Find the best place to stay — Mount Desert

Where to stay around Mount Desert?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,014 vacation rentals near Mount Desert. From 508 houses to 258 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mount Desert for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Mount Desert?

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 Mount Desert:

  • Somesville: 31 vacation rentals
  • Otter Creek: 29 vacation rentals
  • Hall Quarry: 39 vacation rentals
  • Bass Harbor: 76 vacation rentals
  • Hancock Point: 31 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 Mount Desert?

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

  • Pretty Marsh: 1,331 vacation rentals
  • Asticou Azalea Garden: 1,226 vacation rentals
  • Thuya Garden: 1,224 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Harbor Golf Club: 1,258 vacation rentals
  • Acadia Repertory Theater: 1,323 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mount Desert 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 Mount Desert?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 508 houses in Mount Desert. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mount Desert include:

  • Cottages: 258 rentals available
  • Apartments: 62 rentals available
  • Cabins: 53 rentals available

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

Can I rent golf rentals in Mount Desert?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 749 golf rentals in Mount Desert. You have also many other possibilities in Mount Desert area, including:

  • Near the ocean rentals: 633 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 347 rentals
  • Mountain rentals: 255 rentals

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mount Desert?

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

    Eastern delights at Mount Desert

    The town of Mount Desert has long been a hotspot for travelers hoping to enjoy a little downtime with family and friends. It stretches across Mount Desert Island, which itself nestles off the coast of Maine and is one of the largest islands on the US eastern seaboard. The area is perhaps best known for the Acadia National Park, a sprawling recreation area with woodland, wildlife and rocky beaches, although charming villages, including Otter Creek and Seal Harbor, offer plenty of reasons to explore elsewhere. And, if you're looking for a place to stay, you'll find Mount Desert vacation rentals offer all the comforts of home.

    Outdoor appeal in Mount Desert

    Outdoor adventure is rarely off the agenda here. On the doorstep of your rental, an array of activities awaits, with some of the best experiences found squarely on the water. From June through October, cruises ferry passengers from neighboring Bar Harbor into the Gulf of Maine to get a closer look at minke, finback and humpback whales, while journeys until mid-August often add sightings of North Atlantic puffins and bald eagles. Looking for something different? Specialty cruises, such as sightseeing, lobster fishing and lighthouse tours, ensure everyone gets a chance to enjoy a little time offshore.

    Blooms and rides in Mount Desert

    Travelers keen to enjoy the outdoors at a slower pace can do exactly that at the Asticou Azalea Garden, a lush botanical garden where wide pathways wind through fragrant flowers and the chance to enjoy a moment of tranquility on a shaded bench is always part of the deal. A different flavor of Mount Desert can be found at Seal Cove, on the island's western side. You can visit the Seal Cove Auto Museum, home to antique automobiles and motorcycles, though it can be just as much fun to find a spot on the harbor wall to watch the local lobstermen at work.

    Summer fun in Mount Desert

    Sunny days and toasty temperatures in the high 70s see the island teeming with visitors over the months of July and August – reason enough to make sure you nab your preferred Mount Desert vacation rentals early on. This pleasant summer season might see you attend the music or fine arts festival in neighboring Bar Harbor, although it's worth hanging fire until September or October if exploring the national park is part of your plans. Those fall months are decidedly chillier, but the opportunity to enjoy the changing of the colors and a blissful lack of crowds often prove an appealing combination.

    Sensational sunrises in Mount Desert

    You'll likely enjoy a host of experiences during stays in Mount Desert vacation rentals, but perhaps none quite as exhilarating as reaching the summit of Cadillac Mountain. It soars more than 1,500 feet above Eagle Lake, it's the star turn in the Acadia National Park and, for around 6 months each year, the first point in the US to welcome sunrise. Ready to take on the challenge? After parking at the entrance, hike to the summit along the North Ridge. It evens out to be a 10-mile round trip – a not inconsiderable effort, but one that is rewarded with a feeling of being on top of the world.