Destination guide

The charming city of Durham awaits you

Enjoy the history and other features of Durham. This romantic and welcoming city is known for its shopping, wildlife and restaurants. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Durham

Are you searching for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Durham a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fox Ridge Golf Club (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Brunswick Golf Course (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Brunswick Golf Club (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Confections (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Prospect Hill Golf Course (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Lost Valley Ski Resort (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Durham

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Durham is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bradbury Mountain State Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Desert of Maine (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Mast Landing Sanctuary (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Cathance River Preserve (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Wolfe's Neck Farm (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Wolfe's Neck State Park (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Durham

The nearest airport is in Auburn, ME (LEW-Auburn - Lewiston Municipal), located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 11 mi (17.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Durham, ME?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 103 vacation rentals near Durham. From 48 house rentals to 26 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Durham for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Durham?

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

  • Peaks Island: 81 vacation rentals
  • Bailey Island: 146 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Portland: 97 vacation rentals
  • Oxford: 257 vacation rentals
  • Orr's Island: 201 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Durham?

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

  • Southern Maine Community College: 1,352 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Promenade: 1,396 vacation rentals
  • Bowdoin College: 876 vacation rentals
  • Thomas Point Beach: 949 vacation rentals
  • Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area: 992 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Durham?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 48 Houses in Durham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Durham include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 26 rentals available
  • Cabins: 23 rentals available
  • Cottages: 23 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Durham?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Durham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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