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Luxury Coastal Retreat in Historic District

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Last updated: 06/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Immaculate 1-BD 1 BA condo with a private rooftop deck and a gourmet kitchen (granite / stainless finishes and a dishwasher) perfect for a romantic getaway or seaside vacation in a city consistently lauded for its premium quality of life and excellent 'foodie' scene. The apartment has hardwood / cork floors, a claw-foot tub for soaking (and a shower too), and luxury-quality linens, furnishings, and amenities. This is the top (third) floor of a 1860s French empire building, on a quiet, tree-lined street in a West End registered historic district, just off Longfellow Square. The area is walking or biking distance to several farmer markets, top-ranked restaurants, the art museum, theaters, and cultural venues. It is close to Maine Medical Center (and often rented to visiting doctors on rotations as well). This is the private retreat of a writer, a quiet and very light and airy retreat. Several beaches are within a 10-20 minute drive. The airport / train station is about 10 minutes by taxi. There is off street parking for one car; camper vans/trailers not permitted. The entire building is a smoke-free property.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Our entire building is strictly non-smoking, and that includes outdoor areas like the roof deck....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Love children! But the roof top deck isn't a great idea for them. It is, however, perfect for grown ups....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Third-floor accessible only by stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • The photo doesn't give you a good idea of how spacious the bedroom actually is. This is a full-sized bedroom with (like all the apartment) great light. The access to the deck is from the bedroom. There is a double bed, plenty of storage, and the entire home is high-end furniture--an IKEA-free zone, that will make you feel like you're in an exclusive inn and not a bruised rental unit....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • The bathroom is small but lovely--with a deep claw foot tub that's perfect for a long soak under the bubbles....moreless


  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Seasonal (winter) views of Back Cove from roof deck. In summer tree-top privacy....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is a dining table out on the roof deck--and for chilly nights another in the living / kitchen loft area. The dining table does double duty as a working desk during the day. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units in the summer....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We can arrange access to a private washer /dryer for long-term (monthly) tenants. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Public garage nearby. Off street parking for one car in dedicated spot behind building....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is plenty of street parking in the area, off street parking for one car in dedicated spot behind building, and a public parking garage is a few blocks away. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Refreshed regularly....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We can arrange access to a private washer /dryer for long-term (monthly) tenants. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    This is a gourmet kitchen, and it's well equipped. So you won't have to run to the store looking for salt and pepper on vacation....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Like everything in the kitchen, this is a high-end unit; stainless finish....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 13, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,000 $2,000
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$750 $1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • End of stay cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%


No smoking anywhere in the building or on the decks by building agreement; cleaning fee for unauthorized pets or smoking is $500. Pets occasionally negotiated. Rentals over 28 days can waive 8% state tax if visit is for business/education/relocation, see: $500 refundable deposit against damage and excessive cleaning.

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Last updated: 06/08/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland (PWM)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 295
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Willards, South Portland

Car: Not Necessary

Portland is consistently lauded as one of the US cities with the highest quality of life and as a mecca for enthusiasts of fine dining. It is a premier tourist destination, and this apartment is in one of the most prestigious parts of the city--just off Longfellow Square and the West End. The street is a registered historic district. Beaches, theater, live music, shopping, farmer markets, and fine dining are all minutes away. The apartment is in a 1860 French Empire style building, converted to a boutique condo association.


Owner info

About the owner: Private retreat of a writer, often away on assignment.

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Speaks: english


  • Private roof deck for that al fresco cocktail.

    Private roof deck for that al fresco cocktail.

  • Historic neighborhood.

    Historic neighborhood.

VRBO #454973

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Luxury Coastal Retreat In Historic District

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