Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Charming, private cottage for two

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

94% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming, private cottage for two
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Super Clean and Inviting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely cottage for our Babymoon! It happened to be during a blizzard, which we didn't mind because we had a comfy couch, a fire going and each other's company.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What's more romantic than a blizzard and a warm and glowing fire? So happy you enjoyed your "babymoon" at the cottage. Thanks for leaving the place in such good shape too! Hope to have you back some day, maybe with the kids!!!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

amazing cottage, beautiful area, so grateful for our experience! hopefully looking forward to coming back! thank you so much

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I''m so glad you had such a good time on your mini vacation to Maine! Thanks for leaving the cottage in such good shape too! I'd love to have you back sometime, maybe for a longer stay.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great stay for ten days

  • 5 of 5

Clean, up to date property for our stay in Blue Hill. Kitchen, bath, main room, and large bedroom with laundry. It had everything we needed for our stay. Not to mention the owners are awesome, and so is the neighbor. Would stay here again, or now recommend to family/friends as we now live nearby.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Five Stars

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very peaceful, quiet and in a beautiful setting. Owners, Jacques and Becky, were AWESOM and very helpful with any questions or needs we had. Blue Hill is located in a great location for exploring that area of Maine.

We would stay there again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd love to have you again! It was so nice to meet you two and if we ever venture west, we'll be sure to look you up. Thank you very much for leaving the cottage so ready for the next guests, I hardly had anything to do! Much appreciated but totally unnecessary! Enjoy your journey home.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

charming cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

lovely well decorated cottage in a quiet, serene setting. In charming Blue Hill Maine, surrounded by art galleries and mid-coast Maine vistas. great hiking, swimming and kayaking. The washer/dryer and garage are an added plus. off the beaten path but surprisingly close to market, gas station and quaint downtown. The hosts are very nice and accomodating

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for another great review! I agree that the location of the cottage is perfect. So quiet being very close to all the village amenities. We'll look forward to seeing you again next summer. No promises that we'll be able to replicate this season's glorious weather! Enjoy the rest of your summer back home.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Charming cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very pretty and perfectly appointed with every detail so well thought out. We just met Becky but she was so accommodating in every way. We have not been to Maine in the winter as we have a seasonal cottage in E. Blue Hill and it was just as magical as the rest of the year. We were especially happy to have the use of a garage. We hope to return again and will definitely recommend this cottage to friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you were able to experience a "Maine winter" during your stay at the cottage. You certainly picked the right week to see Maine's winter wonderland up close! It's nice to know one can enjoy the cottage and the area no matter the season. I'd love to have back anytime you feel the pull to travel north, just give me a call!
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


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

Blue Hill Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties