Destination guide

Delight in the oceanfront landscape of South Portland

The ocean views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in South Portland. This welcoming city is known for its shopping, restaurants and sporting events. Victoria Mansion and Portland Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around South Portland

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that South Portland has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Southworth Planetarium (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Sable Oaks Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Nonesuch River Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Joker's Family Fun and Games (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Twin Falls Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Riverside Municipal Golf Course (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in South Portland

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, South Portland is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Deering Oaks Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Willard Beach (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Eastern Promenade (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • East End Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Fort Williams Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Sand Beach (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around South Portland

The nearest airport is in Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), located 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 25.4 mi (40.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around South Portland?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 290 vacation rentals near South Portland. From 115 Houses to 42 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Portland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to South Portland?

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 South Portland:

  • Willard Beach: 29 vacation rentals
  • Willard: 31 vacation rentals
  • Knightville: 31 vacation rentals
  • Ferry Village: 28 vacation rentals
  • Loveitts Field: 30 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 South Portland?

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

  • Maine Mall: 1,369 vacation rentals
  • Southern Maine Community College: 1,311 vacation rentals
  • Fort Preble: 1,305 vacation rentals
  • Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse: 1,304 vacation rentals
  • Bug Light: 1,310 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Portland 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 South Portland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 115 Houses in South Portland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Portland include:

  • Cottages: 42 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 119 rentals available
  • Cabins: 42 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 South Portland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in South Portland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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