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Last updated: 11/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Built in 1918, The Gills is an original summer cottage perched above the sea at the very end of Bailey Island. Secluded far from the road, nestled in a grove of pine and spruce, the house is pure tranquility. Each beautifully appointed room is both comfortable and authentic.

Enjoy naps on the porch swing or walk to nearby beaches, restaurants and shops. Explore tide pools along the rocky coastline. Go sailing or kayaking. Fish for striped bass from the rocks, just steps from the porch. Enjoy fresh lobster pulled from the ocean that morning by one of the local lobstermen.

Whatever you choose to do, it all comes back to the view. Clear and calm one day, misty and grey the next. Sit back and watch the sea and sky change with the weather. Hour by hour. Minute by minute. Always beautiful. Always different.

The Gills will give you the opportunity to slow down, and remember how good it feels to do nothing at all, surrounded by friends and family.


20 minutes from Brunswick and Bowdoin College. 30 minutes from Freeport and L.L.Bean. 45 minutes from Portland.

Keywords: Private, Oceanfront, Family, Cottage

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+1 2078336773

Manager

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/19/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ocean view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ocean view...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    wide selection of local guidebooks and literature...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There is no broadcast television at The Gills. The television is for watching movies only....moreless

  • Stereo:

    w/ ipod connection...moreless

  • Video Library:

    wide selection of movies for kids as well as adults...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided:

    luxury linens...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Poland Spring drinking water is provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017
May 27 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,900
OCTOBER 2017
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,600
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Changeover / Cleaning $225 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $350
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

All reservations using "Online Booking" are NOT considerd CONFIRMED until you speak with the property manager.

Please note: VRBO/HomeAway will charge you an additional fee equal to 5.5% of your rental total if you use their "Online Booking" option.

Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed/paid in full.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 11/19/2016
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Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

Why Bailey Island, Harpswell, ME, USA:
I was born on the island (thats me on the rocks in front of the house with my dad) and after traveling the world, I know for sure that Bailey Island is one of the most beautiful places anywhere.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/19/2016

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Photos

  • The view from the front door

    The view from the front door

  • sit and stare at the ocean from the porch swing

    sit and stare at the ocean from the porch swing

  • Built at the turn of the century, The Gills is an original summer cottage

    Built at the turn of the century, The Gills is an original summer cottage

  • firewood is provided

    firewood is provided

VRBO #318909

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Private Oceanfront Retreat

Bailey Island, Harpswell, ME, USA #318909

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