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Acadia Bayview Cottage Rentals by Harp-Hawkins Vacation Homes offers six unique Bar Harbor Vacation Rentals in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island. All of our Bar Harbor vacation rentals are waterfront homes offering spectacular views and water access. Our Bar Harbor Maine Vacation Homes are within minutes of Acadia National Park, downtown Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor. Mt. Desert Island is an area rich with vacation activities for people of all ages. Bar Harbor and Mt Desert in general is a wonderful place to vacation, the rock-bound coast and soaring granite cliffs are spectacular. From the stonewall-lined and tree-covered road leading you into our village, to the sweeping vistas from atop Cadillac Mountain, there is a special mystique to Bar Harbor. Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island, surrounded by Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor has welcomed visitors for over a hundred years. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park have a wide variety of offerings for visitors. There truly is something for everyone and our Bar Harbor Maine vacation rentals provide the perfect accommodations from which to base your vacation.
All of our six Bar Harbor vacation rentals are situated along the shores of Frenchman's Bay, a remarkable stretch of water. It is likely that you'll see Bald Eagles fishing while you enjoy your first cup of coffee in the morning. A mating pair of these birds nest on Thomas Island, which is located in the bay. Later in the morning you'll likely watch vacationing kayakers exploring the bay and local fishermen checking their lobster traps. Should you wish to hike or bicycle, our Bar Harbor Maine cottages are minutes away from Acadia National Park, famous for its well maintained carriage hiking trails.
Bar Harbor offers a wide array of activities from the most relaxed to the most rigorous, dining for all tastes and budgets and shopping in our unique shops and galleries. Be sure to plan enough time to enjoy our area and consider using us as a base of operations to see all of Downeast Maine. Our Bar Harbor vacation rentals are only a short distance to other famous attractions such as Campobello Island, Franklin Roosevelt's summer home, the Schoodic Peninsula, the mainland part of Acadia National Park, and other islands, coastal attractions and nature based attractions. Once the summer playground of wealthy and famous Americans, Bar Harbor was celebrated throughout the world as a quiet, beautiful resort village, worlds away from the hustle and bustle of New York, Boston, and Paris. Today, the "summer people" still come to our island paradise, but many visitors also arrive for the brilliant fall foliage. And more and more, people are coming to experience our winter wonderland and the surprises of spring.
Please feel free to call us regarding vacationing in Bar Harbor and our Bar Harbor vacation rentals.