About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
1 bedroom, 1 full bath with shower, sleeps 2
The ARTIST'S RETREAT CARRIAGE HOUSE is a Beautifully Decorated one bedroom Carriage House situated in a Very Private Wooded setting, at the end of a private road. The TRAILS of ACADIA NATIONAL PARK and the OCEAN are 'literally' just a walk from your door. Fresh water swimming at Echo Lake is just minutes away. This CHARMING COTTAGE is just a mile from the Village of Southwest Harbor and 13 miles from Bar Harbor.The Free Island Explorer Bus service is less than a 10 minute walk.
The living space offers open, skylighted cathedral ceilings; fully equipped kitchen with island for dining, and living room with GAS FIREPLACE; a queen bed in the master bedroom, and bath with shower.
After a full day of exploring Acadia return to the Cottage for GRILLING or RELAX Under the STARS by the WOOD BURNING CHIMINEA.
Includes WiFi, satellite TV VCR/DVD, Gas & Charcoal Grills;Outdoor Chiminea.
FULLY EQUIPPED with linens, towels, kitchenware. Washer/dryer, gas grill, storage for bikes, etc. located on first floor.
Pets considered. Non-Smoking Property
Cyd or Ken
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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Beautiful home in serene setting.
This. Is a beautiful home in a perfect setting. It is set in a serene wooded area. The owner has gone to great lengths to decorate the house with great taste and to provide all of the comforts of home for the renter.
Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Carriage House. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
Nice and Cozy
We very much enjoyed staying at this cute little carriage house. It was clean, well decorated and we liked the location ( private but convenient enough for what we were looking for). The place was very well stocked with dishes etc and also some dry goods which was nice. The gas stove heated the place very nicely as well. The "negatives" (and I hate to use that word as nothing was bad) were the queen bed was a little small and squeaky for us (but comfortable as far as mattress and blankets go) the sofas were not very comfortable for lounging, and there was a lot of light that came in the front bedroom window in the AM which made sleeping in a little tough. This particular trip was just for resting and relaxing and we wouldn't have minded those things as much if we'd been on the go more. We'd certainly consider staying here again. It was just the right amount of space for two people and a beautiful setting.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Carriage House. We take great care to ensure that the Carriage House is a clean, comfortable, and a well appointed accommodation for our guests. We have numerous returning guests who have been staying for years.
Regarding the size of the Queen bed. It is a Queen bed. It is not a small Queen. It does have a foot board which, for very tall or larger folks, may not be the best choice. An accommodation with a king bed may have been a more comfortable choice. The large sofa in the living room was just, one month ago, totally reupholstered/re-stuffed. Although we had never had any comments in the past other than everyone being very comfortable, we thought it was time for an update. The second sofa in the living room is not as large and is designed for two people to sit. It is in perfect condition with perfect upholstery and comfortably firm cushions.
Lastly, we do have curtains as well as pull shades on the bedroom windows so that guests can choose their level of privacy and light. I do believe, in the 14 years that we have been welcoming guests to the Carriage House, we have never had a complaint regarding too much sun on the Maine Coast.
Clean, beautiful, quiet and cozy
We enjoyed our stay in the conveniently located cottage. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware and everything was very nice and clean and decor is very tasteful. Nice, comfortable bed and a gas stove that kept us warm on some very cold November nights.
perfect getaway home
The carriage house was the perfect getaway home. Very welcoming and comfortable feeling. The house was super clean and had everything you could possibly want in it. Ken and Cyd were very friendly and accommodating. there was so much to do and see in the area, hope to come back'
We loved staying in the carriage house. We felt just like at home.
We just loved the property. It was well taken care of. We liked that there was a little path not to far from the house that took us on a hiking adventure lol. This place was a great place for us to enjoy our honeymoon and I am glad we decided to stay here. Hopefully in the future we will be back.
The carriage house is lovely, super clean, and well cared for and appointed. The setting is peaceful and private, whether enjoying the starry sky from the outdoor seating area or sitting and reading on the window seat. The location is a short drive to the center of Southwest Harbor and the nearby parts of Acadia, and not far from Bar Harbor and the busier section of the park. The owners are the only neighbors within eyesight, and they were very respectful of our privacy while also being friendly and letting us know they were there if we needed anything. But everything we needed was already there! We hope to be back soon!
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review of the Carriage House. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. It would be our pleasure to see you again on a return visit.
Other Activities: Hiking, ocean walks, biking, kayaking, canoing, swimming, sailing, scenic boat cruises, rock climbing, whale watching, Gardens, Acadia National Park; Narrated Park tours; shopping, dining, lobster pounds. Tennis, golf, fitness center, theater, live music.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival date are refunded 100%. Additional $75.00 charge for pet (per week). We do Not charge a Cleaning Fee.