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New Cottage Perfect for a Peaceful and Quiet stay on the Ocean with Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms - 2 baths sleeps, sleeps 6

Newly Constructed Friendly Cottage on Oceanside, Bailey Island is now available for your seaside vacation, no matter the season. This well-insulated cottage, heated and cooled by solar and geothermal systems, is appealing during the less - crowded brisk Maine springs, the lazy ocean-breezed days of summer, the colorful crisp days of fall, or the quiet peaceful days of winter.

Friendly cottage is on the east side of the island with an unhindered view of Casco Bay and spectacular sunrises, and sits on a secluded beach at the dead end of a quiet neighborhood.

Yet, the cottage is in walking distance of the general store, post office, a non-denominational church, several local eateries including the famous Cook's Lobster House as well as Mackerel Cove, the hub of the fishing and boating community. Entertaining and socializing has a comfortable flow in this 3 bedroom-2 bathroom home - perfect for family get-togethers, reunions, special events or simply a nest to enjoy the Maine experience.The nearest shopping centers are in Brunswick (13 miles away and a 30 minute drive) .Stopping at a grocery store before you come to Bailey Island might be more convenient, although there is a general store with limited supplies.

Experience living in a newly constructed near net zero energy efficient home.Friendly Cottage is a excellent example of a home built with many innovative technologies including solar hot water panels, geothermal and photovoltaic power just to name a few .If you are considering building an energy efficient home with all or some of these technologies, come for a stay!

Check out our other rental Ocean Breeze Cottage Home Away # 3001385.

Keywords: New Bailey Island Cottage on the Ocean with Beach

More Details

Eric Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


Bailey Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With Washer and Dryer - located on the 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep Number Bed
  • One bedroom and bath on first floor for easy access. Two bedrooms upstairs sharing large bathroom with full size washer and dryer.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Linens and towels provided.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

New Cottage Perfect for a Peaceful and Quiet stay on the Ocean with Beach
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Just what the pictures describe!!! Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

we as a family with our 2 boys ages 5 and 7. choose this because of location and a low allergy built cottage .was well worth it , very clean !! I am a very sensitive individual and did not have an issues.we had a few special requests and questions. Eric and Laura responded to them. We got to chat with them individually. They made us feel at home. Thank you for that. A few things we did is go to Portland and take a boat tour and saw lighthouses and old forts, the tour guide did well with the history.did a little bit of shopping and toured the llbean the shops there.we did go to Cook's Lobster for dinner it was good on our behalf .some reviews did not like it. Most of our time we collected sea shells and sea glass and sat on the chairs by the front of there home which was very generous. The cottage sits to the back side of there home with ocean view.we had a very nice vacation in Maine at Smiths "Friendly cottage". And hopefully we get to go again!!! Thank you for sharing your cottage!

Paul, janice, Elijah & Caleb Hoover

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cottage. Spotless and well equipped. House and property have beautiful ocean views. We had a wonderful weekend and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Maine of My Dreams

  • 5 of 5

I have wanted to see the coast of Maine since I was a kid and my friend went there to see her grandparents! It was all I expected and more. The Friendly Cottage was the PERFECT place to stay for our vacation. The homeaway description and photos were accurate except now there's even a full size dining table. The property was very clean and well stocked. I loved having a washer/dryer too. My husband and I were joined by our two grown sons, their wives and our 4 yr old grandson. There was ample room, a great kitchen (I boiled fresh lobster!!!) and a view that was breathtaking...from the bedroom and living room. We liked being near the end of the island with no visual obstructions to the bay and on to the ocean. We loved being in a community where we could visit with the local residents, watch the lobster fisherman check their traps and learn of their way of life. It's also near great places to visit. Maine Maritime Museum is a must see, we enjoyed lunch in the area general stores, it was an easy drive to Boothbay Harbor where we saw four lighthouses and less than an hour to Portland with Freeport (outlet shopping:) on the way. If I were to return to Maine I would not even consider staying anywhere else. Eric and Laurie live near, welcomed us upon arrival, gave us access to all the property and shore line (relaxing in the red chairs was nothing short of therapeutic), answered our questions about the area, and was available for anything we needed, which was nothing because it was great! Thank you Eric and Laurie! I've already recommended your cottage to several friends who are now considering a Maine vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your introduction to Maine was so memorable. Thanks so much for your gracious review! We hope you find your way back to Friendly Cottage someday - we enjoyed having you here.
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new york city

Peace by the Sea!

  • 5 of 5

We had one of our most 'peaceful' and restful vacations ever at the beautiful "Friendly Cottage". It was very clean and well equipped for all our needs. The kitchen is all new and perfectly organized- making it a pleasure to work in. The view of the ocean is spectacular from the many windows in the house. The owners, Eric and Laurie Smith are wonderful people and are available for any help required. There are great lobster restaurants in walking distance and it's easy to order and pick up cooked lobsters and seafood down the road two minutes away. Bailey Island is truly a special place to visit and this is an especially lovely house rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this beautiful review! It was a pleasure to have you with us and I hope we are in your future travel plans.
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Larchmont, NY

Great house for a relaxing time!

  • 5 of 5

Best location and very comfortable house with terrific views of water and islands. Easy walk to a nice beach and several places for fresh seafood and chowder. The Smith's are a lovely couple that did everything to make our stay a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this very nice review. We're so glad you had a nice vacation and hope you come back to stay in the future.
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St. Simons Island, Georgia

Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our stay on Bailey island was spectacular. We stayed with Laurie and Eric last year for a shorter stay in their smaller rental. That was very comfortable, clean (like new) with a great view. We decided to return this year, 2016 and stay in Friendly Cottage. There are beautiful views from every window, large wonderfully decorated spacious rooms. Everything you need is there. We have actually booked our 2017 vacation for next year. We can't wait to return to Bailey Island, the untouched gem of a place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you here and we look forward to your return next year.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several Local on Island
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Brunswick, ME
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Brunswick, ME
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several Local on Island
Nearest Beach
Beach at Rental Property
Car: necessary

Bailey Island is found 20 minutes from the town of Brunswick, Bowdoin College and the home of the famous Maine State Theater; 30 minutes from Freeport and L.L. Bean and 45 minutes from Portland and the Jetport, The coastal towns of Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland and Rockport are must sees within a 2 hour drive on Route 1. From Orr's Island, you will cross the famous Cribstone Bridge to Bailey Island - a prelude to the special place you have chosen to vacation. Enjoy all the Islands have to offer - several beaches including sandy Cedar Beach, hiking - don't miss the ‘Giant Stairs', buy lobster fresh off the boats in Mackerel cove, rent a kayak to explore the area from the water - including Eagle Island, to tour Admiral Robert E. Peary's summer home, now owned by the state and open to the public as a historic site.


Rates & Availability

Bailey Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 29 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Apr 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 10 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 29 2018 - Sep 8 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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