Where to stay around Peaks Island, ME?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 417 vacation rentals near Peaks Island. From 177 Houses to 122 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Peaks Island for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Peaks Island?

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 Peaks Island:

  • Bailey Island: 115 vacation rentals
  • Peaks Island: 57 vacation rentals
  • Camp Ellis: 44 vacation rentals
  • Willard: 53 vacation rentals
  • Orr's Island: 157 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Peaks Island?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 177 Houses in Peaks Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Peaks Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 122 rentals available
  • Studios: 104 rentals available
  • Cabins: 69 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Peaks Island?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 31 vacation rentals with pool available in Peaks Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Escaping Portland in Peaks Island

    With its salt-washed jetties, bobbing fishing skiffs, chowder shacks, and hearty New England charm, you might be surprised to find little Peaks Island is just 17 minutes by ferry from downtown Portland. But there it is, washed over by the sloshing Atlantic swells and imbued with a wonderful small-town character. Between the independent art galleries and timber sailor taverns, you'll also find an enticing mix of Peaks Island vacation rentals: wood-covered cabins in the backcountry forests, Victorian mansions on the seaside, family homes with roaring wood fires and verandas _ the list goes on.

    Golf carts and sea kayaks in Peaks Island

    Self-guided tours of pint-sized Peaks Island are usually conducted on one of the local golf carts, which ferry visitors from the boat terminals, past the handsome timber townhouses, and over to the coves on the windward coast. Alternatively, you can linger by the harbor to enjoy a smorgasbord of lobster and clam chowder courtesy of the New England kitchen, or cycle along the shoreline meeting the local fishermen, harbor seals, and artists. Sea kayaks and boating excursions are also a great way to survey the place by water.

    Enjoy Portland from quiet Peaks Island

    While the main attractions on sleepy Peaks Island are certainly the independent art galleries and pretty coastal reaches, it's always worth remembering that the delights of Portland await just across the bay. A short ferry means delving into the cosmic displays and swashbuckling pirate exhibits of the Portland Science Center, for example. Or, it means finding your inner Zen in the Portland Japanese Garden. Or it means wondering at the prestigious sculpture works and portraiture in the Portland Museum of Art.

    Maine summers on Peaks Island

    Peaks Island vacation rentals are always in more demand during the summertime, and it's certainly worth searching for your place to stay between May and August if you're eager to make the most of the al fresco dining scene, coastal kayaking tours, and overland driving routes that the destination is so famous for. Weather wise, you can expect largely sunny days in the summer, along with pleasant sea breezes and temperatures that hover around the mid-60s.

    Peaks Island is surrounded by water

    Although it's still officially a borough of the city of Portland, Peaks Island is surrounded on all sides by the lapping waters of the great Atlantic Ocean. Grassy banks and clusters of craggy boulders all drop into the sea along its shores, while timber jetties poke out of the main town. The inland is mainly given over to thick woods and patches of swampland, where muddy hiking paths and biking tracks weave and wind through the groves. It's also a great place to spot harbor seals and other marine life on boat excursions around the bays.