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Panoramic Oceanfront Views Of Garrison Cove, Wills Gut And Casco Bay

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Postcard Views Fr Every Room In 5 King Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 10 Sleeps Cottage

Experience charming, picturesque Bailey Island a Maine Casco Bay Coastal Island destination for vacationers from all over the world for over 100 years. Because Bailey Island is now connected to the mainland by the World's only existing Cribstone Bridge, it is no longer necessary to take a ferry to visit. 2013 built large 5 king bedroom Ocean House with incredible panoramic views in all directions with back of House located less than 50 feet from Merriconeag Sound on West Side and front of House less than 50 feet from Garrison Cove on East Side of Oceanfront House. Every room has incredible long distance oceanfront views. The view from the front of our property was recently listed in the 60 Year Anniversary Edition of Downeast Magazine as one of the best views in Maine. The House is surrounded by so much water and ocean scenery, you will feel like you are cruising on a boat. See beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the large windows and decks on East, West and North sides of the House. House is in the middle of Lobster Land. Garrison Cove is a working lobster harbor with several lobster boats moored and a working lobster dock in front of the House. Walk 200 yards to famous Cook's Lobster Restaurant and Lobster Pound and eat lobsters at the Restaurant or buy precooked lobsters at the Pound or live ones and cook them at the House. You won't taste fresher or better lobsters anywhere. The lobsters you eat are caught in the waters surrounding the House on the same day by the lobster boats moored directly in front of the House. If you have your own boat, we have a deep water mooring you can use located in Garrison Cove in front of our property. House has many amenities including 60 inch TV and Surround Sound System and gas log fireplace in living room, WIFI throughout house, and 32 inch TVs in all 5 Bedrooms, 3 of which have private decks. Central air conditioning, screen porch overlooking Sound, and decks on both side of house and huge raised sun deck on edge of Merriconeag Sound. The views around the House, especially Garrison Cove and the Cribstone Bridge, are some of the most photographed scenes on the Maine Coast and extend to Small Point to the East, High Head to the North, Harpswell Neck to the West and Cape Elizabeth to the Southwest. From the House, screen porch and decks, see seals swimming in the Sound, lobster men and women setting and pulling traps, and Casco Bay Lines ferry boats, kayaks, skiffs, sailboats, tuna, fishing and lobster boats cruising by just a stones throw from the shore of the property. Walk on the beach on the front of the House adjacent to Garrison Cove or the shoreline on the deepwater oceanfront side finding shells, crabs, mussels, snails, sea glass, driftwood and other ocean treasures.

Jim and Marijo MacAdam
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful week in a beautiful house with a thoughtful and kind welcome. A trip never to be forgotten. And thank you for all the "kindnesses" and attention.

Some wonderful things we did: Kayaking in Boothbay Harbor, Reid State Park, Five Islands, and antiquing.

What we saw and discovered: Harbor seals, incredible landscapes, some of the most delicious lobster we ever ate.

Moments, glimpses, and little details that mattered: Looking out from any window in the house to watch the sun rise and set while the lobster boats go by.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bailey Island, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , 1st flr:tile floor and shower, granite counter, ocean views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , tile floor and shower, granite countertop
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , tile flr and shower, granite countertop, ocean views
  • All have tile floors and showers with heavy glass shower doors, granite-top sinks and 2 with ocean views; House has 2 80-gallon hot water heaters for plenty of hot water; hair dryers supplied for all 3 bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , easterly views overlooking Garrison Cove, Cribstone Bridge
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , westerly views and balcony overlooking ocean
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , east and west ocean views private balcony overlooking ocean
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd flr panoramic long views of Garrison Cove, Orrs Isl, Bay
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 3rd flr panoramic vws of Cove, Bridge, Orrs Is & Casco Bay
  • All bedrooms have king beds with hotel quality mattresses and LL Bean bedding, 32 inch flat screen televisions and incredible postcard ocean views
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Can walk on small beach on Garrison Cove and on shoreline deep water side and find sea glass, sea shells, driftwood and other ocean treasures. Boat launch across street Kayak and small sailboat lessons and rentals Charter fishing boats Charter and Casco Bay Lines Cruises See working lobster boats, sailboats and cruising boats from Merriconeag and Will's Gut boating channels.


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Panoramic Oceanfront Views Of Garrison Cove, Wills Gut And Casco Bay
average rating of 4.980392 based on 52 reviews
Austin, TX

Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures you see here don't do this house justice..... but as we looked back at our photos of Maine, Bailey Island and the Flying Lobster House, we discovered it's truly hard to capture on photo just how magical this place is. The house is lovely, well appointed, simply decorated with amazing views everywhere you look. While hiking the Giant Stairs on Bailey Island, we met a man and asked him how he was doing - he said, "I am happy... I have no choice." That sums up our trip to Bailey Island and being able to stay in this beautiful house was just icing on the cake. We hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views in a beautiful area! Perfect for a family vacation. We truly enjoyed our time there!

  • 5 of 5

We had lots of lobster and lots of laughs. We had 7 family members and felt comfortable and relaxed in the ocean lobster house. We esp enjoyed the deck and evening sunsets.

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house! Surrounded by ocean, incredible views from every room!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! You could not ask for a better spot! The entire house has panoramic ocean views and you get to see sunrise and sunset. Gorgeous view of cribstone bridge and easy walk two great restaurants, Cook’s and Morse’s. Kitchen is modern and well stocked and open floor plan great for socializing. Outside deck is perfect for sunset happy hours. Nearby hikes at Devil’s back and Giant Steps are beautiful. Would definitely rent this place again!

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful location for those looking for picture perfect views with exceptional accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed for a long weekend and we couldn’t be more delighted with the house, views, local food options and the ease of communication with the owners. It’s just far enough away from larger towns to get away from it all, yet close enough to enjoy the shopping and dining options that Maine is known for. It’s also cool to see your lobster dinner for that night being caught in the bay next to your deck!

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moving panoramic scenery. Great local food

  • 5 of 5

Great host, well appointed home, walkable shops and public beach, superior view

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Spectacular home and location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this fabulous home for four nights for a girls weekend! The accommodations were perfect for each of us having our own space and coming together in the open living areas and kitchen. Not a bad room in the house! We particularly enjoyed the sunsets on the deck overlooking the water. The hosts planned for every detail including soft and snuggly throws for the cool evenings. We were treated with a yummy tray of goodies in the frig. The owners were easily accessible for a quick question and called mid-way through our stay to be sure we were enjoying ourselves.

The location was perfect - quiet, beautiful and a stones throw from a great restaurant. We are already making plans to return to this spectacular home!!

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and had a great girls weekend. Thank you for the great review.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Two: Moby's Deck; Cribstone Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Mere Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Brunswick Station
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 295
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Two: Cook's Lobster House; Cribstone Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Garrison Cove Beach
Car: necessary

Panoramic postcard views of world's only Crib Stone Bridge, Will's Gut, Merriconeag Sound, several Casco Bay Islands, Orr's Island, Harpswell Neck, Little Mark Island monument, navigation aids, boating channels, working lobster and tuna boats, lobster boat harbor, lobster pound and Cook's Lobster House Restaurant from every window and deck on property. Short walk to world famous Cook's Lobster House Restaurant and Moby's Deck lounge, and Morse's Crib Stone Bridge Seafood Restaurant and bar.

Swim in Garrison Cove from pebble beach in front of

See harbor seals swim by front of House, and seagulls, and occasionally ospreys and eagles fly over and around House

Casco Bay Lines Bailey Island noontime cruise short walk. (seasonal)

Kayak and stand up paddle board lessons and rentals 1/4 mile walk over Cribstone Bridge.(seasonal); can kayak and SUP paddleboard all around House

Boat rentals

Sailing lessons and rentals (seasonal) 1/4 mile walk over Cribstone Bridge

Deep sea fishing

Bailey island tuna tournament (July)

Maine State Musical Theater, Bowdoin College and downtown Brunswick 15 miles

L.L. Bean and Freeport Outlet shopping 20


Reid State Park, 5 Islands, Damariscotta, Booth Bay Harbor and whale watching cruises (less than hour drive)

Regal 10 Cinema 12 miles away


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Bailey Island, Maine

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2019
5 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 9 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$537.56
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,343.9

* Until confirmed, prices are subject to change without notice.
-SUMMER weekly rentals are from Saturday (check-in at 4pm) to following Saturday (check-out by 11am);
-OFFSEASON check-in at 4pm and check-out by 11am; nightly and weekly off season rate is for 1-6 people; if more than 6 guests, additional charge of $25 per night for each guest 7-10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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