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Magnificent Views - Oceanside Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,330 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 adults plus 2 children in bunk-beds

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.'

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.

More Details

Jim and Linda McConchie
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Jim and Linda McConchie

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

Why Jim and Linda McConchie chose Maine

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.'

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jim,

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!


Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Maine in the United States

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Half Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Child Bed , Bunk beds
  • The Master bedroom has a kingsized bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and a down comforter, there is a half bathroom attached and a large picture window overlooking the granite rocks and the changing tide. Another bedroom, the original Master bedroom, has a queensized brass bed with its own picture window and beautiful view (also with Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforter), A third bedroom has twin beds, and a fourth has a two bed bunk bed setup for kids.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
The kitchen has an old fashioned enamel sink, and a new stove, dishwasher & fridge. Living room is equipped with state-of-the-art Giant screen Sony TV with Blu-ray, Wii and ROKU. The adjoining storeroom has a clothes washer and dryer. Outside, there is plenty of parking, a picnic table, chairs, barbeque, lobster bake setup and a hammock. Kayaks can be rented nearby, and you can launch right out front. The ocean has seals, loons, osprey, seagulls, a pair of bald eagles, yachts, schooners and an occasional lobster boat hauling traps outside your bedroom. Deer and Fox are often seen walking along the shore. The island opposite the cottage has a connecting causeway and a large quarry swimming hole everyone uses. The island is a 100 acre undeveloped paradise for hikers and explorers. Please visit the Craignair website to learn about sports, theater, antique shops, the world famous Rockland Lobster Festival and the dozens of things to see and do all within a thirty minute drive.


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Magnificent Views - Oceanside Cottage
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

Perfect place to enjoy coastal Maine

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week in this Clark Island cottage. We were with my 97-year old Mother. The cottage had two very comfortable bedrooms with great ocean views (two other bedrooms are in the front). The house is very close to the rocky shore and at high tide the water comes pleasantly close to the screened in porch. It is on a very quiet street and the neighbors are not visible from the house, affording complete privacy. The location is a bit remote from restaurants, etc., most of which require at least a 15 minute drive. (There is one inn/restaurant within walking distance.)The cottage was clean and the owner was accessible and helpful. We completely enjoyed our visit and would definitely consider a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We hope you and your mother will visit us again in the future!
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Jim made the experience easy for our week stay in May, 2018. You can't beat the location, views, property and amenidities at the cottage. We will be back to this great getaway soon.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David, for your kind review. The fact that you never had to call us with questions or problems suggested to us that you had a great vacation. Come back soon! Jim and Linda
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Idyllic seaside vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week in this cottage with fantastic views of the ocean. Each day we spotted seagulls, loons, and cormorants as well as kayakers, sailers and lobster boat fishermen. The house is very comfortable with plenty of amenities, including an outdoor grill, Adirondack chairs, and a screened porch. We loved the quiet neighborhood with plenty of places to walk and bike. The cottage is close to some restaurants offering fresh seafood and waterfront dining, but we cooked most of our meals in the cottage's well-stocked kitchen. It's hard to beat the view of coastal Maine right in the front yard! We also really appreciated the opportunity to bring our dogs to this lovely place. We hope we can return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Ann, for your lovely review. You and your four legged friends will always be welcome at Clark Island1
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New Orleans, LA

Classic Cottage with wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Clark Island. When we rent houses we always try to find the best locations and houses with character. This place gets high marks on both. It's quiet with a great view and it feels like a proper cottage. I enjoyed a wonderful nap on the screened front porch with a cool breeze while listening to the waves lap against the shore. The master bed was one of the most comfortable we have found in a long time. We travel with our dogs and really appreciate owners that allow pets. This was by far the best of four rental houses we stayed in this "road trip". I would definitely rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are fortunate in that guests that just want to lay back and relax can readily do so, while other guests that want to get out and see everything can keep busy all week long. There is so much to do...or not do. It is up to you.
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Better than promised

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful private setting--comfortable home with nothing overlooked for guest's convenience. Extremely clean with professional looking decor and luxurious bedding. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Idyllic ocean front cottage with kayak launch site

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at this cottage which is located in a very private area of Midcoast Maine. Although we are Mainers, this spot surpassed our expectations. We are well accustomed to enjoying the Maine coast but this property is an A+. There were 5 Millenials with us and they rave about this experience. We rented kayaks from Port Clyde Kayak. They delivered and picked up the kayaks. The "kids" kayaked every day, even when the weather was misty and a bit chilly. The cottage itself is a gem. It afforded us all privacy and communal time. The TV and the internet are excellent so we were able to watch first-run movies and TV shows. We cooked every evening and had the equipment we needed for fairly complicated dishes. On the days that were less than perfect, we drove to the Farnsworth Museum and the Olsen House to enjoy Andrew Wyeth. Rockport and Camden have restaurants and a vineyard for wine tasting. This rental was to celebrate my daughter's graduation from Medical School. We all agree that it was the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the scenery as well as the comfort of the cottage. Our communication with Jim was excellent which made the entire experience easy and without hassle. This rental is a very good value. Thanks again, Jim, for a memorable time!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had a number of favorable reviews over the years, but yours is unique in that you were a group of six Maine residents familiar with what one might expect while spending a week on the ocean early in the season. There is so much to see and do that even a foggy day or two can be spent checking out the numerous places there are to visit in the area. Thank you, fellow Mainers, for your kind words.
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Famous Rockland Lobster Festival early August

Golf: Rockland and Samoset courses 20 minutes

Ski: Camden Snow Bowl 30 minutes


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Maine, North America

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
peak season
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall shoulder
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
spring season
27 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
peak season
15 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
fall season
7 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £115.88 + 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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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