About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Friends Corner was built as a family cottage in the 1930s. It is named for granite watering troth, the beautiful English garden and large terraced yard.
Gather with family and friends on the porch to enjoy views of Blue Hill Bay or walk down the wooded lane to the old granite quarry dock with views across the bay to Acadia National Park. Linger over a lobster dinner and perhaps build a fire to ward off the chill.
All bedrooms are upstairs, three of the bedrooms have queen beds, with double beds in two bedrooms. Three baths upstairs, two are hall baths , the master bedroom has a private bath. One full bath with shower stall downstairs. All the iron beds have handmade quilts and down comforters for a cozy, warm night.
The kitchen has been renovated with all modern conviences, microwave, blender, mixmaster, extensive spice selection, cookware and utensils. The dinning room seats 12 for a lively meal with views of the bay. The porch has seating for 6.
The living room is furnished with comfortable seating and a working fireplace. Firewood is provided. Set off the kitchen is a cozy den with TV.
The cottage garden, lining the walk from the garage and parking area, provides fresh flowers for the guest. A large yard is perfect for young children to run and play, or for a game of softball, crouquet or boules.
Keywords: Charming Summer Home
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
Our family has been summering in Blue Hill for over 25 years. When this house, across the street from our family's summer home became available...we jumped. Our children have spent every summer in Blue Hill, teaching sailing at the local yacht club, hiking in Acadia, gathering mussels and even getting married here. It is our special place and hope you will love as we do.
Owner purchased this House in 2000
What makes this House unique
Nothing is better than rocking on the porch when the sun begins to fade. On cool nights we gather in front of the fire with board games. Take an early morning walk on the quarry road with magnificant views of Mount Desert and Blue Hill Bay. Sit on the kitchen porch sipping coffee while the bees and hummingbirds visit the cottage garden. Cook your own lobster and enjoy them with the warm butter , fresh local bread and produce.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The home was exactly what I imagined. It was clean and conveniently located to the wedding I was there for, in town grocery store , hiking Blue hill, and the beach. The home was such a treat for me and my family. Thank You!
Just heavenly in Blue Hill
Three couples shared a splendid vacation in this wonderful home in a perfect location. Could not have asked for more. House had ever comfort one could ask for. Well maintained. Great location for day trips around the area from Bar Harbor down to Camden.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. You were a pleasure to work with and so glad your escape from the heat was delightful. Maybe we will see you and your precious family soon.Best Freddie
Family reunion in lovely Blue Hill, Maine
We had a great 2 weeks in Blue Hill and the surrounding area. We had 3 generations, my wife and I, 3 grown children, 4 grandchildren ages 5-9 and 2 of the spouses were able to come as well. The house was plenty big and we cooked in all but 1 or 2 nights. The local supermarket was well stocked with fresh fish but there was also a smaller market nearby. Seafood was first class. The lawn was big enough to get good whiffle ball games. There were nice walks on the adjacent roads down to the water about a half mile away. Very little traffic in front of the house so the kids could run around as they wished. Some high points were the celebration of the Fourth of July with a steel band, flash in the pan, and fireworks, the Saturday farmers market, the tide pools and Pugnuts ice cream in Surry, Harriman point, John B mountain, blue hill hiking trails, Acadia NP, Dinah's chocolate, used book sales at the library, Stonington and Deer isle. The bagaduce river area was lovely also. The owner Freddie Rodgers lived across the road and was incredibly helpful in orienting us to the area and resolving the few questions we had about the rental property. She made us feel very welcome and was incredibly knowledgeable about the area since she had raised her children there in the summers. The gas grill worked well and we used it often. All in all a great family reunion and vacation.
Thank you for you kind words and it brings a smile to my face remembering the children dancing in the rain. I am glad you made memories in a home we love.
Great place for family get together
Lovely spacious home in peaceful setting. Owner very responsive to questions. Kitchen well stocked, lovely living room and dining area. The porch with its rocking chairs is a wonderful place to relax. We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you Mary, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. It was nice to meet your family and just sorry the weather wasnt the best.
I appreciate your kind words
Lovely home in a beautiful area of Maine.
Perfect home for out of town guests & family attending my son's wedding. Plenty of room & home is equipped with everything you would need. Quiet & peaceful dead end street. Would be a perfect base to explore Penobscot Bay area & Acadia National Park with family & friends. Rental process was very easy & owner able to accommodate a Wednesday to Wednesday rental week for us. Good rental for someone who wants to experience all that this beautiful area of Maine offers.
glad the weekend was enjoyable
Charmer in Blue Hill
Our family of five rented this house along with another family. Our group consisted of four adults and six children ranging in age from 7 to 15. This house served as our base of operations for our 2013 summer vacation in Maine. The house was large enough to comfortably accommodate all of us. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, with plenty of linens. The house also had a dining room table that allowed all of us to sit together for meals. There was a large side yard for the children to play in and also a closet full of board games to keep them occupied. The porch was a favorite place to sip on a beverage while enjoying the breeze off the bay. Blue Hill was a great place to vacation. We were not too far from hiking in Acadia and Blue Hill, shopping in Bar Harbor, and exploring all of the little towns, coves, and hidden treasures the area has to offer. The owner was fantastic. She was very friendly and helpful. She gave us local hints regarding shopping and dining, she provided tips regarding hiking in Blue Hill and Acadia, and she even helped us find the best place to get local lobster.
Walk the private road along Blue Hill Bay where the unique colored granite was mined and cool pools of water remain. Beautiful views of Mount Desert / Acadia National Park, numerous islands, and seals excite the viewer. Try kayaking in the bay ,climbing Blue Hill Mountain or taking a sail on the numerous boats available nearby. Explore the art gallaries of Deer Isle , experience the local color of Stonington, or take a walk in historic Castine. Sign up for classes at the Wooden Boat School or take a trip to explore the sea life with Maine Enviromental Research Institute. Enjoy the town of Blue Hill, smell the fresh breads baking or stop by for a wine tasting. The Blue Hill Farmers Market on Saturdays is fun for the whole family.