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Magnificent Oceanfront Home on Penobscot Bay

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Library, 1.5+ Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to Harbor House, a family-designed and built timber-framed, 18th century reproduction, gambrel roof home on mid-coast Maine’s St. George peninsula. Harbor House is delightfully sited on two-and-a-half acres of ocean front property with private dock facing a secluded harbor, several islands, and the open waters of the Atlantic. It is located on a private road away from the bustle of summer traffic, yet only two miles from the Port Clyde working waterfront and Monhegan ferry, and three miles from the restaurants, library, bakery, public tennis courts, and yachting fleet of Tenants Harbor. Drift Inn Beach, a public beach great for swimming, and Marshall Point Lighthouse are also close at hand.

Let’s start out on Harbor House’s broad south-facing deck with its glorious ocean views, perfect for lingering over your morning cup of coffee, watching windjammers coast along on the southwesterly breeze, taking an afternoon nap on the hammock, grilling today’s catch for dinner on the gas grill, or star gazing after dark, with the Milky Way so close you feel you can almost touch it. On the deck you are literally surrounded by nature’s bounty, sharing the bracing sea air with the ospreys busily tending to their young on Grandfather’s Island, great blue herons wading in the harbor at low tide, and kingfishers perched on the dock waiting for you to snap a photo. Out on the dock linger over the views of the surf breaking on rocky ledges, intriguing tide pools, and the scent of beach roses and raspberries. Don’t be at all surprised to come face-to-face with an inquisitive seal or to hear the soaring cry of loons at the mouth of the harbor.

Moving into Harbor House, you pass through a cheery sun room with tile flooring, ready to receive the treasures you picked up from your seaside stroll or your sandy shoes and beach toys. Through the glass doors now you are in the living room with its pleasant mix of contemporary and antique furniture, and fireplace (firewood included) if the nights get chilly. Your eye is drawn to the exposed post and beam framing of hand-finished red and white oak cut from trees in Amherst, Massachusetts. The construction technique used is mortise and tenon joinery with oak pegs locking the frame in place. Notice, too, decorative details such as chamfering of the primary beams with lambs tongue stops and extensive raised panels used as wainscoting, all harkening back to New England’s architectural past. To your left is a complete modern kitchen with two refrigerators and stocked with all the utensils you’ll need to prepare simple or lavish meals, and dining area that can comfortably accommodate ten.

On the main level you will also find the cozy library, with a collection of books about Maine and the sea, thrillers and classics, and a second working fireplace as well as cable TV. For those needing to stay in touch with the outside world, please note that Internet wifi has recently been installed at Harbor House, so by all means bring your laptops! Overflow guests can sleep in the library on a comfortable queen inflatable bed provided for that purpose. You will also find a half bath on this level, and an outside shower open to the sky that is great to start your day with a shower as the sun filters through the leaves of nearby birches, or to wash off sand and salt at day’s end.

More Details

Christa Graff
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

About Christa Graff

This is an extended family owned house. We love it and we think you will too!

Christa Graff purchased this house in 1983

Why Christa Graff chose Tenants Harbor

We had been coming to this lovely slice of Maine for many years. It's a great way to spend time together!

What makes this house unique

Steps away from private dock and water access


Tenants Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor shower also offered
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - Two bunk beds (4 beds)
  • Sofa bed, 3 Convertible/self standing blow up beds, Pack and Play Travel crib available for infants or small children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Parking and electrical outlet for RV, boat or trailer. Sweeping Ocean Views, Dock with Small Boats, Outdoor Shower, Hammock.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

All great

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house has a really wonderful energy to it; the care that goes into the place is evident and the setting is just so beautiful. We look forward to our stay here each year. The house has everything we need in terms of amenities, including a well-stocked kitchen and laundry (important with a little one in tow). It's a short walk to a couple of beautiful beaches, and just a few minutes' drive from some lovely little restaurants and other destinations on the peninsula. A slightly longer drive gets you to Camden and Rockport for even more things to see and do... but honestly, with the beautiful views surrounding this property, we often don't feel the need to leave the immediate environs of house and yard and dock!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. Everything we needed was there and the setting was just perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harbor House was magical, well appointed quiet, great location and we had our boat right there.

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming to say the least, beautiful post and beam constructed with love and attention to detail. Many toys,such as bikes, kayaks etc. to keep everyone happy.

We plan on returning next year !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing private setting and incredible views!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Harbor House the week of the 4th of July. When we arrived we were amazed at how private the home was. It felt like we were on our own private island. My boys and I would take routine trips out to the 100 foot dock to feel like we were out to sea. My sons favorite part was going to explore a small tidal pool and look for crabs. My wife and I's favorite part was enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck in the morning watching the lobster boats pull their traps.

Location was great as it is close to Port Clyde, Tenants Harbor and Drift inn Beach. Also close to the yardbird canteen which has amazing food (especially the crab meat sandwich)

We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Authentic Maine With Real Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in Maine for almost ten years. Each year traveling further and further up the coast. While all of Maine has remarkable coastal beauty, we have found Port Clyde to offer the quintessential Maine experience. A place of rustic beauty, authentic cuisine and great people. The Harbor House was the perfect place to discover Maine and create family memories that will stay with our children and us for a lifetime. Driving down Birch Lane a quick turn leads you to a vista that may have inspired Andrew Wyeth. A true deep-water dock extends out on to the water inviting you to not just see the view, but also take in Maine beauty in a breath of cold coastal ocean air. The homeowners are kind, amiable and very responsive. When we arrived, the groundskeeper Nate had just went fishing. He offered us several fresh mackerel to use a fresh bait for fishing and catching crabs. At low tide the dock offers children a first-hand view of the wonders on the ocean floor. At high tide a simple cast into the water and a hope of a fish offered a fisherman’s delight. The home is well equipped. Everything from flashlights to kayaks is there for use. Upstairs the rooms are spacious and well laid out. The swing in the children’s room was a hit. The kitchen is well stocked; pretty much everything you need is there for a seafood meal including a lobster pot, of course. Head to the Lobster Co-Op in Port Clyde where Gary offers great prices and fresh "off the boat" lobster. At night, looking up at the sky, shooting stars cast over the Milky Way entertaining our eyes for hours. We love Maine. It has come to represent what we want our children to understand what a vacation should be, the company of family amidst unsurpassed beauty. Lucky for us, we had The Harbor House to offer us amazing accommodations for our traditional journey to Maine. Thank you again….

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Owl's Head
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Dip Net
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Monhegan Boat Line
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Dip Net
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Drift Inn Beach

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature golf, Monhegan Island Excursions, Art Galleries, clam digging, Puffin Cruises


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

June, July, Aug, Sept .. $2,250/week (plus 9% State of Maine tax).
Oct-May ....... $1,800/week (plus 9% State of Maine tax).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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