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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
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 10
    Estate #147039
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Condo #4191776
      10
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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
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #389012vb
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            House #3660167
            9
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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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                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
                  27
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                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (30 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    House #3693135
                    30
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                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                      (27 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cabin #3671463
                      27
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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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                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (26 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #328540
                          26
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (25 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 10
                            House #352349vb
                            25
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (10 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Cottage #3876042
                              10
                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (16 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #109616
                                16
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #3895849
                                  16
                                  Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (20 reviews)
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    House #389493
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                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                      (31 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 12
                                      House #598143vb
                                      31
                                      Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (10 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Villa #507900vb
                                        10
                                        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (8 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 11
                                          Farmhouse #3642047
                                          8
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (6 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            House #4175787
                                            6
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                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (40 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #980807
                                              40
                                              Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                House #507910vb
                                                9
                                                Viewed 55 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 24 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 15 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
                                                      29
                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                        (36 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Townhome #241071vb
                                                        36
                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          House #3970065
                                                          16
                                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            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
                                                              • 2 BA
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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
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Cottage #205095
                                                                22
                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (30 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  House #323254
                                                                  30
                                                                  Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    House #971940
                                                                    7
                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                      (18 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #3707321
                                                                      18
                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                        (19 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        House #3944577
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                                                                        Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                          Studio #875902vb
                                                                          8
                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Cabin #3565619
                                                                            14
                                                                            Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (24 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              Cottage #145284
                                                                              24
                                                                              Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                Townhome #3671480
                                                                                19
                                                                                Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (27 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #557477vb
                                                                                  27
                                                                                  Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #846875vb
                                                                                    6
                                                                                    Viewed 19 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 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #718189vb
                                                                                        7
                                                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                          (26 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #348969vb
                                                                                          26
                                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (21 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #652876vb
                                                                                            21
                                                                                            Viewed 15 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 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                House #3654548
                                                                                                5
                                                                                                Viewed 30 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
                                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                    House #3936169
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                    Viewed 58 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 24 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