Guest Comments

February 2018

“Your home and the surrounding Maine countryside bring us the quiet enjoyment that we seek. Thanks for your hospitality; we will see you again soon!”–Jeff & Carrie, PA

October 2017

“What a great little place in a wonderful area. So unlike the other parts of the USA we have visited.”–Richard & Anita, England/Ireland/Spain

September 2017

“Thank you for this lovely, peaceful, friendly home-away-from-home that offers privacy, creative space and quietude for reading or contemplation. You are so thoughtful–providing all amenities for a comfortable stay in one of the most tastefully designed, most efficient uses of space I’ve ever seen or had the privilege to experience first hand. My best wishes to you both for a healthy year. I hope to see you again next year. The veggies are the best!”–Sally C.

“What a delight to arrive here on our 20th anniversary to find a lovely bottle of wine and beautiful card! We’ll be thinking of you and can’t wait to come back.”–Thom & Rebecca, East Hampton, CT

August 2017

“Niki and I agreed that this is the best vacation either of us has ever taken. We also agreed to become husband and wife! Thank you for the wonderful accommodations and amenities. We’ve fallen in love with Maine and we’ll be back for our honeymoon.”  [They’ve rebooked for 8/2018!]–Rog & Niki, Lake Placid, FL

“We truly enjoyed making the Blue Tulip our home base for a wonderful visit with family friends. Next time, we will stay an entire week. Your apartment is, hands down, the most comfortable Tenants Harbor lodging we’ve experienced!”–Victor & Michele, McLean, VA

July 2018

“We absolutely loved staying at your quaint home. It was perfect for our family of three. We took a sunset puffin cruise and saw seals, puffins, eagles and the most spectacular sunset ever. We enjoyed eating in your delicious restaurants–Luke’s Lobster, Squid Ink (breakfast), Dip Net and Happy Clam. We’ll definitely be coming back.”–Debbie, Rick & Alex, Graylake, IL

March 2017

“You both have gone beyond the meaning of “hospitality”! You have treated us like family and been most kind, generous and helpful from the beginning of our [6-week house-hunting] stay. We are so happy to have purchased a home in Tenants Harbor and look forward to a long friendship with you and The Blue Tulip!”—Al & Barbara, Acton, MA

August 2016

“Thank you for the beautiful weather and the splendor of your gardens. You both work so very hard and everyone enjoys your results.”—Bob & Bev, Concord,T MA

July 2016

“Beautiful! An absolutely lovely spot. Your guesthouse was perfect…comfortable and peaceful. We only wish we could stay longer. Hope to return next year.”—Amy, Katie & Grace

January 2016

“We had a lovely stay and were pleasantly surprised seeing and using all the goodies (i.e. coffee, etc.). We especially enjoyed watching the major snowstorm of 2016 and were grateful we were in your cozy apartment in Tenants Harbor, Maine instead of Philadelphia. Thanks again. —Josie & Van, Chadds Ford, PA

August 2015

“Thank you so much for your hospitality and friendship. We loved our “47th Honeymoon” in your cozy hideaway—all the comforts of home without any worries. We love your gardens and the Farmer’s Market and sunsets were extra special treats! I have tons of sunny memories to tuck away for the log winter.”—Trush & Harry, Portland, ME

July 2015

“Absolutely perfect in every way. The design, comforts and detail inside are second to none. Then there is outside—the pond, gardens, flowers, birds and setting—truly perfect. We’ve extended our trip by a day but wish we could stay the summer! Hannah (14), Nora (12) and Owen (9) loved the space and freedom to roam. The proximity to Owls Head, Port Clyde and Tenants Harbor made our explorations easy. Not only will we return, but we’ll be sure to tell friends about this gem. Thank you for everything!”—Kara, Hannah, Nora & Owen, Richmond, VA

September 2014

“C’est un coin de paradis ici! Le paysage tout autour est merveilleux et ce soir le ciel et la lune sont vraiment spectaculaires. Vous avez pense a tout pour creer un sejour confortable.”—Hans & Karin, Green Acres, FL

July 2014

“We enjoyed the fresh veggies from your garden and sitting around the fire pit was a relaxing way to end the evening.”—Kyle & Peter

March 2014

“We came to Maine for a wedding and really didn’t know where to stay. I found the Blue Tulip online and hoped for the best. It turned out to be better than I expected!! Absolutely beautiful, peaceful and relaxing! We enjoyed it so much we had to stay an extra day.” –LeeAnn & Catrina, Foster, RI

August 2013

“To say that you were hospitable would be an understatement. From the accommodations, to providing everything for baby, to freshly-picked herbs, or even to Jan’s daily ‘good mornings’ and ‘good nights’ …there was nothing but good energies.” –Augustina, Nicholas & Baby Valentina, Bronx, NY

“Our two-week stay was absolutely perfect…a wonderful refuge from all the hustle and bustle of children, grandchildren and dogs down the street on Harts Neck. You allowed us space to stay close to them but also keep our own sanity in this quiet, clean, lovely space. I kept telling everyone that living here is like living in a boat, only better, because it’s not on the water!”   –Mary & Tim, Dedham, MA

July 2013

“This has to be the most thoughtfully designed lodging possible. Everything needed is at hand, great natural light for dining or reading, and the appeal of natural wood. Congratulations! We regret only having one night to stay with you.”  –Kathryn, Mount Pleasant, SC

October 2012

“If I had to pick one word to describe our experience it would be ‘tranquility.’ Thank you for the anniversary champagne and for opening up your home to us. We saw a beautiful, big woodpecker today and a deer tonight. Great ending to a fabulous week!” –Steve & Ceca, Wylie, TX

July 2012

“Thank you for a lovely few days. This was a perfect spot from which to explore. But I most particularly enjoyed having my morning tea by the little pond, watching the water lilies open in the sun, having an evening meal of fresh greens from your garden and a glass of wine on the little porch as the sun went down.” –Diane, Boston, MA

August 2011

“We so appreciated this safe haven where we could go before tackling our home, gardens and waterfront here on Horse Point Road. You have created a snug, functional and pleasing ‘boat’ of a space floating about frog pond, meadows and wood. All this plus foraging in your garden! We look forward to seeing what you make of this land, Jan and will most certainly return.” –Wende & John, Brooklyn, NY & Port Clyde, ME

“Have stayed in vacation rentals all over and never found one so well-stocked and comfortable. Here for a painting workshop, it was a great place to disengage after all-day sessions.” –Bob, Albany Township, ME

July 2011

“Not sure if it was the time off from work or the fresh breeze, but we slept better than we have in a very long time. The place is really great.” –Jeremy & Ronda, Chicago, IL

May 2011

“Thank you for the comfortable accommodations during our first visit to Maine! Your apartment was perfect down to the fresh tulips on the table. Thank you for making sure we had everything we needed for our 19-month old and for thinking about her safety.” –Bonnie, Joe & Abbie, Columbia, MD

August 2010

“We felt very welcome, enjoyed the lobster and all the sites we had to see here. Thank you for your hospitality.” –Ubo, Karin & Yelle, The Hague, The Netherlands

August 2009

“We’ve very much enjoyed the fresh herbs and lettuce and suggestions for activities. Thank you, especially, for accommodating our toddler. Wishing you all the best in your new venture.” –Mark, Amy & Finn, Nashua, NH

“It was both a privilege and a pleasure to be the first guests in your adorable little place. The care and attention to detail put into our stay was obvious everywhere and much appreciated.” –Cheryl, Baltimore, MD