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Cozy Studio Apartment with Tenants Harbor Views!

Bedrooms 1
Space 420 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

One-room efficiency with full bath. Sleeps 3 on queen bed, futon.

Quiet yet close to everything, the Blue Tulip barn sits on a hill overlooking Tenants Harbor's inner cove, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean and two of Mid-Coast Maine's most picturesque lobster villages. It is the perfect get-away location for tourists, writers, artists, photographers, bikers and nature lovers. Built in 2009, this cozy apartment upstairs in our barn is comfortable (skylights, ceiling fan!), well-equipped and reasonably-priced. Offering gorgeous sunsets and unexpected

water views, our 2.4 acre-property has towering spruce trees, backyard pond, herb & vegetable garden, beach chairs, barbecue grill, picnic tables, small porch, private entrance and off-street parking. A community park with ball field and free tennis courts is just across the street. Heat, utilities, cable TV, DVD, phone and Internet service included in all rates. DON'T MISS OUR HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO...IT APPEARS AT THE END OF "AMENITIES" UNDER THE NOTE ABOUT WEBSITE.

Small families, international visitors welcome! Onsite owners speak English, Dutch, French, German, some Spanish.

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Jan or Rosemary Limmen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Jan or Rosemary Limmen

Dutch-born Jan (pronounced 'Yon') Limmen and his wife Rosemary (née Bouthot) bought their property at Barter Hill and Port Clyde Roads (Route 131) in 2006 after exploring every Maine peninsula and coastal community from Boothbay to Bar Harbor. 'We were looking for water views, visibility for a home-based business, and a small town sense of community. We found it all in Tenants Harbor.'

Mid-Coast Maine's climate reminded Jan of his boyhood village on Holland's North Sea. After working as a landscaper in the busy Baltimore-Washington corridor for over 35 years, he was tired of traffic and long commutes and missed bike rides, sunsets and walks on the beach. For Rosemary, the move from Maryland brought her closer to her French-Canadian father's roots in Fort Kent on Maine's northern border. After 25 years in corporate communications, PR and conference planning, she too longed for a more healthy, stress-free yet creative lifestyle where she could be outdoors and work with her hands.

Ready for a change, but not ready to totally retire, the Blue Tulip is the couple's dream come true. In just four years they've rebuilt their cottage, built a barn, started three businesses...including Blue Tulip Lodging and vacation rental apartment...reclaimed overgrown lawns, cleared dead trees and thickets from their 2.4 acres, and opened up views of their pond, Tenants Harbor and the nearby Camden Hills.

Jan manages the Blue Tulip's Landscaping Services. Rosemary takes care of Lodging. Together, they share responsibility for selecting merchandise, designing displays, marketing and operating the Blue Tulip Garden Boutique.

Jan or Rosemary Limmen purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Jan or Rosemary Limmen chose Maine

We were looking for a home-based business location with a view of the water and privacy that was visible from a major road so that customers and guests could easily find us. We also wanted to live in a year-round rural community of neighbors and friends that attracted visiting tourists but was not totally dependent on them. Our hilltop location in the lobster village of Tenants Harbor met all these requirements. Being close to Rockland and Camden's art galleries, theatres, shopping centers, movies and medical facilities was also a big plus.

What makes this apartment unique

We are isolated and quiet, with many things to do nearby, yet we are only a half-hour away from superb cultural, artistic, entertainment, food, hiking, swimming, boating and sports venues.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your lovely apartment was a wonderful respite in the midst of my business trip. So nice to have 4 quiet, non-motel/hotel days to unwind, cook for myself and enjoy the views. Rosemary, thank you especially for including me in the very fun evening with your friends at the pub [Quarry Tavern, East Wind Inn]...Cheers!!
Apr 2015
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Tenants Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Vanity sink is outside the doored bathroom with toilet, shower/tub combo. One guest can shave or put on make-up while the other showers in privacy!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen bed on casters rolls into knee wall during the day to create more floor space. Futon folds down to sleep one adult or child. Porta-Crib for small child also available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Guests will have their own key and enter the second-floor apartment from an outside stairway and small porch overlooking their parking space and our backyard pond. Ceiling fan, skylights, screen door with another window on opposite wall make the space bright and airy with good cross-ventilation. Available air conditioning only needed for steamier, more humid summer nights! Children are welcome but the space will not accommodate more than 2 children under 13, including one in a porta-crib. Coffee, continental breakfast included, with one or two-night stays, if requested at time of reservantion.


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Cozy Studio Apartment with Tenants Harbor Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Home away from home :)

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay over the memorial day weekend. The apartment is very comfortable and was perfect for us. Rosemary and Jan were very helpful and also shared information about the area. Tenants Harbor is a perfect getaway from the bustling city life. We will love to come back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hamilton, New Jersey

Quiet and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

This was indeed a cozy home away from home. Our hosts were warm and hospitable. Although I was a tad leery of the pull out bed, it was very comfortable! In fact, I slept better than I have in a while.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend get away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to getaway for memorial day weekend and we found this lovely place in Tenants Harbor, Maine. The location and amenities were just as described. The apartment was in mint condition and it looked and smelled like brand new. The bed was super comfortable and the apartment had everything; pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, microwave, fridge, stove, etc.

Rosemary and Jon were very nice and welcoming. They suggested many activities around the area and the events taking place during memorial day weekend. We highly recommend this stay for a nice and quite getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 women exploring the coast of Maine and were so delighted with our stay at the Blue Tulip. Jan and Rosemary were such wonderful hosts. The apartment was so cozy, super clean and had everything we needed and more. We enjoyed the beauty of the area, and even saw a great movie at their beautiful, restored theater in Rockland. Jan and Rosemary's little garden shop below the apartment was an added surprise and we took a few quality gifts home with us. Thank you so much for our relaxing stay at your piece of heaven on Earth. Sincerely, "Tres Amigas" from Texas

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having these three ladies from Texas! Their stay proved, once again, that 3 adults can stay comfortably in our little studio apartment using the queen bed and futon. They stayed only 2 nights but saw a lot while they were here!
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Beautiful, cozy and relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Blue Tulip very much. The loft was spotless and had all the amenities we could want. It was beautifully decorated and comfortable. The area was lovely and our hosts very gracious. We would definitely go back again. It was relaxing and we really wished we had a few more days to spend there! Thank you, Jan and Rosemary!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple stayed with us 3 nights to take advantage of our special "High Season Three Night Rate." Like many guests, once here, they wished they could stay a few more nights to see all our Mid-Coast area has to offer. If we have availability, which we did not this summer, some guests do extend their stay!
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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Tulip was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time in this cozy place, exploring Tenants Harbor, Rockland, and Port Clyde. The kitchen is stocked with everything you might need for cooking, and the place was exceptionally clean! It is also very thoughtfully decorated and made us feel very at home. Although we did not have the pleasure of meeting Rosemary and Jan as they were away for the weekend, they put everything in place for an easy arrival and they were great with responding to all of our questions before hand. Rosemary's suggestion to watch the sunset was amazing and we were lucky enough to see a breathtaking sunset with the fall leaves changing in the background! We can't wait to come back someday soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to have missed meeting this young couple because of an out-of-state family event, but we are very pleased they enjoyed staying at the Blue Tulip.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Owls Head (Knox County), Maine
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Quarry Tavern, East Wind Inn, Tenants Harbor
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Port Clyde Ferry to Monhegan Island
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Coastal Rt. 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Quarry Tavern, East Wind Inn, Tenants Harbor
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Drift In, Port Clyde
Car: recommended

We live in the heart of 'Wyeth Country'--home to the beautiful coastal views, lobster villages, lighthouses, islands and meandering roads and waterways featured in paintings by Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. A perfect getaway location for photographers, artists, writers, hikers, bikers, kayakers and nature lovers. Just 15 miles from great restaurants, shops and galleries in downtown Rockland. 'Must see' things to do include ferry ride to Monhegan Island artist colony and dazzling cliffs, sunsets at Marshall Point Lighthouse (featured in movie Forest Gump), lobster dinners on local wharfs, and shopping in local art galleries and Maine-made craft shops...including our Blue Tulip Garden Boutique!

The Blue Tulip is located about 1 mile past the intersection of Wallston Road and Rt. 131 (Main Street, which becomes Port Clyde Road). Going south toward Port Clyde, turn right onto Barter Hill Road just after you pass the ball field. Our property is on the left. Turn into the second driveway and park next to the barn.


Rates & Availability

Tenants Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak "Summer" Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

We offer a 3-Night "Peak Season" Special...3 nights for $345...from June 1 thru September 30 annually, mid-week or weekends!

50% deposit to confirm and hold reservation. Balance due on arrival by cash, check or credit card.
Full payment, including 9% tax, due with booking if reservation is made within 14 days/2 weeks of arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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