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Downeast Maine at its Most Iconic. Pets Welcome!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3-Bedroom Log Home on Historic Taunton Bay. Pets Should Feel Right at Home.

It's a 14-year old 3-bedroom log house, nestled among the evergreens, oaks, Harbor Seals, and Bald Eagles. Situated right on Taunton Bay. Nearly all the comforts of home here -- fridge, LP gas oven, microwave, piano, kayak, canoe, DVD/CD, fireplace, linens, W/D, and more stuff...not the least of which will be peace and quiet. About 45 min. from BHB/Acadia, 30 min. from Schoodic, and 3 hrs. from Baxter St. Park (and all the Moose). Hancock has three wonderful restaurants, incredible as that sounds. Ellsworth, the closest "town", has everything you'll need, and it's a not-too-close 8 miles away. What else can I tell you? Look at the photos and you'll see what awaits you. You'll have near total privacy, although you should be aware that I work in the cabin on the property from time to time. Also, pets are encouraged, not just permitted. Note: if you rent during the winter/early spring months, you WILL need a 4WD vehicle. Check-in time is 4:00-pm, check-out time is 10:30-am. Okay. Look forward to hearing from you. Peace, Gerry.

PS - Trump supporters should look for lodging elsewhere. I'm serious about this.

More Details

Gerard "Gerry" Monteux
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Gerard "Gerry" Monteux

Hi. My name's Gerry Monteux. I live here with my 15-year old mostly-Corgi, Bruce. This is where I grew up and I can't say enough good things about it, but the first thing I'll say is that it's the reason I do what I do now for a living. I'm a nature photographer and being here, being immersed in nature 24/7, convinced me to do what I do. This place tends to get in your blood and remain there. I need to let you know that if you stay here, I'll be working in the little cabin on the property. But don't freak out. You'll have tons of privacy, and might not even know I'm there. And should anything go wrong, I'm right there to take care of it. Also, to entice you further, anyone who stays at my home receives 20% off any purchase at Monteux Gallery (fine art nature photography...mostly) also in Ellsworth. That is all. Come here.

Gerard "Gerry" Monteux purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Gerard "Gerry" Monteux chose Downeast and Acadia

I built this house on the property where I grew up. It's my cathedral.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Away from 'most of it', peace and quiet, nature in abundance, Bar Harbor, Schoodic, Acadia all nearby, Plenty of restaurants and bars within reasonable driving distance, pets encouraged to come!


Hancock Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2-1/2 baths. Two with showers. Half-bath is off the master suite. All extremely close to each bedroom!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , full-size, really
  • 3 bedrooms: The master (Queen) and large guest room (3/4) on the second floor. The pink room with the two twin beds is on the first floor. All linens provided! All very close to bathrooms!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing


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Downeast Maine at its Most Iconic. Pets Welcome!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Waterfront home on quiet inlet near Mt. Desert Island

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation (we have 2 grown children in their mid 20's) on the coast of Maine. After 3 nights in Boston, we wanted a place to stay near Acadia so we could visit the park, but also not be in the thick of the summer crowds, and this fit the bill. It is spacious and functional, with a lot of rustic charm. Its location on a cove of Taunton Bay was wonderful for kayaking, canoeing (provided by owner) and fishing and swimming. We spent our mornings there, then headed over to Acadia for biking, hiking and sightseeing and did not have any problems with traffic going or returning. There are restaurants in Hancock (when we didn't eat on the Island) and groceries and supplies available in Ellsworth. We had some meals at the house, including 2 dinners using the charcoal grill. Gerry was very helpful and friendly, allowing us to use pretty much whatever was in the house, including the wood burning fireplace. One more thing worth mentioning: fog is a common occurrence in the summer on the Maine coast, but there was less at the house's location in Hancock, compared to Mount Desert Island itself. (We had just one day of fog, the rest were beautiful.) We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful large log cabin remotely located on Taunton Bay providing picturesque views!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second vacation at this lovely home! Dog and kid friendly. Short distance to Bar Harbor and Deer Island. We cannot say enough about everything this home has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A secluded slice of tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Adeline's Way. Gerry was a pleasure to work with. His accomandating welcome made our stay that much better. The house itself is very well appointed. You can tell that he has spent a lot of time maintaining it and making it comfortable for guests. The house itself has a lot of personal touches which overall tell a story. We thoroughly enjoyed the wood-burning fireplace. It was nice to sit on the couch in the evening's watching a movie drinking a glass of wine looking out over the bay and listening to the crackling of a fireplace.

We were able to take the kayak out on the water and enjoyed the serenity. We will be back. This property is secluded enough to provide a sense of solitude but not far from shopping and Bar Harbor. While staying here I suggest that you check out Bangkok restaurant for dinner and the art gallery and Café located at 192 Main St. in Ellsworth.

Enjoy this small slice of tranquility.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property clearly defines location, location, location.

  • 5 of 5

Did you ever meet someone and it felt like you have known them all your life? Then you have met Gerry. We would highly recommend you stay here. He is gracious, hospitable, and very knowledgeable. You know this man truly cares about the land that he lives on and the creatures he shares it with. Make sure you visit his studio and enjoy his beautiful photography. His cabin is right in the heart of it all yet feels like you are on a remote island. It is a cabin and there are no frills but the access to the bay is priceless. You can sit by the fire and relax and enjoy the view, or head out on a kayaking adventure to see the local wildlife and fisherman pulling in their lobster cages. Everything you need is nearby, including Acadia National Park. Be prepared, there is no TV cable service here, however, there is internet service. We didn't have a problem with this and enjoyed unplugging and getting away from the TV. Thank you Gerry for sharing the cabin and always being available to answer our questions. We truly enjoyed our stay and hope to see you in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes it a pleasure to prepare the house when I know that people like you are staying here. Thank you so much!!
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Why I love Maine but not the idiot governor

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful setting! House is perfect and very roomy. It was great to canoe along the coast. The host was very organized and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Location Near Acadia!

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly breathtaking location within a short drive from Acadia National Park. The cabin is very warm and inviting and Gerry was a wonderful host with super useful tips about the area and the park. Everything was exactly as expressed in the description except the views were even more spectacular. I'd highly recommend renting this cabin for a getaway from it all, but with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

The owner (me) will be living on the property, in the small green cabin. Check-in time is 4:00-pm. Check-out time is 10:30-am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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