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Bright, Cheerful Oceanfront Carriage House

Bedrooms 2
Space 720 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4

Carriage House Cottage with 210 feet of private bold ocean frontage; located in New Harbor, one of Maine's most picturesque fishing villages and desirable vacation spots. Off the beaten path on a private road of exclusive homes. Spectacular views of islands, lighthouses, birds of all kinds, and lobstermen hauling their catch just yards from your private deck; built in 2007 and freshly painted and redecorated in 2016, ; comfortably and lovingly furnished and maintained, sparkling clean; equipped with washer and dryer, free WiFi, Cable TV, DVD, phone, visible flame gas log heat.

Hike the rocks from private access path; walk to village, shops, galleries, and working harbor. Harborside dining; lovely sandy beach, Pemaquid Lighthouse, historic sites, Monhegan Island ferry, sightseeing boats nearby. An artist's and photographer's Paradise! July and August are high season, but don't overlook the serene beauty of spring and fall when attractions are open, the crowds are thin, and the scenery is fabulous.

For the record, Marilyn is a musician (thus, Suite) and John is a retired spice and seasoning manufacturer (thus, Thyme). Welcome to Suite Thyme Carriage House!

WE DO HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY. See Rental Rates additional information.

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Marilyn and John Darack
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Marilyn and John Darack

We are two active professionals, failures at retirement, attempting to spend as much time as possible in our beloved New Harbor. Marilyn is a musician and has an active piano teaching studio (thus 'Suite') and John is a retired manufacturer of specialty food seasonings and spices (thus 'Thyme'). Now you know why we call our cottage 'Suite Thyme!'

Marilyn and John Darack purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Marilyn and John Darack chose New Harbor

We discovered New Harbor 40 years ago while on a camping trip to Boothbay. We immediately packed up our gear and moved to a campground in New Harbor. We returned year after year, first camping, then renting cottages, then, finally having our own home. Even after all these years we still marvel at the beauty of New Harbor and still enjoy its fabulous amenities and friendly locals. We constantly meet more and more folks who have had similar experiences. After having explored so much of the Maine coast, we just knew we had stumbled into a very special place. To us there is no more pleasant location on earth. Our view is breathtaking. Fabulous restaurants, galleries, beaches; attractions of many types abound.

What makes this cottage unique

Immense natural beauty, lobsters right off the boat, ever changing surf. Easterly view of islands, working lobstermen, and awesome sunrises make it hard to leave! We find it difficult to tear ourselves away from the property, but with so many attractions and distractions so nearby, we often do just that!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our wanderlust, going somewhere different twice each year, is over. We will be returning as often as we can to stay in the wonderful Suite Thyme, and be overwhelmed by the beauty and serenity of this area. Thanks so much for making this best-of-all-vacations available and the accommodations so impeccable.
Jun 2016
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New Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1.Cancellation policy: 50% deposit is non-refundable. 2nd 50% payment is refundable if cancelled more than 7 days before date of occupancy.
  • 2.Guests are not allowed to exceed the occupancy limit agreed to in the Lease.
  • 3.Please refer to the Rental Rules with the Lease.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath mats, nice towels, shower curtains all freshly laundered; pedestal sink, tiled floor, medicine chest, antique cabinet, and large shelf unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • New beds; all bedding and linens supplied and freshly laundered. Plenty of storage space.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Visible flame gas log heater - very cozy for autumn nights. Pemaquid lighthouse, beautiful sandy beach nearby, Fort William Henry, archaeological sites at Colonial Pemaquid, great restaurants within 2 miles; live theater, cinema, summer concert venues, galleries, auctions, all nearby. Ferry to Monhegan Island from the village; puffin, seal and lighthouse cruises also available. Guided kayak tours and rentals available nearby; local festivals abound; Midcoast Maine Botanical Gardens. Lovely public golf course close by; apple and blueberry picking in season. Note: In order to keep Suite Thyme Carriage House as immaculate and as free of allergens as possible, we allow no smokers or pets. We love dogs, but must ask that you leave them home for this vacation. Thank you.


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Bright, Cheerful Oceanfront Carriage House
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
Gilbertsville, PA

A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We love vacationing in Maine. This was our first time in New Harbor ME. Suite Thyme Cottage was magnificent. The house was immaculate which meant a lot to us. Having the ocean for our front yard was amazing as we listened to the sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks; so very relaxing. The house was very comfortable and was well equipped with everything we needed. Lots of great restaurants, so much to see and do. The owners Marilyn and John as well as the caretaker, Shiela couldn't have been more helpful. We are coming back to this little piece of heaven next year. This was our best Maine vacation since we began coming in 2006. The lobster , none better.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect! Perfect! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful carriage house and accommodations. Great views of ocean and walking trails nearby. Everything we could think of needing in carriage house was provided. Very clean and comfortable. Will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, Serene Stay on The Coast of Maine

  • 5 of 5

For our Maine vacation we wanted to stay in a single-family residence, as opposed to a condo or motel, and we wanted to stay in Maine for at least a week. With this criteria, I researched “Cabins and Cottages” on the coast of Maine. We were particularly interested in the coastal area between Brunswick and Bar Harbor Maine. Like others who travel to Maine, we wanted to experience the natural beauty of the lush green countryside, the awesome presence of the Atlantic Ocean crashing against the rocky coast, the coastal lighthouse network, the quaint lobster fishing villages, and exposure to the antique presence for which Maine is famous. And while in Maine, we did not want to miss delicious lobster meals. A great secondary benefit to such a vacation as this is the solitude and peaceful environment this area of Maine provides.

“Suite Thyme” met all of our criteria for a trip to Maine. It is a clean, extremely well maintained carriage house sixty yards from the rocky coast, with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean, and small rocky islands. It is without question one of the most peaceful, and beautiful places my wife and I have ever stayed. Leave the windows open at night and enjoy the sounds of waves crashing onto the rocky coast. Get up in the morning and view one of the most beautiful views any vacation could ever offer. Just miles down the road, is Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, an American icon made famous in pictures and paintings. Just down the street is a lobster-fishing village, New Harbor, Maine, where you can enjoy fresh lobster at Sara’s. You can sit at the outdoor porch and watch your supper come into port on the lobster boats. This location offers not only a peaceful setting, but also is in great proximity to other Maine towns and villages. All of the attractions, which might prompt you to take a vacation to Maine, are within a short drive of Suite Thyme, and yet, you still have the serenity of this rental every night.

This rental, for us, embodies all the experiences, which we wanted during a visit to Maine. An added benefit was to meet John and Marilyn Darack, the owners of “Suite Thyme”. They are very nice people who we want to get to know better in the future. All we can say is, “What a great vacation we had at Suite Thyme!”

Timothy and Wilma Marsh

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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So. Hadley, MA

Midcoast Gem

  • 5 of 5

We have returned to this special carriage house for several years. Our visit always leaves us feeling so relaxed and rested. The village of New Harbor is such a warm and quaint village offering spectacular views of lobstering and the open ocean. This property allows you to walk on the coastal rocks, wander casually to an active harbor or walk to the local market for fresh baked goodies every morning. You will enjoy the immaculate accommodation of "Suite Thyme" and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Fully equipped kitchen to prepare meals or browse through the information that has been prepared by the owners. There are many local spots for the best lobster and seafood Maine has to offer. We just can't say enough about this special place!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vero Beach, FL

A Bit of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed in Suite Thyme cottage for a week. The cottage is attractive, clean, comfortable, quiet & well equipped. It has a beautiful view of open ocean, waves crashing on large rocks, and Maine pines. The owners live in a larger home on the property and are welcoming and helpful. We can't think of a single downside to this property, and hope to return......Our favorite restaurant was the Anchor in the neighboring town of Round Pond.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

If looking for a place to relax with a great view this is it. Very well kept and the owners are lovely.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Harbor Room Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
New Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Wawenock Golf Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
routes 1 and 130
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Shaw's Wharf
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Pemaquid State Park Beach
Car: necessary

The lobster fishing village of New Harbor is located near the tip of the Pemaquid Peninsula. Local shopping, galleries, historic sites, and one of Maine's best sandy beaches all within walking distance. Our lighthouse, featured on the Maine quarter coin, is world famous.

A fifteen minute drive to Damariscotta will bring you to a lovely, quaint riverside village with many shops, restaurants, cultural activities, movie theater, and a modern hospital. Camden, Rockland, Augusta, and Boothbay Harbor (don't miss the fabulous new botanical garden!) are all within an hour's drive.

Other Activities: Sandy beach with children's programs and facilities, state parks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

Contrary to what it says below, we DO have a cancellation policy: The 50% initial deposit is non-refundable. The remaining 50%, due 30 days prior to occupancy, is refundable if cancelled more than 7 days prior to occupancy date.
$1195 - $1800 week; no fees.
Ask about discounts given for multiple weeks.
We will be contacting you regarding any questions you may have.
Contact owner for shorter stays (4 night minimum) for early spring and late autumn.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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