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Seth Thayer

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Check our new rates for Fall and the 2016 holidays! Grand views of the sea!

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms 2 bath sleeps 5+. Spectacular water views from every room!

Sunny Side, one of the great historic cottages of Bayside Village in Northport Maine was built in 1885 and was completely rebuilt in 2010. Sunny Side is a two bedroom two bath cottage with an open downstairs floor plan featuring a wrap around porch, two living areas and a large, gourmet kitchen / dining area. A 250 square foot second floor deck has lounge chairs and a table that seats six. The deck has an incredible view! Sunny Side sits perched on a bluff with 110 degree views of Penobscot Bay. And a view from every room in the house. We are just a short 80 foot walk to ocean's edge. Come relax on the porch, read in a cozy nook, or kayak to your heart's content on the Bay. Sunny Side had all new beds and furniture mixed with a delightful group of antiques of the period. Downstairs bath is equipped with grab bars in the shower stall. You will love this house! Sunny Side sleeps five in a King, a Queen, and a twin, There is a pull-out Queen sofa in the living room.

The Kitchen: The kitchen is an open plan and opens out to the family room, which faces the bay. There is a small dining area and a breakfast bar. Gourmet Appliances, Jen-Aire cooktop, Frigidaire side by side with icemaker and water dispenser. Dishwasher. Ceiling height in the downstairs rooms are 10 feet. There is a washer dryer in the basement, accessible through the garage.

The parlor: In the original part of the house, on the first floor is a small cozy seating area, and the stairs to the second floor all surrounding the original double doors of the house which open out onto the covered front porch. Sit outside here on graceful chairs and watch your children play in the 'square' of park that is Merithew Square. There are two beautiful maple shade trees in the front yard to keep the house cool during those August afternoons. This room is a perfect place to watch the world go by while catching up on some reading or checking your email.

The Family Room: Your back door opens into the family room, in the new addition off the rear of the house. This large room has two sets of sliding glass doors that open onto the wrap around balcony overlooking Penobscot Bay to the East and the old water pump in Merithew Square to the South. This sunny room will provide the perfect place for family togetherness as it opens onto the kitchen area. The family room is a delightful mix of antique wicker new upholstered furniture, and antiques.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Seth Thayer (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Seth Thayer

We have owned and been renting cottages in Bayside for 9 years now and are locally owned and operated. We moved to Maine from Chicago about 13 years ago and found the Northport/ Belfast area by accident. Now we never want to leave! We love it here for all there is to do and see. Come experience Maine at its best! Coming soon is a hip 2400 sf 3 bdrm/3ba apartment right in the heart of downtown Belfast.

Seth Thayer purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Seth Thayer chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

Sunny Side is an incredible property with views of Sears Island, Islesboro and Penobscot Bay from every room in the house. When we bought Sunny Side, we could have pushed the house over by ourselves. We spent 10 months essentially building a new house inside the period shell, but it was worth it! Sunny side has good flow and excellent presence in the village.

What makes this cottage unique

Completely renovated baths, new kitchen, new furniture, new beds. Its hard finding this kind of comfort in the old cottages of Bayside. Sunny Side has the perfect mix of the charm of Bayside with the convenience of having modern amenities!!


based on 13 traveler reviews

Check our new rates for Fall and the 2016 holidays! Grand views of the sea!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Sunnyside on October 1st, 2015. it was the perfect place for us. The neighborhood was very quaint and so beautiful. We had an awesome view of the bay. Even though the bedrooms upstairs has a small hall between; as two couples we did not invade on each other's privacy at all. It was the perfect place for us to be able to go to Bar Harbor, Baxter State Park, Camden, Boothbay, etc. If we were to return to Maine, we would definitely go back to Sunnyside. Thank you Greg and Seth, we had an awesome time.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for coming! You saw more of Maine in a week than I have in 15 years! Glad you had such an excellent time, and the leaves were the best I've seen in years!! Cheers!
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and water view. Well furnished cottage centrally located for day trips to Camden, Linconville, Rockport, Bar Harbor etc. Only thing missing is a TV downstairs. There is one in one bedroom, but it is not convenient for more than one family. Also could use more towels so you wouldn't have to wash so often.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thanks for your review and your stay at Sunny Side. While we feel that two full-sized towels per guest along with loads of washcloths is enough for a week's stay, we will take your comments under advisement. I did notice that one full sized towel was missing, so I apologize for that, There is a full sized washer / dryer at the cottage. We also have a philosophy about TVs and vacations and several of our guests have commented that is is nice not to have at TV downstairs because it promotes conversation and book reading among our guests. We haven't had a TV in our house since 1992 and so we try to foster the same feeling in our rental houses. It is Vacationland after all!! Thanks again
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Can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view from deck off the bedroom. Very spacious. Complete kitchen. Wish we could have stayed longer. Already planning to go back next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for making the trip to Maine! We look forward to seeing you back here again next year! Best Greg and Seth
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Wonderful Week in Maine With Great View

  • 5 of 5

If you want to feel like home (away from home) this is it. The home is very well maintained with a wonderful deck that holds a beautiful sunrise every morning. Everything you want in a get-away home is here.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond our wildest dreams

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I moved out of NYC at the end of September and needed a place to live for 2 months before we moved into our new home in Massachusetts. We'd never been to Maine and renting a vacation home there seemed like a great idea! We both work from home and needed a comfortable place with reliable internet. Well, living in Sunnyside for October & November, 2012, was everything we ever could have hoped for and so much more. The house is situated up on a hill with the most unbelievable sunrises, sunsets and views throughout the day. Sleeping in the larger (king-size) bedroom, we left the curtains open and saw an incredible sky of stars every night and woke up with the sunrise. It is incredibly peaceful and an wonderful place to visit/live.

The kitchen is the most well-stocked kitchen we've ever stayed in! We've rented vacation homes in the past and decided that since we were renting for 2 months and we cook every day, we should bring our own kitchen materials. No need! Sunnyside's kitchen has everything you need with amazing quality materials, an open kitchen (great for entertaining), lots of space and everything you could want in a kitchen.

The bathrooms are both really lovely-- great tile, space, good shower pressure, etc. Once again, everything you could ask for!

The beds are extremely comfortable and have nice linens too.

The cottage, itself, is not huge, but with the high ceilings and windows everywhere, it feels extremely spacious.

Finally, and perhaps, most importantly, Seth and Greg are wonderful!! Seth was incredibly responsive in communication prior to our reservation and was then a really amazing resource as we were exploring the area (which, by the way, is one of the most special places I've ever been) and if we needed anything for the house.

When we got to Bayside Village and to Sunnyside, everyone we met said the same thing: "You're not going to want to leave." They were right. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Sunnyside in Bayside

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a "COSMIC" stay at Sunnyside in mid July 2012. The home is very comfortable, with gorgeous views, and a fabulous porch and deck. Bayside, Maine is a very special place. The 13 yr old with us, from NYC, had FREEDOM. He took sailing lessons (on his own), and played pick up basketball, on his own terms the whole week. He finally had some independence, safely. I would recommend this lovely, well-maintained, clean, beautifully appointed cottage (as they say in Maine) to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Lincolnville Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Meanwhile in Belfast
Car: necessary

Bayside Village in Northport Maine is situated approximately 10 miles north of Camden and 3 miles south of Belfast in the area known as 'midcoast Maine.' We are very close to hiking in the Camden Hills State Park, whale watching in Bar Harbor, the Farnsworth museum in Rockland, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, and the fantastic Colby Museum of Art in Waterville. An eclectic mix of restaurants await. There is Primo in Rockland, The Edge in Lincolnville, and Francine's in Camden. Marshall Wharf Brewing in Belfast usually has 15 of their own brews on tap next door at 3Tides, one of the finest taverns in Maine. Sightseeing is beautiful, Take the ferry to Islesboro, Vinalhaven, or Monhegan, or take the short 6 mile drive down to Lincolnville Beach and comb the sandy beach and have a lobster roll.

Golf: Take a cart around the public Northport golf course with it's circa 1910 clubhouse. This is a beautiful course and a great place to get out and swing some clubs. We are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Belgrade Lakes Golf Club, voted one of the top 100 public courses in 2009. A Clive Clark design, the course is worth a day trip from here.


Rates & Availability

Bayside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year's Week
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Credit Card Payments accepted through PAYPAL. Please email for more details.
Heat and electric are not included. Dog fees apply at $150 per dog per week. 2 dog maximum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • Two bathrooms: The upstairs bath has been completely renovated and has a period cast iron tub with a shower, a pedestal sink and low flow toilet. The downstairs bathroom is brand new and features a full sized shower with grab bars for better handicapped access.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Sunnyside is a two bedroom cottage. The master bedroom has a new King bed and 8' sliding glass doors to your private 200 square foot deck overlooking a fantastic view of Penobscot Bay. The second bedroom has beautiful triple windows overlooking the historic cottage row that surrounds Merithew Square. The second bedroom has a new queen bed and features a Dutch bed nook which can be used as a single bed or a cozy couch for reading and napping. Both rooms have doors opening to the upstairs hall and the second floor bath. The rooms are bright and airy,
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Sunnyside is one of the Grande Dames of Merithew Square in the Historic Village of Bayside. We have recently purchased Sunnyside and are in the midst of a complete renovation. The photos you see here are the before pictures. The exterior of the house will be painted and will have more appropriate windows upstairs. The interior will be an open floor plan downstairs with a bath down and will have two large bedrooms with high ceilings (walls will go up to the peak) and a bathroom with a shower/tub combo. Check back with us to see more photos. We also own the house 'Little Bohmeia' a wonderful 1907 Arts and Crafts cottage, which you can find on this website. The interior of Sunnyside will be just as comfortable as Little Bohemia's interior.

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