1890 SUMMER COTTAGE ON AN OCEAN BLUFF

Kate Eubank

Speaks french, spanish, english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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1890 SUMMER COTTAGE ON AN OCEAN BLUFF

Bailey Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

This Maine summer cottage on Bailey Island sits on a high bluff overlooking the ocean. First bought by great, great grandparents on their honeymoon trip, it has been in the family for over 100 years. The bedrooms are beautiful, the dining room is large and sunny, and the view is spectacular! Enjoy sitting on the covered porch with a cup of coffee in the morning, watching the sun rise “out of the ocean”, lobster men hauling their traps and sailboats passing by. Settle in the hammock for a lazy afternoon with a good book or explore the island, collect shells on the beaches, rent a kayak and skim along the waves or go fishing. The college town of Brunswick, just a 25 minute drive away, is great for antiquing and to see summer stock theater. Visit the Maine Maritime Museum in nearby Bath, go outlet shopping in Freeport or travel just beyond to browse Portland's historic waterfront. Dine at the island's restaurants or cook lobster at home. Fun for couples and great for families!

Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Kate Eubank (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
Speaks french, spanish, english

About Kate Eubank

First seen on a honeymoon trip. Subsequently bought and lovingly added to almost every summer since.

Kate Eubank purchased this cottage in 1898

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi,

We are back from our wonderful visit to the Mainstay and all are in agreement it exceeded our expectations ... as we walked around the south side of the cottage to the front our stresses and concerns evaporated and I was transported back through the years of visits with grandparents & parents going back to 1957. And the weather was very cooperative ... it ended all too soon !



We had the great pleasure of meeting Cinda and chatting as she was tending the garden out by the road. The property is lovely, I'm certain in no small part to her green thumb !



We loved the construction of the cottage with it's myriad twists & turns and closets and doors with elevated doorknobs. Daughter Emily and fiance Adam are English major grads who fell in love with the amazing book collection ... Adam, a speed reader, read 4 books during the week ! I read through both Bailey Island history books & feel like a native now. If I had to choose a single feature of the cottage that infused me with the 100+ year history, it is the post adjoining the piano alcove with all the height measurements and dates, going back to the 1920's !



Circumstances permitting, we are strongly in agreement to return for the same week in 2014.



All of us offer our thanks and gratitude to your family for the opportunity to enjoy the Maine experience from this very special perspective.
Jun 2013
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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1890 Summer Cottage on an Ocean Bluff
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Memorable Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
What a great family experience. It exceeded our expectations.
The pictures and descriptions are accurate and well representative of the property.
The home is very well maintained and exceptionally clean. We were comfortable day and night.
The yard is great for playing and set well back from the road so there was no need to hawk over the children.
We loved the island and surrounding areas. It is a wonderful place to just "be". We read, did puzzles, played games, and climbed countless rocks.
We recommend this home highly to family's. It easily accommodated our family of five and another.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Amazing, Charming, Preserved, Classic Beach House

  • 5 of 5
We fell instantly in love with this house. From the moment we entered we were in awe of the well-preserved old-time feel of the place. And throughout the week we continued to find little details both in structure and decor that we found so interesting. The home is as it was, yet has the modern touches where needed for completely enjoyable stay. This is an old place, and yet it is kept up so well, it was super clean. There are so many cozy spots to relax, and the bedrooms were comfortable. The kitchen looks unassuming, but is completely stocked with everything you could need. The outside amenities were also incredible - the view, the porch, and the large lawn area (perfect for lawn games). The owners were also very communicative and helpful.

We had a wonderful stay at the Ocean Bluff cottage, and would rent it again when we would like a quiet vacation. We tried too hard this time to keep the kids busy and felt we drove too much, so next time we bring kayaks...
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Waterbury Center, VT
5

Great ocean side cottage

  • 5 of 5
Mainstay is a wonderful house. 4 Queen or king sized beds/bedrooms, plus 2 other rooms with 3 small beds. Just an incredible place to be, fantastic ocean views, almost constant cooling summer breeze, due to the combination of it's high location and being directly between Mackerel Cove and the ocean. 2nd year there and hope to repeat next year.

This is the epitome of a Maine summer cottage on the ocean.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
NY
5

Joint NYer Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous family vacation at the Mainstay! It is on a bluff so be mindful with young children. None the less our children had a fantastic experience. It was a magical vacation where children's imaginations were kicked into high gear as they explored the house, Bailey Island, and other local attractions. They keep asking when we are returning. Beautiful family memories were made. The house was well equipped for two families. The hospitality was amazing. Thank you for a lovely vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Harwinton, CT
5

stunning views and beautiful charm

  • 5 of 5
stepping foot in this house is like stepping back in time. i just loved the history of it and all the pictures throughout the house that were taken a century ago. i absolutely loved sitting on the porch in the morning and watching the sunrise with my cup of tea. we stayed in the porch bed room and listening to the waves crash below as i fell asleep was just awesome. this house is not for those that want a luxurious stay, but it was rustic and comfortable and cozy and that's just what i wanted. great vacation house!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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1890 Summer Cottage on an Ocean Bluff
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Marvelous Mainstay!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderous house-full of lovely quirks and corners! Our family enjoyed our stay and all agree that Mainstay was first rate. The site is a very realistic look at exactly what you are renting. The house is fully equipped, immaculate from top to bottom, there are stunning ocean views from every window, the sleeping porch was divine, the front porch was perfect for any weather be it rain or shine, and all of this within 10 minutes in flip-flops to fresh lobsters at Glen’s in Mackerel Cove. Thanks for the memories.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
95 N
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Car: recommended

Take a day's excursion on the Island Ferry weaving through beautiful islands to Portland and back!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bailey Island Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
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Amenities

Amenities

Bailey Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Local Maps
  • Activities Guide
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , tub
    Bathroom Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • Shower Downstairs and Claw Foot Tub Upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 child bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Binoculars
  • Walkway to Water
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Onsite Parking with space for boat and trailer. Nearby launch.
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