ENJOY FALL IN ACADIA ON A PRIVATE BEACH - BEACHFIRES & S'MORES - FUN!

Julee Swanson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Trenton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

MANY photos and a full home description is available at: NortherNest.info

NortherNest is back…this favorite rental home, enjoyed by vacationers for years, is back and is better than ever. NortherNest has been thoughtfully updated and equipped to fully cater to your next relaxing & memorable Maine vacation. If you enjoyed the Nest before, you will be thrilled with your experience this season!

NortherNest is ideally located. Depending on where in the park you are headed, anywhere in Acadia National Park can be reached with a 5 to 30 minute drive. A 20 min. drive reaches the many boutique shops & restaurants in the village of Bar Harbor. A 15 min. drive will access the area’s largest grocery shopping in downtown Ellsworth, as well as an L.L. Bean outlet. These are just the immediate amenities. The list of potential daytrips from the Nest is nothing short of dizzying. The Schoodic Peninsula portion of Acadia, historic Castine, the gems of the Blue Hill Peninsula, all the sights & sounds of authentic fishing villages & miles of unspoiled shore Down East and stunning Campobello Island in Canada are all effortless day trips. To see it all is to live a lifetime at the Nest!

NortherNest offers comfortable and clean year-round lodging on the waters of Western Bay in Trenton, Maine. Overlooking the mountains of Acadia on Mount Desert Island, a manicured lawn surrounded by many professional gardens sweeps down to the private beach, which is without a doubt, one of the finest beaches in the Acadia area. It is also just about as “kid friendly” as beaches come in Maine. Swimming, kayaking, sunbathing & beachcombing (low tide is great fun!) do not get much better anywhere in Maine than at the Nest’s extensive gravel beach. Want a truly memorable experience? Bring your camping gear and tent out on the beach. The loons lull you to sleep & the sunrise greets you in the morning. Simply unforgettable…

Keep an eye out for loons, porpoises, seals, ospreys, great blue herons & eagles ~ all are common sights at the NortherNest beach. A flock of turkeys moved in in 2011 and can often be seen. Moose, bear, fox & deer have all also been seen at the Nest, but are more rarely seen than the other wildlife. The deck, yard and surrounding marsh bustles with the countless songbirds that Down East Maine is graced with. Red squirrels and chipmunks often scurry over our toes while gardening at the Nest. They are the true clowns of the garden! Kayakers will revel in conserved Alley Island. About a 20 min. row away, Alley Island offers a deserted, pine clad island to explore with remnants of an old farmstead and wild beaches & shore. For more experienced boaters, across Western Bay (about an hour row) there is a seal rookery on the shores of the Blagdon Preserve in Bar Harbor. Be sure to not get too close to the mother seals raising their pups. The seals need their space and they will surely come to greet you before you need to get too close to their resting rocks. The eastern views at the beach spoil you with sunrises over the mountains of Acadia, while the long, evening light warms the bay and the mountains with tones of sunset. The orange moon rising over Acadia as viewed from the Nest’s beach & deck is nothing short of spectacular. Your experiences here will last a lifetime. Well-behaved pets are most welcome at NortherNest. There is a secure, fenced dog yard just off the deck. It is a breeze to let your pooch out from the sunroom for some fresh air or a potty. The Nest’s beach is a world class Frisbee beach. Fido will not miss his daily exercise with an evening ball or Frisbee session before dinner on the day you tackle one of the park’s challenging ladder trails. The Nest is owned by dog lovers and has been crafted with convenience and comfort of your furrier family members in mind.

Eating takes a special turn for the fun at the Nest. Our beach campfire grill is the ultimate spot for a lobster shore dinner or any other campfire meal that you can conjure, for that matter. Mussels can be harvested off of our “Mussel Rock” when the tide is low. Forgot your lobster pot at home? No worries, we offer our tenants all the bells & whistles of shore dining cookery. You will pick fresh & delicious produce from our 9 organic vegetable gardens. Our gardens have been planted with specific varieties in mind to best suit our tenants’ stay. Our raspberry patch brims with fruit for most of the summer. Morning coffee on the beach is a timeless experience. After ten years of sipping coffee in the summer morning still, we still jump at every chance to do so. You will too…

The yard at NortherNest is beautifully landscaped with an abundance of perennial gardens. A water garden peacefully gurgles with goldfish & frogs as residents. Those with a green thumb will wonder at the botanical spectrum that has been compiled. The home’s owners are both certified Master Gardeners & have amassed an impressive collection of flora. All seasons offer a different feel & look. Walking through the gardens to the beach is an addiction will not want or need to break!

NortherNest can be available off-season, as well. Please call for dates & rates.

Short term rentals (3 night minimum) are o.k.off season.

Our goal is to make sure that you enjoy your stay in Down East Maine as much as we love living here. We seek to quickly re-acquire our group of repeat tenants that filled the Nest week after week for many years. We would love for you to be one of the lucky ones! If you have questions about NortherNest or our amazing area, do not hesitate to ask. As operators of a local real estate business, there is not much we don’t know about the area and we love to share our knowledge!

We look forward to seeing you at the Nest…

P.S. Let us know if a week you desire is unavailable - we will inform you of any cancellations.

Keywords: Waterfront; pet friendly; oceanfront; private beach; beautiful views of Acadia National Park; great swimming, kayaking & sailing; beach fires; close to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island; beautiful landscaping; organic vegetable gardens, deep water mooring available for your boat (please inquire).

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Taken from Guest Log Book:



Thank you for sharing your lovely Nest with us. Our stay was wonderful right from the start! The fresh cut flowers were such a homey touch. The backyard is so peaceful and relaxing and the hummingbirds were an extra special treat! The beach was beautiful in the sun, clouds & even the rain. We have collected beautiful sea glass and a few heart shaped pebbles to bring home with us. They will always remind us of our stay here. The night sky was tremendous and we made special wishes on all the shooting stars. Thanks so much!
Aug 2007
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Julee Swanson

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Julee & Pete Swanson are the proud owners of NortherNest. Julee is a local real estate business owner and Pete is an estate gardener & horticulturalist. They are avid gardeners and have several furry friends. They love to share their knowledge of the area with NortherNest guests and will gladly offer tips for fun and interesting places to go that others may miss.

Julee Swanson purchased this cottage in 2000

As a child, Julee spent all her summers in Bar Harbor and Trenton and when they saw NortherNest for sale in 2000 they jumped at the chance to purchase their own waterfront property. Coincidentally, NortherNest shares the same beach that Julee spent summers on during her youth. A very serendipitous event. After many years of vacationing at NortherNest, Pete & Julee moved to Trenton year-round in 2004 and are lucky to be able to enjoy the beauty of Acadia National Park and the surrounding area year-round.

As a real estate agent, Julee gets to see a lot of waterfront homes and beaches. Without a doubt, NortherNest has one of the best, most friendly beaches in the area. It is truly a rare find! The location is quiet, the yard is private and the beach is lightly used by only a few other property owners. It is a great place to relax and unwind. Beach fires are fun at night and if the full moon is rising over the bay it is a special treat. On calm nights you can see bioluminesence (glow in the dark plankton) when you disturb the water. This is amazing. The night sky is a true wonder at the Nest. Kayaking from the beach is so easy and fun. There are several islands you can kayak to and there is a seal rookery across the bay. Wildlife enthusiasts and birders will be delighted by the diversity on the property. Gardeners will delight in the perennial gardens and the organic vegetables, raspberries & rhubarb are yours for the picking. Truly a special home!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
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Enjoy fall in Acadia on a private beach - beachfires & s'mores - Fun!
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Trenton Downeast and Acadia
Massachusetts
5

WE DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE!

  • 5 of 5
I can honestly say that this was the best vacation we have ever had. We did not want to leave (and that is a first!). We were lucky enough to have excellent weather while we visited (much better than at home in Massachusetts!). I spend a lot of time on my patio at home enjoying my garden and flowers. Northernest made me feel right at home (but even more beautiful!). It was so relaxing to come back to the house after a bike ride or hike and enjoy a cocktail on the deck. Kayaked in the bay, had s'mores out by the water, and saw so many fireflys! The kids were most excited about that - I haven't seen any fireflies since I was a kid! :-) The house is well equipped with anything that you would need and I loved that the cabinets in the kitchen were all labeled with the contents....made everything so much easier! I loved just sitting and watching the birds and chipmunks all over the yard. The kids really enjoyed using the porch as their doll's bedroom. :-) This is a truly dog friendly place with a fenced in dog yard and treats on the counter. We are already talking about booking again for next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great vacation. The Nest really is a special place. Any your weather was perfect. Even the rain held off until after the 4th festivities. Thanks for such great feedback!
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Trenton Downeast and Acadia
York, Pa
5

SECOND TIME STAY

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I stayed here last year and loved it and decided to come back again this year...so very happy we did. Even though there is plenty of bedroom space inside, I chose to sleep on the screened porch and it was wonderful. My friend is a little more traditional and chose the bedroom (something for everyone). Going to bed at nite with with the wonderful nite noises and waking in the morning to the sounds of the loons and a very friendly rooster.....how great is that.

I really would like to thank Ryan for taking the time to make suggestions for visiting the local markets. We tried the soup kitchen and met some very nice people and of course the popovers were fabulous. Also tried many of the other suggestions Ryan gave us.

Thanks so much for understanding that our dogs are family too. You make everything so easy for vacationing with the furry family members. Our dogs loved it.

If you're looking for a CLEAN, quiet, comfortable, well equipped place to stay in Acadia, this is the one.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! The Nest is a wonderful place and living in this area is something we cherish. We love to share all the "secret treasures" with others. So glad you all had a wonderful trip and hope you have some special memories of your visit. Hope to see you next year!
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Trenton Downeast and Acadia
New England
5

WONDERFUL, RELAXING STAY AT NORTHERNEST

  • 5 of 5
My husband, two dogs, and I had a terrific week at NortherNest. The cottage was just wonderful! It was very clean and well appointed. It had everything we could need/want, and more. We spent hours just sitting on the deck looking out at the ocean and the mountains on Mt Desert Island. The yard and the gardens were just lovely. We really appreciated all the dog friendly additions...the fenced in potty area was very handy and the dog shampoo in the shower was a nice touch. The beach was also fantastic! We spent a lot of time out there with the pups, and took advantage of the kayaks and did a little paddling in the bay. The house is just a short drive from the Acadia National Park entrance and all that it has to offer. We took advantage of the lobster pounds that were nearby in Trenton, as well as a nice Thai restaurant just down the road in Ellsworth. Julee and Jennifer were so nice to work with. This was the most relaxing vacation we've had in a long time, and we hope to do another trip to NortherNest in the future.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! We try very hard to make sure the home has everything needed for a fun & comfortable stay. Sooo glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again next year :0)
Julee & Pete
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Trenton Downeast and Acadia
York, Pa
5

THE PERFECT VACATION PLACE

  • 5 of 5
First of all we would like to thank you for the use of your beautiful cottage. It was not only welcoming and very comfortable but it was impeccably clean.....thanks.

We didn't eat at any restaurants during our stay, it was just too beautiful and convenient to make meals there and eat with the other critters (squirrels, hummers, chickadees) on the deck. We hiked, biked and kayaked and even on the occasional rainy day, we donned our rain gear and hiked making the most of a wet day.

With Acadia being only minutes away, we could get to the hiking trails very quickly and of course the carriage trails for biking. By the way, we found bicycling on Oak Point Rd also a lot of fun; there was minimal traffic making it a nice ride.

Our dogs loved the cottage also; the gated deck and potty area was a wonderful idea. You folks certainly went out of your way to make this place a true vacation facility. This was a "Girls Get Away" vacation for us, but I can see where it would also be great for families.

I would offer one minor suggestion though. It would be helpful to us agriculturally challenged people if you would label the veggies in the garden. We love to eat fresh veggies, but can't tell the difference between a carrot top and a lettuce leaf without some guidance..............what can I say, I think it's a city thing... : (

We would certainly recommend this cottage to friends. Actually, we are talking about a return trip next year.

Again, thanks so much,
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Gals - So glad you have a great time! It is great to see Acadia in the sun but very different & special in the rain too.

You are so right about labeling the veggies. The tags are on our TO DO list and will be there shortly. Hope you can visit again next year! Julee & Pete
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Trenton Downeast and Acadia
Auburn, NY
5

PARADISE FOUND

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our little dog Buddy enjoyed a magical week at Norther Nest! Every possible dream of a vacation home in Maine we found here! The view from the kitchen, the screened porch, deck and beach was amazing. The mountains of Acadia, the sunsets, the backyard garden,the flowers, the vegetables, the chipmunks, and the bird watching! Did I mention the quietness? I have a demanding and very public career and the peace and quiet was just the relaxation and rejuvenation needed. Each day we explored Mt. Desert Island and each evening hurried to get back to the Nest for a homemade dinner on the deck or porch. We also had campfires on the beach and saw some of the best starry nights in the world. Every detail was thought of by Julee and her colleagues. Pick this spot folks, you will be as thrilled as we were! Cheers!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Trenton Downeast and Acadia
Kingston,Pa.
5

SIMPLY WONDERFUL!!!

  • 5 of 5
Just wanted to let you know that we LOVED our stay at the Nest, as did our 4 legged friends.We simply could not have picked a better place being pet owners.The dog shampoo dispenser in the shower was a nice touch, that really made us feel you mean it when you say dog friendly.The Nest is a special little place in a special part of the world and we felt very comfortable there.It was everything you described and more, we certainly look forward to becoming repeat customers.Thanks again for providing such a WONDERFUL vacation retreat, the Nest really delivered!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) in Trenton
Nearest Beach
In your backyard! And a stunner to boot...
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Bar Harbor...so many to choose from.
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course (in Trenton)
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Gateway Lobster Pound
Car: necessary

Kayaks or canoe available upon request for no charge, easy launching on private beach, island hopping from property via kayak or canoe, shellfishing, swimming, fishing, picnicking, beachcombing, beachglass hunting, deep water mooring for your boat (please inquire on availability), nature & bird watching NOTE: if using owner's kayaks or canoe life jackets MUST be worn at all times!

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Trenton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Fall
Oct 5 2014 - Oct 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Quiet Time
Oct 19 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Trenton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Futon on sleeping porch / sun room and futon in the living room, Bunk Beds (2) New bunk beds and mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Let's see...where do we start, Amazing private beach, beach fire pit/grill ~ shore dinners!, kayaks & canoe available upon request for no charge, fenced dog yard, large, ocean view deck, summer porch with futon for additional sleeping, 9 organic vegetable gardens for guests use, many bird feeders stocked with birdseed, camp firewood, lobster pot and eating utensils, many hummingbird feeders, fresh cut flowers, giant raspberry and rhubarb patch, lots of games & puzzles....and more. You'll just have to see for yourself.
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