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The Way Life Should Be in Maine

The Way Life Should Be in Maine

“Welcome to Maine, the Way Life Should Be.” These inviting words greet you as you cross the border into Maine. Since Maine is a four-season state, taking a vacation here, anytime of the year, will not disappoint you.

There are two main choices to help you secure the vacation rental you need. Both display all the details, including photos, so you will know exactly what you are getting before you secure the vacation rental.


From Portland to Presque Isle, and everywhere in between, almost all real estate agencies have a section for “vacation rentals.” As a rule, the further north you go, especially passed Bangor, “The Gateway to the Great North Woods“, you will find the accomodations to be less costly. Most summer and/or winterized camps and/or cabins may not be equipped with cable and internet. However, if you are looking to just enjoy some fishing, relaxing, boating, getting back to nature, you may want to consider travelling north.

Real estate agencies also list condos, and cottages. Depending where you want to take your vacation, near the ocean, a lake, a village or the country, they have lists to fit everyone’s needs and budgets. If you are interested in the Camden area (downeast and popular), try Camden Accomodations.


Vacation rentals by property owners have great advantages. You can ask questions directly of the owner that a real estate agency may not know. You have the advantage of dealing with someone on a one-to-one basis. Some vacationers prefer this. Also, the rental price may be more to your advantage because of not paying the middle man.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started. These are “RENT BY OWNER” websites.


2. (this one is for those looking to have waterfront property; lake, ocean



Again, Maine being a four-season state, there is always plenty to see and do. Skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, ice fishing, hunting, or relaxing in front of a fireplace on a wintry night is fun and cozy. The scenery of a winter wonderland dots every small town and village, like something out of Currier and Ives photo.

Summer weather intices the vacationer to cool off by the ocean, or one of many lakes, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, sightseeing, or daydreaming on the front porch swing. Not to be outdone by any place else, there is entertainment for folks who enjoy the nightlife here too. So, make your reservations early and come on up to Maine, and enjoy the Way Life Should Be!

Ayuh, forgot to mention, Maine’s also known as “Vacationland” and don’t forget to load up on lobsta…delicious.