Destination guide

Quintessential New England charm

Historic Brunswick offers everything you'd expect from a picturesque village on Maine's Atlantic seaboard: rugged coastline, a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy, trails and waterways to explore and cozy local restaurants serving up fresh seafood. Choose a Brunswick vacation rental for summer hiking, biking and beach fun or winter sports and snows. Sightseeing further afield can take in Portland's shops, pubs, clubs, museums and arts scene – just 30 minutes away – or the state capital, Augusta, just under an hour up the Androscoggin River.

Things to do

Explore historic Brunswick

The Museum of Art on the Bowdoin College campus has a renowned collection of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and artifacts, as well as a busy program of arts events. Nearby, you can discover the story of Bowdoin College alumni who explored the North Pole at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. History and literature buffs shouldn't miss a visit to Harriet Beecher Stowe House – a celebration of the life of the famous author. The Androscoggin Swinging Bridge is another notable local landmark. Connecting Brunswick with neighboring Topsham, the historic iron bridge is a National Historic Place and part of the scenic Androscoggin Riverwalk.


Brunswick's sights and sounds

Your Brunswick vacation rental offers a perfect base to explore the verdant local parks, pretty local villages bursting with New England charm, and miles of wooded trails to hike and bike. Then there are the dreamy beaches and iconic lighthouses of the Maine coast and the windswept islands of Casco Bay. The campus and cosmopolitan alumni of Bowdoin College lend Brunswick a proud literary heritage and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. Foodies can check out the local farmers' market, while the festive community events bring everybody together.


Brunswick's wintery wonders

Despite Brunswick's idyllic coastal location, which lends the region to summer holidays, you can expect snow during the winter months. At this time of year, you can join with the crowds skating on Maine Street. Pause for a warming hot chocolate or a draught of a local craft brew at one of the local cafes, bars or breweries along the way, or visit the historic Fort Andross Mill Complex, now a thriving hub of business and pleasure on the banks of the Androscoggin. And don't forget, there are miles of local trails to ski, snowmobile or snowshoe under snowy mountains and fragrant, snow-dusted forests.

Natural features

Brunswick's natural delights

There's a wealth of nature spaces to explore in Brunswick. In summer months, canoe or kayak from Mill Street canoe portage down to the 250th Anniversary Park along the Androscoggin River as it flows through the city. Meanwhile, the city's Coffin Pond Recreation Area is a fantastic spot for summer swimming. You can hike Brunswick's highest point, the Pinnacle, in the sweeping acres of forested hills and wetlands at Cox Pinnacle Park. Or, 20 minutes from Brunswick vacation rentals, the rocky shores and ancient hemlocks at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park are a renowned osprey-spotting and picnic spot.

How to get there

How to get to and around Brunswick

The nearest airport is in Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), located 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Wiscasset, ME (ISS), which is 13 mi (20.9 km) away.

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

How many vacation rentals are available around Brunswick, ME?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,066 vacation rentals around Brunswick. From 490 house rentals to 345 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

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 Brunswick:

  • Bailey Island: 137 vacation rentals
  • Peaks Island: 65 vacation rentals
  • Munjoy Hill: 60 vacation rentals
  • Willard: 30 vacation rentals
  • Falmouth Foreside: 22 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 Brunswick?

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

  • Bowdoin College: 814 vacation rentals
  • Brunswick Maine Street Station: 797 vacation rentals
  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art: 818 vacation rentals
  • Gulf of Maine: 795 vacation rentals
  • Thomas Point Beach: 889 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brunswick 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 Brunswick?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 490 Houses in Brunswick. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brunswick include:

  • Cottages: 345 rentals available
  • Cabins: 345 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 171 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 Brunswick?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 48 vacation rentals with pool available in Brunswick. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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