Bar Harbor is a charming coastal town that epitomizes Maine, and it sits conveniently at the gate of a National Park that could rival any in the country, Acadia. Not only is the area optimal as an outdoor adventure home base, but it is near some of the most divine places to eat lobster, blueberry pancakes and whoopie pies. C-Rays, a simple lobster boil stop on the way into Bar Harbor is epically delicious. If you are looking for a more private stay instead of one of the nearby historic hotels, these are the best Airbnbs in Bar Harbor.

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Carriage House Cottage near Acadia National Park Carriage House Cottage near Acadia National Park
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Carriage House Cottage near Acadia National Park

Carriage House Cottage near Acadia National Park

Set on a flower-covered hillside, this cottage is a tiny living space with a kitchenette complete with burner for boiling big pots of lobster, and a scenic loft that peers through large windows. With all the space you could want when being near an outdoor wonderland like Acadia National Park, guests will find this to be an awesome place to retreat after a day biking historic carriage roads, or hiking the coastal mountains.

Fully Restored and Right in Downtown Fully Restored and Right in Downtown
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Fully Restored and Right in Downtown

Fully Restored and Right in Downtown

Also known as the Blue Rose Cottage, the home couldn’t be more ideally located, as it’s nudged up against downtown. All the seafood restaurants, sweet shops and souvenir stores are steps away, while the home itself features fenced off space for a private escape. Old coastal Maine can still be detected through the intricately restored home, from the wood floors to the exterior.

The Perfect Victorian The Perfect Victorian
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The Perfect Victorian

The Perfect Victorian

Those wanting to stay downtown on a budget will certainly appreciate this apartment within an 1800s home. It’s private, rich with details of years gone by, and conveniently located near Maine Street. A private door entry ensures a relaxed, laid back stay for up to four guests.

Petunia Cottage: Large Victorian in Bar Harbor Petunia Cottage: Large Victorian in Bar Harbor
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Petunia Cottage: Large Victorian in Bar Harbor

Petunia Cottage: Large Victorian in Bar Harbor

Subtly modernized while still holding on to its charm, this enormous Victorian home houses seven classically decorated bedrooms that can sleep at least 16 guests! So that means you can go in with some friends to split the price. Sprawling porch space, a gourmet kitchen, gingerbread windows and a billiard room add to the allure of this 1800s stunner. Shops and restaurants are just a block away.

Downtown Hotel Room Downtown Hotel Room
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Downtown Hotel Room

Downtown Hotel Room

Crisp yet slightly rustic, you’ll be swooning over this precious hotel, which has rooms listed on Airbnb. Rooms are snug, yet renovated and polished. The Acadia Hotel’s structure has been around since the 1800s as well—if only the walls could talk.

Bar Harbor - Water's Edge Cottage Bar Harbor - Water's Edge Cottage
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Bar Harbor - Water's Edge Cottage

Bar Harbor - Water's Edge Cottage

Recently built to reflect the traditional Maine cottage, the interior still has some swanky upgrades. An open concept kitchen and living create an excellent entertaining space, and unique fixtures and metal railing add a personalized touch. With two bedrooms, the home is ideal for a family of four. Sunsets over the parallel creek mouth warrant a stay all on their own.

Introducing Our Bar Harbor Cottage Introducing Our Bar Harbor Cottage
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Introducing Our Bar Harbor Cottage

Introducing Our Bar Harbor Cottage

Another downtown located cottage, this Airbnb impresses with its ability to sleep 10 guests. Consistent with the coastal Maine aesthetic, the “Beach Point Cottage” has also been restored to its former glory. Walk to Great Maine Breakfast for the best gluten-free pancakes, or have clam bellies and shockingly large cocktails at Geddy’s, because you can walk back.

The South End of Our Restored Barn The South End of Our Restored Barn
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The South End of Our Restored Barn

The South End of Our Restored Barn

Wood planked ceilings and lots of exposed beam work express the barns 160 year age, as do other little touches amongst each private apartment. The “South Barn” is equipped with a lovely kitchen, two bedrooms and two baths. Downtown is a few minute’s drive away, but staying in such an enriching place is completely worth it. Acadia National Park is even closer.

Bar Harbor Loft Bar Harbor Loft
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Bar Harbor Loft

Bar Harbor Loft

Rustic cabin meets industrial modern within this tranquil loft, right within downtown. Concrete, woods and clean lines define the space, and with three bedrooms, it’s ideal for a friend-cation, or a girls weekend away. The apartment is a refreshing take for Bar Harbor Airbnbs.

Acadia Getaway Cabin-Bike and Run to Carriage Roads Acadia Getaway Cabin, bike & run to Carriage Roads
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Acadia Getaway Cabin, bike & run to Carriage Roads

Acadia Getaway Cabin-Bike and Run to Carriage Roads

A canopy of trees envelope this one-bedroom cabin with extra cozy living space and a cone-shaped fireplace. Have a cup of coffee and a blueberry muffin on the deck before making the short walk to the carriage roads, or other favorite Acadia destinations such as Eagle lake and varied trail loops.

Woods of Eden Glampground, "Deer" Tent #4 Woods of Eden, Glampground, Tent #4 Deer
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Woods of Eden, Glampground, Tent #4 Deer

Woods of Eden Glampground, "Deer" Tent #4

Bar Harbor has a beautiful “glampground” in its vicinity, Woods of Eden. While there are several canvas tents with wooden platforms to choose from, tent “four”, or the “Deer”, sleeps up to six people within two cushy queen beds, one of which is up a ladder. These tents are truly luxurious, with ample dining space, an outdoor living room and sturdy wooden interiors. One accessible tent with ramp is available to those with special needs.

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