Where to stay around Bar Harbor?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,123 holiday lettings near Bar Harbor. From 569 Houses to 375 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bar Harbor is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Bar Harbor?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bar Harbor:

  • Bass Harbor: 74 holiday homes
  • Bernard: 72 holiday homes
  • Otter Creek: 29 holiday homes
  • Hall Quarry: 40 holiday homes
  • Tunk Lake: 184 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bar Harbor?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bar Harbor. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cadillac Mountain: 1,160 holiday lettings
  • Mount Desert Island Oceanarium: 1,250 holiday lettings
  • Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf: 1,199 holiday lettings
  • Garland Farm: 1,233 holiday lettings
  • Village Green: 1,152 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bar Harbor listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bar Harbor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 569 Houses in Bar Harbor. Our other popular types of Bar Harbor holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 375 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 375 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 375 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I rent oceanfront rentals in Bar Harbor?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 336 oceanfront rentals in Bar Harbor. You have also many other possibilities in Bar Harbor area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 330 holiday rentals
  • Village rentals: 282 holiday rentals
  • Rural rentals: 273 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with private pool in Bar Harbor?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with private pool among our 11 holiday homes with private pool available in Bar Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA your home away from home

    Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island was one of the top summer resorts in New England during the 19th century and continues to attract visitors to this exclusive area. Millionaire's Row was once the summer home of the Vanderbilts, Fords, Rockefellers and other powerful families but a large number of these lavish mansions were destroyed by fire in the drought of 1947.

    Things to Do in Bar Harbor, ME

    This beautiful area around Bar Harbor holiday rentals lends itself to hiking, cycling and wildlife spotting. More adventurous-spirited visitors can go rock climbing, sailing and paddle boarding. Take a tour of the local breweries, go on a boat trip or fishing charter or play golf in the area. Shopping is another popular activity with many designer boutiques and art galleries showcasing local skills. Bar Harbor is popular with long distance cyclists as it is the end of the Atlantic Coast Bike route which starts in Key West, Florida, and the start of the Northern Tier Bicycle route which goes across the U.S. to Washington State.

    Places to Visit Around Bar Harbor, ME

    Bar Harbor is on the edge of Acadia National Park with the 1,532 foot high peak of Mount Cadillac at the centre. The summit is the first point each day where the sun rise can be viewed in the U.S. The national park offers scenic loop drives, traffic-free roads for cycling and over 125 miles of hiking trails. Family entertainment in Bar Harbor includes visiting the oceanarium, zoo and the unique Lumberjack Show.

    Weather in Bar Harbor, Maine

    Bar Harbor holiday rentals are ideal to visit at almost any time of year, but in the summer the climate is particularly beautiful. The area is warm and sunny with average temperatures of 81°F (27°C). It can be humid with occasional showers at any time. In winter its coastal location keeps temperatures generally above freezing at night with daytime highs around 46°F (8°C). Spring and fall can be quieter times with cooler days and slightly more rain.

    Travel to Bar Harbor, Maine

    Most visitors to Bar Harbor fly into the local Hancock County-Bar Harbor (BHB) Airport which is served by US Airways and Colgan Air on a daily basis. Bangor (BGR) and Knox County Regional (RKD) Airports are both about 50 miles away in Maine. International visitors should look for flights to Yarmouth (YQI) Airport, over the border in Canada, or Portland International (PWM) Jetport about 120 miles away. From there a hire car will be required to reach the island. Those driving to Bar Harbor should take I-95 to Bangor (exit 45-A - 395), then pick-up route1A to Ellsworth, and then Route 3 to Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor holiday rentals are also easy to get to by high-speed ferry from Nova Scotia in less than 2½ hours.

    Activities and attractions in and around Bar Harbor

    Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Bar Harbor a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Bar Harbor Whale Watching (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
    • Kebo Valley Golf Club (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
    • Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
    • Northeast Harbor Golf Club (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
    • Kisma Preserve (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
    • Wild Acadia Fun Park (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)

    Exploring the natural parks and other natural features in Bar Harbor

    Travellers enjoy Bar Harbor for its seaside and island views. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bar Harbor is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Agamont Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
    • Shore Path (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
    • Village Green (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
    • Cadillac Mountain (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
    • Thunder Hole (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
    • Ocean Path Trailhead (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)