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Make a vacation rental in Portland, Casco Bay Area, USA your home away from home

Portland is the largest city on Casco Bay, an inlet in the Gulf of Maine on the southern coast of Maine. Portland, Casco Bay Area self-catering accommodation offers the best of both worlds; urban comfort, shopping and dining and the sea with what is considered some of the best sailing in the world.

Things to do in Portland, Casco Bay Area, USA

Boats play a large part around a Portland, Casco Bay Area vacation rental with ferries to the major and minor island, of which there is a very large number, pleasure boats, sailing boats and even a sunset cruise in the summer months. Peaks Island is the most populous island in Casco Bay and has 16 car ferries a day in the summer and has amusement parks, theatres, restaurants and cafes. Performance arts are also big in this area; opera, symphony orchestra, modern dance troupes, ballet as well as a thriving music scene, great music venues, outdoor concerts and fireworks both in the downtown area and on the islands.

Away from the water there are a myriad of trails and walks as well as interesting buildings and sights to see while staying in a Portland, Casco Bay Area vacation rental. There are seven lighthouses including the Pocahontas Light which is the smallest registered lighthouse in the United States standing at just six feet tall. There are also six forts dating from 1808 to 1907 many of which served as important facilities during the two great wars. Also irresistible is the Old Port area with its cobblestone streets with revitalised warehouses on the waterfront housing interesting shops, restaurants and cafes; this is the place to find crafts from local artisans, with textiles, fashion, jewellery, and great specialty food.

Places to visit in Portland, Casco Bay Area

As well as getting out to some of the islands, like Eagle Island which was home to Admiral Robert Peary, the polar explorer, and his family from 1881 until 1955 and is now a registered Historic Site there are several interesting cities and beaches close to Portland, Casco Bay Area vacation rentals. Brunswick, Yarmouth and Gorham are just three places with historic sights and interesting main streets; for beautiful stretches of sand and blue water head to Ogunquit, Kittery, Old Orchard Beach and many more.

Weather in Portland, Casco Bay Area, USA

At Portland, Casco Bay Area vacation rentals you can expect to enjoy a humid continental climate with warm summers and long, cold snowy winters. Monthly averages range from 20.4 centigrade in July with highs that can exceed 32 centigrade and -5 centigrade in January with lows that can exceed -18 centigrade.

Cheap flights to Portland, Casco Bay Area, USA

There are some very good deals for getting to self-catering vacation rentals from London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW) to Portland (PDX) with American Airlines, KLM, Delta, Air Canada and many more.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (37 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 6
    Cottage #144916
    37
      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (5 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 8
      House #4232093
      5
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (15 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Cottage #3897642
        15
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Condo #3538570
          24
            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 5
            Cottage #953622
            79
              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #3967410
              39
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #897262vb
                26
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (10 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #833864vb
                  10
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (34 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #138154vb
                    34
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (72 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • Studio
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Apartment #3780374
                      72
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Bungalow #973608
                        95
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (15 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #735915vb
                          15
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Condo #871843vb
                            36
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              House #914110vb
                              14
                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 10
                                House #699034vb
                                31
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Separate Toilets
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  House #852940vb
                                  19
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Cottage #668910vb
                                    23
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #3785458
                                      36
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Condo #3944741
                                        20
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #962008
                                          30
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Townhome #3684592
                                            41
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #4311812
                                              3
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #24124vb
                                                9
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (34 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Apartment #499096vb
                                                  34
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    House #597466vb
                                                    20
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (29 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                      House #232136
                                                      29
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Apartment #24126vb
                                                        16
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Apartment #4208745
                                                          11
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Townhome #3723457
                                                            22
                                                              • 9 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 20
                                                              Estate #3799103
                                                              18
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                House #12490vb
                                                                14
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (55 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #3780005
                                                                  55
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #3953635
                                                                    38
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #4169887
                                                                      11
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        House #465503vb
                                                                        40
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          House #714816vb
                                                                          22
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Bungalow #881282vb
                                                                            7
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              House #4263454
                                                                              8
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (19 reviews)
                                                                                View details for price
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                House #691466vb
                                                                                19
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Cottage #885706vb
                                                                                  4
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #918265vb
                                                                                    9
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #115073
                                                                                      2
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (22 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                                        House #273305vb
                                                                                        22
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (30 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Cottage #483388vb
                                                                                          30
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Bungalow #669441vb
                                                                                            25
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (29 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Cottage #153919vb
                                                                                              29
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                (9 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #192030
                                                                                                9
                                                                                                  • Studio
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #3922300
                                                                                                  25
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #879202vb
                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #746656vb
                                                                                                      10
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