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The Bar Harbor Cottage: a tranquil getaway on Mount Desert Island

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Pet-friendly, 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8, 1,800 Sq Ft, Cathedral Ceiling

The Bar Harbor Cottage is situated on a private wooded acre, abutting the national forest. Enjoy dining in the spacious great room, lounging on the large wrap-around deck, playing on the lawn, going on a day trip to one of the island's main attractions, or stepping out at night in the village of Bar Harbor. The open floor plan invites family time and conversation, and high-speed, wireless internet is available for those who need to check in at work or inquire about local activities. The cottage is one mile from Acadia National Park's Welcome Center where you can catch a free Islander bus, which goes all around the island.

Nicholas Norwood
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Nicholas Norwood

Local resident who grew up and lived in this house. Ive lived on MDI my entire life and will always call this island my home.

Nicholas Norwood purchased this cottage in 1983

Why Nicholas Norwood chose Town Hill

This home was built and cared for by my family. it is open and comfortable and has all the hallmarks of being wonderfully used and loved. Its the perfect place for a family to feel like a family and maintains that energy with the constant comings and goings of my relatives, friends and family. I live here during the off season months and would love to extend an invitation to you to come enjoy it during the best times Maine has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Wrap around deck. Wonderful flower gardens. Perfect placement to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown but close enough to be there quickly. Central location to all major towns on the island. Local wildlife (racoons, foxes and deer) wander all around the house in the morning hours and can be viewed from the large windows. The backyard steps you right into Acadia national park!


Town Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is very roomy, with ceramic tile floors, a custom vanity, and an extra large stand-up shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , books/games
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room
  • The master bedroom is located on the second floor in the enclosed loft. It has a large walk-in closet, and small TV with cable. There are two bedrooms downstairs, one with a queen-size bed, and the other with a double bed. In addition, there is a double futon in the living room. Linens are provided for all beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We try to provide almost everything for you to just walk in and start your vacation. Your personal items are the only things needed. We also have a new children's activity park within walking distance to the house.


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The Bar Harbor Cottage: a tranquil getaway on Mount Desert Island
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Great place to stay that is quiet and near Acadia

  • 4 of 5

This house was not far from Acadia National Park entrance and centrally located so we could go to Bar Harbor or Southwest Harbor. The house has extras like laundry and fully functional kitchen. The house has that comfy lived in feel. The only reason I did not give 5 stars was the condition of the deck which needs some attention. That can be addressed with a power washer and a coat of stain, so not a problem. The deck has a great gas grill that looked like it was barely used. The house has WIFI and cable TV, but we never watched the TV after figuring out how to turn it on and off. The owner was fantastic and was quick to provide answers and offer help. We had to depart early due to a death in the family and Nicholas was so thoughtful and kind. I would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The house was nice, however the house was supposed to come with paper goods and there were no paper towels and not enough toilet tissue for the stay. I was also doing wash and went to switch my clothes from the washer to the dryer, and I picked up two dead mice that were washed within my clothes. Yuck!! I was a little annoyed about this and I did not expect to have to search my washed clothes for dead mice , especially while on vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rita, I'm so sorry your visit wasn't perfect. I thought I had provided enough of everything for your family for the week, as I've done for all other guests, and would have been happy to provide more. As for the mice, I will reiterate my message from our correspondence when you first told me — I am so sorry that happened. I have never had an issue with mice, and can sympathize with you. I appreciated you making me aware of this so that I could address it immediately.
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for Acadia. Stocked kitchen. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We enjoyed our visit.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable. It was clean and very convenient.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house! Very comfy and well maintained. So close to Bar Harbor and Acadia. Will stay again on future trips!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Park, IL

Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our trip to Bar Harbor. This cottage was cozy and clean. An excellent value! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Village of Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Village of Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Echo Lake Sand Beach
Car: recommended

Our home is on a quiet, wooded private parcel of land abutting Acadia National Park. We are centrally located to Ellsworth, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Bass Harbor. You'll find our location is just minutes away from all major activities, but far enough away to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Maine wilderness.

Other Activities: Whale Watching, Nature Cruises


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

50% deposit at the time of booking, the remainder due 3 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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