The SpaceWeeks are Saturday to Saturday and only some months include partial week availability. Crate trained pets negotiable. Please don't bring your pet without asking us. Weekend and Holiday prices are calculated for families or adult groups of up to four. If adult groups larger than 4 please inquire.
We are not a bed and breakfast, so bring breakfast foods. There will be some things like spices, salt and pepper, coffee filters, a variety of things left by other renters.
Our cozy, rustic pine cottages and farmhouse are surrounded by forest and field on Hancock Point. Blackberry Cottage is tucked under the trees and Blueberry Cottage overlooks the pasture and blueberry field. They are within easy walking distance of the shore. We are located in Hancock, Maine, halfway between Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park at Schoodic Point. The secluded location is close to the village of Hancock in an excellent area for a vacation with hiking biking, kayaking and berry picking. Step out the door and take a peaceful, ten-minute walk to Jellison Cove on Frenchman's Bay or explore the nearby woods and fields.
The cottages are fully furnished and provided with a simple and complete kitchen, a snug combination living dining area, two bedrooms downstairs, one with a double bed and one with two bunks, plus a large sleeping loft upstairs with a queen size bed, a twin size bed and a TV for watching movies. Both cottages sleep up to seven people, have large picnic tables on the covered porches, and are ideal for couples or families. A crib is available upon request. The cottages are equipped with gas grills on the porch.
We will supply a radio, a television and DVD player for viewing movies, alarm clock, all bed linens and towels, gas grill, washer and dryer, ironing board and iron. The cottages are heated with a fireplace wood stove and firewood is provided.
Prices quoted are an estimate and vary greatly from high season to low season. Weekly, nightly price for whole weeks is better than the nightly price with 3 day minimum. Please ask. Guest AccessEnjoy the beauty of coastal Maine. Bike to the Frenchman Bay Nature Conservancy where you can hike, kayak, or picnic. Take a ride around the point and see the wonderful old historic houses, visit the library and Carter's Beach, all here on the point.
Drive to nearby Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island (40 minutes) or to Acadia National Park on Schoodic point (about 25 minutes in the opposite direction) and enjoy the quintessential Maine coastal villages along the way. Shop or go to the movies in Bar Harbor (45 minutes) or Ellsworth (20 minutes).
Interaction with GuestsRandy and I live on the property. I respect peoples privacy, but we're available if anything is needed. Check in at the Cottage is at 3 p.m. or after. You may arrive at any time but we do go to bed at around 10 p.m. Check out is at 10 a.m. or earlier. The NeighborhoodThe little town of Hancock, Maine boasts some fabulous fine dining restaurants (Crocker House, Le Domaine), and several more modest restaurants with great local and ethnic offerings. Or just eat in on the cottage's covered porch and enjoy a peaceful evening watching the sun set and listening to bird song.
Pick Maine blueberries and blackberries right outside your door in July and August. Bike rentals, kayak/canoe rentals ("see other info." below), and guided tours are available nearby. For swimming, boating, hiking, and mountain climbing, visit Maine's Public Reserve lands on pristine Donnell and Flanders ponds, and explore the Frenchman Bay Conservancy (see links at bottom). Tennis courts and sailing lessons are available not far from the cottage, by prior arrangement. A public beach, historic houses, and a quaint summer library are within easy biking distance. Getting AroundHancock is fairly rural but we aren't too far from good sized shopping areas. There is no public transportation here, but it is a great place to ride bikes. Other Things to NoteCottage Notes
Our home phone number is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), my cell is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). The Cottage does not have a phone but if you have no cell phone or think yours won’t work, arrangements can be made for a track phone(URL HIDDEN)
Gouldsboro Clinic: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) walk in care 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Maine Coast Memorial Hospital: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) hr. emergency care, 7 days. Fire, Ambulance, Police: 911emergencies only.
These are “housekeeping cottages.” That means you supply food, supplies, and paper products. We will leave a roll of T.P. and a bar of soap. The kitchen is small but complete, including gas range, microwave, coffee maker, etc., as well as pots pans, dishes and utensils. Also, a gas grill outside. We supply all linens and towels. There is a washer and a dryer. Feel free to use or eat anything left behind in the cottage.
Use caution while opening and closing sash windows. They are heavy and fall down quickly. Use the brass fastener or the stick to keep them open.
If you need to have the high up window opened or closed, Suzanne will be glad to come over and do it. Do not try to open or close it yourself.
We will keep you supplied with firewood and kindling. If you need more, don’t hesitate to let us know. If you need help with the woodstove, let us know.
Garbage goes outside in hutch. Place it in cans. Recyclables and returnables go in plastic boxes, in hutch. Do not put your ashes in the garbage as it could start a fire. Use the ash bucket. If full, set it outside and it will be emptied. Please sort your washed recyclables into the bins provided.
Please do not leave the electric heaters or inside lights on when you are out. Feel free to leave the porch light on.
For a quick injection of heat you can turn on the gas oven (use the overhead fan to keep heat downstairs). Please remember to turn the oven off before you leave.
You can pick berries on the road or in the pasture. Feel free to walk past the other cottages and into the field. There is a walking path mowed.
If you notice that the plants are droopy please water them. I will leave a couple full watering cans.
There is no need to lock the door when you leave for good. In fact it is easier for us if you don’t.
Fill out a comment sheet before you leave. Let us know if you need anything. Have a great time!