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Dave Johnson

Advertiser since 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PRIVATE OCEANFRONT RETREAT

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Bailey Island - THE GILLS

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Built in 1918, The Gills is an original summer cottage perched above the sea at the very end of Bailey Island. Secluded far from the road, nestled in a grove of pine and spruce, the house is pure tranquility. Each beautifully appointed room is both comfortable and authentic.

Enjoy naps on the porch swing or walk to nearby beaches, restaurants and shops. Explore tide pools along the rocky coastline. Go sailing or kayaking. Fish for striped bass from the rocks, just steps from the porch. Enjoy fresh lobster pulled from the ocean that morning by one of the local lobstermen.

Whatever you choose to do, it all comes back to the view. Clear and calm one day, misty and grey the next. Sit back and watch the sea and sky change with the weather. Hour by hour. Minute by minute. Always beautiful. Always different.

The Gills will give you the opportunity to slow down, and remember how good it feels to do nothing at all, surrounded by friends and family.

20 minutes from Brunswick and Bowdoin College. 30 minutes from Freeport and L.L.Bean. 45 minutes from Portland.

Keywords: Private, Oceanfront, Family, Cottage

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dave Johnson (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks English

Why Dave Johnson chose Bailey Island

I was born on the island (thats me on the rocks in front of the house with my dad) and after traveling the world, I know for sure that Bailey Island is one of the most beautiful places anywhere.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We've enjoyed Harry Potter and Monopoly and bubbles on the front porch; wine on the back porch; fires every night; s'mores and barbecues; ice cream at Tiffins; breakfast at The Giant Stairs and shopping for precious souvenirs at Land's End; Popham beach; the Art Museum in Portland; kayaking in Boothbay...not to mention lots of fun with our cousins in Brunswick. Our eighth summer on Bailey Island - the first (hopefully of many) at The Gills! Thanks for making us feel so at home!
Aug 2011
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

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Private Oceanfront Retreat
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 25 reviews
business
Private Oceanfront Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318909vb
+1 -(207) 833 6773 (Maine, USA)
Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

Paradise found

  • 5 out of 5
There is no place in the world like the gills. It was my first time there, but felt like coming home. There is above and beyond any amenity you could wish for in a rental property, no corners cut. Was one of the best vacations we've shared - and wonderful for sharing with friends. the best was mornings on the swing on the great porch, and laying out on the private rocks out front on the water. Already looking forward to returning. Thank you!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Private Oceanfront Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318909vb
+1 -(207) 833 6773 (Maine, USA)
Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
Yarmouth, Maine
5

Beyond words!

  • 5 out of 5
I wanted to take a moment and tell you how wonderful our stay was at The Gills. We are Mainer's and can experience the coast anytime, we chose the Gills because of it's wonderful setting and unique atmosphere. Chris, my partner and love of my life and I are old souls who find great comfort in the ocean. We had planned our getaway for nearly a year. Sadly, in July, Chris lost both his mothers in 5 days. During this awful time for us we just counted the days until we could arrive at the cottage and decompress from all the stress of life. You have created a beautiful retreat that captures a time when life was slower and the focus was on what was truly important, those we love. Our morning coffee was enjoyed sitting on the swing your Dad made on the porch overlooking the ocean. We spent our days watching the boats go by from the porch or on the rocks, and our evenings with a fire sometimes playing cards or reading from your library. It was so wonderful to fall asleep listening to the waves and wake to the boats going by. The cottage was just perfect for us and helped heal our souls. I am counting the days until our next trip to the Gills.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your time at The Gills. The power of having the ocean so close is truly magical and restorative. Yes, it's great to have so many "things to do" so close by - but when I'm at The Gills I find what I enjoy most is doing nothing at all! I hope to have you back again soon.
business
Private Oceanfront Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318909vb
+1 -(207) 833 6773 (Maine, USA)
Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

Beautiful Views!

  • 5 out of 5
We fell in love with this cottage as soon as we climbed the steps to the porch and saw the expansive ocean view! Great location for walking around Bailey Island and seeing the sights. Dave is a great host and guide to area attractions. Everything that we have always imagined a Maine vacation cottage to be!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
business
Private Oceanfront Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318909vb
+1 -(207) 833 6773 (Maine, USA)
Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

Not Your Typical Rental

  • 5 out of 5
We loved our first stay at The Gills!! For the past thirty years my family has been vacationing in the Boothbay Harbor area and when we decided to stay somewhere new this year we booked The Gills based on photos and reviews alone -- we were not disappointed!! We had amazing weather all week, but there were days that we didn't want to leave the house because it was just so comfortable. Everyone was really able to relax and unwind and just enjoy each other's company and the beautiful ocean views from just about every room in the house. The cove at Land's End is just a few minutes walk from the house and we spent many afternoons out there with our 20-month old daughter searching for sea glass and hermit crabs--followed by a stop at Tiffins Ice cream of course! (You pass it on the walk back to the house so it's a bit difficult not to stop for a treat:) There are several restaurants on the island, but after eating at most of them, I would highly recommend the lobster rolls and onion rings at Giant Stairs and any flavor scone at Salt Cod Cafe. All in all we had a great stay and I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a step above the classic rustic Maine rental because this is definitely not the usual rental - there are special touches in every room and the owner has gone above and beyond with great mattresses, linens and towels. The Gills was better than we expected and the caretaker Dave couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant to deal with....we wish we could've stayed longer!!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Private Oceanfront Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318909vb
+1 -(207) 833 6773 (Maine, USA)
Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

Perfect Getaway/Retreat

  • 5 out of 5
We took the Gills sight unseen based on the photos. We had high expectations, and they were totally exceeded. What a great place to rest/relax after a harried weekend wedding in Ogunquit. The view from the porch is as advertised (we spent half our week enjoying coffee or wine on the porch swing), the walk to the rocky shore was easy, the shore itself was gorgeous, the house was clean and well-appointed, and the Manager (Dave) was terrific (and brought fresh lobsters right to our door). There are restaurants nearby, but we chose to cook/eat in every night because we did not want to leave. After dinner, we built big fires in the beautiful fireplace and relaxed. We could not recommend the Gills more highly. It is perfect.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Private Oceanfront Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318909vb
+1 -(207) 833 6773 (Maine, USA)
Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
Brooklyn, New York
5

Magical

  • 5 out of 5
If you are looking for a family holiday or romantic Maine experience that offers relaxation and adventure, this is the perfect property. The house is chic without being stuffy and is nestled in a breathtaking natural environment (plus the movie collection is fantastic) I wish I could holiday here every summer.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Bailey Island, Portland - Casco Bay Area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
May
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,484
for 7 nights
$2,484
 
 
SUMMER 2015
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,808
for 7 nights
$2,808
 
 
October
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,484
for 7 nights
$2,484
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Each party will be charged a 200 $ CLEANING/LAUNDRY fee
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bailey Island in Portland - Casco Bay Area

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Downstairs bathroom has a clawfoot tub with an ocean view. Upstairs bathroom has a built in tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , ocean view
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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