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Charming Oceanfront Home on Blue Hill Bay with Views of Acadia National Park.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

On the water with views of Acadia, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, steps to the ocean

Located on scenic Parker Point Road, our home, Edgewater, is just two miles from the center of the village of Blue Hill and is situated on it's own little peninsula overlooking Blue Hill Bay. It's a Maine classic, a charming gray-shingle cape from the front, looking deceptively like a single-story home, but with a dramatic two-level façade in back, featuring large bay windows and two decks facing the ocean. The wooded acre-and-a-half lot has more than 200 yards of oceanfront and is just steps away to a sweet cove and beach at low tide. Perfect for kayaking or canoeing.

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.

More Details

Owner
Anne and Steve Dotson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Anne and Steve Dotson

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.

Anne and Steve Dotson purchased this house in 2014

Why Anne and Steve Dotson chose Acadia

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

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Blue Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Because of high decks in the rear of the house, we prefer that children be at least six years of age.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Master bathroom has a handicap accessible shower with seat
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Notes:
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.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

A Magical Week in Blue Hill

  • 5 of 5

If waking up every morning to the day’s soft light and an unobstructed view of the sun rising above Acadia sounds good to you. Or wandering along the private shore behind your house to count the endless hermit crabs. Or spending hours in front of a glorious bay window, sipping a glass of wine and gazing at the water ebbing and flowing with the tides. Or cooking that special dinner with friends or family while watching the mist settle upon the bay. Or finishing the day with thousands of stars above. And then sleeping through the night with not a sound besides nature herself. If any of this sounds wonderful, you can have them all every day you spend at Edgewater. What a magical week it was.

Thank you, Steve and Ann, for sharing your perfect home with travelers wanting to experience the tranquility and loveliness of Maine.

What is the one thing I would change? Nothing!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In our welcoming notebook about Edgewater for guests to read, Anne and I write that we want our guests to feel -- pampered. When Eileen writes in rhapsody in describibg her experiences, we could not possibly be more pleased. Steve Dotson
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at this property. The household was well equipped for making dinner in house, including linens which made for less packing on our part. The view was spectacular! We arrived to a very clean house. We drove some of our days out to Acadia Park and Bar Harbor. The town of Blue Hill is quaint and inviting. We also rented kayaks for the week and enjoyed beautiful rides along the coastline. Its very calm and peaceful. As others have mentioned the home has DVD's for viewing, books, puzzles etc. I highly recommend it for families. The owners are great communicators and responsive. See for yourself!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous home with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

The Edgewater is a gorgeous home on a gorgeous property. The owners have thought of every detail to make your stay tcomfortable and enjoyable. Our family enjoyed daytrips to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbour, Camden and Rockland. We would go back again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house - perfect jumping off point

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group of six. Everyone had their own space. Location was close enough to Acadia for day trips but not overly touristy. Charming town, good restaurants, and plenty of hiking! The house had everything we needed and the owners were great to work with. We particularly enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings. Sunrises over the water were also a highlight. We rented kayaks and the bay was very calm and serene. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a great Maine experience. Our family voted this one of our best vacations to date.

Lisa (Ohio)

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bayfront paradise and perfect family vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable, and tastefully decorated home situated directly on a cozy little bay. Our 3 generation family of 10 enjoyed watching the resident Loon family and a few seals and other wildlife right from the back deck. Everything you need for a relaxing vacation is here. Edgewater is located about an hour from Acadia and Bar Harbor, but don't neglect exploring the Blue Hill Peninsula as well. We traveled to the Penobscot River Bridge Observatory and Fort Knoxabout 30 min. away in nearby Bucksport. What a view!

Can't say enough good things about the very accommodating owners of Edgewater, Ann and Steve Dotson. They quickly respond to requests and are just "good people".

You can't go wrong with Edgewater.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home in a great location !

  • 5 of 5

Edgewater exceeded our expectations ! Whether it's kayaking, hiking, shopping, dining or simply relaxing , it's the place to be. The only thing we wish we had more of was time. Two weeks next time !!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Maine 15, Maine 176
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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