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Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Southwest Harbor

The mountains, island views and desert display a scene truly unique to Southwest Harbor. This romantic city is known for its seafood restaurants, boating and bars. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Southwest Harbor

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Southwest Harbor a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Northeast Harbor Golf Club (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Kebo Valley Golf Club (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Kisma Preserve (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Wild Acadia Fun Park (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Southwest Harbor

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Southwest Harbor is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Acadia National Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Asticou Azalea Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Thuya Garden (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Ship Harbor Nature Trailhead (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Mount Desert Island (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Bracy Cove (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Southwest Harbor

Fly into Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), the closest airport, located 11.3 mi (18.1 km) from the city centre.

Can I find a vacation rental around Southwest Harbor?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 782 vacation rentals near Southwest Harbor. From 670 houses to 211 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southwest Harbor for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Houses in Southwest Harbor?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 670 Houses in Southwest Harbor. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Southwest Harbor include:

  • Cabins: 211 rentals available
  • Cottages: 211 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 211 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 27 vacation rentals with pool available in Southwest Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.