Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

One of a Kind, Vintage Cottage on the Water's Edge: the 'Lobster Trap'

You sent a message to this manager.

Calendar

Last updated: 09/18/2014

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 2 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Port Clyde cottage description

Built by the sea in the early 1900's, the 'Lobster Trap' is a rare find, preserved in time and like the tide; constant and unchanging. From this enchanted cottage, perched just above the waves on granite ledge, the Atlantic Ocean is uniquely experienced.
'Inside, it is a cozy sanctuary filled with old familiar things, the intimate fireplace gives off a cheery crackle and welcome heat' one guest wrote. The guestbooks are filled with testimonials of unforgettable personal experiences at this magical place; the soothing rhythm of the tides, the mist and sparkle and smell of the sea. All of the senses are touched and it is difficult to leave.
Please take a moment here to read the owner's profile below as she shares her own story and welcomes you to experience the special treasures the 'Lobster Trap' has to offer.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          General

          • Broadband Access
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Telephone
          • Wood Stove

          Kitchen

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator

          Outside

          • Outdoor Grill
           

          Reviews

          This property does not have any reviews yet.

          Be the first to write a review for this listing...

           
          July-August $1,700. per week               peak
          May-June $1,100.00 per week -                off peak
          September-October Special !! $1,200.00 per week   off peak
          Off-peak - 225.00 per night, 3 night minimum
          Additional 7% Maine Sales Tax
          

          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


          Please wait... Pay with confidence

          Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


          Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

          Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
           

          Calendar

          The property's calendar has not been updated in over 2 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

           

          Location

           

          Manager info

          Year Purchased: 1929

          About: To old friends and new - Here I am where I most love to be, at the little 'Lobster Trap', at low tide now with the waves lapping against the shore, conveying a quiet, reflective mood; last night they were dashing themselves against the shore, white caps dancing, and the mood was one of exhilaration. There is such an immediacy about the sea here! Perched just above the rocks, you are always aware of the ocean's presence and of its every shift in mood. Sometimes I can hardly take my eyes off of it, and the hardest thing when I leave is losing that ever-changing sound of the sea. Oh, and there was always the mounting feeling of anticipation with arriving here, which increased steadily as we neared the turn-off to the peninsula, the excitement increasing as we traversed the road we knew so well, then the first turn-off passing the beach, and then the lighthouse road itself, noting every familiar landmark and, finally, frenzied with delight, we were here, we children rushing around to rediscover it, our parents a little more calm, but pleased (this was repeated with my own children). Then in the morning my sister and I would go leaping from rock to rock, around various points of land which revealed new vistas, even as far as the beach, picking up little shards of colored glass, shells, rocks, and an occasional lobster bouy, and sometimes slowing down long enough to sail our boats in the tidepools. We would wander the moss-lined paths through the woods which my father built for us (this is what I used to dream of when I lived at the other end of the country!). We explored the woods which were everywhere around us at that time, of course going to the beach, the more casual lifestyle, everything! So I commend it to you!

          Why Port Clyde:
          My memories of the cottage go way, way back to early childhood. My father and mother bought the cottage the year I was born, so it has always been a major part of my life. It remains substantially unchanged in it's interior arrangements because I have chosen to cherish all the family history that was a part of it. Changes have been made, of course; no, we don't use kerosene lamps anymore, we have a woodstove instead of a stone fireplace and chimney and replacements over the years, but the basics remain. Small but precious little touches have been added through the years, not only by me, but sometimes by others who have come to stay and left a part of themselves here. I love it! So, in a sense, the 'Lobster Trap' chose me!


          Contact us

          Speaks: english
           

          Photos

          VRBO #439097

          There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

          This listing was first published here in 2012.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

          0

          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          Contact manager for availability
          Manager
          Member since: 2012
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated: 09/18/2014
          Email manager
          Please wait... Pay with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
          Add vacation protection services to your booking

          Three services to protect your trip:

          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


          Get it now

          advertisement

          Share this property via Email

          One of a Kind, Vintage Cottage on the Water's Edge: the 'Lobster Trap'

          Port Clyde #439097

          2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

          You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

          Share this property via Email

            Please correct the following errors and resend:
          • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
          • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
          • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.