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Southwest Harbor House

  • 4
  • 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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$375

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Southwest Harbor Cottage

  • 3
  • 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

$300

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Winter Harbor House

  • 3
  • 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

$165

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Machiasport House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Child friendly

$200

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Perry Log cabin

  • 1
  • 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful hosts, gorgeous private setting, couldn't ask for anything more. Our almost 16year old entertained himself just fine without electronics! 3 immense beaches to explore at low tide, I felt like a kid again. (Lobsters at Quoddy Bay Lobster...”
- Review left on 07/13/2016

$100

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Sedgwick House

  • 6
  • 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly

$472

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DownEast and Acadia Maine Cottage

  • 4
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children

$186

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Gouldsboro Log cabin

  • 2
  • 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
“We loved our stay at Tugwassa Cottage. Anne was a most friendly and accommodating host. The cottage was clean, with a distinct personality that was so comfortable and unique. The location was perfect, the views spectacular, and within easy...”
- Review left on 10/13/2015

$110

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DownEast and Acadia Maine Cottage

  • 1
  • 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
“We absolutely loved this adorable cottage on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island. It was the perfect size for our family (me, my husband and 2.5 year old daughter). It has a beautiful view, right on the ocean and we sat on our front porch each night...”
- Review left on 07/09/2016

$114

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Winter Harbor Cottage

  • 1
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect from beginning to end. The cottage was better then imagined and the location was perfect for a week of cycling, hiking and kayaking. Thank you for sharing this wonderful cottage...”
- Review left on 07/20/2011

$186

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Bar Harbor Cottage

  • 2
  • 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
“We spent three nights at the Harp-Hawkins Cottage in late May 2016. The cottage was very comfortable, and allowed pets, so we brought our two older dogs. We found the cottage very comfortable despite some chilly weather (the two propane stoves helped...”
- Review left on 05/26/2016

$225

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Prospect Harbor House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
“My family of 6 stayed here a week in July and made it our HQ for our Maine adventures. It is the PERFECT place! It is beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. It's location to the water (surrounded on 3 sides) makes every time of the day a...”
- Review left on 08/15/2015

$214

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Bar Harbor House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from $250 / night

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Bar Harbor Cottage

  • 2
  • 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from $142 / night

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Hancock Cottage

  • 2
  • 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
“The cabin was a delight and we didn't want to leave. Comfortable, cozy, surprisingly roomy. In rain and shine this was a beautiful spot to spend time on the coast of Maine. Well equipped kitchen, inviting spaces, and an unsurpassed view of Mt....”
- Review left on 08/15/2016

$200

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Winter Harbor House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

$222

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Jonesport Cottage

  • 2
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly

from $107 / night

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Winter Harbor House

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
“We recently spent a week here and now consider it our favorite getaway! It's not a five-star, plush, all-inclusive resort, but it is a tranquil, secluded, five-star cabin with everything you need to just "enjoy the moment". There really is nothing...”
- Review left on 10/27/2016

$200

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Winter Harbor House

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
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from $172 / night

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Jonesport Cottage

  • 2
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Ask about children
“We rented this cottage along with the cottage next door with our sister and brother-in-law. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet with wonderful views of the ocean and islands. We sat on the deck wrapped in blankets one cool evening and watched...”
- Review left on 10/22/2016

$89

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Winter Harbor House

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children
“This is a beautiful historic home that is well maintained. It is located in the very quiet town of Winter Harbor which is 15 minutes from Schoodic Peninsula segment of Acadia National Park. Wonderful hiking and bird watching opportunities. Highly...”
- Review left on 06/04/2016

$107

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Mount Desert Log cabin

  • 1
  • 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
“This was the best getaway vacation ever! Quiet, clean, simple yet well appointed. Schoodic Point was so much more enjoyable than the Bar Harbor side of Acadia, which was swarming with tourists and souvenir stores. Winter Harbor is serene, the hiking...”
- Review left on 09/01/2016

$136

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Ellsworth House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
“We spent a week here in mid September. Had the most enjoyable time. The property is far more excellent than described. The view, the comfort, the thoughtful details, the quiet peacefulness all make this a home away from home. Thank You Laurie and...”
- Review left on 10/14/2016

$275

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Southwest Harbor Cottage

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
“Our stay in Mary's cottage was wonderful in every way. The cottage was clean, well-equipped, and truly a peaceful retreat. It's also well situated, nestled between Southwest Harbor's downtown and the Bass Harbor lighthouse and just a short drive to...”
- Review left on 08/03/2015

$107

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Ellsworth Cottage

  • 3
  • 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Campy, but very comfy. Loons, swimming, boating, peace and quiet. It just does not get any better than this. A wonderful 4 weeks...”
- Review left on 07/27/2015

$143

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Ellsworth Cottage

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
“Very nice and very well kept cabin on the "Pond". We were aware of it being on a gravel road but if you take a car (as we did) be VERY CAUTIOUS of the big rocks sticking out on the road here and there. We scraped bottom at first but then we just...”
- Review left on 05/31/2016

$114

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Bar Harbor House

  • 4
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly

$172

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Ellsworth House

  • 4
  • 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
“We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at Loon Cove. It is beyond beautiful and extremely comfortable. We had a great time exploring Mount Desert Island, as well as just hanging out at the house. Sitting on the dock and drinking coffee while...”
- Review left on 10/03/2016

$143

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Ellsworth House

  • 5
  • 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“We had great time staying in this beautiful house. The river view is fantastic, kids found lots of crabs in the river and enjoyed playing outside the house. I personally love the fine china in the kitchen and enjoyed cooking a lot. It's a perfect...”
- Review left on 07/17/2016

$490

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Brooklin Cottage

  • 3
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden

from $186 / night

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Jonesport House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
“This property is wonderful. The fall scenery in this area is tremendous. A great place to escape the bustle of Bar Harbor. The house was immaculate and everthing that it was represented to be. The property manager Julie Farris was very helpful and...”
- Review left on 10/24/2016

$122

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Bar Harbor House

  • 3
  • 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
“This place was absolutely wonderful. The house was everything we hoped for and more. It was immaculate when we arrived. The home is new and decorated beautifully. A lot of effort was put into making this home away from home. We loved the location...”
- Review left on 10/18/2016

$257

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Southwest Harbor Cottage

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from $250 / night

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Southwest Harbor House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“The house was great! enough room, very clean, plenty of basic material....The fact this was near the waterfront is also a great value since you can go walking or play with the kids. If you plan to reach Acadia State park for of few day, you may find...”
- Review left on 08/15/2014

$250

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Brooksville Cottage

  • 5
  • 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
“Wonderful Place, the view was incredible. Would consider renting this home again. A few problems but owner took care of everything immediately...”
- Review left on 06/02/2016

$230

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Machiasport Cottage

  • 3
  • 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

$150

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Corea House

  • 2
  • 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
“My family (ages 6-62) and I had just the best time at the ocean cottage! It was everything that they advertised. The cottage was wonderful and met all of our needs and it was very close to the ocean, just as they said. The views were great, seeing...”
- Review left on 07/04/2012

$175

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Deer Isle House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Secluded location. Huge yard for our dog to romp and play. Beautiful deck overlooking the bay with many wonderful sunsets framed between the trees. We did not see anyone on the beach the 8 days we were there! Where else could you have a private beach...”
- Review left on 06/19/2016

$136

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Southwest Harbor Cottage

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

$225

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Southwest Harbor Apartment

  • 1
  • 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children

$175

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About DownEast and Acadia Maine

The Downeast and Acadia region of Maine encompasses the easternmost portion of the state and includes scenic coastline, popular tourist towns, and a variety of outdoor activities. With so much to see and do, staying in Downeast and Acadia vacation rentals are the perfect way to experience everything the area has to offer.

Climate

The best time of year to visit Downeast and Acadia is during the summer when days are warm and sun-filled and evenings are breezy and cool. Temperatures typically top out in the upper-70s at this time of year. Winter months see freezing temperatures, but fewer crowds while the spring and falls seasons are relatively mild in the 50s. Visit during the fall if you’re looking for dry days, comfortable temperatures and fewer tourists. 

Transit

Most visitors staying in Downeast and Acadia vacation rentals choose to drive a car when getting around the area. For those in need of public transportation, though, the Island Explorer bus runs from June to October. The line provides transportation to local beaches, parks, and hiking trails and costs a minimal fare. For active families, rental bikes are available at many local shops. 

Things to do

Some of the most beautiful lakes, beaches, and mountains in the country can be found here, and with so many Downeast and Acadia vacation rentals nearby to choose from, you’ll never be far from the action.

Home to Acadia National Park, this region offers vacationers endless opportunities for exploring coastal Maine’s natural beauty. The 27-mile Park Loop Road here stretches past the scenic landscape and is fun to travel via car or tour bus. The Beehive Trail offers a strenuous mountain hike approximately 0.8 miles long, but it is worth it for its stunning views of the nearby ocean and beaches. Cadillac Mountain is another favorite attraction that can’t be missed – literally – in Acadia National Park. It is the highest point on the North Atlantic Seaboard, and boasts a unique claim to fame as the first place to see the sunrise in the United States from October 7 to March 6.

Sand Beach is one of the most popular parts of Acadia National Park because of its cool water and sands made of shell fragments. This gorgeous beach is framed by towering mountains and blue skies, and is a perfect spot to spend a warm summer day. Another popular beach in the area is Echo Lake Beach, which has warm water from mid-July through September and lifeguards on duty during the summer season.

There are lots of things to do for families in Downeast and Acadia as well. The Mount Desert Oceanarium is a fun way for kids to learn about lobsters. The facility features a lobster hatchery, museum, marsh tour, and discovery pool. Visit West Quoddy Head Light and learn about the lighthouse’s origins or enjoy birdwatching with the family within the park. 

Food

Culinary treats in Downeast and Acadia often come in the form of luscious lobster rolls and delicious seafood dishes, as well as sweet berries and blueberry pies fresh from local farm stands. Visit the Union River Lobster Pot for lobster prepared many different ways: boiled and dipped in melted butter, cooked and served in stew, baked and stuffed, or served cold in a bun. Sip on a pint of locally brewed ale at the Atlantic Brewing Company or grab a slice of pie at Ruth & Wimpys Restaurant for a true taste of Downeast and Acadia.

Events

People come from all over the country to see the beautiful sights and participate in unique events that Downeast and Acadia are known for, so be sure to take them into consideration when visiting. In May, locals and tourists can learn about the area’s native birds at the Acadia Birding Festival. With bird walks, seabird trips, and lots of birdwatching tips, you’ll be amazed at how alive the area is with birdlife. During the summer, families will love the nightly Great Maine Lumberjack shows, which offer a re-enactment of what a Maine logging competition would have been like more than a century ago. In September, the Acadia Night Sky Festival aims to bring awareness about the dangers of pollution to Acadia’s beautiful night sky.

Every day spent vacationing in this part of Maine will be better than the last. Make yourself at home in one of the many Downeast and Acadia vacation rentals and consider adding this charming Northeast destination to your must-visit list year after year.

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