Charming rustic cottage on the ocean, with … – homeaway electricity drinking game

A covered, wrap-around ‘Farmers Porch’ has chairs and end tables placed on it for those people desiring to sit and enjoy the beautiful easterly and westerly ocean views. Inside, the downstairs gas-fired (propane) fireplace insert adds warmth and ambiance to a large open space that is effectively a combined living/dining room. One bedroom, a kitchen/dining area, sink room, utility room, and a full bathroom are also downstairs. There is a washer and dryer in the downstairs bathroom. Upstairs there are four additional bedrooms and one bathroom. The upstairs bathroom has a toilet, sink, shower, cabinet, and dresser.

Some features of Bailey Island include Mackeral Cove, Cedar Beach, the Giant Staircase, Lands End Gift Shop, three local restaurants, a general store and eatery , post office, and churches. Come and enjoy the beach, the island, and the breath-taking sunrises and sunsets of the Maine coast!

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We loved staying at the Nezinscott Cottage and will definitely be back! George was a very attentive and personable host, making a fire in the stove for us before we arrived and advising us on the different restaurants nearby. But he was also unobtrusive – there is a lot of privacy at the cottage, which we appreciated. He let us stay a bit later on our departure day since there were no new guests arriving that day, which was a pleasant surprise.

The main floor of the cottage is very nicely appointed – the kitchen has everything you could possibly want, and the living room is cozy with plenty of games and puzzles. Both rooms are nicely decorated. We especially appreciated the large amount of dry firewood kept in a room off the kitchen! We were there over Columbus Day weekend and kept the woodstove going pretty much nonstop. It rained one day and we were so glad we didn’t need to rely on getting wet wood lit (the cottage is heated only by the woodstove). The upstairs is pretty rustic – not a lot of privacy if you’re there with a bunch of people – but for the two of us it was perfect. The full-sized bed in the bedroom upstairs was so comfortable! My husband and I are used to a Tempurpedic at home so we’re super picky about beds in places we stay, and we both slept soundly and comfortably every night here.

The location is perfect – the photos honestly don’t do it justice. The view from the Adirondack chairs on the deck was fantastic – we sat for hours in the sun watching the tide come in. On our last morning a group of turkeys came up the hill from the beach and went right past us. Bailey Island is very laid back while still having several restaurants to choose from – a couple of nights we dined in Brunswick which has lots of options. The binder full of restaurant info in the cottage was super-helpful – on our last night we ate at a German restaurant in Brunswick that we agreed was one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time!

We’ve returned to this magical spot owned by the Johnson family on the edge of the private cove called Little Harbor for more than 40 years. This year our grandchildren did what our kids did a generation ago – play Uno at the big kitchen table, have breakfast on the "east" porch watching the lobster boats in the Atlantic as the adults drank their coffee, head down the stairs to the cove at low tide to catch the crabs that scoot between clumps of seaweed, then swim in with the incoming tide, hunt for sea glass, float, giggle, swim some more and tease the reluctant adults into the cold Casco Bay water until everybody’s hungry and then head up the stairs for lunch. (Almost always lobster salad left from the lobster’s delivered the night before by George Johnson’s lobsterman brother, David.) The big kitchen invites special requests for deserts to be made that afternoon and a determination of how many lobsters to order for supper and how many people want steaks on the grill. Inevitably the kids initiate card games, puzzles, crafts or practice for a "presentation" of a gymnastics routine for the adults at cocktail hour later that afternoon. Usually we end up back in the cove for swimming etc, mid afternoon. About 4:30 we wander back to the cottage for showers, hors d’oeuvres and drinks (always with a word game, Trivia or Family Feud or Camp before the lobsters are delivered and dinner gets prepared. The sunsets on the "west porch" are stunning every night just as the sunrises are every morning. This is a place to relax, have fun and take in the absolute beauty all around. The rustic simplicity of this perfectly outfitted cottage is perfectly attuned with the magnificence of its hilltop position on the narrowest portion of Bailey Island – with the Atlantic and the cove on the East side and overlooking the busy and beautiful Mackeral Cove on the West. George and Debbie Johnson are incredibly gracious hosts who live next door. There is no other cottage on Bailey that can match the location, the privacy and proximity to cove swimming. Of course, we’re going back next year.

The Nezinscott is approximately 500 yards from the south end of Bailey Island. Bailey Island is the last in a series of picturesque islands connected to the mainland by three bridges, the last of which is the ‘Cribstone Bridge’. Bailey Island about a twenty minute drive from Cook’s Corner in Brunswick. People considering staying on Bailey Island, but unfamiliar with the area may wish to note the following: There are grocery stores, laundromats, banks, shopping malls, a cinema, restaurants, retail outlets, fitness centers, medical services and facilities (2 hospitals), 2 golf courses, mini-golf, Bowdoin College, art museums, local historic museums, Bath Maritime Museum, and other attractions in the towns of Brunswick, Topsham, and Bath. Facilities in Brunswick, Topsham, and Bath are within a range of twenty to thirty minutes from the Nezinscott Cottage. Freeport (home of L.L.Bean, Inc.) is about a forty-five minute drive. Portland is about a one-hour drive away. In essence, the region offers an array of sights, activities, and resources for our guests, in addition to enjoying the unique natural beauty of rugged ocean shorelines. Other Activities: There are local art galleries and displays on Bailey, Orrs and Great Islands. Both the Town of Harpswell and Bowdoin College have marked hiking trails on Bailey Island, Orrs Island, Great Ilsnad, and West Harpswell,

(1)Tentative reservations are not shown, please call or email for updated reservation information. (2) We do offer monthly rates for June and September upon request. (3) Prices are based on 6 person occupancy. The maximum occupancy is 8 persons, with prior agreement from owners for any occupancy over 6 persons. Note: There is a $25.00 per night per person charge, plus applicable state taxes, for a seventh and eighth occupant. (4) No pets policy. (5) No smoking. (6) Please inquire for possible off-season discounts. (7) Deposit required at time of signed contract is equal to one half of the total amount, including taxes, but excluding the security deposit. Remaining amounts are due June 1st, or at a minimum of 30 days before arrival. (8) REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS. HomeAway dashboard options do not include our long-held policy, so it is stated here. REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS will be given to the extent that another rental is obtained for the timeline that was cancelled, but never for more than the amount originally paid.