A Special Place for a Special Someone

Enjoy the Serenity of this Nature Retreat 


Are you that special someone looking for a Shangri-La to come home to... a retreat where you can leave your cares behind... a sanctuary from the outside world?   Well youíve found it.


Nestled in the beautiful White Clay Creek State Park just north of the PA state line off Route 896 in Landenberg, PA, lies a hidden beauty and one of the safest places in the world.  Built into this wooded paradise is a ton of storage space for bikes and other large items.


Designed by the owner/architect and remodeled in 2013, the carriage house sits atop a 3Ĺ car garage adjacent to the main home in such a way as neither ever sees the other. The two are completely separate as you will see from the photos of the window views on the next page.


The southern exposure is excellent for indoor plants and for the organic garden right off the main deck.  Want less sun?  Dine in the shady breakfast nook right off the front deck protected by Merlot, our resident dragon. Walk the dragon path to explore this magic kingdom.


Cozy and comfortable, yet sophisticated and secluded, youíll love the quiet solitude as you awaken every morning to a symphony of birds and drift off to sleep every night to the trance-inducing singing of the crickets.  Itís like living in a tree house as you watch the varied wildlife parade by your window.


But if you want to get up close and personal with nature, feel free to explore the trails into the woods right from your front door. Walk, run, bike, or hike for miles through the White Clay Creek State Park. Turn right to enjoy the many fun activities at Carpenter State Park, a 15 minute hike (minutes from the University of Delaware) or turn left to follow the Penn Del trail, and enjoy all the natural beauty in the 10-mile wooded wonderland in-between.


From a healthy perspective, youíll love the taste of pure filtered well water right from your tap.  No more buying bottled water to avoid chlorine, fluorine, and who knows what else.  And best of all, itís free as is the trash removal.


If you want to live the good life and cherish your privacy, yet want immediate access to the razzle dazzle of the city, fine dining and night life, this is the place for you.


     --         Less than 10 minutes from Newark and University of Delaware

     --          about 15 minutes from Christiana Hospital and Christiana Mall

     --         a 20 minute drive from Wilmington



Our septic system is zoned for 2-person maximum occupancy but one person is preferred. 

Sorry, no pets and no smoking due to possible tenant allergies and to maintain our rentability.


For more information on the Landlord, you can visit her LinkedIn profile by copying and pasting the following link into your browser: www.linkedin.com/in/mariemccaffrey




Newly remodeled in 2013, the carriage house sits atop a 3Ĺ car garage behind the main house pictured below. The homes are completely surrounded by woods where residents enjoy quiet solitude, varied wildlife and many species of birds. There is a vegetable garden in back for the organically inclined.

Above:  North side of Residence.

Below:  The house springs a waterfall that feeds a meandering stream that winds its way to a larger waterfall ending in a pond. 




Below:  West and South side of Carriage House showing deck off great room and garden..

Below:  North side of Carriage House and view of carriage house breakfast nook off of the front deck you see here.



Below is close up of the resident dragon that watches over the breakfast nook and an overhead shot of the dragon path from the front entrance.




Below is a pre-dragon shot of the East side of the Carriage House and meditation/picnic area from the opposite angel.  

There are trails leading from the property down into the White Clay Creek Preserve where you can jog, bike ride or simply 

enjoy nature walks to Carpenter State Park.  You can walk the trails or bike all the way to the University of Delaware.  




The inside has recently undergone remodeling with brand new wall-to-wall carpet, hard wood and tile floors.  Pictures do not do it justice so we advise making an appointment to see it but here are some inside pictures.



Central air; electric and oil heat; pure filtered well water (no chlorine); new roof; cable hookup; small kitchen with walk-in pantry, microwave, fridge and electric stove; full laundry; ceiling fan in the living room, linen closet in the new bathroom; two decks; a walk-in closet in the large bedroom; and plenty of parking and storage space.  


Financial Information

Term of lease is negotiable, minimum 6 months.

Rent is $1400 a month - Will reduce rent by $200 for tenant willing to act as caretaker.

This part-time job includes grounds-keeping, fixing things, and property maintenance.

Utilities are not included.

Water is included.

Cable and high speed internet access is available for hook-up.

Very safe and private neighborhood

The Carriage House is available now


Contact:  Email 

                Click here for Inside Photos.



A carriage house is a large apartment on top of an existing structure that was originally built for another purpose, such as a barn or garage.  It caries the same foot print as the space below and is uniquely designed for that particular situation.  It is a single family unit with a private entrance and is usually located on private property as opposed to a rental complex.  This particular carriage is located on a 4-acre parcel that borders the White Clay Creek State Park.  Residents can literally walk from their front door into the park.  It's a beautiful area specifically appealing to nature lovers and those who appreciate quiet, peaceful surroundings.  The resident owner is also the architect.