Submitted: May 16, 2012
Stayed: June 2011
I am counting down the weeks and days until we return to the cottage in Port Clyde for our 5th year. We look forward to this week all year long. We are always delighted to catch up with the owners, who are so gracious, helpful and friendly, and will be sure that the cottage is supplied with everything needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. And like another reviewer mentioned, their friendliness will make you feel like a local; like you belong in this wonderful place!
The cottage is lovely, and has so much character. It is furnished with such taste and attention to comfort and detail. The bedding is top quality and the kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need. Hanging out at the cottage is such a pleasure. Having meals or just relaxing on the deck out back is wonderful! The view and the clean, cool ocean air can't be beat. The sunsets are spectacular! The adirondack chairs on the back lawn, surrounded by gorgeous trees and flower gardens are another favorite outside hangout spot.
The house has many windows affording great views and lots of light! We all really love the "game room" which is kind of like a nice barn room attached to the house. We have a great time playing ping pong, listening to music, playing cards, or drawing and painting out there; there is a great view out the large picture window.
The village of Port Clyde is small and fairly quiet, quaint and picturesque. It is not touristy, but it IS homey and friendly. We LOVE it. We love the general store. We love the village ice cream shop. We love the "Dip Net".
There is plenty to do right in town...Drift Inn Beach, (beautiful!), the playground, (for kids young and old!), fishing, (rods supplied at cottage), canoeing and/or kayaking, walks to the lighthouse, (the museum is very interesting!), art galleries, several great places to eat...There are times we just don't want to leave Port Clyde at all. But, we have made some great day trips; Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Rockland and Camden, both great towns, Pemaquid Point is stunningly beautiful, ferry to Monhegan, and many more.
As far as "grocery shopping" goes, The General Store, along with 2 other local markets, have been enough to keep us in good food and drink and other miscellaneous needs.
One of my favorite things?...the just audible rumble of the lobster boats leaving the harbor very early in the morning, heard and seen through my open bedroom window. Ahhh...heavenly!
These are times we treasure!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 5/5
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