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Custom Amenities with Wonderful Cove and Casco Bay Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Available for weekly rentals during the summer season and two night and more stays in the off seasons.The house is also available for retreats and special events.

The well appointed Captain Lawrence E. Johnson House is available as a weekly luxury summer rental and year round, Maine Island Getaway, on Bailey Island, featuring four luxury bedrooms with flexible accommodations with en suite bathrooms, modern professional kitchen, dining, comfortable living spaces, and a fully equipped media room with free high-speed wireless internet, and energy-efficient central heat and air conditioning in all bedrooms. Bookings for special events, reunions, and retreats are also welcome.

Enjoy all Bailey Island and Orr's Island Has to offer; great super fresh lobster, walk to secluded Cedar Beach, hike to the Giant Stairs, rent a Kayak, or book a fishing or sailing charter with one of the many able local skippers.

The house is completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment.

Keywords: House, Maine Island Getaway, Custom Amenities

More Details

Brett Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Brett Johnson

This property is owned and operated by the Captain Lawrence E. Johnson Family Managed by Brett Johnson with the help of Mom Millie Johnson, Sister Cathy Silva and Brother Chris Johnson, Aunt Connie Roberts does the bookkeeping and our spouses and our children all pitch in. This is a family home that has been beautifully and lovingly restored and remodeled for the express purpose of preserving an historic family property on Bailey Island on the Coast of Maine. We are pleased to make it available for your family to also enjoy.

The house has been home to Larry and Eileen Johnson who are our grandparents and our father Captain Jeff Johnson. Larry and Jeff, two generations of sea captains who made their livings on the sea. Eileen a talented cook and restaurant owner.

Our family roots are extremely deep on Bailey Island and the next generations continue a legacy of welcoming guests and warm hospitality.

Brett Johnson purchased this house in 1950

Why Brett Johnson chose Portland and Casco Bay Area

This is a family home that has been shared by many generations and is appointed for your enjoyment and comfort. Our family has a long history of Island Hospitality and have anticipated our guests needs.

What makes this house unique

Great place to spend time with family and friends. We make every attempt to anticipate your every need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Brett:

Just wanted to write and let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at the Capt. Johnson House last week. We were very comfortable and the house was comfortable and just perfect. I understand from your niece that you were responsible for the design and renovation. You did a fantastic job.

We’ve rented many homes in Florida and in Park City over the years and your home was the most comfortable and beautifully appointed.

Thank you again for a memorable stay.

Jul 2010
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Bailey Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bath - toilet , shower , This bath is the guest bath with 2nd door from study.
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Ensuite bath for the Master Bedroom.
    Second Master Bath - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bath for Second Master
    Guest Room Bath - shower , Ensuite Bath for Guest Room
    Guest Room Bath - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bath for Guest Room
  • Each bedroom offers an ensuite bath with generous stone top vanities, hair dryers, fluffy white hotel towels, make up towel. We supply bar soap, shampoo and TP.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Family Room - 2 twin/ single , A twin bed day-bed with trundle in the lower level TV room.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , TV and iHome clock radio , sitting area, closet/dresser.
    Two Extra Long Twin Beds (can be joined to make a king bed) - 2 twin/ single , TV and iHome clock radio , sitting area, closet/dresser.
    Second Master - 1 king , TV and iHome clock radio, sitting area, closet/dresser.
    Two Extra Long Twins (can be joined to make a king) - 2 twin/ single , TV and iHome clock radio, large window seat, closet/dresser.
    Family Room - 2 twin/ single , In our ground level family room we offer a trundle bed.
    Library on Main Level - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This sleeper has a an extra pillow top for extra comfort.
  • All our beds feature luxurious hotel quality mattresses from our friends at Portland Mattress Makers and Cuddledown Bedding. Two king size beds, each bedroom equipped with a flat screen TV, MP3 compatible clock radio, and en-suite bath, Four extra long twin beds which can be joined to make a king bed if requested. Each twin bedroom has two extra long twin beds and is equipped with a flat screen TV, MP3 compatible clock radio, and en-suite baths, Porta Crib available no linens provided, two baby gates, booster chairs and high chair also available. Sleep Sofa is Queen Size extra comfortable sleeper in the study, attached bath. Flat screen television and DVD player. This bed has an extra memory foam mattress topper for comfort.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can assist you in finding local chefs, caterers, massage. We can also help with additional cleaning with an hourly fee.


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Custom Amenities with Wonderful Cove and Casco Bay Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
New York

Beautifully sited, extraordinarily well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 11, ranging in age from 3 months to 70+ years. Plus 2 dogs! The house offered plenty of sleeping space for everyone, as well as privacy; at the same time, the spacious common areas (dining room, sitting room, basement game-and-TV room) meant that at no time did we feel we were on top of each other. The house is very thoughtfully, tastefully decorated, which only enhanced the pleasure of staying there; it has obviously been furnished and decorated lovingly and with the renter's comfort and enjoyment in mind. I truly felt I was staying in someone's home. To say that the kitchen was well equipped would be an understatement: There is every conceivable device, implement and appliance for cooking and dining. And all were in excellent working order. The house is within walking distance of just about everything worth seeing and doing on Bailey Island, including 2 excellent restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you so much for your kind words and for staying with us. We hope we will be able to welcome you back.
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay on Bailey Island. Slept with open windows and sea breezes which is very different than living in Florida. Ate as much lobster as we could! House had all the amenities you could ask for. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and took in all that fresh air.
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Benton, Louisiana

Excellent Maine Getaway....

  • 5 of 5

Awesome home located on a really cool island . The house has "everything"....including a professional chef kitchen. Beautiful view of the water and Cook's Lobster house, and another great restaurant within walking distance. We ate lobster 6 out of 7 nights (you can cook them at the house!). The decor and amenities of the house is superb. The island is really quaint, and the people superb as well. Beautiful scenery every day close enough tosee Portland and other areas. House was in great shape. Brett was super, but we never needed anything. It was all there!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 loved the opportunity to spend 4 nights in this beautiful home. The setting is gorgeous with views galore. The house had everything we needed to keep our 3 kids happy and comfortable. The island and neighboring area was perfect for outdoor activities. We would love to return again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place for a small company retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place on Casco Bay that could serve as the hub of our small company's annual retreat. The Captain Lawrence E. Johnson house more than fit the bill! There was plenty of room for dinners and meetings, and the views from the rooftop deck were spectacular. Very good communication with owners. Well, well worth it!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patrick, We are so glad you had a successful retreat. We would love to have you back. Best, Brett and Family
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Greensboro, NC

Our vow renewal with family

  • 5 of 5

Our stay started in the evening, so we were not able to get the full impression of the home until the morning. That first evening was spent casually touring the home and all it had to offer, which was everything you could really need for a little vacation and more. From the wonderfully laid out kitchen, to the open living room and dining room, there was little need for anything to be comfortable. The cozy den in the cornerof the home, sharing a fireplace with the living room was a lovely start to our first morning. Of course, the views were terrific and from the roof top deck, you can see a 360 panorama of Casco Bay and Harpswell Sound. World famous Cooks Lobster House is clearly visible from the dining room and front deck and well within walking distance. That first morning did pose the first issue we experienced during our stay in that the bed was so comfortable and the sunlight streaming through the windows made it difficult to get up (a problem we faced each morning).

We renewed our wedding vows that Saturday and had no issues with parking (there's a little spot to park extra cars just before you reach the house on the main road). There was never a question whether or not we could entertain the number of people who arrived and all the room provided us an wonderful, intimate and easy gathering of family and friends. With some hired kitchen help, the lobster, clams and beverages flowed throughout the afternoon and everyone was sated. There was plenty of seating for everyone, and room for the kids to move around (the basement houses a wonderful entertainment area that resembles a small movie theater and most of the kids spent their time there).

Overall, our trip was wonderful and we hope to plan another stay there soon. I have suggested this venue to several friends and passed the pictures on to them. A wonderful home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bailey Island Cribstone Bridge
"On the National Register this is a local treasure."
Cook's Lobster House
"Cooks Lobster and Ale House is a bailey Island Institution. The local staff and local seafoo..."
Morse's Cribstone Grill
"Morses is the newest in Island Dining and sits on the spot where our Nana Eileen started the..."
Giant Stairs
"The Locals and Visitors eat here."
Cook's Lobster House
"Cooks Lobster and Ale House is a bailey Island Institution. The local staff and local seafoo..."
Salt Cod Cafe
"Great Sandwiches and Chowder"
Tevake sailing charters
"Both the Tevake and the Schooner "Alert" are local gems."
Casco Bay
Land's End Gift Shop
"A local Institution. "
H2O outfitters
Nearest Airport
45.59 Miles
Portland Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bailey Island
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Cooks Lobster House
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Garrison Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Cribstone Bridge
Car: necessary

Bailey Island, Portland & Casco Bay, Maine, USA (Route 24 from Cooks Corner in Brunswick to Bailey Island) --- Enjoy all Bailey Island and Orr's Island Has to offer; great super fresh lobster, walk to Garrison Cove Beach directly across the road, hike to the Giant Stairs, rent a Kayak, or book a fishing or sailing charter with one of the many able local skippers or the Bailey Island General Store and Post Office. Local eateries and fresh seafood right near by.

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, kayaking, Sports fishing and sailing charters available. Kayak rentals nearby. Walk to sandy beach.

Brunswick is nearby for major grocery stores, amenities and hospitals.

Freeport and Portland are within an easy drive for shopping and world class dining.


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
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 September-October
Sep 2 2018 - Nov 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Nightly rates only apply in the winter off season. We charge weekly rates for holidays and select events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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