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!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Pretty, comfortable, well stocked beach house
Lovely, casual beach home, just one house from a sweet little cove. Owners have thought of everything a vacationer could wish for, and they are super attentive to their renter’s needs. They even left us lots of little treats. The location is just a short drive to Portland and Freeport.
We really enjoyed our stay here. The place was very neat on arrival, and Val was there to personally greet us. It is right near the water, has an amazing grill and generally the house is really well stocked. The kids even had toys to play with.
The only thing is that it isn't a true 2 bedroom. The two bedrooms upstairs are connected so there isn't much privacy in the second bedroom.
A week at the Getaway
We had a terrific vacation in Maine and enjoyed the house. Val and Jim were easy to work with and the house was fully stocked with everything we needed!! Lots of games, movies, towels, dishes, you name it, the house has it!! We were a little disappointed with the “beach”. The house is not on the water, it’s a very short walk down a steep hill and a bit challenging to get to the dock (tide dependent). The beach itself is mostly rocks. Although there is an ocean view, It was obstructed by trees and the house right next door. You could catch a glimpse of the water from the upper level and from the outdoor deck. The bedrooms are more of a loft/attic and the second bedroom does not have a door, so there is no privacy. The stairs, leading to the upper level, are very tight and steep, we were afraid to have my mother go up and down due to the bathroom being on the main level.
It was Very clean and we enjoyed our stay, the description was slightly misleading so maybe our expectations were to high (regarding the beach location, the ocean view and the bedroom situation). Overall, we had a great trip! This is the prefect house for younger people.
Val and Jim were very helpful with ideas and activities! Their knowledge of the area was awesome and we enjoyed exploring Portland!
The Falmouth Getaway is like a secret home away from home, perfectly close to Portland and just a few minutes off the beaten path so that it is perfectly quiet and picturesque. It had everything we needed and way, way more. We would happily stay there again. The house was great and the host was great and it helped make Portland an amazing place to visit.
The Perfect Getaway from Ohio
Three of us rented The Getaway for 3 days as a late May vacation to escape Ohio. The owners, Val and Jim, met us the first day to give us a complete tour of the property and remained easily reachable if we needed anything during our stay. They are both very friendly people who want you to feel right at home so you can get maximum enjoyment from your stay.
The house itself was very clean and in great shape with very comfortable beds. There was plenty of room for us to relax and enjoy the view of the Bay. Val and Jim also provided some complimentary items to make everything that much easier on their guests. Val has a complete “what to do guide” put together that includes pamphlets for all the different activities that can be experienced in the area.
The beach is easily accessible, as is a dock stretching out into the bay which gives a great view of all of the boats anchored off shore. This setting made for a perfect place to take the kayaks our hosts provided out for a leisurely cruise.
Val and Jim took care of everything (including things we hadn’t even thought of) which allowed us to really relax and enjoy our time in area. Overall, we could not have asked for a better place to “Getaway” and if we ever make our way back to Maine we will absolutely be staying here again!
We truly enjoyed our Ohio guests and we are so glad they took advantage of all there was to see and do while here in our beautiful State of Maine! Thanks for the great review!
A great house in a perfect location
We spent a week at Val and Jim's Getaway in Sept. 2018. The house was perfect for the 2 of us. The kitchen is stocked with just about everything you need! And Val and Jim provided beach and regular towels. They made it so easy to just throw some clothes in a bag and drive over. We enjoyed wandering the local towns and eating in some really unique restaurants. Can't say enough about what a great week we had! Thanks again Val and Jim!! Beth and Alan
We really enjoyed having Beth and Alan, our foodie people, at The Getaway!