Vacation Rentals & Cottages in Southwest Harbor

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Idyllic Suite, Ocean and Island Views near Acadia

Southwest Harbor apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 3

Price per night from

$162

Log Cabin in the Best Town on Mt. Desert Island

Southwest Harbor log cabin

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 8

“This is very clean, well-accomodated, and in a great location!” Our family just returned from a week in this great cabin. We wanted to be very close to acadia National Park, but not in a busy area. The location was perfect for this. The cabin is within walking distance of a small town with great restaurants and stores, and a very short drive (some 5 minutes, some 10 minutes, some 15 minutes) to all the sights of the national park. And when you return to the cabin you experience its quiet and natural setting at its best. It was rejuvenating to be there. The owners have obviously taken a lot of time and effort to make their home user-friendly. It comes equipped with everything you need for cooking and relaxing. Everything is clean and cared for, and the entire cabin has a cozy yet spacious feel to it. Very highly recommended!

Price per night from

$303

Anchorage - Harborfront in Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

“quiet, relaxed and restful, but fun” The location on the quiet side of the island was great. Fun to visit the lobster house, and car museum. Close enough for access to national park, Bar Harbour and nearby attractions. Acadia is obviously unique and beautiful. Location provides good privacy with good access.

Price per night from

$330

Pauls Cottage @ Seaside Cottages, Mt Desert Acadia

Southwest Harbor cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 5

Price per night from

$393

Acadia Dreamscape - quiet & private, near Acadia National Park

Southwest Harbor house

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 5

Price per night from

$210

Cedarledge Cottage at Seaside Cottages, waterfront, Acadia - "quiet" side of MDI

Southwest Harbor cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

Price per night from

$279

Aldernest Den-Quiet Side of Mount Desert Island/Acadia - short walk to the shore

Southwest Harbor apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

Price per night from

$229

Gilbert Cottage - wooded privacy in Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 5

Price per night from

$211

Aldernest Cottage (Loft) "quiet" side of Mount Desert Island/Acadia Nat'l Park

Southwest Harbor apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

Price per night from

$229

Oceanfront Cottage w/ Dock & Mooring - walking distance to Acadia

Southwest Harbor cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 8

Price per night from

$573

Beautiful ocean view close to Seawall

Southwest Harbor apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

Price per night from

$241

Harbor Daze - water views in Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor chalet

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 8

Price per night from

$270

Midships - modern water-view condo in Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor condo

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

Price per night from

$285

Port - an elegant water-view condo in Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor condo

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

Price per night from

$270

Great rentals within 20 miles that match your search

West Lee Cottage

Swans Island house

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

Price per night from

$184

Virginia's Sunset at Sunset Cottages

Bernard cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 2

Price per night from

$153

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Birch Harbor boathouse

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 4

Price per night from

$1,031

The Pickering House - an 1854 Harbor View Home

Deer Isle farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • sleeps 10

Price per night from

$458

Captain's Quarters at Captain Bennis House

Sullivan apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 3

Price per night from

$115

Deer Track, Cabin Overlooking Somes Sound

Mount Desert house

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

Price per night from

$245

Quintessential Rustic Maine Oceanfront Cottage with Sunset Views

Tremont cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 7

Price per night from

$344

Long pond, amazing sunsets, quiet

Mount Desert house

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 10

Price per night from

$745

SUMMER COTTAGE BY THE SEA

Swans Island house

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

Price per night from

$287

Cozy Home in Bar Harbor - Acadia in your Backyard

Bar Harbor house

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

Price per night from

$224

Hidden Gem in Bar Harbor - Acadia is your Backyard

Hulls Cove house

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 8

Price per night from

$239

SUMMERTIME COTTAGES BAR HARBOR

Hulls Cove house

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 6

Price per night from

$802

Annie's Outlook at Sunset Cottages

Acadia National Park cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 2

“Great location, beautiful view, cosy place” We visited for a week with our kids (9, 12 years) in July, I can only support my Co-reviewers: a most beautiful location, the sea at your feet, a spectacular sight with sunsets and rocks for kids to climb, with love, taste and insight prepared surroundings (find a bench/picknic table at the places you like to sit), a cosy, clean place, with all you need to feel comfortable, kind people meeting your needs/wishes whereever possible, lots of interesting things to do (hikes, biking, whale watching) in close distance.

Price per night from

$186

Return to Beauty

Bar Harbor house

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • sleeps 12

Price per night from

$1,088

Lucky Stone Retreat - private beach & Acadia view

Sullivan house

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 4

Price per night from

$424

Unique Yurts Minutes from Acadia National Park

Tremont lodge

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 6

Price per night from

$453

Stylish home on Lovely Salt Water Cove

Stonington house

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 5

Price per night from

$287

Ellenton Cottage on the Cove, Prospect Harbor

Prospect Harbor house

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

Price per night from

$311

The Command Post: Oceanview overlooking Somes Sound

Mount Desert house

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 2

Price per night from

$131

"Tugwassa" On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage

Gouldsboro log cabin

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 4

Price per night from

$172

Price per night from

$516

Little Cottage at Sunset Cottages

Bernard cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • sleeps 2

“Peaceful, Romantic and Inspiring” First I must say that all folks involved in the rental and care of the cottages are the tops. They know just how to be there for everything you might need without being intrusive, and the cottage is very bright and clean. This small cottage is on one spectacular piece of property where we sat by the cove each night in strategically placed adirondack chairs to watch the glorious sunsets. Cannot recommend Little Cottage too highly for a couple or single, as long as they are not too tall. The location is perfect for those who want to be on the quiet side.

Price per night from

$136

Beautiful new house + classic cottage Seal Harbor

Seal Harbor house

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • sleeps 12

Price per night from

$916

Haiku House - your gateway to Acadia

Acadia National Park cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 7

Price per night from

$544

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About Southwest Harbor

Known for its natural serenity and vast woodland, Southwest Harbor, ME, including the surrounding areas of Mount Desert and Bar Harbor, make the perfect northern escape. Walk just minutes from your vacation rental to an infinite number of outdoor recreation opportunities. Take in Southwest Harbor's striking ocean views and rocky coastlines while kayaking, swimming, sailing, fishing, or simply sunning along the coast. Launch a sailboat or paddle through the Western Bay, Blue Hill Bay, and Somes Sound. You can also spend a day admiring some of New England's most beautiful hand crafted Hinckley Yachts. This manufacturer has been making handcrafted boats since 1928, with new innovations that have evolved throughout the decades.

Here are a few additional suggestions of things to do in the area:

  • Spend a day on the water with Maine State Sea Kayak: This sea kayaking service offers guided ecological tours on the western side of Mount Desert Island.
  • Visit the Atlantic Brewing Company: Learn about the secrets of the brewery process while tasting authentic Maine beer.
  • Visit Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium: Located in downtown Bar Harbor, this classic family owned and operated candy shop offers homemade ice cream, chocolate and more.
  • Stroll the Southwest Harbor Boardwalk: Walk or bike along a boardwalk that takes you to one of Maine's most beautiful beaches.
  • Go Bar Harbor bird watching: Bar Harbor, Maine offers some of the best opportunities for close encounters with rare New England shorebirds. This area attracts birdwatchers from all over the country every year.
  • Go on a Bar Harbor dinner cruise: Experience unforgettable Maine seafood on the deck of a luxury sailboat while watching the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean.

You'll never run out of fun things to do in Southwest Harbor. Experience the charms of the New England coast by staying in your own private luxury vacation rental. For your stay, find a quaint cottage above the rocky shoreline with views of the ocean and easy access to the very best shopping and nightlife. While you're exploring Southwest Harbor, take day trips to other beautiful Maine destinations like Camden and Greenville.

Top Destination reviews

Anchorage - Harborfront in Southwest Harbor
A relaxing family vacation!

Anchorage is a wonderful, comfortable home perfect for a family vacation. As a "family of foodies," we appreciated the well supplied kitchen - cookware, bakeware, tableware, and plenty of tools and widgets to have fun creating meals with local lobster (and other seafood), blueberries, and farmers' market goodies. The dining room shelves stocked with books and games were a huge hit with our family. An upstairs bedroom with two twin beds was so perfect for our boys, they didn't even fuss about bedtime. The house is simply wonderful. One complaint - just one, but because it was at the very end of our stay, it continues to grate on me. After we returned home, we were contacted by the management company, who told us that the housekeeper reported to the owner that the house "smelled like we smoked there." We were flabbergasted... we rented this home because it was strictly nonsmoking, just like our family! Not only did we obviously not smoke in the home, we took great care to leave the house clean upon our departure. The management company had the good grace to at least sound embarrassed when we mentioned that we treated our boys to pancakes and bacon a few hours before we departed, and that is all the housekeeper could possibly have smelled. We weren't billed for smoke or anything, so big picture, this is a minor complaint after a lovely vacation. It's just that, after paying a solid rental fee and taking good care of the property, we didn't really feel welcome after being questioned.see more
Cedarledge Cottage at Seaside Cottages, waterfront, Acadia - "quiet" side of MDI
Perfect!

My mother and I recently rented this darling 2-bedroom cottage for our girls' trip to Mount Desert Island, Maine. It was exactly what we were looking for! Quiet, semi-private, on a peaceful, secluded granite ledge overlooking gorgeous water. Very comfortable, fantastic views, and well-appointed on the inside (it had everything we needed, including a spacious bathroom and all the kitchen gear we could desire). We loved the brief walk down the path to the beach and spent hours enjoying the water and the view while exploring the shore or sitting on the granite ledge. (We saw seals and a sea otter!) Kathy was very responsive to any questions or concerns that we had (which were minimal/normal). Cedarledge Cottage was also a great center of operations for us on the quiet side of the island, away from tourist bustle, while we explored the surrounding areas during the day -- a quick and easy drive to the best spots in acadia National Park, including things like Cadillac Mountain and Schoodic Peninsula. And our favorite lobster pound, Thurston's, less than 10 minutes away. All in all, we loved this cottage and look forward to returning. Thank you, Kathy and Jay!see more
Log Cabin in the Best Town on Mt. Desert Island
Comfortable home in a peaceful location

This was the first time our family visited Maine and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The cabin is located in a lovely, private, quiet area. When we inquired about the availability of the cabin the owners, Mike and Dee, responded in a timely fashion. They were kind and considerate. This is evident in the details and care they have taken with their home. The kitchen was so well equipped, we could try our hand at everything from baking popovers to cooking a lobster dinner. The proximity to Echo Lake and the short drive to the hiking trails made the cabin's location all the more convenient. Our kids loved the rope hammock on the deck and we all loved walking to Little Notch bakery in the morning for fresh baked goods and wild blueberry pie! The owners also had a large portfolio filled with recommendations for area restaurants and places to visit. This was really helpful for getting to know the area. We hope to stay here again very soon.see more
Pauls Cottage @ Seaside Cottages, Mt Desert Acadia
Perfect Getaway!

We stayed at this cottage for one glorious week in October. Found it on the internet and it exceeded our expectation. Kathy is very personable and easy to work with. The cottage is very well maintained/clean and very well stocked. It is very comfortable and cozy. The proximity to sights and necessities is perfect. It is refreshing to go home to the "quiet side" of the island after a day of sightseeing/.hiking and to be close to that home. The pictures are a very good representation of what you get, we were fortunate to have sun everyday and a full moon by night. Highly recommended!see more

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