Discover a selection of 30 vacation rentals in Peaks Island 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 $159 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Peaks Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

Bay it forward in Peaks Island, Portland

The 730-acre Peaks Island lies in Casco Bay, just off the coast of mainland Maine. The island's shoreline is generally rocky, and the surrounding inlets, coves, and streams of Casco Bay offer plenty of opportunities for adventurous kayakers to explore the island's periphery. Peaks Island is relatively flat, which makes biking a popular mode of transportation, too. The scenic Peaks Island Land Preserve boasts almost 150 acres of preserved wilderness, including ponds, wetlands, and meadows, and you'll find loads of hiking and birdwatching spots within a stone's throw of your Peaks Island vacation rental.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Peaks Island

The nearest airport is in Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM), located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Auburn, ME (LEW-Auburn - Lewiston Municipal), which is 27.3 mi (43.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Peaks Island?

Whether you're organizing your next great adventure with friends or a romantic getaway with your loved one, one of these top vacation rentals in Peaks Island is sure to entice you:

  • "Sweet Island Cottage - 3 Minute Walk To Beach": This Cumberland County rental comes with 2 bedrooms and is highly rated among visitors. Conveniences such as internet services and a garden help make your stay an enjoyable one.
  • "Classic Turn Of The Century Maine Cottage": Located in Cumberland County, this sought-after getaway has 4 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. Games and a DVD player are just a couple you'll find here.

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

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Peaks Island?

You sure can! From rustic hideaways to luxurious escapes, we've got a great range of log cabins to rent in or around Peaks Island. If you're into adventure, check out:

  • "Cozy Log Cabin - Walking Distance To Morse Mountain And 3 Miles From Popham Beach": This awesome cabin is an ideal base for having fun outdoors. Kayaking and golf are a number of activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your cozy cabin.
  • "Year Round Log Cabin Built In 1989 On Long Lake - 2": Spend your break enjoying all the creature comforts at this property. If you can tear yourself away from your comfy digs, water skiing and kayaking are waiting for you.

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

Get away from the treadmill of daily life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Peaks Island. Whether you'd like to catch up with friends or spend time with your partner, there'll be something to suit your needs. These top-rated options are hard to beat:

  • "Maine Oceanfront Home" is ideal for a couple of days of R&R. It comes with useful amenities, such as towels and a living room, and is located about 13 miles to the northeast of Peaks Island.
  • "Percival” Penthouse Suite: Breathtaking Views" is another superb option to consider. It's located about 3 miles to the west of Peaks Island and comes with golf, a water view and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Peaks Island?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, perfectly suited for traveling sweethearts or solo adventurers. Spend your days checking out your new surroundings and your nights relaxing in your comfy hideaway. The following options in or near Peaks Island are guaranteed to please:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a buddy along to "Chic One Bedroom Apartment In Portland's Arts District". You'll have plenty of amenities at your disposal, including a living room and heating.
  • Or, use "Historic Condo With Casco Bay Views" as a base to explore the best sights around you. This home away from home offers internet services, a microwave oven and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Peaks Island?

Whether you're seeking a cabin for you and your other half or a house with space for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Peaks Island. These properties are an ideal base for a quick visit:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Percival” Penthouse Suite: Breathtaking Views" has you covered. It's not far from the center of Peaks Island, so you'll have easy access to all the top sights.
  • Another great choice is "Margaret” Penthouse Suite: Amazing Views Of Casco Bay". Gather your favorite people and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Peaks Island.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Peaks Island?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend together. If you're eager to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Peaks Island that will get your heart racing:

  • Slip away on Friday for a few passionate nights at "Henry” Penthouse Suite: Amazing Views". Roughly 3 miles from Peaks Island, it comes with lots of nice touches, like winery tours and a nearby bay.
  • "Chic One Bedroom Apartment In Portland's Arts District" is another option that'll impress. It's around 4 miles from Peaks Island and comes with a nearby bay and winery tours.

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

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Peaks Island and get your favorite people together under the one roof:

  • Providing comfort, space and privacy, you'll get everyone's nod of approval at "New Well Built Elegant Home On The Water 2 Miles To Freeport". Up to 12 people can stay at this escape which has 6 bedrooms, a firepit and a kitchen. This group getaway is around 12 miles to the north of Peaks Island.
  • Nothing takes priority over being together with loved ones, and "Peaks Island Maine Seaside Cottage: Hot Tub" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 1 mile to the southwest of Peaks Island, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 3 bedrooms. A beach view and a kitchen are among the numerous amenities at hand here.

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

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Blow up your inflatable flamingo and browse these rental houses in or near Peaks Island that come with this added bonus:

  • Say hello to "Ocean Views For Miles, Spectacular Sunrises At Ocean House", where your highest priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities including childrens activities and a nearby laundromat help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • Otherwise, recharge your batteries at "The Globe House On Munjoy Hill". As well as its inviting pool, make use of towels and books.

Peaks Island has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 60 ºF and 70 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Peaks Island vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

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

Whether your ideal getaway is high in the mountains or down by the sea, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with people you love. Settle into one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Peaks Island and bring the whole crew:

  • Sleeping up to 11 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Maine Oceanfront Home" is the ideal place to enjoy some family time. This popular getaway is 13 miles to the northeast of Peaks Island and has amenities such as a barbecue grill and towels.
  • "New Well Built Elegant Home On The Water 2 Miles To Freeport" is also a top pick for families. It's around 12 miles to the north of Peaks Island, has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. Handy amenities here include a kitchen and a smart TV.

When you're ready to explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Children's Museum of Maine, Portland Observatory and Fort Williams Park should be top of your must-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Peaks Island?

Cozy up with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Peaks Island and make some lovely new memories together. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • "Secluded Casco Bay Waterfront Cabin" - Around 12 miles northeast of central Peaks Island, this family-friendly getaway comes with cable/satellite TV services and a separate dining area.
  • "Renovated, Family Friendly Home With Ocean And Golf Views" - This vacation rental is also ideal for families and is around 18 miles northeast of Peaks Island. Offering a travel crib, books and more, it'll get your group's tick of approval.

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