Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Penobscot, 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 $135 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Penobscot. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Penobscot getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Penobscot with a stay in a private vacation home. You'll find plenty to explore during your stay in the area. 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

Activities and attractions in and around Penobscot

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Penobscot a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rooster Brother Coffee Roasters (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Wild Acadia Fun Park (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Blue Hill Books (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Blue Hill Co-op Community Market (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Castline Golf Club (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • North Light Books (7 mi / 11.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Penobscot

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Penobscot is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Acadia National Park (23.3 mi / 37.5 km)
  • Toddy Pond (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Fort Knox State Park (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Moose Point State Park (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Belfast City Park (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Garland Farm (19.3 mi / 31 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Penobscot

Fly into Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), the closest airport, located 17.3 mi (27.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Bangor Intl. Airport (BGR), which is 24.3 mi (39.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Penobscot?

Whether you're after a cozy retreat for you and your honey or somewhere roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Penobscot. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Around 19 miles from the center of Penobscot, you'll find it hard to resist "The Birches At Acadia Retreat". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including nearby birdwatching activities and an iron and ironing board.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Rocko's Cottage Nestled In The Heart Of Downtown Bar Harbor". Around 25 miles from the heart of Penobscot, it has 2 bedrooms and features a dishwasher and cable/satellite TV services.

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

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

For an out-of-the-box vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Penobscot. A word of warning though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the urge to move into one of thes mini digs will be hard to resist!

  • Get ready for a simpler way of living at "Beehive Tiny House At Acadia Yurts". Amenities at this gem in Southwest Harbor include a nearby hospital and a fridge.
  • Alternatively, get comfy at "Cabin - Deck House - Private Dockside Tiny House In Sw Harbor". Located in Sveti Filip i Jakov, this wee gem comes with coffee and tea making facilities and an oven.

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

Whether you're on the lookout for a log cabin for a getaway with your besties or a family trip, we have you covered. Book one of these vacation rentals in or near Penobscot and enjoy being close to nature for a while:

  • "Cozy Log Cabin On Beautiful Phillips Lake Near Bar Harbor And Camden" will help ensure your Penobscot vacation is all you dreamed it would be. With conveniences such as a stovetop and a firepit to make life easy, all you have to do is put your feet up and enjoy your break.
  • After a full day of outdoor activities, rest and relax at "Bar Harbor Oceanfront Log Cabin 10 Min To Acadia National Park". This cozy retreat comes with a host of features, including a smart TV and a kitchen island.

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

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Penobscot. Whether you'd like to hang out with buddies or spend quality time with the kids, we'll have something to suit your style. Try these top-rated properties on for size:

  • "Walk To Acadia's Trails, Ocean From This Quiet" is around 20 miles southeast of Penobscot and the perfect place to relax and unwind. You'll enjoy the range of amenities here, including nearby birdwatching activities and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Or, cram a few clothes into a bag and set out for "Charming In - Town Bar Harbor Home". This great property is about 25 miles east of Penobscot and has free toiletries and a restaurant dining guide.

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

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

  • One of our favorite properties is "Walk To Acadia's Trails, Ocean From This Quiet". Lock in a few nights at this popular stay and you'll have access to a fridge and an oven.
  • Another excellent option is "Luxury Apartment In The Heart Of Blue Hill Village". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this comfortable apartment is loaded with handy amenities like heating, WiFi and lots more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Penobscot?

From cozy studio apartments to spacious homes, Vrbo has your mini break sorted. Here are some of our popular picks in and around Penobscot:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, you can't go wrong with "Quiet/clean/well Furnished Village Cottage With Acadia All Around You". It's close to the center of Penobscot, along with plenty of things to see and do.
  • "Beautiful, Comfortable Home With Exceptional In" is also ideally located. Bunk down here and discover why lots of guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Penobscot that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some soothing music and chill together at "The Birches At Acadia Retreat". Around 19 miles from Penobscot, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including winery tours and shopping facilities.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few magical days together is "Rocko's Cottage Nestled In The Heart Of Downtown Bar Harbor". Around 25 miles from Penobscot, a fireplace and beauty services add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Penobscot?

If you're seeking somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, you're going to need plenty of room. These mansions for rent in or near Penobscot will fit your whole crew while doing it in serious style:

  • Around 25 miles to the east of Penobscot is "Spectacularly Situated Mansion". Along with its magnificent design, you'll be impressed by its first-class amenities, such as golf and a firepit.
  • With golf, a fireplace and lots of other first-class amenities, "Brand 9 Bedroom - Winter Harbor Mansion With Breathtaking Views" will dazzle you and your guests. This opulent retreat is around 30 miles to the east of Penobscot.

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

Nothing says fun times like a pool does. Grab your inflatable unicorn and check out these houses in or near Penobscot that come with this must-have amenity:

  • Treat the gang to a memorable stay at "Harbor House' C. 1824. Waterfront Village Home On Blue Hill Bay. Max". There's plenty to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as a nearby bay and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Spend laid-back days swimming or just kicking back beside the water at "Manor House On Conary Cove: Literally Surrounded By Water". This vacation home is another sought-after option and features a kitchen, a dining table and more.

Penobscot has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 55 ºF and 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Penobscot vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.

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

A family get-together should be a memorable one. Whether you're organizing an action-packed escape with the kids or a reunion with relatives, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Penobscot offer a comfy home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Sunny, Cheerful, Tranquil Cottage Near Acadia" is the ideal place to hang out with the family. This top-rated retreat is 16 miles to the east of Penobscot and has creature comforts that include childrens activities and outdoor furniture.
  • Another top choice is "Luxury Lakefront - Near Acadia And Bar Harbor". This vacation rental is 6 miles northeast of Penobscot and features a video library, a dishwasher and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list.

When you want to step outside your front door, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Wild Acadia Fun Park and Thuya Garden should be at the top of your list.