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Enjoy Sunrise over Acadia and 200' Private Shore!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, fenced yard and private shore.

Enjoy the sunrise each day, and amazing views of Cadillac and Sargent mountains from the private shore at Western Bay Shores cottage. This home is less than 20 minutes to the main entrance of Acadia Nat'l Park, and about 30 minutes to downtown Bar Harbor.

Please be sure to check out other property's # 3830794 Kissick Point and Heather Cove #4487421 if the week you want is booked here.

Enjoy your morning coffee with the beauty of sunrise over the bay and the Acadia mountains. Strolling the shore, beachcombing, enjoying the eagles and seals are all part of your day here in this area of Maine. Western Bay Shores is a lovely, comfortable, and well-maintained 4-bedroom post & beam home with nearly every room having a view of the water.

Fenced yard is great for kids play, or your small dog. Inside, 3 floors provide plenty of space for everyone and privacy. Easy access to the private shore for your own kayaks or canoes (or rent them locally). Convenient location to all the Down East sights - less than 20 min to Acadia Nat'l Park, 25 minutes to Bar Harbor. On the way back, stop at Trenton Lobster Pound just a couple of miles from the house for lobsters to cook and enjoy on the new, large deck with patio dining, gas BBQ grill and casual seating. After dinner, head out to the fire pit, to enjoy the moonset and stargazing!

There are 4 Bedrooms. Base rate is for 8 people, extra fee applies for up to 2 additional guests (10 total).

On the 1st floor - 2 Twin Beds, new, updated bathroom with shower and full laundry; 2nd Floor - 1 King Bed master with 2 sitting areas, master bath with tub, shower. Also on 2nd Fl - 1 Queen BR, hallway full bath with shower/tub combo. On 3rd Floor - 2 Full-size Beds, and additional TV / game room with futon/couch.

The breakfast nook has a pub table with 4 stools - perfect place for morning coffee or kids afternoon coloring. Comfortable dining room seats 6.

Roomy living areas too - from the living room, the 2 sitting areas in the Master BR, and the 3rd floor TV/game room.

Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and Visitor's Center less than 20 minutes away. Conveniently located between nearby towns of Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, Southeast Harbor and more villages on Mount Desert Island. Nearby shopping, artisan shops, farmer's market, miniature golf, dining, ice cream, lumberjack show, miniature golf and more!

Note that this is a non-smoking residence - no fires, candles, or smoking allowed inside.

Amenities Summary: 4 Bedrooms, 3 full baths. Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, 3 HDTVs, 3 Blu-ray/DVD players, 1 Wii, 1 Roku box, Cable TV in Living Room and Master Bedroom. Cleaning included. Linens and towels included. Basic hand soap, toilet paper and laundry detergent included. We love to cook, so the kitchen is well-stocked with good knives, spices, plus dishwasher, dishes, glassware silverware, grill tools, lobster pot, cutting boards, bakeware, coffee pot and coffee bean grinder, coffee filters and array of kitchen accessories. Dish soaps, etc.

More Details

Daria Duda & Scott Morrison
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Daria Duda & Scott Morrison

Scott & Daria have been visiting the Bar Harbor area for many years and fell in the love with the area. They purchased Western Bay Shores in 2012, and another property a few miles away in 2014. They enjoy time here in the off-seasons as well. Back in Philadelphia, Scott is known for his award-winning beer, and helping new start-up breweries, while Daria works in marketing at a technology company.

Daria Duda & Scott Morrison purchased this house in 2012

Why Daria Duda & Scott Morrison chose Trenton

When Scott & Daria bought Western Bay Shores, the former owners provided a comprehensive 'book' of everything about the house - ending their description with 'It's a special place.' This statement couldn't be more true … you'll find relaxation and enjoyment here at this home - it truly is a special place and we are happy that we can have our guests enjoy this slice of Maine as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Moon rise over the water - truly awesome, especially during a full moon. And the sunrises can be spectacular.


Trenton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Base Rental Rate: For 8 people. Extra person fee applies over 8 people, with a maximum of 2 extra people, or10 total. Kids under 2 may be exception.
  • Cancellation Policy: Refunds are possible ONLY IF we are able to re-rent the week.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , on 1st floor
  • Washer/dryer located in the 1st floor bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2nd Floor - 1 queen , Full Bath
    3rd Floor - 2 double , Skylight
    1st Floor - 2 twin/ single , New in 2014: renovated bath with shower
    Master - 1 king , 2 Sitting Areas, Full Bath with Shower
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Amenities Summary: 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 8. 2 1/2 bath. Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, 3 HDTVs, 2 Blu-ray players, 1 Wii, Cable TV in Living Room and Master Bedroom. Linens and towels included. Kitchen includes dishwasher, dishes, silverware, grill tools, lobster pot, knives, cutting boards, bakeware, over 20 different spices, coffee pot and coffee bean grinder, coffee filters. Enjoy alfresco dining (or just hanging out) on the deck or at the picnic table under the pines near the shore. Plenty of indoor activities if you have a rainy day - from board games to Wii games. This is a non-smoking home. Pets considered for an additional fee.


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Enjoy Sunrise over Acadia and 200' Private Shore!
average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews

Beautiful location, comfortable and clean property.

  • 5 of 5

The entire experience was seamless. The owners had prepared a very thorough and helpful guide to the property and area. Arrival and departure instructions were clear. There was more than enough room for 6 adults and 2 small children. We loved being on the water and watching the sun rise and set. We will absolutely try to rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommend this house ! Convenient and very clean

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views all around. House was very clean and had everything a family could need ! Close enough to Acadia without all the traffic. Had a wonderful time (excluding remnants of hurricane Jose ). Wanted to tour the island by boat but too choppy. All in all , a great stay !

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Marlton ,nj

Comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our week rental. The house was in a prime location , close to everything but in a quiet peaceful setting on the water .The house was well equipped and comfortable. There was a good size fenced yard for our dog to play .We enjoyed many a sunrise and fires on the beach at night

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home near the quiet side of Acadia

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay here. We are a family of four with two grade school aged kids - the house easily could have accommodated another family of four for folks who don't mind a house share. The house was well-outfitted and well-maintained. The beach access was great (an easy walk, no boulders or steep drop-off as with some properties in the area). The beds were comfortable and the Wi-Fi was good and dependable. There were ample, high-quality towels in the bathrooms. The well water here is very good. The kitchen had everything we needed and was better equipped than we have found most rentals to be (good selection of pots, pans, glassware and utensils). We found that the drive times to Bar Harbor and the main entrance of the park consistently ran 30 - 35 minutes respectively (as we anticipated). Note: there is virtually no Verizon cell service in this area, so if you are Verizon customer be prepared to use the landline, Google voice, Facetime, etc.). We did not encounter any problems with the house or the property during our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suburban NJ

Deep breaths and relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

The deck, the beach, the yard, and the comfortable accommodations were a fantastic base for our vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Amazing location and great house!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect with this trip, cannot wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Atlantic Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Trenton Lobster Pound
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Western Bay Shores is a lovely 4-bedroom home situated on 1.5 acres with 200' of private shore on Western Bay in Trenton.

Centrally located halfway between Ellsworth and the town of Bar Harbor and less than 20 minutes from Acadia National Park, and the Hulls Cove Visitor's center. Hike and bike or enjoy the scenic Loop Road en route to Jordan Pond, Sand Beach and Thunder Hole.

The cottage features 200' of private shore - sunbathe, beachcomb, or rent kayaks or canoes (can be delivered to the house for the week). New, large deck provides plenty of room for outdoor dining and relaxing. Fenced-in yard is great for the kids and your small family dog to run around too!

Four bedrooms including 1 King Master BR with sitting area and own bath, 1 Queen, 1 bedroom with 2 full beds on the 3rd floor, and 1 bedroom with 2 twins on the first floor. First floor also features living and dining rooms, kitchen and bath with shower & laundry.

Washer/dryer, HDTVs, Cable TV, and WIFI throughout. Rainy day? No problem - choose Wii, enjoy a movie or play a board game. Like to cook? Stocked kitchen provides you the basics, cookware and utensils. BBQ Gas Grill and grill utensils, too.

The town of Ellsworth is just 15 minutes up the road with quaint shops, and restaurants. Pick up fresh, local produce at the Ellsworth Farmer's Market or visit the historic Woodlawn Museum.

Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor (11 miles) feature numerous shops, movie theater and dining (favorites by far are Cafe This Way and McKays or Side Street Cafe). Go for a boat ride and enjoy the fresh ocean air.

Attractions: Whether you have kids or not, check out Diver Ed, who launches daily excursions from the College of the Atlantic (20 minutes). It's a fantastic, must do activity. Other favorites include Pirates Cove Adventure Miniature Golf and Abbe Museum.

After your day of hiking Cadillac Mountain, biking the carriage roads or strolling through Bar Harbor, come home to Western Bay Shores - cook up your fresh lobsters by the sounds of the bay, have a campfire on the beach and relax!

At night, don't forget to look up to enjoy the moon rise over the water and unbelievable star gazing.

It's a special place.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

from $1595 to $3750/week
Please contact us if you'd like to rent for multiple weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund