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

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful week in a beautiful house with a thoughtful and kind welcome. A trip never to be forgotten. And thank you for all the "kindnesses" and attention.

Some wonderful things we did: Kayaking in Boothbay Harbor, Reid State Park, Five Islands, and antiquing.

What we saw and discovered: Harbor seals, incredible landscapes, some of the most delicious lobster we ever ate.

Moments, glimpses, and little details that mattered: Looking out from any window in the house to watch the sun rise and set while the lobster boats go by.
Aug 2013
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Bailey Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Panoramic Oceanfront Views Of Garrison Cove, Wills Gut And Casco Bay
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We planned our annual girls trip to this Bailey Island home with seven women in our forties. The home was perfect. It was unbelievably clean, inviting and perfect for having a glass of wine, cooking breakfast and enjoying the beautiful weather in front of the fire. It was absolute perfection!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Flying Lobster house.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very beautiful and comfortable. We didn't cook often but the house was well equipped and should accommodate the needs of those that eat in. Our group of 8 was very happy with the bedrooms -- very comfortable beds. The entire house was spotless. Lots of comfortable seating and an excellent great room TV for late evening movies. Marijo M. responded quickly and was very helpful.

Favorite activities: 1) Watching the sun rise over the Cribstone bridge -- great seating area in house to do this. 2) Lobster dinners (2) at Morse's Cribstone Grill -- our favorite island restaurant. 3) Alert sailboat cruise. 4) Gurnet Trading Co. prepared seafood takeout.

Ideas: Would have enjoyed an evening campfire. Also, the water from the kitchen faucet is very salty -- a less salty option would be great for drinking/coffee.

Thank you MacAdams for sharing your wonderful vacation home.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What an incredible place ! This vacation exceeded our expectations on so many levels...

First, the house is absolutely beautiful, sparkling clean and comfortable; exactly as it appear in photos - tons of windows with spectacular views, spacious bedrooms, fireplace, well stocked kitchen, the most perfect deck for watching sunsets and large communal space. We were 8 adults and 2 kids (8 and 3 y.o) staying in the house and everyone felt confortable at all times (it even was a great place to be at on rainy days).

The owners Jim & Marijo were wonderful to deal with. It is evident by the care they put on this property that it's very special to them too. Thank you again - we will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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As lovely and unique as the photos!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Flying Lobster House was fantastic. The house is designed and decorated beautifully; bedrooms are roomy and very comfortable. Going to sleep with the sounds of the sea -- and waking to it every morning -- was sublime. Everything was spotless when we arrived, and we felt welcome and cared for--wonderful recommendations from the owners on everything from where to shop to renting kayaks. The location of the house is incredible, right on the water. Lots of activity nearby! We enjoyed watching the lobsterers pulling up their traps, and the boats (large and small) which passed by. So much was just a walk away -- the kayaks, a sunset cruise on a schooner, the general store, great spots for lunch and/or dinner. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture post card Maine experience

  • 5 of 5

Wow…the views are amazing, the home is extremely comfortable (plenty of room for the 9 of us), and it is a perfect location for jumping off to the many excursions in the area. We happened to be there for the 4th of July (made our reservations 10 months in advance) and what a spectacle! The view of the fireworks could not have been better and the people watching was great fun! Really wonderful home to stay in.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations from 16 months to 62 - what an incredible week! Our first visit to Maine and so glad we picked Bailey's Island. The Flying Lobster was incredible and exceeded our expectations. Jim & MariJo were quick to respond to emails prior to our stay and checked with us upon our arrival to be sure all was in order. We very much appreciated the high chair and Pac n' Play for our grandson. He had his own room and slept very well - of course all that fresh sea air helped too. House was equipped with all the necessities and then some. We walked to the island's point to go to Land's End and shop for souvenirs (2+ miles). Also, the beach at the point was nice to launch kayaks or sit & read. Cook's was too convenient! Went for lobsters twice and a couple of happy hours. H2O Outfitters is just a short walk across the Cribstone Bridge - Gabrielle was great to help us with our kayak rentals - so many places to paddle to - visit the island with the flag. Found great shells - 1/2 hr. leisurely paddle. Walked the beach in front of the house many times; explored Cliff Trail, Farmer's Market, Freeport & Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - which was just beautiful! Children's garden was perfect for the little one. We had no expectations for this vacation - especially traveling with a 16 mo. old. However, we were blessed with so much having stayed at this home - everyone had space. Great family meals at the large table; in the evenings gathered around the coffee table & large (very comfortable) sofa to play Rumikub & eat popcorn; evening sunsets/cocktails on the adirondack chairs; and EVERY morning a picture perfect sunrise for me, Nana, on the brown leather couch facing the bridge. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Two: Moby's Deck; Cribstone Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Mere Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Brunswick Station
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 295
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Two: Cook's Lobster House; Cribstone Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Garrison Cove Beach
Car: necessary

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


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

Bailey Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017-18
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 9.0%

* 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

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