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Portland, ME Vacation Rentals

Portland Travel Guide

The vibrant city of Portland, Maine boasts a coastal location along the Casco Bay for vacationers to escape from the bright lights of the big cities and enjoy the fresh sea air instead. From outdoor recreation and museums to historic streets and laidback vibes, Portland is a vacation you can't miss. For shopping, visitors can head down Commercial Street, with cafés and restaurants, too, as well as stunning maritime scenes and charming buildings. There is also the Maine Mall for some shopping. Dining in Portland offers something for everyone with everything from casual cafés to upscale dining with a waterfront view. Of course, fresh seafood is a favorite here in Portland.

Things to Do in Portland

To enjoy beautiful views over Portland, head to the Portland Observatory. There are unforgettable views over the harbor from the lookout point, located right on Munjoy Hill. For art lovers, head over to the Portland Museum of Art, which has large collections of pieces from the 18th century onwards. To enjoy architecture and to see historic homes in Portland, visitors can tour Victoria Mansion, which was built in the 19th century. For railroad enthusiasts, check out the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co and Museum to learn more about the railway system in the state. To enjoy beautiful views of the coast, head to Casco Bay and stroll along the Eastern Promenade.

Best Time to Visit Portland

The most popular time to visit Portland is during the summer and the fall for the colorful leaves.

Price and Availability Index in Portland

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Portland is in August, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Portland is in the high season in July. Portland has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Portland tends to be Thursday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Portland tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Portland

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Portland. The warmest months in Portland are August and July, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -13 ˚F. The wettest month in Portland is April with 6.04 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 1.05 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Portland

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 2172 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Portland, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Portland comes in at $29 per night. A typical accommodation in Portland costs on average $157 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 674 accommodations in Portland that have WiFi. 98 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 24 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Portland by car, be sure to choose from 586 accommodations that provide parking. 22 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 112 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Portland accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 6 providers, including 554 places to stay from Airbnb, 50 accommodations from Homeaway and 48 places to stay from VRBO.

1764 of our places to stay in Portland have been rated by previous guests. They rated 95% as excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 428 places to stay right now.

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