Tide 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.
Additional amenities include: coffee bean grinder: no, keurig coffee maker: no, fire pit/bowl/fire place: fireplace, a few trash bags, iron& board: no, coffee filters, baby/toddler equipment: no, coastal/shore proximity, 4 floor:, beach gear- beach towels, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, ect., dishwasher, liquid soap for sink dish washing, washing machine detergent., some properties will have dry spices and other items. we are not able to inventory these things., blender: no, bedroom/sleeping: all properties provide bedding and bath towels., bathroom tissue/toilet paper 2 rolls per bathroom per guest turnover., bathroom notes:, bathroom:, privacy level high, med or low. high being near secluded, low being in a neighborhood. (this can be subjective- please inquire with any questions): high, hand soap for kitchen & bathroom, sorry, but one of the joys of rural maine is the relatively weak and inconsistent internet service. providers can take several days to weeks for house calls. basic troubleshooting suggestions provided with house book and instructions. proration’s or refunds will not be issued for lack of internet or cable service., boats/kayaks: no, phone: yes, heat: tide river does not have a functioning heating system., 1 toilet, sink, shower/tub floor: 1st floor, dock/mooring: no, beach chairs: no, toaster: yes, 3 toilet, sink, shower floor: guest house, music system: no, beach towels: no, household consumables and items: the following items are typically found at the properties to get you started., fans: yes, water views: yes, shampoos, body soaps and other personal hygiene products., new kitchen sponge per guest turnover., you should plan to bring with you or purchase shortly after arrival:, approved pets will need a leash., wood provided:no, 6 floor:, all purpose bathroom cleaner, paper towels for kitchen 1 starter roll, all purpose counter cleaner, 5 floor:, groceries, coffee, condiments., other sleeping notes: den has sleeper sofa, living room has 2 sleeper sofas, brew coffee maker: yes, 3 king floor: guest house, clothing: the weather can change dramatically from one day to the next. you will want to dress for the season. it is best to be prepared. even in the warmest days of summer the nights can get cool. in the fall it is always a good idea to have a sweatshirt or jacket with you., TV programing: ________. (we are not able to make changes to channel line up), toaster oven: no, 2 2 twins floor: 2nd floor, 2 toilet, sink, tub with shower attachment floor: 2nd floor, gas or electric stove: electric, 1 queen floor: 2nd floor, additional paper towels, toilet paper, paper/plastic ware ect., outdoor seating/table: yes accommodates: 8, other:.