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Welcome to Bailey Island - a true Maine island where you can get fresh lobster daily, watch the boats come and go from Mackerel Cove, hear the ocean, explore Maine beaches, and enjoy beautiful views of the ocean.
Our classic Maine Cottage has a large second floor studio living room offering views of Mackeral Cove. This traditional housekeeping cottage is fully furnished and sleeps 6 comfortably(guest must bring their own sheets and towels). On the first floor there is a sitting area/dining area, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms; two with double beds and one with twin beds. The dining room/sitting area on the first floor features a stone fireplace. Period details and furnishings are found throughout.
From this cottage, you can hear the lobster boats leaving and returning to Mackeral Cove daily. The cottage is located on Summer Hill on the quieter south end of Bailey Island and is within walking distance of a number of island attractions: rocky beaches, oceanside, the Giant Staircase, and Lands End Gift Shop. The historic Cribstone Bridge and Cook's Lobster House are all within a mile of the cottage.
Nearby islands and peninsulas can be explored either by car or boat. Kayak rentals and lessons are available just across the Cribstone Bridge at H20 Outfitters on Orrs 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 of the island.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
$300/week nonrefundable deposit required.
Please let us know in advance if a pet will be staying at the bungalow