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Charming, private cottage for two

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Newly renovated, 1 bedroom cottage, private setting in Blue Hill village

A newly renovated and tastefully decorated 2nd floor cottage apartment within walking distance of Blue Hill village. Large carpeted master suite with queen sized bed, quality linens and pillows, armoire, luggage rack, sitting area, large walkin closet with dresser. Washer and dryer, ironing board, iron and hangers. Open kitchen-living room with comfy sofa, chairs, coffee table, flat screen TV for DVDs, wifi, radio, antique kitchen table and chairs. Apartment size 4 burner stove with oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker. Complete set of dishes, glassware, stemware, utensils and cookware. Bathroom with shower, single sink vanity and toilet. All new bath towels included plus beach towels! Deck includes 2 chairs, table and new weber gas grill. The property is well maintained, quiet and private.

Jacques and Becky Gagne
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Jacques and Becky Gagne

It all started with mail order Christmas wreaths. We were looking for a property to run our seasonal business, Island Sea Wreath when this property, close to our home, became available in 2000. The property consisted of a main house and small guest cottage and was perfect for our seasonal business needs. We were lucky to find year round renters for both houses. Last spring we said goodbye to Sally, our renter and friend who had been at the Balsam Lane Cottage for almost 13 years. I went to work remodeling and decorating the now vacant cottage for summer renters. Much to my delight I uncovered my inner contractor/decorator! I picked paint colors, fabrics, antique furniture and other eclectic pieces to create a relaxing and uncluttered environment. I wanted to live there myself! The property is peaceful being located down a private road but only minutes from the village center. You'll enjoy the sunny deck all day long and may even spy a family of deer feasting under the old apple tree in the field.

Jacques and Becky Gagne purchased this cottage in 2000


Blue Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Sunny full bath with shower, single vanity sink with storage and toilet. Plush bath towels and other basic linens for the bath are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Brand new queen sized bed with luxury linens provided.
  • Bedroom is spacious and includes a sitting area and large walk-in closet with antique dresser, full length mirror plus washer and dryer in alcove. New queen size bed with top quality linens including down comforter and down pillows. Bedside tables and lighting.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Blue Hill is a gem of a place to visit. A bit off the beaten path yet close proximity to breathtaking Acadia National Park and all the quaint surrounding villages that make up this beautiful peninsula. Music and art lovers will be delighted with the options our communities have to offer. Home to Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts plus many fine art galleries. Blue Hill Books, Blue Hill Wine Shop, Handworks Gallery are great places to visit and shop! You'll find farmer's markets, local steel drum dances at the waterfront Blue Hill Town Park and community theater. Hike Blue Hill Mountain for spectacular views or hike the many nature trails maintained by the Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Catch a soaring bald eagle or deer grazing in the forest! Blue Hill is centrally located between Stonington/Deer Isle and Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor, all less that an hours drive away! Kayaking, canoeing and other small boating rentals are available locally.


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Charming, private cottage for two
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This cottage IS charming, just as described on the vrbo site. It is warm and welcoming (as well as hosts Becky and Jacques!). It has everything a traveler needs, is located down a quiet country lane, and yet is close to the town of Blue Hill, Acadia NP and other area attractions/locations. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage and highly recommend it as a get-a-way for two.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear your stay at the cottage was such a good experience for you both. I read the detailed notes you left in the guest book. I urge all new guests to be sure and take advantage of your reports on hikes and eateries! The cottage was left in perfect condition, which I appreciate so much. Come visit us again someday!
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Nice, quiet place away from the crowds

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Becky’s place. It was very clean and well-stocked with everything you need. The Blue Hill Peninsula is a quiet gem away from the crowds at Bar Harbor. Acadia is about 50 -60 minutes away. We loved exploring the newer part of Acadia at the Schoodic Peninsula. Blue Hill Peninsula has lots of hiking options,too. If you love hiking and seafood, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as pictured and described. Very private setting, yet close to stores and shoppes. We really enjoyed seeing the flocks of wild turkeys every evening. A very relaxing stay in a wonderful quaint cottage. A great place to vacation on our first trip to Maine.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like your first visit to Maine was a good one! We're very happy to hear you found the cottage quaint and relaxing! Maybe someday you'll make your way back east for another chance to explore the coast. We'd love to have you stay at Balsam Lane Cottage again!
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Sweet and private cottage/apartment

  • 4 of 5

This rental was perfect for the wedding we were attending. It had everything we needed with the exception of shampoo conditioner and soap for showering, but there was a grocery store near enough that it wasn’t much of an inconvenience.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very welcoming and supplied with everything you will ever need. Very quiet neighborhood and owners very accommodating. Visited with family while there and had a great time in the area of Blue Hill.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to hear you had such a nice visit with your family and felt so comfortable at the cottage. If you ever find your way back to Blue Hill for another family visit, please get in touch with us. We'd love to have you stay again!
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Wonderful cottage in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay at your cottage. I would recommend it to anyone. We really enjoyed the deck where we could sit and relax in the afternoon with a glass of wine. We also enjoyed the town of Blue Hill and the surrounding area's. Look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had an enjoyable stay at the cottage. I love the deck too and the birds eye view you sometimes have of the woodland creatures grazing in the field! There were lots of new spots to explore in Blue Hill this summer and happy you were able to take them all in! We'd love to have you back some day, just give us a call.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Deep Water Brew Pub
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Deer Isle Country Club
Nearest Train
139 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
I-95 Bangor/Brewer
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Arborvine Fine Dining
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Blue Hill Town Park
Car: necessary

Blue Hill is a summer tourist destination. But you won't find streets and shops overcrowded with visitors. Instead you'll find friendly shop keepers willing to share their beloved community, what we do and how we live. Whether you're looking for that slower pace of life or adventure, it's your choice, you can have it all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Minimum 7 night rentals will take priority over the 3 night minimum stays during July and August. Please call us before booking to confirm availability 207-374-5189.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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