Discover a selection of 274 vacation rentals in Belfast, ME that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $146 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Belfast. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Belfast is the Maine event on New England's coast

Perched on the Passagassawakeag River, this charming New England seaport is a small town with a big heart. Famed for its railroad history and attractive redbrick architecture, Belfast vacation rentals make a favorable base from which to explore the beautiful New England coastline. Learn about its history as a shipbuilding and seafood processing community at the Belfast Historical Society and Museum, stop off at the legendary Perry's Nut House on Route 1, or take a ride on the vintage train on the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railway and see New England's coastline from a different angle.

Things to do

For attractions, New England is (Bel) fast and furious

Open Tuesday through Saturday, a visit to the Belfast Historical Society Museum is like stepping back in time. It houses a vast collection of ancient exhibits and old town memorabilia, and hosts various workshops and expert talks. For modern art enthusiasts, head to Waterfall Arts, a contemporary arts center which also hosts the Maine Outdoor Film Festival each fall. And don't miss the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, a 30-minute drive north on Route 1. This 42-story bridge tower has panoramic 360-degree views and is one of only 3 bridge observatories in the world.

Activities

Belfast's bustling waterfront is all about festival fun – just don't forget the beers

Originally founded by the Scottish-Irish community in 1765, Belfast is named after the Northern Irish city. Life in this charming New England seaport revolves around the waterfront. In the summer, it hosts various festivals and events, including the Belfast Art Gallery Walk, while a year-round farmers' markets has dozens of local produce and food stalls. Get your New England trip off to a good start by booking a Belfast vacation rental overlooking the waterfront. Go kayaking in Penobscot Bay, or shopping on Main Streett, then after dark kick back in one of the harbor bars with some Maine craft brews.

Weather

Belfast's weather is pretty Maine-stream

Long, warm and humid summers, colorful falls, and very cold winters with more than its fair share of the white stuff, Maine's coastal climate is typical weather for America's northeastern shores. While the summer season in Belfast is the busiest time to visit, the seaport is also a popular spot in fall, when New England's famed fall foliage draws in the crowds. Spring and early winter are the quietest times. The days are usually bright, clear and mostly dry, although late spring often sees the odd shower.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Belfast

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Belfast is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Belfast City Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Camden Hills State Park (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Fort Knox State Park (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Mount Battie (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Megunticook Lake (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Belfast

The nearest airport is in Bangor Intl. Airport (BGR), located 28 mi (45.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Rockland, ME (RKD-Knox County Regional), which is 25.5 mi (41 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Belfast Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Belfast?

Whether you're looking for a cozy retreat for you and your boo or a sprawling house to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Belfast. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • "Spectacular Cottage On Penobscot Bay" is a popular choice. Around 2 miles from Belfast, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of amenities to help you feel at home, including a hair dryer and nearby whale-watching activities.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Cabin - Enjoy The Way Life Should Be - Maine Camp 484 Shore Rd". Located around 4 miles from the heart of Belfast, it has 1 bedroom and comes with a toaster and outdoor furniture.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Belfast vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Belfast?

From time to time, you just need to get away from the chaos of the modern world. That's where Vrbo can help. We've got an excellent range of log cabin vacation rentals in and around Belfast where you can unwind in nature. These are just for starters:

  • "Picturesque Freedom Log Cabin: On" has everything you need for a relaxed getaway, such as an oven and a garden. Once you've unpacked, head outdoors and take in the lovely scenery.
  • Invite your pals along or get comfy with your special someone at "Quintessential Maine Log Cabin Set On Gorgeous Lake". A fireplace and a barbecue grill are two of the many conveniences you'll find at this charming escape.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Belfast?

If you've been busier than a squirrel in a nut factory, you deserve a break for a few glorious days. Leave the office early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Belfast:

  • Get comfy at "Last Minute Availability For Memorial Day Weekend. Great For Couples Or Family". Located roughly 0.1 miles to the northeast of Belfast, this cozy retreat has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including beach towels and golf.
  • "Spacious, Airy Loft Overlooking The Harbor In Historic Belfast" is another superb option to consider. It's located around 0.1 miles to the northeast of Belfast and features a restaurant dining guide, a smart TV and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Belfast?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days exploring your surroundings and your nights relaxing in your comfy hideaway. These properties in or near Belfast will tick all the boxes:

  • After an exciting day of outdoor exploration, enjoy total comfort and privacy at "Cabin - Enjoy The Way Life Should Be - Maine Camp 484 Shore Rd". Winery tours and shopping are among the useful amenities on offer here.
  • Or, use "Garden Level Duplex Home With Penobscot Bay View" as a base to check off the best attractions around you. This home away from home offers an iron and ironing board, a nearby beach and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Belfast?

Whether you're looking for a comfy cottage or a house to fit the entire family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these favorite picks in or near Belfast:

  • If you only need to stay a few nights, "Historic 1850 's Spacious Home" has you covered. It's close to central Belfast, so you'll be near all the top sights.
  • "Stylish, Modern Calm Home Set On 6 Acres With Water Views And Wildflower Meadow" is also ideally located. Put your feet up here and find out why many guests rate this property as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Belfast?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for a weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Belfast that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Located around 2 miles from Belfast, "Spectacular Cottage On Penobscot Bay" is an ideal place for doting couples. A fireplace and a firepit are just some of the many amenities here.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Cabin - Enjoy The Way Life Should Be - Maine Camp 484 Shore Rd", around 4 miles from Belfast. Winery tours and a fireplace will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Belfast?

Cast your eye over these large group vacation rentals in or near Belfast and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' nod of approval at "Amazing Custom Home On Private Cove With Sand Beach". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and a firepit. This group favorite is around 9 miles to the south of Belfast.
  • Nothing's more important than hanging out with loved ones, and "The Brick House In The Woods. . . Room For A Large Family" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 10 miles to the northeast of Belfast, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A fireplace and a garden are among the many amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Belfast?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Belfast and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "Cliff House - Ocean Views Architectural Designed". There's a lot to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as nearby birdwatching activities and a dishwasher.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing around or just kicking back by the water at "Holiday House For 4 Guests With 65m² In Dierhagen - 118593". This vacation home is another favorite and comes with outdoor furniture, a dining table and more.

Belfast has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 55 ºF and 75 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Belfast vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Belfast?

The first mission of any family trip is searching for the ideal place to stay. Whether you're organizing a break with the kids or a big shindig with the relatives, we've got large family vacation rentals in and around Belfast with plenty of room for everyone. Here are two popular options to consider:

  • Around 0.1 miles southeast of Belfast, "Historic 1850 's Spacious Home" has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests. Top amenities here include a microwave oven and nearby whale-watching activities.
  • "Stylish, Modern Calm Home Set On 6 Acres With Water Views And Wildflower Meadow", around 1 mile to the northeast of central Belfast, was made for family get-togethers. As many as 8 of your nearest and dearest can fit into this comfortable property which features 4 bedrooms, a dishwasher, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

When it's time to explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to stick on your to-do list. Belfast Armistice Bridge is a good place to kick things off.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Belfast?

Escape the daily grind and treat your loved ones to a different type of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Belfast and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Dream Finca In Mallorcan Style" - This sought-after getaway offers a nearby coin laundry and cable/satellite TV services and is located about 4 miles southeast of the center of Belfast.
  • "Waterfront Cottage - - 10 Minutes To The Ocean Midcoast Maine Location" - Another terrific choice, this vacation rental comes with a smart TV, books and more. You'll find it around 6 miles to the southwest of Belfast.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Belfast vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.