13 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Ellsworth, Maine - Updated 2024

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Ellsworth is a city in Maine, belonging to the county of Hancock. There are several historic buildings and tourist attractions in this town. As such, Ellsworth is fast becoming a popular tourist destination among visitors, both nationally and internationally. Ellsworth is the gateway to the Downeast region and also serves as its commercial center. In fact, anyone driving towards Acadia National Park or Bar Harbor will pass this town. To explore the beautiful town of Ellsworth, visitors need to spend a few days there as there are so many things you can do. There are two places of significant mention – the Woodlawn Museum, also known as Black Mansion, and Birdsacre, a nature center and wildlife refuge. For a nice place to stay for your holiday, read on to find out more about the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Ellsworth, Maine.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 16, 2024.

1. Lovely downtown apartment with airy interiors (from USD 133)

Escape with your family to Maine, where you can find peaceful cities with plenty of coastal small-town charm. Situated in Downtown Ellsworth, Maine, this rental apartment offers an eclectic home close to many shops and eateries. Although the rental is fully furnished, the minimalist decor provides an airy and uncluttered interior. While here, sleep in comfy queen-size beds after a fun day of exploring the city.

Furthermore, the fully equipped kitchen has everything you’ll need to make a family feast, especially if you’re visiting during big days such as Thanksgiving. Heating is radiant, while air-conditioning is centralized, so temperatures will always be comfy indoors as well.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
17.68 km (11.0 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
99 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge bathroom and living space with all amenities and washer and drier
loved the cozy touches like coffee fuzzy blankets and luxurious bedding
kitchen had everything you could need including a lovely pour-over set with local coffee options
the air conditioner was also a great bonus and worked well
super clean and spacious
spacious clean and well appointed
mandy’s place was super comfortable spotlessly clean (zero clutter) and spacious
nicely furnished and spotless
the place was nice and clean
mandy is a great host very quick response to questions and gave helpful suggestions
mandy is a fantastic host
mandy is a great host
mandy had been a super host for us
the host mandy is very easy to communicate with
this was the perfect location for our trip to acadia
the location is ideal great views and close to town
this place was in a great location
the location is perfect - near many restaurants shops bars etc
walkable to some restaurants and cute shops and easy to drive to acadia and bar harbor
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2. Loon's Nest (from USD 125)

Look forward to a getaway surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Maine’s outdoors. This lakeside lodging in Ellsworth will let you embrace the natural beauty that surrounds the city. Wake up to the morning light peeking through the trees, slowly filling your bedroom with sunshine. Later, prepare a small breakfast using the microwave kitchenette, then spend your day however you wish.

The host can also prepare two kayaks so you can explore the lake. Furthermore, cook lunch over the barbecue grill and make use of the fresh local ingredients, especially the seafood. On cold evenings, you can light up the firepit and snuggle with your loved ones while roasting s'mores and sausages on the flame.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
29.93 km (18.6 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
263 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
he were so cozy in the room and loved the wall-length window view of the lake
the bed looks right out onto the lake which is very peaceful and quiet
the loon's nest was clean comfortable quiet and relaxing
the apartment is really lovely and was very clean
quiet setting that was clean and was the amazing weekend my wife and i needed
the apartment is very clean with many amenities
the place itself was spotlessly clean and was well-stocked with toiletries books and snacks/coffee
they are very attentive to detail and would make sure that you are comfortable
we particularly enjoyed the kayaks provided by our host
donna and dave are very thoughtful hosts
the hosts were amazing we will definitely be recommending this to anyone who visits ellsworth
donna and dave are excellent hosts and the property is absolutely beautiful
donna's location on the lake is amazing a nice drive to acadia park
the perfect place to get away and clear your head from all the chaos around us
loved being able to explore ellsworth and acadia easily super close drive
it was about a 45min easy drive to acadia (do check the main website for acadia national park
this was the ideal place for us even in nov
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3. Apartment close to Bar Harbor (from USD 89)

This waterfront apartment can accommodate up to five guests and contains three beds. It is only 10 minutes away from Bar Harbor, the head of Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, the largest island off the coast of Maine. There are several hiking trails in the area, making outdoor activities very easy. The rental in Ellsworth, Maine, is child-friendly, so kids are more than welcome to stay in this property. Guests can make use of the queen-sized bed in the bedroom, the pull-out sofa that converts into a lovely bed, and a twin roll.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
13.95 km (8.7 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
446 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place for kids since there are games a low sink outside the bathroom and comfy furniture
had the heater on for our arrival which was very nice
the double bed was comfortable
the full kitchen is a great addition to this air b&b
even if the apartment simply had a lockbox i would have felt much more at ease
it was safe and clean
clean place easy check in
apartment is exceptionally clean
amy's place is a very clean and affordable place to stay
ami’s place was clean and as-pictured during our stay
great host she was so quick to respond to all my questions
ami is a great host and responds quickly
ami was a great host and quick to respond
super helpful and responsive host
host (ami) was friendly and acomodating
nice place close to acadia
great location near acadia and downtown ellsworth
great location to acadia national park
great location 30 min to acadia np
ami’s place is 3 miles from super walmart pizza hut gas station and various restaurants
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4. Peaceful abode on a quiet street (from USD 165)

Located on a quiet street, this cozy home is located about 28 km (18 miles) away from Acadia National Park and is very close to the Branch Lake, both also in Maine. Guests to this Ellsworth rental get access to warm water in this lake, which makes for comfortable swimming. Close to the home is a free shuttle bus called The Island Explorer. This bus takes guests to other areas like Acadia and other towns like Mt. Desert Island.

The living area is nicely furnished with comfortable couches and the large bedroom comes with a king-sized bed. There are amenities in the kitchen like a refrigerator, dining table, chairs, and a coffee maker. Although there is no stove for cooking, there is an outdoor grill that can be used for roasting meat.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
18.69 km (11.7 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
202 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is extremely comfortable and the heater worked really well too
barbara has a wonderful kitchen area with coffee and tea for weary travelers
her space is large like a small apartment separate from her living space and is immaculate
a spacious downstairs apartment with a lovely garden patio barbara's place was an absolutely wonderful place to stay
we went to flexit bakery for breakfast and it was a good spot for something quick and easy
very clean and inviting
very clean and quiet place
everything is clean and like new
extremely clean and well organized
absolutely spotless and very comfortable
wonderful home and gracious host
barbara deserves the super host rating
barbara is a wonderful host
very kind and accommodating host
thank you very much for your friendly and welcoming hospitality barbara
great location close to downtown ellsworth
good location and short drive to eating and shopping
close to downtown and great restaurants
confident location to downtown ellsworth and acadia national park
very close to some restaurants great access to acadia
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5. Amish-built hideaway with nature views (from USD 184)

Welcome to this unique modular styled cabin. The interior of this cabin in Ellsworth, Maine, is cozy and sits on a secluded plot of land. A small stream runs through the property, making the whole experience of staying here an interesting one. The property is close to downtown where there are many restaurants and attractions, which increase during summer.

The cabin has wide farmhouse windowsills as well as a wood stove. There are two bedrooms in the cabin that can sleep up to four guests. There are ceiling fans throughout the house, which has central heating. Although the kitchen is small, light meal and drink preparation can be done. Except for the basement, all other areas of the house are accessible to guests.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
18.86 km (11.8 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
37 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was very comfortable and offered all of the amenities needed
the beds were very comfortable
the cabin was clean and comfortable and had plenty of kitchenware for our needs
the cabin itself was cozy and comfortable and we were never once too cold or too hot
nice and clean cabin in the woods
susan's cabin is very clean and comfortable
lovely cabin in the woods very comfortable clean and quiet
from a planning perspective we found the cabin clean and well stocked
the cabin was clean and organized and oh so homey
she was super responsive to all our questions
susan was a great host
she was very helpful and friendly
susan is a great host
our host susan met us at check-in and shared many options for outings
downtown ellsworth offers enjoyable restaurants and shops and the cabin is conveniently located midway between bangor and ellsworth
susan's cabin is great and perfectly located to explore acadia national park
it's in a scenic area and a 15-minute walk to the charming town of ellsworth
close to acadia national park perfect spot to spend a week to explore the area
susan was a terrific hostess the cabin was very cute clean and close to ellsworth an adorable little town
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6. Private room in a house in Arcadia (from USD 135)

Head up to this lodging located within the Acadia area where there is plenty of greenery and fresh air. This Airbnb rental in Ellsworth is located at the heart of Downeast Maine. This puts the property in proximity to all the gorgeous attractions in the city as well as dining establishments. There are two separate living rooms and a spacious kitchen in the property. There is also a glassed-in porch and deck area leading out to the garden. There is a queen-sized bed in the guest bedroom, which is tastefully decorated. WiFi is available throughout the property.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
17.12 km (10.7 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
283 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
leslie has a fan in the room and we were very comfortable
the house is like an art museum and the guest room is very comfortable quiet and private
loved the interior of restaurant and cozy wood stove and bar- both travel gems in my book
the bedroom and bed were very comfortable
the bed was exceptionally comfortable with very high quality sheets
very clean and comfortable room
clean and had everything we needed
the room at the inn was very spacious quite clean and had a clean private bathroom
the bedroom was very clean and very comfortable
a lovely and thoughtful host clear lines of communication and the space was sparkling clean
she is an amazing host and the place is lovely
leslie is a wonderful host
leslie's home is truly wonderful and she is a great host
she is a great host very thoughtful and helpful
leslie was a great host
great location - walk to downtown
great location to enter acadia from
great location; walking distance to downtown ellsworth and a short drive to acadia national park
leslie's house is in a very convenient location -- a quick walk to all of ellsworth's attractions
i would highly recommend this location if you are in the ellsworth area
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7. Quaint cottage with town views

This quaint cottage is located near the Union River Bay, offering gorgeous views of the town. The vacation rental in Ellsworth, Maine, is a perfect base for engaging in outdoor activities like boating and hiking. Guests will also be able to come across several species of birds. The famous Acadia National Park is a 30-minute drive away. This home is split into two, with the hosts living in one half. The other half is for guests and consists of a dedicated entrance, full kitchen, and bathroom. Guests can also get access to the yard and bay. The house can comfortably accommodate five guests, making it perfect for a family or group of friends. Linens and essential toiletries like toilet paper, paper towels, and soaps are provided.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
14.32 km (8.9 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
237 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there are plenty of fans that keep you very comfortable
a bonus: there was a fun dvd library and a cozy living room
the movies are great the beds are comfy the bay view down the path outstanding
the house is very spacious and comfortable and the property has great amenities to enjoy the outdoors
the perfect getaway eric and candice were very welcoming and the space was comfortable
great clean little cottage
very clean and cozy
place was very clean
clean and had everything we needed
it was clean spacious and relaxing
very helpful host
maine is beautiful and the hosts are fantastic
very nice host offered a lot help highly recommend
the hosts were wonderfully behind him and we enjoyed everything about it
the house is adorable and the hosts are very nice
wonderful location and cozy home near acadia
a great location to explore acadia/mdi
this is a great house in a neat location
very good place to stay and very close to acadia
first time in maine place was super close to acadia national park great price and location absolutely loved it
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8. Room 103 in The Sanctuary B&B

The Sanctuary B&B was opened to guests in August 2016 and was once a private residence. Subsequently, it was turned into a nursing home and underwent extensive renovation and refurbishment. The property is close to downtown Ellsworth and Acadia National Park. There are two queen-sized beds in the house and the kitchen is equipped with basic amenities like a mini fridge, a microwave, and basic cutlery. The shower is a shared one. Breakfast is typically included with the rent, except during off-peak season.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
17.88 km (11.2 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
57 reviews  
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms were well equipped with amenities (tv & appliances heat/ac squeaky clean bathrooms comfortable beds)
the continental breakfast had a great selection as well as eggs sausages and coffee on offer
so much cleaner than carpet beds comfy all the amenities and a really good breakfast in the morning
perfect place for an overnight stay plenty of room for four women and their items
the breakfast was simple but amazing
clean and very well maintained
the place was very clean and really spacious
this b & b was clean and comfortable
room was clean large and beds comfortable
spacious clean bedrooms
kevin and barb were great hosts
kevin was super friendly and provided us with restaurant recommendations
great b&b with nice hosts
barb and kevin were also extremely welcoming and friendly hosts
kevin and barb (bran) were great hosts
the location was good to explore acadia
great place with great location just 25 minutes from acadia
the location is also perfect since acadia is only 25 mins away
the value is ideal and the location is great for exploring the acadia area
it's a perfect location to drive in to the island each day
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9. Small house with a modern design

Welcome to this cozy and warm abode that’s bright and spacious. It is surrounded by lush greenery and is within walking distance to downtown Ellsworth. This property is great for one to two guests as there is a standard queen-sized bed in the bedroom. The house comes with an attached deck area outdoors, allowing guests to hear the flow of water from the Union River as well as feel the fresh air from the greenery. There is no TV in the house, but free WiFi is available. A Chromebook laptop is also provided for use. The kitchen is well equipped and comes with appliances like a toaster, coffee maker, microwave, and so on.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
17.94 km (11.2 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
154 reviews  
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge windows great amenities comfortable and cozy bed ( truly comfortable no broken backs upon waking )
murphy bed was extremely comfortable
the bed is comfortable and the bathroom and kitchen are perfect
it is a comfortable well thought out space perfect for a couple
very clean and decorated very artistically
it was extremely clean and neat
apartment was immaculately clean and very nicely decorated
it wasn’t just sterile clean it was luxuriously clean which made a big difference
very clean easy check-in
hosts have wonderful suggestions for everything
bruce is perfect host very responsive
bruce and sally our wonderful hosts
bruce and sally are wonderful hosts and include thoughtful touches in the home
bruce and sally were gracious hosts
the location is excellent as well
an ideal place to relax
immaculate cozy and great location
beautiful place great location and bruce was lovely
the house is in a great location
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10. Waterfront house near Acadia

Seven guests can be accommodated in this waterfront house located near Acadia National Park. There are two bedrooms on this property containing a total of five beds. The property is located close to the Union River in Ellsworth, Maine and is also close to Mt. Desert Island. The property is close to Downtown Ellsworth where guests can access several restaurants, cafes, and bars. The kitchen is located on the first floor of the house, and guests can prepare their own meals using the amenities provided. There is also a kitchenette on the second floor of the property. Guests can also access the yard area that comes with an outdoor grill and a fire pit.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
15.23 km (9.5 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
60 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place with lots of nice "extra" touches very comfortable for a group/family of 7
clean and comfortable with a spectacular view of the riverfront
the third floor has a queen and twin bed in a shared space with a half bath
there are five beds which are good for a group
derek’s place was very clean and spacious
everything was nice and clean
the house was super clean and the beds were very comfortable
the bathrooms were very clean (was very important for us )
we enjoyed our stay - the house was clean and comfortable
derek was easy going and communicative
the host derek is very responsive to texts and questions
great experience extremely friendly and helpful host pleasure to meet
derek was very responsive and extremely helpful
location is ideal for venturing to acadia
awesome place in a really cool location
the price was great and location good
the place is beautifully located on a private road and it's 20 minutes away from the park entrance
the location is really quiet and peaceful but pretty close to bar harbor and the park
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11. Fully furnished brick house with lake access

This bright and fully furnished studio apartment comes with a queen-sized bed that can sleep up to two people. The kitchen comes fully equipped with modern amenities, and the bath has shower facilities. Several restaurants and cafes are close to the apartment. WiFi is offered throughout the property, and guests can get access to several local books and DVDs. Simple breakfast items like coffee, tea, eggs, and bread are included. Guests have a dedicated entrance to this Brick House leading straight to apartment 61-A.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
17.29 km (10.8 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
183 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi and heating system
great kitchen with all the necessary amenities
our one night stay was cozy quiet and enhanced by the thoughtful touches betsy included in her studio
a rucksack pens and paper cds a folder full of useful information useful kitchen items etc
the bed was comfortable the room quiet and good for sleeping
very clean and private apartment
clean and nice little touches
very clean and new looking
very clean quiet and comfortable
the place is sparkling clean and stylish
thank you for being a great host betsy
the host had many helpful things like maps menus directions and tips for the area
she was very accommodating and made sure i had everything i needed during my stay
she's also very hospitable and made sure we felt like home
really enjoyed our stay and the insider tips provided by the hosts
the location is great - very close to downtown
walking distance to good restaurants
quiet location with comfortable accommodations
betsy’s place is close to restaurants within walking distance which was nice
a great location within walking distance from lots of places
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12. Rental close to Bangor International Airport

If you are a nature enthusiast, Guptil Farm Way is the Airbnb vacation rental for you. Location just a few miles from many lakes, hiking, and ATV trails, as well as fishing spots, this accommodation is the perfect place to stay at for trekkers and nature lovers. It is also close to Acadia National Park and Bangor International Airport. The accommodation comprises English gardens, a pond, grills on the back deck, a queen bed, sofa bed and more.

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Ellsworth, Maine, United States
20.78 km (13.0 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
146 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed is comfortable as is the couch/futon
the fully equipped kitchen was an added perk as well as the beautiful natural lighting from the skylights
the pictures don’t do the space justice we were very comfortable here (the mattress especially)
apartment is cute homily and has all the basic amenities
good size tv in living room
the apartment was really clean and well organize
karen’s place was very clean and nice
very clean and well stocked with everything you need
the apartment itself was very clean and comfortable
clean place perfect for a night stay outside of acadia
karen was a wonderful host and available to answer any questions and was very accommodating
karen was a great host easily accessible
lovely place to stay with a very nice host would recommend
karen is one of the awesome hosts that i've been experienced
karen is the best host i ever seen
great location close to acadia
great pet friendly location with a ton of hiking trails nearby
this location was perfect for all that we wanted to do
downtown ellsworth also has nice places to shop and eat
great place to stay while in ellsworth or the surrounding area
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13. Coastal cottage in Maine (from USD 106)

This coastal farm and cottage is very close to the ocean. The property offers scenic views and is less than an hour’s drive from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, offering some of the best glamping spots near Surry. It is also in a great location for hiking, boating, and other outdoor activities.

There is a fully equipped kitchenette, good for making light meals. High-speed internet is also available throughout the property. This cottage features a sleeping loft, and there is a futon couch on the ground floor. There are several restaurants and cafes near the property.

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Surry, Maine, United States
17.52 km (10.9 mi) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
535 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our family of four was quite comfortable and relaxed at the cottage
alan was very thoughtful and his cottage was very cute and comfortable to stay in
the ladder to the loft is very sturdy and comfortable to climb
this music cottage is suitable for two and has a nice comfy bed in the little loft
the cabin was perfect for our needs very cozy
very clean and comfortable
super clean and really quaint + cozy
clean and beautiful simplicity
the place is very clean and nice
alan's place was very clean and quiet
the host alan is delightful
alan is a great host
alan was a great host
the host is friendly and approachable
host is very friendly and informative
the drive to the park was easy and interesting
and close to so many fun locations
great location and lovely quiet spot
we hope we can come to this place again
beautiful property close to acadia without the business the park can have during peak season
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Enjoy Ellsworth

There is so much natural beauty to enjoy in this city. Visitors also have a wide variety of accommodation options in Ellsworth and nearby cities in Maine, including cottages, luxury mansions and apartment rentals. As such, take your time to explore this city and book one of the following Airbnb vacation rentals.

If you are looking for more adventure, the small seaside town of Blue Hill is just a quick 20-minute drive away. Known for its cosy selection of Airbnb rentals, museums, and craftwork, this town is another great summer destination in the area.

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