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A small, rustic and private cottage. great for couples or a small family.


Property Details

Updated: Aug 19, 2016
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + open loft with 2 twin beds; 1 Bath, Sleeps 6 people

The Almighty Struggle is a small rustic, shingle style cottage, with an oversized deck. The cabin faces the Union River inlet with views of Acadia National Park in down east Maine.

Nestled in a clearing on 14 acres of natural woods and fields, you can see deer, turkey, porcupine, and maybe even a moose. The beach extends 400 feet along the shore and is great for exploring and swimming. It has ledges hosting mussels, crabs, sea urchins, and starfish.

You will enjoy watching the seals, kayaking, swimming, hiking, fishing, and watching the local lobstermen gather their traps.

The cottage is small, clean , and well appointed for couples and small families that want a private outdoor vacation experience.

We are well situated for day trips to Acadia National Park and exploring the villages of the Blue Hill Peninsula.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

This property has been in our family for over 200 years. It was part of the adjoining properties and was both a working farm and the shore was used by the coastal schooner, "The Revenue" captained by Albert Treworgy.

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3 Reviews

based on 3 traveler reviews


secluded small cottage on the water with great views!

  • 4 of 5

Very wonderful place on the Ocean . We kayaked and enjoyed the typical Maine

waterfront experience. The cottage had all that was needed for a great time.

We cooked fish on the grill and smelled the salt air. Your descriptor was accurate.

Thanks , we may try this place again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our little spot on the coast. It's quiet and all yours. Many tell us how restful it can be. Hope you visit again. We would be glad to welcome you. Jan and Al
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Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, USA

Relaxation...just what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

The Almighty Struggle is a quaint, charming little cottage along the water. The view from the cabin is fabulous...even when you're doing dishes! The cottage is centrally located to many of the attractions in Acadia / Bar Harbor. We love going for walks on the beach every morning, looking for shells, sea glass, starfish, etc. Sunrise is just beautiful over the Union River looking toward Acadia. We find the cottage very relaxing, just what the doctor ordered!

This was our second visit to the Almighty Struggle. We would highly recommend this little cottage to small groups for want a very relaxing vacation. You can hang out at the cottage or take some day trips. We love our visit to Schoodic Point...packing a lunch and listening to the waves crash on the rocky shoreline. This year we did two visits to nearby Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Stonington, and Brooklin.

The cottage in tastefully decorated and very charming. We did not turn on the TV the entire week and we had a six-year old with us this year. She loved looking for starfish and sea glass on the beach with her grammy and poppy. My brothers wanted to know when we could reach out to Jan and Al and book our vacation for 2016. Relaxing...

Thanks to Jan and Al for opening up their vacation cottage on Newberry Neck to lucky vacationers! Much appreciated...

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad our little cottage was to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Jan and Al Treworgy
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Buffalo, New York

The Almighty Struggle Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our visit to the Almighty Struggle in Surry was every thing we hoped for & more! It was very relaxing, private. We enjoyed all the comforts of home, but with New England charm. The serenity of the area around the cottage was wonderful: early morning walks down to the beach, coffee & oatmeal with Maine syrup & fresh blueberries on the deck, a fire on the beach at sunset. We had cozy beds with very nice linens and books to snuggle up with. There are many windows to catch the ocean breeze and take in the view. The children did not miss their video games one little bit! We went on several day trips to Acadia National Forest, the Oceanarium and Bar Harbor where we went whale watching and dined on the pier. Mostly every one we met in Maine was very hospitable. We would visit again if the opportunity came along.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have maintained the cottage since we inherited it. Our children have spent many happy summers here. The area is beautiful and it has provided us with a lovely way to teach our kids to live simply and in an ecologically sustainable way. They fish, harvest mussels, clams, and they pick blueberries, raspberries and sometimes even cranberries. They have learned to live in the woods without destroying it. They now are learning sustainable forestry. Everything on a very small scale, but an education outside the classroom for everyone.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Trenton Airport at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ellsworth at 15 Miles Nearest Ferry : Bar Harbor, Me at 37 Miles Nearest Train : Belfast Me at 40 Miles Nearest Motorway : US RT 1 at 14 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ellsworth at 15 Miles Nearest Beach : Newberry Neck Carrying Place Beach at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Pick blueberries from the fields, watch the stars right from the deck, swim off the ledges, hike the beach in front of the cottage, listen to waves splashing against the rocks, and loons calling in the morning; or take coastal scenic drives, visit local pottery studios, and nearby state parks with light houses; or visit art galleries and studios of nationally recognized artists living and working on the Blue Hill Peninsula.


Rental rates

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Jun 4 2016 - Oct 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Weekly Rate: $1200

Monthly Rate: $4300

Rentals are from Sunday to Sunday. $1,200 per week or $4300 a month.
A $100 cleaning fee and is expected with the final payment. Rentals for the summer or for longer than 1 month please call. We do hold bookings for up to a year in advance.

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From the Owner

Most visitors comment on how comfortable the beds are. Yes, we do use high end linens and down comforters, but the ocean breezes and the outdoor activities make sleeping a joy. Being up and ready for a whole new adventure tomorrow!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Oceanfront
  • Rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 600 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom has toilet, shower stall, and sink with a counter and cabinet for towels. Hair dryer, insect spay, small first aid kit, small sewing kit, extra supplies are also there.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, Loft --open to living area
  • Bedrooms are small, quaint and rustic. They are lovingly cleaned and made comfortable. Very nice linens and comforters provided.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • There is a picnic table and fire pit out side. We also have picnic basket, lobster pot, for beach party.

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