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Waterfront Home Near Bar Harbor/Acadia With Superb Views Of Acadia Mtns.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4

Located at the waterfront just outside the Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor area is this charming

two bedroom log home. It has a fully furnished kitchen, front master bedroom with king bed and

second bedroom with two single beds. Porch on two sides of the house, front side is a covered

section as seen in pictures. The house includes washer/dryer, dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave

oven and gas barbeque on the porch. There is Dish Network satellite access and DVD/VCR capabilities.

Bar Harbor is about a 20 minute drive and the National Park entrance is about 15 minutes. There is also a free bus service available less than a mile from the cottage that connects to many of the locations in the Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park area. Sorry but no smokers and no pets.

Maine Lodging Tax of 9% will be added to the rental price. Cleaning fee and refundable security deposit required in addition to rental.😇

More Details

Sue Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Sue Smith

My Husband grew up close by and went to school in Bar Harbor. It was a dream to build a home on the Ocean and in the 70's we bought our land. I grew up in England and went to live in Australia in the 60’s. After coming back to England for a short while I went to live in Canada with my family and that’s when I met my Husband of 44 years. We always came back to Bar Harbor to see his parents and ended up buying our own piece of land on the Ocean.

Sue Smith purchased this house in 1978

Why Sue Smith chose Trenton

Because the view was so good and the quiet on a small short dead end road with only 5 other properties all spaced with 4 acre lots😇

A short 5 minute walk from the house at the end of the road is a great lobster pound where they cook your lobster to order.

What makes this house unique

Close to Mount Desert Island and also Ellsworth if you like big stores. Close to Bangor International Airport 30 minutes up the road and Bar Harbor airport with flights now to Newark and Boston

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cottage is beautifully maintained, clean and attractively furnished. There is a large lawn and meadow that leads down to a very large expanse of beach. The view from the porch looks over the lawn and water. The view from the master bedroom is of the water and a spectacular sunrise. You don't even have to get out of bed to see it The cottage is shining clean, with comfortable beds and a fire place in case it turns cool. While one can see the bridge that crosses from the main land to Bar Harbor island the traffic sounds did not disturb us. In fact, being close to the bridge meant that we had a very quick and easy ride to everything in Bar Harbor. We had a special treat/activity of going to Wild Iris Farm in Bar Harbor and learning how to drive a cart pulled by a Shire horse. (The kind seen in Downton Abbey.) If you don't want to drive a cart yourself, you can enjoy a ride in down town Bar Harbor in carriage pulled by horses from Wild Iris Farm. We had a wonderful time with lots of things, even when the rain came. The cottage was very cozy when the fog rolled in. This place is a must stay. One final thing. Sue is great. I left a number of things behind in the closet. She arranged to have her cleaning lady send the clothes off the very next day. I will definitely stay here when I come to Bar Harbor next.
Jun 2013
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Trenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Accessed from master bedroom and features toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Front, facing the ocean
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , At rear of cottage, view of bridge and water.
  • The front master bedroom faces the water and features a king bed. The second, rear bedroom has two twin/single beds and also has a view of the water and the Mt. Desert Island bridge.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are also seats and a swing located on the southeast-facing front porch to enjoy that first cup of coffee in the morning while watching the tide come and go or enjoy cocktails on a hot afternoon while remaining in the shade. Check-in time is 3 PM on the day of arrival and check-out time is 10 AM on the day of departure. This is to allow time for cleaning and setup between visitors.


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Waterfront Home Near Bar Harbor/Acadia With Superb Views Of Acadia Mtns.
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful family vacation in Maine

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage was the perfect place to stay for our family's first trip to Maine. We had everything we could possibly need, from comfy beds to a fully stocked kitchen. The cottage sits on a huge lot, offering tons of privacy and a large stretch of shoreline. We loved the easy access to the bay/beach, and the kids loved looking for shells and other treasures during low tide. When we weren't trying out some of the incredible restaurants or the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound that is only about two minutes away, we were able to grill and then eat right by the water on the picnic table. We had so much fun using the firepit to make s'mores at night, and when the fog cleared out we were able to see the milky way and so many stars! It was also nice to have a strong wireless signal so that we could check on things to do in the area or make reservations for activities because our phones had very little signal on Mount Desert Island. We spent most of our week exploring Acadia and MDI. The cottage was a great base of operations. It only takes about fifteen minutes to reach the entrance to Acadia or Bar Harbor, and it also only takes about fifteen minutes to head the other direction toward Southwest Harbor and the "quieter" side of the island. We had a great week hiking, kayaking, whale watching, enjoying lobster, relaxing, and visiting the shops and restaurants all over the island. We loved the area, and when we come back someday we would not hesitate to stay in Sue and Gordon's cottage again. Our family made wonderful memories here!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having your family stay with us and we both hope you come back to Maine one day. I meant to tell you to have the kids watch for the seals on a coming tide we quite often see them. Sue and Gordon
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Beautifully Located Waterfront Cabin With Easy Access to Acadia Natl. Pk. & Bar Harbor

  • 3 of 5

Cozy, comfortably furnished & well-stocked, very private cabin with beautiful view on large waterfront property. Convenient access to local places of interest (Acadia Pk. Cadillac Mtn., Bar Harbor, etc.) My husband and I stayed for a week in late July. Weather mostly sunny & cool. Entire area very crowded this time of year. Next time we'll wait 'til September.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you liked our home and the views and privacy. Acadia is a beautiful place therefore very popular.
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Just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful two week stay in Trenton, ME, just outside of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The cottage was 'just like home' only better! Everything was neat and clean and welcoming. The appliances made life easy and relaxing. The view from the porch/deck was restful and the recommended restaurants were spot on. Everything was just as we hoped it would be. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to a friend. I thank the owners for their kindness and thoughtfulness.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a week spent in the Acadia area. Sue and Gordon's cabin made the perfect home base for our excursions to Acadia National Park. The cabin is cozy, clean, and stocked with everything you need. We even tried our hand at making lobsters over the fire pit by the beach--perfect!! The house sits right on the water with a large lawn and several trees. Each morning a flock of geese trudged in to eat any apples that might have fallen off the trees. There was even a seal in the water who came by and put on quite a show! We enjoyed looking for shells and other sea creatures during low tide. The cabin has a secluded feel, yet is conveniently located just a short drive from Acadia and Bar Harbor.

We would highly recommend staying in this lovely home if you are visiting the area. You won't be disappointed!! Thank you, Sue and Gordon, for sharing your wonderful home with us!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you folks stay our our home you took wonderful care of it and you were a pleasure to deal with we hope you come again one day. Sue and Gordon
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Cozy cabin 10 minutes from Acadia

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cabin is in a perfect location for spending time at Acadia National Park. It was comfortable, clean and well-supplied. We loved our mornings on the porch and the beautiful views of the Waterway. The Trenton Lobster Pound at the end of the street has the most reasonable prices in the area for live lobsters. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay at our cottage by the sea. We do hope you come back and stay next year. Thank you for taking such good care of it.
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Peaceful cabin on the water perfectly located near

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed a lovely, relaxing week at Sue and Gordon's cabin. It is perfectly located for trips into Acadia National Park while providing beautiful water views and low tide exploration walks. All the needed comforts including the bonus use of a washer/dryer. We slept with the windows open every night and enjoyed the quiet location and only the sounds of the water against the shoreline. All the geese, gulls, and other water ducks were all entertaining. Great having the firepit!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our cottage by the ocean. Yes it is very peaceful and being on 4 acres makes it private. We are so glad you had fun and hope one day you will return. Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Hancock County/Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Train
115 Miles
'The Downeaster', Portland, Freeport and Brunswick
Car: recommended

LL Bean has a local free bus, hop on hop off, that you can take from a few places not too far away. They allow you to take your bikes as well and they drop you off in the park. You can Kayak or canoe right from our beach and there are several rental companies that deliver right to the house. We can sit on our porch and on a coming tide quite often see seals swimming up into the bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Maine Lodging Tax of 9% will be added to rental fee.
If you prefer to pay for your rental with Visa, Master Card, Discover Card or e-check directly to our bank, please add 3% to the total amount to cover the processing fee.

Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel your reservation up to 6 weeks prior to your arrival with a $100 penalty. If the property is subsequently rented for the same time period, the $100 penalty will also be returned. If the cancellation occurs less than 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the reservation, you will not receive any refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.