two pocket beaches via stairs...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Beautiful Views of harbor - in enclosed porch Beautiful views from enclosed porch ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:

    There are no channels on the TV There is Apple TV with access to Netflix etc....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    High Ceilings, huge picture window, fire place, small T.V....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    In front of cottage there is plenty...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Only local service...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    wood provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr Coffee, Espresso Machine and Frother in Pantry...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    In Pantry...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Deck / Patio


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%


There is a $120 cleaning fee to be paid directly to the cleaner at the emd of your stay and a weekly three hour minimum of $60 for cleaning for stays over one week. The cottage closes in the beginning of October.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: After summering in Maine since infancy, in 1978 my husband decided to become a full time resident. Living here year round has been a decision neither of us have ever regretted. We are both artists and the natural beauty which surrounds us even in the spring and winter months is intoxicating. The thought of going anywhere else just doesn't occur.

Why the Owner Chose Blue Hill, ME, USA:
The Danforth Cottage was part of my husband's family estate and originally built by the man who designed the Danforth anchor. It is surrounded by woods and built only 30 feet from the shore. The views from the deck and the living room picture window are delightful. There are two pocket beaches easily accessed from the shore by stairs where rented paddle boats can be launched. It is within walking distance to the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club, which has a fabulous junior program open to the public, where all of our children learned how to sail.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
On cold foggy days there is nothing better than sitting by the fire and reading or working on a jigsaw puzzle. On sunny days, sitting outside on the deck or on the bench at the shore contemplating a swim can't be beat. The town of Blue Hill has a wonderful farmers' market, a food co-op and two grocery stores, There are fine galleries. restaurants. a great library and a very good hospital should the need ever arise. MERI offers educational programs on the marine environment throughout the summer and Kneisel Hall has a fabulous music program. It is less than an hours drive to the famous Acadia National Park. Between eating lobster and gazing at the view, the summers in Maine fly by....

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • Photo 1 View from Deck

    Photo 1 View from Deck

  • Photo 2 Facing the Shore

    Photo 2 Facing the Shore

  • Convertible Sleeper Couch Facing Picture Window

    Convertible Sleeper Couch Facing Picture Window

  • Living Room / Dining Room - which can be closed off

    Living Room / Dining Room - which can be closed off

  • View from Dining Room

    View from Dining Room

  • Hallway to Bedrooms

    Hallway to Bedrooms

  • Master Bedroom with Private Bath

    Master Bedroom with Private Bath

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Kitchen with seating for 4 on right. Pantry houses washer and dryer and supplies

    Kitchen with seating for 4 on right. Pantry houses washer and dryer and supplies

  • View from Deck

    View from Deck

  • Blue Hill

    Blue Hill

  • The Danforth Cottage

    The Danforth Cottage

  • Living Room View

    Living Room View

  • Living Room Fire Place

    Living Room Fire Place

  • Seating for six

    Seating for six

  • View to Hallway

    View to Hallway

  • Master Bedroom with King Size Bed

    Master Bedroom with King Size Bed

  • Second Bedroom with Two Twins

    Second Bedroom with Two Twins

  • Private Bathroom for Second Bedroom

    Private Bathroom for Second Bedroom

  • Photo 7 Front Entry

    Photo 7 Front Entry

  • Kayaking in Blue Hill Harbor

    Kayaking in Blue Hill Harbor

VRBO #236673

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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