A spacious three bedroom summer cottage on Hancock Point in open woods, just 100 yards from the beach, with private beach access. From the beach there is a beautiful view of Frenchman Bay and Mt. Desert Island. The screened sun porch at the front of the house is a wonderful place for a quiet breakfast or lunch, reading, games, or drinks in the evening. The cottage has wooden floors, one double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms, a large living room with wood stove and cable television, a study and a full bathroom with shower in addition to a half bathroom. There is Wifi internet access. The cottage is easy walking distance from the famous Crocker House Country Inn/Restaurant, the Hancock Point library, chapel, Post Office and Village Green, tennis courts (lessons available, July and August), and the wharf, where you can fish and swim. Sailing lessons are available for children in July and August. Horseback riding and kayaking expeditions are also available locally.
Contact Details: Please email if possible. If you wish to phone you can leave a brief message and I will return your call.
This cabin in the woods was remarkably inviting for our family reunion. Light, bright interior in pine wood, clean, tastefully decorated with comfort in mind, complete kitchen, and a screened porch fronting on pine woods that we especially enjoyed. Within walking distance are tennis courts, beach, town wharf and supurb dining at country inn. We enjoyed biking, kayaking, beach combing, berry picking along quiet country roads and all that Acadia National Park has to offer. Owner was most helpful and pleasant to work with. A great private getaway or base for exploring the Maine coast. We did both.
Nice place to start and end exploring each day. We saw loons, herons and deer in Hancock, beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the beach. Very comfy house,quiet, peaceful area.
4 adults and 2 kids (3 & 5 yrs) spent a week here. Excellent. Most comfortable beds I've seen in a rental and we've rented many different ones. Perfect size for 6 people and their day to day inside activities. Great sun room with sliding windows and doors that all work and screens that keep out bugs. Cozy living/dining room and cable and internet if you just cant tare away from it all. Quick 2 minute walk to beach with a great view of Bar Harbor and beautiful sunsets. 25 yard walk from the cars to the camp but that adds to it's uniqueness. I'd recommend this camp in a heart beat.
We just came back from a week long vacation - although we could have stayed another week! We rarely vacation without our dogs so it was very nice to be able to take them along. The semi-private beach was the best...we only saw one person the entire week, and I found so much sea glass! The sunsets were gorgeous over the water. The enclosed glass patio was amazing and I spent most of my time out there. Each window pane slid open so the breeze through the screen was perfect! The private yard surrounded by woods was great to let the dogs romp. Acadia was less than an hour away and was really worth the trip to see the sunrise. We hope to go back again!
accurate description by owner-
owner very easy to deal with and caretakers of cabin extremely responsive
quiet location - across a dirt road from beautiful waterfront with views of Mt. Desert Island- The Point is quintessential Maine- very very quiet, easy roads to bike along the shore or to other beaches,walk, run.
Close to wonderful preserves, Schoodic Point, Petit Manan
The cabin was cozy, clean and comfortable. The location was beautiful and close to Acadia. The cabin was well-stocked w/ everything - and Jane was a very gracious host. Overall, an excellent experience.
The cottage is within easy walking distance of the Crocker House Inn/Restaurant, a good library, tennis courts,(lessons available in July and August), and the Hancock Point wharf, (great for fishing and swimming, and sailing lessons are available in July and August).
The Point is 5 miles from Route 1 and the famous Pierre Monteux music and conducting school (weekly concerts June and July) and Tidal Falls, where you can bring a picnic and watch the reversing falls, birds, boats and, frequently, seals.
---13 miles from Ellsworth with malls, films, restaurants, sports stores, (including L.L.Bean outlet and Cadillac Mountain Sports), YMCA, indoor tennis courts and an excellent health food store.
----30 miles to Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park (hike and picnic, cycle the carriage trails, eat popovers at Jordan Pond, swim at Sand Beach, sail on a four-masted schooner, go whale watching, deep sea fishing, kayaking or sightseeing).
Other Activities: The cottage has private access to the beach, great for picnics, swimming, beachcombing and exploring, or you can relax in the double adirondack chair that overlooks the beach.
For local fun on the Point, go horseback riding or kayaking, play tennis or go sailing. Lessons are available for all these activities.
Golf: Just 11 miles from the cottage, White Birches Golf Course and Country Club, Route 1, Ellsworth, is a good 9 hole golf course. It is open to the public.
We ask for half of the rental amount upon booking, with the balance due 4 weeks before your vacation.