Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Quiet Cove is at the waters'edge. Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

'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 waterview 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 .

'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 is an en suite with a queen size bed, it's own full bathroom and 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.There is a second bathroom with a deep tub and shower off the family room on the first level.

The screened porch and open deck with a gas grill are off the great room at the waters edge. 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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 -
(17 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Acadia Region Artist Retreat at Water's Edge'Quiet Cove'
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Pure heaven. Peaceful, inspiring, and comfortable with everything one needs right at hand.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet Cove was perfect for a relaxing vacation, close to Acadia National Park and a wonderful place to come home to. The seals across the cove were a highlight as well as the screened-in waterfront porch. We enjoyed watching the changing landscape throughout the day whether enjoying our first cup of coffee or the stunning sunsets. Gail's personal touches, like the fresh cut flowers were the icing on the cake. A truly wonderful getaway. We hope to be back someday.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Irene, hope you all come back soon. There is so much to see and so little time. Have a nice autumn. G.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

There is literally NOTHING not to LOVE!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our full week at this amazing home and have only rave reviews. The setting is breathtakingly beautiful, the house itself is gorgeous and has anything and everything you might need. It's also not over-done in any way (which is particularly helpful for us since we have 2 children under 5, so there were far fewer things for them to mess with). We could not get enough of the views, the amazing grounds with trails to walk around, the surprise benches with even more views, and more. We had a blast on the canoe, appreciated the kitchen (which we cooked in almost every morning and night and had everything we could need), used the extra rain boots for tide-pool exploring, read all of the extra guide books/magazines, watched a (children's) movie from the DVD collection, played board games, unplugged (thanks to the lack of WIFI), were in awe of the view of the stars and moon, borrowed the binoculars to use on hikes, danced in front of the big mirror in the main room (well, that was mostly our 4 year old, but we all had fun with it), did laundry (also key for traveling with kids), loved the art on the walls, and so much more. Last but not least, Gail was incredibly warm and helpful from the moment we booked our reservation until we left. I really can't speak highly enough about this magical place. I hope we can return someday!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helena, thanks for the glowing review. I love it when my company loves and appreciates my cottage as much as I do. Unplugging and breathing can be just the best when you are on a vacation. Hope to see you all again. G.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The Perfect Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

When my husband and I along with our two teenage children pulled up to Quiet Cove, we were beyond thrilled at this lovely find! Nestled way back from the road, and literally right on the water, we knew we found a great place to kick back, relax, and have a fabulous week of fun adventures. Gail makes the cottage feel so welcoming and everything you could need is supplied. We enjoyed exploring at low tide, eating some of our meals on the screened in porch, and exploring the best of Arcadia. We hiked around Schoodic twice, hiked up Cadillac Mountain, and visited Bar Harbor twice--once by ferry--to enjoy the amazing Seafood Chowder at PeekyToe Provisions. Quiet Cove exceeded our expectations and we hope to return again! Thanks, Gail!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review.Glad you and your family had a a wonderful time. Please comeback again.G
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: August 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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

You might like these similar properties