A blend of old and new-our house was originally built in the mid 1800's and it's latest addition was completed in 2006. The house overlooks the tiny hamlet of Martinsville, the harbor, and Penabscot Bay. The views from the 2 decks and screened in porch are pastoral and soothing. Three miles from the village of Tenants Harbor and 1 mile from quaint Port Clyde, this is a great starting point for walking, launching your kayak from the backyard, running, biking and just generally experiencing life in Midcoast Maine.
Drift Inn beach is 1 mile away. Enjoy nature and art while relaxing in a beautiful home filled with all the amenities that make for a comfortable and memorable vacation. Buy your fresh lobsters and other seafood from local lobster pounds and have a feast or go out to eat at one of the interesting restaurants in town. This house is perfect for a family reunion/vacation or for a writers, poets, artists etc. workshop. Large rooms for big gatherings and many private spaces to be alone.
The nearby towns of Thomaston, Rockland, and Camden offer all sorts of activities, festivals, and fairs throughout the summer. The St. George Peninsula has become a place to browse art studios and antique shops. Trips to Monhegan, (the out of the way artists community 11 miles offshore) and nature and sunset cruises can be taken from Port Clyde. Getting here has now become easier and faster because you can fly directly to Rockland.
We vacationed for years in the Bath/Brunswick area, so we were a little apprehensive about staying in Tenant’s Harbor. Let me say, we were not disappointed. The house was perfect for our family, very clean and well-maintained. We were able to spread out with room to spare! We spent a lot of time on the screened-in porch which accommodated our entire family (11 of us!).
Port Clyde, the neighboring village, is small, but quaint. It is very clean and has a pier with comfortable chairs for relaxing while enjoying the surrounding sights and sounds. Just what you expect a tiny fishing village on the coast of Maine to be. The general store has a lot to offer along with a café, which I hope to try next time. The Dip Net, a seafood restaurant directly on the water, is a great place to spend an evening. The food was great, and you just can’t beat the view!
The nearby beach (about a mile away), Drift Inn, is wonderful! It’s perfect for adults and children. When the tide is out, there is a wide stretch of sandy beach. It’s a popular spot for paddle boarding and kayaking.
We took the harbor cruise from Port Clyde to Monhegan Island. What a nice experience!
The nearest big town, Rockland, has a lot to offer, plenty of convenience with grocery stores, etc. The old part of Rockland, Main Street, is great, with lots of shops and restaurants. We ate at The Pearl one night. It’s right on the water, and the food was amazing! Rockport, Camden and Belfast are also a short drive away.
All in all, a great place to stay!