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Vintage, newly restored cottage with ocean view from all rooms. Crashing surf.

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Last updated: 10/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3BR, 1 1/2 Bath With Oceanviews From All Windows, Private Path To Giant Stairs

The Sea Salt Cottage is a charming, comfortable 1905 vintage seasonal cottage located on peaceful, picturesque Bailey Island, Maine. Facing due East, you can enjoy the sunrise, watch the lobster boats, or enjoy the sound of the crashing surf while relaxing on the covered front porch. The cottage has a private path to the entrance to the walking trail to the Giant Stairs, where you can enjoy the rocky Maine coast in all of its glory. Ocean views from every window, with the constant ocean breezes, the cottage has been updated with modern conveniences, while maintaining its historic charm. Brunswick, Maine, home of Bowdoin College, is only a 15 minute drive away. Bath, Freeport, Portland and Boothbay are also within easy access. There is something for everyone, regardless if you like hiking, boating, sightseeing, cruising on the ocean, shopping, antiquing, eating lobster, enjoying nature, painting or just relaxing. There are 3 good restaurants within walking distance, and 2 more within a 5 minute drive. This cottage is away from it all, but close enough to a good grocery store and every convenience you would need within a 15 minute drive.


The east facing front of the cottage has a grand covered front porch with Adirondack Chairs for lounging while enjoying the ocean view. The attached front deck also enjoys an ocean view, and is complete with outdoor table and chairs with seating for 6. A propane gas grill is available for your use to grill fresh fish purchased at local markets. Chairs and a small table grace a front porch and has a wonderful panoramic Ocean view. The front lawn connects to the private trail to the entrance to the Giant Stairs trail. The back lawn is large enough for a good game of badmitten or frisbee. At night, the star gazing is incredible from the deck or from the small lawn in front of the property. On the west side of the cottage is another deck, under a shady Sycamore tree, which is perfect for relaxing when you get tired of watching the ocean waves.

Inside the front door of the cottage is the great room with exposed beams, a brand new comfy couch and chairs, and a vintage dining room table, all with an ocean view. For those chilly nights, the cottage has electric downstairs bathroom heat and portable ceramic heaters. A flat screen TV with cable, DVD with all sorts of movies, a cupboard full of board games and a bookshelf full of paperback books provide entertainment. Wireless Wi-fi is available throughout the house.

From the great room, a large colorful kitchen has everything a cook could need and more, including a brand new microwave, toaster, dishwasher, lobster pot, combination Keurig style/drip coffeemaker, espresso maker, stainless steel pots and cast iron pans, electric range and full refrigerator. The kitchen has the original beadboard cupboards and open shelving but been updated with fresh painted floors and new cabinets and countertops. Sit and sip your coffee while you gaze out the kitchen window at the ocean.

The brand new bathroom has ship lathe wooden walls, black and white ceramic mosaic tile, subway tile shower and a vintage style Groeh showerhead and hand spray hose. The brand new toilet and pedestal sink are also vintage style. Ample shelf space and storage space is provided for toiletries and towels. There is a small storage area/mud room adjacent to the bathroom which opens to the west facing back deck, and provides easy access to your car. Electric heat is provided for those chilly evenings.

Up the stairwell, there are 3 bedrooms on the second floor. The Master bedroom has ocean views from 2 sets of windows, a brand new L.L. Bean king-sized platform bed with brand new mattress, a ceiling fan and
exposed beam ceiling. The 2nd bedroom also faces the ocean on 2 sides, and has a brand new mattress and brand new full-sized L.L. Bean platform bed and a ceiling fan. The 3rd bedroom has ocean view on one side and has brand mattresses on brand new L.L. Bean platform beds. Between the bedrooms is a brand new 1/2 bath with black and white basket-weave, mosaic ceramic tile, and vintage style new plumbing fixtures. Ample closet space and dressers are in every bedroom.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, English
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/27/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom- Ocean Views: 1 king

    Ocean view from all windows, brand new mattress, ceiling fan...moreless

  • Bedroom # 3 Ocean view: 2 twin/ single

    Ocean view, LL Bean bed, brand new mattresses, ceiling fan...moreless

  • Bedroom # 2- Ocean views: 1 double

    Ocean view all windows, brand new mattress, ceiling fan...moreless

  • Guests must bring own sheets and towels Rental linens available for a small fee Enjoy the sound of the surf and ocean breeze from all bedrooms Closets and dressers in every bedroom Down-free comforters Hypoallergenic mattress and pillow covers provided Vintage hardwood floors Brand new 1/2 bath on 2nd floor with bedrooms No wall to wall carpeting ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    brand new 2nd floor 1/2 bath, vintage style...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    brand new vintage style, tile floor, subway tile shower...moreless

  • Renters bring own towels and sheets Rental linens available for a fee. New photos of the bathrooms and bedrooms will be uploaded as soon as renovations are complete. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Check and 'like' our Facebook page 'theseasaltcottageinmaine' for renovation history and frequent updates. Well preserved vintage 1905 Gambrel Cape, with original wood floors, open beam ceilings, fireplace. Newly renovated bathrooms and updated furniture are in keeping with the vintage style. Perfect for those with allergies- Cottage is maintained a a very high level of cleanliness, all bedding is down-free, hypoallergenic, mattresses have dust mite protective covers. No pets allowed. No smoking. The location of the Sea Salt is also a perfect spot for artists. Paint, draw, sketch off the front porch, front lawn or down the private trail to the Giant Stairs. The cottage has a history of tenants returning year after year, drawn in by the beauty of the cottage and the setting. Come enjoy the simple, peaceful, refreshing life on Bailey Island. The Sea Salt. Maine. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Paperback and hardback books. History of Bailey Island, Harpswell information....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Full range of DVDs....moreless

  • Games:

    Classic board and card games. No video games. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Internet and Cable TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth speaker for any smart phone and Vintage radio...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen in living room and master bedroom...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    One lot back from the ocean, ocean view from every room. Hear the sound of waves crashing against the Giant Stairs. Always a sea breeze. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor dining on a vintage table by the fireplace with a ocean view from all windows. Outdoor dining on the covered front porch or adjacent open deck, with ocean view. Gas grill, outdoor table/chairs ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heat in downstairs bathroom. 2 - Rinnai hot air house heater. Accessory Ceramic electric space heaters available. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Rental linens available upon request...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room with brand new couch, comfy furniture, ocean views from every window. Dine at vintage handmade farm table. Cable TV,DVD movies, board games. Vintage radio and Bluetooth music speaker....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street for 2 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Verizon cell service signal is good from the cottage. Spotty cell service other parts of Bailey Island. No house phone. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Rental towels available upon request...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Brand new Keurig style and full pot coffee maker. Espresso maker. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lobster pot, Espresso maker, blender, mixer, stainless pots/pans, good kitchen knives, jelly drinking glasses, wine glasses, mix of vintage and new, everything you need to have a great meal. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    brand new...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Vintage style, ocean view from kitchen window. Has everything for a discerning cook. Lobster pot, mixer, blender, toaster, single serve/full coffee pot, espresso maker....moreless

  • Microwave:

    brand new...moreless

  • Oven:

    electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Bottled water cooler/hot water provided. Poland Springs bottled water delivery every 2 weeks to cottage. Basic spices, coffee filters, cooking spray, hand soap provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full sized...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Open deck with outdoor table for 6, Covered Front porch with Sunrise view with Adirondack chairs and Rattan seating. Accessory table and chairs. Propane gas grill with all grill tools. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals nearby on Orr's Island at the Cribstone Bridge- H2O Outfitters...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Ocean view seating on lawn in front of cottage....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brand new Gas grill. Outdoor fire pit. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Cedar Beach for wading/swimming near by on Bailey Island. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Pre-Peak Season
Apr 28 - Jun 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$175
$1,200
Peak Season
Jun 17 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,850
Post-Peak Season
Sep 2 - Oct 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$175
$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage Waiver $50 + tax
  • Booking Fee $66
  • Admin Fee $111
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Check in 3 pm. Check out 10 am.

Use bottled water.

Payment: One half of the rental fee is due at time of booking.

Credit card payments are accepted via property manager.

Cancellation monies are refunded ONLY if we are able to totally rebook your reserved week(s).


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Airport, Portland ME
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cook's Lobster House
1.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines- Scenic Cruise to Portland, ME
16 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1, Cooks Corner, ME
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Driftwood Inn, BIGS, Giant Stairs Grill
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mackerel Cove, Bailey Island, ME

Car: Necessary

Bailey Island is connected to the mainland via the Cribstone Bridge. Away from it all, with ocean views from every window, the Sea Salt is peaceful. Walk to 3 restaurants, the beach and the Bailey Island General Store for everything you may need. Watch the local lobster boat from the front porch or walk to the lobster pound in Mackeral Cove for your fresh lobsters. Enjoy a local sandy beach for swimming - Cedar Beach ` right on Bailey Island! Yet, major chain stores, cinema, Maine Summer Theatre, and many excellent restaurants are 15 minutes away in Brunswick. The Flagship L.L. Bean Store and the Freeport outlets are 25 minutes away. Portland can be reached via the Casco Bay Lines or by car. Enjoy the simple life. Maine.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We love the rocky coast of Maine and fell in love with the unhurried, simple lifestyle on the undeveloped coast of Bailey Island. This cottage has it all. We have carefully updated the cottage in a tasteful, simple manner, reusing the vintage wood from an upstairs cistern to create the beautiful farm table and coffee table in the downstairs Great Room. We have preserved all the unique details, yet made the cottage workable for today's guests. We hope you enjoy your time at the cottage and enjoy the unique setting and special surprise features of the cottage. We plan to retire and spend our summers at the Sea Salt Cottage in Maine.

Why the Owner Chose Bailey Island, Harpswell, ME, USA:
The vintage cottage with it's incredible ocean view and location next to the preserved land of the Giant Stairs was irresistible to us. We love restoring vintage homes and have restored this home to it's simple elegance, yet updated it enough to feel away from it all without compromising the comforts of 21st century living.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This cottage is unique, has a rich history, and has been preserved in a condition that is simple but grand. Combine that with the sound of the crashing waves, and the constant ocean breezes and the amazing oceanview and endless night stars, and we decided to make it our own. When researching the history of Bailey Island, there was another seaside cottage built at about the same time, the 'Tekitisi' - for Take it Easy. This is exactly how we felt when we were in the Sea Salt cottage. We hope you will feel the same way too. Come to the Sea Salt to 'Tekitisi' on Bailey Island, Maine!


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Speaks: english, English
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/27/2016

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Photos

  • Vintage, newly restored cottage with ocean view from all rooms. Crashing surf.

    Vintage, newly restored cottage with ocean view from all rooms. Crashing surf.

  • Open deck.  The perfect place to relax and let Mother Nature soothe the soul.

    Open deck. The perfect place to relax and let Mother Nature soothe the soul.

  • Ocean facing view dining or  relaxing on comfy bench seats. Dine, relax.

    Ocean facing view dining or relaxing on comfy bench seats. Dine, relax.

  • New cabinets, countertops, dishwasher, fresh paint. Everything for a good cook!

    New cabinets, countertops, dishwasher, fresh paint. Everything for a good cook!

  • Freshly painted vintage beadboard cabinets. Flooring removed, Brand new freshly painted floor.

    Freshly painted vintage beadboard cabinets. Flooring removed, Brand new freshly painted floor.

  • Vintage wooden wall and door give Sea Salt character to the new downstairs bath.

    Vintage wooden wall and door give Sea Salt character to the new downstairs bath.

  • Peeking into full bedroom, new mattress. Ocean view out all windows. Ceiling fan

    Peeking into full bedroom, new mattress. Ocean view out all windows. Ceiling fan

  • Relax in the new Adirondack chairs on the front lawn overlooking the ocean.

    Relax in the new Adirondack chairs on the front lawn overlooking the ocean.

  • Crashing surf, Giant Stairs! Sound of surf heard day and night from cottage.

    Crashing surf, Giant Stairs! Sound of surf heard day and night from cottage.

  • Build your own Rock Cairn at the  Giant Stairs. just steps away from our cottage

    Build your own Rock Cairn at the Giant Stairs. just steps away from our cottage

  • Foggy morning on the lobster boats at Mackerel Cove, a 5 minute walk from the cottage. This is the most photographed cove in Maine! Preserved land along the water's edge provides a field for play and a beach for bathing or launching your kayak.

    Foggy morning on the lobster boats at Mackerel Cove, a 5 minute walk from the cottage. This is the most photographed cove in Maine! Preserved land along the water's edge provides a field for play and a beach for bathing or launching your kayak.

  • A peek of the cottage from Ocean Road. Left dormer- master BR, right- full BR.

    A peek of the cottage from Ocean Road. Left dormer- master BR, right- full BR.

  • Newly redone north side and deck. Enjoy ocean views while grilling, and dining.

    Newly redone north side and deck. Enjoy ocean views while grilling, and dining.

  • Cozy and comfortable living area, with ocean views. Stairs to bedrooms.

    Cozy and comfortable living area, with ocean views. Stairs to bedrooms.

  • Peek at the ocean while cooking or drinking coffee. Workable kitchen. Dishwasher

    Peek at the ocean while cooking or drinking coffee. Workable kitchen. Dishwasher

  • Brand new vintage style downstairs bath. Spa like shower, comfortable and cozy.

    Brand new vintage style downstairs bath. Spa like shower, comfortable and cozy.

  • King sized Master Bedroom with ocean views. Ceiling fan , TV.  Hear the ocean.

    King sized Master Bedroom with ocean views. Ceiling fan , TV. Hear the ocean.

  • Brand new upstairs 1/2 bath, adjacent to all 3 bedrooms. Cozy, convenient.

    Brand new upstairs 1/2 bath, adjacent to all 3 bedrooms. Cozy, convenient.

  • View of ocean from side of property. We are one lot back from the ocean. Entrance to Giant Stairs trail at end of street. Private path to trail entrance.

    View of ocean from side of property. We are one lot back from the ocean. Entrance to Giant Stairs trail at end of street. Private path to trail entrance.

  • Along the Giant Stairs rocky coast on a cloudy day. 1 minute walk from cottage.

    Along the Giant Stairs rocky coast on a cloudy day. 1 minute walk from cottage.

  • Evening sunset, Cook's Lobster House, 5 min drive from cottage. Go for the sunset, have a drink, or fresh lobster dinner.  A perfect way to end the day on Bailey Island

    Evening sunset, Cook's Lobster House, 5 min drive from cottage. Go for the sunset, have a drink, or fresh lobster dinner. A perfect way to end the day on Bailey Island

  • Watson's Pier in Cundy's Harbor, Harpswell. One of many working lobster piers.

    Watson's Pier in Cundy's Harbor, Harpswell. One of many working lobster piers.

  • Sea Salt Sunrise over the ocean from the front porch. 
Magnificent.

    Sea Salt Sunrise over the ocean from the front porch. Magnificent.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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