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Spectacular Blue Hill Oceanfront Property, In Town, Gorgeous Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Luxury 5 Bedroom, 5 1/2 bath oceanfront location

The Jean-Paul House is a luxurious, waterfront Federal period, in-town home. Completely modernized five bedroom house with ensuite bathrooms and ocean and/or garden views from every room. Two living rooms, screened porch, patio and gardens overlooking the bay offer multiple gathering and dining options as well as privacy. The house is air-conditioned with parking for up to four cars.

It is located in the heart of the Blue Hill Peninsula, a short drive to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island as well as the many destinations for which the area is known.

Convenient to shopping, the post office, library and other in-town services.

More Details

Melinda Reach
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018

About Melinda Reach

Jean-Paul and Melinda have owned the house since 1991. For many years they ran the popular 'Jean-Paul's Bistro' from this location. Since closing the restaurant, they have fully renovated the house for luxury living. They are now living in France for a good part of each year, dividing their time between Blue Hill and Villefranche sur Mer.

Melinda Reach purchased this house in 1991

Why Melinda Reach chose Blue Hill

The location was selected for unique setting, ocean-front views in the middle of our small, charming village.

What makes this house unique

We have been able to create an oasis in the village, with magnificent gardens and views, right in the center of everything. Each bedroom suite has complete privacy with its own modern bathroom, luxury linens, beautiful antique furniture and paintings from renowned artists. The house offers two living rooms, a large modern kitchen and formal dining room, along with a screened porch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home was lovely, and Jean-Paul even lovelier. My six year-old son remarked as we pulled away in our car, “I’m going to miss Jean-Paul and Frankie . . . I’ll always remember them.” JP really went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable; he was the ultimate host. Please do thank him again for his warmth and generosity.

We had no idea that we were the first renters you had ever entertained in your gorgeous home! It was a delight and a privilege, and I hope that we didn’t leave it in too much disarray. We were a large party, and the size and layout of the house gave us plenty of space to spread out – I can definitely say that we were the envy of everyone attending my cousin’s wedding.

Thank you again for a perfect weekend, and best wishes to JP and your son –

Warmest regards,

Aug 2010
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Blue Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin sleep sofa in separate sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Spectacular Blue Hill Oceanfront Property, In Town, Gorgeous Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Blue Hill Beauty

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a simply gorgeous home with spectacular views, beautiful perennial gardens, interesting artwork, wonderful grounds and screened porch, comfort and the most amazing kitchen, then look no farther. We have rented many homes over the years and this one ranks at the top for all of its attention to detail down to the monogrammed towels in all of the bathrooms. It is centrally located in downtown Blue Hill on Main Street , which does tend to be loud at times, but the convenience to all of the local shops is great. There is even an avant garde special coffee shop (Bucklyn Coffee) two doors down that we visited daily for some of the best cold brew our gang has ever tasted. Jean-Paul and Melinda live on the property and are ready to offer suggestions, a friendly good morning greeting and tend to the house and gardens as needed. We loved our week here and you will too. This house is a rare gem!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for the review. We are so glad that you loved our home, and look forward to having you and your lovely family back with us again for another great week of sailing.
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The property and location were as noted on VRBO

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and well equipped. It worked well for the 9 of us. Jean-Paul was helpful, friendly. The location was a great plus.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming -beautiful view-convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were so helpful -even making sure we had a clean new crib for our grandbaby. Great setup for gathering in large family room or eating on patio overlooking harbor. Beds were very comfortable with each room decorated in a special way. Felt quite French.

Hosts great at suggesting restaurants, hikes and things to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill and Chris, Thank you for your kind review. Jean-Paul and I enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to have you back with us. Melinda
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Wonderful stay--Our second straight year!!

  • 5 of 5

We returned this year for a family gathering with our children and two grandsons-what else can we say?. We are very fond of Melinda and Jean-Paul (and Frankie-the poodle). All of the other reviews are accurate--similar to our review last year. This year we visited the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine-a wonderful upscale town. We enjoyed lunch at a restaurant on the water in the harbor area. We also had lobsters in Surry at Perrys Lobster Shack and our entire group dined at the end of the pier--get reservations. Our grandsons took a half day fishing trip with Eggemogin Guide Service-near Deer Isle- so we prepared fresh pollock fish for dinner. We love the kitchen!! We ordered homemade blueberry pies from Merrill and Hinckley and had them waiting for us when we arrived.

Great vacation in a lovely home. Jean-Paul and Melinda will make sure everything is perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home, garden, view, and location. The hosts Jean Paul and Melinda were so accommodating and hospitable, and made sure our family was well taken care of. The house is well appointed (a chef-worthy kitchen), spacious, and comfortable. It's so convenient to everything in town, and less than an hour drive to Acadia or any number of scenic port towns. Such a memorable spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean-paul and I are very happy that you had a marvelous time in our home. We will look forward to having you back again! Melinda
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The property is cozy, clean and perfect for families.

  • 5 of 5

For our small family reunion this property served us well. Every couple had a private nook to sleep in and get away from it all, while the common areas were spacious and easily accommodated the whole group. Melinda and Jean Paul were welcoming and Blue Hill is a quiet perfect little town.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean-Paul and I are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home. Melinda
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bangor, or Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton, ME
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cafe 66
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bucksport CC
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
66 Steak and Seafood, the Black Anchorr Pub
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Back yard, or town beach
Car: recommended

Walking distance to restaurants, art galleries, library, grocery shopping and churches. Hike locally on Blue Hill Mountain or drive a short distance to the incomparable Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cleaning fee of $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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