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Romantic Oceanfront 20 Minutes From Acadia National Park's Visitor Center

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom with Queen Bed, 1 Full-Size Futon, Sleeps 4, Fully Furnished/Equiped

There is no option available in the web design to adequately describe our rental. If I had the option, I would describe it as a partial house. It is actually an apartment in the ground-floor level of our home. It is the only unit we have because my husband, Larry, and I live on the second story of the house. Since I use a wheelchair, I rarely go to the shore and my husband works five days per week. Consequently, the vast majority of the time our “little piece of heaven,” (as one guest called it), the gazebo and 200 feet of private shore frontage are all entirely yours.

Ideally located right on the shore, our rental is fully furnished and ready to be your seaside home away from home. Drive right up to the boardwalk, unpack your bags, and you will have everything you need to sit back, relax, and enjoy spectacular sunsets. Walk just 75 steps to explore the private beach, swim, launch your kayak, watch for bald eagles, ospreys, loons, seals and dolphins.

Privacy: Experience life on the water in a natural, wooded environment. The lot is natural, secluded and private. You can just barely see our neighbors to the right through the trees, (a retired couple comes intermittently). There is a small log cabin to the left that is used off and on during the summer. It is usually so quiet you can hear the loons, sea gulls, palliated woodpeckers and owls right from your bed when the windows are open. If the breeze is up, you may also hear the lapping of the waves. You definitely hear the waves in the gazebo. If you read the comments on the web page, you will get our guests’ perspective of privacy.

If you are looking for romance, look no further. It is so romantic here that one couple became engaged at the water’s edge!

More Details

Larry or Dawn
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Some sign language
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Larry or Dawn

I am originally from Indiana. This area is so amazingly beautiful that I moved over 1200 miles away from home to relish its splendor. Larry, on the other hand, is a true "Downeaster." He grew up lobster fishing with his father and has spent many summers working on the trails in the park. He is a treasure trove of information in that regard, as well as "the best-kept secrets" of the area.

He and I are both educators. From the time we received our bachelor degrees, we have spent our entire careers working with and for children. (You could probably guess by our picture that we have one or two years of experience. Just how many, though, remains our secret.) In 1997 my career was cut short by an aggressive form of Multiple Sclerosis. The progression was very fast in the beginning, and my first wheelchair was prescribed before the first year was over. MS is a chronic illness and that's why we rarely go to the shore anymore. But if you have to have an illness, I can't think of a more beautiful place to do it! You are more than welcome to come share it with us. We are grateful to have had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful and amazing people over the years.

Larry or Dawn purchased this house in 2001


Trenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • On the day of checkout, all linens are to be put on the deck by 8:00 AM.
  • Before checking out, all dishes should be left clean and put away and the garbage should be collected and taken to the garage door.
  • Half of the rental amount is due up front. Full refund of the deposit is available 45 days before check-in. After that, the deposit is non-refundable.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Separate Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon is Full Size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Romantic Oceanfront 20 Minutes From Acadia National Park's Visitor Center
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It has been a bit since we stayed with Dawn and Larry, but we really want to finally get our thanks to them on record! First, what a great pleasure meeting and talking with our hosts. Fabulous people, warm, open, hospitable, knowledgeable and engaging. Great accommodations with every amenity you could wish for...and super views. The sunset walks on the beach were fantastic. We loved it here, and we are embarrassed to announce that in four days, we cooked (and ate) over 10 lobsters. Acadia Park, with its great beauty and hikes, WOW! Our special favourite was the the hike up Acadia Trail. It was lots of fun scrambling through the rocks and the views of Some Harbour were so impressive. But all of the hikes were great, Great Head, Gotham Mountain, Wonderland, Ships Harbor.... We only wish we had more time to explore, but we were glad we did make it to Winter Harbour and Corea. What a beautiful part of the country. Thank you Dawn and Larry for making us feel so welcome. Best wishes for the two of you.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Your Own Private Apartment with Great Access to Acadia NP

  • 5 of 5

Dawn and Larry are knowledgeable and gracious hosts who are available if you have questions but will give you all the private space you want. Right away I noticed the upgrades to their rental space: new chairs, a new futon, a new rug! I have been renting here for years and always appreciate the clean comfortable space, especially the comfy bed at the end of a day of hiking in Acadia. The kitchen and living space are stocked with all the amenities you will need. It is great to relax in the gazebo by the water or on their private beach, where you can swim if you like a refreshing dip. The pictures of the sunset are almost as good as the real thing. I have stayed at several places on and near Acadia and have found my "happy place" at Sunset Retreat! If you are looking for a "home away from home," this is it. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Dawn and Larry's rental was pure relaxation. Our family of four (including 2 kids: 5 & 7) thoroughly enjoyed our time at this property. It was a welcome getaway from very beautiful, but very popular, Acadia National Park which we visited every single day. Their location was the perfect launching off point to explore everything Mt. Desert, Acadia, and the DownEast region in general, has to offer (which you can't possibly fit in one week so we'll just have to come back to do more!). It's a basement apartment, but with it's own private entrance and full access to their gorgeous property, which includes a beach. During our stay, we never saw anyone else on the beach, which meant, just more sea glass and shells for us! Larry and Dawn were super accommodating and definitely went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. I highly recommend staying at this property for anyone looking to explore the Acadia or DownEast region. It allows the perfect balance between action and peacefulness.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Marlborough, Massachusetts

Very convenient and awesome place

  • 5 of 5

The stay was very comfortable and had all the amenities we looked for. The price was also very nominal for the facility that was provided. The best part was it was situated pretty close to bar harbor and all the places in Acadia national park that we were able to reach within minutes.

The beach is right behind the house and the sunset everyday made the day during the stay. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay @ this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Campobello, SC

Perfect week away with my husband

  • 5 of 5

We were close to the park where we did a lot of hiking. So coming back to such a peaceful place to end our day was the best. Larry and Dawn were perfect hosts. And we can't forget to mention feeding the chipmunks.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Dawn and Larry's home. The views are breathtaking. We visited several of the tourist attractions nearby, but our favorite days were the ones we spent relaxing one the beach. Our 8 year old daughter spent hours exploring the beach. One of our best family vacations.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 3
Car: necessary

Lobsters everywhere - eat-in or take-out! Acadia National Park (Information Center 7 miles):

hiking, swimming, walk/bike carriage roads, Jordan Pond House, carriage rides, Cadillac Mountain & more! Bar Harbor: just minutes to quaint shops, fine dining, whale watching, golf courses, sightseeing, boat trips, ferry terminal to Swan's Island and the Cranberry Islands, kayak rentals and guided tours, rock climbing expeditions, and guided bus tours. Nearby: boat trips to outer islands, Bass Harbor Light, miniature golf, lumberjack show, theater, movie rentals. All of this and more is a short drive away.

Other Activities: Gliding, airplane sightseeing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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