South Thomaston, ME, USA

South Thomaston, ME, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 317 vacation rentals near South Thomaston. From 154 houses to 84 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 Thomaston for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

A classic New England break

The small town of South Thomaston, due south of Rockland, is a quintessential Maine community on the banks of tidal saltmarshes. As an established fishing and resort town, it's an ideal place to get away from the crowds and enjoy the best that Maine has to offer. Less expensive than other parts of the Maine coastline, but within easy reach of some great activities and stunning scenery, your South Thomaston vacation rental will constitute a memorable experience for the whole family. It offers a peaceful and laidback atmosphere in a classic New England setting by the ocean.

Rugged coasts and lobster feasts

With several points of interest and local landmarks, the area around your South Thomaston vacation rental provides numerous opportunities for scenic walks. You can clamber over the granite coastline to discover rockpools teeming with life or visit one of the many local restaurants known for their first-rate seafood. A short drive and you could arrive in Rockland where, for 5 days every August, they hold the Maine Lobster Festival. Every year, tens of thousands of people from all corners of the world come to eat more than 20,000 pounds of the crustacean in celebration of the state's most famous dish.

A museum to intrigue anyone

Although a little R&R is top of the agenda for most vacationers staying in a South Thomaston vacation rental, there are some great things to keep you busy if you can drag yourself away from the beach. The Owls Head Transportation Museum displays an impressive collection of vintage motorcars and airplanes in its large hanger. At weekends, live demonstrations entertain children and adults alike. The General Henry Knox Museum with its renowned gift shop, the Sail Power and Steam Museum and the Maine Lighthouse Museum are all a stone's throw from South Thomaston.

A memorable summer beach vacation

Situated in mid-Maine and exposed to the vast Atlantic Ocean, South Thomaston is certainly best visited in the hot summer months. At this time, the beaches, inlets and coves of this picturesque region are a wonderful place to relax with family and friends. During the summer festival season, be sure to book up your South Thomaston vacation rental early. If you visit the rugged coastline in the late fall or winter, the temperature drops considerably, but there are plenty of cozy seafood restaurants and museums to hole up in and the prices of rentals nosedive.

Wise owls and lighthouse beams

The Owls Head State Park, west of your South Thomaston vacation rental, is a great place to picnic and watch the local wildlife at play. From the 19th-century lighthouse on the granite cliffs above Penobscot Bay there is a wonderful view of the ocean and the birds that nest in the cliff-face below. As the name suggests, several different owl species can also be seen in the park. A gentle walk along the trails and through the pines might award any keen-eyed naturalist the chance to tick off great horned owls, northern saw-whet owls and more.