Southern Maine Coast beach vacation rentals

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Treehouse · Sanford
The Canopy Treehouse, a Luxury Carbon Free Retreat
We have two new treehouses available - search "Sanford Maine" to find The Cliff House or The Sky Frame on Airbnb. Enjoy your tiny home in the trees! Although only 350 square feet, this home has everything you need for a delightful stay. Cook dinner in a full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and coffeemaker. You have dinnerware, silverware, water and wine glasses, cookware, and all the essential kitchen accessories. Both the loft and sleeping pod provide queen beds.
$449 per night
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Private room · Biddeford
Beach Vacation D
Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway near the beach.
$73 per night
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Entire cottage · Saco
Deja Blue~Guest Beach House
Our beach guest house is an oceanfront dream. Come relax by the sea. Listen to the waves crashing right outside your door.The 7 mile sandy beach is just a few steps from the door. Disconnect or work while here we have fast secure WiFi for you. With Direct tv +2 smart TVs. Enjoy this gem of a place to stay on the coast of Maine as a year round escape. Come make some memories to cherish for a lifetime. All four seasons are beautiful here. Bring your kayak or paddle board and launch it right here.
$336 per night

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Stay near Southern Maine Coast's top sights

Photo of Old Orchard Beach Pier
Old Orchard Beach Pier33 locals recommend
Photo of Portland Museum of Art
Portland Museum of Art172 locals recommend
Photo of Prescott Park
Prescott Park40 locals recommend
Photo of Strawbery Banke Museum
Strawbery Banke Museum36 locals recommend
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Market Square5 locals recommend
Photo of Nubble Lighthouse
Nubble Lighthouse43 locals recommend

Beach house rentals in Southern Maine Coast

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Entire home · Saco
Oceanfront w/ Stunning views and Private Deck☀️🏖
$418 per night
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Entire home · Saco
The Beach House. Oceanfront & Sunrise Views!
$476 per night
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Entire home · Old Orchard Beach
Bliss Beach House ♦ Huge Ocean View Rooftop Deck ♦
$440 per night
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Private room · Scarborough
Entire Guest Suite, Secluded Beach Hideaway!
$99 per night
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Private room · York
Large studio apt with a short walk to the ocean
$100 per night
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Entire home · Old Orchard Beach
Pavilion Place | Entire home | Spacious & Quiet
$169 per night
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Entire home · Wells
Drakes Island Beach Front Breathtaking Property !
$643 per night
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Entire home · Wells
Oceanfront 5 Bedroom with STUNNING View
$643 per night
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Entire home · Wells
30 SECONDS TO BEACH*OCEAN VIEWS*HEAR OCEAN SURF
$225 per night
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Entire home · Old Orchard Beach
BEACHY 2 BD | NEAR BEACH & MINI GOLF | BACKYARD
$179 per night
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Entire home · Wells
Back of the Moon Cottage
$396 per night
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Entire home · Saco
"Oceanfront Family Cottage" NEW!
$500 per night

Vacation rentals in Southern Maine Coast

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Entire cabin · Old Orchard Beach
Alluring 1 Bedroom cabin just 50ft from beach no.6
$166 per night
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Entire home · Hollis
Birch Ledge Guesthouse--Four Season Maine Getaway
$124 per night
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Entire condo · Old Orchard Beach
Luxury Beach Front Condo! Prime Location!
$306 per night
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Entire condo · Scarborough
Cozy condo by the beach!
$144 per night
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Entire rental unit · Wells
The Oasis
$90 per night
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Private room · South Portland
Private room in creative and cozy home
$85 per night
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Entire loft · South Portland
Serene studio apartment, close to everything.
$134 per night
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Entire cottage · Old Orchard Beach
Cheerful 1 bedroom cottage only 50ft from beach #5
$153 per night
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Entire cottage · Old Orchard Beach
#2 Walk to the beach Vintage Cottage.
$157 per night
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Entire condo · Scarborough
Pine Point Beach Studio Apartment
$144 per night
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Entire condo · York County
Tranquil Haven - Minutes from Perkins Cove
$116 per night
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Private room · Saco
Saco Classic
$92 per night

Beach cottage rentals in Southern Maine Coast

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Entire cottage · Biddeford
Stunning Views, Renovated Beach Cottage~Maine
$267 per night
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Entire cottage · Kittery
Cozy Maine Cottage by the Sea
$155 per night
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Entire cottage · Old Orchard Beach
#27 The Family Cottage
$230 per night
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Entire cottage · Ogunquit
OGUNQUIT Walk to Beach and Town, Renovated Cottage
$150 per night
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Entire cottage · York
Two Bedroom Cottage Tranquil Setting Walk To Beach
$199 per night
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Entire cottage · Wells
300 feet from Beach! 2 bedroom/1 bath cottage 1Q, 2T, 1 Sofa Bed, Full Kitchenette
$209 per night
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Entire cottage · York
Surf Shack Cottage
$135 per night
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Entire cottage · Saco
100% Freshly Reno'd Beach Cottage in Camp Ellis
$229 per night
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Entire cottage · York
minisands: the best little spot on Long Sands
$306 per night
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Entire cottage · Old Orchard Beach
Surf Inn #3
$142 per night
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Entire cottage · Ogunquit
The Little Cottage - Under the Trees & By the Sea
$375 per night
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Entire cottage · Wells
Historic Wells Beach Cottage right on the beach.
$411 per night

Your guide to Southern Maine Coast

Welcome to the Southern Maine Coast

The Southern Maine Coast — roughly the region south of Portland to the New Hampshire border — is quintessential Maine. Fair warning: it may also be unlike the Maine Coast of your preconceptions. It has some of the rocky headlands and stormy seas associated with the state, but in many ways the terrain here is less formidable, with expansive sandy beaches backed by beach towns bustling in summer.

Yet it’s not Cape Cod or the Jersey Shore — the water is often frigid, infiltrated as it is by the Labrador Current flowing from the Arctic Ocean into the Atlantic. Even in midsummer, bathing can require stamina, grit, and moderate to extreme shrieking. And it’s not all about beach towns on the Southern Maine Coast. On rainy days, or when you don’t feel like swimming, you can explore bird sanctuaries, marshlands, pocket harbors dotted with lobster boats, and colonial-era villages filled with historic home museums, restaurants, t-shirt shops, and art galleries.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Southern Maine Coast?

Summer is peak travel season in Southern Maine, and the vast majority of visitors come for the warm days, active beach scene, and gallery shows and regional theater productions. Irksome bugs can persist early in the summer, especially when exploring the forests or marshlands — the ocean breeze usually keeps the mosquitoes and blackflies at bay at the beaches. If crowds aren’t your thing, aim to visit in the shoulder season, when the weather is less predictable and cooler, but you’ll have the trails and beaches more to yourself. Winter is a good time for an outdoor fire and self-introspection. Dress for cold weather November through April, and hope for calm and sunny days for walks along the beach.


What are the top things to do in Southern Maine Coast?

Old Orchard Beach

At peak summer, tourists overflow the beaches and roam the shops of this resort town with roots deep in the 19th century. It’s got a classic beach town vibe, with amusement rides, carnival attractions, and a long, crowded pier offering fried foods and games. Take a stroll through the Salvation Army’s grounds, featuring an outdoor amphitheater, off Circuit Street, and swing by the intriguing and octagonal Temple at Ocean Park, a Baptist church built in 1881 in the Ocean Park neighborhood south of the town.

Mount Agamenticus

For a bird’s-eye view of the coast and beyond, hike up Mount Agamenticus, a 692-foot prominence outside the town of York. (You can also drive to the top, but that’s not half the adventure.) The rounded peak sits in a state park, and on a clear day offers sweeping views from Cape Ann in Massachusetts. Turn around and face west for a view of the raggedy ridgelines of the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

Seashore Trolley Museum

Kennebunkport is home to the first and largest electric railway museum in the world, with three hangar-sized barns filled with specimens of urban transport from around the globe, including Glasgow, Budapest, Montreal, Rome, and San Francisco. Most are idle or undergoing restoration. Some stock is always on the roll, however, offering visitors rides along a two-mile track through a forest.