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Top-rated vacation rentals in Bar Harbor

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Condo in Bar Harbor
Park Place in the Heart of Bar Harbor
*NEW* The 4th unit in this remodeled downtown Bar Harbor property is finally ready. Park Place provides an amazing place to call home when exploring Acadia National Park. Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood a few blocks from the center of town. A 10 min walk from stunning sunrises on the Shore Path and 15 min walk to sunsets from the Bar Island sandbar. Designated off street parking for two cars and self check in. Look at Mountain Views and/or Champlain Overlook for reviews in the bldg.
$59 per night
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Rental unit in Bar Harbor
Huckleberry Suite - Intown Bar Harbor
This 1 bedroom, second floor apartment, located on a quiet residential cul-de-sac in downtown Bar Harbor, is perfect for a couple or small family. Bar Harbor’s waterfront, our downtown, Bar Island, and the Island Explorer Bus service are only a few blocks away. The Explorer provides free access to parts of Acadia National Park. Huckleberry is available by the week, June - September with a Saturday check in. October - May, our Town requires a 4 night minimum stay.
$80 per night
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Condo in Bar Harbor
Cozy Studio in the Heart of Bar Harbor
This downtown Bar Harbor studio apartment provides an amazing place to call home when exploring Acadia National Park. Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of historic Victorian homes, this recent renovation is a few blocks away from stunning sunrises on the Shore Path and sunsets from the Bar Island sand bar.
$55 per night
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Stay near Bar Harbor's top sights

Photo of Cadillac Mountain
Cadillac Mountain129 locals recommend
Photo of Little Hunters Beach
Little Hunters Beach4 locals recommend
Photo of Hulls Cove Visitor Center
Hulls Cove Visitor Center14 locals recommend
Photo of Havana
Havana74 locals recommend
Photo of Side Street Cafe
Side Street Cafe90 locals recommend
Photo of Agamont Park
Agamont Park4 locals recommend

Bar Harbor summer vacation rentals

Rental unit in Bar Harbor
Otter Cliff Studio in the Heart of Bar Harbor
$58 per night
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Hotel room in Trenton
#5: Suite for two in 1820's house, Shared Hot tub and outdoor kitchen! (Open Hearth Inn)
$49 per night
Townhouse in Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor Downtown Getaway
$164 per night
Cottage in Trenton
#14: Rustic 1Br Cottage in Bar Harbor (Open Hearth Inn)
$85 per night
Rental unit in Bar Harbor
Downtown Bar Harbor Rental
$115 per night
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Rental unit in Trenton
#6: Lovely 1Br Acadia Apartment in Bar Harbor (Open Hearth Inn)
$89 per night
Rental unit in Bar Harbor
The Old Charm of Cozy Victorian(downtown)
$121 per night
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Rental unit in Bar Harbor
The Perfect Victorian (downtown)
$95 per night
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Home in Bar Harbor
Hulls Cove Hideaway.
$111 per night
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Hotel room in Trenton
#4: Lovely Suite near Acadia Nat'l Park (Open Hearth Inn)
$79 per night
Rental unit in Bar Harbor
Acadia Adventure - downtown Bar Harbor (Apt C)
$200 per night
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Private room in Bar Harbor
Somes Sound Room
$125 per night
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Bar Harbor oceanfront vacation rentals

Home in Bar Harbor
BarHarbor Cedar Chalet - Ocean view- 10 min Acadia
$286 per night
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Cottage in Southwest Harbor
Southwest Harbor Cottage
$295 per night
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Chalet in Gouldsboro
Great Timbers Retreat Minutes from Schoodic Park
$200 per night
Cottage in Gouldsboro
Salt Air Breezes + Private Beach w/ Firepit
$175 per night
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Home in Surry
Modern Maine Beach House
$155 per night
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Cabin in Lamoine
Peaceful waterfront cottage
$159 per night
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Cottage in Lamoine
Meadow Point Cottage
$195 per night
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Home in Hancock
Water's Edge-Oceanfront with Stellar View
$225 per night
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Home in Bar Harbor
Have it all! Your private beach, 2 miles from ANP.
$550 per night
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Cottage in Gouldsboro
True Lobster Fishing Village w/ Firepit Near Beach
$131 per night
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Rental unit in Sullivan
Oceanside Cottage Ideal Acadia Location
$199 per night
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Home in Bar Harbor
Spacious Oceanfront Cottage, Easy Access to Acadia
$250 per night
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Downtown Bar Harbor vacation rentals

Guesthouse in Bar Harbor
Quiet Studio Cottage in Town
$199 per night
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Condo in Bar Harbor
Mountain Views in the Heart of Bar Harbor
$60 per night
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Condo in Bar Harbor
Precipice Studio w/Loft in the Heart of Bar Harbor
$82 per night
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Private room in Trenton
#8: Acadia Cottage in the heart of Maine (Open Hearth Inn)
$63 per night
Rental unit in Bar Harbor
Cozy 1BR w/ 4min walk to Downtown [Blueberry Hill]
$91 per night
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Cottage in Trenton
#10: 1BR Acadia Cottage in Bar Harbor w/AC (Open Hearth Inn)
$72 per night
Cottage in Trenton
#7: Contemporary Acadia Cottage w/Two Double Beds (Open Hearth Inn)
$63 per night
Private room in Bar Harbor
Bass Harbor Room
$125 per night
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Cottage in Bar Harbor
Daylily Cottage in the Heart of Bar Harbor
$99 per night
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Home in Bar Harbor
Private Oasis easy access to Park and Town
$295 per night
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Home in Bar Harbor
Pondside View Family Friendly Home! [Moose Lodge]
$124 per night
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Rental unit in Bar Harbor
"Newton Nest" cozy, clean, in-town Bar Harbor Apt
$116 per night
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Your guide to Bar Harbor

Introduction

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.


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 who book up the area’s vacation rentals. 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.

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