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Cozy Vacation Home on the Carrabassett River

Bedrooms 3
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Michael Caron
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in New Portland in Somerset County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom features an oversize shower. You will find plenty of bath linens for your stay, a blow dryer and a selection of bar soap. Matrix salon quality hair products (shampoo and conditioner) also provided. You will find a washer and dryer in the heated daylight basement.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • The upstairs features a bedroom with queen bed and a loft style bedroom with full size bed. The new daylight bedroom features a full size bed and a set of twin bunk beds. This room has river views. Comfortable sleeping accommodations for six adults plus children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Cozy Vacation Home on the Carrabassett River
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Cozy, clean, lots of perks!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Rental House

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, welcoming and many thoughtful touches

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous cozy property!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house, great hosts, and a terrific price

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a worked related trip in Bingham. I couldn't believe how outstanding everything was! This place is one of the cleanest places I've ever stayed at, and everything was so well kept. Very impressed and pleased with my stay and I will always request this when I have any work related travel plans again in the future. The owners are very kind and so eager to make sure you have an outstanding stay. They even thought of the little things honestly, and you really can't go wrong with this one. Thank you so much guys I hope to stay here soon again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.16
Damage Deposit £216.63

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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