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.
- Cottage750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Newly renovated, 1 bedroom cottage, private setting in Blue Hill village
Jacques and Becky Gagne
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 21, 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
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Great Stay at Blue Hill Cottage
Our stay at the Blue Hill cottage was fabulous. The location was perfect for our activities, it was centrally located to Bangor and Acadia National Park. The cottage was adorably decorated, well maintained and extremely comfortable for two people. The owner was engaged just enough to make sure our stay at her property was a positive experience. We highly recommend this property.
So happy you enjoyed the cottage and had such a great time visiting the area for the first time! I do hope you're able to come back to experience another season some day. It was quite an unusually warm September! Thanks for donating the beach chair too!
A Great vacation hub!
Had a great time and great dining and touring in the area. Would rent again in a minute. The owners were very helpful with their guides to area touring and dining.
Lovely little cottage
We so enjoyed our stay at Balsam Cottage. It was adorable! So charming and quiet. It's a perfect location for exploring the cute little town of Blue Hill, as well as the entire peninsula. Becky couldn't have been nicer, making sure we were comfortably settled and answering all our questions.
We would definitely return.
It was lovely meeting you both. It sounds like you made the most of your visit to Maine and the weather was perfect too! We'd love to have you back any season, just give us a call!
We loved our stay!
Lovely, cozy, and private. Perfect getaway. We had a great time at the local eateries, and the cottage was close (easy drives)to many spots of interest. Centrally located, so made for fantastic day trips with a respite for us to return to at the end of the day, Will most assuredly visit again...and would very highly recommend this home away from home!
We're happy to hear that your stay was so positive and would consider returning for another visit! We'd love to have you! The location as you mentioned is perfect for local exploration. Coming home to peace and quiet is the perfect way to end the day.
We loved this cottage! So peaceful and quiet! Jacque and Becky have made this cottage very comfortable and we would highly recommend it! We loved the little touches that they have made to make it so special! Blue Hill is a great place to stay as it is close to the "touristy" spots, yet far enough from the crowds! If you are looking for a great Maine stay... This is the place to come!
We're so happy you two chose Blue Hill and Balsam Lane cottage for your honeymoon vacation. I hope you had the chance to explore the area and climb Blue Hill Mountain! Maybe we'll see you again for an anniversary get away!
Comfy Large Value Full of Amenites and Quiet
Nicely thought out. Laundry. Windows opened for breeze, Very good bed. Nice deck. Large table for games and projects. garage use. Well located and so quiet in a lovely woods. Long term or a couple nights it is a go to place.
Thanks for such a glowing review! We are always happy to hear that our guests appreciate the quiet and peaceful nature of the property and its close proximity to the village of Blue Hill. I love the mention of the "game and project" space! I'm going to pick up a jigsaw puzzle today along with steak knives and a better wine bottle opener that you suggested!
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!