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Oceanfront Cottage, Near Acadia National Park, Private Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2BR/1BA Oceanfront Cottage

Oceanfront cottage with 200 feet of private pebble beach with beautiful view of Western Bay and mountains of Acadia National Park. Situated on 3/4 acre, this cottage is conveniently located in a quiet, wooded setting yet only 10 miles to Acadia National Park and 12 miles to Bar Harbor. Cottage has 2 bedrooms, living room, bath room, kitchen with modern appliances, and small breakfast sun porch. From the sun porch or deck, enjoy sunrise over the mountains or the beauty of the moonlight on the water.

Amenities:Electric heat, wood stove, telephone. Please No Pets. No Smoking.

Activities: Swim, kayak, walk, bike, or just sit and read a book on the private beach.

Area: Conveniently located between Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, directly on the shore. Dining, shopping, whale watches, nature cruises, hiking or biking in Acadia National Park.

More Details

Robert and Patricia Banach
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, reading knowledge of French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

About Robert and Patricia Banach

Bob and Pat are recently retired. We enjoy sharing our special place in Maine with guests.

Robert and Patricia Banach purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Robert and Patricia Banach chose Downeast and Acadia

We love the peace and quiet on our 200 feet of private beach. We love the view across the bay to the mountains of Acadia National Park.We love watching the sunrise from the sun porch and the moon on the water at night. And we love watching to see a glimpse of seals in the bay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed there late May 2011 and it was great. It's on the mainland, very near the lobster pounds and the bridge to Mt. Desert Island. The location is the best of both worlds. The cabin had all of the needed amenities, but still retained the rustic qualities and atmosphere of being a cabin. It's exactly as the pictures on the web site show it. We feasted on lobsters and steamers in the eating area which has such a beautiful view! No TV, which was great. It's in a nice quiet area, on a very tiny road. We saw a (smaller type) whale right from the cabin!

Don't miss the really cool nearby medium-sized grocery store nearby "hidden" with the gas station. Or, a few miles away on the mainland you can find all of the big stores. We settled on a family-run place just outside of Bar Harbor as our favorite place to buy lobsters to cook at the cabin. Be sure to visit the other smaller towns on the island in addition to Bar Harbor. Everything there is the real thing.

The owners were great to deal with. We loved the cabin, the area, and had a great time.
May 2011
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Trenton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , shower, sink, toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Sheets and towels are not included in the rental rate. However, they can be provided at modest added cost for guests who cannot bring their own.


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Oceanfront Cottage, Near Acadia National Park, Private Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews
Kalamazoo, Mi

Perfect Acadia Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days exploring Mt. Desert Island from this lovely little cottage. Every live-in vacation detail was attended to, from saucepans to binoculars. We had a range of spring weather, but were always comfortable thanks to the wood stove and the sunny morning porch. We watched seals play from the deck and walked the rocky beach at low tide. Guest books going back 20+ years gave wonderful suggestions for hikes and eats, and the accounts were testimony to our host's good sense and hospitality. Upgrades such as a skylight and the wood stove were made in accordance with guest recos. Local artwork and regional flair was tastefully on display and never overdone. My sister and I sincerely hope to return someday and will encourage friends and family to book here in the future.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our little cottage. We enjoy staying here ourselves and do try to anticipate what may make your stay special. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
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Golden Valley, MN

Perfect cottage on the water

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what you hope for, a cozy cottage on the water with convenient access to Acadia. Very quiet location, most places in the area are located on the main roads. The bay gets very calm so we were able to easily kayak around and check out the nearby island that has no development at all. Only a half hour drive to all of Acadia. Owners were very easy to work with, and the place was in excellent condition when we arrived. Looking forward to another visit.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cabin on the Water in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for us! It was a short, easy drive into Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and also into Southwest Harbor. We got up early each day and enjoyed breakfast on the enclosed porch overlooking the water. Enjoyed some wonderful hikes during the day (highlights were Precipice, Beehive and Penobscot Mountain). Also rented bikes and rode the Carriage Roads one day which we highly recommend. The fall colors were beautiful and pretty much at peak in the Park. In the evenings, we'd have dinner in town and looked forward to heading back to the cabin to build a fire in the wood burning stove and sit around listening to music and visiting. Absolutely loved our stay at the Banach cabin!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on the cabin. We love it there too and we are always happy when we are able to share it with others who feel the same. Pat and Bob
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Could not have been more perfect

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the door, we felt like we were home. Bob and Pat have thought of everything one could possibly need. The location could not be more perfect - close to activities in Acadia/Bar Harbor yet just far enough away from the hustle and bustle in order to relax. Our week was full of adventure (hiking, biking, kayaking) as well as unwinding - either on the wonderful sun porch, on the deck or on the private beach. I have already highly recommended this cottage to family and friends - and hope to have the opportunity to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the cottage, Angela. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Pat and Bob
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Cozy Cottage on Western Bay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying in this cozy cottage. The sunroom overlooking the water was my favorite place to sit. We saw seals playing and the fog rolling in at night. At high tide, you can hear the water from the master bedroom which just lulled us to sleep. The kitchen has everything you need to cook meals if you want. Although there is not a washer and dryer, the kitchen sink is plenty big to rinse out a few items of clothes. Also, there is no wifi or TV which we thought was a bonus and we didn't miss either one at all! There is a radio so we listened to music. Cell service (Verizon) worked great! You can rent kayaks from a local company that will deliver right to the cabin (or bring your own) so we enjoyed the Western Bay waterfront access from the cabin. The cabin is located on a very quiet road and only 7 miles from the main entrance to Acadia National Park, 9 miles to Bar Harbor, and 10 miles to Ellsworth. We did not have any traffic to deal with. Lots of restaurants nearby and an IGA grocery that has everything else you might need. They even sell spirits and Maine's famous blueberry wine. Thank you Pat and Bob for sharing your cabin and we hope we can get to Maine again soon. There are many more hiking trails that we need to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of Heaven here on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this cottage every year now for almost 10 years. When we open the door, we feel as if we never left. Everything one needs to experience a quintessential Maine coast vacation is right here in this cottage. We come for respite and rest, others come to experience all the area has to offer. If you are looking for high tech entertainment (ie; WiFi and cable TV) then this is not the spot for you. If you crave relaxation, privacy, quiet, and the ocean outside your window with your morning coffee...Then you have found the place. The owners could not be more helpful, communicative and considerate. It has been a pure delight to head to Trenton every Fall. Thank you Pat and Bob!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
in front of cottage
Car: recommended

Other Activities: kayaking; short drive to Acadia National Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

There is a $200 security deposit which is refunded if the property is left clean and in good condition. Linens are not included in the rental rate but can be arranged for a modest additional cost if the guest is not able to bring their own. The reservation deposit is non-refundable unless we can re-rent the week(s) reserved.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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