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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 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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Town Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.909091 based on 36 reviews

Perfect Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Deer Run based on the reviews of previous tenants and we weren't disappointed. The home is clearly well cared for and in a very clean state. We arrived early, running ahead and away (we hoped) of Hurricane Irene, to find the owner, Diane, tending to the lovely garden ahead of the storm. She very graciously allowed us occupy the property earlier than agreed and we quickly settled in. After a week in a very beautiful but more rustic location, Deer Run was the perfect compliment to our Maine vacation. Everything is as advertised or better and Diane went the extra mile to make us feel welcome and at home.

As for the location, it is nicely placed on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. Although we visited Bar Harbor on several occasions, we didn't want to stay there because of the crowds (you may want to avoid it when the cruise ships are in). After all it's not far by car ( ~20 mins). There is a free bus to much of the Island, but you have to connect in Bar Harbor and we thought that it was too time consuming. There is so much to do on MDI but our favorites were hiking the national park trails, sunrise on Cadillac Mountain (dress warm and don't think for a minute you're the only one with the same idea!), whale watching, and eating out. Our favorite restaurants were Havana (expensive but fantastic!), Two Cats (wonderful breakfast), and the West Street Cafe (good, inexpensive lunch).

You can see our star rating but if you asked, "Would you go out of your way to stay at Deer Run again?" The answer would be "Yes!"

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to have this family stay at my home and I liked to hear about there daily adventures. Before flying overseas Sharon and the girls stopped at the Portland Mall shopping for college. They are now both stricken with "Empty Nest" feelings. What a beautiful family.
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Lovely home in quiet, serene setting

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our entire experience on Mount Desert Island and our stay at this lovely home. The house was very well maintained and spotlessly clean, and the grounds/gardens were beautiful. The location was close to the visitor center for Acadia National Park; we drove there most days and took the Island Explorer shuttle to various hiking destinations. While we enjoyed the Bar Harbor restaurants, it was nice to be located on the quiet side of the island, away from the crowds. We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of my home and would definitely love to have you come again. Diane
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Peaceful, Beautiful House with awesome decor!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing experience, house is beautifully maintained, inspiring interior arrangement, looks brand new with all the comforts. It is located in the best possible place (few mins) of travel to both Acadia (East) and Mt Desert Island (west) and 15 mins away from all groceries (Walmart Super Center) for an extended Stay.

Family & Friends had a great time staying here, we enjoyed the easy access to Acadia, spreading our visit to the park over 4 days. [Acadia gives a 7 day pass for $25]. 15 mins away from all the awesome restaurants in Bar harbor town.

House has wi-fi, all appliances, really really inspiring decor, maintained impeccably. we are so glad that we could rent this place for our stay, truly memorable trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family had a nice time in my home and visiting the activities on the Island. Hope you have a chance for another visit.
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A fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a stay at the Deer Run and enjoyed every minute of it. The house is great base to explore Acadia and its surroundings - it's clean, spacious (there were four of us) and very comfortable, and is close to some great walks (Blue Horizon / Indian Point). We took the explorer bus several times as the stop is only 15 minutes walk away. We have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone looking for a quiet location in this area. Thank you Diane!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and I am always pleased that guest have enjoyed their vacation and a pleasant stay in my home. I am fortunate to have Blue Horizon to access the bay from my home.
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Clean, comfortable, beautiful, good location

  • 5 of 5

The house was extremely clean. The layout of the house was great for our family of 4. The kitchen provided everything we needed for cooking our dinners there. The gardens around the house are beautiful.

Diane was a very gracious host, friendly and helpful but careful to give us our own space.

The location worked out well for us - away from the traffic and business of Bar Harbor but still close to everything that we did: various hikes throughout Acadia, a boat trip with Diver Ed, a day in Bar Harbor, and also a nice short trail to the water just 100 yards down the road from the house. Mother's kitchen a couple of miles down the road has awesome sandwiches.

Thanks Diane for sharing your house with us - we had an excellent vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I work hard and take pride in my surroundings for my guest to enjoy themselves away from their home. Thank you to this beautiful family who vacationed in my home. The little ones were adorable and so well behaved. It makes me satisfied in knowing that families are having a good time and experiencing the many activities here on our Island.
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Great Accommodations wit an Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

Deer Run is clean, comfortable, well equipped, and surrounded by well groomed/coloful landscaping! My wife and I felt very much at home here. Additionally, it is conveniently located for accessing all that MDI has to offers to include hiking, biking, swimming, sightseeing, eating, or just relaxing on the many miles of coast while watching birds or lobster man work the waters. You are minutes from Acadia and Bar Harbour! Diane afforded us the maximum amount of privacy although we knew how to contact her if we needed to ask a question. Bottom line - We would stay in Deer Run again without any reservations!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your satisfaction for my rental home in Bar Harbor. I want future tenants to know that they will get a very clean safe home and that I am private but available if you need help.
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Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound
Diver Ed's Dive In Theater
"Young Children love this adventure"
Mainely Meat Barbeque
"There is a brewery at this location also."
Trenton Marketplace
"This small market has everything you will need including gas."
Mainely Meat Barbeque
"There is a brewery at this location also."
Mother's Kitchen
"Great sandwiches and pastry."
Town Hill Market
"Everything you made need here including, pizza, sandwiches, liqueur, and ice cream. "
Fire Road 800
"This path is only a 15 minute walk to the bay and 100 ft from my home. Pebble beach at low t..."
Camden National Bank
"Atm and all your banking needs"
Foster's Somesville On the Run
"Very busy stop for gas, sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs and other grocery needs."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Trenton airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brewery and resturant
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Down Town Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Town Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
late fall
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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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