Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Boothbay Harbor - Arden Carriage House
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
The essence of Maine captured in a dream-like setting of soaring pines, vegetable and flower gardens and the smell of salt air. 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, 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 always relaxed and absorb the too rare pleasure of sheer leisure.
The large private 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 Carriage 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 private dock, main house, boat house, and outdoor shower. Wifi.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
Why The Owner chose Boothbay Harbor
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
My wife and I decided to visit Maine for our summer vacation. We choose the Boothbay Harbor area and as soon as we came across the Arden Carriage House we knew it was the place for us. It was everything we expected it to be and even went beyond our expectations. The carriage house has this amazing feeling of being at home and it's a wonderful place to either stay at all day or come back to after a long day of exploring the area.The property of Arden fosters an attitude that is perfect for relaxation and getting away from the craziness of life. If we find the opportunity to visit Maine again, we will definitely be choosing the Arden Carriage House!