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Cozy Studio Apartment with Tenants Harbor Views!

Jan or Rosemary Limmen

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
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Jan or Rosemary Limmen

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
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Cozy Studio Apartment with Tenants Harbor Views!

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Tenants Harbor Apartment Rental Photos and Description

One-room efficiency with full bath. Sleeps 3 on queen bed, futon.

Quiet yet close to everything, the Blue Tulip barn sits on a hill overlooking Tenants Harbor's inner cove, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean and two of Mid-Coast Maine's most picturesque lobster villages. It is the perfect get-away location for tourists, writers, artists, photographers, bikers and nature lovers. Just 4 years old, this cozy apartment upstairs in our barn is comfortable (skylights, ceiling fan!), well-equipped and reasonably-priced. Offering gorgeous sunsets and unexpected water views, our 2.4 acre-property has towering spruce trees, backyard pond, herb & vegetable garden, beach chairs, barbecue grill, picnic tables, small porch, private entrance and off-street parking. A community park with ball field and free tennis courts is just across the street. Heat, utilities, cable TV, DVD, phone and Internet service included in all rates.

Small families, international visitors welcome! Onsite owners speak English, Dutch, French, German, some Spanish.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan or Rosemary Limmen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
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Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Jan or Rosemary Limmen

Dutch-born Jan (pronounced 'Yon') Limmen and his wife Rosemary (née Bouthot) bought their property at Barter Hill and Port Clyde Roads (Route 131) in 2006 after exploring every Maine peninsula and coastal community from Boothbay to Bar Harbor. 'We were looking for water views, visibility for a home-based business, and a small town sense of community. We found it all in Tenants Harbor.'

Mid-Coast Maine's climate reminded Jan of his boyhood village on Holland's North Sea. After working as a landscaper in the busy Baltimore-Washington corridor for over 35 years, he was tired of traffic and long commutes and missed bike rides, sunsets and walks on the beach. For Rosemary, the move from Maryland brought her closer to her French-Canadian father's roots in Fort Kent on Maine's northern border. After 25 years in corporate communications, PR and conference planning, she too longed for a more healthy, stress-free yet creative lifestyle where she could be outdoors and work with her hands.

Ready for a change, but not ready to totally retire, the Blue Tulip is the couple's dream come true. In just four years they've rebuilt their cottage, built a barn, started three businesses...including Blue Tulip Lodging and vacation rental apartment...reclaimed overgrown lawns, cleared dead trees and thickets from their 2.4 acres, and opened up views of their pond, Tenants Harbor and the nearby Camden Hills.

Jan manages the Blue Tulip's Landscaping Services. Rosemary takes care of Lodging. Together, they share responsibility for selecting merchandise, designing displays, marketing and operating the Blue Tulip Garden Boutique.

Jan or Rosemary Limmen purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Jan or Rosemary Limmen chose Tenants Harbor

We were looking for a home-based business location with a view of the water and privacy that was visible from a major road so that customers and guests could easily find us. We also wanted to live in a year-round rural community of neighbors and friends that attracted visiting tourists but was not totally dependent on them. Our hilltop location in the lobster village of Tenants Harbor met all these requirements. Being close to Rockland and Camden's art galleries, theatres, shopping centers, movies and medical facilities was also a big plus.

What makes this apartment unique

We are isolated and quiet, with many things to do nearby, yet we are only a half-hour away from superb cultural, artistic, entertainment, food, hiking, swimming, boating and sports venues.

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Cozy Studio Apartment with Tenants Harbor Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Tulip was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time in this cozy place, exploring Tenants Harbor, Rockland, and Port Clyde. The kitchen is stocked with everything you might need for cooking, and the place was exceptionally clean! It is also very thoughtfully decorated and made us feel very at home. Although we did not have the pleasure of meeting Rosemary and Jan as they were away for the weekend, they put everything in place for an easy arrival and they were great with responding to all of our questions before hand. Rosemary's suggestion to watch the sunset was amazing and we were lucky enough to see a breathtaking sunset with the fall leaves changing in the background! We can't wait to come back someday soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to have missed meeting this young couple because of an out-of-state family event, but we are very pleased they enjoyed staying at the Blue Tulip.

Most relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had never used the homeaway website before & were a little nervous as to what we may have rented but I must say it completely exceeded our expectations! !! The apartment was beautiful, comfortable&cozy. The owners were so kind, helpful & welcoming. And the area was just so breathtaking! ! We loved it so much we didn't want to come home! We stayed an extra but quite honestly that wasn't even enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We too wish you could have stayed longer to see more of our beautiful MidCoast!

The Blue Tulip was a breathe of fresh air!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't sum up our 25th anniversary stay a Rosemary & Jan's Blue Tulip in one word. Here's a few I can use: cozy, romantic, clean, comfy, breath-taking view, close proximity to the tranquil harbors, cove & ocean, friendly & absolutely a MUST-Go again kinda place.

Jan & Rosemary made everything easy & non-stressful. Their home, their boutique & the studio apartment was perfect for my husband & I. It was quiet & full of adventure at the same time.

They opened their home & their hearts to us & for this we are very grateful.

The locals & the LOBSTER & the Haddock & the CLAMS! Yummy & fun!

Gotta stop by the Dip Net, the Happy Clam & the Farmers Restaurant which all are only a hop, skip & jump from the Blue Tulip.

We were able to visit many of the coasts little towns, cities & villages in less than an hour. We even made it to Bar Harbor & take in the amazing views the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park within a day!

If you have the chance & have the first week of October open, you gotta try the Blue Tulip!


CECA & Steve Repasky

Wylie, TX.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed hosting these Texans! They took time to enjoy our property-including cooking seafood outdoors on our grill--and see much of what MidCoast Maine has to offer.

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

The owners provided excellent service and were flexible with our dates and arrival time. The property was accurately represented by the description. It was well maintained and clean upon arrival. I would stay here again and recommend it to others. The departing instructions were easy to follow and were not too much to ask.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having this family of three (parents, teenage child) stay with us for a week. They were visiting family who lived just 2 miles away. Our apartment was a quiet place to "get away" when they wanted to be by themselves to rest or make their own meals. During the busy summer season, we often fill the role of "overflow housing" for family members who prefer to have their own place yet still be near enough to participate in weddings, barbecues, lobster feasts, and other large family events.

Great Alternative

  • 5 of 5

Our last stay at a well reviewed nearby B&B was OK. The location was good and the breakfast was adequate if not exceptional. But the price was pretty high for a room without enough room to swing a dead cat unless you took out a lamp and some old, tired furniture.

This is a much better alternative in my opinion. Don't want to prepare your breakfast in your quarter's kitchen? It's a real short drive to a restaurant. Want charming but up-to-date furnishings? I do and this has them.

Best of all, the cost for a good location and spacious accomodations was WAY less than any other nearby lodgings. Besides, the proprietors are interesting people if you want to engage in dialogue with them but not ones to pester you if you'd like solitude.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We know this couple travels often, both internationally and in the US. They search many sights for quality accommodations before booking a reservation. That's why their review means so much to us. We are filling a niche here in Tenants Harbor between a B&B and week-long cottage rentals for couples and young families who are looking for quality at a reasonable price. If you want to enjoy the Mid-Coast, stay a few days instead of a week, and cook some/all of your own meals in well-designed space...the Blue Tulip is the vacation spot for you! Check our calendar for available summer 2012 dates...we are filling up fast!

It IS a cozy studio apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here a night in January when a winter storm dropped several inches of snow on the coast of Maine. I stayed warm and cozy and slept very well in this well-appointed, comfortable apartment. It would be the perfect spot for a couple or a family with a couple of young children, although as a single, I felt perfectly at home there, too. There are a number of places to eat - I think only one open in the winter - and services very near by, although there is a small kitchen area which allows for eating meals in the apartment, too. The owners are delightful and I look forward to returning in the summer when their gift shop is open and when I can see their landscaping!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate this guest's review and enjoyed speaking with her about our life here on Maine's beautiful rockbound coast. We look forward to welcoming her a guest, of course, but especially as a neighbor within a year or two!


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Owls Head (Knox County), Maine
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Port Clyde Ferry to Monhegan Island
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Coastal Rt. 1
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Drift In, Port Clyde
Car: recommended

We live in the heart of 'Wyeth Country'--home to the beautiful coastal views, lobster villages, lighthouses, islands and meandering roads and waterways featured in paintings by Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. A perfect getaway location for photographers, artists, writers, hikers, bikers, kayakers and nature lovers. Just 15 miles from great restaurants, shops and galleries in downtown Rockland. 'Must see' things to do include ferry ride to Monhegan Island artist colony and dazzling cliffs, sunsets at Marshall Point Lighthouse (featured in movie Forest Gump), lobster dinners on local wharfs, and shopping in local art galleries and Maine-made craft shops...including our Blue Tulip Garden Boutique!

The Blue Tulip is located about 1 mile past the intersection of Wallston Road and Rt. 131 (Main Street, which becomes Port Clyde Road). Going south toward Port Clyde, turn right onto Barter Hill Road just after you pass the ball field. Our property is on the left. Turn into the second driveway and park next to the barn.


Rates & Availability

From $75 Per night

Tenants Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder "Spring" Season
Apr 1 - May 31
1 night minimum stay
Peak "Summer" Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30
1 night minimum stay
Shoulder "Fall" Season
Oct 1 - Nov 30
1 night minimum stay
Winter "Off Season"
Dec 1 - Mar 31
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes 50% deposit to confirm and hold reservation.
Full payment, including 8% tax, due with booking if reservation is made within 14 days/2 weeks of arrival date.
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Tenants Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Vanity sink is outside the doored bathroom with toilet, shower/tub combo. One guest can shave or put on make-up while the other showers in privacy!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen bed on casters rolls into knee wall during the day to create more floor space. Futon folds down to sleep one adult or child. Porta-Crib for small child also available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Guests will have their own key and enter the second-floor apartment from an outside stairway and small porch overlooking their parking space and our backyard pond. Ceiling fan, skylights, screen door with another window on opposite wall make the space bright and airy with good cross-ventilation. No air conditioning is necessary on this area of the coast! Children are welcome but the space will not accommodate more than 2 children under 13, including one in a porta-crib. Coffee, continental breakfast included, with one or two-night stays, if requested at time of reservantion.

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