About the property
- Apartment1200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
Weekly rentals only in July and August.
This unique ocean side two bedroom rental in a lovely Victorian home at The Willard Beach House is just 20 feet from the ocean. 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 Springpoint Light and the Portland Headlight, the most photographed lighthouse in the country.
Take the Oceanside green belt right outside our door to local bistros, seafood restaurants, and two lighthouses. For breakfast, walk to Scratch Bakery for one of their famous homemade bagels as described in the New York Times and other goodies. Enjoy a 3 mile round trip walk past Spring Point Light and Joe's Boathouse 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.
This unit comes with two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and half bath and one with a full bed. There is a full bath as well. Washer and dryer is available and a fully applianced kitchen.
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.
Available July through August.
Keywords: On Casco Bay in South Portland. Dog Friendly. All modern conveniences.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Judith Cooper
We live in one of the units and make an effort to assist our visitors in making their stay a memorable stay. We have many guests who return year after year. We hope you will be one of them.
Judith Cooper purchased this Apartment in 1997
Why Judith Cooper chose Willard Beach
We love the ocean and the beach. We enjoy meeting people from other areas of the country and the world.
What makes this Apartment unique
You can step out the door and be on the beach or the green beltway which skirts the ocean for a 3 mile walk. You pass lighthouses and unique bistros and restaurants featuring fresh lobsters and other goodies. visit Scratch Bakery just a 10 minute walk which features home made bagels, Scartch was written up in The New York Times. Once you taste their bagels, you won't want to leave. We are situated in a quiet neighborhood setting with a beach. Perfect!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Dog Friendly, Steps from Beach
To be clear, this is an apartment in a house that is broken up into 4 apartments and the owners live on site so they are around a lot. It feels a bit like being in a boarding house. The spacious back yard pictured is more of a shared yard so my initial thought of letting my dog run free in the yard was quickly dashed. Also one of the bedrooms is just off the living room and is enclosed by lovely French doors, that have no curtains, so it's lacking some privacy. That said, the location is amazingly close to the beach which is dog friendly within set hours. It's in a quiet neighborhood close to walking paths and sightseeing and is a 4 minute drive into downtown Portland. The owners were also lovely and left dog treats at our front door for our dog. It's rare to find a place that is so welcoming of dogs and so close to the beach. The tv is pretty small and gets very few channels, it's analog (!) and some channels came in fuzzy. It's an old home that is quite charming overall, they've made some updates to furniture so it's a bit more modern and comfortable than the pictures show. If you're looking for beach, dog friendly, close to Portland, this is the place for you.
Wonderful Location !
We were very happy with the apartment and delighted with the lovely yard and beautiful flowers and trees. It was so close to the beach. We kayaked most everyday. I loved walking early on the beach with all the happy dogs. We were lucky to have great weather. We also found Michael to be very helpful and quite charming. Thank you. We will try to rent your place next summer. Do you ever rent in off-season? We might come back in the fall or spring.
How kind of you. We really appreciate it. We are planning on doing short term rentals in the off season so let us know when you might want to return.
Judy and Darrell
A little slice of heaven for dog owners!
Location, location, location! Practically sitting on the beach, I found that this was one of the few rentals that not only accepts dogs, but embraces them. Owners are dog lovers and were a pleasure to deal with on every level.
Willard Beach allows dogs on the beach 7-9am and again from 7-9pm and the rental is a short walking distance to the community's bakery "Scratch" - the unofficial morning meet and greet gathering place. There is a scenic walking path that winds around the bay and leads to a light house. Breathtaking views of sunrises and sunsets. A very earthy and authentic beach community where one can relax and feel welcomed by the local residents.