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My Grandmother's Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Simplicity at its finest!

You are tucked under the towering oaks and spruce trees of Grandmother’s cottage. Wake up to the sound of surf and the call of the loon. Sip your morning coffee in the screened gazebo, perched above the shoreline. Watch the lobsterman check traps and the seabirds hunt for breakfast. Take your morning shower outside in the sea breeze.

You are a steppingstone from Acadia where outdoor adventures abound. Plan a hike up Cadillac Mountain, pedal around Schoodic Point with breathtaking views of the Downeast coast or ride miles of carriage roads stopping for popovers at the Jordan Pond House. Kayak along the pristine coastline.

Browse for antiques, homemade gifts or Native American crafts. Lunch on lobster cooked and cracked right off the boat.

Simply sit back. This is Maine. While away the day with a good book, an artist’s brush or a writer’s pen. And at the end of the day, take your glass of wine to the gazebo where the water and sky fill with the brilliance of a mighty sunset and the majesty of the night sky.

Please fill out the contract and mail it to the owner.

Keywords: oceanside, retreat, traditional

More Details

Bonnie Ayer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Bonnie Ayer

My Grandmother, my Mother, now we enjoy this beautiful place. My grandchildren are the fifth generation to vacation at this cottage. This is Maine, 'the way life should be.' What a priceless treasure this is. We live year round in Colorado and have a few weeks of the summer when the cottage is not filled with family and friends. Perhaps you would enjoy the peace and relaxation.

Bonnie Ayer purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Bonnie Ayer chose Trenton

There are few places on Earth where the busy mind slows to a gentler place. Watching the tides change, hearing the soft lap of the waves, feeling the breezes drift through through the trees, these are treasured moments to be one with the universe. This is a quiet haven.

What makes this cottage unique

This place is a unique blend of the present and the past. Wifi, but no TV, new appliances and my Grandmother's dishes, new beds and wicker furniture from the 1930's.


Trenton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen (1) Double (1) Daybed in great room
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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My Grandmother's Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
New Jersey

Peaceful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a very relaxing stay at this lovely little cottage. The furnishings are very homey, an eclectic mix that perfectly suits the cottage . I loved the personal touches all over...a few family pictures, grandchildren’s artwork, old fashioned dishes, and a 40's style metal kitchen table. In the evening we enjoyed sitting in the screened-in gazebo which is close to the bay. From there we enjoyed the sunset, and later the moonbeams over the water. Trenton is a great place to stay because it is very convenient to Bar Harbor/Acadia/Ellsworth and day-tripping to the north woods to spy moose, or to Campobello Island (Canada-bring your passport) to visit Franklin D. Roosevelt’s family home. The owner, Bonnie, was lovely to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forestville, NY USA

Coming back!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, comfortable and welcoming are just a few of the words I could use to describe this idealic setting. The cottage was well equipted with everything you need or may have forgotten. Simply buy some groceries and relax.

The week I spent there will be remembered for a life time. I highly recommend this cottage for anyone who wants to get away to a private, clean, serene place for some delightful restoration,.

It should be noted that cell phone connection can be unreliable, but for me this was an added plus!

The only thing I would add to the spot is a hot tub which I would eagerly provide if it would gaurentee my annual reservation.

Thank you so much for sharing your Grandma's cottage with me!



  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Bar Harbor
Car: recommended

Wooded area of cottages and year round homes along the tip of the Oak Point peninsula. Quiet, off the beaten path but a quick drive to Acadia and all that a National Park includes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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