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Recent Mid-Coast & Islands reviews

  • Great week at Portside!

    "This was my family's first trip to Maine and we could not have asked for a better place to stay. Portside was a home away from home. The bedrooms were perfect for our family of six (4 adults, 2 kids) - just enough space so that we were together without being crowded. The kitchen was perfectly appointed with everything we needed to prepare meals and eat together at the dining room table - which also doubled as our poker table! When we were not inside, we were outside on the private deck, lazing on the float, or exploring the shops, restaurants and scenery of Boothbay. Having the kayak rental right next door was a huge plus for us too. We used the YMCA membership every day it was open as well - a great amenity for both the adults and the kids! Abby's effort into making Portside fit every possible need is evident from the collections of books, DVDs and boardgames, the basket of local menus/information, and all the extra touches like binoculars, picnic baskets, and blankets. Well done, Abby! We are looking forward to our next visit!"
    Guest: Jennifer E. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 12, 2016
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  • Beautiful sunsets and views across the Kennebec.

    "Very well maintained and clean cottage. The second floor porch is the perfect spot for morning coffee, to enjoy a good book or take a nap. The breeze off the water was refreshing with all of the heat this week. Close to all our favorite spots: Popham beach, Anna's Waterfront Restaurant, Bath Sweet Shoppe and the Mustard Seed Bookstore."
    Guest: Jonathan R. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 25, 2016
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  • Beautiful Reunion in Maine

    "My family and I stayed here for a week this August. It was our first time to Maine and this house didn't disappoint. The inside is beautiful and covered in books, the back deck is perfect for watching the tide come in and out and the front is great to get shade for the summer sun. The house came with everything you could need, appliance wise (sans toaster which was just fine). We had 8 adults staying overnight and had room for extra bodies if needed. The location is great, super close to Rockland AND Port Clyde. We never ran out of activities. The kayaks that are at the house are a must do! Peter was always available to answer questions and give suggestions, he was EXTREMELY helpful. I would return in a heartbeat!"
    Guest: Nicole B. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 15, 2016
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  • An absolute delight!

    "We have been booking a rental property in Maine for the first week in Sept for several years now. We've stayed in some absolutely delightful places, but the Arden Cottage Carriage House is by far the best !! There is so much to rave about. I'll start with the very high construction values of the property itself. It is beautiful, stylish and unique, but still manages to feel very appropriately "Mainely". The property is perfectly equipped; beautifully furnished; very high quality bed linens, excellent wifi.... I could go on and on!! The setting is to die for -- wow! -- this alone is worth the "price of admission". I spent many an hour just sitting on the knoll of the hill in front of the house, enjoying the view. It was great to watch the birdlife in the cove and watch the (12 ft) tides come and go. The grounds of the house are another big plus -- there are lots of beautiful spots scattered around the property where you can sit on adirondack chairs, benches -- even a hammock seat -- and enjoy the cove. There's a great fit pit -- with firewood supplied -- which we enjoyed on several nights. Out back there's a peaceful, secluded vegetable garden (with bench to sit on) from which we were able to harvest fresh veggies and herbs. Then there's the dock, complete with kayaks for exploring. The caretakers were responsive when we needed them (a light outside burned out which they replaced right away). The proximity to Boothbay Harbor, the Coastal Gardens, Damariscotta, Bath etc is another big plus. All in all, this property was just wonderful. I'd go back t in a heartbeat!!"
    Guest: heather r. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 11, 2016
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