Relax By The Sea In The

Classic Tradition

Let Us Show You Our


Slice Of Maine

Relax On Our

Sailing Charters

Along The Beautiful Maine Coast


Relax & Enjoy

Maine's Beautiful Coast

Amazing Views From Our

Oceanside Cottages



from Bailey Island, Maine

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Come and enjoy the beauty that is the Maine coast – book a cottage and charter today! Pets welcome!


Sea Escape Cottages and Charters offers you an expansive view of Casco Bay. Our cottages are clean and well kept with a rolling lawn to the sea shore.


Join us for the opportunity to see Casco Bay from your own private sight seeing charter or sailing cruise aboard Schooner Alert or Tevake.

The Family

Since 1985, Donna and Les McNelly have never regretted their leap of faith and strive to continually improve a true “Sea Escape” experience.


Current Weather

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Wind: 20mph S
Humidity: 100%
Pressure: 29.77"Hg
UV index: 0
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May 25th, 2015 – Priceless and unforgettable! Donna, Les, Bethany, Perry, and utterly captivating and adorable Margaret-Thanks you!! The accommodations, your hospitality, and friendliness and the sunset sail aboard the ALERT were all so appreciated and amazing. The only thing we want or need now is simply to just be stranded here!

September 23, 2014 – Wow! What an amazing place. You obviously care about your guests and have thought of everything. Irv especially loved the “place mat”. Thank you for a delightful “get-away”. We don’t ever want to leave.

Take care.

September 11, 2014 – Dear McNelly and Davis families – Wow, what a wonderful introduction to Bailey Island and Maine we’ve had. Thank you so much for your hospitality, Donna, Les, Bethany & Perry. Loved all the food tips, great conversations, and  stories aboard the Schooner Alert, an especially memorable sailing on a perfect day.