About the property
- Cottage860 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Sleeps six adults, easy drive to Sugarloaf
Check In 4:00 pm Check Out 11:00 am
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Our vacation home is centrally located in the Carrabassett River Valley, 10 minutes from Kingfield and 30 minutes from Sugarloaf Mountain and Farmington. Our newly renovated home offers modern conveniences such as internet, flat screen televisions with DIRECTV, telephone with nationwide toll free calling and washer/dryer.
Close to downhill and cross country skiing, the ITS snowmobile trail, golfing, hiking, mountain biking and 1/3 mile of Carrabassett River frontage offers fly fishing, swimming, kayaking and tubing. Recreational opportunities abound.
Main floor is open concept with a panoramic view of the river, fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom with oversized shower. Upstairs has one bedroom with queen size bed and flat screen television. Also has additional sleeping area with a full size bed. The daylight basement has a bedroom with river view featuring a full size bed and a set of twin bunk beds.
New for 2016 is a daylight basement recreation area with sauna, seating, large flat screen TV, PS3 and Wii game systems. Here you will also find a washer and dryer, plenty of space for ski, snowmobile, and kayaking gear. All bath and bed linens provided. Large selection of DVD’s and games for all ages. Dishes and cookware provided as well as stocked pantry.
Owners live in the area and can make available other items such as “Pack ‘N Go” and high chair.
Since we also personally use this property, we do not accept rentals for longer than two weeks. While in the past we have allowed pets, negative experiences have forced us to change this policy and we no longer allow pets of any size.
Contact us at two zero seven three nine nine seven five zero three or email at irieontheriver at yahoo dot com
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Michael Caron
We're both Mainers and live in the area, so we're full of advice and able to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We value privacy, but also understand the need to stay connected especially if you have kids, so our property offers both.
Michael Caron purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Michael Caron chose New Portland
The Carrabassett River has always called to us and finally we have our own piece of it. And we'd love to share with you. We call our vacation home 'Irie on the Carrabassett', because we think the Jamaican word for a state of peacefulness or harmony, either within oneself or with the world in general describes best our feeling when near the river.
What makes this Cottage unique
If you want to spend a week doing seven different activities, you can. Or just listen to the river and unwind. If you have a student at the University of Maine at Farmington, we offer a great alternative to the area's hotels, especially for families.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A wonderful, cozy place to stay
This is a wonderful home! Mike and Michelle (the owners) put a lot of thoughtful touches into our stay that really made our experience incredible. The fridge downstairs was fully stocked with water and beer, there were snacks and popcorn for the popcorn maker! The home is so clean and tidy. We loved it here, can't wait to come back!
Cozy, clean, lots of perks!
Fantastic Rental House
Right on the river with a fantastic views, this house was a great find. Kids loved the TV room downstairs with recliners and sauna. Snacks a nice addition. Cozy atmosphere with movies and games galore. Highly recommended!
Comfortable, welcoming and many thoughtful touches
We stayed here while doing some skiing at Sugarloaf. It really is a great little house. I shouldn't even call it little, as it feels like the perfect size. The owners thought of everything we could have wanted during our stay: Tons of board games. A snack basket. A gazillion DVDs. A movie theater-style popcorn maker. Lots of towels and extra blankets. And we loved being right on the Carrabassett. We'll be back.
Gorgeous cozy property!
We spent a long weekend here and wished we could stay longer!! We felt like at home.
This home is super clean, well stocked and tastefully decorated.
The owners were prompt in responding and a pleasure to deal with.
Thank you Mike and Michelle!!
Fantastic house, great hosts, and a terrific price
Mike and Michelle, the owners, were welcoming from the very beginning. The house looks tiny from the outside, but has an amazingly designed interior that provides a lot of space and comfort. The pictures don't do it justice -- spotlessly clean with fresh and cozy design elements -- we were so pleased with every detail. Mike and Michelle thought of everything -- from ensuring there were enough towels, to a well-stocked pantry that was enough to get us jump-started for cooking a meal our first evening. The beds were very comfortable, the DVDs plentiful, and the video and board games pleasing for all ages. We were an easy 30 minutes from Sugarloaf with grocery stores and small shops even closer. Had a great New Years Eve dinner at Longfellows restaurant thanks to Mike's recommendation. And we really appreciated the fact that a snow plow showed up early the morning after a snowfall of nearly two-feet to clear the parking area -- we were able to get to the slopes without any delays. We hope to stay in the house again soon -- winter or summer!
On the bank of the Carrabassett River, we are located in the middle of Maine's variety of year round leisure activities. Sugarloaf, 30 minutes away, offers the state's finest snowboarding and skiing, both downhill and crosscountry. Access to the ITS system of snowmobile trails is less than a mile away. When the snow melts it's time for using our river for kayaking, tubing, and flyfishing. Or travel 30 minutes to hook up with one of the area's many white water rafting companies on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers. Enjoy your mountain bike on the area's trails or hike on Maine's Huts and Trails system. You can even log some miles on the Appalachian Trail nearby. An outstanding brand new nine hole golf course is 15 minutes away or travel another 15 minutes and play Sugarloaf's 18 hole course, said to be one of the finest in New England. For cultural activities there's the art scene in Kingfield, along with the Stanley Museum. For educators, alumni, and parents, the University of Maine at Farmington is a brief 30 minute drive. Many quaint shops are located in the villages of Kingfield and Farmington, along with many excellent restaurants.