Southern Maine Vacation Rentals

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Make Southern Maine your next getaway—choose from 189 great vacation rentals

Characterized by its stunning rocky coastline, rolling mountains, parks, forests, and delicious seafood, Southern Maine is an American treasure no matter what time of year! With the White Mountains to the west, the Atlantic to the east, and the city of Portland towards the north, this beautiful area is a secluded gem. There's so much to explore when you stay in one of our Southern Maine vacation rentals.

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Southern Maine vacation rentals for every getaway

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Spacious Vacationland Getaway
4 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

Spacious Vacationland Getaway - Scarborough, ME

$469 avg / night
Pinstripe Shell
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Pinstripe Shell - Arundel, ME

$276 avg / night
Infinite R and R
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 5

Infinite R and R - Arundel, ME

$296 avg / night
Arundel's Charmer
2 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 4

Arundel's Charmer - Arundel, ME

$279 avg / night
The Salty Starfish
2 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 5

The Salty Starfish - Arundel, ME

$319 avg / night

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Recent Southern Maine vacation rental reviews

We loved this apartment. It's bright and clean and well stocked. The neighborhood is terrific and close to parks, restaurants, and cafes. We had no problem parking and loved the ocean views at the end of the street. The apartment is decorated very well and it's very comfortable. We want to stay again!
Erica H. | Nov 2022
Mid week trip to Kennebunk with our two year old daughter and our lab, Maggie. Flexible dates which is rare in the area (not Saturday to Saturday). House was as described, well cared for. Is on the main road but very quiet at night and the house is really quiet. (2yo slept well upstairs as we enjoyed the evening). Close to the stores and restaurants, walking distance. Would recommend driving to the beach and will have to pay for parking (No pass included). Hoping to come again, maybe fall/winter so we can enjoy the fireplace.
Alex S. | Aug 2022
The house was perfectly located between a salt marsh and the ocean, which was directly across the street. Mother's beach was a short mile walk through a gorgeous and quiet neighborhood. The towns of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are both about 10 minutes away. We spent afternoons watching Egrets and shore birds as the tides came in and out. If you are looking for a place to stay off the beaten path, this is the place for you. A small word of caution - the staircase in the house is very narrow and steep. If you have any difficulty with stairs, this rental may not be ideal.
Laura M. | Aug 2022
Southern Maine Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 46 of our Southern Maine homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 188 of our Southern Maine vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Southern Maine vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Southern Maine team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Southern Maine, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Kittery, ME

Often your first stop when entering vacation land in Maine is Kittery, a small coastal town near Portsmouth, NH. From lobster shacks, delicious restaurants, and shopping to kayaking and hiking, this great town has it all. Plus, it offers all the amenities of Maine with close proximity to New Hampshire and the city of Boston just 60 miles south.

Inland Maine

If you manage to tear yourself away from the rugged coastal attractions, inland Southern Maine has much to offer adventurers of all types. The town of Bethel provides a winter retreat with a great cross country ski scene, along with golfing in the summer. About 22 miles west of Portland, Sebago Lake also offers summertime fun with boating, swimming, fishing, and more.

Coastal towns in Maine

With 230 miles of coastline stretching from New Hampshire to Canada, it's easy to see why Maine's border with the Atlantic Ocean is its central selling point! Southern Maine vacation homes gravitate towards the adorable fishing towns and small cities of the coast.

Take a road trip along the many coastal towns from Kittery up to Portland, and enjoy great beaches, shops, and restaurants along the way. The small town of Ogunquit has a beautiful walkway along the ocean called Marginal Way. Nubble Lighthouse in York is also a popular historic site.

About 30 miles north of Portsmouth, the scenic coastal town of Kennebunk offers an array of fun activities. If you're in the area, stop by the President Bush Compound out on Walker's Point to take photos from a distance, then stroll through the picturesque streets of beautiful sea captain homes. From golfing and mountain biking to fishing and seafood, this historic coastal town offers something for everyone.

Portland, ME

Further north, about halfway up Maine's coastline, Portland is the state's most vibrant and populous city. The harbor provides lovely views of fishing and tourist boats coming and going, and nearby Commercial Street has plenty of shops and restaurants where you can enjoy the scenery.

With the ocean at hand, it's no wonder that Portland is known as a foodie heaven - there are endless options for dining on fantastic lobster, crab, clams, and more, not to mention numerous breweries to check out. There's also a wonderful arts scene to keep you occupied on rainy days. Our South Portland vacation rentals are always a nice home base for your visit.

Whether you're sampling lobster, hiking along the glittering coast, or exploring the deep woods, Southern Maine vacation rentals will not disappoint travelers of any age and interest.