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Carriage House Cottage near Acadia National Park

Welcome to your home away from home in Bar Harbor while visiting Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. This cozy, affordable getaway retreat offers superior privacy in a bucolic rural, setting. Spectacular sunset views and a central location only minutes to trails, carriage road bike paths, and downtown shops and restaurants. Sunday to Saturday only rental for enhanced cleaning. There is covered bicycle storage, a fire pit, free use of canoe, paddles, life jackets and car topping gear.

$192 per night
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Otter Creek Retreat hosted by Elaine & Richard

Between Bar Harbor and Seal Harbor, 10 minutes by car to both and just 5 minutes by car to the Otter Cliff entrance to Acadia Park Loop Road. Walk to the Causeway via the Grover Path in 15 minutes. 5-minute walk to the Cadillac South Ridge Trail. Large high-ceiling studio with private parking and entrance with beautiful sheltered second-story deck. Roomy open floor plan with well-equiped galley kitchen, dining and seating areas. Spacious new bathroom with large stainless steel sink.

$121 per night
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Arjaluth's Garden Guesthouse

Arjaluth's Garden Guesthouse is a small studio with sleeping loft, kitchenette, and private bath within walking distance of Acadia National Park and the village of Bar Harbor. There are hiking trails, restaurants, art galleries, shopping, and public transport close by. Set back from the street, the location is quiet, with a patio and gardens adjacent. A sweet spot for couples or solo adventurers. The sleeping loft is accessible via a Captain's ladder, so guests need to be reasonably agile.

$130 per night

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Bar Harbor summer vacation rentals

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Private Downtown Bar Harbor Studio
$265 per night
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Hulls Cove Hideaway.
$100 per night
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Hideaway Cozy Cottage
$169 per night
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Village Townhouse #7 - In the Heart of Bar Harbor
$160 per night
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Private studio on MDI - Bar Harbor
$167 per night
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Flying Mountain room @ The Holland Inn B&B
$175 per night
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Quiet Studio Cottage in Town
$199 per night
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Downtown Hotel Suite
$159 per night
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#8: Acadia Cottage in the heart of Maine (Open Hearth Inn)
$107 per night
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#6: Lovely 1Br Acadia Apartment in Bar Harbor (Open Hearth Inn)
$168 per night
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Megerry Place
$221 per night
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Cottage by Acadia National Park
$225 per night

Bar Harbor oceanfront vacation rentals

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The Tiny House with the Enormous View of Acadia
$230 per night
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Meadow Point Cottage
$195 per night
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Exquisite Seaside Cottage on Somes Sound
$379 per night
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Skipping Stone on Frenchman's Bay Weekly Rental
$370 per night
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Driftwood Cottage
$250 per night
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Southwest Harbor Garden Suite
$150 per night
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Peaceful waterfront cottage
$159 per night
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Seabrook
$133 per night
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Southwest Harbor Cottage
$295 per night
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The Cadillac at Bay Meadow Cottages
$209 per night
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Driftwood Cottage-on the shore overlooking BassHbr
$250 per night
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Lookout Front Cottage
$278 per night

Downtown Bar Harbor vacation rentals

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NEW! The Perfect Victorian (downtown)
$215 per night
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The Fernald Point Carriage House
$160 per night
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The Badger's Cottage
$285 per night
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my little refuge
$61 per night
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Chez Acadia - Renovated Charmer in Bar Harbor
$246 per night
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Ledgewood Grove Cottage in Bar Harbor
$175 per night
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#5: Suite for two in 1820's house, Shared Hot tub and outdoor kitchen! (Open Hearth Inn)
$100 per night
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Acorn Cottage - Storybook cottage in Bar Harbor
$234 per night
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Sun-filled Hidden Carriage House
$126 per night
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Sweet Fern Apartment - Intown Bar Harbor
$211 per night
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Cozy Studio in the Heart of Bar Harbor
$260 per night
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The Float Cottage
$173 per night

Your guide to Bar Harbor

All About Bar Harbor

For generations, New Englanders have retreated to this craggy stretch of Maine’s coast, where lobster boats bob in the misty harbors of Frenchman Bay, and miles of pristine wilderness make this corner of the United States feel just as untamed as ever. Mount Desert Island is home to one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the country, and Bar Harbor is the gateway. More than three million visitors come through each year, many on their way to explore the wilds of Acadia National Park, others just to soak in the charm of New England village life, from Northeast Harbor to Southwest Harbor to Bass Harbor (are you sensing a theme?). Clearly, the water defines life in these parts, whether you’re planning a kayak or canoe trip around the Porcupine Islands, or a creamy lobster roll at a seaside eatery in Hulls Cove.


How do I get around Bar Harbor?

Air travelers have a few options to get to Bar Harbor. Fly in through Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB), located in the Trenton city center about 12 miles away, or via Bangor International Airport (BGR), around 50 miles away. There’s a daily shuttle that runs between Bar Harbor and the Bangor airport, or you can opt to rent your own wheels. You’ll find at least one airport car-rental agency in operation at the smaller Bar Harbor airport year-round, with more choices in the summer months.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bar Harbor?

There are several glorious weeks between July and Labor Day when Mainers can finally swap their long johns for T-shirts, and naturally that’s the time when the state is flooded with visitors. Bar Harbor’s most popular locations are the most crowded in summer, when temperatures inch above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, peaking at around 73 degrees in mid-July. Fall is chillier, but you’re rewarded with sparser crowds and stunning foliage. By January, the mercury rarely gets above freezing, dipping to around 16 degrees overnight. These harsh winters and sublime summers mean that many Bar Harbor attractions are extremely seasonal. So if you’re planning to visit in the off-season, don’t expect much to be open — and definitely book a rental with a hot tub and fireplace.


What are the top things to do in Bar Harbor?

Acadia National Park

With environments ranging from rocky beaches to forests to granite mountain peaks, this 47,000-acre recreational area feels like a country in and of itself. You can explore more than 150 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads on foot, by bike, or on horseback, while possibly crossing paths with a moose, bear, or other local wildlife. Get up early to trek 1,530 feet to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the North Atlantic seaboard, and you’ll be rewarded with views of the earliest sunrise in the United States (between October and March).

Abbe Museum

Stop in at this Smithsonian-affiliated museum to learn about the history and culture of Maine’s indigenous Wabanaki people. The museum maintains its original location inside the national park from June through September, and operates a second branch in downtown Bar Harbor that is open all year (except January).

Whale watching

The Gulf of Maine is a playground for several species of whale, including humpbacks, finbacks, and minkes. It’s possible to spot them from shore, or you could get up closer with a wildlife cruise. Expert-led excursions depart from the Bar Harbor pier daily from May to October.