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Portland, Maine is an absolute must-visit whether you’re visiting New England for the first time or you’ve lived in the area all your life. This city is located right on the waterfront and is filled with breathtaking views that can’t be beaten anywhere else in the northeast.
Finding a place to stay in Portland might prove difficult, mainly because there are so many places to stay in the area. To save you the time, use this compiled list of the best Airbnbs in Portland, Maine, and get planning your trip!
First up is a unique “tree house.” This accommodation is suited for up to two guests and is a tiny home filled with character.
The host is a self-proclaimed hippie, which you can immediately get the vibe of after seeing the home’s interior. It’s located in a prime location right by the water. Within minutes, you can relax on the beach, go on a waterside hike, or even go swimming.
The interior has many great features for its size, including a kitchenette, half bathroom, and a bedroom that has to be reached by using a ladder.
If you’re looking for historic accommodation, you 100% have to stay at this 18th-century Victorian house! It’s hosted by a superhost, has a 4.94 rating with 146 reviews, and is fit for up to four guests at a time.
The home is really bright, modern, and colorful. There’s a living room, full kitchen, bedroom, and a full bathroom. The house’s exterior is absolutely gorgeous and stands out against the other homes in the neighborhood.
The house is located right near Deering Center, a popular area in Portland. Within minutes, you can walk to some of the best restaurants in town, including Elsmere BBQ and JP’s.
No waterfront city list of accommodations would be complete without an oceanside Airbnb! This Airbnb is perfect for up to six guests and features three bedrooms, one and a half baths, a kitchen, living space, and even a backyard with a garden!
It’s located in Falmouth Foreside, which is 2.5 miles away from Portland’s downtown area. The area is residential, so it’s quiet, and there is also nearby parking if you bring a car.
The house was recently renovated and is perfect for all seasons. There is air conditioning in every room for the summer, and there’s also heating. What more could you want for a getaway to Portland?
Who doesn’t love visiting a place while living in luxury? You can do just that by staying in the “Margaret” Penthouse! It offers breathtaking views of Portland from above, including out to the harbor.
Four guests can stay here at a time. The interior is exceptionally cozy yet u
rban, with exposed brick walls and skylights that brighten the room. There’s a kitchen with a breakfast bar, two bedrooms, laundry, two bathrooms, and a private deck.
There’s a free parking spot included, and you’ll be closely located to all of the best places to eat in Portland if you’re a seafood fan.
This Airbnb is yet another historic Victorian townhome suited for up to eight people. The outside is incredibly gorgeous and vintage.
There are three bedrooms, a gorgeous living area, a huge kitchen area, a dining room, and two luxury bathrooms fit for royalty. While the interior has been modernized, there are still little pieces of history sprinkled throughout if you look closely.
The house is located right in the West End part of Portland, which is the most historic neighborhood in the area. It’s only a short walk away from the water and a few gorgeous parks!
This bright home is perfect for six guests. It’s located shortly outside of Portland in Yarmouth, but because of how beautiful it is, you surely won’t mind!
The interior decor of this house is impeccable. You’ll find exposed brick beams across the ceiling, a full kitchen, and sliding doors leading to a patio for you to start your mornings with a view.
With two acres of land to explore, you may not even want to leave to visit Portland! You have a decent amount of nature within the area to explore privately. The house was recently remodeled and has lots of eco-friendly additions.
If you want to go shopping, take a short 15-minute drive to Freeport and check out the popular L.L. Bean store and the other shops!
This apartment in the Arts District is only a short walk away from the Old Port and the waterfront. Within the area, you’ll find tons of museums, galleries, studios, and art shops so that you can shop around and support the local artists.
The one-bedroom apartment is suitable for two guests at a time, so if you’re looking for a romantic getaway in a quirky yet historic neighborhood, this accommodation is your place.
The building that it’s located in was recently renovated, and the host gives all guests free shampoo and conditioner. If you’re not a city person, no need to worry. There are blackout shades and a white noise machine to help you fade out city life!
This list would not be complete without including a renovated barn with a loft! This home for up to six guests features three bedrooms, a kitchen, living space, and an outdoor patio.
The barn itself is comfortable and cozy. The area that it’s located in is tranquil, but you can get to some of the best local breweries within a short car ride. Portland is also only a 10-minute ride away.
If you’re traveling with a bigger group and you want a unique yet quiet accommodation, book your stay here!
When visiting a new place, you can’t go wrong with staying right in the heart of the city. That’s what makes this charming apartment so perfect!
Two guests can stay at a time. The home is beautifully decorated with earthy tones and textures, warm wood accents, and a little bit of charm. There’s a bedroom, kitchen/living room, and a luxury bathroom to make your stay even more comfortable.
The apartment is located right next to West End in the Parkside/Valley Street area of Portland. Right outside your door, you’ll find some tasty restaurants!
Next up on this list is a cozy and bright apartment for two. The interior is filled with pops of color like a lime green wall in the kitchen and living space!
With modern decoration, you’ll feel right at home. There’s even a patio so you can get some fresh air during your stay without leaving the Airbnb. If you know you’re visiting Portland for a longer period of time, you’re in luck. There’s a washer and dryer in the unit.
This apartment is located in the same area as the previous Airbnb on this list, near Valley Street and Parkside.
This urban apartment for five is beautiful. It has an open concept floor plan, high ceilings, and huge windows that lighten the space.
The decoration is very minimalistic, which makes the apartment feel luxurious. There are two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a long living space with a kitchen. Inside, you’ll even find modern appliances and beautiful white marble accents.
Located in Old Port, you’ll be in the heart of Portland’s downtown area. You can even take a short walk to the waterfront!
Last but not least is a modern and minimal loft filled with character! The wooden accents throughout are what make this loft stick out from other Portland Airbnbs on this list. With high ceilings, bright windows, and rustic lighting, this is one hip spot you won’t want to miss.
The home can host up to four guests at a time and was completely remodeled recently. The appliances are high end, there’s a gas fireplace, and you’ll only be a five-minute drive away from Old Port.
You really can’t mess up when booking accommodation for a visit to Portland. The city itself is filled with great food, people, and breathtaking views. Happy trip planning!
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Krystianna is a recent college grad who is the founder of Volumes & Voyages, a blog devoted to books and travel. After studying abroad in Dublin for a semester, she got bit by the travel bug and has been chasing her wanderlust ever since.