Beautiful Seaside Cottage with Delightful Ocean Views
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Beautiful Ocean Views and 2 minute walk to the beach!
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Bright, Sunny and spotlessly clean, this quintessential Maine beach cottage features beautiful ocean views and a perfect location. Located in the beautiful and historic Town Landing neighborhood of Falmouth-Foreside, rated 'Maine's most prestigious neighborhood', it's just 10 mins to downtown Portland and 15 mins to the charming town of Freeport with the famous Freeport outlets and the huge LL Bean Campus of stores. The location feels away from it all, yet it's only 1-2 miles to restaurants, coffee shops & shopping! Wake up to see the sailboats in the harbor. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktails on the expansive deck with beautiful views of the sailboats in the harbor and huge adirondack chairs.
Walk to the private beach or the Town Landing Market, both just steps away. The historic Town Landing Market features the best (and most affordable) lobster rolls around, plus shrimp rolls and crab rolls around plus delicious made-to order sandwiches and pizza.
The cottage sleeps 6 comfortably in great beds with high quality mattresses and can accommodate one extra guests in a very high-quality twin air mattress. The Master bedroom features ocean views, a new very high-end Beautyrest Black King-sized mattress (and a new wrought iron king bed and new bedding not yet photographed), brand new blackout drapes, a new 40" Samsung Flatscreen and new bedroom furniture, a room AC and hand-painted diamond-patterned floors.
The 2nd bedroom features a verdigris iron queen bed with a thick memory foam topper, a room AC and whimsically hand-painted polka-dot bordered floors. The 3rd bedroom its very small and cozy with twin beds, a room AC, hand painted floors, a set of shelves for clothing (no closet) and a Tommy Hilfiger nautical theme.
Cheerful and sunny living room with ocean views was just renovated (2016) with creamy-white shiplapped walls and bead board ceilings. It is open to dining room and home-office area (not shown) with a brand new sofa and new comfy chair, 42' Samsung Flatscreen and AC.
Dining room seats six comfortably and is open to the living room. Living room with wood stove features comfortable sofa, loveseat, comfy reading chair and plenty of additional seating including lots of special children's furniture throughout, plus a home-office area. Home has wireless high speed internet throughout, 200+ channels, a new 42' Samsung HDTV and land line with unlimited domestic long-distance and unlimited calls to Canada.
Spacious kitchen with sunroom is extremely well-equipped with everything you need for large family meals and entertaining, plus two sets of service-for-8 dishes, a heavy-guage Ralph Lauren stainless silverware set for 12, and glassware in every category.
Deck is outfitted with 4 of the highest-quality oversized adirondack chairs sold in the US, plus side tables and and two additional comfy patio chairs for casual ocean-view dining.
For our winter and longer-term guests, we encourage you to use our cozy wood stove fireplace insert. Also, our new efficient boiler/heat system was added in 2009, along with a new roof. New energy efficient windows throughout were added in 2010 and 2014 to the living room, kitchen and dining room plus the two smaller bedrooms. The exterior was fully remodeled and repainted in 2010.
Personal owner-provided Concierge Services available upon request.
There's something for Everyone!: A truly unique vacation setting, with something to satisfy all interests! Whether it's outdoor recreation or fine dining and shopping, this area offers it all, and it's all just minutes from your doorstep.
You're just 10 minutes to Portland's historic Old Port Exchange, filled with interesting boutiques, coffee shops and award-winning dining. Even less distance to the Arts District.
Within 15 minutes, you are in Freeport, home to the famous outlets and the fabulous LL Bean 'campus'. LL Bean offers daily adventure programs worth exploring, as they are very reasonably priced and professionally guided.
Within a 20-30 minute radius, you can explore lakes, the ocean, and many of the famous area beaches. You can go hiking one day, antiquing the next, whale-watching the third, 'boutiquing' and gallery-hopping the fourth, visit historic areas the next day, dress up for a fine-dining experience on one night and picnic on the beach the next afternoon.
Read what the travel publications have written: Travel and Leisure ranked Portland, ME as the 3rd best city in the united States to take a summer vacation and the 4th best city in the US to visit in the fall.
Frommer's Magazine Rated Portland as a 'Top 12 World Travel Destination' in their 2007 review.
Bon Appetit rated Portland as the 'Foodiest Small City in the Nation'.
Falmouth, Maine was rated by Forbes Magazine in April 2011 as having the best public school system in the entire nation. See article:
How Portland Stacks Up: See how Portland ranks among other US Cities:
1. Portland is rated “One of America's Best Towns 2010”. (Outside Magazine, 2010)
2. Portland named one of the coolest small cities in America. (GQ Magazine, November 2010).
3. Portland named among the top twelve surprising, thriving and emerging world travel destinations for 2007 by Frommer’s Travel Guides.
4. Portland ranked #2 in Self Magazine’s 2006 Healthiest Cities for Women.
5. Portland ranked #7 on the 2005 list of the 100 Best Art Towns in America.
6. Portland named “One of the 10 Great Adventure Towns”. (National Geographic Adventure Magazine, August 2004).
7. Portland named #6 as one of the ten safest, culturally most fascinating U.S. Cities. (Travel Smart Consumer Newsletter, January 2004)
8. Portland, Maine named One of American’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations (National Trust for Historic Preservation, April 2003) for the city’s remarkable collection of historic buildings, its outstand
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Member since: 2006
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Home is wonderfully suited for children of all ages. Dining room has adorable hand-painted picnic table for kids, set with mini 'china and silver'. Front living room area features high-end hand-forged iron kids' table and chairs set for afternoon tea. Living room features two kids-sized Maine Cottage wicker chairs and kitchen is loaded with fun supplies for kids' meals. Colorful cafeteria trays, kids animal-shaped plastic flatware, colorful plastic cups and more!...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- Master bedroom features BRAND NEW (2014) luxurious King Size 'Beautyrest Black' mattress, even better than our previous Beautyrest mattress that reviewers raved about, new (2015) Samsung 40" flatsreen and new (2015) dresser and chair! Bed is dressed in beautiful 'Maine Cottage' bedding, luxurious high thread count sheets, a fluffy alternative-down comforter and plenty of new pillows to choose from. Bedroom features ocean views, huge closets, sassy hand-painted checkerboard floors, wide-slat blinds, a room air conditioner, a pack n' play, plus French doors leading to a large private deck with ocean views and ocean-view seating for 6. Second bedroom features a beautiful Verdi Gris queen-size iron bed with Maine Cottage bedding, a new dresser, luxurious sheets and pillows, a whimsical polka-dot bordered floor, a room air conditioner, plus a fluffy alternative-down comforter. Third bedroom is very small and cozy with twin beds, Nautica comforters, air conditioning, black-out shade...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking On Street
- Thermos Bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
Dishes & Utensils:
More than you could possibly use! New polka-dot patterned set of dishes with coffee mugs, sugar/creamer and water pitchers and vases added in late 2012 in a new Maine Cottage painted open cabinet....moreless
- Ice Maker
Kitchen is extremely well-equipped with everything you need for family meals and entertaining. Two sets of service-for-8 dishes and high-end Ralph Lauren flatware, glassware, pots and pans and more!...moreless
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Small Cooler
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 30 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
Holiday (5-nt min w/Christmas)
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Jan 2 - Mar 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Mar 17 - Apr 8, 2017
3 night min stay
May 1 - May 25, 2017
4 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
May 26 - Sep 21, 2017
4 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning $195 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
Pets welcome with prior approval and pet fee.
Winter Leases: Mid/Late Oct, 2016-April 2017. $3950/mo. plus utils, with 6 month minimum lease term. Shorter-term or longer-term winter lease available at premium pricing.
Cleaning Fee $195.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Steps away from classic vacation fun and minutes to many of Maine's best spots! Stay close to home and dine, picnic, swim, canoe, kayak, sail, hike, golf or cycle or venture minutes away to discover more of Maine's treasures. Just 10 minutes to DT Portland, famous for its restaurants, boutiques, museums and galleries, and named by Frommer's a 'Top 12 World Travel Destination' in 2007 and ranked 'Top Foodie City in the US' by Bon Appetit in 2009. Wander the cobblestone streets in Portland's famous Old Port--its historic waterfront warehouse district, and shop the fabulous boutiques and galleries for unique treasures. Enjoy whale watching, deep-sea fishing, lobstering excursions, Duck boat tours and sunset dinner cruises or discover the nearby islands and famous lighthouses. Drive 15 minutes north to the famous Freeport outlets and LL Bean or continue further north to discover the charming villages along Maine's unspoiled coastline.
Other Activities: theatres, museums, galleries, theme parks, hiking, shopping, dining
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: My family of four (plus our pooch) fell in love with the Portland area during a vacation in the year 2001 and we knew that we would someday find a way to move here. We made a lifestyle move in 2005, moving here with no family, no friends, no jobs anywhere on the East Coast, leaving behind our entire universe in the midwest. I knew that I wanted to make a professional career change to own and manage vacation rental properties because it combines my passions for houses, decorating and hosting people--something I have done my whole adult life. I love my career and have since purchased two other homes in the area that I own and operate as furnished rental homes. One is on this website--Property #4019326.
Why the Owner Chose Town Landing (Falmouth, ME, USA):
Our realtor started looking for homes for us and stubbled across a "for Sale by Owner" ad. She called me immediately and said I needed to take a look--that this house wouldn't last long. We saw it the next day and absolutely fell in love with the house, the views and the neighborhood and purchased the house that night. Our realtor still tells me she is jealous that we got this house and not her! We knew that this was a house we would keep in our family forever and my kids still debate who will get this house "someday". We purchased it in 2005 and hope to keep it in our family forever.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house has a very magical "treehouse" feeling to it and a very happy vibe and feeling about it that most of my guests comment on. It's really cheerful and the views are incredible! I always feel good when I am in this house and when it's vacant, which is rare, I go to this house for a quiet day of work. I just feel good and happy when I am in this house and the neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful--I love it and so do my guests!
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- Secondary: +1 2078993931 Home
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Newly remodelled in 2016. new ship lap wooden walls and bead board ceilings!
Remodeled in April 2016. Ship lap walls, bead board ceilings, comfy new chair!
Spacious dining room features table for 6 guests plus child's table (not shown).
View from inside living room windows
View from Sunroom sitting area into Kitchen. New Halogen lights added in 2013.
The view from the Master Bedroom.
The view from Master BR BED! So Peaceful--some guests sleep with open doors!
Sassy Hand-Painted Floors.
Spotless Bathroom with Fully-Tiled Tub/Shower and plenty of hot water and towels
The Sailboats just beyond the Beach area
The Town Landing. A great spot for a picnic--benches at the end.
Front of house faces the ocean!
New beadboard ceilings, new ship lap on walls and comfy new dining chairs.
New dining chairs have been added but these chairs still at house to seat six.
Views from the HUGE Deck with 4 oversized Adirondacks and bistro set.
Spacious fully-stocked kitchen has everything!
Master BR with KING bed w/ Beauty Rest Black mattress, Ocean Views, 40" Samsung.
Master bedroom features hand-painted floors, ocean views, 40" Samsung, A/C unit.
Queen Bedroom with hand-painted polka-dot floors
Small and cozy third Bedroom with twin beds
Private beach only steps away
The neighborhood Pier at Dusk.
Our Charming Neighborhood Market with the best Lobster and Shrimp rolls around.
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