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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:
August 16, 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.


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 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
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
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntington Beach Ca.

Mount Desert Island Marathon Base Camp

  • 5 of 5

We choose Eden House as a place to stay while walking the MDI Marathon. Kathy was very easy to communicate with either by email or text. When we arrived we were thrilled by the location, cleanliness, and the completeness of the accommodations. Everything for a great breakfast was waiting for us. After completing the Marathon and relaxing at Eden House we looked at each other and said five nights was not enough to enjoy Eden House and the surroundings and that we will return soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little piece of heaven right in the woods

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I with our two dogs loved this house! It's so quiet and away from all the bustle of Bar Harbor yet so close to everything! Such a comfortable house with every amenity you could think of. Our week in Maine brought us beautiful weather with cool evenings. We only had to use the air conditioning one night, which was a bonus. If you like to cook, every single cooking utensil, pot or pan is available as well as all the spices and condiments to make a great recipe. We took six mile hikes every day with our dogs throughout Acadia National Park and came back to Eden House tired and happy. The washer and dryer were also appreciated so we could travel with minimal luggage!

Kathy is a wonderful host. She gave us plenty of suggestions for restaurants, hikes, and swimming holes. She told us she was available if we needed her, but we never did since the house had everything we could hope for. We can't wait to come back again for another visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Escape!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Eden House during our visit to Mt. Desert Island. It was great to return to this lovely little house at the end of a day of exploration. The kitchen was well equipped for our needs and we made great use of the laundry downstairs. My children loved playing with the toys hidden under their bed as well as watching the kids movies. I appreciated the selection of novels and generous linen closet. My husband appreciated the space and central location.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home nestled in the Maine woods

  • 5 of 5

Eden House is the right name for this property: a slice of paradise! My family loved this house so close to everything on Mt. Desert Island and yet so quiet and removed from the hubbub. The house was our place of refuge during an exciting weekend of wedding festivities for my son at other locales on the island. Kathy was a wonderful, responsive host and I only wish I could have met her in person. We can't wait to come back when we can spend more time in Acadia National Park and more time just relaxing at the house!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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.


Rates & Availability

Town Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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