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Bayfront Cottage near Acadia National Park with WIFI

Wanda Pinkham

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Bayfront Cottage near Acadia National Park with WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Hancock Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

'A Lobster Lover's Cottage on a Ledge topped with Blueberries'

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Wireless Internet, Directv (basic), free calls in the US...

Thank you for viewing 'Blueberry Ledge' on the bold ledge frontage of Taunton Bay in Hancock, just 25 minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Enjoy privacy and comfort in our quiet cottage. We have put a lot of special care into this cottage. We hope you will come and enjoy the peaceful surroundings as much as we do. Our 2500 sq. ft, three-bedroom cottage sleeps four adults comfortably or up to six people when using the loft bedroom. The main floor includes a large master bedroom with queen bed and full private bath. There is a nice guestroom with a queen bed; another full bathroom;large foyer, full kitchen, dining area, and living room with a granite fireplace. The cottage has cathedral, native cedar ceilings, floors are tile and hardwood (carpet in bedrooms). The loft is complete with 2 twin beds and a cozy, tranquil space perfect for reading or relaxing, overlooking the living room and bay.

The walk-out basement boasts full views of the bay. Along with the view you will enjoy board games, cards, puzzles, books, or peaceful moments awaiting the changing of the tide every 6 hours, which offers a new and exciting view every day. Each room is complete with large windows and sliding glass doors opening onto a large, private deck overlooking the bay.

The home is located on a private lot offering 600 feet of rugged, bold, ledge frontage where the home sits on a point high above the shore 75 feet from water's edge. A heads up for parents with small children: although the ledge frontage is beautiful, in places it is very steep and drops dramatically into the bay. We do not have a beach.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wanda Pinkham (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Wanda Pinkham

Bill is a small business owner and has always shown an interest in Maine's beautiful waterfront properties. We thought building rental cottages would not only be a good investment but they would allow us to enjoy them as well.

We have built two cottages since 2004 and have met wonderful people from all over. This is a great way to invest but also enjoy along the way.

Wanda Pinkham purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Wanda Pinkham chose Hancock

Bill and I love this property with the bold ledge surrounding the bay. We purchased this parcel of land overlooking Taunton Bay after much thought about creating a design for our cottage which would allow the natural surroundings to remain. The design allowed the ledge to remain unscathed; we built around it. The basement boasts the cool, grey ledge and is a great addition to the room

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wanda & Bill,

Thank you for everything! Blueberry Ledge was a wonderful place for our Honeymoon! The cabin has become like home in our short visit to Maine. We appreciate everything which made our stay that much more enjoyable.

Our favorite thing was the view of the bay each morning. We enjoyed watching the sunrise and the tide coming in. We also liked how the cabin is nestled between the trees; great for watching wildlife.

Besides our time at the cabin, we also made a few road trips (Vermont & Nova Scotia), sightseeing on Mt. Desert Island, antiquing at local shops and out to dinner at the local restaurants.

Thanks again and we look forward to returning for another stay.

Scott and Mary
Oct 2005
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Bayfront Cottage near Acadia National Park with WIFI
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
South Riding, VA


  • 5 of 5

This year our vacation had to include one of the two states my wife had never visited. The choice was Maine or North Dakota. Hmmm…scenic Atlantic coastline or flat prairies sprinkled with intercontinental ballistic missiles? Pretty obvious which one got chosen.

After stopping along the way to visit New York City and Boston on the way from Virginia, we adults were ready for a peaceful vacation. When we arrived we thought that we might have turned into the wrong driveway—this looked like a model home, not a vacation rental built at least 10 years ago. The interior was spotlessly clean, all the furniture and appliances were new. It was almost as big as our home back in Virginia and the floor plan easily accommodated the interpersonal dynamics associated with two teenage girls and one ten year old boy.

The location was pretty close to perfect. The house is located in the middle of wild blueberries with a view of Egypt Bay. We got our first introduction to the tides watching the bay fill up and empty sitting on the deck of the house. From a logistics point of view, the house is close to Ellsworth where there is a Hannaford grocery store where you can buy almost anything edible you can think of; within reason. We only ate out once, the rest of the meals we prepared in the well equipped kitchen. From a vacation perspective, everything we wanted to do and see was within a reasonable drive: Acadia National Park all the way to Roosevelt Campobello International Park and Fundy Bay. We even found lakes with public access where we could fish and swim (the water in the lakes is A LOT warmer than that in the Atlantic). Of course there was geocaching, which included a number of hikes along the coast line with fantastic views of the ocean and peaceful forests. Of course it took us places we didn’t know about until we got there such as Thuya Gardens in Acadia. And then there was everyone’s favorite hike: Head Harbour Lightstation which can only be reached by walking across the bottom of Head Harbour at low tide off the tip of Campobello Island.

We used Home Away to find this and others in NYC and Boston. This one clearly takes the prize for the best value. Based on my limited experience with Home Away and VRBO I think this might be underpriced; but I’m certainly not complaining.

If we were to plan another trip to Maine, this would be the place we would book again. This is a great house in a great area.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, we are very pleased to know your family enjoyed Blueberry Ledge Cottage. We feel the same...the cottage is centrally located and a great base for any family vacation or getaway! We strive for cleanliness and comfort. Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to hearing from you and your family when you plan your next trip to Maine! Regards, Wanda
Madison, WI

Spacious and quiet with beautiful view of coast.

  • 5 of 5

Owners are very friendly and communicative, they really want you to have a great time. We arrived to find blueberry muffins, that was a wonderful treat after the long drive.

Although a little further from Acadia, it gave use a great chance to explore the Schoodic Peninsula. Shopping in Ellsworth is convenient too. We mostly cooked and ate at the cottage and the owners have provided equipment for grilling on the deck, as well as cooking lobsters.

In summary, this is a great place for a peaceful retreat. And it offers plenty of choices for day trips. We enjoyed a lot of day hikes in Acadia Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Our Maine retreat

  • 5 of 5

The blueberry cottage is a wonderful retreat. There is plenty of room for the entire family. The house is equipped with all the needs you need to have a great stay. The house felt like our home away from home. There is no air conditioner but the trade winds are cool and breezy at night so there are no need for one. The beds are very comfortable to sleep in. The view of the inlet is very nice. You are able to watch the tide come in and go out. First floor has bedrooms on the opposite end of the home, bed room in the lower floor as well as one in the upper deck. Lots of room. The Service they gave was great. The house is very well kept and maintained. They answered all the questions and needs we had. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. This cottage has easy access so my mother of 78 was able to go with us. Whale watching in Maine is great to go see, just remember to take a jacket. Pats pizza is a good place to eat. Enjoy Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It's great to know you had a wonderful vacation at our cottage. Our goal is to keep that "home away from home" feeling for all our guests. We hope to accommodate you and your family on your next visit to Maine!

LOVED the cottage & the area

  • 5 of 5

Blueberry Ledge cottage is the perfect retreat for a visit to the Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park area!! The cottage is very well appointed and has everything one might need to make your stay enjoyable. And if there is something it doesn't have, Wanda will go to almost any length to get what you need. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck enjoying the view after a full day of hiking in and around Acadia. (which is about a 30 minute EASY drive away) There's a lobster steamer on the deck which was great for steaming fresh lobsters and the cottage has all the utensils necessary for cracking and eating the delicious crustaceans. We found the cottage to be extremely clean, very comfortable and we are certain that you will too! Don't hesitate to book this rental ~ you won't be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure meeting you all. Contact me anytime as we would love to have you return to Blueberry Ledge. Wanda and Bill
Smithfield, VA

Best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Blueberry Ledge is the perfect home away from home! The cottage is well appointed and immaculate. The location is tucked away in a cove that provides peace and tranquility with amazing views. We enjoyed many days of hiking in Acadia National Park and sightseeing in and around "Bahaba" and Southwest Harbour. We felt so comfortable in the cottage that it was very hard to make ourselves go out and do things! We are looking forward to returning to Maine and know that there will be a "home" waiting for us with welcoming arms.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dover, DE

Blueberry Ledge is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has truly enjoyed staying at Blueberry Ledge over the years. The views are beautiful, the house is very comfortable and the hosts' are incredibly gracious. We highly recommend Blueberry Ledge!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Car: necessary

Start your days picking wild blueberries, August and September only, for your very own muffins, cereal or pancakes. Just a quick jaunt off from the deck will land you in the blueberry bushes atop the bold ledge. Spend your days exploring Maine's coastal towns or visit Mount Desert Island with its many villages and Acadia National Park. Opportunities are endless, including whale watch trips, boat rentals, fishing, swimming, kayaking, shopping, tennis or make use of the many hiking trails. Ellsworth is only seven minutes away, where you will find a variety of shops and stores. However, country stores are nearby for all your basic needs. Our cottage is the perfect center point to begin your exploring regardless of your destination. We are approximately 30 minutes away from Bangor, Blue Hill, Bucksport, Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Milbridge or Cherryfield.


Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Hancock Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Nov 1 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable DamageDeposit $500
Cleaning/turnover Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes If you inquire by phone, please leave a message with an evening phone number on the recorder and please send an email as well.
Rates listed are for 6 guests. Maximum 8 guests.. $100 extra person fee.
Rates are for up to SIX guests, $100 extra person fee per person, per week if applicable. Check or money order credit cards
50% upon reserving, the remaining half is due 30 days prior to arrival.
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Hancock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower , Located off master bedroom
    Bathroom -
  • Both bathrooms have a tub/shower combination
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Also provided: cleaning/laundry supplies; paper towels; toilet paper; spices; mixer; ice maker in fridge; alarm clocks; answering machine; lobster steamer; deck chairs and picnic table.

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