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Eider Cove Cottage on the Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Ocean Front

Eiders gather along the shore in early summer to shelter their young and teach them to dive for tiny shellfish. Lobstermen haul their traps just off the shore. A pebble beach and tide pools to explore are at the water’s edge. This is truly the rock-bound coast, and it is all in view from the oceanfront cottage we call 'Eider Cove'.

The house is privately situated down a winding drive. Its unique architectural features are designed to take maximum advantage of the panoramic ocean and island views. An ample deck stretches along the water side. The living room with cathedral ceiling and 16-foot window wall, dining area, kitchen,

bath with shower, and laundry/utility room are on the first floor. Two bedrooms, with queen bed in the master and twin beds in the second bedroom, both with ocean views, and full bath are upstairs. There is a sleeping alcove with sofa bed off the living room and a sleeping loft accessible by ladder from the twin bedroom.

Port Clyde is a fishing village at the end of the Saint George peninsula. The Saint George River and Muscongus Bay are on the west side of the peninsula and the approaches to Penobscot Bay on the east. Lobstering and fishing dominate the commerce, the economy and the conversation. The village is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the house.

Port Clyde harbor is the base of operations for the second largest ground fishing fleet in Maine. The recently formed Mid-Coast Fishermen's Coop has established the first community supported fishery called 'Port Clyde Fresh Catch' which assures a supply of the freshest fish to local restaurants and markets.

Port Clyde hasn’t been overrun by tourists, but beginning in June there is a healthy influx of summer folk including many artists. You will find a general store, a small hotel, guest houses, restaurants, two churches, and art galleries in the village. There is also a kayak rental outfit which provides guided tours.

There is lots of activity in the harbor, including the ferry to Monhegan Island, 10 miles offshore. A day trip to the island is an experience to be remembered. At the very end of the peninsula is the Marshall Point lighthouse and museum, a favorite destination of our guests. Drift Inn Beach is just a few minutes walk from the house.

Tenants Harbor is a few miles away with a couple of small markets, several restaurants. a nice hotel, and a harbor that is a popular stop for cruising yachts. Rockland is within 30 minutes, and Rockport and Camden are a 40-minute drive. They offer museums, many restaurants, shopping, concerts, festivals and windjammer cruises. The Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, both in downtown Rockland, display the works of many well known Maine artists, including N. C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. The golf course is just west of town.

We look forward to welcoming you to Eider Cove, Port Clyde and mid-coast Maine


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Robert Santomenna
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2016


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Eider Cove Cottage on the Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Franklin, NH

4 old friends having a reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful! This house provides a place to find serenity and contentment; to de-stress and relax. One week is not long enough. The owners represent the best in hospitality. The attention to detail in the house is amazing. Can't think of what we needed that wasn't provided even when the owner had to make a special trip to get it. The beds are comfortable, views are spectacular, location is convenient to Port Clyde General Store and 2 restaurants. Rent a kayak and cruise the coastline. Sit on the deck and watch the ducks, eagles, hummingbird, and herons. Smell the salt air mixed liberally with the beautiful roses. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week on the coast!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at the Eider Cove Cottage. It is a very lovely house with large windows for a wonderful vista of the ocean and coastal islands. The Drift Inn Beach was just around the corner for swimming. The ocean is at your doorstep and privacy all around. All we wanted to do was sit and read and gaze out over the water. The kitchen was well stocked with all the cooking gear we needed. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Point of Interest
Drift Inn Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hupper Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Mosquito Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Port Clyde Fresh Catch
Nearest Point of Interest
Mosquito Head
Car: necessary

bird watching, island and lighthouse cruises, art galleries, stand up paddleboarding


Rates & Availability

Port Clyde House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Port Clyde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1460 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds: (1) Queen bed in Master Bedroom; Twin or Single Beds: (2) Twin beds in second bedroom; Baby Cribs: (1) Pack and Play available upon request; Sleep Sofa or Futons: (1) Queen size sleep sofa in alcove
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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