Gorgeous Oceanfront Property with Amazing Views of Acadia National Park

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Two floors that can be completely independent - perfect for an extended family!

Your jaw will drop when you come to the end of the driveway and look out over the ocean to the view of Acadia. The entire property is called Main Stay, and this house is known as 'The Barn', but don't be fooled by it's name. This building has been lovingly cared for and recently renovated, with every comfort in mind. Each floor has 1,000 square feet of living space.

What makes this rental so unique is the way it is configured. Each floor can be used as an entirely separate unit, because each has a full kitchen, bath, sleeping, dining, and living area. There are three separate sleeping areas with very comfortable beds. The Barn at Mainstay can easily accommodate three couples, with two fold out sofa beds with brand new mattresses that are great for kids. The property would be ideal for two families traveling together, or for extended families. One favorite feature that brings lots of comments is the antique cast iron sink in the kitchen.

Keywords: Oceanfront

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Property Type

  • Barn
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Property and shore are great for kids....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets allowed with an additional $100 cleaning fee....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Three separate areas sleep up to 10 people: 1 king, 2 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon, 2 murphy bed

    One king, two queen Murphy beds, two sleep sofas...moreless

  • Upstairs bedroom: 1 king

    King in upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Upstairs greatroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 murphy bed

    Upstairs greatroom with Murphy bed and sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Downstairs greatroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 murphy bed

    Murphy bed and sleeper sofa downstairs...moreless

  • King size beds (1) King bed can be made into two twins with advanced notice., Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One sofa bed upstairs, and one downstairs., Murphy Beds (1) Murphy bed upstairs is a queen with gorgeous cabinetry and ample storage....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs bathroom: toilet, shower

    Downstairs bathroom also has a washer and dryer...moreless

  • Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs bathroom also has a washer and dryer...moreless

  • Upstairs bathroom is very large with a tub for bathing the kiddos. Both bathrooms have also have a washer and dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Upstairs and downstairs can be two separate areas. Each has their own sleeping accommodations, bathroom, kitchen, and washer and dryer, making this an ideal property for two couples traveling together or an extended family....moreless


  • Games:

    Lots of games and puzzles for inside days....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Full cable with HD channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) Two 42' flat panel TVs, one for each floor....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Look across the bay to the mountains of Acadia National Park....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The shore in front of the property is the best in the area. Small pebbles graduate to larger stones, with lots of flat rocks perfect for skipping. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing


  • Dining:

    Dining downstairs seats 10 easily, upstairs can seat four at the breakfast bar and another four very comfortably at the table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace with granite surround....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Ample linens for every bed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two spacious areas to gather together. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample parking area....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone



  • Balcony:

    The views from upstairs are the best. A morning cup of coffee on the deck is a very special treat....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio sits slightly to the side so as not to obstruct the view from the inside. Surrounded by beautiful plantings and flowers, with comfortable seating and picture perfect views....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Great place to kayak. They can be ordered and delivered by local outfitters....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gorgeous gently sloping lawn down to the shore with lots of room for games, picnics, and nighttime star gazing....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 4 - Nov 5, 2016
7 night min stay

Nov 6 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%


Cleaning Fee is $125

Manager's cancellation policy:

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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Trenton Airport

Car: Necessary

The Barn at Mainstay is within minutes of Acadia but in a peaceful secluded setting away from the crowds. There is so much to see and experience in the area. If you enjoy hiking, biking, and kayaking, this is the best place to do it. Explore the many carriage roads in the national park. Go to Wildwood Stables and take a carriage ride. Pack a picnic and find a spot along the loop road to watch the waves crash on pink granite cliffs. Drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain where the 360 degree view will leave you speechless. Drive over to Northeast Harbor, one of the most picturesque anchorages in New England. Southwest Harbor is home to some of the most prestigious yacht builders in the world. Go to Beal's Lobster Pier to eat - the only place where you can get a better lobster is at the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, which is only about 10 minutes from The Barn.

Take a scenic biplane ride from the Trenton Airport, where you will also see scores of Lear Jets from the rich and famous who flock to the area. Go over to the adorable funky, quaint town of Bar Harbor to shop and get a bite at one of the many restaurants, and then grab an ice cream cone and sit in the park overlooking the town pier where yachts and lobster boats sit side by side. There are art galleries, specialty shops, lots of pubs, bookstores, and so much more to explore. Take a cruise on the beautiful windjammer, Margaret Todd. Whale watching, puffin cruises, seal sightings, try your hand at lobstering - these are just a couple of the fun water activities you can enjoy. For a special occasion dinner, nothing can beat the Bar Harbor Inn, but there are so many places to go for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you won't ever run out of options.

After a busy day of outdoor activities, come back to The Barn for some quiet times sitting down by table rock with a glass of ice tea or perhaps some nice wine. If you are visiting during a time when there are cool evenings, start a fire in the chiminea. One of our favorite things to do is to put a blanket down on the grass later in the evening and watch the stars come out. If you are there in August, you will see the Persied Meteor shower. The view of the Milky Way is beyond words. Because of the clarity of the clean ocean air and the purposeful reduction of light pollution on Mt. Desert Island, the night sky is filled with stars so lovely it will remain a treasured memory forever.

A great day trip is Camden, one of the prettiest little towns along the coast. Make sure you go to the top of Mt. Battie for the full view of the harbor. Another favorite trip is Schoodic Point, which is reknowned for huge surf after ocean storms. If you go into Ellsworth, make sure to stop at Jordan's for their fried clams. Yum!

We started a ritual when our son was young of going to Pirate's Cove miniature golf on the road to the park at least once every visit during the season. He's 19 and we are still going! Lots of fun and a great family activity.

It's easy to stay active and busy, but I will confess, there are many times I just can't bring myself to leave the beauty and tranquility of The Barn at Mainstay. Once you experience it, I'm sure you will feel the same way. There is something so peaceful and relaxing, that I look forward to quiet days when the weather isn't the best so I can curl up with a good book and move from coffee, to tea, to wine as the day progresses. Do that at least once. It will cure what ails ya.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1911

About: Our family has owned Main Stay for four generations. My grandmother's family bought the property back in the early 1900's and built a small family camp they called Sea Breezes. My parents retired there in the 1970's, and now my two brothers and I each enjoy our own homes on this idyllic piece of Downeast Maine. I work as a Sr. Account Manager for Apex Learning, and my husband works for West Marine. We have a terrific teenaged son, and our much loved lab. Our favorite thing to do is go out on our boat and enjoy fishing and sightseeing from the water. My husband and I spent the past several years extensively renovating 'The Barn'. Everything was done with the understanding that some day, we will be able to retire to our Maine home. We hope you will love it as much as we do.

Why Trenton, ME, USA:
The view from the tip of Oak Point looking toward Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park is nothing short of spectacular. There are many islands in Western Bay which are populated by seals, eagles, and even bison. The boating is legendary, the environment is pristine, and the beauty of the area is simply breathtaking. One of the great features of this location is it is so private, and yet so convenient to everything. The airport is minutes away, and Ellsworth is great for stocking up on groceries and dining out.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
The sun and moon rise over Cadillac Mountain which is framed in the huge sliders and windows. The weather changes constantly. Many mornings are still and calm, inviting kayaking and powerboating, and the afternoons often bring lively breezes that are perfect for sailing. Right around the point is Union River Bay, and Blue Hill can be seen from the southwest side of the point. Because the property faces mostly south, we have lovely sunshine that reflects off the water, so even in the winter you feel bathed in light. Foggy or stormy days bring their own pleasures, with antiquing or shopping nearby, or quiet afternoons curled up by the fire with a good book. The extensive lawn is perfect for any type of outdoor activities you might enjoy. The unique beauty of Acadia National Park is just minutes away. There are so many things to see and do! Bar Harbor is filled with fun shopping and dining options. You can enjoy a day on a windjammer or go out on a lobster boat. Although you technically could go through Acadia National Park in a day, you wouldn't be able to do more than scratch the surface of all it has to offer in just one visit. We always get a pass to the park so we can go as often as we want while we are there. You must see the Loop Road, the views from the top of Cadillac Mountain, the Thunderhole, Sand Beach, the Carriage Roads, and so much more. Plan on visiting the Jordan Pond House to see 'The Bubbles' and try their famous popovers. Relax and breathe in the fresh clean air, watch the waves crash on the pink granite cliffs, smell the fragrant pines, hear the gulls call. But, be careful. Once you experience the coast of Maine, it will never leave your heart.

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  • View from upstairs deck

    View from upstairs deck

  • House from shore

    House from shore

  • Downstairs kitchen

    Downstairs kitchen

  • Sit in front of the cozy fire and watch the large flat panel TV

    Sit in front of the cozy fire and watch the large flat panel TV

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • King sized bed in upstairs bedroom

    King sized bed in upstairs bedroom

  • Comfy Murphy bed upstairs

    Comfy Murphy bed upstairs

  • Peaceful fall afternoon

    Peaceful fall afternoon

  • Lovely day for a sail.

    Lovely day for a sail.

  • Peaceful morning paddle.

    Peaceful morning paddle.

  • Winter sunrise over Cadillac Mountain

    Winter sunrise over Cadillac Mountain

  • The Barn at Mainstay aerial photo.

    The Barn at Mainstay aerial photo.

  • New for 2016, fire pit!

    New for 2016, fire pit!

  • View from the downstairs

    View from the downstairs

  • View of Acadia from the downstairs kitchen

    View of Acadia from the downstairs kitchen

  • Upstairs kitchen

    Upstairs kitchen

  • Upstairs living room with big screen TV

    Upstairs living room with big screen TV

  • Oceanside dining

    Oceanside dining

  • Winter sunrise over Cadillac Mountain

    Winter sunrise over Cadillac Mountain

  • Winner, winner, lobster dinner.

    Winner, winner, lobster dinner.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016

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