We were 2 couples and 3 children traveling together last August and enjoyed every minute of our stay in this beautiful, very comfortable, clean and well equiped Port Clyde cottage.
The size of the place was just perfect for us but I would not recommend more than 6 people if everyone is adult size. We had an 8 year old sleeping on the small futon in the cuppola but I think an adult would have been uncomfortable there. Our daughters absolutely loved the little house with the 2 single beds by the cottage, so cute!
The place was very well equipped and really had everything we needed. We had one rainy day during our week there but there was lots to keep everyone busy from board games, books, cds to ping pong tournaments and lots of space for anyone to read quietly if they wanted.
The best part of course was that spectacular and quiet beach right in front of the cottage where the kids spent their afternoons collecting and releasing Hermit crabs and flying their kites.
My favorite was kayaking to the little bay just north of us where there was a nest with 2 bald eagles...Wow! Oh, and did I mention watching the shooting stars (perséides) at night lying down on the beach? Magnificent!
And the other best thing, according to the rest of the group(I'm allergic :-( ) was the daily fresh lobster and fish from the canteen right next door. It was everybody's best ever apparently!
Visiting Camden and hiking Mount Battie was another fun thing to do for all of us. We had a good giggle after getting to the top climbing some really steep
areas especially for the kids and then realizing that some people were getting up there in their cars form the other side of the mountain. The view up there was certainly worth every effort!
The only sad or negative thing for us about the cottage was leaving our labrador behind, the beach and environment would have been paradise for her too...but we understand (because we ran into some of those...)that not all dog owners are responsible.
Finally, we could not recommend this place enough and we were all really sad to leave a place I could easily call Paradise. We hope to come back again soon.
Thank you Marnie and family for everything,
France, Xuan, Sylvie and Mathieu + kids