Waterfront cottage at head of scenic Mackerel Cove with 2 pocket beaches (1 sandy, 1 pebbly)only 25 steps away, a shared dock with other Sea Forever Cottages
Picture your first day on your Bailey Island
Sleep in and
rise to the sound of sea gulls catching their breakfast as lobster boats head
out of Mackerel Cove.
coffee and newspaper out to your adirondack chair perched above your own pebble
or sand beach 20 steps below. Thinking
about your day, you walk down the rocks to the beach below. After skimming a few rocks, looking for sea
glass and wading in the tidal pools, you decide on the perfect balance for the
rest of the day.
Maybe you will
fish or swim from the dock or rent a kayak to explore the island. Perhaps you will relax and bring your new
summer read and picnic lunch down to the beach at noon. In the afternoon you will take a walk over to
the east side cliffs and the "Giant Stairs" formation and watch the
crashing surf. After that you may bike
to Orrs Island to look at gardens and get an ice cream.
In the evening
you will watch the spectacular sunset over Mt. Washington--75 miles to the west
while sipping a favorite cocktail and taking pictures. Later you'll enjoy a candlelit dinner in your
nautically decorated "Martha Stewart" style cottage or head to one of
the four local island restaurants. As
you lay your head down on your pillow your first night of vacation to the
sounds and smells of the nearby ocean, you begin to dream about the rest of
your week in this little spot of heaven.
ask yourself, "will I take a boat
cruise with Casco Bay Lines from Cook's Lobster House or walk down to Land's End Gift Shop 1/3 of a mile
away?? Shall I head to Brunswick to a
fine restaurant and take in a musical at the Maine State Music Theater? Shall I shop at L.L.Bean and the outlets in
Freeport if it rains? Shall we invite
friends when we cook our complimentary lobsters or savor them all
ourselves? As active or as quiet and
relaxing as you want to be, you know your vacation on the coast of Maine will
be special and memorable for years to come.