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There’s something special about hiking around Acadia National Park. The 47,000-acre recreation area is located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, with stunning views of the Atlantic coastline and dozens of trails that feature beaches, woodland, and granite peaks. The move? Spend the day hiking, then take a trip into nearby Bar Harbor for lobster rolls, maple ice cream, and plenty of small-town New England charm. Check out these Acadia National Park vacation rentals for a getaway highlighting the best of Maine living.


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Private Victorian Cottage
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Private Victorian Cottage

Mount Desert Island, Maine | Sleeps 5

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Built in 1895, this charming Victorian cottage — coined Digby Lodge — is located within Acadia National Park and just 15 minutes away from Bar Harbor. Inside the three-bedroom home, visitors will find three fireplaces, a six-burner convection range, an antique copper tub, and two TVs — a mix of both old and new. Kick back on the expansive deck, or borrow one of the home’s canoes for a leisurely paddle around the nearby pond. 


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Cozy Yurt Living
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Cozy Yurt Living

Southwest Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 4

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Glamping aficionados will find their next Acadia home within this cozy yurt, a two-bedroom, one-bathroom rental that sits on 5 acres of land. Under the tent-like structure, there’s a compact kitchen, dining and living areas, and a skylight to gaze out at the stars. Part of Acadia Yurts, the rental also offers access to the Acadia Yurts Wellness Center, which features an infrared sauna, yoga, massage therapy, and a floatation room.


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Open Concept Cottage
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Open Concept Cottage

Bar Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 5

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With Acadia National Park’s free Island Explorer Shuttle stopping at the end of this house’s driveway, you won’t have to worry about getting around the park. This two-bedroom cottage offers cozy living quarters just 3 miles from downtown Bar Harbor, with a hammock on the deck that’s perfect for relaxing after a long day of hiking. Fire up the grill, enjoy an outdoor dinner, and watch the sun go down. 


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Family-Friendly Getaway
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Family-Friendly Getaway

Bar Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 6

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Enjoy access to the best of Bar Harbor while being a quick drive away from the park entrance at this family-friendly getaway, a classic New England home offering three bedrooms and one bathroom. The back deck boasts a grill and outdoor dining space, while the front deck sports a couple Adirondack chairs to relax in. Use the fully stocked kitchen to cook meals at home, or venture out into Bar Harbor to take advantage of the town’s extensive restaurant and bar options. 


Cabin In The Woods
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Cabin In The Woods

Bar Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 8

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No, this isn’t the premise of a horror movie. This cabin in the woods is a charming getaway, located a couple miles away from Acadia’s Eagle Lake Carriage Trails and less than a 10-minute drive from downtown Bar Harbor. One large family or a group of friends can fit comfortably in the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home, which also features a spacious kitchen, a deck with a grill, and plenty of yard to roam around.


Bar Harbor Log Cabin
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Bar Harbor Log Cabin

Bar Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 5

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After traipsing across Acadia National Park for a day, come back home to this secluded three-bedroom, two-bath log cabin just 10 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. The cabin’s charming farmer’s porch makes for a great space to hang out with a cup of coffee in the morning, while a charcoal grill means you can barbecue to your heart’s content. 


Spruce Cottage
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Spruce Cottage

Southwest Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 6

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This 1936 Cape-style home offers a secluded getaway in the middle of the woods with a small view of the ocean. Spend plenty of time on the spacious porch, or gather around the fire pit for some prime s’mores roasting. Inside, guests will find vaulted ceilings, three bedrooms, and four bathrooms, though it’s a wise idea to get outside, too — Acadia National Park is a quick jaunt away, and the cottage is within walking distance to town. 


Harbor Lights
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Harbor Lights

Southwest Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 8

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Perfect for couples and small families, this charming, three-bedroom rental features views of the ocean and is a short drive from Acadia’s hiking trails. Take in an early morning sunrise, play games in the communal living room, or cook up a hearty meal in the open kitchen. And if you forget anything? The center of town is just a quick stroll away. 


Seal Harbor Escape
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Seal Harbor Escape

Mount Desert Island, Maine | Sleeps 9

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Less than 2 miles away from Acadia National Park — and the popular Jordan Pond House, where diners spring for tea and popovers — sits this four-bedroom, two-bathroom escape. A sprawling porch invites guests to take in the view and listen to waves, while the living room boasts a comfy daybed and a fireplace. Take a trip to the nearby Wildwood Stables, which offers horse-drawn carriage rides and tours.


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Boreal Cottage

Seal Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 6

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You’ve spent the day hiking, wolfing down lobster rolls, and kayaking. Come back to this cozy, wood-paneled cottage just minutes from Bar Harbor, featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an outdoor picnic table, and a grill. Fuel up at the eat-in kitchen or communal dining room, or settle in for some family games in the living room to unwind.


Log Cabin Near Sand Beach
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Log Cabin Near Sand Beach

Bar Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 10

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Get a taste of log cabin life at this five-bedroom rental in Bar Harbor overlooking Cadillac Mountain. Able to host up to 10 guests, this charming getaway offers activities for everyone: an outdoor fire pit for late night hangs, a wraparound porch to soak in the sun, and a game room with darts and a pool table. The best part? It’s just a few miles away from Acadia’s wealth of hiking trails, kayaking, fishing, and more. 


Rising Sun
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Rising Sun

Bar Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 12

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For a multi-generational family trip, splurge on this six-bedroom home, located within walking distance to both downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park hiking trails. Tucked away from the busy main street, Rising Sun offers stunning views, central air conditioning, and plenty of light. Go fishing just steps from the cottage, or take in a sunset on one of the house’s multiple balconies. 


Spring Meadow
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Spring Meadow

Bar Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 10

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Located in Bar Harbor’s Town Hill neighborhood, this charming four-bedroom home sits on 27 acres, offering plenty of privacy despite a quick drive to downtown Bar Harbor. The rental is spread out over 3,000 square feet, which includes a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a center island, a family room with a gas fireplace, and a furnished patio with a grill, picnic table, and tree house. 


Barn-Style Bliss
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Barn-Style Bliss

Southwest Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 4

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Planning a hiking trip to Acadia with your significant other? This cozy cottage is an ideal getaway for two (or a small family). Dubbed “The Greenhouse,” the two-bedroom, one-bathroom rental is surrounded by lush landscaping, including a garden, sunny patio, and spacious backyard. Take a nap in the backyard hammock, or head over to nearby Echo Lake for a refreshing dip.


Spacious Nature Retreat
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Spacious Nature Retreat

Mount Desert Island, Maine | Sleeps 8

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Plenty of natural light spills into this ultra-modern Mount Desert Island retreat. Featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the rental is situated just five minutes from Acadia National Park, Echo Lake, Somes Sound, and other area highlights. Gather with family and friends around the outdoor fire pit, grill on the deck, or enjoy the high-ceilinged living room filled with contemporary decor.


Acadia Cove Cabin
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Acadia Cove Cabin

Mount Desert Island, Maine | Sleeps 8

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Guests will likely be spending most of their time outdoors at this scenic cabin located on the shoreline of Somes Sound. Take in stunning views from the deck, hammock, outdoor lounge chairs, and picnic tables that dot the cabin’s yard. Inside the two-story home, there’s a communal living and dining area, a kitchen with plenty of counter space, and three cozy bedrooms. 


The Perch
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The Perch

Bar Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 8

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Just a stone’s throw from Acadia’s Cadillac Mountain entrance, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom rental was built in 2020 and offers unobstructed views of Cadillac, Dorr, and Kebo mountains. Gather around the kitchen’s spacious island for breakfast or lunch, or take a seat in the communal dining room for dinner — better yet, there’s a grill and outdoor dining area to enjoy on the deck. The two-story home also features a fireplace, elevator, and soaking tub, and offers trail access to some of Acadia’s most popular hiking trails.


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Bass Harbor Escape

Tremont, Maine | Sleeps 12

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Round up friends and family for a stay at this private Tremont getaway located on a dead-end road. Just three minutes away from an Acadia National Park trail, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom property offers a beautifully landscaped yard with a grill, patio, and lounge chairs. Play a couple games of foosball, or challenge fellow guests to a rousing game of Monopoly (there are plenty of other games to choose from as well). 


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Iris Ledge

Bar Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 11

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This three-story getaway offers plenty of privacy for those seeking a relaxing, secluded Acadia vacation. Located on 2.5 acres of land, the five-bedroom, six-bathroom rental has two full decks for outdoor dining, taking in the views, and spotting wildlife roaming freely through the yard. When you’ve exhausted the hiking trails nearby, take a 10-minute drive into Bar Harbor for some excellent Maine ice cream and lobster rolls.


Seawood Sanctuary
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Seawood Sanctuary

Bar Harbor, Maine | Sleeps 12

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Maine may not be the first place you look for a midcentury modern rental, but you’ll find it at this four-bedroom home that can host 12 guests. From the deck, you’ll be able to gaze out at Cadillac Mountain, one of Acadia’s most beloved peaks. Take a hike on the property’s groomed nature trail, stay in and relax in the spacious living room, or cook up a feast in the fully equipped kitchen.


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