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PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEWS OF GARRISON COVE, WILLS GUT AND CASCO BAY

Jim MacAdam

Speaks English
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEWS OF GARRISON COVE, WILLS GUT AND CASCO BAY

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Bailey Island - Flying Lobster Ocean House

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 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.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Jim MacAdam (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks English

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
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Panoramic Oceanfront Views Of Garrison Cove, Wills Gut And Casco Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Panoramic Oceanfront Views Of Garrison Cove, Wills Gut And Casco Bay
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Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
Lansdale, PA
5

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 out of 5
My week at the Lobster House was so wonderful. Five couples shared a ton of great memories there. As much as there is to see in Maine, my favorite time was sitting out on the back deck watching the sun set. This house offered so much and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to find peace, tranquility, and beauty. Thanks to the owners for all the personal touches, the love welcome gift, and the considerate call just to be sure that we were enjoying ourselves.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Panoramic Oceanfront Views Of Garrison Cove, Wills Gut And Casco Bay
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Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
Raleigh, NC, USA
5

A fabulous home!!!

  • 5 out of 5
The Flying Lobster is a beautiful home with some of the most spectacular views and sunsets that I have seen throughout the world. The home is very well appointed, beautifully furnished, and a stone's throw from great places to eat (Morse's was our favorite). Kayak rentals are available just across the cribstone bridge (and right next to the Salt Cod Cafe - great blueberry scones). The General Store is a short walk from the house. And, if you want to leave the peace and serenity of Bailey Island, Brunswick and Bath are a short drive away. Jim, the owner, was very helpful with recommendations and was a pleasure to deal with. Believe me, you will never want to leave the waterfront patio (particularly during sunset). If you want to experience the spectacular beauty of the Maine coast, The Flying Lobster is the place to spend a week or two. You will not be disappointed!!!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

Marvelous Family Vacation in Maine

  • 5 out of 5
This large, comfortable, well-maintained beach house worked very well for our group of ten, ranging in age from almost 13 to just over 72, who spent a week here to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. The site and views are even better than in the photographs, and the modern, simply decorated house has been carefully designed and planned to take full advantage of its location. The great room, porches, and decks provide fine spaces for gathering, reading, or just enjoying the sea air and the view. The beds are large and comfortable, as are the bathrooms. We found all the basics in the galley-style kitchen, and with a little cooperation in the somewhat small space, we were able to make many excellent meals using its facilities and the big Weber gas grill on the deck. The laundry machines are large, modern, and efficient. The owner was most helpful and welcoming and provided lots of information. The cold water swimmers swam, the kayakers kayaked, the shoppers shopped, and everyone enjoyed the Harpswell-Brunswick area to the fullest. We had a wonderful stay and hope to return!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

Perfect Family Reunion

  • 5 out of 5
We chose this vacation rental based on the beautiful photos posted on VRBO. The home is more extraordinary in person. All members of our family were most impressed with the special details put into renovating this home. All of the amenities are top notch. The views are exceptional from all rooms in the home. The owners have provided everything you need while relaxing in their home. We enjoyed cooking lobsters for our Mother's birthday which we purchased within walking distance of the home. Do not hesitate to rent this vacation paradise, you will not be disappointed.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
Alexandria VA
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 out of 5
What a wonderful time we enjoyed at this beautifully decorated and furnished house. Water views on all sides were a treat at sunrise and sunset and even on the foggy day. There was always something to watch with the lobster boats and even a baby seal in the yard one day. Our grandsons enjoyer the voyage of the sailing schooner each afternoon and close beaches for finding sand crabs and shells. A quick walk to two fine lobster restaurants really made the location relaxed and accommodating for all the ages and palates in our group.
I hope they SAVE CEDAR BEACH. What a gem.
Thanks for all the tips on the area, Jim. We would certainly like to come back some day.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family had a wonderful reunion, enjoyed our property and had the opportunity to explore the beaches on Bailey Island. Look forward to you and your family staying with us again.
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Bailey Island Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

One of the best vacations ever!

  • 5 out of 5
Our first time to Maine. The house and the location was everything I had hoped for. Everything about the house, comfort, decor, location, supplies, etc was excellent. Highly recommend it to all!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your first trip to Maine and our property. Hope it is the first of many to our beautiful State and Bailey Island. Look forward to your staying with us again.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Brunswick Station
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Interstate 295
Nearest Beach
Garrison Cove Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Two: Moby's Deck; Cribstone Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Mere Creek Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Two: Cook's Lobster House; Cribstone Restaurant
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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Fall 2014
7 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
$2,456
for 3 nights
From
$702
$4,886
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2014-15
1 Nov 2014 - 2 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,646
for 3 nights
From
$432
$3,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $54 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
3 Apr 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,456
for 3 nights
From
$702
$4,886
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
20 Jun 2015 - 12 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,154
for 7 nights
$7,154
 
 
Fall 2015
13 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,618
for 3 nights
From
$756
$5,210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015-16
2 Nov 2015 - 1 Apr 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,808
for 3 nights
From
$486
$3,428
 
 
Spring 2016
2 Apr 2016 - 17 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,618
for 3 nights
From
$756
$5,318
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes * 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

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st flr:tile floor and shower, granite counter, ocean views
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , tile floor and shower, granite countertop
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 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 king , easterly views overlooking Garrison Cove, Cribstone Bridge
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , westerly views and balcony overlooking ocean
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , east and west ocean views private balcony overlooking ocean
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2nd flr panoramic long views of Garrison Cove, Orrs Isl, Bay
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 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:
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • whale watching
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
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.
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