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Machiasport House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

$175.00

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Southwest Harbor Apartment

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

$196.00

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Southwest Harbor House

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

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$375.00

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Southwest Harbor Cottage

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

$300.00

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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

$107.00

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Bar Harbor House

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly

$250.00

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Machiasport Cottage

  • 3
  • 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly

$135.00

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Jonesport Cottage

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Ask about children
“My husband and I were looking for a peaceful getaway on the Maine Coast, and I can say without hesitation, we found the perfect place. The cottage is charming and has all the essentials. The view is breathtaking! We got up early one morning to see...”
- Review left on 07/26/2017

$89.00

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Winter Harbor House

  • 2
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
“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

$215.00

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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

$600.00

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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

$109.00

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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

$200.00

Excellent (7 reviews)

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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

$175.00

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Southwest Harbor Log cabin

  • 2
  • 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Great cottage to serve as a headquarters to a Mount Desert Island vacation. Kept real clean. Nice balcony for BBQ and cozy coffee in the morning. Two minutes to Pretty Marsh (Acadia National Park), a great place to view the sunset. I would give...”
- Review left on 07/25/2016

$129.00

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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

$125.00

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Bar Harbor Cottage

  • 2
  • 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Ask about children
“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

$300.00

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Winter Harbor House

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

$179.00

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Acadia National Park House

  • 2
  • 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“This house is in a very quiet location and very clean and cozy. It is close to a lot of attractions and nothing more than 20- 25 minutes away. The loudest noise outside were the birds singing. We even were able to watch a squirrel or two as we ate...”
- Review left on 09/03/2015

$175.00

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Deer Isle House

  • 2
  • 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“My husband Carl and I have been staying at Dry Cove Cottage every October since 2008. We come to celebrate our anniversary, the beautiful Maine foilage and Carl's birthday. The cottage is perfectly secluded but yet not too far from anything. You...”
- Review left on 10/27/2012

$135.00

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Bar Harbor House

  • 4
  • 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

$545.00

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Winter Harbor House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

$222.00

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Southwest Harbor Cottage

  • 1
  • 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden

$115.00

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Southwest Harbor Cottage

  • 2
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

$140.00

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Bar Harbor Apartment

  • 2
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

$172.00

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Southwest Harbor House

  • 2
  • 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

$175.00

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Southwest Harbor House

  • 2
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

$200.00

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Southwest Harbor House

  • 4
  • 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children

$1,800.00

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Bar Harbor Cottage

  • 5
  • 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

$372.00

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Bar Harbor House

  • 1
  • 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

$108.00

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Lamoine House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Ask about pets

$118.00

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Bar Harbor Cottage

  • 2
  • 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

$143.00

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Bar Harbor Apartment

  • 2
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

$171.00

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Bar Harbor House

  • 2
  • 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

$172.00

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Southwest Harbor House

  • 3
  • 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

$300.00

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Bar Harbor House

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

$129.00

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Surry House

  • 5
  • 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about children

$375.00

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Bar Harbor Cottage

  • 3
  • 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

$129.00

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Bar Harbor Cottage

  • 3
  • 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

$193.00

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Bass Harbor House

  • 5
  • 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

$286.00

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Bar Harbor Cottage

  • 1
  • 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

$115.00

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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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