Acadia National Park is one of the easiest places to find accommodation because most of the park borders areas where Airbnbs are readily available.  Staying in an Airbnb gives you convenience, comfort, seclusion (if you want it) and easy access to all the park has to offer. 

The main section of the park is Mount Desert Island (reached over a short bridge), and there are many wonderful Airbnbs on the island.  The other major area of the park is the nearby Schoodic Peninsula, where there are more great Airbnbs nearby.   

We have carefully reviewed and hand-selected a list of the best Airbnbs in both areas. 

If you are specifically looking for an Airbnb in Bar Harbor, check out our separate list of the best Airbnbs in Bar Harbor.  

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Beautiful Cabins and Cottages near Acadia National Park
The Best Airbnbs Acadia National Park

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There are also plenty of campgrounds in and around Acadia. Check out my Guide to Acadia Camping.

Our pick for the best Airbnb, Acadia National Park, Maine? 

We love the Shoreline Harbor Home – a spacious, bright vacation home with plenty of space outside and in.  

Shoreline Harbor Home Airbnb Acadia
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Why is the Shoreline Harbor Home the best Airbnb, Acadia, ME? 

Watching the working harbor in operation really gives those staying here a sense of place. As do the outdoor decks and steps from the lawn that lead to a little pebble beach. Inside are all the amenities you could need. Downtown and Acadia are also within easy reach of this Maine coastal property.  

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Best Airbnb, Acadia, Maine Comparison Guide 

These quick reference tables are here to help you decide between different Airbnb near Acadia National Park selections.  

Airbnbs vary in terms of their type, price and guest ratings. To make it easier to decide between Airbnbs, the following table lists each place’s key features, so you can see at a glance the main benefits of each.  

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PropertyPhotoTypePetsGuestsRating (/5)Price & Availability
Giant Slide Cottage Giant Slide Cottage Airbnb Acadia National ParkCottage No 2 4.9 CHECK NOW
Woodland Retreat Woodland Retreat Airbnb Acadia National ParkCottage No 2 5.0CHECK NOW
Tremont Tiny House Tremont Tiny House Airbnb Acadia National ParkTiny House No 34.8CHECK NOW
Winter Harbor Cottage Winter Harbor Cottage Airbnb Acadia National ParkCottage No 34.9 CHECK NOW
Coastal Vibes Cottage Coastal Vibes Cottage Airbnb Acadia National ParkCottage Yes 44.8CHECK NOW
Super Sorrento Super Sorrento Airbnb Acadia National ParkCottage No 54.9 CHECK NOW
Bass Harbor House Bass Harbor House Airbnb Acadia National ParkHouseYes 64.9 CHECK NOW
Shoreline Harbor HomeShoreline Harbor Home Airbnb Acadia National ParkHouseYes 65.0CHECK NOW
Hall Quarry HouseHall Quarry House Airbnb Acadia National ParkHouseYes 114.9 CHECK NOW
Spacious Schoodic Home Spacious Schoodic Home Airbnb Acadia National ParkHouseYes 12CHECK NOW

A quick overview of the Airbnb in Acadia National Park options

Skip the overview and go straight to the properties

When choosing the best Airbnb Acadia Park, we have searched according to location, then narrowed only the best down to a range of different types. Our focus is on those that look great, are well positioned and attract great reviews from fellow travelers.    

Types of Airbnbs near Acadia National Park 

There are three main types of Airbnb Acadia National Park ME.  Which type you will choose depends on other factors listed below. So let’s take a quick look at the types available in Acadia. 

Tiny House 

Tiny Houses are currently some of Airbnb’s hottest properties. They are incredibly well designed, making great use of every inch of available space. 

Cottage 

A cottage tends to be larger than a tiny house, but smaller than a house, although sizes do vary.  

House 

Booking into a house is ideal for anyone requiring lots of living space. Houses tend to have more room both indoors and out. This type of Airbnb is just right for groups or families, giving everyone enough areas in which to relax and socialize. 

Location 

Your location can have a huge impact on the type of holiday you can have, so it’s important to consider this carefully. The main accommodation locations in the Acadia National Park area are spread across – or are close to – Mount Desert Island. Most are in or near the towns of Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Somesville, Bass Harbor, Winter Harbor or Sorrento. 

Bass Harbor 

Some of the properties in this list are closer to Bass Harbor, known for the lighthouse at Bass Harbor Head. 

Southwest Harbor and Somesville 

The village of Somesville and working fishing harbor at Southwest Harbor are also popular vacation spots. 

Winter Harbor 

The Winter Harbor area is close to the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park. Schoodic Head, Schoodic Point and the Schooldic Bike Loop are popular here, while the town center offers shops and eateries. 

Sorrento  

On a peninsula, we list one lovely, secluded holiday home in the peaceful location of Sorrento. 

Bar Harbor 

Bar Harbor is a popular area in which to stay. The attractive town center offers a range of shops, bars, restaurants and other amenities. *You can see a separate guide to Bar Harbor Airbnbs here


Best Airbnbs Mount Desert Island 

Giant Slide Cottage for 2 

Giant Slide Cottage Airbnb Acadia National Park
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No, this Maine vacation cottage does not have a large play slide in the backyard! It is so named because of its proximity to the Giant Slide Trail and Sargent Mountain. Staying here means you can hike from the front door to the traffic-free network of carriage roads that crisscross Mount Desert Island.

The well-appointed cottage is perfect for a couple or solo traveler seeking clean, comfortable accommodation close to Acadia National Park.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 2
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, refrigerator, stove and oven, washing machine and dryer, TV, heating and fireplace, WiFi and workspace, backyard, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Cottage for two close to carriage roads and Giant Slide trail
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: Solo traveler or couples seeking a comfortable, cozy cottage
Giant Slide Cottage Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Giant Slide Cottage Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Woodland Retreat for 2 

Woodland Retreat Airbnb Acadia National Park
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For a vacation with a difference, take look at this woodland home for two. The bright, open plan cottage has high ceilings and large windows, and the walls feature original local artworks. In a central position on Mount Desert Island, the home is just outside Somesville.

By car, swimming spots and hiking trails can be reached in just five minutes. Clean and contemporary within, the cottage gives guests soothing views over the surrounding woodland. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 2
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchenette with coffee maker, small hob and toaster oven, washing machine and dryer, air conditioning and heating, WiFi and workspace, backyard with BBQ, parking
Rating: 5.0
Pros: Contemporary woodland cottage for two in central location
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking, children under 12 or TV
Good for: A solo traveler or couple searching for peaceful, modern accommodation
Woodland Retreat Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Woodland Retreat Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Tremont Tiny House for 3 

Tremont Tiny House Airbnb Acadia National Park
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If you ever look at interiors magazines or watch TV shows featuring homes, you’ll know that tiny houses are big news. This one in Tremont, Maine can accommodate up to three – in just over 175 square feet of space. Two sleeping lofts contain one Queen and one single bed.

The small, light-filled vacation home occupies a woodland setting in Bass Harbor, and has a stylish kitchen, lounge area, eating nook and enclosed outdoor patio. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 3
Number of rooms: 2 sleeping lofts
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, refrigerator and stove, WiFi and workspace, patio, parking
Rating: 4.8
Pros: Bass Harbor tiny home in pretty woodland setting
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking, TV, washing machine, air conditioning or heating
Good for: A couple or small family seeking a compact, peaceful vacation home
Tremont Tiny House Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Tremont Tiny House Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Tremont Tiny House Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Coastal Vibes Cottage for 4 

Coastal Vibes Cottage Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Once a one-room school, this Maine holiday cottage in Trenton was completely renovated in 2018. With a coastal feel throughout, this lovely cottage is full of character. The separate bedroom has a Queen bed, plus there’s a sofa bed in the living space.

The Acadia Explorer bus route passes close by, making it easy to access Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor and the National Park. There are views of the Acadia Mountains from the property. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, oven and stove, washing machine and dryer, air conditioning and heating, cable TV, WiFi and workspace, backyard, parking
Rating: 4.8
Pros: Coastal cottage close to Acadia Explorer route
Cons: No parties or smoking
Good for: A family seeking a classic Maine holiday home
Coastal Vibes Cottage Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Coastal Vibes Cottage Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Bass Harbor House for 6 

Bass Harbor House Airbnb Acadia National Park
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This vacation house for six borders Acadia National Park. It is also close to an LL Bean Explorer bus stop and the lighthouse at Bass Harbor Head.

If you’re looking for a spacious vacation Airbnb near everything, then this could be the place for you. Various restaurants and grocery stores are nearby, as are Ship’s Harbor, Wonderland and Seawall. A large living area, outdoor decks and a screened sunroom give guests lots of room in which to stretch out and unwind. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 6
Number of rooms: 3
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, heating, cable TV and WiFi, backyard with BBQ, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Comfortable, spacious home for six in Bass Harbor area
Cons: No parties, smoking, air conditioning or children under 2
Good for: A larger family or group requiring space and a great location
Bass Harbor House Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Bass Harbor House Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Shoreline Harbor Home for 6 

Shoreline Harbor Home Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Accommodating up to six, this shorefront vacation home overlooks Southwest Harbor. Located on the peaceful side of Mount Desert Island, the house even has a staircase leading from the lawn to a small pebble beach. Guests can walk to the center of Southwest Harbor in 10 minutes and there is a bus stop 3 minutes’ away on foot.

A sunny, second floor deck faces the water, and you can watch the fishermen working from the lobster wharf. With three bedrooms over two floors, this vacation home offers plenty of space for families or groups alike. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 6
Number of rooms: 3
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, heating and air conditioning, TV, WiFi, lawn, parking
Rating: 5
Pros: Holiday Home by working harbor and small beach
Cons: No parties or smoking
Good for: A larger family or a group seeking a coastal Maine vacation home
Shoreline Harbor Home Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Shoreline Harbor Home Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Hall Quarry House for 8-11 

Hall Quarry House Airbnb Acadia National Park
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This spacious vacation rental is centrally located on Mount Desert Island, Maine, close to Acadia. It is located in the attractive Hall Quarry neighborhood, within easy reach of both Southwest Harbor and Somesville.

This bright, modern house offers great living spaces both inside and out. There are three double bedrooms, each of which contains an additional toddler or set of bunk beds, making this an ideal place for a group or larger family.  

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 11
Number of rooms: 3
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, heating and air conditioning, cable TV, WiFi and workspace, backyard with BBQ, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Large vacation house in central Mount Desert Island location
Cons: No parties or smoking
Good for: Large families or groups looking for lots of space
Hall Quarry House Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Hall Quarry House Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Best Airbnbs Schoodic Pensinsula 

Winter Harbor Cottage for 3 

Winter Harbor Cottage Airbnb Acadia National Park
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This sweet cottage is recently built, yet has a classic, elegant feel. With one double and one single bedroom, it’s ideal for a family of three. The outdoor deck offers ocean views, and guests staying here are within a mere stone’s throw of the shoreline.

Brand new hiking and walking trails built by the National Parks Service are just steps away, too. With a complete cable TV package including Netflix and Amazon Prime, evenings here are made for relaxing. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 3
Number of rooms: 2
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker, refrigerator, oven and stove, washing machine and dryer, heating and fireplace, WiFi and workspace, backyard with deck, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Pretty cottage in downtown Winter Harbor
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: A couple or small family who want to be close to town and trails
Winter Harbor Cottage Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Winter Harbor Cottage Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Super Sorrento Cottage for 5 

Super Sorrento Airbnb Acadia National Park
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This vacation cottage is in a very secluded position – about 200 feet from the road, with no other houses in sight. A five-minute stroll from the property leads to stunning views over Sorrento and Frenchman’s Bay.

The home comes complete with four bikes of various sizes, ping pong table and darts, and has a screened porch at one end. Past guests praise the cleanliness as well as the tucked away location and helpfulness of the Superhost. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 5
Number of rooms: 2
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, ceiling fan, heating and fireplace, cable TV, WiFi and workspace, backyard with BBQ, parking
Rating: 4.9
Pros: Secluded cottage for five in Sorrento area
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking, air conditioning or children under 2
Good for: An active family who love lots of space
Super Sorrento Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Super Sorrento Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Spacious Schoodic Home for 10-12 

Spacious Schoodic Home Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Located in downtown Winter Harbor, this huge holiday home has plenty of room for larger families or groups. This property offers it all – easy access to downtown restaurants and shopping as well as the shores of Schoodic Point and hikes to Schoodic Head. There is also a six-mile Schoodic Bike Loop, and it’s easy to bring your own cycles as you can store them in the on-site garage. This spacious home even has a home office, should anyone need to work while staying in this home from home. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: Up to 12
Number of rooms: 5
Amenities: Kitchen with coffee maker and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, heating and fans, TV, WiFi and workspace, backyard with BBQ, parking
Pros: Large holiday home in central Winter Harbor
Cons: No pets, parties, smoking or air conditioning
Good for: Large family or groups who like lots to keep them busy
Spacious Schoodic Home Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Spacious Schoodic Home Airbnb Acadia National Park
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Which is the best Airbnb in Acadia for you? 

We rate all the Airbnbs listed here very highly – as do numerous satisfied travelers. To read more reviews, click on the links below each listing.  

Which is the best Airbnb for your vacation will depend on factors such as the size of your party, whether or not you have a pet, if you want to self-cater or be close to restaurants and stores, and the amenities you are looking for. Whether you’re a couple looking to spend most of your time outside, a family looking to self-cater and keep the kids happy or a group traveling together, we hope this guide makes the selection process a little simpler and faster.  

Wherever you decide to stay, I hope this handy guide to selecting the best Airbnb near Acadia National Park helps you to have an incredible trip. 


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About the Reviewer  

James Ian Yosemite

James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents.  He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.

He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.

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