ACADIA REGION ARTIST RETREAT AT WATER'S EDGE'QUIET COVE'

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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ACADIA REGION ARTIST RETREAT AT WATER'S EDGE'QUIET COVE'

Hancock Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms( 2 with Queen beds one with 2 twins), 2 Baths, Maximum 6)

'Quiet Cove', our waterfront cottage, is a very special place.Facing southwest on Young's Bay in Hancock, Maine, you will enjoy all day sun with magnificent sunsets and moon rises.There is a view from every room and no other homes in sight. Located at the end of a 1/2 mile private drive on a scenic 5 acre point, the cottage sits just feet from the water's edge. It is just a short drive to Acadia National Park, the Schoodic Peninsula, Bar Harbor and all points Downeast.

Artists, writers, nature lovers and honeymooners will find the peaceful solitude well suited for a relaxing retreat. Tidal waters offer an ever changing coastline with a gravel beach, granite outcroppings, clam flats, mussel beds and an abundance of waterbirds and seals. The area is ideal for kayaking, biking, hiking or just watching the constant color changes on the water as the day passes. Enjoy watching the lobster fishermen tend their traps and catch your dinner. This is a special place!

The village of Hancock offers a quaint summer library, charming non-denominational chapel,tennis, biking, beaches and excellent restaurants such as the Crocker House and Le Domaine..

'Quiet Cove' is a warm 3 bedrooom cottage surrounded by natural sights and sounds that sits so close to the water you'll feel like you are outside when you are inside.

The first floor offers an open floor plan with an airy catherdal ceiling. The wood interior creates a warm glow that invites you to slow down and relax in the greatroom. There is a dining area with seating for 8. The galley kitchen with granite counters faces west so you can prepare lobster and enjoy the sunset. The master bedroom has a queen size bed with it's own full bathroom with a walk-in shower.Lie on the bed and watch and listen to the tide change. There is also a second full bathroom off the greatroom for guests as well as a washer/dryer.

The second floor has two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and the other has a set of twin beds and a fold out cot if needed.There is a second bathroom with a deep tub and shower off the family room on the first level.

There is a screened porch and open deck with a gas grill off the greatroom. Watch the lobster boats and the seal rookery while you enjoy your morning coffee. The picnic table is nestled in a wooded area facing a small cove. Flower gardens and a lawn area are on the east side of the cottage where you will also find an open porch.

'Quiet Cove' is the perfect vacation destination that allows you to explore the rugged coast of Maine but then retreat to complete solitude.

Keywords: Acadia Region, ocean front, artist retreat, private, honeymoon heaven.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

gail hipsky

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Speaks english

'Quiet Cove' is our personal get away and we hope guests will find it as special as we do. We love this area as the cottage location offers the best of all worlds since it is only a short drive to Acadia , Bar Harbor and Schoodic Pennisula.The cottage is located on this map page at the water's edge in Youngs Bay.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Property Reviews

Acadia Region Artist Retreat at Water's Edge'Quiet Cove'
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Hancock Downeast and Acadia
East Stroudsburg, Pa.
5

Hidden in the Cove

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The Spirit of Maine is within ones reach at Artist Retreat. One may have to wait on the tides, but the essence of Down East will overtake you. Just sit on the deck, lie in bed, or stroll the garden and ones state of mind tempers as the house and grounds take over.
Do not bring your communication devices. Borrow the binoculars Need activity call "Ant" at Hancock Point Kayaks. Enjoy sea kayaking. Outside the property Winter Harbor- Schoodic Peninsula, Frenchman's Bay Conservatory hikes, and Chipper's. One can reach the Other Harbor, however it will spoil your easy cruising speed.
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed the true spirit of the cottage. When we go there it is to unplug, defuse and reconnect with nature. Hope you return at some time in the future. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Acadia Region Artist Retreat at Water's Edge'Quiet Cove'
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Hancock Downeast and Acadia
Colorado, United States
5

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We just returned home from our time at Quiet Cove. Gail and Marty have done a wonderful job bringing beauty and comfort to their rental home. Seals, eagle, loons and brilliant lightening bugs bring amazing opportunities to experience nature in the quiet, peaceful setting. Magnificent sunsets blanketed us with dramatic color as we sat on the enclosed porch. The short hike around the property was so quiet and cozy. The house is close enough to Bar Harbor and Acadia for a day trip. Hunting for sea glass and shells was a high light for us as was canoeing over to the seal island.We had a seal escort us as we paddled along. I would highly recommend this retreat. The only issue we had was trying to heat the lower part of the house while not over heating the upstairs, but that was the only problem.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Alisa,

Thanks for the nice review. The cottage is special even in the rainy weather and the skies as you said can be amazing. Looking forward to your return. Next time you can plan for a midsummer visit. Have a wonderful rest of the summer.
warm regards
Gail & Marty
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Hancock Downeast and Acadia
5

A Slice Of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
This cottage could not have suited us any better. Our visit was very relaxing, fun and beautiful. We had kayaks to explore area seeing about 4 -5 seals. The sunsets were beautiful, We are familiar with area a bit but have never visited Schoodic point a must see not as busy as acadia. We were given information about local lobsterman who had home base shop this to was GREAT. We even had a visit from neighbor who gave us farm picked cucumbers yum and thanks. We had the best laughs and family times at dinner table and being relaxed in such a beautiful place who could ask for more. The home owners make you feel like family and are very gracious for letting us share in this great cabin home. We hope to return next year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Matt & Karen,
Thanks for the nice review. The second floor dormer is
finished and is wonderful!!!You'll love it if you return next summer.
Take care and have a good winter.

Gail
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Hancock Downeast and Acadia
Atlanta, GA USA
5

Quiet Cove a Little Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
The serenity and peaceful quiet of Quiet Cove exceeded most all expectations. The setting nearly perfect surrounded by a luscious wooded back drop, lovely perreninal flower beds with a porch literally hanging over Young's Bay was the getaway desired. Not another house seen or voice nearby to disturb this private cottage respite. The master bedroom comfortable and nicely sized with a beautiful corner view of the bay. Baths nicely appointed and good size. Having both baths downstairs not the most convenient but a little enough problem overshadowed by all else that worked so well. Bedrooms upstairs comfortable but lower ceilings a bit of a challenge. The kitchen very workable and nicely supplied with picture perfect view from sink window looking at idyllic bay. Screened porch where we 'lived' when we were 'at home'. Enjoying life of the tides, sunsets, sea birds, lobster boats and general beauty of Young's Bay. Convenient location to local attractions - MDI, Acadia, Schoodic Peninsula and the many lovely harbors. Launched kayak from side of cottage for a delicious morning exploring bald eagles, harbor seals and sea birds on the bay. Did not want to leave and already scheming to return.
Accuracy: photos reflect cottage, owner extremely helpful and courteous, very clean and well appointed, have already recommended to friends and family. Nearby activities - Acadia National Park, NE Harbor, SW Harbor, Winter Harbor - Schoodic Peninsula, Trenton's Lobster #, La Domaine, Nature Boat Tour from Bass Harbor, Abel's Lobster #, biking the carriage trails in Acadia, Jordon Pond House popovers, trail around Jordon Pond, cocktails on any dock harbor in the area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Wendy,
Thanks so much for the great review. We are so glad you loved the area as much as we do and look forward to your return to the cottage.
Warm regards,
Gail
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Hancock Downeast and Acadia
Central Pennsylvania
5

Truly a special place...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
My family and I visited "Quiet Cove" last week (early June) and had a fantastic time. The location is truly special, down a long winding drive the cottage perches just above the water with spectacular views. We loved watching the lobster boats, the seals, and the birds. Every area of the property brings new discoveries from shells and bits of sea glass to wildflowers in the woods. The light was amazing, and the tide changes were inspiring. Exploring the shore at low tide was a favorite activity with the kids (ages 3 to 15) and the adults as well. It was so much fun discovering what new treasures the tide left behind.
While visiting the cottage we set off to see some of the local area. Acadia's well known Park Loop Rd. was beautiful, but by far our favorite was Schoodic Peninsula. The contrast between the deep green of the trees and the colors of the rugged rocky coastline against the deep blue and crashing of the ocean was breathtaking. We saw Schoodic Point twice during our stay, once on a misty, windy day while the waves were crashing, and also on a clear, sunny day where the water was more mellow and gentle. Both were beautiful, and made us feel lucky and thankful to be there. I would highly recommend taking the time during your visit.
Now, I would be remiss if I did not mention the actual cottage, since that is really where we spent most of our time. The entire cottage is filled with light, and is casually and tastefully decorated. The kind of place where you are not afraid to put your feet us and relax. The owner was kind enough to provide us with a copy of the local paper along with tons of information on the local sights and area. The little things were not overlooked here-beautiful artwork, books to enjoy, magazines about Maine, maps, movies, games for the kids to enjoy, comfortable pillows, high quality sheets and quilts on the beds. These folks do a lot to make you feel at home and welcomed. Each room was beautiful, and nobody felt like they were getting the (forgive me, in the words of my kids) "gross,crappy bedroom"-- which every parent knows is the first fight upon arrival. None of that here. For the adults the kitchen had everything we needed and the best dishwashing view one could ask for. We could not have asked for more and this will be our first choice for all future visits to the area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you all had a special visit and we loved being able to share our 'Quiet Cove" with your family. Do come again as fall is also breathtaking. The grasses at low tide turn this amazing shade of jaw dropping orange and there is usually high surf at
Schoodic.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Witer Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
lots of local areas to eat
Car: necessary

You can launch a kayak from the front of the property. You can also swim off the front at the top of the tide.Maine waters can be quite cold even in the summer. Watch the seal rookery across the bay and enjoy all the water birds at low tide. Just sit back, unplug and relax and reconnect with your innerself.

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Availability & Rates

Hancock Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
June
Jun 7 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$1,800
7 nights
 
 
July - September
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 27 2014
$2,200
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $135 and refundable security $350 $485.00
We accept personal checks or bank checks
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Hancock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in first floor master and one in second floor bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in a second floor bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) fold out cot on sight if needed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Gravel beachfront and granite outcroppings on the entire coastline. Picnic table, lawn area, flower gardens. Screened porch and open deck facing the ocean with open porch facing the yard.
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