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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! 5.0/5
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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
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      Apartment #3913276
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 1 BR
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        Cottage #389012vb
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          House #589270vb
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Cottage #389528vb
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              House #247686
              8
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
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                Townhome #3579526
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cabin #3671463
                  27
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                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    House #328540
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 10
                      House #352349vb
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                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (30 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #3693135
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                          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
                            (20 reviews)
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 10
                            House #389493
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 12
                              House #598143vb
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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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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 11
                                  Farmhouse #3642047
                                  8
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #4175787
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                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      House #980807
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        House #507910vb
                                        9
                                        Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #3495822
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #119386
                                            29
                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (30 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              Cottage #398320vb
                                              30
                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Townhome #241071vb
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                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  House #3970065
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                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Chateau / Country House #754684vb
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                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                      House #784794vb
                                                      3
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                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                        (22 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #205095
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                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          House #323254
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                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            House #971940
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                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Cottage #3707321
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                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                House #3944577
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                  Studio #875902vb
                                                                  9
                                                                  Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Cabin #3565619
                                                                    14
                                                                    Viewed 98 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                      House #3654548
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 33 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 91 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 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (27 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            House #557477vb
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                                                                            Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              House #846875vb
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                House #718189vb
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                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  House #348969vb
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                                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #652876vb
                                                                                    21
                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #4147271
                                                                                      6
                                                                                      Viewed 38 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 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (45 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          Cottage #219802vb
                                                                                          45
                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                                                            House #3936169
                                                                                            10
                                                                                            Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                              (22 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #935265
                                                                                              22
                                                                                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (21 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 9 BR
                                                                                                • 7 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                                                                House #491861vb
                                                                                                21
                                                                                                Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #4255277
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #109489
                                                                                                    14
                                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (19 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #3596003
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                                                                                                      Viewed 37 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