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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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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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Bar Harbor Home
9 BR / 0 BA / Sleeps 18 9 18 No min stay
Home / 9 Bedrooms / Sleeps 18
9 bedrooms 0 bathroom Sleeps 18
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
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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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Bar Harbor Cottage
3 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 6 3 6 7 night min stay
Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Microwave • DVD Player
"We stayed at Heathcove for a week and really enjoyed our visit to the Bar Harbor area. The cabin is about 5 minutes outside of town and an easy drive into town. The cabin itself is right on the ocean and has a good view of Sand Cove area. It overlooks..."
- Don Shaffer, Saint Louis, Mo
(4) Excellent (4 reviews)
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Bar Harbor 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 • Air Conditioning • Washer/Dryer
"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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Bar Harbor Cottage
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 5 2 5 Min stay varies
Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 5
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 5
Dishwasher • Microwave • DVD Player
"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)...."
- Kreg Ettenger, Buxton, Maine, USA
(5) Excellent (5 reviews)
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Bar Harbor Home
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 7 3 7 Min stay varies
Home / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 7
3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 7
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"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...."
- Traci Elliott, Rochester Hills, MI
(2) Excellent (2 reviews)
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About Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor may have been a quiet, undiscovered haven for decades, but today its cool summers and ample natural beauty welcomes thousands of visitors from near and far. Located on Mount Desert Island, this seaside village is ideal for tourists who enjoy a small-town atmosphere and all of the charm that comes from being in close proximity to the water. Book Bar Harbor vacation rentals with views of the Atlantic coastline or rugged Cadillac Mountain, and prepare to be impressed.

Climate

Bar Harbor residents and visitors enjoy mild summers and cold winters. Temperatures in July and August rarely top 80 degrees, while winter temperatures typically hover in the 20s and 30s. Summer is generally the most popular time to visit, given the pleasant weather, but fall also draws crowds thanks to the area's stunning foliage. Whenever you decide to visit, pack appropriately by bringing clothing for cool weather as temperatures can fluctuate significantly from day-to-day and from daytime to nighttime. 

Transit

Bar Harbor is relatively remote, but that doesn't mean it isn't easily accessible via major highways. If you're driving north along the East Coast, Bar Harbor is just a few miles off U.S. Highway 1 or about 35 miles off Interstate 95. If you fly into the area, book your flight into Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport or Bangor International Airport, which is about 50 miles from Bar Harbor. In Bangor, it's easy to rent a car and drive to and from Bar Harbor vacation rentals and the area's top attractions.

Things to Do

No trip to Bar Harbor is complete without a visit to Acadia National Park or a hike across Mount Desert Island. Acadia National Park is home to some of Maine's most gorgeous, rugged coastline, as well as Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak on the East Coast. Here you can hike, climb, fish, or take a scenic tour straight to the summit. There are roughtly 125 miles worth of trails for hiking and walking around Bar Harbor. To explore the best of Mount Desert Island, charter a boat, go whale watching, or rent a kayak to go at your own pace.

Bar Harbor is a great place to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Spot whales off the coast or take a guided tour to see other forms of wildlife, such as seabirds, dolphins and sharks. 

Museums are also a wonderful place for families to visit while staying in Bar Harbor vacation rentals. The George B. Dorr Museum of Nature is one such museum and includes exhibits featuring a variety of marine creatures. Abbe Museum has two locations and visitors can explore exhibits of the Wabanaki, the native people of Maine, at the museum’s downtown location. At the second location, tourists can view archeological discoveries of the early 20th century. 

Food

Bar Harbor is best known for its cozy cafés and downhome seafood spots, so be sure to add one or two of both to your agenda. The 2 Cats Inn and Café is the ideal Bar Harbor breakfast spot, with hearty smoked salmon omelets, rich eggs Benedict, and sweet stacks of pancakes. Get there early to snag one of the coveted outdoor tables, where you can enjoy your breakfast while you watch the town come to life.

For a bite of some of Bar Harbor's freshest seafood, look no further than the Lazy Lobster. A great spot for lunch, this café specializes in lobster rolls, steamed lobster, clam chowder, lobster bisque, and freshly baked Maine blueberry pie.

Events

For decades, early summer has signaled the start of the Bar Harbor Music Festival, which brings thousands of musicians and music lovers to Bar Harbor. Get your tickets ahead of time so you don't miss a single orchestra, chorus, or ensemble performance from internationally renowned artists.

In June, vacationing families can attend the Art in the Park Art Show on the Village Green. This is a two-day event that features the works of photographers and painters who both display and sell their works during the show. 

Every summer, the Acadia Night Sky Festival lights up the sky and showcases one of the most spectacular expanses of starlit sky around the globe. Since the Bar Harbor area suffers from significantly less light pollution than many other areas around the U.S., the stars shine brightly here. At the festival, you can attend astronomy workshops, view the night sky with locals and tourists, and witness the sunrise from one of the easternmost vantage points in the U.S.

From the scenic coastline to the cozy cafés, Bar Harbor welcomes you. Whether you visit during the height of summer or the colorful fall season, book your Bar Harbor vacation rentals in advance for the best selection.