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RARE Oceanfront Maine Village Year-Round Retreat, Gameroom + Docks

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms plus loft, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 adults

IMPORTANT: If you are interested in booking please send an inquiry rather than a reservation request. Please include your rental history, number of guests and ages. All reservations require personal approval and a signed contract in advance. Once approved we will send you a payment request. Thank you!

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.

PROPERTY DETAILS:

Built in 1820 and remodeled with new local owners in 2007, 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 who come back year after year.) The interior a blend of vintage casual: antiques, original rough-sawn exposed beams, extensive and historic library, abundance of natural light and a variety of village, backyard and waterfront views allowing visitors to enjoy the outdoors even from the inside. The large game room is complete with bar, ping-pong, 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 access, to groups of artists, and multi-generational families, we've hosted a variety of guests over the past nine 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.

More Details

Owner
Karan Cushman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Why Karan Cushman chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second visit and certainly not our last...No Rating

869 Port Clyde Road, Po Box 246, Port Clyde , ME, 04855, United States (159933)

Date of Stay

September 10, 2016

Dear Karan, I am hoping you can transfer my grateful thanks for all to read on your website. To anyone fortunate to find this delightful cottage, you are in for a wonderful treat. The location is perfect for stepping back to a village in a much quieter time with everything you may need in walking distance, from the general store to the delightful restaurant , and a charming ice cream shop. The ferry to Monhegan is at the doorstep and a great day excursion for hiking, visiting art galleries and lunching. The beach is also close by and some very charming art galleries and unique shops, and a pleasant walk to one of Maine's loveliest light houses. The cottage is so charming, roomy and with a great deck with views over the harbor. We have just enjoyed our second visit which we hope will not be our last!
Sep 2016
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Amenities

Port Clyde Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
  • The downstairs bathroom has wonderful natural light through the skylight overhead. It has a combination shower/bath, linen closet, vanity and toilet. It is conveniently located next to the laundry room. The upstairs bathroom is located between the two bedrooms and was renovated in 2012 with new flooring, shower and wainscoting. It has a wonderfully private water view, standing shower, sink, and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs Cove - 1 queen
    Upstairs Cove - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Harbor - 1 queen , 2 baby crib , We have two pack n' plays available for guests with infants.
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2) Pack 'n Plays available 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/dressing area that is great for those traveling with an infant. (We have two pack 'n plays available.) There's one window in the dressing room with a view of the general store and harbor. Two windows in the bedroom look out to the backyard and harbor with one more overlooking the village and harbor. The third bedroom has two twin beds a table/writing desk and also enjoys a water and church view. The loft was expanded in 2013 and is located above the game room. It includes a full-sized bed and futon, two club chairs, bookshelf and a great water view through a floor to ceiling window. It sleeps four and makes a great space for children traveling together who also want their own hangout.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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 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 deck. Shelves are well-stocked with books and games are available for guest use as well. New flat screen TV added this year. The game room is a large entertainment space (600 sq. ft.) complete with ping pong table, toy trunk for kids, casual seating/futon, cable TV, stereo and a bar with four stools. Enjoy the outdoors through large picture windows overlooking the backyard and harbor. Access the deck, gas grill and outdoor seating which makes for great entertainment flow. Port Clyde Cottage offers a variety of spaces so families can spread out to enjoy individual activities at their own pace

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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RARE Oceanfront Maine Village Year-Round Retreat, Gameroom + Docks
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews
Long Island, NY
5

Thanksgiving Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I have a wife and two teenage daughters and have been traveling to Maine for the past twenty years at all different times of the year. We recently started to visit during Thanksgiving to visit cousins of my wife who live in Cushing. This year, after hearing all of our Maine stories and seeing the pictures through the years, my two sisters wanted to join us. My usual search is to find a seaside property that is reasonably priced with the amenities that we need and with pets allowed (2 year old black lab). This house was everything that I was looking for. Yes, it is a bit of a drive off route 1 (which my family doesn't mind because you get to see the real Maine!!!) but there are two general stores that are close to the property. The homes kitchen was extremely well stocked which made preparation of our Thanksgiving meal pretty easy. We ended up being eight total which the home perfectly accommodated. The views out the rear of the property are breathtaking with the lobster men and women working their catches of the day. Being off season, the Port Clyde General Store was the only local business open. Good for the basics. Nice sit down counter for breakfast and lunch items. The pool table was great with wood burning stove. Well stocked with numerous lobster pots for that quintessential Maine meal!! The home has a very comfortable feel and extremely cozy. We added some jigsaw puzzles to the pile already there. Highly recommend this property to anyone who doesn't mind being a little out of the way.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Spectacular views

  • 4 of 5

September in Port Clyde is wonderful. We have the whole village to ourselves watching the everyday life of lobstermen. The short walk to the General Store and the Dip Net Restaurant were great. The ferry to Monhegan Island is a must. Walking to the lighthouse and the beach were great. The weather gave a little bit of everything: Fog, beautiful sunshine, 70 degree temperatures, star filled nights. Karan and Gerry are great to work with and the cottage is just lovely. The back deck view is tremendous and nighttime fires on the dock were a great way to unwind from the days activities. I would highly recommend to all.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

A wonderful time was had by all!

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationing in various area in Maine for fourteen years and this Port Clyde experience is our favorite. The house was roomy, comfortable and very well equipped. There was a large table for our nightly domino tournaments and even a perfect corner for our annual jigsaw puzzle. The view from the deck was quintessential Maine. It didn't hurt that the village ice cream store was only two doors down. We really enjoyed the Drift Inn Beach just down the road. At low tide the water is warm (by Maine standards) and our sons and grandchildren spent a lot of time in the water. The owners were most accommodating, even providing with a new beach umbrella so that I could stay on the beach. All in all, this stay had every feature of a perfect Maine vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Great, comfortable and lovely home and town

  • 5 of 5

The Cushman home was spacious, clean, and well-stocked with everything we needed for a great week in Maine. Besides a beautiful home that included all we could want(great family/game room), the deck and the use of their dock made the stay so accommodating. We also enjoyed the town and non-touristy atmosphere. Karan and Gerry were incredible hosts. The week was topped off with a lobster bake on the dock. It meant a lot to eat a Maine lobster from the Co-Op that Gerry is affiliated with. Truly enjoyed learning a bit about the lobster industry from Gerry- so personable. Terrific week.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Maine at its Best!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to experience Maine at its best this home is the place. Located in a beautiful fishing village and within walking distance to beaches and Marshall Point lighthouse you really can't ask for more.

We loved having access to our own "private" dock and walking to the general store for anything we might need.

The home was extremely comfortable, clean, and beautifully decorated. Our boys loved the playroom and the great big backyard.

Karan, was a wonderful host and made sure all of our needs were met. We look forward to future family trips at this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Lovely cottage in beautiful Port Clyde

  • 5 of 5

We visited the cottage with another family. We were 4 adults and 4 teenagers and had lots of room, never felt like we were running into each other. The kids had a great time with the game room and dock. Everything was close by and the house had everything we needed. We spent a relaxing fourth of July week and got fireworks from the deck too! Great place to see Maine out of the tourist hustle and bustle.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

Port Clyde Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017 (Peak)
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jun 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,200
 
 
June 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 29 2018
5 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Fall 2018
Aug 25 2018 - Jan 5 2019
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

IMPORTANT: All reservations require owner approval in the form of a signed contract which will be sent upon request. Paying a deposit by credit card does not guarantee a reservation. If you are interested in booking please send an inquiry rather than a reservation request. Be sure to include your rental history, number and ages of guests. We encourage couples and family bookings. Thanks for your cooperation.

MONTHLY BOOKINGS: We do offer monthly rentals and discounts in the off season months. Contact us directly for pricing.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS: Our property accommodates 8 adults easily.

To avoid extra fees for guests we welcome payment by check. Please email or contact Karan Cushman for questions/booking: karan@cushmancreative.com or 207.975.5257.

Otherwise, a reservation 50% of the weekly rate is due. The remaining balance is then due 60 days in advance of arrival and is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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