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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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House #3970065
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 4 BR
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Estate #147039
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 3 BR
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House #791907vb
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 3 BR
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Townhome #3579526
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Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 3 BR
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Cabin #3671463
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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House #489237vb
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 4 BR
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 2 BR
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House #323254
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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  • 2 BR
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House #114586
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 1 BR
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Cottage #389528vb
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Cottage #3876042
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Cottage #165309
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 7 BR
  • 4 BA
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House #235039vb
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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House #434334vb
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Cottage #3707321
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 2 BR
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House #247686
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Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 4 BR
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House #4324733
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Cottage #148507
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  • 4 BR
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Cottage #821028vb
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Exceptional! 5/5
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House #4165895
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Cottage #652876vb
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 2 BR
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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Cottage #145284
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House #3603315
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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House #119223
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Excellent! 4.3/5
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Cottage #4255277
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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House #4456548
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Excellent! 4.4/5
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Cottage #3814222
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Cottage #297398
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Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Recent Reviews

Simply the best

5 of 5
My wife and I were lucky enough to stay at Sunset Point for part of our honeymoon. We stayed a week and enjoyed every second. The views and the relaxing ambience were just what we expected. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. We decided to sleep in the living room and not one of the two bedrooms. We wanted to take full advantage of the fireplace and views of the mountain (very romantic setting).The drive to downtown was quick and the beautiful scenes of nearby hikes, bike rides and canoe trips were just a few minutes away. We took advantage of the fresh lobster delivery offered and had our very first taste of fresh Maine lobster in the comforts of the cottage(reasonably priced). Terri and Joe were great with everything. We truly had a great time. One thing to watch out for when driving to the cottage for the first time is to remember to drive all the way to the top of the mt. The first cottage on the left is not sunset pt. (woops) We can't wait to go back and enjoy more of sunset point cottage! Make sure to take advantage of the books in the cottage showing all the activities available. We really enjoyed the nearby hikes. Thanks again Terri and Joe!
  • Review Submitted: Oct 06, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009