SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT RETREAT WITH DOCK AND MOORING

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT RETREAT WITH DOCK AND MOORING

Boothbay Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

The essence of Maine captured in a dream like setting; waterbirds calling in the cove, towering pine trees, flowering landscape surround this extraordinary home. This two-story Maine lodge and four acres of gardens lead down to 1,300 feet of rocky shore and dock.

Featured in New England Coastal Living and Maine Design publications, you feel immediately at home from the moment you turn into the driveway. This light filled shingle house has massive stone chimneys and large double height windows. The interior of this classic Maine lodge features barn wood beams, stone floors, and is filled with antiques and art.

Every convenience and state of the art system make this home comfortable and efficient. The use of antique doors, hardware, European design and furnishings makes the house feel as if families have been gathering and vacationing together for many generations. 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 pleasure of sheer leisure.

The large private dock and protected tidal cove just off Townsend Gut are another magnet for staying put from early morning till night. Watch the light on the water, savor early morning coffee, lazy sunset drinks, or night-time stargazing. Or when you build up your energy, go kayaking, take a brisk swim, or go clamming at low tide.

Whether lazy or active, you will find ARDEN warm and cozy, and a perfect vacation spot for a celebrating a special occasion for two or a gathering of friends and family. Like Maine itself, it offers a wonderful sense of life as it should be. There is even a mooring out in the cove for the dedicated boater.

The house and gardens were designed working closely with prominent Boston architects and landscape designers incorporating barn timbers, a granite fireplace, wide-board floors.-- and even a massive 15 ft barn door, and two felled trees. This two year labor of love was completed in 2005 by a team of fine Maine craftsmen.

The romantic master bedroom and sitting area overlook the cove and a two-story stone bathroom is complete with a massive granite walk in rain shower. The main floor includes a double height living room with a magnificent stone fireplace. The gourmet cooks dream kitchen and two-story dining room overlook from the hall above and a large cherry dining table table and Windsor chairs invite leisurely dining and hours of good conversation.

There is also a comfortable sitting room and adjacent library with comfy seating, wood burning stove, and media cabinet. The end of the house opens onto a screened-in porch with ceiling fan and adarondak rockers for conversation, quiet retreat, and enjoying Maine evening breezes and views of the water. The laundry room, pantry, and guest bath complete the first floor all leading off a large two story hall/gallery with clear-story windows above.

The second floor consists of three spacious, light filled bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and beautiful views of the water and surrounding landscape. Two of the bedrooms share a spa-like bathroom suite featuring a sauna and walk-in rain shower highlighted by contemporary Italian fixtures. The third 'double' bedroom is a self contained suite featuring one area with a double bed, a separate with area with two single beds divided by a full bathroom. Antiques and soft woven rugs everywhere look and feel like you have indeed returned to the home you remember from your childhood.

When you are ready to venture out, a five minute drive will take you to downtown Boothbay Harbor--quintessential Maine seacoast harbor where you can explore the eclectic mix of shops and galleries, get in a round of golf, and take in a live performance. You can experience the working waterfront and fleet of fishing boats, enjoy the annual parade of schooners, or get out on the water yourself 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 fresh lobster feast dockside. Heading north, a five minute car ride will bring you to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Just taking a drive in itself allows one to take in the natural beauty of coastal Maine and the opportunity to discover the many still little changed villages and harbors.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

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Arden is a place of respite, leisure, living in the moment, enjoying the beauty and tranquility of Maine and most especially for gathering of family and friends. It is my pleasure to share this with you and fondest hope that it will be for you a magical, energizing, and restorative time surrounded by Maine’s beautiful woods, water, and sky that you will remember and treasure as it always is for me.

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.

Arden is our family retreat and gathering spot and is filled with our family furniture, photos, and heritage which we have collected and conserved things which have been passed down though multiple generations of our family. We love it here and are nourished by it and have enjoyed many wonderful occasions over the 10 years we have owned and completely rebuilt Arden. We hope you will have similar wonderful memories with your family and friends and get great pleasure, as we do, from being surrounded by nature and the traditional materials and craftsmanship that grounds us and ties us to this place and to one another.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat with Dock and Mooring
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
4

Retreat with all the amenities. Water view varies

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Creative, artistic lodging. Fabulous setting for relaxing. Comfortable beds, temp controls, ez fireplace, views into landscaped areas and woods from oversized windows. Tide rolls in for frequent water views. Very unique!
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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat with Dock and Mooring
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

A most magical place!! The Arden House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We were a group of four couples ,all neighbors and good friends. We wanted to travel to Maine in September to take advantage of outstanding weather and less crowds. I went to Homeaway to start searching and was captivated by the pictures of this beautful home and its 4 acre surroundings and water view. We knew from the pictures and reviews that it would be nice. To say it exceeded our epectations is an understatement!

The home is beautifully decorated with outstanding and unique art work throughout the entire house. The grounds include a private dock that has a patio on the water where we spent much time including kayaking by all of us over the five days.Several outside seating area provided group gathering with fires at night.

We also were impressed with all of the supplies and ammenities within the house.It seemed that what ever we needed in the kitchen was provided and best of quality . The kitchen table was comfortably large enough to accomadate the eight of us.And the den next to the kitchen provided a close by television to catch up on news and sports ( notably watching the Sat night UK football game.) The ambiance of the great room was also so attractive and welcoming.

Last but not least the owner was so friendly , personal and accomadating from our first initial contact through the entire rental process.

We loved our "Arden House" experience and highly recommend this rental experience. It is exactly what one would want as a Maine memory
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat with Dock and Mooring
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
Manhasset, NY
5

Relaxing, beautifully decorated, comfortable and special home.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
From the moment you pull into the driveway and see this beautifully expansive home, the new dock, and manicured property, you know you are in for a special experience. The bedrooms are a comfortable size and all have ceiling fans. The bathrooms are all unique and beautiful. The layout was perfect for 8 of us to spread out and not be on top of one another...even in the 1 day that it rained non stop. We still cannot get over how beautifully decorated Arden was, including several art pieces that were highlighted with custom lighting...it must have taken years to collect all the beautiful pieces in this home. You can just feel how much love was put into every inch, and it makes it impossible to do anything other than relax and soak in the beautiful surroundings of this property. To say that we were sad to leave would be a gross understatement. My parents and in-laws are still raving about this home and how amazing it was to cook family dinners in the expansive kitchen. If you're coming to Boothbay (which I highly recommend) this is the place to stay. It's just far enough out of town to be quiet, and close enough to make a quick 5 min run to the store. The owners couldn't have been more helpful with giving us information on things to do including giving us names of marinas to rent a boat, a slip, bikes...anything that we inquired about was promptly answered. From the tours of lighthouses, Monhegan Island, whale watching trips...there is so much to do your week will be full of fun things to do. We have never been so relaxed in our lives! We cannot wait to go back!! Would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat with Dock and Mooring
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
Los Angeles, CA
5

Paradise for Kids and Adults Alike

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
I envisioned a place where our kids (4 and 7 y.o.) and their cousins (5, 6 and 8 y.o.) could explore the woods and waters like children do in so many classic American novels. The place lived up to my every expectation with respect to the kids, who left Maine as expert kayakers and closer to one another than they had ever been. We live in California; they live in Maryland.

Where the property exceeded expectations were the more adult amenities: four separate lounging areas outside (one of which included a fire pit where we held the most perfect clam bakes on two different occasions) and an enclosed patio where we sometimes had hors d'oeuvres before dinner. All this in a home that could easily be presented in Architectural Digest and located just over a mile from whimsical, charming downtown Boothbay Harbor. It was also nice to be less than a mile from Robinson's, a large restaurant/lobster pound.

We literally had over 10 pounds of lobster each day of our stay, prepared in various ways. We found a wonderful woman local to the area who was willing to help with meals, shopping and cleanup. She was so incredibly helpful. If you feel this would be a good idea for you, the homeowner can reach out to me, and I can provide contact info.

The bottom line is, this property has the features and a je ne sais quoi that make it a truly magical place.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Spectacular Waterfront Retreat with Dock and Mooring
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Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
MA
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
My family and I stated at the Arden House in Boothbay. The house itself was AMAZING to say the least. relaxing, more than enough space for a multifamily vacation. Bathrooms are plentiful.

the town of Boothbay is a great little shoping area, great places to eat right on the water.

Would most definiately go again!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland (Maine) Airport - PWM
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland, ME.
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Boothbay Harbor has wonderful bars and restaurants
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Variety of wonderful restaurants in the Harbor.
Car: necessary

In the September issue of the AAA Southern New England publication feature on Boothbay Harbor, the following were recommended as 'Dos' and 'Eats':

Do: Boothbay Railway Village, Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch and Scenic Nature Cruises, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and Maine State Aquarium.

Eat: The Lobster Dock, Mama D's Cafe and Tugboat Restaurant.

Another wonderful resource for activities and attractions is the Boothbay Chamber of Commerce. Their website is www.bootbayharbor.com.

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Availability & Rates

Boothbay Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 23 2014
$500
$3,000
3 nights
 
 
Early Summer
May 24 2014 - Jun 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$3,750
7 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$4,100
7 nights
 
 
Peak Leaf
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 24 2014
$650
$3,750
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Oct 25 2014 - Nov 22 2014
$500
$3,000
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 25 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$3,500
Flat fee
6 nights
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 - Dec 20
$450
$2,520
3 nights
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 28 2014
$3,750
Flat fee
9 nights
 
 
New Year's Holiday
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$3,500
Flat fee
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250.00
Refundable damage deposit $2,000.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Please note:

*Security Deposit and Cleaning Fee Due Two Weeks Prior to Check-In.

*Sales Tax collected with balance due 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 additional mid-stay cleaning.
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Amenities

Boothbay Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Printer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Custom walk-in stone shower.
    Guest Bathroom on First Floor - toilet
    'Bunk Room' Full Bath with Tub/Shower - toilet , combination tub/shower
    'Spa' Bathroom with Rain Shower and Sauna - toilet , shower , Spa-like bathroom.
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Outdoor Composting Toilet -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 double , Double height ceiling in sun-filled master suite.
    'Bunk Room' - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Large open room with lovely antique beds and furniture.
    'Blue' Bedroom - 1 double , Lovely antique furniture overlooking gardens.
    'Yellow' Bedroom - 1 double , Canopy bed w/ juliette balcony overlooking screened-in porch
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Boat Dock
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
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, wrap around porch, screened-in porch, outdoor shower, native Maine perennial gardens.

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