Destination guide

Travel to lively Portland

Enjoy the area's museums, live music and theatre scene with a rental holiday home in Portland. This cosmopolitan city attracts visitors thanks to its restaurants and shopping. For a bit of culture, visit Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Children's Museum of Maine or Portland Museum of Art. 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 Portland

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Portland a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Southworth Planetarium (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Joker's Family Fun and Games (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Sable Oaks Golf Course (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Riverside Municipal Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Twin Falls Golf Club (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Nonesuch River Golf Club (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Portland

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Portland. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Deering Oaks Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Eastern Promenade (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • East End Beach (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Willard Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Sand Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Mackworth Island (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Portland

Fly into Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), the closest airport, located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 23.2 mi (37.3 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Portland Transportation Center.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Portland?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 719 holiday rentals around Portland. From 282 Houses to 111 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Portland is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Portland?

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

  • Rosemont: 21 holiday homes
  • Peaks Island: 73 holiday homes
  • East Deering: 17 holiday homes
  • Back Cove: 19 holiday homes
  • Downtown Portland: 97 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portland?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Portland. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • McLellan-Sweat Mansion: 1,399 holiday rentals
  • McLellan-Sweat House: 1,395 holiday rentals
  • University of Southern Maine: 1,391 holiday rentals
  • Space Gallery: 1,393 holiday rentals
  • Charles Q. Clapp House: 1,398 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portland listed on Stayz 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 Portland?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 282 Houses in Portland. Our other popular types of Portland holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 111 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 111 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 290 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Portland?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 102 holiday homes with pool available in Portland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Portland

    Peaks Island
    73 holiday rentals
    Old Orchard Beach
    873 holiday rentals
    448 holiday rentals
    1,375 holiday rentals
    729 holiday rentals
    1,555 holiday rentals
    Great Diamond Island
    395 holiday rentals
    1,606 holiday rentals
    1,489 holiday rentals
    71 holiday rentals
    976 holiday rentals
    1,148 holiday rentals
    673 holiday rentals
    743 holiday rentals
    South Portland
    287 holiday rentals
    346 holiday rentals
    257 holiday rentals
    415 holiday rentals
    417 holiday rentals
    409 holiday rentals