Many ocean views can be enjoyed from this peaceful 3-bedroom, 2-bath village paradise. Watch the
sunset on the back deck with views of islands and fisherman unloading their catch in the distance.
Relax in the private backyard under the shade of an apple tree in an Adirondack chair. Or walk down to the shore where you can fish (poles provided) or take a kayak tour (rentals available) and enjoy the activities of a working Maine village. Port Clyde Cottage, built in 1820, is full of New
England charm. The freshly restored interior is abundant with soothing colors and natural light encouraging visitors to enjoy the outdoors from the inside. Luxurious bedding and modern
appliances combined with the charming features of a historic residence make Port Clyde Cottage the perfect summer, fall (even winter) time retreat!
LOCATION AND PRIVACY are a unique combination in this Historic Cape Cottage set in the heart of Port Clyde Harbor. Many ocean views can be enjoyed from this peaceful, waterfront three-bedroom + loft, two-bath village paradise – including direct sunsets! Enjoy a game of ping pong in the game room. Dine while the sun goes down on the back deck or picnic on the docks with views of islands, surrounding wharves and fisherman unloading their catch. Relax in the backyard under the shade of canopy apple trees in Adirondack chairs. Walk down to the shore to hunt for seaglass, have cocktails down on the shore platform, fish from our docks (poles provided) or launch a your own paddleboard/kayak (tours available at Port Clyde Kayak) all while enjoying the activities and view of a Maine fishing village.
As a village property, you'll also enjoy the convenience of walking next door to the Village Ice Cream Shop, down the hill to the Monhegan Ferry, Dip Net restaurant, Public Landing, Port Clyde General Store, Wyeth art gallery, and the Barn Cafe/Gallery (famous for their Thursday night cocktails). Short walk to the playground and basketball courts as well. Lighthouse and Drift Inn Bean about 1 mile away.
Built in 1820 Port Clyde Cottage is full of New England charm. As owners of one of the most historic properties in Port Clyde we've worked hard to offer the perfect balance of history and modern amenities for our visiting friends. (Many come back year after year.) The interior a blend of vintage casual: antiques, original rough-sawn exposed beams, extensive and historic library, abundant natural light and a variety of village, backyard and waterfront views allow visitors to enjoy the outdoors from the inside. The large game room is complete with bar, ping-pong, TV, couches, kids toys and an ocean view picture window. It opens to back deck dining, grilling and a direct Port Clyde sun setting over the islands and working waterfront community. High-quality linens, modern appliances and wireless internet combine with the quaint features of a historic residence to make Port Clyde Cottage the perfect year-round retreat.
From couples of two looking for a peaceful getaway and community, to groups of artists, and multi-generational families, we've hosted a variety of guests over the past ten years. Just check out the reviews!
IDEAL LOCATION: Port Clyde Cottage is located on Main Street in the quaint fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine. A short walk from the Cottage takes you past Village Ice Cream, the ferry to Monhegan Island, and the Port Clyde General Store where the freshest seafood can be enjoyed on the Dip Net outdoor deck -- live entertainment some nights. Rent a few kayaks or Paddleboards across the street at Port Clyde Kayaks in the Ferry parking lot. Take a beautiful one-mile walk to Marshall Point lighthouse for a picnic and be sure to visit the historic museum. The eclectic Barn Cafe, Antique stores, art galleries and gift shops are all within a short walk. Drift Inn Beach, about one mile away, is a beautiful sandy beach overlooking several islands and a great place to swim, build a sand castle or savor a good book. The area has several great restaurants including the Harpoon which features a unique pub atmosphere abundant with local flavor. Monhegan Island is a nice day trip by ferry. Here, you can visit local artists' galleries and hike along the east coast's tallest cliffs for a spectacular bird's-eye view of Penobscot Bay.
PORT CLYDE COTTAGE INTERIOR DETAILS: Upon entering the residence there is a foyer with ample closet storage to hang jackets and summer gear. The kitchen has a dining area and spacious pantry. The farmhouse-style dining table seats 8-10 and is set in front of a large picture window with views of the harbor and village activities. The living room has an adjoining sitting room and overlooks the backyard, apple trees and ocean, and also leads to the back deck. Shelves are well-stocked with books, and many games are available for guests as well.
The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and two window views out to the backyard and harbor. Upstairs is another queen bedroom with an adjoining reading room which is great for families with infants. (We have two pack n' plays.) Two windows look out to the backyard and harbor with two more overlooking the village and harbor. The third bedroom is upstairs, has two twin beds and also enjoys a water view. The loft (expanded in 2013) is located above the game room and has new staircase, a full-sized bed and futon, two club chairs and a great water view from a tall window. The loft is perfect for families with kiddos, or just kiddos, who want their own space.
The downstairs bathroom has wonderful natural light through the skylight overhead. It has a combination shower/bath, linen closet, vanity and toilet. Upstairs the bathroom is located between the two bedrooms. It has a wonderfully private water view, standing shower, sink, and toilet.
The game room is a large entertainment room complete with ping pong table, TV, stereo, wireless internet, and a picture window overlooking the back deck, yard and harbor. Lounging area includes a bar that seats four, sofa, overstuffed chair, and antique trunk with kids games. Port Clyde Cottage offers a variety of spaces so families can come together or spread out to enjoy individual activities at their own pace.
Accessible from the living room or game room, the back deck has a gas grill, dining table for 6 with additional chairs + umbrella – perfect for enjoying a sunset lobster feast. The backyard features willowing apple trees with hand-crafted adirondack chairs made by the Port Clyde Chair Company for lounging. We also add this great wooden platform lounging area in between the two docks. It has long built-in benches that can accommodate up to 8-10 people for sunset cocktails, or two sunbathing!
Fishing is a popular activity especially for those with children and poles are provided. We own two docks and guests are welcome to fish here – mackerel and, if we are luck again this summer, squid are often local favorites.
A quick shore path will take you to the playground complete with basketball court and a large grassy picnic area.
BOATERS PARADISE/MOORING AVAILABLE:
For guests who are avid boaters Port Clyde Cottage offers a mooring for guest use. (Please reserve at the time of your booking.) Boats can also be rented from Jeff's Marine in Thomaston. Please call well in advance of your arrival to reserve. They will deliver to the Port Clyde public landing.
MIDCOAST MAINE ACTIVITIES: Port Clyde is located at the end of the St. George Peninsula. We are about 20 minutes from Rockland home of the Lobster Festival, Blues Festival, Farnsworth Museum and many restaurants, galleries and unique shops. Camden/Rockport is about 40 minutes and is known for its picturesque harbors where you can jump aboard one of the many schooners for a day trip or ski the Camden Snow Bowl during the winter. The Samoset Resort in Rockport is a golfers paradise as the course is set along Penobscot Bay. The Botanical Gardens in Boothbay has an expansive children's garden that is a must visit for families with young ones - half/full day event. Acadia National Park is a 2.5 hour drive and a nice long day trip for lunch/shopping/hike. A drive around Park Loop Road (about 45 minutes) is a must. This park was the first national park east of the Mississippi and also one of the most accessible.