Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Quiet cottage in the woods with private access to beach, shore views of Acadia.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1100 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

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.

More Details

Jane Giles
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

Why Jane Giles chose Hancock

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.


Hancock Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Quiet cottage in the woods with private access to beach, shore views of Acadia.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Southbury, CT

Inviting cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
6 1

Comfy, welcoming house

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Sheldon, VT USA

Private, Comfortable cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Relaxing, peaceful spot

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
midcoast Maine

private quiet cottage

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Somerville MA

Tranquil, Cozy and Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bangor International Airport (BGR)
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Ellsworth, Maine
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
White Birches Country Club, Route 1A, Ellsworth
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Station Building, 1039 Union Street, Bangor
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Crocker House Country Inn, Point Road
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Hancock Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates include cleaning fees and taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing

Partner Offers