Are you lucky enough to be able to take an extended vacation here in Maine? Booking a vacation home for your stay will give your group the perfect home base as you explore all Maine has to offer. Staying in a vacation home as opposed to a hotel or motel is so much more relaxing than staying in a crowded hotel. Everyone can spread out when you stay in one of our Maine vacation homes, you have more privacy, and can feel a little more secure.
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Location, Location, Location
Our Maine vacation homes are located throughout the state, so you can pick and choose where you want to be. Maine is a state of rocky coastlines with jagged rocks and cliffs, bays and inlets, offshore islands, forests reaching down into the sea, lakes, bogs and wetlands. If you love water and nature, you’ve come to the right spot.
Choose a beachfront cottage in Wells, Jonesport, or Downeast Maine, or a vacation home in a historic coastal city like Old Orchard Beach or Ogunquit. If you love presidential history, set yourself and your group down in historic Kennebunkport. Stay in one of the larger, more well-known cities like Bangor, Bar Harbor, or Portland, or head for the smaller towns like Blue Hill, Rockwood, or Boothbay Harbor. You can also enjoy a stay in a tranquil lakefront vacation home, maybe in Knickerbocker Lake or Linekin Bay.
Many of our lovely Maine vacation homes are near parks and refuges, like the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells or Acadia National Park. You can also choose a spot near Stonington and Deer Isle, known for its granite quarries, mention in Travels with Charlie, and spotlight in Ken Burns’ documentary The Civil War.
Outdoor Activities in Maine
Many vacations in Maine include a trip to a nearby refuge or park for hiking, biking, kayaking and more. Reid State Park is home to beaches, forested trails, and wildlife viewing, and inland Baxter State Park is home to the state’s highest peak and the end of the Appalachian Trail, Mount Katahdin.
Acadia National Park has so much to offer, you can spend several days exploring it and still not see it all. Cadillac Mountain, Otter Cliffs, Thunder Hole and Bubble Rock are just a few hikes to enjoy, and the park is a prime location for hikers, climbers, wildlife viewing and photography. Anglers can enjoy fishing for brook trout, shiners and smallmouth bass in the lakes and ponds. Hike through wildflower meadows, the forest with its maple, beech, and paper birch and gorgeous fall colors, along rocky shorelines, swamps, marshes and bogs. Book a whale watching tour, or take a scenic bus ride through the park if hiking isn’t your thing.
Speaking of whale watching, it’s a pretty big here in Maine. Booking a whale watching tour in Mid-April through October is the best time to spot these magnificent mammals before they head south for the winter. It’s something you’ll never forget. Besides whale watching, Maine has Atlantic puffins! Rockland is the home for the Project Puffin Visitor Center, and you can book a puffin tour boat from various spots along the coast, including Rockland, Boothbay Harbor, and Stonington. If whales and puffins weren’t enough, book a moose tour! It’s the best way to safely see these elusive creatures and get some great photos.
Other Interesting Things to Do in Maine
If you’re interested in ship building, you may want to book a vacation home in or near historic Bath or a nearby cozy waterfront cabin on the Kennebec River. Then tour the Maine Maritime Museum to learn more about the historic Bath Iron Works and the history of shipping in Maine.
Picturesque Boothbay Harbor is home to the Maine State Aquarium, Burnt Island Lighthouse, and is a popular yachting destination. The aquarium’s special attraction, are its two interactive touch tanks. Plenty of sea urchins, spiny sea stars to keep kids of all ages entertained for a while and you can even pet a few sharks if you dare.
Vacation Homes in Maine
No matter where you end up booking your Maine vacation home, near the rocky coastline, or overlooking a pretty lake, you can count on all the amenities you’ve come to expect when vacationing. Fully equipped kitchens with coffee makers, toaster ovens and dishwashers, interior fireplaces for snuggling up to on cool Maine nights, and free Wi-Fi. And there are porches and decks for lounging and enjoying the scenery while you sip that first cup of coffee in the still morning.
Many of our Maine vacation homes are pet friendly too, and some feature large yards perfect for the kids and pets to expend all that energy. Firepits and gas grills mean more time outside for cookouts and s’mores. Be sure to give our friendly staff a call for help in selecting the perfect Maine vacation home!