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Artist's Unique Beach House….$210-$250/Night Special Weekly Rate

(24 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)

Willard Beach neighborhood has been called the “Martha’s Vineyard of New England,” because of its charm and laid-back ambience. Nestled comfortably within it, this traditional bungalow, originally built in 1910, has been lovingly restored and expanded by the owner/designer. The midsection of the original bungalow was removed and in its place was created a 24 X 36 open living space with a cathedral ceiling and skylights, referred to as "the Great Room".I used all eco friendly products throughout the restoration: natural solid wood floors, non-toxic finishes, etc. This year I have refished the floor in the "Great Room", and have installed a new stove and dishwasher.Each of the three bedrooms in the house is unique. A first floor bedroom abuts the front and side porch: a great spot to enjoy a morning breakfast of bagels, coffee, fresh bakery goods from "Scratch Bakery", right around the corner. You'll probably smell it before you see it! Oh...fine wines as well.
In the back of the house is a loft bedroom space with its own entrance. Climb up the ship’s ladder to the sleeping loft within. There is also a brass bed beneath for single folks or visitors.Both kids and adults love it! Finally, on the second floor is the light-filled and private master bedroom.Inside the master bathroom is a Jacuzzi where you can relgax after a
long day.

On any beautiful morning, you have the choice of either sitting in the spacious backyard or rolling a kayak down the sidewalk, past the seven houses that separate you from the beach and into the water you go! Take a morning paddle out to Peak’s Island, or if you are daring take a more extended trip along the wild Maine coast or any of to the Casco Bay islands. After a coffee at the Peak’s Island Café, you can paddle back home and spend the afternoon at any one of the wonderful nearby beaches. Or, for those with a sweet tooth, there’s an ice cream shop across the street from the bakery. In the evening, a five minute drive or the bus that stops at the corner will get you into Portland, where the options are endless; great food, galleries/art walks, theater, etc. During these hot summer nights, everyone seems to fill the vibrant streets of the city Rand McNally rated “One of the Top Ten Places to Live in the US.”

P.S. Rent from October1 thru May31, for those folks thinking of relocating to my fabulous state, or just can't keep away! Rate: $1750 per month plus utilities.

Keywords: comfortable, large, beach house
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • up the street from Willard Beach,..bakery serving sandwiches, fresh bagel, wine, cheese. Ice cream shop a 2 minute walk from house. OTTO's wood fired pizza...5 minute drive. .Thai, Barbecue, high end nouveau cruisine restaurant (David's) all within_5 minute drive!!_...moreless


  • Books:

    Lots and lots of art and poetry books!!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    4/16/2014 NEW FLAT SCREEN TV...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    antique square oak table/ antique bench and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning in master bedroom....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Time Warner- 200 stations...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 3 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cuisinart. Kitchen Aid mixer, Blender...plenty of lobster cooking pots...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Newly refinished butcher block counter top....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    New-Summer 2013...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.7
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
shoulder season
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,650 $7,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. First deposit non-refundable within 60 days of booking. Rent from October1 thru May31, for those folks thinking of relocating to my fabulous state, or just can't keep away! Rate: $1750 per month plus utilities.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Jetport
0.33 Miles
Nearest Barpub
David's Restaurant ,Ellsemore Barbecue,
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cape Elizabeth Country Club
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak....senior ticket to Boston $20RT!
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 295

Car: Not Necessary

Bring/rent your own Kayak, and wheel it down the street for a sunrise paddle.Then....walk around the corner for a delicious bagel, croissant, quiche, etc. The Casco Bay Ferry Lines, is a 5 minute drive into town, taking you to the islands of Casco Bay: popular, and the more remote.

Great restaurants nearby:n David's (hugh end,classy) up the street. Terra Cotta, Italien provisions, fresh pasta,prepared dinners, great crab cakes, and large wine selection.

Scarboro Beach....wonderful open ocean beach....20 minutes away. Portland Headlight Park: picnics, sea overlooks,expansive...5 minute drive.....


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: I'm a designer, a builder, and an artist. I have restored this house with an artist's eye. In the back of the house sits an old shed where photographers from the beach would take pictures of people in parasols in front of the rose-covered shed. This shed has become my muse for over twenty years, as I have painted it in all formats, from oils to charcoals to watercolor. In fact, the yard was my original inspiration for purchasing the house, as it has a very special quality. I have been spending my winters abroad where I write and paint. One of my artist's journal is presently at the printers. I take great pride in making people comfortable and offer them an inspiring, creative, and relaxing space.The walls are filled with my art and art of others, including my Dad , many of which are for sale to take home with you if you feel the impulse.

Why the Owner Chose Willard Beach, South Portland, ME, USA:
Living near the ocean in a great neighborhood has always been a dream of mine, and with the purchase of this house that dream became a reality.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It's a short walk to the beach, which I take multiple times during the day, from sunrise to sunset. One of my greatest pleasures is wheeling my kayak to the beach and going out for either a morning or afternoon paddle. Many kayak/canoe rental spots close by. I enjoy sitting on the front porch, watching the beach world go by. The lobsterman from next door has provided me with lobster in the past for myself and my friends. I have actually had sit-down dinners for over twenty-five people in my living space. My house is also a great place to show my art and the work of others. Working at creating a kitchen fit for a gourmet. Just installed a new 5 burner Samsung gas range/oven today….and a brand new dishwasher as well! The house is equipped with cooking appliances from a Kitchen Aid mixer to Stainless steel fish poacher, etc. Plenty of lobster pots for the courageous chefs amongst you…..Enjoy a lovely veining cooking in, and enjoy the tranquility of my beautiful backyard. Oh…don't forget to catch the bakery for a fresh fruit tart, chocolate cake before it closes at 6……and 7:a.m. for fresh bagels and coffee.

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Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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  • Great Room 1st. Fl. 24x36

    Great Room 1st. Fl. 24x36

  • Kitchen


  • Great Room looking to back yard

    Great Room looking to back yard

  • Gallery Wall ...Great Room

    Gallery Wall ...Great Room

  • Master Bedroom  toward full bath/jacuzzi 2nd. Fl.

    Master Bedroom toward full bath/jacuzzi 2nd. Fl.

  • Jacuzzi....Master Bathroom

    Jacuzzi....Master Bathroom

  • Interior Loft Room...Kids love it!

    Interior Loft Room...Kids love it!

  • Back Yard ....and there is more!

    Back Yard ....and there is more!

  • Front Porch, Spring Time

    Front Porch, Spring Time

  • Sratch Bakery  100 steps away
fresh bagels, bread, soups, wine, etc.

    Sratch Bakery 100 steps away fresh bagels, bread, soups, wine, etc.

  • 500 ft. away!!

    500 ft. away!!

  • from the street

    from the street

  • Kitchen...brand new gas range/ Dishwasher

    Kitchen...brand new gas range/ Dishwasher

  • Great Room/Dining table

    Great Room/Dining table

  • Great Room detail

    Great Room detail

  • First Fl. Bedroom

    First Fl. Bedroom

  • M. Bedroom looking South

    M. Bedroom looking South

  • leaving Loft Room ..separate entrance....but...attached to house

    leaving Loft Room ..separate entrance....but...attached to house

  • Me in loft room

    Me in loft room

  • Back Porch/Loft room addition

    Back Porch/Loft room addition

  • Back yard replete with original Maine shed circa 1904....Ayup

    Back yard replete with original Maine shed circa 1904....Ayup

  • playground at Willard Beach. Just 7 houses away!

    playground at Willard Beach. Just 7 houses away!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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