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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 adults, 2 children, 6 max)

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. In the evening, take a jog through Preble Park, located next to the beach and explore the various gardens. Willard Square will delight you with live Theatre, fine dining restaurants and Art Galleries. Before trekking off to mountain climb, sail, relax on the beach or sightsee, stop by Scratch Baking Company for a freshly made scone, muffin, and coffee. Everyone loves Scoops locally made decadent Ice Cream, also located in the local square. If you are here over the 4th of July, experience the Portland Symphony Orchestra performing patriotic numbers at Fort Williams Park and lighthouse. Bike down to Bug Light Park and walk around the park and historic lighthouse, or fly your kite by the seaside. You can even launch a boat from the public boat landing, and sail along the calendar islands including Peaks and 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. For a few dollars, take the Casco Bay Ferry to one of many calendar islands or a climb aboard a Windjammer cruise and sail around Casco Bay. 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 the Discovery Park. Stroll along Main street and into some of the discount shops and specialty boutiques. Once in Freeport, take a quick ride towards the coast to Wolfesneck State Park to see Osprey and their nests from the seashore hiking path. 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. Enjoy trips to Cabbage and Monhegan Island, tennis, whale watches, puffin watches, fishing cruises and more. 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. Sample pier fries or bring a surf board and enjoy the waves. Maybe you want to see the summer home of the Bushs' in Kennebunkport Maine. If you like fresh water and fresh water fishing, try Sebago Lake and Sebago Lake State Park only forty five minutes inland. Also abundant are public golf courses, mini golf, animal parks, kayak excursions and more. Take in an evening Sea Dogs baseball game, farm team of 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 are is another bedroom upstairs with two twin 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 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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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2016

About Heather

I am a broker with The Maine Real Estate Network and purchased my first rental in 1995. I have lived in Maine most of my life and enjoy the natural beauty, wildlife, laid back lifestyle, and healthy, friendly communities that thrives in Maine. Here I am on our prior 27' sailboat, Chrysoprase, in Casco Bay. We love to sail among the beautiful calendar islands, and you will love the coast too!

Heather purchased this house in 2006

Why Heather chose South Portland

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 bike 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.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

5 min walk to Willard Beach. Quiet Yet Fun, Seaside Area, private yard
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Comfortable house in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Relaxing Stay.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Perfect place for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great place for a group

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Heather's house with a group of family and friends. We enjoyed our stay. The place was as advertised and worked out well for us. Nice backyard, walking distance to a number of nice establishments - a great bakery, ice cream shop, etc. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Thornwood, NY

Nice Spacious House for Great Price

  • 4 of 5

The house was very spacious and fit our needs perfectly. Great neighborhood within walking distance to the beach. Can't beat the price, it was cheaper then staying in a hotel but with much more space. Heather was also very easy to work with and was always very responsive to emails and calls. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Reno, Nevada

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great vacation in this cute house. Heather, the owner, was very available to answer any questions we had about the house or the area. It was very clean inside and very comfortable. The backyard was big and well maintained and the kids had a great time, so did I, playing whiffle ball in the backyard. The location is perfect: quiet neighborhood, quick walk to Scraps Bakery, Scoops ice cream and Willard Beach. We would highly recommend this house. However, dont try to book for the next 4th of July, because I already booked it for next year. Thanks Heather !

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland Jeport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
South Portland Municipal
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Car: not necessary

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

Willard Beach House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

General summer weekly rate Sat-Sat is $900/week + 8% ME tax and $125 housekeeping fee for 4 guests. Over 4 guests is $25/guest/night up to 6 guests (4 adults max). Check in 3 PM, check out 10:00 am. 3 nights minimum is $185/night. 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.

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Willard Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bath with tub and new tub surround and new tile floors
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • 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. 4 adults and 2 kids max.

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