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Quiet Oasis, Southern Maine Coast, Ferry Beach, Saco

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Our cottage has a flower garden, comfy chairs, picnic table, and solar dryer

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Last updated: 11/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    We have a back staircase that is low rise....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    The corner bedroom has a double bed, plus two windows....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    The middle bedroom has a queen size bed & one window....moreless

  • Sleeping Porch: 2 twin/ single

    The sleeping porch has 2 twin beds. There are 11 windows!...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom has a large shower, sink, and toilet. We have added new lighting this past year....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Screened porch, excellent reading library, small barn with beach supplies for children, beach chairs, picnic table, clothes washing facilities nearby....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have an extensive library, including books for young people, for those who love to read. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    You can see Wood Island Light from the back porch of the cottage....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room is the area on the veranda facing the street....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is a heater for Spring & Fall use....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is a parking area beside the cottage....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Jun 10 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$850
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,450
Autumn
Aug 26 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$850
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,450

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Joseph's by the Sea Restaurant

    "This is a lovely restaurant for a special occasion. We love a table on the dune side. The fo..."

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  • Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and Nature Store

    "Bird watchers love this place where you can rent a canoe or hike over the marsh on the trail..."

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  • Ogunquit Museum of American Art

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Jetport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Camp Ellis
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Portland Casco Bay Lines
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Saco Amtrack
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 9
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Huots in Camp Ellis

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

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Photos

  • Our cottage has a flower garden, comfy chairs, picnic table, and solar dryer

    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.

    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.

    The dining area is on the veranda surrounded by windows. The table seats 6 to 8.

  • Window view onto pine trees from middle bedroom.

    Window view onto pine trees from middle bedroom.

  • Bayberry's kitchen is a happy gathering place with steps to the beach close by.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Sail on Saco Bay from Camp Ellis or Biddeford Pool to Woods Island Light.

  • Ebb tide at Ferry Beach.

    Ebb tide at Ferry Beach.

  • Ogunquit Museum of American Art is a favorite place to visit, gardens too.

    Ogunquit Museum of American Art is a favorite place to visit, gardens too.

  • Bayleys Lobster Pound is a delicious lunch stop. Ride your bike!

    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

    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.

    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

    Middle bedroom has queen size bed, 2 closets, chest of drawers, and window view

  • Corner bedroom with double bed and two windows.

    Corner bedroom with double bed and two windows.

  • The front porch is a perfect spot for morning coffee or afternoon tea.

    The front porch is a perfect spot for morning coffee or afternoon tea.

  • A relaxing spot for cloud watching!

    A relaxing spot for cloud watching!

  • Camp Ellis has family restaurants, lobster boats, and fishing off the breakwater

    Camp Ellis has family restaurants, lobster boats, and fishing off the breakwater

  • Beach fun for the children.

    Beach fun for the children.

  • Looking out from Ferry Beach onto Eagle Island in Saco Bay.

    Looking out from Ferry Beach onto Eagle Island in Saco Bay.

  • The lower dock at Camp Ellis.

    The lower dock at Camp Ellis.

  • The Cascades are on the way to Scarborough Marsh, a bird watchers paradise.

    The Cascades are on the way to Scarborough Marsh, a bird watchers paradise.

  • Dusk falls on Wood Island light.

    Dusk falls on Wood Island light.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Saco, ME, USA #353697

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