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Acadia Region Artist Retreat at Water's Edge'Quiet Cove'

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms( 2 with Queen beds one with 2 twins), 2 Baths, Maximum 6)

'Quiet Cove', our waterfront cottage, is a very special place.Facing southwest on Young's Bay in Hancock, Maine, you will enjoy all day sun with magnificent sunsets and moon rises.There is a view from every room and no other homes in sight. Located at the end of a 1/2 mile private drive on a scenic 5 acre point, the cottage sits just feet from the water's edge. It is just a short drive to Acadia National Park, the Schoodic Peninsula, Bar Harbor and all points Downeast.

Artists, writers, nature lovers and honeymooners will find the peaceful solitude well suited for a relaxing retreat. Tidal waters offer an ever changing coastline with a gravel beach, granite outcroppings, clam flats, mussel beds and an abundance of waterbirds and seals. The area is ideal for kayaking, biking, hiking or just watching the constant color changes on the water as the day passes. Enjoy watching the lobster fishermen tend their traps and catch your dinner. This is a special place!

The village of Hancock offers a quaint summer library, charming non-denominational chapel,tennis, biking, beaches and excellent restaurants such as the Crocker House and Le Domaine..

'Quiet Cove' is a warm 3 bedrooom cottage surrounded by natural sights and sounds that sits so close to the water you'll feel like you are outside when you are inside.

The first floor offers an open floor plan with an airy catherdal ceiling. The wood interior creates a warm glow that invites you to slow down and relax in the greatroom. There is a dining area with seating for 8. The galley kitchen with granite counters faces west so you can prepare lobster and enjoy the sunset. The master bedroom has a queen size bed with it's own full bathroom with a walk-in shower.Lie on the bed and watch and listen to the tide change. There is also a second full bathroom off the greatroom for guests as well as a washer/dryer.

The second floor has two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and the other has a set of twin beds and a fold out cot if needed.There is a second bathroom with a deep tub and shower off the family room on the first level.

There is a screened porch and open deck with a gas grill off the greatroom. Watch the lobster boats and the seal rookery while you enjoy your morning coffee. The picnic table is nestled in a wooded area facing a small cove. Flower gardens and a lawn area are on the east side of the cottage where you will also find an open porch.

'Quiet Cove' is the perfect vacation destination that allows you to explore the rugged coast of Maine but then retreat to complete solitude.

Keywords: Acadia Region, ocean front, artist retreat, private, honeymoon heaven.

More Details

gail hipsky
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

About gail hipsky

'Quiet Cove' is our personal get away and we hope guests will find it as special as we do. We love this area as the cottage location offers the best of all worlds since it is only a short drive to Acadia , Bar Harbor and Schoodic Pennisula.The cottage is located on this map page at the water's edge in Youngs Bay.


Hancock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Off the master bedroom with a large walk in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor off the great room.
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom has it's own bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , second floor bedroom. Faces the water.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , two twin beds, faces the water so lovely view of the bay.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in first floor master and one in second floor bedroom., Twin (2) 2 twin beds in a second floor bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Gravel beachfront and granite outcroppings on the entire coastline. Picnic table, lawn area, flower gardens. Screened porch and open deck facing the ocean with open porch facing the yard.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Acadia Region Artist Retreat at Water's Edge'Quiet Cove'
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Salem, Ohio, US

Quiet Cove Is Amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I searched for a perfect spot to spend our vacation in Maine and I found it!! As we pulled up my sister in law and I were giddy with joy!! It was so beautiful and peaceful. My husband and 13 year old walked around in awe exploring. We spent the week enjoying Schoodic Point and Acadia Park (not located too far from Quiet Cove) but we couldn't wait to get back to Quiet Cove. Quiet Cove was very clean, homey, peaceful and accessible. Our adult son uses a walker and he was able to get around within the cottage. The best memories were made sitting on the screen porch watching the lobster boats and the beautiful view.

Thank you Gail for all the personal touches. There were so many! The boots were used daily! We cooked the mussels we gathered!! I can't imagine not coming back! We can't quit thinking about it and I hope that we can come back again and create more memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage was exactly what we were hoping for on our first trip to Maine. Nestled on a quiet cove, with no one around you can expect complete privacy. We enjoyed peaceful evenings on the porch watching the stunning sunsets over the water. While the porch was our favorite spot, the inside of the cottage is cozy and well-furnished with everything you may need during your stay. We chose to prepare and eat most of our meals in since there was easy access to great local seafood and fresh produce.

We loved this location because it gave us quick access to the entire Acadia region. We spent our days exploring and falling in love with Maine and used the cottage as our late afternoon/evening spot to recharge. There is so much to see and do in this area that a week just isn't enough!

We have all ready recommended this property to several of our friends and will plan to stay here again when we return to the area. The owner is great help and a gracious hostess. She gave us many tips on where to go and what to see so we could enjoy our trip to the fullest. If you are considering a trip to the Acadia region, do yourself a favor and book this wonderful cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your glowing remarks about the cottage and the area. I hope to have you back at some time to rest and relax. Have a wonderful fall and winter season.
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You can't beat this!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beautiful quiet spot near the Schoodic Peninsula, this is the spot! We stay at a lot of VRBO cottages and this one has been one of the most peaceful and scenic!! Fun to see the changes in the tide with the water coming right up to the cottage. It is much nicer then the pics even portray. And situated in a great location. If you are trying to get away from the busyness of Acadia--but be near enough to enjoy the area, this is your spot!! Best thing is you don't even really have to leave the cottage to enjoy yourself. Head in with your groceries and stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet respite

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is exactly as pictured, or better.

I was seeking a quiet haven to unplug (no wifi) and relax from city stress - and, pulling in, I knew I'd found the place.

One can kayak right off the front yard (we used our klepper). Gail let us use a canoe (hers).

There is not a soul around save the occaisonal lobsterboat in the distance. No noise. A few eagles and seals.

We didn't venture out for dinner (living in Europe, we get good food) - but who needs to with a view like that! The sunsets were beautiful.

We did cook on the grill and unwind with a glass of wine on the enclosed porch overlooking the bay. The galley kitchen has a granite countertop and the photo doesn't do it justice. The local wine & cheese shop is actually well appointed, a nice surprise.

The cottage is very clean, also a relief as I am picky.

Gail is a very caring owner. She loves her home and having people enjoy it, it shows in her attention to detail. Several wildflower bouquets awaited us! And a chest of blankets for cool days on the porch.

The drive to Mount Desert Island is about 40 min if one so desires to venture out. Seeing sunrise on Mt Cadillac on a clear day (get there 30' prior for best colours), hiking Gorham trail or seeing Schoodic Point were nice.

But Quiet Cove has nothing to envy from Acadia. In sum, with its isolation and enclosed private porch, it's better (no people, no bugs). (This stay prompted my husband to dig about close properties for sale).

I strongly recommend this place for those seeking a nice, quiet, authentic piece of Maine nature and not the ticky tack of tourist traps. You will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Pennsylvania

Still just right

  • 5 of 5

In our home, shortly after Christmas, the subject of summer vacation always comes up. Our list was short on possible destinations, and all five voted for the coast of Maine. I took a big sigh of relief, knowing there would be no long internet searches hoping to find just the right place to stay. As I am sure you have guessed, this was not our first visit to quiet cove. Turning in the driveway to begin our second week here was a moment of complete happiness. We all knew that ahead was a week of moments that would become lifelong memories.

The approach to quiet cove is down a meandering wooded driveway, it truly gives you the feel of being far removed from the outside world, even though conveniences are nearby. Just before the last round in the driveway, you catch a view of the water through the's magic. As for the cottage, Gail has managed to a create an atmosphere that feels like home. It is filled with thoughtful personal touches, books, maps, games, a local newspaper, fluffy towels, and nice quality bedding. The space feels relaxed, light, and bright. Our favorite time was spent exploring the shore during low tide, and relaxing on the screened in porch. The kitchen is well equipped, the bedrooms are comfortable and all have beautiful views. The cottage is CLEAN and fresh. I promise if you are looking for a relaxed escape you will not be disappointed, it is well worth every penny.

The local area is fun to explore. There is a charming store just a hop, skip, and a jump away for milk and such. There are several choices for dining out, and don't miss out on Acadia National Park. We took the time this trip to watch the sunrise from the top of Cadillac was breathtaking and made me feel thankful just to be alive. If you visit Schoodic Point, pack a picnic and wait for the tide to come in...the crashing waves are worth it.

So last, but most definitely not least is Gail, quiet cove's owner. She is wonderful...kind, thoughtful, welcoming, and a great hostess. Many sincere thank you's to her from our family....we are blessed to spend time in you magic hideaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your glowing comments. Could not believe how your children had grown. Hope to see you all again in the future. Have a great rest of the summer. fondly G.
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Gorgeous Secluded Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This well-maintained cottage provides a gorgeous secluded retreat yet it is perfectly located for sight-seeing visits to Acadia and other scenic areas. The cottage is charming with the porch being a delightful place to enjoy watching the changing tides, viewing the stunning sunsets and listening to the seals.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and enjoyed your stay at "Quiet Cove" Hope you all get back this way again as there is always so much to see and do. Take care and have a great rest of the summer.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Witer Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
lots of local areas to eat
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lamoine State Park
Car: necessary

You can launch a kayak from the front of the property. You can also swim off the front at the top of the tide.Maine waters can be quite cold even in the summer. Watch the seal rookery across the bay and enjoy all the water birds at low tide. Just sit back, unplug and relax and reconnect with your innerself.


Rates & Availability

Hancock Cottage Rental Rates

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summer high season
Jun 17 2017 - Oct 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $135 and refundable security $350 $485
Tax Rate 8.0%

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