Quiet Oasis, Southern Maine Coast, Ferry Beach, Saco
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Wood Island Light shines its beacon on Ferry Beach. Look forward to sunny days at the beach, take in deep breaths of Maine salt air. We invite you to include a stay at Bayberry Cottage in your vacation plans. Ferry Beach State Park, Camp Ellis, and Bayview Ave are located near our cottage.
Bayberry was our grandmother’s “cottage by the sea”. Each room is decorated with antiques and furniture reminiscent of a by-gone era.
The cottage offers a large living room, two bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with a queen size bed, a sleeping porch with two twin beds, a screened sun-porch, bath with shower, and a fully furnished kitchen including pots, pans, dishes, toaster, coffeepot, microwave and other amenities.
We furnish blankets and pillows. Linen rentals are available through Cottage Linens or you can bring you own.
Games, puzzles, and a very nice library, in addition to the TV & wifi, provide indoor entertainment on rare rainy days. Beach toys and chairs are available in The Barn, and a picnic table and outdoor grill make for relaxing afternoons by the sea and fun family cookouts.
Located in the heart of Ferry Beach, nestled into Saco Bay, Bayberry Cottage is flanked by beach grass, sand dunes, and ocean on one side, and hidden ponds, hiking, biking and nature trails, and seclusion in the tall pines of Ferry Beach State Park on the other.
The cottage is 200 feet from a private sandy beach described as a “grand strand,” and available to all cottage renters. Look out onto the same ocean as Winslow Homer did, as he painted Wood Island Light at his studio on Prouts Neck.
An easy walk down the beach, one can see lobster boats return with their catch of the day to the pier in Camp Ellis, a small Maine fishing village at the mouth of the Saco River. Fishing for “stripers” is off the Camp Ellis jetty or by boat rental. Family style seafood restaurants, a general store and lobster pound are also close, as well as summer activities in nearby Ocean Park.
Bayberry Cottage is less than two hours north of Boston, and only minutes from the Portland jetport. Plan a visit to Portland’s world-class art museum, and many charming galleries and shops, or a ferry ride over to Peaks Island for ice cream.
The Maine Welcome Center is just off the Maine Turnpike, at the end of the York exit. In addition to what we have provided, brochures and information is available there for a wide variety of activities throughout the York County coastal area.
Keywords: Cottage of a bygone era, convenient to Portland jetport, summer theaters, and lighthouses.
Idyllic, nearby fishing village, dunes, pines and nature trails.
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Member since: 2011
- 1 story
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Iron & Board
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 10 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 26 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 9%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Located in the heart of Ferry Beach, Bayberry Cottage is 200 feet from a private sandy beach described as a 'grand strand.' Nestled into Saco Bay, near the fishing village of Camp Ellis, Bayberry Cottage is a quiet oasis in a busy world. Nature trails at Ferry Beach State Park provide hidden ponds, hiking trails, and bird watching among the tall pines.
You can look out onto the same ocean as Winslow Homer did, as he painted Wood Island Light at his studio on Prouts Neck.
Ferry Beach Park Association, a Unitarian Universalist camp and conference center, is our neighbor and offers summer programs for all ages. Children stop at the ice cream stand for their 'teenie tinyies' on the way home from a day at the beach.
Fishing for sea bass with an expert guide is available with Saco Bay Stripers, departing from Camp Ellis. At the pier you can watch lobster boats returning with their catch of the day and see kayakers go up and down the Saco River.
We invite you to enjoy sunny days at the beach as you take in deep breaths of Maine salt air.
Year Purchased: 1975
About the owner: We love to travel and Maine is a favorite destination.
Why the Owner Chose Saco, ME, USA:
This was my grandmother's cottage by the sea. It is not fancy, rather it is a reminder of a time when there was a slower pace to life. This is an opportunity to take time to read, to talk, to walk on the beach. It is a perfect place for time for quiet reflection, to write a letter or a book.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Summer evenings you can walk to the corner ice cream store for locally made ice cream. This is followed by a walk on the beach and quickly became a tradition in our family.
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Our cottage has a flower garden, comfy chairs, picnic table, and solar dryer
A comfortable sofa and white wicker chairs make the living room a favorite spot.
The dining area is on the veranda surrounded by windows. The table seats 6 to 8.
Window view onto pine trees from middle bedroom.
Bayberry's kitchen is a happy gathering place with steps to the beach close by.
Read, cloud watch, meet with family and friends in Bayberry's quiet back yard.
Bike riding along the seaside, in the salt air, adds to childhood memories.
Ferry Beach is a hop, skip and a jump from Bayberry's front door.
Sail on Saco Bay from Camp Ellis or Biddeford Pool to Woods Island Light.
Ebb tide at Ferry Beach.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art is a favorite place to visit, gardens too.
Bayleys Lobster Pound is a delicious lunch stop. Ride your bike!
Bayberry Cottage has a flower garden. Relax in a beach chair, enjoy the breezes
A game table for checkers or for a puzzle is nearby.
Middle bedroom has queen size bed, 2 closets, chest of drawers, and window view
Corner bedroom with double bed and two windows.
The front porch is a perfect spot for morning coffee or afternoon tea.
A relaxing spot for cloud watching!
Camp Ellis has family restaurants, lobster boats, and fishing off the breakwater
Beach fun for the children.
Looking out from Ferry Beach onto Eagle Island in Saco Bay.
The lower dock at Camp Ellis.
The Cascades are on the way to Scarborough Marsh, a bird watchers paradise.
Dusk falls on Wood Island light.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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