Newly renovated, 1 bedroom cottage, private setting in Blue Hill village
Jacques and Becky Gagne
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
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Very comfortable stay.
So happy to know you enjoyed your stay!
Comfortable & Perfect Getaway
My husband and I stayed at the cottage for our visit to Maine this fall and it did not disappoint! We didn't spend as much time at the cottage as we originally planned, but it had everything we needed whether we were spending the entire day there or just as a stopping point between site seeing! The owners are so wonderful in their hospitality and are available as needed to answer any questions, were polite in greeting us to the cottage, and hd instructions for anything we might have needed to use!
Having a close neighbor didn't bother us a bit, and the seclusion of the cottage was cozy. The cottage was the perfect drive to anywhere we wanted to go! A wonderful space to spend your time for a visit to Maine!
The Balsam Cottage
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at this great little cottage. Comfy bed, good kitchen and living room and sunny deck in the morning! We really enjoyed being close to the lovely village of Blue Hill. We came to the area for a wedding and really enjoyed returning to the cottage, our home away from home. Lots to see and do on the Blue Hill Peninsula. But truthfully, we were very content to not rush around and enjoyed the area close to us!
This is a great place to stay! The hosts have thought of everything!
Linda and Terry Zanes
Stony Creek, CT
Thanks for the great review. I think you captured the vibe most folks get after spending time at the cottage. We’re so glad your stay was a good one and that you enjoyed the Blue Hill Peninsula as well! Come back anytime.
What a wonderfeul stay!
Jacques and Becky were the perfect hosts! Their property was immaculate and looked exactly like the pictures in the listing. The location was a great drive to Acadia, lots to see and do along the way, all their recommendations were great. Our first trip to Maine will not be our last. We would definitely stay here again! Thank you again Jacques and Becky!
It was lovely meeting you both and are glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. We hope the rest of your vacation days in Maine celebrating your special anniversary were wonderful as well. You left the cottage in great shape and that is always much appreciated, thanks. Come back any time!
Charming, comfortable cottage
Cozy, in a quiet wooded location with lovely decor and a comfortable bed. Becky and Jacques were attentive and accommodating hosts. Highly recommend!
Thanks for the nice review and thanks for leaving the cottage in tip top shape! Hope we see you again.
We came to Blue Hill for our first granddaughter's graduation and were able to stay in this cottage for two. Perfectly clean and appointed with everything you might need. The owners were very helpful and enjoyed talking to Becky. We have decided to come back again before our granddaughter goes away to college and stay in this very peaceful cottage. Thanks again, Carole and Jim
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!