Acadia Bayside Cottage

  • House in Trenton
Sunset on the bay - property
Sunset on the bay
Kayaks near dusk
Early morning at the shore.
Early morning at the shore.
Set down a long driveway, can not see neighbors to the right or left.

Acadia Bayside Cottage

House in Trenton

Stay Information

  • From: $259 per night


Property Details

In the “gateway to Acadia” and set on the shores of Union River Bay is this charming, beachfront, 3 bedroom home with AC. A recent renovation just completed making this a very comfortable home away from home. Nice, large, newly added sun room.

In the “gateway to Acadia” and set on the shores of a bay just off Mount Desert Island is this charming, beachfront, 3 bedroom home. A recent renovation making this a very comfortable home away from home. Nice, large, newly added sun room with lots of windows to soak in the view and the fresh ocean breezes. Large master bedroom with picture window overlooking the Bay. Air conditioning installed in 2019 on both floors.

Great access to a beach steps away from the house provides hours of fun beach combing and even swimming if you wish to try the chilly Maine waters! Check out the many birds and other indigenous wildlife including eagles, herons, loons, deer, you may even see a fox or a sea otter! See the photos provided here to see the many kinds of wildlife that has been seen all around this location. Bring your camera!

Conveniently located just a short drive to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. This location has the best of both worlds, close to the action yet away from the crowds and a shore front of your own.

New for 2020, check out the new fire pit right by the shore. Enjoy a cozy fire while taking in the amazing sunsets! Come and find out why the guests that have stayed so far have loved this location!

Smart TV provided - bring your streaming services! (No cable TV provided).

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Guest Bedroom 3 - 1 twin with a trundle bed

2 full bathrooms

Cleaning fee for home is $200 plus taxes

Property Manager Veena GainesHomeAway Member since: 2013, Premier Partner: ​This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.


Sleeping Arrangements

Common Spaces

1 Sofa Bed

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Double Bed


1001 Bayside Rd
Trenton, Maine



  • Bay
  • Parks
  • Zoo

Cleaning Protocols

  • Disinfectant is used when cleaning the property
  • Enhanced cleaning practices are used


  • DVD
  • Games
  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dining Table
  • Free wifi
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi Speed (100+ Mbps)


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Hospital


  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Near Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Garden
  • Gas Grill


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Smoke Detector


  • Family
  • Romantic


Cancellation Policy

Reservations canceled more than 60 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund less a 3% credit card fee. The credit card fee is charged by the bank and can be avoided by sending a check for the deposit.

Deposit Policy

50% of the stay is due when reservation is booked. Balance of Reservation due 60 days prior to check in. Refundable security deposit paid with 2nd payment and will be refunded 14 days after check out provided there is no damage to the property. Reservations canceled more than 60 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund less a 3% credit card fee. The credit card fee is charged by the bank and can be avoided by sending a check for the deposit. The full security deposit will be refunded for all cancellations.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

Guest Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 11 reviews

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Recent reviews

Terrific location

by Bill D.


5 out of 5 stars

If you'd like to be close to Bar Harbor and away from the crowds, this is the place for you. Plenty of privacy and easy access to shopping and sight seeing.

The large sunroom facing the water is spectacular. Communication with the owner was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would gladly return.


by Amy S.


5 out of 5 stars

This is our second stay at Veena’s cottage. We love it. The waterfront grounds are amazing and the cottage is perfect for our family of 4. The sunroom is especially nice. Veena is wonderful to work with. If you enjoy kayaking, hiking, and biking you can’t beat the proximity to Acadia. Lovely.

Bayside Retreat

by Leah B.


5 out of 5 stars

Our family of 3 stayed here and had the most wonderful trip. The natural beauty of this property is astounding. We couldn’t get enough of the gorgeous bay views. Whether we were outside on the beach, on the Adirondack chairs, in the airy sunroom, or the light filled main bedroom, we were surrounded by the sights and sounds of beautiful coastal, Maine! The house was spotless and had everything we needed and more. We felt very at home and relaxed. It was fabulous having such a private stay. One of our favorite afternoons included having a seafood dinner overlooking the bay, after spending an afternoon fishing and walking around the beach at low tide. Our family memories made here will be cherished forever. This was truly a trip of a lifetime and we highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a retreat. Thank you, Veena, for the spectacular experience!

Privacy and Views

by G C.


5 out of 5 stars

Never saw or heard a neighbor...only birds, deer, and squirrels...ok the mosquitos come out at night, but the sun room inside is a great "inside" place that feels like you are not missing out on anything going on outside.

We can’t wait to go back!!!

by Jackie T.


5 out of 5 stars

From the moment we arrived, we knew our stay was going to be amazing! The house was so clean and inviting, with beautiful views of the lawn, oceanfront, and scenery across the bay. Linens, blankets, toiletries were stocked and we felt like we had absolutely everything we needed (and more!) There was plenty of room for six adults to spend the week, and lots of activities around to keep us busy. The sunroom was our favorite hangout spot, second being the fire pit. It was a truly relaxing getaway in one of the most beautiful properties we’ve stayed in. Cannot wait to get back up to bayside!!!


by Cindy D.


5 out of 5 stars

The house fit our needs perfectly. It’s a short drive to MDI with an amazing view from the backyard. The house was spotless with all the necessities for a great stay. Veena was super responsive in her communication. We will be back next time we are in town!

Paradise Found!

by Michael L.


5 out of 5 stars

We planned a post-Covid Vaccination family reunion months ago and decided on staying at Bill and Veena's home based on the description and photos posted on VRBO. Let me tell you, the photos do not do justice to this wonderful property. While the house easily made us feel comfortable, it's the view out back of Union River Bay that is truly stunning! We had numerous campfires around the fire pit toasting s'mores, and saw galaxies of stars, satellites and even a Shooting Star in the night sky. We had a wonderful time and are already planning our return trip. Thank you again Bill and Veena for your hospitality!


by Victoria H.


4 out of 5 stars

Veena's cottage is perfect for a family getaway. The cottage is modern, clean, spacious and inviting. The views of the lake are breathtaking during the day and the star gazing at night couldn't be better. We felt like we were alone in the world when in actuality we were less than 10 minutes to a Super Walmart, 20 minutes to Acadia or Bar Harbour.

Veena also returns emails very quickly. You will love your stay.

Beautiful location, well appointed home.

by Ashley B.


5 out of 5 stars

The view was breathtaking. The home was charming. The location is exactly what we were looking for. The house was the picture of perfection. Everything we could possible need was located in the home. Completely organized and spotless. The keurig was such a pleasant surprise. It most definitely was our home away from home during our stay. We were very pleased with the whole package and would definitely love to visit again.

Beautiful and serene. A perfect getaway for Acadia National Park.

by Wayne M.


5 out of 5 stars

This is a lovely recently redone home, situated on the water in a very quiet location outside Mt. Desert Island. It is close enough to give easy access to Acadia, and is minutes from 3 lobster pounds. The owner is incredibly responsive, even during a time of family crisis. We would happily return in the future.

A serene retreat…

by Michael S.


5 out of 5 stars

Our family of five had a wonderful time at this lovely waterfront vacation home! The interior of the home and the setting outside its doors are both invigorating and relaxing. It has a bright, airy and fresh cottage feel to it. The decor was simplistic yet elegant. There are lots of windows to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Union River Bay. We enjoyed watching the tide roll in and out and exploring the shoreline to find little creatures amongst the exposed rockweed. We found 5 starfish, one baby eel, and a crab! I wanted to keep them, but we just enjoyed them in their setting until the tide came back. We enjoyed the lovely foggy Maine coastline in the mornings and watching the sun's rays brighten the horizon from our master suite sitting area with coffee and devotional in hand. A storm had formed over the water at dusk and we enjoyed watching the cloud formations against the setting sun while cooking our burgers and hotdogs on the grill... it was lightly drizzling and as we turned around there was a full beautiful rainbow right over the house! We watched seals play in the water near us while looking for food... and we also found they can make some pretty interesting sounds! We saw a blue heron each day out on the rocks as well.

We spent time driving to Acadia Park which was very close and enjoyed the many sights within. We also drove up to Schoodic Point and explored the beautiful red granite rocky coastline. This was our third trip as a family to enjoy and reminisce about these locations from our prior visits. Each visit has brought us new things to see and/or different weather conditions that change the whole setting. In the rain, fog, or sunshine... each has been lovely in its own way. God's creation is simply beautiful at every season, one only needs to take the time to really see it and enjoy all it offers.

Veena was such a delight to work with and speak to! She was accommodating to us with a need we had. The house was well equipped with the basics you need to prepare meals. The house was very clean and refreshing. There were games provided, a small but wonderful selection of literature, and satellite TV for indoor entertainment. Its location provides you with privacy and relaxation and easy access to Acadia Park. I could have sat for hours just enjoying the quiet setting and lovely views from the home while reading... We highly recommend this serene retreat!

from $259 / night


Oct 9-14

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