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Joanie Anderson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Baybreeze - Our idyllic Bayfront Retreat

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 7)

You will be mesmerized by the view but you will love the comfort that this home has to offer. Completely remodeled and updated. Open concept kitchen, living and dining areas all with panoramic vistas of the bay. Walk out onto the deck and enjoy the grill or venture down the steps to the lower deck just a few feet above the bay. Once back in the home there is a full bathroom on the main floor with a bedroom across the hall equipped with a queen bed. ( great for those who would like to avoid climbing stairs). On the second floor there are two large bedrooms running front to back of the home. Another full bath between the two bedrooms and a half bath in the master. Both bedrooms on the second floor have walking closets. Nice quiet street with little to no traffic, great for a morning walk, simply enhance the peaceful surroundings.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joanie Anderson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Joanie Anderson

Natives of Massachusetts now living in New Hampshire - both of us have spent many happy hours in Maine. We are true New Englanders and both have many fond early childhood memories of visiting Maine with our families and then to later in life enjoying it together and with our children. Maine has so much to offer we never tire of it.

Joanie Anderson purchased this house in 2011

Why Joanie Anderson chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

We have loved this part of Maine for years and while up here camping ( in Camden) we were out driving and just by chance fell upon this place. Suffice to say it was love and first sight and we couldn't wait to be the new owners.

What makes this house unique

The view was the catalyst in the decision to purchase this home but we believe it was destined to be as well. The previous owner's name was the same as ours and we have a home in Northport FL. - what are the odds, you can't ignore karma.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Baybreeze - Our idyllic Bayfront Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Heaven in Belfast

  • 5 of 5

This review should have been submitted after our family vacation in July 2015; sorry for the lateness!

Simply put, if I could live anywhere in Maine, it would be Baybreeze! Our family travels extensively, and I can honestly say this was the most perfect location and home we have ever found. The home was spacious and clean, the most important concerns for our family. There were a few minor issues, but the owners were very quick to respond and they resolved the problems as best they could.

The home was comfortable, had everything we needed and the view...of course, the view. Simply heaven!!! There was kayaking, fishing, swimming (chilly) and just staring at the magnificence of the bay all right outside the door.

Staying in the town of Belfast was another plus, everything was so convenient, shops, restaurants, movie theatre, yet it still managed to have that small town New England feel.

I hope my family and I have the opportunity to stay here again someday very soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves so much - please do come back and stay again.
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Western Pennsylvania

Near perfect

  • 5 of 5

Baybreeze had everything the five of us hoped for. Quiet, secluded location on the bay but close to the great food and excitement of the mid-coast towns. A very well maintained property. It did not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves - please come back and visit us again.
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So Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view of the bay from the deck and living room with it's wall of windows. The owners were wonderfully helpful. Easy access to Downeast and mid-coast towns and harbors. Belfast was an unexpected delight.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our home - please come back and see us again!
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Beautiful Home/Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The description and the pictures advertised matched perfectly. Very peaceful location with plenty of activities nearby. We look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

This house is accurately represented in the photos and more! The location is absolutely stunning with spectacular views over Penobscot Bay. There are two decks with the upper one shaded for most of the day which is good when its hot. The beach is stony and reached by steps- with another lower deck further down. We swam in front of the house- its particularly good at high tide. Although there is also a small beach a mile away at Bayside which is also good for swimming. There is so much to do and see nearby- Belfast, Camden and many state parks. However, you could just as easily sit on the deck all day and watch the sea its so lovely.

The house is very comfortable, clean and well-maintained. The upstairs bedrooms are particularly nice, with TV's and walk-in wardrobes. The master bedroom has its own toilet and sink.

Joanie answered any questions before and during our stay very promptly. Also gave us info about places to visit beforehand.

I would unreservedly recommend this property and would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves - we would love to have you come back and visit again!
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Maine Bay Vacation (7/5 - 7/19/14)

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed two wonderful weeks at Baybreeze. The pictures on the website accurately represent the establishment. It was fun watching the tides come in and go out, whether from the house or either decks. A nice surprise was no “foul” smell at low tide! This was our first time living on a bay area, so we did not know what to expect. Another nice surprise was there are no close neighbors on either side of Baybreeze. Even though it is not included in the write-up, there is a washer/dryer available in the house.

If you are thinking about inviting friends to join you at Baybreeze, then the layout of Baybreeze is ideal. Our friends used the downstairs facilities and we had the privacy of the upstairs.

Baybreeze is conveniently located to attractions from Boothbay to Arcadia. If you are into gardens, don’t miss Coastal Botanical Gardens in Boothbay or Thuya and Asticou Azalea Gardens in Northeast Harbor near the National Park. The State Parks in the area are gems, Camden Hills (hiking) and Lake St. George (canoeing) to mention two. A variety of good restaurants from Rockland to Belfast offer many good meals when you do not feel like cooking. You are on vacation!

During our two week stay, we only had 2 days of damp weather – museum days – Farnsworth Art (Rockland) and Owls Head Transportation (Owls Head.) On the other day, we visited the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport.

We recommend you consider staying at Baybreeze if you are looking for an opportunity to enjoy bay life.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had such a good time. Thanks -
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Northport Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Rte 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

So much to offer in Mid-Coast Maine. Minutes to downtown Belfast with all the trendy shops, boutiques and niche vendors. Fantastic artisans to both visit and purchase treasures from. Great restaurants from upscale to dine on the dock with the freshest seafood you have ever had. Just a quick trip around the corner and you are in Bayside - a nostalgic area of Northport that offers a beach and dock for swimming and a marina full of sailboats. There is a small 'common' where various activities take place over the summer months. A short drive down to Camden offers additional shopping, galleries and restaurants. Great specialty cuisine at some of our favorite spots. Camden/Youngstown area also offers a winery for your enjoyment. Campden Hills State Park offers miles of trails that can take you to some of the most scenic vistas in all of Maine. If you don't want to hike it you can drive up Mt. Battie and look down into the harbor to see where the 'mountains meet the sea'. Truly breathtaking. Antiquing galore in the area both north and south. If you want to venture a bit farther to the south - a day in nearby Rockland and Owl's head will offer you lighthouse's and some great shopping and eats downtown. Within just over an hour north you can find yourself in Bar Harbor and the Acadia National Park. This is a recommended trip for all. Make sure you get to the top of Mt. Cadillac to enjoy the 360 degree view from there. You will be most impressed. There is a small botanical park in Southeast Harbor called Asticou gardens that is well worth searching out for the gardening enthusiast. If you would prefer some lake activity you can find that either in Camden on Lake Megunticook or you can head out of Belfast to the China Lakes region. So many great adventures to be had.


Rates & Availability

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Standard rate
May 21 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 9.0%

Personal checks preferred.
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50% due upon reservation
Balance due within 60 days of reservation

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MidCoast and Penobscot Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , beautiful ocean view - 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - master
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , master - 2nd floor -private half bath - walk in closet -
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor - walk in closet
  • Bedroom 1 - easy accessibility for those who would prefer no stairs to climb Bedroom 2 - oversized room with additional day bed Bedroom 3 - lovely master
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Come enjoy this peaceful setting with magnificent sunrises over Penobscot Bay.

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