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

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Peaceful, cozy with breathtaking view of the water

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed our stay here so much in the past that this year we brought along the grandchildren. We enjoyed hiking on the beach, barbecuing down at the gazebo, and watching the beautiful sunsets, all right outside our door! Despite all of the other nearby activities that we shared with the grandchildren, whale watching, hiking at Acadia, putt putt golf, scenic train ride, their favorite part of the entire vacation was feeding the chipmunks peanuts on the deck. To quote them, " it was so awesome". Larry and Dawn are wonderful hosts and we hope to come back again soon!.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Love Love Love It

  • 5 of 5

The 7 nights that we stayed at Dawn and Larry's home, Sunset Retreat, went by so quickly. And we could not have asked for a better place to be based to visit the 3 peninsulas of Acadia National Park. The lower part of their house was more than enough for just the two of us. We found it spotlessly clean and organized. If you are looking for "fancy, upscale" living; this is not for you. This is "downeaster" style family living. The pictures on the VRBO listing are accurate, except the 2 wicker chairs in the living room, have been replaced with 2 comfy cushioned chairs. Being "city folk", I was envious of the bay front location, and peace and tranquility of their place. And the sunsets are of course, GORGEOUS. If there was anything I would have liked changed, would be the size of the shower. Think "cruise ship" size.

Dawn and Larry are gracious hosts, and will be as visible or as invisible as you would like. But BRAT the chipmunk will greet you everyday, waiting for peanuts.

Thank you for sharing your Sunset Retreat with us. We would definitely stay here again, and recommend your place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

I brought my family to the coast of Maine this past summer so we could hike around Acadia. This was the perfect place for us. It is only about a 20 minute drive to Acadia and it is removed from the crowds of Bar Harbor. In fact, we basically had our own private beach on the bay that is about 50 yards from the door. My teen boys enjoyed skipping stones and combing the beach for sea life and we all loved sitting around the campfire at night. The house provides a great view of the sunsets over the bay. Our hosts, Dawn and Larry, couldn't have been any nicer. The home was very clean and provided everything we needed. It was perfect for a family of 4. I would highly recommend this for anyone who plans to tour Acadia and Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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
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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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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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