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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Jim and Marijo MacAdam
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bailey Island, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • 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
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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5

Excellent Coastal House for Classic Maine Vacation

  • 5 of 5

In early August, my wife and family (3 adult children, two of their spouses, two grandchildren) spent a week at the McAdam's Flying Lobster House on Bailey Island, Maine. It was a most satisfactory experience. The house itself is well appointed, has great views of the adjacent sound, and is located on a narrow strip of land near a dock and lobster pound servicing a number of lobster boats, and Cook's restaurant which of course features very fresh sea food. The interior of the house, with four bedrooms and three full baths, was very adequate for our group. The kitchen and dining area is very open with picture windows on the local scenery, including the bridge on to Bailey Island. The roads on Bailey Island and nearby Orr's Island are narrow and winding, and not particularly well suited to day time activities like jogging or bicycling. There is a small cove with fishing boats and smaller tender boats just outside the front door of the house, which I found was very enjoyable for swimming, particularly at high tide. There's another larger beach on the east side of the Island that's even better for swimming, although not as conveniently located. Morse's restaurant, about 300 yards from the house, was our favorite, with crowds to indicate that we weren't alone in our opinion. There's a kayak and paddle board rental shop in easy walking distance, although we didn't use their services. We did most of our shopping in Brunswick, a scenic 14 mile drive away, although there is a small General Store on Bailey's Island. At the end of the day, this is a very good accommodation for a classic Maine seaside vacation.

Thank you,

Chuck and Karen

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Flying Lobster House and it was just as great the second time. We cooked several meals and always had the pans and dishes we needed. We loved sitting on the big deck by the water in the morning and evening watching the boats and wildlife. Walked some of the trails nearby and enjoyed those. Saw several seals on an island in the cove by Devil's Back trail. Took a ride on the schooner Alert at the end of the road. We recommend it to everyone. So relaxing and informative. Had wonderful scones at the Salt Cod Cafe. Morse's Cribstone Grill has never disappointed us with their food and friendly service. There are always plenty of things to do in the area or it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome back. Glad you had a great second stay. Thank you for your review.
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5

Beautiful views, close to activities, very clean!

  • 5 of 5

Cooks restaurant, ferry boat ride, shell collecting.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic time staying at the Flying Lobster House. The home was very comfortable with beautiful views from every room. Especially enjoyed sitting out on the deck by the water. Jim and Marijo were so helpful with information about the surrounding area and activities to do. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

The Genova, Oswald families

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay at our property and to be a part of your annual tradition. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer.
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5

Relaxing girls trip with absolutely breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We took a weekend girls trip to the Flying Lobster House. We were blown away when we walked through the doors by the breathtaking views and beautifully decorated home. Everything was perfect and prestine. The pictures were beautiful but seeing it in person was even better!! We were greeted with wine and cheese in the refrigerator which was a nice touch. Jim called the first night to check in and make sure all was well. We enjoyed the beautiful views not only in the living and kitchen areas, but from all 5 bedrooms. We also enjoyed the absolutely perfect weather we lucked out with on the patio and deck. It was very relaxing and peaceful. We all enjoyed our meals and cocktails at the two nearby restaurants which were both walking distance. The area itself is very quiet, so we took a day trip to Portland for a more lively scene. Everyone raved about the house the entire trip. If you're looking for an unbelievably relaxing getaway- this is the place!!!! Thank you Jim and Marijo!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelievable!

  • 5 of 5

We planned our annual girls trip to this Bailey Island home with seven women in our forties. The home was perfect. It was unbelievably clean, inviting and perfect for having a glass of wine, cooking breakfast and enjoying the beautiful weather in front of the fire. It was absolute perfection!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

miles

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

Regal 10 Cinema 12 miles away

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$442.36
Additional Guest Fee A$63.19 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$1,263.9

* 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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