Destination guide

Seaside relaxation in Ogunquit vacation home rentals

The founding of the Ogunquit Art Colony in 1898 transformed this small fishing village on the coast of Maine into a sophisticated destination for artists, writers, and bohemians. Visitors have been finding inspiration in its pale stretches of golden sand, sheltered bays, and rugged coastline ever since, meaning that Ogunquit vacation rentals have remained perennially in vogue. Today, the town boasts picturesque small-town streets, diverse cultural institutions, locally owned boutiques, and a trailblazing mentality, while a range of water-based activities and day-trip excursions has attracted thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies as well.

Things to do

Attractions near Ogunquit vacation rentals

The Captain James Winn House was built in the 18th century and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This would be reason enough to visit, but it’s also the home of the Ogunquit Heritage Museum, which houses artifacts and exhibits about the town’s past as a fishing port, its architecture, and the famous art colony. Open Tuesday through Saturday between June and October, the museum is well worth a stopover for history buffs. Art-lovers should check out the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, which showcases early-20th-century works from local artists between May and October.

Activities

Things to do near Ogunquit vacation homes

The quaint streets of Ogunquit are lined with boutiques and stores that offer shopping experiences unique to this seaside town. Retailers sell art and antiquities designed in the area, as well as custom-designed and handcrafted jewelry, and regional wines and produce. After a long day of retail therapy, unwind at one of Ogunquit’s many spas. Here, you can enjoy massages, facials, body wraps, and acupuncture, among countless other treatments, before ending the day watching the stars from the patio of your Ogunquit vacation rental. Most of the spas are unisex and all are LGBT-friendly; Ogunquit prides itself on its inclusive outlook and forward-thinking spirit.

Weather

Best time to travel to Ogunquit vacation homes

Maine has a humid continental climate, which typically brings great seasonal variations in temperature. Ogunquit’s coastal location, however, moderates these shifts, meaning winters are warmer and summers are cooler than in inland destinations. As such, booking a cheap Ogunquit vacation rental during the winter months can be an appealing option. Many of the town’s top attractions are suitable for a rainy day, and you probably won't have to wait in line. If your heart is set on a vacation rental in Ogunquit during the summer months, book early for your best chance of a bargain.

Natural features

Outdoor Ogunquit

The Great Works Regional Land Trust has worked tirelessly to preserve land in 6 small Maine towns, including Ogunquit. Thanks to generous land donations, they opened the celebrated Payeur Preserve; you can walk around this wooded, 1-mile loop trail to view wetland meadows and glistening pools, while spring visits also add fragrant flowers to your surroundings. Walks around the looping trail at Beach Plum Farm also make for a fantastic outing. Saltwater marshes, sand dunes, and coastal birds are all on the must-see list, while dog-friendly paths make it ideal for guests staying at pet-friendly Ogunquit vacation rentals.

Beaches

Best beaches near Ogunquit vacation rentals

Ogunquit boasts beautiful beaches for families and couples. Vacation homes put you within reach of places like Ogunquit Beach, a large beach with white sand and calm waters for swimming and sunset views, and Moody Beach, a popular beach for sunbathing and watersports. You'll also like Long Sands Beach, a family-friendly beach with gentle surf and local amenities.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Ogunquit

Fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), the closest airport, located 11.9 mi (19.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), which is 15.9 mi (25.6 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Ogunquit vacation homes

Kids will love the rich mix of attractions in Ogunquit. Vacation rentals are available near places like Wonder Mountain Fun Park, an elaborate mini-golf course with water features and caverns, a maze, and an indoor café, and the Ogunquit Playhouse, a historic theater with musicals, comedy shows, and other events. Kids will also like Perkins Cove Drawbridge, a charming drawbridge over a rocky cove near a quaint village.

Can I find a vacation rental around Ogunquit?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,275 vacation rentals near Ogunquit. From 660 Houses to 311 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ogunquit for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Ogunquit:

  • York Beach: 384 vacation rentals
  • Goose Rocks Beach: 65 vacation rentals
  • Pine Point: 277 vacation rentals
  • Rye Beach: 274 vacation rentals
  • Biddeford Pool: 81 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 Ogunquit?

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

  • Perkins Cove: 605 vacation rentals
  • Footbridge Beach: 1,611 vacation rentals
  • Ogunquit Memorial Library: 1,589 vacation rentals
  • Blacksmiths Mall: 1,592 vacation rentals
  • Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre: 1,592 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ogunquit 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 Ogunquit?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 660 Houses in Ogunquit. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ogunquit include:

  • Cottages: 311 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 210 rentals available
  • Cabins: 311 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ogunquit?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 253 vacation rentals with pool available in Ogunquit. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.