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Make a vacation rental in Bar Harbor – Mount Desert Island, USA your home away from home

Bar Harbor is a town located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island in the state’s famous Down East region. At Bar Harbor self-catering vacation rentals you’ll be able to enjoy stunning coastal scenery, with a range of activities to experience, both on land and on the water.

Things to do in Bar Harbor, USA

At Bar Habor self-catering vacation accommodation you’ll have a world of adventure almost on your doorstep. If you feel like getting out and experiencing the fantastic landscapes on foot then you could choose from a number of different hikes, taking in a number of local natural landmarks. Cadillac Mountain is a peak that stands at more than 1,500 feet, with two different routes to explore. For different scenery you could walk the Ocean Trail to enjoy some of Mount Desert Island’s rugged shoreline, with cliffs and beaches.

If you’re a keen golfer visiting Bar Harbor holiday villas then you might like to take at the Kebo Valey Golf Course. This club dates to 1888, which places it in the USA’s top ten oldest courses. Here you can play 18 magnificent holes, surrounded by rugged hills and coniferous forest.

An excellent way to see the stunning landscapes around Bar Harbor vacation rentals is to take a boat or kayak trip. When it comes to kayaking you could head for the sea on a guided trip, or stick to Eagle Lake or Hamilton’s Pond. There are also a number of companies based on the island that offer whale-watching excursions – on the way you’ll get to see dolphins, porpoises, sea bird and, of course, whales.

Places to visit on holiday in Bar Harbor, USA

A must-see close to Bar Harbor self-catering vacation accommodation is the Acadia National Park. This large expanse of unspoiled natural scenery can be explored by bike, with a large network of crushed-stone trails. The hiking here is considered some of the best in the entire region – there’s a huge variety of routes on offer, varying in difficulty, and all boasting remarkable scenery.

Weather in Bar Harbor, USA

Winters around Bar Harbor self-catering accommodation are generally a little milder than further inland, thanks to the influence of he Atlantic. Still, they remain rather chilly, with snowfall relatively common. Summers can be warm here, with temperatures hitting the mid-20s from around June to early-September.

Cheap flights to Bar Harbor, USA

Hancock County-Bat Harbor Airport is a short drive from vacation rentals in Bar Harbor and connects with Boston Airport (BOS) via US Airways Express. You can get to this destination from the UK with Delta, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, flying from London-Heathrow (LHR).

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Acadia National Park Adventure

5 of 5
We were two couples looking for a comfortable lodge to live in while we explore this beautiful national park by day. We found the Brum Chalet to be all that the listing said it would be. The location was comvenient to the park as well as Bar Harbour. It was very private and quiet. The view from the deck was spectacular. The great room fireplace was delightful to relax by in the evening. The kitchen was spacious and comfortable to work in, but the knives need sharpening! The laundry facilities enabled us to pack less clothing for the week. There were plenty of towels and clean bedding provided. The Brum Chalet was an excellent choice for us and we would recommend it to our friends.
  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008

Perfect Maine Vacation

5 of 5
We have a new standard in vacation rentals. We don't use numbers or stars. Our top ranking will now be called "Marty's Place" after our weeklong stay in August 2009. This home on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island came as advertised. It was the perfect spot for early morning wanderings through the woods and along the shore of Bass Harbor and environs. We spent successive evenings in efforts to create the perfect s'mores at the fireplace out on the deck. There we were serenaded by bullfrogs in the pond that lies between the house and the beach. We watched the full moon rose through the trees. "Marty's Place" is also a great base from which to visit Acadia National Park for hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and swimming; Southwest Harbor, Southeast Harbor, Bar Harbor and the other communities of the island. "Marty's Place" is part of the village of Bernard with the village of Bass Harbor close at hand. A great little library is a 5-minute walk from the house with antiques, local crafts, art galleries, lobster fishing docks also a short walk away. There are many, many eateries on the Quiet Side but we often neglected them in favor of building family meals in the kitchen and on the grill and eating on the deck or, if there was a little rain, in the comfortable dining room. Our recommendation? Next time it just might be two weeks at "Marty's Place."
  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009