10 Best Value Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Maine - Updated 2024

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Enjoy the unique tastes of Maine from fine dining to the world famous lobster dinner. Make your decision where to stay, from the sparkling coastline where you will encounter historic lighthouses nestled along Maine’s coast to Portland’s cobblestone streets claiming award-winning eateries to the wilderness-bearing National Parks, Maine offers an unparalleled experience any time of the year. Visit world-class art museums and many other attractions throughout Maine. Enjoy one of our many ski lodges in the winter or encounter moose with a Maine guide in the northern wilderness during the fall or stay near Maine’s many beaches during the summer.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 20, 2024.

1. Charming, Secluded, Island Getaway for family and friends (from USD 289)

This getaway has all the advantages to make your vacation the most relaxing ever. If you are looking for a tranquil and calm escape while still accessing urban comforts you will love this place. This cottage is only a block away from the waves crashing on the shoreline and only a five-minute walk from the Casco Bay Ferry, the Island’s general store, Peaks Island Post Office, and, of course, fabulous restaurants on and off Peaks Island.

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Portland, Maine, United States
3.7 km (2.3 mi) from Portland Head Light
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great coffee and breakfast at the local cafe
the house was very clean and perfect size
owners are wonderfully responsive and kind
owners had helpful hints and responded to all our questions
the owners have done a wonderful job and have made a charming maine get away
gary and joanie were wonderful hosts and it was always nice to see them with rowdy their dog
it was close to town and to the best beach
the house was absolutely perfect such a great location and totally pristine
great location we stayed a whole week and it was perfect
we had a great stay at chill on the rock the location is perfectly located to enjoy the island
the layout is perfect and the location could not be better
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2. Large Cozy Home In Quiet Neighborhood

This accommodation is a colonial two story home in a peaceful, rural area near Freeport, Bath, and Brunswick, ME. It is very suitable for a large family or for multiple couples; sleeping six! It comprises of a large kitchen and dining room, living room with TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, game room, and a large deck that precludes an even larger back yard.

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35.1 km (21.9 mi) from Portland Head Light
27 reviews  
House 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were great plenty of closet space
that we needed and kids love the air hockey/ping pong table
our niece and nephew enjoyed the game room along with the adults
the beds were made when we arrived (that is always helpful when you arrive late at night )
beds are very comfortable kitchen has all the plates/pots/etc
our stay was very comfortable and place was very clean
host was available and helpful
the owner is very responsive and the whole rental process was really easy
the owners were quick to answer back book and very easy to work with
close to bowdoin and sleeps 6 comfortably
this house was a great location for our family vacation to visit family in the area
large comfortable home close to all brunswick has to offer
this area is perfectly situated for visits to portland and the central maine coast
this is a lovely home that is very close to bowdoin and downtown brunswick
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3. 'Cozy' Retreat at the Water's Edge

This cabin, named ‘Cozy’, is the perfect spot for a peaceful retreat. Compared to a hotel this is excellent value and a great way to experience Maine’s coastline. This is your Maine getaway, situated on the water’s edge with a huge deep water dock that is large enough to have your own picnic and barbecue and provides you with beautiful ocean views. See what riches are inside the lobster trap when you pull it from the ocean floor.

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30.98 km (19.3 mi) from Portland Head Light
74 reviews  
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great water views from front room and deck
the kitchen was well stocked with tools the furnishings were just right and the bed was great
this property is truly a cozy cottage in a terrific location
just spent 10 days of relaxation at this fantastic comfortable cottage
the bedroom cozy indeed had a very comfortable queen bed
the hosts were very helpful and gracious
thank you owners john and karen for providing an ideal getaway
great communication with the owners though we really did not need any support as everything was in place
great location on an inlet with boat activity
there are nearby neighbors but all was quiet and restful
this was a great place for simple summer living
i highly recommend it to anyone looking for seclusion peaceful sleep and located close to islands
great waterfront location in one of maine's premier seaside communities
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4. Quiet, Cozy Loft Apartment With Water View (from 70 USD)

The Loft is furnished and has its own private entrance. It is located on the Boothbay Harbor peninsula and guests have access to the water and a private dock where you can offload your canoe or kayak. You are only 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from Boothbay Harbor and all of its attractions, boat excursions, restaurants, shops, and super market.

Quiet, Cozy Loft Apartment With Water View

Price: from 70 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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Maine Tour Guide

Naim Benmayor

Naim Benmayor

As a Boston tour guide, I have the added experience of being a world traveler. For many years, I frequently visited Europe, Asia, and Latin America on business. During this time, I also organized tours of the USA, Europe and Asia for my business clients. I now bring this passion, excitement and expertise to the Boston area.By exploring the globe, I was exposed to various cultures, and this uniq... Read more

5. Sophisticated Downtown Condo (from 67 USD)

Located where the action is right in the center of Congress Street in the heart of Portland, ME. It is a refined modern building close to dozens of restaurants, music venues, cinemas, hospital, art galleries, shopping markets, tourist attractions, museums, and within walking distance to sailing, ships, port, fishing, and cruises.

Sophisticated Downtown Condo

Price: from 67 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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6. Acadia Explorer Cabin Rentals

This log cabin is ideal for a vacationing couple or a small family wanting to experience Mother Nature. It is located in a private wooded area only a few minutes drive from the center of Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island. Walking and biking directly from your front door takes you to thousands of acres of beautiful nature in Acadia National Park. The village of Southwest Harbor, only a short drive away, offers all of the services you need. Larger shopping areas and more densely populated areas are located 30 minutes away, off the island, in Bar Harbor and surrounding area.

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166.42 km (103.5 mi) from Portland Head Light
77 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was one of our favorite harbors in Acadia
All we could have asked for and more
We loved how it was on the quiet side of the island
so we could escape the crowds of Acadia
Very neat quiet this has a beautiful view sitting on porch can see deer in yard Away from all the hustle of the rest of the island
It was also very clean
The owners were very friendly as well and the place was super clean
The cabin was exactly as described
and we had everything we needed to cook every night
they were very nice and helpful
Hiking trails right out the back door
The owners are very nice and accommodating The two cats that hang around the property were an added plus
but if we needed anything Rob and Marj were available to help even though we had all that we needed Trails into the park right outside our door were fun and easy
We have been to MDI many times and always stay in Southwest Harbor
The location was far enough away from the crowds but not a far drive to any of the major attractions
Great access to the entire island
Great little cabin to stay in while exploring MDI and Acadia
Just a few yards from cabin door
The location is in a beautiful wooded area and very quiet
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7. Bringing Acadia Visitors Comfortably Close To Nature

Acadia Yurts offer visitors a unique way to vacation in a circular dwelling with all comforts of home. A yurt is a tent-like round fabric building with a wood frame that was introduced among the nomadic tribes in Asia. These yurts will bring you close to nature with all the comforts of home. It offers a peaceful haven for your vacation in the surroundings of Acadia National Park.

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165.61 km (103.0 mi) from Portland Head Light
77 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
clean spacious and stocked well
it was spacious and clean
well kept property quiet and clean
our yurt was impeccably clean and provided more space than a hotel or an inn
the owners are fantastic
the owners are great providing lots of tips for hikes
the location was perfect for us
a great location on the quiet side of mdi
we were looking for a place to combine our ideal stay in acadia
great place to stay will be back
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8. Bass Harbor 2 Story Sea Mist Cottage Apartment (from 71 USD)

This apartment is in Bass Harbor, ME on spectacular Mount Desert Island. It is well-stocked with all the comforts you will need and is the perfect base for exploring all that Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park have to offer. The first floor has a kitchen and breakfast table and chairs. In the living room, there is a full-size sofa and a cable TV with DVD player. A queen size bed and a rocking chair await you in the cozy loft.

Bass Harbor 2 Story Sea Mist Cottage Apartment

Price: from 71 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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9. Surfers, Cyclists, Paddleboarders, Kayakers! Close to everything in town

This apartment is the best choice for fun vacation and relaxing activities. The amenities include two bedrooms; each one with a TV and an air conditioner, a full and a half bath, a living room with cable TV, DVD player and movies, free Wi-Fi, and the kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, electric range, and Maine’s ever present ‘lobster pot.’

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49.11 km (30.6 mi) from Portland Head Light
73 reviews  
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wheels and waves apartment was perfect for my husband and i and both our dogs
beds had nice firm and comfortable mattresses
the apartment was very clean
house was very clean along with provided linens and towels
the place was the perfect size clean and comfy great place
owners were friendly and helpful
employees at surf shop friendly
for people looking for a no frills place with an easy going host i highly recommend this place
cute place well stocked and convenient
a good quiet place to stay close to the beaches etc
loved staying above the surf shop everyone very friendly
great place to go with your dogs
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10. Clean & Cozy Beach Retreat!

This vacation getaway is a condominium style resort that features tennis courts, a heated in-ground pool, an outdoor cooking area, and a hot tub. It is called the Nautical Mile Resort and it is located in Wells, ME and is also in close proximity to the communities of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, and Ogunquit. Guests are only a short distance from beautiful beaches and ocean views, many fine seafood restaurants, local attractions, and shopping,

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46.61 km (29.0 mi) from Portland Head Light
35 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heated pool and hot tub are awesome
the bed and pillows were comfortable and extra blankets were provided
pool was very quiet and space was the perfect size for 2
it was a pleasant experience the amenities were great ( pool hot tub tennis court & bbq
it had everything needed for a comfortable stay
it is exceptionally clean and comfortable
the property was very clean and homey
the rooms were spotlessly clean on our arrival
it was very clean and would definitely stay again
clean has a view of the ocean
the owner was extremely helpful and definitely went out of his way to please us
loved beingin wells close to portland and the amazing city of ogunquit
mike's clam shack with great seafood and desserts is within walking distance as well
very cute place perfect for a getaway in a great little town
it was in a perfect location- we could easily go to other parts in maine
the location was awesome a mile from the beach made for perfect morning walks/jogs
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Exploring and vacationing in the wilderness, coastline, parklands, and urban areas of spectacular Maine, USA.

Vacationland, the nickname for Maine, is so much more than a destination – it’s an adventure that will take your breath away. You will thoroughly enjoy the dynamic coastline and the wide-open spaces of the state’s extensive woodlands. Maine embraces all that is genuine, unparalleled, and uncomplicated and that is reflected in the vacation rentals we have listed here for you. Book your vacation now at Vrbo.com.

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