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Panoramic Oceanfront Views Of Garrison Cove, Wills Gut And Casco Bay

Bailey Island, Harpswell, ME, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Postcard Views Fr Every Room In 5 King Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 10 Sleeps Cottage

Experience charming, picturesque Bailey Island a Maine Casco Bay Coastal Island destination for vacationers from all over the world for over 100 years. Because Bailey Island is now connected to the mainland by the World's only existing Cribstone Bridge, it is no longer necessary to take a ferry to visit. 2013 built large 5 king bedroom Ocean House with incredible panoramic views in all directions with back of House located less than 50 feet from Merriconeag Sound on West Side and front of House less than 50 feet from Garrison Cove on East Side of Oceanfront House. Every room has incredible long distance oceanfront views. The view from the front of our property was recently listed in the 60 Year Anniversary Edition of Downeast Magazine as one of the best views in Maine. The House is surrounded by so much water and ocean scenery, you will feel like you are cruising on a boat. See beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the large windows and decks on East, West and North sides of the House. House is in the middle of Lobster Land. Garrison Cove is a working lobster harbor with several lobster boats moored and a working lobster dock in front of the House. Walk 200 yards to famous Cook's Lobster Restaurant and Lobster Pound and eat lobsters at the Restaurant or buy precooked lobsters at the Pound or live ones and cook them at the House. You won't taste fresher or better lobsters anywhere. The lobsters you eat are caught in the waters surrounding the House on the same day by the lobster boats moored directly in front of the House. If you have your own boat, we have a deep water mooring you can use located in Garrison Cove in front of our property. House has many amenities including 60 inch TV and Surround Sound System and gas log fireplace in living room, WIFI throughout house, and 32 inch TVs in all 5 Bedrooms, 3 of which have private decks. Central air conditioning, screen porch overlooking Sound, and decks on both side of house and huge raised sun deck on edge of Merriconeag Sound. The views around the House, especially Garrison Cove and the Cribstone Bridge, are some of the most photographed scenes on the Maine Coast and extend to Small Point to the East, High Head to the North, Harpswell Neck to the West and Cape Elizabeth to the Southwest. From the House, screen porch and decks, see seals swimming in the Sound, lobster men and women setting and pulling traps, and Casco Bay Lines ferry boats, kayaks, skiffs, sailboats, tuna, fishing and lobster boats cruising by just a stones throw from the shore of the property. Walk on the beach on the front of the House adjacent to Garrison Cove or the shoreline on the deepwater oceanfront side finding shells, crabs, mussels, snails, sea glass, driftwood and other ocean treasures.


Jim and Marijo MacAdam

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, easterly views overlooking Garrison Cove, Cribstone Bridge
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, westerly views and balcony overlooking ocean
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, east and west ocean views private balcony overlooking ocean
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, 2nd flr panoramic long views of Garrison Cove, Orrs Isl, Bay
      • Bedroom 5
        1 king, 3rd flr panoramic vws of Cove, Bridge, Orrs Is & Casco Bay
      • All bedrooms have king beds with hotel quality mattresses and LL Bean bedding, 32 inch flat screen televisions and incredible postcard ocean views


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, 1st flr:tile floor and shower, granite counter, ocean views
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, tile floor and shower, granite countertop
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, tile flr and shower, granite countertop, ocean views
      • All have tile floors and showers with heavy glass shower doors, granite-top sinks and 2 with ocean views; House has 2 80-gallon hot water heaters for plenty of hot water; hair dryers supplied for all 3 bathrooms

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Beach is in front of house
        • Beachfront
          Small Beach is located directly in front of house
        • Downtown
          Downtown Brunswick and Bowdoin College are located 15 miles away
        • Monument View
          Cribstone Bridge (only existing one in the World) directly in front of house; Little Mark Island: http://www.workingwaterfront.com/articles/Monumental-truths/13410/
        • Ocean View
          All rooms have expansive panaramic postcard ocean views
        • Oceanfront
          Surrounded by ocean. Frontage on Garrison Cove on East side and Merriconeag Sound on West side


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      central hvac including air conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Massive stone fireplace set made from Ocean rocks and 2 stories high with Peterson Coastal Driftwood Gas Log
                    • Garage
                      available for winter rentals only
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      forced hot air
                    • Internet
                      wifi throughout house
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      brand new large capacity
                    • Linens Provided
                      LL Bean bedding
                    • Living Room
                      comfortable, high quality L shaped couch, 60-inch flat screen TV with surround sound system, Roku player with Netflix, Blueray DVD player; ocean views all around; separate couch viewing Garrison Cove
                    • Parking
                      plenty of parking; room for large boat and trailer; boat launch in front of house
                    • Telephone
                      Continental US toll free
                    • Towels Provided
                      bath and separate beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      brand new large capacity - uses High efficiency (HE) laundry detergent


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig single cup (requires K-cup coffee packs)
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          fully equipped and dinnerware for 10
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          granite counter tops and breakfast bar with seating for 4, new stainless steel appliances, tile floor, fantastic ocean views
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Kitchen is fully equipped for 10: pots, pans, dishes and glassware; and lobster pot for steaming lobsters and clams
                        • Refrigerator
                          22 cubic feet and icemaker
                        • Stove
                          stainless electric cooktop and oven
                        • Toaster
                          4 slice toast/bagels


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              table can accommodate 10; counter seating for 4; beautiful panoramic ocean views in all directions; also table for 10 in screen porch for outside dining; Weber Stainless Steel Grill
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • DVD Player
                                  Blueray in living room
                                • Games
                                  Maine Monopoly Deluxe Scrabble
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Also Roku player in livingroom with Netflix
                                • Stereo
                                  livingroom surround sound system
                                • Television
                                  6 flat screens 5 32 inch in bedrooms 60 inch in living room which has surround sound system, Roku player for Netflix and Blueray DVD player


                                    • Balcony
                                      3 bedrooms have balconies; large enclosed screen porch and open porch with long westerly views of Casco Bay and Islands, and sunsets
                                    • Boat
                                      rentals available in area sailboat lessons available in summer can launch boat on trailer in front of house
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      screened-in porch with dining table, 2 open porches all with oceanfront views and large sun deck overlooking Casco Bay and boating channel ; of course there are several white adirondack chairs
                                    • Golf
                                      closest 12 miles away
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      rentals and lessons less than 1/4 mile walk at H2OOutfitters.com; rental kayaks and paddle boards can also be arranged to be delivered:seaspraykayaking.com
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      landscaping complementing ocean theme all around House
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Webber stainless steel grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Can walk on small beach on Garrison Cove and on shoreline deep water side and find sea glass, sea shells, driftwood and other ocean treasures. Boat launch across street Kayak and small sailboat lessons and rentals Charter fishing boats Charter and Casco Bay Lines Cruises See working lobster boats, sailboats and cruising boats from Merriconeag and Will's Gut boating channels.

                                                              48 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A wonderful location for those looking for picture perfect views with exceptional accommodations.

                                                              Jim K.

                                                              Four of us stayed for a long weekend and we couldn’t be more delighted with the house, views, local food options and the ease of communication with the owners. It’s just far enough away from larger towns to get away from it all, yet close enough to enjoy the shopping and dining options that Maine is known for. It’s also cool to see your lobster dinner for that night being caught in the bay next to your deck!

                                                              Moving panoramic scenery. Great local food

                                                              Mark G.

                                                              Great host, well appointed home, walkable shops and public beach, superior view

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

                                                              Spectacular home and location

                                                              Kristin K.Saratoga springs new york

                                                              We enjoyed this fabulous home for four nights for a girls weekend! The accommodations were perfect for each of us having our own space and coming together in the open living areas and kitchen. Not a bad room in the house! We particularly enjoyed the sunsets on the deck overlooking the water. The hosts planned for every detail including soft and snuggly throws for the cool evenings. We were treated with a yummy tray of goodies in the frig. The owners were easily accessible for a quick question and called mid-way through our stay to be sure we were enjoying ourselves.

                                                              The location was perfect - quiet, beautiful and a stones throw from a great restaurant. We are already making plans to return to this spectacular home!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Glad you enjoyed your stay and had a great girls weekend. Thank you for the great review.

                                                              Great property. Magnificent views.

                                                              Harold W.

                                                              I highly recommend Morse's Cribstone Restaurant for lobster. 1 1/2 pound live was $6 cooked to go $7. No brainer. Less than 5 minutes back to the house. Overall the house, food, northeast Maine and the people were an excellent experience.

                                                              Excellent Coastal House for Classic Maine Vacation

                                                              Karen O.

                                                              In early August, my wife and family (3 adult children, two of their spouses, two grandchildren) spent a week at the McAdam's Flying Lobster House on Bailey Island, Maine. It was a most satisfactory experience. The house itself is well appointed, has great views of the adjacent sound, and is located on a narrow strip of land near a dock and lobster pound servicing a number of lobster boats, and Cook's restaurant which of course features very fresh sea food. The interior of the house, with four bedrooms and three full baths, was very adequate for our group. The kitchen and dining area is very open with picture windows on the local scenery, including the bridge on to Bailey Island. The roads on Bailey Island and nearby Orr's Island are narrow and winding, and not particularly well suited to day time activities like jogging or bicycling. There is a small cove with fishing boats and smaller tender boats just outside the front door of the house, which I found was very enjoyable for swimming, particularly at high tide. There's another larger beach on the east side of the Island that's even better for swimming, although not as conveniently located. Morse's restaurant, about 300 yards from the house, was our favorite, with crowds to indicate that we weren't alone in our opinion. There's a kayak and paddle board rental shop in easy walking distance, although we didn't use their services. We did most of our shopping in Brunswick, a scenic 14 mile drive away, although there is a small General Store on Bailey's Island. At the end of the day, this is a very good accommodation for a classic Maine seaside vacation.

                                                              Thank you,

                                                              Chuck and Karen

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your great review. There is one correction. We have 5 bedrooms, not 4 as stated in the review. Hope you and your family can visit The Flying Lobster House again.

                                                              Jim & Marijo

                                                              Wonderful place to relax

                                                              judy k.

                                                              This was our second stay at the Flying Lobster House and it was just as great the second time. We cooked several meals and always had the pans and dishes we needed. We loved sitting on the big deck by the water in the morning and evening watching the boats and wildlife. Walked some of the trails nearby and enjoyed those. Saw several seals on an island in the cove by Devil's Back trail. Took a ride on the schooner Alert at the end of the road. We recommend it to everyone. So relaxing and informative. Had wonderful scones at the Salt Cod Cafe. Morse's Cribstone Grill has never disappointed us with their food and friendly service. There are always plenty of things to do in the area or it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Welcome back. Glad you had a great second stay. Thank you for your review.


                                                              Bailey Island, Harpswell, ME, USA

                                                              Panoramic postcard views of world's only Crib Stone Bridge, Will's Gut, Merriconeag Sound, several Casco Bay Islands, Orr's Island, Harpswell Neck, Little Mark Island monument, navigation aids, boating channels, working lobster and tuna boats, lobster boat harbor, lobster pound and Cook's Lobster House Restaurant from every window and deck on property. Short walk to world famous Cook's Lobster House Restaurant and Moby's Deck lounge, and Morse's Crib Stone Bridge Seafood Restaurant and bar. Swim in Garrison Cove from pebble beach in front of See harbor seals swim by front of House, and seagulls, and occasionally ospreys and eagles fly over and around House Casco Bay Lines Bailey Island noontime cruise short walk. (seasonal) Kayak and stand up paddle board lessons and rentals 1/4 mile walk over Cribstone Bridge.(seasonal); can kayak and SUP paddleboard all around House Boat rentals Sailing lessons and rentals (seasonal) 1/4 mile walk over Cribstone Bridge Deep sea fishing Bailey island tuna tournament (July) Maine State Musical Theater, Bowdoin College and downtown Brunswick 15 miles L.L. Bean and Freeport Outlet shopping 20 miles Reid State Park, 5 Islands, Damariscotta, Booth Bay Harbor and whale watching cruises (less than hour drive) Regal 10 Cinema 12 miles away

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $0 - $50
                                                              Damage Deposit
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                                                              * Until confirmed, prices are subject to change without notice. -SUMMER weekly rentals are from Saturday (check-in at 4pm) to following Saturday (check-out by 11am); -OFFSEASON check-in at 4pm and check-out by 11am; nightly and weekly off season rate is for 1-6 people; if more than 6 guests, additional charge of $25 per night for each guest 7-10

                                                              48 Reviews
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