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Seaside Cottage on Bailey Island with Views of Picturesque Mackerel Cove

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Having undergone a foundation-up renovation completed in August 2011, Homeport offers a modern design, allowing you to enjoy the magnificent views of Mackerel Cove and Mackerel Cove beach. Settled among houses that have come down through generations of lobster-men, this home enjoys a desirable location on Bailey Island within walking distance of the General Store, Giant Stairs Cafe, Land`s End Gift Shop, and several beaches. The dramatic sunsets and the sense of being surrounded by water truly brings home that you are vacationing on the coast of Maine. The Mackerel Cove waterfront views are across all manner of moored boats and lobster docks and then out to open ocean. Ocean breezes cool off hot Summer days as they ease into starry nights. This home is the ideal place to set out to explore the "rocky coast of Maine" and return to the comfortable shelter at the end of the day. Access the private sandy beach via a boardwalk to search for sea glass and shells or take a swim. Homeport will surely leave an impression on your heart and keep you coming back year after year to make new memories on the coast of Maine.

Dogs allowed here


First Floor Master- Queen Bed

Second Floor Master- Queen Bed

Second Floor Third Bedroom- Twin Bunk Beds (can be separated)


First Floor- Full with Shower and Laundry

Second Floor- Full Shower/Tub Combo


•Located on Bailey Island- Mackerel Cove

•Gas Grill

•Washer and Dryer

•Amazing Ocean Views

•Private Beach Access


•High Speed Internet-Wireless

•Basic Cable TV

•Updated Cottage Décor

•Non Smoking

•Family Friendly

•Kayak Friendly

•Dog Friendly

More Details

Property Manager
Marcia Giles
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Bailey Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin bunk beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Waterfront; Kid-friendly; Pet-friendly; Kayak-friendly; Open ocean views; Sunset views; Water access nearby; Updated.


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Seaside Cottage on Bailey Island with Views of Picturesque Mackerel Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Salem, MA

Idyllic Island Spot for a Restful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Home Port is just a perfect spot if you want to enjoy Bailey Island. The house is in a great location, with all of Mackerel Bay with a public beach in front and a small private beach in the back. We loved watching the goings-on in the harbor and then going to the back beach to watch the sunset. You will find all the comforts of home here, including washer-dryer and dishwasher, which we appreciated so we didn't have to do laundry when we got home. The upstairs master leads out onto your own private deck, which was a prime evening cocktail spot. There is a constant breeze, and even a ceiling fan upstairs so we were never uncomfortable. There is a big TV downstairs but no DVD player. The upstairs master does have a TV with DVD built in. The kitchen is roomy with a great gas stove and all the gadgets you will need. We found the house to be so beautifully filled with light - lots of windows and minimal window treatments were a plus. We plan to visit again and highly recommend Home Port.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great condition. Beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

The property was in great condition, except for the area rug in the living room which was heavily spotted. I thought there could have been some table cloths, especially for the front porch table and I would have liked a rolling pin and pie plates to make blueberry pie. Otherwise the place was very well-equipped. It was really nice to have 2 big lobster pots because I cooked a dozen lobsters a couple of nights. We had a toddler and I was concerned about the road, but we watched him carefully. My grown kids and my toddler grandchild enjoyed the park and beach across the street and it was heavenly to be able to walk to Glen's and get the freshest, sweetest lobsters possible. Also, it was great to be near the General Store and the P.O. and the restaurant next door. We went to Cook's 2 or 3 times and the soft service ice cream place several times. We got prompt service when the smoke alarm battery went out and was making noise. The washer and dryer were great-- in great condition. Even though the cottage was adequate and beautifully appointed, I think that next year I'd like a little bit bigger place, but still with a great view, if that's possible and not so close to a busy street. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay - a well maintained (and stylish) property on a beautiful location! Would return again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beth, it was a joy having you and your friends. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Debbie
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A Rare Find

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Home Port for six weeks when we first moved to Maine from Colorado. We chose Home Port because of the stunning location and rented the house sight unseen. We were a little nervous doing that, but when we got to Maine and saw the inside of the house, we were very happy with our choice. The pictures in this listing do not do the home justice. The house is roomy and sun-filled, and there is a gorgeous view from every window. We rented in the off season, and since the house has three heating zones, we were always comfortable. The house is completely updated, and I was able to do a lot of cooking in the well equipped kitchen. When I didn't feel like cooking we got take-out from Morse's Cribstone Grill which I also highly recommend. The house has cable TV and high speed internet. For outside activities there are two porches, a backyard, a park across the street (a great spot for playing frisbee with our dog), a gas grill, and many, many places to walk to. My favorite was the short walk to the Giant Stairs trail. And last but not least, we spent hours watching the lobstermen in Mackerel Cove getting their boats ready for the season. Home Port is a rare find, and we will recommend it to our family and friends who are looking for a place to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tia, it was a pleasure having you and your family staying with us. We hope you stay in Maine for many years to come. Our best, Debbie and Marcy.
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a wonderful location! The view from every window was amazing. The house was in pristine condition, with every amenity I could ask for. We used paddle boats in the cove just behind the home. The rental company was fantastic. They even went to the home and found my daughter's IPod and mailed it home for us.

This is a great place for families or couples. The Island is a little out of the way, as far as grocery shopping and restaurants, but it was fun to explore the areas surrounding Bailey Island. We ate the local lobsters, caught just down the street and it was great!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Portland International Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Cooks Lobster House
Nearest Ferry
1.3 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Garrsion Cove Bailey Island
Nearest Golf
12.5 Miles
Mere Creek Brunswick
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Downeaster/Amtrak Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
I 295 Brunswick ramp
Car: recommended

Swimming, boating, fishing, walking;

Bowdoin College activites;

Maine State Music Theatre;

LL Bean and outlet shopping in Freeport;

Antiques in Brunswick, Bath & Wiscasset;

Casco Bay Ferry tours of Casco Bay;

Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.




Additional information about rental rates

Linens (optional) $90 + Tax
Admin Fee (approx) $185 + Tax
Trash Disposal (per week $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $650
Tax Rate 9.0%

All properties are supplied with pillows and blankets or comforters, they do not come with sheets and towels. You have the option to either bring your own or rent our linen service. This service provides bed sheets, towel sets for the maximum number of guests allowed, bath mats and kitchen towels. Towel sets consist of a bath towel, hand towel and face cloth, you have the option rent more towel sets if needed. The linens are professionally cleaned and sanitized between use.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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