|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Cedar-shingled cottage on over an acre of land across a small country road from sandy beach on the ocean. Sweeping views to the south out to the open Atlantic. Beach only 150 feet away from the front porch with hammock, deck chairs and Atlantic views. 15 minute walk into Port Clyde's restaurants, galleries (less than a mile) an ice cream shop, general store and ferry for nature cruises. 20 minute walk to Marshall Point Lighthouse.
Drift Inn Cottage was built in 2000. The Interior is light, crafted from wood throughout. Great room with sea views. Well-equipped kitchen and first-floor bedroom with Queen bed and full bath. Up the carpeted stairway to master suite (King-size bed) with luxury bath with tiled shower, and computer nook with broadband internet access and wi-fi.
Up a few steps to the sea view cupola/study. Good sleeping on futon for anyone who wants to be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves. Note: no door on cupola, therefore, not an enclosed room.
Included is a separate 14x20 rustic bunkhouse with a sea view, a cheery wood stove and twin beds.
The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens with a variety of flowers and trees. There are special spots throughout the property where you can tuck in and read a book while looking up at open ocean.
My husband and I live in Southern Maine with our two daughters. We love living in Maine and while our work
keeps us closer to Portland our hearts are in Port Clyde.
Marnie Dean purchased this cottage in 2014
Tom grew up vacationing on the St. George peninsula.
I first found Port Clyde as a TV reporter covering fishing stories. When my career took me to other parts of the country I always knew I would end up back in Maine and I even said on air that 'there was a little piece of property in Port Clyde with my name on it!' We found that special place in Drift Inn Cottage. We've been renters for years and feel very lucky to now be owners of this lovely house.
There is something so decadent about being able to
take your morning cup of coffee and walk just a few steps to a sandy beach to watch the sunrise over the ocean.
So many times over the years people on the beach would watch us walk back to the house and say how lucky we were to be staying in that house. We certainly feel lucky.
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
The Drift Inn Cottage was a beautiful place to stay. The ocean view was amazing and right out the back door! We spent every morning and many afternoons sitting on the large porch watching the water while relaxing. The cottage is clean, has every amenity and the owner was so very helpful with tips on where to eat and activities to do. We took advantage of the close proximity of the cottage to the Monhegan boat line and enjoyed both the "puffin tour" and "Monhegan Island" tour. We had one of our best meals at the Yardbird Canteen- simply fabulous!
We would highly recommend the Drift Inn Cottage in Port Clyde, Maine. The grounds are gorgeous. The home is relaxing and very private, yet is close proximity to food and other activities.
We were very pleased with the cottage. It had a great floor plan offering communal and private space and sits on a wooded lot that is steps from the ocean. We spent a few days sea kayaking, each time launching from the beach in front of the house. The kayaking was great. In normal weather conditions, the surf was very manageable. Particularly in mid-October, this house is in a quiet area with limited restaurants/stores, etc., but that suited us just fine.
The Drift Inn Cottage met and exceeded our expectations. Drift Inn beach is an absolute jewel with its constantly changing tides and weather and the house and grounds are beautiful. The pictures are nice, but the views and accommodations once you arrive are better than you could've imagined. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting interesting and friendly beachgoers; walking to the Marshall Pt. Lighthouse and hanging out at the Port Clyde general store and the entire waterfront area in general. I find Port Clyde to be incredibly charming and picturesque. We had hoped to travel out to Camden and Rockland etc., but everything we really wanted or needed was right at our front porch so we were more than content to enjoy the wonderful convenience of our very own beach.
This place is gorgeous, comfortable, well designed and fun. The place sells itself.
We enjoyed our stay thoroughly
We recently enjoyed a long weekend in this charming vacation cottage and it was absolutely perfect! It is simply beautiful inside and out as well as immaculate and fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable vacation. The beach is just a few steps away and we spent much of our time sitting on the inviting and well furnished porch enjoying the ocean view. We highly recommend this home to anyone looking for the ideal vacation spot....you will not be disappointed! Gail and Bob Ruberti
This is a wonderful unique cottage and location. From the moment you step out of the car into the beautiful gardens, you will fall in love with the location. It is a magical feeling. We enjoyed the easy access to the ocean, which was great for kayaking. The light house is a short distance from home, as is the port. The home is comfortable, clean, and charming. We highly recommend this home and look forward to returning.
Port Clyde is a picturesque fishing and lobstering village at the southern tip of the St. George Peninsula. The village has art galleries, two restaurants, and a lobster co-op where you can buy fresh lobster directly from the fishermen. The village has the remote quality of an island, with the convenience of being able to drive to active towns like Rockland (15 miles) and Camden (20 miles) where there are shops, museums, movies, and many restaurants. You can also take the ferry from Port Clyde to Monhegan Island, a haven for artists and hikers Monhegan is a great day trip. Marshall Point Lighthouse is about a mile walk from the cottage. This lighthouse was featured in the movie 'Forrest Gump' and is a must see stop during your stay.
The best burger in Maine is a short drive away at the Owl's Head General Store--try the 7 napkin burger!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 3 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
One half weekly rental required as deposit at time of booking.
Eight people maximum; No Pets & No Smoking.
Inquire about lower weekly rates in off season.