Top 8 Vacation Rentals In Bar Harbor, Maine, USA - Updated 2023


Bar Harbor is a beautiful town on Mount Desert Island that offers its visitors both the hills and the ocean. The Atlantic ocean and the Porcupine islands can be viewed from the town pier and the cliffs and the mountains in the Acadia National Park are only a hike away from the town. If you’re visiting Bar Harbor to enjoy the amalgamation of the hills and the sea then listed below are a few budget-friendly, yet luxurious vacation rentals in Bar Harbor, very near to the main attractions of the town, which you might want to consider.

1. The cottage right on the Bar Harbor village (from USD 911)

The cottage has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has been renovated with new furnishing, kitchen, and hardwood floors. It has amenities like a flat screen HD TV, a Bluetooth speaker, and also kitchen appliances. There is a porch in the front and a deck at the back with an arrangement for a barbecue. Both off-street and on-street parking are available. The village has a number of charming, old-fashioned shops and also a few fine dining restaurants around. The Acadia National Park is only a few steps away from the Harbor if you’re planning a hike.

Home in Bar Harbor · ★4.97 · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 2 baths
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
74 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wi-fi worked great and tv reception (for the baseball playoffs) was good
there were 7 of us and we were extremely comfortable
we had 7 girls in the house and we were very comfortable
the beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms had plenty of towels and even some shampoo etc
the beds are comfortable the linens fresh
the house is impeccably clean upon arrival
house was super clean
i can’t recommend this place enough very clean and everything you need
i loved this house it's clean bright and spacious
we had good time there and it was clean
logan was a welcoming host
logan was a very helpful host
logan was very helpful and quick to respond with any questions or recommendations
logan was welcoming and responsive
logan was a great host and offered many suggestions as to what to do in the area
the location of this house is perfect
the location is perfect the house is cute and cozy
it is in a good location within walking distance of shops and restaurants
the location was great walk to the end of the street and you’re in the middle of downtown
great place to stay if you want to be walking distance to everything
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2. Cottage for large families

This cottage is also a two-story house with two bedrooms and one bath. It can be joined with the one above for larger groups to occupy. A cozy house with both the master bedroom and the smaller bedroom situated upstairs. The cottage is air-conditioned. It has all the basic kitchen equipment required for cooking. It also has a dryer with a launderette right across the street. Situated right next to the Paths End cottage, which was mentioned above, this too is a block away from the shore path and is surrounded by restaurants and shops along with cultural attractions like museums and music galleries and the Acadia National Park.

Paths End Cottage 2
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
26 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the apartment was very clean and the beds were very comfortable
it was spacious and clean
very clean and very convenient location
spacious and comfortable very clean
the property was clean and all the details were exactly as called out in the listing
bambi was a very responsive host as well
the property host was very engaged and helpful
the owner was very responsive to my emails/messages
bambi’s place is in a fantastic location within walking distance of lots of restaurants and local shopping
great location and very quiet when it’s cold enough to close the windows
this is a great convenient location in downtown bar harbor
perfect location for staying in bar harbor while right outside the busy areas
awesome location easily walkable to down bar harbor and a short drive to acadia
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3. Ideal for couples (from USD 280)

This is a comfortable and cozy cottage with vibrant interior decor. The first floor is occupied by a living area with a TV and a DVD player, a master bedroom, a bathroom with a shower, a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances, and a laundry room with a washer and a dryer. Upstairs there is the other bedroom, a large closet and a study area with a desk. The house also features a private patio, a flower garden, and a beautiful yard. Shops and restaurants are at a walking distance from the place. Other forms of entertainment including music concerts and movies are along the shore, which is very near to this place. If you’re looking for some adventure you might want to board an ocean excursion from the town pier or a shuttle bus from Village Green.

Rental unit in Bar Harbor · ★4.94 · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
125 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved having a washer and dryer right off the kitchen and bath
karen had muffins fruit and coffee in the kitchen for us - wonderful for our first morning
this inlaw apartment is perfect for couples or small families
the apartment was absolutely immaculate and offered all the comforts of home
the beds were super comfy and the decor was very cheery and tasteful
clean and comfortable
clean crisp new
very clean and had everything we needed
everything was neat clean and so cozy with many personal local touches
we all felt that the house was very clean and comfortable when we arrived
hosts were friendly and accommodating
karen and sandy were very friendly and ready to provide advice and tips
karen and sandy were wonderful hosts
karen and sandy are great hosts
karen and sandy were very friendly and take great care in maintaining their home and gardens
the location is ideal
the location is great
the location of the house is perfect
great location quiet at night
amazing location steps from the village center with shops and restaurants
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4. The pet-friendly rental (from USD 275)

This is a three-bedroom and a one-bathroom accommodation with two floors. The first floor situates a fully equipped kitchen, a dinning room and a living area. The second floor situates three bedrooms and one bathroom. It has a TV, free internet, DVD player, a stereo, books, a washer and a dryer. There is parking space available for three cars in the driveway and outside there is a lawn/garden and outdoor grill. Acadia National Park is only a short drive away. Restaurants, cafes and other shops are only a little while away from this house.

In Town Convenience
52 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Having one bathroom was a bit difficult with all the kids
this place delivers the slight awkwardness was a small price to pay
There's plenty of room and the house is very comfortable
the interior living area is spacious and we'll maintained
The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay
but it was also INCREDIBLY CLEAN and nicely updated
very clean and hot water for 5 showers each day (not easy for a family of five sometimes)
very clean and worked perfectly for our family
Dani was very responsive to questions
The host was extremely responsive and helpful
the owner was easy
Also the owners were always quick to respond to any questions we had
Our family of five along with our dog felt right at home
The location is ideal with restaurants at the end of the street Village Green and
nice backyard walking distance to downtown
Mattresses worn out Not a bad place as I needed it last minute
THe house was in a sort of sketchy area
The house is in the perfect location -- a few minutes walk to downtown or the shore path (which is beautiful) or a few minutes drive to the park
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5. A well-decorated, cozy rental near the ocean (from USD 342)

This two-bedroom and two-bathroom rental has a fully equipped kitchen, a washer, a dryer and occupies two floors. There is one bathroom on the ground floor and another on the first floor and the whole house has hardwood flooring. The living room has a sofa bed, a TV, books for kids and games. The house is air-conditioned and on the outside, there is a deck with an outdoor grill and also a warm cooler for the summer. A tennis court and a golf course are only a short walk away from this place. The shore path is just around the corner and offers perfect seclusion for those solitary evening walks by the sea.

Air Conditioned/Ultimate in Comfort and Convenience
130 reviews  Wifi Available
townhome 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen has everything you'll need right down to cooking spices
great Wi-Fi and much more
At the end of each full day the beds were so comfy and we enjoyed the cable TV in living room and bedrooms
The town is so charming
She even has a crib and pack-n-play if you have smaller children
The house is very clean
had everything we needed (maybe more) and was very clean
Property was in "brand new condition"
Everything is so clean and well maintained in the house
It is immaculately clean and everything is in perfect condition
She also checked in early the next morning to make sure our first night was pleasant
The home was readily available for us upon arrival
The owner DeeDee is very helpful and also very nice
the most amazing fireworks show
The owner DeeDee is very attentive to her guests and goes the extra mile to be sure you are happy
Excellent restaurants are also within walking distance
The location is great with easy walking access to restaurants shops
close to shops restaurants
the supermarket and just a stone's throw from the Park's entrance
It is located just 2 miles from the entrance of Acadia National Park Americans
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6. Cottage amidst the greens (from USD 282)

This is a one-bedroom and a one-and-a-half-bathroom cottage across the village green in Bar Harbor but far from the noisy bustle of the city. The full bathroom has a spa-like shower and the whole house is extremely cozy being well lit and allowing skylight to enter from the several windows that it adorns. the kitchen is fully equipped. The living room has a TV, a CD player, a DVD player, a stereo, a radio, books, a video library, a fireplace and the dinning has seating for six people. The house has a washer, a dryer, a heater, and free internet. There is a private parking space for three cars and outside there is a wooden deck with an outdoor grill. Cruising along Mount Desert Island is a way to quench the thirst for sightseeing around Bar Harbor.

Bar Harbor Village Green Hideaway! A few feet from shops, restaurants, movies.
48 reviews  Wifi Available
townhome 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There is plenty of room (and so much light) in the kitchen
Ann provided a clean comfortable and cozy home
The 3 bedrooms are all perfect size for vacationing
but you have instant access and a couple of the best private parking spaces in town
The first floor powder room/laundry are very convenient
Property was comfortable clean and the location can't be beat
The property is exactly as described
The rooms are very comfortable the property is clean and inviting and the second floor full bath with a walk-in shower is wonderful
The main bathroom is very large and we had plenty of towels It also helped to have a washer and dryer (they are older and had quirks but worked) because due to the warmer weather we had to wash cl...
The kitchen was spacious and clean we could have used more silverware and glasses
Extremely accommodating and so friendly
She had a beautiful welcome basket waiting for us with wine
Ann was wonderful to work with very helpful and kind
A great welcome basket from the owner was a bonus
it's location so close to town while we also appreciated Ann being completely available for any of our questions and needs
Quiet but close to everything Walk across the street to board the free buses and bike vans into Acadia
Downtown Cafe just in front serves
The location is perfect-close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia
and this was by far the best location that we have stayed in Close to everything but still very quiet and has a secluded feel
we enjoyed the house patio and convenience of the property
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7. A cottage tucked in a quiet corner of Bar Harbor (from USD 171)

This is a two storey house has three bedrooms and one bath. The living room is huge with a 42 inch flat screen TV, VCR, DVD player and a stereo - all on the first floor. The floor upstairs has three bedrooms and also a children’s room. The kitchen is well equipped and extends to the backyard which has an outdoor gas grill. The windows and the doors in the house have been replaced with low emissivity glass. The California pine flooring in the first floor and the hardwood floor in the living room has been refurbished. Village green is only two blocks away where you can go for a stroll, or to window shop at the several shops and boutiques in that area or attend concerts that regularly happen out there.

'Acadia Escape' a downtown home close to everything
Bar Harbor, ME, US
62 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds are comfortable and each bedroom has a floor fan for circulation
we also enjoyed using the gas grill and eating at the picnic table
the house has everything needed for a comfortable stay
cute clean well stocked and well maintained home
all appliances were clean and in good working order
the one bathroom was small but very clean
the house was very clean and neat and had everything we needed for the week
the property was clean and ready for our arrival
the owners were lovely and very responsive
the owners are available and delightful
the owners were so kind and helpful - we definitely recommend staying here
the location is great as everything is in walking distance
also a very short drive to a bunch of great hikes in acadia national park
can't beat the location we loved being able to walk to town the playground the farmer's market etc
we love love love the location of this home
the house is in a great location on a quiet one-way street
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8. Cozy two-story cottage (from USD 822)

This beautiful two-story cottage is only a block away from the shore. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bathroom on the main floor has a nice shower and the one upstairs has a tub and a separate shower. The house has a kitchen that is well equipped with a microwave, a baking ware, a blender, crock pots and so on. There is a washer and a dryer in the house along with an air-conditioner, two TVs, and a DVD player. The main level has a living room with a fireplace(there are two fireplaces in the house), a renovated kitchen, a dining area and also an outdoor deck with an arrangement for a barbecue. The house is only a few steps away from known restaurants, cafes, shops, music galleries, museums, and the pier.

Home in Bar Harbor · ★4.82 · 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 2 baths
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
62 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the deck was delightful and the kitchen well-stocked
great kitchen comfortable furnishings
paths end cottage was very comfortable and spacious for our group of 6 adults
kitchen fit for a foodie's cooking very well equipped
the kitchen was nicely stocked when we arrived
it was also clean and comfortable with all the basic cookware sheets/blankets/towels etc
the place is clean comfortable and has everything you need
the house was clean nicely decorated and perfect for our family
the house itself is spacious clean and well set up for a crowd (we easily accommodated five adults)
the place was spotless and seemed more like a full time home than a rental
thanks again to bambi for being a great host
thanks to bambi for being a great host and making her house available for others to enjoy
i would highly recommend this house and bambi as a host
we loved the location
excellent location for the entire family
can walk to many great restaurants the cliff walk is just a couple minutes away
close to the best restaurants and activities
great stay perfect location
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Reside in peace by the ocean

Bar Harbor is a lovely place to visit during summers and these summer cottages are great places to reside if you want to enjoy traveling and relax in a luxurious surrounding. Bar Harbor owes its adventure to the hiking trails along Acadia National Park and to the long cruises along the Mount Desert Island.

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