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Centrally Located in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

The nest is centrally located in the village of Town Hill on Mount Desert Island. We are about 8 miles (15 minutes) from Downtown Bar Harbor and 6 miles (10 minutes)from the visitors center of Acadia National Park. It is only 15 to 20 minutes to Southwest Harbor or Northeast Harbor.

The Nest a very private two bedroom apartment over a garage. There is a large split level deck with a gas grill and plenty of seating. The nest features an open floor plan with a full kitchen and dining area. There are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. There is a full size futon sofa in the living room also. There is one full bath with tub shower.

Bill Sanborn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018


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
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a color TV with DVD Player, Radio with mp3 cable and Wireless internet. The kitchen is equipped with a full size range, microwave and dishwasher. There is a gas grill and washer-dryer. All bedding and towels are provided.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Centrally Located in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Quiet, spacious., comfortable, well-equipped retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Sanborn Nest is a lovely and quiet home nestled into the woods of the Town Hill area of Bar Harbor. It is conveniently located for visiting both sides of the Island. It features a large and beautifully decorated living room, a large and extremely well-equipped kitchen, charming and comfortable bedrooms, and a gorgeous deck. Because it is on the second floor and surrounded by trees, the feeling is like being in a tree house. The wifi is excellent, and the owners have provided a huge stash of board games. They also welcome dogs. We had a wonderful time, recommend this rental highly, and would happily return.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Cedarburg, WI

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Nest. The location was quiet and in the woods yet we were very near all the attractions. Our grandkids loved the play area. As someone who sews and cooks, I appreciated the well equipped kitchen and the quilts. It was very clean and comfortable and I would enthusiastically recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
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We had a very nice vacation here!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice vacation here! easy to go to Acadia National Park and Bar harbor. we love to cook in the kitchen . My dog love the yard at downstair.

hope we will come back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
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Medina, Ohio

A Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Nest was the perfect accomodation for my family of four. After long days of sightseeing and vacationing it was the perfect quiet to retreat to come back to. I would definately recommend The Nest to anyone who is looking to get away from it all at the end of the day. You feel like you're a million miles from everyone yet only a very short drive from everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Quiet, well-equipped, clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in June and would recommand The Nest without any hesitation!

The cottage was very quiet, it seems to be near the owner's house but from the cottage, we could'nt see any neighbor. We loved the open floor plan that left the four of us (two couples) both space and intimacy.

The kitchen is well equipped, everything was very clean and almost new.

The Nest isn't so close to Bar Harbor, about 15 minutes by car, but that was perfect for us as the village seemed, although very charming, way too crowded for our taste. We were there mostly for the Acadia National Park and went on great hikes and walks. We also went kayaking with National Park Sea Kayak tours which we most definitely recommand, great tour, just the perfect duration and a very well informed guide.

All in all, an near perfect stay that left us wanting to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Georgia, Vermont

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The Nest was a wonderful place to stay for our visit to Bar Harbor! The house itself is beautiful, comfortable and well equipped. It's a great place if you want to enjoy the beauty of the Maine woods. The nearby pond provided a peaceful place to sit and meditate, or to search for frogs. It's an easy trip into Bar Harbor, but away from the traffic and noise. The owners are wonderful! They were very friendly and accommodating, and we felt right at home. Thanks again for a wonderful vacation! We will definitely stay here again if we get the chance to come back to Bar Harbor!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
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Nearest Airport
5.1 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Town Hill Tavern
Nearest Golf
5.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mainly Meat BBQ
Car: necessary

We are Just minuets away from all that Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island has to offer.

Hiking, Biking, Climbing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Picnicking, Exploring The Shores and Tide pools, Sightseeing by car, bus or boat. Great food from simple to fine dining. Shopping and Evening entertainment. And so much more! In the winter don't forget Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Sledding, Ice Fishing and Hiking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Fall 2014 Special, September $ $600.00 week. October $ $500.00.
November through May $ $450.00 week.
Summer 2015
June $750.00 Week, July & August $850.00 Week. September $700.00 week. October $600.00.
Maximum occupancy 6 people. We require a $300.00 security/excess cleaning deposit. We rent from Saturday to Saturday only from June through September. Check in is 3:00PM and Check out is 10:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.