Charming Oceanfront Home on Blue Hill Bay with Views of Acadia National Park.(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
On the water with views of Acadia, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, steps to the ocean
The upper-floor entry level has two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and a deck facing the ocean, looking out to gorgeous sunrises over the bay. There is an attached bathroom with a handicap-accessible shower. All linens and towels, including beach towels, are provided. The second bedroom has two full-size beds, with down comforters, and a water view through pines.
The double-sized living room is very comfortable and is nicely decorated with classicly casual furnishings, antiques, a fireplace and cable TV. The ocean views from the living room are spectacular. Enjoy watching lobstermen pull up their traps and sailboats glide by. All manner of water birds, seals and wildlife abound. Because there is a full- height, walk-out lower level, the living room is on the upper level at the back of house, and from that elevated perch, the vistas of the bay are breathtaking. A large deck, which is accessible from both the living room and the dining room, is the perfect place to relax, dine, eat lobster, soak up the sun, have cocktails, listen to loons at dusk and view stars in brilliantly clear night skies
The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped, with an extensive collection of cooking utensils, china, flatware, glassware, and linens. There is a large refrigerator, an oven/range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, two sinks and lobster pots. There is a half bath and pantry off the kitchen.
A two-car, attached garage with washer and dryer is off the kitchen.
A full-height, walk-out lower level with tall windows also has stunning ocean views. There is a large, comfy family room with a second satellite TV. There is also a queen-sized, pull-out sofa in the family room which can sleep two more. A nice-sized third bedroom on the lower level has a queen- size bed, a walk-in closet and sliding glass doors which open to more amazing ocean views. Another full bath with a shower is adjacent to this lower-level bedroom. A fourth bedroom with a queen bed and an in-suite bathroom is also on the lower level.
A grassy yard leading down to the water is great place to watch kids play, to soak up the sea air in an Adirondack chair or cook out on a charcoal grill.
The house comes equipped with high-speed internet, cable TV, and actually has central air conditioning, a rarity in Maine, although it is hardly ever needed.
The house is only five minutes from the lovely coastal village of Blue Hill. There is a good-size Tradewinds grocery store in the village, as well as a drug store, a library, a bookstore, a wine shop, a bakery, several charming independent retail shops and galleries, including our favorite, The Meadow of Blue Hill. The village also has a fine-dining restaurant (Arborvine), a classic bar and grill (Marlintini's), a lobster shack ( the Fishnet) and the Blue Hill Co-op for great local produce, and organic foods.
Acadia National Park and the mountains of Mount Desert Island, which you can see from Edgewater's decks, are only a 45 minute drive away and are must-visit highlights of any trip to the region. The nearby tourist port of Bar Harbor is always a fun experience before or after Acadia.
Blue Hill is half an hour from beautiful, historic Castine, the home of the Maine Maritime Academy. The scenic drive to Deer Isle and Stonington, a classic commercial lobstering village, is well worth the trip.
A little over 60 miles away, in Rockland, is the Farnsworth Art Museum which features works by three generations of Wyeths, N. C., Andrew, and James, along with works by other artists from Maine. You'll find numerous antique shops along the route to Rockland.
Closer to home, a hike to the top of Blue Hill affords incredible views and a good work-out. There are plenty of local farmers' markets weekly, and there is the Blue Hill Fair. And for the intrepid antique buff, opportunities are all around. Still, you'll find it hard to leave the fragrance of salt water and pines and the enchanting ocean views of Edgewater.
The house is very close to water on two sides, it has two decks well above ground level and it isn't child-proofed. The two decks are a particular concern to us as owners. To facilitate snow removal, there are nine-inch gaps between the bottoms of safety railings and deck surfaces. Our worst nightmare is that an adventurous toddler could be unattended (even for a few moments), could go out to one of the desks, could slip easily through its safety-rail gap and could fall more than ten feet to hard gravel below. As a consequence, we prefer not to rent to families with children under the age of six.
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Member since: 2015
- Max. occupancy 10
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- 4 bedrooms: The master bedroom has a new king bed with a down comforter and is nicely furnished with comfortable seating which looks out on Blue Hill Bay. There is a private deck with red Adirondack chairs off this bedroom. A full bath, with a large shower is attached to the master, with an additional entrance to a hallway. The second bedroom on the main floor has two new full size beds with down comforters and leaf-filtered views of the shore. Open a window and listen to the sounds of the ocean. The third bedroom, on the lower level, has a new queen bed, a large walk-in closet and the best direct ocean views in the house. You can walk out through sliding glass doors down the lawn to the cove. Directly adjacent is a full bath with a shower. The fourth bedroom, on the lower level, has a new queen bed and in-suite full bath. There is a pullout sofa in the family room on the lower level....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Master bathroom has a handicap accessible shower with seat
- This is the perfect spot for a Maine getaway. It has spectacular ocean views, a lovely setting and a charming ocean-front home. A naturalist will delight in sea birds, seals, dolphins, and all manner of woodland wildlife. It's also a great jumping-off place for a wide variety of day trips. It's only 45 minutes to Acadia National Park and all it's scenic wonders. Cadillac mountain is a "must see", and Bar Harbor is a fun, touristy destination, full of souvenir shops and seafood restaurants. One can also travel half an hour to the beautiful, historic village of Castine, or down the coast to Camden or to Rockland and the glorious Farnsworth Art Museum, home to the Wyeth collection of paintings. Blue Hill is a quaint, unpretentious, charming coastal village, with all the services needed: a grocery store, drugstore, hardware store, gas station, library, bookstore, bakery, wine shop, natural-food co-op, and darling shops and galleries. You won't want to miss the farmers' market each weekend....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
Dishes & Utensils:
Full china, flatware, glasses, wine glasses for 12. Numerous platters, serving dishes, mixing bowls and every kitchen gadget needed by serious cooks. Fully stocked with pots and pans and lobster pot. ...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
May 6 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 9%
Cancellation Policy: payments for rental charges and lodging tax are not refundable UNLESS another reservation (or reservations) is made for the same calendar period by another guest(s). Payment of damage deposit ($500) is fully refundable.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: After nearly 30 years of going to Maine every summer with our kids, and now our grandkids, and renting wonderful homes on the shore, we finally bought our own piece of paradise in 2014. This is our home away from home, and we have furnished it as if we lived here full time. We live in Columbus, Ohio when we aren't in "our Maine". Steve is retired and Anne is still working (but not for much longer). As very experienced renters, we have tried to think of everything that you might like, need and want in a vacation home, and we have provided it at Edgewater.
Why the Owner Chose Blue Hill, ME, USA:
We have always adored the village of Blue Hill, and we started going there over a decade ago, after many years of vacationing in mid- coast Maine near Boothbay Harbor. Parker Point, in particular, is such a beautiful road with many lovely homes. Last October, on the last day of our vacation, we noticed this sweet house which had just come on the market. It was love at first sight, and we were captivated by the location and truly gorgeous views. Plus, it was the perfect size for us at this stage of our lives, AND it had two first floor bedrooms. SO we bought it, and celebrated our first of many Christmases in Blue Hill in 2014
The Unique Benefits at this House:
What we love about this house is that it's "quiet in the front, and a party in the back". It looks deceptively like a sweet little one-story cape from the front, facing Parker Point Road, but then -- WOW -- when seen from the back. The ocean side is magnificent, with two stories and two large bay-window additions done a few years ago. There is water on three sides with land jutting out on its own little peninsula. The drop-off to a small cove is not very steep, and the little gravel beach is perfect for hanging out at low tide with kids and buckets, which is not always possible on the Maine coast. All this serene beauty and we are only 5 minutes out of Blue Hill. So whether you need to drive to town for a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, or a bottle of wine, or almost any convenience it is only moments away.
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The lawn slopes gently to the ocean, a perfect place for a family gatherings
Double glass doors, a sweet porch, and colorful potted summer flowers greet you
A Vintage folk-art rooster, antique pine table and 4 chairs in a cozy kitchen
The dining room seats six around a farm table
A sectional sofa in the living room faces a fireplace and satellite TV
A lovely seating area near bay windows faces gorgeous Blue Hill Bay
The second first-floor bedroom has two double beds and down comforters
The lower-level family room has a queen pull-out couch
The ocean view seen through full-height windows in the family room is glorious
This view of the side of the house shows just how close it is to the shore
The grassy side yard is perfect for a game of ball or badminton
Everyday brings an awe inspiring sunrise, even a night owl can appreciate it!
Picturesque circular drive off Parker Point Road to the front entrance
Entry foyer with charming Maine antique signs and prints lead into living room
A well-stocked galley kitchen leads to a two- car, attached garage
The dining room opens onto a large deck with beautiful views of the ocean
The living room also faces the charming entry way
The master bedroom has a king-size bed, a deck and the best view in the house
The lower-level bedroom has a queen bed, a sliding glass door with great views
The family room has a large TV, board games. puzzles, and family friendly DVDs
Savor the view in cheerful red Adirondack chairs from the master bedroom deck
Every season brings glorious views from Edgewater
The cove at high tide with Mount Desert Island in the distance
Another spectacular winter sunrise at Edgewater. Just wait until summer!
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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