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Larry or Dawn

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Some sign language

Romantic Oceanfront! Near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor

24 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Downeast and Acadia House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom has 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 is 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, 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Larry or Dawn (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Some sign language

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

Romantic Oceanfront! Near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
5

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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5

Hidden gem on the bay!

  • 5 of 5

Dawn and Larry's home is the PERFECT getaway! It was spotless and well stocked. Linens are provided. What a perk! No extra laundry to drag home. The view is more beautiful than the pictures. We explored Acadia, Bar Harbor, local towns, and traveled down route 1 to the Pennobscot Narrows Bridge and Fort Knox (well worth the trip).

Even the chipmunks are friendly. One, nicknamed Brat, will take peanuts out of your hand! We will definitely stay at Sunset Retreat the next time we travel to Maine.

Donna & Tim

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmonton, Canada
5

Beautiful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful peaceful location, right on the bay. We loved our stay here. The kitchen is well equipped, so we could always have a home cooked meal if we chose. And the location is close to all area attractions. We enjoyed hiking in Acadia National Park and all the sightseeing, as well as a multitude of great Maine lobsters! Our hosts, Dawn and Larry, were superb....very helpful and very welcoming. We would highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful

  • 5 of 5

With picture perfect sunsets and quiet peaceful place to enjoy; this is the place. Dawn and Larry are great hosts. There spice garden was great to cook with. There are many places to explore close by; Mt Desert Island and Acadia national park is just the start. It is a lovely place and hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverside, CA
5

Listen to the quiet and watch the sunset

  • 5 of 5

Sunset Retreat is a Jewel! It's located on Blue Hill Bay, with a gazebo offering beautiful views of the water and sunset. The owners were always available and were very helpful with tips and suggestions about the area. Acadia National Park is a short drive away as are several delicious lobster pound restaurants.

The accommodations are simple but comfortable.

Sunset Retreat is a delightful place to spend a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home base

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time staying at Dawn and Larry's property. We wanted a quiet location by the water, and this was perfect. The place was very clean and both the bed and sofa-bed were pretty comfortable. The gazebo was a nice place to have breakfast and/or dinner, with a beautiful vista over the water. We even saw a seal swimming around right from the back yard! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Trenton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$800
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$700
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

A deposit of half the total rental fee is required to hold your dates. The balance is due on arrival.

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Amenities

Downeast and Acadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Separate Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon is Full Size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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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