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My Grandmother's Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Simplicity at its finest!

You are tucked under the towering oaks and spruce trees of Grandmother’s cottage. Wake up to the sound of surf and the call of the loon. Sip your morning coffee in the screened gazebo, perched above the shoreline. Watch the lobsterman check traps and the seabirds hunt for breakfast. Take your morning shower outside in the sea breeze.

You are a steppingstone from Acadia where outdoor adventures abound. Plan a hike up Cadillac Mountain, pedal around Schoodic Point with breathtaking views of the Downeast coast or ride miles of carriage roads stopping for popovers at the Jordan Pond House. Kayak along the pristine coastline.

Browse for antiques, homemade gifts or Native American crafts. Lunch on lobster cooked and cracked right off the boat.

Simply sit back. This is Maine. While away the day with a good book, an artist’s brush or a writer’s pen. And at the end of the day, take your glass of wine to the gazebo where the water and sky fill with the brilliance of a mighty sunset and the majesty of the night sky.

Keywords: oceanside, retreat, traditional

More Details

Bonnie Ayer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Bonnie Ayer

My Grandmother, my Mother, now we enjoy this beautiful place. My grandchildren are the fifth generation to vacation at this cottage. This is Maine, 'the way life should be.' What a priceless treasure this is. We live year round in Colorado and have a few weeks of the summer when the cottage is not filled with family and friends. Perhaps you would enjoy the peace and relaxation.

Bonnie Ayer purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Bonnie Ayer chose Downeast and Acadia

There are few places on Earth where the busy mind slows to a gentler place. Watching the tides change, hearing the soft lap of the waves, feeling the breezes drift through through the trees, these are treasured moments to be one with the universe. This is a quiet haven.

What makes this cottage unique

This place is a unique blend of the present and the past. Wifi, but no TV, new appliances and my Grandmother's dishes, new beds and wicker furniture from the 1930's.


Trenton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen (1) Double (1) Daybed in great room
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

My Grandmother's Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
New Jersey

Peaceful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a very relaxing stay at this lovely little cottage. The furnishings are very homey, an eclectic mix that perfectly suits the cottage . I loved the personal touches all over...a few family pictures, grandchildren’s artwork, old fashioned dishes, and a 40's style metal kitchen table. In the evening we enjoyed sitting in the screened-in gazebo which is close to the bay. From there we enjoyed the sunset, and later the moonbeams over the water. Trenton is a great place to stay because it is very convenient to Bar Harbor/Acadia/Ellsworth and day-tripping to the north woods to spy moose, or to Campobello Island (Canada-bring your passport) to visit Franklin D. Roosevelt’s family home. The owner, Bonnie, was lovely to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forestville, NY USA

Coming back!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, comfortable and welcoming are just a few of the words I could use to describe this idealic setting. The cottage was well equipted with everything you need or may have forgotten. Simply buy some groceries and relax.

The week I spent there will be remembered for a life time. I highly recommend this cottage for anyone who wants to get away to a private, clean, serene place for some delightful restoration,.

It should be noted that cell phone connection can be unreliable, but for me this was an added plus!

The only thing I would add to the spot is a hot tub which I would eagerly provide if it would gaurentee my annual reservation.

Thank you so much for sharing your Grandma's cottage with me!



  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Bar Harbor
Car: recommended

Wooded area of cottages and year round homes along the tip of the Oak Point peninsula. Quiet, off the beaten path but a quick drive to Acadia and all that a National Park includes.


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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

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