Welcome to On the Water in Maine's ® vacation search page. We believe we have the best website in Maine when it comes to searching for vacation rentals.
If you are new to our site and would like help in using it, please read below. Otherwise, begin your search in the blue box to the left.
Vacation Regions in Maine: -
The map on the left shows the nine vacation regions in Maine. We currently offer vacation properties in five of the most popular regions. Here are some of the towns you can expect to see in the various regions:
Penobscot Bay Region: Camden, Belfast, Rockland, Cushing, Rockport, Vinalhaven, Bayside (Northport), Friendship, Palermo, St George, etc.
Boothbay Region: Boothbay, Southport, Bremen, Damariscotta, Westport, Wiscasset, Bristol, etc.
Greater Portland & Casco Bay: Portland, Freeport, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Brunswick, Harpswell, Bath, West Bath, Popham Beach, etc.
Downeast & Acadia: Milbridge, Steuben, Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Deer Isle, etc.
Kennebec Valley: Monmouth, Augusta, Winthrop, China, Fayette, Mount Vernon, etc.
Searching by Date: *Preferred Method -
This is the preferred method of searching for a vacation property.
Nothing is more frustrating than finding a property on another vacation
rental agency's website that you don't know is available or not because
they don't have availability calendars, or don't let you search by
them. On the Water in Maine ® is one of only a few vacation rental
agencies in Maine that has a website that lets you search for
properties by availability. Our availability calendars are up-to-date
all the time, so, we highly recommend that you use the advanced search
features on the left menu bar to begin your search. Searching this
way, you are only presented with properties that are actually available
for you to rent during the time period you can vacation. Again, our availability calendars are 100% up-to-date all the time, so if a property shows as available - it is.You can book it online right now!
To search using the blue box to the left...
in the Arriving and Departing date range you are looking to vacation during. We rent 95% of our
properties on a Saturday to Saturday basis. Others rent Friday to
Friday and are indicated as such.
Under Regions, you can select a region, if you must be in a certain region. We recommend that you leave this as "Maine Regions" if you don't care which region you end up in, or especially if you don't know Maine very well.
Under Property Types, you can select, Lake/River if you are looking to swim, bass fish, or are really looking for a "destination property." We find that Lake/River properties are more likely to be a "destination property." Select Ocean/Tidal if the smell of the salt air and bold views are important to you. Select the "Village"
category if you are looking for a comfortable property near the water
or town, but because you'll be on the go - exploring Maine, don't need
to pay waterfront prices. "Bayside Village" and "Megunticook Lake"
categories are popular with our repeat renters and worth exploring
specifically, although properties in these categories will come up in Ocean/Tidal (Bayside) and Lake/River (Megunticook Lake) searches as well.
We recommend you search by Guests rather than Bedrooms,
because all our properties have a Maximum Guest Limit - however, if you
are two couples and need two bedrooms, definitely search by Bedrooms in addition to Guests.
Don't select the Advanced Search items
categories yet. Click the "Check Availability" button first. Then
after properties have been presented, you can narrow the search down
further by selecting such advanced items as "Dog Friendly" or "Romantic Retreats"
to have only those properties displayed. We have picked properties
that we believe meet the definition of Romantic, Elite, Great for a 1st
Trip to Maine, or Great for Kids, because our guests always ask us
about properties that meet this criteria.
Compare Button - Use this feature to select 3 different properties you'd like to compare side-by-side and narrow down your final decision.
Searching by Property Types: Here at On the Water in Maine ®, we've organized our properties into three primary categories - Lake, Ocean, or Village. If you want to browse all our properties in these categories, without concern as to whether the properties are available or not you can do so. To begin searching by category rather than date you can click on one of the
three categories below. Once you start searching by a category and not
a date, you can then further sort the properties by price by clicking
"Quick View". Prices displayed in "Quick View" are daily prices. This feature is valuable to those that aren't limited to a certain time-period that they can rent, or for those that just want to browse our inventory in search for their dream vacation property that they will arrange their vacation around the availability.