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 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.

Where to stay near Southwest Harbor?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 917 holiday rentals near Southwest Harbor. From 481 Houses to 267 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Southwest Harbor is on HomeAway.

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
  • Hall Quarry: 41 holiday homes
  • Bass Harbor: 302 holiday homes
  • Somesville: 23 holiday homes
  • Otter Creek: 28 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?

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

  • Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop: 1,361 holiday rentals
  • Beech Cliff Loop: 1,357 holiday rentals
  • Wendell Gilley Museum: 1,367 holiday rentals
  • L.L. Bean Shopping Outlet: 1,223 holiday rentals
  • St. Saviour's Church: 1,309 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southwest Harbor listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway offers 481 Houses in Southwest Harbor. Our other popular types of Southwest Harbor holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 267 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 267 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 267 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments 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 44 holiday homes with pool available in Southwest Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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