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5 min walk to Willard Beach. Quiet Yet Fun, Seaside Area, private yard

Willard, South Portland, ME, USA
  • House1252 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This lovely renovated Colonial is a five minute walk to Willard Beach, a mile long beach that offers excellent swimming, kayaking, shelling, sunbathing, and exploring. Spend the afternoon kayaking along the beach, or searching for seashells and other treasures along the beach. Bring your picnic lunch and towel, and watch the various harbor activity including Windjammers, ferries, fishing and pleasure boats crossing the channels in Casco Bay. In the evening, take a jog through Preble Park, located next to Willard beach and enjoys the various planted gardens. Willard Square will delight you with live Theatre, fine dining restaurants and Art Galleries. Before every adventure, stop by Scratch Baking Company for freshly made bagels, scones, muffins, juices and coffee. Everyone loves Scoops locally made decadent Ice Cream, also located in the local square, and the new Crepery. If you are here over the 4th of July, experience the Portland Symphony Orchestra performing patriotic songs at Fort Williams Park and lighthouse. Bug Light Park offers a great place to enjoy explore the lighthouse by the sea, and fly your kites. You can even launch a boat from the public boat landing. Casco Bay Lines offer inexpensive cruises to the calendar islands including Peaks, Diamond Island. There is lots to do at night in Portland's Old Port, famous for its restaurants serving up fresh Maine seafood. Many venues feature live music and dancing. Fishing trips and whale watching boat tours launch from various locations in the Old Port. Take a twenty minute ride up to Freeport, the home of LL Bean. Their summer concert series feature reknown acts on Saturday evenings in Discovery Park. If you are seeking fresh lobster and another quaint town, travel about 50 miles along the coast to Boothbay Harbor, a working lobstering and fishing community. Maybe you want to experience a bigger beach and theme park for the kids. A thirty minute drive south lies Old Orchard Beach, a pristine seven mile beach including a Funpark and famous pier. If you enjoy fresh water and fresh water fishing, try Sebago Lake and Sebago Lake State Park, a forty five minute drive inland. Also abundant are public golf courses, mini golf, animal parks, kayak excursions and more. Also recommended for the sports enthusiasts, Sea Dogs baseball team (farm team for the Boston Red Sox.) Be sure to bring bicycles, kayaks, golf clubs, tennis rackets, frisbees and any other fun outdoor sport items that you enjoy. There are ample places for all of your fun outdoor activities.

This home has been fully renovated featuring fresh paint and gleaming hardwood floors. The upstairs offers a new tub and shower, which is located across from the Master Bedroom. There is another bedroom upstairs with two twin sized beds and another smaller bedroom with twin beds stacked on top of each other. Downstairs offers a formal living room, dining room and kitchen with ceramic tile. The backyard is fenced and private, great for barbecues and relaxation. At night, channel buoys chime and lighthouse horns sound off in the distance. This home is located on a quiet dead end street with minimal traffic, and is very child safe. This home and its location are ideal for a private romantic getaway, or a fun filled family vacation. It is very versatile.

Keywords: 3 Bedroom Colonial walk to Willard Beach



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About Heather

I am a broker with The Bean Group. I have lived in Maine most of my life and enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife provided by this not so populated state. In this photo, I am on our sailboat getting ready to sail among the beautiful calendar islands. Welcome and I am sure you will love the coast too!

Heather purchased this House in 2006

Why Heather chose Willard Beach

This home is a short walk to the beach and quick drive to Portland's Old Port. The beach has unsurpassed views of Casco Bay and the Calendar Islands. Willard Beach is a nice sand beach wonderful for romantic walks, sunbathing and swimming. There is an excellent running and biking path along Shore Road to Fort Williams Park that is great any time of day. I have run the Beach to Beacon Road Race many times, which finishes up the road at Fort Williams Park. There are several other nice oceanside parks within walking distance and the locals are very friendly. I enjoy strolling along the beach at night, and walking to the bakery in the early morning. I have many friends who own boats at the local marinas. Boats are available to rent at Port Harbor Marine, a five minute drive. The Willard area is a charming oceanside community with beautiful ocean views and many things to do within a short walking or driving distance. Portland is very alive either day or night offering entertainment, shopping, city tours aboard the Olde Port Trolley, Duckboat, or Narrow Gauge Railroad. Summer festivals are abundant in Maine and include the Old Port Festival in June, Rockland Blues Festival in July and of course their are many fairs in the fall.

What makes this House unique

From this lovely home, you can hear the lighthouses and bouys gong in the distance, especially at night. When you walk to the beach, you will see beautiful Windjammers, ferries, lobster and pleasure boats navigating in and out of the harbor. The salt air is refreshing, and as you walk or ride your bike, take in the bold ocean views along many of the neighboring streets. Some of the most reknown restaurants and bakeries in the Portland area are within walking distance from the house, and the Old Port is a short three mile distance away. The backyard is private and great for entertaining. The home is on two stories, enabling guests to comfortably enjoy their stay and relax. There is minimal street traffic as the road is a dead end with a grove of trees at the bottom. It is very childsafe.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master bedroom
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 bunk bed, twin bunk beds for 2 childroom, not a lot of headroom for ad
      • Queen size Beds (1), (2) Two twins in the second bedroom, 3rd bedroom has twin bunkbeds for 2 children.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • 1 full bath with tub and new tub surround and new tile floors

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            Willard Beach is a .4 mile walk down a street with side walks.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        There is one unit in the downstairs and two large fans for upstairs.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Elevator
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Broadband Access
                        wifi is a complementary service. Owner does not accept responsibility for connectivity issues. Any connectivity questions need to be resolved with individuals own internet or cell phone provider.
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Two cars can park in the driveway and there is off street parking.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        room for 2 vehicles
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Timewarner Cable
                                  • Television
                                    New 40" tv
                                  • Toys


                                      • Boat
                                        Can be rented at Port Harbor Marine up the road
                                      • Golf
                                        S.P. community is within a few miles
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        L.L. rents, as does Peaks Island
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Private yard
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                        nearby at high school


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • museums
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • cinemas
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • whitewater rafting
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Front porch, great for sitting, relaxing, reading and listening to the sounds of the ocean. The yard is quiet and private, and has a picnic table and gas grill for entertaining and relaxation.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                11 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Quiet & relaxing location, close to the beach

                                                                Derek S.

                                                                Stayed here (5 people) for the week and enjoyed it. Near Willard beach (10 min walk), Scratch bakery (5 min walk), and Willard Scoops ice cream place. It is not a brand new house but has lots of room and homey.

                                                                Quiet convenient and relaxing

                                                                Eric B.

                                                                Heather was great to work with. The home was cozy, clean and suitable for our family of five. We werent falling over each other in the house. Kids enjoyed the cable tv and wifi. Go figure. The upstairs bedrooms got warm some nights but was tolerable. The house was convenient to the downtown shops and attractions. Willard Beach, Scratch baking and Willard Scoops ice cream shop were within a five minute walk. We would definitely return for another stay.

                                                                Spacious property close to the beach.

                                                                Anne W.

                                                                Our group had a good stay at Heather's. We had no issues getting into the place and it was a short, pleasant walk to the beach. We easily fit into the home with our group of 6. House was very clean. There was a nice backyard area with a picnic table where we could relax outdoors in the evening.

                                                                Two small issues we experienced that cause me to diminish my rating- the next door neighbor was very intrusive and found it appropriate to constantly be walking onto the property and into the backyard if our group was outside at the picnic table in back. It made us uncomfortable and caused us to not take more advantage of the backyard space. In addition, Heather deducted $50 from the security deposit for excess laundry. The only laundry we created was the bed linens and towels which were provided per the house amenity listing. I found this additional charge unfair as we had 6 guests (which is allowed per the listing) and used only the linens and towels provided (which she had listed as amenities). I would suggest running a load of laundry before the load she requests you to leave to avoid this charge if you choose to stay here.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you. I wish you had told me about the neighbor. That has never been mentioned before. As far as the laundry goes, the housekeeper said there had been a dog and linens were used for the dog. Dogs are not permitted per the lease and per the vrbo listing. Therefore, a nominal fee was charged for the housekeeper to clean the linens and to bring additional bedding to the laundrymat. Hope you have a great summer.

                                                                Comfortable house in a great location.

                                                                Jacqui S.

                                                                We enjoyed our vacation in this quiet road, despite the occasional sound of aircraft overhead . Nearby Willard beach is lovely . Local amenities are close too and Portland and other interesting places are easily accessible, The house is comfortable and has all that is needed. There were ,however , only three of us staying in it. Iwould recommend this property to family and friends.

                                                                Relaxing Stay.

                                                                Karl A.

                                                                Stayed here (6 people) for a small vacation and loved it. Near beach (10 min walk), delicious bakery (5 min walk), ice cream place. Not a brand new house but lots of room, clean and "homey", with a nice backyard (great for cook outs). Really affordable price well worth the privacy one would not get from a hotel. Owner is very reasonable and promptly responds to any messages. We would stay here again.

                                                                Perfect place for our needs.

                                                                Lisa C.

                                                                My family and I rented this property for a week so we could spend some time at the beach, visiting local friends, and in Portland enjoying the restaurants and cultural offerings. It was a perfect fit for our needs. Clean, spacious, comfortable, affordable, and close to everything. I would rent it again in a heartbeat.


                                                                Willard, South Portland, ME, USA

                                                                Home is .4 miles to beautiful Willard Beach, 1 mile of sand and swimming, snack bar, showers, walking paths and more. It is an easy five minute walk, or one minute bike ride. Also within walking distance is Fort Williams State Park, the SMCC ballfield and gardens, Scratch Bakery, Scoops Ice Cream, David's Restaurant, Portland Players Theatre, Willard Square Playground and much more. If you like the ocean and spending time near the seaside, and want comfortable living quarters, this vacation rental is for you.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                General summer weekly rate Sat-Sat is $995/week + 8% ME tax and $150 housekeeping fee for 4 guests. Additional guests up to 2 are $25/each per night. Check in 3 PM, check out 10:00 am. Guests strip beds and start one load of laundry and leave linens in laundry room downstairs for housekeeping, as well as put trash in green bin, recyclables in blue bin. We hope you have a nice stay, and come back and see us again. Thanks.

                                                                11 Reviews
                                                                Good 3.9/5
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