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Romantic cottage overlooking Frenchman's Bay -

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Hancock Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bdrm, 2 Full Baths, sleeps 5

This beautiful romantic cottage sits high on 318' of direct water frontage overlooking Frenchman's Bay. It has 3 bedroom, living room (48" flatscreen TV) with new L/P fireplace, dining area, new kitchen, 2 full baths, and a bedroom/sitting room in the lower level with fireplace. The home has new carpet in the bedrooms and beautiful wide plank floors. It is fully furnished and applianced, with washer dryer in the basement, and a new wrap-around deck with doors off the master bedroom and the living room. It is warm and enthralling. It is tranquil and peaceful, a romantic honeymoon get-away, just the place for sunset walks on the private beach. There could be fresh lobster delivered to the door by local fisherman, day trips to Bar Harbor, Machias, Bangor and Belfast, kayak tours from private beach, cable tv, wi-fi internet, a great place for photography, oceanographers and naturalists – see seals, sea birds and eagles. Check in is 3pm Saturday and check out is 10:30 am Saturday.

**There is a $250.00 deposit for a pet, ask for the pet policy. This deposit is due on arrival and will be returned 3-4 days after departure, to ensure no damage done. Policy is very easy and considerate!

********** It is offered from October 15 2016 to 6/15/2017 each year $1000.00/MO plus utilities .....snow plowing by owner. Ideal for a mature responsible individual /couple.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Judy Perry
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2016
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About Judy Perry

Landlord lives locally and has with extensive experience with property management. I try to make your vacation perfect.

Judy Perry purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Judy Perry chose Downeast and Acadia

Georgous home with direct saltwater frontage. Beach and kyakers dream.

What makes this cottage unique

Immaculate condition...local caretaker for ANY problems 24/7.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Now that we again have our accustomed internet access after returning to Germany, my wife and I want to thank you for allowing us to spend a most WONDERFUL week in your beautiful cottage !!!!!!!!!

EVERYTHING ... absolutely EVERYTHING ... concerning your rental surpassed all our wishful expectations !!!!!!

Although I seriously doubt that you have any shortage of rental requests, ... I will most highly recommend your cottage to our European friends .. but with the sincere hope that we ourselves will again be able to experience those most beautiful sunrises!!

Oct 2011
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Romantic cottage overlooking Frenchman's Bay -
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
Chester County, Pennsylvania

Charming Cottage by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

This cottage provided the perfect setting for my 50th birthday celebration with my sisters. Early mornings were spent watching the lobsterman float out to his boat for a hard day's work, combing the beach at low tide for sea glass or watching the seagulls grab the lobster shells, from dinner the night before, that we'd tossed on the rocky beach. During the day, we drove to many different locations to visit seaside fishing villages or Schoodic Point. Evenings were spent dining on the deck with a lobster dinner from a local lobster pound (Tracey's Seafood) or enjoying a meal at a wonderful restaurant - our favorite was Crocker House Country Inn which is literally around the corner from the cottage. While we felt we were miles away from civilization, we also had modern conveniences such as cable and Internet service. The owner and caretaker are both extremely concerning about making our stay comfortable. I would HIGHLY recommend this cottage! Next time, I'll be bringing my husband, kids, dog and a kayak! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate this wonderful review, and work hard to make each vacation a great experience. If anything is wrong, just tell me, because I may not the fireplace, which was fixed pronto....I get excited for each one of my guests, because I know how heavenly the cottage is..
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  • 5 of 5

Judy was a pleasure to work with from the booking process to our last day at her home. She met us at the house on our first day to show us around; offer suggestions on places to visit and restaurants to eat at; tell us about "Babe" the Lobsterman who would deliver lobster to the door whenever we asked; and answer any questions that we might have had. Judy was always available by phone/text, and when we had a slight problem, she bent over backwards to get it resolved; there is also a "handyman" close by to offer assistance if need be.

The "cottage" itself was very cute and compact. There are three bedrooms on the main level; two with queen-sized beds and one with a pull-out. The Master bedroom has sliding glass doors to the wraparound deck; there are also sliding glass doors leading to the deck from the living room, offering great views of the water whether you are in the house or outside. A gas fireplace adds to the ambiance of the cottage. Downstairs are a washer and dryer plus a "studio"...a bed; fireplace; seating area and bath.

Judy's cottage is in a perfect location for sightseeing; it's close to Bar Harbor; Acadia Park and the Schoodic Peninsula...all about a 30-40 minute scenic drive. My friend and I went to all three and highly recommend these attractions!! We took a private tour of Acadia Park with the company "At Your Service"; our driver, Ryan, was so knowledgeable about the history of the park and surrounding areas and customized our tour to whatever we wanted to see; truly unforgettable!!

Another advantage of the cottage's location is its proximity to the town of Ellsworth; here you will find major stores of all kinds (grocery and others). There are also many restaurants to choose from....from fast food to fine dining.

Hancock itself has a number of restaurants and lobster stands to choose from; we personally enjoyed "Chippers"....a short 10 minute drive from the cottage. There is a guestbook in the home with recommendations of restaurants and things to do, written by previous visitors.

I would HIGHLY recommend a stay at Judy's charming cottage, whether you want to fill your days with sightseeing; walking the beach or just relaxing on the deck. Thank you for your hospitality, Judy....we would love to return some day!!

Christine G

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. ..I do hope to see you again. ... It's so rewarding to get stories about these wonderful vacations and of course hear such nice things about my cottage. ....
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HDBeautiful View

  • 5 of 5

The minute we entered the cottage and looked at the view, we all said WOW!! The cottage was comfortable and really accommodating (4 adults). Judy Perry, who owns the property, welcomed us shortly after we arrived and she is as warm as the cottage. She told us how to order lobster from Babe who anchors his lobster boat in the cove in front of the cottage, suggested restaurants and things to do. We fully enjoyed Ironbound Restaurant and Finns, an Irish bar in Elsworth. Very different menus but both served wonderful food. We cooked lobster from Babes two nights.

We spent several days in Acadia National Park and also went to Corea and Winter Harbor. We loved the "Quiet side" of Acadia - good shopping and not nearly the number a of tourists. Also some good hiking trails along the shore. All in all, it was a wonderful vacation and we will return some day soon.

Peterson/Lindquist from Florida

We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow this is really wonderful...I remember I came up to show them around the cottage a little ....they were wonderful too....Glad to know they enjoyed it so much....It really makes my day....
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Beautiful, peaceful, and private

  • 5 of 5

My family (myself, my husband and our three sons) stayed for a week at the cottage and we were delighted. The cottage felt like home to us with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fully stocked kitchen. It was clean, and lovely. We enjoyed waking up to the sunrise over the bay and seeing the gulls and birds in the morning. My boys had the best time exploring the beach, catching crabs, finding shells and enjoying nature. The location was perfect for us - we spent most days this way: boys played on deck and beach while we made breakfast, and packed a picnic lunch. Then we would head out for day trips to Bar Harbor, Whale Watching, Acadia National Park, hiking at various nature preserves or going to Lamoine State Park. Dinner out most nights, (in Bar Harbor or Ellsworth) although we did enjoy cooking a lobster dinner in the well equipped kitchen. Babe, the lobsterman who works on the beach, caught our lobster for us one morning and left them in our cooler right on the deck and we cooked up them up that night. Our evenings at the cottage were wonderful - we could put the boys to bed and enjoy a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the bay or at the firepit in the yard. Having the washer and dryer (with laundry soap and dryer sheets no less!) was a big help with three little boys who LOVE to get dirty! Simply perfect vacation for us and Judy was a wonderfully responsive hostess. We will be back! Thank you Judy!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, I'm so glad you're coming back....They were wonderful appreciative guests too. I really appreciate this wonderful review....I do try very hard to make the cottage as clean as a whistle and keep everything in excellent shape, and ready to go.....and my cleaning team is wonderful. I've had the cottage for about 11 years and its always a leaning experience...but it looks like I'm getting there.... I'm thrilled to be able to share my wonderful cottage with such appreciative people........
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East Waterboro, Maine, USA

Another memorable week!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent another wonderful week looking over Jellerson Cove on the Mt. Desert Narrows, in Hancock, Maine. We have stayed here for the last several years and have always found our time here to be most enjoyable, peaceful, and quiet. This cottage is in a very beautiful location, with its large deck overlooking the water. Sunrises are beautiful, as are the sunsets. The impressive tidal changes, the ever changing landscape Is always captivating. The shore allows for long walks which provide impressive views of Acadia and the surrounding area. Speaking of which, the cottage’s location allows excellent access to Acadia, and many wonderful hikes along the ocean both north and south.

The cottage is very well maintained and always spotless when we arrive. The kitchen is well stocked with pans and serving ware. Two very well stocked, full bathrooms, and plenty of sleeping space.

The owner, Judy, has been most helpful – responds quickly to questions and the very rare concern. She is very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable of the area. She is always just a phone call away.

Thank you Judy for another memorable week on the ocean!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This wonderful review, I really appreciate. ..I'm thrilled to have guests really love my cottage. If I can't use it . ... .someone who really appreciates it should be there..... I work very hard to make everything as close to perfect as possible. .......
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Quiet, Comfortable, with Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, from the moment we pulled in with the beautiful views and aroma of roses and sea air. The house itself was so comfortable with all the modern conveniences yet so peaceful. The views from inside were great with the waterfront side of the house being almost all windows and the deck just topped it off. It was better than we could have imagined, the pictures didn't do it justice.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really appreciate this wonderful review. .it makes my day and all the hard work worthwhile. I try very hard to provide each guest a wonderful place ...and this is the fruit of my labors. Thank you so much.....
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Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: recommended

The cottage is located on Jellison Cove Road on the water to the right of the marker. The marker is in the wrong place....

Other Activities: sea kyaking lobstering


Rates & Availability

Hancock Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500

Pet/propertry deposit is due 7 days prior to arrival and will be refunded 7 days after departure proving there is no damage.
Winter rate is for minimum of 6 months preference will be given for 8 months. The rent is $900.00/mo + utilities. This deposit is to prevent damage by pets and to be sure all items are present on departure :ie steak knives, silverware, glasses, and dishes. There will be an inventory given to each guest upon arrival. As for the pet policy, just follow the policy and there will be a full refund. Guest who do not have pets are very sensitive to the pet smells and pets can require extra cleaning. I think the policy I have in place, helps to minimize the" traces" pets leave.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hancock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both baths are full
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , completelyl furnished
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , completelyl furnished
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , completelyl furnished
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 1 bedroom has sliders to the deck and is steps from the water....
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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