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Downeast Maine at its Most Iconic. Pets Welcome!

(13 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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. Okay. Look forward to hearing from you. Peace, Gerry.

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

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



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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    If they're well-behaved, since this is my home...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking, inside or out!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets more than welcome!!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    full-size, really...moreless

  • 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!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

  • 2-1/2 baths. Two with showers. Half-bath is off the master suite. All extremely close to each bedroom!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    No cable!!!! Bring DVDs or watch mine!...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Unlimited long distance in the USA!...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fridge, microwave, dishwasher, oven, range, blender, coffee makers, toaster...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis:

    In Ellsworth, not on our property...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$375
$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

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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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Hancock, ME, USA:
I built this house on the property where I grew up. It's my cathedral.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

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Photos

  • Your home away from home!

    Your home away from home!

  • Second floor spare bedroom

    Second floor spare bedroom

  • Kitchen and dining room...or dining room and kitchen...you decide

    Kitchen and dining room...or dining room and kitchen...you decide

  • The steps leading down to the shore.  They also lead back up, by the way :)

    The steps leading down to the shore. They also lead back up, by the way :)

  • Living room...another look

    Living room...another look

  • Two of our more sleek summer residents

    Two of our more sleek summer residents

  • A curious bystander.  Or did she just wake up?

    A curious bystander. Or did she just wake up?

  • Less than 3 hours away from these guys!

    Less than 3 hours away from these guys!

  • The big bedroom, a.k.a., the Master

    The big bedroom, a.k.a., the Master

  • Living room, looking out to Taunton Bay

    Living room, looking out to Taunton Bay

  • First floor twins

    First floor twins

  • Bathroom.  One of 2-1/2.

    Bathroom. One of 2-1/2.

  • Never get tired of this!

    Never get tired of this!

  • Acadia Sunset - looking west, I do believe

    Acadia Sunset - looking west, I do believe

  • Neighborhood watch :)

    Neighborhood watch :)

  • Another Hancock sunset.  Nope - still not tired of it.

    Another Hancock sunset. Nope - still not tired of it.

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