Port Clyde Cottage Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms plus loft, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8-10
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, wharves and fisherman unloading their catch. Relax in the backyard under the shade of canopy apple trees in our hand-crafted Adirondack chairs. Walk down to the shore to hunt for seaglass, enjoy a game of corn hole, fish from our docks (poles provided) or launch a paddleboard (weekly rentals at Port Clyde Kayak) all while enjoying the activities of a working Maine village.
As a village property, you'll enjoy the convenience of walking next door to the Village Ice Cream Shop, down the hill to the Monhegan Ferry, Dip Net restaurant, art galleries and the Port Clyde General Store. Short walk to the playground and basketball courts as well.
Built in 1820 and remodeled each year since new ownership in 2007, Port Clyde Cottage is full of New England charm. As local 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 is abundant with soothing colors, 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. Luxurious bedding, modern appliances and wireless internet combine with antiques and the quaint features of a historic residence to make Port Clyde Cottage the perfect year-round retreat.
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 bar room 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 can provide a pack and play.) 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 double bed, double-futon, loveseat, two club chairs and a great water view from a tall window. The loft is perfect for families with 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, cable TV and a picture window overlooking the back deck, yard and harbor. Lounging area includes a sofa, loveseat, coffee table 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.
The back deck has a gas grill, dining table with individual chairs and 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.
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, last year 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. From the premises you can keep an eye on your vessel and watch for friends as they arrive by boat. 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.
- children welcome
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Why Karan Cushman chose Port Clyde
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!
What makes this cottage unique
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 two docks available and we also own two wharf buildings down below. 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.