Penobscot Cottage Bayside Maine Coast

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“ Excellent ”
3 Reviews
19-121 Main Street, Bayside, ME 04849


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per week: $600 - $800
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Bayside vacation cottage rental
Enjoy an old-fashioned family vacation in Bayside! The Penobscot Cottage welcomes you to a comfortable, relaxing Maine getaway. Our historic home has beckoned to rusticators since the early 1880s. Surrounded by green leafy grounds with a classic wraparound screened porch, you will be a short walk from the panoramic view of Penobscot Bay that makes Bayside one of the most desirable spots on the Maine coast. Downstairs is a well provided kitchen where you can make popovers, boil lobster or prepare a platter of local cheeses. The dining room will host organic feasts from the farmer's market or Scrabble games after you clear the table. In the living room, there are several spots to settle down with a good book or you can watch videos or listen to music. However, you're likely to spend most of your time rocking on the porch looking out over the bay. Enjoying breakfast in the morning sun on the porch will be one of your favorite memories. The full bath with a claw foot tub and shower is downstairs, as well as the washer and dryer.

Upstairs are three bedrooms that have not changed in more than 100 years. The largest bedroom has a queen bed as well a twin, and the two others both have full beds. There's also a half-bath.

The Penobscot Cottage has a large yard with off-street parking. There's room even for your boat trailer.
Area Information
Bayside is an ocean lover's Paradise. The "main common" is a large park that sweeps down to the waterfront. There you can launch your boat, swim under the lifeguard's watchful eye, dive off the dock at high tide, or set out on a kayak tour of the Bay. Young children love the playground and teens practice on the basketball court or hang out with the crowd on the dock. If your child wants to take sailing lessons, it's easy to sign up for the Northport Yacht Club Sailing School. If you enjoy golf, bring your clubs to the public 9-hole Northport Golf club, a short walk from the cottage.

Bayside is well located to explore the best part of the Maine coast. Just 3 miles north is the charming city of Belfast, boasting great shopping, a cinema, and art galleries. South is Lincolnville and its lobster pound and the ferry to Isleboro. Further south are the tourist meccas of Camden, Rockport and Rockland. Just north of Belfast is Searsport with great antique stores and the Penobscot Maritime Museum. Acadia National Park is an easy and unforgettable day trip.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 31 2015 Jun 28 2015 - - $600 - 1 Week
Jun 28 2015 Jul 26 2015 - - $700 - 1 Week
Jul 26 2015 Aug 30 2015 - - $800 - 1 Week
Aug 30 2015 Oct 04 2015 - - $600 - 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: 50% to hold reservation; remainder due 2 weeks before rental.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: $100 breakage deposit due 2 weeks before rental; will be returned after check-out inspection


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Porch
  • View (Ocean)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Pool
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Penobscot Bay, Northport Sailing School, Northport Golf Club

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Bayside, Maine

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John Hall

John Hall

Youngstown NY

Great location

September 22, 2014

Perfect.victorian scene on harbor. Easy access to Camden, Rockport, Belfast. Clean and comfortable.

Cara Crosby

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much for your comments! Yes, I love how Bayside is close to other wonderful locations on the coast.

Maura McGowan Yanosick

Maura McGowan Yanosick

Scituate, Massachusetts

A Step Back In Time

July 28, 2014

It is difficult to put into words how much we enjoyed our week at Penobscot Cottage in Bayside! This charming retreat is a throwback to yesteryear with eclectic furnishings including period antiques, childhood memories, and seaside charm. There was plenty to do and nothing to be done all at the same time. Close to local attractions including Acadia National Park, golf, boating and any number of outdoor activities, one of our favorite things was rocking on the front porch and gazing at the Bay. A nightly stroll to the dock to view the sunset did not disappoint! Come 9PM, the lights were out and there was not a sound to be heard outside. PEACE. That's what we found at Penobscot Cottage! Much needed and much appreciated! We are already looking forward to a return trip next summer!

Cara Crosby

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much Maura. You've captured what is special about our cottage and Bayside.

Connie Lotz

Connie Lotz

Philadelphia, PA

Penobscot Cottage, lovely get away

March 12, 2014

Summer 2013 my husband and I stayed in this immaculate, cozy, quiet cottage in a historic Maine community. We enjoyed the local community theatre, town of Belfast Scottish games, restaurants, and farmer’s market; accessed WiFi in the Belfast Public Library; hiked Acadia National Park a few times as a day trip from the cottage. Cottage is very comfortable and a lovely place to relax. Owner is very responsive to questions and helpful in providing information about the area.

Cara Crosby

Owner's reply:

Thank you Connie! I'm so glad you found places to enjoy hiking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do in Bayside?
A: Anything on the waterfront. Boat, swim, kayak, collect sea glass, take photos. As the tide and sky change, your views of Penobscot Bay change all day long.
Q: What makes the Penobscot Cottage special?
A: Staying at the Penobscot Cottage is like stepping back in time. Our location 1 block up the hill from the main common is quiet, and there's much more yard space than most other places in Bayside. The rocking chairs and hammock on the screened porch will be your favorite places to relax.
Q: What's nearby?
A: Belfast is 5 minutes away, and it is a lovely small city. There are great restaurants, shopping and much more to see and do. Our favorite store is the Belfast Co-op. At the Farmer's Market on Friday mornings you can get great organic local produce and crafts. The Front Street shipyard keeps growing and it's wonderful to see yachts from all over in for repair. The movies at the Colonial Theater are inexpensive. There are plenty of places to enjoy lobster of course!
Q: What else can we do?
A: Well, you really won't want to leave Bayside, but the list of day trips is just about endless. A few favorites are Camden with its yacht filled harbor and shops and restaurants, about 20 minutes south and another is the spectacular Observation Tower on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, about 30 minutes north. Acadia National Park is not to be missed of course
Q: When is check-in/check-out?
A: Your week starts at 3pm on Saturday and ends the following Saturday at 10am.

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Cara Crosby

Cara Crosby

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    I am a retired teacher. My family and I have been coming to Bayside every summer since 1987. We rented for many years and were able to buy our lovely cottage about 10 years ago. I hope that a stay in the Penobscot Cottage will be the start of a tradition for your family as well....
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