Sunrise with lobster boats in Bar Harbor and Acadia

Cottages & Cabins

Maine communities, such as Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Trenton, and others, offer great cabin & cottage rentals for your visit to Acadia National Park. The following information will aid you in the selection of the right accommodation.

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Summertime Bar Harbor - Pet Friendly

1 Bloomfield Rd., Bar Harbor
207-288-2893 or email
Open: Year-Round

Nestled next to pine trees and bordering Acadia National Park, it's hard to believe that Summertime Cottages is within Bar Harbor and walking distance of the ferry terminal. This is one of the hidden jewels of Bar Harbor and only one block from the ocean! Summertime has 3 sunny and cheerful properties, 2 of which comfortably accommodate 8 people. Cottages are smoke free, have fully equipped kitchens, washers/dryers, Cable/VCR - all the comforts of home. Visitors may ride a free shuttle bus into town.


Granite Ledge Cabin - Check Availability

Southwest Harbor
860-485-3844 • Winter: 860-507-6040 or email
Offered: Seasonal

You will enjoy our quiet and private, newly constructed summer cottage on the western slopes of Freeman Ridge in Southwest Harbor. This is the perfect place to have as a home base during your visit to Acadia National Park and the many beautiful places on Mount Desert Island. The tall forest trees surrounding the cottage gives an expansive treehouse feel to a modest custom designed cabin with a well equipped galley kitchen with all new, modern appliances.


Branch lake Cottage Rental - Waterfront

3 BR | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6 | Private Dock
84 Wildwood Dr., Ellsworth
207-244-9819 • 207-460-3136 or email
Offered: June - October

Our newly constructed cottage rental, nestled on a quiet cove on Branch Lake in Ellsworth, is the ideal getaway for your entire family. You will love the setting, with a good sized lawn and a good sized dock with benches where you can sit and enjoy your view of the lake and its wildlife like ducks and loons. We have a paddle boat, canoe and 2 kayaks for use. We are located just 15 minutes from downtown Ellsworth and only 20 minutes from the Hancock County & Bar Harbor Airport.


The Knowles Company

1 Summit Rd., Northeast Harbor
207-276-3322 • Fax: 207-276-4114
Open: Year-Round

With over 100 years of cottage rental service, we are the rental experts for Northeast Harbor, Seal Harbor, Bar Harbor and all of Mount Desert Island. Our three rental agents represent nearly 400 homes from luxury estates to lakefront camps that can accommodate your group, large or small. And, we're locally owned and operated, providing personalized and on-site service.


Lakeside Cedar Cabins - “On Graham Lake”

397 Mariaville Road, Route 180, Ellsworth
207-667-9295 • Winter: 215-858-0200 or email
Open: Seasonal

Step out the cabin door and in front of you will be a beach on beautiful Graham Lake in Ellsworth, Maine. Kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, and powered boats are available. Fishing is excellent for small mouth bass, white perch, and pickerel. Two Master Maine guides are on-site and available for guided fishing trips. Acadia National Park is only 25 miles away - Ellsworth is only 6 miles.


Great Duck Island Retreat

Great Duck Island
Call Rich Borofsky: 617-661-8221 or email
Offered: May - September

Waterfront vacation rental on Great Duck Island, a private, pristine 260 acre wilderness island near Acadia, 10 miles offshore, due south of Northeast Harbor. This spectacular oceanfront retreat is the perfect place for seekers of solitude & an intimate experience with nature. Breathtaking 270 degree panoramic view of open ocean, mountains of Acadia, sunrise & sunset - so close to the ocean that you can see waves crashing and watch the sunrise, sunset & moonrise over the water while lying in bed.


Town & Country Cottage

230 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor
207-288-3439 or email
Open: Year-Round

This lovely Bar Harbor cottage, located in Hulls Cove, is only 1.2 miles from the Acadia National Park Visitor Center and 4.2 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. Hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, and a large deck opening to a woodland meadow, are but a few of the many amenities. The cottage is smoke free and pet friendly. Your hosts, Brian and Hurshey Somers are year-round residents. Call or write for information and an activities packet.


Red's Garden - Check Availability

190 Otter Creek Dr., Bar Harbor
Contact via email
Open: Year-Round • Dog Friendly!

Visit Red's Garden, a private, comfortably furnished and clean cottage located just four miles from downtown Bar Harbor. A short drive from the many activities offered in town, your quiet vacation retreat will await your return. (We have Turbo DSL with WIFI and A/C.) Relax and enjoy the breeze on the big back porch after a day's exploration of our beautiful island. Once you're settled in, you may choose to leave your car behind and ride the free 'Island Explorer' seasonal shuttle bus to many island destinations.


Acadia Conifer Ridge Cottage

Salisbury Cove in Bar Harbor
Contact Dick & Barbara Huber at: 954-984-9202
Offered: June - October

Located in Salisbury Cove in Bar Harbor, this modern but rustic 3 bedroom log home sits high on a wooded knoll on its own 3 acre grove in a secluded wooded area just 5 minutes from Acadia National Park and 10 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. Whether you are curled up on the sofa with a good book, or enjoying the coziness of the fireplace, you will treasure your stay here and feel like it is your home away from home.


Bay Meadow Cottages - By the Sea

126 Old Bar Harbor Rd., Salisbury Cove
207-288-5451, Toll Free: 800-972-5451 or email
Open: May - Oct.

Bay Meadow is tailor made for couples and families yearning for the simple joys of a bygone era. These cottages are just a ten minute drive from the shops, restaurants, and other various attractions of Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park is just a hop, skip, and a jump from this little gem. Bay Meadow provides easy access to other Mount Desert Island towns and all they provide.


Acadia Acres - Dog Friendly!

205 Knox Road, Bar Harbor
207-288-5055 or email
Open: Contact Us

Two vacation homes that are set on one of a kind properties allow you to choose from having twenty three acres of peace and quiet on the coast of Maine, to having six acres of manicured lawns and a practice golf hole. Whichever property you choose, you will experience Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park like never before. Let our family ensure your family the vacation fondly remembered for years to come here in Acadia.


Goose Cove Cottage - Check Availability

Property is in Trenton, Maine
307-742-3572 (H) • 307-399-6073 (Cell) or email
Offered: Year-Round

Enjoy the peace and quiet of your own private sanctuary in this newly renovated vacation rental nestled on a 2-acre wooded lot. It is located within easy reach of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and the other villages and sights of Mount Desert Island. This property is perfect for family and friends who want close proximity to shopping, restaurants, whale watching, the park, and other attractions when desired yet, far enough away from the activity, noise, crowded streets and traffic to enjoy quiet time alone together when preferred.


Moorings Inn Cottages - Waterfront

Manset in Southwest Harbor
207-244-5523 or email
Open: Year-Round

Our cottages are located next to the ocean with extraordinary views of Somes Sound and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Kayaks, canoes, and bikes are available for our guests to enjoy. We have two additional cottages off-premises from the inn with ocean views of Southwest Harbor. Visit us on the quietside of Mount Desert Island for a memorable Maine vacation that your family will treasure.


Hinckley's Dreamwood Cottages - Waterfront

318 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor
207-288-3510 or email
Open: View Website

Hinckley's Dreamwood Cottages are part of the rustic tradition of Downeast coastal Maine. At Hinckley's, a family of 2 to 8 people can enjoy the comfort and privacy of its own cottage on Mount Desert Island. If you like country-style vacations, select and reserve a one, two, or four bedroom cabin online today.


Bayview Cottages Vacation Homes

271 Bayview Drive, Bar Harbor
813-334-1144 or email
Open: Year-Round

Bayview Cottages Vacation Homes offers six unique waterfront Bar Harbor properties on Mount Desert Island. All of our homes offer spectacular water views and access. Within minutes of Acadia National Park, downtown Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor, we offer the standard amenities that we desire when we vacation including: fully equipped kitchen, washer, dryer, television, Cable/DirectTV, DVD/VCR and wireless internet. Five of our six homes can accommodate up to eight people. Please come and stay in one of our fabulous homes.


Sunset Cottages Acadia

Bernard, Tremont, Maine
207-244-3760 or email
Open: June - Oct.

Three quaint, cozy, cottages overlooking our oceanfront meadow directly on scenic Blue Hill Bay. Offering tranquility and spectacular sunsets. Relax, and enjoy a picnic or your morning coffee seaside. Each cottage is heated and has a fully equipped kitchen, living room with TV and DVD, outdoor grill, and picnic table. WIFI, pots, pans, utensils, and all linens provided. Minutes from Acadia National Park and the shops and restaurants of Southwest Harbor. This is an excellent location for bird watching!


Boathouse Way Cottages

Bernard in Tremont, Maine
207-244-9344 or email
Open: May - Oct

Located on “the quiet side of the island” in Bernard, our cottages are nestled in a secluded, wooded area just a mile from Back Beach, the local library, boat landing, and lobsters. Southwest Harbor is just 5 miles away. Although not located in busy Bar Harbor, the cottages are within easy commutes to there and Ellsworth. Echo Lake and Sand Beach are 6 miles away. Along with our seven cottages located in our family resort setting, we offer six off-site properties.


Flanders Bay Cabins - Waterfront

Bay View Dr., Sullivan
207-422-6408 or email
Open: May - Oct.

Enjoy a Maine vacation home, chalet, or cabin in a gorgeous waterfront setting with spacious fields, wild flowers such as lupines, and great panoramic ocean views with beach access. Our properties are near Coastal Route 1 for easy access and ideally located to explore Acadia National Park at Schoodic Point and many other places along the National Schoodic Scenic Byway. There are several lighthouses, historic buildings, things to do like kayaking, biking, not to mention eating Maine Lobster. We are Pet Friendly with No Fees!


Hutchins Mountain View Cottages

286 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor
800-775-4833, 207-288-4833 or email
Open: June - Oct.

Our modern cottages accommodating 2 to 6 people are located on 20 acres of land and have a spectacular view of Cadillac Mountain. We are conveniently located on Route 3, four miles north of Bar Harbor and one mile from Acadia National Park's Visitor Center. Family owned and operated, we provide personalized service and affordable, comfortable accommodations. If you are travelling with your pets, they are welcome as well.


Edgewater Motel & Cottages

137 Old Bar Harbor Rd., Bar Harbor
1-888-310-9920, 207-288-3491 or email
Open: April - Oct.

Nestled on the shore of Salisbury Cove, The Edgewater offers cozy cottages, suites and motel rooms all overlooking the ocean. Just 2.5 miles from Acadia National Park and 5 miles from downtown Bar Harbor, these quiet, private accommodations are the perfect spot for your Maine vacation. All units have a beautiful view of the bay, on over 5 acres of land with 600 ft. of shore frontage. “One of Bar Harbor's most exquisite oceanfront establishments.”


Hanscom's Motel & Cottages

273 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor
207-288-3744 May - Nov., 207-288-0039 Dec. - April or email
Open: Year-Round

Exceptionally clean and well maintained vintage motor court located within minutes of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park • Our cottages and units offer queen beds, full kitchenettes, A/C, heat, color cable TV, and full bathrooms. We are only a short walk to a private rocky beach with picturesque views of Frenchman Bay. We have heated pool and picnic area for your enjoyment. Pets are welcomed.


Bar Harbor Camping Resorts - Log Cabins

Acadia Region
1-866-917-4300
Open: Mid May - Mid Oct.

Enjoy beautiful water views and all the amenities at our three Bar Harbor Camping Resorts: Mt. Desert Narrows, Narrows Too, and Patten Pond. No RV? RV trailer, cozy cabins, and lakefront cottage rentals available. All near Acadia National Park!


Anna's Quietside Cottages

3 Cabin located in Southwest Harbor
207-266-8017 or email
Open: View Website

Location! These three charming cabins are situated on 8 secluded acres within walking distance to downtown Southwest Harbor. Five minute drive to Acadia National Park • Wood burning stove, firewood, private deck, Weber ceramic propane grill, propane, free WIFI, washer/dryer, linen and towels provided. Pick your own vegetables from the veggie garden • Must see the virtual tours for these very popular cabins!


Anna's Carriage House

Southwest Harbor
207-266-8017 or email
Offered: May - Oct.

Situated on 8 secluded acres, the Carriage House is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a beautiful outdoor dining area. Walk to downtown Southwest Harbor or take a five minute drive to Acadia National Park. There are lovely appointments throughout, with room to spread out. Balcony, dishwasher, Weber ceramic propane grill, propane, free WIFI, washer/dryer, linen and towels provided. Pick your own vegetables from the veggie garden • Must see the virtual tour for this home!


Tide Watch Cabins - Oceanside!

Hulls Cove in Bar Harbor
207-288-4306 or email
Open: View Website • Pet Friendly

We have five quaint and cozy cabins RIGHT on the ocean in Hulls Cove very close to the Acadia National Park Visitor Center. Cabins are available for nightly or weekly rental for two guests and a pet. Downtown Bar Harbor is only 2 miles away and the main entrance to Acadia National Park is 1/10 of a mile. If you ever wanted a cabin right on the ocean, this is it!


Hutchins Cottages at Acadia

Southwest Harbor
207-244-9687 or email
Open: Memorial Day - Mid-Oct.

One of our six individually designed cottages on Mount Desert Island is located on a wooded ridge above the town of Southwest Harbor. Rustic, spacious and convenient, each cottage is hidden from the others by trees and foliage for complete privacy, yet is only a five minute walk from shops, post office, library, restaurants, public school playground, Internet cafe and a bus stop. Each cottage will accommodate up to six people.


Seaside Cottages

41 Gunlow Pond Rd., West Tremont
207-244-7746 (May-Oct.) 207-866-3546 (Nov-April) or email
Open Year-Round.

Housekeeping cottages located on the western side of Mount Desert Island • Very quiet and peaceful setting on seven acres right on the shores of Blue Hill Bay sharing 500 feet of bold granite and stone beach shoreline • Our location is private, decidedly uncommercial, and yet convenient to the facilities of the surrounding towns including Bar Harbor. The activities of Acadia National Park are literally at our back door. • Competitive rates and incomparable view


Smuggler's Den Camp Cabins

20 Main St., Southwest Harbor
877-244-9033 or email
Open: Seasonal

Relax in our newly constructed Deluxe Camp Cabins with Bathroom, Kitchen and Screen Porch or enjoy the basics of camping in our Rustic Camp Cabins! We are uniquely located to explore many hiking trails in Acadia National Park - No need to even get in your car! Walk from your cabin through the woods to Echo Lake Sand Beach in Acadia National Park or have fun in our New Playground or Heated Pool (Now Heated Through September!!) and Kiddy Pool.


Prospect Harbor Cottage - Schoodic Area

25 Corea Rd., Prospect Harbor
413-949-6274 or email
Open: May 15 - Nov. 1

Cozy, comfortable private cottage • Deck with water view • Sleeps 5 • Floor to ceiling natural stone fireplace • Pet friendly. Post office, deli, library, church, 5 and 10, and lighthouse are all within easy walking distance. This is the gateway to Schoodic Peninsula and Acadia National Park which offers kayaking, hiking, bicycling and picnicing. You will enjoy this quiet setting close to the ocean and the only part of the park that is on the mainland.


Long Barn Vacation Rental

20 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
877-244-9033 or email
Open: Year-Round

Relax in our New Off-Site Cottage overlooking our Blueberry Field! Long Barn has been remodeled with a Brand New Kitchen, Deck and Patio along with a newly remodeled Living Room, Three Bedrooms (Master Bedroom w/Full Bath, Queen Bedroom, Two Twin Bedroom and 3/4 bath) and Laundry. Bedding and Towels are included! Long Barn is uniquely located to explore many Acadia National Park Hiking Trails and Biking on Fire Roads... No need to even get into your car! Walk or Bike through the woods from Long Barn to Echo Lake Sand Beach!


Linda's Seaside Cottage - Check Availability

Trenton, Maine - Waterfront
207-667-5881 or email
Offered: May - Oct.

You are going to be thrilled with this unique and beautiful private waterfront location overlooking the ocean and the mountains of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Situated on the shoreline of Trenton, Maine, just before crossing over to the main island, we are ideally located to enjoy your Maine vacation from Bar Harbor to the Schoodic Peninsula - from Cadillac Mountain to Blue Hill.


Windward Cottages - Shorefront!

28 Western Bay Way, Bar Harbor
207-288-5228 or email
Open: Year-Round

Just minutes from Acadia National Park our cottages are situated on 18 acres of shorefront property and well away from the noise of traffic. Every spacious and scrupulously clean cottage has a great view of Bar Harbor's Western Bay. We offer complimentary wireless access, the use of two kayaks, and two canoes and picnic tables. Each cottage has its own gas BBQ grill and a fully equipped kitchen.


Isleview Motel & Cottages

1169 Bar Harbor Road (Rt 3) Trenton, ME
207-667-5661 • 1-866-475-3843 or email
Open: Seasonal

We have six Cottages, 4 Motel rooms and 4 Budget Rooms. Cabins have Wi-Fi, cable TV, mini-fridge and microwave. We are located less than one mile from Mt. Desert Island and just minutes away from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. We are on the Island Explorer Bus Route! There is an Authentic Lobster Pound right across the street. Walk to dinner!


Bar Harbor Acadia Cottage Rentals

Bar Harbor
207-288-0307 or email
Open: Year-Round

Bar Harbor/Acadia Cottage Rentals offers a variety of properties for weekly, seasonal rentals. Many cottages are right on the ocean, others have ocean views, walking proximity to shore, and wonderful woods. Cottages, camps, condos . . . all within close proximity of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Property locations include Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Seal Harbor, Town Hill, Salisbury Cove, Trenton, Lamoine, Hancock Point and Surry.


Seaside Cottages on the Shore

1500 State Highway 102, Bar Harbor
207-288-3674 or email
Open: View Website

Located on scenic Clark's Cove, our clients describe us as a 'piece of heaven,' 'a bit of paradise' and 'a well kept secret.' Family friendly atmosphere-great views-relaxing setting-all you need to experience a great vacation! Stay with us for an unforgettable vacation you'll want to return to year after year!! Just 10 minutes outside of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.


Eden Village - Motel & Cottages

986 State Hwy #3, Bar Harbor
207-288-4670 or email
Offered: May - Oct.

We have 11 housekeeping cottages and a 10 room motel. Various cottages will house 2-6 people and all are non-smoking • Located in a private country setting close to downtown Bar Harbor, the shore and Acadia. Cottages have a screened porch, fully equipped kitchenette, private bath, picnic table, BBQ, CCTV with free WIFI access.


Far Niente

Bar Harbor
207-610-3789 or email
Offered: Year-Round

Enchanting cottage quietly and peacefully nestled in the pines, Far Niente is a short 4 miles from the village of Bar Harbor and a one minute walk to the ocean. Far Niente means "doing nothing." Come relax!


Crane Road Cottage - Check Availability

Hall Quarry
201-997-6659 or email
Offered: April - Oct.

Ideally located between Echo Lake and Somes Sound on Mount Desert Island, Crane Road Cottage offers a beautifully unique setting next to an historic fresh water-filled granite quarry next to Acadia National Park and a short drive to Bar Harbor, Maine.


Our Bar Harbor Acadia Cabin

26 Meadow Drive, Bar Harbor
Contact: Veena Gaines at 207-266-0832
Open: Contact Us

Enjoy the perfect getaway in our quiet log cabin located only about 10 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor and even closer to the entrance of Acadia National Park. Our well-appointed home features a spacious living room, bright kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Sleeps a total of 5 comfortably. Experience true Maine living in our newly furnished cabin!


Bass Harbor Cottages and Country Inn

95 Harbor Dr. (Rt. 102 A) Bass Harbor
207-244-3460 or email
Open: Feb. - Mid-Oct

On Bass Harbor, close to Acadia National Park on the 'Quietside' of Mount Desert Island • Play in the Park then come home to relax on the water • Cottages and Rooms at the Inn • Launch your kayak with the tide or take a sauna after your hike. Daily or Weekly Travel Packages


Harper's Acadia Lodge

Bar Harbor, Maine
cell: 609-577-3992 or email
Offered: Year-Round

Upscale log cabin located on secluded pond only 5 miles from “downtown” Bar Harbor • 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, dishwasher, washer/dryer and gas fireplace • Large wrap-around deck is wonderful for sunning, reading, outdoor dining or star-gazing • Private 10 acre wooded lot

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Acadia Bayside

Trenton, ME

Three bedroom cape on the shores of the Union River Bay - Open cathedral ceiling living room and kitchen, sliding door to the waterside deck, bedroom with a queen bed, second bedroom with a twin

Fox Run Cottage

Trenton, ME

A spacious, comfortable 4 bedroom cottage, with unobstructed ocean views and ocean access! The beach is beautiful, the views are spectacular, and it's only minutes to all the activities available in-town Bar Harbor as well as Acadia National Park.

Seabank Cottage

Acadia Region

Lovely oceanfront cottage just 17 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. Amazing views of the Acadia Mountains, sandy/rocky beach (great for swimming, sunbathing, launching a kayak), pleasant accommodations for up to 8 guests. Full amenities! Call 207-288-0307 or email

From Cabins to Mansions

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherFor the convenience and privacy, renting a cabin or cottage is the way to go. It can feel like a home away from home but in a setting that is made of dreams. The range of properties that are available is huge as you will soon discover after reviewing this list. Many businesses have several rentals, not just one. Some are year-round, most are weekly, a few are available on a nightly basis but usually it will be a minimum 3-day stay. Make sure to plan on Maine State Sales tax which as of this writing is 8%. Also, plan on a deposit. Arrangements can vary. If you are looking for a deal, check some of the surrounding villages. Also, ask if there have been any cancellations that they need to fill. Some owners want to have a conversation with you. Many of these rental properties are the owner’s actual home that they rent out just during the summer months. They want to be very sure the visitors will be the right ones who will care for the property as if it was their own.