Family Compound with Romantic Efficiency Cottage For Two
About Dave Johnson
I'm a photographer and filmmaker who loves renovating historic homes. I'm from Bailey Island originally, but now spend my time between New York City and Maine. I love creating spaces that help people experience the magic of this incredibly special place. THE GILLS GROUP cottages are not just rental properties to me, they are homes I created to spend time with people I love.
Dave Johnson purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Dave Johnson chose Bailey Island
The View. The View. The View.
What makes this Cottage unique
THE GILLS GROUP property manager, Dave Johnson is an island local who is also a lobsterman. He can arrange to deliver fresh lobsters to your doorstep during your stay. Jaquish Lane can also be rented along with one of my other GILLS GROUP cottages - The Gills (VRBO # 318909) which is directly next door and sleeps 6 or The Red House (VRBO # 1063510) which is across the street with a private pebble beach and 100 foot wharf. The Red House sleeps 4.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The Good, The better, The rest
House was lovely, right on the Ocean. The beds were all comfortable, the kitchen well stocked, the view spectacular. Also the place was quiet even though a house is very close by and felt fairly private.
The house is a very short walking distance to beach and LandsEnd gift shop..
We usually try and find places where our dogs can run around but this wasn't that place,, not without close supervision as the rocks down to the beach are steep and we didn't trust that they would be safe near them. Nevertheless we enjoyed our stay.
Terrific property. Property manager couldn’t have been more helpful. Can’t recommend enough.
I want to lie. And say this place and the island were horrible and keep it all to ourselves, but I can’t. It was simply the best time. The house is gorgeous and beautifully decorated. Lobster fisherman in your front yard, which is the Atlantic Ocean. I loved watching the tides rise and fall throughout the day. Bailey island itself is wonderful
Not at All touristy but with plenty of things to do. You never have to leave the island, although we did go on some day trips. But our favorite time was just back at the house talking and playing games. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
Amazing Maine vacation
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Bailey Island. The rental property was well appointed - great attention to detail....extremely charming and the perfect place to enjoy our family time together. The unique setup of the main house and "honeymoon" cottage was an incredible perk for our family. The views off the back deck were amazing. The kids loved climbing on the rocks and fishing. We also enjoyed swimming, kayaking, biking, hiking, sailing, and cruising around the islands. Bailey Island is a gem featuring several well-cared for, beautiful homes and breathtaking views abound. There are plenty of wonderful things to do and see - some great restaurants and several opportunities to savor some quintessential, mouth-watering lobster rolls. We have stayed at several great properties along Maine's coast - but this one is definitely one of our favorites. We will definitely be back!! Thank you Dave (Property Manager) for your thoughtfulness. You are the best!!!!
Salt air, expansive ocean views, lobster boats, sailboats, seals, sunny days, ocean breezes and the soft sound of waves and bell buoys - these were a few of our favorite things! Did I mention family, and time together and time treasured?!
The house was charming, loads of character and a boho decor that readily invited us “home,” if only for a short spell. Plenty of room to spread out. We, the parents, grandparents to the crew, opted for #14, a peaceful retreat for quiet reflection, reading, and sea gazing!
How we loved this vacation! If we were to express a regret it would be a steady succession of beautiful days! We had hoped for just one rainy, if not stormy day, so we might sit in #14 and experience the ocean when it is not at rest! Still, this is a vacation that will linger. Thank you!
Wonderful property, never disappoints. Great location and amenities.