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

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Other (See Description)


  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in first floor master and one in second floor bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in a second floor bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) fold out cot on sight if needed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    There is a small gravel beach in front of the cottage at low tide. You can walk the shore line at low tide and explore....moreless

  • Downtown:

    15 minutes from downtown Ellsworth....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The cottage sits directly on the shore front and faces southwest so you have beautiful sunsets from the screened porch....moreless

  • Rural:

    very private , down a long driveway with no view of neighbors....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    There is a Rannai space heater for cool times...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Crisp ironed cotton sheets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    great room faces the ocean and connects to an outside screened porch....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    stackable washer/dryer and clothes line....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi at local library...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas stove and oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened porch and deck on water side and open porch on back of cottage....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    canoe available. Kayak rentals less than a mile away and they deliver....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    small yard with raised beds and flower garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 14 traveler reviews
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low season
Jun 10 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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  • cleaning fee $135 and refundable security $350 $485
  • Tax Rate 8%

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Witer Harbor
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
lots of local areas to eat
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

About the owner: '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.

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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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  • 'Quiet Cove' at water's edge low tide.

    'Quiet Cove' at water's edge low tide.

  • cottage at high tide, facing southwest

    cottage at high tide, facing southwest

  • west shore

    west shore

  • backyard lawn area

    backyard lawn area

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • screened porch at bottom of the tide

    screened porch at bottom of the tide

  • great room facing water

    great room facing water

  • galley kitchen

    galley kitchen

  • picnic area

    picnic area

  • 2nd floor bedroom with twin beds

    2nd floor bedroom with twin beds

  • misty morning

    misty morning

  • walking path to the salt pond

    walking path to the salt pond

  • just relax

    just relax

  • east shoreline

    east shoreline

  • private driveway to the cottage

    private driveway to the cottage

  • Sunset at the bottom of the tide. This is from the screened porch.

    Sunset at the bottom of the tide. This is from the screened porch.

  • view from master bedroom

    view from master bedroom

  • great room

    great room

  • greatroom


  • looking towards the galley kitchen

    looking towards the galley kitchen

  • view from the second floor bedroom

    view from the second floor bedroom

  • After the storm, view from front porch

    After the storm, view from front porch

  • coffee spot for the morning

    coffee spot for the morning

  • salt pond

    salt pond

VRBO #396488

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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