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Oceanfront Cottage, Near Acadia National Park, Private Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Cottage, Near Acadia National Park, Private Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

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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Tranquil and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Banach Cottage is well placed for a holiday near Acadia. There is lots to do for every persuasion - hiking, touring, shopping in Bar Harbor, the Wild Acadia park, near Ellsworth, for the kids (we particularly enjoyed the water slides) - all within easy driving distance. We were lucky to have temps in the mid70s the whole week, a little chilly in the AM, but a sweatshirt and the sunroom more than compensated. I am sure the woodstove is perfect in the cooler months. We enjoyed our coffee every morning just looking out over the cove, counting how many times we saw a seal's head pop out and on our last morning a seal came within 30 feet of the water's edge at high tide. If one has keen sight you may also luck out and see porpoises in the cove, too. The cottage is well appointed, well kept and cozy. There is a full galley kitchen, which any cook will appreciate. However, as I was on holiday the extent of my cooking was a few boiled eggs, French press coffee in the AM and sandwiches for lunch - lol! The tranquility offered by this property was what drew us to rent it and we were not disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houghton le Spring UK

A difficult call...not all we hoped for.

  • 3 of 5

Agree with some of the reviews, but couldn't give five stars. Great location without a doubt and the breakfast view is fantastic. It is away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbour, but close enough to visit all of MDI. The cabin is well equipped, but standard of facilties, such as the bathroom are cramped and basic - remember it lacks facilities for washing clothes, which can be a problem if you are travelling light.

It is quite dark inside the cabin, even with the lights on and the temperature is difficult to control. There is a fan to circulate the air when it is hot and the wood burning stove and some heaters to help when it is chilly.

The photographs look good, as do ours, and there are many people who have loved staying here and return, but for us it didn't tick enough boxes.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry that our little cottage was not all this guest had hoped for, but we are happy that he confirms that it is well equipped, in a quiet location, with a fantastic view, and that the photos are accurate. We always try to describe our property accurately and honestly so that our guests are not disappointed. In this case, the guest mentions lack of laundry facilities, but we did not list a washer/dryer among our amenities. He mentions the bathroom is small and basic and that is indeed true. We advertise a 650 sq. ft. cottage and unfortunately that does not allow for a large spacious bathroom. He mentions that it is hard to control the temperature, but there is heat, a wood stove and a fan. This is a seasonal Maine cottage which we rent May to Oct. The electric baseboard heaters have a manual on/off knob with settings of Hi, Medium, and Low. They are easy to use at the discretion of the guest. But it is not central heating with wall thermostats. Likewise when it is hotter than usual on the Maine coast, the fan supplements the ocean breeze. The cottage is directly ocean front. We were there this past week, Aug. 3-10 and did not use the fan once. Indeed we seldom need the fan, but provide it just in case. Also we just had new Anderson windows (with screens) installed in the back of the cottage which are very easy to open to let the breeze flow through. As to the cottage being dark, I am not sure how to respond.The sun porch, where you dine, is so sunny on a sunny day that I wear my sunglasses. On a cloudy day or in the evening there is a 5 bulb chandelier with 60 watt bulbs, on a rheostat to create the amount of light you prefer. Each bedroom has 3 lamps, as does the living room. The kitchen has 2 spotlights on track lighting and two wall lamps and a skylight. It seems fine to us and no one has complained of the lighting before, but it is a cabin style and does not have plaster walls or ceilings that reflect the light. I am sorry that for this guest it was not bright enough.We Know that our little cottage may not suit everyone. It is a quintessential Maine coast cottage. We do not try to pretend it is otherwise. We love it the way it is and many others do too. If what you want is a fantastic view, a clean well equipped cottage, a quiet convenient oceanfront location, all of which this guest confirms, then you will not be disappointed. But if you seek additional amenities, there are other properties in different price ranges that you may prefer.
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Nearest Beach
in front of cottage
Car: recommended

Other Activities: kayaking; short drive to Acadia National Park


Rates & Availability

Trenton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

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