15 Best Airbnbs in Acadia and Bar Harbor, Maine

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Any adventurous nature lover will absolutely love visiting Acadia National Park in Maine. It covers 47,000 acres right on the coast and is filled with tons of places to go hiking, camping, kayaking, biking, and more.

While you could easily stay in a hotel in nearby Bar Harbor while visiting, you should consider staying in an Airbnb. The accommodations on this list will bring you a lot closer to the park, and you’ll even have some of the famous hiking trails right in your backyard!

Here are some of the best Airbnbs in Acadia National Park and in Bar Harbor; ideal for your next Maine getaway.

Coyote’s Den: A Tiny Home in Acadia 

This is one of my all time favorite Airbnb properties to share with you. I’ve mentioned it previously in our article on the best New England Airbnbs, and it’s back again.

This rustic tiny home is just one of a few run by the folks at The Howling Woods. You’ll find their other awesome Acadia Airbnbs here  and here.

Tent shaped cabin in the snowy woods
Photo via the owner – Instagram @howlingwoods and @misfit.farm

Coyote’s Den has been built “with bent maple poles in the style of an Iroquois Longhouse. There are large windows that let in the morning sun, space for storage, a wood stove perfect for winter stays and a cozy twin-sized bed.”

The cozy tiny house can accommodate 2 guests. When you’re not hanging out in the hut, you can explore the host’s grounds. They’ve got a seven-acre forest with trails leading past various fairy houses and art installations. If you want to get farmy, you are able to pet the goats, mini horse, and other animals, and pick your own herbs and vegetables from the garden.


The “Garage,” a Modern Oasis

Black house with windows. A porch in the front has outdoor furniture, and plants line the exterior.
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Here’s a great Airbnb near Acadia National Park that is perfect for families. This luxurious home in Southwest Harbor is truly a unique place to stay. It can host up to eight guests and has four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a patio, a living room, and a full kitchen.

The home used to be an industrial space, which is quite apparent by how the apartment looks. There is elaborate landscaping, birch ceilings, and interesting art throughout the house. 

There are also a wide variety of amenities, including a deluxe gas grill, outdoor art, and a coffee machine. You’ll truly feel like you’re living inside of a museum while staying in this accommodation. 

Oceanfront on Somes Sound

Interior of a home with big floor to ceiling windows looking out to the water. Mountains can be seen in the distance. The foreground features a wooden dining table set on the right.
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When staying in Maine, there’s no better place to be than right on the waterfront. This home is perfectly located for that reason, and it’s situated in Mount Desert on Somes Sound. The house can host up to six guests at a time.

Inside, there are three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a kitchen, workspace, and dining area. There’s even a huge outdoor patio that gives guests the best view of the waterfront. What better place is there to wake up than by taking in a great view?

The home is a mid-century cottage that has recently been updated with brand new beds in addition to other renovations. Rent a kayak to check out the rest of the waterfront!

Hill Cottage, a quiet retreat with style

White home with green accents sits surrounded by fall foliage under a blue sky.
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This beautiful cottage in Bar Harbor is breathtaking no matter the time of year, but especially in the fall when foliage is abundant. The home is excellent for up to three guests and is in a prime location for those visiting Acadia National Park.

The home’s interior is very comfortable and cozy. There are unique art pieces throughout the house, including lots of stained glass art pieces, including the cabinetry and the windows. It features two bedrooms, one bathroom, a full kitchen, living room, and dining room.

If you are a big fan of yoga, you can even take a short walk to the host’s yoga studio, where you can get your zen on!

Stunning Waterfront Home Within National Park

Outdoor furniture sits on a wooden porch with the water and mountains seen in the background.
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With 180 degree views of Somes Sound in Mount Desert, Maine, this just might be the prettiest Airbnb Acadia National Park has to offer. Up to seven guests can stay here, and the home has a very rustic and cabin feel that is great for escaping the city life.

The cabin has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a full kitchen, and a big wraparound deck with outdoor furniture. While the house was built in 1972, the home’s interior has a very comfortable and homey atmosphere, and the appliances were updated in 2007.

For a fun time, be sure to go biking, kayaking, or even relax in one of the hammocks in the trees.

Nirvana Room

Interior of a bedroom with pink walls. A bed is made with white bedding and a blanket with a floral pattern is folded on top of it.
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Located in a boutique hotel, the Nirvana Room is a great place to stay if you want to visit Acadia National Park on a budget. It’s located in Southwest Harbor, Maine, and can host up to two guests at a time. This small and cozy room could be a great place to stay for a romantic getaway!

The room is located in one of the hotel’s historic buildings. It has a double bed and a bathroom. There is also a complimentary breakfast included in the mornings and a fun wine and cheese night that you might be able to attend, depending on the day of the week that you visit.

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A little piece of heaven

Porch with outdoor furniture with a lake and mountains in the background.
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Who wouldn’t want to stay at an accommodation called a little piece of heaven? Located in Mount Desert, this log cabin is perfectly situated in a beautiful forest on the shore of Long Pond.

The Acadia cabin can host up to six guests and has two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, a full kitchen, a dining room, a living room, and a breathtaking deck with great water views. It also has a fireplace with firewood so that you can stay warm during the cooler nights.

If you happen to be staying for a more extended period of time, you’re in luck. This Airbnb also has a washer and dryer!

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Lighthouse Retreat

Interior of a log cabin. A bed with blue bedding is on the right and knick knacks line the walls. A coffee table is in the foreground with books on it. In the distance, a doorway leads to a kitchen.
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For a fun stay, consider staying at this lighthouse retreat in Bar Harbor, Maine. All of the decor inside the apartment has to do with lighthouses, so you really feel like you’re in a beachy part of the country!

The home can host three guests and has one bedroom, one bathroom, a full kitchen, a dining room, and an outdoor area with a hammock. The dishware in the kitchen even has lighthouses on it.

The apartment is located just 200 feet from Acadia National Park. All you have to do is walk or rent a bike, and you’ll be there.

The Bluff, an Idyllic Cottage on Mt. Desert Island

Interior of a log cabin with warm lighting. The foreground features two leather chairs and a coffee table. The background has the kitchen with a wooden table featuring four chairs.
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This cottage on Mount Desert Island truly is idyllic. It’s an oceanfront cottage hidden away in balsam firs, making it a perfect spot to stay while exploring Acadia National Park. The cabin is incredibly tranquil.

The cottage has a beautiful porch that offers breathtaking views, especially in the morning if you wake up early enough to catch the sunrise. There are also two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, and a kitchen. The patio even has a grill so that you can have a great cookout with your family and friends!

Lookout Topside Cottage

Interior of a home with white walls. Two chairs sit around a circular dining table. A door leads out to a view of a blue lake surrounded by mountains.
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Located in Southwest Harbor, this Acadia National Park Airbnb is filled with charm. It’s perfect for up to four guests and offers fantastic views of the waterfront from a private patio that serves as a great place to start every morning with a cup of Joe.

The cottage has a bathroom, living room, kitchenette, and a bedroom with a king-size bed. The living room has a sofa bed for other guests. What’s even better is that pets are welcome to stay at this cottage, so you can travel with your furry friend!

It’s perfectly located right next to Acadia National Park and is on Mount Desert Island. A quick 20-minute drive will get you to Bar Harbor.


The Seamist Cottage – Converted Historic Barn

Interior of a home with white minimalistic design. A plush white couch has a blanket overthrown on it by a wooden coffee table on top of a rug.
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Imagine staying in a converted historic barn in Tremont, Maine. This bright apartment is filled with natural lighting and unique cozy decor throughout, including a ship’s wheel in the living room.

Two guests can stay at the cottage, so it’s a great romantic Acadia Airbnb. There’s one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen, living room, and decent outdoor space so you can get some fresh air during your stay.

The barn is historic, dating back to the 19th century. The bedroom is lofted, so you can see elements of the barn still today!

Poets Cabin Tucked In The Woods

Historic triangular home with windows showing orange light inside. A starry sky is seen above with trees silhouetted around the home.
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This might be one of the cutest Airbnbs in Acadia! For a unique cabin in the woods, look no further than this Airbnb in Southwest Harbor, Maine. It’s incredibly tranquil and peaceful, so if you want to escape the city life and explore Acadia National Park, this is the perfect location.

The cabin can host four guests, and inside there is one bedroom, one bathroom, an outdoor patio with twinkle lights, a living room, and a full kitchen. The interior is very quirky and has many different pieces of furniture and decor that just happen to work together nicely.

Many hiking trails are right in the backyard of this Airbnb!

Cottage by Acadia National Park

Interior of a home with cream walls. In the foreground is a wooden table with three chairs. The background has a yellow couch next to a side table.
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Last but not least is another beautiful cottage in Mount Desert, Maine. This is an Airbnb near Acadia National Park and nearby to the Giant Slide Trail, so nature is genuinely right at your doorstep if you stay at this accommodation.

Two guests can stay at the home, which has one bedroom, one bathroom, a full kitchen, fireplace, living room, laundry room, and ample outdoor space. The house is very cozy and minimal and genuinely feels like a tranquil getaway.

Be sure to head out to the hammocks in the trees that the host has set up for a relaxing time!

Now you know all of the best places to stay near Acadia National Park! Hopefully, this post has inspired you to plan a trip to this beautiful part of the country. I hope you love your trip to Maine.

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