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The Mainstay's Front Porch Overlooking The Ocean

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Last updated: 07/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This Maine summer cottage on Bailey Island sits on a high bluff overlooking the ocean. First bought by great, great grandparents on their honeymoon trip, it has been in the family for over 125 years. The bedrooms are beautiful, the dining room is large and sunny, and the view is spectacular! Enjoy sitting on the covered porch with a cup of coffee in the morning, watching the sun rise “out of the ocean”, lobster men hauling their traps and sailboats passing by. Settle in the hammock for a lazy afternoon with a good book or explore the island, collect shells on the beaches, rent a kayak and skim along the waves or go fishing. The college town of Brunswick, just a 25 minute drive away, is great for antiquing and to see summer stock theater. Visit the Maine Maritime Museum in nearby Bath, go outlet shopping in Freeport or travel just beyond to browse Portland's historic waterfront. Dine at the island's restaurants or cook lobster at home. Fun for couples and great for families!

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Cot-sized beds also for 3 children under age of 10 so total occupancy=7 adults and 3 children under 10 years of age....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Access to first floor of house requires a step up. Access to second floor is via stairs. Downstairs bedroom has adjacent bathroom with grab bars in shower....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom Upstairs: toilet, tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom Downstairs: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Shower Downstairs and Claw Foot Tub Upstairs

Other Amenities

  • Onsite Parking with space for boat and trailer. Nearby launch.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    The ocean is spread out before you, visible from almost every window in the house....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The house sits at the top of a sea bank overlooking a rocky shore and the island-studded Atlantic....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking for boat on trailer on property...moreless

  • Telephone:

    For emergency services only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine:

    As it is on an island, we ask that you use the washer in an ecologically inspired way. Thank you!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Supplies for lobster bake provided!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, sugar...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered Front Porch with Stunning Ocean View!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,200

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Last updated: 07/12/2016
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
95 N

Car: Necessary

Take a day's excursion on the Island Ferry weaving through beautiful islands to Portland and back!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1898

About the owner: First seen on a honeymoon trip. Subsequently bought and lovingly added to almost every summer since.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The Mainstay's Front Porch Overlooking The Ocean

    The Mainstay's Front Porch Overlooking The Ocean

  • View from the front porch - Diamonds On The Water!

    View from the front porch - Diamonds On The Water!

  • The Country Kitchen - stocked with wide assortment of cooking essentials

    The Country Kitchen - stocked with wide assortment of cooking essentials

  • One Of The Livingroom's Window Seats

    One Of The Livingroom's Window Seats

  • Canopied Double Bedroom

    Canopied Double Bedroom

  • The king bedroom on the upstairs sleeping porch - listen to the waves all night!

    The king bedroom on the upstairs sleeping porch - listen to the waves all night!

  • The Downstairs Queen Bedroom - Next To Bathroom With Safety Bars

    The Downstairs Queen Bedroom - Next To Bathroom With Safety Bars

  • Sunrise From The Front Porch

    Sunrise From The Front Porch

  • Full moon over the point from the front porch

    Full moon over the point from the front porch

  • Wild roses and vibrant flower beds surround the property

    Wild roses and vibrant flower beds surround the property

  • The Front Porch - great for breakfast in the sun!

    The Front Porch - great for breakfast in the sun!

  • Catch views of sailboats on your way out to the front porch

    Catch views of sailboats on your way out to the front porch

  • The Stove In The Dining room

    The Stove In The Dining room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Twin Bedroom - A Favorite of Kids!

    Twin Bedroom - A Favorite of Kids!

  • The King Bedroom With A Bay Window

    The King Bedroom With A Bay Window

  • The Pilot's House Bedroom

    The Pilot's House Bedroom

  • The back porch and yard - plenty of room for kids to play!

    The back porch and yard - plenty of room for kids to play!

  • Lobster boats in Mackerel Cove just across the street

    Lobster boats in Mackerel Cove just across the street

  • Dinghys off the floats in the cove

    Dinghys off the floats in the cove

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, July 29, 2016

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/12/2016
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1890 Summer Cottage on an Ocean Bluff

Bailey Island, Harpswell, ME, USA #232029ha

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