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Charming 1876 Restored Lobsterman's Home w/Water Views & Sunsets. Internet.

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Bailey Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps maximum of 3 people

Internet access only June to October. Step back into the 1870's in this interesting, five generations owned, family homestead. Enjoy glistening floors and woodwork, original kitchen cupboards and appropriately decorated rooms with finished walls. Imagine yourself living in yester-year. It is a truly unique experience. Climb the narrow stairs to two small but very cozy bedrooms with one double bed, one single. Views of the bay, spectacular sunsets and New Hampshire's Mt. Washington are offered, weather permitting. Stroll the gardens while listening to the many varieties of song birds. Relax on the covered piazza, listen to the sea and take in the salt breezes while watching boats come and go. Linens and towels provided, as well as filtered water, coffee maker, toaster, microhood, stove, refrigerator, utensils, dishes, kettles and tableware. Living room: love seat, sofa, rocker, TV and radio. Gas grill, piazza w/furniture, clothes washer & dryer are provided. No smoking/ No pets.

This home is hot water heated and insulated for cool weather. Relax in this peaceful setting. Spend a quiet holiday, explore the area or leaf peep.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ann Alexander
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016


based on 5 traveler reviews

Charming 1876 Restored Lobsterman's Home w/Water Views & Sunsets. Internet.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Just what we were hoping for!

  • 5 of 5

This old home is a gem! My husband and I love older homes with character, and this is one. Although it is simple and small, it had everything we needed, was very comfortable, and was immaculate. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was thoughtfully and well-stocked. All our meals were eaten in, and fresh lobster, right off the boat, was just a few minutes' walk away. Ann was great--she met us when we arrived and filled us in on some of the local lore and family history of her place. She was readily available to answer our questions (email), yet respected our privacy. It is obvious she cares about her home and considers those who will be enjoying it.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a nice quiet place to relax, enjoy each others' company, and enjoy the water and Lobster! This home has everything. It has a wonderfully rich history with fabulous family stories. We cooked all our meals in, and were in no short supply of local lobster for our meals. We walked the trail at the Giant Stairs, and walked the neighborhood and 500 ft to the cove daily. We were even greeted one morning with wild Turkeys on the fence across the street. We only wish we had arrived a few weeks earlier so that we could have taken a boat trip around the harbor (they closed after Labor Day)... Had a fabulous time! Thank you for sharing your wonderful home, history and harbors with us. :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you both, and I am glad you enjoyed my cozy home. Thank you for your nice review.
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hoolsett, nh

Bill &Mar

  • 5 of 5

we went last year and had a great relaxing time. The house is addorable. Sunsets are outsanding.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fully equipped

  • 5 of 5

This home is a perfect place for a couple. We loved it! Saw awesome sunsets from the porch, walked to the ice cream store and the great gift shop at the end of the road. The home is clean, well equipped and a home away from home. Ann is wonderful to deal with. The beaches we went to were beautiful, 40 min away and beware of tides...Maine is a beautiful state, and our visit was fantastic...

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A genuine Maine home in very nice condition. Ann had the place spotless and we felt comfortable in no time. Beds were comfortable and kitchen very well equipped. This is is cozy home so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is looking for starter mansion while on vacation. We loved it!

The sunsets are spectacular. The end of the island and ice cream shop are in easy walking distance.

Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Brunswick - Eastern Maine Railroad
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 295
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Beach with limited parking
Car: necessary

The view from the cottage is of Harpswell Sound. Within walking distance South are Land's End, gift shop and Lobsterman's statue with water views. Nearby North on the island are the Pinnacle Rock and Giant Staircase walkways. Further along are a church, post office, general store with snack bar and Giant Stairs restaurant. At the North end of the island are Cook's Restaurant and Lobster and Morse's Restaurant with views of the sound and the famous Crib Stone Bridge. Harpswell is a working lobstering village with many coves and inlets to visit. Brunswick is the home of the Skolfield-Whittier, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Joshua Chamberlain museums as well as Bowdoin College. The town also offers many restaurants, malls, fitness center and shops. Close by in Freeport are the famous L. L. Bean and many factory outlets.


Rates & Availability

Bailey Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

There is a $300.00 - advanced reservation/damage/cleaning deposit required. The Maine Lodging Tax is 9%.
Rental payment required on the day of arrival.

From 4/30 to 6/3/2016 3 night stays and longer will be accepted. From 6/4 to 8/26/2016 only 7 night stays Sat. to Sat. will be accepted. From 8/27 to 10/29/2016 3 night stays and longer will be accepted.

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Bailey Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Many years have been spent restoring this home to its original splendor. The telephone is for local calls only.

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