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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

One of a Kind, Vintage Cottage on the Water's Edge: the 'Lobster Trap'

1 Review
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Port Clyde Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Built by the sea in the early 1900's, the 'Lobster Trap' is a rare find, preserved in time and like the tide; constant and unchanging. From this enchanted cottage, perched just above the waves on granite ledge, the Atlantic Ocean is uniquely experienced.

'Inside, it is a cozy sanctuary filled with old familiar things, the intimate fireplace gives off a cheery crackle and welcome heat' one guest wrote. The guestbooks are filled with testimonials of unforgettable personal experiences at this magical place; the soothing rhythm of the tides, the mist and sparkle and smell of the sea. All of the senses are touched and it is difficult to leave.

Please take a moment here to read the owner's profile below as she shares her own story and welcomes you to experience the special treasures the 'Lobster Trap' has to offer.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About The Owner

To old friends and new -

Here I am where I most love to be, at the little 'Lobster Trap', at low tide now with the waves lapping against the shore, conveying a quiet, reflective mood; last night they were dashing themselves against the shore, white caps dancing, and the mood was one of exhilaration. There is such an immediacy about the sea here! Perched just above the rocks, you are always aware of the ocean's presence and of its every shift in mood. Sometimes I can hardly take my eyes off of it, and the hardest thing when I leave is losing that ever-changing sound of the sea.

Oh, and there was always the mounting feeling of anticipation with arriving here, which increased steadily as we neared the turn-off to the peninsula, the excitement increasing as we traversed the road we knew so well, then the first turn-off passing the beach, and then the lighthouse road itself, noting every familiar landmark and, finally, frenzied with delight, we were here, we children rushing around to rediscover it, our parents a little more calm, but pleased (this was repeated with my own children).

Then in the morning my sister and I would go leaping from rock to rock, around various points of land which revealed new vistas, even as far as the beach, picking up little shards of colored glass, shells, rocks, and an occasional lobster bouy, and sometimes slowing down long enough to sail our boats in the tidepools. We would wander the moss-lined paths through the woods which my father built for us (this is what I used to dream of when I lived at the other end of the country!). We explored the woods which were everywhere around us at that time, of course going to the beach, the more casual lifestyle, everything!

So I commend it to you!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1929

Why The Owner chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

My memories of the cottage go way, way back to early childhood. My father and mother bought the cottage the year I was born, so it has always been a major part of my life. It remains substantially unchanged in it's interior arrangements because I have chosen to cherish all the family history that was a part of it. Changes have been made, of course; no, we don't use kerosene lamps anymore, we have a woodstove instead of a stone fireplace and chimney and replacements over the years, but the basics remain. Small but precious little touches have been added through the years, not only by me, but sometimes by others who have come to stay and left a part of themselves here. I love it! So, in a sense, the 'Lobster Trap' chose me!


1 traveler review

One of a Kind, Vintage Cottage on the Water's Edge: the 'Lobster Trap'
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Portland, Oregon


  • 5 of 5

We try to visit Port Clyde every year and this was our favorite experience yet in 30 years! This is quintessential Maine with pebbles and waves churning, morning coffee on the rocks, exploring the coast, wonderful and exciting storm-watching, and within walking distance of all that Port Clyde has to offer! The manager was wonderful and accommodating and the Lobster Trap is clean and offers all of the needed amenities and much more! Thank you! We can't wait until next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Rockland Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Drift In Beach


Rates & Availability

Port Clyde Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
September - October
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 8 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Port Clyde Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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