As you approach your vacation home you will immediately notice how beautifully landscaped this village cottage is. A lot of care was taken in choosing the trees, plants, and flowers to assure that High Sees feels like your home away from home. There is off-street parking for two vehicles.
Entering the house you step into the cozy kitchen/dining room area. There is a closet to your left that is ideal for coats, shoes and outdoor gear. The granite tiled countertops offer ample space for cooking and baking, and the kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, built-in microwave, dishwasher and plenty of cupboard space. Also in the kitchen is a toaster, coffee pot, Keurig, blender and a great assortment of kitchen utensils. The oak dining room table will comfortably seat your family of 4-6.
Moving on, you enter the living room. In this room, you will find a large two-cushion couch and three arm-chairs. The set up in this room is geared towards doing things as a family, whether that includes watching a movie on the large flat-screen TV, or entertaining guests. The large picture window also provides a beautiful spot for watching the sun as it sets past the trees and into the harbor.
Off the living room and through the sliding glass door is a nice deck area with a propane grill for cooking up some steaks and burgers, a patio table for 6 so you can enjoy the gorgeous view of the untamed rocky fields that are common to coastal areas, and it's also the perfect spot for an evening glass of wine. In addition to the view from this home, which is nestled atop a gently sloped hill, you will surely catch the scent of wild roses and hear the sounds of the harbor. Keep your camera handy out here as there are frequently deer and a beautiful assortment of birds visiting!
Back inside, as you move past the living room you will come to the first of 3 bedrooms. This room is harbor- facing with a full-sized bed, nightstand, lamp and tall dresser. The next room down the hall is the full bathroom. It has a tub invites long soaks after an exhilarating hike, and a shower if you are looking to clean up and jump right into your next adventure. There is also a vanity sink, toilet and large closet with a full length mirror on the door. In the closet, you will find complete towel sets, including beach towels, all from L.L. Bean. There is also an initial supply of toilet paper and hand-soap. Immediately outside the bathroom, there is a large closet with cleaning supplies.
You move on next to the harbor-facing master bedroom. This spacious room has a queen-sized bed, two nightstands with lamps, a large dresser with mirror and an open-design closet. This room has a lot of great light from the windows.
Across the hall you enter the third bedroom. This room has a full-sized bed, nightstand with lamp, closet and a beautiful writing desk. All three bedrooms have L.L. Bean bedding to assure that you have the most comfortable place to rest your head in between your Maine adventures.
Downstairs you will find a washer and dryer in the storage area to the right and on the left, there is a finished family room with a sectional couch, coffee table, leather armchair, wood-burning fireplace and large closet. There is a good collection of books from which to choose. Curl up with a throw in one of the armchairs and relax. This home has a wonderful selection of inside and outside games that your entire family is sure to love! On rainy days there are a great variety of games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, The Camp Game, Cribbage, and Clue. For outside fun, we have Croquet, Bean Bag Toss, Lawn Darts and Bocce Ball.
Port Clyde Village is a short 12-minute walk away! You'll enjoy great views on your trek whether your destination is the Village Ice Cream Shop for dessert, the General Store for groceries or supplies, The Dip Net for an incredible meal, Squid Ink Coffee for your favorite pastry or coffee, a tour of the Maine Wyeth Gallery, or an informative “Wyeth by Water” tour on a lobster boat! We truly have something for everyone!
Here are some things people visiting Maine need to know in advance:
Cell phones: Although coverage is getting better, there are some places where cell phones don't get good reception. Chances are you will have service, but just in case, make sure you leave the number of the house you are renting with those who may need to get in touch with you. Coverage with AT&T can be spotty in many areas of Maine.
Weather: If you have heard it once, you've heard it a hundred times: if you don't like the weather in New England, wait a minute. It can be hot in Rockland and cool in Port Clyde so make sure to pack a variety of clothes — from a bathing suit to a sweater for cool evenings. Check out the current local weather at www.weather.com Bugs: A lot of people ask us if we have mosquitoes...we sure do. But they aren't huge and they don't ruin a vacation. Bring some repellent, or pick some up at the local general stores and you will be fine; usually, you won't even notice them.
Dogs: We love dogs around here, but each town has their own rules about pets. Make sure to look for signs stating if dogs are allowed and always have them on a leash. And if they leave behind anything, please pick it up. Not a fun surprise when you are exploring the beautiful shoreline. You can also be fined for not picking up after your four-legged friend.
Provided for your convenience are initial supplies of the following: linens, bath towels, washcloths, hand towels and beach towels, your first tank of propane for the gas grill, dish soap, dishwashing soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and paper towels. There is basic cable, wireless internet and a home phone (long distance is not included). While we make every effort to assure the accuracy of this listing, as well as the condition of equipment and quality of provided services, we make no implied guarantee of connectivity for wireless internet or services provided by a third party. That being said, we will do everything in our power to remedy any situation as quickly as possible, and we thank you for your understanding.
High Sees is a Saturday to Saturday rental from June 1 st– Sept 30th.
From Oct 1 st - May 31 st this property is available for seasonal rental with a monthly rate. No utilities are included as part of this off-season rental, and a background check is required. We ask for first month’s rent, last month’s rent and a security deposit at signing.