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Cozy Studio Apartment with Tenants Harbor Views!

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Perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the view!


Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Quiet yet close to everything, the Blue Tulip barn sits on a hill overlooking Tenants Harbor's inner cove, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean and two of Mid-Coast Maine's most picturesque lobster villages. It is the perfect get-away location for tourists, writers, artists, photographers, bikers and nature lovers. Just 4 years old, this cozy apartment upstairs in our barn is comfortable (skylights, ceiling fan!), well-equipped and reasonably-priced. Offering gorgeous sunsets and unexpected water views, our 2.4 acre-property has towering spruce trees, backyard pond, herb & vegetable garden, beach chairs, barbecue grill, picnic tables, small porch, private entrance and off-street parking. A community park with ball field and free tennis courts is just across the street. Heat, utilities, cable TV, DVD, phone and Internet service included in all rates.

Small families, international visitors welcome! Onsite owners speak English, Dutch, French, German, some Spanish.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 420 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    One or two children age 13 or under can sleep comfortably on the futon. Porta-crib and booster seat available for infant or toddler....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Queen bed on casters rolls into knee wall during the day to create more floor space. Futon folds down to sleep one adult or child. Porta-Crib for small child also available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Vanity sink is outside the doored bathroom with toilet, shower/tub combo. One guest can shave or put on make-up while the other showers in privacy!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Guests will have their own key and enter the second-floor apartment from an outside stairway and small porch overlooking their parking space and our backyard pond. Ceiling fan, skylights, screen door with another window on opposite wall make the space bright and airy with good cross-ventilation. No air conditioning is necessary on this area of the coast! Children are welcome but the space will not accommodate more than 2 children under 13, including one in a porta-crib. Coffee, continental breakfast included, with one or two-night stays, if requested at time of reservantion....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Small inlet beach...perfect for kids and wading...just 2 miles away....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural:

    We're on a peninsula...surrounded by Atlantic Ocean, harbors and St. George River...12 miles from nearest hotels, motels and fast food restaurants....moreless

  • Village:

    Half mile to closest general store....moreless

  • Water View:

    We can see Tenants Harbor and Inner Cove from our property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Small round table, 2 matching chairs, plus 2 additional chairs if needed....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Rinai adjustable electric heaters...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, pillows....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Private, next to stairway entry to aparmt4t...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    4 full sets of towels, hand towels, face cloths plus 2 beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Owners' washer/dryer available on request for $5 per load....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well-stocked...pots, pans, baking pans, storage ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 4, including wine glasses and microwaveable plates....moreless

  • Freezer:


  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, decaf and instant coffee, tea, sugar, sugar substitute, powdered coffee creamer, matches, paper towels, napkins, sandwich and storage bags, trash bags, place mats, potholders....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Ferry to Monhegan Island from Port Clyde. Windjammer cruises from Rockland and Camden....moreless

  • Golf:

    Public course in Rockland. Driving Range on Rt. 131 about 8 miles away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Port Clyde Kayak Rentals 3 miles away. Guided tours available....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    At Camden Snow Bowl, about 20 miles away....moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Free, community court across the street....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak "Summer" Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30
1 night min stay
$735 $2,700
Shoulder "Fall" Season
Oct 1 - Nov 30
1 night min stay
$525 $1,800
Winter "Off Season"
Dec 1 - Mar 31
1 night min stay
$420 $1,350
Shoulder "Spring" Season
Apr 1 - May 31
1 night min stay
$525 $1,800
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Tax Rate 8%


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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Owls Head (Knox County), Maine
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Port Clyde Ferry to Monhegan Island
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Coastal Rt. 1
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Camden Snow Bowl
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Drift In, Port Clyde

Car: Recommended

We live in the heart of 'Wyeth Country'--home to the beautiful coastal views, lobster villages, lighthouses, islands and meandering roads and waterways featured in paintings by Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. A perfect getaway location for photographers, artists, writers, hikers, bikers, kayakers and nature lovers. Just 15 miles from great restaurants, shops and galleries in downtown Rockland. 'Must see' things to do include ferry ride to Monhegan Island artist colony and dazzling cliffs, sunsets at Marshall Point Lighthouse (featured in movie Forest Gump), lobster dinners on local wharfs, and shopping in local art galleries and Maine-made craft shops...including our Blue Tulip Garden Boutique!

The Blue Tulip is located about 1 mile past the intersection of Wallston Road and Rt. 131 (Main Street, which becomes Port Clyde Road). Going south toward Port Clyde, turn right onto Barter Hill Road just after you pass the ball field. Our property is on the left. Turn into the second driveway and park next to the barn.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Dutch-born Jan (pronounced 'Yon') Limmen and his wife Rosemary (née Bouthot) bought their property at Barter Hill and Port Clyde Roads (Route 131) in 2006 after exploring every Maine peninsula and coastal community from Boothbay to Bar Harbor. 'We were looking for water views, visibility for a home-based business, and a small town sense of community. We found it all in Tenants Harbor.' Mid-Coast Maine's climate reminded Jan of his boyhood village on Holland's North Sea. After working as a landscaper in the busy Baltimore-Washington corridor for over 35 years, he was tired of traffic and long commutes and missed bike rides, sunsets and walks on the beach. For Rosemary, the move from Maryland brought her closer to her French-Canadian father's roots in Fort Kent on Maine's northern border. After 25 years in corporate communications, PR and conference planning, she too longed for a more healthy, stress-free yet creative lifestyle where she could be outdoors and work with her hands. Ready for a change, but not ready to totally retire, the Blue Tulip is the couple's dream come true. In just four years they've rebuilt their cottage, built a barn, started three businesses...including Blue Tulip Lodging and vacation rental apartment...reclaimed overgrown lawns, cleared dead trees and thickets from their 2.4 acres, and opened up views of their pond, Tenants Harbor and the nearby Camden Hills. Jan manages the Blue Tulip's Landscaping Services. Rosemary takes care of Lodging. Together, they share responsibility for selecting merchandise, designing displays, marketing and operating the Blue Tulip Garden Boutique.

Why the Owner Chose Tenants Harbor:
We were looking for a home-based business location with a view of the water and privacy that was visible from a major road so that customers and guests could easily find us. We also wanted to live in a year-round rural community of neighbors and friends that attracted visiting tourists but was not totally dependent on them. Our hilltop location in the lobster village of Tenants Harbor met all these requirements. Being close to Rockland and Camden's art galleries, theatres, shopping centers, movies and medical facilities was also a big plus.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We are isolated and quiet, with many things to do nearby, yet we are only a half-hour away from superb cultural, artistic, entertainment, food, hiking, swimming, boating and sports venues.

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch



  • Perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the view!

    Perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the view!

  • View with cottage and Tenants Harbor in distance.

    View with cottage and Tenants Harbor in distance.

  • Small apartment is bright, airy, cool.

    Small apartment is bright, airy, cool.

  • Vanity outside of bathroom, for convenience.

    Vanity outside of bathroom, for convenience.

  • Port Clyde lobster boats...just 3 miles away!

    Port Clyde lobster boats...just 3 miles away!

  • Select your own Maine lobsters at nearby wharf!

    Select your own Maine lobsters at nearby wharf!

  • Barn and backyard

    Barn and backyard

  • Kitchen is compact, comfortable, well-equipped.

    Kitchen is compact, comfortable, well-equipped.

  • Queen bed rolls away by day and out at night.

    Queen bed rolls away by day and out at night.

  • Sunset view over the Limmen's backyard pond.

    Sunset view over the Limmen's backyard pond.

  • Port Clyde's Marshall Point Lighthouse.

    Port Clyde's Marshall Point Lighthouse.

  • Fresh-caught lobsters...cooked, ready to eat!

    Fresh-caught lobsters...cooked, ready to eat!

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Minimum stay: 1 night
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