Where to stay around Bar Harbor?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,145 vacation rentals near Bar Harbor. From 574 Houses to 302 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bar Harbor for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bar Harbor?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bar Harbor:

  • Bass Harbor: 75 vacation rentals
  • Somesville: 29 vacation rentals
  • Hancock Point: 29 vacation rentals
  • Bernard: 73 vacation rentals
  • Otter Creek: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bar Harbor?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bar Harbor. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching: 1,171 vacation rentals
  • Mount Desert Island Oceanarium: 1,269 vacation rentals
  • Cadillac Mountain: 1,181 vacation rentals
  • Bar Harbor Historical Society: 1,174 vacation rentals
  • Hulls Cove Visitor Center: 1,200 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bar Harbor listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bar Harbor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 574 Houses in Bar Harbor. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bar Harbor include:

  • Cottages: 302 rentals available
  • Cabins: 74 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 22 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I rent golf course rentals in Bar Harbor?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 821 golf course rentals in Bar Harbor. You have also many other possibilities in Bar Harbor area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 448 rentals
  • Mountain rentals: 267 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 202 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bar Harbor?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 51 vacation rentals with pool available in Bar Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Freedom of choice in Bar Harbor

    Sandwiched between the mountains and the ocean, Bar Harbor offers multiple vacation themes in one destination, and Bar Harbor vacation rentals are the perfect way to capitalize on this freedom of choice. Whether you indulge your appetite for adventure on the scenic trails of Cadillac Mountain, explore the diverse wildlife of Maine in Acadia National Park, soak up the stylish ambience of Main Street, or relax to the soothing rhythms of the Atlantic Ocean, self-catering Bar Harbor vacation rentals offer the flexibility to tailor your timetable according to your personal preferences.

    Reliving Bar Harbor’s golden age

    Bar Harbor became a popular summer playground for the East Coast elite during the Gilded Age of the late 19th century. Celebrities, artists, tycoons, and statesmen competed to build the most palatial mansions, and lavish hotels sprung up to cater for the growing influx of wealthy vacationers. Today’s visitors can get a glimpse of this golden age on a walking tour of Mount Desert Street, where several of these former summer homes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another side of Bar Harbor’s heritage can be experienced on a cruise around Frenchman Bay aboard an authentic lobster boat.

    Bar Harbor—proud to showcase indigenous culture

    The Abbe Museum is an affiliate of the prestigious Smithsonian Institute and boasts one of the country’s best collections of Maine Native American basketry. The museum works with the indigenous Wabanaki nation to preserve and share its history and culture through exhibitions of ancient and modern artifacts, workshops, and special events. The main building in downtown Bar Harbor is open daily between May and October, and Thursday through Saturday between November and April. The museum also has a rural outpost at historic Sieur de Monts Spring in Acadia National Park, which is open during the summer months only.

    Bar Harbor sparkles no matter what the season

    Although the town originally made its name as a summer resort, the proliferation of fully equipped Bar Harbor vacation rentals in recent years has allowed visitors to make the most of Maine’s changing seasons without sacrificing the comforts of home. The spectacular natural beauty of Acadia National Park takes on a new magic when the temperatures plummet, especially during the snowfalls of December through March, so simply check out Bar Harbor vacation rentals with a hot tub and cozy open fire and enjoy the depths of winter minus the high-season crowds.

    See Bar Harbor’s whales through expert eyes

    The rich and varied marine life around Mount Desert Island is a major attraction for visitors. Whales can occasionally be spotted with the naked eye from the shore, although venturing into deeper waters offers a better chance of spotting these huge, graceful creatures. Humpbacks, minkes, and finbacks share their home in the Gulf of Maine with sharks, dolphins, and porpoises. Specialized nature cruises from Bar Harbor pier are accompanied by wildlife experts who know all the best locations and are happy to answer questions. Trips run daily between May and October.