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At NortherNest you will enjoy one of the finest beaches & views in Down East

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Trenton cottage description

MANY photos and a full home description is available at: NortherNest.info

NortherNest is back…this favorite rental home, enjoyed by vacationers for years, is back and is better than ever. NortherNest has been thoughtfully updated and equipped to fully cater to your next relaxing & memorable Maine vacation. If you enjoyed the Nest before, you will be thrilled with your experience this season!

NortherNest is ideally located. Depending on where in the park you are headed, anywhere in Acadia National Park can be reached with a 5 to 30 minute drive. A 20 min. drive reaches the many boutique shops & restaurants in the village of Bar Harbor. A 15 min. drive will access the area’s largest grocery shopping in downtown Ellsworth, as well as an L.L. Bean outlet. These are just the immediate amenities. The list of potential daytrips from the Nest is nothing short of dizzying. The Schoodic Peninsula portion of Acadia, historic Castine, the gems of the Blue Hill Peninsula, all the sights & sounds of authentic fishing villages & miles of unspoiled shore Down East and stunning Campobello Island in Canada are all effortless day trips. To see it all is to live a lifetime at the Nest!

NortherNest offers comfortable and clean year-round lodging on the waters of Western Bay in Trenton, Maine. Overlooking the mountains of Acadia on Mount Desert Island, a manicured lawn surrounded by many professional gardens sweeps down to the private beach, which is without a doubt, one of the finest beaches in the Acadia area. It is also just about as “kid friendly” as beaches come in Maine. Swimming, kayaking, sunbathing & beachcombing (low tide is great fun!) do not get much better anywhere in Maine than at the Nest’s extensive gravel beach. Want a truly memorable experience? Bring your camping gear and tent out on the beach. The loons lull you to sleep & the sunrise greets you in the morning. Simply unforgettable…

Keep an eye out for loons, porpoises, seals, ospreys, great blue herons & eagles ~ all are common sights at the NortherNest beach. A flock of turkeys moved in in 2011 and can often be seen. Moose, bear, fox & deer have all also been seen at the Nest, but are more rarely seen than the other wildlife. The deck, yard and surrounding marsh bustles with the countless songbirds that Down East Maine is graced with. Red squirrels and chipmunks often scurry over our toes while gardening at the Nest. They are the true clowns of the garden! Kayakers will revel in conserved Alley Island. About a 20 min. row away, Alley Island offers a deserted, pine clad island to explore with remnants of an old farmstead and wild beaches & shore. For more experienced boaters, across Western Bay (about an hour row) there is a seal rookery on the shores of the Blagdon Preserve in Bar Harbor. Be sure to not get too close to the mother seals raising their pups. The seals need their space and they will surely come to greet you before you need to get too close to their resting rocks. The eastern views at the beach spoil you with sunrises over the mountains of Acadia, while the long, evening light warms the bay and the mountains with tones of sunset. The orange moon rising over Acadia as viewed from the Nest’s beach & deck is nothing short of spectacular. Your experiences here will last a lifetime. Well-behaved pets are most welcome at NortherNest. There is a secure, fenced dog yard just off the deck. It is a breeze to let your pooch out from the sunroom for some fresh air or a potty. The Nest’s beach is a world class Frisbee beach. Fido will not miss his daily exercise with an evening ball or Frisbee session before dinner on the day you tackle one of the park’s challenging ladder trails. The Nest is owned by dog lovers and has been crafted with convenience and comfort of your furrier family members in mind.

Eating takes a special turn for the fun at the Nest. Our beach campfire grill is the ultimate spot for a lobster shore dinner or any other campfire meal that you can conjure, for that matter. Mussels can be harvested off of our “Mussel Rock” when the tide is low. Forgot your lobster pot at home? No worries, we offer our tenants all the bells & whistles of shore dining cookery. You will pick fresh & delicious produce from our 9 organic vegetable gardens. Our gardens have been planted with specific varieties in mind to best suit our tenants’ stay. Our raspberry patch brims with fruit for most of the summer. Morning coffee on the beach is a timeless experience. After ten years of sipping coffee in the summer morning still, we still jump at every chance to do so. You will too…

The yard at NortherNest is beautifully landscaped with an abundance of perennial gardens. A water garden peacefully gurgles with goldfish & frogs as residents. Those with a green thumb will wonder at the botanical spectrum that has been compiled. The home’s owners are both certified Master Gardeners & have amassed an impressive collection of flora. All seasons offer a different feel & look. Walking through the gardens to the beach is an addiction will not want or need to break!

NortherNest can be available off-season, as well. Please call for dates & rates.

Short term rentals (3 night minimum) are o.k.off season.

Our goal is to make sure that you enjoy your stay in Down East Maine as much as we love living here. We seek to quickly re-acquire our group of repeat tenants that filled the Nest week after week for many years. We would love for you to be one of the lucky ones! If you have questions about NortherNest or our amazing area, do not hesitate to ask. As operators of a local real estate business, there is not much we don’t know about the area and we love to share our knowledge!

We look forward to seeing you at the Nest…

P.S. Let us know if a week you desire is unavailable - we will inform you of any cancellations.

Keywords: Waterfront; pet friendly; oceanfront; private beach; beautiful views of Acadia National Park; great swimming, kayaking & sailing; beach fires; close to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island; beautiful landscaping; organic vegetable gardens, deep water mooring available for your boat (please inquire).

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Just about the most kid friendly beach that you could ever find in Maine....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No exceptions. $100 cleaning fee if smoking is detected....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Dog lover owners and SUPER dog friendly home, but only well behaved dogs, please. $50 cleaning fee for any pets. Please not cats due to guest allergies. Sorry, but we can't accommodate super large, super furry or really slobbery breeds. Thanks for your understanding....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2

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              • Sleeping Porch

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              • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Futon on sleeping porch / sun room and futon in the living room, Bunk Beds (2) New bunk beds and mattresses....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Let's see...where do we start, Amazing private beach, beach fire pit/grill ~ shore dinners!, kayaks & canoe available upon request for no charge, fenced dog yard, large, ocean view deck, summer porch with futon for additional sleeping, 9 organic vegetable gardens for guests use, many bird feeders stocked with birdseed, camp firewood, lobster pot and eating utensils, many hummingbird feeders, fresh cut flowers, giant raspberry and rhubarb patch, lots of games & puzzles....and more. You'll just have to see for yourself. Please Note: VRBO mapping is not accurate. Home is located on a quiet cove just south of Dayton Point Rd. Between Fire Roads 224 & 225 on their older mapping. Please inquire if you need better mapping or aerial photos....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    It's there, but you should be hiking or exploring!...moreless

                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    Directly to the profile of Acadia's mountains. Simply stunning. Many islands, too....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Top notch beach. Really, one to remember....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    The whole range of Acadia is in full view....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Directly to Western Bay and Mount Desert Island....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Deep water mooring available for your boat (please inquire)....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    You bet. One of the best....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Yes, it is here, but it is better to leave that world behind....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Full-size, high efficency, front load dryer....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    gas fireplace stove...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Unlimited U.S. calls...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    Gas fireplace with a fieldstone hearth and chimney....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    gas fireplace & electric...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    wi-fi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Ample paved parking....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    unlimited USA calls...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Full-size, high efficency, front load washer. Laundry pods (soap) provided....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Just about any item of cookware you will find....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher:

                    New...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Ceramic top cook stove, built-in microwave, new dishwasher, full size fridge & freezer with ice maker. The lucky person who washes the dishes gets ocean views! Renovated in 2013....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Built-in....moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Electric ceramic top stove/oven....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    With dining table, chairs and swooping hummingbirds....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Available upon request. Life jackets MUST be worn!!! Available for tenants use only....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Lovely perennials and water garden....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        It's called the Atlantic Ocean :0)...moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Early Spring
                      Apr 25 - May 22, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      $950

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

                      Spring & Fiddleheads
                      May 23 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,400

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

                      Beach & Blueberries
                      Jun 27 - Sep 18, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,900

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

                      Apple Picking & Leaf Peeping
                      Sep 19 - Oct 16, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,650

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

                      Time to Relax
                      Oct 17 - Nov 28, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      $1,400

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning - 3-6 day visit $75 + tax
                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Tax Rate 8%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until confirmed. A $75 cleaning fee will be charged for 3-6 night stays. Cleaning fee is included in quoted rates for stays 7 nights or longer.


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                      Last updated: 12/11/2014
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                      Location

                      3.5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) in Trenton
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Bar Harbor...so many to choose from.
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Bar Harbor Golf Course (in Trenton)
                      3.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Gateway Lobster Pound
                      Trenton
                      Nearest Beach
                      In your backyard! And a stunner to boot...

                      Car: Necessary

                      Kayaks or canoe available upon request for no charge, easy launching on private beach, island hopping from property via kayak or canoe, shellfishing, swimming, fishing, picnicking, beachcombing, beachglass hunting, deep water mooring for your boat (please inquire on availability), nature & bird watching NOTE: if using owner's kayaks or canoe life jackets MUST be worn at all times!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: Julee & Pete Swanson are the proud owners of NortherNest. Julee is a local real estate business owner and Pete is an estate gardener & horticulturalist. They are avid gardeners and have several furry friends. They love to share their knowledge of the area with NortherNest guests and will gladly offer tips for fun and interesting places to go that others may miss.

                      Why the Owner Chose Trenton:
                      As a child, Julee spent all her summers in Bar Harbor and Trenton and when they saw NortherNest for sale in 2000 they jumped at the chance to purchase their own waterfront property. Coincidentally, NortherNest shares the same beach that Julee spent summers on during her youth. A very serendipitous event. After many years of vacationing at NortherNest, Pete & Julee moved to Trenton year-round in 2004 and are lucky to be able to enjoy the beauty of Acadia National Park and the surrounding area year-round.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      As a real estate agent, Julee gets to see a lot of waterfront homes and beaches. Without a doubt, NortherNest has one of the best, most friendly beaches in the area. It is truly a rare find! The location is quiet, the yard is private and the beach is lightly used by only a few other property owners. It is a great place to relax and unwind. Beach fires are fun at night and if the full moon is rising over the bay it is a special treat. On calm nights you can see bioluminesence (glow-in-the-dark plankton) when you disturb the water. This is amazing. The night sky is a true wonder at the Nest. Kayaking from the beach is so easy and fun. There are several islands you can kayak to and there is a seal rookery across the bay. Wildlife enthusiasts and birders will be delighted by the diversity on the property. Gardeners will delight in the perennial gardens and the organic vegetables, raspberries & rhubarb are yours for the picking. Truly a special home!


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                      • At NortherNest you will enjoy one of the finest beaches & views in Down East

                        At NortherNest you will enjoy one of the finest beaches & views in Down East

                      • Welcome to NortherNest

                        Welcome to NortherNest

                      • Newly renovated kitchen is open to the living room & dining room.

                        Newly renovated kitchen is open to the living room & dining room.

                      • Open floor plan is perfect for entertaining.

                        Open floor plan is perfect for entertaining.

                      • Master bedroom with queen size bed and private 1/2 bath

                        Master bedroom with queen size bed and private 1/2 bath

                      • Summer porch is a great place to relax. Futon opens for extra sleeping area.

                        Summer porch is a great place to relax. Futon opens for extra sleeping area.

                      • Alley Island is a quick kayak away and a fun place to explore.

                        Alley Island is a quick kayak away and a fun place to explore.

                      • There are 9 organic gardens ready for picking  - bounty varies with season.

                        There are 9 organic gardens ready for picking - bounty varies with season.

                      • The beach is level and very user friendly - great for swimming & kayaking!

                        The beach is level and very user friendly - great for swimming & kayaking!

                      • Lower lawn has a level walk to expansive gravel & sand beach.

                        Lower lawn has a level walk to expansive gravel & sand beach.

                      • Looking south down the beach.  A peaceful cove to explore.

                        Looking south down the beach. A peaceful cove to explore.

                      • Ready for a relaxing vacation? NortherNest awaits your visit.

                        Ready for a relaxing vacation? NortherNest awaits your visit.

                      • Evening beach fires and morning coffee...both are unforgettable.

                        Evening beach fires and morning coffee...both are unforgettable.

                      • Looking to foyer from living room.

                        Looking to foyer from living room.

                      • Newly renovated kitchen with full appliances and everything you need to cook.

                        Newly renovated kitchen with full appliances and everything you need to cook.

                      • Dining room has ocean views and small computer desk with free WIFI

                        Dining room has ocean views and small computer desk with free WIFI

                      • Bedroom #2 is small but offers two new bunk beds & large closet.

                        Bedroom #2 is small but offers two new bunk beds & large closet.

                      • An ocean view deck & gardens galore. Including 9 organic veggie gardens for you

                        An ocean view deck & gardens galore. Including 9 organic veggie gardens for you

                      • The upper yard, leading  to beach, has a small fish pond and beautiful plantings

                        The upper yard, leading to beach, has a small fish pond and beautiful plantings

                      • The back deck is gated to keep pets & children safe w/easy access to pet area.

                        The back deck is gated to keep pets & children safe w/easy access to pet area.

                      • Don't forget the frisbee!  The beach is perfect for dogs too!!

                        Don't forget the frisbee! The beach is perfect for dogs too!!

                      • Nothing can match a morning kayak with just you, the loons & an occasional seal.

                        Nothing can match a morning kayak with just you, the loons & an occasional seal.

                      • Sunrises & moonrises all framed by the mountains of Acadia. 

The Nest calls..

                        Sunrises & moonrises all framed by the mountains of Acadia. The Nest calls..

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                      Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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