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The Carriage House at Sunflower Farm -- a luxurious retreat for two!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious One Bedroom, One Bath with Panoramic Water View & King-size Bed

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 4-mile long inlet from the ocean) and Carleton Island, where eagles and osprey nest. Four acre property offers peaceful privacy, a freshwater stream, 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, concert-quality chamber music, 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 40 years, will happily provide you with local information and insider's tips.

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Wendy & Ken Schweikert
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Wendy & Ken Schweikert

Sunflower Farm is our home. Wendy & Ken love good food and wine, beautiful architecture and gardens, history, theatre, music, interesting people and worldwide travel. We're delighted to be your hosts in Maine and share the insider's secrets we have learned about the area we've called home for 4 decades. Also, Wendy is a Notary Public and thereby authorized to perform marriages by the State of Maine.

Wendy & Ken Schweikert purchased this apartment in 1993

Why Wendy & Ken Schweikert chose Acadia

Sunflower Farm is a gorgeous property bordered by a fresh water stream flowing into the Salt Pond, a 4-mile long inlet from the ocean. Sited on a shallow tidal cove framed by Carleton Island, home to a nesting pair of bald eagles, osprey, blue herons, ducks and seals, it is a Maine paradise. Ancient Abenaki tribes once used this land as their summer camping grounds.

What makes this apartment unique

You'll appreciate use of this exclusive, private estate and the quiet beauty of natural surroundings. Sunflower Farm has 4 acres to explore, filled with gardens, squirrels, birdsong, and several separate outdoor seating areas featuring comfortable Adirondack chairs in sun or shade. Enjoy a good book or breathe in the fresh air and beautiful water views. You may use our kayaks (2 singles or a double) to explore the Salt Pond. Use our private pool to swim and sunbathe or get refreshed in the bubbling stream.


Blue Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious bathroom, shelves, drawers, washer/dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Luxurious King-size bed, comfy pillows, closet & storage
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Carriage House at Sunflower Farm -- a luxurious retreat for two!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

What a perfect place to relax, be outdoors (or not!).

  • 5 of 5

Overlooking Salt Pond, this home is an unusually well-thought-out place to stay. We (my husband and I, the "elders") were there for a week. A bald eagle decided to visit the rocks in the pond, 200 feet from the house, as Wendy was talking to us on our arrival. Later on in the week there were eleven little horned grebes resting in the same spot.

The house is spotless, with wonderful personal touches, and everything we needed. Wendy and Ken were delightful to talk with. Ken lent my husband his music stand! There are three separate places to sit on the property with different views. My favorite was overlooking Carleton Stream, which had a foot high "waterfall" providing wonderful sounds. The town of Blue Hill is charming and Blue Hill Books is the best! Tradewinds for food shopping was much larger than we expected. The Barncastle Restaurant had reasonably priced, very good food. A great and unusually relaxing week. Thanks Wendy and Ken! We'll be back...

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a rave review! I am glad you mentioned Blue Hill Books, which is a fantastic, independent bookseller... and that sun-dappled deck beside the burbling stream is a perfect little hideaway for reading and napping. Wed love to have you come again soon.
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Perfect Maine

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable home away from home in a beautiful waterfront setting in Maine ( truly life as it should be!). The location was great for our day trips to Acadia , Castine , Stonington and other great spots. The hosts were gracious and truly perfect hosts. My husband called floating in the small pool his "happy place " and I loved reading/ napping on the couch with all the windows open. There is great outdoor space and bird watching from the deck. Loved it ! We needed this respite from our hectic work lives.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a wonderful review. Sunflower Farm is a truly peaceful place and we are delighted you were able to slow down and get some much-needed relaxation.
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First cabin

  • 5 of 5

Think of something that you left at home and you will find a better version at Sunflower!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what you wanted!

  • 5 of 5

Adventure or peace - both are present here! Kyack the Salt Pond or contemplate nature. The Carriage House is a well-equipped and well-kept treasure. The hosts are thoughtful and gracious. Loved the stay - highlighted by the 4th of July parade in nearby Brooklin.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your 5-star reviews, Jim & Rhona! I'm delighted you mentioned the Independence Day celebrations in beautiful downtown Brooklin, Maine. Population 824. From the local community band (in which my husband, Ken, plays the trumpet), to the 20-minute parade that includes many kids on bikes, baby strollers, old cars, a couple original floats and the local fire engines throwing out candy for the crowd, to the chicken barbecue afterwards on the village green -- this is small-town New England at its very finest. It is a Yankee flag-waving extravaganza on a small scale. Visitors are welcome and we're glad to have you!
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The property was just as described

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here, we had everything we needed, from dishwasher tablets through to dressing gowns! The pool was gorgeous and we made use of both the kayaks and the bikes. It was perfect sitting on the deck and watching the birds and the bald eagle swooping into the salt pond through the supplied binoculars.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous view

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I enjoyed our 1 week stay in the carriage house, a 1 bedroom apt above the detached garage. The view was amazing. Every day, every tide, every evening brought something new to marvel at. Fireflies, the milky way, shooting stars, bald eagles, ducklings, even harbor seals in the pond! While we didn't get around to it, kayaks are available to take in the scenery. Blue Hill is a nice little town to relax in, a nice home base to explore the coast of Maine. Wendy and Ken are helpful hosts and we recommend this place, especially for nature lovers!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kneisel Hall
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Barncastle Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Island Country Club
Nearest Train
138 Miles
Portland- Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Acadia Highway (U.S. Route 1)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Barncastle Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Causeway Beach, Deer Isle
Car: necessary

Discover picturesque Blue Hill Village or hike blueberry-covered slopes of Blue Hill Mountain. Experience the galleries, studios, and antique shops of Brooklin and Sedgwick. Watch lobster boats slip through the morning fog on Eggemoggin Reach off Brooksville. Visit the historic sites and unique shops of Castine. Explore glorious bays and charming inlets under paddle, sail, or power. Enroll in painting, drawing & crafts classes with noted professionals. This is small town living at its very best!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

Minimum 3-night stay required (must either start on Saturday or end on Saturday) in May, June, Sept. 10-30, October. 7-night minimum Saturday to Saturday from June 25 - Sept. 10, 2016. Rates inc.1-time cleaning at end of stay. $50 discount off each week on a 2+week stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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