Architect's Waterfront Guest House Retreat(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
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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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 2
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street
- Ice Maker
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay
May 27 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay
Prime Leaf Season
Sep 16 - Nov 11, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning Fee $100
- Tax Rate 9%
* 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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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
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.
- Primary: 617-939-7854
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View of Carriage House from the vegetable garden
Deck seating area with heat lamp.
Opening living, dining and kitchen areas with gas fireplace.
Open living room and dining room - perfect for entertaining.
Comfortable bedroom retreat.
Entry way featuring reclaimed barn wood.
View of cove and boat house from Carriage House window
Looking across Hodgeton Cove from the dock.
Path from dock to boat house and outdoor shower.
Lovely seating area nestled among the trees.
Looking out over stone outcroppings in cove.
Carriage House Entry and Deck
Deck to rear garden and carriage house entrance
Comfortable living room with views overlooking the water.
Fully equiped kitchen open to living and dining room.
Bathroom with custom copper sink.
Fire Pit/ Seating Area nestled amongst the trees.
Explore Hodgton Cove in our four kayaks
Swimming and kayaking from the dock or just watching the sunset.
One of the waterfront sitting area.
View from path along water edge.
Sunset view of Hodgton Cove.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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