Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Long Island is ready to explore

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Long Island. This romantic city attracts visitors thanks to its restaurants and shopping. Portland Observatory and Portland Head Light are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Long Island

Are you looking for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Long Island has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Southworth Planetarium (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Riverside Municipal Golf Course (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Joker's Family Fun and Games (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Sable Oaks Golf Course (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Twin Falls Golf Club (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Nonesuch River Golf Club (11.2 mi / 18 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Long Island

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Long Island is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sand Beach (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Casco Bay Islands (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Mackworth Island (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • East End Beach (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Eastern Promenade (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Willard Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Long Island

Fly into Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), the closest airport, located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 18.3 mi (29.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Long Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 292 holiday lettings around Long Island. From 128 houses to 61 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Long Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Long Island:

  • Goose Rocks Beach: 57 holiday homes
  • West Point: 16 holiday homes
  • Willard: 29 holiday homes
  • Downtown Portland: 66 holiday homes
  • Pine Point: 261 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Long Island? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Long Island. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Scarborough Downs: 1,320 holiday lettings
  • Scarborough Beach State Park: 1,254 holiday lettings
  • International Cryptozoology Museum: 1,277 holiday lettings
  • Crescent Beach State Park: 1,253 holiday lettings
  • Dunegrass Golf Club: 1,473 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Long Island listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Long Island?

Yes, of course. offers 128 Houses in Long Island. Our other popular types of Long Island holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 61 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 61 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 86 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Long Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 13 holiday homes with pool available in Long Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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