Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Picture this: gingerbread porch, shining water, cold drink, peace!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bdrms/sleeps 6,updated kitchen,bath w/ lg. shower +1/4 bath,laundry,wireless

One of the best features of Marevista cottage is the large, welcoming porch. The wicker furniture and bay views make it the perfect spot to relax. You enter the cottage into the comfortable living room with plenty of seating.The large dining area offers room for enjoyable meals or a challenging family game. While the home maintains its old-fashioned charm, the kitchen was recently updated. Beyond the kitchen is the renovated bathroom decorated with bead board and cheerful colors. Across from the bathroom, the laundry area with washer and dryer is a convenience not found in many Bayside cottages. Up a narrow staircase, which may be difficult for some to maneuver, the 4 bedrooms and a small room with a single commode are arranged. The cottage sleeps 6 comfortably with its 1 queen, 1 double, and 2 single beds.Looking through the colored-glass framed windows, you can wake to glimpse the sparkling bay beyond the neighboring cottages and arise to another terrific day in Bayside! (More details below).

Additional Cottage Details: • Living area: Sun streams through the colored glass framing the windows adding to the warmth of the wood paneling. There is a DVD player and a radio/CD player along with numerous board games and books. Plus free WIFI!

• Bedrooms: Patchwork quilts and original artwork decorate these inviting rooms. Each room has at least 1 window and 3 have closets. Each room has a fan for warm evenings.

• Kitchen: Beyond the numerous collectibles, in the large pantry cupboards, dishes, glassware, pots/pans, bake ware, utensils, are stocked for every type of meal. There is a blender, a waffle machine, a toaster, and a coffeemaker, And, of course, there is a pot large enough for lobsters!

• Bathroom: Its large shower includes a seat (there is no bathtub). Lots of shelving for toiletries and towels.

• Heat: there is baseboard electric heat on the first floor, but it's rarely needed in the summer months.

• The back door leads to a small deck and access to the yard.

Beyond the Cottage: From Marevista cottage, the following are an easy walk (1-3 blocks):

An honor-system lending library, Northport yacht club offering sailing lessons, the shore with docks for swimming and fishing, historical society's museum, Northport Golf Club, and street after street of lovely architectural details and gardens.

Available Locally:

Kayak/boat rentals with delivery; bike rentals; community pool in Belfast; guest boat moorings

In Nearby Belfast:

Hospital, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, groceries, hardware/home stores, churches, auto repair/supplies, public library, fast food to fine dining, pubs, parks, bakeries, ice cream shop, marina, theater (live and movies), etc.

Brief History of Bayside: Marevista cottage was built in 1878. Originally a Methodist retreat, Bayside's visitors came by steamship and stayed in the large hotel at the top of Ruggles Park. Others stayed in tents and, within years, those tents evolved into the current gingerbread cottages throughout this historical village. Today, the residents, both year-round and seasonal, are a diverse mix of new families and descendants of some of the original families. Bayside is a step back to calmer and quieter times, where people enjoy chatting and storytelling with neighbors and kids make new friends readily.

With all that Marevista cottage has to offer, it's definitely the place to come to do everything or to do nothing at all!

More Details

Emily Stetser
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018


Northport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , commode only, 2nd fl
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedrooms are outfitted with pillows, blankets, and quilts. Renters must provide their own linens and towels. Note: the bedrooms are all on the 2nd floor, up a narrow stairway not suited to everyone.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Golf
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage has high-speed wireless Internet. Cell phone service is generally reliable. Home does not have a phone.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

75% Complete
25% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Picture this: gingerbread porch, shining water, cold drink, peace!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

A Great Victorian Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this cottage the 3rd week of July. I'm originally from the area and love mid coast Maine. The cottage is a trip back to a simpler time. The decorations are perfect for the interior of the cottage. It is well appointed with whatever you may need during your stay. We kept as busy as we wanted with trips to Acadia, Stonington, Castine, Camden, Winterport and of course Belfast. We also enjoyed a good deal of quiet time on the front porch. This is a highly recommended rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A lovely cottage in Bayside, Maine

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy in Marevista cottage and would gladly stay there again. The cottage is clean and bright, with modern, comfortable furnishings. Having a washer and dryer on site is a nice perk. The bathroom and kitchen are larger and newer than most other cottages we have stayed in, and the bedrooms were all roomy as well. The owners were helpful and pleasant to deal with. The only reason I didn't give it the full 5 stars is that I reserve that rating for cottages on or overlooking the water.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Relaxing week in Maine

  • 5 of 5

The Marvesta Cottage was a wonderful cottage. It is nicely decorated on the inside, the kitchen has everything that you need for preparing meals, especially the lobster pot(we used it a couple of times). The bedrooms are really nice as well. It is such a peaceful community and everybody is so friendly!!! The weather was perfect we may have had rain overnight but nothing during the days while we were there. Can't wait to go back in a couple of years!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

A Delightful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Marevista Cottage was delightful with everything you need to enjoy a pleasant stay in Maine.

We are four sisters who had plenty of room to relax and spend time together.It rained the two days we were there,however,that did not keep us from enjoying the many shops in Camden,Rockland and Belfast;all a short drive from Bayside.Of course,we can't forget the wonderful seafood dinners!

We had a minor problem with the heater,but with a quick call to the owners...Problem Solved.We found them very friendly and

accommodating.They provided all the info we might need for the cottage,the area,emergency assistance,and fun things to see and do .on our short "get away".Sincerely,Nancy E.(from Mi.) and sisters

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Relaxing Stay at a Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was great. Bayside is a unique little village with a fascinating history sold by some small interpretive signs scattered around the village. It looks much like it did in 1870 with many preserved Victorian style bungalows. Our September week was very quiet and restful and we did spend a lot of time on the front porch and walking down to the dock for kayaking on the bay. The cottage is well equipped and perfectly clean and we did not miss a TV at all. We enjoyed takeout lobster dinner from the Lobster Pound in Belfast and did daytrips to Camden, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. I would recommend a vacation to Mar Vista to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in an authentic cozy cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Beautiful week in Maine!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really pleasant stay at the Marevista Cottage !

First, this cottage is full equiped and the owners are really nice ! They offer a lot of good tips to maximise the pleasure of our stay, for example, suggestions of things to discover around, restaurants, services... Everything is well-organized to offer a relax stay, from the document that explain how to get there to the list of tasks for the checkout.

Bayside is a really interesting place to consider for relax leaves. Cottages are beautiful and you also have access to restaurants, grocery stores and other services in 2 minutes or less than 10 minutes of car depending on your needs. Staying on the porch and saying hello to people who are walking in front of the house is also pleasant thing to do there!

We have also appreciated the central location to discover other points of interest in Maine. We had day trips to Portland Lobster Festival, Acadia Park and Bar Harbor, Old Orchard Beach, Freeport Outlets...

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It's always nice to have international guests and Quebec is so close, you'll have to come back next year!
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Knox County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Rollies Pub in Belfast
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Islesboro Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Northport Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 1 and Route 3
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Wide variety in Belfast and surrounding areas
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: necessary

Bayside is a residential village located along Penobscot Bay, in Northport (mid-coast Maine). Filled with colorful, Victorian-styled cottages dating from the late 1800s, our peaceful cottage has views of the bay from the large porch and through the colored-glass framed windows. Relaxing on the porch is hard to beat, but you can also sail, kayak, hike, fish, swim, bike, golf, and enjoy a playground all within a short walk! About a mile away, there’s a new restaurant and a corner store with pizza, ice cream, and basic grocery needs. Ever-growing Belfast, 3 miles away, offers a range of eclectic local businesses to national chains that meet most needs. The area is full of lakes and parks, lighthouses, antique stores, art galleries and museums, a wide variety of boating excursions, and many seasonal festivals. Popular day trips include: Portland, Freeport, Camden, Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park. Of course, there's lobster. So, come to Maine and do everything or nothing at all!

Other Activities: porch sitting, hiking, kayaking, golf, movies and theatre, shopping, art galleries


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (per week) $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

To reserve, completed rental agreement and 50% deposit are due within 10 business days of request. The balance of rental fee, plus 9% Maine Lodging tax and $75/week cleaning deposit, are due at least 30 days prior to check in date. The cleaning deposit will be returned, if the cottage is found to be in the same condition as when rental period began.
No smoking on the property.
No pets.
Towels and sheets are not included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.