EAST BLUE HILL - Aug 25, Sept. + Oct. OPEN!

View of Blue Hill Bay from BobolinkDeck chairs, perfect lawn, water view2nd flr Master Bedroom with water viewTwin beds - 1st flr bedroom
Milliken Rd, Blue Hill, ME 04629

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 6
Per week $2,500
Type: Cottage
Description of the Blue Hill vacation cottage rental
(Weekly rental) Bobolink is a wonderful Maine cottage in East Blue Hill that somehow manages to be cozy and spacious at the same time. You can crowd a lively group in for dinner or you can sit peacefully with a good book by the fire. It has a spectacular view of Blue Hill Bay with islands and mountains in the distance. Relax on the terrace or spread out on the spacious green lawn. Croquet set included! Even better, it is only a half mile to Curtis Cove, one of the rare sandy beaches in Maine!

East Blue Hill is a very special village, off the beaten path, so it takes a little while to get there. It is approx. 1 hour from Bangor. Bar Harbor is more like 30 minutes. The villagers have a coffee social every Saturday morning from 10:00 am when the people come to the one room post-office (with a pot bellied stove) to get their mail. The village has its own boat ramp and playground which is perfect for kids. Keep an ear out with the locals for the timing of the EBH Blueberry Festival. If you're lucky, and the tide is right- meaning very high- after a day of hilarious games and succulent lobsters, everyone winds up jumping from the little bridge to cool off. If you miss the tide, you still have a wonderful time! :) There is a summer book sale at the EBH one room library. "Downeast" magazine rated EBH was one of the best kept secrets of Maine.



Bobolink rentals run Saturday to Saturday weekly only. Sorry, we're not set up to do nightly rentals. The cottage is open from May through October. The cost is $2500/week + 7% Maine sales tax from July, August, through mid Sept. and $2300 + 7% Maine sales tax for May, June, and late Sept. and Oct. The cleaning fee for when you leave is $150 . If you stay for additional weeks, we ask that you have the cleaners in weekly, but it costs less - $100.

Included: WIFI, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, television, satellite, telephone, deck, Adirondack chairs, gas grill, working fireplace, coffee maker, blender, iron and board, linens, towels, pillows.

Feel free to contact us with questions. Thanks!

Lexy Lovell

Area Info
Further afield, officially part of Blue Hill - three miles away - is a very welcoming yacht club that has a killer sailing program open to everybody and very reasonably priced. The only trick is how to pronounce the name - Kollegewidgwok - but just call it KYC and you'll be fine. Kids start with rowing when they're little and move on up thru Optis and 420's. The teachers know their stuff on sailing and safety, but they really know how to have fun. They also have sailing for adult beginners.
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If sailing isn't your thing, how about natural history with MERI (Marine Environment Research Institute)? They have expeditions on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons to the outer islands. Also, ocean story hour on Fridays and programs for ages 6-12 on Thursday afternoons.
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There is also traditional arts and crafts and nature day camp with Nichols - outdoorsy, cheap and cheerful. You take your kids to a bus in Blue Hill and let the camp do the rest. They travel a half hour to Walker Pond, their home base. Back in the afternoon. This is for ages 4 1/2 - 14
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The town of Blue Hill has a wonderful library and many activities.
They sponsor everything from film series to Lego clubs!
bluehill library

There are dances every Monday night with the acclaimed Flash in the Pans steel drum band.
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Kniesel Hall is well known for its classical music offerings.
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The Blue Hill Fair - Labor Day weekend – the annual blowout agricultural fair – 4H displays, oxen pulls, country western bands, crazy rides, cotton candy. A very special fair!
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A quick sample – by no means comprehensive - of food/restaurants/etc.

The Boatyard Grill
June 15 - late Aug - right in a working boatyard – great food and atmo, fresh and authentic!

The Blue Hill Inn
Lovely food, top notch, romantic
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The Blue Hill Wine Shop
Great wine, very good prices, wonderful cheeses and sausages (Bianco's from Brooklin, ME) and world class espresso and baked goods for the morning with a lovely view of the water.


Arborvine and Arborvine Deep Water Brew Pub
Take your choice – you can have very fancy, white tablecloth, lovely (expensive) food or you can have wonderful pub style food
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deep-water-brew-pub

The Fishnet
Fried clams, lobster rolls, yum!


Barncastle
Very good wood fired pizza, New England comfort food
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Great grocery shopping:
Tradewinds
Blue Hill Food Coop (reciprocal privileges if you are a member of a coop).
Farmers’ Market at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds every Saturday morning 9-11:30.

More fun things to do:

Hiking up Blue Hill Mountain and various trails.
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There are always day trips to the National Park Acadia and its bike trails
see National Parks Service site

or Isle Au Haut – this is the mail boat site and they’ll rent you sturdy mountain bikes at their dock:
isleauhaut

Lots of lovely towns (Castine, Stonington) for antiquing, exploring, etc. Download the guide here for a whole lot more info – including kayak rentals:
bluehillpeninsula

Fort Knox in Bucksport for Civil War buffs
fortknox.maineguide
Property Rates
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Aug 25 2015 Sep 25 2015 - - $2,500 - 1 week
Check In: 12 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 7%
Deposits: $500 security/damage deposit
Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, PayPal
Other Fees: $150 cleaning
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