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Adorable, Light-Filled Bungalow Near Beaches and Downtown - Pet Ok!

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Last updated: 04/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Portland bungalow description

Please make sure to check the calendar for availability! The bungalow books up quite far in advance. If you can't find the dates you want, try our other two rentals in the same neighborhood. They are also adorable and close to the beaches (listings #3684592 and #3723457). They are new listings, ready to stay at in April 2014 and will be decorated in the same style as the bungalow!

Beautiful bungalow, lots of skylights, wide pine floors, open floor plan, big stone gas fireplace, Japanese garden, chef's kitchen, washer/ dryer, well stocked and cozy. Why stay at a hotel when you can walk to the beach from this adorable home on a quiet street, two walkable miles from downtown Portland? Pet friendly and easy to rent and access, this home offers the ideal jumping off spot for a perfect Maine vacation. Everyone that walks through the door of this meticulously renovated bungalow falls in love with its charm. There's a hammock and porch swing to lounge in, BBQ, beautiful Japanese Garden and fenced in backyard. There are Skylites throughout the house and lots and lots of windows to throw open for that fresh Maine sea breeze. Home is within walking distance of Portland's best bakery, three local handmade ice cream shops, the area's most dog friendly beach and one of Portland's most popular restaurants. Bring your bikes, you'll be riding all over for the local eats!

Kitchen is fully stocked with every kitchen utensil a chef could want, including both a french press and a regular coffee maker, toaster, microwave, blender, pots for cooking lobster, cocktail bar area, crockpot, etc. If you are curious about something specific, just ask! Home has been thoughtfully furnished with a warm, stylish mix of antiques and more contemporary furniture. The artwork has been thoughtfully placed and the house is stocked with fresh, new bed linens and towels. Please let us know if you are curious about any particular details of the house.

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedrooms are beautiful and classy. Windows line both sides of the master and lift up to let in the breeze. Master bedroom has perfect reading lights and a great spot for meditation. Second bedroom is adorable, though smaller. A crib can easily be fit into both bedrooms....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet


          • Bathroom is gorgeous with the original clawfoot tub situated right under the skylight. Enjoy long leisurely baths or the beautiful glassed in separate shower....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Kitchen is gorgeous and a delight to cook in. All appliances are stainless steel and there is a gas range with a large ventilation hood. Refrigerator has filtered water and ice....moreless


              • Television
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Video Library
              • Video Games


              • Romantic
              • Away From It All


              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Downtown

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Arrival Day

                  • Saturday

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                          • Dining Area

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card


                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Safe
                              • Parking
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Heating
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Water Cooler
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Shampoo
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Thermos Bottle


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove


                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Patio
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Barbecue


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                              • Great place for a weekend getaway in Portland

                                Great place for a weekend getaway in Portland

                                • Guest Margaret (Peggy) M.
                                • Date of stay 03/28/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/06/14
                                A lovely house that truly did feel just like a home away: The well-equipped kitchen, comfy furniture, and warm fireplace were perfect for a cold rainy weekend. The overall feeling was one of warmth and welcome with interesting artwork and lightness with the many skylights. Unexpected and most welcome were the wonderful collection of books and videos. Despite being less than a block away from a busy street, the house was extremely quiet. The location was great: Less than 10 minutes to the art museum and shopping in Portland, just around the corner from Terra Cotta Pasta that supplied us with delicious take-out lasagna, soups, and roasted vegetables. Scratch Bakery provided delicious scones and breads for breakfast. We ate out less than we had planned because of the convenient kitchen and comfortable surroundings. Visitors should check out the Mad Horse Theater where we saw a terrific production of Lyle Kessler's" The Orphans." We certainly will recommend this place to our friends and hope to stay here again ourselves.

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                              • The little red bungalow - everything to Love!

                                The little red bungalow - everything to Love!

                                • Guest Carey (Boston, MA)
                                • Date of stay 02/28/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/04/14
                                Words to describe the house that Maggie built: warm, cozy, book-filled, art-filled, light-filled, relaxing, charming, creative, original, generous, every-need-anticipated, dog-friendly, convenient, appealing, friendly, interesting, comfortable, welcoming, clean, close to Scratch Bakery, nearby restaurants, Willard Beach, lighthouses and downtown Portland! We loved every minute and felt lucky for it.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • The Little Red Bungalow: Cozy, Clean, Comfortable

                                The Little Red Bungalow: Cozy, Clean, Comfortable

                                • Guest Greg, Cindy and Hogan (Hickory, NC)
                                • Date of stay 11/02/13
                                • Review Submitted 02/15/14
                                The little red bungalow is even better than described. It's very clean, well equipped, in a great location, and is extremely comfortable. Enjoyed the fireplace every morning with our coffee, and after our long walks in the brisk November air. Downtown Portland is a 10 minute drive. Fun city to walk around with great restaurants. South Portland is a neat area, including Fort Williams, Willard Beach, Bug Light, a couple of bakeries, a few good restaurants, and an ice cream shop. Read the reviews, they are accurate and descriptive of what you will find at Maggie's red bungalow. Of the dozens of vacation rentals we have stayed at over the years, this was the best.

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                              • Beautifully decorated perfect location

                                Beautifully decorated perfect location

                                • Guest Nancy T.
                                • Date of stay 10/13/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/31/14
                                We loved our stay at the Red Bungalow and highly recommend it to anyone coming to the Portland area. Maggie's home shows the love she obviously has for this unique home . It is without a doubt the most charming place we have ever stayed. The location was perfect for us, quick trips into Portland. A wonderful bakery I still dream about is very close by. When I think about the value of this rental it is unbelievable , see for yourself.

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                              • Every possible comfort of home!!!

                                Every possible comfort of home!!!

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 10/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/29/14
                                This was a much needed getaway and the bungalow made it a perfect place to return to at the end of each day. The location could not be better, as I walked to Portland light each morning for beautiful scenic pictures. The bungalow is cozy and equipped with every possible amenity. The neighborhood is quiet and safe and there are too many great restaurants within a 10 mile radius to mention, but they are listed in a book inside the bungalow. Maggie could not possibly be nicer and more accommodating. Make this your choice for your next vacation!

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                              • The little Red-Endearing-Delightful house

                                The little Red-Endearing-Delightful house

                                • Guest Cheryl E.
                                • Date of stay 12/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/24/14
                                Driving north from Connecticut, we kept telling our little grandaughter that we were going to stay in a 'little red house'. We were delighted that the 'little red house' was exactly as advertised. She was very excited when we got there and we all loved that everything we needed was at our fingertips. Maggie couldn't have been nicer and we would definitely recommend it. Its proximity to downtown and the surrounding area and its central location made for a very relaxing stay.When we return to Maine, we hope the little house will be available.

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                              • Pictures don't do it justice; Maggie is the best!

                                Pictures don't do it justice; Maggie is the best!

                                • Guest Rebecca (Vermont)
                                • Date of stay 12/13/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/21/13
                                There isn't enough room here for me to write how fantastic this house is or how phenomenal Maggie is to rent from. I've eyed this house for years but just haven't gotten the timing right to be able to stay here before. The house is everything you see in the pictures and more. Maggie's restoration of is spot-on and it has every touch you could want. The bedrooms are spacious, the bathrooms beautiful, the kitchen a dream, and the house was spotless. Someone else said it well - it's like staying at a friend's very cool house, minus the friend being there. If we could have stayed longer, we would have. Let me just say a couple of things about Maggie, aside from the fact that our family now officially considers her a long-lost friend. She is responsive, thoughtful, and totally on top of things. You won't find a nicer person to rent from. I should note - if you stay here, you MUST go to Scratch Baking Company (walking distance in nice weather, not so much during the snowstorm when we were there) and get takeout from Terra Cotta Pasta. Everything at both places is delicious and the prices are incredibly reasonable for the amount of food/size of baked goods and the high quality. The house is ten minutes from Portland and a convenient jumping-off point for all kinds of Maine adventures, from going to Willard Beach (again, walkable if there hadn't been a snowstorm) to hitting the outlets or exploring the Midcoast. I promise, you won't regret visiting Maggie's bungalow, and in fact you'll leave already plotting when you can get back! Thank you, Maggie, for an incredible vacation.

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                              • Icing On The Cake

                                Icing On The Cake

                                • Guest Anne (Denver, CO)
                                • Date of stay 08/24/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/16/13
                                My family and I arrived at Maggie's on a warm, cloudless summer's day. Climbing out of our overpacked car we all headed in different directions. The grandkids leaped onto the rope hammock strung between to large shade trees. They quickly spilled out onto the grass below, laughter binding them together. The responsible more task oriented adult unpacked the car. I being more creative and curious snaked my way up the lush green path to the covered front porch. Flanking the front door was a wooden swing for two that hung from the large beams and several soft chairs. As I stepped into the red bungalow, kicked off my sandals, a smile crossed my lips. My eyes surveyed a cheerful and vey creative home. I sank into the dark leather sofa and noticed the fireplace. I opened the French doors leading to a very generous back porch. Continuing into a tranquil garden retreat, my thoughts listened to the quiet surroundings. On all sides neighbors yards were buffered by trees and bushes. I could already smell my morning coffee in this heaven. Soon everyone came roaring into the impeccable, sun filled kitchen. I could almost smell my granmother's apple pie cooking in the oven. The grandkids chose their beds upstairs and were intrigued by the large bathroom tub set under an amazing skylight. The kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked with food staples, shampoos and a hair dryer. Stomaches started to growl. As we walked to Willard Beach, we stopped for lunch at Scratch Bakery. The kids played on the beach playground, others dipped their toes in the cool, velvety water. In the distance a ferry boat motored it's way to one of over 200 islands. I took a mental note of our next adventure, a picnic at Peaks Island. This was one of our most relaxing, enjoyable and adventurous vacations we have experienced as a family. Returning to Maggie's welcoming home after a day of adventure or a picnic on the rocks, was icing on the delicious cake.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                              • So perfect it was hard to leave

                                So perfect it was hard to leave

                                • Guest Anne L.
                                • Date of stay 11/09/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/15/13
                                This place is exactly what we hoped for, and exactly how it is described. It's clean, well equipped, in a great location, has comfortable furnishings, and dog-friendly. Our pup found the dog bed in minutes, and laid out in front of the beautiful fireplace every morning while we read, drank our coffee, and leisurely enjoyed bagels from Scratch. The back and front yards are so beautiful that I hope to return again in a summer month! Downtown Portland is an honest 8-10 minute drive, but we found plenty to do right in South Portland, including Fort Williams, Willard Beach, Bug Light, and a couple cute shops to check out while walking to and from Scratch. We really loved the house. It is a modern, cozy, cottage with all the amenities you could ask for. Plus, Maggie is great, and pleasure to communicate with. You should stop looking for a place to stay and book with Maggie now. :)

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                              • P.E.R.F.E.C.T.


                                • Guest Anne B. (Montréal)
                                • Date of stay 08/17/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/30/13
                                The property is so beautiful and well thought. Small and confortable, sweet and lovely. We had a marvelous time in this house and Maggie, the owner is so helpful. You hesitate to rent this house? Don't! You will have so quite holidays and a really great time in South Portland. It's like staying in a friend's home. And last but not least, the house is at a walk distance from Willard Beach (really cool in the morning for our quiet Newfie), from a really nice cafe (you must taste the moka one) and from THE bakery and THE ice cream shop of the area. It's the best place I had in Maine and It's sure we will come back!

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in: $
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Off-Peak Winter and Spring
                              Mar 1 - Jun 13, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $180 $180

                              Extra Nights: $180

                              Notes: Pet requires an additional $20/ night plus security deposit

                              Summer Peak
                              Jun 14 - Sep 6, 2014
                              7 night min stay


                              Notes: Pet requires an additional $20/ night plus security deposit

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.

                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              $1,100 - $1,800/ wk or $180/night
                              Please contact me directly for more information. $250 refundable security deposit or you can use homeaway's $49 non refundable coverage, which covers $1500 in damage.

                              Fees and Taxes:

                              • Tax Rate 7%
                              • Cleaning $75

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                              Last updated: 04/12/2014
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                              • Nearest Airport: Portland International Jetport at 7.9 Miles
                              • Nearest Train: Amtrack at 5 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: 295 at 3 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: Willard Beach at 0.75 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: David's at 0.1 Miles
                              • Nearest Ski: Sunday River at 70 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Purpoodock at 2 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: David's at 0.1 Miles

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2004

                              About the owner: Hi! My name is Maggie and welcome to the little red bungalow! I'm in my late 30s and my family comes many, many generations from Maine on both sides - my mom from a long line of dairy farmers and my father from generations of sea captains and fishermen. He was the first generation NOT born on Cranberry Island. Instead, he was born in the bustling village of Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island. I myself am a builder and designer and the little red bungalow is my version of heaven.

                              Why the Owner Chose South Portland:
                              Why this property? Well, have you ever just walked through a door and thought, can there be a more perfect house than this? I've designed and built many welcoming spaces but this one is my favorite and I will own it for the rest of my life! I LOVE sharing this home with travelers and nothing makes me happier than reading the guest book after you leave! As many guests have commented, it truly is a 'slice of heaven' and while I'm sure I'm biased, the reviews are not! Please come visit!

                              The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                              There is a lot that made me fall in love with this house. From walking up the stone walkway out front through the amazing landscaping, to stepping up on the fir wood of the front porch and swinging on the porch swing that my dad made me, to launching myself into the hammock in the front yard, I don't even have to step through the front door to feel like I'm home. I no longer live there but I could never sell this little oasis. Portland is an amazing town to visit and this house is a perfect spot to just setting in to and relax - whether you're looking for some downtime away from your own home or if you're here for a wedding or looking a place to vacation or just want a warm, welcoming, well-designed house to escape to for movie watching, cooking and resting - this is the spot! The clawfoot tub under the skylite helps too :)

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                              Speaks: english, a little German, can translate Russian, Spanish



                              $180 per night

                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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