Sunrise with lobster boats in Bar Harbor and Acadia

Cottages & Cabins

Maine communities, such as Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Trenton, and others, offer great cabin & cottage rentals for your visit to Acadia National Park. The following information will aid you in the selection of the right accommodation.

Note: Park Reservations, Park Service Updates.

Hotels Vacation Rentals B&B's Inns

Bayview Cottages Vacation Homes

271 Bayview Drive, Bar Harbor
813-334-1144 or email
Open: Year-Round

Bayview Cottages Vacation Homes offers six unique waterfront Bar Harbor properties on Mount Desert Island. All of our homes offer spectacular water views and access. Within minutes of Acadia National Park, downtown Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor, we offer the standard amenities that we desire when we vacation including: fully equipped kitchen, washer, dryer, television, Cable/DirectTV, DVD/VCR and wireless internet. Five of our six homes can accommodate up to eight people. Please come and stay in one of our fabulous homes.

Granite Ledge Cabin - Check Availability

Southwest Harbor
860-485-3844 • Winter: 860-507-6040 or email
Offered: Seasonal

You will enjoy our quiet and private, newly constructed summer cottage on the western slopes of Freeman Ridge in Southwest Harbor. This is the perfect place to have as a home base during your visit to Acadia National Park and the many beautiful places on Mount Desert Island. The tall forest trees surrounding the cottage gives an expansive treehouse feel to a modest custom designed cabin with a well equipped galley kitchen with all new, modern appliances.

The Knowles Company

1 Summit Rd., Northeast Harbor
207-276-3322 • Fax: 207-276-4114
Open: Year-Round

With over 100 years of cottage rental service, we are the rental experts for Northeast Harbor, Seal Harbor, Bar Harbor and all of Mount Desert Island. Our three rental agents represent nearly 400 homes from luxury estates to lakefront camps that can accommodate your group, large or small. And, we're locally owned and operated, providing personalized and on-site service.

Seal Cove Cabins - Pet Friendly!

Seal Cove in Tremont
207-244-7925 or email
Offered: June - Oct.

Seal Cove Cabins are located on the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island, near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Nestled just off the main road near Hodgdon Pond, you will have access to enjoy a peaceful day in a canoe or kayak. Our four cozy cabins accommodate from 4 to 7 guests. Walk to Pretty Marsh Picnic Area for a sunset. Bike or hike through Acadia National Park. Stop for a swim along the way!

Great Duck Island Retreat

Great Duck Island
Call Rich Borofsky: 617-661-8221 or email
Offered: May - September

Waterfront vacation rental on Great Duck Island, a private, pristine 260 acre wilderness island near Acadia, 10 miles offshore, due south of Northeast Harbor. This spectacular oceanfront retreat is the perfect place for seekers of solitude & an intimate experience with nature. Breathtaking 270 degree panoramic view of open ocean, mountains of Acadia National Park, sunrise & sunset - so close to the ocean that you can see waves crashing and watch the sunrise, sunset & moonrise over the water while lying in bed.

Red's Garden - Check Availability - July 1-8 at $1k

190 Otter Creek Dr., Bar Harbor
Contact via email
Open: Year-Round • Dog Friendly!

Visit Red's Garden, a private, comfortably furnished one bedroom cottage located just four miles from downtown Bar Harbor. A short drive from the many activities offered in town, your quiet vacation retreat will await your return. (We have Turbo DSL with WIFI and A/C.) Relax and enjoy the breeze on the big back porch after a day's exploration of our beautiful island. Once you're settled in, you may choose to leave your car behind and ride the free 'Island Explorer' seasonal shuttle bus to many island destinations.

Bay Meadow Cottages - By the Sea

126 Old Bar Harbor Rd., Salisbury Cove
207-288-5451, Toll Free: 800-972-5451 or email
Open: May - Oct.

Bay Meadow is tailor made for couples and families yearning for the simple joys of a bygone era. These cottages are just a ten minute drive from the shops, restaurants, and other various attractions of Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park is just a hop, skip, and a jump from this little gem. Bay Meadow provides easy access to other Mount Desert Island towns and all they provide.

Goose Cove Cottage - Check Availability

Property is in Trenton, Maine
307-742-3572 (H) • 307-399-6073 (Cell) or email
Offered: Year-Round

Enjoy the peace and quiet of your own private sanctuary in this newly renovated vacation rental nestled on a 2-acre wooded lot. It is located within easy reach of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and the other villages and sights of Mount Desert Island. This property is perfect for family and friends who want close proximity to shopping, restaurants, whale watching, the park, and other attractions when desired yet, far enough away from the activity, noise, crowded streets and traffic to enjoy quiet time alone together when preferred.

Moorings Inn Cottages - Waterfront

Manset in Southwest Harbor
207-244-5523 or email
Open: Year-Round

Our cottages are located next to the ocean with extraordinary views of Somes Sound and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Kayaks, canoes, and bikes are available for our guests to enjoy. We have two additional cottages off-premises from the inn with ocean views of Southwest Harbor. Visit us on the quietside of Mount Desert Island for a memorable Maine vacation that your family will treasure.

Harbor Oasis - Waterfront

Southwest Harbor, Maine
207-479-0494 or email
Offered: Mid-June through Mid-October. View Website for Availability

Enjoy your Private Ocean Shoreline with Unobstructed Views of the Harbor - Truly a Gem! Completely renovated in 2013 then upgraded again in 2016, Harbor Oasis is a rare find with in-town convenience yet a very tranquil setting directly on the ocean. Located down a quiet lane in picturesque Southwest Harbor, just minutes to some of Acadia National Park's favored spots including Beech Mountain, Echo Lake, Flying Mountain (overlooking Somes Sound), Wonderview & Ship Harbor Ocean Trails, Seawall Picnic Area and the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.

Bar Harbor & Acadia Vacation Rentals - Check Availability

61 Cottage St., Bar Harbor
207-266-0832 or email
Open: Year - Round

We offer a great selection of vacation rentals in the Bar Harbor & Acadia area. Our vacation rentals include properties like a Bar Harbor oceanfront home with amazing views and private beach, a large recently renovated downtown Bar Harbor home and a cozy waterfront cottage. Our goal is to help you find the right property for your needs so you can have a great vacation experience!

Managed by a local specialist with a great reputation!

Oceansedge - View 3D Presentation!

Oceanfront in Bar Harbor
207-266-8285 or email
Open: View Website

Elegant, welcoming. Location: panoramic shorefront; BH’s most exclusive/historic district; ideal, safe kayaking; 1-mile to Acadia, bicycling; moonrise and harbor views; endearing wildlife. Property: 4-bedroom 4.5-bath, sleeps 10+. Privacy: gated entrance, private road peninsula. Stature: famed guests; 5 stars for every rating, 25 years. Available: 100+ endorsements, 20-page illustrated property description, web site. $4k - $15k/wk. Serious inquiries.

Hinckley's Dreamwood Cottages - Waterfront

318 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor
207-288-3510 or email
Open: View Website

Hinckley's Dreamwood Cottages are part of the rustic tradition of Downeast coastal Maine. At Hinckley's, a family of 2 to 8 people can enjoy the comfort and privacy of its own cottage on Mount Desert Island. If you like country-style vacations, select and reserve a one, two, or four bedroom cabin online today.

Sunset Cottages Acadia - Waterfront! - Check Availability

Bernard, Tremont, Maine
207-244-3760 or email
Open: June - Oct.

We have three oceanfront cottages overlooking scenic Blue Hill Bay offering tranquility, wildlife, bird viewing, and spectacular sunsets! Enjoy a picnic or your morning coffee seaside. Each cottage has a king or queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, living room with TV/DVD, outdoor gas grill, and picnic table. High-speed wi-fi • Family owned and operated • We’re happy to help with local recommendations • Minutes from Acadia and Southwest Harbor shops and restaurants.

Edgewater Motel & Cottages

137 Old Bar Harbor Rd., Bar Harbor
1-888-310-9920, 207-288-3491 or email
Open: April - Oct.

Located in Bar Harbor, Edgewater Motel and Cottages is an all waterfront property only 2.5 miles from the entrance to Acadia National Park. Imagine falling asleep to the cool Atlantic breeze then waking to the smell of the clean salt air. We welcome the opportunity to share our peaceful and relaxing accommodations – all beautifully positioned on our private pebble beach with traditional elements in place. Portrayals range from beach house breezy, floral chic, to seaside serene.

Hanscom's Motel & Cottages

273 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor
207-288-3744 May - Nov., 207-288-0039 Dec. - April or email
Open: Year-Round

Exceptionally clean and well maintained vintage motor court located within minutes of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park • Our cottages and units offer queen beds, full kitchenettes, A/C, heat, color cable TV, and full bathrooms. We are only a short walk to a private rocky beach with picturesque views of Frenchman Bay. We have a beautiful stone patio and grilling area for your enjoyment. Pets are welcomed.

Bar Harbor Camping Resorts - Log Cabins

Acadia Region
Open: Mid May - Mid Oct.

Enjoy beautiful water views and all the amenities at our three Bar Harbor Camping Resorts: Mt. Desert Narrows, Narrows Too, and Patten Pond. No RV? RV trailer, cozy cabins, and lakefront cottage rentals available. All near Acadia National Park!

Starfish Cottage - Private Beach!

Bar Harbor
Book through agent: 207-288-0307
Open: Seasonal

Deer Field Cottage (3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms) offers close proximity to Acadia National Park and all the activities on Mount Desert Island. This gorgeous, spacious cottage, is situated on five acres of land, in a beautiful field visited daily by local deer! The wonderful patio has a fire pit and citranella lanterns, offers a peaceful setting for your family lunch or evening cocktails. Walk to Long Pond— just a 5-10 minute walk away—to enjoy wonderful swimming, fishing and kayaking. (Listed with Bar Harbor/Acadia Cottage Rentals, Inc.)

Tide Watch Cabins - Oceanside!

Hulls Cove in Bar Harbor
207-288-4306 or email
Open: View Website • Pet Friendly

We have five quaint and cozy cabins RIGHT on the ocean in Hulls Cove very close to the Acadia National Park Visitor Center. Cabins are available for nightly or weekly rental for two guests and a pet. Downtown Bar Harbor is only 2 miles away and the main entrance to Acadia National Park is 1/10 of a mile. If you ever wanted a cabin right on the ocean, this is it!

Seaside Cottages

41 Gunlow Pond Rd., West Tremont
207-244-7746 (May-Oct.) 207-866-3546 (Nov-April) or email
Open Year-Round.

Housekeeping cottages located on the western side of Mount Desert Island • Very quiet and peaceful setting on seven acres right on the shores of Blue Hill Bay sharing 500 feet of bold granite and stone beach shoreline • Our location is private, decidedly uncommercial, and yet convenient to the facilities of the surrounding towns including Bar Harbor. The activities of Acadia National Park are literally at our back door. • Competitive rates and incomparable view

Linda's Seaside Cottage - Check Availability

Trenton, Maine - Waterfront
207-667-5881 or email
Offered: May - Oct.

You are going to be thrilled with this unique and beautiful private waterfront location overlooking the ocean and the mountains of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Situated on the shoreline of Trenton, Maine, just before crossing over to the main island, we are ideally located to enjoy your Maine vacation from Bar Harbor to the Schoodic Peninsula - from Cadillac Mountain to Blue Hill.

Deer Field Cottage

Somesville on MDI
Book through agent: 207-288-0307
Open: Seasonal

Deer Field Cottage (3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms) offers close proximity to Acadia National Park and all the activities on Mount Desert Island. This gorgeous, spacious cottage, is situated on five acres of land, in a beautiful field visited daily by local deer! The wonderful patio has a fire pit and citranella lanterns, offers a peaceful setting for your family lunch or evening cocktails. Walk to Long Pond— just a 5-10 minute walk away—to enjoy wonderful swimming, fishing and kayaking. (Listed with Bar Harbor/Acadia Cottage Rentals, Inc.)

Windward Cottages - Shorefront!

28 Western Bay Way, Bar Harbor
207-288-5228 or email
Open: Year-Round

Just minutes from Acadia National Park our cottages are situated on 18 acres of shorefront property and well away from the noise of traffic. Every spacious and scrupulously clean cottage has a great view of Bar Harbor's Western Bay. We offer complimentary wireless access, the use of two kayaks, and two canoes and picnic tables. Each cottage has its own gas BBQ grill and a fully equipped kitchen.

Isleview Motel & Cottages - Pet Friendly

1169 Bar Harbor Road (Rt 3) Trenton, ME
207-667-5661 • or email
Open: Seasonal

We offer clean, comfortable and affordable lodging for the Bar Harbor area. Family owned Isleview has Cottages, Motel rooms and Single Rooms. Cottages have Wi-Fi, cable TV, mini-fridge and microwave. We have grills, picnic tables and campfire pit for our guests to enjoy. We are just minutes away from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. We are on the free Island Explorer Bus Route. There is an Authentic Lobster Pound right across the street. Walk to dinner!

Bar Harbor Acadia Cottage Rentals

Bar Harbor
207-288-0307 or email
Open: Year-Round

Bar Harbor/Acadia Cottage Rentals offers a variety of properties for weekly, seasonal rentals. Many cottages are right on the ocean, others have ocean views, walking proximity to shore, and wonderful woods. Cottages, camps, condos . . . all within close proximity of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Property locations include Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Seal Harbor, Town Hill, Salisbury Cove, Trenton, Lamoine, Hancock Point and Surry.

Seaside Cottages on the Shore

1500 State Highway 102, Bar Harbor
207-288-3674 or email
Open: View Website

Located on scenic Clark's Cove, our clients describe us as a 'piece of heaven,' 'a bit of paradise' and 'a well kept secret.' Family friendly atmosphere-great views-relaxing setting-all you need to experience a great vacation! Stay with us for an unforgettable vacation you'll want to return to year after year!! Just 10 minutes outside of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

Crabtree Neck Cottages

16 Cottage Road., Hancock, ME
Home: 207-422-3962 Cell: 207-214-8730 or email
Open: Varied

Our two cozy cottages and the larger, charming farmhouse are all on one 7 acre property on Hancock Point, featuring large back yards, access to meadows, forests, and blueberry fields. We are within easy walking distance of the shore and woodland hikes. We are located between Acadia National Park at Schoodic Point and Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor.

Bass Harbor Cottages and Country Inn

95 Harbor Dr. (Rt. 102 A) Bass Harbor
207-244-3460 or email
Open: Year-Round

On Bass Harbor, close to Acadia National Park on the 'Quietside' of Mount Desert Island • Play in the Park then come home to relax on the water • Cottages and Rooms at the Inn • Launch your kayak with the tide or take a sauna after your hike. Daily or Weekly Travel Packages


Acadia Bayside

Trenton, ME

Three bedroom cape on the shores of the Union River Bay - Open cathedral ceiling living room and kitchen, sliding door to the waterside deck, bedroom with a queen bed, second bedroom with a twin

From Cabins to Mansions

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherFor the convenience and privacy, renting a cabin or cottage is the way to go. It can feel like a home away from home but in a setting that is made of dreams. The range of properties that are available is huge as you will soon discover after reviewing this list. Many businesses have several rentals, not just one. Some are year-round, most are weekly, a few are available on a nightly basis but usually it will be a minimum 3-day stay. Make sure to plan on Maine State Sales tax which as of this writing is 8%. Also, plan on a deposit. Arrangements can vary. If you are looking for a deal, check some of the surrounding villages. Also, ask if there have been any cancellations that they need to fill. Some owners want to have a conversation with you. Many of these rental properties are the owner’s actual home that they rent out just during the summer months. They want to be very sure the visitors will be the right ones who will care for the property as if it was their own.

Acadia and Bar Harbor Resource Guide