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Enjoy Amazing Views from our Well Appointed and Welcoming Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Available for weekly rentals during the summer season and two night and more stays in the off seasons.The house is also available for retreats and special events.

The well appointed Captain Lawrence E. Johnson House is available as a weekly luxury summer rental and year round, Maine Island Getaway, on Bailey Island, featuring four luxury bedrooms with flexible accommodations with en suite bathrooms, modern professional kitchen, dining, comfortable living spaces, and a fully equipped media room with free high-speed wireless internet, and energy-efficient central heat and air conditioning in all bedrooms. Bookings for special events, reunions, and retreats are also welcome.

Enjoy all Bailey Island and Orr's Island has to offer; great super fresh lobster, walk to secluded Cedar Beach, hike to the Giant Stairs, rent a Kayak, or book a fishing or sailing charter with one of the many able local skippers.

The house is completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment.

Keywords: House, Maine Island Getaway, Custom Amenities

More Details

Brett Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Brett Johnson

This property is owned and operated by the Captain Lawrence E. Johnson Family Managed by Brett Johnson with the help of Mom Millie Johnson, Sister Cathy Silva and Brother Chris Johnson, Aunt Connie Roberts does the bookkeeping and our spouses and our children all pitch in. This is a family home that has been beautifully and lovingly restored and remodeled for the express purpose of preserving an historic family property on Bailey Island on the Coast of Maine. We are pleased to make it available for your family to also enjoy.

The house has been home to Larry and Eileen Johnson who are our grandparents and our father Captain Jeff Johnson. Larry and Jeff, two generations of sea captains who made their livings on the sea. Eileen a talented cook and restaurant owner.

Our family roots are extremely deep on Bailey Island and the next generations continue a legacy of welcoming guests and warm hospitality.

Brett Johnson purchased this house in 1950

Why Brett Johnson chose Bailey Island

This is a family home that has been shared by many generations and is appointed for your enjoyment and comfort. Our family has a long history of Island Hospitality and have anticipated our guests needs.

What makes this house unique

Great place to spend time with family and friends. We make every attempt to anticipate your every need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Brett:

Just wanted to write and let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at the Capt. Johnson House last week. We were very comfortable and the house was comfortable and just perfect. I understand from your niece that you were responsible for the design and renovation. You did a fantastic job.

We’ve rented many homes in Florida and in Park City over the years and your home was the most comfortable and beautifully appointed.

Thank you again for a memorable stay.

Jul 2010
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Bailey Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bath - toilet , shower , This bath is the guest bath with 2nd door from study.
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Ensuite bath for the Master Bedroom.
    Second Master Bath - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bath for Second Master
    Guest Room Bath - shower , Ensuite Bath for Guest Room
    Guest Room Bath - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bath for Guest Room
  • Each bedroom offers an ensuite bath with generous stone top vanities, hair dryers, fluffy white hotel towels, make up towel. We supply bar soap, shampoo and TP.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Family Room - 2 twin/ single , A twin bed day-bed with trundle in the lower level TV room.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , TV and iHome clock radio , sitting area, closet/dresser.
    Two Extra Long Twin Beds (can be joined to make a king bed) - 2 twin/ single , TV and iHome clock radio , sitting area, closet/dresser.
    Second Master - 1 king , TV and iHome clock radio, sitting area, closet/dresser.
    Two Extra Long Twins (can be joined to make a king) - 2 twin/ single , TV and iHome clock radio, large window seat, closet/dresser.
    Family Room - 2 twin/ single , In our ground level family room we offer a trundle bed.
    Library on Main Level - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This sleeper has a an extra pillow top for extra comfort.
  • All our beds feature luxurious hotel quality mattresses from our friends at Portland Mattress Makers and Cuddledown Bedding. Two king size beds, each bedroom equipped with a flat screen TV, MP3 compatible clock radio, and en-suite bath, Four extra long twin beds which can be joined to make a king bed if requested. Each twin bedroom has two extra long twin beds and is equipped with a flat screen TV, MP3 compatible clock radio, and en-suite baths, Porta Crib available no linens provided, two baby gates, booster chairs and high chair also available. Sleep Sofa is Queen Size extra comfortable sleeper in the study, attached bath. Flat screen television and DVD player. This bed has an extra memory foam mattress topper for comfort.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can assist you in finding local chefs, caterers, massage. We can also help with additional cleaning with an hourly fee.


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Wonderful Home!! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great views. Everything you could ever need! A perfect vacation home!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you all in our home. Come on back!!
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Magical Maine house

  • 5 of 5

Our twelve member family so enjoyed our too short stay in the Johnson house. Fabulous kitchen, super comfy beds and spacious gathering rooms make it the most perfect spot for a vacation. I just wish we could have stayed longer.

Bailey’s Island has so much to offer: hikes, all kinds of boating (we had a schooner sail arranged by the owner) and great seafood restaurant and variety of light eating places within walking distance

Truly a great place!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, But Not for the Elderly

  • 3 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Bailey Island, but would not recommend this house for the elderly or for people with mobility issues. 10 steps up just to get in, and 16 steps up to the bedrooms. Also a very steep driveway and path are the only access routes, so it made it impossible to take a walk if you have bad knees like I do. There is a pull-out couch and a bathroom on the ground floor, but you still have to climb the steps to get into the house. That said, the house itself was delightful (although rather more compact than the photos indicate). Each bedroom has it's own bathroom, and it's nicely decorated. Beautiful views from the porch. I miss that porch now that I am back home. Bailey Island is a treat, too -- near Brunswick for grocery shopping, with several terrific restaurants and a couple of pretty souvenir shops nearby.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our home, and do agree about the porch and our beloved island. Time spent there enjoying the fresh air and beautiful views is soothing to the soul! Thanks so much for your helpful feedback regarding accessibility for the elderly. We always appreciate hearing how we can improve for the comfort of future guests. Extending gratitude and love from our family to yours. The Johnson Family
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What a great time!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time - didn't hurt that the weather was incredible. We enjoyed the kitchen which was top notch for all of our gourmet cooks. The history and beauty of the house was so great. We loved having a bathroom for every bedroom too!

The island is very fun. We hiked and kayaked and ate delicious lobster right off the boat!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved This House!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I and friends had a spectacular time at this house. The interiors are so well done, the grounds charming, and the views breathtaking. We had memorable meals in the exceptionally well-appointed kitchen, and we slept like babies in beds and bedrooms that left nothing to our wanting. Inside and outside on the spacious decks, we enjoyed early mornings and stunning sunsets. Our stay could not have been better.

Thank you Brett Johnson and family!

We hope to return!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You. It was great pleasure welcoming you to our home. We would love to have you again.
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Relaxation at its best

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing week at the Captain's House on Bailey's Island. There was ample room for our two teenagers, and all of us (including the dog) enjoyed the scenery and the panoramic views. We took beautiful hikes along the water including Cliff Trail, Devil's trails and the Giant's stairs. We enjoyed kayaking. The house is amazing with a fantastic kitchen including all amenities. The owners were great. We grilled most nights, witnessed beautiful sunsets and even one eclipse! Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45.59 Miles
Portland Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bailey Island
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Cooks Lobster House
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Garrison Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Cribstone Bridge
Car: necessary

Bailey Island, Portland & Casco Bay, Maine, USA (Route 24 from Cooks Corner in Brunswick to Bailey Island) --- Enjoy all Bailey Island and Orr's Island Has to offer; great super fresh lobster, walk to Garrison Cove Beach directly across the road, hike to the Giant Stairs, rent a Kayak, or book a fishing or sailing charter with one of the many able local skippers or the Bailey Island General Store and Post Office. Local eateries and fresh seafood right near by.

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, kayaking, Sports fishing and sailing charters available. Kayak rentals nearby. Walk to sandy beach.

Brunswick is nearby for major grocery stores, amenities and hospitals.

Freeport and Portland are within an easy drive for shopping and world class dining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Change Over Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250

Nightly rates only apply in the winter off season. We charge weekly rates for holidays and select events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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