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Beautiful Seaside Cottage with Expansive Ocean Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This lovely oceanfront home sits on 1.5 private acres with a stunning and expansive view of Penobscot Bay. The ocean side of the house is lined with windows and french doors open to the spacious deck--perfect for grilling, relaxing and taking in the view. Wonderful wooded walking trails out the back door and a private clay tennis court within walking distance complete the experience. The house had a wood stove and 2 zones of heating - for chillier weather in late fall, winter and early spring. This home is open, sunny and comfortable with water views from every room and wide pine floors throughout. The house has a half bath downstairs and three bedrooms and a full bathroom (with claw foot tub and separate shower) upstairs. The master bedroom has wonderful views, a full closet and queen bed. The guest room has a double bed, full closet and a water view, and the 'kids' room has two single beds and an amazing birds eye view of the water. This house combines casual elegance with charm for the perfect getaway. The house is about 35 mins to the Camden Snow Bowl and has great cross country skiing and snowshoeing right out the back door!

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More Details

Chris Jones & Merritt Carey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Chris Jones & Merritt Carey

My family has been coming to this part of Maine for 5 generations, returning each summer. I grew up with my cousins and other family members on the water, on the rocks and enjoying all Maine's rocky coast has to offer. With my husband Chris (who manages the rentals!) and my three children we continue to enjoy all this rocky and wooded coast has to offer.

Chris Jones & Merritt Carey purchased this house in 1900

Why Chris Jones & Merritt Carey chose Tenants Harbor

My wife and I built this house on land that has been in my wife's family for 5 generations. It was a huge undertaking to build the house - we had to extend the dead end road 1,500 feet, bring in power and contend with all the granite that makes up Maine's rocky coastline. It took more than a year to complete - but it was certainly worth the trouble!


Tenants Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful Seaside Cottage with Expansive Ocean Views
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Amazing private seaside beach house

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay and really enjoyed the new trails too! The master bed was super comfy & The sound of the ocean waves provided much-needed rest. Thankyou!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Once again......the perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home in 2015, and couldn't wait to return. If we lived closer than CA., we'd try to make it an annual event! There is no more perfect spot for us - secluded, gorgeous view of the sea, the sound of the waves hitting the shore to lull us to sleep, and a clay tennis court down the road! We took the ferry to Monhegan (again) on a lovely, sunny, September day with very calm seas.....a wonderful trip, once again. The drive into Port Clyde is a short one, and to Rockland, only about 30 min. the house is well equipped...The only thing we missed was a microwave, but we survived! We'll try to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rindge, NH

Perfect Maine

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect vacation in June. My husband and I were looking for privacy, ocean front with unobstructed views, a modern comfortable home, and the ability to bring our dog. We were able to rest and relax, then go off and explore the areas such as Port Clyde, Rockland, and Camden. We saw lots of wildlife including the seal that liked to hang out near the cottage and watched the lobster boats every day. It was truly a perfect place to vacation. The photos tell it like it is. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

After visiting Maine many years ago, we wanted to rent a house on the coast and stay a bit longer this time. This house was perfect......secluded on over 3 acres, yet only 10 min. from Tenant's Harbor and 15 min. to Port Clyde. The sound of the ocean waves lapping the rocks on shore was what I fell asleep to every night and awoke to every morning. This house was perfect for just the two of us, but would probably be fine for a small family, too. The pictures show exactly what the house looks like. Morning sunrises were beautiful on the deck. Rockland is the nearest "big town" with some nice restaurants and shops, but about a 20 min. drive away. We chose to dine locally in Tenant's harbor and Port Clyde and bought fish (at Jesse's Market in Rockland) to cook on our own. The added bonus for us was the clay tennis court a very short distance away. It was like our own private tennis court, which we used every morning!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warwick, NY


  • 5 of 5

Finally.....after 30 years of searching up and down the coast of Maine, we have found the PERFECT cottage! The location is totally private, the ocean views are stunning, the cottage is adorable and fully stocked with everything you need to have a wonderful vacation. Because there are no restaurants with a better view then this cottage, we chose to cook our meals and enjoy every moment of the amazing scenery. Locally you can purchase fresh, just out of the sea, lobsters, clams and haddock. The sunrises are incredible, the sound and scent of the ocean hypnotic. The icing on the cake for me was the wildlife....there were Harbor Seals on the rocks, Sea Ducks on the water, Osprey and Eagles in the air. There are also great hiking trails right from the house that wind through the conifers and a bog. We came home completely renewed and now we can't wait to rent the cottage again next year! A huge thank you to the owners for sharing this gem with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medina, Ohio

The true Maine experience

  • 5 of 5

This was the true Maine experience. A lovely house in a secluded location. Beautiful panaramic views of the ocean and surrounding forests. Although the location seems remote at first glance, the drive to local shops and businesses is short (15 minutes to groceries, restaurants, shops, etc.). Every morning we watched the lobster boats just offshore, numerous sailboats and beautiful sunrises. In the evening we enjoyed the deck and counted the lighthouses in operation. The moon shining on the ocean was beautiful. Our wildlife sightings were numerous. This was a very relaxing stay in a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Luke's at Tenants Harbor
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Drift In Beach




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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