|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
This two unit townhouse is within walking distance to most everything in town. Restaurants, shops Reel Pizza and the Island Explorer Buses. My place is clean, relaxing and a short distance to more then one entrance to Acadia National Park. Both units have two bathrooms, two queen size beds, a queen size pull out sofa in Apt. B and a comfortable cot, makes these places comfortable for 6 to 7 people. Relax in the back yard which is fenced in for your privacy. Not only is my place a short walk to town, you are a short distance to the Great Meadow Loop.(A relaxing and pretty walk to do while here in Bar Harbor)If you don't want to drive to other...Read more
Home Away From Home
Bar Harbor, Maine
Additional Location Information
A short walk to the center of town. Not far from the library, churches, Bar Harbor's finest restaurants and many other points of interest. Walk over on Bar Island, (Remember to check on what time the tide comes in), enjoy walking Great Meadow Loop, just a short ways from the rental or take your bikes and head out to one of the entrances to the park. All this is awaits you not to far from where you will be staying. REMEMBER TO BOOK EARLY FOR THE 2013 SEASON! The weeks fill up fast. Thanks (If planning a family reunion, etc. contact me about Apt. A adjacent to Apt. B.) Call me at: 1-207-460-9115
Location Type Town
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$250 - $300||$275 - $300||$1,350 - $1,950||$0||3 nights|
|Sep. 1 2012 - Oct. 27 2012
|Apr. 27 2013 - Jun. 8 2013
|Jun. 8 2013 - Jun. 22 2013
|Jun. 22 2013 - Aug. 30 2013
|Aug. 31 2013 - Oct. 19 2013
|All Other Dates||$300||$300||-||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- additional person - $100 / week - Per-Person Adjustment - 100.00
Additional notes from owner
7% state tax is in addition to the weekly rate. Check with owner for any bookings with over 6 people. No credit cards payments. Personal or bank checks only. Foreign exchange must be changed to US Currency and paid by bank check.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 08, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Nancy & David
Christmas in Bar Harbor
We spent our Christmas holiday in this lovely town home. It was great to have all the conveniences of home -- an extremely well-equipped, full kitchen, laundry, two bathrooms. Our hostess was very welcoming and made us feel like old friends. She also provided helpful info on restaurants, shopping, local activities and directions. The furnishings are homey and comfortable. The location is very convenient, walking distance to restaurants, shopping, groceries, Ymca and the waterfront. You'll enjoy a stay here at any season of the year!
Response from Delores M Shields - 01/01/2013
Dear Nancy and David,
It was nice to have someone stay at my place over the holidays. I am happy that you both were comfortable here and that you also got out and did a few things even though it was cold. How nice to hear you took advantage of our YMCA. I thought you would find it welcoming.
Wishing you both a Happy New Year in 2013 !
I hope someday you will consider staying in my rental another time. Thanks so much for leaving it in great condition ! I am looking forward to maybe seeing you again on another one of your vacations.
Absolutely wonderful property
Home away from Home was just that. Everything about it made you feel like you were at your own home. It was easy to find, well located to grocery, restaurants and town. The house was well furnished and equiped with everything you would need plus some. And one of the most important things to me is cleanliness and it was immaculate. There were restaurant menus, brochures and books on the area. Dee Dee was also easy to work with and checked in on us to see if we had everything we needed.
Response from Delores M Shields - 11/05/2012
Hi to all of you,
Thanks for taking the time to do a review for me. I am glad your trip to Maine was a good one and staying at my place was a good experience. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and views about my place. I appreciate it ! Hope to have you back sometime.
The Perfect Spot to Vacation in Bar Harbor!!!
This townhome was amazing. Immaculate, comfortable and unexpected extras were provided by DeeDee. We were right in Bar Harbor and rather than drive we walked 10 minutes to shops, restaurants and in-town sites. We were just a few minutes from the grocery store. The kitchen had everything to make a breakfast meal or a nice dinner - there was also a big grill and picnic table in the yard. We went on picnics all over the island - coolers, binoculars and camp chairs were some of the unexpected extras in the house. DeeDee makes herself available if there should be any problems or concerns, and, she provided lots of information on the area and lots of ideas on what to see and do - rain or shine. We saw the quiet side of the island and the hub of the island, we went to the Schoodic Penninsula, we went star gazing on top of Cadillac Mountain one clear-cool night, we canoed on Long Pond, we biked the carriage trails in the national park and had a delicious lunch (with popovers) at Jordon Pond. Every day was jam packed and each night we got to come home to the perfect place to relax. This townhome is nicely situated in a quiet residential neighborhood and is the perfect spot to stay!!! Our thanks to DeeDee for insuring each of her guests "a memorable vacation and a comfortable home to spend it in"!!!
Response from Delores M Shields - 09/19/2012
Thanks Lynn and Rob for the wonderful review. I am always pleased to hear positive things about ones stay at my place. It is important that my guests are comfortable and that I can provide them with a clean and well furnished place. Hope to see you back sometime as you are always welcome. Thanks for sharing your comments !
Mays Landing, NJ
A clean, comfy home with close proximity to shops, restaurants a
Dee's house was very clean, with all the comforts of home! She provided restaurant suggestions (they were all wonderful), and told us about activities happening close by. Dee checked to make sure we had everything we needed at the house (and we did)! All in all this was a great vacation spot - walking distance to shops and eateries... and a very short drive to acadia!
Response from Delores M Shields - 09/07/2012
Hi, Thanks for choosing my place to stay while in Acadia. I was happy to hear that you found everything to your liking. The short walk to town and the park entrances make it a perfect place to stay. The availabilty of the free shuttle buses are great and within waking distance from my place. I hope you and your friends went home with some nice memories and maybe sometime return for another vacation in Acadia !
It was nice meeting all of you ! Thanks, DeeDee
Couldn't be better
The homeowner was warm and welcoming. The house is in a great location so that you can park your car and see the town of Bar Harbor, the harbor and even acadia National Park without having to drive. You are near the Island Explorer buses so you can use them to tour acadia and Mt Desert Island without driving. The house was spotlessly clean and impeccably maintained. It's location on a quiet street was perfect for relaxing when you aren't touring. The house has all the amenities a family could want in a great location.
Response from Delores M Shields - 08/19/2012
Hello Jessica and Bob, I appreciate the nice review. Thanks ! It was a pleasure meeting you even if it wasn't until the day you were leaving. I know you were very busy ! I hope your friend enjoyed himself, too. Please come back when you can. You are more then welcome.
Well appointed Home in the Center of Everything
We chose this rental property for my parents, and my husband and two kids. From the beginning, it was a joy working out the details of our stay with DeeDee. Our intent was to cook most of the time and eat out 5 or so times. But this home was so well appointed, we only ate one dinner out, and made all of our other meals in the kitchen. We were able to quickly drive or walk to any of a hundred different activities from the front door of the house: Acadia, whale watching boat, ice cream, Village Green, Historical Society, etc. DeeDee, thank you so much!
Response from Delores M Shields - 08/13/2012
Heather, Chris, and family,
It was a nice meeting you. I loved the expressions on your little girls face when she was telling me the things she did !! She really enjoyed the Whale Watch and the wading pool. I think your little boy wanted to add something but was a little on the shy side. Cute !!
Your parents were excited to be able to walk up street and leave their car in the driveway. I know they went to Jordan Pond House ! Yummy !! Popovers and tea !!
Please come back another time. I am sure there are things you didn't get to do and the little ones will be a year older. I think they would enjoy the Ranger Tours for little ones and their families. Thanks so much for choosing my place to stay in while in Acadia and for the nice write up. (Also, thanks for the nice grater for the kitchen and for buying the next guests a pass to the park !! I'm sure they appreciated it).
MDI Vacation family
A relaxing Bar Harbor and acadia vacation
A great location; very clean and comfortable; friendly owner. Lots to do in Bar Harbor, Acadia, MDI!
Response from Delores M Shields - 08/12/2012
Thanks for adding to my guestbook. You are right when you said there is plenty to do and see in Acadia. No mater what the weather, the sights are beautiful here. Even with rain, the ocean, especially, is always pretty to check out. (Especially with the high tides)Biking, walking, hiking or whatever one did that they enjoyed the most, hopefully, each visitor will go home with wonderful memories of the beauty we have here in Acadia !!
home away from home
We had a very relaxing stay at the house. It was well-maintained and DeeDee was very accommodating. She also gave tips on what to do and where to eat. The house is located in-town, away from the hustle and bustle, but still a walking distance to the center of the town.
Since the house has no air conditioning, there were a couple of hot days and nights that we wished there was air conditioning. Despite that, our stay was still comfortable and we will rent the house again when we go back to Bar Harbor.
Response from Delores M Shields - 07/19/2012
Hello Lenie and family,
Sorry about not having an air-conditioner. Usually, there is really no need for one here in Bar Harbor but sometimes "Mother Nature" will fool us with unexpected heat waves. All in all, I know you had a good time from what you told me. It was a pleasure meeting you and anytime you visit the area again I hope you check for availablity at my place. You are more then welcome.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer. Thanks again for choosing my place to stay at while on your vacation.
Council Bluffs, IA
Great Location, very comfortable
First, Dee is such a great host. She keeps in contact and passing along information in the area that she feels might be of interest.We've stayed at numerous rentals on our vacations over the past few years, this by far was the most comfortable. After long days of hiking, sightseeing, etc, it was nice to have comfortable furnishings to relax on. The home was very clean and was very well stocked of towels, etc which i have found lacking at most other rentals.The location is also very good. We easily walked with our 4 year old from the home to Bar Island and all over Bar Harbor. It was nice not having to try to park where all of the shops and resturants are.The home is about 5 minutes to acadia making it very convenient as well.If you are looking a clean, comfortable home that is convenient for all things MDI, this is the place.
Response from Delores M Shields - 07/04/2012
Hi Sarah and family, Thank you for the nice compliments on my place here in Bar Harbor.I am so glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay at "Home Away From Home". I was happy to hear that you enjoyed being able to walk to most places, as this is one thing that I tell people when they inquire. I know you did a lot of sightseeing,even going down east. Good for you ! Enjoy the rest of your summer ! Thanks again for staying at my place.
The best vacation rental ever. Comfortable, quiet and somewhere you could truly relax in. DeeDee did everything to make us feel comfortable and is the perfect host.
Location is excellent - A quiet residential street just 8 minutes walk to Main street, Bar Harbor. Nice to leave the car behind. Lots of Eateries for dine-in or take-out well within walking distance.
House is nicely sized - 3 bedrooms, full kitchen. It's lovely to stay in a vacation house that has pictures on the walls, books and magazines on the shelves, and even some games and toys for rainy days. The deck has a bbq and sitting area.
If you want a sterile, sparkling-new, tasteless and expensive resort or maybe an impersonal, busy, noisy hotel with a pool - then stay somewhere else. If you want a vacation home with all the features you need to relax and enjoy spending time with family and friends, then definitely consider this.
Response from Delores M Shields - 06/12/2012
Thank you so much for the nice write up ! I just saw it so will get it in the guestbook. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Glad you were able to bring your mom to the area before she returned home. Hopefully, you all can return and spend more time on this wonderful island. Thanks again for staying at my place while on vacation. Enjoy the rest of your summer !
A group of my friends and I rented out this place to attend a wedding in Bar Harbor. Delores was very informative and prompt in her communication leading up to our visit, which was much appreciated. She even met us upon our arrival to get us oriented and to make us feel at home-she is super sweet.
The two bedrooms upstairs are nicely situated with clean/fresh bedding, closet to hang clothes and a television. Both bathrooms have nice showers with fresh towels. We had a large group, so we used the pullout in the living room downstairs and the roll-in cot (which is a nice option). The comfort of the pull-out and the cot are as to be expected--not ideal. However, they did the job and everyone was happy.
The location is perfect, walking distance to downtown, restaurants and everything else.
The only thing to be aware of before you book this place, is the time you have to check-out by on your departure date is early. We had to be out by (I think, 9/9:30am). Which, for some of us was fine because we had to catch early flights, but for those that had later flights it was super inconvenient. Just something to be aware of. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this place--and Delores is a delight!
Response from Delores M Shields - 11/13/2011
Thanks for taking time to put a review on my website. I am glad that you were happy with everything for the most part. I know that for some, check out time may seem early, but so far nobody has complained. I try to accommodate my guests on both ends, arrival and departure, but it is not always possible. If there is nobody checking in the day you are leaving it is sometimes possible to stay a little later. An earlier check out also allows me to have things ready so that the next guests can check in a little earlier after traveling all day. I ask that they call me as they near the area.
Thanks again for choosing my place to stay while in Acadia. DeeDee
This was a very well maintained apartment which was exceptionally well equiped. The position was perfect for both the national park and the village of Bar Harbor. Dolores could not have been more welcoming or helpful, I wholeheartedly recommend this as a holidy rental.
Lib and Dave
New Carlisle, Ohio
Excellent Vacation Home!
This is the third consecutive year that we have stayed in this wonderful vacation home. The central location is perfect and it is a very short walk to stores, restaurants, and the beautiful Bar Harbor waterfront. However, this home is located on a very quiet residental street. You will not be bothered by traffic or noise. Inside, it is tastefully furnished and is very comfortable, just like home! Everyone can watch their favorite TV shows because both bedrooms and the living room are equipped with a TV. Everything is spotlessly clean and fresh. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need. The owner, DeeDee, is a delightful person who goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. She makes sure that everyone who stays at her place has whatever they need. This is truly a special place to spend your vacation!
Ah, Bar harbor
Home away from Home
The location is wonderful and all the amenities of home are available. Ms. Shields is remarkably accommodating to her visitors and she goes out of her way to make the stay very pleasant.
Response from Delores M Shields - 10/04/2011
Hi Allan and Sondra,
I enjoyed meeting both of you, sorry you friends couldn't make it this year but maybe some other time. Glad you had good weather and were able to get out and enjoy the area. Thanks for taking time to put in a comment in my guestbook. DeeDee
mostly red family
home sweet home
As a New Yorker, we have to admit my initial skepticism that the reviews were too good to be true. We can now say first hand that DeeDee and her home are genuine gems. The home was more than comfortable, spotlessly clean, and well equipped with everything including binoculars, breakfast bars, umbrellas, and games for the kids. DeeDee anticipated everything and was warm, hospitable, accommodating, honest, and available for questions or problems (although there were none). The location was on a quiet residential block yet only a few blocks from the bustle and beauty of Bar Harbor and minutes from acadia. We truly felt at home in Bar Harbor and we already long to return. Our only complaint is that is was so hard to leave. Thank you DeeDee!
Response from Delores M Shields - 10/04/2011
Hi, Thanks for taking time out of your busy practice to put something in my guestbook. It always helps for others to read another ones experience at a place before they decide to book themselves. Glad you all had a good time. Hopefully, some day you can visit the area again. You are always welcome here. DeeDee
Immaculate Home - Outstanding Service
We were met by the owner, Deedee, who showed us around the apartment. Everything we could possibly need was there and it was baby-proofed..outlet covers and a gate. She had toys, a pack n play, high chair..anything to make our experience at Bar Harbor easier. Deedee checked in periodically to make sure we had everything we needed. The location was outstanding. We parked our car and walked into town.There were alot of wonderful restaurants, 2 Cats, Cafe This Way, for breakfast...my favorite meal on vacation-breakfast. We had wireless service, Tv's in the bedrooms..it was definitely just like a "Home away From Home". Lastly, for our ride home Deedee brought us fresh blueberry muffins for the ride home. She was a wonderful hostess. If we return to Bar Harbor we would definitely stay and we recommend this vacation home highly.
Response from Delores M Shields - 10/04/2011
Hi, I appreciate the nice write up. Glad you liked the area and were able to find some favorite places to eat. I agree, breakfast is always a nice treat and both of the places you mentioned are great. Have a good winter and come back to visit us in Maine someday. DeeDee
Jason & Lori Greenblatt
Dee Dee helped make our vacation wonderful. From her beautiful place to stay to her suggestions on what to do and where to eat she goes above and beyond the call of duty. Her place on Ledgelawn ave is conveniently located to everything a family would like to do at their stay in Bar Harbor. Her attention to detail in her rental is amazing. It is as though you never left home. Thanks Dee Dee for help making our vacation one to remember. See you next year.
Response from Delores M Shields - 10/04/2011
Hey---aren't you glad you stayed the extra days??!! I know you had a great time and would of liked to stay longer but maybe next time. The 4th of July is a great time to be here. Busy but fun ! Hope to see you again next summer. DeeDee
Nice house in a great location
We stayed here in the beginning of July. The house is very comfortable and the location can't be beat. You can walk to all the shops and attractions in Bar Harbor, which is great itself. You can also walk to the free bus which takes you anywhere you want to go in acadia National Park. We packed the house with 4 adults and 3 teenagers and enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Comfy, clean & great location
This was our first trip to Bar Harbor and Dee Dee was so welcoming and an amazing host. The home had every amenity that one could want and very clean and comfortable. So clean and freshly painted that it did not look like a rental. We also enjoyed the deck and gas grill.
The best feature: Location. The house was 2 blocks from shops, restaurants, and the Village Green where we enjoyed concerts and also took the free Explorer bus all over the island. We hardly need the car once there.
At the end of each full day, the beds were so comfy and we enjoyed the cable TV in living room, and bedrooms.
We stayed thru the 4th of July and let me tell you Bar Harbor knows how to throw a party! We enjoyed the concert, pancake breakfast, lobster dinner, and the most amazing fireworks show. The parade even came down our street.
We can't wait to go back.
Thanks Dee Dee for everything!!
Response from Delores M Shields - 07/31/2011
Karen and family, I am so happy that you decided to stay over the 4th and had a chance to see how we celebrate here in Bar Harbor. I am glad you enjoyed the day ! I know you were busy everyday and that you got to do a lot of things while here. I enjoyed meeting all of you and hope that someday you can return to Acadia and take in more of its natural beauty ! You are always welcome at my "Home Away From Home" should you visit the area again. Thanks for the compliments on my place and the area. DeeDee
A wonderful family vacation
Our stay in Bar Harbor was wonderful! The apartment was very spacious, immaculate and we were very comfortable. Dee Dee made us feel very welcomed. Restaurants and shopping were all a short walk and we loved that aspect. A short drive into acadia took us to many scenic views and great hiking. I would highly recommed these accomodations to any family traveling to Bar Harbor who loves the outdoors.
Response from Delores M Shields - 07/08/2011
Thank-you, Nora and family for staying at my "Home Away From Home" while visiting Acadia National Park. Since it was your first time here I am happy that you had fun and got to do so many things. Hopefully, you will get to return and enjoy things that you didn't get to do this time. It is such a beautiful area. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Thanks again. DeeDee
Red Lion, PA
Great place to stay, clean and comfy
Home away from Home was a wonderful place to stay in Bar Harbor. Dee Dee was there to greet us when we arrived and checked in a few times during our stay to see if we needed anything. She is very sweet and friendly.
We were in the smaller townhouse with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. The house was spotlessly clean and had everything we could possibly need. Comfortable beds, plenty of blankets, we found a fan in the closet, upstairs bath had a hairdryer, and, though we didn't end up cooking anything, there is a full kitchen with all the dishes and cooking utensils one would need
, even a small cooler and ice packs. The house is on a nice, quiet side street and we were able to walk into town which was nice since parking in town is limited. The living room was quite comfortable and homey. The rental would comfortably accomodate a family of 4 or 2 couples. You could have 6 or 7 people, but it would be a little crowded.
Price was reasonable for this rental and I have nothing bad to stay. Would definitely recommenmd to others and would consider staying again.
Response from Delores M Shields - 06/25/2011
Thank you Sabrina, for the nice write up. It was a pleasure to meet you and Jeff. I hope that when you decide to visit Bar Harbor again you will call me. I will always try and make your stay at my place a comfortable experience. Enjoy the rest of your summer and thanks again for choosing "Home Away From Home" while on vacation. DeeDee
Charming home in Bar Harbor
We really enjoyed staying at DeeDee's duplex. It was very clean, modern, and well kept. It has a full kitchen that is well furnished. The home is less than a 10 minute walk to most restaurants in town. DeeDee was very available when needed. We plan on staying here again next summer.
Response from Delores M Shields - 11/11/2010
Hi Rick, I have your week all booked for next year ! So glad your first time here was a good experience. The day of the Marathon was beautiful, so I am sure that was a hightlight for you as well! See you all next spring! Thanks for the write up. DeeDee
Wonderful in-town rental again
Once again DeeDee was an amazing hostess who saw to our every need and comfort (Our last visit was in May). We ran in the MDI Marathon and this house is just two blocks from the starting line.
We walked everywhere - Bar Harbor is a wonderful walking town and the house is situated perfectly for easy access to restaurants, shopping and fun! We tried a different restaurant every day and really didn't have a favorite.
No children with us on this visit, but DeeDee does have toys, cribs, etc available upon request (and they came in very handy on our last visit with a 4 year old and 6 year old in tow!)
Thanks again DeeDee!
Response from Delores M Shields - 11/06/2010
Thanks Mark for another great review. Glad you got to run in the marathon and also show your friends some of the area. I enjoyed meeting them. Hope to see you all back again in the future. As you know there is plenty to do here on the Island.
I will do my best to see that you enjoy your stay here.
Gayle and Rich
San Diego, Ca
lovely place in bar Harbor
Delores is a lovely host with a very comfortable home. The kitchen has all the amenities to cook. The rooms are comfortable and being close to town to walk everywhere is a great plus. We hit Bar Harbor during a heat wave which was unusual. Her home does not have air conditioning so sleeping was difficult . Having a washer and dryer in the place was very nice and convenient, as was the internet access. One thing that i would recommend to Delores is having some cold drinks in the refrig. when new guests arrive. After a long trip and a very hot day it was a bit disappointing that there was no drinks in the refrigerator. Just a nice suggestion for her future guests. She was great in telling us where to dine and what to see. Loved Bar Harbor and hope to get back there one day.
Response from Delores M Shields - 01/27/2011
Hi, Sorry about your disappointment arriving to the rental with out cold water in the refrigerator for you. The time you arrived was a very unusual hot week. I normally don't fill the ice trays either, only because I wonder if some people might question using the ice if they had not prepared it themselves. Our water here on the Island is very safe to drink and I have a sheet of paper posted on the refrigerator that tells you about it. Most people just let the faucet run until the water gets cold and they are all set. Needless to say, after I got you the fan, (another unusual request because the house is alway cool) you enjoyed your week with no other problems. I hope sometime you can return. Thanks, DeeDee
Great location for MDI vacation
Great location for acadia and Bar Harbor vacation. Easy walking to Village Green. Very comfortable and clean.
Response from Delores M Shields - 08/21/2010
Thanks for returning another year. I am happy that you are most comfortable in my "Home Away From Home".
Very pleased vacationer
Great Vacation in Bar Harbor, me
This would be our 2nd time returning to this property and once again it felt just like home! The house is in pristine condition and immaculate, yet feels very warm and comforting. Every household convenience is within reach. The deck and grill in back is an added bonus we enjoyed. The location is absolutely perfect. It's within walking distance to just about everything in town. We hardly ever used the car the week were in Bar Harbor. We either walked or biked everywhere. We are a family of four with 2 boys and having the Mary Glen wading pool right around the corner was refreshing convenience. DeeDee goes out her way to make everyone feel comfortable and content. During our visit she even came by with fresh baked bread! We will certainly come back again!
Response from Delores M Shields - 08/21/2010
Another week of fun here on the Island and more important you are always happy with the rental and the location it is in. The fact that you could walk and bike from the location is a plus with two kids that like to get out and have a good time. Thanks for the nice write up. Hope to see you again.