Destination guide

Biddeford, a gateway to Coastal Maine

Biddeford makes a fantastic base for exploring Maine's Atlantic coast. While the town is awash with New England charm, a lively community of Quebecois locals means Biddeford throws a dash of French flair into the mix. Today, over 30% of the population speaks French. This goes hand in hand with a string of bakeries, bistros and sun-loving French Canadians. Whatever your style, you'll find Biddeford vacation rentals for every occasion. Luxury homes provide plenty of space for family getaways and destination weddings, while couples will love the convenience of beachfront condos.

Things to do

Devour sumptuous seafood in Biddeford

Biddeford was once a powerhouse for US textiles. Today the Biddeford Mills Museum offers a behind the scenes glimpse at the town's enormous warehouse. For a dose of New England charm, head up to Wood Island Lighthouse, a historic gem that's been watching over Saco Bay since 1808. You'll also get sweeping views over the Atlantic Ocean, where Maine reels in a bounty of lobster, cod, clams, scallops and more. With well-equipped kitchens and outdoor BBQs, Biddeford vacation rentals give you the freedom to stock up on bounty and host your own seafood spreads.


Escape to Biddeford's beachside enclaves

While Biddeford is set on the Saco River, you'll be just a few miles from the Atlantic coast. It's hard to resist the allure of Old Orchard Beach, a New England resort fringed by golden sand, neon-lit amusement arcades and a wooden pier. If you're craving R&R, why not escape to enclaves like Biddeford Pool? Almost exclusively residential, you'll find yourself immersed in a tightknit community of locals. With ocean views and New England charm, Biddeford vacation rentals cottages offer a unique opportunity to experience Maine like a local.


Celebrate La Kermesse in Biddeford

Biddeford lures most of its visitors in the summer, when Maine enjoys long days and plenty of sunshine. Naturally, crowds spike over both the US and Canadian school holidays. Visit in June and you could catch La Kermesse, a 4-day French-American festival that sees Biddeford come alive with street parades, live music and fireworks. If you want to beat the crowds, consider visiting in late spring or early fall. While winter is technically low season, there's something romantic about windswept beach walks and blazing nights by the fireplace.

Natural features

Beach hopping in Biddeford

Stay in Biddeford and you'll be within driving distance of Maine's iconic beaches. Ferry Beach State Park is the closest stretch of sand, set at the mouth of the Saco River. Beyond the beach, there are plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs. The Saco Bay Trails are a favorite with locals, showcasing forests, rivers and wetlands. Birders will be reaching for their binoculars at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, which is a sanctuary for piping plovers and sharp-tailed sparrows.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Biddeford

The nearest airport is in Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), located 12.9 mi (20.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), which is 13.9 mi (22.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Biddeford?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 959 vacation rentals near Biddeford. From 515 Houses to 160 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Biddeford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Biddeford?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Biddeford:

  • Biddeford Pool: 81 vacation rentals
  • Fortunes Rocks: 39 vacation rentals
  • Granite Point: 48 vacation rentals
  • York Beach: 382 vacation rentals
  • Goose Rocks Beach: 65 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Biddeford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Biddeford. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fortunes Rock Beach: 1,922 vacation rentals
  • Saint Brendan's Chapel: 1,920 vacation rentals
  • Marden's Surplus and Salvage: 1,930 vacation rentals
  • Long Sands Beach: 439 vacation rentals
  • Perkins Cove: 606 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Biddeford listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Biddeford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 515 Houses in Biddeford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Biddeford include:

  • Cottages: 160 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 160 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 249 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Biddeford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 136 vacation rentals with pool available in Biddeford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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