About the property
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay3 nights
Cozy cottage with large deck overlooking your large yard, sandy beach, tidal pools and views of rocky coastline in both directions.
Sunlight pours into this open concept beach cottage with 2 bedrooms as well as quiet den. Complete modern kitchen, outdoor grill, dining bar and dining room.
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PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BED LINENS AND TOWELS. BLANKETS AND PILLOWS ARE PROVIDED
Jane and Paul
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- within a few days
- english, a little Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
What makes this Cottage unique
Sandy beach on the sunny morning side of Bailey Island!!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
There is not enough room on this page to begin to describe this place!! Cottage is adorable, has a complete kitchen and plenty of room for 4-6 ppl. Jane and Paul met us there the first day to settle us in and were wonderful. Needed some propane for the gas grill on the second day, called and within 5 minutes (I kid you not), Paul came walking down the road with a tank. Just great!!! The walk down the stone steps to the beach is just out front and offers a semi private beach with just incredible views!! Property is located almost directly in the middle of Bailey Island which makes it easily accessible by foot to anywhere on the island you want to walk, B.I.G.S., Cook’s Restaurant, Giant Stairs, etc, all within walking distance. Great place to stay with the family for a great vacation!!!
Cozy & Charming with a beautiful view
My husband and I rented this cottage for our granddaughter and her husband and 2 small children as a Christmas gift. They haven't stopped talking about how much they loved the cottage and its location. There were 4 generations of us staying that week. We have been renting the same 2 cottages on Bailey Is. for the last 20 years. Of course, the family has grown considerably in that time and we now needed a 3rd cottage to accommodate all of us. This particular cottage is only one house away from where the rest of the family stays so it was perfect. This little, yellow cottage is absolutely darling and cozy but also roomy and open. The view from anywhere in the living rm or kitchen is spectacular....you can look at the ocean while standing at the stove. Jane and her husband are such gracious people and left a lovely jar of blueberry jam as a welcoming gift for my granddaughter and her family. It is the kind of environment that makes people want to return to year after year. I'm writing this review for my granddaughter only because she wasn't sure when she would be able to get around to it herself. She will definitely be back with her little family. My personal comment, being a senior citizen, is that it is also a perfect place for people my age as there are no steps to negotiate. I love it.
Fantastic place, spectacular views
From the moment you turn onto the expansive property you're greeted by the sight, sound and smell of the ocean crashing on the rocks. The cottage is one of three houses (yet still very private) on the nicely landscaped grounds. The view from our deck was magnificent; by tweaking the lounge chairs' positions we had an unobstructed and panoramic view of the sea. It felt as if we were totally alone in this beautiful haven.
The cottage is deceptively small from the exterior, but once inside we were surprised at how spacious, open and airy it was. There are ocean views through every window in the open concept living, dining and kitchen areas. The latter was quite large and very well equipped, with modern appliances and everything one needs to do some serious cooking. The decor is straight out of the early 60's, whimsical and a delight to behold. The owners must have dedicated a lot of time to find some of the treasures that grace the house. Every time I turned around there was something that made me smile.
The cottage readily accommodates 4 people, and if a couple of them are children or teens, then 6 would not be pushing the limits. For rainy days, there are innumerable activities within the house; puzzles, games, videos and an eclectic library revolving around some very interesting (and esoteric) themes. For the shoppers, antiquers and browsers, Brunswick, Freeport and Portland are only 20-60 minutes from the cottage.
The cove is easily accessible by clambering down the rocks (or for the less adventurous, there is a convenient rock staircase). At low tide the sand gives way to course grains, then pebbles, stones and boulders. The tide pools are fascinating, and swimming is great regardless of the tide. I HIGHLY recommend surf shoes.
The owners, Susan and Adam couldn't be more gracious (BTW, inadvertently I captured a great picture of the two of you while photographing some ducks, I'll send it off if you give me your e-mail).
All in all, this was one of our finest ocean vacations in Maine, and we've been visiting Maine's ocean every summer for the past 15 years. Serene, beautiful, relaxing, romantic. Thanks for sharing!
Andrea and Bill
Thanks Andrea and Bill for your gracious comments! We do try to make everyone's vacation memorable - the Maine coast does make it easier!
I'm glad you discovered the natural beauty Maine can offer...
Hope to see you next year!
Cottage was as advertised and it was a perfect getaway for myself and my husband. Cottage was charming, cozy and spotless! Waterview and beach were wonderful. Our only complaint was that the bedroom was in the center of the cottage and the window opened to the sun room not the outdoors. It was a bit stuffy in there even with the ceiling fan.
Thanks Jessica- glad we were able to accommodate you on short notice and hope you'll return next summer!
All comments are appreciated - perhaps a fan in the window between the bedroom and the sunroom might be the answer to keep the air moving.
Please keep in mind that our other property - which is fully insulated and heated (VRBO 419566) - is great for a winter break. The coastline and beach are really magical in the snow!!
Wonderful beach getaway and more!
We had a wonderful time exploring Bailey's Island (and other Maine locations) from this great cottage. The cottage was extremely well maintained, comfortable, and spotless. The pictures do not even begin to do the views justice. Getting up early with our five month old baby gave us several opportunities to watch the sunrise from the porch, living room couch, or dining room table. The proximity to the ever changing beach with crystal clear calm water offered much easy exploring. I was surprised when I got to the cottage that it was so close to many other houses, but it turned out to be just private enough. I hope to return to this magical place!
Quintessential vacation home
My husband and I found the cottage and the area to be perfect. This was our first visit to Bailey Island. Loved the lack of crowds, beautiful surroundings, friendly residents, and delicious seafood. Enjoyed biking, kayaking, hiking and lots of relaxing. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. It also is decorated beautifully and we felt very comfortable there. I would recommend it to family and friends.
Thanks so much for your kudos - we love Bailey Island as well. It's becoming less of a secret but the folks discovering this little island in Casco Bay are special too!
Hope you return next year!
Jane and Paul
Vacation on charming Bailey Island in Casco Bay - the perfect setting for a peaceful, unhurried summer holiday. At 3 miles long and 1/2 mile wide you can walk to many local sights including famous Cribstone Bridge, local restaurants, The Giant Steps, Lands End, authentic lobster pounds or just watch the tide come and go.Kayak lessons within a couple miles at H2Outfitters. Outlet shopping in Freeport Maine is less than an hour away as is the Maine Botanical Gardens. Brunswick, 20 minutes away, is home to the Maine State Music Theater as well as Bowdoin College and its beautiful campus and recognized museums.