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Fenced in yard; Central location to all of Acadia National Park and MDI

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Town Hill - Town Hill Village Guest House

Great open floor plan with fenced in back yard w/ swingset for kids and big deck

Comfortably sleeps 4 - 7 people.

Our house has an open floor plan with 3 decks and a large fenced in backyard with a swing set and sandbox for kids. The house is open and spacious. Centrally located for all destinations on Mount Desert Island and close to Acadia National Park.

Perfect for families with kids, this is a house where you will want to sit and relax but you will also only be a few minutes away to your favorite MDI spots. Drive, bike or take the bus from this location to anywhere on the island.

LOBSTERS!!! Lobsters for purchase anytime during your stay. There are all the pots, crackers and picks you need right at the house!! Enjoy your lobster dinner on the back deck. There is also a grill for those perfect Maine evenings when you want the grill going.

Located in the center of Town Hill Village in Bar Harbor, Maine. Across the street is the famous Town Hill take-Out and steps to the Town Hill Market and Town Hill Playground. The backyard leads to the Atlantic Brewery and Mainely-Meat BBQ. The Bar Harbor Fire Station and Village Improvement Community Center are also just across the street. The Island Explorer, MDI's free bus transportation has a stop 100 ft out the back door. Centrally located approximately 10 driving minutes to Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor. Minutes to Acadia National Park, beaches, carriage roads and all sites on Mount Desert Island. 5 minutes to the Bar Harbor Airport. There is parking for 3 vehicles comfortably in the driveway and 6 if you double park.

A large deck out the back door and a large fenced in yard complete with children's playhouse and swings. The master bedroom has 1 queen size bed and also features vaulted ceilings, master bath with separate shower and jetted tub, walk in closet and private deck. The downstairs bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be joined to make a king size bed. There is also a fold out queen futon in the living room and a single roll-away cot. There is a laundry room with plenty of linens and anything you need to make your stay refreshed and complete. There are 2 televisions; 1 located in the living room and 1 in the master bedroom. House is fully stocked with dishes, cookware and space to relax yet minutes to your favorite Mount Desert Island spots.

Free WiFi throughout the home and yard!

Jason, Michigan

'Holly's house was great! Our family of 4 (mom, dad, two girls 9 and 6) stayed 5 nights the week of July 4. The floorplan is very open which means plenty of space to spread out and relax in the evening after exploring the island. The downstairs bedroom has a bunkbed with a full size mattress on bottom and twin on top. Great for kids. The master suite is upstairs and is huge. There is a small bathroom downstairs and a large bathroom upstairs in the master suite. The living room is very large and the kitchen is more than adequate. We had breakfast at the house every morning and cooked our lobsters (provided from Holly's fishing boat) there as well. The deck is large and the back yard good size for kids to play.

The house location (NW Center of the island) is perfect. It did not take us more than 15 minutes to drive anywhere on the island. We never had an issue parking anywhere. There is no real reason to stay in Bar Harbor if you can stay here.

The Town Hill Market, Acadia Brewery, Mainly Meat barbecue and Town HIll Bistro literally surround the house. All of them are a one minute walk or less away. The market has all the staples plus plenty of beer and wine, great sandwiches and an ice cream shop. The food at Town Hill Bistro was the best we had anywhere on the island.

Holly was super responsive and happy to provide any information or help that we needed. We loved staying here and would stay again if we are fortunate enough to come back. Fantastic!'

Leslie, Pennsylvania

'Holly's house was in a convenient location, especially for a family with young kids. There's a church playground across the street with lots of equipment and she also has a playset in the fenced-in backyard. There's a convenience store just around the corner and an awesome brew house around the bend, both just a short walk from the house but set away so that you don't hear anything. Holly was in touch during our stay and if we needed anything she took care of it right away. We got lobsters from her family's store, fresh out of the ocean and delicious. I recommend staying here as an affordable alternative to the crowded hotels downtown.'

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Holly Masterson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Holly Masterson

I am a full-time commercial fisherman, currently fishing for lobsters. I have spent the last 13 years fishing for Maine shrimp, sea scallops and ground fish like haddock, Pollock, flounder, cod, monkfish and halibut. Now I mostly go lobstering from April - November and I spend my "down" time working as a real estate sales agent at L.S. Robinson Real Estate Company in Southwest Harbor. You will also find me around Acadia Kayak Rental Company and Downeast Destination Vacations at 180 Main Street in Southwest Harbor, Maine. I enjoy the great state of Maine for its rich, natural boldness and its deep beauty.

I am happy to announce new to 2017, I have hired a concierge to assist with guest relations promptly. Guest should never have to wait for answers or guidance around the island, getting tickets or making memories. We will be offering this service free of charge and look forward to personally assisting our guests to having a relaxing and perfect vacation.

Holly Masterson purchased this house in 2008

Guestbook comments from the manager

Famille avec 2 enfants avons passe une semaine tres agreable a Bar Harbor (mi juillet).Cette maison est tres bien equipee, tres propre ,tres agreable, decoration chaleureuse, tres bien situee en plein coeur de l 'ile pour decouvrir l ile et ses (website hidden) calme.A faire et a refaire.Un grand merci Holly
Jul 2013
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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Fenced in yard; Central location to all of Acadia National Park and MDI
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 10 reviews


  • 2 of 5

We have rented houses in MDI for years. While, this is a nice property it was not as nice as others we have stayed in. Location is convenient and the backyard is kid friendly. The playground across the street was wonderful and being so close to Atlantic Brewery and the market was awesome. The road noise is pretty bad in the morning. The house was generally clean, but the downstairs bath is quite dated. The back deck did not have a railing, fine for most but extra challenge with a toddler. The fence was serviceable, but had some gaps and the gates were not in good working order. Unfortunately the internet was out in the house prior to our stay and owner failed to get it repaired during the week as promised.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amherst MA

Well-situated, not great with communication

  • 4 of 5

We just returned home after a 5 night stay at Holly's house. The island and Acadia are beautiful! The house was clean and comfortable for our family of 4. The location was very convenient, but the house is located close to a busy road. As a country dweller, the noise of the traffic on the road was a nuisance. There were several small issues including a poorly functioning toilet that made communication with Holly important. Unfortunately, she was off the island and not available by phone or email for the first two days of our visit. She did not leave us an alternative contact person and we did not know she would not be available until Sunday evening. The plumbing issue was resolved once she returned. The internet/television was not functioning the entire time we were there. I tried to reach out to Holly daily to find out if this was being addressed, but she did not respond in a way that was satisfactory to me and my husband (several texts and voice messages were never answered). The problem was not rectified. She did attempt to make up for this lack with lobsters one evening. While the lobsters were appreciated, we would have been happier with a phone call explaning the situation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location & spacious

  • 4 of 5

The cottage at Town Hill was a great location for seeing both sides of Acadia National Park. It was 10 minutes to Bar Harbor and 10 minutes to Bass Harbor. The layout of the house was great and is really great for small kids, although I had 3 teenagers. The living room had a futon one of my teens slept on. The futon quality was the best I had ever seen! All the mattresses were really good. The struggle was not enough window coverings to keep the sun out early morning. It is also a little noisy with traffic in the early morning. But there is an adorable little market next door that has amazing coffee. The biggest disappointment was the wifi never really worked the whole time we were there. The owner responded via text only and did send someone out, but it only worked for a short time and my husband needed to work for a bit, so had to go into town. It was nice to have space and two bathrooms.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Mainley Meat BBQ and Atlantic Brewery
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Cranberry Cove or the Beal and Bunker Mailboat
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Causeway Club or Kebo Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
48 Miles
i - 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mainely-Meat BBQ
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Indian Point Preserve or Hulls Cove Beach
Car: recommended

We are Located about 10 - 15 minutes to down town Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor. Very central location to getting around MDI and our favorite Acadia National Park spots. Leave the house and be at our favorite hike up Acadia Mountain in about 5 minutes! 5 minutes to the Airport and the Island Explore will pick you up right next door if you choose to see the island and get around by our free bus system here on the island!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Town Hill, Bar Harbor - Mount Desert Island

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
winter 2016-2017
16 Oct 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41
Tax Rate 9.0%

30 day cancellation notice and 75% of deposit returned.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Town Hill in Bar Harbor - Mount Desert Island

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Masterbath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Twin over double bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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