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Beautiful 19th Century Seaside Cottage In The Prettiest Village In Maine

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

"Vartakooin Doone" (which means 'The Pink House' in Armenian) was built in 1890. It is one of dozens of very pretty little cottages in the village of Bayside, with fine views across Penobscot Bay.

The cottage is bright, filled with light and full of charm, with antique furniture, local artists' paintings, a lovely porch and a delightful deck off the main bedroom.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped: a beautifully restored 1960s stove/oven, a microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer. Olive oil, salt, pepper, spices and other condiments are available for your use.

Please note the sleeping arrangements: two bedrooms with full/double beds and one bedroom with a single/twin bed.

Outside there's a small grassy yard, a unique rock garden and a gas grill.

Bayside village started as a religious camp in the 1800s and gradually grew into a beautiful little village of gingerbread cottages. It's the sort of place where families come back year after year. Friendships are forged and renewed every summer.

There are no businesses in the village itself. Social life revolves around porches, the parks, the dock and the Yacht Club, which must be the humblest, most laid-back yacht club on the eastern seaboard.

The cottage is fully winterized and is available for rent all year round. Winter in Bayside is peaceful and beautiful!

More Details

Andrew Bewsher
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, turkish, Armenian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017


Bayside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 19th Century Seaside Cottage In The Prettiest Village In Maine
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Nice village location, well maintained, clean, adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Cottage had everything we needed for a successful stay. Cottage was clean, nicely decorated, well-maintained. Owners were very accommodating and easy to communicate with if we needed anything or had any questions. We really didn't though since thing like Internet and trash pick up were all spelled out. Great location! Wonderful place! We had a great time! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cute, all functional needs thought of, great location

  • 5 of 5

the home is full of the personality of the owners, bright, colorful, and warm. We had a great stay in it and would certainly return.

Clean and well maintained and the owner is great to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our cottage and the lovely Bayside village. We look forward to welcoming you back some time. Andrew
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Charming seaside getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have had many visits to the central coast of Maine over the past 30 years, but this was our first visit to Bayside. We enjoyed our stay at Vartakooin Doone. The cottage decor was fresh and charming with many artistic accents. Overall, the cottage was well maintained and clean. The bathrooms were especially immaculate, our bed was comfortable, and the kitchen was well-equipped. Overall, we were very pleased and would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days at this cottage, The owner,Andrew was really accommodating since we've booked it at the last minute for our honeymoon. Great cottage in a great location seconds from the sea.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
in Belfast
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Lincolnville (to Isleboro)
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Northport Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Hideaway Diner
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
the village beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Bayside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

To reserve, a completed rental agreement and 50% deposit is required. A reservation will not be held without these.
Full payment is then due 21 days prior to check-in, along with a security deposit check for $150.
The security deposit will be returned to you after our inspection of the cottage has determined that there is no damage or loss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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