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Vacation Rentals & Cottages in Southwest Harbor

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Cottage with Mountain and Harbor Views on MDI

Southwest Harbor house

4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$373

Idyllic Suite, Ocean and Island Views near Acadia

Southwest Harbor apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

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$161

Family Friendly Farmhouse with fantastic views

Southwest Harbor house

4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$442

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!

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$286

Anchorage - Harborfront in Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor cottage

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

“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.

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$280

Pauls Cottage @ Seaside Cottages, Mt Desert Acadia

Southwest Harbor cottage

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

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$343

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

Southwest Harbor cottage

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

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$229

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

Southwest Harbor apartment

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

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$182

Gilbert Cottage - wooded privacy in Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor cottage

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

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$25

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

Southwest Harbor apartment

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

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$181

Summer Cottage Nestled in the Woods

Southwest Harbor house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

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$206

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

Southwest Harbor cottage

4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$573

Acadia National Park Home w/ Deck+Ocean View!

Southwest Harbor house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$187

Acadiacamper rentals delivered to campground

Southwest Harbor caravan/mobile home

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Price per night from

$115

Southwest Harbor Home-3 Min to Acadia Natl Park

Southwest Harbor house

4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

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$255

Renovated Southwest Harbor Cottage on a Dock!

Southwest Harbor house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 29 minutes

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$171

Seaside Cottage, 3 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views

Southwest Harbor cottage

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 7

“Great week at Seaside Cottage” Everything was wonderful. The house is very comfortable, plenty of room for our family of 5 (3 kids ages 5, 10, 12). The kids loved spending time exploring the cove. Only thing that could have been added would have been a dvd player (kids would have liked to watch a movie in the evening). There were plenty of family games availabe, though, along with the ping pong table. The location is very calm and peaceful, but be aware that to get to anything you will need to drive (we added a couple of hundred miles to our car driving to Bar Harbor, various trails in acadia, etc.). Despite this, we would return to this house if we ever travel to this area again.

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 21 minutes

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$629

Seaside Cottage, 4 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views

Southwest Harbor house

4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 9

“Beachcomber's Paradise” Blue Heron Tide was a wonderful set up for our large family (7 adults and one toddler). We all fit very comfortably, with some folks getting up early to walk the beach and others staying up late to play cards. The space is nice enough to feel like you are on a nice vacation and not so nice that you fear for a toddler touching everything. The beach access is also amazing. We had a few beachcombers in the group, and they never tired of finding shells and sea glass on the beach. This is a truly special spot.

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 21 minutes

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$755

Beautiful ocean view close to Seawall

Southwest Harbor apartment

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 41 minutes

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$245

Custom Acadia Seaside Cottage

Southwest Harbor house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 21 minutes

Price per night from

$755

Spruce Cottage The Perfect Getaway!

Southwest Harbor house

3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$344

Cute & Cozy SW Harbor Retreat: 13 Mi to Bar Harbor

Southwest Harbor apartment

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Responds fast! avg. 3 hours 52 minutes

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$119

Spacious Getaway Close to Acadia-

Southwest Harbor house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Price per night from

$430

Great rentals within 20 miles that match your search

Spectacular Ocean & Mountain View-10 min to Acadia/ 3 Lakes nearby

Acadia National Park house

7 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 15

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 21 minutes

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$903

The Gray Barn

Bass Harbor apartment

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

“Close to Nirvana” It would be difficult to find a better spot for spending a vacation than the Quietside of Mt. Desert, and the Gray Barn experience is part of the fun. The accomodations are modern and in great shape, and the windows both have a great view over upper Bass Harbor and give great air circulation. Access to cellphone and internet coverage is a convenience. The kitchen is very functional, though you'll want to visit the lobster pounds and restaurants in the area. A perfect base for hiking in acadia National Park. The week we were there was perfect for using the owner's kayaks in the upper harbor and the estuary beyond. We've stayed three different years and will be happy to return.

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$229

Parker House, National Register of Historic Places

Blue Hill house

3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Responds fast! avg. 2 hours 12 minutes

Price per night from

$229

Private, peaceful, close to shopping.

Ellsworth house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Price per night from

$131

Victorian Home-Northeast Harbor, Maine-Acadia Park

Northeast Harbor house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Price per night from

$310

Virginia's Sunset at Sunset Cottages

Bernard cottage

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Price per night from

$152

Long Pond Waterfront with Dock and Views of Acadia

Mount Desert house

3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

“Lovely Week on Long Pond” My husband and I, our two girls, and our cockapoo dog, had a great time staying at Windiana III this past July. We stayed for July 4th week. There is so much to do, and being right on the lake was key for us. It was also very secluded. We loved have the floating dock. It gave the kids something to do on the lake beside kayaking. They swam out to the dock and back and even brought their boogie boards to ride the 'waves' when some of the boats went by. The house was clean and nicely furnished. The beds were comfortable and had very nice quilts and bedding. The bathroom was spacious and very new and clean. We had a great week and would love to return next year. Thank you Diana!

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 21 minutes

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$686

Shubert Bungalow

Seal Harbor cottage

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

“Perfect!” The Shubert Bungalow was such a nice place to stay.It was so clean and there was everything that you neeeded in it.You could relax out on the deck or in the rocking chairs out front.One of the best things was that you could walk right to the carriage roads or walk to Jordan Park for lunch or dinner.It was the best place we ever stayed at.I would definitely go back!

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$205

Spacious Shore House Overlooking Penobscot Bay

Deer Isle house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

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$196

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Birch Harbor boathouse

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

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$1,029

The Pickering House - an 1854 Harbor View Home

Deer Isle farmhouse

4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Responds fast! avg. 23 minutes

Price per night from

$376

Acadia National Park and Quiet Fields

Seal Cove apartment

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Price per night from

$144

Beautiful Weekly Island Rental Home

Deer Isle house

2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Responds fast! avg. 1 hour 5 minutes

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$138

A Charming, Comfortable and Beautifully Maintained House with Water View

Swans Island house

3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Price per night from

$252

Captain's Quarters at Captain Bennis House

Sullivan apartment

2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 3

Price per night from

$115

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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

Seaside Cottage, 3 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views
Best Vacation ever! Five Glowing Stars!

For our 40th anniversary we decided to take our 2 daughters & their families to acadia. After looking at dozens of homes, I discovered this one that sounded perfect. We were surprised at how spacious, open, and airy it was inside. The house was lovely, clean & comfortable with much thought put into details. We mostly ate in, rather that take the littles out to dinner; the kitchen was well equipped with plenty of room to work. We also used the gas grill. We left the cottage before 9 each morning, and drove to our daily destinations: Swimming at Echo Lake. Bike Riding around Witch Hole Pond and Eagle Lake. Picking Blueberries. Driving Park Loop Road & up Cadillac Mt. Bar Harbor with a walk to Bar Island at low tide. Walked the Shore Walk. Spent an am in Northeast Harbor & Thuya Gardens and an am in Southwest Harbor where we got fresh blueberry pie at the Quietside Cafe. We would then come back mid afternoon to put the littles in for naps. This was the time we adults could rest, read on the screened in porch, walk along the beach, or ride bike locally. The Cove is beautiful, and ever changing. Beachcombing was a big hit with all of us! After dinner in the evening, we went to places close by: Wonderland Trail, Twice to the Bass Harbor Lighthouse. And even one evening to the local school playground for the kids. We had the privilige of meeting the owners who were staying near by. One day Peter installed a DVD which we used in the evenings. Another time a screen blew off & he immediately replaced it. Coming from hot, muggy pa in august, we weren't sure about not having aC. We never needed it. There is always a wonderful breeze coming off the cove, the house was always cool & some nights actually got cold and we had to close windows. From the quiet, peaceful mornings, to the dazzling sunsets...and everything in between, Acadia & this cottage are truly magical! We would recommend this property to anyone & we hope to come back again some day.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
Seaside Cottage, 4 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views
Comfortable, relaxing and even better than the internet pictures. Location to die for.

Hi Joy, We have now returned home and I wanted to thank you for letting us stay in your fantastic holiday home. The location is just perfect and I couldn't wait to wake in the morning to see the view from the bedroom window. The house itself is so well planned and appointed with everything to make a holiday trouble free and relaxing. Our family reunion was doubly memorable because of the amazing surroundings and property. Acadia is certainly a stunning destination and we enjoyed it during a quiet time which suited us perfectly. I really did not want to leave and would really have liked to extend our trip for a lot longer. Thank you. Kind regards Julietsee more
Cottage/condo nr Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor
Great Home Away From Home

This cottage was very clean & had all of the amenities to make for a very comfortable stay for our family. The location was convenient to Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor. The owner lives on site & was helpful with recommending area restaurants & activities. We will come back again! … see more

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