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

Karan Cushman

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
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

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

Overview

Overview

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.

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 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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karan Cushman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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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.

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RARE Oceanfront Maine Village Retreat, Gameroom + Docks – Port Clyde Cottage
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Port Clyde MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Wonderful, real experience

  • 5 of 5
This great, comfortable house in walking distance of charming village was perfect for our family of four. Dock with ferry to Monheghan Island is right there, along with the Dip Net restaurant and the General Store, which has a great breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to sit in the living room together and play ping pong in the game room. Owners were very good in communication and making us feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend this for a real Maine experience!
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Port Clyde MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Foxboro, MA
5

This is the real Maine!

  • 5 of 5
3 generations of us enjoyed this great property in the perfect location, Port Clyde, Maine! The house was large enough for all of us to enjoy, but cozy enough to make the stay memorable. Perfect views from the large deck or the waterfront docks. The "locals" made us feel like we were regulars, very welcoming. The house has a great layout, game room is huge perfect for the kids and adults to play ping pong, watch TV or just gather to chat.
The kids are already encouraging us to do it again next year. Lots to do for all ages! We had some great local seafood, as fresh as any I have had. Many local attractions and a beautiful beach nearby that was a hit with everybody. Hope to be back next year or sooner, I can imagine that Port Clyde in the dead of winter will still be a great destination!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Port Clyde MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Foxboro, MA
5

This is the real Maine!

  • 5 of 5
3 generations of us enjoyed this great property in the perfect location, Port Clyde, Maine! The house was large enough for all of us to enjoy, but cozy enough to make the stay memorable. Perfect views from the large deck or the waterfront docks. The "locals" made us feel like we were regulars, very welcoming. The house has a great layout, game room is huge perfect for the kids and adults to play ping pong, watch TV or just gather to chat. The kids are already encouraging us to do it again next year. Lots to do for all ages! We had some great local seafood, as fresh as any I have had. Many local attractions and a beautiful beach nearby that was a hit with everybody. Hope to be back next year or sooner, I can imagine that Port Clyde in the dead of winter will still be a great destination!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cambridge, MA
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5
My brother and I have been going to Maine for our annual get-together for a number of years. We both agreed that this Port Clyde cottage was the best choice of all. The location could not be better; just steps from the charming little grocery where we could buy essentials without getting in the car and driving for miles, just steps to the wharf to take he ferry to Monhegan and at least three places to eat out within walking distance. Could not be better, not to mention the view from the deck of the house.

The house itself was so attractive and comfortable. We could easily have had a couple more people (we were five) and not be crowded at all. The kitchen is very well supplied and a pleasant place to prepare meals. And the huge living room gave space for those who wanted to sit in a corner and read while others watched a ball game.

I also appreciated the several times that Karan called to make sure everything was going well for us. And she made sure that the house was spotless for our arrival. We all agreed that this was a place we would love to visit again. Maine at its best--and that is saying a lot!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Wonderful house in beautiful Port Clyde

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Port Clyde Cottage this past July and had a fantastic time. Karan and Gerry are excellent hosts and were on hand to answer questions and recommend restaurants, fishing spots, and fun activities. We loved being in the village of Port Clyde where we could walk to the ice-cream shop, the general store and the lobster pound. There is also the cutest bar located in a red barn, accessible by walking across the back lawn, and open from 4:00-8:00 Thursday through Sunday. It was a perfect spot to grab a drink after a day of hiking on Monhegan or swimming at Drift Inn Beach. Port Clyde is definitely a hidden gem!

The house is centrally located in the village with beautiful views from the back deck and docks. The house is so livable! There are plenty of pots, pans, dishes, games, toys and anything else you could need to make you feel at home. We had great ping pong tournaments in the game room and lobster boils on the dock. We hated to leave and can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful 2 week stay at the cottage in Port Clyde. The house is right in the middle of town within easy walking distance to everything. It sits right on a small inlet where you can see the lobster boats coming in and out. There is a great deck off the back for dining and a smaller deck right on the water for watching the sunset and having drinks. Or just go to the Barn next door and ask the super nice bartender to fix you your favorite cocktail. (Don't worry, the bar closes at 8 and there is no rowdiness just friendly locals and visitors.) The house has plenty of room. We were two adult couples and a teenager. The teenager pretty much took over the loft and gameroom and enjoyed the privacy. There could easily have been several kids in that area with lots to do. Ping Pong, games, etc.The owners have the house equipped with everything including fishing rods, bikes, and a stroller. The main part of the house is beautifully decorated and also had plenty of space to either gather together or have quiet time with a book or a nap. The breezes from the ocean set the mood. If you don't have a book there are plenty of interesting ones in the well stocked bookshelves. We also enjoyed doing several jigsaw puzzles. Port Clyde itself is in a great location. We took the boat out to Monhegan and went on a Puffin Tour. Day trips to Rockland and Owl's Head were an easy drive away. Also go see the great folks at the Kayak shop and take an evening kayak tour. Very fun and very beautiful. Thanks again! We hope to be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Port Clyde Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2014-2015
Nov 1 2014 - May 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
 
 
Spring 2015
May 3 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
 
 
Peak
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 

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.

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Amenities

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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:
  • Downtown
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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