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David Johnson

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Beautiful views from the Johnson Homestead, on the ocean with semi-private beach

20 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Portland and Casco Bay Area House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps maximum of 8

The Johnson Homestead is located near the south end of Bailey Island, Maine. It can be the ideal quiet spot for those guests looking for rest and relaxation, yet also offers opportunities for families interested in many different outdoor activities such as boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming.From mid September through November it is ideally located to take day trips throughout mid-coast Maine and even New Hampshire looking at the beautiful fall foliage.

The Johnson Homestead is a fully furnished four bedroom house with 2 full bathrooms facing out on the entrance to Mackeral Cove.It will accommodate 6-8 guests. On a clear day Mt Washington is plainly visible in the distance and the sunsets in the evening can be spectacular. The house also has a wonderful eastern facing sun porch , perfect for morning coffee, playing games, eating meals, or just the occasional relaxing nap. 'Little Harbor' is a semi-private beach behind the house perfect for swimming, sunbathing, or picnicking.

There is a fisherman's workshop behind the house where one of the Johnson lobstermen is always willing to stop and talk or take your daily order for lobster, as they have for generations.

Visit us on Facebook for more comments and where occasional discount rate specials will be posted.

The Johnson Homestead: This is a wonderful 1 story house with a spectacular views of Casco Bay and access to 'Little Harbor' a semi-private beach. The house's design allows for easy accessability for quests who may have that need.Our rental is furnished with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/dining room, washer and dryer .You can step in the door and feel right at home. There is central heating in case you encounter a chilly late spring or fall day.

For those of you who enjoy Maine lobster the owner takes daily orders. From his lobster trap delivered to you for your dinner table , all in the same day . That's fresh!

Visit us at our Facebook page where more comments are posted and occasional discount rates are offered.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
David Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

Beautiful views from the Johnson Homestead, on the ocean with semi-private beach
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
4

Beautiful Sunsets and Semi-Private Beach

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Johnson Homestead with our two boys and another family with two boys. It's a great spot for families. The beach is just a minute walk and the yard has a slide and swing. The sunsets in the front of the house are AMAZING! The beach is super convenient and extra fabulous when you rent kayaks. The kids had a great time climbing on the rocks, playing in the water and kayaking. David was great to rent from. He took us on his lobster boat and we were able to see him pull up and bait the lobster traps. A super fun treat for all of us! And, better yet, he was just a text a way to order lobsters. The lobsters were the best we have ever eaten!! You didn't even want to put butter on them. A great family experience and we're already looking forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maryland
5

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year on Bailey Island. We also have family in Maine, so travel there frequently. We came as a family of 4, and had rotating family members staying throughout the week. The house was much bigger than we've been in, and comfortably fit 8 people (those 2 bathrooms were wonderful!). The house was well equipped and had everything we needed. Dave really does deliver lobster and we had ours delivered daily - with the best price on the island from what we could tell!!! The beach is a little further from the house (quick walk through the yard, around some bushes) than we'd hoped for, but that certainly didn't stop us from swimming and kayaking in the beautiful, protected cove! You can also kayak out to the waves and enjoy that paddle. The sunset view from the front of the house (across the street) is breathtaking. We highly recommend calling Rings Marina in Freeport for kayak rentals. They DELIVER and still beat the local H2O prices. If you are looking for tandem kayaks, call well before your trip to reserve them. You can cancel with no issues.

The house was an easy walk to the Lands End store at the end of the island. It's a quick drive to Giant's Stairs rocks to climb on. Dave also took many of us out on his lobster boat, pulled traps, and had a great time! There was a group of wild turkeys that visited in the mornings, traveling through the yard. The neighbors really are as nice as the other reviewers say, even giving us the local history and providing an extra table for us. The meteor showers were a nice touch as we watched them from the front yard. This was the relaxing trip we were looking for! Thanks Dave!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bailey Island Homestead is a wonderful place !

  • 5 of 5

The island is the perfect place to get away and relax! the quaint comfortable ranch is clean and airy. Loads of room for a large family . The front window overlooks the bays that provides beautiful sunrise and stunning sunsets. There is a large back yard to entertain while children enjoy the slide and swing set.

The is a rocky cove named Little Harbor behind the Homestead that provides

hermit crabs and sea shells at low tide. Dave the owner is very welcoming and accommodating to any needs you may have, Lets not forget Myron and Myra the mascot seagulls that will entertain you with their antics!! Our family had a wonderful and restful visit! Recommend it highly!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cambria, California
5

A relaxing week in aa area of very friendly (make you feel at home type) people.

  • 5 of 5

Weather was spectacular the entire week. Great to sit out back at private beach and enjoy the serenity, and watch the "world go by" ! The owners are perhaps the best property owners we have ever dealt with. This was our 5th time in renting homes on the Maine coast and once in Nova Scotia. Would be an excellent property to bring kids or grandkids. Easy access to many of Maine's major attractions (Freeport, Boothbay, Pemaquid, Portland, etc.).

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best birthday ever!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived later in the evening than expected to a couple of lobsters waiting to be cooked! Which we did and thoroughly enjoyed! The Johnson homestead is great, it was fully equipped as described and the views from the front yard at sunset were beautiful. Sunrises from the deck chairs in the backyard with coffee in hand were one of my favorite parts. One morning we even got to go pull lobster pots with Dave on his lobster boat, an amazing treat, I highly recommend. The beds were comfy, I slept better than I had in awhile, awaking to Myron and Myrna the seagulls in residence singing and chirping. Great Places to eat nearby are Giant Stairs and Morses. We loved the sunset sail on a charter out of cooks. We stayed busy but relaxed, we whale watched out of Boothbay Harbor, we shopped in Freeport and walked down to lands end while enjoying an ice cream cone, a wonderful and perfect birthday vacation! Bailey island is a gem!! Thank you Dave!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allentown PA
5

Maine in May - Marvelous

  • 5 of 5

I'd known about the Homestead long before it was available as a rental property. I'd always thought that it would be a great place to stay. I was not disappointed. The Homestead is comfortable, roomy (especially for one person), well equipped and welcoming. any questions I may have had were answered promptly.

Maine in May is wonderful. It's quiet, cool, restful and very relaxing. I'll be going back in 2014 - a bit later so my kids and grandkids can join me. But May will always be special.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Cooks Lobster and Ale House
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Line
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mere Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Giant Stairs Restaurant and Cooks Lobster House
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Little Harbor

Bailey Island is the last in a series of picturesque islands connected to the mainland by three bridges, the last of which is the famous 'Cribstone Bridge'. It is about a twenty minute drive down Rte 24 from Cooks Corner in Brunswick. People considering staying on Bailey Island, but unfamiliar with the area may wish to note the following:There are grocery stores, shopping malls, a cinema, major chain and numerous local restaurants /retail outlets, fitness centers, medical facilities (including two hospitals), golf courses, Bowdoin College, Bath Maritime Museum, and, and other attractions within a half hour drive in the Brunswick/Topsham/Bath area.

Freeport, the home to LLBean, is a 45 minute drive while Portland is about a one hour drive away.

While you may just want to relax and enjoy the beauty of Bailey Island, the region offers a variety of sights, activities, and resources for our guests.

Other Activities: kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Bailey Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Prime Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
$6,400
 
 
Post Labor Day
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$215
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,350
$5,200
 
 
Fall through Holidays
Oct 1 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$950
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Payment is by money order, bank check, or personal check.
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals only through September 25

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Amenities

Portland and Casco Bay Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , handicap rail /seat available
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Towels and hair dryers provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , cable TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , cable TV
  • Dressers and closets in all bedrooms Linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Eastern facing sun porch is great for morning coffee, afternoon snoozes, family gatherings, and 'indoor days'. Telephone is blocked for long distance outgoing calls.

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