Rare Oceanfront Maine Village Retreat, Gameroom + Docks – Port Clyde Cottage
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Port Clyde cottage description
LOCATION AND PRIVACY are a unique combination in this Historic Cape Cottage set in the heart of Port Clyde Harbor. Many ocean views can be enjoyed from this peaceful, waterfront three-bedroom + loft, two-bath village paradise – including direct sunsets! Enjoy a game of ping pong in the game room. Dine while the sun goes down on the back deck or picnic on the docks with views of islands, wharves and fisherman unloading their catch. Relax in the backyard under the shade of canopy apple trees in our hand-crafted Adirondack chairs. Walk down to the shore to hunt for seaglass, enjoy a game of corn hole, fish from our docks (poles provided) or launch a paddleboard (weekly rentals at Port Clyde Kayak) all while enjoying the activities of a working Maine village.
As a village property, you'll enjoy the convenience of walking next door to the Village Ice Cream Shop, down the hill to the Monhegan Ferry, Dip Net restaurant, art galleries and the Port Clyde General Store. Short walk to the playground and basketball courts as well.
Built in 1820 and remodeled each year since new ownership in 2007, Port Clyde Cottage is full of New England charm. As local owners of one of the most historic properties in Port Clyde we've worked hard to offer the perfect balance of history and modern amenities for our visiting friends. (Many who come back year after year.) The interior is abundant with soothing colors, natural light and a variety of village, backyard and waterfront views allowing visitors to enjoy the outdoors even from the inside. The large game room is complete with bar, ping-pong, couches, kids toys and an ocean view picture window. It opens to back deck dining, grilling and a direct Port Clyde sun setting over the islands. Luxurious bedding, modern appliances and wireless internet combine with antiques and the quaint features of a historic residence to make Port Clyde Cottage the perfect year-round retreat.
IDEAL LOCATION: Port Clyde Cottage is located on Main Street in the quaint fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine. A short walk from the Cottage takes you past Village Ice Cream, the ferry to Monhegan Island, and the Port Clyde General Store where the freshest seafood can be enjoyed on the Dip Net outdoor deck -- live entertainment some nights. Rent a few kayaks or Paddleboards across the street at Port Clyde Kayaks in the Ferry parking lot. Take a beautiful one-mile walk to Marshall Point lighthouse for a picnic and be sure to visit the historic museum. The eclectic Barn Cafe, Antique stores, art galleries and gift shops are all within a short walk. Drift Inn Beach, about one mile away, is a beautiful sandy beach overlooking several islands and a great place to swim, build a sand castle or savor a good book. The area has several great restaurants including the Harpoon which features a unique bar room abundant with local flavor. Monhegan Island is a nice day trip by ferry. Here, you can visit local artists' galleries and hike along the east coast's tallest cliffs for a spectacular bird's-eye view of Penobscot Bay.
PORT CLYDE COTTAGE INTERIOR DETAILS: Upon entering the residence there is a foyer with ample closet storage to hang jackets and summer gear. The kitchen has a dining area and spacious pantry. The farmhouse-style dining table seats 8-10 and is set in front of a large picture window with views of the harbor and village activities. The living room has an adjoining sitting room and overlooks the backyard, apple trees and ocean, and also leads to the back deck. Shelves are well-stocked with books, and many games are available for guests as well.
The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and two window views out to the backyard and harbor. Upstairs is another queen bedroom with an adjoining reading room which is great for families with infants. (We can provide a pack and play.) Two windows look out to the backyard and harbor with two more overlooking the village and harbor. The third bedroom is upstairs, has two twin beds and also enjoys a water view. The loft (expanded in 2013) is located above the game room and has new staircase, a double bed, double-futon, loveseat, two club chairs and a great water view from a tall window. The loft is perfect for families with kiddos who want their own space.
The downstairs bathroom has wonderful natural light through the skylight overhead. It has a combination shower/bath, linen closet, vanity and toilet. Upstairs the bathroom is located between the two bedrooms. It has a wonderfully private water view, standing shower, sink, and toilet.
The game room is a large entertainment room (remodeled in 2012) complete with ping pong table, cable TV and a picture window overlooking the back deck, yard and harbor. Lounging area includes a sofa, loveseat, coffee table and antique trunk with kids games. Port Clyde Cottage offers a variety of spaces so families can come together or spread out to enjoy individual activities at their own pace.
The back deck has a gas grill, dining table with individual chairs and umbrella – perfect for enjoying a sunset lobster feast. The backyard features willowing apple trees with hand-crafted adirondack chairs made by the Port Clyde Chair Company for lounging.
Fishing is a popular activity especially for those with children and poles are provided. We own two docks and guests are welcome to fish here – mackerel and, last year squid, are often local favorites.
A quick shore path will take you to the playground complete with basketball court and a large grassy picnic area.
BOATERS PARADISE/MOORING AVAILABLE:
For guests who are avid boaters Port Clyde Cottage offers a mooring for guest use. From the premises you can keep an eye on your vessel and watch for friends as they arrive by boat. Boats can also be rented from Jeff's Marine in Thomaston. Please call well in advance of your arrival to reserve. They will deliver to the Port Clyde public landing.
MIDCOAST MAINE ACTIVITIES: Port Clyde is located at the end of the St. George Peninsula. We are about 20 minutes from Rockland home of the Lobster Festival, Blues Festival, Farnsworth Museum and many restaurants, galleries and unique shops. Camden/Rockport is about 40 minutes and is known for its picturesque harbors where you can jump aboard one of the many schooners for a day trip or ski the Camden Snow Bowl during the winter. The Samoset Resort in Rockport is a golfers paradise as the course is set along Penobscot Bay. The Botanical Gardens in Boothbay has an expansive children's garden that is a must visit for families with young ones - half/full day event. Acadia National Park is a 2.5 hour drive and a nice long day trip for lunch/shopping/hike. A drive around Park Loop Road (about 45 minutes) is a must. This park was the first national park east of the Mississippi and also one of the most accessible.
- 2 story
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and two window views out to the backyard and harbor. Upstairs is another queen bedroom with an adjoining reading room/dressing area that is great for those traveling with an infant. (We have two pack n plays available.) There's one window in the dressing room with a view of the general store and harbor. Two windows in the bedroom look out to the backyard and harbor with one more overlooking the village and harbor. The third bedroom has two twin beds a table/writing desk and also enjoys a water and church view. The loft was expanded in 2013 and is located above the game room. It includes a double bed, double-bed futon, loveseat, two club chairs, bookshelf and a great water view through a floor to ceiling window. It sleeps four and makes a great space for children traveling together who also want their own hangout. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The downstairs bathroom has wonderful natural light through the skylight overhead. It has a combination shower/bath, linen closet, vanity and toilet. It is conveniently located next to the laundry room. The upstairs bathroom is located between the two bedrooms and was renovated in 2012 with new flooring, shower and wainscoting. It has a wonderfully private water view, standing shower, sink, and toilet....moreless
- Upon entering the residence there is a foyer with ample closet storage to hang jackets and summer gear. The kitchen has a dining area and spacious pantry. The farmhouse-style dining table is set in front of a large picture window with views of the harbor and village activities. The living room has an adjoining sitting room and overlooks the backyard, apple trees and ocean, and also leads to the deck. Shelves are well-stocked with books and games are available for guest use as well. New flat screen TV added this year. The game room is a large entertainment space (600 sq. ft.) complete with ping pong table, toy trunk for kids, casual seating/futon, cable TV, stereo and a bar with four stools. Enjoy the outdoors through large picture windows overlooking the backyard and harbor. Access the deck, gas grill and outdoor seating which makes for great entertainment flow. Port Clyde Cottage offers a variety of spaces so families can spread out to enjoy individual activities at their own pace...moreless
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Ping Pong Table
- Video Library
- Game Room
- Music Library
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Winery Tours
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
sports and adventure activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Room
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Parking Off Street
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Activities Guide
- Local Activities Guide
- Free Long Distance
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Wood Stove:
- Living Room:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Housekeeper Included
- Lobster Pot
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Outdoor Grill
- Beach Chairs
- Small Cooler
- Wood Deck
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Walkway To Water
- Beach Towels
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Wonderful coastal family vacation
Wonderful coastal family vacation
This is our second year vacationing at the Port Clyde cottage. The house is directly on the water in a picturesque Maine setting. It is exactly what it is described as being, and more. Our young grandchildren enjoyed the beach, the docks, the playground, and running around and around in the large barn (game room). We ate at the local restaurants, cooked lobster on the dock, and walked to the ice cream store every evening. We highly recommend this vacation.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 09/23/13
The perfect getaway
The perfect getaway
I have lived in Maine for 8 years but have never taken a summer vacation to really enjoy it as I have a job that gets very busy that time of year. This year, however, we made a point to block out a week away and invited friends to join us with their two boys (4 and 6 years old) from Kansas City. What a delightful stay we all had! None of us had the pleasure of exploring such a small town before and by day three we had settled into the slower pace beautifully wondering why we had never done something like this before! The house and location were perfect for our two families (we have a toddler), everyone loving the game room and access to the waterfront for lobster bakes and kayaks off the dock. We ate in town and had ice cream each night, and took a picnic lunch to Monhegan, Camden or just the back each afternoon. The house was spacious, beautifully maintained and accommodated our every need. The owners were available, friendly and made us feel right at home. We recommend this little gem without reservation and would love the chance to return again ourselves.
- Guest Emilie S.
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 09/22/12
I am counting down the weeks and days until we return to the cottage in Port Clyde for our 5th year. We look forward to this week all year long. We are always delighted to catch up with the owners, who are so gracious, helpful and friendly, and will be sure that the cottage is supplied with everything needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. And like another reviewer mentioned, their friendliness will make you feel like a local; like you belong in this wonderful place! The cottage is lovely, and has so much character. It is furnished with such taste and attention to comfort and detail. The bedding is top quality and the kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need. Hanging out at the cottage is such a pleasure. Having meals or just relaxing on the deck out back is wonderful! The view and the clean, cool ocean air can't be beat. The sunsets are spectacular! The adirondack chairs on the back lawn, surrounded by gorgeous trees and flower gardens are another favorite outside hangout spot. The house has many windows affording great views and lots of light! We all really love the "game room" which is kind of like a nice barn room attached to the house. We have a great time playing ping pong, listening to music, playing cards, or drawing and painting out there; there is a great view out the large picture window. The village of Port Clyde is small and fairly quiet, quaint and picturesque. It is not touristy, but it IS homey and friendly. We LOVE it. We love the general store. We love the village ice cream shop. We love the "Dip Net". There is plenty to do right in town...Drift Inn Beach, (beautiful!), the playground, (for kids young and old!), fishing, (rods supplied at cottage), canoeing and/or kayaking, walks to the lighthouse, (the museum is very interesting!), art galleries, several great places to eat...There are times we just don't want to leave Port Clyde at all. But, we have made some great day trips; Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Rockland and Camden, both great towns, Pemaquid Point is stunningly beautiful, ferry to Monhegan, and many more. As far as "grocery shopping" goes, The General Store, along with 2 other local markets, have been enough to keep us in good food and drink and other miscellaneous needs. One of my favorite things?...the just audible rumble of the lobster boats leaving the harbor very early in the morning, heard and seen through my open bedroom window. Ahhh...heavenly! These are times we treasure!
- Guest woollover (Haddon Township, NJ)
- Date of stay 06/04/11
- Review Submitted 05/16/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
My family and I stayed in this home the last week of July and absolutely loved the home and enjoyed our stay. The home is beautifully decorated, comfortable and well stocked with everything you need to cook and enjoy lobster. The owners are fantastically welcoming and were available to provide referrals and to answer any questions we had. This is a tiny village and is the perfect place to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of city life and to settle down to relax. There were 2 adult bikes, 4 fishing poles, beach chairs, sand toys, a small toy box with various treasures and board games. Our children loved the ping pong table, access to both docks, freedom to roam and of course the sweet ice cream shop next door. We rented a canoe for the week and enjoyed many canoe trips around the harbor. One of the highlights was the opportunity to go out on the lobster boat and then come home with fresh, live lobster! We would absolutely return to this property!
- Guest Mary (Denver, co)
- Date of stay 07/23/11
- Review Submitted 08/31/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
We stayed at the cottage in June 2010 with our two kids (ages 10 and 6) and had a wonderful time. Our kids keep asking when we'll be going back! The owners are wonderful and the location is perfect. The house is so interesting and has a great story which the owners shared with us while we were there. We loved that we were able to walk or bike to so many great places right from the house. We took the ferry to Monhegan Island for a day, took a kayak tour, visited the Marshall Point Lighthouse, Drift Inn Beach and had some nice casual meals at the Dip Net and great ice cream right next door--all without ever getting into our vehicle! Highly recommend this cottage for a great vacation!
- Guest Mark & Traci (Camp Hill, PA)
- Date of stay 06/19/10
- Review Submitted 01/24/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, tourists without a car.
Great cottage, great village, great week
Great cottage, great village, great week
A fantastic place to spend a very relaxing week - both the cottage and the Village of Port Clyde. The house was even better than expected - very well appointed and great views from almost every window. We spent a lot of time there, cooked several meals, and the kitchen had everything we needed - not to mention the grill and lobster cooker on the deck. Lots of comfortable seating, inside and out. Our cell phones worked on the driveway, and wireless works in the game room. Great ice cream, 2 restaurants, the general store, kayak rentals, boat trips to Monhegan Island or for nature cruises, fresh lobster and fish, Marshall Point Lighthouse, and Drift In Beach are all in walking distance, and we took advantage of all of them! We had a great dinner at Harpoon Restaurant - the fish chowder was fantastic, as well as the fish. We also enjoyed side trips to Boothbay Harbor, Pemaquid Point, Rockland, and Camden. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is definitely worth the trip if you haven't been there. Get lunch at the restaurant/gift shop next door - great food! And, the owners were super friendly, and very helpful. Overall, it was a fantastic week, and we hope to return in the future!
- Guest Relaxed (West Hartford, CT)
- Date of stay 06/26/10
- Review Submitted 07/10/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children.
We truly enjoyed our time at the cottage and Port Clyde. Having rented numerous vacation homes in the past, we can honestly say that the Port Clyde Cottage is the best. The cottage is clean, well-maintained and fully stocked with all the amenities you will need - whether be a day at the beach, cookouts on the deck, movies/books for quiet nights, ping pong tournaments or just relaxing on the custom-made adirondack chairs overlooking the water. We loved waking up each morning with a fresh brewed cup of coffee watching the fisherman boats from the back deck and the other "tourists" envy at the cottage from the front kitchen window. The cottage is nicely located within walking distance of everything in Port Clyde, including the best ice cream in Maine and freshly shucked oysters at the Dip Net. We enjoyed our evening walks around town and to the lighthouse. Day trips to the various towns in the surrounding areas and hiking at the nearby Monhegan Island is also a must (though we debated the merits of leaving our adopted town of Port Clyde). Don't miss the the blackend halibut at the Harpoon (and the back room late night pub) - also within walking distance. Best of all - the cottage hosts were very friendly, accommodating and made our stay most enjoyable. We were made to feel like part of the town and welcomed with all of the "locals" just by being the renters at the cottage. We would highly recommend the cottage and Port Clyde.
- Guest Tim & Gina (Washington DC)
- Date of stay 07/04/09
- Review Submitted 07/16/09
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Wonderful. We spent "hours" on the back deck enjoying the view of the small cove and islands and under the apple trees in adirondack chairs reading and "nodding off". If you want more "action" there is a delightful dockside restaurant, the ferry to Monhegan and kayak rentals just down the street. The best of both worlds. Cottage was charming and spotless. A wonderful getaway!
- Guest piglady (Tenants Harbor, ME)
- Date of stay 08/15/08
- Review Submitted 09/11/08
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
This cottage (though it seems kinda big for that word!) might not be for everyone because it's RIGHT on the main drag. Folks walk by your kitchen window and the cars and trucks drive by within 20 ft but it was PERFECT for us! The ice cream shop is next door and the general store just across the street. We liked the hubbub of the little town (we stayed on the outskirts of town last time) and everything inside the house was perfect too. This house is a beautiful combination of old and new and left us lacking nothing. The quilts are lovely!
- Guest gremmie (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 08/23/08
- Review Submitted 09/05/08
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Port Clyde Cottage offers a rare and wonderful balance of privacy and activity along the Maine seashore. Located in the heart of Port Clyde Village, the Cottage is across the street from the Ocean House B&B. Just down the street is Village Ice Cream and around the corner from there is the General Store. The front side of the house faces the village -- there is a small grassy yard and the sidewalk for passersby is across the street. When you're ready to retreat, yet still enjoy the outdoors, the large backyard welcomes you to relax in handcrafted adirondack chairs under the long limbs of shade providing apple trees. As the day ends enjoy a lobster feast on the back deck while the sun sets over the islands and the boats moor for the evening. Escape from the grind and experience a beautifully simple way of life along Maine's coast. We bet you'll be back for more.
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7 night min stay
Oct 27 - May 23
3 night min stay
|Fall & Holidays 2013
Sep 7 - Oct 26
4 night min stay
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Year Purchased: 2007
Why the Owner Chose Port Clyde:
We were very lucky to have the opportunity to purchase the 'Tate' house in 2007 from the children of Norm and Janice Tate. Both were celebrated artists which is evident in the art and interior decor. Norm was a retired Disney illustrator and Janice an accomplished artist and avid gardener who had a Summer Art Workshop series and brought many artists to Port Clyde. My husband Gerry, a fifth-generation lobstermen, owned the wharf next door and it was Norm's wish that this historic house and its waterfront access be made available to a local fishing family. Lucky us. With a six-month daughter old in tow and two helpful parents, we restored the natural beauty of this Port Clyde icon, which was once a store, in time for the rental season of 2007. It's been a full-summer season ever since!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This historic residence is full of light and character. Norm and Janice's love for art, boat building and history still pops up everywhere -- in Norm's wood carvings in the old posts in the living room, the gone sailing sign on the gameroom door, his books on the shelves, the antiques and artwork everywhere all tell a story about the Port Clyde area and the special nature of the people who call it home. Outside, Janice's gardens are still alive and a very restful place to be in the heart of the village. We've made our two docks available and we also own two wharf buildings down below. One is my office and the other Gerry uses for his lobster business. So we're usually not far if you have questions or need something.
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View of Rasberry Island from back deck
Living room has views of General Store, harbor, backyard and a large-screen TV.
Writing desk in living room, just one example of many original antiques.
Well-stocked, eat-in kitchen for 4 has an abundance of natural light.
Downstairs queen room has backyard waterview and easy access to the deck.
Enjoy a game of cribbage at the Bar in the Game Room
Freshly remodeled, even the bath upstairs has an ocean view.
Front/side view of Cottage which includes freshly painted exterior in 2012.
Great mackerel fishing from our two docks or enjoy an evening sunset BBQ.
View of inner Port Clyde Harbor from dock.
Many memories found in our 7-year history.
Loft includes a full-size bed, full-size futon, two club chairs and love seat.
Backyard: Wonderfully lazy days under apple trees
Farmhouse Table has views of Harbor and Village and seats 8 comfortably.
Upstairs queen: waterviews & private sitting room/dressing area - Great 4 infant
Eat-in kitchen is great for dining or games.
Gameroom has bar, ping pong and ocean view
Third bedroom has two twin beds, harbor and village views and a writing desk.
Just a mile away Marshall Point Lighthouse. Run Forrest.
Backyard view from waterfront is abundant with perennials and apple trees.
Sandy Drift Inn Beach is just a short bike ride away. (Two bikes included.)
Relax in the backyard under the canopy of ripe Fall apple trees.
Squid fishing was crazy fun last summer! Not to mention the new recipes. Yum.
Loft has separate full-size bed area with incredible water view.
4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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