1100 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6
- english, french, italian
Why Jane Giles chose Hancock Point
My grandfather had this cottage built and it is the cottage we have returned to for almost every summer since I was born.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is very peaceful and private, and yet it's well connected to the rest of Hancock Point with its library, tennis courts and wharf as well as the Crocker House Inn. There are woods for children to play in and space in the yard for croquet games. The cottage also has its own access to the shore, with a two-seater Adirondack chair just above the beach (with great views of the mountains of Acadia National Park) and then wooden stairs down to the beach. On the beach to the left, our family's main beach, there's a big rock that becomes an island or a ship when the tide is in, and there's also a reef full of tide pools with crabs, snails and starfish in them, so it's great fun for children. There is a sandy area great for sand building sand castles and cities. We love it.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The Colors of Fall
Great location. The beach was wonderful. Secluded and private, yet still close to Bar Harbor, Ellsworth , the Schoodic and Sebec Lake. A fun week.
Great Location, just needs a little TLC
I enjoyed my stay at Crosby cottage. The house is located just. Short walk to a beautiful quiet beach area and it’s about a 40 min drive to Acadia National park, and Schoodic peninsula.
The house is as pictured, although it felt a little small. The reason for the 3 star review is that the house needs some updated furnishing ( nothing a few hundred at target or someplace similar wouldn’t fix ) and really needs a deep cleaning. The dust in certain areas showed that they hadn’t been cleaned in a while. The basics like bedding , toilet, countertop were all ok, but the floors, shower, and corners and crevices haven’t been paid attention too.
I enjoyed my stay, because I felt that it was a 3 star cabin at a 3 star price.
I would recommend other give it a try, the short walk across a “road” to the path to the beach was great, as was the extra blankets that can be grabbed to sit out on the Adirondack lounger watching the ocean.
They may want to consider a better TV but I hardly used it in the week, so maybe they are onto something 😄
Great Location and Cozy Cabin
Cabin was VERY well stocked. There is more than enough of supplies, towels, dishes, pots and pans, etc than you would ever need. While not on the water exactly, it is a very short walk to the bay. Kids loved looking for sea glass and especially washed up shells and jellyfish at low tide. I enjoyed going to see the sunrise and sunset. Location was less than an hour from Acadia, Bar Harbor, Bass Harbor, Schoodic (closest) and even Bangor. If you are looking for a quiet 'home base' and a peaceful and tranquil surroundings, I highly suggest.
Perfect quiet retreat
Everything about this rental was easy. Everything went smoothly. It was a quiet relaxing retreat. Just what we needed to unwind!
We enjoyed our stay!
We enjoyed our stay at the Crosby Cottage. It was just the right size for our family and it was pretty comfortable. We were thankful for the extra blankets provided as it did get chilly inside the cabin overnight and in the morning — overnight temperatures were in the low to mid 50s (Farenheit). One particularly chilly morning I had to light a fire in the wood stove (Hint: White birch bark works much better than newspaper!). Once I got the fire going it warmed the cabin up nicely. Also on sunny days the cabin warmed up on its own thanks to the skylight in the main room.
One issue we ran into upon arrival: The listed address is on the left (bay) side of the road, but the cottage is actually on the right side (away from the bay). We arrived after dark and this led to a good bit of confusion at first, as the house at the listed address looked nothing like the pictures online! Fortunately I saw the lights from the correct cottage shining through the trees. This was a little disappointing because the listing led us to believe that the cottage was closer to the water than it actually was. We couldn't really see the water through the trees.
There was a good supply of dishes and pots and pans, plus some extras like coffee and some cooking essentials. There were enough towels for six people, but we should have brought our own washcloths. There was an abundance of toilet paper.
The cottage itself is pretty kid-friendly — not many breakables or things for kids to knock over by mistake. There was a good selection of games on the sun porch, and our boys spent a lot of time out there.
The cottage is tucked away among the trees. One morning I saw an otter passing through the front of the property. There is also a bald eagle's nest just down the road (at the intersection of West Shore and Beech). We spotted the eagles several times. Future guests, be sure to keep an eye out!
There were several notices in the cottage about being careful with water usage so that the well would not run dry, but we did not have any problems in that regard. The water is hard, so guests might want to consider bringing a few gallons for drinking, or perhaps a Brita or some other filter.
The private beach was very nice and peaceful.
For guests planning to visit Acadia National Park and/or Bar Harbor, be sure to plan 45-50 minutes travel time one way.
Overall we had a very enjoyable stay and would be happy to stay here in the future if we're able to visit the area again.
Wonderful home in the wooded area of Hancock Point. We had all we needed for kitchen supplies and rooms - everything neat and clean. We especially enjoyed Acadia, lobster at Ruth and Wimpy’s, Acadia deep sea fishing, hiking, and the beautiful private beach because of the location! Thank you for sharing this peaceful retreat, Marty and Linda
So glad you enjoyed it!
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.