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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat with Dock and Mooring

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Arden House nestled among trees & water views.

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Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boothbay Harbor house description

The essence of Maine captured in a dream like setting; waterbirds calling in the cove, towering pine trees, flowering landscape surround this extraordinary home. This two-story Maine lodge and four acres of gardens lead down to 1,300 feet of rocky shore and dock.

Featured in New England Coastal Living and Maine Design publications, you feel immediately at home from the moment you turn into the driveway. This light filled shingle house has massive stone chimneys and large double height windows. The interior of this classic Maine lodge features barn wood beams, stone floors, and is filled with antiques and art.


Every convenience and state of the art system make this home comfortable and efficient. The use of antique doors, hardware, European design and furnishings makes the house feel as if families have been gathering and vacationing together for many generations. Whether you wander in the woods, enjoy the flower gardens, see what is ripe in the garden, hop along the rocks on the shore or find a spot to read or sun: you are always relaxed and absorb the pleasure of sheer leisure.

The large private dock and protected tidal cove just off Townsend Gut are another magnet for staying put from early morning till night. Watch the light on the water, savor early morning coffee, lazy sunset drinks, or night-time stargazing. Or when you build up your energy, go kayaking, take a brisk swim, or go clamming at low tide.

Whether lazy or active, you will find ARDEN warm and cozy, and a perfect vacation spot for a celebrating a special occasion for two or a gathering of friends and family. Like Maine itself, it offers a wonderful sense of life as it should be. There is even a mooring out in the cove for the dedicated boater.

The house and gardens were designed working closely with prominent Boston architects and landscape designers incorporating barn timbers, a granite fireplace, wide-board floors.-- and even a massive 15 ft barn door, and two felled trees. This two year labor of love was completed in 2005 by a team of fine Maine craftsmen.

The romantic master bedroom and sitting area overlook the cove and a two-story stone bathroom is complete with a massive granite walk in rain shower. The main floor includes a double height living room with a magnificent stone fireplace. The gourmet cooks dream kitchen and two-story dining room overlook from the hall above and a large cherry dining table table and Windsor chairs invite leisurely dining and hours of good conversation.

There is also a comfortable sitting room and adjacent library with comfy seating, wood burning stove, and media cabinet. The end of the house opens onto a screened-in porch with ceiling fan and adarondak rockers for conversation, quiet retreat, and enjoying Maine evening breezes and views of the water. The laundry room, pantry, and guest bath complete the first floor all leading off a large two story hall/gallery with clear-story windows above.

The second floor consists of three spacious, light filled bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and beautiful views of the water and surrounding landscape. Two of the bedrooms share a spa-like bathroom suite featuring a sauna and walk-in rain shower highlighted by contemporary Italian fixtures. The third 'double' bedroom is a self contained suite featuring one area with a double bed, a separate with area with two single beds divided by a full bathroom. Antiques and soft woven rugs everywhere look and feel like you have indeed returned to the home you remember from your childhood.

When you are ready to venture out, a five minute drive will take you to downtown Boothbay Harbor--quintessential Maine seacoast harbor where you can explore the eclectic mix of shops and galleries, get in a round of golf, and take in a live performance. You can experience the working waterfront and fleet of fishing boats, enjoy the annual parade of schooners, or get out on the water yourself for a sail, a whale watch, a lighthouse tour, or even a day trip to Monhegan Island where artists have summered for generations to paint. In between you can hike on one of the Conservation nature trails or enjoy a fresh lobster feast dockside. Heading north, a five minute car ride will bring you to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Just taking a drive in itself allows one to take in the natural beauty of coastal Maine and the opportunity to discover the many still little changed villages and harbors.

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 double

            Double height ceiling in sun-filled master suite....moreless

          • 'Bunk Room': 1 double, 2 twin/ single

            Large open room with lovely antique beds and furniture....moreless

          • 'Blue' Bedroom: 1 double

            Lovely antique furniture overlooking gardens....moreless

          • 'Yellow' Bedroom: 1 double

            Canopy bed w/ juliette balcony overlooking screened-in porch...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

            Custom walk-in stone shower....moreless

          • Guest Bathroom on First Floor: toilet

            ...moreless

          • 'Bunk Room' Full Bath with Tub/Shower: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • 'Spa' Bathroom with Rain Shower and Sauna: toilet, shower

            Spa-like bathroom....moreless

          • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

            ...moreless

          • Outdoor Composting Toilet

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          Other Amenities

              • 1,300 ft of water front for exploration, wooded walking trails, private dock, deep water mooring, kayaks, multiple outdoor seating and eating areas, fire pit, vegetable and herb garden, wrap around porch, screened-in porch, outdoor shower, native Maine perennial gardens....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                Lovely views of the water from the house and the full length of the cove and group of moored boats bobbing out in the cove opening....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Tranquil tidal cove (9 ft. tides) w/ large float for sitting, watching the sun set, star-gazing and dock for kayaks....moreless

              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Computer Available:

                Separate dedicated work station/ office space set up to connect YOUR computer to our printer to efficiently and effectively stay connected....moreless

              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                All Cotton linens, quilts, down pillows and comfortors and very comfortable, plush matresses ad to the comfort and coziness of a good night's sleep or an afternoon nap....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Double height great room was wall of windows features comfy seating and stone fireplace....moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mosquito Magnet
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking Off Street:

                Long natural stone driveway and parking court to accomodate multiple cars and visitors....moreless

              • Printer
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed business-class wireless internet connection though out the house and on the porches....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Massive granite fireplace with raised hearth and wood-storage beneath....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Contemporary Rais Swedish stove and window for viewing the fire yet airtight for energy efficiency makes the library sitting room great for snuggling up with a good book, conversation, or listing to music....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                Great relationship with gourmet cook and caterer who will prepare and deliver delicious meals or prepare at home and serve local fresh fish, vegetables, and meats all provider by local farmers and fishermen/ lobstermen. She will also provide great picnic baskets for your boating or land excursions....moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything you could want - double ovens (convection), microwave and commercial gas range. Dishes, silverware, and glasses for formal and informal dining enough for gracious entertaining....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Large, fully equipped kitchen with beautiful views of the garden and high-end appliances, generous marble counter space and butcher's block for group cooking, Herb garden and stone patio with umbrella table just outside. Perfect for chef's and gourmand's alike....moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                Large Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer, separate ice maker, separate wine and drink cooler all great for entertaining....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Beach Towels
              • Binoculars
              • Boat Dock
              • Boat With Paddles
              • Deck / Patio:

                Lovely stone patio for summer with table, chairs, and large market umbrella for outdoor dining surrounded by the summer flowers. Ironwood deck and benches surrounded by blueberries, Japanese stone garden and table and chairs on the dock for coffee, h'ordeuves, and drinks. Three round picnic table with market umbrellas for outdoor dining by the cove....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Screened in porch overlooks ground cover of native blueberries, rustic trails, native plants, formal perennial gardens, and lush lawns surround the house....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Porch Furniture
              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck
              • Yard

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Sauna:

                    Large sauna can accomodate several people....moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall
                      Oct 25 - Nov 22, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,000
                      Thanksgiving Holiday
                      Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2014
                      6 night min stay

                      $3,500
                      flat fee
                      Winter
                      Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,520
                      Christmas Holiday
                      Dec 20 - Dec 28, 2014
                      9 night min stay

                      $3,750
                      flat fee
                      New Year's Holiday
                      Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,500
                      flat fee
                      Spring
                      Feb 28 - May 22, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Summer
                      May 23 - Sep 25, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Peak Leaf
                      Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Thanksgiving Holiday
                      Nov 24 - Nov 29, 2015
                      5 night min stay

                      $5,000
                      Christmas Holiday
                      Dec 22 - Dec 27, 2015
                      5 night min stay

                      $5,000

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
                      • Cleaning Fee $250
                      • Tax Rate 8%

                      Notes:

                      Please note:

                      *Security Deposit and Cleaning Fee Due Two Weeks Prior to Check-In.

                      *Sales Tax collected with balance due of rental fee three-months prior to check-in.

                      *Three weeks or more multi-week rentals are required to pay an additional cleaning fee for additional mid-stay cleaning.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 10/22/2014
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                      Location

                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Portland (Maine) Airport - PWM
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Boothbay has wonderful bars overlooking the water.
                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Portland, ME.
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Variety of wonderful restaurants in the Harbor.

                      Car: Necessary

                      In the September issue of the AAA Southern New England publication feature on Boothbay Harbor, the following were recommended as 'Dos' and 'Eats':

                      Do: Boothbay Railway Village, Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch and Scenic Nature Cruises, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and Maine State Aquarium.

                      Eat: The Lobster Dock, Mama D's Cafe and Tugboat Restaurant.

                      Another wonderful resource for activities and attractions is the Boothbay Chamber of Commerce. Their website is www.bootbayharbor.com.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      Why the Owner Chose Boothbay Harbor:
                      Arden is a place of respite, leisure, living in the moment, enjoying the beauty and tranquility of Maine and most especially for gathering of family and friends. It is my pleasure to share this with you and fondest hope that it will be for you a magical, energizing, and restorative time surrounded by Maine’s beautiful woods, water, and sky that you will remember and treasure as it always is for me. We chose the name Arden from the Arden Woods which was the setting for As You like It. Shakespeare compared the Arden Woods with Eden -- a magical place where people are transformed through self-discovery and finding love. For our family and friends Arden has indeed been an apt name. This four-acre land, gardens, and woods feels like a special place. Friendship has been celebrated, children and grandchildren have gathered and played. We have laughed, read, rested, feasted, explored, and spent many hours playing games and talking in winter and summer, in sunshine, fog, rain and snow. Most especially we have all been embraced and nurtured by the warmth, beauty, and sturdiness of this house.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Arden is our family retreat and gathering spot and is filled with our family furniture, photos, and heritage which we have collected and conserved things which have been passed down though multiple generations of our family. We love it here and are nourished by it and have enjoyed many wonderful occasions over the 10 years we have owned and completely rebuilt Arden. We hope you will have similar wonderful memories with your family and friends and get great pleasure, as we do, from being surrounded by nature and the traditional materials and craftsmanship that grounds us and ties us to this place and to one another.


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                      Photos

                      • Arden House nestled among trees & water views.

                        Arden House nestled among trees & water views.

                      • Master suite feat. en-suite bath w/ stone shower.

                        Master suite feat. en-suite bath w/ stone shower.

                      • Bunk Rm bath feat. antiques w/ modern fixtures.

                        Bunk Rm bath feat. antiques w/ modern fixtures.

                      • Blue bedroom overlooking landscaped garden.

                        Blue bedroom overlooking landscaped garden.

                      • Gourmet kitchen open to dining room.

                        Gourmet kitchen open to dining room.

                      • Sitting room w/wood stove & garden views.

                        Sitting room w/wood stove & garden views.

                      • Fire Pit/ Seating Area

                        Fire Pit/ Seating Area

                      • One of the many seating areas...

                        One of the many seating areas...

                      • Grassy lawn area with surrounding woody area.

                        Grassy lawn area with surrounding woody area.

                      • Seating area above dock - overlooking cove.

                        Seating area above dock - overlooking cove.

                      • Looking across Hodgeton's Cove from the dock.

                        Looking across Hodgeton's Cove from the dock.

                      • Great Rm w/ double height ceiling & large windows.

                        Great Rm w/ double height ceiling & large windows.

                      • Bunk bedroom & bath - double bed & two single beds

                        Bunk bedroom & bath - double bed & two single beds

                      • Yellow bedroom w/ private juliette balcony.

                        Yellow bedroom w/ private juliette balcony.

                      • Spa-like bathroom featuring four-person sauna.

                        Spa-like bathroom featuring four-person sauna.

                      • Dining room w/cathedral ceiling & water views.

                        Dining room w/cathedral ceiling & water views.

                      • Screened-in porch overlooking garden, lawn & woods

                        Screened-in porch overlooking garden, lawn & woods

                      • Looking back at the house from the Fire Pit.

                        Looking back at the house from the Fire Pit.

                      • Garden path alongside house leading to the lawn.

                        Garden path alongside house leading to the lawn.

                      • View towards the water from along property's edge.

                        View towards the water from along property's edge.

                      • View of dock/ float in the cove.

                        View of dock/ float in the cove.

                      • View across the cove at sunset.

                        View across the cove at sunset.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

                      $360 - $786 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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                      Speaks: english
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