Southwest Harbor Vacation Rentals

Our Favorite Vacation Rentals in Southwest Harbor

  • Jodys Acre Cottage Home
     Country House
  • Treetop-Retreat Vacation Rental Apartment near Acadia National & Park Bar Harbor
  • New Listing! Downtown Bar Harbor Gem Near Acadia Condo
  • NEW! Cozy Apt w/Deck, 5.5 Mi to Acadia Nat’l Park!
  • Acadia Ocean Front Garden Cottages
     Country House
  • Dog-friendly home w/ yard, wood stove, & great location close to the ocean
     2br Home/Apartment
  • Waterfront Bernard Apt ~2 Mi to Acadia Natl Park!
  • Acadia National Park Ocean front Cottages with great beach and botanical gardens
     4br Home/Apartment

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Southwest Harbor Vacation Rentals with a Pool

  • Large MDI house w/pool perfect for groups+families
    Excellent6br Home/Apartment

Southwest Harbor Vacation Rentals with Wi-Fi

  • The Cadillac Suite @ The Drydock
  • Robin's Nest with Water Views
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
  • Southwest Harbor House
  • Pilot house
     2br Home/Apartment

Southwest Harbor Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

  • ACADIA VIEW COTTAGE -Sleeps 8+Pets
    Excellent3br Cottage
  • Coyote's Den at The Howling Woods
  • Tranquil One-Bedroom
  • Modern house family retreat- Bar Harbor& Acadia
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment

Southwest Harbor Travel Guide

Beautiful Southwest Harbor is a small but mighty town in Maine located on the Mount Desert Island. Mount Desert Island is the largest island in Maine and it might be home to only a few thousand residents but it brings millions of visitors each year. Maine is well known for the beautiful beaches, amazing nature scenes and the many things to do. Maine is also one of the first places settlers arrived in America so there is a long history behind the state. The village of Southwest Harbor offers lots of great things to do, sights to explore, and places to visit. Do not hesitate to plan a vacation to this beautiful place.

Things to Do in Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor has a lot to offer to visitors. Maine is a beautiful coastal state and the northern beaches simply cannot be compared with anything else. Mount Desert Island offers a beautiful national park, lots of landmarks, and amazing beaches. Get ready for an amazing vacation!

Start your journey by exploring Arcadia National Park which overlooks Bar Harbor. Arcadia National Park is an absolutely beautiful national park which offers a lot of different activities. It is the perfect spot for hiking, biking, exploring nature, swimming, fishing and everything you would want to do in a national park. The shores are so amazing and so different in each season. Are you a hiking lover? If yes, check out the Flying Mountain Hiking Trails, Ship Harbor Trails and the Beech Cliff Loops where you can hike around the beautiful island and check the views from the top. Moreover, to explore the native plants and animals in the area make sure to visit Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park. The gardens have amazing flowers which smell amazing when blooming in spring and summer. Not to mention you can walk along many butterflies, watch the birds and simply relax. Head down to the beach and have some relaxing time. You can enjoy the warm sunshine while laying back on the white sandy beaches, or go swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. There are fishing charters as well so you can enjoy some time on the ocean. A lot more amazing adventures and parks await visitors at Southwest Harbor so head there and start exploring.

Best Places to Stay in Southwest Harbor

The best area to stay at Southwest Harbor is Manset district where shops and restaurants are in walking distance or only a short drive away. This gives easy access to the best places, so you do not have to go very far for any amenity. The beautiful beach is also a couple minute drive from this district. Family vacation rentals in Southwest Harbor are very popular and there are always dozens of listings. Choose between the view of the ocean or a harbor view vacation home, large houses, cozy beach cottages and luxury condos. Enjoy a great stay and pick between all the great vacation rentals in Southwest Harbor. Most of these vacation homes are pet-friendly and feature multiple amenities like full kitchens and large dining areas.

Best Time to Visit Southwest Harbor

The summers are sunny, warm and comfortable in Southwest Harbor and the winters are windy, wet and very cold. The best time to visit gorgeous Southwest Harbor is July when you not only have the chance to see the beautiful fireworks all over the ocean on the 4th of July but also have very nice and warm days for beach activities. From June until September the average temperature is 69 degrees which means summers are pretty short here. As October arrives, the temperature drops below 50 degrees and in January it can be as low as 16 degrees. From November until April be ready for rainfall, but the rest of the year is drier.

Price and Availability in Southwest Harbor

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Southwest Harbor tends to be Saturday, while the most expensive day tends to be Tuesday. Vacation homes in Southwest Harbor tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Southwest Harbor is in August, while the cheapest month is in May. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Southwest Harbor is in the high season in August. Southwest Harbor has its low season in February, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Southwest Harbor

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Southwest Harbor. The hottest month in Southwest Harbor is June, when temperatures peak at 92 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -9 ˚F. The wettest month in Southwest Harbor is February with 7.74 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 0.87 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Southwest Harbor

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at We aggregate Airbnb, Bed and Breakfast, RedAwning and others. AllTheRooms has 584 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Southwest Harbor, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. A trip to Southwest Harbor can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $79 a night. In general, a place to stay in Southwest Harbor will cost you $288 per night.

If you need internet access during your time in Southwest Harbor, then you can choose from over 348 accommodations that have WiFi internet. 30 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. Choose from 22 accommodations that provide gym options, so you won't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Southwest Harbor, you'll want to pick from 336 places to stay that provide parking. 7 hotels and vacation rentals come with a pool or jacuzzi

If you're traveling with your best friend, then be sure to choose one of the 87 pet-friendly accommodations available.

431 of our accommodations in Southwest Harbor have been reviewed and rated. 72% are rated excellent or good. 221 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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