Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Hancock, ME that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $185 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Hancock. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Rugged coastal adventures in Hancock

Ocean views, natural beauty and picturesque villages to explore nearby are just a few of the reasons for choosing a Hancock vacation rental. On Maine's Atlantic shore, at the head of Frenchman Bay, this small seaside town has commanding views across the water to Mount Desert Island. Explore the rugged shoreline of the bay to enjoy breezy strolls along the beach, rock pooling, coastal picnics and relaxed outdoor adventures. And it's just a 30-minute drive from your Hancock vacation rental to some of the country's most beautiful scenery at Acadia National Park.

Things to do

Hancock's natural attractions

The closest hike to your Hancock vacation rental is the stroll along the inlet at Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. Spot seals, puffins and ospreys and enjoy the sea views across the bay across to Petit Manan Light. If you're staying at your Hancock vacation rental with kids, check out the neighboring town of Trenton, which has a small wildlife rescue center and a water park with rides and go-karts. In the summer months, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the rustic lobster shacks serving up this quintessential Maine gastronomic treat. Wash it down with a craft tipple from Bar Harbor's brewery or local winery.

Activities

Get outdoors in Hancock

Hancock's coastal location makes it a haven for water-sports enthusiasts – whether you wish to kayak across the calm blue waters of the bay, scuba or snorkel from a little tourist drifter, or book tickets on a whale-watching cruise from the picturesque port of Bar Harbor on nearby Mount Desert Island. Its trails, beaches and mountain paths are an unmissable highlight of any Hancock vacation. Drive across the Mount Desert Narrows, call in at the visitor center to pick up your trail maps and explore the forested hillsides, granite mountain tops and a rocky coastline studded with sea stacks.

Natural features

Explore Acadia from Hancock

Across the narrows on Mount Desert Island, the Acadia National Park is one of the most beautiful in the country. The thrilling power of the ocean is on display at one of the park's most popular visitor spots, the Thunder Hole. Here, you can hear the awesome sound of ocean waves crashing into this little cavern hewn by white water into the rock. You can enjoy more serene views of the water from the hiking trails that cut across the hillsides. Quartz glitters in the granite rocks, seabirds call overhead, and the forests sweep out in front of you down to the endless blue waters of the Atlantic.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Hancock

The nearest airport is in Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Bangor Intl. Airport (BGR), which is 33.7 mi (54.2 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Hancock?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Hancock:

  • "The Birches At Acadia Retreat" is a hit with guests. Around 9 miles from Hancock, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of handy amenities, including a fridge and a TV.
  • Another top choice is "Rocko's Cottage Nestled In The Heart Of Downtown Bar Harbor", which is around 12 miles from Hancock. With 2 bedrooms, air conditioning and a nearby beach, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Hancock vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Hancock?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character, a tiny house vacation rental in Hancock opens the door to big adventure. Turn off your tech and switch your focus to Mother Nature at one of these neat little stays:

  • Get ready for a simpler way of living at "Beehive Tiny House At Acadia Yurts". Amenities at this hideaway in Southwest Harbor include a blender and a living room.
  • "Cabin - Deck House - Private Dockside Tiny House In Sw Harbor" in Sveti Filip i Jakov is another top-rated choice. Towels and cookware, dishware and utensils will make your time here even more cozy and comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Hancock?

Sometimes, you just want to get away from the chaos of modern life. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got an excellent selection of log cabin vacation rentals in and around Hancock where you can unwind in nature. These are just for starters:

  • "Bar Harbor Oceanfront Log Cabin 10 Min To Acadia National Park" will help ensure your Hancock getaway is everything you imagined it would be. With amenities that include a barbecue grill and a smart TV to make things easy, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your break.
  • After a huge day of outdoor activities, chill out at "Taylor Camp: Lakeside Log Cabin On Tunk Lake". This cozy escape comes with a host of features, including an oven and games.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Hancock?

Escape from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Hancock. Whether you'd like to catch up with pals or spend treasured time with your love, we'll have something to suit your style. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • "Walk To Acadia's Trails, Ocean From This Quiet" is perfect for one or two days of fun and relaxation. It comes with useful amenities, such as golf and a boat, and is located around 16 miles to the south of Hancock.
  • Alternatively, make new memories with loved ones at "Charming In - Town Bar Harbor Home", which is around 12 miles to the southeast of Hancock. Take advantage of a free nearby fitness center, high-speed internet services and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Hancock?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they pack a mighty punch when it comes to convenience and location. Make yourself comfortable at one of these cozy studio apartments in and around Hancock:

  • After a big day of urban exploration, enjoy total comfort and privacy at "Walk To Acadia's Trails, Ocean From This Quiet". Nearby birdwatching activities and free WiFi are just some of the amenities on offer here.
  • Or, use "Spectacular New Oceanside Carriage House" as a base to tick off the top attractions around you. This cozy stay offers internet services, a balcony and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Hancock?

Whether you're after a compact apartment or a house to fit the whole family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Squeeze in a quick break at one of these retreats in or near Hancock:

  • For a memorable vacation, it's hard to beat "Quiet/clean/well Furnished Village Cottage With Acadia All Around You". It's near the center of Hancock, in addition to plenty of things to see and do.
  • Another great option is "Beautiful, Comfortable Home With Exceptional In". Round up your nearest and dearest and enjoy a comfy stay close to the heart of Hancock.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Hancock?

Nothing says "I love you" like planning a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of nights away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Hancock that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passionate nights at "The Birches At Acadia Retreat". Roughly 9 miles from Hancock, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, including winery tours and shopping facilities.
  • Another place where you can spend a few dreamy days together is "Rocko's Cottage Nestled In The Heart Of Downtown Bar Harbor". Located around 12 miles from Hancock, a fireplace and beauty services add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Hancock?

You'll find some magnificent mansions for rent in and near Hancock. If you're looking for somewhere with lots of room as well as a serious wow factor, these stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Style, charm and character — "Spectacularly Situated Mansion" has it all, and then some. Approximately 13 miles southeast of Hancock and offering golf and a fireplace, this place is hard to beat.
  • With a fireplace, golf and a wealth of other high-end amenities, "Brand 9 Bedroom - Winter Harbor Mansion With Breathtaking Views" will get your squad's stamp of approval. This opulent retreat is around 13 miles to the southeast of Hancock.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Hancock?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is easily the most fun. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Hancock and spend your time splashing about. Just don't forget your inflatable doughnut:

  • Pack your swimming gear and make yourself comfortable at "Spectacular New Oceanside Carriage House". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including childrens activities and a nearby coin laundry.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Tranquility Gate House On Beautiful Estate On Frenchman's Bay". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of a porch and a smart TV.

Hancock has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Hancock vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Hancock?

Every family get-together should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing some time away with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, these large family vacation rentals in or near Hancock offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Get everyone under the same roof at "Sunny, Cheerful, Tranquil Cottage Near Acadia", which has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This getaway is located 10 miles to the southwest of Hancock and features amenities such as coffee and tea making facilities and a garden.
  • Another popular choice is "Luxury Lakefront - Near Acadia And Bar Harbor". This vacation rental is 16 miles west of Hancock and comes with a dishwasher, a toaster and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you want to sightsee, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your itinerary. Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Wild Acadia Fun Park and Thuya Garden are fine places to start.