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Cozy, Bright Shoreline Retreat with Spectacular Views of Sunrise over Acadia NP

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,660 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, separate bunkhouse, sleeps 4 adults, 8 total

Imagine yourself in this peaceful light-filled retreat gazing out over the shoreline to Acadia's beautiful mountains and truly disconnecting from everything but the beautiful natural surroundings that seem to enter this home like a living mural. You'll marvel at the entire wall of windows that look out over the Western Bay like a large movie screen at once refueling and relaxing your worn spirits. Out on the deck overlooking the shoreline awaits a spectacular 210 degree unobstructed view like none other in the area. The Shore House at Main Stay is uniquely situated on the shoreline at the very tip of a promontory jutting into the Mt. Desert Narrows and the Western Bay creating an impressive view every day no matter the season or the weather. See for yourself - check out the video.

Imagine cool Maine nights on the shoreline enjoying a campfire cooked meal before retiring to a refreshing sleep initiated by the sound of the lapping waves on the rocky shore just beyond your window. You've found the perfect location for launching a kayak, just strolling along the shore looking for shells and starfish, good laughs and conversation on the large deck, reconnecting with loved ones or rekindling a romance. There's a ramp to the water and you can almost pull your car up to the shoreline making it one of the easiest locations to launch kayaks or small boats. Surrounding the home are beautiful perennial gardens and lots of yard space for dogs and children to run and explore.

This home isn't like the others. While it has a fully stocked kitchen, high ceilings, a large open floor plan, washer/dryer, wonderfully comfortable beds and a location close to attractive downtown Ellsworth, amazing Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor's quaint shops and restaurants, it's charm is not in granite counter tops, recessed lighting or modern finishes. It's charm is it's classic Downeast Maine character expressed through its rustic panelling, leather seating reminiscent of a ship Captain's quarters, fine art, classic furnishings, lovely gardens, a separate ditty box studio with two bunkbeds that kids will love (parents too, probably), a wood stove and incredible views. This is your home away from home and everything else you want to leave behind.

More Details

Property Manager
Stephen Price
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2016

About Stephen Price

Mainstay has been a part of our family for four generations.

Why Stephen Price chose Downeast and Acadia

Our family compound is a labor of love, that started over 100 years ago with our grandmother's brothers and sisters. She came from a family of 10, and they all pitched in and built a family 'camp' where they would all gather together throughout the summer and enjoy each others company. Our great aunts made superb home cooked meals while the great uncles sat outside, swapping tall tales and laughing all afternoon.

The family camp called Sea Breezes no longer exists, but we honor their memory and share their love of this beautiful little piece of heaven.

What makes this house unique

Oak Point is perfectly situated on a point of land that looks out over Western Bay to Mt. Desert Island. The property is oriented south, so we enjoy lovely sunshine all day. There is a large granite outcropping on the shore which is called Table Rock, a well known shore landmark. The shore itself is endlessly fascinating to kids of all ages, and beachcombing and rock skipping are favorite activities

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed ourselves enormously in your beach side rental in Trenton.
Jun 2016
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Trenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private in master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Library with sleep sofa
    Bedroom 4 - 4 child bed , Seperate 'bunkhouse'
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Cozy, Bright Shoreline Retreat with Spectacular Views of Sunrise over Acadia NP
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews

Great location but home needs some work

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I would love to give this home a great review because the location is fabulous but I just cannot. The home itself is dated and worn. Carpets are stained, screen doors missing, a window frame broke, an ant problem with traps everywhere. On the plus side, there is plenty of privacy and parking and the garden is absolutely beautiful but we will not be back unless the home is updated.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Right on the water w/ stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

This home was so convenient to everything in the area, but I didn't want to leave the property because it was so comfortable and the views were mesmerizing. Can't wait to go back to my home away from home in Maine!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

One of the most relaxing vacations I've ever had. Being right on the water with a view of Cadillac Mountain was magical -- especially in the moonlight. The house was beautifully furnished and so comfortable we felt right at home. I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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One word...AHH.

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous location. One of the most breathtaking views you will find in the area!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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One word...AHH.

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous location. One of the most breathtaking views you will find in the area!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hancock County Airport
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
Car: necessary

There are very good reasons why families have chosen Acadia for their vacations for centuries. The pristine beauty of the area attracts nature lovers and those seeking peaceful reconnection to a simpler life. However, if you are looking for fun and excitement, you can find that too with plenty of family oriented activities nearby - go kart racing, mini golf, kayaking, sailboat cruising, hiking and biking are just a few of the fun things you can do.

No question that Acadia National Park is a very popular destination with lots to see and experience. I've been to the Park more times than I can count, and never get tired of it. If you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of Mt. Desert in summer, then Mainstay is the place for you. Super convenient, quiet and relaxed, with access to everything nearby just minutes away without the crowds. You can't get better!


Rates & Availability

Trenton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter and Spring
Oct 1 2016 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

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