About the property
- Cottage3000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
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. Upstairs the loft offers additional living space with TV, games, card table and a window seat that is perfect for an afternoon nap in the setting sun. The three bedrooms sleep seven 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.
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- english, Spanish by e-mail/por correo electronico
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place to relax and enjoy family
We had a delightful stay in early August. For those looking to enjoy being together with family/friends in a spacious home with an unbeatable view, this is the place! The pictures only give a hint of how comfortable this home is. The owner, Betsy, is very diligent with ministrations to ensure the success of your stay - there is a giant 3-ring binder guide she has pulled together with local insights to the best restaurants, hikes, grocery stores, etc. We enjoyed multiple deer, rabbit, bald eagle, osprey and hawk sightings during our stay. The home is quiet and secluded from its neighbors for a real "retreat" feel. All this within an easy ~30 minute drive to the bustle of Bar Harbor and the natural wonders of Acadia National Park.
Beautiful views and amazing location!
We had the most spectacular time at the house and loved our adventures in the surrounding area! The house was beautiful, comfortable, peaceful, and had everything we could possibly need (and more). I especially loved spending time on the deck and the screened in porch watching sunrises and sunsets. During our time in Hancock, we went up to explore the rocky beaches in Corea and spent two days in Acadia. It was a quick trip from the house to both of those as well as many other fun spots. While we had fun adventuring in the area, it was so lovely to be able to relax at the house. Overall we had a terrific time and can’t wait to go back!
Beautiful Maine home with breathtaking views
How about something like this.....
We loved our vacation at this classic Maine home nestled amongst the tree tops overlooking Mt Desert and the Mt Desert Narrows. Clean, in excellent condition and well appointed, this open, airy, sun filled home has a magnificent view from every room! We never wanted to leave the huge deck where we read, ate meals, relaxed, watched the eagles soar and enjoyed sunsets over the bay. Truly spectacular! Our kids loved hiking in the nearby woods, collecting seaglass and stones on the shoreline and visiting Acadia National Park which is just a short drive away. And the home owner was a delight to work with. She made sure we had everything we needed to make this was a vacation we wouldn't soon forget. Five stars!!!
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Aerie. It is fun to share our home with special people, help them explore Downeast Maine and experience Maine as we know it. You were lovely guests and we look forward to your next visit.
Better and better
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.
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!
Perfect Setting, Perfect House!
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!
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.
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