|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Built in 1912, this charming Maine costal house has been the vacation home for 3 generations of the same family. Perched on a hill a few minutes walk from the historic costal village of Bayside, the 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.
* 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.
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.
My son-in-law grew up spending his summers in Bayside, and he selected this beautiful property for our 2 week stay. Five bedrooms in the main house plus two in the carriage house gave us plenty of room to spread out and enjoy ourselves, but the huge porch (even bigger than it looks in the photos) was the place we all tended to congregate and enjoy the spectacular view of the Penobscot Bay, from before sunrise until late at night. Three of the bedrooms plus the TV room all have water views -- and we never closed the windows or the shades in our bedroom so we could enjoy it every waking moment, including some postcard worthy sunrises. Having both the century-old icebox-converted-to-a-refrigerator plus the modern refrigerator/freezer made keeping food and drinks for our large group a breeze, and the well-equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking for a crowd. This Bayside cottage is just the place for those who want to stay in the village and venture no farther out than the Corner Store for the not-to-be-missed Maine blueberry ice cream and milkshakes, but it's also perfectly located for day trips to Acadia National Park, the quaint town of Belfast and the stately, historic city of Camden, or a climb of Bald Rock or Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park. We would love to return for another stay!
This home and its location in Bayside has to be one of the best vacation homes
one could imagine. Our whole family was thrilled beyond words when we arrived
and every day of our two week stay added to the memories. We can hardly wait to
return next year and to relive one (and its only one of so many) of the highlights - the family
lobster feast on the grand verandah overlooking the bay. Amazing !
We LOVED everything about the house. Much bigger and grander than the photos. We spent most of our time on the enormous back porch overlooking the ocean..so beautiful. There were 13 of us and we were able to enjoy sit down dinners overlooking the water. The bedrooms were lovely and comfortable. The kitchen was excellent for cooking, and we cooked every night! The antique frig took a bit to get used to but we ended up really loving it. I really can't say enough about how great it was. The little village of Bayside is very quaint and we walked every day down to the dock to check out the action ( kids jumping off the dock). Would definitely stay again. THANKS!!!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,000|