Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Mount Desert, 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 $96 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Mount Desert. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The beautiful city of Mount Desert awaits you

The island views, mountains and desert display a scene truly unique to Mount Desert. This scenic city is known for its hiking, bars and forests. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Mount Desert

Fly into Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), the closest airport, located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Mount Desert?

Whether you're organizing your next big adventure with friends or a romantic getaway with your loved one, one of these top vacation rentals in Mount Desert is sure to catch your eye:

  • "Cabin In The Woods Across From Lake And Beech Mountain": If you're searching for somewhere in Hall Quarry with 2 bedrooms and plenty of style, this getaway will tick your boxes. Amenities include coffee and tea making facilities and a stovetop.
  • "Macomber Pines - Spacious Nature Retreat In Acadia": Settle in at this option in Hall Quarry and you'll have access to children's books, free toiletries and more. It has 4 bedrooms to accommodate your favorite people.

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

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

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character, a tiny house vacation rental in Mount Desert delivers big adventure. Shut off your laptop and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these fun-sized escapes:

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Beehive Tiny House At Acadia Yurts". This property in Southwest Harbor packs plenty of conveniences into its compact space, such as a nearby coin laundry and a washing machine.
  • "Cabin - Deck House - Private Dockside Tiny House In Sw Harbor" in Sveti Filip i Jakov is another top-rated option. A toaster and a kitchen will help make your time here even more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Mount Desert?

Sometimes, you just want to get away from the busyness of daily life. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got an excellent range of log cabin vacation rentals in and around Mount Desert where you can relax in nature. These are just the start:

  • "Log Cabin In The Best Town On Mt. Desert Island" has everything you need for a relaxed getaway, such as a nearby beach and a nearby waterfront. Once you've unpacked, get out and about and soak up the lovely scenery.
  • After a huge day of outdoor activities, kick back and relax at "Bar Harbor Oceanfront Log Cabin 10 Min To Acadia National Park". This cozy hideaway offers a beach and a smart TV.

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

If you've been busier than a hamster on an exercise wheel, you deserve to escape for a couple of days. Leave the office early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Mount Desert:

  • "Walk To Acadia's Trails, Ocean From This Quiet" is around 2 miles south of Mount Desert and the perfect place to relax and unwind. You'll appreciate the useful amenities here, including a fridge and heating.
  • "Quiet/clean/well Furnished Village Cottage With Acadia All Around You" is another fantastic option. It's around 6 miles to the southeast of Mount Desert and features a barbecue grill, air conditioning and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Mount Desert?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they sure pack a punch when it comes to location and convenience. Spend your getaway at one of these sought-after studio apartments in or near Mount Desert:

  • After an exciting day of outdoor exploration, relax in total comfort at "Walk To Acadia's Trails, Ocean From This Quiet". Golf and a garden are among the amenities on offer here.
  • "Spectacular New Oceanside Carriage House" is another terrific choice, offering all you need for a dream Mount Desert escape. Useful amenities here include nearby whale-watching activities and games.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Mount Desert?

Whether you're after a cozy cabin or a house to fit the whole family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Sneak in a mini break at one of these retreats in or near Mount Desert:

  • Close to the center of Mount Desert, "Charming In - Town Bar Harbor Home" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your comfortable digs, get out and discover what's around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of relaxing nights at "Beautiful, Comfortable Home With Exceptional In". This comfy, conveniently located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Mount Desert?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend trip. If you want to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Mount Desert that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passionate nights at "The Birches At Acadia Retreat". Roughly 5 miles from Mount Desert, it comes with lots of nice touches, like winery tours and a nearby marina.
  • Another option where you can spend a few precious days together is "Rocko's Cottage Nestled In The Heart Of Downtown Bar Harbor". Located 7 miles from Mount Desert, a fireplace and beauty services add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Mount Desert?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Indulge your nearest and dearest with a memorable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in and around Mount Desert:

  • Charm, character and style — "Spectacularly Situated Mansion" has it all with some to spare. Around 8 miles east of Mount Desert and offering golf and a fireplace, this showstopper is tough to beat.
  • With a fireplace, golf and lots of other awesome amenities, "Brand 9 Bedroom - Winter Harbor Mansion With Breathtaking Views" will get your squad's stamp of approval. This opulent home is around 12 miles to the northeast of Mount Desert.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Mount Desert?

Share your trip and double the fun. Whether you're organizing an action-packed getaway with friends or a big family gathering, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Mount Desert:

  • Providing space, comfort and privacy, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "Modern, Dogs Welcome, Near Acadia National Park And Bar Harbor". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 5 bedrooms, a fireplace and a kitchen. You'll discover it around 25 miles to the north of Mount Desert.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your favorite folks to "Beautifully Charming New England Home On Somes Pond And Acadia National Park" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This option has 6 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the north of central Mount Desert. It's crammed with features to keep your large group occupied, such as a nearby waterfront and a garden.

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

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Blow up your inflatable unicorn and check out these rental houses in or near Mount Desert that feature this vacation perk:

  • Get your vacation on at "Spectacular New Oceanside Carriage House", where your biggest priority will be pool time. Amenities including childrens activities and towels help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Spend leisurely days swimming or just kicking back beside the water at "The Carriage House". This vacation rental is also a firm favorite and comes with a toaster, free toiletries and more.

Mount Desert has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 55 ºF and 70 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Mount Desert vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.