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Make a vacation rental in Downeast and Acadia, USA your home away from home

Downeast and Acadia is a region that covers the eastern portion of Maine’s coast, as well as some of its interior. Self-catering vacation rentals in Downeast and Acadia would suit anyone who would like to experience the beauty of Maine’s dramatic coastal scenery or sample its sublime seafood. There are national parks to discover, as well as numerous picturesque villages and towns. Inland are stunning lakes, ideal for swimming and or hiking and cycling trips.

Things to do in Downeast and Acadia, USA

Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island would be a lovely place to visit from Downeast and Acadia self-catering vacation accommodation. It was one of the country’s top summer resorts in the 19th Century, and the remnants of this golden age can be found at the estates of some of the era’s big names – Carnegie, Rockefeller and Ford to name but three. Many people arrive here in Fall to admire the vibrant colours in the foliage at this time of year.

The Acadia National Park is another excellent destination for anyone on holiday at Downeast and Acadia vacation rentals and sits a short distance from Bar Harbour, in Hancock County. It covers 47,000 acres and comprises mountains, lakes and some breathtaking coastline. In the winter months many people head here for cross-country skiing, while in the summer months you can enjoy some great sandy beaches, horseback riding and nature walks.

Winter Harbor is a classic Maine seaside town, and well worth visiting from Downeast and Acadia holiday villas. It’s a town with a considerable artistic heritage, and there are artisan shops and galleries to visit. There are also a host of restaurants and inns here serving freshly caught seafood.

Places to visit on holiday in Downeast and Acadia, USA

Blue Hill is another charming town, overlooking Blue Hill bay and would be an interesting excursion from Downeast and Acadia holiday villa. It’s surrounded by lovely coastal and inland scenery. One way to enjoy the landscape here is to climb Blue Hill Mountain, a tall hill with impressive views of the town and bay.

Weather in Downeast and Acadia, USA

At a Maine self-catering vacation rental you could enjoy can enjoy mild of pleasantly warm weather if you visit in the summer months, when temperatures in June, July and August usually reach the mid-20s. Winters can be very cold though, and sub-zeros temperatures are quite common at this time of year.

Cheap flights to Downeast and Acadia, USA

Portland Airport (PDX) sits within three hours by car from Downeast and Acadia vacation accommodation, with flights to and from Amsterdam Schipol (AMS) in the Netherlands. You can reach this airport from a host of different UK cities via KLM, Jet2, British Airways and easyJet.

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                                                                                                      Perfect Maine Cottage

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                                                                                                      My husband and I recently returned from spending a week with four of our friends at Birch Point Cottage. This was perfect--exactly what we had hoped for when we thought of going to Maine. Andy was a great help. He and Lynn obviously love their Maine home--it feels like a home, not a typical rental. The cottage is cozy and comfortable and the decks are spacious and have great views,. I loved going down to the beach at all times--we were fascinated by the difference between the high and low tides. My husband and I love to hike, and again Andy was so helpful by marking some of his favorite trails and their descriptions. We loved the trails on Campobello as well as going to the lighthouse there--quite a trek, but well worth it--there were whales swimming right beneath us!. We toured the Roosevelt cottage and grounds, and all of the beaches there. We also loved the East Quoddy Light house and trails there. Reversing Falls is fascinating--make sure to go about an hour before the tides change for the full effect. Have a drink a Annabelle's--the eastern most tavern in the US and talk with the friendly residents. And then, again, thanks to Andy, we went every day to Bayside Chocolates--great homemade chocolates--but, even better, Gene is a lobster fisherman, and we bought fresh lobster and cooked it at the cottage in the great kitchen--what a treat. We ate in every night because it was such a pleasant place to enjoy with our frinends. It was hard to decide whether to go exploring in the area or stay at the cottage and relax. Sitting on the upper deck, two Bald Eages flew right over head. After that, we saw them fly to their nest on the island in front of us every night. Thanks again Andy and Lynn--we couldn't have asked for anything better.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2009
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2009