Top 10 Cabins In Portland, Maine

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The largest city in the northeastern American state of Maine, Portland is home to many historic places and buildings. Established in the early 17th century, it is one of the oldest cities in the state. And, the city center still has remnants of its past seen through the old port area, cobblestone streets, and landmark buildings. Maine is also home to some of the best seafood in the country and is a food lover’s paradise. There are a plethora of seaside restaurants, several food festivals, and the Portland Farmers Market, which has been going strong since 1768. Portland is now a huge tourist destination, especially in the summer when you can hang out at the beach and explore the outdoors. If you’re planning a visit to this “Forest City,” check out our list of the top cabins in Portland, Maine.

1. One-bedroom island cottage with amazing sunset views (from USD 300)

Located on Peak’s Island, this accommodation sleeps up to four people and has some incredible views of the city. The one-bedroom cottage offers some simple living in a natural setting, complete with lush forests, trees and plenty of plenty of hiking trails around the island. After a day out hiking, spend some time on the patio and watch the sunset over the Portland skyline. The home has a functional kitchen, WiFi access, and TV included for guests, as well as free parking.

Waterfront Cottage on Peaks Island
88 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice comfortable cozy place with a million dollar view of portland and casco bay
enjoyed the ferry eating our breakfast on the pier golf carting around the island
Cleanliness:
the cabin was quaint clean and very charming
the cottage was impecibly clean and she provided us with all the essentials including clean linens
clean comfortable and just steps from the ferry
the house was clean and well-maintained and checking in and out with robin was very easy and friendly
great location clean and tidy
Host:
robin was pleasant to deal with and a great host
she is friendly and provided us with useful local knowledge
robin was a great host and helpful with the ferry information
robin was a good host and we had a great weekend here
robin was also so delightful and kind and helped us with directions and other things
Location:
robin's place is perfectly situated to enjoy the island
such a cute place perfect location with breathtaking views
good location and clean
cozy cabin in a great location close to everything with fantastic views
this was the perfect spot for us bed over looking water and within walking distance to everything
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2. Classic Island Cottage (from USD 200)

Perfect for a couple’s getaway or a good time with a few friends, this cottage sleeps up to six people and is just a short ferry ride from the old port. The property is located on an island and guests can leave their vehicle on the mainland while they head out to this cabin. The island is pretty secluded and features few cars and vehicles. There’s also one restaurant and general store nearby, so this home is a perfect place to sit back and unwind. Enjoy the sights of the sunset over the water and the tranquility of island living.

Classic Island Cottage
Portland, Maine, United States
10 reviews
Entire cabin 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house had awesome views and porches was very well-stocked and had lots of comfy beds
Host:
the trip went very smoothly and she was a kind attentive and helpful host
our best host yet by far
easy to find and everyone was very friendly
Location:
terri's place was the perfect getaway
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3. Bright oceanfront home with incredible views

Wake up in the morning to the sounds of maritime birds and the sun hitting the sand and go to bed at night listening to the soothing sounds of the waves hitting the shore. This beautiful cottage on the oceanfront is perfect for summertime fun. Hang out on the beach with the family or friends and enjoy sunning yourself, swimming, and maybe even a few Maine lobsters. The property is a few miles south of historic Portland and comes with plenty of great amenities such as WiFi access, TV, laundry facilities, and an indoor fireplace.

Oceanfront home w/ deck, yard & beautiful views - close to great beaches!
Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States
7 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
such a sweet comfortable cottage - beautiful views
Cleanliness:
this house was clean and cozy
Location:
beautiful scenery and location
perfect for a relaxing spot close to everything
the location was amazing and worth the price
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4. Cabin 3: "First Mates" (from USD 239)

This little one-bedroom cabin is ideal for people looking to have a little romantic getaway and spend some time on the beach. The accommodation is small, but features plenty of great amenities such as TV and WiFi. And, best of all, the beach is located right across the street. If the beach isn’t for you, guests can also have access to the pool on-site. The home is air-conditioned, has free parking, and is pet-friendly.

Cabin 3: "First Mates' Cabin"
17 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
some things listed in the amenities like the free breakfast turned out not to be included
Cleanliness:
everything worked and the towels were lovely and new and clean
definitely will be returning it was super clean & comfy
very clean we enjoyed our stay very much
very clean quiet very close to the beach
Host:
the staff were very kind as well
staff made checking in and out easy they were professional helpful and friendly
thankfully the cabin is very quiet and the hotel staff were incredibly nice
Location:
pretty close to the beach
great location minutes from the pier and very friendly people
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5. Tiny cottage near Pine Point beach (from USD 89)

Sleeping up to four people, this cottage is the perfect spot for a little beach getaway. The cabin is located right across the street from Pine Point beach, where you can hang out in the sun, indulge in a little swimming, or even some fishing. If you’re looking for a simple place to stay, this tiny cottage offers the basics, as well as WiFi access, parking, TV, and even a few essentials.

Tiny Cottage Across The Street From Beach
Scarborough, Maine, United States
106 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sweet little cottage the perfect space for two we loved sleeping in the lofted bed
the first thing that comes to mind about the tiny cottage is that it's extraordinarily comfortable
it was cold one night and the little heater was great at warming the place up
the space is great and comfortable with an awesome look and feel
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and tidy as well
the cottage itself was clean and had everything we needed
note that the unit itself was very clean
josh and anna’s place is so cute and clean
the cottage was clean had everything we needed and though very small had a great shower
Host:
josh and anna were excellent hosts
highly recommended awesome host
josh & anna were great hosts
hosts were great made sure everything was ok
josh was amazing host
Location:
the location is amazing
great location for beach access
the location was great
an ideal location close to portland
perfect location for a quiet beach vacation
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6. Quiet cabin on a hill (from USD 343)

If you’re looking for a quiet place to stay, look no further than this private cabin on a hill in Sebago Lakes Region. Here, you’ll find no cars, traffic, or noise. Instead, the only thing that you’ll discover here is plenty of wilderness. This cottage gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of nature. It can sleep up to eight people. Despite the feeling of being immersed in wilderness, the town center is just a short walk away and the cabin itself is full of amenities to keep you entertained, such as WiFi access, TV, an indoor fireplace, and a full kitchen.

Private Hilltop Cabin, Lakes and Trails Abound..
Windham, Maine, United States
156 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 6 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was great for cooking some tasty meals(loved the cast iron pan)
beautiful fireplace cozy furniture and impeccably clean
the house had great amenities including a well set kitchen a guitar and organ
the cabin is cosy and welcoming with lots of space and a well appointed kitchen
beyond that the organ was a blast to play and the cabin was warm and comfortable
Cleanliness:
stunning very clean well appointed cabin
place was super clean and very cozy
it is very clean warm and charming
very clean and comfortable and had very thoughtful touches
this place is amazing very clean and well stocked
Host:
mary jo was an excellent host
mary jo is a great host
fantastic host and communicator
she's a fantastic host
mary jo was a great host and accommodating from beginning to end
Location:
nice secluded location yet close enough for all your shopping and supplies
perfect place to get away for the weekend
the location is great secluded enough but a short 10 minute drive to wal-mart and dunks
very nice cabin with close access to the lake
the location was perfect for us secluded
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7. Bailiwick Cottage (from USD 149)

No matter what time of the year it is, this cabin is perfect for spending some time in Portland. You’ll be near plenty of local hotspots — shopping, restaurants, and galleries are a short drive away. Guests can hang out on the large patio and get a little sun, or spend some time inside and use the TV or WiFi. The space is decorated with an artsy vibe, and comes with air conditioning and plenty of free parking.

Cozy Cottage-Near Harbor & Park
Freeport, Maine, United States
384 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is very charming and cozy and the views are lovely
beautiful cozy cottage with a beautiful view
excellent bed plush pillows and bedding; everything is quality
george and linda’s cabin is a dream so cozy and comfortable and with all the necessary amenities
george’s cabin was cozy and his property is absolutely stunning
Cleanliness:
very clean and updated
it was clean and very comfortable
very clean and it had everything we needed
everything was sparkling clean and very comfortable
everything was super clean
Host:
hosts were kind & hospitable
they were great hosts
george is a fantastic host
george and linda were both kind and welcoming
he and linda are great hosts and have lots of good recommendations in the area
Location:
beautiful location by the river
great location very pleasant surroundings
great house great location
the location was great situated near multiple trails for hiking
it’s close to freeport yet far enough away to feel like an oasis
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8. Lakeside home with a spacious yard (from USD 232)

Located in a quiet area, this home can be your next vacation destination by the water. Fire up the grill and have a picnic outside, or cook up something delicious in the fully equipped kitchen that all your guests will love. Spend your morning and afternoon by the water and soak up the sun and go sleep at night listening to the waves. Everything from WiFi access to air conditioning is included, so all you have to do is show up and be ready for some lakeside fun.

Camp Forever
Harpswell, Maine, United States
149 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lovely secluded getaway with stunning views a cozy and well-lit space and incredible outdoor spaces
great views comfortable and easy to navigate
nice kitchen and incredible view of the cove center island sea birds
we loved the added amenities- grill picnic table enclosed shade tent gas fire pit and cornhole
Cleanliness:
the place was very clean and neat
it's clean comfortable quiet
the house was very clean and comfortable
we found it totally clean and comfortable
clean and comfortable room + a bottle champagne
Host:
mike and connie were perfect hosts
hosts are very responsive
connie and mike were great hosts
connie and mike are great host
connie and mike were wonderful caring and considerate hosts
Location:
great location though
fantastic location and excellent space
location is perfect and close to many outdoor activities
wonderful place in a beautiful location
we enjoyed the location near the water
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9. Cozy and spacious lakefront home

Experience the best of rustic luxury in this lakefront cabin. Wake up in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee and gaze out onto the water and enjoy the nature and peacefulness of the surrounding area. Spend some time on the huge deck and by the water or head into town and see the coolest parts of old Portland. The house sleeps up to eight people and comes with amenities such as internet access, a TV, a fireplace, and plenty of parking space.

Cozy Lakefront Cabin Portland - Windham Area
Windham, ME, US
3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

10. Vintage cabin with modern amenities (from USD 168)

Built in 1928, this cabin offers the best of Portland living. The charm and authenticity of this cottage are what make it unique, with plenty of original fixtures combined with modern amenities such as internet, TV with cable, and a well-equipped kitchen. Spend some time at the beach in the afternoon, which is just a short walk away, and cozy up near the fireplace on a cool evening.

Charming 1928 Cottage
Old Orchard Beach/ Ocean Park, Maine, United States
98 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
awesome cottage with tons of space and fans fully-functional kitchen and wifi
little market down the street with great coffee breakfast sandwiches and awesome cinnamon rolls
there was coffee yogurt and granola for breakfast which was so thoughtful
in addition there is a couch and a love seat in the living room
the cottage was super clean & had a fully stocked kitchen for all cooking needs
Cleanliness:
clean comfy and charming
all linens clean and plentiful towels also
my boyfriend and i stayed 2 nights and we really wanted to stay longer spacious clean and inviting
the cottage is rustic but it is clean and has a very nice beach house feel
the space itself was "rustic" but definitely cozy comfortable very clean and well maintained
Host:
owner tom was a gracious host
excellent host and excellent suite
tom is an accommodating and helpful host
tom was a great host and was responsive to our questions
attentive caring and delightful
Location:
the location is amazing
the location is perfect
easy walk to beach
lovely location very close to the beach
very cute cottage and great location
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Waterside cabin living in Portland

If you’re looking to spend a few days surrounded by nature or a few days by the water, these cabins in Portland, Maine, will have you covered. Bring your family and friends, and enjoy everything Portland has to offer.

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Alex is a Canadian university graduate with degrees in English literature and History. He was born in Montreal and when he's not traveling he enjoys movies, video games, playing the drums and...Read more

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