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Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Southwest Harbor

The mountains, island views and desert display a scene truly unique to Southwest Harbor. This romantic city is known for its seafood restaurants, boating and bars. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Southwest Harbor

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Southwest Harbor a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Northeast Harbor Golf Club (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Kebo Valley Golf Club (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Kisma Preserve (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Wild Acadia Fun Park (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Southwest Harbor

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Southwest Harbor is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Acadia National Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Asticou Azalea Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Thuya Garden (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Ship Harbor Nature Trailhead (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Mount Desert Island (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Bracy Cove (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Southwest Harbor

Fly into Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), the closest airport, located 11.3 mi (18.1 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Southwest Harbor?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 843 holiday rentals around Southwest Harbor. From 455 holiday houses to 239 cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Southwest Harbor is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Southwest Harbor?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Southwest Harbor:

  • Seawall: 40 holiday homes
  • Bernard: 105 holiday homes
  • Northeast Harbor: 261 holiday homes
  • Otter Creek: 28 holiday homes
  • Corea: 37 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Southwest Harbor?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Southwest Harbor. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ship Harbor Nature Trailhead: 1,142 holiday rentals
  • Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop: 1,228 holiday rentals
  • Beech Cliff Loop: 1,229 holiday rentals
  • Wendell Gilley Museum: 1,235 holiday rentals
  • Bar Harbor: 1,221 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southwest Harbor listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Southwest Harbor?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 455 Houses in Southwest Harbor. Our other popular types of Southwest Harbor holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 239 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 239 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 77 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Southwest Harbor?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 31 holiday homes with pool available in Southwest Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.