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

The beachside setting of Scarborough is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Scarborough. Renowned for its bird watching, shopping and seafood restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Scarborough

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Scarborough a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sable Oaks Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Aquaboggan Water Park (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Dunegrass Golf Club (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Funtown Splashtown USA (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Nonesuch River Golf Club (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Scarborough

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 65°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Scarborough

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Scarborough is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pine Point Beach (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Higgins Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Prouts Neck (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Old Orchard Beach (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Willard Beach (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Eastern Promenade (7.1 mi / 11.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Scarborough

The nearest airport is in Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM), located 4.1 mi (6.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 22.9 mi (36.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Scarborough?

Whether you're seeking a cozy escape for you and your sweetheart or somewhere spacious to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Scarborough. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Make use of conveniences like cable/satellite TV services and a kitchen at "Henry” Penthouse Suite: Amazing Views". Situated around 7 miles from Scarborough, this unique property has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Chic One Bedroom Apartment In Portland's Arts District". Located around 7 miles from the heart of Scarborough, it has 1 bedroom and comes with a restaurant dining guide and a fridge.

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

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

Select a lovely log cabin from the many in or near Scarborough and you'll soon be inside your wooden hideaway, wine in hand, unwinding next to a blazing fire. But adventure is just outside your front door too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Cozy Log Cabin - Walking Distance To Morse Mountain And 3 Miles From Popham Beach": This is a perfect base to enjoy some of the superb outdoor activities this region has to offer, including surfing and boogie boarding and kayaking.
  • "Year Round Log Cabin Built In 1989 On Long Lake - 2": After a big day of trying out some popular local pastimes, such as fishing and kayaking, return home to this in-demand property.

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

Get far away from the daily grind at one of our weekend getaways in or near Scarborough. Whether you'd like to catch up with pals or spend valued time with the kids, there'll be something to suit your style. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • "Maine Oceanfront Home" is ideal for one or two days of R&R. It offers convenient amenities, such as nearby birdwatching activities and a TV, and is located 25 miles to the northeast of Scarborough.
  • "Percival” Penthouse Suite: Breathtaking Views" is another fantastic option to consider. It's located about 7 miles to the northeast of Scarborough and features a nearby marina, a nearby waterfront and more.

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

Studio apartments may be small, but they pack a big punch when it comes to convenience and location. Put your bags down at one of these welcoming studio apartments in or near Scarborough:

  • Chill by yourself or take a buddy along to "Chic One Bedroom Apartment In Portland's Arts District". You'll have loads of amenities at your disposal, including WiFi and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • An equally fantastic rental is "Historic Condo With Casco Bay Views". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this comfy apartment is packed with useful amenities like a fireplace, a TV and lots more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Scarborough?

Whether you're looking for a studio apartment for you and a friend or a guesthouse with space for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Scarborough. These properties make a comfortable base for a whirlwind visit:

  • Close to the center of Scarborough, "Percival” Penthouse Suite: Breathtaking Views" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not kicking back in your cozy digs, get out and discover what's around you.
  • "Margaret” Penthouse Suite: Amazing Views Of Casco Bay" is also ideally located. Put your feet up here and find out why many guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

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

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

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passionate nights at "Henry” Penthouse Suite: Amazing Views". Approximately 7 miles from Scarborough, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, including a nearby bay and winery tours.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few wonderful days together is "Chic One Bedroom Apartment In Portland's Arts District". Around 7 miles from Scarborough, a nearby bay and winery tours add to the atmosphere here.

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

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Scarborough and get everyone together under one roof:

  • There's plenty of room to spread out at "New Well Built Elegant Home On The Water 2 Miles To Freeport". Around 20 miles northeast of Scarborough, this generously sized retreat has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. Amenities include a garden and a fireplace.
  • Invite up to 16 of your favorite people to "Pine Point Beach House" and fill the place with laughter and love. This top option has 7 bedrooms and is around 3 miles to the south of central Scarborough. It's crammed with features to keep a large group occupied, such as a water park and a kitchen.

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

Nothing screams good times like a pool does. Dust off your inflatable unicorn and check out these houses in or near Scarborough that come with this vacation must-have:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable break at "Renovated Family House | Near Portland + Beaches". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as a travel crib and a kitchen.
  • "Pine Point Beach House" is the sort of place you go to leave the everyday behind and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its pool. A garden and a dishwasher are also on hand to make your stay a memorable one.

Scarborough has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 60 ºF and 70 ºF. But you don't have 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 perfect Scarborough vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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

It's always more fun to share those precious memories with the ones that are closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family break or spending time with your best friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental to suit your needs. Here are two of our best in and around Scarborough:

  • Sleeping as many as 11 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Maine Oceanfront Home" is the perfect place to spend time together. This escape is 25 miles to the northeast of Scarborough and has amenities such as a microwave oven and pet-friendly facilities.
  • "New Well Built Elegant Home On The Water 2 Miles To Freeport" is also a top pick for families. It's about 20 miles to the northeast of Scarborough, has 6 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 guests. Handy amenities here include a toaster and a dishwasher.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to go far. Children's Museum of Maine, Portland Observatory and Fort Williams Park promise lots of fun for all the gang.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Scarborough?

Get away from the hustle and bustle and treat the people you love to a vacation of a different sort. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Scarborough and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabin - Quintessential Frye Island On Beautiful Sebago Lake" - This sought-after getaway offers on-site watersports and a microwave oven and is located around 19 miles to the northwest of the center of Scarborough.
  • "Secluded Casco Bay Waterfront Cabin" - This stay is also ideal for families and is around 20 miles northeast of Scarborough. Offering a TV, a nearby bay 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 Scarborough vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.