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Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Located A Lovely Wooded Area (Sleeps 6)

Eden House is a cozy, clean house located in a lovely, quiet wooded area. Within minutes you can be at a lake, the park or a beach. Eden House is within walking distance of a playground, bank and upscale restaurant. We are eleven miles from Bar Harbor and 1/2 mile to the Island Bus System stop. Enjoy many outdoor activities or a lovely drive on the Ocean Drive that are so popular on our wonderful island.

Property Manager
Kathy Norwood
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Kathy Norwood

My husband and I built Eden House in 1975 on family property. Our families are both local and we are descendants of the first residents of Mount Desert Island. We are very proud of our island. It has been a wonderful place to raise a family and our children live close by!

Kathy Norwood purchased this house in 1975

Why Kathy Norwood chose Town Hill

Eden House has many stay at home offerings but should you prefer to travel the area, we supply maps and brochures for those looking for adventures.


Town Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The futon is in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews

It was better than we even hoped it would be. Nestled in the woods. The perfect getaway:)

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely experience at this house. We were greeted briefly by the owner and she seemed lovely then the rest of our stay it was all ours. It was fully stocked with any little thing you may want or need. It even had a side rail we used on the bed for our toddler. It was private and peaceful and but a short drive to Acadia National Park. There was road construction during our stay so it was slightly confusing but Kathy made a point to leave all the info we needed to make it as easy as possible. The beds were comfy, the shower was hot, and it was hard to leave. We would definitely stay here again. My only complaint was that the actual open ocean was far enough away that always required a drive which was not much of a complaint but at the house it felt more like a woodland vacation than an ocean vacation but honestly it was not far and it was lovely.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breckenridge, MN

A Nice Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Eden House! The house was well-equipped and comfortable. We appreciated having a full-sized washer and dryer to clean our hiking clothes. Having a grill on the deck was a nice convenience. With early darkness in the fall, it was nice to have satellite TVs for evening entertainment. The setting in the woods, a ways back from the main road added to the peaceful and secluded feel, yet the location was convenient to Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Trenton for shopping. The owner was very easy to work with and we experienced no difficulties at all, before or during our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st visit to Maine. The reviews of this house are on point. The house is clean, welcoming, and has all of the amenities. The owner even leaves coffee, tea, blueberries, and pancake mix for your 1st breakfast. The property is beautiful and secluded, and our 2 dogs enjoyed it very much. The location is great. It is only a 15 minute ride to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. There are several restaurants and things to do nearby. We dined at both Mainely Meat and Sweet Pea Cafe and enjoyed both. We sampled beer at Atlantic Brewing Company and wine at Bar Harbor Cellars. We went on a scenic air tour with Acadia Air Tours and took several hikes in Acadia National Park. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, especially with the fall colors. If we visit Bar Harbor in the future, we would stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burlington, MA

Quiet and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay if you want privacy. Everything was very clean and welcoming. It had everything we needed and it was nice that there were condiments available, as well as pancake mix and blueberries. If we come back I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway for my Family

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kathy and Bruce for opening up your house to us. It was such a cozy little getaway, and perfect for my little family. We traveled here with my 3 year old, and they had everything you could think of to accommodate not only the adults, but also babies/toddlers. It was equipped with a high chair, sippy cups, pack n play, games, movies, even a tree house outside! The house came with EVERYTHING we could possibly need; from pots and pans, silverware, plates, bowls, toilet paper, bed linens, towels, laundry detergent, trash bags...EVERYTHING. This truly was a great place to stay.

We were a walk away from a brewery (which my husband and I love breweries); however there was too much to be done in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor (which is a short drive away) so we never made it there. This cozy cottage is also close to a bunch of lobster pounds/restaurants. So we definitely got our fill.

The hosts were amazing. Any questions or issues we had (which weren't many), Bruce and Kathy were quick to respond. I will definitely recommend a stay here to my friends and family!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just like staying with family

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific property and is so well equipped! It was like staying at your favorite aunt's home. The owner was so responsive and easy to communicate with. One of our first trips with our toddler and this home had everything we needed. It was so easy to explore the Park and town from this location and set in a private, quiet spot in the woods. Our trip to Acadia and Bar Harbor was wonderful! We highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Trenton Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Seal Harbor
Car: necessary

We are minutes from the Acadia Park entrance, Sand beach, hiking trails and ponds.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Check in is 3:00 and check out is 10:00.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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