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Bangor, Maine may be best known for being the home of Stephen King, and the inspiration, aesthetically, for the fictional town of Derry. A big river runs through the center of the quaint northeastern destination, and a giant Paul Bunyan statue oversees the community. From fall to spring, it’s always picturesque in Bangor, and you’re not too far for Bar Harbor. So whether you’re just cruising through, looking for a romantic getaway or planning to stay and explore all the Stephen King Easter eggs there are to find, we’ve got a list of the very best Airbnbs to consider.
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Kicking things off in true Bangor style, we have a lovely apartment with a private entrance, in a traditional home with country chic appeal. The separated space is perfect for couples while still having plenty of room to spread out. A deck and fire pit are available for relaxation and s’mores roasting—supplies included. With either the smell of fresh-cut flowers or vanilla, the hosts go the extra mile to add that true touch of home.
Located within a home built in the early 1900s, this totally private apartment features a bedroom, bathroom, living room and dining space. While the inside is a beautiful compilation of original wood floors and tin ceilings, the outside scenery is a major draw as well. Perched on a hill, you’ll be able to see the Penobscot River from basically every window, and you are welcome to enjoy the porch as well.
Wanting to dive right into the downtown scene upon arrival? This Airbnb is pleasantly basic on the inside with a wee little kitchen and space to stretch out, but also opens up right onto Main Street. Every major site is within walkable distance, and the restaurants and shops will be at your fingertips.
Back in the day, this loft apartment building was a schoolhouse, and many of the original materials have been left in place. The apartment is simple, but in a good way, because it allows the old character to shine through. Also being close to the waterfront concert venue, and downtown, it’s location is quite convenient.
You can just sense the depth of this historic home, that has had the opportunity to house captains and other fairly significant people through its life. While being the same crimson color as Stephen King’s house, the red abode is very traditional on the inside. Wallpaper, clawfoot tubs and four-poster beds sum up the old Maine atmosphere, while the large kitchen seems a bit upgraded.
Modernized interiors with a subway tiled kitchen, an airy color pattern and whitewashed wood floors make for a change-up from the more historic look. The exterior is straightforward, and the backyard offers generous space for lounging or enjoying a meal. And a family of six can vacation in comfort without breaking the bank.
Contemporary and open, this full home has a few rustic touches here and there, rounding out an overall eclectic vibe. The living space is refreshing and welcoming with plenty of seating and a wood-burning stove, while the gorgeous kitchen has a lovely bay window for taking in the outdoor views. With two bedrooms and two baths, it is the perfect size for a small family.
With the most whimsical accumulation of foliage and flowers surrounding the exterior, the yellow two-story dwelling has a cottage-like look, while being spacious enough to accommodate a handful of guests within its three bedrooms. Exposed beams, rustic touches and a list of conveniences like a washer and dryer, stocked kitchen, Internet and Netflix, this Airbnb is just outside of Bangor, allowing for a quiet, yet proximal getaway.
Self-described as having a Nordic modern style, the home is beautifully decorated with just the right amount of personality. The opposite of over the top, you will likely find the space to be a total breath of fresh air. The trees surrounding the home are stunning when fall rolls around, but any time of the year would be perfect to find refuge here. As an added bonus, the host provides yummy snacks and drinks.
Refined, but still holding true to its 1800s origins, this breathtaking second-floor loft on historic Main Street is a minimalistic dream. The spa bathroom, sleek floors and impressive kitchen bring the rental to a surprisingly affordable price. But the show-stopping aspect of the Airbnb is the sliding doors that open to a private patio right along the town’s most popular street.
Live the simple life in this peaceful home in the historic district. High ceilings, a subtle pastel color pallet, country kitchen and other polished vintage aspects complete the cozy space. Relax on the porch with your morning coffee, stroll the enriching surroundings or just enjoy lounging in the endearing one-bedroom abode.