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Architect's Waterfront Guest House Retreat

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View of Carriage House from the vegetable garden

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The essence of Maine captured in a serene waterfront setting on the Arden House property - nestled in the woods with soaring pines, vegetable and flower gardens and the smell of salt air, and your own deck and firepit. You feel immediately at home from the moment you turn into the driveway. This light-filled shingle carriage house has spectacular water views, a private deck seating area, fire-pit, outdoor grilling and dining--a perfect get-away and retreat from city life.

The interior of this romantic hideaway features wood beams, gas fireplace for cool nights, gleaming hardwood floors, and lovely bedroom and bath. There is open galley kitchen, stone counter tops, and everything a great cook would want. Contemporary European design and antique furnishings makes the carriage house feel cozy and welcoming. 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 instantly relaxed and able to absorb the too rare pleasure of sheer leisure.

The large dock and protected tidal cove are another magnet for staying put --sunlight sparking on the water, early morning coffee, bird watching, kayaking, brisk swims, clamming at low tide, lazy sunset drinks, or night-time stargazing.

Whether lazy or active, you will find ARDEN warm and cozy, and a perfect private vacation spot to.enjoy the four acres of surrounding woods, lawn, gardens, sitting areas, and paths leading down to 1,300 feet of rocky shore and dock. Like Maine itself, it offers a wonderful sense of life as it should be.

When you are ready to venture out, downtown Boothbay Harbor is five minutes away -- quintesential Maine where you can explore the eclectic mix of shops and galleries, get in a round of golf, take in a live performance. You can experience the working waterfront, lobster boats, enjoy the annual parade of schooners, or ice cream at its best. You can get out on the water 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 lobster feast dockside or on your own deck. A five minute car ride will bring you to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens or a hidden sandy beach. A little further afield, are Camden, Rockland, Rockport, and Freeport-- all an hour's drive.-- And just getting there allows one to soak in the natural beauty of Coastal Maine and the opportunity to discover the many still little changed villages and harbors.

Keywords: Private and romantic Guest House. Sunny, loft feel, soaring contemporary wooden ceiling, stunning water views, wrap around deck, sitting and outdoor cooking area, and manicured gardens on 4 acre estate with dock, main house, boat house, and outdoor shower. Wifi.
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Lovely antique bed with luxurious mattress and bed linens....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

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, outdoor shower, native Maine perennial gardens....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    The Guest House has spectacular water and sunset views of Hodgton Cove and nature trails and sitting areas all along the waterfront....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Property has large dock and float on tidal cove for swimming, relaxing, morning coffee at sunrise, and sunset drinks. Kayaks are supplied for guest use to explore Hodgton Cove and beyond....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Cozy fire for cool nights with the flick of a switch....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Cozy luxurious cotton sheets and comforter, pillows, and quilts. Plush towels....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High-speed business-class wireless internet access available throughout property....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Outdoor grill on deck....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Sub Zero Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Gas Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Trash Compactor and Tile counter tops. All the utensils, dishes, and glass-wear you could want....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Sub zero refrigerator and ice maker....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Sunny deck surrounded by gardens and blueberries, charcoal grill, table and comfortable chairs for leisurely conversation, reading, sunning, and dining. Carriage House surrounded by woods, gardens, lawns and paths on four acres of land....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

4.8
from 22 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 27 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,425
Prime Leaf Season
Sep 16 - Nov 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,325

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Please Note:

* Arrival Day/ Time: Saturday at 4:00 PM.

* Departure Day/ Time: Saturday at 10:30 AM.

* Security Deposit and Cleaning Fee are due two weeks prior to check-in.

* Sales Tax due with balance of Rental Fee three months prior to check-in.

* For stays more than a week, weekly cleaning will be required at $75 per cleaning.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, ME Iinternational
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many waterfront bars & lobster shacks
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Boothbay Country Club
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, ME
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 miles to Route 1, 35 miles to 295
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Boothbay has wonderful restaurants.
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dogfish Head with mini-island & lighthouse

Car: Necessary

Activities: Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch and Scenic Nature Harbor Island Cruises; Burnt Island Light Station; Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens; Maine State Aquarium; Land Trust Nature Trails; Boothbay Railway Village; Boothbay Harbor Opera House; Pemaquid Point Light House & Beach Park; Popham Beach State Park; Reid State Park; Maine Maritime Museum & day trips to Freeport; Rockport; Camden; Bath, and Portland.

Great Food: Robinson's Wharf, McSeagull's, Thistle Inn, Ports of Italy, Mein Oyster, Trevett Market Lobster Rolls.

Maine Art Museums: Farnsworth Art Museumand Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland;Boowdoin College Art Museum;Portland Fine Arts Museum,

Shopping: Lovely Maine art and crafts galleries, Sherman's Bookstore, unique gift shops

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

Why the Owner Chose West Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME, USA:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Photos

  • View of Carriage House from the vegetable garden

    View of Carriage House from the vegetable garden

  • Deck seating area with heat lamp.

    Deck seating area with heat lamp.

  • Opening living, dining and kitchen areas with gas fireplace.

    Opening living, dining and kitchen areas with gas fireplace.

  • Open living room and dining room - perfect for entertaining.

    Open living room and dining room - perfect for entertaining.

  • Comfortable bedroom retreat.

    Comfortable bedroom retreat.

  • Entry way featuring reclaimed barn wood.

    Entry way featuring reclaimed barn wood.

  • View of cove and boat house from Carriage House window

    View of cove and boat house from Carriage House window

  • Looking across Hodgeton Cove from the dock.

    Looking across Hodgeton Cove from the dock.

  • Path from dock to boat house and outdoor shower.

    Path from dock to boat house and outdoor shower.

  • Lovely seating area nestled among the trees.

    Lovely seating area nestled among the trees.

  • Looking out over stone outcroppings in cove.

    Looking out over stone outcroppings in cove.

  • Carriage House Entry and Deck

    Carriage House Entry and Deck

  • Deck to rear garden and carriage house entrance

    Deck to rear garden and carriage house entrance

  • Comfortable living room with views overlooking the water.

    Comfortable living room with views overlooking the water.

  • Fully equiped kitchen open to living and dining room.

    Fully equiped kitchen open to living and dining room.

  • Bathroom with custom copper sink.

    Bathroom with custom copper sink.

  • Fire Pit/ Seating Area nestled amongst the trees.

    Fire Pit/ Seating Area nestled amongst the trees.

  • Explore Hodgton Cove in our four kayaks

    Explore Hodgton Cove in our four kayaks

  • Swimming and kayaking from the dock or just watching the sunset.

    Swimming and kayaking from the dock or just watching the sunset.

  • One of the waterfront sitting area.

    One of the waterfront sitting area.

  • View from path along water edge.

    View from path along water edge.

  • Sunset view of Hodgton Cove.

    Sunset view of Hodgton Cove.

VRBO #341857

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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