Welcome to Maine! The pine tree state, where poets and artists, fishermen and sailors, politicians and presidents live. A state with sandy beaches, craggy coastlines, lakes, bogs, and forests reaching down to the sea. A state with unique features and wildlife such as spiny red lobsters, whales, moose, and colorful puffins. While it can be hard to decide where to stay when there are so many different choices in Maine, everywhere is going to be great. Take a look at our Maine vacation rentals below!
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Our Maine vacation rentals are located all along the coast, with choices of warm, sandy beaches in South Coast and Mid Coast, and rough, rock-strewn coastlines along the Acadia and Downeast shores. You can also stay inland in a lakefront cabin tucked in among the birch trees or in a hillside cabin.
Select a villa or a vacation home in Maine’s largest city, Portland, where you’ll enjoy its energetic nightlife, award-winning restaurants, thriving arts scene, the historic Old Port and iconic lighthouses, and the I.M. Pei designed Portland Museum of Art. It’s a great town for whale watching, lobsters, and sailing too.
Feel like taking a hike or biking, kayaking, or cross-country skiing? Head to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Photograph seals frolicking on the rocks, towering granite cliffs, and the sun rise on Cadillac Mountain. Hike trails to Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Otter Cliff. Hike through maple, beech, and paper birch forests with gorgeous fall colors, along rocky shorelines, marshes and bogs. Anglers can enjoy fishing for brook trout, shiners and smallmouth bass in the lakes and ponds. Stay in historic Bar Harbor for easy access to the Park, where you can catch a whale watching tour too.
Freeport is the spot for shopping in Maine, with shopping outlets and L.L.Bean, quirky boutiques, and local galleries lining the streets of this historic town. Old Orchard Bay has picturesque cottages and a historic downtown, a bustling tourist-y pier and beachfront with fun souvenir shops, art galleries and more. York is another family-friendly coastal town, with arcades, bowling alleys, amusement parks, mini-golf, the lovely Long Sands Beach and more.
Live to sail? Leave your boat at home, and book a sailing voyage on a windjammer. Rockland, Portland, Camden, and Boothbay Harbor are all great spots for sailing. Picturesque Boothbay Harbor is home to the Maine State Aquarium, Burnt Island Lighthouse, and is a popular yachting destination.
Sport fishermen can charter boats for deep sea angling adventures in any coastal town, or fish Moosehead Lake or other crystal clear lakes, for trophy trout. If an adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting trip is your perfect vacation activity, a rental near the Kennebec, Penobscot, or Dead Rivers in perhaps Millinocket, Bingham, or West Forks may be just the thing.
Craving lobster? Staying anywhere on the coast will be ideal, but to learn more about lobster and the life of a lobster fisherman, book a lobster tour. Kennebunkport, Portland, Boothbay Harbor, and Bar Harbor are among the best spots to book your lobster tour. And for lobster roll aficionados, try The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport, Red’s Easts in Wiscasset, and Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland.
Want stay near the puffins and whales? A vacation rental in Rockland (home to the Project Puffin Visitor Center), Boothbay Harbor, Stonington, or Kennebunkport will act as a good base for puffing tours. Book your whale watching tour from Boothbay Harbor, Kennebunkport, Lubec, Rockland, or Bar Harbor to see humpback, pilot, minke, and finback whales.
If you really, really need to see moose this vacation, head inland to the western and northern parts of the state. Greenville and Shirley Mills on the shores of Moosehead Lake or Millinocket have plenty of moose watching safaris. If you’d rather spot them on your own, hike through the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge and prime moose territory.
Bangor, on the Penobscot River (prime salmon-fishing destination), was established during the lumber industry’s heyday, and many of the lumber barons’ luxurious mansions are still standing in the city’s Broadway Historic District. Bangor is noted for its rich Greek and Colonial Revival, Victorian architecture, and this historic city is home to the University of Maine and the Museum of Art where you can view works by Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Winslow Homer, Joan Miro, and more contemporary artists. And it’s where Stephen King lives!
Maine Vacation Rentals
Whether you decide to stay near the coastline in a picturesque, historic seaside town where you can see masts of the lobster boats side by side with schooners and windjammers or inland, nestled in the forest or along the Penobscot River, you can count on all the amenities you need when vacationing. Fully equipped kitchens with coffee makers, toaster ovens and blenders, interior fireplaces for snuggling up to on cool Maine nights, free Wi-Fi and more. There are plenty of porches and decks for lounging and enjoying the scenery and wildlife.
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