THE GATEHOUSE -ENTER BAYSIDE IN SWEET STYLE

Jennika Lundy- Owner Bayside Cottage Rentals LLC

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Jennika Lundy- Owner Bayside Cottage Rentals LLC

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THE GATEHOUSE -ENTER BAYSIDE IN SWEET STYLE

Bayside Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom , 2 Bathroom, Sleep 4

Bring the kids! Walk to the beach and dock! Off-season rates start August 30th.

This cozy two bedroom cottage is an ideal place for one or two couples or a family of four-bring the kids! It once served as the gatehouse and is the point of entry to the historic Bayside Village. The first floor has an open floor plan with a living room, fully equipped kitchen and 1/2 bath with a stackable washer and dryer. There is a quiet and secluded patio at the rear of the cottage which can be accessed through the kitchen's French doors and the side yard. So well taken care of!

The second story is reached by a spiral staircase. It has two bedrooms, both with generous closet space. The master bedroom, with a double bed, has a skylight. The back bedroom, with twin beds, has a small outdoor porch. There is a 3/4 bath on the second floor and guests can watch the ocean while they brush their teeth.

Cell phone service is very good. There is neither cable TV nor traditional phone service. There are many traditional board games.

All of the amenities of Bayside are within easy walking distance. There are several parks within Bayside Village with benches from which to enjoy the beautiful water views. Bayside has a large pier with a swim float and several places to access the ocean. The Northport Golf Club, open to the public, is a short walk from the cottage.

Parking is across the street at Merrithew Square.

About Bayside:

What Bayside offers today are glorious morning walks along the shore roads and beaches of Bayside. The nature around you is pristine, the bird life is plentiful , loons swimming well within sight, occasional seals looking for breakfast, the aroma of flowers in bloom, incredible sunsets and sunrises and the living history of this 1800's community reminding you of how life was over 100 years ago.

Come take a summer yoga class or sailing lessons,golf, kayak, read, scour for beach glass, shoot a few baskets, swing on the swingset,

play monopoly, sleep, rest, and restore.

Bayside was founded in 1849 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Maine. The first puchase of land was only 25 acres. The intent of the church was to have a summer recreational area where they could gather once a year for worship and spend time socially in this beautiful area of Penobscot Bay. Annually for 25 years after the original purchase, these pioneer churchmen and farmers pitched their tents under the oaks and birches they had acquired and enthusiastically worshipped God with sermons, songs and old fashioned religious fervor.

As years passed , the tents first occupied by the worshipers gave way to wooden cottages built of hemlock and native pine. The first of these cottages was built in 1869. In 1875, the complexion of the community changed greatly by the constuction of a hotel called the Wesleyan Grove House. This major project launched the campground on its fate as a summer resort in additon to its religious mission.

As more acreage was purchase, building lots were being sold at prices from $5.00 to $15.00. By the end of 1879, 40 cottages had been built and many more were to come. Ultimately, over 300 cottages were built and most of them are still here today!

By the 1880s, Bayside was in full swing as a summer resort. Many steam ships would come from as far away as Boston. One report mentions as many as seven steamers coming to the landing dock (still here today) in a single day. The report goes on to say that 250 Hampden belles and their beaux came down Tuesday on the steamer 'Clifford'. Bayside was the place to be!

In the 1890's more cottages had been constructed and several retail shops were also developed to handle the needs of hundreds of visitors. This was the era of clam bakes, picnics, hay rides, firemen's musters, band concerts and excursions. The first hotel had burned down but a new and larger one was constucted. Even a bowling alley was constructed (which is one of our rentals) along with parks, ballfield, tennis courts, etc.

In 1916, one of the wealthy property owners, constucted a 9 hole golf course and country club. This club, the Northport Golf Club, is still in existance today with many Bayside residents and renters enjoying this facility. The course is public and tee times are not difficult to obtain.

The glory of the late 1800's is no longer present in Bayside, however, the character of that old community still lies in the architechture and the people who come here year after year. Many cottages have been owned by the same families for generations and there is a stong community involvement by those owners to keep Bayside as a place 'preserved in time'.

Today there are no commercial activities in Bayside, other than a small real estate office and a few resident artists. The closest store is a mile away. The golf course is still active and a yacht club is present offering sailing lessons to children and an occasional adult. There are four lovely parks, one of them with basketball court and playground and a large dock for swimming and fishing. The rocky shore provides opportunities for beach coaming, swimming, or launching your kayak. Many sailboats are moored on the Bay offering a beautiful backdrop to the island in the distant and Blue Hill mountain in the horizon. On real clear days, the mountains of Acadia are the distant shadows.

What Bayside offers today are glorious morning walks along the shore roads of Bayside. The nature around you is pristine, the bird life is plentiful, loons swimming well in sight, occasional seals looking for breakfast, the odors of flowers in bloom, incredible sunsets and sunrises, and the living history of this 1800's community reminding you of how life was over 100 years ago.

Maine summer memories are made here.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennika Lundy- Owner Bayside Cottage Rentals LLC (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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What makes this cottage unique

This Cottage is in such a sweet historic little community, you are sure to fall in love with the charm of Bayside if you have never been here before. Days at the beach in Bayside and so close to Belfast and Camden for day tripping and exploring. Fine art galleries, great restaurants, and shopping to do. Relax, unwind and restore.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

THE GATEHOUSE -enter Bayside in sweet style
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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THE GATEHOUSE -enter Bayside in sweet style
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Bayside MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Lexington Park, Maryland
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Cozy and great

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Gatehouse recently and loved it. We are just two people so there was plenty of room. I would recommend for a family with two kids rather than two couples. The cottage is well furnished, beautifully decorated and bigger than it looks in the pictures. The kitchen has lots of great appliances and gadgets, wonderful cookware and everything you need to entertain. We cooked for our friends and really enjoyed spending evenings talking and eating. There is a sweet little patio out back that is nice in the afternoon.
Naturally, you are right in the middle of Bayside, it is a short half-block walk down to Ruggles Park. Most evenings we strolled down there to sit in the park and watch the water and the people. Even though it was close to the road and I am a light sleeper, the traffic is minimal and it is part of the "village" atmosphere- it never bothered me.
I would definitely come visit again and stay in this cute cottage. My one caution would be the stairs, they are quite steep so if you are older or have bad knees, think about it. We loved the place and enjoyed working with the owners.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Rollie's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Lincolville Beach to Isleboro Island
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Northport Golf Club
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster (Boston to Freeport, ME)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Darby's
Nearest Beach
350 Metres
Bayside
Car: necessary

Bayside is a village in Northport, Maine on Penobscot Bay, 4 miles south of Belfast and 16 miles north of Camden. It began as a Methodist camp in the mid 1800's and most of the buildings in the historic district date to the late 1800's and early 1900's. The beach, pier, swim float and several parks with benches and waterviews are all within easy walking distance of the Gatehouse. The Northport Yacht Club, in the heart of the village, offers sailing lessons for young and old. There is also an area next to the beach to store kayaks and small boats. The Northport Golf Club, established in 1916 and open to the public, is 1,000 from the front door. Bayside has a small library.

There is a corner store about a mile from the Gatehouse that serves very good pizza and other food items. The town of Belfast, a true working waterfront town that has undergone a revitalization over the past few years, is three miles away. It has several restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and a movie theater. There is also a Hannaford grocery store.

For most, a trip to Maine is not complete without a lobster dinner. Several places serving lobster, and other seafood, are an easy drive. For the more adventurous who want to cook their lobster at home, the Gatehouse is fully equipped to do so.

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Availability & Rates

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Bayside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Season
Aug 30 2014 - Nov 15 2014
4 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Garbage Fee $20
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Bayside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs. Linens provided.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs. Linens provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Linens provided.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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