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Maybe you’ve watched one too many Maine Cabin Masters episodes on the DIY Network, or maybe Maine has just been the traditional family vacation destination through your childhood. Something magical takes place when walking onto the flat rock surfaces of Schoodic Point, while turquoise waves explode into a glorious display. Or while sitting at a picnic table diving into buttery lobster with bare hands. A coastal Maine vacation is beckoning with many great activities to choose from. After you’ve planned your trip, check out our list of the top oceanfront rentals in Maine.
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Okay, things just got extra swanky—that kitchen! Those windows with all of that ocean view! Wow. All the necessities, plus some, are in this one family home right on the ocean. Yes, there are amazing outdoor spaces to enjoy some wine and those notorious sunsets.
Designed by a sea captain, this dramatic seaside abode is unmistakably beautiful. More contemporary than many Maine homes, the interior is bright, with lots of white touches. It’s simplistic yet interesting. Floor to ceiling windows draws in natural rays while offering the best views of the cove. Forest and hiking trails galore are at the guest’s fingertips.
You can stay in Acadia National Park borders, in style nonetheless! Wide-open with a close to nature vibe, the home is nothing short of breathtaking. A unique fireplace, adorable bunking crannies and plenty of water views are just the tip of the iceberg. Considering all Acadia itself had to offer, we could devote an entire article to this one rental.
Fresh, farmhouse, coastal—all of the aesthetics have been tied into one incredible place, proximal to exciting Portland. No high-end amenity has been overlooked, and guests will feel enveloped in pure lavishness. Cape Elizabeth has a rugged, stunning coastline with those expected aqua waters. Truly a retreat, it’s worth every penny.
Travel back in time to the simplicity of old Maine cottage construction. Solid, full of character and with incredible porch views, staying here is immersive in a multitude of ways. Rich woods and a charming brick fireplace pull it all together, making it one of the highest-rated rentals in Georgetown.
We love that this cottage is located near the lesser-known side of Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula. You just can’t beat the calm and unspoiled beauty found within this particular area. The home is welcoming and cheerful, as large windows pull in tons of sunshine, as well as create wonderful view opportunities out toward the ocean. Whether meandering down the wooden stairs to launch a kayak or just sitting on the benches and chairs facing the horizon, every day will be incredibly special.
Almost at the Easternmost Point of the United States, this cottage has resided here for nearly 100 years. Impeccably preserved, guests will get that authentic taste of the coast. Fascinatingly lush birding habitat encapsulates the private boardwalk that leads to the salty sea, along with organic gardens and wildflowers.
A “camp” in Maine is just not what some may imagine it to be. Throw all thoughts of tents and peeing behind trees aside. This “camp” is actually the coziest cottage with appliances, solid wood construction and comfortable living spaces. Being right at the water means you’ll be kayaking for days.
Located on the edge of a Lincolnville property, the lobster buoy adorned cabin is right on the ocean’s edge. Deemed technically as a “glamping” site, the dwelling is brand new with heavenly interiors and vaulted ceilings. A hot tub is available a short walk away on the porch of the main home.
The peace and tranquility of Acadia National Park can be best enjoyed from an ultra-private cabin. Skip the crowded hiking trails, and just hunker down at the light-filled minimalist home. Bright wood brings a cheerful appeal to the wooden ceilings in the master bedroom, which is an ideal spot for a romantic escape. Meander closer to the water to a private yoga platform – we could really see ourselves waking up like this every morning! Let the coastal waters, and surrounding tall trees hug you as you perform the perfect downward dog.
At some of our oceanfront locations there isn’t much of a beach, but rather rocks, and a dock that extends out to the water. But this multi-bedroom home, perfect for extended family getaways, is right on an open sandy beach. Build sandcastles, watch the waves roll in, or set up a chair right in the surf while watching the sunset. Getting to the water is much easier for little ones as well. The home has some contemporary yet traditional design, which is appealing for any season.
Designed to be both luxurious, and reminiscent of beloved Maine “camps”(aka rugged cabins), this masterpiece sits on a cove that blossoms to the open ocean. A private dock means the easy boat and swimming access, and the forest surroundings offer plentiful shade. The interior is dreamy, with glistening natural materials and a spa-like appeal.