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  2. Saco
Cozy , sunny one bedroom studio

Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway. Cozy, sunny studio has everything you might need. Great place to rest and recharge in between beach trips, convenient shopping, exploring. It is a walking distance from Grocery store, Cozy breakfast restaurant, and more. Just minutes away from art galleries, coffee shops and bakeries. Wifi, Netflix, Kitchenette , parking! and even a friendly golden retriever Luna available for petting :)

$95 per night
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  2. Wells
The Crow's Nest

This is a one bedroom unit with its own private bathroom close to Wells Beach, and Route 1 Shopping, restaurants , etc. High-speed WiFi, AC/Heat, comfy queen sized bed, mini fridge, ceiling fan, first aid kit, iron, and blow dryer. I don't do long term rentals for the summer but please message me if you'd like to do a long term rental from October to May.

$84 per night
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  2. Old Orchard Beach
Beautiful one bedroom cabin only 50 ft from beach4

This beautiful cabin features a queen bed in the bedroom, a double futon in the living room & can accommodate up to 4 people. The cottage includes a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, coffee maker, toaster, and dining area. Smart TV, WIFI. AC & Central heating. It also has a private full bath with tub/shower combo at this unique and tranquil getaway. Enjoy the privacy of your own seaside cottage close to the beach! BBQ grills and picnic tables with umbrellas dot the outdoor area.

$123 per night

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Beach house rentals in Southern Maine Coast

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  2. York
Historic and Lovely, York Harbor
$127 per night
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Oceanfront w/ Stunning views and Private Deck☀️🏖
$387 per night
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  2. Scarborough
Higgins Beach *New* Beach Home & Private Offices
$203 per night
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  2. Wells
Wells Beach - Baywatch North
$254 per night
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  2. Saco
The Beach House. Oceanfront & Sunrise Views!
$398 per night
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  2. Saco
Beach House across/diagonal from beach-linens too!
$120 per night
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  2. York
Maiden Voyage Quaint Cottage, steps from the sea!
$130 per night
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  2. York
10 STEPS TO BEACH/5 BEDROOMS!
$109 per night
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  2. Old Orchard Beach
Cozy & Spacious House 5 Minute Walk to The Beach!
$168 per night
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  2. Saco
"Oceanfront Family Cottage" NEW!
$521 per night
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Walk to the Beach! “Peach House”
$225 per night
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  2. York
Oceanfront Cottage by Nubble Light
$350 per night

Beach cottage rentals in Southern Maine Coast

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Deja Blue~Guest Beach House
$329 per night
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  2. Wells
250 feet from beach sand! 2 bedroom cottage - 2 queens + 1 sofa bed
$166 per night
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Surf Shack Cottage
$136 per night
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  2. Scarborough
Beach Retreat, steps from Ocean
$132 per night
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  2. Scarborough
Charming beach cottage
$125 per night
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  2. York
Cozy Cottage by the Sea
$149 per night
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  2. York
Beach Cottage
$175 per night
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Seaside Cottages Bobby/Cathy
$165 per night
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Historic Wells Beach Cottage right on the beach.
$357 per night
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Moody Beachfront Studio Cottage
$214 per night
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  2. Scarborough
Pine Point Beach OOB Coastal Cottage Tiny Home
$156 per night
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  2. York
minisands: the best little spot on Long Sands
$304 per night

Beach condo rentals in Southern Maine Coast

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  2. Old Orchard Beach
Lovely Beach Front Building Condo w/ Outdoor Pool
$84 per night
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Modern Industrial Beach Cottage
$103 per night
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Cozy cottage steps to the beach!
$106 per night
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  2. Old Orchard Beach
Luxury Beach Front Condo! Prime Location!
$266 per night
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  2. Old Orchard Beach
Ocean Front Condo~Private Balcony~Awesome Views!
$207 per night
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Ocean front (OOB),ME. condo Unit # 21
$155 per night
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Pine Point Beach Studio Apartment
$114 per night
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  2. Old Orchard Beach
Cozy By The Beach
$107 per night
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Oceanfront (OOB) ME., condo # 23-private balcony
$210 per night
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  2. Old Orchard Beach
Incredible Ocean Views on Seven Miles of Beach
$78 per night
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  2. Old Orchard Beach
Oceanfront Condo with Awesome Views
$218 per night
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  2. Old Orchard Beach
Beachfront Condo with Amazing Ocean Views!! 4th Fl
$215 per night

Your guide to Southern Maine Coast

Welcome to the Southern Maine Coast

The Southern Maine Coast — roughly the region south of Portland to the New Hampshire border — is quintessential Maine. Fair warning: it may also be unlike the Maine Coast of your preconceptions. It has some of the rocky headlands and stormy seas associated with the state, but in many ways the terrain here is less formidable, with expansive sandy beaches backed by beach towns bustling in summer.

Yet it’s not Cape Cod or the Jersey Shore — the water is often frigid, infiltrated as it is by the Labrador Current flowing from the Arctic Ocean into the Atlantic. Even in midsummer, bathing can require stamina, grit, and moderate to extreme shrieking. And it’s not all about beach towns on the Southern Maine Coast. On rainy days, or when you don’t feel like swimming, you can explore bird sanctuaries, marshlands, pocket harbors dotted with lobster boats, and colonial-era villages filled with historic home museums, restaurants, t-shirt shops, and art galleries.


How do I get around Southern Maine Coast?

The South Coast is a popular destination for those heading north on vacation from the Boston area and beyond, and the vast majority arrive by car. I-95 parallels the coast several miles inland; U.S. Route 1 hugs the coast more tightly, passing through a series of coastal towns. Visitors should be alert to the time of year when traveling. Traffic bottlenecks are common on the major routes in summer, when a 90-minute trip from Boston can take twice as long. Route 1 also backs up frequently in summer, especially on weekends. For those arriving by air, Portland International Jetport (PWM) is the closest airport with frequent flights, but Boston Logan International (BOS) is not much farther. C&J Bus Lines offers seasonal bus service to Ogunquit from Portland and Boston.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Southern Maine Coast?

Summer is peak travel season in Southern Maine, and the vast majority of visitors come for the warm days, active beach scene, and gallery shows and regional theater productions. Irksome bugs can persist early in the summer, especially when exploring the forests or marshlands — the ocean breeze usually keeps the mosquitoes and blackflies at bay at the beaches. If crowds aren’t your thing, aim to visit in the shoulder season, when the weather is less predictable and cooler, but you’ll have the trails and beaches more to yourself. Winter is a good time for an outdoor fire and self-introspection. Dress for cold weather November through April, and hope for calm and sunny days for walks along the beach.


What are the top things to do in Southern Maine Coast?

Old Orchard Beach

At peak summer, tourists overflow the beaches and roam the shops of this resort town with roots deep in the 19th century. It’s got a classic beach town vibe, with amusement rides, carnival attractions, and a long, crowded pier offering fried foods and games. Take a stroll through the Salvation Army’s grounds, featuring an outdoor amphitheater, off Circuit Street, and swing by the intriguing and octagonal Temple at Ocean Park, a Baptist church built in 1881 in the Ocean Park neighborhood south of the town.

Mount Agamenticus

For a bird’s-eye view of the coast and beyond, hike up Mount Agamenticus, a 692-foot prominence outside the town of York. (You can also drive to the top, but that’s not half the adventure.) The rounded peak sits in a state park, and on a clear day offers sweeping views from Cape Ann in Massachusetts. Turn around and face west for a view of the raggedy ridgelines of the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

Seashore Trolley Museum

Kennebunkport is home to the first and largest electric railway museum in the world, with three hangar-sized barns filled with specimens of urban transport from around the globe, including Glasgow, Budapest, Montreal, Rome, and San Francisco. Most are idle or undergoing restoration. Some stock is always on the roll, however, offering visitors rides along a two-mile track through a forest.