A little beach town in Maine, Southwest Harbor, gives you an idyllic summer getaway. Family vacations were made for towns like Southwest Harbor, where memories can be made and long summer days run into the next. Splash around at the beaches, or spend a relaxing day walking around and exploring the town. Southwest Harbor has the perks of a charming town as well as a beautiful natural setting.
Southwest Harbor is great to walk around after a sandy day at the beach, with lots of little shops, galleries and bakeries to check out, as well as many restaurants. Enjoy the sea along the coast of Southwest Harbor, or go more inland to Echo Beach. Look out onto the Bear Island Lighthouse, Sutton Island, and the Great Cranberry Islands from the coast— as well as the vast ocean. The Wendell Gilley Museum of Bird Carving features works from one of the early creators of this art form. The museum aims to connect art and the natural scenery of Maine, but is closed on Mondays.
Mount Desert Island is right next to Southwest Harbor, and makes for a magical day trip as part of Acadia National Park. Cadillac Mountain resides in the park, and has glorious sunsets as well as multiple hiking trails and paved roads. Visitors of the mountain go especially to see “the nation’s first sunrise.” Sand Beach in Acadia National Park is between mountains and the shores of Mount Desert Island, making it the most popular beaches to visit. Jordan Pond is another spot to stop off at in Acadia National Park. The clear-water pond can be very deep, and is better for admiring than for swimming.
Southwest Harbor has a wide selection of beach house rentals or little bed and breakfasts and inns for shorter trips. Tripping can help you choose from the variety of rustic or quaint rentals to find what suits you. Get your classic New England summer home close to the water for family fun, and to cut down on travel! Whether you want to stay right in town or right along the coast, you’ll have the best of both worlds.
Walking around town is certainly the most relaxing way to travel in Southwest Harbor. Admiring the scenery, as well as exploring the local color is easy for pedestrians or bikers. Boating is another way to explore Southwest Harbor — as it is a harbor after all. It’s also a nice drive to Maine if you’re coming from neighbouring states, leaving you with the car for day trips.
Looking for a vacation rental in Southwest Harbor? Tripping.com has 912 rental homes available in Southwest Harbor. Potential renters will find 1 studios, 149 1-bedroom, 181 2-bedroom and 581 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $34 a night to $2715 a night. Many of these properties are instantly bookable.
The average price of a nightly rental in Southwest Harbor is $284 while the average price of a weekly rental is $2183. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Southwest Harbor home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your favorite dog or cat with you? We have 315 pet friendly vacation rentals available for you. In addition to accommodating pets, Southwest Harbor rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 816 rentals have internet and wifi, 787 have TV and/or cable and 59 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 5 rental sites in Southwest Harbor where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Booking.com. There are 537 HomeAway rentals, 314 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 43 Booking.com vacation rentals.