Superb saltwater views! Indulge yourself in this spacious, sunny, deluxe new second floor apartment with private balcony & lounge chairs just steps from the water. Built and furnished with loving care in 2013. Hardwood floors, ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchen with gas range, microwave, refrigerator & dishwasher, dining for two inside and outside, large bathroom with shower, washer & dryer, comfortable living room with two oversize easy chairs and a couch large enough to nap on, excellent lighting, HD TV with Direct TV and premium channels, wifi included, a writing desk, library, and the most sumptuous king-size bed money can buy. You'll spend many happy hours relaxing in this plush apartment and enjoy moonlight & stars sparkling on the water from your own large balcony.
Stunning water views from inside & outside of the Carriage House, fenced gardens, rolling lawns, tidal Salt Pond (a 3-mile long inlet from the ocean) and Carleton Island, where eagles and osprey nest. Four acre property offers peaceful privacy, a freshwater stream, excellent bird-watching, Adirondack chairs in sunny or shady spots to enjoy cocktails or a good book, recreation and a vista of the adjacent blueberry barren. Stick close to home with beautiful Blue Hill village's shops, bookstore, gourmet food & wine, restaurants, galleries, museums, top quality chamber music concerts, live theater, hospital, library, hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, swimming or tennis (3 golf courses within 20 miles) -- or explore nearby historic Castine, Cape Rosier, Ellsworth, Bucksport, Stonington and Deer Isle.
Our area is home to the Wooden Boat School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Blue Hill Bach, Marine Environmental Research Institute, 1815 Holt House, scenic Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory. Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Bangor are all within an hour's drive. There is loads to see and do -- as much or as little as you'd prefer! Your hosts, who have lived in the area for 45 years, will happily provide you with local information and insider's tips.
For those trying to decide which month is best to visit Sunflower Farm: MAY is the best month for birding in Maine, as the songbirds, shorebirds and ducks return to the area. JUNE is spring on the coast of Maine, lots of weddings and graduations, lupine begins to bloom the second week, strawberries ripen, gardens are being planted, and it's a great time to take a boat out to see puffins, seals and whales. The baby eagles learn to fly. JULY and AUGUST are peak tourist months, days are generally 70-80F degrees, all the restaurants & attractions are open, beautiful long summer days with sunrise at 5-5:30 a.m. and sunset about 8:30 p.m., cool nights. Farmer's markets everyday and Monday nights there are outdoor dances with a local steel-drum band. Blueberries ripen in August. Independence day has the unique small-town activities of a 15-minute parade and barbeque & games on the village green; the famous Blue Hill Fair is the official end of summer here. SEPTEMBER is back-to-school, the days get crisp and nights cool, there are country fairs and harvest festivals, leaves begin to change color. Lovely warm days to hike, bike, and canoe or kayak. Acadia National Park is no longer crowded. OCTOBER is when autumn colors reach their peak (about the second week), hiking is the most invigorating and you have the trails to yourself. Some restaurants & attractions close for the season after Columbus Day. Tour a corn maze and go apple-picking, take a drive to Baxter State Park for the fall foliage and see a moose, prepare for Halloween with Fright Night at the Fort.
NOTE: Lobsters are always in season! The ocean is never warm enough for swimming. We all hate mosquitoes too.
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