Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Mount Desert

The island views, mountains and desert display a scene truly unique to Mount Desert. Travellers to this scenic city praise the hiking, bars and forests. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Mount Desert

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Mount Desert has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Northeast Harbor Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Kebo Valley Golf Club (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Kisma Preserve (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Wild Acadia Fun Park (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Mount Desert

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Mount Desert. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mount Desert Island (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Acadia National Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Asticou Azalea Garden (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Thuya Garden (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Bracy Cove (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Cadillac Mountain (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Mount Desert

The nearest airport is in Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), located 7 mi (11.3 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Mount Desert?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 660 holiday rentals near Mount Desert. From 341 Houses to 215 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Mount Desert for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Mount Desert?

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 Mount Desert:

  • Hall Quarry: 39 holiday homes
  • Northeast Harbor: 265 holiday homes
  • Somesville: 22 holiday homes
  • Otter Creek: 29 holiday homes
  • Seal Harbor: 18 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 Mount Desert?

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

  • Thuya Garden: 1,273 holiday rentals
  • Maine Granite Industry Museum: 1,374 holiday rentals
  • Northeast Harbor Golf Club: 1,295 holiday rentals
  • Carriage Roads: 1,286 holiday rentals
  • Naturalist's Notebook: 1,270 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mount Desert 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 Mount Desert?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 341 Houses in Mount Desert. Our other popular types of Mount Desert holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 215 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 215 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 215 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mount Desert?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 20 holiday homes with pool available in Mount Desert. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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