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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
"This is a whole hearted recommendation for this properly right on an ocean cove in coastal Maine. Because it is virtually perfect I am amazed that there are no other reviews posted on this site. My family and I have rented this property for two weeks..."
- Marcia Maddox, McLean, Virginia USA
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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)
"This is a very nicely appointed and comfortable cottage with everything you need. Very relaxing with ocean breezes and quiet surroundings in "down East Maine". The cottage is an easy days drive to Acadia National Park which is one of America's gems. Other..."
- Charles Harriman, Leland, NC
(9) Excellent (9 reviews)
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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
"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..."
- Elizabeth Gemdjian, NYC
(6) Excellent (6 reviews)
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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 house is fantastic! The owners are great people. My family were able to take in the sights of Bar Harbor and also explore the nearby beaches. We hope to come back again on our next visit to Maine!"
- Michele Petras, Maryland
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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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
"We just returned from "Cooks Cottage" and were very pleased with this lovely home. Winter Harbor is a perfect place to stay if you want to relax and enjoy the beauty of the seashore. The location is perfect for day trips to all the surrounding areas ..."
- Sandra Porter, Gulfport.,MS
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Tremont 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
"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..."
- Mathieu Campeau, Montreal, Canada
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Deer Isle 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 • Microwave • TV (Antenna)
"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..."
- Sharon VanEsselstyn, San Pedro CA USA
(7) Excellent (7 reviews)
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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
"My family of 6 adults and 2 toddlers stayed at Goose Cove for a good 10 days and we all we're comfortable and loved our stay. The house is comfortable and has a ton of amenities! The house is 15- 30 minutes from anything you want to do on Mt. Desert ..."
- Rachel Goldman Remias, Cromwell, CT
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Acadia Cottage
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 Min stay varies
Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"Cove Edge is a beautiful spacious home on the water. It is stocked w everything that you would need. It has three levels, a game room and a beautiful view of the water. It is very quiet and private. It is 30 minutes from all of the crowds at Bar Harbor..."
- Hershel Busby, McKinney,TX
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Hancock Cabin
Studio / 1 BA / Sleeps 6 0 6 2 night min stay
Cabin / Studio / Sleeps 6
Studio 1 bathroom Sleeps 6
Parking Included • Pet Friendly • Stove
"As off grid as it gets, We had a great time at Brooks Camp. The camp is spacious with plenty of room and well outfitted.The place was spotless when we got there.Bring food, drink, clothes and fishing tackle and your ready to go. Barbara and Richard are..."
- Felix Mophandle, CT
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Milbridge Cottage
3 BR / 1.5 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min stay
Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms Sleeps 6
TV (Cable/Satellite) • Gas Grill • Parking Included
"The ocean is feet from the deck at high tide. Wonderful. Comfortable living. Bathrooms and kitchen are small and by no means fancy but well- equipped. The "master" bedroom has two twin beds, and there are two small rooms each with two bunk beds, and..."
- David Clark, Boston, MA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Gouldsboro 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
"The house on the shore of Prospect Harbor met and exceeded our expectations. The view from the back deck was breath taking, especially at sunrise. The bedrooms were very comfortable and we were lulled to sleep every night by the sound of waves crashing..."
- Barbara Mize, Wichita, KS
(15) Excellent (15 reviews)
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Bar 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 • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This cottage was perfect for what we were looking for which was a quiet week on MDI with the family, a great deck with a great view of the water to enjoy our lobsters, and modest but comfortable and clean accomodations. Exceeded our expectations. ..."
- Dan Bilger, Boston, MA
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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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 • Air Conditioning
"Terrific location for relaxing, reading on the dock, kayaking, slowly getting to know the resident loons and their large chick, and watching from the pond at night the international space station fly overhead. Lazy (easy to eat) lobster is not easily..."
- Tom Myers, Northern Virginia
(5) Excellent (5 reviews)
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Bar Harbor Home
7 BR / 0 BA / Sleeps 14 7 14 No min stay
Home / 7 Bedrooms / Sleeps 14
7 bedrooms 0 bathroom Sleeps 14
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
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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
"The house was lovely, private, and well stocked! Plenty of towels and sheets, beautiful kitchen, comfy beds, but the best part is the views. Saw two eagles right outside during low tide! Next time we take a vacation, we'll be back!"
- Meghan Kelly, Boston, MA
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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.