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Downeast Maine at its Most Iconic. Pets Welcome. In Fact, I Insist.

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Hancock Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

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

It's a 12-year old 3-bedroom log house, nestled among the evergreens, oaks, and Harbor Seals. Situated right on Taunton Bay. Nearly all the comforts of home here -- fridge, LP gas oven, microwave, piano, bikes, 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 four 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. Okay. Look forward to hearing from you. Peace, Gerry.

PS - Stay here and get 15% off at The Bangkok Restaurant and 20% off anything at Monteux Gallery!!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gerard "Gerry" Monteux
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Gerard "Gerry" Monteux

Hi. My name's Gerry Monteux. I live here with my 13-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 living 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 the following offers: 15% off every meal at The Bangkok Restaurant (Thai food) in Ellsworth and 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!


based on 11 traveler reviews

Downeast Maine at its Most Iconic. Pets Welcome. In Fact, I Insist.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

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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Awesome waterfront home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home that we had the pleasure to stay at for three nights. Gerry was a pleasure to deal with - super prompt and friendly with all of our interactions. The property is immaculate with gorgeous views. Our kids loved to explore the private rocky beach and we had two awesome days at Acadia and exploring the Schoodic Peninsula. We saw tons of cool wildlife (check out Gerry's gallery in Ellsworth also) during our stay. Could not recommend more highly....

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect place to relax and unplug

  • 5 of 5

Gerry's waterfront cabin is beautiful. There's a very peaceful wrap around porch perfect for early morning coffee and books, as well as sunset happy hours. The kayaks are a great way to start your day, taking in Maine's beauty. Gerry was super helpful and great at giving unique hiking suggestions off the beaten path. He also had a basket of toys for our dog. We left today feeling very relaxed.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely log cabin with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Gerry for a wonderful stay at your property. We particularly enjoyed the well appointed porch, which provided a perfect setting to enjoy the spectacular view. The bedrooms were all spacious and very comfortable. We appreciated your attentive response to our requests and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend your house to all.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat, great vacation getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights and wished for 10 more. The cabin is just what you want and dream for up in Maine. Water views with spectacular sunsets, deck chairs to enjoy and a grill that makes excellent s'mores! We were 6 adults and a baby and it was great for us. The bathroom set up is wonderfully designed so no one is left waiting to use one. A rocky beach to wander, and kayaks to use make staying close to the property a relaxing day. Gerry, the owner, is helpful with sightseeing ideas, very accommodating, responds quickly to emails, and has a wonderful art gallery (beautiful nature photographs) in Ellsworth. Speaking of Ellsworth don't miss the town, lots of fun places to check out. As others have said: 30 min or so from Acadia, Bar Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula ; but there are also restaurants and things to see close by as well. Our only disappointment was we didn't have more time to stay longer.....there's always next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Hancock Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016
Oct 16 2016 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

The owner (me) will be living on the property, in the small green cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Hancock Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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