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Porchside Harbor House At Corea Harbor - Quite, Cozy, Couples Getaway!

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps

The Porchside is a one bedroom, one bath dwelling located steps from all the beauty that Corea has to offer. A comfy living room just steps away from the galley kitchen with all the basics, includes a high top table for two for casual dining. Upstairs you’ll find a large bedroom with water views through breezy windows and a 3/4 bath just down the hall. This house was originally a single family home that was separated years ago but in 2007 re-zoned for two family. The Porchside is heated with 2 zone oil heat for chilly fall nights. You have a private entrance and as the name implies, you’ll have a nice wide porch from which you can watch the village pass you by! Read, write or browse the internet. Write your memoir or spend a couple of weeks painting the coastline using the Porchside as your base. The Porchside has a monthly rental rate if you’re looking to spend a longer visit to the area.

There is nothing more “Maine" than Corea! When you think of the postcard image of Maine, you’re thinking of Corea. In fact, you CAN find Corea on postcards and calendars. Corea is a working harbor where the road dead ends in 180 degrees of gorgeous and a lobster co-op at the end of the line.

The Porchside is kitty-corner from our other rental The Boathouse at Corea Harbor. We’ve owned this farm house since 1970 and now the Porchside offers a nicely appointed budget friendly vacation for a single person or a couple. Corea is located on the Schoodic Peninsula in a cluster of small villages which collectively make up the area known as Gouldsboro. Winter Harbor a short drive away is home to the Schoodic portion of Acadia National Park and has wonderful hikes, easy biking and un-real views. Food, farmers markets, organic farm, art center and of course open ocean, beaches (yes, the water is as cold as you’ve heard) and many ways to enjoy your time in a gentle, low key environment.

Downeast Maine is not about glitz and glamour but if a simple, easy to live in accommodation in a relaxed mellow environment works for you, you’ll fit right in.

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Katherine Christ-Janer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Katherine Christ-Janer

That's my Mom, Beth Christ-Janer, owner of The Porchside Harbor House as well as The Boathouse at Corea Harbor enjoying a gorgeous August day. My Mom and Dad bought the property in 1970. My father, Victor Christ-Janer passed in 2008. He was Mid-Century Modernist architect in and educator. Our family lived in New Canaan, CT in the house my father designed and built in 1949.

Katherine Christ-Janer purchased this farmhouse in 1970

Why Katherine Christ-Janer chose Corea

In the dead of winter in 1970 my father was giving a lecture at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He and my Mom had decided that they would look for a summer home but wanted to find a home in a quiet area. His plan was to drive up to the coastal from the first peninsula above Bar Harbor up to towards the Canadian border to find an area a bit further from the congestion of the tourist towns. Corea was the first town on his trip up the coast. When he pulled into the village he ran into some artists plein air painting from the warmth of their van. They struck up a conversation and he described to them what he was hoping to do. They told him they had traveled the whole coastal area from Canada to The Schoodic Peninsula and that he needn't go any further, that there wasn't any more beautiful spot than Corea. My father went to a realtor that after noon and the rest as they say is history!


Corea Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Wash basin, toilet and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The one bedroom looks out at a view of the Corea harbor from across the street. The room is quite large and includes a closet, storage and two large bureaus. The bed is a queen. Linens, sheets, comforter, pillows and towels are included in the rent.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Lovely location, yards from the water, everything neat and tidy, clean and well a good feel for the pulse and place of the village, met some wonderful people. Good for traveling to natural areas, thoroughly enjoyed the village ambience.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.4 Miles
The Nautica Pub
Nearest Ferry
7.6 Miles
Bar Harbor Ferry Company
Nearest Golf
28.5 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
Bangor - I-95
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
Chases Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2.2 Miles
Sand Cove Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

We require 50% up front to reserve with the balance due 30 days prior to your arrival dates. Damage deposit check will not deposited and will be returned to you after the apartment has been inspected.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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