Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Bar Harbor

The parks and ocean views create a pretty picture of Bar Harbor. This city's bars, hiking and seafood restaurants draw many visitors. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


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)
Natural features

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)
How to get there

How to get to and around Bar Harbor

The nearest airport is in Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), located 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bar Harbor?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,222 holiday lettings around Bar Harbor. From 393 cottages to 393 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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:

  • Seal Harbor: 18 holiday homes
  • Bass Harbor: 277 holiday homes
  • Northeast Harbor: 261 holiday homes
  • Prospect Harbor: 31 holiday homes
  • Hancock Point: 30 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? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bar Harbor. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Garland Farm: 1,308 holiday lettings
  • Ellsworth City Hall: 1,122 holiday lettings
  • Ocean Path Trailhead: 1,165 holiday lettings
  • L.L. Bean Shopping Outlet: 1,149 holiday lettings
  • Cadillac Mountain: 1,221 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bar Harbor listed on 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 Cottages in Bar Harbor?

Yes, of course. offers 393 Cottages in Bar Harbor. Our other popular types of Bar Harbor holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 393 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 97 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 640 self catering accommodations

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 36 holiday homes with pool available in Bar Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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