Friendship, ME, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Friendship

Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceThe rental space is comprised of approximately 1,500 square feet, with two bedrooms plus a twin bed in an area located off of the master bedroom (perfect for a child who appreciates being close to a parent), as well as a pullout sleeper sofa in the great room. The master bedroom is located up a steep antique-style stairway with a queen sized bed and an en suite bath. The second bedroom is located on the ground floor and contains a full sized bed (as well as a twin mattress stored under it) and is served by a nearby half bath with the outdoor shower just steps away (an experience not to be missed). The great room boasts lovely views of spruce forests and the adjacent gravel terrace that has all of the amenities for outdoor cooking and dining or just relaxing in the lounge chairs. Just off of the great room you will find a charming barn area complete with barn swing overlooking the farm and a ping-pong table and other barn/outdoor games. The rental also offers a well-stocked kitchen with commercial grade oven and range, spices, cast iron pans, Riedel wine glasses, etc., in addition to a lovely adjacent sitting area. The property exudes privacy sitting on 6 acres of farmland and 3 acres of woods, gardens and natural Mid-coast Maine habitat. The space has heat, for the colder seasons, and its own private entrances and gravel parking area with space for several cars. Enjoy a short walk to a pristine salt water estuary which is a perfect location for kayaking, swimming, bird watching, crabbing, boating and fishing as well as many other water activities. Kayak rentals are available just a few miles away Friendship Village. It is the perfect place to relax and recover from a busy life but also offers modern amenities such as wireless internet, a Dell laptop, cable television, home phone and a well-stocked kitchen. There are more photos, info and a more updated calendar on ANOTHER w,b s.ite which you can easily find by entering classic coastal farmhouse maine. (FYI: The price is higher here than the other we.bsite. ) Finally, we do have our own contract with cancellation policy and details we are happy to provide before you confirm. Guest AccessThe owners side of the house is locked and unoccupied. You have access to everything on the renters side The NeighborhoodFriendship is an unspoiled lobstering village just south of the Rockland/ Camden area of the midcoast. The village has one general store (well stocked with groceries, wine, beer, liquor) with a gas station, an antique shop, kayak rentals, a tiny museum, farm stands offering local produce as well as few open artists' studios. On the other side of the Meduncook river is the town of Cushing, made famous by the Wyeth family of painters. The Olson house portrayed in 'Christina's World', now a museum is just a short drive. Fifteen to twenty minutes north is the Rockland, Rockport, Camden area with award-winning restaurants, various museums and the schooner fleet. Rockland is host to numerous summer festivals and is the port for most of the island ferries. Monhegan can be reached by boats in either New Harbor or Port Clyde. Hiking and mountain climbing can be found in the Camden Hills, with pristine lakes and good blueberry picking mid to late summer. In short, the area has much to offer both in scenic beauty and cultural attractions, and locally, the Friendship peninsula is a great place to unwind and enjoy tranquility, local seafood and the fishing/ farming culture. Getting AroundYou will need a car. Other Things to NoteFully stocked kitchen including Riedel wine glasses, cast iron pans a commercial Vulcan stove etc.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
12 reviews
4br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceSea Star Cottage offers the best of both worlds – a classic shingle style cottage with all of the vintage charm you’d hope to find for your Maine seaside getaway, yet completely fresh from a meticulous and thoughtful renovation. Every inch of Sea Star cottage has been designed with an eye to maintaining the cottage's charm and authenticity. Fresh white planked walls, warm wood floors, cozy kitchen, sweet bedrooms, charming bathrooms, and a large back deck are evocative of a bygone era where kids spend summer nights chasing fireflies and families start and continue traditions that are passed down to future generations. Luxury amenities such as high-speed WiFi, cable, a large flat screen television, high-end bedding and bath textiles, and an eclectic mix of antiques and modern furnishings provide the utmost in comfort and relaxation. In short: you will want for nothing during your vacation. Sea Star Cottage is ideally situated on picturesque Marshall Point Rd – just down the street from the charming Black Harpoon bar and restaurant, and a short stroll to the Marshall Point Lighthouse, as well as Port Clyde harbor with its ice cream shop, Port Clyde Fresh Catch seafood shop, General Store, restaurants, gift shops, and the ferry to and from Monhegan Island. Also within walking distance is Drift Inn Beach, the area’s only sandy beach, and the perfect spot for families to relax and play. At Sea Star Cottage, families can literally walk or bike to everything they need during their vacation, making it the perfect spot for those with older children who might want to walk to town for ice cream or freshly baked doughnuts in the morning. Inside, find 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a living room, kitchen, dining nook, and laundry room. The living room is beautifully furnished with a large chaise sofa – perfect for cuddling up with the family to watch a movie – a large flat screen television, cable, DVD player, and plenty of games and movies to pass the time. Chefs will be delighted by the freshly remodeled kitchen with gas range, outdoor BBQ, and generous supply of cookware, kitchen tools, dishes, etc. The kitchen has a breakfast table that can seat 4. The dining nook seats 8 comfortably, and the back deck has a large picnic table for casual entertaining on warm summer nights. Off of the kitchen, is the first bedroom with a queen size bed. Also downstairs is a full bathroom with shower, and a large laundry room. Upstairs are three bedrooms. One with three twin beds, one with two twin beds, and one with a queen size bed. Also upstairs is a full bathroom with a bathtub.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceYou've found it! An affordable rental property in one of the most charming towns in Maine, Port Clyde. Create your next vacation memories in this comfortable three bedroom, two bath home! (Sleeps 6) This ideal Maine location is: ... steps away from a beautiful sandy beach ... a short walk from the famous Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum ... an easy stroll to Port Clyde harbor and fishing village ... a short drive to a variety of Maine seasonal tourist attractions If you're looking for a charming vacation property along the beautiful Maine coast, you've come to the right place! Interaction with GuestsYou will check in and check out on your own, but we will be available any time with a phone call, email or text! The NeighborhoodThis ideal Maine location is: ... steps away from a beautiful sandy beach ... a short walk from the famous Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum ... an easy stroll to Port Clyde harbor and fishing village ... a short drive to a variety of Maine seasonal tourist attractions If you're looking for a charming vacation property along the beautiful Maine coast, you've come to the right place! Other Things to NoteMinimum Age Limit for Renters children welcome non smoking only pets not allowed wheelchair inaccessible
Home/Apartment
10br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
The SpaceSpecial-33% off week of May 30-June 6, 2015. See rates. Imagine being picked up in the small fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine, riding just 3 miles out to sea, arriving on a magnificent 110-acre private island and finding yourself transported back to a simpler time when life had fewer distractions and a slower pace. As you step into the beautiful historic buildings, you find them filled with items and furnishings dating from the 1920s. Yes, there are modern amenities such as a beautiful new kitchen, comfortable accommodations, cell phone service, and Wi-Fi Internet connection. But once you arrive, you find the beauty of the Maine coastline and the plethora of possible activities, offers you and your guests the opportunity to truly relax and leave behind mainland worries. Feeling active? Grab a kayak or canoe and go for a paddle around the rocky coves and beaches of McGee and neighboring Barter Island. Take a hike or comb the beaches in search of small treasures that the ocean deposits on the shores! If you like to swim, plunge into the refreshing salt water and then warm up in the waterside sauna or outdoor shower. Want to relax? Sit back in a rocker from the 1920’s on the huge, wrap-around porch with 180o views of the ocean and neighboring islands. You might see an osprey, a bald eagle, a seal, or other wildlife, with little but your own conversation to break the tranquility. You might decide to play the baby grand piano, nap in the hammock, read a book on the porch swing, or explore the many rooms of the historic buildings. Enjoy competition? Gather a group together for a friendly game of croquet, volleyball, or badminton. You can up the ante with a little wager – the loser has to wash the dinner dishes! For a slower-paced option, there is a closet full of board games for all ages. Hungry? Try gathering food from the island. You can fish off the dock, collect mussels from the ocean, pick raspberries and blackberries that grow wild on the island, or take the easy route – buy lobsters from a passing lobster boat. You can work together with your friends and family to create delicious culinary dishes in the newly remodeled kitchen. Want a night time activity? Gather for dinner in the Cook House built in the late 1700s and then retire up to the living room in the Main House. Start a roaring fire to provide the perfect backdrop for board games, reading, and socializing. Or head outside to the porch to watch an extraordinary moon rise or some incredible star gazing! If group activities and shared experiences form the basis for life-long bonds, then McGee Island is an ideal location for family reunions and small gatherings from 4 to 24 people. Accommodations: Your rental includes McGee and Barter Islands. McGee Island is the larger of the two islands and has 3 residential structures: the Main House, the Cook House, and the Little Boat House. Barter is the smaller of the two islands, is undeveloped, and is accessible either by boat or by a natural land bridge that appears at low tide. The two islands nestled close to each other to form a natural deep-water harbor that can accommodate yachts up to 60 to 70 feet in length. If you don’t have a yacht, don’t worry; our caretaker will be happy to transport you and your luggage and groceries from Port Clyde to McGee in our 10-person island boat. The Main House is a beautiful, traditional, shingled summer home built in 1915. The interior walls were left exposed showing the beautiful wood that was used to construct the building. It has 9 bedrooms with two King, three Queen, and seven twin beds that can sleep 17 people. There are 4 full bathrooms equipped with original claw foot-era tubs as well as a relatively-new, partially-enclosed outdoor shower which tends to be the favorite place for bathing. The Cook House, originally built in the late 1700’s, has a newly remodeled kitchen equipped with modern appliances and an outdoor BBQ gas grill. There are 2 dining areas in the Cook House. The breakfast table in the kitchen seats 6-8 and offers commanding views of the harbor. The adjoining dining room can seat up to 22 (more if everyone squeezes a bit). The Cook House also has a shower on the first floor and a large bedroom with 3 twin beds on the second floor. The Little Boat House, also built in the early 1900’s, is located right on the water. It has a porch, a comfortable living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom on the first floor. The second floor has 2 queen beds. The Little Boat House is a favorite with teens as it provides a place where they can be on their own, yet is close enough to the Cook House for late night snacks. McGee Island is a great place to leave behind the hustle and bustle of daily life. There are no TVs or radios in the buildings. There is however, a Wi-Fi Internet connection for those who wish or need to stay connected. There also is mobile phone reception depending on where you are on the island (n.b., Verizon and US Cellular work best). If you’d like to spend a day on-shore, Port Clyde is a short 15-minute boat ride away. From there, you can catch the Laura B for a day trip to Monhegan Island, best known for its artists’ colony. The mainland also offers shopping in Freeport, the Lobster Festival in Rockland, and golf in Camden. On-shore excursions, however, are best limited to groups of no more than 8 to 10; the maximum number of passengers the island boat can carry, and must be completed within daylight hours. Rates: The rates quoted are for groups of 12 or fewer. There is a charge equal to 1/24th of the base rate rounded to the nearest $10 for each additional person. There also is a surcharge of 20% for reservations made before February 1st for a rental date in a subsequent year (waived for groups larger than 20 people) and an additional $100 cleaning fee for guests who bring dogs. McGee and Barter Islands have played a magical role in our lives. They have provided our clan with a place to congregate–where siblings, cousins, young and old can renew their bonds and create shared memories–while enjoying the spectacular beauty of the Maine coastline. We hope that you, your family, and your friends experience the same magic that brings us back, year after year. Interaction with GuestsCaretaker lives on the island and provides boat transportation to guests, as well as assistance when desired. Getting AroundInexpensive parking is available near the public dock in Port Clyde. Leave your car and your worries behind, once you step on the boat and ride out to McGee Island. Other Things to NoteThere is an 8% State of Maine Lodging Tax and a $400 cleaning fee. One week minimum rental. Rent for each person over 12 renters ranges from $170-$250 depending on the week
cottage
3br cottage
    This cottage has a large living/dining room on the front with two sliding glass doors opening onto a large deck facing the ocean. The kitchen is equipped with all new appliances: electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine and clothes dryer. There are 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6 people. One bedroom has a lavatory. The bathroom has a tub with a shower. There is Rinnai heater in the living room for cool evenings. Neighboring cottages are at ample distance. Evergreen trees stand nearby on either side and behind the cottage; a lawn in front. The shore, just cross the dead end road, is rocky, but has a beach area suitable for swimming and /or launching boats. Friendship is a small, quiet Maine village about 2 miles away, with a general market, library, B&B; accommodations, kayak and canoe rental, volunteer fire and rescue department, and a community center. Friendship Harbor is a working fishing harbor. Lobster, clams and crabmeat are available at several places. Larger food and retail stores may be found in Waldoboro, Thomaston or Rockland. The serenity and peaceful atmosphere of this beautiful place in Maine provides a relaxing vacation spot.
    house
    11br house
    • Pets Allowed
    McGee & Barter Islands are located about 20 miles south of Rockland, Maine. The islands nestle together to form a natural deep-water harbor large enough to accommodate most yachts and power boats. While Barter Island is undeveloped, McGee Island has three residential structures, the Main House, the Cook House, and the Little Boat House with beds for up to 24 people. (N.b., all three buildings are part of the rental. They are not rented separately.) The Main House was built between 1913 and 1915. It has nine bedrooms which can sleep 17 adults / kids. There are four full bathrooms each equipped with a full-length bath tub plus there also is a partially-enclosed outdoor shower which is the most popular place for bathing. The living room is a favorite gathering place in the evening as it has ample seating, lots of board games and a large fireplace that radiates warmth into the room. There also is a baby grand piano for the musically-inclined and for family sing-alongs. The Main House porches, some covered and some sun-drenched, are another favorite gathering spot where people can talk, read a book, lie in the sun, or just gaze out on the Atlantic Ocean and neighboring islands. The front porch also offers a wonderful vantage point for watching the full moon rise and for marveling at the Milky Way unobstructed by the mainland’s light pollution. The original portion of the Cook House was built in the late 1700’s and later expanded. The kitchen was remodeled in 2011 and is equipped with modern appliances. It has a kitchen table that is the focal point for breakfast and lunch and a separate dinning room – the site of many lobster dinners – that can seat up to 24. The Cook House also has a full bathroom with a shower and a large bedroom upstairs with three twin beds. The Little Boat House, built around 1915, is located right on the water. It has a porch, a comfortable living room, a kitchen and a bathroom on the first floor and a large bedroom with two queen beds upstairs. This building is a favorite with our teenagers as it provides them with a place where they can be ‘on their own,’ yet close enough to the Cook House for late night cookie raids. McGee offers visitors a number of activities. Walking around McGee Island looking at and occasionally collecting the flotsam and jetsam is popular though best done at half tide or lower. It also offers people the chance to see Ospreys and views of islands stretching into the Atlantic Ocean and truly spectacular sunsets. Berry picking also is popular as McGee is blessed with a plethora of raspberry and blackberry bushes. The berries typically are most abundant from mid-July to mid-August and provide a delicious diversion while walking around the island. Games such as croquet, volleyball, and badminton are favorite activities for people feeling a competitive urge. These games also have been the source of fond memories especially for the elder generations on those rare occasions when they actually beat the younger generations in a game. There are kayaks for paddling around one or both of the islands; an activity that can take 40 to 90 minutes depending on conditions and effort expended. One of the nice attributes of McGee is the ability to leave behind the hustle and bustle of daily life. There are no TVs or radios which allows people to truly ‘get away.’ The Main House, however, does have Wi-Fi Internet service for those who need to stay connected. There also is cellular phone reception, but it can be problematic (n.b., Verizon and U.S. Cellular seem to work best). We recommend guests switch their mobile phones to the Wi-Fi Internet if they want more reliable reception. McGee and Barter Islands offer people a relatively unique vacation experience. Many people express concern they wouldn’t know what to do being on an island for an entire week – especially without a TV or radio. The strange thing is that is what makes this place so special for family gatherings. The lack of distractions causes people to look to each other for entertainment. The group activities, whether it be walking around the island, playing games, making meals, or sitting on the porch drinking cocktails, give people the opportunity to talk with each other, to catch up, and to have shared experiences that form the bonds that keep people close. Additionally, it offers people the opportunity to enjoy a exceptionally beautiful vista and coast line. It truly is a great place for a friends and family gathering. The cost to rent McGee consists of four charges: 1) the rental charge, 2) a State of Maine lodging tax, 3) a cleaning fee, and 4) TripAdvisor's fee. There also is a $1,000 security deposit which is refundable at the end of your stay. Re. the rental charge - it consists of a base rate for for first 12 people plus a per person rate for each person in excess of 12 people (n.b., children 2 and under are free). Re. the cleaning fee - normally it is $400. Guests are permitted to bring dogs, but the cleaning fee in that case would be $500
    cottage
    4br cottage
    • Pets Allowed
    Steve Thomas, Emmy-award winning former host of This Old House and Renovation Nation and spokesman for Habitat for Humanity International, renovated Sea Cove Cottage for his family's winter use. Built by a local Maine shipbuilder, Fred Simmons, in 1905, it's charming and well-located in the heart of the village, just a short stroll from the general store, ice cream shop, post office, and town dock. Views of the inner harbor are lovely and sunset views from the comfortable front porch are gorgeous. This all year home features a cook's kitchen, three bedrooms and a bath upstairs, and a complete garden level separate entrance suite with bedroom, living room, and a bathroom with a slipper tub and hand held shower. Steve renovated the cottage green, starting with home sealing and insulation to make it as comfortable as possible. And state of the art heat and air conditioning! Here's what Steve has to say about the project: 'I’m renovating again, this time a harbor side shingle-style cottage in midcoast Maine. The project is SEA COVE COTTAGE, and it’s the first time I’m using the real-time world of social media to feature a renovation project on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. After almost 20 years of renovating more than two dozen homes, I can finally admit I’m a serial renovator; that reshaping homes with a past has become an occupational hazard. Yes, I have Renovator’s Disease: the inability to stop fixing up old homes. My latest personal project, a neglected c. 1903 shingle style cottage with a gambrel roof, is in a small fishing village in mid coast Maine. This is more than a professional project because after the transformation, my wife, Evy, and I, and our two standard poodles, Emma and Marley, will winter here, when our island summer home and barn/workshop become inaccessible. We want to simplify, de-clutter and downsize without sacrificing comfort. As I travel the country for Habitat for Humanity, I have talked to many other Boomers who share our goal, but are frustrated by a lack of information and guidance. SEA COVE COTTAGE gives everyone immediate access to my renovation experience on my website and through Since I want this project to be as sustainable as possible, we’re donating existing cabinetry and various fixtures to the local Habitat ReStore, and we’ll search for furniture and lighting treasures to use from Habitat ReStores across the country.' The project began in September 2013 and was completed by June 2015. Port Clyde, in mid-coast Maine on Muscongus Bay, is a fishing and lobster village of unique beauty. It attracts artists like the Wyeths who live in the area. The harbor is classic Maine, with good sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, and swimming. Sea Cove Cottage is directly across the street from Port Clyde's Fisherman's harbor with lovely views across Raspberry Island west to the mouth of the St. George River. Steps from the ice cream shop, kayak rental shop, Dip Net and Port Clyde General Store, it's perfect for families with young children who don't want to be in the car all day. Drift In Beach is less than a mile away, an easy bike ride. So is the Marshall Point Lighthouse, where Forrest Gump was filmed.
    house
    5br house
    • Pets Allowed
    This family seasonal home on the waterfront is secluded and serene. With direct waterfront and panoramic views, watch sloops sailing up and down the river, lobstermen pulling pots, even occasional seals leaping or sunning. Osprey routinely catch their dinner in the river. Some years, eagles nest at the top of an especially tall pine tree in view of the house. Explore the clam flats at low tide. (Yes, there are steamer clams for the digging and clamming forks at the house if you've a mind to try.) Walk, jog or ride your bike around the loop,Â? a 3 or 4-mile circle of road around Stone's Point. Then relax on the screen porch with a book from a large collection throughout the house. Or choose one of the many board games or puzzles available. Of course there's a Smart TV, cable, internet and a DVD player, but who goes to Maine to watch TV? After a home cooked lobster dinner, put your feet up in front of a cozy fire in the fireplace and remember what it's like to have no agenda at all. Or step outside and look up. With no light pollution, no place has more stars than a clear Maine night sky. When you crave a little civilization, there are many attractions within an easy drive, many only 10 miles or so away. Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 5 Twin Beds, 1 Crib Lodging tax: 9% Deposits: $500 deposit will hold rental, forfeited if booking cancelled after April first of that rental year. Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check Other Fees: $100 cleaning fee Damage deposit to be determined if pet is included. This family seasonal home on the waterfront is secluded and serene. With direct waterfront and panoramic views, watch sloops sailing up and down the river, lobstermen pulling pots, even occasional seals leaping or sunning. Osprey routinely catch their dinner in the river. Some years, eagles nest at the top of an especially tall pine tree in view of the house. Explore the clam flats at low tide. (Yes, there are steamer clams for the digging and clamming forks at the house if you've a mind to try.) Walk, jog or ride your bike around the loop, a 3 or 4-mile circle of road around Stone's Point. Then relax on the screen porch with a book from a large collection throughout the house. Or choose one of the many board games or puzzles available. Of course there's a Smart TV, cable, internet and a DVD player, but who goes to Maine to watch TV? After a home cooked lobster dinner, put your feet up in front of a cozy fire in the fireplace and remember what it's like to have no agenda at all. Or step outside and look up. With no light pollution, no place has more stars than a clear Maine night sky. When you crave a little civilization, there are many attractions within an easy drive, many only 10 miles or so away. Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 5 Twin Beds, 1 Crib
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    3br house
      Location/Grounds: Waterviews abound! Located at the waters edge, surrounded by tall pines. This beautiful home is 7 miles from the center of Waldoboro, 17 miles to Damariscotta, and 26 miles to Camden. Part of the Ice Pond Association, it offers a deep-water mooring, shared dock and tennis courts, and swimming in the pond. Style: Newly built and well planned, offering all the comforts you desire. Classically appointed; a handsome blend of country and traditional with an emphasis on comfort. Please note: there is no internet access. First Floor: Enter through the mud room into a cozy den. From the den enter into the open-plan kitchen and great room which features a wood fireplace. Adjacent to the kitchen is a screened porch with large picnic table for waterside dining. Off the great room is a large foyer which doubles as a formal dining space and features an antique farm table from North Carolina. Pass through the great room on your way to the master bedroom with private bath, claw-foot tub and shower. There are water views from every room on the first floor! Second Floor: At the top of the stairs is a landing with a double futon. Off the landing are two more bedrooms, one with two twins, one with a queen, each with waterviews. The second floor also has a full bath. Pets: Please ask. Appropriate pets may be permitted. Additional amenities include: ironing board and iron, kayak (s), washer-dryer, cd player, dock or float, telephone with toll block, well water.
      house
      Excellent
      1 review
      4br house
        This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
        cottage
        Excellent
        9 reviews
        3br cottage
          Want a rustic, secluded, serene 3 bedroom waterfront cottage on 4 wooded acres that sleeps 6 in mid-coast Maine? One with open beam construction showing the warm simplicity of wood throughout? With one nine foot patio door/window in front and smaller windows overlooking Pitchers Cove and magnificent sunsets? Want lots of amenities so 'housekeeping' is easy? Read on. No finished walls, HVAC and granite counters; seek them elsewhere. The cottage is on 300ft. of shore-front and the nearest house is through the woods 75 yards away offering ultimate privacy & solitude. It has one floor and a sleeping loft with decks on three sides plus one off the loft, with multiple bird/hummingbird feeders. The first floor is an open plan Living Room, Dining area, Kitchen all with windows and views; a bath with shower & washer & dryer; two bedrooms plus a workroom. Bedroom# #1 has queen bed, slider to deck w/view of water, windows on two other walls, plus cathedral ceiling and walk in closet. #2 has double-deck Captain's bed suitable (I.e. drawers underneath the bottom bunk) for kids who love to climb, windows on two sides & cathedral ceiling. The kitchen is fully equipped including a large spice rack (see equipment listing later on this form). The second floor is a sleeping loft w/queen, huge cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan, skylight and windows on two sides, plus a walk in closet. The house has a stereo, TV/ VCR and books, games & jigsaw puzzles galore. We also provide two loose-leaf notebooks with information about the house, area, shopping, sightseeing, dining out, etc. See following pages for amenities. Heat is by wood stove & a propane heater. The house is 40' from the Medomak River which is salt water. Tides are at the shoreline for about 8 hours per tide cycle of about 12½ hours. Swimming is at mid- to high tide; canoeing (provided at additional cost) is shortly after the tide arrives at the shore. The Medomak River area has fabulous kayaking (at the shore or at the end of the road). Freshwater swimming is at State Park on Damariscotta Lake 1/2 hour away. The yard has a badminton/volleyball court, hammock and screen house. The closest villages are: Waldoboro and Friendship, and midway between the Damariscotta/Boothbay/Pemaquid Region to the South and the Rockland/Rockport/Camden Region to the North. On the surface the cottage seems to offer 'roughing it' living because it looks like an old fashioned 'camp'. But in reality, it is anything but. It has just about everything you need and want in vacation living: comfort, exceptional beauty (especially sunsets across 1 1/2 miles of water), ease, quiet, things to do & places to go, all in a simple dwelling at an affordable price. 1. A $300.00 PER WEEK RENTAL DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED UPON REGISTERING. If the guest has to cancel the visit up to 30 DAYS before the visit it will be be refunded by the owner. AFTER 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THE RENTAL THE RENTAL DEPOSIT WILL NOT BE REFUNDED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Please note, this deposit is NOT an extra in Flip Key's calculation of payments. It is included in the base weekly fee. Your total cost is: rent $1,000,00 + 9% Maine Lodging Tax = $1.090.00. Optional Canoe $125.00 + Tax $11.25 = 136.25. Total equals $1,090 without canoe, $1,226.25 if canoe is included. 2. Balance due of $790.00/week plus canoe rental fee INCLUDING TAX if chosen INCLUDING Maine State Tax for all weeks MUST be received TWO WEEKS prior to rental date. Personal checks are acceptable. Payment by Canadian guests must be wired to our bank or drawn in US dollars on a Canadian bank. 3.. More info. re the canoe: If the canoe agreement is executed and the rental fee is paid prior to occupancy (outlined above) guests may use the canoe. If the guest does not submit an executed canoe rental agreement prior to registering, use of the canoe is not permitted. If the canoe agreement has been signed but rental fee is not submitted with the balance due on the rent (outlined above), guests' use of the canoe is not permitted. 4. Returning guests may be offered discounts of the above rent and fees at the discretion of the owner. Additional fees may apply: - Optional Canoe rental | 125 USD per week + $11.25 Maine Tax = $136.25 Back Cove Rd. is 5+ miles from Waldoboro Village off of Friendship Street (Rt. 220). It is a dead end, sparsely populated road midway between Waldoboro and Friendship. Our house is a little less than one mile up and down hills toward the water with woods on both sides and small fields. Waldoboro is centrally located between prime tourist towns of Boothbay & Damariscotta (south) and Rockland, Rockport & Camden (North). It has a small, well equipped library with WI-FI, several small restaurants, a supermarket, bakery (also with WIFI), art gallery & hardware store.
          Home/Apartment
          4br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Parking
          The SpaceTidewatch Cottage is a relaxing home with three floors. On the ground level, there is a large room with sofa, TV and daybed with trundle attached to a full bath and the laundry room. On the main floor is a modern kitchen, great room, dining room, full bath and a queen bedroom. Upstairs is a lovely bath, a master bedroom with king bed and queen sleeper, and a kid's bunk room with bunk beds and a trundle. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to enjoy the entire house, including large deck with an electric grill and an expansive lawn with an outdoor fireplace and picnic table. Interaction with GuestsWe have a property manager who lives nearby available to you during your stay, who should be able to help you with any issues, needs or concerns. The NeighborhoodFriendship is a delightful small village with easy access to all the mid-Coast of Maine if you want to go sightseeing, visit art galleries and antique shops or go golfing or sailing. In Friendship there are just two antique shops and an art gallery as well as several lobster wharves. Wallace’s Grocery is two miles down the road in Friendship. They offer a varied menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also have most essential groceries, including beer, wine and ice. Farm Stand We have a farm stand just down the road. If you turn right out of the driveway, you will see it just on the other side of the road. Be careful crossing the road though. Fishermen seem to haul not just fish as they go from Friendship to Cushing and Warren with their wares! The nearest large town is Thomaston (10 miles away), home to the Maine State Prison store and many nice shops, galleries and restaurants. Thomaston and Rockland have much larger grocery stores, including WalMart, Shaws and a big Hannafords. A Few of Our Favorite Adventures and Fun Spots to Visit: In Friendship, you can take the kids to a beach down Martin’s Point Road (just up Route 220 on the left.) You can visit the Historical Society also on the Martin Point Road. Or wander down to the harbor just down Main Street past Wallace’s to see lobstermen at work and enjoy a bit of the working waterfront that makes Friendship so unique. You can visit a few galleries and meet the artists who own them—we love the Gallery across from Wallace’s; Kat Logan carries the work of many local artists and has a varied price range to fit any budget. There are also treasures to be found at the antique stores right in town. You can also rent kayaks and take a tour from the kayak garage next to the Outsiders Inn Bed and Breakfast. If you want an adventure at home, feel free to try your hand hunting clams and mussels when the tide goes out or have the kayak rental people deliver to your door and take to the river—just remember that the tide can leave you stranded unless you time your adventure right. (We wish we could let you use our boats, but the liability insurance would cost more than our taxes.) Or just relax on the deck and enjoy watching the tide…. Round Pond and Pemaquid Point If you turn left onto Route 32 in Waldoboro, you will head toward Round Pond, home of the YSailing camp for kids, the Granite Store General Store and three restaurants—Muscongus Bay lobster Pound, Dot’s Bakery and the Anchor Inn. Dot’s has great pies and the two others are famous for their seafood right on the water. If you head further on 32, you will eventually run into Route 130. Turn left and you will get to New Harbor, where the Hardy Boat line runs sightseeing and puffin cruises as well as daily boats to Monhegan Island (famous for art and fabulous hiking trails) New Harbor is a cute little village with an ice cream shop, bank and a few galleries. If you go a bit further, you will find 1 of the best lighthouses in Maine—Pemaquid Point. Here, you can have a picnic at the park, wander the art gallery, shop at the Sea Gull Shop or even grab a bite to eat at their restaurant. Turn right and you can go to Pemaquid Harbor where there is a historical fort and the harbor. On the way to Pemaquid Harbor is a great little breakfast and lunch café called the Cupboard. At the Harbor is a waterfront restaurant called the Contented Sole. Waldoboro Shopping, Dining, Theatre and Farm Visits: In Waldoboro there are five restaurants, including the famous Moody’s Diner. The fastest way to get to Waldoboro is to go into Friendship and turn right onto 220. Follow that nine miles and you are in the village of Waldoboro. While we love Moody’s and their cute gift shop, most locals will be found at least once or twice a week at Deb’s Diner down the road (she makes her own homemade breads and desserts. ) We also head to the Narrows Tavern and the Back Bay Café for good food in congenial atmospheres. The Waldoboro Historical Society has a lovely Museum, and a visit is a great way to learn about the five masted schooners built here in the 1800’s. You can also visit an Alpaca Farm while here. For shopping, there are a few stores, galleries and antique shops. We particularly enjoy Philippe Guillerm’s Gallery just down the hill from 220 on Main Street (Phillippe is the artist who created the cat harp in the dining room.) There is a farmer’s market every Wednesday afternoon in the summer from 3 to 6 pm. Fawcett’s Toy Museum on Route 1 is also fascinating. If you have a hankering to see a play, the Waldo Theatre is terrific. Thomaston Shopping and Dining To get to Thomaston the back way and avoid traffic on Route 1, you take 97 toward Route 1 and turn right onto the road to Cushing marked Cross Road (about four miles from the house on your right.) Follow that road through Cushing past farms and the bay about eight miles all the way to Thomaston and Route 1. If you have young children, you may want to stop at the playground by the bay on the right about two miles from the turn onto Cross Road and just past the gas/grocery store on the left. The playground is in 1 of the most scenic spots you can find even if you don’t have kids! 1 of the unique stops for tourists on Route 1 in Thomaston is the Maine State Prison Store, which will be on your left at the top of the hill after you have crossed the bridge into Thomaston village. They have all kinds of wood crafts made by pris1rs during the long Maine winters—wooden ship models, fine cutting boards and even tiny carvings. Next door is our favorite antique store for china glass and silver—the Anchor Farm is famous for very fine china, old silver and jewelry. Further along Route 1 toward Rockland you will see some beautiful old homes and some good local restaurants like the Thomaston Café. Down by the water (convenient if you go to Thomaston the back way) is the Slipway, where we suggest you make reservations for dinner. Between the town proper of Thomaston and Rockland is Walmart and Lowes, a move theatre, a great ice cream stand and a Wasses hot dog stand, famous for their great dogs. Heading toward Rockland, you will also see the turn off for Port Clyde on the right with the Knox Museum up on the hill. This is the home of General Knox, who fought alongside Washington during the revolution. Port Clyde Penninsula Shopping, Dining and Ferries To see Port Clyde, drive through the village of Thomaston on Route 1 toward Rockland and take a right to Route 131. Along the road to Port Clyde, you will see many galleries and fun stores to visit. A great stop on the way down the peninsula is at Tenant’s Harbor where you will find the Happy Clam Restaurant, a locals favorite. This is also the route to the Marshal Point Lighthouse, made famous in the Forrest Gump movie and well worth a visit. Just follow the signs for the lighthouse and the road will take you past the Black Harpoon, another locally favorite restaurant. In Port Clyde, the Monhegan Boat Lines offers ferries to Monhegan island and lovely cruises for sightseeing. Call ahead to the Monhegan Boat Lines to make reservations if you want to go to the island for the day or take a puffin or evening sightseeing cruise. There is also a good dockside restaurant called the Dip Net. Rockland and Owls Head Owl’s Head, Rockland, Rockport and Camden are all up the coast from Thomaston on Route 1. Once you head toward Rockland, you will see signs to the Owls Head Transportation Museum and Owls Head Lighthouse. Owls Head Transportation Museum is a wonder detailing the history of transportation including autos and planes. Head into Owls Head for breakfast or a burger at the General Store (voted best in Maine for years.) Once you’ve had that burger, head to the Owls Head Lighthouse park which has an interpretive museum and gift shop and 1 of the best preserved lighthouses in the area, complete with a working Fresnel lens shooting light almost twenty miles out to sea. In downtown Rockland, you can have all kinds of fun. There is the Maine Lighthouse Museum and gift shop at 1 end of town. Down on the docks you will find can make reservations and take a scho1r sailing trip. There is dockside dining at the Landings and the Pearl as well as several food trucks with pretty good fare. If you like art, the Farnsworth Museum is a world famous trove of great art, particularly highlighting the Wyeth family. All along the main street are restaurants of all types, coffee shops, galleries, antique store and gift shops. Favorite shops for us are the Seagull Shop and the Grasshopper Shop. The Audobon Society’s Puffin Center features a short film about saving puffins from extinction on the Maine Coast and has all kinds of other interesting bird exhibits. The Island Institute store features art and crafts from folks still living full time on Maine’s outer islands. If you want to visit an island, 1 of the best ways is on the Maine ferry system, which has full summer schedules to Vinalhaven and North Haven from Rockland. The ferry terminal is just at the end of Main Street on the right. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation to speak of, so we suggest you drive up or rent a car at the airport. You can fly into Rockland (15 miles and 20 minutes away), Augusta (60 minutes away), Portland (90 minutes away) or Bangor (2 hours away.) Many people drive up from Boston (3 hours) or Manchester, NH (2 1/2 Hours away.) Other Things to NoteIf you are coming up to relax and enjoy a bit of the real Maine, this is the spot! We can have a lobsterman deliver fresh lobsters to your door. If you want to get out and kayak on the river (when the tide is up) you can rent kayaks and have them delivered to the house also.
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          Excellent
          31 reviews
          2br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Pets Allowed
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          The SpaceEnjoy lobster fresh from the local pier! Kayak, go swimming, or paddle your canoe from your back yard! Sit on your screen porch and watch the tide turn. Our home has washer and dryer, dishwasher, small gas grill, one open porch, and one screened. Lovely wildflower garden, and relaxing breezes from the Back River. Guest AccessOur home was custom built in 2008. There is a loft bedroom(queen bed) with private bath on the second floor. A second bedroom on the first floor has a twin daybed with a standard size twin trundle. Full bath is on the first floor. All linens are provided. We have TV, WiFi, and local phone access. Interaction with GuestsWe have a local contact in the event of emergency or key loss. Homeowners may be contacted at any point during your stay. The NeighborhoodFriendship, Maine is a very small town. Town Hall, Wallace's Market, the Friendship Museum, kayak rentals and tours, and the post office all are located within a half mile of one another. There is a gift shop and library as well. Getting AroundAll roads in this area lead to US Route 1. Points of interest include Boothbay Harbor (windjammer cruises, shopping,art galleries, botanical gardens), Damariscotta (shopping and dining, Pemiquid lighthouse) , Owl's Head (transportation museum and lighthouse), and Rockland (shopping, dining, ferry to Vinalhaven), Rockport (Mt Battie- drive or hike to an amazing view of Penobscott Bay at the summit) Other Things to NoteWallace's Market is 2 miles away. Great cuts of meat, produce, wine, beer, snacks and gourmet goodies! Damariscotta is 25 minutes South, RTe 1. Rockland is 25 minutes North, Rte 1. Both are wonderful for shopping and dining, hiking and history. Camden , 40 minutes North, is known for it's restaurants and galleries.
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          Excellent
          7 reviews
          4br Home/Apartment
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          The SpaceThe property is special: 2 acres at the end of a dirt road overlooking Johnson Cove. Lots of outdoor space including big decks, lawn area, and a huge dock. This is a tidal cove meaning the water recedes completely twice a day. This makes the experience unique and ever changing. Being a tidal cove you get about 4-6 hours of high tide with access to water sports including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. During low tide you can use the mud boots provided and go clamming. The house has an open floor plan on the main floor with the kitchen, dining room and living room with fireplace all connected making it easy for groups to hang out together. Main floor includes: Kitchen, dining room, living room with fireplace, den with TV and pullout couch, bedroom with full bed and full bathroom. Second floor includes: master bedroom with queen bed and access to upper deck, bedroom with queen bed, bedroom with 2 twin beds, full bathroom, access to the loft. Loft includes: 4 twin mattresses on the floor. NOTE: loft access is via a ladder so we recommend it for kids aged 4 and up. Basement includes: Laundry room, ping-pong table, foosball table, outside toys, water-based toys, life jackets, beach towels. Guest AccessYou and your guests will have full access to the house, property, dock, canoe, and 2 kayaks. Interaction with GuestsOwners are available by phone and email for any questions you may have. The NeighborhoodWe've compiled recommendations about where to shop, eat and other things to do in the area. It's by no means complete and we have a binder of information on area attractions at the house but it should give you a good start on your planning: GROCERIES + Hannafords in Waldoboro is the closest full service grocery store (20 minutes). This is a good place to stock up before getting to the house! + Wallace Market has the basics like bread, milk, butter, eggs and cereal and gas (2 minutes) + Stop 'n Shop or Hannafords in Rockland are larger full service grocery stores (40 minutes) RESTAURANTS AND SPECIALTY SHOPS + Wallace Market deli offers pizza, sandwiches and subs (2 minutes) + Brown Bag in Rockland offers a huge selection of great homemade sandwiches and soups; take out available (40 minutes) + Narrows Tavern in Waldoboro has a basic pub menu including burgers, seafood, etc.; live music on select days. (20 minutes) + Moody's Diner - a classic Maine experience for many years + Slipway in Thomaston - great view! Seats on the dock - food is good + Borealis Bread in Waldoboro has fabulous fresh bread and sandwiches ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) minutes) + McKean & Charles Wine Merchants in Waldoboro offers an extensive selection of wines and imported cheeses (20 minutes) + Mcloons Lobster Shack - South Thomaston (35 mins) I like to use (URL HIDDEN) for (URL HIDDEN) for many helpful reviews of nearby restaurants! BOAT RENTALS There is a mooring available in the harbor for larger boats. Let me know if you are interested in using this and we'll provide more details. + Outsiders Inn ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) in Friendship offers canoe and kayak rentals along with guided tours (2 minutes) + Jeff's Marina ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) in Thomaston offers a few small-medium outboard motor boat rentals. (20 minutes) OTHER ACTIVITIES + 3 mile walking loop around Davis point + Take the kids to the Friendship school playground (just up the street!) + Buy fresh lobster from Friendship harbor then have a lobster dinner at the house (we have a lobster pot available) + Shop and eat in local towns: Damariscotta (30 minutes), Booth Bay Harbor (45 minutes), Rockland (45 minutes) or Camden (1 hour) + Swim and picnic at Damariscotta Lake State Park where the water is calm, shallow and warm. Bathrooms, BBQ grills, and play structure also on site. (25 minutes, fees/vehicle required) + Flagship Cinemas 10 in Thomaston ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) minutes) + Owl's head Transportation Muse(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) minutes) + Day trip to Monhegan Island by mail boat ferry from Port Clyde ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) or on a restored wooden Friendship Sloop from Muscongus ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)). On Monhegan there are lots of art galleries, small restaurants, and island hiking. More things to do in Mid Coast Maine: (URL HIDDEN) Other Things to NoteThe house has a well stocked kitchen with plenty of glasses, dishes, silverware, pots, pans, appliances and even a stock of basic kitchen spices. Traveling with kids or babies? No problem. We have lots of stuff available to make your life easier including: clip on high chair, booster seat, pack 'n play, baby toys, kids toys, puzzles, lots of books, outdoor games, and more.
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          4br Home/Apartment
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          This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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          The SpaceThis efficiency has a loft with double mattress, kitchen with microwave, fold down futon, bath with shower. You are a five minute walk to the Port Clyde General store, docks, boat launching and ferry to Monhegan island. The cottage is located one mile from the town Drift Inn Beach for swimming and the Marshall Point light house, The cottage is located at the end of the St.George Penninsula about twenty minute drive to Thomaston,Rockland and other mid coast towns. Weekly rentals are from Saturday to Saturday, check-in: at 2:00 pm. check-out: at 11:00 am. Guest AccessThe cottage is set back from the road, with views of the harbor and Hupper Island from the porch. You will have full access to the cottage, with parking and privacy. Interaction with GuestsWe try to be available on Saturday to check-in, but if not, we will let you know how to gain access to the cottage. There is a house located to the front/left of the cottage where the owners sometimes reside in on weekends/some weeks and can be totally available to you then. The NeighborhoodWyeth's Eight Bells, Marshall Point Lighthouse (featured in Forrest Gump!), daytrips to Monhegan Island to hike, shop, paint, or eat, Drift-In sandy beach, fishing off the dock or your own boat (there is public access next to the general store), and endless views of beautiful coastal Maine. Other Things to Note*Drift-In Beach is perfect for paddleboarding, kayaking and such. There are places to rent if you'd like to try it out. *Internet access/cell phone reception can be spotty at times. There is no WiFi on the property but there is internet access at the General Store. *Puffin cruises, sunset cruises, Wyeth cruises and the ferry to Monhegan go out multiple times a day in the summer. *a 5 minute walk to the general store, Monhegan Ferry, Dip Net Restaurant, "The Barn" Bar, The Harpoon Restaurant, Kayak rentals, Squid Ink Coffee Shop and many artist's galleries, a 2 minute walk to a playground, and 20 minute walk to the end of the road to see Eight Bells (the Wyeth's Home) *20-25 min. drive to Rockland (Farnsworth Museum, Strand Theatre, shopping, and award winning restaurants) *40 min. drive to Camden (Mt. Battie, shopping, schooners, restaurants)
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          1br Home/Apartment
          • Pets Allowed
          The SpaceKenMa Cottage is a precious and rare commodity in these hectic times. It is a lot of things simply because of the things it isn’t. If unplugging – really unplugging – speaks to you, this is the place to come to. KenMa Cottage is about peace and quiet, the kind that comes from sitting on a deck overlooking the water and reading a book or walking along rocks smoothed by the sea. A place where time is only measured by the tides, lobster boats coming in from the haul or the sun sinking behind the spikey pines across the water. This rustic, but comfortable, cabin was built by the water’s edge in the 1940’s and remains true to its origins; a place for quiet relaxation from the challenges of the modern world. The covered deck is just feet from the shore and overlooks the many islands of the Muscongus Bay. In the mornings, lobster boats work nearby; in the afternoons, sailboats and kayaks glide by on silver waters. The front room of the cabin has a stone fireplace, marked in small stones, with a nickname for the man who inspired its construction. Kendrick Marshall (or KenMa, for short) ran the Port Clyde General Store in the late early 1900s and manned the village’s post office. His ancestors still own the cabin and are making it available to people outside the family for the first time since it was built. An addition in the 1980s added a basic eat-in kitchen with an electric stove, sink, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, a small bathroom with a shower and a cozy bedroom. The cabin can accommodate 2 in the bedroom (double bed) and 1 in the alcove in the front room on a twin bed. The total square footage (less the decks) is about 600 square feet. There is no phone, no TV and no Internet service. Heat, if needed, is provided by a fantastic fireplace in the front room and a portable electric heater. Great books, good conversation, strolls along the shore and walk to the village replace the need for electronics. There’s plenty of shoreline to launch a kayak or spread out a beach towel on the rocks. Dogs – large or small – seem to thrive here, sleeping in the sun on the side deck, wading in the salt water, walking through the woods… For anyone who stays here, it becomes clear that vacations are better when you are present in the moment enough to really see where you are. KenMa Cottage, Port Clyde, Maine…no emails, no meetings, no alarms. Just salty breezes, fresh lobster, chairs on a deck and peace and quiet. During SUMMER rentals are scheduled Saturday to Saturday only. Guest AccessBedroom 1-double bed Living room has twin day bed I Bathroom with shower. Interaction with GuestsSummerMaine is only a call or email away if you need assistance. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). We have 24/7 phone coverage for emergencies. Please refer to your properties house book for instructions. The NeighborhoodCottage is perched on the rocks above Penobscot Bay. It is very private on a dead end dirt road Getting AroundIt is strongly recommended that you have a car. Other Things to NoteCleaning requirements before check out: Please leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided. Check in and out times: Check in is 4:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out are not allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM.
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          2br Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          The SpaceVannah Lane is a delightful house located on coveted Horse Point Road in Port Clyde. Nestled in the tall pines just past 8 Bells, the famed Andrew Wyeth summer home, Vannah Lane sits on 3 private acres and 350 feet of water frontage. Vannah Lane provides the best Port Clyde has to offer — peace and quiet with a walkable distance to the village for morning coffee, catching the ferry to Monhegan or attending an art studio opening, followed by dinner, waterside. The classic clapboard cape is situated on a knoll, surrounded by a well-manicured lawn, and overlooking Deep Cove and Howard`s Head. A path, meandering through trees and mossy boulders, takes you to a small beach — perfect for laying out a blanket and spending the day searching for sea glass, watching for wildlife, reading or launching a kayak or canoe. When the tide is low, explore the rocks and search for crabs under the seaweed. This is an open-concept house with 2 bedrooms, a great room, dining area and a finished loft area above the first floor. The front door opens onto an alcove, with a large coat closet, and the dining area. The dining room looks out onto the deck, the lawn and the water beyond the trees. The dining room table can easily seat 6 people and is open to the great room and the kitchen. French doors open onto the deck — the deck has a gas grill and seating for those who would like to eat outdoors. The kitchen is modern with plenty of counter space and modern appliances including a full-sized stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. The vaulted-ceiling great room is the heart of the house — beautiful, large windows let in natural light throughout the day. Comfortable seating is situated throughout the room — there is a fireplace*, a stereo system and a television with satellite reception. There is also a piano for guests who may know how to play. A wireless router allows for laptop use anywhere in the house or on the deck. The couch in the living room is also a queen sleeper allowing for additional sleeping space. Off the dining area find the master bedroom — this room is very private with a private bathroom (shower) and views of the woods and the water beyond. This bedroom has a new queen bed. Upstairs, find the second bedroom with a queen bed. A full bath is located between this bedroom and the loft area. The loft area, open to the rooms below, offers a double bed and a work area for guests who need to check in with reality during their visit. The house is extremely well constructed — clean, airy and comfortable. There is a washer and dryer available for guest use as well. *Insurance regulations prohibit guest use of the fireplace. Guest AccessAdditional Property Information: Bedroom/sleeping quarters/bathroom configuration: Bathrooms: Bathroom 1 (1st floor): toilet, sink, shower/tub Bathroom 2 (2nd floor): toilet, sink, shower/tub Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (1st floor): Queen Bedroom 2 (2nd floor): Queen Bedroom 3 (2nd floor): Double Security Deposit requirement: A non-refundable damage surety fee is required. Linens: Linens are provided. Paper goods: a starter supply of paper goods (paper towels and toilet tissue) will be available upon your arrival. Typical amounts are 1 roll of paper towels and 1 roll of toilet tissue per bathroom. Cleaning requirements before check out: Please strip all beds and leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided. Check in and out times: Check in is 3:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out are now allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM. Dishwasher supplied: Yes Washer and Dryer: Yes Microwave: Yes Kitchen equipment: fully equipped kitchen Air-conditioning: No DVD/Music player: Yes, DVD and stereo Heat: Yes Firepit, woodstove or fireplace: No Type of Internet access: WiFi Televisions and type of service: 1 flat screen with cable reception Grill: Gas grill Water access, beach access: Yes, this waterfront is accessed by a meandering path from the front of the house. The waterfront is usable and lovely with sandy spots. Great for beach combing, kayaking and swimming Wharf, dock, mooring: No Housekeeping supplies: basic supplies including cleaning solutions, broom and dustpan. Pets: Pets are allowed with a pet fee and acceptance of pet agreement Watercraft: no boats are provided with this rental per insurance regulations. Items you should bring with you: laundry detergent, beach towels, beach equipment (tents, umbrellas, folding chairs, toys, floats, etc.), bug spray, sun screen, baby equipment (you can always rent equipment from our partner Midcoast Family Rentals), shampoo and other toiletries, dog leash. Interaction with GuestsSummerMaine is only a call or email away if you need assistance. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). We have 24/7 phone coverage for emergencies. Please refer to your properties house book for instructions. The NeighborhoodQuiet, end of the road and on the ocean. Located in the fishing village of Port Clyde where you will find, a general store, a working lighthouse and museum, the ferry to Monhegan Island, restaurants, and much more. Getting AroundIt is strongly recommended that you have a car. Other Things to NoteCleaning requirements before check out: Please leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided. Check in and out times: Check in is 4:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out are not allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM.
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          5br house
            Beach Haven is a 3,800 s.f. home with stunning Timberpeg Design. Located in the Mid-Coast/Saint George, Penobscot Bay Region the area called 'where the mountains meet the sea'. Watch spectacular sunrises, sunsets, lobster boats, sailboats, and birds galore right outside your door or from the cozy sun room. Ocean views from every room! There really is something to be said for the fresh balsam sea air and the quality of light. The Saint George Peninsula is an artists paradise. The home is located on a private lane for peace and quiet. 5 bedrooms, 2 &1/2 bath (the 5th bedroom is a queen sleeper sofa in living room with door for privacy) plus queen futon in entertainment room all total sleeps 12 comfortably. Pier, Dock, Float and Private deep water boat mooring Rare private beach easily accessible with no stairs: Perfect for wading, swimming, renting/launching kayaks and stand up paddle boards Bring/rent bikes to ride around the peninsula Gas Grill Outdoor Fire Pit by beach Wood burning Fireplace (renter must purchase own firewood in Maine) New 55" LG Smart 4k Ultra HD TV and New 48" Sony HD Smart TV LG and Sony BluRay/DVD player Cable and Wifi Four season Sun Room Seasonal Screened Porch Fully equipped kitchen (i.e. coffee maker, cooking utensils, dishwasher, microwave/convection, etc) First floor: Master bedroom king with bath (shower/tub) and balcony deck overlooking ocean Living room w/Fireplace (optional 5th bedroom), Deck, (plenty of games, puzzles, and books) Kitchen, Half Bath, Washer/Dryer Lower level: Media/Entertainment Room, 2 Bedrooms each with Queen bed and 1 Bedroom with 2 Singles, Full Bath One bath towel set provided for each guest and one set of bed linens for each bed (beds are made up prior to guest arrival). Camden (30 minutes) is called the Jewel of Maine. It has a picturesque main street with great shopping and restaurants. You can also hike/drive Mount Battie for panoramic views of the entire region. Rockland (20 minutes) is a great 'foodie' town and has been called the 'lobster capital of the world'! It also has great museums and shopping. The Farnsworth Museum has a special center dedicated to the generations of the Wyeth family of artists. There are plenty of lighthouses to tour in the area and Acadia National Park can be a potential day trip. The Camden Snow Bowl offers down hill skiing/snowboarding. And Camden Hills State Park is also great for hiking and cross country skiing. Port Clyde is a hidden gem and only 1.5 miles away. It's a classic small Maine fishing village with great artistic shops, restaurants and where the ferry leaves for Monhegan Island. Local groceries 5 minutes, Walmart 20 minute
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            3br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            The SpaceLighthouse Lookout is a darling, neat-as-a-pin house located halfway down coveted Horse Point Road in Port Clyde Village. Horse Point Road is dotted with quintessential Maine coastal cottages and houses and this property, with its lovely views of the Harbor, fits right in. Lighthouse Lookout is a renovated cape that hasn’t lost its classical styling and pays homage to the simple architectural styling of so many Maine fishing villages. The back of the property is bounded by a tall pine trees and the front of the house gives a bold, sunny face to the water view. The walk to the village – with several restaurants, shops, general store and a ferry to Monhegan Island, is pleasant and meandering and sandy Drift Inn Beach is nearby. The house has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and sleeps 6 comfortably. Furnished with an easy blend of comfortable antiques and stylish modern furniture, the house has hardwood floors and a spacious feel. The first floor has a bedroom with a queen bed and is located next to the full bathroom. There is a den, with a flat screen tv, at the back of the house and a more formal, but comfortable, living room at the front of the house. The eat-in kitchen (rooms for 6) is bright, sunny and spacious with modern appliances and plenty of counter space for meal preparation (note: there is no dishwasher) Upstairs find 2 bedrooms and a half bath – both bedrooms have queen beds. The property offers wireless Internet, a washer and dryer, a gas grill and outdoor seating. Guest AccessBedroom 1- Queen-main floor Bedroom 2- Queen-2nd floor Bedroom 3- Queen-2nd floor Bathroom 1-full-main floor Bathroom- 1/2 bath- 2nd floor Interaction with GuestsSummerMaine is only a call or email away if you need assistance. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). We have 24/7 phone coverage for emergencies. Please refer to your properties house book for instructions. The NeighborhoodBeautiful views of the working waterfront of Port Clyde. Located on a dead end road within waking distance to the village, with a general store, restaurants, and the ferry to Monhegan island. Also in Port Clyde is Marshal Point Lighthouse and Museum and sandy Drift In Beach. Getting AroundIt is strongly recommended that you have a car. Other Things to NoteCleaning requirements before check out: Please leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided. Check in and out times: Check in is 4:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out are not allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM.
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            3br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Pets Allowed
            The SpaceCushing Harbor House is real Maine…time is told by high and low tides, when the sun hits your window as it rises just above the spires of ancient pine trees, when lobster boats steam back to the harbor and bring in their catch, an timeless sight, captured in the picture window of your living room. Located on the shores of Cushing Harbor, this newly renovated cape is a true escape from almost any visitor’s normal day to day experience. The house sits on a small knoll overlooking the harbor and a well-kept lawn leads to a shared dock where guests can swim, fish and kayak from. The property has a front porch that overlooks the waterfront with 180 degree views and outdoor seating and dining furniture. The house is sunny and bright and neat and tidy. A mudroom, a fantastic place to leave sandy shoes, wet towels and all the leftovers from a day outside, is at the entrance to the house. The kitchen is new and fully equipped with all modern appliances and lots of counter space for meal preparation. There is a small breakfast bar as well. The dining area is off the kitchen and living room. The living room is stylish and comfortable with ample seating, gorgeous views of the water, a flat screen television with satellite reception, an XM radio dock, DVD player and a multitude of books and puzzles for rainy days. Two of the three bedrooms are in a wing off the living room. The first bedroom has a queen bed and the second has a bunk bed configuration with a double bed on the bottom bunk and a twin on the top. A full, shared bathroom in located in the hall. The master bedroom, with a queen bed, is on the opposite side of the house and is large and bright with a private bathroom with a shower. Cushing Harbor House is a fantastic option for groups of any size – it is large enough to accommodate 7 people but wouldn’t feel huge if only 2 people were staying. It is thoughtfully equipped, furnished and decorated and very well maintained. Historically used as a base of operations for a local family that has a summer house on a local island, this house is perfect for those who want to be out of the way without being too far away from what the Midcoast has to offer. Walk down to the dock to get fresh lobsters for dinner, kayak into Muscongus Bay, walk, run or bike and then, drive 15 minutes to Thomaston, Rockland or nearby Port Clyde, Tenants Harbor or Camden and take in all this diverse area has to offer. During SUMMER, rentals are scheduled Saturday to Saturday only. Guest AccessBedroom 1- Queen Bedroom 2-Queen Bedroom 3-Bunk bed; double bed on bottom, twin on top Bathroom 1- shower Bathroom 2- full shower and tub Interaction with GuestsSummerMaine is just a call away if you need assistance. The property has a care taker. The NeighborhoodLocated in neighborhood of waterfront cottages. Dock is accessible from front of cottage. Getting AroundIt is strongly recommended that you have a car. Other Things to NoteCleaning requirements before check out: Please leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided. Check in and out times: Check in is 4:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out are not allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM.
            Home/Apartment
            4br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            The SpaceThis is a family home with generous space for reunion and entertaining. From a relaxing night sipping wine overlooking the water to a rigourous kayak trip down the coast, this home has all the amenities Down East. Guest AccessThe entire home is yours. Gourmet kitchen, private bedrooms and bath, even a garage with a ping pong table. The NeighborhoodThe home is located on a peninsula which a few times a year becomes an island at high tide/full moon.VERY COOL. You will be amazed at the privacy. Other Things to NoteThis is where you come to relax, read, eat lobster and enjoy nature. It is quiet, elegant and very comfortable. All the comforts of home overlooking ocean tides.
            Home/Apartment
            3br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Pets Allowed
            The SpaceTide River is a beloved summer home of a family who has been visiting the area for decades. Cherished by generations, Tide River imbues classic summer house sensibilities, ever-changing ocean views and spacious and private outdoor space. Located in Port Clyde, just 5 minutes from the village, Tide River feels like a vacation should – a sprawling green lawn, a comfortable, unfussy interior and a family friendly waterfront safe for swimming, beachcombing, kayaking and picnicking. Tide River has a main house and a guest house nicknamed “The Addendum.” The main house has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, large living room, dining area, den, kitchen, mudroom and a fantastic 3 season screen room. The bedrooms are on the second floor and are on opposite sides of the main house. The master has a queen bed facing the waterfront. The room is large and bright and most certainly has space for the addition of a portable crib of toddler bed if necessary. The second bedroom has 2 twins and also faces the waterfront. This room is also good sized and could accommodate a portable crib or blow up mattress. Both bedrooms also have room darkening shades. The bathroom is located in the hallway between the two bedrooms is a shower/tub combination (the shower is handle-type). Downstairs, find the den – a cozy spot with a new flat screen television, puzzles, games and books. The den can be converted into a bedroom as it has a fold out couch and two doors that can be shut off to create privacy. The living room is centered around a large fireplace with plenty of comfortable seating. The couch and love seat also convert to beds adding to the flexibility of the house. The dining area overlooks the front lawn and the water and can accommodate a large crowd. It is located off the kitchen (which has a charming and rare swinging door). The kitchen is open, galley style and has some of the best views you will find from a kitchen sink anywhere! There is plenty of space to cook and prepare a meal of any size. Appliances include a microwave, dishwasher, full sized refrigerator, electric stove top, wall oven, coffeemaker, etc. The screen room is off the living room and faces the water and the lawn. Built in benches with cushions offer a fantastic place to read, relax or nap. There are sitting chairs as well in the screen room making this a perfect place to still feel out of doors even when there is a threat of rain. The first floor also has a full shower bathroom. The mudroom, off the kitchen, is a great place to leave sandy shoes and wet towels after a long day down by the water. There is a compact sized washer and dryer in the mudroom as well. The Addendum, which is steps away from the main house, has its own deck overlooking the lawn and the waterfront, a shower bathroom and a king bed. Tide River sits on roughly 2 private and wooded acres and hundreds of feet of water frontage. This is a particularly interesting and varied making it ideal for a variety of activities. A “spit” jutting out into the salty waters creates a calm cove directly in front of the house. This protected area is often calmer and warmer than the waters on the other side of the spit making it ideal for swimming or novice kayakers. However, just a walk down the shore and you are on the open water and can watch sailboats glide by or lobster boats busy pulling traps. The shorefront offers tidal pools to explore, seaweed covered rocks to look for crabs (kids find this the most amazing task!) and warm, protected areas to nap or read. Tide River is a great landing place for a larger family or for guests who may have family visiting and need flexible space. It is the backdrop for a Maine vacation that will truly be part of your family’s collective memory. Guest AccessPlease be aware: Tide River does not have a heat source. Water/Shore Access: Tide River has direct access to the shore. It is easily accessed by a path from the yard. It is tidal making it perfect for exploring around rocks and small tide pools. Interaction with GuestsSummerMaine is just a call away if you need assistance. The property has a care taker. The NeighborhoodIn a private setting with direct and easy access to the shore. Getting AroundIt is strongly recommended that you have a car. Other Things to NoteCleaning requirements before check out: Please leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided.
            Home/Apartment
            3br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Pets Allowed
            The SpaceThis half acre property overlooks Port Clyde village and harbor, with views beyond the nearby islands to Muscongus Bay. This is a wonderful home; warm, tidy, renovated, decorated beautifully and furnished for comfort. It`s within easy walking distance of favorite local spots like the ice cream & bakery shop, Monhegan Island Ferry, galleries, and restaurants. The home is sited on a large sloping lot with gracious lawns and a spectacular professionally maintained flower garden. Just below the deck is the cutting garden with a winding stone walkway path leading to the dock and fully renovated and furnished "fish-shack" with private wharf - perfect for entertaining, reading, or just watching the local lobster boat fleet bring in their catch. The home easily sleeps six. The full bathroom (tub and separate shower) and 3 bedrooms are upstairs. The master contains a wonderful memory foam king bed while the other bedrooms have equally luxurious single beds (two each). There is a flat screen in the master bedroom and another with associated DVD and CD players downstairs in the living room area. Bed-linens, towels, beach-towels, and terry robes provided. The kitchen`s open shelving makes it easy to view and use the many gourmet tools & amenities. Serious cooks will appreciate the five-burner DCS gas range, the full complement of stainless steel cookware, microwave, and the ultra quiet Bosch dishwasher. Just beyond the first floor kitchen is a powder room, pantry, and fully equipped laundry room. The open living/dining room is all windows looking over the village, and the harbor. Dine on the antique French cherry table or move your meal outside onto the wide wood deck that runs the length and width of the house, offering unique views of the ever changing harbor, sky, and ocean. The house has a two car garage, a Weber charcoal barbecue kettle, library shelves with an eclectic selection of books, and DVDs, and a game closet packed with puzzles, board games, and toys. There is custom dimmer-controlled lighting throughout, and a propane powered back-up electric generator. The phone system is digital and cordless with messaging. Cable TV and high speed internet are provided. Well-trained pets are allowed with owner`s permission. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the house or on the property. Guest AccessAdditional Property Information: Bedroom/sleeping quarters/bathroom configuration: Bathrooms: Bathroom 1 (2nd floor): toilet, soaking tub, custom shower Bathroom 2 (1st floor): toilet, sink Bedrooms: Master (2nd floor): 1 king with memory foam mattress Bedroom 2 (2nd floor): 2 twins Bedroom 3 (2nd floor): 2 twins The property will be cleaned before you arrive and after you depart. Guests leaving a property in a condition which requires above normal cleaning times will be charged a clean fee of $30.00 per hour. Linens: All linens are included for the maximum number of people allowed. Paper goods: a starter supply of paper goods (paper towels and toilet tissue) will be available upon your arrival. Typical amounts are 1 roll of paper towels and 1 roll of toilet tissue per bathroom. Cleaning requirements before check out: Please strip all beds and leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and start a load of dishes in the dishwasher. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided. Check in and out times: Check in is 4:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out are now allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM. Dishwasher supplied: Yes Washer and Dryer: Yes Microwave: Yes Heat source: baseboard hot water DVD/Music player: yes Kitchen equipment: Fully equipped gourmet kitchen Air-conditioning: No, but fans and ocean breezes provided Firepit, woodstove or fireplace: No Type of Internet access: WiFi DSL Televisions and type of service: 2 flat screen televisions with premium cable Grill: Charcoal kettle grill Water access, beach access: Access to the water is available from the boathouse wharf. For those who would like a sandy beach, fantastic and ever popular Drift Inn Beach is 1 mile away – easy to get to by foot or bike. Dock, mooring and wharf: 8 Raspberry Lane has a boat house and a wharf. The wharf is a fantastic place to fish and swim from at high tide, but it not an easy place to launch a kayak from. Small boats may tie up temporarily for boarding, etc. Housekeeping supplies: basic supplies including cleaning solutions, broom and dustpan. Pets: Pets are allowed with pet fee and acceptance of pet agreement. Watercraft: no boats are provided with this rental per insurance regulations. Items you should bring with you: laundry detergent, beach towels, beach equipment (tents, umbrellas, folding chairs, toys, floats, etc.), bug spray, sun screen, baby equipment (you can always rent equipment from our partner Midcoast Family Rentals), shampoo and other toiletries, dog leash. Interaction with GuestsSummerMaine is only a call or email away if you need assistance. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). We have 24/7 phone coverage for emergencies. Please refer to your properties house book for instructions. The NeighborhoodLocated in a true walk-able village; close to the general store, ice cream shop, ferry to Monhegan and fresh lobsters right off the dock. Getting AroundIt is strongly recommended that you have a car. Other Things to Noteleaning requirements before check out: Please leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided. Check in and out times: Check in is 4:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out are not allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM.
            Home/Apartment
            3br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Pets Allowed
            The SpaceNote: Although we don’t typically photograph houses until everything is in place, we decided to “break the rules” when it came to Natalie’s House. Because of its fantastic location in Port Clyde, we wanted our guests to have a chance to see it. Rest assured, by the time you check in, all will be in place including all new linens, a wall mounted TV, grill, outdoor furniture on the fantastic deck and window treatments. Natalie’s House sits on a hill overlooking Port Clyde Harbor. This view, by many accounts, is unrivaled in this classic fishing village – watch lobster boats unload their catch at the end of the day, sailboats glide in and out of the harbor, kayakers paddle along the shore… Named after the beloved artist, Nat Lewis, who spent years there painting what she saw out her window and off her deck, this lovely house had been completely renovated. The house has three bedrooms and 1.5 baths – it can sleep a total of 9 people in four queen beds and one twin. There are two bedrooms upstairs (one open area with two queens) and a private bedroom with a twin and a queen. All the bedrooms upstairs have lovely views and share a half bath. The first floor bedroom with a queen bed, is at the back of the house, set off slightly from the hustle and bustle of the main living area. This bedroom shares a full bath with the rest of the house, located in the hallway . The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped and has all new appliances – there is an electric stove and the table will be large enough to seat 9 people. There are two living room areas at the front of the house – each with gorgeous views. One has a large, gorgeous fireplace and comfortable seating – best suited for reading or visiting. The other, which has a large flat screen TV, is more of a den. The house is equipped with WIFI and cable television. This sweet house is perfectly situated in the village – enough out of the way for a little peace and quiet, guests can walk to Marshall Point Lighthouse or Drift Inn Beach (one of the only sandy beaches on the Peninsula) or down to the village for dinner, drinks, ice cream or to shop for provisions at the General Store. The ferry to Monhegan is a 10 minute walk away – don’t miss the opportunity to visit this magical island. Guest AccessAdditional Property Information: Bedroom//bathroom configuration: Bedrooms Bedroom 1- queen (main floor) Bedroom 2- Queen and twin (second floor) Bedroom 3- 2 queens (second floor) Bathrooms Bathroom 1- full with shower and tub (main floor) Bathroom 2- 1/2 bath (second floor) Interaction with GuestsSummerMaine is only a call or email away if you need assistance. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). We have 24/7 phone coverage for emergencies. Please refer to your properties house book for instructions. The property has a care taker. The NeighborhoodLocated in a true walk-able village; close to the general store, ice cream shop, ferry to Monhegan and fresh lobsters right off the dock. Getting AroundIt is strongly recommended that you have a car. Other Things to NoteCleaning requirements before check out: Please leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided. Check in and out times: Check in is 4:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out are not allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM.
            cottage
            1br cottage
              This efficiency has a loft with double mattress, kitchen with microwave, fold down futon, bath with shower. You are a five minute walk to the Port Clyde General store, docks, boat launching and ferry to Monhegan island. The cottage is located one mile from the town Drift Inn Beach for swimming and the Marshall Point light house. The cottage is located at the end of the St.George Peninsula about twenty minute drive to Thomaston, Rockland and other mid coast towns.
              Home/Apartment
              11br Home/Apartment
              • Pets Allowed
              McGee & Barter Islands are located about 20 miles south of Rockland, Maine. The islands nestle together to form a natural deep-water harbor large enough to accommodate most yachts and power boats. While Barter Island is undeveloped, McGee Island has three residential structures, the Main House, the Cook House, and the Little Boat House with beds for up to 24 people. (N.b., all three buildings are part of the rental. They are not rented separately.) The Main House was built between 1913 and 1915. It has nine bedrooms which can sleep 17 adults / kids. There are four full bathrooms each equipped with a full-length bath tub plus there also is a partially-enclosed outdoor shower which is the most popular place for bathing. The living room is a favorite gathering place in the evening as it has ample seating, lots of board games and a large fireplace that radiates warmth into the room. There also is a baby grand piano for the musically-inclined and for family sing-alongs. The Main House porches, some covered and some sun-drenched, are another favorite gathering spot where people can talk, read a book, lie in the sun, or just gaze out on the Atlantic Ocean and neighboring islands. The front porch also offers a wonderful vantage point for watching the full moon rise and for marveling at the Milky Way unobstructed by the mainland’s light pollution. The original portion of the Cook House was built in the late 1700’s and later expanded. The kitchen was remodeled in 2011 and is equipped with modern appliances. It has a kitchen table that is the focal point for breakfast and lunch and a separate dinning room – the site of many lobster dinners – that can seat up to 24. The Cook House also has a full bathroom with a shower and a large bedroom upstairs with three twin beds. The Little Boat House, built around 1915, is located right on the water. It has a porch, a comfortable living room, a kitchen and a bathroom on the first floor and a large bedroom with two queen beds upstairs. This building is a favorite with our teenagers as it provides them with a place where they can be ‘on their own,’ yet close enough to the Cook House for late night cookie raids. McGee offers visitors a number of activities. Walking around McGee Island looking at and occasionally collecting the flotsam and jetsam is popular though best done at half tide or lower. It also offers people the chance to see Ospreys and views of islands stretching into the Atlantic Ocean and truly spectacular sunsets. Berry picking also is popular as McGee is blessed with a plethora of raspberry and blackberry bushes. The berries typically are most abundant from mid-July to mid-August and provide a delicious diversion while walking around the island. Games such as croquet, volleyball, and badminton are favorite activities for people feeling a competitive urge. These games also have been the source of fond memories especially for the elder generations on those rare occasions when they actually beat the younger generations in a game. There are kayaks for paddling around one or both of the islands; an activity that can take 40 to 90 minutes depending on conditions and effort expended. One of the nice attributes of McGee is the ability to leave behind the hustle and bustle of daily life. There are no TVs or radios which allows people to truly ‘get away.’ The Main House, however, does have Wi-Fi Internet service for those who need to stay connected. There also is cellular phone reception, but it can be problematic (n.b., Verizon and U.S. Cellular seem to work best). We recommend guests switch their mobile phones to the Wi-Fi Internet if they want more reliable reception. McGee and Barter Islands offer people a relatively unique vacation experience. Many people express concern they wouldn’t know what to do being on an island for an entire week – especially without a TV or radio. The strange thing is that is what makes this place so special for family gatherings. The lack of distractions causes people to look to each other for entertainment. The group activities, whether it be walking around the island, playing games, making meals, or sitting on the porch drinking cocktails, give people the opportunity to talk with each other, to catch up, and to have shared experiences that form the bonds that keep people close. Additionally, it offers people the opportunity to enjoy a exceptionally beautiful vista and coast line. It truly is a great place for a friends and family gathering.
              Cottage
              4br Cottage
              • Pets Allowed
              Steve Thomas, Emmy-award winning former host of This Old House and Renovation Nation and spokesman for Habitat for Humanity International, renovated Sea Cove Cottage for his family's winter use. Built by a local Maine shipbuilder, Fred Simmons, in 1905, it's charming and well-located in the heart of the village, just a short stroll from the general store, ice cream shop, post office, and town dock. Views of the inner harbor are lovely and sunset views from the comfortable front porch are gorgeous. This all year home features a cook's kitchen, three bedrooms and a bath upstairs, and a complete garden level separate entrance suite with bedroom, living room, and a bathroom with a slipper tub and hand held shower. Steve renovated the cottage green, starting with home sealing and insulation to make it as comfortable as possible. And state of the art heat and air conditioning! Here's what Steve has to say about the project: 'I’m renovating again, this time a harbor side shingle-style cottage in midcoast Maine. The project is SEA COVE COTTAGE, and it’s the first time I’m using the real-time world of social media to feature a renovation project on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. After almost 20 years of renovating more than two dozen homes, I can finally admit I’m a serial renovator; that reshaping homes with a past has become an occupational hazard. Yes, I have Renovator’s Disease: the inability to stop fixing up old homes. My latest personal project, a neglected c. 1903 shingle style cottage with a gambrel roof, is in a small fishing village in mid coast Maine. This is more than a professional project because after the transformation, my wife, Evy, and I, and our two standard poodles, Emma and Marley, will winter here, when our island summer home and barn/workshop become inaccessible. We want to simplify, de-clutter and downsize without sacrificing comfort. As I travel the country for Habitat for Humanity, I have talked to many other Boomers who share our goal, but are frustrated by a lack of information and guidance. SEA COVE COTTAGE gives everyone immediate access to my renovation experience on my website and through Since I want this project to be as sustainable as possible, we’re donating existing cabinetry and various fixtures to the local Habitat ReStore, and we’ll search for furniture and lighting treasures to use from Habitat ReStores across the country.' The project began in September 2013 and was completed by June 2015.