Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Cape Elizabeth, 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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Cape Elizabeth. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A slice of New England

Fringed by rocky headlands and windswept beaches, Cape Elizabeth is perched on the shores of Maine’s Casco Bay. The town may be small, but there’s plenty to do if you’re in search of an authentic New England experience. Visit the iconic Portland Head Light, soak up seaside history in Fort Williams Park, and cool off at Crescent Beach. Traveling with Fido in tow? No problem. Not only are Cape Elizabeth vacation rentals a great way to enjoy a local experience, but plenty of them are also pet friendly.

Things to do

Cape Elizabeth’s wild and windswept

As one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, a visit to Portland Head Light is a must. Sign up for a guided tour, and don’t forget to check out the museum and gift store on your way out – windswept selfies are optional. The lighthouse sits within Fort Williams Park, where you can explore the ruins of an old citadel that housed troops during World War I and II. For more ocean vistas, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at Two Lights State Park. Perched high above the rocky coastline, it unlocks sweeping views over Casco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Activities

Discover Maine’s maritime roots in Cape Elizabeth

Hit the beach, or cruise Casco Bay with a scenic sail to Peaks Island or Great Diamond Island. Most trips depart from Portland, a 25-minute drive to the north. While you’re there, take a stroll around the trendy Old Port waterfront, soak up the views from the Western Promenade bluff, and visit the historic Victoria Mansion museum. Maine’s maritime history runs deep, and Cape Elizabeth is great place to soak it all up. Want to live and breathe Maine’s beach culture? With Cape Elizabeth vacation rentals, you can take your pick of storybook beach cottages.

Weather

From summer sun to storm watching in Cape Elizabeth

Summer is divine in Cape Elizabeth, with warm temperatures and minimal rainfall. Plus, Portland's social calendar peaks, which makes it a great time to enjoy festivals, concerts, and other events. Unsurprisingly, winters in Maine can be cold, wet, and incredibly windy. That said, there’s something special about cozy Cape Elizabeth vacation rentals during the colder months. Stroll along your own private beach, then warm up in the hot tub. If romance is on the cards, why not stoke the log fire, open a bottle of wine, and watch the wild weather roll by?

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Cape Elizabeth

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Cape Elizabeth is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Higgins Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Willard Beach (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Prouts Neck (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Pine Point Beach (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • East End Beach (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Eastern Promenade (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Cape Elizabeth

Fly into Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM), the closest airport, located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 27.9 mi (45 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cape Elizabeth?

Whether you're searching for a cozy escape for you and your boo or somewhere spacious to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Cape Elizabeth. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • "Henry” Penthouse Suite: Amazing Views" is a popular choice. Around 5 miles from Cape Elizabeth, it has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including a stereo and a nearby waterfront.
  • Another great option is "Chic One Bedroom Apartment In Portland's Arts District", which is around 5 miles from Cape Elizabeth. Offering 1 bedroom, an oven and a blender, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

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

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Cape Elizabeth?

Whether you want to spend your getaway adventuring outdoors or kicking back with your crew, Vrbo has attractive log cabins where you can do both. Pack your suitcase and check out these favorites in and around Cape Elizabeth:

  • "Cozy Log Cabin - Walking Distance To Morse Mountain And 3 Miles From Popham Beach": This great escape is an ideal base if you love playing outdoors. Mountain biking and golf are a few activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your comfy cabin.
  • "Year Round Log Cabin Built In 1989 On Long Lake - 2": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or experience some of the fun activities nearby, such as water skiing and kayaking. Chill or active, the choice is yours.

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

Get far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Cape Elizabeth. Whether you want to hang out with friends or spend precious time with your partner, there'll be something to suit your needs. Try these top-rated properties on for size:

  • Make yourself at home at "Maine Oceanfront Home". Located about 18 miles to the northeast of Cape Elizabeth, this retreat has everything you need for a relaxed stay, including nearby whale-watching activities and a fridge.
  • "Percival” Penthouse Suite: Breathtaking Views" is another superb option to consider. It's located about 5 miles to the north of Cape Elizabeth and features a nearby bay, a fridge and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Cape Elizabeth?

Yes, you can. If you'd love a small but stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently positioned in the center of town. Take a look at the following options in or near Cape Elizabeth:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Chic One Bedroom Apartment In Portland's Arts District". Lock in a few nights or more at this popular stay and you'll have access to shopping and an iron and ironing board.
  • Another excellent rental is "Historic Condo With Casco Bay Views". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this cozy apartment is packed with convenient amenities like coffee and tea making facilities, a TV and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cape Elizabeth?

From simple studio apartments to huge vacation homes, Vrbo has your vacation sorted. Here are some of our top picks in and around Cape Elizabeth:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Percival” Penthouse Suite: Breathtaking Views" has you covered. It's not far from the center of Cape Elizabeth, so you'll be near lots of attractions.
  • "Margaret” Penthouse Suite: Amazing Views Of Casco Bay" is also well located. Put your feet up here and find out why lots of guests rate this property as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Cape Elizabeth?

Nothing says "I love you" like planning a romantic weekend together. If you're eager to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Cape Elizabeth that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and slow dance the nights away at "Henry” Penthouse Suite: Amazing Views". Around 5 miles from Cape Elizabeth, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including winery tours and a nearby bay.
  • Another option where you can spend a few wonderful days together is "Chic One Bedroom Apartment In Portland's Arts District". Located 5 miles from Cape Elizabeth, winery tours and a nearby bay add to the ambiance here.

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

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Cape Elizabeth and spend time with your favorite people under the one roof:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "New Well Built Elegant Home On The Water 2 Miles To Freeport". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a firepit and an ocean view. This group favorite is around 17 miles to the north of Cape Elizabeth.
  • "Oceanfront Castle, English Style Estate With Private Beach And Seasonal Pool" is another excellent option. It's around 1 mile to the east of Cape Elizabeth, has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. A swimming pool and a fireplace are among the things that'll help make your group vacation even more comfortable.

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

Nothing says fun like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable flamingo and browse these rental houses in or near Cape Elizabeth that come with this vacation must-have:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Monthly House Rental In Quiet Residential Neighborhood With Beach Access", where your top priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities such as on-site watersports and a porch help make this escape a favorite with guests.
  • Alternatively, recharge your batteries at "The Globe House On Munjoy Hill". As well as its inviting pool, make use of childrens activities and a microwave oven.

Don't know how to pack your suitcase for your Cape Elizabeth escape? This leading destination has a humid continental climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures of between 60 ºF and 70 ºF. Browse our selection of Cape Elizabeth vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

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

A family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're planning an action-packed escape with the kids or a celebration with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Cape Elizabeth offer a comfy home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Located about 18 miles to the northeast of Cape Elizabeth, "Maine Oceanfront Home" has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 11 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including nearby whale-watching activities and a barbecue grill.
  • "New Well Built Elegant Home On The Water 2 Miles To Freeport" also has the space you need to connect with loved ones. This rental is around 17 miles to the north of central Cape Elizabeth and accommodates as many as 12 guests in its 6 bedrooms. Nearby birdwatching activities and free toiletries will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

If you're in the mood to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to add to your itinerary. Children's Museum of Maine, Portland Observatory and Fort Williams Park are excellent places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Cape Elizabeth?

Escape the hustle and bustle and treat the people you love to a different sort of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Cape Elizabeth and get the camping experience — but with all the comforts of home!

  • "Secluded Casco Bay Waterfront Cabin" - Located around 17 miles northeast of central Cape Elizabeth, this family-friendly escape comes with a barbecue grill and a dining table.
  • "Cabin - Quintessential Frye Island On Beautiful Sebago Lake" - Another awesome option, this rental comes with a swimming pool, a DVD player and more. You'll find it around 20 miles to the northwest of Cape Elizabeth.

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