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Beautiful 19th Century Seaside Cottage In The Prettiest Village In Maine

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

"Vartakooin Doone" (which means 'The Pink House' in Armenian) was built in 1890. It is one of dozens of very pretty little cottages in the village of Bayside, with fine views across Penobscot Bay.

The cottage is bright, filled with light and full of charm, with antique furniture, local artists' paintings, a lovely porch and a delightful deck off the main bedroom.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped: a beautifully restored 1960s stove/oven, a microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer. Olive oil, salt, pepper, spices and other condiments are available for your use.

Please note the sleeping arrangements: two bedrooms with full/double beds and one bedroom with a single/twin bed.

Outside there's a small grassy yard, a unique rock garden and a gas grill.

Bayside village started as a religious camp in the 1800s and gradually grew into a beautiful little village of gingerbread cottages. It's the sort of place where families come back year after year. Friendships are forged and renewed every summer.

There are no businesses in the village itself. Social life revolves around porches, the parks, the dock and the Yacht Club, which must be the humblest, most laid-back yacht club on the eastern seaboard.

The cottage is fully winterized and is available for rent all year round. Winter in Bayside is peaceful and beautiful!

More Details

Andrew Bewsher
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Armenian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Northport in Waldo County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 full size/double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 full size/double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful 19th Century Seaside Cottage In The Prettiest Village In Maine
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Perfect place for family

  • 5 of 5

Stayed w a 5 yo amd my wife. Great location. Was in mid oct and we had everyplace to oir own. The kitchen is a cooks dream w the vintage stove. Close to belfast and far enoigh to be alone. Dock was lots of fun for crabbing amd kids to play

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in Northport, ME

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the cottage, and we were again extremely satisfied: clean and cozy cottage, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, great location (very near Penobscot Bay--a 2-minute walk to the village wharf). The cottage has a lot of "character"--as does the whole seaside colony (Bayside) which surrounds it.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay at Bayside, ME

  • 5 of 5

The owner (Andrew) is to be complimented on accurately presenting this cottage--very near the sea (Penobscot Bay) in Bayside, Northport, ME. It was indeed cozy and charming, with a lot of character; it featured comfortable beds, plenty of towels, a well-equipped kitchen, and some nice "extras" (small upstairs sun deck, with good views; excellent collection of paperbacks, etc.). Bayside is a lovely little colony of ginger-breadish cottages. In late June it was extremely quiet (and the water was extremely cold). We would strongly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quirky funky fun

  • 4 of 5

Lovely location with views of the water and easily walkable. Full of personality throughout. Appreciated the washer dryer!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice village location, well maintained, clean, adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Cottage had everything we needed for a successful stay. Cottage was clean, nicely decorated, well-maintained. Owners were very accommodating and easy to communicate with if we needed anything or had any questions. We really didn't though since thing like Internet and trash pick up were all spelled out. Great location! Wonderful place! We had a great time! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, Iowa

cute, all functional needs thought of, great location

  • 5 of 5

the home is full of the personality of the owners, bright, colorful, and warm. We had a great stay in it and would certainly return.

Clean and well maintained and the owner is great to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our cottage and the lovely Bayside village. We look forward to welcoming you back some time. Andrew
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
in Belfast
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Lincolnville (to Isleboro)
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Northport Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Hideaway Diner
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
the village beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.05
Damage Deposit £113.05

To reserve, a 50% deposit is required. A reservation will not be held without this.
Full payment is then due 21 days prior to check-in, along with a security deposit of $150.
The security deposit will be returned to you after our inspection of the cottage has determined that there is no damage or loss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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