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Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Spanish by e-mail/por correo electronico

Spacious Sun-filled House with Fabulous Bay Views

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Hancock Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6

'Aerie' is a beautiful summer retreat set high above Frenchman Bay’s rocky coast with stunning panoramic views of Mount Desert Island and the Skillings River. It sits on 4 acres with 200’ of impressive shore front and is sun-filled from morning until night. Perched high above the bay, every room looks out over the treetops. The cottage is very spacious with a large living/dining area and a smaller library with a fireplace. The three bedrooms sleep six in total. The master suite has its own entrance, dressing room, and private bath with a claw foot tub (also with an ocean view! ) and a separate shower with seat. Other highlights are the large 18’ x 18’ screened porch with hanging chairs and sunset views, a large (560 s.f.) deck high above the water, and a 2nd story open roof deck, perfect for breakfast. See link below 'Amenities' for website with more photos.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Betsy (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Spanish by e-mail/por correo electronico

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a relaxing, fun time here. The home has everything you need. The kitchen is well-equipped, and has a lot of great gadgets. We christened the lobster pot one evening, and had a fun time playing board games. Pictionary became a quick favorite. A true home away from home! The only bad part of the week was having to leave on Saturday!"
Jul 2009
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Spacious Sun-filled House with Fabulous Bay Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Wilmington, NC

Better and better

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit. We so enjoyed our first visit that we were curious if the second time could match up. It was even better. All of the accolades mentioned by other reviewers are true, beautiful house, very well (and interestingly) appointed, outstanding views from deck, private and quiet (except for occasional lobster fishing boats), and a very helpful owner.

We love the fireplace with its aged dry wood stacked conveniently on the front porch. Can't beat sitting on the comfortable chairs next to a roaring fire enjoying your morning coffee and looking out the large windows toward Frenchman's Bay.

While Bar Harbor and Mt. Dessert are fine for a quick visit, we especially enjoy exploring the parks and trails around Hancock.

Before we had finished our visit we had already asked Betsy to reserve our return visit next year.

While both trips have been just my wife and I, the upstairs, complete with its own lounging areas and separate deck would marvelously accommodate several friends who could, at their leisure, enjoy private time.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Homer City, PA

Pleased Pennsylvanians

  • 5 of 5

June 14-21, 2014

I came to Maine with my husband, mother and daughter to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday along with my daughter's graduate degree in math education. We loved the layout of Aerie and appreciated the thought Betsy put into making our stay perfect.

During our stay, we hiked the trails at Quoddy Head State Park and had lunch at Cohill's Inn on the Lubec Narrows. We didn't take the time to visit Campobello Island on this trip, but missed the experience. We did ride our bikes on the carriage trails at Acadia, drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain and had lunch on the water at Bar Harbor.

We made good use of Betsy's beach ladder finding starfish, sand dollars, sea urchins and many other treasures! We had several visits from a Bald Eagle, watched deer in the yard, spied a seal just below the house and scared out a turkey. We were also entertained by a mother grouse that fanned her tail to protect her young.

We biked around the point and met some wonderful neighbors like Eunice and Tyler H. Thompson. Mr. Thompson is somewhat of a local legend with an interesting history. His father, a diplomat, and mother were taken prisoner by Germans during World War ll.

On clear nights we star-gazed from the upper deck, spotting many meteors and satellites. We loved playing games at the dining room table with the fire crackling….. Just follow Betsy's instructions to open the damper or you will become quickly acquainted with Hancock's EMS personnel!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Perfect Setting, Perfect House!

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to escape to the Aerie for my long birthday weekend, and it was absolutely wonderful! The house is perfect - it combines an easy country elegance with all the comforts of a luxury hotel. From the well-equipped kitchen, to the charming bedrooms and baths, we felt very pampered. On the rare occasions that we could tear ourselves away from the spectacular view over Frenchman's Bay (complete with soaring eagle!), the locatiion proved excellent, with proximity to both Acadia National Park and teh numerous lovely Downeast villages a definite plus. The nearest small town, Ellsworth, has some charming antique shops and some nice restaurants for a change of pace. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular House, Views and Location

  • 5 of 5

Aerie is an excellent property for either "active" or "relaxation-oriented" guests. The house has an exceptional combination of decks, windows and vistas which provide superb views of Frenchman's Bay and the adjacent coastlines. The house is very well equipped for "visiting chefs" and for those who enjoy reading, playing movies/games, absorbing the spectacular sunsets, nature-watching, etc..

We enjoyed nearby hiking (Schoodic Mtn, Black Mtn), kayaking (Donnell Pond, Sullivan Bay, Frenchman's Bay) and bicycling/walking in the peaceful, lightly traveled Hancock Point neighborhoods. There are a wide range of restaurants and food offerings nearby.

Aerie's location offers visitors equally convenient access to either the quieter Downeast coastal area or the more recognized, busier Bar Harbor region.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC

What a treat!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful place to visit that even the government shut down of Acadia Park didn't diminish a thing. The house is located far enough away to not be hampered by tourists, but close enough to everything you might want. Surprisingly could not find any thing wrong with the house or area. Betsy was more than accommodating with information and followed through to see that we were aware of all the fun possibilities in the area. Our vacation time fortunately allowed us to take advantage of the wonderful fireplace. Sitting by the fireplace reading a book and enjoying the magnificent view was so soothing. Most importantly, everything in the house was accommodating from the eclectic decorating to having everything you needed. Comfortable and fun, we will be returning. I promise that if the pictures look like you would enjoy this home, you will.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego

San Diego

  • 5 of 5

Aerie is a beautiful home! The listing was absolutely accurate and it was even more breathtaking in person. The location is perfect for a get away - you can stay at Aerie and relax with the superb view from the deck, or within a few minutes be exploring the Maine coast, antique shops, or Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The house is well stocked with not only basics, but many extras including kitchen gadgets, pillows, reading material and sea treasures found on the beach below. The owner was very responsive to our questions and made our transactions easy. I'd recommend Aerie to any group looking for a getaway. My hope is that I'll be able to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! I love filling the house with unique local items for guests to enjoy, and I have fun writing suggestions of activities, restaurants, and galleries for visitors to try. Love to have you back, anytime.
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Car: necessary

This lovely cottage is conveniently located between Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park and Schoodic peninsula, also part of Acadia. Both destinations (with beauty that attracts visitors from around the world each year ) are within just a 35 min. drive and are abundant with trails, lakes, mountains, and beaches as well as shops, theaters, museums, and fine dining. Whale watching, mountain biking, and kayak tours are all recommended. The cottage is also only a minute or two from Hancock Point summer community where you can dine at the renowned Crocker House Country Inn, visit the Hancock Point Chapel, play tennis on clay courts, or swim/fish/boat off the Hancock Point dock (where sailing lessons are offered for children and teens during July and August). Ellsworth is only a 15 minute drive from the cottage where you’ll find shopping centers, malls, restaurants and cafes. Bangor International Airport is a 45 min. drive from the cottage and the smaller Trenton Airport is just 20 min. away.


Rates & Availability

Hancock Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2016
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
June 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
July 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
August 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
September 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

1/2 of rent to hold reservation, balance of rent 60 days before rental. Personal checks are accepted.

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Hancock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Master bath has a claw foot tub with a great bay view.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms with water views. Master suite on first floor with queen bed. Bedroom 2 with two twin beds. Bedroom 3 has 1 double bed and a built in bed, 39' X 72'.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Due to the height of decks and balconies, this house may not be suitable for small children.

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