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.