Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Saco, Maine

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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.

1. Cleverly designed barn-board abode (from USD 96)

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 solar
Saco, Maine, United States
265 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen & heated bathroom were very nice
we had breakfast out on the deck in the morning and it was very peaceful
and it was the most comfortable mattress i’ve ever had at an airbnb
hello the pictures do no justice to how warm and rustic the room really is
hot shower comfortable bed and easy to find
super clean and quiet space
clean everything you would need
extremely clean warm and inviting stay
very clean comfortable and organized place
the house is clean and spacious
he and his lovely wife rebecca were lovely hosts
guy is an amazing host
guy was a fantastic host
he is very quick with responses and helpful with local suggestions
guy was happy to help with everything and was a gracious host
great space located in a wonderful location
highly recommend close to everything
great place close to local restaurants
it’s a 5 min drive to the beach or a nice walk in a beautiful neighborhood
this is a cozy and stylish place ideal for a couple
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2. Chic cottage by the beach (from USD 265)

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 States
132 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kristen's cottage is adorable and comfortable
the place is nicely decorated and has thoughtful touches like coffee and eggs in the kitchen
adorable and cozy cottage we enjoyed how private it was and how easy and convenient check in was
clean and well stocked
loved it great communication and the place was very clean
it was very clean
kristin’s place is very clean and stylish
place was great and clean
great place and a lovely host
wonderful stay with a great host
kristin was a great host she made us feel very welcomed
she is also very responsive and helpful
excellent host who made herself available if we desired
cute cottage close to the beach
just a short walk to a beautiful beach
kristin’s place is perfectly located on a very beautiful maine beach and close to a national park
very cozy and a great location
this location is perfect for a southern maine visit
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3. Recently refurbished vacation home with gorgeous roof-deck (from USD 265)

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 View
Saco, Maine, United States
65 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view from the deck and the living room
the kitchen/living room area is open with 2 small bedrooms and a great roof deck with patio furniture
the space was very clean and cozy
the space was clean and comfortable
the water is clean and the sand is soft
clean bright just like the pictures
sheets and blankets and plenty of towels nice and clean
great host and great weekend away
demetri was an excellent host and check in was super easy
demetri and his dad were both very welcoming and helpful as well
communication with host was easy as was check-in process
demetri was a very friendly even we where a little confused to check in :)
beautiful location close to beach
this location is absolutely beautiful
great location and super close to the beach
the location was awesome
the location is fantastic
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4. Vintage oceanfront cottage (from USD 255)

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 beach
Saco, Maine, United States
140 reviews Superhost
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is so cozy and laura does an excellent job of anticipating any need you may have
the stone floor in the bathroom was stunning the views of long pond and the atlantic were stunning
this beach cottage was the perfect getaway charming and cozy with everything one could need for a comfortable stay
we loved eating breakfast and lunch on the beach every day
the kitchen and bathroom though slight were functional and clean
the house was clean and cozy
the space was clean and comfortable
it was clean and neat but full of new england charm
clean clean clean including floors linens shower sink etc
sweet cottage clean quiet and very comfortable
great host and great place
laura is a wonderful very attentive host who response to questions quickly
great and very friendly host
laura is a great host
laura was a great host
the location was lovely
wonderful location cozy and quaint
great location secluded and private but not remote
laura's house is super cute and we loved the quietness privacy and location
the location is perfectly central to all things south coast maine
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5. Sweet and cozy dwelling (from USD 125)

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
252 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
during a very hot week the air conditioner cooled the whole cottage which really made things comfortable
the cottage is super cute and cozy
this is a delightful cozy cottage close to all the beach amenities but still very quiet and private
the cottage is cozy and super comfortable for 3 people
cozy quiet cottage with everything we needed for a restful week by the beach
it was very clean and comfortable
it was clean cosy and quiet
it's very clean and well-maintained
the cottage is clean and cozy adorable
cute clean and cozy would definitely stay again
stacy is a great host
she was also super responsive for any questions we had
host has great comms and accomodating
she was very accommodating and responsive
stacy is a warm and helpful host
very cute and close enough
close enough is really cute - a lovely location
walking distance to a beautiful beach
great house in a great location
such a great location and easy walk to the beach
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6. Garden-style apartment bordering Ferry Beach and Camp Ellis (from USD 230)

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 Views
Saco, Maine, United States
26 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
clean quiet close to ocean
hosts were awesome very accommodating
daphne was very hospitable friendly helpful and accommodating
great location apartment has everything you need hospitality was awesome very family friendly environment
short walk to the beach bring a wagon if you carry a lot like we did
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7. Oceanfront escape at Camp Ellis (from USD 409)

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
5 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice outdoor space with second floor deck main floor porch and good sized yard with outdoor shower
owners were very nice and kept to themselves
great location but house needs some work
there’s a cute general store and a little seafood shack all within a 5 minute walk
the location here is amazing easy to get to by car
walk across the street to a beautiful sand beach that is not overcrowded
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8. Summery, light-filled beach house (from USD 259)

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!
56 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
the host was very nice accommodating and helpful
a beautiful location we loved our stay at this well appointed comfortable home
amazing location right on this gorgeous beach and in a quiet community
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9. Classic cottage with a pool

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 beach
Saco, Maine, United States
64 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities and very comfortable
the outdoor space with fire pit grill and pool allowed us to enjoy the beautiful weather
the pool was a perfect alternative to the beach complete with fire pit and grill
loads of light space room to relax
beds were comfortable and there was plenty of closet space
very clean and stylish
lovely house -very clean and welcoming
our stay was clean easy and convenient
this house is well-decorated clean and stocked with everything we needed for a family beach getaway
it was easy to cook keep things clean and of course relax
this home and host will not disappoint
jeanne is a great host
jeanne was a good host with a fast response time when needed
she was helpful and easy to communicate with
had a great time beautiful house owner very easy to deal with
great house in a great location
decent space with a great location
super close to the beach and other local attractions
we loved our stay at this house the location is perfect
cute house in a great location fire pit was great for the cool spring weather
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10. Quaint getaway for a family

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
42 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is a very cute classic beach cottage with an updated bathroom
very clean and not crowded
super clean and cozy very comfortable
so clean and exactly as pictures
deborah's beach house is quaint clean and comfortable
it was beyond clean which is especially appreciated during this whole covid era
deborah was a great host
deborah has a gracious host
deborah was a very kind and responsive host
deborah was a great host and was attentive to the things we needed
very responsive to my many questions
great location close to the beach
the location was great with just a short walk to the beach
the location was perfect for us
the location is as described plenty of attractions either in walking or short driving distance
it is just a short pleasant five minute walk to the beach
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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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