Rare Oceanfront Maine Village Year-Round Retreat, Gameroom + Docks(30 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 bedrooms plus loft, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 adults
LOCATION AND PRIVACY are a unique combination in this Historic Cape Cottage set in the heart of Port Clyde Harbor. Many ocean views can be enjoyed from this peaceful, waterfront three-bedroom + loft, two-bath village paradise – including direct sunsets! Enjoy a game of ping pong in the game room. Dine while the sun goes down on the back deck or picnic on the docks with views of islands, surrounding wharves and fisherman unloading their catch. Relax in the backyard under the shade of canopy apple trees in Adirondack chairs. Walk down to the shore to hunt for seaglass, have cocktails down on the shore platform, fish from our docks (poles provided) or launch a your own paddleboard/kayak (tours available at Port Clyde Kayak) all while enjoying the activities and view of a Maine fishing village.
As a village property, you'll also enjoy the convenience of walking next door to the Village Ice Cream Shop, down the hill to the Monhegan Ferry, Dip Net restaurant, Public Landing, Port Clyde General Store, Wyeth art gallery, and the Barn Cafe/Gallery (famous for their Thursday night cocktails). Short walk to the playground and basketball courts as well. Lighthouse and Drift Inn Bean about 1 mile away.
Built in 1820 and remodeled with new local owners in 2007, Port Clyde Cottage is full of New England charm. As owners of one of the most historic properties in Port Clyde we've worked hard to offer the perfect balance of history and modern amenities for our visiting friends. (Many who come back year after year.) The interior a blend of vintage casual: antiques, original rough-sawn exposed beams, extensive and historic library, abundance of natural light and a variety of village, backyard and waterfront views allowing visitors to enjoy the outdoors even from the inside. The large game room is complete with bar, ping-pong, couches, kids toys and an ocean view picture window. It opens to back deck dining, grilling and a direct Port Clyde sun setting over the islands and working waterfront community. High-quality linens, modern appliances and wireless internet combine with the quaint features of a historic residence to make Port Clyde Cottage the perfect year-round retreat.
From couples of two looking for a peaceful getaway and community access, to groups of artists, and multi-generational families, we've hosted a variety of guests over the past nine years. Just check out the reviews!
IDEAL LOCATION: Port Clyde Cottage is located on Main Street in the quaint fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine. A short walk from the Cottage takes you past Village Ice Cream, the ferry to Monhegan Island, and the Port Clyde General Store where the freshest seafood can be enjoyed on the Dip Net outdoor deck -- live entertainment some nights. Rent a few kayaks or Paddleboards across the street at Port Clyde Kayaks in the Ferry parking lot. Take a beautiful one-mile walk to Marshall Point lighthouse for a picnic and be sure to visit the historic museum. The eclectic Barn Cafe, Antique stores, art galleries and gift shops are all within a short walk. Drift Inn Beach, about one mile away, is a beautiful sandy beach overlooking several islands and a great place to swim, build a sand castle or savor a good book. The area has several great restaurants including the Harpoon which features a unique pub atmosphere abundant with local flavor. Monhegan Island is a nice day trip by ferry. Here, you can visit local artists' galleries and hike along the east coast's tallest cliffs for a spectacular bird's-eye view of Penobscot Bay.
PORT CLYDE COTTAGE INTERIOR DETAILS: Upon entering the residence there is a foyer with ample closet storage to hang jackets and summer gear. The kitchen has a dining area and spacious pantry. The farmhouse-style dining table seats 8-10 and is set in front of a large picture window with views of the harbor and village activities. The living room has an adjoining sitting room and overlooks the backyard, apple trees and ocean, and also leads to the back deck. Shelves are well-stocked with books, and many games are available for guests as well.
The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and two window views out to the backyard and harbor. Upstairs is another queen bedroom with an adjoining reading room which is great for families with infants. (We have two pack n' plays.) Two windows look out to the backyard and harbor with two more overlooking the village and harbor. The third bedroom is upstairs, has two twin beds and also enjoys a water view. The loft (expanded in 2013) is located above the game room and has new staircase, a full-sized bed and futon, two club chairs and a great water view from a tall window. The loft is perfect for families with kiddos, or just kiddos, who want their own space.
The downstairs bathroom has wonderful natural light through the skylight overhead. It has a combination shower/bath, linen closet, vanity and toilet. Upstairs the bathroom is located between the two bedrooms. It has a wonderfully private water view, standing shower, sink, and toilet.
The game room is a large entertainment room complete with ping pong table, TV, stereo, wireless internet, and a picture window overlooking the back deck, yard and harbor. Lounging area includes a bar that seats four, sofa, overstuffed chair, and antique trunk with kids games. Port Clyde Cottage offers a variety of spaces so families can come together or spread out to enjoy individual activities at their own pace.
Accessible from the living room or game room, the back deck has a gas grill, dining table for 6 with additional chairs + umbrella – perfect for enjoying a sunset lobster feast. The backyard features willowing apple trees with hand-crafted adirondack chairs made by the Port Clyde Chair Company for lounging. We also add this great wooden platform lounging area in between the two docks. It has long built-in benches that can accommodate up to 8-10 people for sunset cocktails, or two sunbathing!
Fishing is a popular activity especially for those with children and poles are provided. We own two docks and guests are welcome to fish here – mackerel and, if we are luck again this summer, squid are often local favorites.
A quick shore path will take you to the playground complete with basketball court and a large grassy picnic area.
BOATERS PARADISE/MOORING AVAILABLE:
For guests who are avid boaters Port Clyde Cottage offers a mooring for guest use. (Please reserve at the time of your booking.) Boats can also be rented from Jeff's Marine in Thomaston. Please call well in advance of your arrival to reserve. They will deliver to the Port Clyde public landing.
MIDCOAST MAINE ACTIVITIES: Port Clyde is located at the end of the St. George Peninsula. We are about 20 minutes from Rockland home of the Lobster Festival, Blues Festival, Farnsworth Museum and many restaurants, galleries and unique shops. Camden/Rockport is about 40 minutes and is known for its picturesque harbors where you can jump aboard one of the many schooners for a day trip or ski the Camden Snow Bowl during the winter. The Samoset Resort in Rockport is a golfers paradise as the course is set along Penobscot Bay. The Botanical Gardens in Boothbay has an expansive children's garden that is a must visit for families with young ones - half/full day event. Acadia National Park is a 2.5 hour drive and a nice long day trip for lunch/shopping/hike. A drive around Park Loop Road (about 45 minutes) is a must. This park was the first national park east of the Mississippi and also one of the most accessible.
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Member since: 2007
- 2800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2) Pack 'n Plays available The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and two window views out to the backyard and harbor. Upstairs is another queen bedroom with an adjoining reading room/dressing area that is great for those traveling with an infant. (We have two pack 'n plays available.) There's one window in the dressing room with a view of the general store and harbor. Two windows in the bedroom look out to the backyard and harbor with one more overlooking the village and harbor. The third bedroom has two twin beds a table/writing desk and also enjoys a water and church view. The loft was expanded in 2013 and is located above the game room. It includes a full-sized bed and futon, two club chairs, bookshelf and a great water view through a floor to ceiling window. It sleeps four and makes a great space for children traveling together who also want their own hangout. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The downstairs bathroom has wonderful natural light through the skylight overhead. It has a combination shower/bath, linen closet, vanity and toilet. It is conveniently located next to the laundry room. The upstairs bathroom is located between the two bedrooms and was renovated in 2012 with new flooring, shower and wainscoting. It has a wonderfully private water view, standing shower, sink, and toilet....moreless
- Upon entering the residence there is a foyer with ample closet storage to hang jackets and summer gear. The kitchen has a dining area and spacious pantry. The farmhouse-style dining table is set in front of a large picture window with views of the harbor and village activities. The living room has an adjoining sitting room and overlooks the backyard, apple trees and ocean, and also leads to the deck. Shelves are well-stocked with books and games are available for guest use as well. New flat screen TV added this year. The game room is a large entertainment space (600 sq. ft.) complete with ping pong table, toy trunk for kids, casual seating/futon, cable TV, stereo and a bar with four stools. Enjoy the outdoors through large picture windows overlooking the backyard and harbor. Access the deck, gas grill and outdoor seating which makes for great entertainment flow. Port Clyde Cottage offers a variety of spaces so families can spread out to enjoy individual activities at their own pace...moreless
- Games For Kids
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Small Cooler
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 7 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jun 10 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017 (Peak)
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Aug 26 - Jan 5, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Pet Fee $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
IMPORTANT: All reservations require a signed contract IN ADVANCE of booking. If you are interested in booking please send an inquiry rather than a reservation request. Be sure to include your rental history, number and ages of guests. We encourage couples and family bookings.
To avoid extra fees for guests we welcome payment by check. Please email or contact Karan Cushman for questions/booking: email@example.com or 207.975.5257.
Otherwise, a reservation 50% of the weekly rate is due. The remaining balance is then due 60 days in advance of arrival and is non-refundable.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Port Clyde Cottage is located on Main Street in the quaint fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine. A short walk from the Cottage takes you past Village Ice Cream, the Monhegan Island ferry, Port Clyde General Store and Dip Net Restaurant where occasional live music and the freshest seafood can be savored on the outdoor deck. Walk the shore path from our backyard to the playground and basketball courts for a picnic. Or venture out in a kayak or paddleboard with Cody from Port Clyde Kayaks. Take a beautiful one-mile walk to Marshall Point lighthouse for a picnic and be sure to visit the historic museum. Antique stores, art galleries and gift shops are all within a short walk. Drift Inn Beach, about one mile away, is a beautiful sandy beach overlooking several islands and a great place to build a sand castle or savor a good book. The area has several great restaurants including the Harpoon which features a unique bar room abundant with local flavor.
Other Activities: Beachcombing for seaglass, watch the working waterfront activities of a classic maine fishing village.
Golf: The Samoset Resort in Rockport offers incredible views overlooking Penobscot Bay. The Rockland Public Course is popular with locals as well.
Ski: The only place in Maine where you can ski and see the ocean – the Camden Snow Bowl is just a 30 minute drive.
Year Purchased: 2007
Why the Owner Chose Port Clyde, Saint George, ME, USA:
We were very lucky to have the opportunity to purchase the 'Tate' house in 2007 from the children of Norm and Janice Tate. Both were celebrated artists which is evident in the art and interior decor. Norm was a retired Disney illustrator and Janice an accomplished artist and avid gardener who had a Summer Art Workshop series and brought many artists to Port Clyde. My husband Gerry, a fifth-generation lobstermen, owned the wharf next door and it was Norm's wish that this historic house and its waterfront access be made available to a local fishing family. Lucky us. With a six-month daughter old in tow and two helpful parents, we restored the natural beauty of this Port Clyde icon, which was once a store, in time for the rental season of 2007. It's been a full-summer season ever since!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This historic residence is full of light and character. Norm and Janice's love for art, boat building and history still pops up everywhere -- in Norm's wood carvings in the old posts in the living room, the gone sailing sign on the gameroom door, his books on the shelves, the antiques and artwork everywhere all tell a story about the Port Clyde area and the special nature of the people who call it home. Outside, Janice's gardens are still alive and a very restful place to be in the heart of the village. We've made our dock available and we also own two wharf buildings down below (one tiny and one two-story). One is my office and the other Gerry uses for his lobster business. So we're usually not far if you have questions or need something.
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View of Rasberry Island from back deck
Living room has views of General Store, harbor, backyard and a large-screen TV.
Writing desk in living room, just one example of many original antiques.
Well-stocked, eat-in kitchen for 4 has an abundance of natural light.
Downstairs queen room has backyard waterview and easy access to the deck.
Enjoy a game of cribbage at the Bar in the Game Room
Freshly remodeled, even the bath upstairs has an ocean view.
Front/side view of Cottage which includes freshly painted exterior in 2012.
Great mackerel fishing from our two docks or enjoy an evening sunset BBQ.
View of inner Port Clyde Harbor from dock.
Many memories found in our 7-year history.
Loft includes a full-size bed, full-size futon, two club chairs and love seat.
Backyard: Wonderfully lazy days under apple trees
Farmhouse Table has views of Harbor and Village and seats 8 comfortably.
Upstairs queen: waterviews & private sitting room/dressing area - Great 4 infant
Eat-in kitchen is great for dining or games.
Gameroom has bar, ping pong and ocean view
Third bedroom has two twin beds, harbor and village views and a writing desk.
Just a mile away Marshall Point Lighthouse. Run Forrest.
Backyard view from waterfront is abundant with perennials and apple trees.
Sandy Drift Inn Beach is just a short bike ride away. (Two bikes included.)
Relax in the backyard under the canopy of ripe Fall apple trees.
Squid fishing was crazy fun last summer! Not to mention the new recipes. Yum.
Loft has separate full-size bed area with incredible water view.
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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