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Gorgeous Oceanfront Property with amazing views of Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Comfortable, spacious, and family-friendly home sleeps up to 10

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 Manager
Liz Price
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Liz Price

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.

Liz Price purchased this barn in 1911

Why Liz Price chose Trenton

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.

What makes this barn unique

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.


Trenton Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom also has a washer and dryer
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom also has a washer and dryer
  • Upstairs bathroom is very large with a tub for bathing the kiddos. Both bathrooms have also have a washer and dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 king , King in upstairs bedroom
    Upstairs greatroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , Upstairs greatroom with Murphy bed and sleeper sofa
    Downstairs greatroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , Murphy bed and sleeper sofa downstairs
  • 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.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
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
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.


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Gorgeous Oceanfront Property with amazing views of Acadia National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful & Clean

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the "Barn". The home is beautifully situated on a very large body of water. I think it is called Mt. Desert Narrows. We saw boats, kayakers, and a harbor seal that came by two consecutive evenings. My children loved the shoreline and the beautiful "table rock". The home has a beautiful drive in through a wooded forest. Very close to all the attractions. The owners are fabulous and made us feel welcome. The interior is stocked with everything. The unit has a separate bedroom upstairs with a king bed. Also, upstairs is a living area with a full kitchen. You will find a pull out couch and murphy bed upstairs too. Downstairs has a gas fireplace and remodeled decor. It has a classic nautical New England feel. I highly recommend and would love to come back and stay. My mother-in-law approved. Thank you Liz.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return!
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The view was everything we had hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the Red Barn!Our group ranged in age from my 72 year old mother to my 5 year old niece and we all enjoyed the house and yard so much. We loved seeing porpoises and seals swim by and watching the tide come in and out and then searching the shore for sea creatures. It's not a bad drive into Acadia- we went most days and loved it!!

There is only one bedroom and other beds are in the living areas but there is an upstairs and downstairs living area and an upstairs and downstairs bathroom so it worked ok for our group.

I had a couple of questions when we arrived and they were promptly responded to by Liz.

We had a great trip and would love to return someday in fall!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place on Oak Point. Quiet, fully functional house with lots of open sleeping options. Close to Acadia NP.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend our honeymoon my husband and I really enjoyed this gorgeous barn house and would recommend anyone to stay here. Thank you again for allowing us to share your lovely home

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house. Amazing view. The nicest owner!

  • 5 of 5

We attempted a trip to Maine with an almost 4 month old and 8 month old. Our friends and us like to hike so we figured we would take our babies on their first trip to a National Park and thought the best way would be to rent a house. This house was perfect for us. It had two of everything...laundry, bathrooms, kitchens so we were able to feel like we were each on our own family vacations yet still able to enjoy eachothers company doing daily hikes, making breakfast and having fantastic dinners with all the lobster rolls we could find. It is so lovely to be able to walk straight down to the water and see the sunset at night and wake up watching the sun rise from the top deck! So so beautiful. We also found a resident Porcupine who lives in the tree just a bit up the driveway! :)

On our way home, I realized I forgot my engagement ring and my grandmothers ring at the house. I quickly contacted Liz and she immediately had someone check if the rings were there. She then stayed in contact with me until she could get them in her possession and shipped them to me overnight. She is quite an amazing person! Thank you thank you!

We so loved the house and if we do another trip to Acadia National Park, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Caitlin, and glad you had a great vacation.
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Wonderful getaway near MDI!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have visited the MDI area three times in the last eight years. We enjoy it more with each successive stay. The Barn is the perfect location to get away from the heat and hustle and bustle of everyday life. Pretty much everything is easily accessible from this location. We rented kayaks and paddled right off the shore of the property into Western Bay. We were with 2 other couples (all of us celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary this year), and the Barn was the perfect setting for us. We toasted s'mores every night by the fire pit and enjoyed the star-filled skies. We had everything we needed. My only note is that while the Barn is listed as a 3 bedroom unit, technically there's only one bedroom. Fortunately we are all good enough friends that this lack of privacy wasn't a huge issue, but just a head's up. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the sounds of the bay waters enhanced this idyllic setting. Both bathrooms are large and it was wonderful having two washer/dryers and two coffee makers. The kitchen/dining combo made for a splendid cooking/dining experience. Thank you, Liz, for allowing us to rent and enjoy your little piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.