Maine is known for its beautiful coastlines, quaint small towns, and, of course, delicious fresh lobster. There is plenty to see and do for tourists in the state. In the summer, visitors can hike in Acadia National Park or cruise on the open waters in a Maine windjammer sailboat. In the winter, Maine’s mountains are great for skiing and other snow activities.
Planning a trip can be stressful, especially when it comes to finding top-notch accommodation. We at Road Affair totally understand how frustrating it is to scroll through hundreds of rentals trying to find the perfect one. That is why we have carefully curated a list of the best Airbnbs in Maine, so you can spend less time researching and more time packing. All of the rentals listed below are hosted by Airbnb superhosts, and some even hold Airbnb Plus status. For those new to Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a track record of providing outstanding hospitality to their guests, and Airbnb Plus is an elite program that highlights exemplary homes that have been in-person verified.
Cozy Cottage Near Desert of Maine
First up on our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Maine is this gorgeous modern cottage outside of Freeport.
This Airbnb Plus has been beautifully designed and decorated with contemporary furnishings and modern fixtures, creating a comfortable and stylish space. In the living room, guests can unwind on the sofa couch beside the woodstove and watch TV or read a book from the small library. The full kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances and is well stocked with all the basics for preparing a meal.
In the loft-style bedroom, there is a plush king-size bed with a memory foam mattress and drawers for storage. The bathroom features heated floors so that guests can stay cozy and warm after a relaxing steam in the walk-in shower.
A lovely wooded area surrounds the house. On the porch, there are two Adirondack chairs, perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee in the mornings. After a day of adventuring, guests can gather around the firepit and indulge in a good old-fashioned marshmallow roast.
This Maine Airbnb is located in the small town of Pownal, just a 10-minute drive from the restaurants and attractions in Freeport. Portland International Jetport is only 35 minutes away by car.
Modern Cottage in Sedgwick
This stunning cottage for rent in Maine is perfect for couples or solo travelers looking to enjoy the countryside with all the comforts of a modern rental.
This 2000-square-foot house sits on 12 acres of private property with beautiful woodlands and fields. Inside, the home features heated floors throughout, as well as large picture windows that allow for an abundance of natural light. In the bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed, a large closet for storage, and a balcony with sun loungers. The bedroom’s en suite bathroom has a large soaking tub where guests can enjoy a soothing bubble bath after a day of touring the sites. In the second bathroom, there is a spacious walk-in steam shower.
Guests can peruse the library in the living room, stream their favorite shows and movies on the Smart TV, or listen to music on the Oontz Bluetooth speaker. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space for cooking and a unique sub-zero built-in counter refrigerator. Guests can enjoy meals at the dining table or have a game night with one of the board games provided.
This Airbnb in Maine is located just under an hour’s drive from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.
Shiloh Farm Barn Stay
This unique Airbnb in Maine is perfect for couples or families looking to experience the countryside or life on a farm.
The apartment is located in a renovated historic barn on superhosts Amalyn and Jonas’ farm near Kittery. Guests are welcome to join in on morning chores and help feed the goats and collect fresh eggs. There is a firepit outside, perfect for stargazing and enjoying a glass of wine, and a trail through the woods for morning walks.
Inside, the home has been custom designed with gorgeous wooden touches and a mixture of vintage and contemporary furnishings. In the living room, guests can relax on lounge chairs in front of the woodstove and read a book or enjoy a cup of coffee. The kitchenette has a minifridge, toaster, single-burner induction cooktop, and complimentary coffee, eggs, and butter. Guests can enjoy a meal at the breakfast table and watch the goats play from the window.
There are two bedroom areas accessible by a ladder in the loft. On the first level, there is a king-size Sleep Number bed. The third level has two twin beds. Outside, guests can sit at the goat bar and have a beer while petting the goats.
Four-Bedroom House in Yarmouth
If you are looking for a short-term rental in Maine for up to six guests, this Airbnb is for you.
This beautiful modern house features exposed wood beams, stylish décor, and plenty of windows that allow for an abundance of natural light into the space. The full kitchen has a large island with granite countertops and a dishwasher. Guests can enjoy meals family-style at the rustic six-person dining table. In the family room, there is a selection of board games and books to choose from, as well as toys for the little ones. Guests can lounge beside the fireplace and watch TV or read a book.
The master bedroom boasts a luxurious California king bed and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and large soaking tub. Two of the bedrooms have queen-size beds, and the fourth bedroom has a set of bunk beds and a toddler bed.
Superhost Randy provides guests with two vintage bikes, so they can cruise around town in style. Both Freeport and Portland are under 20 minutes away by car.
Pet-Friendly Treehouse Near Ellsworth
If you are looking for a treehouse for rent in Maine that offers easy access to hiking trails and nature, then look no further than superhost Angie and Haze’s two-bedroom rental.
This two-bedroom home comes with direct access to the Down East Sunrise Trail. Inside, the treehouse features wood-paneled walls, high ceilings, and modern furnishings. In the living room, guests can cozy up next to the fireplace and play a board game or watch a movie on the TV. The full kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and comes with complimentary Keurig coffee pods.
In the first bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed surrounded by windows looking out onto the surrounding forest. The second bedroom has two queen-size beds. Perhaps the best part of this Maine Airbnb is the bathroom. It boasts a spacious sauna, a jetted, two-person Whirlpool bathtub, and a Whirlpool walk-in shower with jets and LED lighting.
Outside, guests of this treehouse in Maine can gather around the firepit in Adirondack chairs or at the picnic table and make s’mores or roast hot dogs. There is also a seasonal private outdoor shower.
Geodome in Jefferson
This is the perfect summer rental in Maine for couples or solo travelers looking to camp in style.
This unique glamping experience lets guests stay in a see-through geodome on a 13-acre property surrounded by nature and dazzling night skies. During the colder months, the dome is heated, and in the summer months, there are fans. Inside, there is a queen-size bed, bedside tables, and a solar-powered plug for small devices. There is a sunshade that can go over the dome for privacy and keep the space cool.
Guests can enjoy their meals on the picnic table outside the dome. There are also rocking chairs beside the fireplace where guests can sit and stargaze. Guests have access to a shared bathroom near the dome, as well as showers in the main house. The main house has a dedicated workspace and Wi-Fi for those who will be remotely working while on holiday. In front of the dome, there is a pond where guests can rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for some fun in the water.
This unique Airbnb in Maine is located in Jefferson, close to state parks, hiking trails, and lakes.
Stylish Treehouse With a Hot Tub
This treehouse rental in Maine is the perfect getaway for families or couples looking to experience nature in a unique way.
A spiral staircase leads to this eco-friendly lodging, fitted with contemporary furniture and gorgeous pine wood floors. Outside, guests can enjoy a glass of wine on the deck bistro set or grill a meal on the barbecue. There is a private hot tub beside the treehouse, perfect for a romantic soak and stargazing. Guests also have access to a private dock with a canoe at Littlefield Pond, just a short walk away.
The bathroom features a custom-tiled walk-in rain shower and a beautiful granite boulder sink. In the loft sleeping area, guests can relax in the queen-size bed and gaze out the large round window at the surrounding forest. There is also a desk for those who will be working while on holiday. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed with a stunning custom maple headboard.
Guests will find everything they need to prepare a meal in the full kitchen, including cooking essentials like spices and oils. In the living room, there is a projector that guests can use to have a movie night.
Portland Studio With Parking
This Airbnb in Portland, Maine, is ideally located right around the corner from the Portland Observatory and Fort Allen Park.
This Airbnb Plus has been beautifully decorated with stylish furniture and large windows that allow for plenty of natural light. In the mezzanine bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed. The second bedroom also has a queen-size bed and a large wardrobe for storage. In the bathroom, there is a well-lit vanity and a spacious glass walk-in shower stocked with shower essentials.
Superhost Susan has done a great job of stocking the kitchenette with everything needed to prepare a meal. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee on the living room couch and watch the news on TV or at the two-person dining table.
Guests have access to free on-site parking as well as free street parking. Portland Head Lighthouse and Portland International Jetway are less than a 20-minute drive away. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and Old Port is a 20-minute walk or 10-minute bus ride away.
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Adorable Cottage in Ogunquit
This cozy cottage is perfect for couples looking for a romantic Airbnb in Ogunquit, Maine.
This beautiful Airbnb in Maine has incredible lush gardens, an open concept layout, and gorgeous exposed wooden beams. The full kitchen is sleek and fresh with dark-blue cabinetry and a large island with plenty of counter space for cooking. Guests can lounge on the living room sofa and watch a movie on the TV or curl up with a glass of wine and a good book.
The bathroom features stunning custom tile work with gold fixtures and a walk-in shower. Superhost Justin also provides a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a good night’s rest in the bedroom on the comfortable queen-size bed.
This Maine Airbnb looks out onto the Ogunquit River. Guests can relax on the deck with a coffee while listening to the soothing sounds of the running river. Justin provides two bikes for guests, so they can get around without having to worry about parking. Footbridge Beach and the restaurants in downtown Ogunquit are less than a 10-minute bike ride away.
Charming Cottage Near Boothbay Harbor
If you are looking for a cozy vacation home for rent in Maine, then consider renting this adorable two-bedroom cottage.
This Airbnb Plus is filled with vintage and contemporary furniture, creating a stylish and cozy space. In the living room, guests can relax on the day bed and access their favorite streaming channels on the Smart TV. The full kitchen features a retro refrigerator, brick floors, and a little coffee nook. This home is well equipped for long stays as it has a laundry room with a washer and dryer and a clothing line outside.
In the master bedroom, there is a queen-size memory foam bed with an antique bed frame. The second bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and an antique metal double bed with a pillow-top mattress. There is plenty of natural light in the bathroom in addition to a well-lit vanity that is perfect for getting ready for a night out.
Outside, there is a solar-powered EV charger for those with electric cars. Guests can grill a meal on the barbecue or gather around the firepit for a campfire sing-along.
The Crow’s Nest Tiny House
Enjoy beautiful farm views at this beautiful family-friendly vacation rental in Maine.
The tiny home is located on a 70-acre livestock farm in Durham. Superhost Seren is happy to give farm tours and allows guests to roam the property’s pastures and woodlands. In the morning, guests can enjoy complimentary homemade granola, raw milk, and frozen blueberries for breakfast. The full kitchen is stocked with all the essentials, including a toaster, a kettle, and a blender.
In the living room, there is a convertible couch that transforms into a full-size bed. Guests can unwind in the comfortable queen-size bed in the bedroom while gazing up at the stars through the skylight window. The bathroom has all the essentials, including shampoo, homemade farm soap, and conditioner. Seren has done an excellent job of making this home as family-friendly as possible by stocking the home with children’s books, toys, a travel crib, and board games.
Outside, guests can enjoy their morning coffee on the front porch while watching the animals graze in the pasture or take an afternoon nap in the hammock. There is also a barbecue and a firepit.
Mount Desert Island Retreat
If you are looking for an Airbnb in Bar Harbor, Maine, that can accommodate larger groups, look no further than this incredible five-bedroom home.
This is the best Maine Airbnb for families or groups traveling with pets or looking to be close to the top attractions. The home is just a five-minute drive from Acadia National Park and a 10-minute drive from downtown Bar Harbor.
Inside, the home has been impeccably decorated with rustic-modern furnishings, creating a sophisticated country feel. In the living room, guests can unwind beside the large fireplace and show off their musical skills on the grand piano or guitar. The full kitchen is well stocked with the essentials and features a large island with a breakfast bar. Guests can enjoy family-style meals at the 10-person dining table or in the breakfast nook. The library has an extensive collection of books, as well as a desk, fireplace, and couch.
In the master bedroom, there is a plush king-size bed and an en suite bathroom with a large soaking tub. The second bedroom has two single beds and two double beds, while the third bedroom has two double beds. The fourth and fifth bedrooms have queen-size beds, making this rental suitable for up to 11 guests.
Private Island With a Cabin
If you are looking for a beach house in Maine, then consider renting this cabin on a private island with over one mile of shoreline.
Guests can spend their days hiking on the island’s trails, swimming in the ocean, or discovering the local wildflowers. There are two cabins for rent on this island. Both are rented out by superhost Sharon.
Inside, this cabin rental in Maine has an open concept layout with incredible 360° views of the surrounding nature. In the living area, there is a futon bed and two single bunk cushion beds that are perfect for younger children. The kitchen has a two-burner stovetop and a propane refrigerator, as well as essential cooking utensils. The cabin does not have a bathroom, but there is an outhouse just a few steps away. Outside, there is a 10-foot wrap-around deck with incredible ocean views.
This pet-friendly Airbnb in Maine is not accessible by car. Guests can either rent a charter company to take them to and from the island or use their own boat for transportation.
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Modern Beach House With a Hot Tub
This bright and airy beach house is perfect for couples or families looking to spend some quality time near the ocean.
This pet-friendly home features high ceilings and a modern motif, creating a luxurious and comfortable space. In the master bedroom, guests can curl up in the queen-size bed in front of the fireplace and watch a movie on the TV. The second bedroom has two single beds and a TV. Guests can unwind on the pullout couch in the second-floor living area and pick a movie from the DVD collection. This home can accommodate up to eight guests with use of a provided blow-up mattress.
Downstairs in the kitchen, there is a sizable island with a breakfast bar and gorgeous granite countertops. In the living room, guests can unwind with a glass of wine beside the fireplace and stream their favorite shows on the Smart TV.
The deck faces the water and has a patio dining set and a barbecue. Guests can enjoy a relaxing soak in the private hot tub while watching the sunset over the sea.
This Maine Airbnb is located in Harrington, about 90 minutes north of Bar Harbor.
Historic Cabin in Dover-Foxcroft
If you are looking to rent a cabin in Maine, then this 120-year-old converted canoe shop is the ideal Airbnb for you.
The home has been beautifully designed and decorated in natural tones and lush plants. In the living room, guests can unwind on the vintage velvet sofa and settle in for a movie night. The full kitchen is well stocked with all the cooking basics, including pots, pans, and spices. For those working remotely, there is a vintage desk and chair, perfect for setting up a laptop.
In the bedroom, there is a gorgeous canopy king-size bed with a Tempurpedic mattress where guests can cuddle up together. The bathroom and bedroom are together in an open concept style. After a day of hiking nearby trails, guests can enjoy a relaxing bubble bath in the vintage soaking tub. Superhost Brenda also supplies bath essentials like bath salts, back scrubbers, and more. Outside, guests can gather around the firepit and roast marshmallows while stargazing.
This cabin rental in Maine is just a few minutes from hiking and snowmobile trails. Sparkling Sebec Lake is less than a five-minute drive away, and guests can rent boats there for a day of fun on the lake.
There you have the best Airbnbs in Maine! Regardless of your reason for visiting this beautiful coastal state, we know that you are bound to have a memorable vacation if you stay in any one of these rentals.