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Architect's Waterfront Carriage House Retreat

Abigail Friedland

Member since: 2011
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Architect's Waterfront Carriage House Retreat

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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 private and quiet waterfront setting 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, 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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Abigail Friedland (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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Why Abigail Friedland 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!
Jul 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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Architect's Waterfront Carriage House Retreat
average rating of 4.866667 based on 19 reviews
Denver, CO
5

Beautiful carriage house, amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

This rental is really special. We loved everything about the property – so much care was taken with the landscaping and the outdoor seating and the beautiful vistas – there was literally something new to discover around every corner. It made me happy every time I turned into the driveway to know what was awaiting us. It's really hard to describe how lovely the property is but trust me...

The Boothbay region is a fun place to explore – if you have kids, DO NOT MISS the Maine Coastal Botanical Garden, which is right around the corner from Arden. We spent most of the day there and had we known they had kayaking, we might have spent even longer. There is also a small little aquarium just down the road - small as in one room - but good for an hour or so of fun for the kids.

The upstairs unit was really comfortable with everything you’ll need. It was spotlessly clean (something I don’t always find in VRBO rentals), the kitchen was fully stocked, the bed was comfortable and there was a fireplace and TV/DVD player for the occasional rainy day. The washer/dryer unit was nice to have as well.

This is by far the best all-around VRBO rental we've had in Maine; I'd love to return. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful Carriage house - wonderful quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to relax and enjoy the quietness and beauty of Maine. We were impressed by the craftsmanship of the Carriage House; the inside ceiling resembles a boat with a curved I believe cedar planking that rises up from the walls to the peak. All the fixtures add to the charm and relaxing feel of the place.

There is ample room out of doors to share with the main house and even with 6-8 guests there we hardly ever saw them and when we did it was a pleasant encounter. There are numerous places to sit and read, draw or sunbathe or relax in the woods, along a trail or by the shore to sit in a chair, bench, hammock, stools that are provided all over the place each in their own well thought out vantage point of beautiful views. There are two places with fire pits for the evening get together with family and friends. There is even a large pot on a gas burner for steaming your lobsters corn or clams. Just a short distance away is small restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating and fresh lobsters or fish to buy or eat there. They had bluegrass bands playing both evenings we were there.

You are 3o minutes from Bath and the Boat Works-Maritime Museum, about 45 minutes to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and close to Wiscasset and Damariscotta art galleries.

All in all a great place to be this summer. I think we will definitely be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Unique and Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

It is hard for me to put in words how special this carriage house is....trust me when I tell you that you won't be disappointed (and we are picky). We could only stay 2 nights, but hope to return for a longer visit sometime. Coming from southern California, it was lovely to have a tranquil spot with breathtaking views. Walking around the property, we discovered many spots to relax and enjoy the views. My husband made a fire for us in the firepit and then we savored the view along with a glass of wine. The carriage house was comfortable and filled with charming appointments. The view of the cove from the living room window will stay in my memory for a very long time. The caretaker meets you at the house and explains everything and then you are left alone to explore. The house and property are pristine and in excellent condition. The owner was very accommodating and promptly refunded our security deposit tucked into a thank you note..nice touch!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Washington, Dc
5

A Great Stay in Boothbay Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We spent four wonderful days at Arden Carriage House in early October...from the moment we checked in with Jim, the caretaker we knew we had found a special place...we have stayed in many VRBO properties but this one was by far the best. It was a beautiful location on the water....it was clean, comfortable and extremely well appointed...many beautiful antiques. We hope to be able to come back. again......

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Germany
4

Calm and relaxing...

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Arden Carriage House for one week in August. On Arrival we were welcomed by Jim, the caretaker, who showed us the house and explained everything.

The house is very well equipped and lovely designed. We immediately fell in love with this place...

You have plenty of possibilities to sit and sunbath or stay in the shade and relax. We enjoyed kajaking with the private kajaks and loved the waterfront view. You have lots of sights close by and don't miss to eat a lobster at Robinson's Wharf.

However, there is one tiny little thing one has to know: the neighbour house (with 9 persons staying at our time) is very close to the Carriage House and there is no private place which cannot be used by the other guests. If you look for privacy, keep in mind that everything (dock, garden, kajaks, terrace) is shared between the two houses. There was only one little seating area behind the house in the shade.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Florida
5

Great to be back again

  • 5 of 5

This is my second summer at Arden House. It was like coming home. A modern comfortable apartment in a spectacular private wooded setting with a water view. All the recreation and tourist attractions of the Boothbay peninsula are a stones throw away yet this is the most peaceful retreat imaginable. Day trips further out are easily accomplished. Already looking forward to next years return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, ME. Iinternational
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
many waterfront bars & lobster shacks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Boothbay Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland, ME.
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
15 miles to Route 1, 35 miles to 295
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Downtown Boothbay has wonderful restaurants.
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Dogfish Head with mini-island & lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Robinson's Lobster Dock and Fish Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Coastal Maine Botanical Garden
Nearest Point of Interest
Best Lobster Rolls in Maine
Nearest Point of Interest
18 Hole Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Shops/Galleries
Car: necessary

Activities: Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch and Scenic Nature Harbor Island Cruises;Burnt Island Light Station; BurnCoastal 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

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Prices & Availability

From $201 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor Area

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
23 May 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,558
for 7 nights
$1,558
 
 
Peak Leaf
3 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,504
for 7 nights
$1,504
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
24 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,103
for 5 nights
$1,504
 
 
Christmas Holiday
22 Dec 2015 - 27 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,103
for 5 nights
$1,504
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00
Cleaning Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Please Note:

* 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.

* Three weeks or more multi-week rentals are required to pay an additional cleaning fee for a mid-stay cleaning.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Boothbay Harbor in Boothbay Harbor Area

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Lovely antique bed with luxurious mattress and bed linens.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

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