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Magnificent Oceanfront Home on Penobscot Bay

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Last updated: 06/03/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Port Clyde house description

Welcome to Harbor House, a family-designed and built timber-framed, 18th century reproduction, gambrel roof home on mid-coast Maine’s St. George peninsula. Harbor House is delightfully sited on two-and-a-half acres of ocean front property with private dock facing a secluded harbor, several islands, and the open waters of the Atlantic. It is located on a private road away from the bustle of summer traffic, yet only two miles from the Port Clyde working waterfront and Monhegan ferry, and three miles from the restaurants, library, bakery, public tennis courts, and yachting fleet of Tenants Harbor. Drift Inn Beach, a public beach great for swimming, and Marshall Point Lighthouse are also close at hand.


Let’s start out on Harbor House’s broad south-facing deck with its glorious ocean views, perfect for lingering over your morning cup of coffee, watching windjammers coast along on the southwesterly breeze, taking an afternoon nap on the hammock, grilling today’s catch for dinner on the gas grill, or star gazing after dark, with the Milky Way so close you feel you can almost touch it. On the deck you are literally surrounded by nature’s bounty, sharing the bracing sea air with the ospreys busily tending to their young on Grandfather’s Island, great blue herons wading in the harbor at low tide, and kingfishers perched on the dock waiting for you to snap a photo. Out on the dock linger over the views of the surf breaking on rocky ledges, intriguing tide pools, and the scent of beach roses and raspberries. Don’t be at all surprised to come face-to-face with an inquisitive seal or to hear the soaring cry of loons at the mouth of the harbor.

Moving into Harbor House, you pass through a cheery sun room with tile flooring, ready to receive the treasures you picked up from your seaside stroll or your sandy shoes and beach toys. Through the glass doors now you are in the living room with its pleasant mix of contemporary and antique furniture, and fireplace (firewood included) if the nights get chilly. Your eye is drawn to the exposed post and beam framing of hand-finished red and white oak cut from trees in Amherst, Massachusetts. The construction technique used is mortise and tenon joinery with oak pegs locking the frame in place. Notice, too, decorative details such as chamfering of the primary beams with lambs tongue stops and extensive raised panels used as wainscoting, all harkening back to New England’s architectural past. To your left is a complete modern kitchen with two refrigerators and stocked with all the utensils you’ll need to prepare simple or lavish meals, and dining area that can comfortably accommodate ten.

On the main level you will also find the cozy library, with a collection of books about Maine and the sea, thrillers and classics, and a second working fireplace as well as cable TV. For those needing to stay in touch with the outside world, please note that Internet wifi has recently been installed at Harbor House, so by all means bring your laptops! Overflow guests can sleep in the library on a comfortable queen inflatable bed provided for that purpose. You will also find a half bath on this level, and an outside shower open to the sky that is great to start your day with a shower as the sun filters through the leaves of nearby birches, or to wash off sand and salt at day’s end.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Please discuss with owner in advance of rental...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome:

            Fabulous vacation spot for the whole family, kids of all ages....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Parking and electrical outlet for RV, boat or trailer. Sweeping Ocean Views, Dock with Small Boats, Outdoor Shower, Hammock....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Swimming accessible off private dock....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Climbing

                  General

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Internet
                  • Telephone:

                    (3)...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Parking and electrical outlet for RV, boat or trailer...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    (2) Firewood provided on-site...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Stove
                  • Kitchen:

                    Two refrigerators, dishwasher, gas stove and oven, microwave, toaster oven...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                   

                  Reviews

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                  July, Aug, Sept .. $2,100/week. includes cleaning
                  May, Jun & Oct ....... $1,600/week. includes cleaning

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


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 06/03/2014
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                  Location

                  Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature golf, Monhegan Island Excursions, Art Galleries, clam digging, Puffin Cruises

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1983

                  About the owner: This is an extended family owned house. We love it and we think you will too!

                  Why the Owner Chose Port Clyde:
                  We had been coming to this lovely slice of Maine for many years. It's a great way to spend time together!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Port Clyde Panorama

                    Port Clyde Panorama

                  • Port Clyde, local harbor

                    Port Clyde, local harbor

                  • Living room looking towards the kitchen

                    Living room looking towards the kitchen

                  • Harbor House master bedroom

                    Harbor House master bedroom

                  • Front view of Harbor House from the dock

                    Front view of Harbor House from the dock

                  • Kayaks for exploring the harbor

                    Kayaks for exploring the harbor

                  • Sunroom and Deck View

                    Sunroom and Deck View

                  • Harbor House kitchen

                    Harbor House kitchen

                  • Bedroom

                    Bedroom

                  • Marshall point lighthouse, local attraction and a nice walk

                    Marshall point lighthouse, local attraction and a nice walk

                  • Harbor House library

                    Harbor House library

                  • View from the Harbor house dock

                    View from the Harbor house dock

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 06/03/14
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