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

Bailey Island, Harpswell, ME, USA
  • House1650 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 3 nights

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


Eric Smith

Member Since 2012
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within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Sleep Number Bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • One bedroom and bath on first floor for easy access. Two bedrooms upstairs sharing large bathroom with full size washer and dryer.


      • 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

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beach View
            The public beach, at the head of Mackerel Cove has room for parking and is good for swimming, boating and collecting shells. It is about a 1/2 mile from the cottage.
          • Beachfront
            The favorite beach , Cedar Beach, is a short walk from the cottage down Cedar Beach road. There is little space for parking so if you are able, walking from the cottage is the best option.
          • Ocean View
            The view from the red chairs on the point look southeast over Casco Bay.
          • Oceanfront
            In front of the cottage there is a small beach and when the tide is out, lots of tide pools to explore and ledges for surf-cast fishing.
          • Village
          • Water View
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Paper Towels
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Hydronic Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Looks out to the water
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Security System
                      • Solar Hot Water
                      • Solar Panels
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Vacuum System
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • 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


                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • forests
                                              • bay/sound
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • 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

                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                43 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Nice stay with incredible view

                                                                Paige G.

                                                                We stayed at Friendly Cottage for Parents Weekend at Bowdoin College. The house is newly constructed and very nice. There are ocean views from the living area and the master bedroom. The house is set back a bit from the owner's larger house, which is right on the ocean. The feel is a little bit like staying in the owner's guest house. There isn't much privacy, but the owner is helpful and generous and makes their yard feel like your own. We had some of our daughter's friends and their families over one afternoon and we felt free to use the yard and enjoy the red chairs on the oceanfront. We also cooked a bit for this gathering and the kitchen was well equipped for that. There is a lovely beach a short walk away on a charming semi-private road, and we visited the beach several times during our stay to enjoy the unseasonably warm October weather. Thanks for a great stay!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for the review - we are glad that your family and your daughter's guests had a memorable stay for that beautiful October weekend.

                                                                Clean, beautiful, wonderful view, peaceful and relaxing

                                                                Kay B.

                                                                A beautiful place with a great view and relaxing time.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We're glad that your stay was enjoyable. Thank you for the very positive review and thank you for leaving the cottage in such a nice condition. Please come and stay with us again.

                                                                Comfy Cottage by the Sea

                                                                Nick S.

                                                                Laurie and Eric,

                                                                We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Bailey Island and at the Friendly Cottage. Perfect location, comfy house. Immediately felt like home to us. About an hour from Portland, 30 minutes from Freeport, 2 hours to Bangor, but plenty to do and see on the island. Great local restaurants, landmarks, and shops. We could sit in the red chairs on the point everyday and it wouldn’t get old. Hope to return someday.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Nick, It was a pleasure having you with us. Please come back when you can stay longer and thank you for the very positive review!

                                                                Gorgeous and a great location at Bailey Island!

                                                                This charming house was very impressive! We were enchanted with the architecture and design of the house. It's a quiet location with absolutely breathtaking views. We woke up to the sunset every morning and enjoyed all the touches of home in the kitchen each night for dinner. We would recommend a more comfortable couch in the family room and some cozy blankets to make the space more appropriate for fall/winter (that's just a personal preference!). The hosts were very helpful and kind and gave us plenty of privacy! Thanks!!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your very positive and helpful review. With summer being our busiest season, we have the extra lighter weight blanket on hand, but having something with more substance for the later fall is a good idea. We're glad you had an enjoyable stay - come see us again.

                                                                Outstanding and CLEAN!!

                                                                James B.Elyria, Ohio

                                                                A great view. Wife and I enjoyed our stay. Wished we could have stayed longer. Loved sitting in those red chairs!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for the gracious review - we were happy to have you stay with us and hope you come back soon!

                                                                The epitome of tranquility!

                                                                Anne C.

                                                                Friendly Cottage lives up to it's name from the minute you arrive and experience the beautiful cottage the owners Laura and Eric have built, to the time you leave after experiencing life on Bailey Island. The house is perfect base for exploring the Island or just enjoying the view from the red chairs on the short if that is more your style. The entire experience is well worth it ! Can't wait to return!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                It was a pleasure having you and your family here. Thanks you for the very positive review and please come and stay again.


                                                                Bailey Island, Harpswell, ME, USA

                                                                Bailey Island is almost 3 miles long and less than one mile wide. It 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. Bailey Island is in the town of Harpswell along with Orr’s Island, Great Island and Harpswell Neck. For more detailed information on restaurants, Boating and Marine services, Hiking trails, shopping, lobster pounds, and other activities our town has to offer go to Harpswellmaine.org. Although there is a general store on the island, we recommend you stock up on groceries in Brunswick before coming to the island since it is about a 30 minute ride from here. There are many places to buy live lobsters right off the boat on Bailey's. You can buy lobster and clams and have them cooked for you to bring home at the dock at Morses.

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