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Make a holiday rental apartment or home in Maine, New England your home away from home

Maine is a beautiful region of New England on the east coast of the USA, with some remarkably beautiful countryside and rich wildlife. The state is an impossibly beautiful place, with huge forests, full of nature and intrigue, and a coastline which will amaze even the most seasoned of travellers. The pace of life from a holiday home in Maine can be as hectic or as leisurely slow as you wish, but once you take a Maine holiday rental, you will never want to leave. Maine, New England is the last real wilderness on the east coast of America.

Things to do in Maine, New England

Maine is one of those destinations where activity is optional! Many wonderful holidays can be spent simply taking in the scenery, enjoying long, leisurely lunches in the many exquisite restaurants found throughout the state, or simply enjoying the skills of Maine’s opera, theatre and orchestra performances. The regular agricultural fairs are a great day out too, occurring throughout the state and on a regular basis.

However, if you would prefer to really discover the beauty and majesty of Maine, there are a vast range of activities to choose from. The great outdoors are simply outstanding in Maine, with amazing creatures thriving in the forests, caves, rivers and woods of the Maine countryside. Moose are among the most treasured sightings in Maine, and there are a great range of safaris and wildlife reserves in which to see these majestic beasts. Also high on the list are puffin along the East coast and whales, which feed just 20 miles of the Maine coast. The finest whale watching excursions leave from Bar Harbor, although there will be plenty of opportunities to go whale watching from any of the self catering Maine holiday homes on offer.

Hiking and mountain biking holidays in Maine are particularly popular, but for those staying in Maine accommodation along the coast, there are some wonderful kayaking and canoe trails to enjoy. Kayaking along the gently flowing rivers of Maine is an unbeatable experience, giving you perfect peace and an unrivalled chance to get close to nature and spot wildlife. The rivers are also famed throughout New England as some of the best fishing rivers you can find. There are more trout caught from Maine homes than are caught in the rest of the eastern states put together.

Golfing holidays to Maine, New England are particularly popular too, as there are a great range of spectacular golf courses, especially along the coastline, and arranging a tee-off time never poses a problem for visitors.

During the winter months, Maine is transformed into a winter wonderland where the tracks of skis and snowboards can be seen marking the which mountain peaks. The ski resorts of Maine are immaculately cared for, providing excellent skiing for every member of the family, from the expert to the first time skier.

Places to visit on holiday in Maine, New England

Boothbay Harbor is a quintessential Maine holiday destination. The famous Maine lobsters are in good supply in Boothbay Harbor, and the town is one of the finest places to sample Maine’s most famous export. Sailing and fishing are also particularly good from a Maine villa too.

Western Maine is a region of mountains and lakes. The summer months see Western Maine as a haven of activity and excitement in the great outdoors, with endless walking, mountain biking and nature trails to be enjoyed. The lakes are ideal for a refreshing swim, many water sports and even fishing. During the winter, Western Maine is a ski destination of the highest quality.

Cheap flights to Maine, New England

Bangor International Airport (BGR) doesn’t receive any direct flights from the UK, but there are many connections from other, larger American airports.

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                                                                                                      Maine the Way It Used To Be

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                                                                                                      I was born in Maine (too many years ago to discuss!) so I know this to be true, the Schoodic Surf Cottage is Maine the way it used to be. As others have said, the photos do not do this cottage and its location justice. The house is larger than it appears (1,800 sq. feet), this was on the internet information, but I did not pay attention, so I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the décor. It has a cottage feel, but includes many personal touches that make you feel right at home. My family owns vacation property, so I understand how hard the owners have worked. I also know they do a great job keeping the home clean. Yes, clean! You just never know when renting, do you? The phone numbers to the owner, caretaker and rental agent are posted where you feel you really could call if there was anything wrong. The owner has even put together a great book about the area to help with day trip decisions. Prospect Harbor is small (no red lights), but the people are friendly. There is a deli just down the street and a cute library with a lovely view. The next town, Winter Harbor has a couple restaurants, art galleries and a neat 5&10. Also, an IGA if you need supplies. Ellsworth is only 30 minutes away and has everything from McDonalds, Super Wal-Mart and a cute downtown with good restaurants. The beautiful Schoodic Point portion of Acadia National Park is only five miles from the cottage. Bar Harbor is about 45 minutes away. Now for the best part - the ocean view is amazing. The rocks are real Maine pink granite. Yes, large granite rocks, not pebbles or sand, and real deep water Atlantic Ocean, not that Maine mud at low tide. It’s the real thing! Waves crashing and everything. Lobster buoys, lobster boats and life-altering sunrises (sleep with the shades to the ocean up). There are Adirondack chairs and even a hammock. I don’t know if you can get a view like this anywhere else. If so, I have yet to find it.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2009