TASTEFUL HOME WITH UNSURPASSED VIEWS OF FRENCHMAN'S BAY

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TASTEFUL HOME WITH UNSURPASSED VIEWS OF FRENCHMAN'S BAY

Hancock House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This property rents on a weekly basis only (7 day minimum) SUNDAY to SUNDAY and includes all taxes and fees.

The house: 4000++ sf, consisting of 4 BR, 3 Baths, Double LR, open kitchen, DR, Den, Library, Turret Loft, and Balcony. Plus large waterfront porch, flagstone patio, and spacious lawns. Recently renovated and nicely furnished. Huge wrap-around windows open up all of the downstairs living area to spectacular 180 degree water, island, and mountain views. All upstairs bedrooms have similar views. Lots of room to roam around or to find a quiet spot to read.

The Location: Upper Frenchman Bay, adjacent to historic summer resort village of Hancock Point with its Inn, Crafts period chapel, library, tennis courts, tiny post office, and wharf.

For Consideration: Although we are only 7 mi by water from Bar Harbor, the drive by car to Mount Desert Island is at least 30 minutes, to the Hulls Cove entrance to Acadia N.P. about 40 minutes, and at least 45 minutes to Bar Harbor itself. During the peak season, traffic may lengthen these times. On the other hand, major shopping in Ellsworth is only 20 minutes, and the Bangor Airport is just under an hour. In any case, we have a small selection of near-by groceries, gas stations, and eateries as well as a couple higher-end restaurants.

Off- Island Advantages: We enjoy being free of summer time crowds on MDI except when we choose. Moreover, we have loads of great attractions right at our doorstep. There are near-by hikes, mountain climbs, and rivers and ponds to paddle that are just as nice as in Acadia. In addition, the near-by Schoodic Point section of Acadia N.P. is every bit as pretty and dramatic as Acadia and much less crowded. The Pierre Monteux School of Conducting has twice-weekly concerts and is only 10 minutes away.

The best part, for us, is the endlessly variable spectacle of scenes and sounds on the bay in front of the house. The sun sets behind us and lights up the opposite shore with a wonderful glow, which we have come to call “the magic hour”. At the right time of the month this can be followed by the full moon rising over the water. The Egg Rock Lighthouse can be seen blinking red in between the Porcupine Islands and you can almost always hear the church-like gong of the bell buoy off Hancock Point or harbor seals barking on their ledge across the water. There is a pair of loons usually resident in front of the house and the occasional eagle in a near-by tree. Daytimes, lobster boats are out checking their traps in front of us and Saturdays bring the sailboat races run by the Sorrento Yacht Club. The Hancock Point sailing school has their small boats out practicing every week day during season. Even cloudy days or the occasional storm bring drama to the huge expanse of sky we see. Mornings and evenings usually bring very calm water, ideal for kayaking.

The house is on a quiet cul de sac running along the shore. A nice place to stroll and meet neighbors. At mid to low tide a walk along the shore can take you to the village of Hancock Point, another good place to stroll and view the period summer homes.

Accommodation Details:

Bedroom 1: 1- King 2nd Floor

Bedroom 2: 1- Queen 2nd Floor

Bedroom 3: 1- Double 2nd Floor

Bedroom 4: 1- Queen 2nd Floor

Bathrooms: Sinks: 3, Showers: 3, Toilets: 3, Tubs: 2

This Cottage comes equipped with all major kitchen appliances, working plumbing, working electric, running water, phone and adequate furniture. The kitchen is more than well equipped and comes with pots, pans, cups/glasses, plates and eating utensils. Herbs and spices are supplied but not guaranteed.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms are equipped with towels, sheets, linens, pillows, and blankets.

This is a non smoking property. We are unable to accommodate pets at this location.

*Disclaimer: The calendars on this site may not be up to date. Please contact Vacation Cottages for availability

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Rental Agent @ Vacation Cottages

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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
Nearest Ferry
172 Miles
CAT Ferry from Saint John,NB to Digby, NS
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Portland- Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rte 1
Nearest Beach
Jellison Cove
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Ellsworth
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Hermon Mountain
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
White Birches, Ellsworth
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several lovely restaurants in Hancock
Car: necessary

Beautiful views, and an easy drive to Acadia National Park

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Availability & Rates

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Hancock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July and August
Jun 30 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
September and October
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 

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Amenities

Hancock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Second Floor - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - Second Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - Second Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Second Floor - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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