NEW COTTAGE PERFECT FOR A PEACEFUL AND QUIET STAY ON THE OCEAN WITH BEACH

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Bedrooms 3
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NEW COTTAGE PERFECT FOR A PEACEFUL AND QUIET STAY ON THE OCEAN WITH BEACH

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3 Bedrooms - 2 baths sleeps, sleeps 6

Newly Constructed Friendly Cottage on Oceanside, Bailey Island is now available for your seaside vacation, no matter the season. This well-insulated cottage, heated and cooled by solar and geothermal systems, is appealing during the less - crowded brisk Maine springs, the lazy ocean-breezed days of summer, the colorful crisp days of fall, or the quiet peaceful days of winter.

Friendly cottage is on the east side of the island with an unhindered view of Casco Bay and spectacular sunrises, and sits on a secluded beach at the dead end of a quiet neighborhood.

Yet, the cottage is in walking distance of the general store, post office, a non-denominational church, several local eateries including the famous Cook's Lobster House as well as Mackerel Cove, the hub of the fishing and boating community. Entertaining and socializing has a comfortable flow in this 3 bedroom-2 bathroom home - perfect for family get-togethers, reunions, special events or simply a nest to enjoy the Maine experience.The nearest shopping centers are in Brunswick (13 miles away and a 30 minute drive) .Stopping at a grocery store before you come to Bailey Island might be more convenient, although there is a general store with limited supplies.

Experience living in a newly constructed near net zero energy efficient home.Friendly Cottage is a excellent example of a home built with many innovative technologies including solar hot water panels, geothermal and photovoltaic power just to name a few .If you are considering building an energy efficient home with all or some of these technologies, come for a stay!

Check out our other rental Ocean Breeze Cottage Home Away # 3001385.

Keywords: New Bailey Island Cottage on the Ocean with Beach

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Eric Smith

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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New Cottage Perfect for a Peaceful and Quiet stay on the Ocean with Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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New Cottage Perfect for a Peaceful and Quiet stay on the Ocean with Beach
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Fabulous family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This was our first time on Bailey Island, and it was by chance that we found the friendly cottage. What a great choice. The cottage was exactly as described. Clean, spacious, and included everything we needed for a great week with our family. The kids loved walking along the waters edge collecting shells, sea glass and rocks. The views from the cottage were breathtaking and we lucked out with fabulous weather.
We tried to pack in as much as possible, so day trips are the norm for us. Bailey Island is definitely a center point on the coast and an easy drive to major towns, sights. We even made the 3 hour trek up to Bar Harbor one day--well worth it.
We would definitely stay here again, and recommend it to anyone looking for a true Maine coast experience.
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Friendly Cottage. Hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,
Eric & Laurie Smith
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New Cottage Perfect for a Peaceful and Quiet stay on the Ocean with Beach
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Relax & Enjoy - There's something in the air.

Relax & Enjoy - There's something in the air.
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our 2nd stay at Friendly Cottage. The cottage is perfect, well kept and comfortable with ocean views, breezes and access to a small beach. Morning sunrises are breathtaking, as were the perseid meteor showers at night. Owners are friendly and wonderful.

Nearby H2Outfitters provides great kayaking tours of the local waterways for beginners like ourselves looking to explore Casco Bay's tidal pools teaming with life.

Walk the short oceanside trail near the Giant Stairs and venture out onto the rocks to enjoy the view and breezes.

Bailey Island General Store is a short walk away for a cup of joe, breakfast and/or lunch items in addition to small household items.

Visit the island art shows to see local artisan's work and chat with the locals, and take a visit to the Harpswell Historical society for a history of the island's early settlers.

Nearby Brunswick and Freeport provide a worthy adventure with it's shopping and restaurants.

My title says it all. There's something in the air and you will leave this place relaxed and happy.

The salt water air surrounding Friendly Cottage is loaded with negative ions that you will inhale in abundance. Negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy. Add to this the wonderful surrounding views, the crashing ocean waves and local eateries and you are pretty much guaranteed to leave this place feeling better than when you arrived. To me it just couldn't be better.
Owner's Response: We are so glad you decided to come back to enjoy Friendly Cottage this summer. Hope to see you again next year.
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Breathtaking Cottage by the Sea

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Our family enjoyed a memorable stay at this beautiful cottage in Bailey Island, Maine. The home's interior, as well as the location, was stunning. The cottage looks brand new with fine finishes, tasteful decor and innovative design elements abounding throughout. Most enjoyable was the kitchen which featured plentiful storage, quality cooking necessities and top-of-the line appliances.

The view, particularly from the Master Bedroom and living room will be forever remembered. Ships passing, birds playing and impressive islands basking in sunlight are a few images that will delight your eyes. The main lawn of the house is expansive and the small stone beach is accessible through a modest path.

Bailey Island is a naturally spectacular location and a must-visit for Mainer's and non-Mainer's alike. The town was quiet, being that it was mid-March, but we found plenty of things to do. Cook's, Land's End Gift Shop, Giants Steps hike, Oxbow Brewing, Popham Beach are all enjoyable experience (in differing distances from the home).

The homeowners are accessible and kind -- truly representative of "Maine hospitality".

3 Recommendations: Cutting boards, a larger couch and larger dining table would be nice. These minor things were hardly missed during the stay, but would make this cottage even more heavenly.
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed you visit to Friendly Cottage and Bailey Island.

Your recommendations are always welcome and we have actually been looking for a replacement dining room table so the next time you come to visit you will likely see a differnt table. The larger couch is difficult since the space is limited for both a large couch and larger dining table.

More cutting boards good idea too.

Thank you for your comments and come visit us again.

Eric & Laurie Smith
Friendly Cottage
Helpful votes: 3/3
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New Cottage Perfect for a Peaceful and Quiet stay on the Ocean with Beach
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Can't imagine a more lovely vacation spot ...

Can't imagine a more lovely vacation spot ...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
This was our first experience renting a home for vacation. I don't know how we lucked out so successfully!

Friendly Cottage was perfect. The cottage is within a few steps of the ocean, the architecture of the cottage is beautiful, the decorating of the inside is wonderful and lends to a completely cozy, comfortable stay. The entire cottage was spotless. EVERYTHING is available in the cottage for an ideal vacation -- the rooms are large, the kitchen is fully stocked with all the plates, utensils, pots and pans one would need to cook (we had Thanksgiving dinner here!), there are outlets galore for all of your gadgets to be plugged in, there are even some games and balls or frisbees available for fun!

One can either walk down a path right to the beach, or chairs are provided to look over the small cliff closest to the main house (we took advantage of these chairs multiple times -- it was heavenly to sit there and listen to the waves crash). Portland is about an hour away to the south -- we took a day trip to see Light Up night there. Boothbay Harbor is about an hour away the other direction. Next visit, though, I think we'll just stay on the island and enjoy the area. There's more than enough to do there, and I don't see why anybody would want to go anywhere else.

We had dinner at the Giant Steps Seafood Grille, a quick walk from Friendly Cottage, and we were extremely happy with our meal there which was GREAT and unbelievably reasonably priced. But what made us even happier was the lovely young waitress and her wonderful interaction with the other customers. We also visited Mackerel Cove, the Giant Stairs [our son said that's where good geologists go to die!], and Lands End beach.

This was exactly the relaxing vacation our family needed. My thanks to the owner for providing such a wonderful place -- we're already planning for next year!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Bailey Island Portland and Casco Bay Area
San Francisco, Ca
5

Quintessential Coast of Maine

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Just returned from a wonderful week at Friendly Cottage. The place was new and well equipped, and the location could not be beat from just hanging on the lawn looking out to the sea or taking the short walk or drive to local eateries. The owner's were beyond accomodating. We had our two young boys with us and they absolutely loved being able to walk right to the rocky shore to collect rocks, shells and sea glass.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Bailey Island is found 20 minutes from the town of Brunswick, Bowdoin College and the home of the famous Maine State Theater; 30 minutes from Freeport and L.L. Bean and 45 minutes from Portland and the Jetport, The coastal towns of Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland and Rockport are must sees within a 2 hour drive on Route 1. From Orr's Island, you will cross the famous Cribstone Bridge to Bailey Island - a prelude to the special place you have chosen to vacation. Enjoy all the Islands have to offer - several beaches including sandy Cedar Beach, hiking - don't miss the ‘Giant Stairs', buy lobster fresh off the boats in Mackerel cove, rent a kayak to explore the area from the water - including Eagle Island, to tour Admiral Robert E. Peary's summer home, now owned by the state and open to the public as a historic site.

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Availability & Rates

Bailey Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 13 2014 - May 23 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$330
$355
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,850
3 nights
 
 
Summer
May 24 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$405
$455
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
3 nights
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 26 2014
$2,150
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 27 2014 - Nov 29 2014
$1,850
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $1,500 - $2,450

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Bailey Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Solar Panels
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Vacuum System
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With Washer and Dryer - located on the 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep Number Bed
  • One bedroom and bath on first floor for easy access. Two bedrooms upstairs sharing large bathroom with full size washer and dryer.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
  • surf fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • racquetball
  • kayaking
Notes:
Linens and towels provided.
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