Last Updated February 15, 2021 2/15/2021

16 Coolest Airbnbs in Maine

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Maine is a popular place to camp in a tent, rent a cabin for the weekend, and book a coastal cottage that’s full of New England charm. You can find all of this and more on Airbnb when you search for rental properties across the state for a night, a week, or even longer. Here are some of the coolest Airbnbs in Maine that we’ve come across lately.

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The Canopy Treehouse, Sanford The Canopy Treehouse, a Luxury Carbon Free Retreat
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The Canopy Treehouse, a Luxury Carbon Free Retreat

The Canopy Treehouse, Sanford

Embrace your love for the outdoors and adventure with a treehouse Airbnb in Maine. This is a 350-square-foot tiny home up in the trees that has a full kitchen, kitchen accessories, and a loft and attached sleeping pod with queen-size beds. There’s also a private hot tub and deck with a grill to make your stay extra special. It’s an eco-friendly place to stay that’s carbon neutral and has a 150-panel solar array on the property. Guests enjoy the well-lit path to the entrance and having their own little cozy slice of heavy with plenty of hiking and outdoor adventures in the area too. This treehouse can accommodate up to four people but does not allow pets.

Cliff-Perched Cottage with Private Hiking Trails, Machiasport Cliff-perched cottage w private hiking trails
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Cliff-perched cottage w private hiking trails

Cliff-Perched Cottage with Private Hiking Trails, Machiasport

Outdoor lovers also enjoy this house for rent on Airbnb because of how it overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by 30 acres of woods. There are private hiking trails here and also opportunities to kayak here about 17 minutes from town. It’s a private retreat that comfortably fits four people. The home is decorated with nautical and mid-century modern décor and has nice paintings in photographs throughout it. Guests enjoy the spacious deck and picnic table, as well as the opportunity for total solitude and peace.

Crow’s Nest Tiny House, Durham Crow’s Nest Tiny House
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Crow’s Nest Tiny House

Crow’s Nest Tiny House, Durham

There is plenty of awesome tiny house Airbnbs in Maine, including this one that sleeps up to four people. It’s located on a 70-acre working livestock farm and 30 minutes from Portland. This is a cozy retreat with heat, air conditioning, an electric stove, small fridge/freezer, toaster oven, sink, shower, and composting toilet. You can even buy meat here that was raised right on the ranch. Wi-Fi is available at the farmhouse but not the tiny house. If you’re interested in seeing the ranch, let the hosts know and you can get a 30-minute farm tour.

Waterfront Home on Rugged Maine Coast, Harrington View of A Waterfront Home on the Rugged Maine Coast
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View of A Waterfront Home on the Rugged Maine Coast

Waterfront Home on Rugged Maine Coast, Harrington

For a private waterfront home, consider this four-person Airbnb rental with two bedrooms and two baths. It has a full kitchen, two fireplaces, a loft space, and plenty of beauty in Downeast Maine. Guests enjoy the hot tub and gas grill. It’s also a family-friendly rental with a baby gate, toys, high chair, and pack-and-play available. Dogs are allowed on a case-by-case basis and with an extra cleaning fee.

Southwest Harbor Cottage, Southwest Harbor Seating at Southwest Harbor Cottage
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Seating at Southwest Harbor Cottage

Southwest Harbor Cottage, Southwest Harbor

One of the best Airbnbs near Acadia National Park, this one-bedroom cottage is surrounded by scenic views. It’s perched on a granite cliff and a 10-minute walk to the village for shops and restaurants. It’s a great walk during low tide! The home has a deck with great views and is thoughtfully designed. It accommodates up to five guests and has one bedroom and one bath. However, it is not a place for pets or kids under age 12.

Sugarloaf Four-Season Cabin, Carrabassett Sugarloaf - 4 season cabin
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Sugarloaf - 4 season cabin

Sugarloaf Four-Season Cabin, Carrabassett

Here’s a highly rated Airbnb cabin that’s great for up to six people and has three bedrooms (two true bedrooms plus a loft) and 1.5 baths. It’s adjacent to the Poplar Stream Trail in the Carrabassett Valley and five minutes from Sugarloaf Mountain. You’ll have a woodstove with backup propane heat here and get access to the whole house. When you stay here, it’s fun to spend your days hiking, skiing, biking, and snowmobiling. This is a dog-friendly Airbnb rental that is described as everything a camp retreat in Maine should be.

Cottage by the Sea, South Thomaston Water view - Cottage by the Sea
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Water view - Cottage by the Sea

Cottage by the Sea, South Thomaston

Travelers love this cottage for up to three people with breathtaking oceanfront views. It has a spiral staircase, over 300 feet of deepwater frontage, and a wrap-around deck. The views look out to sailboats in the Mussel Ridge Canal and the Camden Hills. The hosts are a lobstering family and even offer lobster boat tours. Other things to do here include Windjammer cruises, tennis, hiking, golf, and museums along the Mid-Coast for your Maine getaway.

Oceanfront Two-Bedroom with Panoramic Views, Wells Oceanfront Two-Bedroom with Panoramic Views
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Oceanfront Two-Bedroom with Panoramic Views

Oceanfront Two-Bedroom with Panoramic Views, Wells

Oceanfront views are the highlight of this Airbnb house that has two bedrooms and one bath for four guests to use. It’s a great choice for two couples and right on the oceanfront and within walking distance to beaches. You’ll be in a friendly town and near lots of eateries here. You’ll also be between the ocean and the marshlands, as well as 25 minutes from Portsmouth and 30 minutes from Portland here. Amenities included are an iron, hairdryer, free parking right in front of the house, and use of picnic tables. Guests have access to the whole third floor of the house and a private entrance, efficiency kitchen, bathroom, and balcony.

Two Cedar Tiny House, Winthrop Wooded View - Two Cedar Tiny House
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Wooded View - Two Cedar Tiny House

Two Cedar Tiny House, Winthrop

If you enjoy tiny houses, you’ll also want to consider this Airbnb rental when you’re traveling in Maine. Up to four people can stay here in 260 square feet and get an off-grid retreat on 20 acres of land. The property has lake access and is a five-minute walk into the woods. Although this home is not right on the water, private water frontage is just an eight-minute walk away. The tiny home does not have electricity, running water, or Wi-Fi, so come here to disconnect and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. It’s ideal for one or two people and has a kitchen, outdoor propane grill, space heater, two kayaks, a pedal boat, life jackets, coffee and tea, phone charging stations, and books and games to use.

Historic Canoe Shop Near Lake, Dover-Foxcroft Historic Canoe Shop Near Lake
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Historic Canoe Shop Near Lake

Historic Canoe Shop Near Lake, Dover-Foxcroft

One of the coolest Maine Airbnbs is this 120-year-old canoe shop that has been converted into a cabin with an antique soaking tub, upstairs loft, and floating staircase. Up to four people can stay here, although it’s best for a couple looking for a romantic getaway. The kitchenette inside has a coffeemaker, microwave, and toaster oven. You can use the pool and gym at the Y that is two doors away and has $10 per day guest passes. The property is on the edge of town and feels like you’re in the country but is still just a two-minute drive from services.

Belgrade Lakes Home on the Water, Mercer Belgrade Lakes Home on the Water
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Belgrade Lakes Home on the Water

Belgrade Lakes Home on the Water, Mercer

We also love this cool cabin on North Pond, which is part of Belgrade Lakes. It’s 30 minutes from Skowhegan and Waterville, and it accommodates three guests in one bedroom and one bath. The cabin is just 60 feet from the water and also has a fire pit and gas grill. The area is known for pike and bass fishing. You’ll have heat and air conditioning to stay comfortable and enjoy the deck, boat mooring, and canoe available to use. Sleeping accommodations are a queen-size bed and a futon.

Treehouse Near Bar Harbor, Hancock Treehouse Near Bar Harbor
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Treehouse Near Bar Harbor

Treehouse Near Bar Harbor, Hancock

Since we just love the idea of treehouse stays in Maine, here’s another highly-rated Airbnb one that can sleep up to six people. It’s a spacious 900-square-foot house in the trees that is among the maple, spruce, pine, birch, and cedar trees. You’ll be close to the Downeast Coastline attractions and are welcome to bring your pet. The home has a kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, cooktop, and microwave. There’s also a deck, outdoor shower, and plenty of privacy here.  There are queen-size beds in the bedrooms. Guests staying here enjoy direct access to the Down East Sunrise Trail and close proximity to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

The Appleton Retreat, Appleton Nighttime at BREEZE, in a tree - The Appleton Retreat
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Nighttime at BREEZE, in a tree - The Appleton Retreat

The Appleton Retreat, Appleton

Another fun treehouse Airbnb in Maine is this one for two people that is on 120 acres of private land. It is bordered by 1,300 acres of nature conservancy protected land and has a hot tub and cedar that are for private use. From here, the quaint seaside towns of Belfast, Rockport, Camden, and Rockland are within 30 minutes. Stay at this cool Airbnb for total privacy. To access the space requires climbing stairs, and it is not recommended for children. This is more than a rustic getaway because it has a full kitchen, electricity, a traditional toilet and a shower. You’ll also love hanging out on the large deck to enjoy the views.

Designer’s Coastal Retreat with Simple Luxuries, Rockport Designer’s Coastal Retreat with Simple Luxuries
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Designer’s Coastal Retreat with Simple Luxuries

Designer’s Coastal Retreat with Simple Luxuries, Rockport

Couples enjoy staying at this newly renovated 1920s one-bedroom cottage that’s a short walk from Rockport Harbor. It has a minimalist vibe with artful furnishings and touches of luxury. Perks are the heated bathroom floor, gas fireplace, and oversized windows to enjoy the views. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the home has a private entrance for guests. It’s a peaceful retreat and quiet getaway you’ll love in Rockport!

ComfyDome Glamping Hill-side Site, Jefferson Unique Dome Glamping Site
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Unique Dome Glamping Site

ComfyDome Glamping Hill-side Site, Jefferson

Another really interesting Airbnb that’s great for two guests is this dome house that’s fully heated from October to May. The home is on private 13-acre grounds and has a fire pit with firewood provided. It has solar power to charge your devices, homemade whoopie pies from the host, and is a short drive from the hiking trails, oceans, and towns of mid-coastal Maine. There is a shared bathroom facility near the dome and a shower in the main house.

Quiet Lakefront Cottage on Graham Lake, Waltham Quiet Lakefront Cottage on Graham Lake
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Quiet Lakefront Cottage on Graham Lake

Quiet Lakefront Cottage on Graham Lake, Waltham

It’s fun to stay in a cottage by the lake in Maine, such as this one for up to five people. The cottage is on a small working farm and includes two canoes to use. Come here for a central location when you want to visit Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Bangor. You’ll love the private setting, porch, and Wi-Fi available at the farmhouse. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and crib, while the other bedroom has a double bed and a single bed. Enjoy sunsets over the lake and lovely scenery with your family with a stay at this Waltham cottage.

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