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Our Carriage House is located on a beautiful stretch of Maine's mid-coast area. Conveniently located between the two towns of Belfast and Camden, the house is set in a very private area, at the end of a mile-long paved, private cul-de-sac drive. Nestled into a wooded ridge at the top of Jackson Hill, the Carriage House is an ideal vacation home for a family or a couple looking for peaceful, upscale lodgings while exploring coastal Maine.
The house was built in the spring of 2004. It is the sister building of a larger home (not visible from the Carriage House) but both houses share the same driveway. The house features all new appliances. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a twin in a cozy alcove separated by a curtain. An adjoining bathroom has two locking doors, while the second bedroom has two twins.
There are three outside decks. A small shaded balcony off the kitchen offers a lovely place to have enjoy morning coffee while viewing the beautiful wooded surroundings, mountains, and distant ocean. The front patio has a table and chairs and is good for enjoying the woodland scenery, relaxing or sunbathing. The back patio is the perfect place for outside grilling, sunning, or reading.
We live on the coast of Maine with our 3 young children. I am a local pediatrician and enjoy sailing and playing soccer during my time off.
Joe Anderson purchased this cottage in 2004
We bought the house and the land that it was built on in 2004. We lived here for 2 and a half years while we planned and built the house that we currently live in, 700 feet up the hill. We think that the Carriage House is a perfect spot to stay for anyone who is interested in seeing mid-coast Maine. We love the fact that the house is completely private: nestled in the side of a hill, surrounded by beautiful woods, and the Camden Hills and Penobscot Bay in the distance. When we travel, we also appreciate clean, well appointed facilities. We have done our best to make the accommodations in the Carriage House those that we would hope to find when traveling.
Woodland tranquility is the best feature of the Carriage House, which is something that seems to be harder and harder to find. Sitting on one of the three decks enjoying a coffee, you might see turkeys wander by, or hear the cry of a loon from a nearby lake. We have even seen a moose in the yard! At the same time, it is within range of numerous fun activities like beach swimming and boating, windjammer cruises, good restaurants, Acadia National Park and many others. Come and see for yourself!
We enjoyed the Carriage House for the month of Oct. and could have stayed longer. The cottage is tucked into the hillside with lovely natural landscaping. Each time we drove up the road from the highway, we felt that we were returning home. The inside of the cottage is sunny, tastefully decorated, and very comfortable. The upstairs kitchen and dining room have a great view. Our favorite activities were hiking, beachcombing, and prowling around Camden. We'd recommend this cottage to anyone who likes privacy and a natural setting.
Beautiful cottage nestled in a woodland setting in mid coast Maine.
My husband and I spent 2 1/2 months there and we had a wonderful time!
The house is very comfortable and nicely decorated. Located right in between Belfast and Camden, two quaint and amazingly beautiful towns.
Joe, the owner is very nice and accommodating. Always available when needed.
We had great weather, saw the leaves change color....and we also got to see some snow!
If you're looking for a place to stay while exploring the coast of Maine, this is definitely the place!
We'll go back to Northport one day, and hopefully the cottage will be available.
Thanks for everything Joe!
House is private, in a quiet spot, nearly new inside, well-maintained, has great light, and was nicely appointed. Gas stove and decent cooking gear a real plus. Nice variety of decks & spaces. OK wireless. Great location for general mid-coast Maine activities. Near oodles of kayaking & hiking, not even counting the ocean. We are pretty low-maintenance so didn't ask much from owners, but they seemed very nice. Minor negatives: no dressers/bureaus for clothes in Master Bedroom. Bed not the greatest - too squishy & had troughs.
We had the perfect holiday and your lovely carriage house couldn't have suited us better. The house was clean, quiet, comfortable, and spacious. Also, it was a great value. The owners are lovely people and aim to please. We hope to return next year.
We just returned from a four-night stay at the Carriage House. Per the listing and reviews below, there is no cable or internet, but we didn't need it! At first we were concerned at how we would "survive" but after one day without we realized how truely relaxing it is to not have these things we have come to rely on. A real vacation for us away from the hussle of everyday life. We did rent DVDs from the Redbox located at the Hannaford in Camden, about a 10 minute drive south on Rt. 1, and remarked at how nice is was to watch movies - something we don't do often. The Carriage House itself was clean and very comfortable. Ceiling fans in all the rooms circulate the fresh Maine air very efficiently and keep the house cool. We have an infant daughter so we set up her pack and play in the second bedroom which was great - the blinds in this room are even babyproofed without a cord! The location is superb for Camden, Rockland, Rockport and Belfast. We also took a day trip up to Acadia and Bar Harbor, which took us under 2 hours. Beth and Joe are excellent hosts, and were very attentive to our needs. We highly recommend staying here for a relaxing vacation where you are able to completely unwind and enjoy the coast of Maine.
We stayed there a week. It IS private and fairly clean. We had a nice visit and the place was roomy as advertised. However, there was NO TV service there and you need to rent dvd's (Redbox in Belfast is 10 miles). No Internet service either! wi-fi should be included for the price- esp. if there is no TV. limited cell service made surfing for things to do difficult. Upstairs the bathroom is very close to master bed and anyone in it can be heard quite clearly from either bedroom. The kitchen drawers needed cleaning- we always wash dishes/ silver before using anyway.
If you are a runner, you either run down to the highway (about 1/2 mile) and then run on it, or you need to drive somewhere to run. we discovered a gym with treadmills and running trails at a close by resort by accident at the end of our stay.....The cabin's location was very convenient to Lincolnville, Camden, Rockport, and then North to Bar Harbor for the Acadia Nat. Park area. Whale watching was worth it- we saw several whales and dolphins.
Take the trailhead off S.R. 173 to top of Mt. Baldrock for spectacular views- they no longer offer horses there, but it's only 1.3 miles.
Kayaking at Ducktrap Kayaks on S.R.1 was good. They will haul Kayaks to ocean or Norton Pond/ Lake Megunticook and then come get you as well for cheap. My son and I saw a Bald Eagle on the lake. Lobster festival (in August) in Rockland was fun too. Lots of good places to eat in Camden. The Blueberry beer was great. OH, Horse flys are bad and you will need bugspray anytime you go outside in daytime. Mosquitos at night too- but this is Maine...
Dots coffee shop just south of Lincolnville Beach had good food and coffee too.
Near to the Islesboro Ferry in Lincolnville for day trips to Islesboro. Also near the Camden Hills State Park. To our north, in Searsport, antique enthusiasts can find popular open air markets. Camden boasts lots of activities for visitors including schooner trips, shopping, hiking, and lots of great restaurants. If you come in August, be sure not to miss the Lobster Festival in Rockland as well as the Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbor Show.
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