|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located on picturesque and pristine Mosquito Harbor, this home offers direct access to the magnificent rockbound coast of Maine.
Boating, kayaking, swimming, and birdwatching are just a few of the amenities that make Port Clyde and this classic Maine home a vacation memory that will last a lifetime.
Pine trees, crystal water, traditional lobster fishery, make Port Clyde a special place. With views of Mosquito Island, and easy access to Monhegan island, as well as the beautiful Marshall Point Lighthouse, this vacation spot is truly ideal.
A gorgeous sand beach is within easy walking distance, boating and kayaking in your backyard, and immediate access to Maine's prettiest village, the town of Port Clyde.
We rented this for two families of 5 and found it to have plenty of space and then some. The cottage was well maintained/very clean. The ever changing view at low tide/high tide and dusk to dawn was spectacular. The expansive lawn provided hours of play from hide and seek to soccer to whiffle ball. Kayaking was convenient right from the yard, but don't go as low tide approaches. The cottage had all the linens and towels we needed and had an awesome screened porch where we ate many lobster and steamer dinners, did puzzles, played games and just relaxed. Waking up in the upstairs master bedroom was heavenly with the view. Drift in beach and Port Clyde General Store and ice cream were a quick bike ride away or take a 35 minute drive and hike Mount Battie in Camden and then shop. Don't forget to try the outdoor shower! The owners are great people too and very attentive to your questions and needs. Can't wait to go back next year!
Cousins at Cousin’s Cove
We had a party of 14 cousins stay at Cousin’s Cove (appropriately named for our family reunion) in July 2016. The house was perfect for our reunion. The house was well - equipped for cooking and relaxing. The bedrooms were ample in size and met all of our needs. One bedroom in particular- the Greenhouse room - was a bit hot. I suggest bringing an extra fan if you are hot natured and stay in this room during the summer. The rest of the rooms had adequate ventilation with the windows open. Being from Texas, I was a bit leery about the house not having AC, but I found out that I needed blankets during the night. One thing we missed when reviewing the house description was that there was not a washer or dryer. Be sure to pack enough clothes or be prepared to go to a laundry mat. (We found it.)
Our family took advantage of the wonderful screened - in porch, grill, and back yard. The view from the porch and the house are spectacular. Our family loved to watch the tidal change and the moon rise on the horizon over the water.
A few of the cousins went out on the two house kayaks. Be sure to watch the tides and not go out when the tide is low, for you could get caught and have to wait for high tide to return. There were life jackets to fit all sizes.
Mark and Alice, the owners, graciously offered to take us on a boat ride as part of our stay. We had a fantastic time and the ride was one of the highlights of our vacation. They gave us a wonderful tour of the area, took us to the puffin colony and gave us insights that only a true native of the area could. We had an avid fisherman in our group who was not catching any fish near the house. Mark, suggested where to fish and then he had success.
The cousins had a great time at Cousin’s Cove, Overall, this is a wonderful home for our group of 14. If our family returns to Maine, we would definitely stay at Cousin’s Cove.
My Sisters and I picked Maine this year for our annual family get together.I happened upon this house on VRBO and loved it immediately. There are essentially three wings to the house which made it easy for our families to get together but also to spend time separate if needed. There were fresh linens including towels when we arrived. The view from all the windows overlooking the Cove was amazing every day. Our favorite part of the day was watching the tide roll in and out. The house was completely outfitted with dishes, pots and pans, and a grill to give us all the comforts of home. We were conveniently located to everything including sailing,deep sea fishing,wandering art exhibits and state parks. The owners had two Kayaks there which the kids loved using. They even made sure there were life jackets randomly sized for everyone. Mark and Alice took some of us our on their boat for a joyful couple hours. There are several fresh fish/lobster options right down the road. You can stop by the Co-op and purchase fresh lobster from the fisherman or visit the fishing Co-op right outside of town where the local fishermen bring their fish to sell. The owners not only invested to make sure we had a comfortable place to stay, they went out of their way to share the reasons they love the area. Those little known facts about a place you just can't Google such as locations famous for paintings like N.C. Wyeth. My only regret is we had to leave this little bit of paradise to come back home. Great Memories made in the rental and Port Clyde. We will be visiting again soon!
Our stay at Cousins Cove was absolutely fantastic. We were a large group, many families coming together to spend a week in Port Clyde. The house was spotless upon arrival, with plenty of linens and towels provided. There are essentially 3 wings of the house, allowing for a large group to have the best of both worlds, privacy in the sleeping areas and large accommodating common space for gathering. My family stayed upstairs, my husband and I in the master, my 2 children in the 2 twin bedroom and we shared a full bath. Our bedroom, spacious and bathed in soothing beach colors, provided lots of closet space and drawers for our belongings. But nothing compares to waking up each morning to THAT VIEW! Every corner of this house offers views onto the most breathtaking vista, the tidal water, the rocks, the expanse of sea. The quality of the light in this part of the world is something not to be missed.
Our family had plenty of room to gather around the dining table for grand meals and epic games. The house is furnished, in my opinion, perfectly. Comfortable and inviting, not fussy at all. The living room is a wonderful gathering place, decorated with a nod to the nautical.
My absolute favorite time of the day was sunset. Cocktails on the back porch, overlooking the kids running wild in the yard, with the shifting sun light over the water. The screened porch served as a perfect location for our lobster dinners at night and for coffee in the morning.
The owners, Mark and Alice, could not have been more accommodating hosts. Making valuable recommendations for places to go and things to see! They even invited to take us out on their sail boat for what turned out to be, one of the highlights of the trip. Seeing Maine from the water was such a treat!
I cannot recommend this property enough. We have rented many houses over the years, and this remains one of the best and one we will surely be returning to.
Two things I wish I'd known before renting this house:
1) It's on a very busy (for Maine) street and trucks and cars speed down the road at all hours. If you want to open bedroom windows on that side, you will hear road noise. The house is right off the road, not set back, so you can see and hear the road from the screen porch, the yard, etc., and everyone can see you. We were hoping for a bit more privacy. Might be fine for some, but wasn't what we were looking for when trying to get away from it all. Also, the listing says it's easy walking distance to a beach. Drift Inn Beach (which is great) is only a mile away, which would be an easy walk if there was anywhere to walk. The busy road barely has a shoulder and I would never attempt to walk there with my small children, especially considering how fast people drive down that road. When I told our friends who live in the area where we were staying, they said they wished they'd known so they could have told us not to stay there. This is partially my fault for not asking more questions about the location, but the listing doesn't show the exact location, doesn't mention the busy street, and the pictures make it look like it's pretty secluded, a bit misleading.
2) The listing says that there is a king bed in the master bedroom, one of the reasons we chose this house, since my husband is tall and many rental homes didn't have larger beds. Be warned that this "king" bed is two twins pushed together. And twin beds are 5 inches shorter than kings. When we arrived, there wasn't even a mattress pad on the "king," just a thin sheet, so you could feel the crack in the middle. The mattresses were incredibly firm too. When I said two twins don't actually equal a king, they said something about how they use king bedding so they consider it a king. They dropped off a foam mattress topper and mattress pad, which made the bed more tolerable, but definitely didn't help with my husband's legs hanging off the edge. I was also told the sleeper sofa in the living room is very comfortable, but after paying for so many bedrooms, I didn't plan to sleep on a sofa in the living area.
The house is big so it would be good for large groups who don't mind what's noted above, the screen porch is great for meals and rainy days, and the view is gorgeous and ever-changing. Also nice to have a yard to play. I wouldn't stay again because there are much cheaper rentals with great views if you don't need 6 bedrooms.
Our family group spent two weeks here, and in spite of much wet weather, everyone had a great vacation. Our group consists of 2 grandparents, 3 adult sons, 3 daughters-in-law and 5 grandchildren aged 6 - 13. We have considerable prior rental experience and, until we found this house, it has been difficult to provide everyone with a real and comfortable bed and enough personal space without mansion-rental cost. So, we think this house fills a unique need. Three generations can stay here together very happily.
The VRBO site describes the property well and, before we rented, the owners were especially helpful in ensuring that we understood details regarding the house, the large yard, the tidal frontage, etc. Mostly by chance, we saw the owners, Mark and Alice, several times during our stay and they continued to be very helpful and attended to a few minor concerns readily and easily. If you enjoy coastal Maine, you will find plenty to do here without reading about our great adventures. We recently contacted Mark and Alice to reserve two weeks again for next summer. This tells the story!
Marshall Point Lighthouse (in the film Forrest Gump!)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
Reservations are Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise approved with owner.
Security deposit of $600 is payable 30 days prior to arrival along with the 2nd half of the rental fee.