Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Vacation Rentals Are Perfect for Summer Getaways to Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine is one of the premiere northeast vacation destinations due to its coastal location and warm summer days. If you wish to find out what Bar Harbor has to offer, consider renting a Bar Harbor cottage. You also have the choice of finding Mount Island lodging which is on Mount Desert Island. These Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island vacation rentals place guests near Martha's Vineyard, Long Island, and Acadia National Park.

Famous Residents near Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cabin Rentals


Bar Harbor has several notable residents visit each year including Tim Robbins, Martha Stewart, Susan Sarandon, David Rockefeller, and the First Family. Visitors have a chance to see these residents by renting Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island house rentals for the summer. Of course, there is no guarantee that any one of these residents will be spotted but it adds to the allure of Bar Harbor.

Bar Harbor Cottages Are near George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History


On a visit to a Bar Harbor cottage, consider driving to some of the historic sites like Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum or George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History. These two locations are a short drive from Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island vacation rentals. If you bring children to Mount Island lodging, they could spend the day at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History for a summer program that teaches them about bones, baleen, and nature, and offers a scavenger hunt.

Mount Island Lodging Is Close to Acadia National Park


Mount Island lodging will place you close to Acadia National Park which is a large reserve spread throughout Mount Desert Island and the smaller islands around it. The park was established in 1919, when the first Bar Harbor cottage attracted visitors. The land was first inhabited by the Wabanaki people before Samuel de Champlain arrived on the island in 1604. Charles Elliot was most important to the formation of the Park, gaining help and federal status from President Woodrow Wilson.

Narrow down your search of Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island vacation rentals to include Bar Harbor rentals or Southwest Harbor rentals.


Fun fact: Acadia National Park is one of the best national parks to visit in October.

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