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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.
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
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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.
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.
Primary:(207) 951-1700 ( So. Portland, Me. USA)reachable by e-mail only until 7 April. Can Skype