Destination guide

Maine is New England at its best

Maine is as scenic as coastal regions come. There are few things as pleasing as gorging on the state's famously good lobster, on a sunny afternoon, in one the charming seaside villages. Once you've had your fill of crustaceans, you could explore the other historic villages, hike along the trails in Acadia National Park, or kayak along the bays passing noisy seals. Whether you nab a Maine vacation rental along the shore, or in the pine-forested interior, this is a place to leave your cellphone at home and get on with the job of living.

Activities

Bring the kids to Maine

You'd need a long time to list everything there is to do when you stay in a Maine vacation rental, but there are a few standouts that sit high on most peoples' bucket list. Maine is seriously kid-friendly and there are few places as good to bring them on vacation. With the young ones in tow, you can spend your days white-water rafting down the rapids, cycling along the glorious coastline, or enjoying a night under the stars. If you've brought your rod, consider chartering a fishing boat and heading out to sea to hook in a big one.

Weather

Typical New England weather in Maine

When you choose to stay in a Maine vacation rental completely depends on what you plan to do while you're there. It's true that the most gorgeous New England weather is seen during the summer, between June and October, but this is also the busiest season. Those in the know are visiting in the shoulder months of spring and fall, when the climate is more comfortable, the prices lower and the crowds have yet to come or have left already. Don't discount winter. It may be cold, but with rock-bottom vacation rental prices and plenty of snowy fun to be had, some people swear it's the best season.

Natural features

Wild moose and fluking whales in Maine

The state might not be known for its wildlife, but those who come to stay in Maine's vacation rentals are usually pleasantly surprised. The northern interior is thought to have almost 30,000 wild moose, gentle giants best seen on one of the year-round guided safaris. Along Maine's marine-rich coastline, whales annually migrate through. While they're in the bays, they often leap out and crash back into the sea, resulting in much oohing and aahing from eager spectators. Sitting on the crossroads, between the colder lands of North America and the more temperate forests of the south, means that creatures from both reside in the state.

Where to stay around Maine, US?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 8,244 vacation rentals near Maine. From 4,003 Houses to 2,519 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Maine for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Maine?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Maine. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bar Harbor: 1,166 vacation rentals
  • Portland: 701 vacation rentals
  • Ogunquit: 1,255 vacation rentals
  • Kennebunkport: 1,551 vacation rentals
  • Old Orchard Beach: 836 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Maine! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Maine?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Maine:

  • Bar Harbor: 1,166 rentals
  • Portland: 701 rentals
  • Ogunquit: 1,255 rentals
  • Kennebunkport: 1,551 rentals
  • Old Orchard Beach: 836 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Maine?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Maine are:

  • Wiscasset, ME (ISS): 938 vacation rentals
  • Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM): 1,353 vacation rentals
  • Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport (BHB): 1,302 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Maine?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Maine. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center: 1,354 rentals
  • Sunday River Ski Resort: 445 rentals
  • Long Sands Beach: 431 rentals
  • Maine Mall: 1,344 rentals
  • Perkins Cove: 574 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Maine listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Maine

Bar Harbor
1,166 vacation rentals
Portland
701 vacation rentals
Ogunquit
1,255 vacation rentals
Kennebunkport
1,551 vacation rentals
Old Orchard Beach
836 vacation rentals
Wells
1,348 vacation rentals
Camden
406 vacation rentals
York
1,176 vacation rentals
Freeport
789 vacation rentals
Cape Elizabeth
1,018 vacation rentals
Rockland
396 vacation rentals
Bangor
331 vacation rentals
Kennebunk
1,431 vacation rentals
Saco
906 vacation rentals
Kittery
1,542 vacation rentals
Bethel
488 vacation rentals
Southwest Harbor
830 vacation rentals
Rangeley
285 vacation rentals
Bridgton
481 vacation rentals
Harpswell
419 vacation rentals