Acadia Bayview Cottages – by Harp-Hawkins Vacation Rental Homes, Bar Harbor, Maine Vacation Homes – offers six unique Maine coastal vacation rentals in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island. In 2017, our 19th year, we continue to please our guests. All of our vacation rental homes are waterfront rentals offering spectacular views and water access. Our Maine vacation rentals are within minutes of Acadia National Park, downtown Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor, an area rich with vacation activities for people of all ages. Bar Harbor and Mt Desert Island in general is a wonderful place to vacation, with its rockbound coast and soaring granite cliffs. From the stonewall-lined and tree-covered roads leading you into our village, to the sweeping vistas from atop Cadillac Mountain, there’s a special mystique to the entire Bar Harbor area.

Nestled on the eastern side of Mount Desert Island and surrounded by Acadia National Park, we’ve welcomed visitors for over a hundred years. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park have a wide variety of activities for visitors; there’s  truly something for everyone.

All of our six vacation rental homes are situated along the shores of Frenchman’s Bay, a remarkable stretch of water. It is likely that you’ll see resident American Bald Eagles fishing while you enjoy your first cup of coffee in the morning. A mating pair of these birds nests 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 homes are minutes away from Acadia Nation Park, famous for its well-maintained, well-groomed 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, distinctive 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.

We 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 often these days, people plan their visits to experience our winter wonderland and the lovely surprises of Maine in the springtime.

Please feel free to call us regarding vacationing in our Bar Harbor, Maine vacation rentals.

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