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Watch the magnificent sunrises on the ocean and beautiful moonlit nights

Glen Cove, Rockport, ME, USA
  • House1150 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 5 on Clam Cove with on site ocean access

Charming country style oceanfront vacation rental with spectacular views of Penobscot Bay and the Islands beyond. Watch the sunrise as another beautiful day unfolds in Maine. Private access to the small sandy beach of Clam Cove is located from behind the house where one can collect lots sea glass and a variety of sea treasures. Heated Outdoor Pool just a two minute walk located at our sister property Claddagh Motel & Suites.

Pool is open mid-June to Labor Day Weekend from 10:am to 8:pm daily.

Primrose A has two bedrooms one with a king bed and one with one a queen bed and a full bathroom upstairs. Downstairs there is a eat in kitchen, livingroom, recreation room with a futon, half bathroom and laundry. The property is non-smoking, non-vaping and no pets allowed on property.



Member Since 2006
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Owner

We moved to Rockport in 1997

Why Owner chose Glen Cove

Located in mid coast Maine, midway between Portland and Bar Harbor 2 miles north of Rockland and 5 miles south of Camden. Great location for exploring mid-coast Maine and taking day trips to Bar Harbor and Boothbay Harbor.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • There are two bedrooms upstairs one with a king and one with a queen with a full bedroom. Downstairs there is a futon off the living room and hal.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
      • The full bathroom is upstairs with shower and tub combo and the half bathroom is downstairs with toilet and vaniety.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
        • Water View
        • Waterfront
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Eat in Kitchen
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 5 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Two HD Televisions with movie channels
                                • VCR


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bicycles rental companies in Rockland, Rockport and Camden.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      5 minute drive, Samoset Golf Course or Rockland Public Course.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayaks and Canoes can be delivered to the Primrose and picked up from the Primrose
                                    • Boat
                                      10 minutes drive
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Tennis
                                      10 minutes drive
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Heated outdoor pool is located at our sister property Claddagh Motel and Suites a two minute walk from the house. The pool is seasonal and opens from 10:am to 8:pm mid-June thru Labor Day weekend.
                                            • Heated Pool


                                                • library
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • synagogues
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • whitewater rafting
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Beautiful sunrises over the Island beyond. Sit on the deck relax and watch the sail boats good bye for peaceful afternoon setting. As night rolls in the moon may light up the cove.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  4 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Nancy F.

                                                                  We spent our time here with 2 other couples so we were at maximum capacity. We found the house just as advertised and having the owners a short walk away at The Claddagh Motel made asking questions very convenient. Our favorite feature was that the shore was out the back door. Though not a swimming beach, every morning saw us strolling up and down "our" sandy stripe. Star gazing was great here, too! Also close to the fun of Camden and we even made it to Bar harbor. A great trip all-around!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for staying with us and great that you had a great trip to Mid-coast Maine.. Maybe we will see you again sometime. Have a great rest of the summer. Siobhan and Alex.

                                                                  Great place for a family vacation!

                                                                  James C.

                                                                  We stayed at the Primrose between June 24 and July 3rd and we had a great time. The property is clean and well-maintained. The house was just right for our party (5 adults and 2 children). The beach was pretty cool, we were able to enjoy the coming and going of tide and go exploring when the tide was low. The owners were very friendly and attentive, they made sure we were comfortable and happy. If you want a relaxing vacation by the sea away from the hustle and bustle of other New England beach areas, this is the place...

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you James and family for staying with us and great you enjoyed your visit to Mid-coast Maine. Siobhan and Alex

                                                                  A Precious Five Days

                                                                  Charlene B.

                                                                  My friends and I enjoyed a two week odyssey which began in Bristol, Vermont; continued to the Appalacian Trail in Baxter State Park ; included 5 days in the Irish Primrose; a day in Connecticut; and 3 days in New York City. My only complaint about the Primrose is that we simply did not spend enough time in it. The owners were so very pleasant and helpful . The Mrs. had tastefully decorated the rooms; everything was clean; there was an abundance of kitchen / bath provisions,; we lacked for nothing. We particularly enjoyed watching the sun rise and set on our little picturesque cove. I will be calling the Gilmores on my next trip to Maine.

                                                                  Charlene Bailey

                                                                  Irish Primrose A

                                                                  SusanUnited States

                                                                  This is a beautiful location with a great view - loved the rocky beach. Very convenient location to Maine sights. It is one house away from busy U.S. 1 so there is much traffic noise. The downstairs bedroom has no privacy - no door on one entry and no closet for hanging clothes - just shelving. People upstairs must go through this bedroom to get to living room and kitchen or go outside and around to back door. There was no lock on the downstairs bathroom door. The stairway is very narrow and steep, not for older folks! The couches in the small living room were uncomfortable and the eating area only provided four chairs - luckily the weather was great so we used the deck table instead. The property was clean and well-maintained and the owner was helpful. I would make a suggestion - get rid of some of the "decorations" - we had difficulty finding places to put out own things. I would highly recommend the schooner cruise on Maine in the Morning with Capt. Bob.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hello Susan,

                                                                  Thank you for staying with us and For your review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay,and the cove setting. Regarding the lay out of the bedroom downstairs,this would have been explained to you or whoever made the reservation at that time. Generally it is never a problem as it is nearly always families that book these properties.Again the same goes for having no lock on the bathroom door. This can really be a serious issue when young children are involved so we thought it better not to have locks on the doors.We strive for 100% satisfaction and try our utmost to accommodate everyone's needs. We would willingly have given you extra kitchen chairs if you had asked for them.The staircases are narrow as being an older home and a duplex house space was obviously a factor when it was built.We try to maintain the old character/style of the house. We are sorry you found the living room couch uncomfortable. No one has ever complained of this before so we will look into replacing this for next year. The house location is on the Cove which is relatively close to Route One. Traffic noise during the day can be heard but it normally dies down at night. Most of our rentals on this property are in Summer so when the air conditioners are on it drowns out the sound of external noise. Finally there is a closet and drawers in each bedroom.There is also an additional closet off the downstairs bedroom in the living room where one can also hang clothes so I don't understand how this could have been an issue. Once again thank you for staying with us and giving your opinion. This way we can look into what possible changes we can make for next year, if any.

                                                                  Kind Regards,

                                                                  Alex and Siobhan


                                                                  Glen Cove, Rockport, ME, USA

                                                                  Other Activities: Kayaking, basketball, shuffleboard, parasailing, wildlife viewing, horseshoes, shopping, boating, raquetball, mini golf, rock climbing.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Maximum number of people allowed (adults and children) is six. Primrose rental is non-smoking and no pets allowed. Read of major credit is required at check in as we do not hold a security deposit. Please call 207 594-8479 for more information on rental details, rental policies and where to check in and pick up the key.

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