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Beautiful ocean views, walking access to a beach, families and kayakers welcomed

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,640 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps maximum of 8

The Johnson Homestead is located near the south end of Bailey Island, Maine. It can be the ideal quiet spot for those guests looking for rest and relaxation, yet also offers opportunities for families interested in many different outdoor activities such as boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming.From mid September through November it is ideally located to take day trips throughout mid-coast Maine and even New Hampshire looking at the beautiful fall foliage.

The Johnson Homestead is a fully furnished four bedroom house with 2 full bathrooms facing out on the entrance to Mackeral Cove.It will accommodate 6-8 guests. On a clear day Mt Washington is plainly visible in the distance and the sunsets in the evening can be spectacular. The house also has a wonderful eastern facing sun porch , perfect for morning coffee, playing games, eating meals, or just the occasional relaxing nap. 'Little Harbor' is a semi-private beach behind the house perfect for swimming, sunbathing, or picnicking.

There is a fisherman's workshop behind the house where one of the Johnson lobstermen is always willing to stop and talk or take your daily order for lobster, as they have for generations.

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The Johnson Homestead: This is a wonderful 1 story house with a spectacular views of Casco Bay and access to 'Little Harbor' a semi-private beach. The house's design allows for easy accessability for quests who may have that need.Our rental is furnished with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/dining room, washer and dryer .You can step in the door and feel right at home. There is central heating in case you encounter a chilly late spring or fall day.

For those of you who enjoy Maine lobster the owner takes daily orders. From his lobster trap delivered to you for your dinner table , all in the same day . That's fresh!

Visit us at our Facebook page where more comments are posted and occasional discount rates are offered.

More Details

Owner
David Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Amenities

Bailey Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , handicap rail /seat available
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Towels and hair dryers provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , cable TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , cable TV
  • Dressers and closets in all bedrooms Linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Eastern facing sun porch is great for morning coffee, afternoon snoozes, family gatherings, and 'indoor days'. Telephone is blocked for long distance outgoing calls.

Reviews

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Beautiful ocean views, walking access to a beach, families and kayakers welcomed
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
Salem, New Hampshire
5

Comfortable Lobsterman's Island Experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted a quiet comfortable getaway on the Maine coast and that is exactly what we got. We stayed in the home of an old time lobsterman managed by his son David, also a lobsterman. David is most engaging, friendly and will bring you lobster any day at off the boat prices. We took full advantage of his services and enjoyed our fill of fresh Maine lobster three times. You could have lobster every day if you wanted.

The home is clean and spacious. It seems like a memorial to his father with lobster memorabilia all over and it is decorated circa 1970...some things 1950. Some might call it old but we experienced retro. This is very affordable, comfortable and we were not disappointed.

The location is truly one of the best spots on the island. From the front picture window sunsets were great every night. Such a great spot that folks regularly stop each evening to take pictures. In the back of the property is the semi private "Little Harbor." We enjoyed just sitting by the water and enjoyed skipping rocks and looking for shells and sea glass.

Low key and relaxing is how I would describe this experience. Luxury it was not. You'll have to pay at least double for that on Bailey Island. We drove the area and saw lots of beautiful multi-million dollar real estate, walked the path to the "Giant Stairs", enjoyed a ride on the two-masted schooner "Alert" and hung out at Cooks Lobster and Ale House all without leaving this island community.

If you are looking to experience “Maine, The way life should be,” then this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cape Coral, FL
5

Perfect Maine vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Maine, and we couldn't have picked a better spot to take a vacation. David Johnson is, hands down, the best owner I have ever dealt with in my many, many HomeAway rentals. He made sure we had a pack and play and high chair for our baby granddaughter, and checked in several times to make sure everything was going OK and to see if we needed anything. He was more than accommodating, and obviously loves the area and this house in particular, and sincerely wanted to make sure we had a great trip. The house was very clean and extremely well-equipped, I don't think there was a single thing that we needed that wasn't available. The area is also very safe, and would be great for a young family, or for a group of adults. The backyard and beach at the little cove in back were great places to sit and enjoy the beautiful, cool Maine weather, and the views from both front and back are just incredible It's about 30 minutes to the nearest good sized shopping area, but from there it's an easy drive to any of the great little towns and points of interest along the southern Maine coast. The little general store is about a mile down the road, and does a great job with pizzas and sandwiches, as well as some of those little essentials, and I thought their lobster rolls were the best of all the ones I sampled during the week at multiple different places. There are some really good, casual restaurants close by, and of course the seafood is fresh! Overall, I think we got very luck with this rental, and if we can ever return to Maine, this will be the spot for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home. Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I had a wonderful time staying at The Johnson homestead. The home was supplied with everything you could need.

This is my second visit and look forward to next summer when we visit Maine again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, It was great to see you and your family again this year. I look forward to having you return in the summer of 2018! David
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Hamden, Connecticut
5

Already planning to go back!

  • 5 of 5

My family started talking about going back to the Homestead before our vacation was over! Our 8 y.o. twins loved playing on the huge protected beach with such variation of high and low tide and a short run from the house (digging, hermit crabbing, swimming). The sunsets were DIVINE (and I'll admit, we didn't make it up in time to see the sunrises, which I hear are great too!). The house is well stocked in the kitchen and accomodations and very comfortable. The location is quiet and relaxing, and you can easily get to nearby attractions if you are looking for more activity to occupy your time. The Johnson family is super friendly and helpful, you will definitely feel "at home" in their home at the Homestead. Looking forward to booking 2017 soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful glimpse of Maine life

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, with our 17 year old daughter and 7 year old son, stayed at the Homestead for 1 week in July and THOROUGHLY enjoyed ourselves. The accommodations were excellent - comfortable furniture throughout the house and everything you could possibly need was already there in the cupboards and closets of every room. With Bailey Island being the furthest island south, after Great Island and Orr's Island, the tourist traffic was minimal except for the Land's End shoppers. Travelling to Portland and the Boothbay area was still only an hours drive - where we visited several lighthouses, the cryptozoology museum, the Maine aquarium and Cap N Fish Cruises to see the puffins. In the evening the sunsets in the front yard over Mount Washington were beautiful and during the day you could see working lobster boats pull traps and watch the Casco Bay ferry come and go from the same front windows.The private tidal cove was by far everyone's favorite place and where we spent a majority of our time - the sea shells, sea glass and rose quartz collected by all of us are treasures now in our upstate New York home. Nothing beats the fresh lobsters delivered daily by David - they were FANTASTIC!!! The friendliness of the Johnson family helped make this our best family vacation yet - We fully intend to return for another week next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tioga Center, NY
5

Johnson Homestead was perfect for our family.

  • 5 of 5

There were 8 of us - 6 adults and two children. The four bedrooms were perfect. The listing description was as accurate as described. The rooms had plenty of space for all of us. With two young children, we cooked many meals at the house. We found everything we needed. The yard was terrific with the shade tree, picnic table, slide and swing. We were able to easily carry our kayaks to launch on both sides of the island. The boys played at Little Harbor for hours. The house and yard were clean and well-maintained. David was very friendly and helpful. A highlight for our 5-year-old grandson and his dad was going out on David's lobster boat to haul some traps. One of the best things about Johnson Homestead was the connection with the history of the family that lived there. We enjoyed a trip to Freeport, taking in a Sea Dogs baseball game and brewery tour in Portland, the beach at Reid State Park, morning walks, the sunsets, shopping at Lands End and Reny's, and RELAXING! I highly recommend this property and we hope to return. This was our 14th vacation rental along the coast of Maine - our best one yet!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Cooks Lobster and Ale House
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Line
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mere Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Giant Stairs Restaurant and Cooks Lobster House
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Little Harbor

Bailey Island is the last in a series of picturesque islands connected to the mainland by three bridges, the last of which is the famous 'Cribstone Bridge'. It is about a twenty minute drive down Rte 24 from Cooks Corner in Brunswick. People considering staying on Bailey Island, but unfamiliar with the area may wish to note the following:There are grocery stores, shopping malls, a cinema, major chain and numerous local restaurants /retail outlets, fitness centers, medical facilities (including two hospitals), golf courses, Bowdoin College, Bath Maritime Museum, and, and other attractions within a half hour drive in the Brunswick/Topsham/Bath area.

Freeport, the home to LLBean, is a 45 minute drive while Portland is about a one hour drive away.

While you may just want to relax and enjoy the beauty of Bailey Island, the region offers a variety of sights, activities, and resources for our guests.

Other Activities: kayaking

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90

A booking using "ONLINE BOOKING" is ONLY considered after you have spoken with the Owner/Property Manager David A. Johnson.
PLEASE NOTE: VRBO/HOMEAWAY will charge you an additional "booking fee" equal to 5.5% of the rental cost if you choose to use their "online booking".
Please inquire about discounted rates for small groups (3 or less) during the low season.
Payment is by money order, bank check, or personal check or "online booking".
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals only through September 25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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