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ocean cove cottage with sunset views and large private lawn sloping to the water

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6

This spacious and charming cottage sits at the head of a cove where the St George River meets Muscongus Bay. You'll enjoy a large lawn extending to the water's edge with a tidal dock and gorgeous westerly sunset views. Inside you'll find a large, open living room/dining room/kitchen and lots of cozy chairs for reading, boat watching and relaxing.

Also, it has one bedroom and bath downstairs, two large bedrooms and sitting/play area upstairs. The place has an old time cottage feel but since its newer, does not have the old time problems. Relax on the covered porch, the adirondacks on the lawn, or the hammock at the shore and enjoy the view!

St. George Peninsula: The St. George peninsula is a part of coastal maine which is convenient yet still away from it all. The town is made up of a handful of separate villages which are picturesque and show the real beauty of the mid-coast. Working the water is still a primary living for many in town and the abundance of fresh seafood shows it. A day trip to Monhegan will provide an unforgetable memory. Come and enjoy!

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About Bill

We purchased this property and replaced the tiny shed/camp with new house that evokes and old fashioned maine summer cottage. We've enjoyed it for years for summer vacations but with older children and busy work lives, cannot use it as much as we'd like so offering it for rent for a few weeks a year.

Bill purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Bill chose Saint George

The cottage sits on a beautiful, west facing cove that opens onto where Muscongus Bay and the St. George River meet. The view looks across to Pleasant Point and Gay Island in Cushing. We're down a quiet gravel road that's ideal for walking in an area of equally nice summer and year 'round homes.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful sunsets on a peaceful cove with a large lawn are hard to beat at the end of a busy summer day. Renters may use our rowboat in the cove, at their own risk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Prior to having a guest book I got this e-mail last summer. Hi Bill and Molly, Just came back from our week at your place and we loved it! It's a great place and perfect for us. We are interested in renting again next year, possibly for two weeks. Thanks again for the wonderful vacation home. Anne
Mar 2004
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Saint George Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • Watch the sun go down over the water from the outdoor shower in the late afternoon.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1st fl - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Kids Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • The quaint first floor room has one antique double bed, nightstands, closet and bureau. The master bedroom has a queen size, cherry four poster bed with water views from bed. The third bedroom, or kids room, is large and has one antique double bed and two twin beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
1 queen, 2 doubles, 2 twins. hammock@ shore, dock, rowboat, washer/clothes line, outdoor shower, full kitchen, breathtaking sunsets, covered porches with Adirondack chairs, badminton and croquet, furnished with country antiques, books and games provided.


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ocean cove cottage with sunset views and large private lawn sloping to the water
average rating of 4.888889 based on 12 reviews

peaceful and beautiful getaway in St. George

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our stay at this listing. The house was even better than described- the pictures we'd seen didn't do it justice! The view is beautiful, the house was clean and airy, the windows great for cross ventilation, the bedrooms cozy and nicely furnished. The yard is private and although there are houses nearby the woods in-between provide a sense of serenity. We like to cook and the kitchen was great and the grill a nice addition. The location is fabulous- just 5 minutes by car to our favorite beach and 25 minutes to Rockland. Wifi and a smart TV also nice perks and the sunsets beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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York, Maine

Longing to go back

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely charming, the sunsets are front and center. We were able to bring our dog and had several guests join us over the 2 week period. There is much to do in the area but our guests asked to stay in and just relax. I love the rustic outdoor shower, others chose to use the indoor facilities. We visited Monhegan, shopped in Port Clyde and elsewhere, went to several restaurants, fancy and plain, there is a wonderful beach nearby not to mention the lighthouse, and Rockland is my favorite Maine almost-city. Don't miss the Farnsworth Museum, even if you don't get a rainy day. Getting into the water from the dock in front of the cottage is not as easy as you might want, you must watch the tide and plan accordingly. I love this part of Maine and haven't found a place to stay that is better. I am dreaming of returning soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Jersey

Perfect relaxing week on the coast of Maine

  • 4 of 5

The cottage on "the cove" was the perfect setting for a September week on the coast of Maine. Everything was as advertised and our hosts were accommodating to our needs. We look forward to the opportunity to enjoy this setting again in the future. Thank you Bill and Molly!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A special retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This home is such a unique and beautiful retreat, open and airy in concept yet tastefully decorated, offering privacy and serenty but surrounded by so much to do and explore. We enjoyed quiet evenings at home appreciating the well-appointed kitchen and waterfront fire circle after days of exploring Monhegan Island, Rockland and state parks, or splashing at Drift-in beach. My two sons had the best time running aroung the spacious lawn and searching for crabs at low tide, and swimming off the dock. Definitely bring your binoculars for bird watching! Lastly, this is a spectacular spot from which to enjoy the sunset, which became our we daily ritual. Thank you so much, we will be back!

Laura (and Nick and Luke)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and so glad you had a great time!
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houston texas

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Loved your cottage and all the thoughtful touches you provided. Family and friends loved it as we came up from texas to find relief from the heat. We all love the Port Clyde area and will definitely return. Its a good mix of quiet cove days and art, history and nature extursions. We made a point of eating a lobster a day and then would go over and hike around Monhegon Island to work it off. Your place is a gem to be enjoyed. Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2006
  • Stayed: July 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moretown, Vermont

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Dear Bill and Molly,

We just returned from a week stay (one week too short we've decided) at your cottage in Port Clyde. We thoroughly enjoyed every single minute, from the moment we walked into the door and felt the openness of the place and immediately viewed the ocean out of the back windows. We hadn't heard very much about Port Clyde or about the St. George area in general so this has opened up a whole new world to us. My parents joined us for a few days at the end of our stay and loved it just as much as we did. There seemed to be a lot to do in the area, but it was hard for us to get motivated to leave the cottage! My husband and I sat outside on the lawn watching sail & lobster boats go by, sat inside reading and watching the sun set, and took our baby boy to the Drift Inn Beach, a very picturesque spot, so he could dip his toes into the ocean for the first time. Just as you described, we found the The Dip Net restaurant on the wharf to be a fun, casual place to eat on the water and as an artist I enjoyed going to a few local openings -- there was plenty of variety. We really appreciated the care you have taken to decorate your place and make it feel so warm and inviting. It is obvious that this is a cottage that is well loved and we wanted to thank you for sharing it with other people.

Caroline, Mike and Eli Saganich

Moretown, Vermont

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2006
  • Stayed: July 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Owls Head/Knox County airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Dip Net, Black Harpoon, Barn Cafe, Luke's Lobster
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
to Monhegan Island
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Rockland/Rockport - Samoset Resort
Nearest Train
9 Miles
bus in Rockland to Boston
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cod End, Dip Net, Harpoon, Barn Cafe and the Clam
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Drift-in beach
Car: recommended

This newer cottage, built to evoke a classic maine summer cottage, is located on an ocean cove where Muscongus Bay meets the the St. George River. This unique spot is ideal for kayaking and coastal exploring. Sit and enjoys the views to islands, boats and changing sunsets. You're also close(4 min. drive) to Port Clyde and Tenant's Harbor villages (restaurants, general store, galleries & ferry), beaches, walks and just 20 minutes to the shops, restaurants and museums in Rockland and Rockport. Ferry to Monhegan, lobsters in the rough, tennis and Marshall Point Lighthouse museum are just minutes away. Walk the shore at low tide or take a tour of the cove in the rowboat provided.

Other Activities: kayaking, boat watching, waterside hammock for reading and napping, rowboat (provided) outdoor games, tennis nearby, reading, puzzles, beach, gallery exploring and museums(Farnsworth Art and Lighthouse museums), Lobster, Maine Boats and Blues festivals in Rockland, weekly Owls Head Transportation museums car and flying shows

Golf: Driving range on the peninsula and golf in Rockland.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $75
Pet Fee $75

$1200 - 1600/week
$1,200/week June
$1,600/week July, August
$1,200/week September

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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