CHARMING RUSTIC COTTAGE ON THE OCEAN, WITH SEMI-PRIVATE BEACH

George Johnson, Jr. or Debbie Johnson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CHARMING RUSTIC COTTAGE ON THE OCEAN, WITH SEMI-PRIVATE BEACH

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5 bedrooms, 1-3/4 bath, cottage sleeps 6

The Nezinscott cottage is located on a bluff near the southern end of picturesque Bailey Island, Maine. The covered-wrap-around porch offers beautiful easterly and westerly ocean views. Inside, a wood-fired fireplace insert adds comfort and ambiance to the large open living room. Your stay includes access to Little Harbor, a semi-private beach. Some features of Bailey Island include Mackeral Cove, the Giant Staircase, Lands End Gift Shop, local restaurants, a general store, an ice cream shop, post office, and churches. Come and enjoy the beach, the island, and the breath-taking sunrises and sunsets of the Maine coast!

More Information: The Nezinscott Cottage may also be found at http://www.johnsoncottages.com/index.htm

Rental disclosure: Call to check on last minute cancelations. Rental agreement available upon request online. Please email at agjohnson9@myfairpoint.net

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

George Johnson, Jr. or Debbie Johnson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Charming rustic cottage on the ocean, with semi-private beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Charming rustic cottage on the ocean, with semi-private beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184120
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Charming and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Nezinscott for a week with our daughters ages 16 months and 4 years. It was a dream. George and Debbie were very thoughtful and especially accommodating of our children's needs. The girls' favorite toys were the nets to catch insects and crabs in, play law mowers to push around and the slide. My husband and I loved the wraparound porch and the views it provided. We had many excellent meals at Morse's Grille and also enjoyed adventures to Popham beach and the Puffin watch tour. The ice cream at Tiffins was the delicious creamy soft-serve (as well as hard-packed). We enjoyed several treats there. We tend to go to new places for vacations but we could definitely imagine returning here some day.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay here; at the Nezinscott, and in our area of Maine. Thank you for your kindness. We hope we that someday you will return to stay at the Nezinscott again.
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Charming rustic cottage on the ocean, with semi-private beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184120
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

We loved every bit of out stay at the Nezinscott!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Nezinscott cottage on Bailey Island, Maine was absolutely fantastic! The house was just what we were looking for--very rustic and oozed with character. Our kids absolutely loved the "old-fashioned" house. The cottage was very clean and tidy and well stocked with the things we needed for the week. George and Debbie are wonderful owners, answering all the questions we had and making sure we had everything we needed for our stay. George and Debbie had a wealth of knowledge about Bailey Island and we loved visiting about the history of the Island. So interesting! It truly was a wonderful stay and will hold many wonderful memories for our family. Bailey Island is a beautilful part of God's creation!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Maine, and at the Nezinscott. We hope that if you come back to Maine you will stay at the Nezinscott again. God bless you and your family.
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Charming rustic cottage on the ocean, with semi-private beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184120
+1 2078336053
Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Transplanted Mainer living in Michigan
5

Lovely cottage in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was a wonderful, rustic, and quiet place to stay in the early summer season. Not a sound to be heard but the waves, loons, gulls and wild turkeys (and little turkey chicks, too) and an occasional putt putt of a lobster boat. This is a fun place for birding, walking, resting, working, and recharging. The owners are wonderful and close at hand, and the woodstove works. It is a lovely place to get some writing done, to see the sights and get some walking in. The water's edge is just down a flight of stairs, and sights like Giant's Staircase and the Land's end beach are a fairly short walk away. The Bailey Island General Store, Giant Stairs Cafe, the Lands' End Gift Shop, and a super-cute gift shop, Seaside Creations, are within walking distance. No need to drive. The best part is that there is a lovely water view from nearly every room in the house. Lovely, lovely location. The porch was my favorite place to get some work done. Those new Adirondack chairs are comfortable, the WIFi works perfectly. There is an outdoor outlet right on the porch. The view from this porch is lovely. This is an amazing value, and is only about an hour from Portland. I can see why there are so many repeat customers. A true gem. Super super place. Not fancy, but simply beautiful.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind thoughts on the Nezinscott Cottage and your stay with us. We hope to host you again in the future.
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Charming rustic cottage on the ocean, with semi-private beach
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Georgia Plains, Vermont
4

Amazing Price and Location

  • 4 of 5
Rustic does capture Nezinscot perfectly, and that's not a bad thing. The stories these walls tell, and there are lots of them I'm sure, are only part of the appeal. (I admit to wandering around looking at the signatures of people who've stayed there over the decades, but note that the current owners ask that people refrain from writing on the walls now - a rule that some seem to ignore.) Usually, when we rent a home, it takes a few days to acclimate to the sounds and feel, but the first night there, Nezinscot's charm had everyone sleeping soundly.

There's plenty of space. With more than enough room for our party of five. As an older house, there are things that can feel outdated, but my grandmother's house was just as old and it made me feel as though I was back in her Vermont farmhouse at times, right up to the antique stove that I'd love to get my hands on!

There is a private (it says semi-private, but we rarely encountered others) beach below. The stairs offer a daily workout for those unaccustomed to lots of stairs, but that's a good thing IMO. Once you're down there, there is plenty of rocky areas and patches of bladderwrack where crabs hide. There's also more seaglass than we've ever seen on a Maine beach before.

The house is within walking distance of Land's End, Tiffins (excellent ice cream that is owned by Nezinscot's owners), Mackerel Cove, the general store, the post office, the Giant Stairs, and Giant Stairs Seafood Grille. Those who really like to walk can make it from one end of the island to the other with ease. A few locals we'd bumped into told us to avoid Cook's because it's pretty touristy, something I hate when I'm on vacation, so we tried Morse's Cribstone and had three excellent meals, including one takeout. It's about a mile away, so also within walking distance if you're up for that long a walk.

There is Internet, but I figure I'll tip others into the "sweet spots." We had a problem pulling in a signal from certain areas, and as I work virtually 7 days a week writing SEO content for a few companies, I needed to do some work. The back deck is the best spot for Internet access. There is an outlet if you sit more towards the stairs. Otherwise, the table in the kitchen is second best.

We've rented homes in cape Cod, Ogunquit and Kennebunkport before, I've never had "landlords" as awesome as George and Debi. As soon as we can afford it, we'll be back and this time bring my parents with me.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are very glad you had a relaxing and refreshing time on Bailey Island at the Nezinscott Cottage. We look forward to your return visit. We have made changes to the internet connectivity, we have installed a signal booster inside the cottage. So far we have been told this has greatly improved the signal.
business
Charming rustic cottage on the ocean, with semi-private beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184120
+1 2078336053
Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Couldn't have been any better

Couldn't have been any better
  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at Nezinscott! We have loved every second we have spent there. It is the most gorgeous spot, almost 280 degree ocean views, private awesome beach - and the hosue is so accomdating. We went with several of our kids who are in their twenties and we all had a blast! The owners are incredbly kind and accomadating too making the stay even better.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at the Nezinscott Cottage and look forward to hosting you in the future.
business
Charming rustic cottage on the ocean, with semi-private beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184120
+1 2078336053
Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Hollis, NH
5

Nearly 40 Years

  • 5 of 5
We've been guests at Bailey Island for nearly 40 summers, and each year it only gets better. The five generations of our family appreciate the warm welcome and continued friendship with the clan Johnson.
Thank you so very much for letting us shaer this bit of heaven on earth (and sea). We look forward to our return in 2009.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We always look forward to the clan Brown joining us in the summer on Bailey Island!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Line
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Cooks Corner, Brunswick
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Little Harbor
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Giant's Staircase Cafe
Car: recommended

Bailey Island is the last in a series of picturesque islands connected to the mainland by three bridges, the last of which is the 'Cribstone Bridge'. It is about a twenty minute drive from Cook's Corner in Brunswick. People considering staying on Bailey Island, but unfamiliar with the area may wish to note the following: There are grocery stores, shopping malls, a cinema, major chain and numerous local restaurants/retail outlets, fitness centers, medical facilities (including 2 hospitals), golf courses, Bowdoin College, Bath Maritime Museum, and other attractions at a twenty-minute to a half-hour drive away in Brunswick, Topsham, and Bath. Freeport (home of L.L.Bean, Inc.) is about a forty-five minute drive. Portland is about a one-hour drive away. In essence, the region offers an array of sights, activities, and resources for our guests, in addition to enjoying the unique natural beauty of rugged ocean shorelines.

Other Activities: local art galleries

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Availability & Rates

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Bailey Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
late summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Fall
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 16 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Tentative reservations are not shown, please call or email for updated reservation information.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bailey Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
  • One bathroom is located upstairs. There is a toilet, sink, shower enclosure, cabinet with mirror, small dresser with mirror, towel holders, outlets for hair dryer/accessories. One bathroom is located downstairs. There is a toilet, sink, tub/shower combination, cabinet with mirror, towel holders, outlets for hair dryer/accessories. Note the clothes washer/dryer unit is an apartment-sized combination, and is located in the downstairs bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • One double sized beds is in an upstairs bedrooms. One double-sized bed is in the downstairs bedroom. Blankets and pillows are provided. 3/4 bath upstairs and full bath with laudry downstairs. Please bring your own bath and bed linens.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
This is a rustic Maine cottage. The electrical system has been upgrade. The fireplace has a wood-fired insert, equipped with fan-driven heat duct. Wood is supplied as part of the rental. Four of the bedrooms and one bathroom are upstairs. Downstairs there is a woodshed/utility room, a sink room for dish washing/food preparation, a kitchen with dining area, a large combined living room/dining area (with 3 tables, plenty of chairs, 2 sofas), one bedroom, one bathroom, and a normal capacity clothes washer/dryer unit. Weather permitting, the semi-private beach is sometimes used by guests as an access point for kayaking or canoeing along the rugged coastline.

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