RARE OCEANFRONT MAINE VILLAGE RETREAT, GAMEROOM + DOCKS – PORT CLYDE COTTAGE

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Karan Cushman

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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RARE OCEANFRONT MAINE VILLAGE RETREAT, GAMEROOM + DOCKS – PORT CLYDE COTTAGE

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3 bedrooms plus loft, 2 full 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.

PROPERTY DETAILS:

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 (remodeled in 2012) 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Karan Cushman

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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!

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.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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RARE Oceanfront Maine Village Retreat, Gameroom + Docks – Port Clyde Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Port Clyde MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Wonderful coastal family vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This is our second year vacationing at the Port Clyde cottage. The house is directly on the water in a picturesque Maine setting. It is exactly what it is described as being, and more. Our young grandchildren enjoyed the beach, the docks, the playground, and running around and around in the large barn (game room). We ate at the local restaurants, cooked lobster on the dock, and walked to the ice cream store every evening. We highly recommend this vacation.
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Port Clyde MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
I have lived in Maine for 8 years but have never taken a summer vacation to really enjoy it as I have a job that gets very busy that time of year. This year, however, we made a point to block out a week away and invited friends to join us with their two boys (4 and 6 years old) from Kansas City. What a delightful stay we all had! None of us had the pleasure of exploring such a small town before and by day three we had settled into the slower pace beautifully wondering why we had never done something like this before! The house and location were perfect for our two families (we have a toddler), everyone loving the game room and access to the waterfront for lobster bakes and kayaks off the dock. We ate in town and had ice cream each night, and took a picnic lunch to Monhegan, Camden or just the back each afternoon. The house was spacious, beautifully maintained and accommodated our every need. The owners were available, friendly and made us feel right at home. We recommend this little gem without reservation and would love the chance to return again ourselves.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Port Clyde MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Haddon Township, NJ
5

Treasured Time!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Port Clyde MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Denver, co
5

Wonderful property!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
My family and I stayed in this home the last week of July and absolutely loved the home and enjoyed our stay. The home is beautifully decorated, comfortable and well stocked with everything you need to cook and enjoy lobster. The owners are fantastically welcoming and were available to provide referrals and to answer any questions we had. This is a tiny village and is the perfect place to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of city life and to settle down to relax. There were 2 adult bikes, 4 fishing poles, beach chairs, sand toys, a small toy box with various treasures and board games. Our children loved the ping pong table, access to both docks, freedom to roam and of course the sweet ice cream shop next door. We rented a canoe for the week and enjoyed many canoe trips around the harbor. One of the highlights was the opportunity to go out on the lobster boat and then come home with fresh, live lobster! We would absolutely return to this property!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Port Clyde MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Camp Hill, PA
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
We stayed at the cottage in June 2010 with our two kids (ages 10 and 6) and had a wonderful time. Our kids keep asking when we'll be going back!

The owners are wonderful and the location is perfect. The house is so interesting and has a great story which the owners shared with us while we were there. We loved that we were able to walk or bike to so many great places right from the house. We took the ferry to Monhegan Island for a day, took a kayak tour, visited the Marshall Point Lighthouse, Drift Inn Beach and had some nice casual meals at the Dip Net and great ice cream right next door--all without ever getting into our vehicle!

Highly recommend this cottage for a great vacation!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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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.

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Availability & Rates

Port Clyde Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter 2013-2014
Oct 27 2013 - May 23 2014
$325
$1,600
3 nights
 
 
Peak
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$3,000
7 nights
 
 
Fall & Holidays 2014
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 26 2014
$350
$2,000
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes To make 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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Port Clyde Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs Cove - 1 queen
    Upstairs Cove - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Harbor - 1 queen , 2 baby crib , We have two pack n' plays available for guests with infants.
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play 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 double bed, double-bed futon, loveseat, 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.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
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
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