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Steps from Willard Beach with Ocean Views.

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Cute, furnished, first floor, 1 bedroom 1 bath guest house at Willard Beach. Great for a single person or couple to enjoy some time in Maine. Enjoy water views and close proximity to the beach.

The guest house is 2 rooms, plus a newly installed galley kitchen with granite counter top and dishwasher and a full bath. We live in the main house next door so are available if you need anything but certainly won' t hover as we work a lot in the summer running the local ice cream shop.

The beach is about 100 feet from the front door. You can hear the waves rolling in at night and smell the salty sea air coming in from the windows.

Enjoy a quiet vacation while blending in with the locals at Willard Beach, South Portland, Maine. Willard Beach is a small, mile long, sandy neighborhood beach with beautiful views of Casco Bay, the islands and the ship channel that leads to Portland Harbor. Watch the cruise ships come into Portland from the porch. Stroll in the sand at dawn and see the local fishing boats head out to sea. Soak up the sun and salty sea air at South Portland's best-kept secret!!

Walk to local restaurants such as Joe's boathouse, David's or one of two wonderful neighborhood bakery/coffee shops. There is also a gourmet ice cream shop a short walk away. Drive three miles to Portland's Old Port district which offers shopping, night life, and a variety of outstanding restaurants. Take the Casco Bay Lines ferries to local islands for biking, dining, or exploring. Short drive from I-295 which leads to Freeport, Maine, home of the world famous L.L. Bean and numerous outlet stores.

Private parking provided.



More Details

Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017


Willard Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen Tempurpedic
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
(Guests will need to bring a cell phone as there is no phone line in the guest house)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Steps from Willard Beach with Ocean Views.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Willard Beach. The little cottage is neat and clean. The proximity to Willard Beach is perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying here in this little bungalow we can't say enough positive things about it ! Perfect for two people .Looking out each morning at Willard beach and Casco Bay is so beautiful . Walking paths along the beach and lighthouses offer amazing views of the islands and boats coming and going in and out of the harbor. Can't wait to come back !

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated, super clean and good location.

  • 4 of 5

This guest house is exactly as described. We enjoyed a four day stay in the area and were pleasantly surprised as to how quiet the area was. We were especially glad to be in a "neighborhood" area rather than in a tourist area. The beautiful city of Portland, the shopping area of Freeport and the other fine beaches (such as the one in Scarborough) are only about 30 minutes away. We fortunately had gorgeous weather which made those day trips most enjoyable. We were happy to find this gem in our first time using VRBO.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view, perfect bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at Jen's place in Maine this past week. Walked down the beach to Scratch Bakery (James Beard nominated!) every morning and enjoyed ice cream at her shop, Scoops, on several days. Willard beach is just steps away, quiet, private, but also great for watching sailboats and ships cruise by. The location is also just a short walk to Bug Light lighthouse and a 2+ mile run to Portland Headlight. The cottage was perfect - comfortable bed, great sheets towels, equipped kitchen and living area, nice wraparound porch, and private. I hope I can return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully kept property

  • 5 of 5

I had the most wonderful week at this little cottage. The wished I could have stayed longer. The view from the porch is 100 times better than the picture indicates. The beach is closer than it appears in the photo and so charming. Every night I walked the beach at sunset and the sunsets were gorgeous. The bed and sheets were comfy and soft, big fluffy white towels were luxurious. Jennifer, the land lady was lovely, accessible, discreet and a pleasure to meet. Do not miss her icecream at Willard scoops. The cottage is convenient to Portland where I was working. The neighborhood was quiet with very nice neighbors. Parking was right next to the cottage, the kitchen had every amenity needed for simple cooking. I just loved it so much. It exceeded my expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guesthouse at Willard Beach

  • 4 of 5

The guesthouse at Willard Beach was a perfect size for my husband and myself. Loved the views of Casco Bay from the eating area, deck and even had a pick-a boo view from the bedroom. The bedroom is large with lots of closet and drawer space. Central air would be nice for when you need it which was really just 1 day out of 7 days. There is a nice breeze from the bay with the windows open. We really enjoyed the cooler temperatures as we are from Florida. The sandy beach is a few short steps away and also a great walking path too. The area is convenient to everything! The owners are really nice people and the 2 small problems we had were taken care of promptly. I'd recommend this property to couples anytime and we'd stay there again ourselves. We feel blessed to have found this little gem.

Bob and Linn 7/30/2016

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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there is a business nearby that offers stand up paddle rental and lessons. Looks like fun!


Rates & Availability

Willard Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
August-Labor day Week
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
September(post Labor Day week)
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

check in 3 pm check out 11 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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