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Contemporary Beach House…. $1450-$1575 Monthly 2015 Summer Wide Open!!! !

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In June, when the crabapple blooms...2nd story not visible!


Last updated: 01/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

South Portland house description

Willard Beach neighborhood has been called the “Martha’s Vineyard of New England,” because of its charm and laid-back ambience. Nestled comfortably within it, this traditional bungalow, originally built in 1910, has been lovingly restored and expanded by the owner/designer. The midsection of the original bungalow was removed and in its place was created a 24 X 36 open living space with a cathedral ceiling and skylights. Each of the three bedrooms in the house is unique. A first floor bedroom surrounded by a wrap-around porch is a great place to enjoy a morning breakfast of fresh pastries from the bakery around the corner, where you’ll find everything from wine to delicious scones... In the back of the house is a loft bedroom space with its own entrance. Climb up the ship’s ladder to the sleeping loft within. Both kids and adults love it! Finally, on the second floor is the light-filled master bedroom. Inside the master bathroom is a Jacuzzi where you can relax after a long day.

On any beautiful morning, you have the choice of either sitting in the spacious backyard or rolling a kayak down the sidewalk, past the seven houses that separate you from the beach and into the water you go! Take a morning paddle out to Peak’s Island, or if you are daring take a more extended trip along the wild Maine coast or any of to the Casco Bay islands. After a coffee at the Peak’s Island Café, you can paddle back home and spend the afternoon at any one of the wonderful nearby beaches. Or, for those with a sweet tooth, there’s an ice cream shop across the street from the bakery. In the evening, a five minute drive or the bus that stops at the corner will get you into Portland, where the options are endless; great food, galleries/art walks, theater, etc. During these hot summer nights, everyone seems to fill the vibrant streets of the city Rand McNally rated “One of the Top Ten Places to Live in the US.”

I have owned this delightful house for 26 years and no one has passed through the door who wasn’t enchanted by its charms.

Keywords: comfortable, large, beach house


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • up the street from Willard Beach,..bakery serving sandwiches, fresh bagel, wine, cheese. Ice cream shop a 2 minute walk from house. OTTO's wood fired pizza...5 minute drive. .Thai, Barbecue, high end nouveau cruisine restaurant (David's) all within_5 minute drive!!_...moreless


                  • Books:

                    Lots and lots of art and poetry books!!...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television:

                    4/16/2014 NEW FLAT SCREEN TV...moreless


                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    antique square oak table/ antique bench and chairs....moreless

                  • Dining Area


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Air conditioning in master bedroom....moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Time Warner- 200 stations...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Room for 3 cars...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Cuisinart. Kitchen Aid mixer, Blender...plenty of lobster cooking pots...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Newly refinished butcher block counter top....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    New-Summer 2013...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub


                      Write a review 4.6
                      from 15 traveler reviews
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                      My Standard Rate
                      30 night min stay

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      • Cleaning Fee $150
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Tax Rate 8%


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                      Last updated: 01/23/2015
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                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Portland International Jetport
                      0.33 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      David's Restaurant ,Ellsemore Barbecue,
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Casco Bay Lines
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Cape Elizabeth Country Club
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak....senior ticket to Boston $20RT!
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Route 295

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Bring/rent your own Kayak, and wheel it down the street for a sunrise paddle.Then....walk around the corner for a delicious bagel, croissant, quiche, etc. The Casco Bay Ferry Lines, is a 5 minute drive into town, taking you to the islands of Casco Bay: popular, and the more remote.

                      Great restaurants nearby:n David's (hugh end,classy) up the street. Terra Cotta, Italien provisions, fresh pasta,prepared dinners, great crab cakes, and large wine selection.

                      Scarboro Beach....wonderful open ocean beach....20 minutes away. Portland Headlight Park: picnics, sea overlooks,expansive...5 minute drive.....


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1987

                      About the owner: I'm a designer, a builder, and an artist. I have restored this house with an artist's eye. LOVE IT! In the back of the house sits an old shed where photographers from the beach would take pictures of people in parasols in front of the rose-covered shed. This shed has become my muse for over twenty years, as I have painted it in all formats, from oils to charcoals to watercolor. In fact, the yard was my original inspiration for purchasing the house, as it has a very special quality.

                      Why the Owner Chose South Portland:
                      Living near the ocean in a great neighborhood has always been a dream of mine, and with the purchase of this house that dream became a reality.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      It's a short walk to the beach, which I take multiple times during the day, from sunrise to sunset. One of my greatest pleasures is wheeling my kayak to the beach and going out for either a morning or afternoon paddle. I enjoy sitting on the front porch, watching the beach world go by. The lobsterman from next door has provided me with lobster in the past for myself and my friends. I have actually had sit-down dinners for over twenty-five people in my living space. My house is also a great place to show my art and the work of others.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • In June, when the crabapple blooms...2nd story not visible!

                        In June, when the crabapple blooms...2nd story not visible!

                      • master bath

                        master bath

                      • sunrise at Willard beach/Casco bay islands beyond....7 houses away!

                        sunrise at Willard beach/Casco bay islands beyond....7 houses away!

                      • playground at Willard Beach. Just 7 houses away!

                        playground at Willard Beach. Just 7 houses away!

                      • on a Fall day

                        on a Fall day

                      • thru the

                        thru the

                      • Gallery Wall

                        Gallery Wall

                      • First Floor Bedroom

                        First Floor Bedroom

                      • August in the backyard

                        August in the backyard

                      • Backyard


                      • Sratch Bakery  100 steps away
fresh bagels, bread, soups, wine, etc.

                        Sratch Bakery 100 steps away fresh bagels, bread, soups, wine, etc.

                      • Me and Sylvie  (R.I.P...Sylvie)

                        Me and Sylvie (R.I.P...Sylvie)

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                      Date last modified - Friday, January 23, 2015

                      $6,000 per month (USD)
                      Minimum stay: 30 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 77%
                      • Calendar last updated: 01/23/2015
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