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


Property Details

Updated: Jul 13, 2016
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

The Almighty Struggle is A small rustic shingle style cottage, with an oversized deck facing the Union River inlet and the mountains of Acadia National Park in downeast Maine.

Nestled in a clearing on 14 acres of natural woods you can see deer, turkey, porcupine, and maybe even a moose. The 400’ of beach 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
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

This property has been in our family for over 100 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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2 Reviews

2 traveler reviews

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, but it has provided us with a lovely way to teach our kids to live simply and 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 handling 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

Pick blueberries from the fields, watch the stars right from the deck, swim off the ledges, hike the beach in front of the cottage, or visit the potteries, 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

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Weekly Rate: $1000 - $1000

Monthly Rate: $3500 - $3500

Rentals are from Sunday to Sunday. $1,000 per week or $3500 a month, plus a $200 deposit or a $300 deposit with an approved pet. Deposits are refunded when the home is vacated in orginal condition.
A $100 cleaning fee and is expected with the deposit. Rentals for the summer or for longer than 1 month please call. We do hold bookings for up to a year in advance.

The cottage will be reserved upon receipt of the deposit, cleaning fee and signed agreement.

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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


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


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

Location Type

  • Oceanfront
  • Rural


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, Loft --open to living area


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Pets are considered, Non-smoking Sunday-to-Sunday rental. 2 bedrooms with full-sized beds, and a sleeping loft with 2-twin sized beds. There is 1 bath with a shower. The kitchen is fully outfitted with refrigerator, oven, pots, pans, dishes utensils, coffee maker, blender, lobster- pot, mixer, microwave, toaster, spices, and icemaker. We also have a small TV, DVD, stereo, Woodstove, Grill, Walkway to beach, Deck Chairs. Extras include Binoculars, Picnic basket, books, games, and craft project items. Nearby you will find laundry mat, grocery stores, medical facilities, restaurants, winery, boat- bicycle rentals and shopping Activities available nearby include sailing, golf, boat trips, island hopping tours, antiquing, whale watching, fresh water and salt-water fishing. Maximum accommodation: 6 persons

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