Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Bar Harbor

The parks and ocean views create a pretty picture of Bar Harbor. This city's bars, hiking and seafood restaurants draw many visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Bar Harbor

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Bar Harbor a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Kebo Valley Golf Club (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Northeast Harbor Golf Club (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Kisma Preserve (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Wild Acadia Fun Park (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural parks and other natural features in Bar Harbor

Travelers enjoy Bar Harbor for its seaside and island views. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bar Harbor is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Agamont Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Shore Path (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Village Green (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Cadillac Mountain (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Thunder Hole (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Ocean Path Trailhead (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Bar Harbor

The nearest airport is in Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), located 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Bar Harbor?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,221 house rentals around Bar Harbor. From 393 Cottages to 393 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Bar Harbor is on Vrbo.

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

Whether you're travelling 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:

  • Seawall: 40 vacation rentals
  • Otter Creek: 28 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Harbor: 260 vacation rentals
  • Seal Harbor: 18 vacation rentals
  • Bernard: 104 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Bar Harbor?

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

  • Shore Path: 1,223 home rentals
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching: 1,227 home rentals
  • Northeast Harbor Golf Club: 1,215 home rentals
  • Cadillac Mountain: 1,214 home rentals
  • Jonathan Fisher House: 1,199 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bar Harbor listed on Vrbo 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 Cottages in Bar Harbor?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 393 Cottages in Bar Harbor. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bar Harbor include:

  • Cabins: 393 lodging choices
  • Houses: 639 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 97 lodging choices

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 36 vacation homes with pool available in Bar Harbor.

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