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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:
October 21, 2017

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 Bar Harbor

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.


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.


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 4.84 based on 25 reviews

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: Oct 2017
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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: Sep 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: Sep 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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North Carolina

Perfect place for my family!!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home is private but with easy access to everything Bar Harbor has to offer. We appreciated how clean and well kept this home was. Also all the extras Kathy left for us. ( Coffee, tea, pancakes, blueberries, spices, etc.) Kathy immediately responded to my message when I had car troubles and referred me to Island Towing, just a mile from the home. ( I recommend Island Towing as well) Some of our favorite places were Beal's lobster pier in Southwest Harbor and Schooner Head Path, Jordan's pond, as well as the other major attractions in the area. Bar Harbor is extremely dog friendly. I'm so grateful Kathy allowed our fur baby to stay as well. What a joy to vacation in such a beautiful place and have our dog with us. We hope to stay here again in the future. Thanks Kathy!


North Carolina

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, dog-friendly rental!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a great week staying at this wonderful rental. The home is charming, the setting lovely and peaceful, and the location is centrally located, making it easy to explore all of MDI, not just the Bar Harbor area. Our dogs loved the large yard and the front deck, plus the quiet road Eden House is located on was a great place to walk them. Kathy has done a great job providing all one might need, we especially appreciated the generous towel selection and the in house washer/dryer. Plus, being 2/10's of a mile from Atlantic Brewery isn't too shabby. Thank you Kathy!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.