Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Southwest Harbor, 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 $157 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Southwest Harbor. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Southwest Harbor
Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Southwest Harbor

The mountains, island views and desert are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Southwest Harbor. This romantic city is known for its seafood restaurants, boating and bars. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Southwest Harbor

Do you want to discover 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 Southwest Harbor a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carriage Roads (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Heart of Acadia Loop (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Bubble Rock (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Wild Acadia Fun Park (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Northeast Harbor Golf Club (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Southwest Harbor

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Southwest Harbor is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Acadia National Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Asticou Azalea Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Jordan Pond (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Otter Cliff (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Ocean Trail (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Cadillac Mountain (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Southwest Harbor

The nearest airport is in Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Southwest Harbor?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's to get away. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Southwest Harbor:

  • Around 9 miles from the center of Southwest Harbor, you'll find it hard to resist "The Birches At Acadia Retreat". It has 2 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a nearby hospital and towels.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Rocko's Cottage Nestled In The Heart Of Downtown Bar Harbor". Located around 10 miles from the heart of Southwest Harbor, it has 2 bedrooms and features a hair dryer and air conditioning.

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

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

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character, a tiny house vacation rental in Southwest Harbor promises big adventure. Shut down your devices and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these compact stays:

  • Get ready for a simpler way of living at "Beehive Tiny House At Acadia Yurts". Amenities at this getaway in Southwest Harbor include a dryer, heating and more.
  • "Cabin - Deck House - Private Dockside Tiny House In Sw Harbor" comes with plenty of conveniences, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchen. Located in Sveti Filip i Jakov, you'll be able to live large in this small yet comfy abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Southwest Harbor?

Whether you're searching for a log cabin for a romantic getaway or a family trip, we have the perfect property for you. Lock in one of these great stays in or near Southwest Harbor and enjoy being close to nature for a while:

  • "Log Cabin In The Best Town On Mt. Desert Island" is a fabulous blend of outdoor fun and comfort. Take advantage of amenities here including an oven and off-street parking options.
  • You won't have to give up any modern comforts at "Bar Harbor Oceanfront Log Cabin 10 Min To Acadia National Park". This sought-after escape features a barbecue grill, a smart TV and more.

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

If you've been busier than a hamster on a treadwheel, you deserve a break for a few days. Leave the office early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Southwest Harbor:

  • "Walk To Acadia's Trails, Ocean From This Quiet" is ideal for a weekend of enjoyment and rest. It comes with convenient amenities, such as WiFi and tennis, and is located roughly 1 mile to the north of Southwest Harbor.
  • Or, throw a spare set of clothes into a bag and make a beeline for "Quiet/clean/well Furnished Village Cottage With Acadia All Around You". This great property is about 5 miles east of Southwest Harbor and features a nearby marina and nearby whale-watching activities.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Southwest Harbor?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling sweethearts or solo stays. Spend your days exploring the area and your nights chilling out in your cozy hideaway. These vacation rentals in or near Southwest Harbor are sure to please:

  • One of our top picks is "Walk To Acadia's Trails, Ocean From This Quiet". Lock in a few nights at this popular apartment and you'll have access to a garden and a fireplace.
  • Another top option is "Spectacular New Oceanside Carriage House". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this comfy apartment is loaded with handy amenities like an oven, off-street parking options and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Southwest Harbor?

Whether you're after a cabin just for you or a house that'll fit the family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Southwest Harbor. These retreats make the perfect base for a short and sweet stay:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Charming In - Town Bar Harbor Home" is a terrific choice. It's not too far from the center of Southwest Harbor, so you'll be near all the top sights.
  • 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 Southwest Harbor?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your partner away for a couple of days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Southwest Harbor:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passion-filled evenings at "The Birches At Acadia Retreat". Located approximately 9 miles from Southwest Harbor, it comes with plenty of nice touches, including winery tours and shopping facilities.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few precious days together is "Rocko's Cottage Nestled In The Heart Of Downtown Bar Harbor". Located 10 miles from Southwest Harbor, a fireplace and beauty services add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Southwest Harbor?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Spoil the family with a truly unforgettable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in and around Southwest Harbor:

  • Style, charm and character — "Spectacularly Situated Mansion" has it all. Approximately 9 miles northeast of Southwest Harbor and offering a fireplace and a firepit, this showstopper is tough to beat.
  • Another option is "Brand 9 Bedroom - Winter Harbor Mansion With Breathtaking Views". Around 14 miles to the northeast of Southwest Harbor, this opulent vacation rental represents the height of high-class living and offers golf, a fireplace and more.

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

A pool is often an all-important amenity when choosing where to stay on vacation, especially if you're bringing the kids along. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Southwest Harbor and spend your days splashing about:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Spectacular New Oceanside Carriage House", where your top priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as a balcony and a nearby coin laundry help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Slack Tide - Whole House In The Heart Of Southwest Harbor". Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of coffee and tea making facilities and free toiletries.

Southwest Harbor has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. But there's no need 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 Southwest Harbor vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

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

Whether your ideal escape is up in the mountains or on the beach, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with loved ones. Book one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Southwest Harbor and bring along the whole crew:

  • Located around 10 miles to the north of Southwest Harbor, "Sunny, Cheerful, Tranquil Cottage Near Acadia" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including childrens activities and a nearby bay.
  • "Luxury Lakefront - Near Acadia And Bar Harbor" is also popular with families. It's around 25 miles to the northwest of Southwest Harbor, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 people. Useful amenities here include a garden and a dishwasher.

When you're ready to step outside your front door, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained and happy. Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Wild Acadia Fun Park and Thuya Garden should be on your to-do list.