Where to stay around Down East?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,890 holiday lettings near Down East. From 937 Houses to 660 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 Down East is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Down East?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Down East. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Canada: 25,279 holiday homes
  • New England: 33,025 holiday homes
  • Bar Harbor: 1,105 holiday homes
  • New Brunswick: 236 holiday homes
  • Acadia National Park: 1,188 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Down East! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Down East?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Down East with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Bar Harbor: 1,105 holiday lettings
  • Camden: 354 holiday lettings
  • Bangor: 306 holiday lettings
  • St Andrews: 25 holiday lettings
  • Belfast: 250 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Down East?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Down East are:

  • Banks Airport (ME5): 896 self catering accommodations
  • Eastport Municipal Airport (EPM): 74 self catering accommodations
  • Bangor International Airport (BGR): 99 self catering accommodations

For other airports, 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 in Down East?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Down East. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Old North Head Post Office: 18 holiday rentals
  • Pretty Marsh: 1,227 holiday rentals
  • Jonathan Fisher House: 1,177 holiday rentals
  • Ross Memorial Museum: 40 holiday rentals
  • Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse: 1,059 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Down East listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a vacation rental in Downeast and Acadia, USA your home away from home

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.

Things to do in Downeast and Acadia, USA

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.

Places to visit on holiday in Downeast and Acadia, USA

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.

Weather in Downeast and Acadia, USA

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.

Cheap flights to Downeast and Acadia, USA

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.