Whether you're looking for great craft beer, New England seafood, or plenty of outdoor activity options, vacationing in Maine is always a good idea. Maine is known for its stunning nature (like Acadia National Park), beaches, rocky coastline, maritime history, and fresh lobster.

This New England state provides an ideal opportunity to relax, get away from the stresses of life, and enjoy the beauty of nature— while social distancing, of course. If you're searching for Maine vacation rentals, consider home exchanging— the best way to have an affordable, authentic vacation in Maine.

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HomeExchange is the world leader in home exchange vacations. With over 450,000 homes in 187 countries, you can discover a budget-friendly, safe way to travel the world. You can enjoy a year of unlimited Maine vacation rentals for the price of one night in a hotel room.

Here are just 10 of the cozy, peaceful Maine vacation rentals waiting to welcome you.

Charming Maine vacation rental in South Portland

This lovely home exchange is just minutes from downtown Portland and beautiful lighthouses, beaches and trails. The home's bathroom has recently been renovated into a luxury, spa-like experience and the kitchen is equipped with everything you might need— so you can take a crack at cooking Maine lobster yourself. The backyard has a fire pit, grill and hammock where you can enjoy the fresh coastal breeze.

Rustic lakefront home exchange on Sebago Lake

Rustic meets luxurious in this rejuvenating Maine vacation rental. The house is located on a quiet cove with a large sandy beach and dock. Since it sleeps up to 8 people, the whole family can enjoy water activities, board games, s'mores, and boating together from this homey abode.

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Stylish, modern Maine vacation rental on 6 acres

Looking for plenty of space for everyone to spread out? This home exchange has something for everyone: water views, woodland walks, a vegetable garden and fire pit. The house is near Belfast, Maine, which has plenty to do— and your HomeExchange hosts will be happy to share their tips and recommendations with you so you can get the most out of your vacation in Maine.

Coastal Maine vacation rental for the whole family

Nestled in Blue Village, Maine just an hour from Acadia National Park, this spacious home is surrounded by water. The historic house was built in 1835 by a shipbuilder and the surrounding pond is ideal for kayaks and canoes. The home sleeps 15 comfortably, making it an ideal retreat.

Bright, spacious Maine vacation home with a hot tub

Cape Elizabeth, Maine, prides itself in being the most photographed town in Maine. Come see why, and don't forget your camera to capture the sights of this spectacular beach community. This neighborhood is surrounded by strawberry fields, hiking paths, beaches, and five-star restaurants— or stay at home and enjoy the hot tub under the stars.

Cozy Maine beach house in laid-back community

This beachy-but-elegant Maine vacation rental is just a few blocks from the town center which bustles with family-oriented events, parades, and festivals. Stand in line with the locals at the town's soda shoppe to get locally made ice cream, take a day trip to Portland for some shopping, or enjoy a luxurious afternoon reading on the front porch of this quaint cottage.

Maine vacation rental near Acadia National Park

This home exchange is near many local hiking and kayaking destinations, as well as the best lobster, fried haddock and fresh clams around. You can bask in the sun and fresh air of the rugged Maine coast and use the home's canoes, mountain bikes, or large collection of DVDs. If you're working remotely, the home is equipped with Wi-Fi and an office, so you can work comfortably during the day before taking a peaceful hike in the evening.

Maine vacation home in idyllic seaside village

This village house swap in Camden, Maine, is just a stone's throw from Penobscot Bay, where you can enjoy the active harbor life. The home has a well-equipped kitchen with everything you might need, a cozy fireplace, and large bedrooms flooded with natural light. The town itself bustles with small local businesses, antique shops, and local bookstores.

Gorgeous waterfront Maine vacation rental

Vacation just five minutes from the entrance of Acadia National Park in this lovely retreat. This Maine vacation rental is airy, with lots of light and open space, while the wood floors and open staircase add to its cheery charm. The upstairs bedroom has a private balcony with stunning views of the ocean, and the rolling lawn has views of the nearby lighthouse. The home is in Prospect Harbor, a tiny village that will let you experience life in rural, rugged Maine.

Spacious southern Maine vacation rental

Tucked in a family-friendly neighborhood in southern Maine, this home exchange is just a 20-minute drive from the coast and its beautiful beaches. You're only an hour from Boston, in the perfect location to see fall foliage, enjoy winter sports, or sunbathe in the summer. The open floor plan allow for fun gatherings at the same time as allowing for privacy in one of the five bedrooms.

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