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BEAUTIFUL VIEWS FROM THE JOHNSON HOMESTEAD, ON THE OCEAN WITH SEMI-PRIVATE BEACH

David Johnson

Advertiser since: 2010
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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BEAUTIFUL VIEWS FROM THE JOHNSON HOMESTEAD, ON THE OCEAN WITH SEMI-PRIVATE BEACH

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

Bailey Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps maximum of 8

The Johnson Homestead is located near the south end of Bailey Island, Maine. It can be the ideal quiet spot for those guests looking for rest and relaxation, yet also offers opportunities for those interested in many different outdoor activities such as boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming.From mid September through November it is ideally located to take day trips throughout mid-coast Maine and even New Hampshire looking at the beautiful fall foliage.

The Johnson Homestead is a fully furnished four bedroom house with 2 full bathrooms facing out on the entrance to Mackeral Cove.It will accommodate 6-8 guests. On a clear day Mt Washington is plainly visible in the distance and the sunsets in the evening can be spectacular. The house also has a wonderful eastern facing sun porch , perfect for morning coffee, playing games, eating meals, or just the occasional relaxing nap. 'Little Harbor' is a semi-private beach behind the house perfect for swimming, sunbathing, or picnicking. The pathway leading to Little Harbor can be viewed from the live webcam 'myronsview.com' during any day.

There is a fisherman's workshop behind the house where one of the Johnson lobstermen is always willing to stop and talk or take your daily order for lobster, as they have for generations.

Visit us on Facebook for more comments and where occasional discount rate specials will be posted.

The Johnson Homestead: This is a wonderful 1 story house with a spectacular views of Casco Bay and access to 'Little Harbor' a semi-private beach. The house's design allows for easy accessability for quests who may have that need.Our rental is furnished with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/dining room, washer and dryer .You can step in the door and feel right at home. There is central heating in case you encounter a chilly late spring or fall day.

For those of you who enjoy Maine lobster the owner takes daily orders. From his lobster trap delivered to you for your dinner table , all in the same day . That's fresh!

Visit us at our Facebook page where more comments are posted and occasional discount rates are offered.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
David Johnson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Beautiful views from the Johnson Homestead, on the ocean with semi-private beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Beautiful views from the Johnson Homestead, on the ocean with semi-private beach
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Cambria, California
5

A relaxing week in aa area of very friendly (make you feel at home type) people.

  • 5 of 5
Weather was spectacular the entire week. Great to sit out back at private beach and enjoy the serenity, and watch the "world go by" ! The owners are perhaps the best property owners we have ever dealt with. This was our 5th time in renting homes on the Maine coast and once in Nova Scotia. Would be an excellent property to bring kids or grandkids. Easy access to many of Maine's major attractions (Freeport, Boothbay, Pemaquid, Portland, etc.).
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Best birthday ever!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived later in the evening than expected to a couple of lobsters waiting to be cooked! Which we did and thoroughly enjoyed! The Johnson homestead is great, it was fully equipped as described and the views from the front yard at sunset were beautiful. Sunrises from the deck chairs in the backyard with coffee in hand were one of my favorite parts. One morning we even got to go pull lobster pots with Dave on his lobster boat, an amazing treat, I highly recommend. The beds were comfy, I slept better than I had in awhile, awaking to Myron and Myrna the seagulls in residence singing and chirping. Great Places to eat nearby are Giant Stairs and Morses. We loved the sunset sail on a charter out of cooks. We stayed busy but relaxed, we whale watched out of Boothbay Harbor, we shopped in Freeport and walked down to lands end while enjoying an ice cream cone, a wonderful and perfect birthday vacation! Bailey island is a gem!! Thank you Dave!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Allentown PA
5

Maine in May - Marvelous

  • 5 of 5
I'd known about the Homestead long before it was available as a rental property. I'd always thought that it would be a great place to stay. I was not disappointed. The Homestead is comfortable, roomy (especially for one person), well equipped and welcoming. any questions I may have had were answered promptly.
Maine in May is wonderful. It's quiet, cool, restful and very relaxing. I'll be going back in 2014 - a bit later so my kids and grandkids can join me. But May will always be special.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Maryland
5

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful vacation at the Homestead. This house is just fantastic for our large family. The 4 bedrooms were situated in the back of the house for a quiet sleep. Great to have 2 full baths too! The house was very clean and the kitchen had everything needed for meals. There were extra towels and sheets to use as well. The laundry room was very spacious and also had a cooler, and a few beach chairs to use.

The location was GREAT! Looking outside the front of the house, you can see the sun set every night. The pebbly beach was just a short 1 minute walk away through the back yard. Our girls enjoyed the big slide in the backyard and seeing wild turkeys walking through in the early morning. The back screened in porch is fantastic for relaxing during the day or playing inside on a rainy day.

The extended family that lives next door was very friendly and helpful. David (who we rented the house from) is very nice and helpful and asked us if we needed anything.

We love this house and the location was great! We would definitely recommend the Homestead!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
Ottawa, ON
5

An ideal location for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We chose this cottage in the first place based on a phone conversation with the owner David Johnson. David called me at home 10 minutes after I made an email enquiry through HomeAway and talked about the cottage, the area and his family connections to Bailey Island.

We were a group of 4 adults, one teenager and two smaller children and so the 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms were a perfect fit for us.

We found the cottage very clean on arrival and had everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped (manual dishwashing skills need to be remembered) and there was a really good supply of beach toys for kids and games for evenings, also a huge collection of books for readers.

We were warmly welcomed by David and also by David's sister Mary, and her family (who live next door).

One of the best features of this property is its location. We made plenty of use of the secluded cove that is behind the cottage. Although this is described as semi-private (shared by Mary and family), we were the only users during the week we stayed. The cottage is in walking distance of a great ice-cream stand and "Land's End". A short drive (or longer walk) brought us to the Giant's Stairs restaurant where we enjoyed two dinners and a great breakfast.

A highlight of the week was fresh lobster provided by David (4 free). Can't visit Maine without eating lobster and this was a great way to do it. Everything you need to cook and eat lobster is provided in the kitchen (as well as eating instructions).

The only slight problem we had was low water pressure (compared to home) but so long as we scheduled shower time this was no big deal.

I would have no hesitation to recommend this property to someone looking for a vacation property in this part of Maine.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The low water pressure was also noticed by our cleaner the Saturday this wonderful family left The Homestead. I contacted a plumber immediately who came and fixed the problem. The water pressure is fine now and I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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5

A true Maine Experience

  • 5 of 5
Renting the Johnson Homestead is a true Maine Experience. When my husband and I decided to rent a place on Bailey Island it was late in the year as we wanted it for the week of the 4th of July, so our family could join us for our holiday feast. We looked at several camps, cottages and houses and as my husband tells me that I'm way too fussy. I couldn't seem to find a place that would be suitable for my family. When I spotted the Johnson Homestead I immediately emailed David Johnson, the owner, and he called me back to tell me that the week of the 4th was already taken but if he heard of any that was available that week he'd let me know. David was very kind and helpful and I thanked him for his time.

Realizing I wasn't going to rent on my favorite Island I knew I move had to move on to somewhere else. The phone rang the next day, it was David calling to let me know that the tenants who reserved the week had to cancel.

When I walked through the door and looked around the home was filled with comfort and charm. Everything was available; fresh sheets, towels, dishes, bowls, and every kind of small appliance you might want to use. They have a comfortable bed for everyone, TV's to catch the news and plenty of good books to read. You can watch the beautiful sunsets right from the living room and you can see Little Harbor standing in the kitchen.

When the grandchildren arrived they loved sliding on the big slide and swinging on the glider in the back yard. As soon as breakfast was over the children would run out back to enjoy the beach. Before we left they surprised and gifted me with lots of sea glass that they accumulated during their stay. The children are still talking about Bailey Island today.

On the 4th it was time to celebrate and enjoy the feast I had prepared for everyone. We ordered lobsters from David and being the fuss budget that I am, I. asked him if I could borrow his outside lobster cooker so I wouldn't make a mess in the kitchen. David responded with a smile and delivered fresh lobster from him lobster traps and brought the lobster cooker as well. Of all the different foods that I prepared you can only guess what the favorite was. YUP, THE LOBSTERS!!!! They were so fresh and delicious my family said "You don't even need butter with these.". We thank you, David, for being so accommodating.

Everywhere you look there is natural beauty that surrounds you. The Johnson Homestead is where you want to stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Line
Nearest Train
44 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Giant Stairs Restaurant and Cooks Lobster House
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Little Harbor

Bailey Island is the last in a series of picturesque islands connected to the mainland by three bridges, the last of which is the famous 'Cribstone Bridge'. It is about a twenty minute drive down Rte 24 from Cooks 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 two hospitals), golf courses, Bowdoin College, Bath Maritime Museum, and, and other attractions within a half hour drive in the Brunswick/Topsham/Bath area.

Freeport, the home to LLBean, is a 45 minute drive while Portland is about a one hour drive away.

While you may just want to relax and enjoy the beauty of Bailey Island, the region offers a variety of sights, activities, and resources for our guests.

Other Activities: kayaking

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Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Bailey Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Fall , Holidays & Winter
Nov 29 2014 - Apr 24 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$145
Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
$3,000
 
 
Early Spring
Apr 25 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
$2,800
 
 
Summer Prime
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$250
From
$265
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
$6,200
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
6 night minimum stay
$180
$1,200
$4,400
 
 
Fall
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$145
$950
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Payment is by money order, bank check, or personal check.
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Amenities

Bailey Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , handicap rail /seat available
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Towels and hair dryers provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , cable TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , cable TV
  • Dressers and closets in all bedrooms Linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Eastern facing sun porch is great for morning coffee, afternoon snoozes, family gatherings, and 'indoor days'. Telephone is blocked for long distance outgoing calls.

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