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Oceanside Carriage House/ Dog Friendly -

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2), roll away available

This unique ocean side carriage house is just one house from the ocean. It is available May through October. It has one bedroom with a king size bed on the second floor. A full bath and kitchen on the first floor. All linens, plates, utensils and glassware included. Air conditioned.

Our beach is a quiet, sandy, mile long neighborhood beach on Casco Bay, with views to the islands, lighthouses and the ship channel. Watch the lobster boats, ferries and yachts as well as beautiful sailboats, luxury liners as they enter and leave Portland Harbor. You can see Spring Point Light and the Portland Headlight, the most photographed lighthouse in the country.

We are dog friendly but limit the number of dogs to two.

Take the ocean side green belt right outside our door to local bistros and seafood restaurants, and two lighthouses. For breakfast, walk to Scratch Bakery for one of their famous homemade bagels and other goodies. Enjoy a 3 mile round trip walk past Spring Point Light to Bug Light and back. Relax on our front porch on one of the rockers and watch the boat traffic on the water and the people and dogs having fun on Willard Beach.

Washer and dryer are available at no charge. Wi Fi and cable TV is included as well Downtown Portland and the Old Port with their wonderful restaurants, shops and entertainment are only 10 minutes away and easily accessible over the Casco Bay Bridge. For world class shopping and bargains take I-295 north to Freeport, home of L.L. Bean or south to Kittery which offers miles of outlet shops. Outstanding summer theater is available an easy 45 minute drive to Ogunquit or Brunswick.

After a busy day, relax in our beautifully landscaped backyard. We offer a gas grill for your use.

We can assist you with suggestions to meet your interests and lead you to the best lobster spots around.

This property is available May through October. Weekly rentals go from Saturday to Saturday. $1225 per week. Minimum stay is 3 nights at $190 a night. A 9% state lodging tax is required as well.

More Details

Judith Cooper
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Judith Cooper

My wife and I reside in another building on the property. We are always available to provide information or assist in making your stay enjoyable.

Judith Cooper purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Judith Cooper chose Willard

If you are looking for something unique, we have tried to maintain some of the original architectural features of this charming carriage house. We have also included some antiques and fun objects to make your stay fun and enjoyable.

What makes this cottage unique

Willard Beach is a DOG FRIENDLY beach and your dog is welcomed at The Willard Beach House. Summer hours are 7-9 A.M. and 7-9 P.M. Winter hours from October 1st 24 hours until May 1st.


Willard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stall shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Roll away available at an additional cost of $65 a week.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Oceanside Carriage House/ Dog Friendly -
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews

Wonderfully charming, cottage-like carriage house

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our short stay in the Willard Beach house. It was immaculate and even better than we expected. Darrell and Judy have tastefully decorated with antiques and interesting items. Dodge (our pup) loved it as well, especially the short path to the beach where he made many pup friends. Beautiful views, easy to get to Portland. Will surely consider coming back. Thank you!!

(The only reason for 4 stars is the 'rustic' bathroom)

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christine. We are planning on updating the bathroom next year. We appreciate your comments, Darrell and Judy
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Great location. Quiet and perfect for our dog

  • 5 of 5

Lovely owners, who couldn't have been nicer. This property was steps away from a dog friendly beach and also had a nice mostly fenced in yard. We will definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, It was a delight having all of you. Thanks for the great design ifea. Please come back. Darrell and Judy
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Fun quirky place in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the carriage house. It is steps from the beach and a short walk from our favorite breakfast spot Scratch bakery. The upstairs bedroom was comfortable and charming and the downstairs kitchen and dining area had the basics for cooking simple meals.

The beautiful backyard was a great place to sit outside and relax. We had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erika, Thank you so much for the kind review. Please come back again. Best, Darrell and Judy
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Relaxation from Dawn to Dusk

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at the Carriage House, our third year in the vicinity. We always love visiting this time of year where the weather is much cooler than Virginia. And our little Klara just loved running free on the nearby beach without a leash in the morning and evenings. She definitely misses that. There is plenty of nearby shopping and some good restaurants. And of course downtown Portland is only 4 miles away. Plus a drive north or south makes for a quick trip. The residence is roomy and ideally situated, and the garden is big enough so you get a place to relax if need be. The BIG plus is it being dog friendly! Our hosts are always helpful and can easily be reached if a rare issue crops up. One week is nice, two weeks would be perfect!

And be sure to visit the Standard Bakery and ride on the Maine Narrow Gauge railroad in Portland!

Thanks again to our hosts and staff.

Mark and Akemi

(to be continued next year...)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to beach, quaint building, lots to enjoy in the area

  • 4 of 5

We loved how close it is to the beach! Lots of historical lighthouses to explore nearby. Loved the patio, but it was very open to the neighbors driveway. Wish there was a comfy spot to sit and relax in the downstairs area. Inconvenient bathroom spot for the dog. Beautiful backyard but not a lot of opportunity to enjoy due to watering and maintenance.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved the beach

  • 4 of 5

I loved that the house was steps to the beach and enjoyed every morning sitting on the beach with my coffee and just watching all the dogs playing and being very social and playful.

The owners were super friendly and always available if we needed anything.

The only down side was that there was no air conditioning on the first level, and instead of the book shelves and the round table in the corner could of been used as a nice sitting area, would of been a lot more comfortable instead of sitting on hard kitchen chairs.

I still would give my recommendation to stay here,

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maureen, Thanks for taking the time to do a review and suggestion. Next time you cone we will have comfortable chairs for you. Best, Darrell and Judy
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Portland head lighthouse
Nearest Airport
7.3 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Beach
8 Metres
Willard Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

4 day stay cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Roll Away/night $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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