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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1.5 BA, Sleeps 4

This beautifully appointed 10 yr. old home, minutes from everything, is a SMOKE FREE Home with WIRELESS Internet. You will feel the warmth and cozy atmosphere the minute you open the door with a separate library having a small TV and books. Walk through the cathedral foyer into a large fully equipped kitchen that opens onto the wrap-around deck. First floor has washer/dryer and upstairs you will find 2 large bedrooms with a large tiled bathroom. The following are minutes from the home: 'Gourmet Dining' with wine and cheese shop and brewery, walk to country store having natural foods, made to order sandwiches,pizza and ice cream, Fresh lobster at the Trenton Bridge or catch the free eco-friendly bus to shuttle you around the Island. Walk to the Bay just minutes from the house to beach.

This is a very comfortable home to spend your vacation away from the noise and traffic and a great base for exploring the Island and Acadia Park. SMOKE FREE Home WIRELESS Internet View owner's web link below for more photos.

If you prefer to kayak you are only 1/4 mile to the ocean to launch your boat.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Spanish poorly
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Diane

I am a traveler and adventurer. I have visited and stayed in almost all of Central America. I have done outreach programs in some of them.

I moved here from Kennebunkport Maine after selling because my daughter lives here after graduating from COA and teaching now. I am involved in the community and love the seasons except winter.

I have been very fortunate to have had the tenants that have stayed in my home. Some have come back for 5 years now. I am easy to get along with and go out of my way to help some. I know how important vacations are for families.

Why Diane chose Bar Harbor

I love living on the Indian Point Road just 13 minutes to the center of town. I don't like crowds and this fits the spot for me. It is like country and quieter but so close to things. People love to bike this road and I love to walk my daughter's dog to the bay. I love to garden and proud to have these values and there is a farmer's market on Fridays just a few minute from my home. A country store that has everything along with ice cream. My tenants find it very clean and comfortable and have a good time.

What makes this house unique

I choose this property to build my home on because it was away from the crowds but easy to access all the other villages on the Island. I had room for a garden and enjoy landscaping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a week at Deer Run mid of June this year. Immediately when you drive on the property you are struck by how nice everything is and the when you open the door to the home you will realize that it has been furnished with care and is very clean. Everything we needed was there. The location was perfect for us, quiet, near a trail and a quick drive to all park entrances and downtown Bar Harbor. The owner has a studio apartment above the garage on the property. She is very nice and concerned that all guests have a wonderful time. She was never intrusive only very helpful whenever we had a question. In fact we would have loved to spend more time with her. We brought our 5 year old son and he had a blast. We had a great first visit to Maine and are happy we stumbled across this cottage.

Hopefully this time it took my review. I apologize for the delay. Please let me know if it made it through and the 3rd time is a charm.
Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Trenton airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brewery and resturant
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Down Town Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
the Brewery
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
low tide pebble beach 15 minute walk
Car: recommended

This home is within easy access to Acadia National Park with hiking trails and over 50 miles of carriage roads for biking. If you prefer, utilize the Island Explorer, a free eco-friendly bus shuttle service which is within walking distance to explore the village of Bar Harbor. There is also a nice 15 walk to the bay just 100 ft from my home and a pebble beach at low tide. Brewery with restaurant just 1 min away and a wonderful bakery with sandwiches, and a market.

There is a fresh water lake with sand beach about 3 miles away and lots of shopping to do on those rainy days or sit and relax and do nothing. We also have Kebo Valley Golf Course with a full pro shop and clubhouse restaurant on the Island.


Town Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Trying to keep my home allergen free so please do not wear your shoes inside the house.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , Washer/Dryer
    Half Bathroom -
  • The half bath downstairs is tiled and accommodates the washer/dryer. It also has a pedestal sink. The sunny full tiled bath upstairs is large and located between the 2 bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom is roomy with a new queen bed with walk in closet and windows facing the forest and sunset. The second bedroom having a set of twins is roomy and comfortable also with a walk in closet and enjoys the lovely morning sun.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 Queen, 2 Twins, 2 TV's, coffee grinder, iron board and iron; books, games; puzzles, 2 telephones; patio furniture. A nice separate library/TV room with lots of books to read. This home comes fully equipped with all amenities that one would expect and more. Linens provided and cable internet hook-up for your lap top.


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average rating of 4.9302325 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in many homes through VRBO and this by far is the best. Meticulously clean, beautifully furnished and perfectly well stocked kitchen. It was so very quiet but close to town and the park. About a 15 minute drive to Bar Harbor town center. Acadia national park entrance nearby.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for appreciating things. I definitely am picky about cleanness. Glad you enjoyed your time here on the Island and hope to see you return.
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This cottage and its owner were both delightful!

  • 5 of 5

This experience was a wonderful vacation location! The owner was gracious, friendly, and genuinely concerned for our well-being.The cottage was cozy and comfortable with furnishings that added warmth and familiarity. Traveling to this new location for us in the fall turned out to be a great idea for the fewer people and quieter venues. The cottage's kitchen was very well equipped and convenient. Returning here is a very real possibility for us!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near Detroit Michigan

Beautiful, quite and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The home is amazing, bright, comfortable and cozy! The decorating is very interesting, antiques and traditional all rolled into one cohesive look. There is something interesting to look at every where . The location is quite, yet convenient to everything. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie. You and your husband surely kept yourself so busy having fun. Hope to see you again. Diane
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at 'Dear Run.' Solidly built, well appointed, quiet house on the quiet side of MDI; 18 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, 12 minutes from Acadia's Hulls Cove Visitor Center, & 8 minutes from Hancock County-Bar Harbor airport. Friendly & accommodating hostess.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mel and Diane for your nice review. I hope you can back another time. And thank you again for all your nice presents.
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Pleasant and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed and pleasant location. Away from the Harbors but easily reached by car. The house is on two levels with bedrooms and main bath above. Great deck and grill. A great base for a wonderfully enjoyable week!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and hope to see you again.
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Fort Myers, Boston, Kansas City, Denver, Washington, D C.

Excellent Home and Experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I totally enjoyed our stay in this house. It is well furnished and decorated beautifully. The furniture in the living room is very comfortable. The kitchen is very functional with plenty of dishes, utensils, and appliances. The porch outside is a great place to read. The porch is on two sides of the house so I always had sun or shade choices during the day. There were no bug issues during the daylight hours. We were not out at night very much but did not see bugs then either. The fans in the bedrooms kept the bedrooms cool for sleeping. The bed in the main bedroom was very comfortable. My grand daughter joined us for 6 of our 14 day stay and like her bedroom very much. There was plenty of closet space and drawer space. Bathrooms were clean and very functional. The gas grill outside on porch was in good shape clean with plenty of fuel.

The location was perfect for us in that we were away from Bar Harbor congestion but could get to Bar Harbor in 15 to 20 minutes. We could get to 4 or 5 different park carriage trails in 12 to 20 minutes. Northeast and Southwest Harbors were about 20 minutes away.

When reading on the porch the chipmunks and hummingbirds would entertain me. The owner was very nice and helpful. She told us to pick some raspberries which were great with a little ice cream.

The internet connection worked fine for mail and google search.

We were 100 percent satisfied with everything and would highly recommend staying there. Diane is very easy to work with in setting up rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for your gracious review and I loved having you and your wife stay at my home and it was a delight to meet your grand daughter. It was a pleasure meeting you and my all means please come back. Diane
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please let me know if there will be 2 couples renting and not a family. There will be an additional fee of $100.00. Please note that Home Away is charging me a 3% processing fee of your credit card.
Winter rental available for $850/month plus utilities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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