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Schoodic Point Cottage
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 7 night min stay
Cottage / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Settled on the shores of Frenchman's Bay and tucked into the woods is this private contemporary cottage with 1 bedroom, living room with fireplace, dining room, plus a den/study. Open, bright and airy living space wi...
(8) Excellent (8 reviews)
Brooklin Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Brooklin Cottage
3 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 3 4 7 night min stay
Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
3 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
‘Sea Meadow’ is a charming, shingle- sided cottage perched 75 feet from the ocean’s edge on the western shore of Blue Hill Bay. It has spectacular open views of the Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse set against the backdro...
Lamoine Maine Vacation Rentals - Home
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Lamoine Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Enchanting 3 bedroom waterfront house on 3 private acres with beautiful grass and granite shore front. There are captivating views from the yard, house, deck and balcony. Boats are often seen out in Frenchman Bay and t...
(34) Excellent (34 reviews)
Facing south: Bar Harbor shoreline, Acadia Nat'l Park mountains, North Atlantic
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Bar Harbor Home
4 BR / 4.5 BA / Sleeps 10 4 10 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
4 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION The Oceansedge property on Hulls Cove in Bar Harbor is generally considered far and away the best vacation rental property of its kind on the Maine Coast, for these 8 reasons: (1) The Property...
Holden Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Holden Cottage
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 6 night min stay
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
Dishwasher • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
Wake to the call of the loons and drink your coffee on the deck just steps from the shores of Davis Pond. Enjoy the private dock and spend your days swimming, fishing, paddle boating, or simply reading on the lawn. Ga...
(5) Excellent (5 reviews)
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Machiasport Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
DOWNEAST WATERFRONT MAINE VACATION RENTAL- MACHIASPORT - A beautiful and unique waterfront home on the mainland in coastal Maine with spectacular views and even your own private island just offshore! A peaceful ret...
East Machias Maine Vacation Rentals - Home
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East Machias Home
7 BR / 7 BA / Sleeps 16 7 16 7 night min stay
Home / 7 Bedrooms / Sleeps 16
7 bedrooms 7 bathrooms Sleeps 16
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Luxury at its best! This stunning home has a main home with 4 plus bedrooms, media room, formal dining room, living room, gourmet kitchen, den/library, and a deck overlooking the expansive back yard. There is ...
Trenton Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Trenton Cottage
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 Min stay varies
Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Unwind in cozy and serene surroundings while enjoying numerous creature comforts. A newly renovated and beautifully decorated cape loaded with amenities. Tucked away on a tranquil wooded lot, yet a short distance to any...
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
East Machias Maine Vacation Rentals - Home
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East Machias Home
5 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 12 5 12 7 night min stay
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 12
5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Sleeps 12
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Impressive new luxury home retreat features sleek contemporary interior design, 3 lush acres of quiet privacy, a heated, eco- friendly saltwater 20 x 40 Gunite pool, a separate Cabana Pool Building with fireplace, a...
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Franklin Chalet
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 7 night min stay
Chalet / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Microwave • DVD Player
Post and Beam Log style chalet in wooded setting on 3. 5 acres with panoramic views of Blueberry fields, Hog Bay, Cadillac Mountain and Acadia. Spacious, open, full window view, cathedral ceiling Great Room. Cozy li...
(6) Excellent (6 reviews)
Mt. Desert Island Maine Vacation Rentals - Cabin
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Mt. Desert Island Cabin
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 2 1 2 7 night min stay
Cabin / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 2
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 2
Parking Included • Oven • Gas Grill
Located on magical Long Pond half of which is Part of Acadia National Park and cabin faces. Spring fed lake Great sunsets, fishing, hiking, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. Smallmouth Bass and Landlocked Salmon. Se...
(12) Excellent (12 reviews)
Perry Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Perry Cottage
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 7 night min stay
Cottage / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Microwave • TV (Cable/Satellite)
Adorable 625 sq. ft. private one bedroom cottage off- the- beaten- path, yet close to everything, offering spectacular views of Cobscook Bay, a spacious lawn and beautiful gardens. A great place to get away from it al...
(8) Excellent (8 reviews)
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Bar Harbor Home
3 BR / 0 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 0 bathroom Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Absolutely an ideal location in Bar Harbor for a family of four to six! Visit Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park from the comfort and charm of Katie's Cottage, ideally situated at 75 Ledgelawn Avenue, near t...
Dock at Dusk.  Cathance lake, 3500 acres in 3 distinct sections, is spring fed.
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East Machias Cottage
3 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 Min stay varies
Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 6
Microwave • Washer/Dryer • Air Conditioning
This location at Cathance Lake is truly spectacular - a genuine classic Downeast Maine lakefront setting. Spring fed, Cathance Lake is exceptionally clean, and considered one of the finest deepwater lakes in Maine. Re...
Lamoine Maine Vacation Rentals - Home
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Lamoine Home
4 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 8 4 8 7 night min stay
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 8
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Located in Lamoine on Frenchmans Bay. This gorgeous 2500+ s/f, upper scale home has 4 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Once you step foot into this home you will not want to leave! You will find hardwood floors th...
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Ellsworth Cottage
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min stay
Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
Dishwasher • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
Cozy secluded cottage on Patten Pond, conveniently located on the quiet outskirts of Ellsworth, Maine. Enjoy breath- taking views, and sunsets from your covered porch, or private dock equipped with 2 kayaks. A 15 min...
(6) Excellent (6 reviews)
Trenton Maine Vacation Rentals - Home
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Trenton Home
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 No min stay
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
Overlooking Union River Bay, this cozy cottage enjoys awesome views and fantastic sunsets. Set on 3. 75 acres, there's plenty of elbow room to dream away an afternoon on the lawn overlooking the cove. Steps lead down a...
Machiasport Maine Vacation Rentals - Home
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Machiasport Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Unique opportunity to hear the music of Jasper Beach from your own sea captain’s home. The Cottage on Jasper Beach is one of only a handful of homes that border this unique beach. A historic cottage, it was just purch...
Machiasport Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Machiasport Cottage
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 Min stay varies
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Welcome to the FRISKY FISH COTTAGE. The Frisky Fish is a small (two bedroom) waterfront cottage with seasonal boathouse/bunkhouse/studio located in beautiful Bucks Harbor, Maine. It offers a unique vacation experience ...
(1) Excellent (1 review)
Jonesport Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Jonesport Cottage
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 7 night min stay
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Microwave • DVD Player
The cottage sits directly on the ocean and provides sweeping spectacular views. The property faces east offering gorgeous sunrises and at sunset the ocean turns iridescent with colors that change nightly. Bald eagles, s...
(28) Excellent (28 reviews)
Ellsworth Maine Vacation Rentals - Home
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Ellsworth Home
5 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 10 5 10 Min stay varies
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Austin's Point" is a large 3500 sq ft home located on 5 private acres with 300' of waterfront along the Union River in Ellsworth. Cathedral wood ceilings with large windows give great views up and down the river from ev...
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
Winter Harbor Maine Vacation Rentals - Home
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Winter Harbor Home
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 Min stay varies
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Deck and balcony over the ocean and within short walking distance to everything! The historic Boathouse has been completely renovated, beautifully decorated and has everything you'll need for a relaxing getaway. ...
Ellsworth Maine Vacation Rentals - Home
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Ellsworth Home
3 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
Crows’ Nest is a newly constructed 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home located in Mariaville on Graham Lake. With upscale furnishings, easy living was also kept in mind. The kitchen is fully appointed so you can create a memo...
Bass Harbor Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Bass Harbor Cottage
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 7 night min stay
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Microwave • DVD Player
The Gordius Family welcomes you to spend your family vacation with them in the quaint fishing village of Bass Harbor, on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. We are located on Rt 102A, just minutes to the Historical ...
(6) Excellent (6 reviews)
Sedgwick Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Sedgwick Cottage
6 BR / 2.5 BA / Sleeps 10 6 10 Min stay varies
Cottage / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
6 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Kill Kare is uniquely located in a pine forest on the shores of a pristine freshwater lake on the Blue Hill Peninsula of Maine's Down East coast - only 1/4 mile inland from the ocean waters of the Penobscot Bay. So name...
(1) Excellent (1 review)
Orrington Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Orrington Cottage
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 7 night min stay
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
$700 / 2br - 900ft2 - Awesome Lake Vacation Rental (Near Bangor Maine) 947 Brewer Lake Road, Orrington, Maine Rest and relaxation are a sure bet at this lakefront retreat close to Acadia National Park. Located...
(1) Excellent (1 review)
Winter Harbor Maine Vacation Rentals - Home
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Winter Harbor Home
5 BR / 3.5 BA / Sleeps 10 5 10 7 night min stay
Home / 5 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
5 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms Sleeps 10
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
Breathtaking water views of the mountains of Acadia across the Harbor, views over Lighthouse Island out to the open Ocean, and even views of tranquil Mill Stream. Every single room in this spacious cottage (including t...
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Deer Isle Home
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 7 night min stay
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 5
Microwave • TV (Antenna) • DVD Player
NOTE: This is a weekly rental only. And we rent from Saturday to Saturday. If you are interested in booking this Cottage with a credit card squirrel to the bottom of this page under More Information click on Dry Cove C...
(1) Excellent (1 review)
Brooksville Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Brooksville Cottage
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 2 night min stay
Cottage / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Parking Included
Birches Cottage at Oakland House Cottages by the Side of the Sea is specifically for vacationers with their single pet dog. This is a distinctive, sophisticated rustic Maine Coast cottage within an historic cottage rent...
Bass Harbor Maine Vacation Rentals - Cottage
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Bass Harbor Cottage
2 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 Min stay varies
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
The Cohen Cottage also known as #1, is a two- bedroom cottage literally at the water's edge at high tide. One bath has a shower and a washer/dryer; Master bath has two shower heads and the second floor bath has one. Th...
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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About Downeast and Acadia

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.