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Recent Blue Hill reviews

  • Perfect Tranquil Retreat

    "This is truly a “tranquil retreat” in a beautiful setting. The house is comfortable and thoughtfully constructed. The high ceilings and the curved bank of windows facing the pond allows for a beautiful view and a feeling of being a part of the quite pine forest. The carved spiral staircase to the second floor is gorgeous and the attention to detail in the house is in sharp contrast to what is seen in most rental properties. I’m sure this is because the owner’s built the house without ever intending to rent it. I hope they continue to do so as we loved our stay and hope to return next year. We would recommend it without hesitation."
    Guest: ACN Date of Stay: August 2015 Review Submitted: September 10, 2015
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  • Peaceful and Perfect

    "My husband and I wanted a quiet and private place to call home while we explore Acadia National Park. Maureen and Steve were prompt in responding to our initial requests and payment was simple. Driving up to the property is impressive. It's so tranquil and beautiful. The Garaj is detached from the main house, so you have as much privacy as you need. However, they are available for anything you need during your stay. We hiked hard every day and looked forward to calling the Garaj Mahal home to rest and recover each evening. They have kayaks and a canoe for use, and a wonderful launching point just steps from the Garaj. You could easily spend days on Salt Pond exploring the coastline, seals, and other wildlife. Maureen and Steve have provided everything in the sweet little apartment that you could possibly need. They couldn't be lovelier. We could have easily stayed for weeks on end, but sadly, our vacation came to an end! Thank you Maureen and Steve! We miss the place already!"
    Guest: Sherryl G. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 17, 2016
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  • A Visit With Grand Aunt Agatha (if only I had one)

    "A lovely home. Clean as a whistle. (Aggie has a great housekeeper). A to die for kitchen (Didn't taste her recipes), but everything was there if I felt like cooking. Fluffy clean towels and super linens on the bed (Of course my grand daughter chose the one with the canopy). Period furnishings except for the great room with a comfy couch and chairs. One little problem, but Auntie's stand-in took care of it promptly with a text. The Blue Hill area is scenic, close to Acadia, with hidden beaches and serene scenes with very few tourists to trip over. A short walk to a good restaurant to sit under the trees. A travelled street, but a huge backyard with fireflies."
    Guest: Linda e P. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 23, 2016
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  • The scene of many happy vacations

    "Orchard House is a wonderful place that will draw you back year after year. I know it firsthand because for much of a decade it was my home away from home for an annual fall getaway to Maine. And I was ever so grateful for the warmth and friendship that Sally and Sean offered over time. They are first-rate hosts. I'll always think of their house as a place that held so many good stories for me. At moments, it was a den of solitude. I'd pack a pile of books and old New Yorkers to read (or maybe drop into the Blue Hill Library). And I'd walk many miles in the woods and happen upon a gaggle of wild turkeys or a porcupine on his way. Or sit on the shore of the lake with a cup of coffee and have a good think. It would be a fine place to write. Other times, the house was full of joyful conviviality. I invited friends who'd stop in for a few days and we'd explore the peninsula (guided by the house binder full of good suggestions for adventures) and then come home (often with lobsters fresh off the dock in Stonington) and cook and feast and drink good wine (see Max at the Blue Hill wine shop) and tell tall tales late into the night. It was such fun. And always, at the end of the day, no matter how brisk the late October air, there was a hot shower under a bazillion stars. Pure magic. I'm in a new phase of life now with a sweet pup and a partner who desires to explore more pockets of Maine and beyond. One day we hope to have our own place up north -- and I'll always be grateful to Orchard House and Sally and Sean for making my annual treks to Maine a much-loved respite and ritual -- the very best weeks of the year."
    Guest: Kelly J. Date of Stay: October 2015 Review Submitted: June 4, 2016
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