Downeast and Acadia is a region that covers the eastern portion of Maine’s coast, as well as some of its interior. Self-catering vacation rentals in Downeast and Acadia would suit anyone who would like to experience the beauty of Maine’s dramatic coastal scenery or sample its sublime seafood. There are national parks to discover, as well as numerous picturesque villages and towns. Inland are stunning lakes, ideal for swimming and or hiking and cycling trips.
Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island would be a lovely place to visit from Downeast and Acadia self-catering vacation accommodation. It was one of the country’s top summer resorts in the 19th Century, and the remnants of this golden age can be found at the estates of some of the era’s big names – Carnegie, Rockefeller and Ford to name but three. Many people arrive here in Fall to admire the vibrant colours in the foliage at this time of year.
The Acadia National Park is another excellent destination for anyone on holiday at Downeast and Acadia vacation rentals and sits a short distance from Bar Harbour, in Hancock County. It covers 47,000 acres and comprises mountains, lakes and some breathtaking coastline. In the winter months many people head here for cross-country skiing, while in the summer months you can enjoy some great sandy beaches, horseback riding and nature walks.
Winter Harbor is a classic Maine seaside town, and well worth visiting from Downeast and Acadia holiday villas. It’s a town with a considerable artistic heritage, and there are artisan shops and galleries to visit. There are also a host of restaurants and inns here serving freshly caught seafood.
Blue Hill is another charming town, overlooking Blue Hill bay and would be an interesting excursion from Downeast and Acadia holiday villa. It’s surrounded by lovely coastal and inland scenery. One way to enjoy the landscape here is to climb Blue Hill Mountain, a tall hill with impressive views of the town and bay.
At a Maine self-catering vacation rental you could enjoy can enjoy mild of pleasantly warm weather if you visit in the summer months, when temperatures in June, July and August usually reach the mid-20s. Winters can be very cold though, and sub-zeros temperatures are quite common at this time of year.
Portland Airport (PDX) sits within three hours by car from Downeast and Acadia vacation accommodation, with flights to and from Amsterdam Schipol (AMS) in the Netherlands. You can reach this airport from a host of different UK cities via KLM, Jet2, British Airways and easyJet.