AUTHENTIC MAINE COTTAGE WITH DIRECT WATER FRONTAGE

Lois Van Aken

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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AUTHENTIC MAINE COTTAGE WITH DIRECT WATER FRONTAGE

Bailey Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

This turn of the century cottage has been lovingly preserved and updated tastefully by our family for 4 generations. Located on Merriconeag Sound, it has easy access from the back yard to the pebbly beach where you can launch your kayak or explore the tidal pools. The wrap around porch is perfect for lounging while watching the spectacular sunsets and listening to the gulls and waves. This is a special place full of old world charm for the whole family to take a break and relax together.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lois Van Aken

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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Authentic maine cottage with direct water frontage
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Authentic maine cottage with direct water frontage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164879
541 951-1225
Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Buffalo, NY
5

Relaxing, Refreshing and Better Than Advertised!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is better than imagined. It's cozy with it's wooden beams and "fireplace". We loved the wraparound porch in case of rain. The bedrooms which are upstairs get warm during the day but cool off at night with the frequent breeze that streams through the cottage. It's a quiet neighborhood with friendly neighbors. We even found a banana hammock that the kids (18 and 16) enjoyed. I preferred the Adirondack chairs and wicker furniture on the porch. Didn't bring books? No need, there are plenty from many genres.
The cottage was clean and the lawn was well-maintained. We had the best shore with easy access to the water for swimming and to launch the kayak. We found many treasures on the shores - seaglass, stones, shells...
There are binoculars available but bring your own shampoo/soaps. The kitchen had every appliance/pot/pan/utensil we needed, but please bring your dish towel for drying. Small clothesline and clothespins for drying swimsuits and towels.
Lois was very easy to work with and she was accessible via text/phone if we needed anything (which we didn't).
We traveled to:
Boothbay Harbor (shopping, lunch at Kahler's and boat excursions)
Freeport (shopping, lobster grilled cheese and L.L.Bean). Favorite stores - Mangy Moose, Sherman's Bookstore, Cool as a Moose, Abacus, When Pigs Fly (homemade bread) and Wicked Whoopies (many flavors). Did I say L.L. Bean?!
Reid State Park - sandy beach as well as a rocky beach. $7.50/person for non-Maine residents, slightly less if you are lucky enough to reside in Maine.
Portland - shopping, Portland Lobster Company and Portland Head Light
Across the cribstone bridge at Orr's Island - Island Candy Company (ice cream and homemade candy), Salt Cod Café (the best blueberry scones ever) and watershoes at H2Outfitters
On the island - Morse's Cribstone Grill (drink bottled beverages, their water is not good), Land's End Gifts and my personal favorite, Seaside Creations for unique handmade gifts by local Maine artists.
Buy and send postcards early. The post office has limited hours.
The best activity was being at the cottage and just "being". It was much better than the pictures!
Will I recommend it? I already have and will be rebooking for next year. I wish we could stay for several weeks!
Thank you, Lois, for the attention you give to this sweet cottage. It's not fancy, but it has everything we are looking for in a Maine waterfront cottage. Thank you for sharing it with us!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Authentic maine cottage with direct water frontage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164879
541 951-1225
Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

We should've stayed for two weeks!

We should've stayed for two weeks!
  • 5 of 5
Our family had a fantastic time exploring Bailey Island and relaxing at the Washburn cottage.

If you're looking for posh and fancy this probably isn't your style but if you want to enjoy some quiet, simple down time this is perfect. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed and the owner was very attentive.

We walked to the general store (BIGS) every morning for our coffee and swam in the sound off the back yard every day at high tide. We saw so many kayakers from our perch on the back porch that my husband and sons decided to give it a go for an afternoon and had a great time exploring the island's coast from the water. With fresh seafood available at the end of the street (Cook's Lobster House) or at any number of other spots close by and beautiful sunsets we barely wanted to leave the island. Portland was close enough that we couldn't resist catching a Sea Dogs game, which the kids always love, and Freeport was such an easy ride we did a little shopping as well. We also enjoyed a two hour ferry ride that left right from Cook's, which is an easy walk from the cottage, and took us around the many islands in the area during which we spotted an osprey and several seals (the kids were on seal watch all week and spotted several more from the back porch).

It was definitely the most enjoyable week of our summer and we hope to return next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Authentic maine cottage with direct water frontage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164879
541 951-1225
Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Fairfax, VT
5

Rustic, peaceful, refreshing!

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful getaway on the coast of Maine.

Nice cottage feel, refreshing sea-air, and sunsets that beat the band.

Cooks Lobster House is a stone's throw away--yes that's walking distance--to satiate the seafood cravings.

Owner is very accommodating and reasonable!

Can you tell we enjoyed our stay?
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
beach
Car: necessary

Bailey Island is the island that time forgot. Once you drive over the only Cribstone Bridge in the world this small island will captivate you. Peaceful, quiet with a still thriving local fishing community. There are decent restaurants on the island as well as a general store and great gift/souvenir store located at the very tip of the island. The beach combing is fantastic as well as sailing, fishing and sea kayaking. The island has a very nice sandy beach perfect for children and only 30 minutes away is the popular Popham State Park Beach.

Locally, Brunswick has the beautiful Bowdoin College Campus which hosts the Maine Coast Live Theater each summer, local growers market every Thursday, great food, all the stores you need (yes, we have a Starbucks) and a super library. Nearby Bowdainham has great antiquing, historic Bath has a world class maritime museum, and of course, Freeport, home of LL Bean and my favorite, the Patagonia outlet, is the shopping meca of the NE

Other Activities: Beach combing

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Bailey Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Notes

  • $850- $950

Amenities

Amenities

Bailey Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Small but adequate stall-type shower
  • Small but adequate stall-type shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Two of the bedrooms upstairs, the Full and the two Twin room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Two of the bedrooms upstairs, the Full and the two Twin room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two of the bedrooms upstairs, the Full and the two Twin room
  • Two of the bedrooms upstairs, the Full and the two Twin room are smaller and have a three quarter wall between them. The Queen room is much larger and has a new, large window looking out over the water.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Linens are NOT provided so bring your own sheets ( 1 Queen, 1 Full and 2 Twins) and towels including beach towels. Pillows, quilts and blankets ARE provided. As of 05/02/11, there is not TV reception. There is a flat screen TV with DVD player. Hopefully by the end of June, there will be TV reception but not a sure thing at this time. There is wireless internet. Cell reception is sometimes intermittent at the cottage. There is a house phone with unlimited LD.