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Cove's End -secluded log home on Frenchman's Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type chalet


About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 6-8

Cove's End is a handcrafted log home,at the end of a

private road on Raccoon Cove, facing Frenchman's Bay. From it's

wooded hillside setting, there are sweeping views to Hancock Point,

Meadowpoint, and the Porcupine Islands. This tidal beach, reached by

stairs, offers an

everchanging panorama of sea grasses, colorful seaweed, tidal pools,

long, flat rock formations perfect for sunbathing and picnicing.

Kayak, canoe, swim when the tide's in, and harvest clams and mussels

when the tide's out. Lounge or dine on the large wrap around deck,

hang hammocks (provided)from trees on the waterfront.

Inside, view the woods and water from a leather recliner sofa through

a two story wall of windows and enjoy the large fieldstone fireplace.

The greatroom and loft are roofed with huge purlin logs, and the

whole house has beamed ceilings, walled with handpeeled logs or wood


The first floor consists of a greatroom and dining area,with access

to deck dining, with an open, spacious, very well equipt, tiled kitchen. Two cedar panelled

bedrooms (double beds)and a slate tiled bath with handpainted mexican

sink and accessories.The second floor's huge loft bedroom (queen bed)

and sitting area(daybed) has it's own private balcony overlooking

woods and water. The tiled skylit bathroom has handpainted mexican

sink and large jacuzzi tub. Decor is rustic elegance, cheerful and


Dogs considered.

More Details

Hannah Wallace
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Hannah Wallace

We purchased the property in 2001 and started building the log house in 2003, after designing it and finding a builder. The house is a vacation - retirement house, with my main residence currently being Philadelphia. I'm a retired Social Worker/ Family Therapist, having been the founder and Executive Director of an international adoption agency for almost 30 years.

Hannah Wallace purchased this chalet in 2001

Why Hannah Wallace chose Lamoine

I've been vacationing in Maine for years, having a sister who lives outside of Belfast, where I vacationed with my children until they were grown. After spending some summers renting, I always wanted to have a log home in the woods and started looking. When we first saw the land at Raccoon Cove, we were overwhelmed with the beauty and privacy of the 'Cove', yet close to Lamoine Beach, Ellsworth, and Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Through the years, the peace and serenity of the area, the beauty of the house, remain totally engaging and renewing.

What makes this chalet unique

We love looking out the window walls at the changing panorama of the tidal beach. At sunrise, we get a tremendous colorful view, with the sun reflecting on the water. At sunset, the reflection from the west creates a mystical, muted scene. Even after 10 years, the house soothes with its beauty. It's fun to cook in the large kitchen and eat outdoors on the deck, or grill and eat on the deck looking out at the water. The secluded wooded setting with the opportunity to walk or sunbathe on the wild secluded beach is rare. When the water is partially out, long flat rocks are exposed, perfect for sunbathing. The shallow water, warmed by the mud flats, is great for splashing and wading. When water is further out, mud flats are great for clamming and musseling. when the water is fully in, can kayak in this private, protected cove.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport, Trenton, ME
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City: * visit Acadia National Park. * go to Bar Harbor. * kayak on Frenchman's Bay. * golf. * whale watch.Top Thing to do in Budget:.....Top Thing to do in Family: * swim in Blunt's Pond. * Naturalist cruises. * Lobster museum. * mini golf, water park. * picnic, swim Lamoine Beach.

hike and bike on trails

Lamoine Beach, natural sand beach, 5 minute walk away -swimming,

barbecuing, beachcombing, boat launch

Canoe and kayak

Ellsworth,Trenton,Blue Hill, Bar Harbor, Hancock nearby- restaurants,

shops,theatre, concerts, films, boating, whale watching

Acadia National Park and Schoodic Peninsula

Golf courses and mini golf nearby

Lakes nearby

Wildlife refuge

Our property is almost at the end of Lamoine Peninsula, 10 miles

downeast of Ellsworth, off of route 184. From the Lamoine Beach (5

minute walk)there are views of Mount Desert Island and Acadia Park.

Lamoine Beach is one of the few natural sand beaches in Maine. They

have picnic tables and barbecues, and a boat launch, kayak rental and

lessons. All along this

peninsula there are small coves and beaches for swimming with

dramatic views and very few people. Getting to Bar Harbor, through

back roads, eliminates the traffic crunch of route 3. Bar Harbor is

about 20 miles away. Trenton, the gateway to Acadia is only 8 miles

away. A network of private roads are perfect for hiking or biking.


Lamoine Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , ensuite bathroom in loft bedroom, jacuzzi tub, skylight
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom shared by 2 bedrooms, wood & tile
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Very large loftbedroom with queen bed and twin daybed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Downstairs bedroom, double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den/ bedroom downstairs, very comfortable futon sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
*large fieldstone fireplace (split wood provided) *stainless refrigerator/freezer - extra freezer in pantry *washer/dryer *all linens and towels provided *telephones and answering machine *satellite TVs with VCR/DVD players High Spped Wireless Internet *large wrap around decks, dining deck overlooking water, gas barbecue *fully equipt kitchen:microwave,coffeemaker,toaster,griddle, more.. *dual fuel stove, convection oven,lobster pots *dishwasher *radios/CD players *comfortable furniture, tastefully decorated *stairs to private beach GUEST COMMENTS: 'The words and pictures on your website don't come close to doing Cove's End justice!...K's and H's, Pennsylvania '... the cabin is perfect both inside and out. I never wanted to leave the house, deck, beach..' A.P. Massachusetts ' We've dreamed of a log home for 20 years, and for a brief but wonderful week it was ours! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. The quiet beauty of the entire area has made this week a relaxing and awe inspiring time..' E.L. - New Jersey '... when we entered we were thrilled by the the morning we really got to appreciate the beauty of this home and surroundings' L.F.- New York


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Cove's End -secluded log home on Frenchman's Bay
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing setting and a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, well-equipped house in a gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay and hope to come back for a longer stay next year. The house is in a quiet, secluded spot on Frenchman Bay. The main part of Acadia National Park is a 20 minute or so drive, and the drive to the beautiful and much less crowded Schoodic Penninsula section takes about the same amount of time. The town of Ellsworth is close by for shopping. The house is so nice you may not want to go anywhere else! Loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Log home living at its best

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful place ...had everything we wanted in a vacation...

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your week. Hope you visit again.
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Coves End

  • 4 of 5

Our second time staying at Cove's End and plan to return. We love the private location, yet close enough to Bar Harbor and plenty of places for lobster! The sunsets are incredible.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that they enjoyed themselves a second time around.
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Beautfiful Home/Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

Cove's End is a gorgeous log home, very spacious with all the amenities you will need! It is right on the cove, so waking up to the beautiful view was amazing. We enjoyed coffee on the large, wraparound deck every morning.

It is about 25/30 minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, so we did do a lot of driving back and forth, but wanted to be away from the crowds and truly enjoyed the peaceful, serene location. (FYI, the last week in June was perfect time to go, there were no crowds:) Acadia National Park is stunning. some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. And the owner was great to deal with, extremely nice and helpful. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place... The six of us were very happy with the location.

  • 5 of 5

The bay in front is pretty. There's lots of room in the cabin and the hot tub up stairs helps out after hiking Cadillac mountain. Bar Harbor is about half an hour away and a neat ride. Five out of five in my book.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Cove's End. Hope you will return sometime.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59

Refund policy: Rental payments will be refunded minus $100 IF week is rented to another renter. No refund if property is not rented.
Renters pay $59 NON REFUNDABLE damage insurance which insures them up to $1500 in damages. It is included with final payment.

Renters can either pay by credit card, echeck through Vacation Rentals website OR pay by personal check with arrangement by owner

Reductions for 2 weeks or more rentals. First week full rental, second week $100 reduction, 3rd week $150 deduction.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.