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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) • Parking Included • Gas Grill
"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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Bar Harbor Home
4 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 11 4 11 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 11
4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 11
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"My family and I had never been to Maine and wanted a nice quite place to go after the busy day's of running around- we found the perfect place. The house was wonderful and the kitchen was the most popular spot with the great commercial stove, grill ..."
- Eileen McCarthy, BURLINGTON, WI
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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Gouldsboro Home
3 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min stay
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
Dishwasher • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"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..."
- Karen Kaminski, New Castle, PA
(2) Excellent (2 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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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 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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Acadia Home
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 7 night min stay
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"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 our..."
- Teresa Nofsker Burkhard, Duncansville, PA
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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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
"What a lovely p[lace in a beautiful setting! My lady and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Birches cottage with our little four legged friend. The cottage was very nice and the bed was quite comfortable."
- Monty Hoskins, Raymond ME
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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
"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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Stonington Cottage
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 2 1 2 Min stay varies
Cottage / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 2
1 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 2
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"From both of us: Our stay at Cove Meadow cottage was nothing short of magical. To say that the location and the setting are stunning would be an understatement. You could not ask for a more visually pleasing vista and the cottage is the perfect Maine ..."
- Andrea McNeal, Chicago, IL
(5) Excellent (5 reviews)
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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 • TV (Cable/Satellite)
"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 ..."
- Sharon Rafuse Halsey, Deering, NH, USA
(29) Excellent (29 reviews)
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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
"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 place..."
- Mingli Ye, Belmont, MA USA
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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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
"From beginning to end we enjoyed Patten Pond Cottage. It feels off the beaten path without being to far from anything. The cottage felt clean, comfortable and it had everything we needed for our week stay. When we first drove up, my husband and I..."
- Rosalind Tallman, Jupiter, Fl.
(6) Excellent (6 reviews)
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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
"Very reasonably priced for what is provided: 2 queen beds and a bunk bed, all linens/towels provided (unheard of at this price in my many years of renting elsewhere), well water (many places I've rented in this price range had only lake water), wifi/cable,..."
- Scott Bernier, Augusta, ME
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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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
"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 can..."
- Donna Marie Garren, Red Rock, Pennsylvania
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Bass Harbor Cottage
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 Min stay varies
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4
High Speed Internet • Microwave • TV (Cable/Satellite)
"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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Hancock Point Cottage
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 7 night min stay
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 5
High Speed Internet • Microwave • Washer/Dryer
"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. ..."
- Donna Scarboro, Takoma Park, MD
(7) Excellent (7 reviews)
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Tremont Cabin
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 7 2 7 7 night min stay
Cabin / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 7
2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 7
Microwave • Washer/Dryer • Air Conditioning
"We rented the 3BR Cedar Ridge cabin and had a great stay. The house has a full kitchen and full laundry, which made it easy to enjoy dinners in after a day touring the island (and enjoying lunch out). Everything was very clean and comfortable, and..."
- James Hughes, Herndon, VA, USA
(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.