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Enjoy Amazing Views from our Well Appointed and Welcoming Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Library, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Available for weekly rentals during the summer season and two night and more stays in the off seasons.The house is also available for retreats and special events.

The well appointed Captain Lawrence E. Johnson House is available as a weekly luxury summer rental and year round, Maine Island Getaway, on Bailey Island, featuring four luxury bedrooms with flexible accommodations with en suite bathrooms, modern professional kitchen, dining, comfortable living spaces, and a fully equipped media room with free high-speed wireless internet, and energy-efficient central heat and air conditioning in all bedrooms. Bookings for special events, reunions, and retreats are also welcome.

Enjoy all Bailey Island and Orr's Island has to offer; great super fresh lobster, walk to secluded Cedar Beach, hike to the Giant Stairs, rent a Kayak, or book a fishing or sailing charter with one of the many able local skippers.

The house is completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment.

Keywords: House, Maine Island Getaway, Custom Amenities

More Details

Brett Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About Brett Johnson

This property is owned and operated by the Captain Lawrence E. Johnson Family Managed by Brett Johnson with the help of Mom Millie Johnson, Sister Cathy Silva and Brother Chris Johnson, Aunt Connie Roberts does the bookkeeping and our spouses and our children all pitch in. This is a family home that has been beautifully and lovingly restored and remodeled for the express purpose of preserving an historic family property on Bailey Island on the Coast of Maine. We are pleased to make it available for your family to also enjoy.

The house has been home to Larry and Eileen Johnson who are our grandparents and our father Captain Jeff Johnson. Larry and Jeff, two generations of sea captains who made their livings on the sea. Eileen a talented cook and restaurant owner.

Our family roots are extremely deep on Bailey Island and the next generations continue a legacy of welcoming guests and warm hospitality.

Brett Johnson purchased this house in 1950

Why Brett Johnson chose Bailey Island

This is a family home that has been shared by many generations and is appointed for your enjoyment and comfort. Our family has a long history of Island Hospitality and have anticipated our guests needs.

What makes this house unique

Great place to spend time with family and friends. We make every attempt to anticipate your every need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Brett:

Just wanted to write and let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at the Capt. Johnson House last week. We were very comfortable and the house was comfortable and just perfect. I understand from your niece that you were responsible for the design and renovation. You did a fantastic job.

We’ve rented many homes in Florida and in Park City over the years and your home was the most comfortable and beautifully appointed.

Thank you again for a memorable stay.

Jul 2010
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Bailey Island, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bath - toilet , shower , This bath is the guest bath with 2nd door from study.
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Ensuite bath for the Master Bedroom.
    Second Master Bath - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bath for Second Master
    Guest Room Bath - shower , Ensuite Bath for Guest Room
    Guest Room Bath - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bath for Guest Room
  • Each bedroom offers an ensuite bath with generous stone top vanities, hair dryers, fluffy white hotel towels, make up towel. We supply bar soap, shampoo and TP.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Family Room - 2 twin/ single , A twin bed day-bed with trundle in the lower level TV room.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , TV and iHome clock radio , sitting area, closet/dresser.
    Two Extra Long Twin Beds (can be joined to make a king bed) - 2 twin/ single , TV and iHome clock radio , sitting area, closet/dresser.
    Second Master - 1 king , TV and iHome clock radio, sitting area, closet/dresser.
    Two Extra Long Twins (can be joined to make a king) - 2 twin/ single , TV and iHome clock radio, large window seat, closet/dresser.
    Family Room - 2 twin/ single , In our ground level family room we offer a trundle bed.
    Library on Main Level - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This sleeper has a an extra pillow top for extra comfort.
  • All our beds feature luxurious hotel quality mattresses from our friends at Portland Mattress Makers and Cuddledown Bedding. Two king size beds, each bedroom equipped with a flat screen TV, MP3 compatible clock radio, and en-suite bath, Four extra long twin beds which can be joined to make a king bed if requested. Each twin bedroom has two extra long twin beds and is equipped with a flat screen TV, MP3 compatible clock radio, and en-suite baths, Porta Crib available no linens provided, two baby gates, booster chairs and high chair also available. Sleep Sofa is Queen Size extra comfortable sleeper in the study, attached bath. Flat screen television and DVD player. This bed has an extra memory foam mattress topper for comfort.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can assist you in finding local chefs, caterers, massage. We can also help with additional cleaning with an hourly fee.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful Home!! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great views. Everything you could ever need! A perfect vacation home!

  • Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you all in our home. Come on back!!
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What a great time!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time - didn't hurt that the weather was incredible. We enjoyed the kitchen which was top notch for all of our gourmet cooks. The history and beauty of the house was so great. We loved having a bathroom for every bedroom too!

The island is very fun. We hiked and kayaked and ate delicious lobster right off the boat!

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved This House!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I and friends had a spectacular time at this house. The interiors are so well done, the grounds charming, and the views breathtaking. We had memorable meals in the exceptionally well-appointed kitchen, and we slept like babies in beds and bedrooms that left nothing to our wanting. Inside and outside on the spacious decks, we enjoyed early mornings and stunning sunsets. Our stay could not have been better.

Thank you Brett Johnson and family!

We hope to return!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You. It was great pleasure welcoming you to our home. We would love to have you again.
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Relaxation at its best

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing week at the Captain's House on Bailey's Island. There was ample room for our two teenagers, and all of us (including the dog) enjoyed the scenery and the panoramic views. We took beautiful hikes along the water including Cliff Trail, Devil's trails and the Giant's stairs. We enjoyed kayaking. The house is amazing with a fantastic kitchen including all amenities. The owners were great. We grilled most nights, witnessed beautiful sunsets and even one eclipse! Would love to return.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully sited, extraordinarily well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 11, ranging in age from 3 months to 70+ years. Plus 2 dogs! The house offered plenty of sleeping space for everyone, as well as privacy; at the same time, the spacious common areas (dining room, sitting room, basement game-and-TV room) meant that at no time did we feel we were on top of each other. The house is very thoughtfully, tastefully decorated, which only enhanced the pleasure of staying there; it has obviously been furnished and decorated lovingly and with the renter's comfort and enjoyment in mind. I truly felt I was staying in someone's home. To say that the kitchen was well equipped would be an understatement: There is every conceivable device, implement and appliance for cooking and dining. And all were in excellent working order. The house is within walking distance of just about everything worth seeing and doing on Bailey Island, including 2 excellent restaurants.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you so much for your kind words and for staying with us. We hope we will be able to welcome you back.
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay on Bailey Island. Slept with open windows and sea breezes which is very different than living in Florida. Ate as much lobster as we could! House had all the amenities you could ask for. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and took in all that fresh air.
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Nearest Airport
45.59 Miles
Portland Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bailey Island
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Cooks Lobster House
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Garrison Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Cribstone Bridge
Car: necessary

Bailey Island, Portland & Casco Bay, Maine, USA (Route 24 from Cooks Corner in Brunswick to Bailey Island) --- Enjoy all Bailey Island and Orr's Island Has to offer; great super fresh lobster, walk to Garrison Cove Beach directly across the road, hike to the Giant Stairs, rent a Kayak, or book a fishing or sailing charter with one of the many able local skippers or the Bailey Island General Store and Post Office. Local eateries and fresh seafood right near by.

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, kayaking, Sports fishing and sailing charters available. Kayak rentals nearby. Walk to sandy beach.

Brunswick is nearby for major grocery stores, amenities and hospitals.

Freeport and Portland are within an easy drive for shopping and world class dining.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bailey Island, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Summer
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 September-October
Sep 2 2018 - Nov 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Change Over Fee C$394.35
Refundable Damage Deposit C$657.25
Pet Fee C$328.63

Nightly rates only apply in the winter off season. We charge weekly rates for holidays and select events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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