Clark Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedrooms 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 adults plus 2 children in bunk-beds
Located on the mainland at the Ocean's edge in a beautiful cove looking out at Clark Island and the open sea, our cottage was built in the classic rustic Maine style of the mid twentieth Century. The Township of Clark Island is one of a group of small Towns located on the St. George Peninsula. The peninsula is alive with boaters, bicycle clubs on vacation and legions of kayakers visiting Penobscot Bay. From the little lobstering village of Port Clyde at one end (with daily ferry service to Monhegan Island) to the Town of Rockland at the other end (in 2009 voted the second best small town to live in in the USA by Budget Travel; ) the whole area is considered the heart of mid-coast Maine. At the foot of the road the cottage is located on, there is the Craignair Inn of Clark Island, with a gourmet restaurant. This area is why they call Maine 'Vacationland, where life is the way it ought to be.' Call (207) 593 - 7183 or (978) 201 3954
Easy to get to: Knox County airport is 5 miles from the cottage, with up to 8 direct flights daily to Boston's Logan airport on Cape Air Airlines. Under $70 each way, with car rental available at airport. Or drive from Boston in under 4 hours.
Ferry to Nova Scotia from Rockland. Hourly, daily or weeklong schooner tours from Rockland and Camden.
Just in : In 2012 Rockland was voted one of the top nine Best small U.S, Towns for Food by www.thedailymeal.com/best-small-towns-food-2012-slideshow#ixzz1tdLHsQgs
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Jim and Linda McConchie
Retired Attorney (James) and Former Manager of the Freedom Trail in Boston (Linda); studied at Colby College and haven't missed a trip to Maine every year since1949.
Jim and Linda McConchie purchased this cottage in 1956
Why Jim and Linda McConchie chose Clark Island
Ownership now resides in Trust for a third generation and soon a fourth, ensuring family use for more generations to come. This is a classic Maine cottage, built in the 1950's in that style that has almost disappeared due to the high cost of waterfront land and the McMansions being built as the original cottages disappear. Fifty feet from the water's edge, with a screened porch enabling sitting outside and listening to the ocean, the cottage has been thoroughly updated and modernized, but still captures that era when waterfront cottages were part of nature, not castles to sit in and look out at it.
Everything one needs for lobster and clam cookouts on the rocks, barbeques plus a firepit for s'mores, and views across to Clark Island and the open sea.
Large windows from the bedrooms on the ocean side offer views unchanged from the day it was built.
Watch the lobster boats right out front; kayak from right out front, or just watch the constant activity of the seagulls, seals, osprey, fox, deer, even an occasional moose and a family of eagles. This is the heart and the essence of mid-coast Maine living.
'Maine, the way life ought to be.'
What makes this cottage unique
This cottage offers a chance to relive the New England and Maine lifestyle from the middle of the last century. Thoroughly modernized, with cable, large Sony TV, internet, WII, Blueray and a charming fireplace and stacks of wood right outside. At the same time, you are a fifteen minute drive away from the towns and villages in the heart of mid-coast Maine.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Where to begin other than to tell you how very much we enjoyed the cottage!? As I mentioned to you on the phone, we have been renting in the area on and off for the past 20 years and have never experienced such bliss. The view is fantastic and we felt we were almost on a house boat. We love the light and your choice of white furniture
is perfect. ( Many of our former cottages were dark with brown panelling.) The furniture is very comfortable, again not always the case, and having a TV was indeed an extra bonus.
The best part of all is the screened-in porch. We lived out there and have never found one in previous cottages.
I could go on and on, but suffice to say, we are thrilled that we found you and would love to return next summer. I am trying to see if we could manage two weeks rather than one.
We send good wishes to you and your family and we will be in touch!