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A Little Bit of Paradise on the Maine Coast


Property Details

Updated: Mar 24, 2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 3-4 Sleeps

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.

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About the Owner

Sue Rand
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

10 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We could not have enjoyed our stay any more! The cottage was amazing, comfy, very clean, and stocked with everything you could possibly ever need! Someone put a lot of thought into what a traveler might need! The view that this cottage offered was breathtaking. It was defiantly hard to leave. The atmosphere was quiet, peaceful, and very relaxing. Thank you for making this such an enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular view, exceptional experience!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin, though very small, is awesome. Well equipped with everything you need, of course except your food. The view is phenomenal, spectacular, you never want to leave. Great location to go to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Bay Village, OH

Wonderful place. Great views. Comfortable and clean. Close to Acadia and Bar Harbor.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days at this cute cottage in mid September. What a great location. Super quiet and beautiful area. We had fog and clouds and drizzle 2 of the 3 days, so we did not get to see as much as we would have liked from the comfy porch chairs. On our last night the fog and clouds finally lifted. The Milky Way seemed to hang within reach over our heads. Wow. The kitchen is well equipped and the cottage clean and functional. We spent time at Acadia riding bikes on the carriage trails and enjoying sunset at Schoodic point. Lots to do within a 1/2 hour drive. Maine is beautiful and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage - incredible view!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from four days at the cottage and can't believe the beautiful sunsets, views of Acadia/Bar Harbor, and peaceful moments spent on the front porch. Loved our visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, cozy cottage with spectacular views from front porch

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful four day stay with our 7 year old granddaughter. Good central location for going back and forth to MDI, Ellsworth and Schoodic Peninsula. Our favorite feature was the front porch with gorgeous view of the bay (starting right at the foot of the property) off to Cadillac Mountain and Bar Harbor. Happened to be there during a full moon, loved watching it rise each night. Cottage was clean, well-stocked, comfortable, with many nice homey touches, including a VCR with CDs, books, quilts, rocking chairs, two coffee makers, everything we needed after a long day of adventures nearby. Not huge -- would have been a tight squeeze for more than two adults and one child -- but perfect for our needs. Sue Rand was an attentive and helpful host to deal with. We loved it and have brought back many special memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The view!!! The location!!! Slice of Paradise for sure!

  • 5 of 5

The view from this property says it all. You wake up every morning and sit on the porch with your coffee looking out at Mount Desert Island (Acadia) while you listen to the gentle hum of lobster boats and sea birds. Absolutely gorgeous property. We also loved this place because you are away from the craziness of Bar Harbor/Acadia, but only a 40 minute drive away at the same time. Also, an easy drive to Schoodic, which was our favorite. GORGEOUS!! and huge decrease in the crowds of people that frequent Acadia in the summer. The owner is very quick to respond and very considerate. We were truly sad to leave this place. Would stay away from Ruth and Wimpy's....I think they have gotten too big for themselves (over 300 things on the can't do anything well). Pat's had great pizza and we loved the Flex It in Ellsworth. This was a fantastic rental. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bangor at 43 Miles Nearest Motorway : US #1 at 3 Miles Car: necessary

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

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Nightly Rate: $175

Weekly Rate: $1100

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Mar 24, 2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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.

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