Roomy gambrel ~ features three bedrooms including a king bed, two baths and is very light and bright. It has a waterview from the large yard and sneaks a couple of water views upstairs.
A more modern design and construction, this cottage offers a family ample space for an extended vacation. Located in the village of Bayside and a very short walk to Auditorium Park , the water and the Northport golf course. This Dutch Colonial is very bright light and cheery with water views from the living room, kitchen/dining and master bedroom upstairs. A wonderful yard, also with water views, makes for a perfect place to read a book under the large shade tree or take in the sunshine.
Entering the cottage, you are welcomed by an open living, dining, and kitchen area. This space is very light and bright and freshly painted. The living room portion has all new furniture. The dining area is in the modern kitchen with seating for six.
A large bath with full laundry is just of the living room .
A brand new family room now graces the left side of this cottage.
Going upstairs there are three good sized bedrooms. One large bedroom has two twins , the adjacent smaller bedroom has a double bed. Back in the hallway there is a bath with skylight and standing shower. At the end of the hall is a very large bedroom with king bed, sitting area and desk. This room has views of the Bay.
I'll say it over and over - this home is so pleasant and light even on a dark day - all the windows have screens and shades. Every room in the house has a fan.
Amenities include WIFI /TV/DVD, charcoal grill, phone, washer and dryer, microwave, heat, large yard, private parking.
Maximum occupancy 6 -No Smoking: No Pets
$1,175.00 a week* + 8%tax + garbage fee - see our policies page
This year round home is a terrific off season rental ~call or email us for rates for May, June, Sept. & October !
We have 25 other cottages for rent, if this one does not meet your needs we have others at Bayside Cottage Rentals
Payment: Once you have booked your cottage, we require a 50% deposit. To guarantee your reservation we ask that we receive the deposit within 10 days of your commitment . The balance of the cottage rent is due 60 days prior to your arrival along with the security deposit - see below. We will mail you a rental agreement to be signed ~ it will most likely cross in the mail with your check to us for the deposit. We will invoice you for the second installment and send you check -in information at that time.
We are very sorry but we do not take credit cards.
(If you live other than in the USA we are happy to work with you with regards to the payments and the length of time it will take us to receive them)
Cancellation: If you cancel your reservation -deposits and payments will not be refunded unless the cottage is successfully re-rented to another party for the same time period and at the same amount and confirmed with a deposit. If we are able to re-rent the cottage after your cancellation a $75.00 processing fee will be withheld from your return payment.
Check In/Check Out: Cottage Rentals commence on Saturdays AFTER 3:00 PM.
Check in is between 3:00 & 7:00PM - If you will be arriving other than in this time window you must make arrangements with us several days before your arrival date.
Check out is on Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM. This schedule must be adhered to in allowing us to prepare the cottage for the next renter. The cottages need to be "broom clean" with all dishes washed and food items removed.
Amenities: All of our homes are privately owned and amenities vary from cottage to cottage. The cottages come complete with dishware, pots and pans, appliances, etc. No food items are provided though some cottages do have spices and a few basics. We encourage you to leave anything that is perfectly good for the next renter or our cleaners.
Most ~ not all ~ have a TV with VCR or DVD and most ~ not all ~ have a phone with long distance block. If these items are imperative to you - be sure to ask us before you book. There is no cable TV in Bayside. We get just a couple of stations with rabbit ears. WiFi ~ if it is listed as an amenity it is included, if it is not listed there is no wifi at the cottage.
Sheets and towels: Bring your own sheets and towels. Blankets and pillows are furnished.
Smoking: ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN ANY COTTAGE OR ON THE PREMISES OF ANY COTTAGE . Our smoking policy is non-negtiable.
Pets: are NOT allowed on the premises of any cottage.
It's best to leave Fluffy at home but if you bring your pets you can board them locally at:
Pussy's Port O'Call Inc. - Northport (phone: hidden)
Canine Country Club - Northport (phone: hidden)
You must reserve ahead as both facilities do fill in the summer.
Security Deposit: A security deposit is required with your second rental installment. We ask all renters to write a separate check for $200.00. These checks are held by us and providing no damage, additional cleaning or trash removal, your deposit check will be voided and shredded. Only upon your request will it be returned to you.
Fees and Taxes : All rentals are subject to 8% Maine tax and a Garbage Fee ~ $20.00 will be added to each rental for the first week and $10.00 for each subsequent week. Cleaning is included in your rental - we ask you to leave the property the way you found it - do your dishes, sweep, straighten up beds, clean kitchen counters etc. Per the rental agreent we ask you to sign any cleaning above and beyond our norm will deducted from your security deposit.
Occupancy: The maximum occupancy is determined by the cottage owner and stated in the description of each cottage. In most cases it is determined by the bed accomodations - please NO EXCEPTIONS !
Utilities: Are, of course, included. We will ask you to please help us keep these costs down. Do not keep your cell phone and other electronics plugged in when not in use. Please help us conserve water. When there is a clothes line provided, please use it - great for beach towels - and your clothes will smell wonderful.
Telephone: Not all cottages have telephone service - if having a phone is important to you - please be sure to double check with us before making your reservation. Phone service is for local calls only.
Off Season: Many of our homes are available off season - Spring & Fall for discounted rates - see our price page or give us a call for a quote - Sept 1st starts our off season rates.
Internet: Blissfully internet came to Bayside a few years ago. However, some of the seasonal rental cottages still do not have internet. Some cottages are within range of the service provided by (website: hidden) they offer a pay as you go package .A couple cottages provide Bluestreak and now quite a few cottages have DSL which came to Bayside in March of 2011 ! Understand that most of our owners here come to Bayside to get away - to get unplugged so if internet is a necessity for you call or email us.
Gratuity: Our housecleaners work very hard to have your cottage ready and clean for your arrival at 3:00 PM . Please feel free to leave a gratuity as you see appropirate. At the same time if there are any cleaning issues with your cottage, please notify me immediately. Thank you very much.
Additional fees may apply:
- Garbage Fee | 20 USD per week
What Bayside offers today are glorious morning walks along the shore roads and beaches of Bayside. The nature around you is pristine, the bird life is plentiful , loons swimming well within sight, occasional seals looking for breakfast, the aroma of flowers in bloom, incredible sunsets and sunrises and the living history of this 1800's community reminding you of how life was over 100 years ago.
Come take a summer yoga class or sailing lessons,golf, kayak, read, scour for beach glass, shoot a few baskets, swing on the swingset,
play monopoly, sleep, rest, and restore.
Bayside was founded in 1849 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Maine. The first puchase of land was only 25 acres. The intent of the church was to have a summer recreational area where they could gather once a year for worship and spend time socially in this beautiful area of Penobscot Bay. Annually for 25 years after the original purchase, these pioneer churchmen and farmers pitched their tents under the oaks and birches they had acquired and enthusiastically worshipped God with sermons, songs and old fashioned religious fervor.
As years passed , the tents first occupied by the worshipers gave way to wooden cottages built of hemlock and native pine. The first of these cottages was built in 1869. In 1875, the complexion of the community changed greatly by the constuction of a hotel called the Wesleyan Grove House. This major project launched the campground on its fate as a summer resort in additon to its religious mission.
As more acreage was purchase, building lots were being sold at prices from $5.00 to $15.00. By the end of 1879, 40 cottages had been built and many more were to come. Ultimately, over 300 cottages were built and most of them are still here today!
By the 1880s, Bayside was in full swing as a summer resort. Many steam ships would come from as far away as Boston. One report mentions as many as seven steamers coming to the landing dock (still here today) in a single day. The report goes on to say that 250 Hampden belles and their beaux came down Tuesday on the steamer "Clifford". Bayside was the place to be!
In the 1890's more cottages had been constructed and several retail shops were also developed to handle the needs of hundreds of visitors. This was the era of clam bakes, picnics, hay rides, firemen's musters, band concerts and excursions. The first hotel had burned down but a new and larger one was constucted. Even a bowling alley was constructed (which is one of our rentals) along with parks, ballfield, tennis courts, etc.
In 1916, one of the wealthy property owners, constucted a 9 hole golf course and country club. This club, the Northport Golf Club, is still in existance today with many Bayside residents and renters enjoying this facility. The course is public and tee times are not difficult to obtain.
The glory of the late 1800's is no longer present in Bayside, however, the character of that old community still lies in the architechture and the people who come here year after year. Many cottages have been owned by the same families for generations and there is a stong community involvement by those owners to keep Bayside as a place "preserved in time".
Today there are no commercial activities in Bayside, other than a small real estate office and a few resident artists. The closest store is a mile away. The golf course is still active and a yacht club is present offering sailing lessons to children and an occasional adult. There are four lovely parks, one of them with basketball court and playground and a large dock for swimming and fishing. The rocky shore provides opportunities for beach coaming, swimming, or launching your kayak. Many sailboats are moored on the Bay offering a beautiful backdrop to the island in the distant and Blue Hill mountain in the horizon. On real clear days, the mountains of Acadia are the distant shadows.
What Bayside offers today are glorious morning walks along the shore roads of Bayside. The nature around you is pristine, the bird life is plentiful, loons swimming well in sight, occasional seals looking for breakfast, the odors of flowers in bloom, incredible sunsets and sunrises, and the living history of this 1800's community reminding you of how life was over 100 years ago.