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":now,newly air conditioned for those rare steamy days..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. There are 2 full bathrooms: one on each floor. 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
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