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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (15 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 4 BR
    • 4 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 10
    Estate #147039
    15
    Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (21 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 9 BR
      • 7 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 16
      House #491861vb
      21
      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (29 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 4 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilets
        • Sleeps 8
        House #3495822
        29
        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.5/5
          (12 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 5 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Sleeps 12
          House #3007112
          12
          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (10 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Condo #4191776
            10
            Viewed 86 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 10
              House #956093vb
              2
              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (43 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #3913276
                43
                Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (42 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 6 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 12
                  Estate #371955
                  42
                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (7 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    House #846875vb
                    7
                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 12
                      House #4269481
                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                        (16 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #109616
                        16
                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (26 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #328540
                          26
                          Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (7 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 5 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 10
                            House #971940
                            7
                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (8 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              House #589270vb
                              8
                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (6 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #4175787
                                6
                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (31 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  Cottage #398320vb
                                  31
                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (30 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #3693135
                                    30
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (26 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #958479
                                      26
                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 12
                                        House #4429297
                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (27 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          House #232330vb
                                          27
                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (29 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            Cottage #159684
                                            29
                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (27 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Townhome #3579526
                                              27
                                              Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (25 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #132099vb
                                                25
                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (45 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                  Cottage #219802vb
                                                  45
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (19 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #3596003
                                                    19
                                                    Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                      House #4149097
                                                      11
                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                        House #4434292
                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          House #4235649
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (19 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                            Townhome #3671480
                                                            19
                                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              House #4217763
                                                              3
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Condo #4243465
                                                                6
                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #3022092
                                                                  13
                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #4176555
                                                                    2
                                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (17 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Condo #923551
                                                                      17
                                                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (4 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        House #4235604
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (16 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Apartment #3895849
                                                                          16
                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (10 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Cottage #386651
                                                                            10
                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (14 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #109489
                                                                              14
                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #4214035
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                  (10 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  House #147018vb
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                    House #4489915
                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #4488842
                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Bungalow #4077458
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (10 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #3903728
                                                                                          10
                                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (24 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #173069vb
                                                                                            24
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (41 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #565597vb
                                                                                              41
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                House #3944577
                                                                                                20
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (15 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #7116229
                                                                                                  15
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #4255277
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      House #7117743
                                                                                                      7
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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