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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 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bayside in Bayside

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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
    Bedroom 2 - 2 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


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Beautiful 19th Century Seaside Cottage In The Prettiest Village In Maine
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

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: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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Charming seaside getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have had many visits to the central coast of Maine over the past 30 years, but this was our first visit to Bayside. We enjoyed our stay at Vartakooin Doone. The cottage decor was fresh and charming with many artistic accents. Overall, the cottage was well maintained and clean. The bathrooms were especially immaculate, our bed was comfortable, and the kitchen was well-equipped. Overall, we were very pleased and would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days at this cottage, The owner,Andrew was really accommodating since we've booked it at the last minute for our honeymoon. Great cottage in a great location seconds from the sea.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bayside, MidCoast - Penobscot Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £120
cleaning fee £120
Tax Rate 8.0%

To reserve, a completed rental agreement and 50% deposit is required. A reservation will not be held without these.
Full payment is then due 21 days prior to check-in, along with a security deposit check for $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.
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