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Acadia National Park is a beautiful natural area on the coast of Maine, accented with rolling mountains and rocky beaches. Bar Harbor is one of the most popular towns nearby, but there is a list of other park proximal villages that should not be overlooked. Staying near this natural haven is a win all of its own, but your choice of rental can sweeten the experience. We’ve sorted through the best Airbnb and VRBO listings to bring you the cream of the crop near Acadia. Now all you need to do is pick, and make room for lobster and blueberry pie.
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Southwest Harbor is an endearing nook in the Acadia area. This cottage has been newly renovated, but still exudes lots of old charm. An abundance of tiny details truly makes the space one of a kind. But of course, being set upon a granite cliff, views toward the water are outstanding.
Schoodic Peninsula is a far under-visited portion of Acadia. This side of the island is serene and peaceful, with little crowds and quaint places to eat and shop. What couldn’t be more fitting for a vacation rental is this old writer’s cottage which has been lovingly preserved. From the cedar shake exterior to the humble interior, it’s a true beauty.
Some of the best views of Acadia National Park’s most prominent sites can be found around this property. That is definitely the most incredible aspect of staying here. Take in Cadillac Mountain, the Narrows and many other scenes on a daily basis. The subtle theme of lobstering within the Airbnb really makes one feel like they are in Maine.
You are literally sitting right on the water in this amazing abode. Rocks form a slight barrier between the gently lapping waves. Enormous windows are situated throughout, allowing tons of light and plenty of Acadia beauty to flood in. With a rustic theme, this Airbnb resembles traditional Maine cabins.
Escape to the simplicity of a cabin in Maine. A spiral staircase ascends to a loft sleeping area. But down below guests can warm themselves by a wood-burning stove. All of the essentials can be found within this disconnect escape near Acadia National Park.
This place truly is a perfect fit on a lush farm in Bar Harbor. Get away from the busier streets and retreat to this haven constructed of old wood and home-like interiors. The loft living space sits above a garage and is the perfect size for a romantic retreat. Acadia is only five minutes away.
Winter Harbor is an absolute gem. Those who decide to base here will find an abundance of serenity and natural beauty. Whale watch from a distance, or just meander through the foliage around this home. Inside is quite classic, but still has an elegant touch to it.
The location of this adorable red structure could not be more ideal. Literally in the middle of Acadia National Park, guests can get to major sites like Sand Beach in a heartbeat. Not only is it excellently situated, but the place is also downright adorable. That red color combined with blooming lupines is a scene to behold.
Looking for something elaborate yet traditional at the same time? Then this log cabin overlooking Winter Harbor is the ideal choice. Inside is more high end with the aesthetic, including a towering stone fireplace and windows opening up to Winter Harbor! We could continue to tell you all the amazing things about this home, and Acadia, but words just don’t do it justice.
The peculiar shape of this Airbnb is sure to catch your eye. In a hexagon form, the flow is interesting and fun. Of course, the best part is the easy water access and the fact that hosts include a kayak for guests to explore all the surroundings.
As if something straight out of HGTV, this cottage sits near another harbor proximal to the national park. Inside you will find touches like a farmhouse sink, and a spiral metal staircase ascending to the second level. Endearing is the most fitting word for this beautiful dwelling.
The interior of this home exudes nods from the past. But its proximity to the water is one of the things that make this a stand out location. Steps lead down to the rocks of Southwest Harbor, which is right off of the lawn. Speaking of water, within 5 miles are an abundance of lakes in Acadia.