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Acadia National Park-Oceanfront Log Cabin-4 Bedoom-Sleeps 8-Pets-2150.00/week

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Spacious, 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, modern log cabin with fireplace and views. Sleeps 8

Kilkenny Cottage is located off Route 1 in the historic area of Hancock. Close to Hancock Point and half way between the magnifient Schoodic Point (Schoodic section of Acadia National Park) and the main entrance of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor.

While visiting the Schoodic peninsula, get up close to the crashing surf of the rocky coast, like no other place in Maine.

A coastal Maine vacation includes both of these breathtaking locations where you can enjoy hiking, kayaking, sailing Frenchman Bay, biking, bird watching, Nature cruises, Carriage Road, golf and many more activities.

Downeast Maine is a vibrant place for the arts, including many galleries, museums, studios and shops. There are many exhibits, concerts and performances throughout the summer and fall months in most every village and town.

Enjoy the Schoodic Scenic Byway: 29 miles in length and travels through the nearby communities and on to the the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park. You will witness unspoiled landscapes that makes this part of Acadia truly 'The way life should be'! You will see lobster boats, lighthouses and many islands.

Bar Harbor is home to the main part of Acadia National Park with several entrances on Mount Desert Island (MDI). Enjoy the 49,000 acres thanks to the dedication and philanthropy of many wealthy, private citizens (Charles Elliot, George Dorr and John D. Rockefeller Jr.)

This is the only National Park in the Northeast, and Cadillac Mountain boasts the first place to see sunrise in the U.S.

Enjoy the 27 mile Park Loop Road either by car or several tours (which are fantastic!) See the oceanside cliffs, forests, Thunderhole, Sand Beach and much more. Enjoy 130 miles of hiking trails for every level of endurance.

Discover the many local villages and towns on MDI and surrounding areas which include Ellsworth, The Blue Hill Peninsula, Castine, Stonington and so much more.

We invite you to visit our area and stay at Kilkenny Cove Cottage where you will enjoy a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, comfortable, spacious log cabin on the waters of Kilkenny Cove. Enjoy the front deck overlooking gardens and nature or lounge or dine on the back deck where you can enjoy a screened porch or open area and look down the rolling lawns towards Kilkenny Cove with magnificent views of the mountains of Acadia National Park. Watch birds and nature happen right before your eyes. A large living/dining room or quiet den allow even a big family places to have plenty of room to enjoy.

This is a fantastic place to kayak or canoe as the waters are calm and gentle. Swim, fish and play in your private cove. Watch the dramatic tides come and go.

Kilkenny Cove Cottage is a great place to bring your family as there are several private acres of lawn to fly kites, play ball, run and play. Launch your kayak right from waters edge and enjoy the coast and all its beauty. (We can arrange kayak rentals for you)

Enjoy your meals from the sunny porch (screened or open) and watch your cares go by. Relax, unwind and welcome to Maine!


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Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

Why Laura chose Hancock

This property has historical significance as the Maine Central Railroad railbed was down 'Clark Road' and was active from 1870 - 1931 and ended at a Ferry Terminal on Hancock Point, just a short distance from the cottage.

Steamers then took the passengers on to MDI (Mount Desert Island)

Among the notables who would have traveled on 'our road' were Vanderbilt, Pulitzer, Morgan, Rockefeller, Ford, Presidents Taft, and Harrison.

Vanderbilt had a private car that was so long (73') that it couldn't fit on the turn-table on Hancock Point, so it was backed down to Providence, R.I. to be turned around to come fetch him when he wanted to leave Bar Harbor!

There is still a right-of-way over Clark Road by the Maine Central Railroad Company in our legal description. Even though the rail tracks are gone, you can enjoy walking the grassy trails right down to the water. Come visit and stay where history was made!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the Hancock around the Hancock County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Spacious first floor bathroom with tub/shower combo
    Bathroom 2 - Spacious 2nd floor bathroom with tub/shower combo
  • We supply all linens, towels and soaps.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed in master on first floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor bedroom has 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2nd floor bedroom has full size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed , 2 Bunk beds on 1st floor. Suitable for children
  • 4 bedrooms. 2 upstairs and 2 downstairs. Upstairs has a full size bed and 2 twins. Downstairs has a king bed and 2 bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A large cozy log cabin with a stone fireplace for you to use on a chilly evening after kayaking or hiking the mountain trails of nearby Acadia National Park and Schoodic Peninsula. Enjoy the outdoor fire stone pit while overlooking Acadia. See the many birds and eagles soar by, and be delighted by the star filled night skies.


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Acadia National Park-Oceanfront Log Cabin-4 Bedoom-Sleeps 8-Pets-2150.00/week
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Kilkenny Cove Cottage was wonderful. The cottage was everything you could hope for. We had everything we needed at our fingertips. We rented kayaks using Laura’s recomendation. Shaun dellivered the kayaks and gave us all kinds of tips on things to do and see. We were able to see the seals on one of our kayaking trips. The cottage was in a great location near Acadia National Park. We woyld definitely stay at Kilkenny Cove Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Maine retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 loved this place! The setting is lovely and private with views of water and mountains. Close enough drive to activities like Acadia hiking, Bar Harbor, shopping, and museums,etc. The inside of the house is beautiful and very clean. Had all we needed including comfy beds, well stocked kitchen, plenty of space to spread out, abundance of linens, washer /dryer with detergent, kids toys, umbrellas, etc. All you need to pack is your clothes! The owner answered all of our questions and even provided a binder of info about the house and area attractions. Kilkenny cove cottage is a perfect choice for a Maine vacation that includes a mix of rest/relaxation and local activities for a family or group.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a great get away, this cabin was stocked like a store, everything you could image, well except for food.

Close to village.

Beautiful back porch partly screened in, looking straight on to Cadillac mountain. A must stay place if you are ever in Hancock, Maine, we loved it !!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellant Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect family vacation at Kilkenny Cottage. This cabin has everything you could possibly need. The owners thought of every detail to make our stay comfortable. Not only is the cottage clean and spacious but fully equipped. The bedrooms have comfortable beds with plenty of linens and blankets and the 2 bathrooms have a full assortment of many towels and are as clean and spacious as the rest of the house. We had 6 adults and two children and never felt crowded at all. We ate most of our meals in - taking turns cooking an assortment of meals - and always found whatever appliance or utensil we needed. There are board games , toys, books and a huge yard to play games in. We played wiffle ball, soccer, badminton, Frisbee and flew kites with plenty of space. We had Kayaks delivered and brought our canoe - we were out on the cove every day which is easily accessed from the property. The back porch is large and the views of the cove are spectacular both morning and night. Mornings were a favorite time to watch the deer, birds and other wildlife roam the back yard. We spent relaxing evenings catching up on the screened porch watching fireworks across the cove. This location is a short drive to Bar Harbor , Acadia, Schoodic Mountain and Lamoine State Park - where we hiked in one area every day and did so much more it is hard to put it all down. We knew our vacation was a success when our 6 year old grandson told us as we were packing to leave that we had to come back to this cabin because "I love it here!" We made great memories at Kilkenny Cove Cottage and would love to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Maine Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Kilkenny Cove Cottage is beautiful! Our family of 5 (kids 14, 12 and 9) my parents and brother (total 8) stayed there for a week this June. There was plenty of space for us to spread out both inside and out. Laura and the caretakers keep this cottage in beautiful, clean condition and provide everything a family could think of for a"home away" during a fun active vacation. There were so many nice extras- boots to walk along the shore, extra raincoats and fleeces in the front closet, lawn games, fire pit, even a ping pong table in the basement! We spent most of our days on MDI but this cottage is only a 20-30 minute drive to the island and Laura even provides her guests with the shortcut to avoid most of the Rt 1 and 3 traffic! This cottage is right off of Rt 1 about 5 minutes north of Ellsworth but it is tucked back off the road and once there it feels like your are relaxing in your own private getaway! It is far more beautiful a spot than even the pictures show it to be! Thank you so much Laura- Kilkenny Cove Cottage is a treasure! Stayed 6/17/17-6/24/17

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Kilkenny Cottage. The cottage was clean, much more spacious than the pictures reveal, and had everything needed right at at our fingertips. We had 4 adults and 4 teenagers and the cottage had plenty of room for all with room to spare. The views of the cove were amazing and the sunsets and stars were even better. We had kayaks delivered and kayaked the cove everyday. The sunrise from Cadillac Mountain is a must but it does require getting up early. The cottage is located an easy drive to Bar Harbor, Acadia and Schoodic- all of which we visited. We cooked all meals at the cottage but one and that was the day we had lunch at Thurston's Lobster which was well worth the drive and money. We loved our stay here and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an authentic Maine stay away from it all but still close enough to all the major attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Come celebrate Acadia National Park at Kilkenny Cottage which is located 1/2 between Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor) and Schoodic Point (Also Acadia National Park).

Close to restaurants, boat excursions, hiking and exploring all that Downeast Maine has to offer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin around the Hancock,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 Season
26 May 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Season
24 May 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £57.08
Cleaning Fee £38.05
Refundable Damage Deposit £228.33

Cancellation Policy:
A 36 day notice is required for a full refund, "less deposit". If less than 36 days, no refund will be issued unless cottage can be rebooked for the same week(s). If cottage is rebooked, a full refund will be issued, "less" deposit.
If staying for 2 weeks or longer, a 60 day notice is required for a full refund, less deposit.
Check in time is 3:30PM and check out time is 10AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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