A vintage 1917 summer cottage on the water

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Guests 3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Allows Pets Yes
Property Size 600 sq. ft.

Description

KenMa 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 1917 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 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 in more than 50 years.

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.

Amenities

Property ID:  KenMa Cottage 

Waterfront, water access, water views

Privacy Level HIGH (this can be subjective, please ask if you have questions)  
 
Bedroom/Sleeping:
All bedding and bath towels are provided

Bedroom 1 Double 1st Floor

Other sleeping notes: twin day bed in living room
 
Bathroom:
Bathroom 1 full w/shower 1st Floor

Fully equipped kitchen 
Electric Stove
Microwave
Brew Coffee Maker
Toaster

Fire Place: ok for small fire in fire place, not adequate for heating.
Wood provided
Small electric heater

Fans
Charcoal Grill
Outdoor seating accommodates 4

No TV or WIFI

Other:
Household Consumables and items: The following items are typically found at the properties to get you started.
 
-Dishwasher, liquid soap for sink dish washing, washing machine detergent.
- New Kitchen sponge per guest turnover.
- All purpose counter cleaner
- All purpose bathroom cleaner
- Hand soap for Kitchen & bathroom
- Bathroom tissue/toilet paper 2 rolls per bathroom per guest turnover.
- Paper towels for kitchen 1 starter roll
- A few trash bags
- Coffee filters
- Propane or Charcoal for Grill. Grill tools- scraper/steel brush, spatula, tongs, fork. Oven Mitt.
 
 
You should plan to bring with you or purchase shortly after arrival:
- Groceries, coffee, condiments
-Some properties will have dry spices and other items. We are not able to inventory these things…if you will want to have something special to cook with we suggest bringing it with you.
-Additional paper towels, toilet paper, paper/plastic ware etc.
 -Laundry detergent
-Shampoos, body soaps and other personal hygiene products.
-Beach gear- beach towels, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.
-Approved pets will need a leash.
 
-Baby equipment (you can always rent equipment from our friends at Mid-Coast Family Rentals)

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.

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Rates

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing       Min Nights
Season Start End Night Week Min Nights
SUMMER7/8/20178/25/2017$1,600 Per Week$1,6007 (Sat-Sat)
LATE SUMMER8/26/20179/15/2017$205$1,3003
FALL9/16/201710/27/2017$160$1,0003
WINTER 10/28/20174/6/2018$0 3
SPRING 20184/7/20185/25/2018$0 3
EARLY SUMMER 20185/26/20186/29/2018$0 3
SUMMER 20186/30/20188/24/2018$0 Per Week 7 (Sat-Sat)
LATE SUMMER 20188/25/20189/14/2018$0 3
FALL 20189/15/201811/2/2018$0 3
WINTER 2018/201911/3/20184/5/2019$0 3

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Notes

IN ADDITION TO THE RENTAL AMOUNT the following fees and tax apply
A $110 CLEANING FEE, DOG FEE (if applicable),
9% TAX on Rent, Dog Fees and Cleaning Fees,
A Processing Fee of 6% of the rental amount.
*ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
*A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF 1/2 OF THE RENTAL AMOUNT IS DUE UPON RESERVATION.
 
Cleaning 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 is 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.