Destination guide

Adventurous Deer Isle will entice you

The area's art galleries and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Deer Isle. One of the city's many top draws is its university setting. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Deer Isle

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Deer Isle a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Edgar M. Tennis Preserve (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Castline Golf Club (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Cellardoor Winery (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Owls Head State Park (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Camden Snow Bowl (19.7 mi / 31.7 km)
  • Breakwater Vineyards (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Deer Isle

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Deer Isle. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Fort Madison State Park (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Fort George Park (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Camden Hills State Park (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Pitcher Pond (16.1 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Laite Memorial Beach (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Deer Isle

Fly into Rockland, ME (RKD-Knox County Regional), the closest airport, located 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), which is 23.4 mi (37.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Deer Isle?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 477 vacation rentals near Deer Isle. From 269 Houses to 152 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Deer Isle for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Deer Isle?

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 Deer Isle:

  • Bass Harbor: 302 vacation rentals
  • Searsport: 141 vacation rentals
  • Seal Cove: 54 vacation rentals
  • Hall Quarry: 43 vacation rentals
  • Somesville: 23 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 Deer Isle?

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

  • Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society: 813 vacation rentals
  • Edgar M. Tennis Preserve: 974 vacation rentals
  • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts: 992 vacation rentals
  • Turtle Gallery: 1,035 vacation rentals
  • Belfast Harbor: 525 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Deer Isle 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 Deer Isle?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 269 Houses in Deer Isle. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Deer Isle include:

  • Cabins: 152 rentals available
  • Cottages: 152 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 152 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Deer Isle?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Deer Isle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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