So you procrastinated planning your summer vacation, and now are scrambling to find something last minute. No worries, it happens to the best of us!

Maine is known for its stunning natural beauty (like Acadia National Park), beaches, rocky coastline, maritime history, and fresh lobster. This New England state is an ideal destination for late summer, last-minute getaway for the whole family.

Maine weather is usually at its warmest in late summer, meaning swimming is possible in the often-frigid Maine waters. Local seafood shops are still open for the season, so you can stop on the side of the road and enjoy a mouthwatering lobster roll almost anywhere in the state (check out our recommendations for the best seafood in New England!).

There are plenty of home exchanges still available in Maine for the end of summer, so you can have an authentic, affordable vacation with all the comforts of home. With HomeExchange, can enjoy a year of unlimited Maine vacation rental alternatives for the price of one night in a hotel room.

HomeExchanges in Maine

What are you waiting for? Start planning your late summer Maine vacation with HomeExchange, savor the last weeks of summer, and use that PTO!

Maine vacation rental alternatives

Maine vacation rental alternatives for a last-minute summer getaway

Here is a handful unique Maine vacation rental alternatives to discover for your New England vacation— complete with reviews from guests who have stayed in them. Find more Maine home exchanges here.

Energy efficient western Maine home with mountain views

"Scott and Linda's home is very special. Not only is their end of the road location, on the Androscoggin River with the iconic White Mountains in the background stunning, the net zero energy usage with triple pane windows, contemporary design, original artwork and all modern conveniences is truly extraordinary!... If you are looking for a peaceful, laid back experience, you will not be disappointed exchanging with Linda and Scott." —Dee; guest in 2021

Cozy, light-filled Maine vacation rental alternative

"Amylyn and Jonas made me feel welcome and 'at home.' They provided basic amenities (coffee, milk, eggs, olive oil and spices) that were much appreciated. The Nest exceeded my expectations... I could live there! It was convenient to local services, easy to find, peaceful, beautiful, and safe!!" —Susan; guest in 2021

Centrally located midcoast Maine vacation rental alternative

"The Loft (apartment) was cozy with all the comforts of home. Large room with queen bed, plenty of sitting areas and a large kitchen table for eating and working. Nice kitchen area for cooking. My wife did some watercolor paintings of the farm and animals while we were there. We enjoyed the fresh eggs from the chickens in the morning and the meadows of sheep and several horses." —Jim

Log cabin in the Maine woods with hiking, tidal views

"Milos and Bonnie's cabin was a perfect base for exploring the Down East coastal region of Maine. We loved its remote-feeling location on wooded land, with a view of the water and many deer, rabbit and bird visitors, while actually being only ten minutes from the market and other conveniences of downtown Milbridge... All in all, we just can't think of a better introduction to Maine than Bonnie, Milos and their charming cabin." —Christopher & Mac; guests in 2020

Maine vacation rental alternative near Acadia National Park

"Gorgeous modern home on the water, very clean and super comfortable. Loved hanging out on the giant deck. We took Kathleen's advice and walked the sundew trail which was gorgeous and hiked up to the top of Schoodic head which had spectacular views. The entire area is just beautiful! The house is completely stocked with everything we needed to cook all our meals. 5 stars!" —Courtney; guest in 2021

Getting started with HomeExchange

Maine vacation rental alternatives with HomeExchange

If you've never home exchanged before, your summer vacation to Maine is a perfect time to start. A week-long summer stay at a Maine Airbnb will average $2,100, so stay in a vacation rental alternative and use your vacation budget on lobster rolls and lighthouse tours instead!

Save with HomeExchange

The principle of home exchanging is simple: swap your home with someone else and enjoy the wonders of each other's city. Signing up for HomeExchange is free, so you can start communicating with members as you organize your next vacation. You are only required to pay the annual membership fee when you're ready to finalize your first exchange.

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