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The Big House on Hancock Point, Ocean Front, Acadia National Park View

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 10 adults plus 4 children

Spacious house in Hancock Point summer community, right on Frenchman Bay with shared private beach, looking across to the mountains of Acadia National Park. Quiet location, yet only 20-minute drive to Ellsworth for groceries and shopping, walk to the Crocker House or drive 10 minutes to Salt Box or Chester Pike's for excellent food. Public dock, tennis courts and a library all within walking distance.

We’ve been lucky enough to spend summers here for nearly sixty years—we hope you will love it as much as we do. It’s not a modern house (although the kitchen is), it’s old and comfortable and a bit worn in places, but it’s clean, light and airy and the location is idyllic.

Five main bedrooms, for 2 adults each, one with a child bed and crib as well, plus a nursery with baby crib and a child bed.

Please note that if you use "instant quote", or try to pay using the website: you will be charged a substantial fee by VRBO, which we don't get: If you are happy to trust us and pay a reduced rate by check as dozens have in previous years, just email us at with your details.

Keywords: House, view, oceanfront

More Details

Henry S Thompson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2017


Hancock Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • 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 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs toilet - toilet
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Ocean view, desk, couch, 1 large, 2 small closets
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , One bed has ocean view
    Nursery - 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Large bedroom - 1 queen , Ocean view, 2 desks, walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Ocean view, desk, small closet
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Two small closets
  • All bedrooms have at least one chest of drawers
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • pier fishing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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The Big House on Hancock Point, Ocean Front, Acadia National Park View
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Hanover Park, IL

Wonderful Home for extended family

  • 4 of 5

My family from 6 months through 66, so enjoyed this home. It was a lovely place to be together. The kitchen was outstanding, roomy and very well stocked with everything we needed and the kitchen table was a great place for the little cousins to eat together and get to know each other better. The grandchildren enjoyed the house and yard and the porch hammock was delightful. The living room was lovely and provided space for visiting, and dinning room was beautiful. We even had a few who gave a piano concert on the lovey piano! Lots of room for toys, playing and giggles from 5 little boys! We also rented the Little House next to the Big House for the grandparents and that also worked out very well. Wish we knew if the fireplace was workable, because a couple of evenings/nights were very chilly.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and the kids had such a good time, and yes, the fireplace works well, we'll try to make that clearer in the House Guide.
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Lovely Home for Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

My family, from seniors down to babies, had a great time in the Big House. It was lovely. We were surprised by how big and beautiful the bedrooms were. The kitchen was a joy to work in - roomy enough for several cooks at once. The kids enjoyed the yard and exploring. They found books and games to play with in the house, too. The sound of the water at night was wonderful. It was a relaxing place to be and close enough to Acadia for fun day trips. The owner of the house could not have been easier to work with. We highly recommend this house for family times together on the coast of Maine.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Big Love of the Big House

  • 5 of 5

The Big House is superb -- a gracious and grand cottage that stands witness to an historic era of Maine summer ocean homes. We were delighted with its spacious and comfortable rooms, its authenticity, and its long views of Acadia and the islands. The intimate lapping of waves and sea breezes just a few yards from the front steps were enticing and relaxing.

It is perfectly situated, close to hiking, kayaking, pottery shopping, haunts with local treasures and swimming (off its own beach!).

The Big House welcomed us home after every adventure, it's rustic quality enveloping and restorative.

We had many madcap, delicious, leisurely meals in the big welcoming kitchen with our friends.

We will certainly be back. The Big House is a very tough place to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Big House in August!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to wake up with views out onto the sea without having to lift your head off the pillow, this is the place for you. Its location could not be more perfect, at the end of the point, within a few yards of the ocean. There is plenty to do- sailing, kayaking, cycling, walking, swimming and visiting Acadia National Park- in addition, nearby freshwater lakes are a delight. We saw eagles, porpoises and seals whilst kayaking. There is also a beautiful balcony with hammock for chilling with a good book and watching the world go by.

The house has all amenities you need for a relaxing holiday with local shops close by. I would thoroughly recommend this house as a tranquil holiday location.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Frenchman Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

If you use "instant quote", or try to pay using the website you will be charged a substantial fee by VRBO, which we don't get. If you are happy to trust us and pay a reduced rate by mailing us a check for the deposit, please just email your details directly to

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.