About the property
- Apartment800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
One (1) bedroom, One (1) bath, sleeps two (2)
Newly remodeled, second floor, one bedroom apartment located in the heart of historic Blue Hill and Downeast Maine. This gorgeous apartment sleeps 2, has a gas fireplace,new bamboo, cork, tile, and carpeted floors, free wireless Internet and flat screen HD cable TV and a private balcony overlooking the back gardens, grapevines, and forest. Enjoy looking at the stars or waking with the sun on your Queen size bed under the sky light. You are just a short walk from beautiful Blue Hill Village, with its many shops, restaurants, galleries, beaches, town park, and hiking trails. Blue Hill is centrally located between Acadia National Park/ Bar Harbor, Stonington/Deer Isle, Ellsworth and Bangor. Enjoy cooking in your fully equipped gourmet’s kitchen or join us at one of our 2 on site restaurants: The Arborvine, with award winning fine dining; or DeepWater Brew Pub, a casual brew pub serving our very own Micro-brewed Beer and freshly made pub fare with indoor & outdoor seating.
We are unable to accommodate Pets and are a Non-Smoking Campus (both inside and outside of the apartment).
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About John Hikade
John and Beth Hikade moved to Blue Hill in the 1970's. They opened the award winning Fire Pond restaurant at that time and stayed in the restaurant business until the early 80's when they started their family. John then turned his focus towards carpentry and became a well known restorer of beautiful the old homes that are so prevalent in the Blue Hill area- their current restaurant is perhaps his greatest masterpiece yet. When their children were older John and Beth decided to start a new restaurant called Arborvine, which in its 13 years has won many awards, and gained the same stellar reputation that the Fire Pond had all throughout New England.
John Hikade purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why John Hikade chose Blue Hill
When John and Beth purchased the building next door to the restaurant they knew they had their work cut out for them. With John's amazing carpentry skills and help from his 2 sons, the simple old doctors office next door was turned into a beautiful office space which is home to a local graphic design company (Borealis Press) and a gorgeous luxury apartment located in the center of Historic Blue Hill Village. Renters have found Blue Hill to have everything they are looking for from hiking, to dining and shopping, all right on the amazing Downeast Maine Coast.
What makes this Apartment unique
During the summer months you have the convenience of 2 restaurants just across the white fence- The Arborvine with its award winning fine dining, or the more casual Deep Water BrewPub with Craft Beers, outside seating and a Pub style menu. There are fantastic farmer's markets held several times a week in town, plus wonderful local events like street dances with the local Steel Band, plays by the community theater companies, fairs, festivals, and of course the coast of Maine just waiting to be explored. The cooler months bring a relaxed slower pace to the community. See Acadia national Park on skis, dine and shop. Many of the local shops and restaurants are still open, but you can also stay in and cook and curl up with a good book in front of the fire and watch the snow fly!
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Even Better than it look
From the moment we walked in, you could tell that this place was intentionally focused on hospitality. The Apartment was absolutely spotless and the kitchen had everything needed to cook some great meals. We felt so rested being here and can't recommend it enough!
Blue Hill, ME
Great apartment and location!
Just like your own home!
Needed a place for a weekend wedding. Everything was perfect about this choice. Great location with two wonderful restaurants right on the premises. This lacked nothing and the details were so well thought out. Just a terrific choice!
Clean, spacious, well appointed kitchen, very nice
We would definitely recommend this property. The property was exactly as described and as seen in the pictures. The kitchen was very well appointed. The living area and bedroom were nicely decorated and comfortable with plenty of space. The bathroom was new, clean, and a great size. The only issue we had was poor Wifi. The apartment's WiFi wasn't working and we had to use the business' Wifi. We could get connected to the WiFi, we just couldn't get reception in certain areas of the apartment.
FYI- They do require a fair amount of "clean up" (taking out the trash, stripping bed, etc.) prior to leaving, so just allow some time on the day of your departure.
Fun and relaxing weekend getaway
We stayed in blue hill for a relaxing weekend getaway and loved the place. A couple highlights: good central location to town and brewpub; well organized recommendations for beaches, hikes, groceries and restaurants all within a 30 minute drive. Comfortable layout for a couple. We would definitely stay here again.
The property was beautiful and clean. Very nicely decorated and all of the amenities were excellent.
We enjoyed staying at John and Beth's property. Every detail was taken care of and Beth was so kind as she greeted us. We loved the property and Mary, was also extremely kind and hospitable towards us. The Arborvine Restaurant was excellent. Their food and Irish Coffee was delicious. The pub food was just ok and the service was good one night and barely there the second night. The Irish Coffee at the Pub was not as good as in the restaurant. We loved the cleanliness of the apartment, we do wish the bathroom had been on the same floor as the bedroom, but, no problem, since the stairs were carpeted. Overall, it was a great experience and we will recommend it to others.
Thank you, Beth and John
The historic and picturesque town of Blue Hill, established in 1789, is located on Blue Hill Bay. With around two thousand residents, this charming small town is home to many restaurants, galleries, shops, and preservation hiking trails. Whether you are looking to kayak, bike, hike, swim, explore, or just sit on the beach and relax, you are sure to love your time in Blue Hill. In the summer enjoy swimming, hiking, boating, and of course plenty of lobster and blue berry pie. Fall brings beautiful foliage, the Blue Hill Fair, and the Food, Wine & Foliage Festival. Winter is not to be missed with beautiful ski and snow shoe trails, ice skating, and a romantic dinner by the fireplace at Arborvine. Spring arrives with beautiful flowering apple trees and native lupines, first of the year greens and strawberries from many local organic farms, and increasingly warmer and sunnier days. Whatever the season Blue Hill is sure to fulfill your vacation desires year round.
Other Activities: Ice Skating and Cross Country Skiing!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates include parking, wireless Internet, cable tv, and a one time cleaning. 3rd occupant or use of the roll away bed is an additional $50 fee. Please let us know if you will need the bed at the time you book your reservation. Thank you. Refundable Security Deposit and 9% Lodging Tax added.