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PRICE REDUCTION! Charming Vintage Bayside Cottage. Sleeps 7.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7, king, double, twin, bunk beds

This is a charming , large cottage, built in the 1880's. It is about a five minute walk from the heart of Bayside village. The downstairs features a large kitchen/dining room, den with DVD player, cosy living room , full bath (tub/shower) and sunny enclosed porch. Upstairs is a master bedroom with a view of the ocean, full bath (shower), laundry room with claw foot tub, large bedroom with a double and single, and back bedroom with bunk beds. Hard wood floors downstairs and old painted wood floors above. The kitchen features a microwave, coffeemaker, dishwasher, electric stove, toaster. Linens are provided by owner.

Have a storybook summer: Toad Hall was built in 1880. Over the years it has been treasured by the families who have owned it and summered in it. The original porch was enclosed as part of the living room; then it was put back as it was; then it was screened; then it was 're- enclosed.' A kitchen ell was added on in the 50's. A whole new bedroom was added upstairs in the 90's. All through the classic Bayside-style renovations, it has never lost any of its cosy charm. A very special feature of Toad Hall is its large deck, which overlooks a spectacular vegetable garden, as well as views of the ocean.

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Maureen O'Keefe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Maureen O'Keefe

How did a California girl get a cottage in Bayside, Maine?? It's a long story, and even a longer journey than the 3000 miles across the country. I grew up in Mt. View, Ca, went to Stanford, and then, my husband and I lived all over the world for the next twenty-five years as he had a career with USAID. On a home leave in May 1988, we took a trip to Maine, saw this cottage for sale, and spent our savings to provide a beautiful U.S. summer home for our growing family. It's painted green with pink trim to express the storybook quality of a summer in Bayside. Over the years we poured our hearts into this cottage. I brought in a claw foot tub,combed auctions to change every door knob , changed wallpaper, and put in a hardwood floor downstairs. Now it is time for an upgrade and we are upgrading the bathrooms and kitchen, as well as installing a new water heater and internet.

Maureen O'Keefe purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Maureen O'Keefe chose Northport

This large Bayside cottage is set back from the road, overlooks a picturesque vegetable garden, and had views of the ocean. The wharf, the golf course, and the sailing school are a few minutes away by foot.


Northport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , newl large tiled shower with bench
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
  • There is a full bathroom on the first floor, tub/shower combination. Upstairs, there is a bathroom with a shower. There is also a claw foot tub in the laundry room which is upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , cheerful room with view of the ocean and the garden
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk bed and large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , twin bed in the alcove with ocean view
  • The master bedroom has a king bed. It is two twins, pushed together and has a king sized foam layer over both. There are two dressers, and views out to the ocean, and to the garden. The second bedroom has a double bed, and a twin bed in the alcove. The third bedroom has a bunk bed, as well as a large closet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This cottage is large enough to accommodate a large family, or two small groups. It has been used to house members of a family preparing for a wedding as it has so much space. There are three steps up to the deck/front door, so that makes it difficult for anyone who is confined to a wheelchair.


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PRICE REDUCTION! Charming Vintage Bayside Cottage. Sleeps 7.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Syracuse NY

Comfortable house. Easy access to many coastal places

  • 5 of 5

Helpful owner. Lots of reading material. Great location-quiet & friendly. A beach just down the road.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it! Quaint, quiet, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. What a beautiful time of the year to be in Maine (September) and such a quaint cottage. Enjoyed the big deck, and even though across the street we had a partial view of the water and enjoyed access down the steps. The cottage is obviously well maintained, new water heater and laundry, quaint claw-foot tub. Lots of room. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Get-away

  • 5 of 5

A charming home in a charming town. The word cottage is misleading as the home is quite spacious with three large bedrooms, open concept kitchen, and various rooms downstairs for gathering and resting. I've come with my husband and friends several times now. We enjoy the proximity to the water, the peacefulness of the area, and the water views.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large and Lovely get-a-way in Bayside

  • 5 of 5

Step back in time to a peaceful gentle and gorgeous venue. Penobscot Bay is across the street. Just a short walk to a sandy cove or rocky beach - tides and shells and sea glass and views spectacular. If you want world class meals visit Belfast (less than ten minute drive). Also find art and history and a real working ship yard. Hike, bike, and kayak for a bit of exercise. The two story house itself is roomy, clean, lovingly maintained and decorated, two bathrooms. The Owner is a delightful, full of interesting stories about the area and world travels and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. I try to visit at least once a year. A place where your stress begins to fade as soon as you exit onto Shore Road.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Darby's, 3 Tides,in Belfast
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Islesboro ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Northport golf course right here!
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Amtrak in Portland
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
route 3 to 95/295
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dos Amigos Mexican restaurant
Car: necessary

Bayside is like a dream come true. You never believed that a place could be this perfect. Hidden away from traffic off Route 1, the coastal road in Maine, Bayside is sacred for those 'in the know'. Started as a church camp in the mid 19th century, tents became cottages as the Rusticators invaded the beautiful village to make it become a top resort area. Gingerbread cottages are close together in the village proper which boasts a wonderful 9-hole golf course, and famous yacht club with a great jr. sailing club. Toad Hall is a five minute walk from the urban part, and is set back from the road so you will enjoy tranquility and the Bayside amenities all at once.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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