About the property
- Cottage2800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms + loft, 2 bathrooms, Max 8 adults
Many ocean views can be enjoyed from this peaceful 3-bedroom, 2-bath village paradise. Watch the
sunset on the back deck with views of islands and fisherman unloading their catch in the distance.
Relax in the private backyard under the shade of an apple tree in an Adirondack chair. Or walk down to the shore where you can fish (poles provided) or take a kayak tour (rentals available) and enjoy the activities of a working Maine village. Port Clyde Cottage, built in 1820, is full of New
England charm. The freshly restored interior is abundant with soothing colors and natural light encouraging visitors to enjoy the outdoors from the inside. Luxurious bedding and modern
appliances combined with the charming features of a historic residence make Port Clyde Cottage the perfect summer, fall (even winter) time retreat!
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, surrounding wharves and fisherman unloading their catch. Relax in the backyard under the shade of canopy apple trees in Adirondack chairs. Walk down to the shore to hunt for seaglass, have cocktails down on the shore platform, fish from our docks (poles provided) or launch a your own paddleboard/kayak (tours available at Port Clyde Kayak) all while enjoying the activities and view of a Maine fishing village.
As a village property, you'll also enjoy the convenience of walking next door to the Village Ice Cream Shop, down the hill to the Monhegan Ferry, Dip Net restaurant, Public Landing, Port Clyde General Store, Wyeth art gallery, and the Barn Cafe/Gallery (famous for their Thursday night cocktails). Short walk to the playground and basketball courts as well. Lighthouse and Drift Inn Bean about 1 mile away.
Built in 1820 Port Clyde Cottage is full of New England charm. As 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 come back year after year.) The interior a blend of vintage casual: antiques, original rough-sawn exposed beams, extensive and historic library, abundant natural light and a variety of village, backyard and waterfront views allow visitors to enjoy the outdoors from the inside. The large game room is complete with bar, ping-pong, TV, 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 and working waterfront community. High-quality linens, modern appliances and wireless internet combine with the quaint features of a historic residence to make Port Clyde Cottage the perfect year-round retreat.
From couples of two looking for a peaceful getaway and community, to groups of artists, and multi-generational families, we've hosted a variety of guests over the past ten years. Just check out the reviews!
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 pub atmosphere 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 have two pack n' plays.) 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 full-sized bed and futon, two club chairs and a great water view from a tall window. The loft is perfect for families with kiddos, or just 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, TV, stereo, wireless internet, and a picture window overlooking the back deck, yard and harbor. Lounging area includes a bar that seats four, sofa, overstuffed chair, 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.
Accessible from the living room or game room, the back deck has a gas grill, dining table for 6 with additional chairs + 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. We also add this great wooden platform lounging area in between the two docks. It has long built-in benches that can accommodate up to 8-10 people for sunset cocktails, or two sunbathing!
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, if we are luck again this summer, 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. (Please reserve at the time of your booking.) 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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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 dock available and we also own two wharf buildings down below (one tiny and one two-story). 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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Outstanding Oceanfront Cottage
We were three couples from San Francisco enjoying the autumn season on the Maine coast. The Cottage and property were truly outstanding. The house was extremely comfortable and filled with every convenience and loaded with supplies. We were able to have local family over for a lobster feed and everyone was very impressed with the location and property. Port Clyde is a gem and stunningly beautiful and the property is located in a perfect spot with amazing views from almost every room. The deck and docks were great for entertaining or quietly enjoying the waterfront activity of fishing boats coming and going and ducks and water birds hanging about. Karan Cushman made a point to reach out to see if everything was in order and offered advice about where to get specific items. She was very helpful and even stopped by to drop off a pie! The house booklet provided great info about the surrounding area and where to buy seafood and supplies. The village has a charming general store, ice cream shop, coffee shop, and dock restaurant. We took advantage of the terrific seafood at the local midcoast fisherman's co-op "Port Clyde Fresh Catch", and also enjoyed the short walk to the Marshall Point Lighthouse. While we didn't get out to Monhegan Island this trip, the ferry couldn't be more convenient and close. Day trips to surrounding areas are easy and plentiful while the trip into and out of Port Clyde is absolutely stunning. It was always a pleasure to be back at the rental enjoying the magic of coastal Maine.
The Cottage was fully stocked and we were very comfortable with bedding and towels etc. If you are traveling with children the property would be terrific and has plenty of room for everyone to have their own space.
We were extremely impressed and pleased with the Cottage and would absolutely stay here again if our travels bring us back to magical Port Clyde.
We had a wonderful sunny stay at Port Clyde Cottage. Our group of five retired adults from the NC mountains stayed a week in September 2017.
We found the Port Clyde Cottage to be comfortable, relaxing, and well appointed. We enjoyed the sunny deck with great views of the fishing village and inlet. The weather was perfect, warm days and cool nights. We slept with the windows open and awoke each morning to the sound of gulls and lobster fishermen going about their trade. There is a nice restaurant in town (and a cool tavern), but we primarily enjoyed collaborating on our meals in the well equipped kitchen and eating in the spacious dining room with the antique trestle table.
Port Clyde is the perfect non-touristy fishing village. We found everyone friendly and accommodating. Although tiny, we found most everything we needed in Port Clyde and enjoyed walking to the General Store to shop.
During our stay we spent a pleasant day walking and having lunch on Monhegan Island which is like stepping back into the 1920s. We took the ferry to Monhegan right out of Port Clyde. Another day we visited the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland. It's a beautiful museum with a fine collection of Wyeth family paintings. While there we discovered that Andrew Wyeth lived and painted in Port Clyde as a young man (his father, N.C. Wyeth, purchased a cottage in Port Clyde in the 1920's).
Most of all we enjoyed our morning and late afternoon walks around Port Clyde and to the Marshall Point Lighthouse (featured in the movie Forest Gump). There is nothing better than walking on a glorious Maine morning with a good cup of coffee! And we completed our days with an after dinner walk to the Village Ice Cream Shop right next door.
We plan to return to the Port Clyde Cottage in the near future.
Truly our home away from home
I have lost track of how many years we have been staying here. We keep pondering the idea of trying out another vacation spot on the East Coast, but we love everything about Port Clyde and this vacation home that we are pulled back to it every year. This house is right in the village, so steps away from the grocery store, the coffee house, the ice cream store, the kayak shop, the barn/bar, and the dock where you can jump on a boat to Monhegan Island or for a sunset cruise. Our days go by quickly with a daily hangout at the nearby beach, a walk to the Marshall Point lighthouse (made famous by Forrest Gump), and our fill of the freshest lobster you will ever eat. We buy our lobster every day from the local co-op and cook it right down on our dock. This year, we rented paddle boards, which the owner, Brian Cody, personally delivered to the house. The house is right on the water, so we used them straight off of our own dock. The house itself is sizable with plenty of room for multiple families, big living room/dining room and kitchen, and a bonus ping pong room that is particularly useful on rainy days. The biggest bonus is the owners, the Cushmans. They are one of the reasons we keep coming back ... friendly, super fun, attentive ... we look forward to seeng them every year!
Classic, Comfortable and Convenient Retreat
Our family of 6 plus a toddler loved the Port Clyde Cottage and Coastal Community! The town has a unique blend of a hard working fishing/lobster fleet, artists in residence and sightseers traveling through.... we loved the panoramic views from Karan's home. We are grateful to the Cushman's for their hospitality! Perfect visit!
Dream maker in Port Clyde
Outstanding in all regards! Our family of seven got 'fully immersed' in the Maine life for a wonderful week of great accommodations, great service, great sights, great food and great weather!!
When Karan says the house is 'fully equipped' she means it - complete with access to two docks and all the equipment needed to steam lobsters. Location is perfect with 60 second walk to Port Clyde General Store, art gallery, Mohegan ferry, ice cream store, and atmospheric bar on Thursday and Friday evenings. Big dining table is where family memories are made, and sunsets are simply awesome. We will be back. Thanks, Karan and Gerry
Comfortable Village Cottage
This cottage was perfect for our stay in Port Clyde. The village location is ideal, close to all of our favorites--the Village Ice Cream Store, Port Clyde Kayaks, the General Store and the DipNet. There is plenty of room to relax in the comfortable living room, large dining room and outdoor deck. Our boys especially enjoyed the loft and the ping pong table. Drift Inn Beach and the Marshall Point Lighthouse are about a mile away--easy walks if you want the exercise!
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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IMPORTANT: If you are interested in booking please send an inquiry and include your rental history, number and ages of guests. All reservations require owner approval and a signed contract. Paying a deposit by credit card does not guarantee a reservation. Thank you! MONTHLY BOOKINGS: We do offer multi-week rentals and discounts in the off-season months. Contact us directly for pricing.