|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Built in 1912, this charming Maine costal house has been the vacation home for 3 generations of the same family. Together with the darling cottage across the road and it's own two bedroom carriage house, this retreat is now available to rent for large gatherings. With all three houses, retreat can sleep up to 20 people comfortably! Each house priced individually--can be mixed and matched to suit your needs. Carriage house is an additional $500 per week and cottage is $1350. Happy to discuss one rate for all three.
Perched on a hill a few minutes walk from the historic costal village of Bayside, the main house offers 300 feet of private shore frontage. From every room of the house views of the majestic Penobscot Bay stretch out before you.
The main house, an arts and crafts turn of the century home, has been left untouched, only restored and updated by the same family. On the second floor it features 5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large family cinema room (with a queen sized sofa bed) and a open landing that doubles as a play area under vaulted cathedral like beamed ceilings. The master bedroom features a working fireplace and a generous bathroom - with a shower and separate tub overlooking the sea. Each bedroom also comes with high quality linens and 2 beautifully renovated shared bathrooms The cinema room comes equipped with apple tv, Direct TV, Netflicks and VHS/DVD with a large array of movies to keep everyone entertained.
On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen with a large double oven/stove, communal table, dishwasher and an incredible modified ice box that is original to the house and functions now as a very large fridge . There are plates and cutlery for over 20 guests along with every form of cooking utensil. It is a chef’s dream. Adjoining the kitchen is a separate bar/wash area with a large commercial coffee grinder and microwave. The adjacent dinning room is astounding with a large arts and crafts table that seats 18 overlooking the porch and sea with a working fireplace. The living room comes off this, with comfortable leather club chairs and sofas around another large fireplace. There is also a fully equipped home office with printer and desk. There is high speed internet throughout the house. Each of all these rooms leads to a wrap around covered porch that beautifully frames the ocean view complete with white wicker furniture that seats 20 along with a wooden picnic table perfect for outdoor dinning. In the basement there is a full laundry room with washer and dryer. There is also an abundant supply of fireplace logs.
Surrounding the house are lush manicured gardens and lawns complete with an open fire pit. The front lawn comes with a full turning circle and multiple parking spaces. The front gate is made by a local artist in the Adirondack camp style and the garden is filled with local renowned sculptor James Wolfe’s work.
To the left of the house is a separate guest carriage house with a self contained apartment above it. There are 2 double bedrooms, living room, a self contained kitchen and bathroom complete with a shower/bathtub. This is perfect for a small family or friends wishing to join in on a holiday but also allowing them to have their own privacy. There is an additional fee of $500 per week of the use of the 2-bedroom Carriage House.
There is a private walkway and stairs down to the beach from the bottom of the garden where you can enjoy the private beach.
ALSO AVAILABLE: Two bedroom cottage across the road--a darling arts and crafts home on an acre of land, built in 1899! Please see VRBO listing https://www.vrbo.com/661451 (additional fee as per the listing)
* Gas Grill
* High Speed Internet
* Ironing Board and Iron
* Sat. TV
Keywords: Elegant, Idyllic, Charming, Spacious, Multi-family, Ocean Front Mansion
For three generations our family has been summering in Bayside. My cousin lives up the road and my sister one street over. It really is a magical place where families can all come together.
You will feel as if you have traveled back in time. Bayside has no stoplights or stop signs. No commercial development. You can let your kids run in the main village park without worry - and on hot summer days, jump off the quaint, blue-painted pier into the refreshing Atlantic Ocean. Take a walk down Shore Road, with its tree canopy so thick in places that it blocks out the sun, and feel the stresses of everyday life melt away.
My large and extended family stayed here for two weeks this summer. It is a perfect home for families with kids. We had two families of 5 staying here. That is 4 adults and 6 kids plus the occasional visitors (as many as 4) in the big house. And my in-laws stayed in the carriage house. It is spacious, has all that you need for an extended stay, and plus many add-ons to make your family vacation extra fun. There are guitars, ping pong, toys, puzzles games, an amazing front yard, an incredibly spacious back-porch with spectacular views of the bay, and a nice little paved walkway down to the bay. We will be coming back and staying here for sure!!
Take 5 siblings and their families and one amazing house on the coast of Maine and you have the makings of a wonderful summer vacation. We normally rent individual cottages for our family vacation, but this house kept calling to us. It was perfect. All meals were cooked in this one incredibly well stocked kitchen, all meals eaten on the beautiful, huge porch. It was also a nice bonus to have our own beach just down the stairway. The house was large enough so that if anyone wanted to get away, there were lots of quiet corners to curl up in. The keyword there is quiet: despite the fact that there were 14 of us sleeping there, the house is well insulated from upstairs/ downstairs noises. I would highly recommend this charming house. We are definitely planning a return trip in the future.
This place was an amazing getaway. The east coast charm of the house which sits right on the water with a fantastic staircase down to the beach was perfect for my summer stay. The backyard HUGE porch was perfect for dinner parties and enjoying evening cocktails with the view of the ocean. I love this place and it is so close to the dock, only a 5 minute walk. I cannot get enough of this house and my incredible stay with the family. My dog loved taking walks on the beach every morning which became a morning ritual. Great place for a friends or family getaway.
We have stayed here twice now, and I do not exaggerate when I say that we are in love with the house and the area. First off, the home is magical as if you've been transported back in time, with stunning views of the bay, character details around every corner and all the amenities you need for a getaway. I've enjoyed more than one cocktail on the back patio watching the sun set over the ocean. Stairs lead down to the beach where you can watch the waves roll in, and search for sea glass and sea creatures. The neighborhood is charming and safe, a short walk to the pier, where you can fish or swim. There's a small playground and the kids can run wild, they way you felt when you were a child and summer seemed endless.
We are from London and had always dreamed of coming to Maine on a family vacation. After finding the house online - we rented it for a week in August for our entire family (4 couples and three kids). The house is an amazing old arts and crafts house - Perched above a private beach with wrap around verandas and views of the water from every room. The kids I think loved it the most. The house is on the edge of the small town of Northport and everyday they would just wander into the town square on their own and play with all the local kids. Every morning it was "I need to make Lemonade for a stand", "We are doing a bake sale", "We are going to fly a kite", "Is it ok if I go with the neighbors kids wake boarding" - I felt safe and trusted once I had talked with the other parents to let them go. There are very few places in the world where such community and trust can happen. The house is well stocked with everything you need from linens to every type of thing you could ever need in the kitchen. We would cook big family dinners and eat out on the porch. The house is a family home and Sandra and Jim (the owners' sister) live across the street. They where very friendly and invited us over for drinks one night which made us feel even more welcome. We where more then happy with our stay and hope to come again the same time next year.
We drove along and then saw her this grand old house. She sat on a crest of green lawn with glorious views of the bay.The porch in back along the whole length and side was our first rest. The inside architectural accents were so appealing and the fireplace was provided with more than enough wood which we used every night. A big plus is that the beds were great...I have rented on VRBO and been once greatly disappointed but not at his house.The dining room is a grand room with wonderful lights all around from another year. The eyebrow latticed entry made you wonder about the men who built it...so talented. There were wonderful mementos of children and adults....shells all around...little rocks in the dining room drawer with names of probably all the adults and all the little ones to be used as place markers. The so comfortable leather chairs in the living room cushioned me each morning with a cup of coffee. I love Pee-G hydrangeas and big vase of them was on the coffee table. This is a house that has not been ruined by "updating"....the tubs are grand old tubs, the light switches are the old button type I love. The kitchen is so well stocked with stem ware, dishes and flatware....the old style sink was great. If you are so uptight that you must have a completely "modern" kitchen then think again. This one has every comfort.This is a great opportunity to live with a grand staircase, soaring ceilings, well done stepping stones to the bay below, a refrigerator from another era brought to this time by engineer skill. You might think you were of the privileged class just after the turn of the century. You will love this place. You will be privileged.
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,000|