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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.

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    Exceptional! 5/5
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    • 4 BR
    • 4 BA
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    • Sleeps 10
    Estate #147039
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #3913276
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #389012vb
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        Viewed 141 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #389528vb
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (27 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 8
            Townhome #3579526
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              House #3660167
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                House #247686
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (27 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cabin #3671463
                  27
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Villa #507900vb
                    10
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                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (26 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      House #328540
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                      Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (31 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 12
                        House #598143vb
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                        Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Cottage #3876042
                          10
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                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            House #589270vb
                            8
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                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (30 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              House #3693135
                              30
                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                House #389493
                                20
                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 12
                                  House #3654548
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #4175787
                                    6
                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (40 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      House #980807
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                                      Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (9 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        House #507910vb
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                                        Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (29 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #3495822
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                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (16 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            House #3970065
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                                            Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              House #784794vb
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                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (25 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                House #352349vb
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                                                Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (29 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #119386
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                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    House #3944577
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Townhome #241071vb
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                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Chateau / Country House #754684vb
                                                        12
                                                        Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Cabin #3565619
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                                                          Viewed 108 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Cottage #205095
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 4 BR
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                                                              House #3936169
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Cottage #3707321
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                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  Cottage #398320vb
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                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                    Studio #875902vb
                                                                    10
                                                                    Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      House #971940
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                                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                        Townhome #3671480
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                                                                        Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #323254
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                                                                          Viewed 102 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 11
                                                                            Farmhouse #3642047
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                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              House #557477vb
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                                                                              Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #846875vb
                                                                                6
                                                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (17 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Condo #923551
                                                                                  17
                                                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    House #718189vb
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                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                      House #791907vb
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                                        House #348969vb
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                                                                                        Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (21 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Cottage #652876vb
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                                                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                            (24 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            Cottage #145284
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                                                                                            Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              • 9 BR
                                                                                              • 7 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 16
                                                                                              House #491861vb
                                                                                              21
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                                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                House #4147271
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                                                                                                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (45 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                  Cottage #219802vb
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                                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #4255277
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                                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #109489
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                                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great getaway for two

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Kelley's Cottage was a perfect place to stay in Bar Harbor! The cottage is clean, and well stocked with kitchen supplies and linens. The back deck is a great place to have coffee in the morning. Bedroom is comfortable and cozy and we slept like rocks after long days of hiking in Acadia. More importantly, the owner could not have been nicer. We cannot wait to return to Bar Harbor and stay at Kelley's again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2010
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2009