|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located on the mainland at the Ocean's edge in a beautiful cove looking out at Clark Island and the open sea, our cottage was built in the classic rustic Maine style of the mid twentieth Century. The Township of Clark Island is one of a group of small Towns located on the St. George Peninsula. The peninsula is alive with boaters, bicycle clubs on vacation and legions of kayakers visiting Penobscot Bay. From the little lobstering village of Port Clyde at one end (with daily ferry service to Monhegan Island) to the Town of Rockland at the other end (in 2009 voted the second best small town to live in in the USA by Budget Travel; ) the whole area is considered the heart of mid-coast Maine. At the foot of the road the cottage is located on, there is the Craignair Inn of Clark Island, with a gourmet restaurant. This area is why they call Maine 'Vacationland, where life is the way it ought to be.' Call (207) 593 - 7183 or (978) 201 3954
Easy to get to: Knox County airport is 5 miles from the cottage, with up to 8 direct flights daily to Boston's Logan airport on Cape Air Airlines. Under $70 each way, with car rental available at airport. Or drive from Boston in under 4 hours.
Ferry to Nova Scotia from Rockland. Hourly, daily or weeklong schooner tours from Rockland and Camden.
Retired Attorney (James) and Former Manager of the Freedom Trail in Boston (Linda); Jim studied at Colby College and haven't missed a trip to Maine every year since1949.
Jim and Linda McConchie purchased this cottage in 1956
Ownership now resides in Trust for a third generation and soon a fourth, ensuring family use for more generations to come. This is a classic Maine cottage, built in the 1950's in that style that has almost disappeared due to the high cost of waterfront land and the McMansions being built as the original cottages disappear. Fifty feet from the water's edge, with a screened porch enabling sitting outside and listening to the ocean, the cottage has been thoroughly updated and modernized, but still captures that era when waterfront cottages were part of nature, not castles to sit in and look out at it.
Everything one needs for lobster and clam cookouts on the rocks, barbeques plus a firepit for s'mores, and views across to Clark Island and the open sea.
Large windows from the bedrooms on the ocean side offer views unchanged from the day it was built.
Watch the lobster boats right out front; kayak from right out front, or just watch the constant activity of the seagulls, seals, osprey, fox, deer, even an occasional moose and a family of eagles. This is the heart and the essence of mid-coast Maine living.
'Maine, the way life ought to be.'
This cottage offers a chance to relive the New England and Maine lifestyle from the middle of the last century. Thoroughly modernized, with cable, large Sony TV, internet, WII, Blueray and a charming fireplace and stacks of wood right outside. At the same time, you are a fifteen minute drive away from the towns and villages in the heart of mid-coast Maine.
Where to begin other than to tell you how very much we enjoyed the cottage!? As I mentioned to you on the phone, we have been renting in the area on and off for the past 20 years and have never experienced such bliss. The view is fantastic and we felt we were almost on a house boat. We love the light and your choice of white furniture
is perfect. ( Many of our former cottages were dark with brown panelling.) The furniture is very comfortable, again not always the case, and having a TV was indeed an extra bonus.
The best part of all is the screened-in porch. We lived out there and have never found one in previous cottages.
I could go on and on, but suffice to say, we are thrilled that we found you and would love to return next summer. I am trying to see if we could manage two weeks rather than one.
We send good wishes to you and your family and we will be in touch!
The cottage was absolutely lovely and was perfect for our family. The views are spectacular, the setting is private and quiet, and the house is clean, well-stocked, and welcoming. We could not have asked for a better place for our week in Maine. We enjoyed especially walking to the nearby sandy beach, just relaxing at the house and admiring the views, and traveling to nearby Rockland and Lockport for outings. We hope to return every year!
My husband, myself and our dog had a wonderful and much needed get -away trip to this beautiful ocean side classic Maine cottage. This was a special anniversary trip for us so researched several,places before deciding to stay here. The owner Jim was in contact with me shortly after my initial request and he checked in by email to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed and encouraged us to call him if any problems which we had none. This cottage was very clean, quiet, comfortable, casual and just want we needed and wanted. Everything was exactly as described and much more, there is a notebook on the cottage dining room table with all the details about the giant tv, wifi and local places to eat and visit. The fireplace was a welcome touch, large open main living/dining room, kitchen with everything needed plus bedrooms with all the great furnishings made this the real deal Maine cottage. We loved waking up to the ocean and island views, enjoyed amazing scenery from inside the cottage and outside right in front yard of changing tides, lobster boats, giant rocks, sky, island views and water birds and ducks was just so wonderful to experience. This cottage is truly pet friendly with no extra fees and our dog loved it here as much as we did. We had very good meals in near-by Rockland and Port Clyde plus visited local lighthouses. This cottage is a great "get away from it all" but not for someone looking for trendy touristy attractions--it was a perfectly awesome cottage for us and one of the best places we have stayed at over the past 30 years of traveling this great country of ours! Thank you for allowing us to stay at your wonderful cottage---was a very special trip and meant a lot to us to be able spend time in such a amazing Maine location! Ready to return there already! Thank you!
LaRee and Tim Hummel and German Shepherd Abbie
Perfect getaway with the solitude that we were looking for and a view that is beyond words. It was a perfect winter getaway. It was a spectacular setting with the snow and ocean. Even while sitting in the living room with the fire you still were able to see out the 2 picture windows. The cottage is very large and it felt like coming home. It had everything that we needed plus more. I cannot thank the owners enough, They definitely went above and beyond. My family and I have stayed at 20 or more vacation rentals over the last couple of years and I would place this at number 1. You are missing out if you do not go during the winter, the setting you will experience will stay with you for a long time. I also want to recommend if your looking for a local restaurant not one of those chain places is Rockland Café out of all the places we dined at they are the best. Fresh homemade food. (You would swear that your Grandmother or Mom was in the back cooking)
Thank you again Jim and Linda for sharing your amazing home with us, We look forward to staying again.
The Dyer Family
Just returned from our vacation, with our family, from this wonderful cottage. The four bedrooms gave us all the space we needed and the rest of the cottage was superb. This was our first stay at the cottage but it will not be our last. We plan on going back next year for our 11th annual family vacation. The screen porch is large enough to accomodate our entire family. Just perfect for us.
Thank you Jim and Linda
The Frechette, Fall and Goodman Families.
What a wonderful week we just enjoyed!!! The big people loved the screened in porch....coffee in the morning, watching the gulls and the families of ducks, the littles in the group loved the rocks, playing croquet and roasting marshmallows on the fire pit. This lovely cottage is comfortable, including the beds and well kitted out for everything you could need....even has a teapot! The decor is welcoming but not froofy or confining, so we truly felt we were at home, and not in a museum. We greatly enjoyed our walks, looking for shells, fishing at Tenant's Harbor (thanks to some kind lobstermen, we had plenty of chum for bait), sailing on a schooner out of Camden Harbor, having lobster boils, gazing at the stars at night, listening to the water lapping on the rocks, and best of all for these southerners.....cool breezes! There were 7 in our party and we had plenty of room to live, and when our Maine family came to visit for afternoons, we had plenty of room and lots of fun. The wi-fi is solid and my husband will tell you that the TV reception was great, as he didn't miss any of Wimbledon or the World Cup. The only down side about this little cottage was having to leave! We can't wait to return!!!
We are reluctant to write this review because we don't want too many people to know about this place! Seriously. But since the accommodations were so first class, we feel obligated to the owners of this true gem.
From the fine linens and comfy beds to the warm fireplace overlooking the water, you might just forget that you are in a house rental and not a 5-star resort.
The large windows provide spectacular views of the bay and a privately owned island. The island which is accesssible from the main road has a few walking trails that are open to the neighborhood. Taking a good walk was key for us because we cooked up a storm each night! The rustic kitchen is complete with high grade cookware which makes preparing meals a breeze. After dinner, we would relax by the fire and watch the large flat-screen TV outfitted with a roku (great for streaming movies and shows.)
There is a lot of skepticism involved in renting a place for a vacation. This cottage is everything it claims and MORE! We set out looking for a nice spot to relax by a fire and look out at the water. This place exceeded all of our expectations. We couldnt have picked a better spot for a family getaway.
Other Activities: Famous Rockland Lobster Festival early August
Golf: Rockland and Samoset courses 20 minutes
Ski: Camden Snow Bowl 30 minutes
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall, 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$150 + Tax|
1500 - 2500
Other lengths of stay negotiable. Pets are always welcome, we do not require any security deposits or pet deposits (just a daily poop patrol)
2016 rentals, 50% down, 50% 30 days before arrival
deposits non-refundable unless replacement found