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Dog Friendly 2 Bedroom Oceanside Rental

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Judith Cooper
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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

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!


Willard Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • All dogs must do their "thing" at a designated area across the street from the property.
  • Our backyard is not fenced in. Dogs cannot run loose. Sorry.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Full Bed (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful front porch with ocean views. Ideal for a morning coffee.


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Dog Friendly 2 Bedroom Oceanside Rental
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful Location !

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, 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. Best wishes, Judy and Darrell
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Dog Friendly, Steps from Beach

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven for dog owners!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.3 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Portland Ferry Service
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nonesuch River
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bistro 43
Nearest Beach
Willard Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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