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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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                                                                                                      I was born in Maine (too many years ago to discuss!) so I know this to be true, the Schoodic Surf Cottage is Maine the way it used to be. As others have said, the photos do not do this cottage and its location justice. The house is larger than it appears (1,800 sq. feet), this was on the internet information, but I did not pay attention, so I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the décor. It has a cottage feel, but includes many personal touches that make you feel right at home. My family owns vacation property, so I understand how hard the owners have worked. I also know they do a great job keeping the home clean. Yes, clean! You just never know when renting, do you? The phone numbers to the owner, caretaker and rental agent are posted where you feel you really could call if there was anything wrong. The owner has even put together a great book about the area to help with day trip decisions. Prospect Harbor is small (no red lights), but the people are friendly. There is a deli just down the street and a cute library with a lovely view. The next town, Winter Harbor has a couple restaurants, art galleries and a neat 5&10. Also, an IGA if you need supplies. Ellsworth is only 30 minutes away and has everything from McDonalds, Super Wal-Mart and a cute downtown with good restaurants. The beautiful Schoodic Point portion of Acadia National Park is only five miles from the cottage. Bar Harbor is about 45 minutes away. Now for the best part - the ocean view is amazing. The rocks are real Maine pink granite. Yes, large granite rocks, not pebbles or sand, and real deep water Atlantic Ocean, not that Maine mud at low tide. It’s the real thing! Waves crashing and everything. Lobster buoys, lobster boats and life-altering sunrises (sleep with the shades to the ocean up). There are Adirondack chairs and even a hammock. I don’t know if you can get a view like this anywhere else. If so, I have yet to find it.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2009