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Southern Maine Coast beach vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Southern Maine Coast

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Rental unit in Scarborough
Tiny Pine Point Beach Pad - comfy, cozy surf shed
Fondly referred to as “The Barnacle” this tiny beach pod is the perfect place to eat, sleep & shower. This efficient apartment is PERFECT for those who want to try tiny living! Call this home as you explore the beach, take a hike, enjoy day trips around the coast or check out the vibrant culture in Portland. Super comfy bed, Fully functional kitchen and bathroom have everything you need to prepare simple meals, take shelter from the elements and rest comfortably on vacation!
$68 per night
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Rental unit in Wells
Warm and Cozy
This is one of our smaller units but is our most recently renovated with new carpet, paint, comforter and decor. This is a one bedroom unit with its own private bathroom and close to Wells Beach, and Route 1 Shopping, restaurants , etc. High-speed WiFi, AC/Heat, comfy queen sized bed, mini fridge, 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.
$70 per night
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Condo in Old Orchard Beach
Luxury Beach Front Condo! Prime Location!
Typically minimum stay is 2 nights during the week or 3 nights if a weekend night is included. We appreciate it if guests don't book trips that leave a single night open (as we prefer not to rent single nights if possible). To simplify things and to be fair to those that instant book, we typically do not negotiate rates. Thank you!
$111 per night
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Beach house rentals in Southern Maine Coast

Home in Old Orchard Beach
New Luxury 3 BR | HOT TUB | Fire Pit
$166 per night
Home in Saco
Oceanfront w/ Stunning views and Private Deck☀️🏖
$225 per night
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Home in Old Orchard Beach
Old Orchard Beach Cozy Cottage
$57 per night
Home in Kennebunk
★"Life~at~Sea"★I mi to beach★W/D★Park★2 full baths
$243 per night
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Home in Old Orchard Beach
Bliss Beach House ♦ Huge Ocean View Rooftop Deck ♦
$150 per night
Home in Old Orchard Beach
Stunning Beachfront ''GreyGoose'' property
$298 per night
Home in Scarborough
Higgins Beach *New* Beach Home & Private Offices
$309 per night
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Home in Old Orchard Beach
Cozy & Spacious House 5 Minute Walk to The Beach!
$55 per night
Home in Wells
Oceanfront 5 Bedroom with STUNNING View
$300 per night
Home in Old Orchard Beach
Old Orchard Beach Home w/ Shady Patio+Yard
$55 per night
Home in York
Designer coastal cottage walking distance to beach
$300 per night
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Home in Old Orchard Beach
Beach House Retreat: Pvt. BR, BA, LR+
$175 per night
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Southern Maine Coast vacation rentals

Home in Portsmouth
Renovated house in the desirable West End
$109 per night
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Rental unit in Scarborough
Quaint, clean, convenient - peaceful in Pine Point
$57 per night
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Rental unit in Scarborough
Beach retreat - bright, cozy, clean, private!
$89 per night
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Cottage in Old Orchard Beach
#2 Walk to the beach Vintage Cottage.
$113 per night
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Condo in Kittery
Pad on Pleasant - Fast WiFi, Beaches, Portsmouth
$91 per night
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Private room in Biddeford
Beach Vacation D
$45 per night
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Cottage in Old Orchard Beach
#4 Vintage Cottage walk to the beach and Pier!
$135 per night
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Private room in Biddeford
Home away from home (B) / parking on the premises
$50 per night
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Rental unit in Kittery
Fresh + Modern Garden Level Kittery Studio
$69 per night
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Rental unit in Kennebunk
Cozy, Newly Renovated Farmhouse
$167 per night
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Private room in Eliot
Jeremiah Goodwin House, built in 1855 (a)
$53 per night
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Rental unit in Old Orchard Beach
160 East by the sea (unit 2) Steps to the beach
$130 per night

Southern Maine Coast house rentals

Home in Scarborough
Swim spa under the starry night pool/hot tub/sauna
$317 per night
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Private room in Eliot
Jeremiah Goodwin House, Built in 1855 (b)
$50 per night
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Home in Portsmouth
2BR in West End | Pet Friendly w/ Backyard
$172 per night
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Home in Kittery
water view property "The Little House"
$132 per night
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Home in Old Orchard Beach
Brand New Luxury 3BD | Sleeps 8
$65 per night
Home in Kennebunk
Charming home with deck, crib, yard, 5-person hot tub - 1 dog OK, walk to beach
$150 per night
Private room in Kittery
Private Bedroom Suite, Walk Everywhere
$68 per night
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Private room in Saco
WayStation One - Wheelchair Accessible
$45 per night
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Home in Kennebunk
Fully updated 2 Bdrm home
$199 per night
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Home in Scarborough
LUXURY 3 BD HOME | SLEEPS 8 | LARGE BACKYARD
$61 per night
Home in Portsmouth
Charming Riverfront Cottage in Portsmouth-SouthEnd
$136 per night
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Private room in South Portland
Newly Renovated Private Bedroom and Bath
$79 per night
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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.


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.