THIS PROPERTY ONLY RENTS ON A SATURDAY TO SATURDAY SCHEDULE - 7 NIGHT MINIMUM REQUIRED
ROOM LAYOUT: 1st Floor: Living Area, kitchen, dining area, bathroom with claw-foot tub-shower, 6' x 20' outdoor deck (refinished for the 2020 season) and expanded water views 2nd Floor: Primary queen bedroom with en suite bathroom (added for 2020 season), queen bedroom, bathroom with stall shower (newly updated for 2020 season) and laundry 3rd Floor: One bedroom with a twin beds (39x75) and small bunk sized bed (30 x 75) and second bedroom is the same
DOGS PERMITTED? Dogs are considered at this property. All dogs must first meet our Pet Guidelines to be considered. J2
This former General Store (built in 1905) was renovated into its current state as a cottage in 1981. It is now considered one of the prime rental properties in Bayside. Entering the cottage you are greeted by comfortable furnishings, original artwork, a well equipped kitchen and a full bath. At the rear of the cottage through the screen door to the outside is a cozy deck with seating, a small table, and gas grill. The deck faces the ocean with wonderful water views and views of all the Bayside activity. Upstairs are two comfortable, bright queen bedrooms, one with beautiful water views: the master bedroom includes a new (for 2020), ensuite bath with large tiled shower; there is also a shared bathroom (with new, enlarged tile shower for 2020) with laundry, and on the third floor two bright, cozy bedrooms with skylights, each with two twin beds. With plenty of room in a lovely summer setting, A.C. Hopkins has been a crowd pleaser year after year
BOATS INCLUDED? None, however, if you are looking to rent kayaks, Water Walker or Ducktrap Kayaks offer those and can deliver them to the Property.
LINENS & TOWELS: The rental of this property includes all bed linens and towels. Beds will be made up upon arrival and there will be one bath towel and wash cloth per listed occupancy, two hand towels per bathroom, one bath mat per full bathroom, and two kitchen towels in the kitchen. Additional bath towels can be rented.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property.
Cleaning: The property will be professionally cleaned before and after the rental. However, above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at current hourly rate Washer & Dryer: Yes Dishwasher: Yes Coffee Maker: Yes, Standard automatic drip with filters Air Conditioning: Yes, wall-hung AC unit on the 1st floor living, kitchen, dining area and window units in both of the 2nd floor queen bedrooms. Fans are located in each of the 3rd-floor bedrooms Heat Source: Furnace Internet Access: Yes, with Wi-Fi TV: 1 TV with some local channels via antenna, Roku, and DVD player (No cable/satellite service) Grill: Propane gas grill Usable Fireplace: No Outdoor Fire Pit: No Water Source: Municipal water - okay to drink from tap Trash Removal: Picked up on Saturdays Closest Shopping Village: Convenience Store with most grocery basics, pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, beer and wine, 1/2 mile away, otherwise, Belfast is 4 miles away. Number of Restaurants within 10 miles: 30 Plus Water Frontage: No, but there is a view of the water Beach Access: Yes, public approximately 100 yards away Dock/Pier Access: Yes, public approximately 100 yards away Deep Water Boat Mooring: Yes, moorings are available for rental (not through OTWIM) Additional Amenities:Minimum Standards List
It was wonderful - so many great features. Love the addition of air conditioning and the views! Love the first floor!
Reviewed: Aug 8, 2022
Totally fine; we did not require a lot of handholding.
Besides the location and the deck, probably the AC in the bedroom were our favorite features. We only used the split ductless on the 1st floor once, after we had used the oven, but it was nice to know it was there.
Reviewed: Oct 1, 2021
All was fine.
It's a lovely cottage and the views of the water and proximity to the harbor at Bayside are great.
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2021
We had a great time in Maine at the AC Hopkins rental. We had a great experience with your team.
The best feature was the community/neighborhood. Everyone was nice and friendly. The property worked well having the kids on the 3rd floor. We visited Belfast most often but Camden, Lincolnville, Rockport as well. Our boat trip was cancelled but we got out on the water later in Bar Harbor. We were there over July 4th. Thanks!
Reviewed: Aug 16, 2021
The team is very helpful and responsive. I appreciate the prompt response to my inquiries.
The property was very comfortable and well set up for our family.
Reviewed: Aug 10, 2021
Very easy process
Love the close proximity to the playground and wharf
Reviewed: Jul 2, 2021
Weve rented for years with on the Water and have been very satisfied
We love the open kitchen, dining and living space and lovely water view at AC Hopkins
New Orleans, US
Reviewed: Jul 15, 2019
The team has all been amazing, friendly and helpful.
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2018
The staff was very helpful and had a lot of useful information. The conversation with them was relaxed and encouraging.
The stay was excellent. The best thing about this house is its proximity to the dock and the playground. It was also great that there was room for 8, with two nice kid's rooms.
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2018
The rental procedure, notifications and check in are very streamlined and easy to follow. Thank you for the ease of use.
For the most part we enjoyed our stay@ AC Hopkins. However we experienced a not so favorable experience with a resident that lives in the cottage below the rental. He was brash, and verbally abusive towards me, I will not be renting this cottage again after renting for a few years a row. I am aware that parking is an issue on the street in front of the cottage. As this being a rental, and we are tourist, and we have contribute money to the local economy for years, I was very offended as my safety was threatened by "Harry" the guy that lives below the cottage.
As well there needs to be something done about the WiFi connection for this cottage. I know that it is vacation but the Wifi was sub standard and needs to be improved. As an independent business person, even on vacation I need to have access to good dependable wifi. I am pretty sure nothing can be done regarding the neighbor as he is a bully, but the Wifi needs to be addressed. If anyone from OTWM would like to discuss please feel free to contact me.
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2018
Wonderfully convenient, close to the park and pier, AC Hopkins was a wonderful spot to experience Bayside.
Hastings on Hudson, US
Reviewed: Jul 15, 2018
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2017
Reviewed: Jul 15, 2017
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2017
Everything went great.
The house is perfect the inside has charm and character and all the things you need for a perfect Maine vacation.
Reviewed: Jul 9, 2017
The people at On the Water were extremely helpful. Our plans changed and they were very accomodating and so friendly and helpful, even when I needed to call multiple times with questions before our stay.
A.C. Hopkins is beautifully restored--really lovely, comfortable, and light. Sweet touches everywhere from bathroom tiles to woodwork to artwork, including many by the owner. I especially appreciated the master bedroom, which is spacious and light with a view of the ocean.
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2016
On The Water in Maine was efficient and thorough in booking and checking-in.. They know their business.
AC Hopkins is the old general store and the interior of the house reflects that. The kitchen is beautifully equipped for the cook or baker. The upper floor bedrooms have the nicer views of the water. Unfortunately, the main floor waterfiews are obstructed by the neighbor's large tree. We expected and desired a better waterview. The house is near the town commons which is quintessential Maine beauty with a small harbor with a swimming dock and sailboats. There's also a playground and basketball courts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Reviewed: Aug 8, 2016
Very helpful and easy as always.
Nice cottage, great location. We had a wonderful stay. Beautiful artwork throughout. Neat, clean, love the drawer labels and the abundance of cooking utensils. Room air conditioners are a very nice feature even though we didn't need them. Fans in all the rooms were enough. Perfect for a family of 5 or more. Only drawback is the water view is blocked by large evergreens out back. Do whatever it takes to get those removed and the view will be spectacular.
Fair Haven, US
Reviewed: Jul 9, 2016
Highly responsive to questions. Justin went out of his way to answer questions we had, even though it was 4th of July weekend!
Great location, for starters. Bayside is a family-centric village; our daughter had no problem finding friends. Northport is close to Belfast, Camden, Lockport, and Rockland. We drove to one or the other, every day, to buy fresh oysters (we had oysters from the Weskeag River, Pemaquid, John's River, etc.... half the fun is tasting them, to see what the differences are!), fish, or lobster. The house itself, AC Hopkins, is gorgeous: it has tasteful artwork by the owner, comfortable furnishings, and a well-equipped (best we've seen yet, and we're foodies) kitchen. We loved the layout of the first floor, and, as a bonus, we could see both the playground and the water from the deck.
Ann Arbor, US
Reviewed: Oct 1, 2015
Comunication was prompt.
A great home A great vacation.
Reviewed: Aug 29, 2015
The agency was very easy to work with. Contact was always positive, helpful and upbeat.
Very cute well appointed house in a great location. We loved the main floor living space.
Reviewed: Aug 24, 2015
Great experience working with this company on the frontside of the transaction. Follow through on our phone call with window issue did not happen.
Reviewed: Aug 3, 2015
I found On the Water in Maine to be very easy to work with.
I love the house- so bright and airy. A fantastic kitchen to cook in, and a location that can't be beat.
Reviewed: Jun 20, 2015
We really liked the ease of the check in and check out process. The community of Bayside was perfect! Quiet, friendly, and relatively close to everything we wanted to do. Thanks for a great experience.
Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.
Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.
Boat Rentals and other amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.
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Town Info - Bayside Village, Northport, Belfast, & Stockton Springs
Really two towns (legally) - Belfast and Northport are neighbors, and then Bayside is located inside of the town of Northport. While only a short distance from coastal Route 1, Bayside remains a well-kept secret; a small hamlet that takes one back to a simpler, uncomplicated time. A few years back, DownEast Magazine did a great article on Bayside that is still mostly relevant today. Click HE...