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Waterfront Cottage ~ Acadia National Park ~ Gorgeous Sunsets!

Bedrooms 2
Space 83 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 bath, Waterfront Cottage sleeps 6. Amazing Views ~ Stunning Sunsets

Acadia Bayside Cottage is a very clean, well-kept waterfront cottage steps to the shore, lots of light and warmth, two fireplace stoves; Master bedroom with ocean views/sleeps 2 (Queen Bd), 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds; 1 Queen pull-out couch/futon sleeps 2 in the great room with amazing ocean views; 1 bathroom with shower; kitchen, reading nook with fireplace & ocean views, living room/dining room with ocean views, gas grill and patio with outdoor seating and two smaller side decks. Clean bedding & linens are provided weekly

Acadia Bayside Cottage is nestled in a grove of tall pines. Relax in the bentwood Adirondack style chairs on the bluff overlooking the bay. Witness seals, bald eagles, blue herons, osprey and harbor porpoises from the cottage or in your kayak on the water. Peaceful and private, yet close by to all area amenities of the Acadia region.

By car, our cottage is approx:

10 min to seafood restaurants/lobster pounds just off of Route 3 in Trenton along the route you'd follow onto Mount Desert Island (MDI).

10 min to the head of Mount Desert Island which is an area known as the Town Hill section of Bar Harbor.

20 min to the main Acadia National Park entrance and Hulls Cove Visitor's Center.

25 min to downtown Bar Harbor where there are many restaurants & shops, 3 pharmacies, movie theater, grocery stores and much more.

Many hiking & biking trails within 20-30 min drive.(trails and carriage roads can be accessed all over the island)

10 min to Ellsworth - where you'll find restaurants, movie theaters, grocery stores, pharmacies, Walmart, TJ Maxx, L.L. Bean and other stores. Main Street in Ellsworth, which leads down to a small bridge & river, is a nice part of this small city - sort of an old fashioned downtown with some interesting shops and restaurants.

You'll find restaurants along both sides of Main Street. The Union River Lobster Pot is just over the bridge and nestled along the river just behind Rooster Brothers specialty foods store & has excellent seafood. There are also some chain restaurants along Route 3 in Ellsworth.

More Details

Property Manager
Kim Childs and Doug Michael
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, Basic knowledge of French
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Kim Childs and Doug Michael

I was born in Maine to parents 'from away' as they say and grew up in mid-coast Maine. Although I sought adventure in far away places during my 20's, I chose to return to this amazing state because there's no place quite like Maine or like Mainers.

In past years, I've worked for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in mid-coast Maine and am an alumna of three of their programs.

For several years, I led cultural and educational tours primarily in the Middle East, but also in the United States, Canada and Europe. This work led to the founding of my an educational travel company, which I operated with my husband for several years.

In recent years, I've worked in Maine in the areas of public health and geriatric social work. Before recently joining the Institute for Humane Education in Surry, I worked at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.

I happily live on Mount Desert Island with my husband, son, daughter and a rescued greyhound named Chester.

Kim Childs and Doug Michael purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kim Childs and Doug Michael chose Downeast and Acadia

Over the past several years, my husband and I have been looking for a very special property, and feel lucky to have finally found all we were searching for in Acadia Bayside Cottage. This cottage has everything we hoped for - a beautiful, oceanfront setting, vibrant sunsets to gaze at in the evenings and a location very close to Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. This cozy abode quickly felt like home to us and a place we could envision spending a lot of time - without having to drive far to feel like we were getting away from it all.

Acadia Bayside Cottage has a presence - a strong sense of place - which quickly draws you in and invites you to relax & live in the peaceful moments we hope you'll experience while enjoying our little slice of paradise!

What makes this cottage unique

Acadia Bayside Cottage is situated on beautiful Mill Cove, near the confluence of Union River Bay and Blue Hill Bay. Our cove is an excellent place to sea kayak, and is frequently visited by Seals, Harbor Porpoise, Bald Eagles, Blue Heron, Double-Crested Cormorant, King Fisher, and Loons. Four-footed friends have included the occasional White-tailed Deer and baby Fox!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Every time we turned into the driveway, we just had to say wow!!

This is picture perfect!! I couldn't have planned a more homey cottage. Thanks for sharing it!
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Trenton, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Faces ocean
  • In the Great Room, there's a pull-out sofa/futon which sleeps 2 facing the water with broad ocean views.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Waterfront Cottage ~ Acadia National Park ~ Gorgeous Sunsets!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Very tranquil. A lot of wilder life saw a wild saw a wild coyote running across the yard. Thank you

  • 5 of 5

Go for it it's worth the time. Enjoy the downtime with the birds. Comfortable accommodation s🙂?

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This place is total relaxation. The sunsets were a great finale to each day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acadia bayside measures up to the description.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Kim and Doug, for letting us share your home for one week! Your cottage has every amenity, the great room is awesome and the sunsets are superb. We saw many birds and really enjoyed kayaking and canoeing. What a memorable time we had! After a day of biking or hiking, the ride from the park to the cottage is short and once you are there, so welcoming. Sure hope to return to Maine in the future. Our dog loved it too!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Maine escape

  • 5 of 5

We rented Acadia Bayside Cottage for the first week of August, 2016 and we absolutely loved it. The cottage has everything you could possible need for a relaxing week on the shore, just pick up some groceries and you’re all set. The sunsets were incredible just about every night of our stay and we watched bald eagles catching fish right in front of the cottage. We also saw a few seals and herons too. We really appreciated the peace and quiet of the cottage after a busy day in Bar Harbor or hiking in the park.

We are from Maine and can honestly say that if you are looking for a true “Maine experience”, this cottage provides it hands down.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and Peaceful Stay...

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Doug and Kim for offering your treasure of a home for our vacation! We found the location and amenities to be perfect for our family of four. Your stocking of the kitchen and bathrooms was most helpful and an extra bonus. We can't say enough about the comfort and setting of the cottage. The sunsets were some of the best we have ever seen. The tide changes and wild life added to the experience. We found ourselves not wanting to leave each day to go do all of the fun activities available on Mt Desert island only 10 minutes away and wishing we had another week just to relax at the cottage. The location was ideal just minutes away from Ellsworth and so close to Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor. One thing we enjoyed the most was eating fresh lobster outside and just simply watching the sunsets. Our week at your home will certainly be one of our most memorable family vacations. Thank you both!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beats all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Having rented numerous cabins/cottages in or around National Parks, this was by far the best equipped and comfortable. They literally have EVERYTHING you'll ever need during your stay. We spent most evenings either on the deck or in the sun/TV room with breathtaking views of the Bay. Location is perfect for going to town, finding a dinner spot or taking that hike. We can't say enough good things about the welcome and hospitality we felt...home away from home, for sure! When we return to Maine, we only hope that they have availability for our stay. Thank you Kim & Doug, you helped make our vacation one of the best. Janet & Joe, Chicago, IL, June 2016

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton, 10' from cottage
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
10' away from cottage
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course; Kebo Valley Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Union River Lobsterpot & Many others
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Rental property has an oceanfront beach
Car: necessary

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula, Blue Hill and the Blue Hill Peninsula, Ellsworth, Downeast Acadia region.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Trenton, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Solstice 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
Peak Fall Colors 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest
Cozy Fireplace Nights 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$133.78 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$535.12
Pet Fee A$133.78 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

A well-behaved dog* is welcome. Limit:1 small to med sized dog. Fee for dog: $100 per week. *Sorry, no extra furry, x-large or slobbery dogs. The cottage is a smoke-free property. Smoking is not permitted on the premises or inside of the cottage. Max occupancy is 6 people. Rates are for up to 4 people - then add $15pp per night. Reservation payments are fully refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival. Until confirmed, rates subject to change without notice. Check-in is 3:30 pm; Check-out is 9am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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