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Maine’s stunning coastline and the beautiful islands around, offer the most varied homes you can dream of. Rent a historic property, stay at a waterfront rental or spend some days in secluded areas where peace and calm are the main ingredients. Stunning rentals in Portland, exclusive ones in Northeast Harbour or Kennebunkport. In Penobscot Bay and Southwest Harbour its rentals define the quintessential coastal living of Maine. Find your best holiday home and enjoy a wonderful time in Maine.Great properties with stunning views
From rustic properties, to Victorian rentals and modern ones with stunning lakes, woods, urban areas and shops nearby. Small and cosy homes for a romantic weekend and large properties where to fit a couple of families, accommodating up to 13 people. Exclusive decorations, fully equipped kitchens, nice interiors and spacious rooms that lead to the back garden, from where to enjoy the sunset and have a dining al fresco or a traditional BBQ. Patios and terraces with outdoor furniture and lovely quiet corners to enjoy a good book and have some rest after lunch.
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The area and getting around
Maine is the northeasternmost state of the USA. The maritime history and its known rocky coastline make of this estate a very popular one. Also known for its natural areas, fabulous islands and major cities offering great activities to its visitors. A holiday destination like no other you can visit all year-round. Iconic lighthouses along the bays, fabulous dining and, skiing or go into the wild, where a guide will help you to spot moose.Explore Vacationland
Enjoy fabulous museums, and fun-filled family activities at the different regions of Maine. Visit Fort Kent or Maribou in Aroostook County and explore the Highlands and Kennebec Valley. The Lakes and Mountains in the western region is where the Appalachian Mountain range stretches along the American east coast. Head to the coast and you can enjoy Downeast and Acadia, Midcoast and Islands, Greater Portland and Casco Bay and, of course, the fabulous beaches.
Travellers and activities
Maine is a paradise for hiking lovers. Feel the connection with the land as you walk through Acadia National Park or strat ascending a steep pitch on a mountain in western Maine. There are fabulous hike for everybody. Families can go with the kids and hike the easy paths or challenge themselves and go for more demanding routes in Mt. Blue or along the East Coast’s longest walk, the Appalachian Trail. Hiking around the area is also for expert hikers looking for the hardest and highest peaks to reach such as Katahdin. Another way of getting to the top is rock climbing the great granite walls over the Atlantic Ocean or any inland ones around the estate.Maine for food lovers
From a simple ice cream to Portland’s finest dining, excellent shacks to enjoy some lobsters and lots of fair around the estate like the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland or the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. Whatever food you like, you will have the opportunity to try local flavours, artisan cheese, fresh produce and excellent meat. All these good can also be enjoyed at home. Go to any farmer’s Market and buy the ingredients you need. If you choose to be served, try some lobster rolls, lobster, crab cakes, New England Clambake or chowder. For more traditional foods, and native to Maine try some Fiddleheads, ramps, blueberries and the famous maple syrup. The list is endless and so are the puddings. Indulge your senses today and your taste buds will thank you!
Donut holes were invented in Maine by Captain Hansen Gregory from Rockport. Clever man!
Top 5 travel tips in Maine
Get on a boat and enjoy the views of the craggy coast from the sea. From this perspective you will be able to admire the lighthouses, the cliffs and aldo enjoy a boat trip that will enhance your Maine’s experience. You can take a pleasant Puffin Tour to Machias Seal Island from Jonesport or Stonington, enjoy the famous whale watching tour from Bar Harbour, maybe help a boat to haul traps for the lobsters, or get on a boat from Portland and watch the seals in Eagle Island. Boat tours can be as short as taking a morning trip or enjoy a week-long tour along the coast.2. Go south and hit the beach
Enjoy 30 miles of sandy beaches in the southern part of the estate. South from Portland, you have the popular holiday destinations of Kennebunk and Ogunquit. Along the coast you will find from bustling beaches to quiet and secluded coves. Seven are the beach communities that shape The Maine Beaches. Besides the two we just mentioned above, York, Nubble Lighthouse, Wells, Saco and Biddeford are also the ones where to enjoy one of the most popular holiday destinations.3. Spend some time in Portland
Oregon’s largest city is well known for its varied landscape of parks, rivers, walking trails, as well as iconic parks encompassing large areas with beautiful sights. Washington Park, Oregon Zoo, Portland’s Saturday Market or Portland bridges. The city offers endless options for all kinds of travellers enjoying a city with lots of nature as well as a rich scene of art, music and theatre. A city actively involved in eco-friendly activities to make everything more sustainable.4. Cool off in the mountains
Think of swimming and then think of a mountain. We usually do not associate these two words, right? In Maine it’s possible! Hikers, walkers and nature lovers can enjoy the rewarding experience of taking a dip into an alpine pond after walking up the stunning Mount Blue State Park in western Maine. This pond sits between the three peaks. A truly different experience, surrounded by nature and a very pleasant feeling in those summer months enjoying the great outdoors.5. Go island hopping
The islands of Maine are really beautiful and unique. But this time, do not go on a boat but on a kayak instead! Along Merchant Row, there are about 50 islands of which, two thirds are protected. Sea kayaking gives you the chance to access the ones opened to the public. To do so, if you are a beginner, the best option is to opt for a guided trip and if you are a pro on sea kayaking, set off and enjoy your island hopping adventure. Get on a kayak and explore around the islands and get the chance to visit the most remote part of Acadia National Park!
FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Maine
What was the average price for a holiday rental in Maine in 2020, during the corona crisis?
Holiday rentals in Maine offer very affordable prices, costing on average €281.19 per night in 2020, which makes it the most budget-friendly holiday destination in the USA.
When can you get the best deals on holiday rentals in Maine?
Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Maine in May, March, and April the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of €245.76, €263.64, and €267.81 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When are holiday homes more expensive in Maine?
When you look at renting a holiday home in Maine, the highest prices are found in the month of August (with an average of €307.37 per night), followed by September (€306.92), and July (€304.88).
Do I need to plan a trip to Maine well in advance?
It is recommended that you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Maine, as only 20% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
May, June, and April are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 35.6%, 30.75% and 28.25%.
When are there fewer rental options available in Maine?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 4.8% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by July (8.5%), and October (14%).
How many holiday homes are there in Maine?
In Maine we have an extensive catalogue of approximately 6800 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 5 local and international partners.
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