About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Get away from it all at this coastal Maine gem. Sit back and relax as boats come and go from Mackeral Cove. Hear the gulls chatter and the marker bell toll. Stroll and explore the oceanside, or venture out to one of Maine’s beaches. And indulge yourself on fresh lobster caught daily.
Welcome to Bailey Island – the authentic New England island experience.
This traditional bungalow cottage comes fully furnished and sleeps six comfortably (guest must bring their own bed sheets and bath towels). The first floor includes quiet sitting and dining areas, kitchen, bathroom, and three bedrooms (One with a queen bed, one with a double bed, and one with two twin beds). The focal point of this floor is the gorgeous stone fireplace. The large second-floor studio living area offers views the surrounding pines. Throughout you’ll find unique period details and furnishings.
The cottage is located on Summer Hill on the quieter south end of Bailey Island and is within walking distance of many island attractions: rocky beaches, Oceanside, Giant Staircase, and Land’s End Gift Shop. The historic Cribstone Bridge and Cook's Lobster House are all within a mile or so of the cottage.
Explore nearby islands and peninsulas by car or boat. Kayak rentals and lessons are available just across the Cribstone Bridge at H20 Outfitters on Orr's Island, and the Casco Bay Line offers daily cruises down the bay from Cook's Lobster House.
Additional activities: Freeport outlet stores - including LL Bean's flagship store - the Brunswick Music Theater, museums, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and several golf courses are within an easy 30 to 40-minute drive off the island.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Charming Maine Cottage
We really enjoyed our stay on Bailey's Island, and the cottage was very pleasant. The rooms were comfortable, and the upstairs living room was larger than we expected and full of welcoming corners for reading and relaxing. It was lovely to be in a peaceful, friendly seaside neighborhood where you could walk to a secret cove and yet still be near many amenities (restaurants, general store, gift shop, kayak rentals, ocean-side walks). We hope to come back again one day!
This is a charming, classic Maine cottage that is simple but well-maintained and supplied with most basic things one needs for a vacation retreat on the island. The well water is not drinkable but a small supply of spring water is provided and more is easily available at local markets. There's no central heat but there is a working fireplace and a good supply of dry wood and kindling for chilly weather. The first floor doesn't get much direct sunlight but the second floor is open and sunny. The house is a short walk to the Giant Staircase via the road that also leads to the Driftwood Inn, and an easy drive to Mackerel Cove, Land's End and other sweet spots to explore.
We were somewhat disappointed by the location/setting. There is a road between the property and the water, as indicated in the description, but this was not an issue as the road is quiet/not visible and we expected this. What was disappointing is that the pictures and description make it sound like you will have a lovely view of Mackerel Cove and will be able to watch the lobster boats plying the water. This is not the case. There is a single small view of the cove from the second floor if you are looking out at an angle. Otherwise, the house is set back and has no water view inside or out. The chairs you see overlooking the water, in one of the photos, belong to the neighboring house (which is on the waterfront). Maybe if we had a more accurate picture of what to expect it would have been a bit more satisfying.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$300/week nonrefundable deposit required. Please let us know in advance if a pet will be staying at the bungalow