Large 7 bedroom, 7 bath island house with an ocean view.
About Brianna Branch
My family and I love to travel. I believe the best way to feel at home is to stay in a home. I hope travelers enjoy our home and their time in Maine as much as we do.
Brianna Branch purchased this House in 2016
Why Brianna Branch chose Bailey Island
The Captain York House is spacious and has beautiful ocean and sunset views. I have traveled to Bailey Island every year since I was a child. My dream was to someday have a house on the island. The peace and tranquility of the island stays with me year round and draws me back to my home.
What makes this House unique
There are many living areas to provide space and privacy to multiple guests. There are many areas for large families to have their own space including two separate living rooms, a large family room with a TV/DVD, two laundry rooms, two porches one kitchen, and one kitchenette. 6 of the 7 bedrooms have an en suite bathroom. Everything you need for a perfect vacation can be found within walking distance and on the island. There is a small general store, a wonderful restaurant serving the freshest seafood (just down the street, Cook's Lobster and Ale House), kids menu as well as inland specialties. There are multiple free beach access points, hiking trails, kayak rentals and lessons, a ferry cruise as well as private charters. Bailey Island also encompasses a unique gift shop at the end of the island, rock climbing at the giant stairs and wonderful open ocean views and sunsets abound.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great House on a Quiet Island
We had a great time at this house with our family and our extended family. There are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms as well as great gathering areas. It's a quirky place but we loved it. The day we arrived, the power was out (due to a storm) so there was a generator running that provided power to about half of the the house. We all had to sleep in the powered part of the house that first night. The linemen got the power up and running the following day so we were able to utilize all of the living space for the rest of the trip. Brianna was easy to contact and kept us informed of when the power was supposed to come back. The only other minor hiccup was that the oven in the main kitchen didn't function properly. Luckily there was another oven in the extra kitchen that worked great.
Spacious house with private areas for large families.
Enjoyed our stay and many activities in the area. Would recommend renting.
Only glitch was a finicky oven in the main kitchen, but the oven in the kitchenette worked well.
Big house, nice spot.
Walk to marina, Cooks lobster, and close to Cedar Beach. Big house, easily fits 2-3 families with privacy. Yard and porch are nice features. Fresh ocean air fills the house with windows open.
Great house, but who was Captain York?
Our family spent a wonderful week at the Captain York House. The house was large enough to easily accommodate our family of 13 and was furnished with everything we needed. It is located at the corner of two relatively busy streets and was noisier than I expected (especially the motorcycles.) But it was close to a fine restaurant, marina, general store and a moderately priced gift shop so that more than made up for the noise. My favorite part of the house was the large front porch where I spent most of my time while my children, grandchildren and great grandchild were out and about.
There were only two negative aspects of our vacation. When we arrived we found the entire refrigerator door filled with items left by former tenants, plus more food in the cabinet. When I told Brianna her response was that we could use it or dispose of it as we wished. I’m sorry but I don’t use open containers of food if I don’t know where it came from, and I don’t think we should have to dispose of other people’s leftovers. There were also various items of clothing left in some of the rooms.
We arrived on Saturday and on Monday one of the plastic bolts on the toilet seat broke. We tried to replace the bolts but they were not standard so we could not fix it. I informed Brianna and she said she would try to take care of it. A day or two later the handle on the refrigerator broke and the handyman’s wife came right over to fix it. When I asked her about the toilet seat she said that she was not authorized to buy a new one. She put duct tape around it but that did little good. I am disappointed that Brianna did not think it important enough to authorize the purchase of a new one.
Except for that we had a wonderful week at the Captain York House. By the way, who was Captain York?
I’m sorry for your experience, the cleaning staff and renters are instructed to remove any leftover food from the fridge. Also I was unaware that the toilet seat was not fixed, when I spoke to Carolen she told me that she had fixed the seat not duct taped it. I will be further discussing these issues with our staff. I’m glad you enjoyed the porch as it’s my families favorite part as well. Captain York built the old part of the house from his retired shipmasts and live there for many years.
Great Family Vacation
First off, we had a hiccup in our plans which left us arriving a little early (hours not days) and after contacting Brianna, she made arrangements for us to be able to check in a little early which was a blessing for us. The home was located in a beautiful spot. We loved the surrounding area with the hiking trails and beach area. The best beach spot for us was Popham beach which was suggested by Brianna. The kids enjoyed the down stairs game room and us parents mainly sat on the porch enjoying the view. Great place to stay if your planning a vacation to Bailey’s Island. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
This property is very well maintained and extremely easy to access. Working with the property manager is a breeze. Will be back again.
Our home is located on an island so it is perfect for a relaxing vacation.
LOCAL: small grocer, beaches, rock climbing (real rocks), restaurants, gift shop.
CLOSE TO: Brunswick (a quaint college town) with a park, bakery, shops, boutiques, health food store, and weekend vendors.
Approximately 14 miles from the house is a chain grocer (Shaw's), movie theater, generic shops (Sears, Walmart, TJ Maxx etc.)