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.
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 VictorianPortland, Maine, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsair conditioning kept the place cool and reduced humiditybedding was comfortable and lots of amenities includedgood bed soft couches and chairs in the living roomthe king bed is so comfortable and there’s a ton of space in this beautiful apartmentthe place was absolutely adorable and so comfortablethe place was clean and comfortablesean and barb’s place was beautiful so clean and well decoratedvery stylish and clean apartmentthe apartment was very clean and the extra touches were very cutevery nice place clean and nicely equipped
Host:the hosts are amazing and even put up with my weird requestssuper helpful and available hostour hosts were communicative warm and friendlycouldn’t have asked for nicer or more accommodating hostssean is a great hostRead more reviewsthe location is perfect: a five-minute ride from the airport; fifteen minutes by bus to downtownit was in a good location not far from the airport and downtownsuper comfortable place with a convenient locationthe location is great and close to many things but quiet and in a sleepy neighborhoodclose enough to downtown to be an easy drive in in a great quiet neighborhood
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 PortlandPortland, Maine, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewshowever this is a bit misleading and would be best described as an "in-law" or "attached" apartmentthe bed was comfortable and the kitchen/bathroom had everything we neededthe sleek well equipped kitchen worked well for 2 peoplevery clean and modernit was immaculately clean and i am hard to please on that frontthe loft bed was heavenly and the decor and cleanliness were incrediblethe space is just like the pictures- crisp clean and thoughtfully decoratedthis 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 hostsusan was a great host and very communicativesusan was a great host and had everything we neededwe had the pleasure of meeting susan and she was quite the gracious hostRead more reviewsthe location was perfect for uscosy great location really nicely furnisheddefinitely within walking distance of restaurants and shopsgreat space in a great location within walking distance of shops restaurants and parkeasy location with good eating in the neighborhood and quick access to the city
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 FlatPortland, Maine, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgorgeous views and so comfortable terrific art and decorvery comfortable beautiful furnishings and a great view of the harborthe bedding and mattress were very comfortablea very comfortable bed and all the amenities we neededthe apartment is beautiful with amazing views of the watermaticulous clean and spotlessgreat communication super clean and beautiful aestheticallyit was sparkling clean & very comfortablewonderful so clean and updatedthe place was extremely clean new and perfectly decorated
Host:host was very responsivethe hosts are greatpam and peter were wonderful hostspeter & pam were fantastic hoststhe hosts were wonderful very responsive and caring peopleRead more reviewsamazing location and close to old townthe location was perfectbeautiful space convenient locationthe location of the house is excellentclose walk to everything and beautifully furnished
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 EntrancePortland, Maine, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsit had a fully stocked kitchen and lots of excellent amenitiesit felt like a cozy warm and slightly lived in homeit has a/c which is nice when it s warmthe heater worked amazing and made our chilly october stay so lovelykathryn and rick’s place is so charming and cozy plus they provided all the amenities needed for our staythe space is spotlessly clean and exudes charm and calmit is super super clean and comfortablethe barn was spotless and very invitingit's very quaint clean and nicely decoratedit was cozy clean and had a great vibe
Host:they were thoughtful friendly hostskathryn and rick were excellent hostskathryn + rick were perfect hostshosts are super nice and accommodatingkathryn and rick were great hostsRead more reviewsthe location was amazinggreat spot walking distance from everythingawesome location in the west end right outside of downtown area - great for walking and distancegreat location wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustlewe drove and location was an easy 5 mins to downtown
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 & ParkingPortland, Maine, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewskitchen had everything necessary and the beds were super comfortablethe beds are super comfortable but the couch is notthe beds were amazingly comfortablethe wifi stopped working and francine and greg were super responsive and fixed it right awaywhat a fantastic apartment spacious stylish and many thoughtful amenitieseverything was clean and organizedgreat space very clean and comfortablegreat place super clean and comfortablevery clean and perfect for two friends traveling the areaapartment was very clean spacious and welcoming
Host:excellent suggestions and hoststhe hosts were very communicative and friendlythe hosts are super responsive to queriesfrancine&greg responded to any questions immediately they couldn’t have been more gracious hoststhe host was great to communicate with and the descriptions and checkin/out was easyRead more reviewsclose to good restaurantsright near a beautiful parkgreat location to old towngood location and decor was super cutegreat place close to downtown
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 HomePortland, Maine, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthere 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 kitchenthe space was cozy clean and had all the amenities we neededbeds were comfortable with good sheets and duvetsvery clean and cozy placethe apartment was very clean and organizedvery nice and clean space exactly as picturedthe flat was beautiful and cleanthe place was very spacious clean and well equipped
Host:gary was an outstanding hostgary is an amazing hostand gary was a wonderful host throughoutgary is an extremely thoughtful host and he includes great recommendations and thoughtful touchesamazing host and beautiful home to stay inRead more reviewsthe location wss perfectionthe location was greatthe location was perfect: walking distance to downtown but not right in the city centera nice walk to downtown and close to little shopsthe location is close to the old port with easy access to cape elizabeth
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 HillPortland, Maine, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsyoutube tv wifi bathroom portable fan split ac unit comfortable bedit had all the amenities of home great mattress and good shower streamgood local recommendations good coffee and nice bathroomgreat modern kitchen and well-stocked amenities for a nice staythe only con was someone with quite loud footsteps in the apartment upstairs who woke pretty earlythe studio was clean and spaciousit's clean comfy and spaciousvery clean and had everything we neededeverything worked and it was clean and lightcomfortable spotlessly clean private and quite
Host:the hosts were easy to reach and pleasantpeter and pam were great hostspeter was very responsive right from the start and he was a wonderful hostall of the recommendations peter & pam gave us were amazing and they were awesome hostscommunicative and thoughtful hosts who checked in on us via the appRead more reviewsthe location is fantasticvery cute airbnb and the location was amazingclose to town and great areas to walk aroundeasy parking and walking distance into towngreat place perfect location can walk to downtown portland
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 StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsand that king-size bed was heavenly one hundred percent would recommendit was quiet and very comfortable all around very pleasant stayclean both in terms of cleanliness and stylethe place was spotless & welcomingmandy’s place is stylish impeccably clean and incredibly comfortablemy husband and i absolutely loved our stay here the whole space was spotlessly clean bright and invitinggreat stay very clean apartment and awesome location for breweries
Host:mandy is a fantastic hostamazing place and good hostswhat a great host and placethe host were responsive the entire weekend and helped us out of a jammandy was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and where we could find moxie sodaRead more reviewswonderful place at an ideal location in portlandbeautiful apartment close to all the places we wanted to bei loved having whole foods a few minutes walk away to get the basicsgreat food and various attraction within walking distanceand there are so many neat places to walk to nearby
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 ParkingPortland, Maine, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe bed was great and the location (just off congress st) is perfectfull kitchen toiletries comfortable bedit was very comfortable and would recommend it to anyoneawesome place super clean and comfortablestylish thoughtful layout clean amazingly quiettom’s place was perfect very clean and neatthe kitchen was well equipped and everything was very cleantom’s place was just what i was looking for clean convenient and a comfy bed
Host:tom was super communicative and provided great instructionsvery responsive and helpful hosttom was very quick to respond and helpful with my questionsthe free parking permit was so helpfulperfect for a couple toms guide for portland was very helpful and we visited the places he suggestedRead more reviewsgreat restaurants close by toogreat location; close to everything in townthe location is excellent and the parking is very close bygreat location for this property - you can walk to everything in downtown portlandeasy to park and close to restaurants/downtown area
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 HillPortland, Maine, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe reclining couch was also extremely comfortablewe stayed for 2 nights and were super comfortable in the studiothe room was very clean and just the amount of space we needed for 2 of usanis’s place was a beautiful cozy place with lots of little wonderful detailsi thought the place was the perfect size- cozy but spacious for 2 peopleeverything was very clean and well keptthe suite was very clean and tidyani’s place was very clean and quaintthe apartment was very clean spacious and comfortablecozy quiet and clean place with thoughtful touches
Host:the host was very accommodating and respectfulshe was responsive friendly and helpful with our questions would recommend to anyone staying in portlandani was very communicative and helpfulthere could be some improvements to the bathroom and hopefully the hosts will fix the issue soonani is very nice and very helpful you will definitely enjoy your stayRead more reviewscute place with a great location recommendwonderful little studio close to downtown and close to the watervery cute place tucked in the heart of portland close walking distance to nearly everythingexcellent location with easy access to downtown portlandnice quiet location; extremely comfortable bed
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 ApartmentSuperhost
Top guest reviewsnice quiet location plenty of space for 3-4 people everything you need in the kitchenthe space is as advertised-- charming spacious clean and well-located on a quiet streetthe home is spacious clean and quiet at night so you will be able to get good rest
Host:she is a wonderful hostshe is a wonderful host and she has an amazing homehands down the nicest host i’ve ever metanne was such a wonderful hostanne is a wonderful host and is very responsive to questionsRead more reviewsconvenient location out of the downtown hustle but within a short drive to great restaurants and entertainmenta perfect location to base out of for new england day tripsgreat location outside of downtown portland in the deering area of townanne is a lovely host and our location was greatgreat place everything you could possible my need good location
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 StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsfelt very comfortable and safe both day and nightedward’s place was very nice the place was clean and the bed was very comfortablethe space is spotlessly clean charmingly decorated and in a fabulous locationplace is cozy everything clean and working properlythe space is gorgeously decorated spotless and very well locatededward’s place was clean and stylish and we felt very comfortable and at home
Host:host was very responsive to messagesedward was a kind thoughtful and attentive host throughout our stayedward was an amazing host and we would definitely returnedward was a great host and i definitely recommend staying here at this lovely placehost is very accessible and very helpful with good suggestionsRead more reviewsgreat location within walking distance of everythingand the location was truly idealperfect spot walking distance to almost everythingcute place close to shops and restaurantsgreat place to stay and extremely close to the heart of the area
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 GetawayPortland, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsthe photos look super but the apartment is even better when you see it in personthe bed was extremely comfortablecozy warm and invitingit is a gorgeous apartment with tons of great decor to go with the many updatesvery clean and accommodatingthe studio is clean and tidyvery clean and well maintained for an old buildingwestside studio is charming clean comfortable and stylishthe space is clean comfortable and beautiful
Host:very easy to communicate with the ownershosts had a great guidebook which was helpful for 1st time visitorsthe welcome binder was really helpful and answered any questions we hadthe decor was beautiful and the instructions and tips melanie gave us were very helpfulif you’re going to stay in portland this is the place to go incredibly thoughtful hostsRead more reviewsvery close to portland’s center so the location is great tootruly the perfect location for a portland tripgreat place the location is amazingthe location was great just a quick 15 min walk to downtown areagreat place in the middle of downtown
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 HousePortland, Maine, United States
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 ApartmentPortland, Maine, United States
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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