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A Little Bit of Paradise on the Maine Coast

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 3

Welcome to Coveside Cottage, a little bit of paradise on the Maine coast. Offering incredible views of Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island and several other islands, Coveside Cottage is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the real world.

Wake to the sound of loons, lobster boats, bell buoys, and the gentle lapping of waves. Play some croquet on the spacious front lawn, relax on the front porch, or around the firepit at the water's edge.

History abounds on Ferry Rd. in Hancock - it was once a bustling hub for people going to and from Bar Harbor, with a railroad, a grand hotel, and ferry service to Bar Harbor.

Sorry, no pets....

More Details

Sue Rand
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018


Hancock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
In addition to the most beautiful views in the area, this cottage features 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with a single. There is also a sleeper sofa, but living area will be limited while it's open. The kitchen is fully equipped, there is a bath with shower, and all linens are provided. Awaken to the sound of lobster boats, sea gulls and bell buoys. Sorry, no pets allowed...


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(24 traveler reviews)

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A Little Bit of Paradise on the Maine Coast
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Perfect spot, clean cabin

  • 5 of 5

We just loved our stay in this Hancock cabin! Very clean and exactly as she described. The owner is super responsive and everything was perfect. 180-degree view. Just know it has no AC, the beds are not super comfy, and it's a bit on the small side -- a real cottage experience. But that is all well explained and the price is reflective. There is even a little kids' house with bunk beds that our boys loved playing in. The kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans (even stuff for lobsters) and even some basic things like tea and seasonings. It is about a 30-minute ride to Bar Harbor. Thank you, Sue, for a wonderful visit! Highly recommend. (The only thing we were wishing it had were a couple kayaks to play around in. :))

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue! Glad you had a good time. Sorry to hear about the beds though. The double mattress and box spring are brand new. And the twin is only a year old. :-( Hope to see you back again in the future. And thanks for leaving it so clean!
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Silver Spring, MD

A wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is in an amazing location on the Maine coast. We loved sitting and watching the water at sunrise and sunset. Herons, seagulls, lobster boats..

Sue is fantastic host! I hope we can come back sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It’s a perfect escape from everyday crazy living!

  • 5 of 5

Our kiddos ages 9 and 5 flew out of the car to explore with excitement upon arrival... they didn’t stop until we dragged them back into the car 4 days later. The property is exactly as described with a fun little play house. We loved every minute of our stay. We explored tide pools, got our feet wet, explored the area, and had fires by moonlight. It was the perfect ending to our vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kittrell, North Carolina

Just right

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is just right for a time away from the hectic pace of the world. The owner provides a true picture of the place and great ideas for trips. Her suggestions and the gift certificate for Ruth and Wimpies all exceeded expectations! Grateful for the care and sharing of their home.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage, in Hancock, is the perfect location for a quiet stay in Maine. It is close to the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and the scenic Shoodic Point. It has great local restaurants and shops. We enjoyed the views each day and a fire by the water each night. We highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 3 nights at the cottage in mid July and had a wonderful time. When we first pulled down the driveway and saw the water views we didn’t even care what the house was like. The waterfront location was the best in the area. The house was very clean, had a well stocked kitchen, and had a lot of character. We had our meals at the table by the waters edge and watched the amazing show the sky put on each night. I have never seen that many stars. The owner also left us firewood to use in the outdoor fire pit which was a nice touch. This is a great house if you want to get away from it all and enjoy peace and solitude. On some days, we didn’t even hear a person or a car for hours. If you have kayaks, bring them. The bay is calm and protected behind the house and the views to Acadia are amazing. Acadia is about a 35 minute drive from the house. We hiked Cadillac mountain which had spectacular views. We plan on coming again for sure. Thank you Sue for sharing your piece of paradise with our family

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US #1
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Eat lobster.

* Relax.

* Kayak at reversing falls...

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beach walk.

* Kayak.

* Ride bikes...

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

The Village of Hancock offers wine tasting, a general store, museum, and restaurants.

Nearby is Ruth & Wimpy's - a great place to get lobster.

Golf is less than 15 minutes away as is the city of Ellsworth

Rent a kayak and paddle to nearby islands or into a peaceful lagoon. Or just relax...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Nightly Rate: $195

Weekly Rate: $1200

$250 damage deposit required - refundable if no damage. Sorry, no pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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