15 Best Airbnbs In Portland, Maine - Updated 2021

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Portland is a port city which stands on a peninsula in Casco Bay, Maine. Visitors can enjoy the fresh sea air at the Old Port waterfront, where old warehouses have been turned into restaurants and shops, close to the working fishing harbor. Enjoy a stroll on the Western Promenade which is set on a bluff overlooking mountains and the river. Explore West End, with streets lined with beautiful Victorian homes, and take a turn at Victoria Mansion Museum close by to learn the history of the city. When visiting this historic and beautiful place, explore the top hiking spots and non-touristy things to do, and stay like a local in one of the best Airbnbs in Portland, Maine. Scroll below to view our top picks.

1. 18th-century historic home with a modern touch (from USD 154)

This historic, 18th-century home has all the modern conveniences, perfect for a stay in Portland. The open-plan living and dining area has wood-paneled walls, attractive décor, and a beautiful, geometric rug. The bright kitchen features modern appliances with hardwood floors. The one-bedroom property sleeps four guests with one bedroom and a comfortable sofa bed and one bathroom. A flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi are provided for guests.

Explore Portland from a 18th-Century Victorian
Portland, Maine, United States
158 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning kept the place cool and reduced humidity
bedding was comfortable and lots of amenities included
good bed soft couches and chairs in the living room
the king bed is so comfortable and there’s a ton of space in this beautiful apartment
the place was absolutely adorable and so comfortable
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and comfortable
sean and barb’s place was beautiful so clean and well decorated
very stylish and clean apartment
the apartment was very clean and the extra touches were very cute
very nice place clean and nicely equipped
Host:
the hosts are amazing and even put up with my weird requests
super helpful and available host
our hosts were communicative warm and friendly
couldn’t have asked for nicer or more accommodating hosts
sean is a great host
Location:
the location is perfect: a five-minute ride from the airport; fifteen minutes by bus to downtown
it was in a good location not far from the airport and downtown
super comfortable place with a convenient location
the location is great and close to many things but quiet and in a sleepy neighborhood
close enough to downtown to be an easy drive in in a great quiet neighborhood
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2. Striking East End apartment within easy walking distance of Downtown (from USD 275)

This well-lit and attractive modern loft studio apartment is located in Munjoy Hill, close to all the attractions of Portland, Maine and within easy reach of the Old Port. The furnishings are modern and comfortable, with plenty of books to read. When not dining out in the nearby restaurant, a well-equipped kitchen has everything necessary for daily cooking. Two guests can sleep on the mezzanine floor, while another two can sleep in the living area. The full bathroom has a bathtub and shower. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Fresh East End Apartment Walkable to Downtown Portland
Portland, Maine, United States
81 reviews
Entire loft 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
however this is a bit misleading and would be best described as an "in-law" or "attached" apartment
the bed was comfortable and the kitchen/bathroom had everything we needed
the sleek well equipped kitchen worked well for 2 people
Cleanliness:
very clean and modern
it was immaculately clean and i am hard to please on that front
the loft bed was heavenly and the decor and cleanliness were incredible
the space is just like the pictures- crisp clean and thoughtfully decorated
this apartment is exactly as pictured absolutely beautiful in addition it is very clean and the beds were comfortable
Host:
thank you susan for sharing your lovely home and being a great host would highly recommend :)
susan was a great host
susan was a great host and very communicative
susan was a great host and had everything we needed
we had the pleasure of meeting susan and she was quite the gracious host
Location:
the location was perfect for us
cosy great location really nicely furnished
definitely within walking distance of restaurants and shops
great space in a great location within walking distance of shops restaurants and park
easy location with good eating in the neighborhood and quick access to the city
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3. Munjoy Hill apartment with sunrise views over Portland Harbor (from USD 299)

This sunlit East End apartment offers beautiful sunset and sunrise harbor and ocean views and is close to all the attractions of Munjoy Hill. It is also convenient to the beach, the Eastern Promenade, restaurants, shops, and markets. The Old Port is a 15-minute walk from the apartment. The living area features mid-century furnishings and a flat-screen TV, a fireplace and a piano, while the fully equipped kitchen has stainless steel appliances. With one bedroom and one bathroom, the property comfortably accommodates two guests.

Watch the Sunrise over Portland Harbor in a Munjoy Hill Flat
Portland, Maine, United States
90 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous views and so comfortable terrific art and decor
very comfortable beautiful furnishings and a great view of the harbor
the bedding and mattress were very comfortable
a very comfortable bed and all the amenities we needed
the apartment is beautiful with amazing views of the water
Cleanliness:
maticulous clean and spotless
great communication super clean and beautiful aesthetically
it was sparkling clean & very comfortable
wonderful so clean and updated
the place was extremely clean new and perfectly decorated
Host:
host was very responsive
the hosts are great
pam and peter were wonderful hosts
peter & pam were fantastic hosts
the hosts were wonderful very responsive and caring people
Location:
amazing location and close to old town
the location was perfect
beautiful space convenient location
the location of the house is excellent
close walk to everything and beautifully furnished
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4. Turn-of-the-century converted barn in West End (from USD 169)

This well-lit space is set in a converted barn and is surrounded by an urban garden, on the property of a private home. This place to stay in Portland has its own private entrance and off-street parking. The air-conditioned apartment sleeps two guests with one bedroom and one bathroom. Among the amenities, guests will find a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and a fully equipped kitchen with all necessary utensils and appliances for cooking daily meals.

Turn of the Century West End Barn with Private Entrance
Portland, Maine, United States
232 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had a fully stocked kitchen and lots of excellent amenities
it felt like a cozy warm and slightly lived in home
it has a/c which is nice when it s warm
the heater worked amazing and made our chilly october stay so lovely
kathryn and rick’s place is so charming and cozy plus they provided all the amenities needed for our stay
Cleanliness:
the space is spotlessly clean and exudes charm and calm
it is super super clean and comfortable
the barn was spotless and very inviting
it's very quaint clean and nicely decorated
it was cozy clean and had a great vibe
Host:
they were thoughtful friendly hosts
kathryn and rick were excellent hosts
kathryn + rick were perfect hosts
hosts are super nice and accommodating
kathryn and rick were great hosts
Location:
the location was amazing
great spot walking distance from everything
awesome location in the west end right outside of downtown area - great for walking and distance
great location wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle
we drove and location was an easy 5 mins to downtown
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5. Beautiful two-bedroom apartment in Port City (from USD 244)

This spacious two-bedroom apartment is conveniently located a 5-minute walk from Downtown Portland and a 15-minute stroll to the Old Port. This air-conditioned Portland, Maine, vacation rental has been furnished with vintage charm and offers plenty of amenities. Guests can enjoy a private balcony, their own parking space, a living room with a fireplace, a tin ceiling, and a flat-screen TV. The fully equipped kitchen has everything guests could desire. For extra relaxation, the owners have set up a small yoga room. Both bedrooms feature queen-size beds and the apartment has one bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Port City Nest: Beautiful 2bd w/ Balcony & Parking
Portland, Maine, United States
302 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen had everything necessary and the beds were super comfortable
the beds are super comfortable but the couch is not
the beds were amazingly comfortable
the wifi stopped working and francine and greg were super responsive and fixed it right away
what a fantastic apartment spacious stylish and many thoughtful amenities
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and organized
great space very clean and comfortable
great place super clean and comfortable
very clean and perfect for two friends traveling the area
apartment was very clean spacious and welcoming
Host:
excellent suggestions and hosts
the hosts were very communicative and friendly
the hosts are super responsive to queries
francine&greg responded to any questions immediately they couldn’t have been more gracious hosts
the host was great to communicate with and the descriptions and checkin/out was easy
Location:
close to good restaurants
right near a beautiful park
great location to old town
good location and decor was super cute
great place close to downtown
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6. Historic home in Downtown Portland (from USD 302)

This gorgeous, 175-year-old Greek Revival home is the perfect place to live like a local in Downtown Portland. The house has 9-ft (2.7 m) ceilings, exposed brick and the original pumpkin pine floors. However, it also has all the modern conveniences, including flat-screen TVs, a modern kitchen with all the best appliances, and a beautiful, modern bathroom. The walls are decorated with photos of the original owners and other objects in the home allude to the history of the property. Free wireless Internet is available throughout this Airbnb in Downtown Portland, Maine.

Explore Portland from a Historic Downtown Home
Portland, Maine, United States
423 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were fresh flowers on the table beverages in the fridge coffee in the pantry
(my husband enjoyed reading a coffee table book showing the restoration process
) everything was comfortable from the beds to the furniture to a great shower and modern kitchen
the space was cozy clean and had all the amenities we needed
beds were comfortable with good sheets and duvets
Cleanliness:
very clean and cozy place
the apartment was very clean and organized
very nice and clean space exactly as pictured
the flat was beautiful and clean
the place was very spacious clean and well equipped
Host:
gary was an outstanding host
gary is an amazing host
and gary was a wonderful host throughout
gary is an extremely thoughtful host and he includes great recommendations and thoughtful touches
amazing host and beautiful home to stay in
Location:
the location wss perfection
the location was great
the location was perfect: walking distance to downtown but not right in the city center
a nice walk to downtown and close to little shops
the location is close to the old port with easy access to cape elizabeth
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7. Smart, modern studio in Munjoy Hill (from USD 189)

This attractive, modern studio is perfectly placed close to attractions and comfortably accommodates two guests. The studio has a private covered patio, from where guests can watch the lobster boats, island ferries, and tugboats out on the water. The Old Port, Eastern Promenade, and restaurants, markets, and breweries are a short walk away. The living area features a flat-screen TV and a secluded bedroom nook. Air conditioning keeps the apartment cool in summer, while radiant heat in the floors makes it cozy in winter. The kitchen is well-equipped for daily cooking and free Wi-Fi is provided.

Eclectic Contemporary Urban Studio on Munjoy Hill
Portland, Maine, United States
156 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
youtube tv wifi bathroom portable fan split ac unit comfortable bed
it had all the amenities of home great mattress and good shower stream
good local recommendations good coffee and nice bathroom
great modern kitchen and well-stocked amenities for a nice stay
the only con was someone with quite loud footsteps in the apartment upstairs who woke pretty early
Cleanliness:
the studio was clean and spacious
it's clean comfy and spacious
very clean and had everything we needed
everything worked and it was clean and light
comfortable spotlessly clean private and quite
Host:
the hosts were easy to reach and pleasant
peter and pam were great hosts
peter was very responsive right from the start and he was a wonderful host
all of the recommendations peter & pam gave us were amazing and they were awesome hosts
communicative and thoughtful hosts who checked in on us via the app
Location:
the location is fantastic
very cute airbnb and the location was amazing
close to town and great areas to walk around
easy parking and walking distance into town
great place perfect location can walk to downtown portland
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8. Chic apartment close to breweries (from USD 161)

Mandy welcomes you to The East Den, a bright apartment in East Bayside that’s all kinds of light and chic. The open-concept living, dining, and kitchen areas allow plenty of natural light to brighten up your mornings before going out to explore. The kitchen, of course, is fully functional and features an island bar. With a king bed and a sofa bed, four people fit here comfortably. The best of Portland, especially its breweries and nightlife, is an easy walk from this cheery home.

The East Den! Easy parking, next to breweries!
Portland, Maine, United States
125 reviews Superhost  
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and that king-size bed was heavenly one hundred percent would recommend
it was quiet and very comfortable all around very pleasant stay
Cleanliness:
clean both in terms of cleanliness and style
the place was spotless & welcoming
mandy’s place is stylish impeccably clean and incredibly comfortable
my husband and i absolutely loved our stay here the whole space was spotlessly clean bright and inviting
great stay very clean apartment and awesome location for breweries
Host:
mandy is a fantastic host
amazing place and good hosts
what a great host and place
the host were responsive the entire weekend and helped us out of a jam
mandy was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and where we could find moxie soda
Location:
wonderful place at an ideal location in portland
beautiful apartment close to all the places we wanted to be
i loved having whole foods a few minutes walk away to get the basics
great food and various attraction within walking distance
and there are so many neat places to walk to nearby
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9. Bright studio with free parking (from USD 152)

This studio loft hosted by Tom is suitable for three people who are keen on exploring Portland’s Arts District. This simple but hip living space has a queen bed and a double bed, along with a well-equipped kitchen and free high-speed internet. For entertainment, a 49-inch TV is at your disposal. Free parking for a single vehicle, located just across the street, is provided by your host too. All the hidden gems of the Arts District are within walking distance from the apartment!

Sunny Arts Dist. Studio- Queen Bed & FREE Parking
Portland, Maine, United States
345 reviews Superhost  
Entire loft 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was great and the location (just off congress st) is perfect
full kitchen toiletries comfortable bed
it was very comfortable and would recommend it to anyone
Cleanliness:
awesome place super clean and comfortable
stylish thoughtful layout clean amazingly quiet
tom’s place was perfect very clean and neat
the kitchen was well equipped and everything was very clean
tom’s place was just what i was looking for clean convenient and a comfy bed
Host:
tom was super communicative and provided great instructions
very responsive and helpful host
tom was very quick to respond and helpful with my questions
the free parking permit was so helpful
perfect for a couple toms guide for portland was very helpful and we visited the places he suggested
Location:
great restaurants close by too
great location; close to everything in town
the location is excellent and the parking is very close by
great location for this property - you can walk to everything in downtown portland
easy to park and close to restaurants/downtown area
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10. Garden suite near Old Port (from USD 76)

If you’re one to pick a quiet area away from the crowd, this guest suite in a garden will float your boat. It’s a studio unit in Munjoy Hill, close to Old Port, that best accommodates two people. Inside, you are provided with a mini kitchen where you can get started in the mornings with a nice cup of coffee or tea. You also have a queen bed waiting for you at night after exploring Portland’s best attractions. This rental with free parking, Wi-Fi, and a work desk is also ideal for long-term renters.

Garden Suite - A Peaceful Oasis on Munjoy Hill
Portland, Maine, United States
206 reviews Superhost  
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the reclining couch was also extremely comfortable
we stayed for 2 nights and were super comfortable in the studio
the room was very clean and just the amount of space we needed for 2 of us
anis’s place was a beautiful cozy place with lots of little wonderful details
i thought the place was the perfect size- cozy but spacious for 2 people
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and well kept
the suite was very clean and tidy
ani’s place was very clean and quaint
the apartment was very clean spacious and comfortable
cozy quiet and clean place with thoughtful touches
Host:
the host was very accommodating and respectful
she was responsive friendly and helpful with our questions would recommend to anyone staying in portland
ani was very communicative and helpful
there could be some improvements to the bathroom and hopefully the hosts will fix the issue soon
ani is very nice and very helpful you will definitely enjoy your stay
Location:
cute place with a great location recommend
wonderful little studio close to downtown and close to the water
very cute place tucked in the heart of portland close walking distance to nearly everything
excellent location with easy access to downtown portland
nice quiet location; extremely comfortable bed
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11. Spacious home in a peaceful neighborhood (from USD 75)

Need a spacious home for a group of four people? You’re in luck! Anne’s apartment has two bedrooms and is one of the most affordable rentals in Portland, especially for its size and location, which is a quiet neighborhood that’s not too far from the best restaurants and shops downtown. For your convenience, free Wi-Fi, parking, and a full kitchen are included in your stay. This large rental also provides you with a washer, a dryer, a dedicated workstation, and a fireplace.

Comfortable two bedroom Apartment
35 reviews Superhost  
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice quiet location plenty of space for 3-4 people everything you need in the kitchen
Cleanliness:
the space is as advertised-- charming spacious clean and well-located on a quiet street
the home is spacious clean and quiet at night so you will be able to get good rest
Host:
she is a wonderful host
she is a wonderful host and she has an amazing home
hands down the nicest host i’ve ever met
anne was such a wonderful host
anne is a wonderful host and is very responsive to questions
Location:
convenient location out of the downtown hustle but within a short drive to great restaurants and entertainment
a perfect location to base out of for new england day trips
great location outside of downtown portland in the deering area of town
anne is a lovely host and our location was great
great place everything you could possible my need good location
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12. Simple suite in West End (from USD 111)

This fully-furnished apartment in West End is a great home-away-from-home when you’re visiting Portland. The home gives you easy access to the best restaurants like Little Giant, Tandem Bakery, and Bonobo Pizza, all of which are just around the corner! The one-bedroom home does have its own kitchen, should you prefer to whip up your own meals. For two people, this cleverly located rental is moderately priced. Free Wi-Fi, street parking, and a work desk are also included during your stay.

Location, location!
Portland, Maine, United States
279 reviews  
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
felt very comfortable and safe both day and night
Cleanliness:
edward’s place was very nice the place was clean and the bed was very comfortable
the space is spotlessly clean charmingly decorated and in a fabulous location
place is cozy everything clean and working properly
the space is gorgeously decorated spotless and very well located
edward’s place was clean and stylish and we felt very comfortable and at home
Host:
host was very responsive to messages
edward was a kind thoughtful and attentive host throughout our stay
edward was an amazing host and we would definitely return
edward was a great host and i definitely recommend staying here at this lovely place
host is very accessible and very helpful with good suggestions
Location:
great location within walking distance of everything
and the location was truly ideal
perfect spot walking distance to almost everything
cute place close to shops and restaurants
great place to stay and extremely close to the heart of the area
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13. Romantic getaway studio in Westside

This charming and romantic studio is set in a historic building with a garden courtyard entrance. Beautifully decorated, the spacious room features a high arched ceiling, hardwood floors, and marble, coal-burning fireplaces. Guests have access to a therapeutic hydro-massage hot tub on the patio. Entertainment is offered with a flat-screen TV, while free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The full kitchen has everything necessary for cooking meals and a laundry room is available with a washer and dryer.

The Westside Studio a Romantic Getaway
Portland, Maine, United States
153 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the photos look super but the apartment is even better when you see it in person
the bed was extremely comfortable
cozy warm and inviting
it is a gorgeous apartment with tons of great decor to go with the many updates
Cleanliness:
very clean and accommodating
the studio is clean and tidy
very clean and well maintained for an old building
westside studio is charming clean comfortable and stylish
the space is clean comfortable and beautiful
Host:
very easy to communicate with the owners
hosts had a great guidebook which was helpful for 1st time visitors
the welcome binder was really helpful and answered any questions we had
the decor was beautiful and the instructions and tips melanie gave us were very helpful
if you’re going to stay in portland this is the place to go incredibly thoughtful hosts
Location:
very close to portland’s center so the location is great too
truly the perfect location for a portland trip
great place the location is amazing
the location was great just a quick 15 min walk to downtown area
great place in the middle of downtown
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14. Renovated period house with trails and parks close by

This beautifully restored period home comfortably sleeps five guests in two bedrooms and with one bathroom. The formal living room features an elegant sofa overlooking the bay window. A flat-screen TV provides entertainment and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the home. The original crown moldings and wainscoting have been preserved and the original fireplace makes for cozy winter evenings. The kitchen comes equipped with everything necessary for daily cooking.

Explore Trails and Parks from a Renovated Period House
Portland, Maine, United States
36 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

15. Vibrant townhouse apartment

This spacious and well-lit apartment features light wood floors and attractive modern décor and furnishings and a flat-screen TV. A well-equipped kitchen is perfect for daily cooking, while a hardwood table is available for relaxing and dining. The property has two bedrooms and sleeps four people. There is one bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

Discover Portland from a Vibrant Townhouse Apartment
Portland, Maine, United States
95 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Stay like a local in Portland, Maine

While exploring all the historic sites in this fascinating city, dine in the restaurants, enjoy retail therapy in the shops and malls, and tour the museums and art galleries. Head to the Old Port for evening entertainment or relax on the beaches by day. All this and more is available while staying like a local in one of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Portland, Maine.

Frequently asked questions about Airbnbs in Portland, Maine

1. Which are the best Airbnbs for couples in Portland?

Coming to Portland with your significant other? This smart, modern studio in Munjoy Hill, this apartment with sunrise views over Portland Harbor, this turn-of-the-century converted barn in West End, and this garden suite near Old Port are some of the best Airbnbs for couples!

2. Which are the most affordable Airbnbs in Portland?

This spacious home in a peaceful neighborhood, this simple suite in West End, this turn-of-the-century converted barn, and this 18th-century historic home with a modern touch are the homes you might want to look at if you’re planning to book an affordable Airbnb in Portland.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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