Saco in Maine’s York County is a town straight out of a storybook. Bordered by the Saco River to the west and picturesque beaches to the east, it makes for an idyllic destination, most especially for travelers who are more inclined toward intimate, laid-back coastal holidays. Saco’s national Main Street-designated downtown area features interesting shops, art venues, and restaurants, as well as historic buildings and parks. Its location near the Greater Portland Area and Boston, as well as being a stop on the Amtrak Downeaster, ensures convenient access for those coming to town. Stay at one of Saco’s quaint homes. Check out our round-up of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Saco, Maine, below.
This self-contained studio was lovingly designed by the owners using reclaimed materials, including custom barn-board walls that give it a distinct, rustic feel. It will definitely make for one of the most unique places you’ve ever stayed in. Meanwhile, enjoy the convenience of modern amenities such as a compact yet complete kitchen and a full bath with a custom shower. The cushy queen-size bed is brand-new and can sleep two guests. Enjoy lazy mornings on the deck while you look out at the property - an 1890s restored farmhouse. Otherwise, head to nearby Ferry Beach State Park for a fun day out.
Barn-Board Abode (private studio) powered by solarSaco, Maine, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewskitchen & heated bathroom were very nicewe had breakfast out on the deck in the morning and it was very peacefuland it was the most comfortable mattress i’ve ever had at an airbnbhello the pictures do no justice to how warm and rustic the room really ishot shower comfortable bed and easy to findsuper clean and quiet spaceclean everything you would needextremely clean warm and inviting stayvery clean comfortable and organized placethe house is clean and spacious
Host:he and his lovely wife rebecca were lovely hostsguy is an amazing hostguy was a fantastic hosthe is very quick with responses and helpful with local suggestionsguy was happy to help with everything and was a gracious hostRead more reviewsgreat space located in a wonderful locationhighly recommend close to everythinggreat place close to local restaurantsit’s a 5 min drive to the beach or a nice walk in a beautiful neighborhoodthis is a cozy and stylish place ideal for a couple
A seven-minute walk from this airy cottage will bring you to the beach. Alternatively, hop on to the trolley that will take you to other attractions such as Palace Playland, Funtown Splashtown USA, or local dining spots. The accommodation, a spectacular two-floor cottage, is located within a compound with the main home where the owners (and a friendly service dog) live. It can fit up to five guests across the downstairs bedroom and an additional sleeping space upstairs. Awash in clean white with tropical touches here and there, the cottage is a real charmer. There’s a nicely equipped kitchen and one and a half baths. If you’re not at the beach or kayaking on Saco River at Camp Ellis, enjoy some downtime around the fire pit in the spacious shared yard.
"By the Beach” COTTAGE!Saco, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewskristen's cottage is adorable and comfortablethe place is nicely decorated and has thoughtful touches like coffee and eggs in the kitchenadorable and cozy cottage we enjoyed how private it was and how easy and convenient check in wasclean and well stockedloved it great communication and the place was very cleanit was very cleankristin’s place is very clean and stylishplace was great and clean
Host:great place and a lovely hostwonderful stay with a great hostkristin was a great host she made us feel very welcomedshe is also very responsive and helpfulexcellent host who made herself available if we desiredRead more reviewscute cottage close to the beachjust a short walk to a beautiful beachkristin’s place is perfectly located on a very beautiful maine beach and close to a national parkvery cozy and a great locationthis location is perfect for a southern maine visit
This single-story family vacation home has been up-and-running as a rental for 40 years but it is extremely well-maintained. It has even been recently refurbished with a roof-deck. The roof-deck makes a great spot for outdoor dining or just taking in the views. This home is located on a peaceful dead-end street and is raised 10 ft (3 m) off the ground. Just steps away are the beach and fishing pier. Keen to try out some fresh seafood? Huot’s Seafood Restaurant is a few minutes away while just next door is a lobsterman from whom you can buy the freshest catch! The home has two bedrooms and one bath, perfect for up to six guests. There’s a full kitchen, air conditioning, and lots of parking space. Fresh white interiors and nautical-themed accents complete the perfect beachside vacation home for a family.
2BD 40ft From The Ocean Plus ViewSaco, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat view from the deck and the living roomthe kitchen/living room area is open with 2 small bedrooms and a great roof deck with patio furniturethe space was very clean and cozythe space was clean and comfortablethe water is clean and the sand is softclean bright just like the picturessheets and blankets and plenty of towels nice and clean
Host:great host and great weekend awaydemetri was an excellent host and check in was super easydemetri and his dad were both very welcoming and helpful as wellcommunication with host was easy as was check-in processdemetri was a very friendly even we where a little confused to check in :)Read more reviewsbeautiful location close to beachthis location is absolutely beautifulgreat location and super close to the beachthe location was awesomethe location is fantastic
We’re sure you’ll love the old-school charm of this oceanfront cottage. Over 75 years old, this property still has much of its original furnishing intact. Thus, enjoy antiques such as a canopy bed, a (non-functional) yet decorative fireplace, sturdy, wooden accents and fixtures, and more. The spacious cottage for two has one bedroom, an enclosed porch, and a dining area. Note that there’s no TV or internet connection as the owners encourage you to step out and have fun on the beach! After all, the property has private access from the spacious front yard. At the back is a pond and across the street is Ferry Beach State Park. If you’re looking to stay somewhere you can truly be surrounded by nature, look no further.
Private guest house on sandy beachSaco, Maine, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is so cozy and laura does an excellent job of anticipating any need you may havethe stone floor in the bathroom was stunning the views of long pond and the atlantic were stunningthis beach cottage was the perfect getaway charming and cozy with everything one could need for a comfortable staywe loved eating breakfast and lunch on the beach every daythe kitchen and bathroom though slight were functional and cleanthe house was clean and cozythe space was clean and comfortableit was clean and neat but full of new england charmclean clean clean including floors linens shower sink etcsweet cottage clean quiet and very comfortable
Host:great host and great placelaura is a wonderful very attentive host who response to questions quicklygreat and very friendly hostlaura is a great hostlaura was a great hostRead more reviewsthe location was lovelywonderful location cozy and quaintgreat location secluded and private but not remotelaura's house is super cute and we loved the quietness privacy and locationthe location is perfectly central to all things south coast maine
This quaint little cottage is perched under a tree in the owners’ backyard. It is decorated in bright, pastel hues and features compact yet fully functional spaces. Don’t be fooled by its adorable, playhouse-like vibe though. There’s lots of space inside (enough for up to four guests) and it’s decked out in brand new amenities. The home features a full kitchen, two spacious bedrooms, and a bathroom with an oversized shower. On colder nights, get warm by the indoor fireplace. Homely touches such as a storage area for beach gear, a chalkboard for kids, and even children’s books are provided. Make sure to drop by nearby Ocean Park - the owners swear by the cinnamon rolls sold here! It’s also close to Old Orchard Beach and Portland.
Simple, Stylish, and Sweet! Close Enough has it!Saco, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsduring a very hot week the air conditioner cooled the whole cottage which really made things comfortablethe cottage is super cute and cozythis is a delightful cozy cottage close to all the beach amenities but still very quiet and privatethe cottage is cozy and super comfortable for 3 peoplecozy quiet cottage with everything we needed for a restful week by the beachit was very clean and comfortableit was clean cosy and quietit's very clean and well-maintainedthe cottage is clean and cozy adorablecute clean and cozy would definitely stay again
Host:stacy is a great hostshe was also super responsive for any questions we hadhost has great comms and accomodatingshe was very accommodating and responsivestacy is a warm and helpful hostRead more reviewsvery cute and close enoughclose enough is really cute - a lovely locationwalking distance to a beautiful beachgreat house in a great locationsuch a great location and easy walk to the beach
Just a couple of houses from the Atlantic Ocean is this quaint garden-style apartment for six guests. If you came to Saco, Maine, for beach fun, this home is for you! Bordering Ferry Beach State Park and Camp Ellis, it’ll reward you with easy access to sun and sand, kayaking and jet-skiing, fresh seafood (think: lobsters!), plus, other cool activities such as whale-watching and deep-sea fishing. Then, of course, there’s the stunning views you can enjoy right from the home. It features two bedrooms (with extra sleeping space in the living room), one bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, a living area with cable TV, and free parking. Outside is another living area with a grill and a fire pit for evening barbecues.
2 Bedroom with Ocean ViewsSaco, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsclean quiet close to ocean
Host:hosts were awesome very accommodatingdaphne was very hospitable friendly helpful and accommodatinggreat location apartment has everything you need hospitality was awesome very family friendly environmentRead more reviewsshort walk to the beach bring a wagon if you carry a lot like we did
This particular rental is part of a duplex in Camp Ellis - you’ll enjoy the crisp sea breeze from the Atlantic Ocean and the calmness of the Saco River from the property. The interiors are awash in fresh, light colors. Marigold and mint green walls are set off by sparkling white counters and fixtures and beautiful hardwood floors. With three bedrooms and one and a half baths, it can sleep seven people comfortably. There’s a huge country-style kitchen and dining area. Enjoy easy access to the beach as it is just a few steps away. Wash off in the shared outdoor shower and spend some time at the shared backyard dining on freshly caught lobster.
Oceanview duplex w/two decks & yard-steps to beach
Top guest reviewsnice outdoor space with second floor deck main floor porch and good sized yard with outdoor shower
Host:owners were very nice and kept to themselvesRead more reviewsgreat location but house needs some workthere’s a cute general store and a little seafood shack all within a 5 minute walkthe location here is amazing easy to get to by carwalk across the street to a beautiful sand beach that is not overcrowded
Stay right on the beach when you choose this spacious home that’s perfect for six guests (up to eight, at most). If the unbeatable ocean views don’t suffice, you’ll find that the beachy vibe extends all the way into the corners of the home, with beach-themed decor and pops of color that will put you right in summer mode. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms across two floors. Enjoy panoramic views from anywhere in the home - whether you’re chilling out at the upstairs balcony with a glass of wine or fixing up a meal in the ultra-modern, luxury kitchen. Other perks include WiFi, Netflix, free parking, and the most stellar sunsets.
The Beach House. Oceanfront & Sunrise Views!
Top guest reviews
Host:the host was very nice accommodating and helpfulRead more reviewsa beautiful location we loved our stay at this well appointed comfortable homeamazing location right on this gorgeous beach and in a quiet community
This beautiful home on Ferry Road is a classic Maine cottage that’s been superbly decked out in tasteful and updated furnishings. There’s tons of space within the home - you can choose from a few seating areas, reading nooks, and sun porches. The light color schemes, high ceilings, and numerous wide windows certainly help the space feel even bigger. Three bedrooms, each with its own character, can sleep eight guests. There are two baths - one with a stand-up shower and the other with a hot tub. Enjoy chillier nights ‘round the fire pit roasting s’mores. With several beaches nearby and Saco River just across the street, you’ll likely spend less time in the property’s in-ground pool.
Charming Maine House with pool, near beachSaco, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsgreat amenities and very comfortablethe outdoor space with fire pit grill and pool allowed us to enjoy the beautiful weatherthe pool was a perfect alternative to the beach complete with fire pit and grillloads of light space room to relaxbeds were comfortable and there was plenty of closet spacevery clean and stylishlovely house -very clean and welcomingour stay was clean easy and convenientthis house is well-decorated clean and stocked with everything we needed for a family beach getawayit was easy to cook keep things clean and of course relax
Host:this home and host will not disappointjeanne is a great hostjeanne was a good host with a fast response time when neededshe was helpful and easy to communicate withhad a great time beautiful house owner very easy to deal withRead more reviewsgreat house in a great locationdecent space with a great locationsuper close to the beach and other local attractionswe loved our stay at this house the location is perfectcute house in a great location fire pit was great for the cool spring weather
Relish a peaceful time at this beach getaway great for a family of five. It’s just a few steps from the beach, minutes from marinas for fishing, and close to kayak rentals. The home has a few seating areas to choose from. If you’re restless indoors, then head out of the living room and relax on an Adirondack chair in the outdoor patio. Alternatively, get some reading done at the screened-in porch while the sound of waves crashing nearby comforts you. If you’d like to cook, the kitchen comes well-equipped - there’s even a lobster pot for those fresh catches. There are two bedrooms on the second floor. Note that linens won’t be provided, but the laundry area will make bringing your own much more convenient. Small dogs can stay for a small fee but do make sure to get approval from the owners first. The whole family can have a good time at this quaint and quiet coastal abode.
Charming Beach Cottage Short Walk To Water!Saco, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is a very cute classic beach cottage with an updated bathroomvery clean and not crowdedsuper clean and cozy very comfortableso clean and exactly as picturesdeborah's beach house is quaint clean and comfortableit was beyond clean which is especially appreciated during this whole covid era
Host:deborah was a great hostdeborah has a gracious hostdeborah was a very kind and responsive hostdeborah was a great host and was attentive to the things we neededvery responsive to my many questionsRead more reviewsgreat location close to the beachthe location was great with just a short walk to the beachthe location was perfect for usthe location is as described plenty of attractions either in walking or short driving distanceit is just a short pleasant five minute walk to the beach
Something for everyone in Saco
Traveling to Saco, Maine, any time soon? Sitting between the Atlantic Ocean and Saco River, and with a historic downtown area and countless local attractions, Saco has something for everybody indeed. Give one of these top Airbnb rentals a try for a foolproof beach escapade.
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