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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 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 hottest month in Portland is June, when temperatures peak at 93 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -17 ˚F. The wettest month in Portland is November with 10.26 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 0.79 inches of rain.

What Expert Travelers Think

Vacation Rentals in Portland

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 516 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Portland ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Portland is available at $30 per night. A typical accommodation in Portland costs on average $164 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 311 accommodations in Portland that have WiFi. We have 46 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Choose from 12 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 274 accommodations that provide parking. 11 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

AllTheRooms has 52 pet-friendly places to stay in Portland, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 6 providers in Portland, including 254 places to stay from Airbnb, 24 accommodations from VRBO and 20 places to stay from Homeaway

408 of our places to stay in Portland have been rated by previous guests. They rated 94% as excellent or good. 102 accommodations allow instant booking.