2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5, With 1 Pullout Queen Couch, BunkBeds, Full Laundry
Val and Jim Stefanski
About Val and Jim Stefanski
Welcome to The Getaway! We are both lifelong residents of Maine: Val originally born and bred in Portland and graduating from UMO in Orono; Jim a Skowhegan football alum with a track, basketball, and baseball record; then went on to graduate as a Marine Engineer from Maine Maritime Academy! We enjoy traveling the world but still gravitate to our own little spot in Falmouth Foreside! Please join us as we make your vacation one to remember in Maine!
Val and Jim Stefanski purchased this Cottage in 1990
Why Val and Jim Stefanski chose Falmouth Foreside
What makes this Cottage unique
Just steps away from a beautiful sandy beach with abundant ocean views; walk, bike or jog picturesque Rt. 88 on the Foreside; minutes away from the City of Portland, Baxter Boulevard and 'foodie haven' Restaurants!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Childrens Library, Toys in the "The Dollhouse"
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
My husband and I stayed here from a Thursday to Monday for our first visit to Maine. We were very pleased with our stay.
Val & Jim made check-in and check-out seamless and gave lots of tips for food and attractions that never disappointed.
The home was charmingly decorated and the views from the front porch were beautiful. A short walk to the water revealed lots of treasures in sea glass and shells.
The home is well stocked. I travel a lot for business and didn’t even think about a hair dryer and to my surprise, a nice one was found in the bathroom. Val and Jim even left us a nice surprise in the fridge!
Of note - parking is a little tricky and the bathroom is on the main floor.
Overall, a great place to stay for a quiet getaway with beautiful views and amazing hosts!
My husband and I spent a week at The Getaway. The home was perfect for us and had everything we expected for a comfortable stay. The Getaway is in a beautiful neighborhood just minutes from Portland. We enjoyed the tranquil setting.
We used the home as a base for many sightseeing trips up and down the coast of Maine, Val was easy to reach and left goodies for us that were just what we wanted. Thank you Val and Jim for sharing your beautiful home,
We are so glad that you took advantage of all of the wonderful sites to see in our beautiful State of Maine! Please come again sometime!
Fantastic week in Falmouth!
Wonderful place to stay! The house is close to the water and they had everything you could possibly need for boating, kayaking, paddleboarding or just playing by the shore. Val also added some nice, unexpected touches with treats in the kitchen like a bottle of wine, some beer, a frozen pizza, and whoopie pies! All the amenities you could possibly want and with access to so many great things nearby. Fantastic week away overall!
We are so glad your family took advantage of all the fun things to do and see at The Getaway!
Heaven in Maine
We love Maine and it just keep getting better! Thanks to Val and Jim, we had an effortless stay. The house was stocked with linens, towels, beach chairs and much more, which made packing a breeze. Val and Jim greeted us when we arrived and made us feel right at home. We loved the house and location, steps away from the beach. Great for little kids, who loved the doll house. The paddle boards and kayaks were used often. I spent a lot of time strolling on the beach or watching the water from the deck. The kitchen has everything you would ever need, which made cooking a breeze. Thanks Val and Jim. We can’t wait to come back.
We would love to host your family once again at The Getaway by the beach and on the Bay!
Our perfect getaway to "The Getaway"
We had the pleasure of staying at "The Getaway" for our recent trip to Maine to celebrate our Honeymoon. This was a fantastic experience. We met Val and Jim at the time of our check-in. They orientated us to the house and provided us with a wealth of valuable information about things to do during our time in Maine. This is so very beneficial for those of us who traveled here for the first time. The house is a few short steps to a beach where we were able to sit depending on the tide. It is also located close to Portland and since an Uber/Lyft ride was about 15 dollars we were able to leave our car parked and not worry about parking or if we had one extra cocktail at dinner. "The Getaway" has EVERYTHING that you may need during your time in Maine, right down to the lobster pot. I have never stayed at such a well appointed VRBO. The house is noted to be one of the oldest cottages in the area, but it is immaculately clean. The sleeping area upstairs may get a bit cozy for families, but for the two of us it was perfect. Val and Jim undoubtedly "go the extra mile" to assure that your time not only at their home but also in Maine is the best that it can be. From the reams of information available for you to explore at the house, to their willingness to contact them for recommendations for sites to see, dining, etc. it is clear that they know the area well and are very willing to share their experiences to assure that yours can be the best. I would have no hesitation staying here again and would have no problem in the least bit to recommend a stay at "The Getaway."
We are so happy our “honeymooners” so enjoyed their stay at The Getaway!!! We really look forward to their return stay to Maine!
Best wishes to a wonderful life together!
Val and Jim
Quiet Bayside Beauty
We absolutely loved our stay at this home. It was one of the best equipped VRBO homes we have ever rented (and we have been renting for a decade!) There was truly nothing that we needed that the home did not supply. Everything for the beach, kayaks and paddleboards for the bay and a morning view to cherish. The home was clean and had a well stocked kitchen and bathroom plus a huge gas grill and a washer and dryer! Val and Jim were very helpful and easy to communicate with. The neighborhood was quiet and included a private access to small beach area perfect for launching the kayaks or searching for hermit crabs (especially at low tide). Grocery stores close by and Portland just a short drive away. We are already plotting when we can return. Thanks Val & Jim.
Thank you and we will be happy to have you stay at The Getaway anytime in the near future!