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Penthouse on the Hill - Amazing Views, Easy Walk to Waterfront/Downtown

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Last updated: 08/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 stories, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, walk everywhere, expansive city and water views.

Between the Eastern Promenade and the Old Port stands Munjoy Hill, a friendly, colorful neighborhood with restaurants, a local foods grocer, cafes, art center. Munjoy Hill is a 10-15 minute walk to the Old Port's shopping, restaurants and nightlife ('downtown') - and a 5-10 minute walk to the grassy fields, playground, and beach at the Eastern Promenade (Portland's prettiest waterfront park.)

Our vacation rental is the top two stories of an apartment building on top of the hill, directly facing the Portland Observatory with views to the ocean, the harbor, and over the whole city. Sunny, spacious, and comfortable, the 2-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom apartment has everything you need for your Portland vacation.

Built in 1886 our building combines old world charm with completely renovated apartments. The vacation rental is a two-story apartment with two bedrooms (queen bed and double bed) and two bathrooms on the building's third floor. The master bathroom has a custom tile shower. The hallway bathroom has a bathtub shower. Both bathrooms have radiant floor heat. The fourth floor is an open floor plan with a modern kitchen, den area with Smart TV, plenty of chairs for lounging, and a small powder room. The maple wood floors and modern fixtures are all brand new. The triple-glazed windows (made in Maine!) keep it comfortable year-round.


We live part-time in another apartment in the building. We're happy to help you plan your Portland vacation.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/21/2016

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Both bedrooms have ample closet space and big windows. The master bedroom is larger and has the master bathroom attached. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Custom tile shower with glass partition....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Small powder room on the fourth floor...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    Smart TV with Hulu, Netflix, Pandora...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Walk anywhere in Portland form Munjoy Hill....moreless

  • Monument View:

    See the sun set over the Back Cove with The Presidential Range behind....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    4 seats at the bar, more seats at the coffee table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water radiators...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless and data ports throughout....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    One off-street parking space, plenty of street parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French press/bean grinder and a drip coffee maker too...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Feel the ocean breeze, water views, city views....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$310
$1,960 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $130 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

  • The Front Room Restaurant & Bar

    "Brunch everyday 'till 2pm, $3 wine and beer during happy hour, gourmet comfort food, local i..."

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  • Rosemont Market & Bakery

    "Local produce, wild mushrooms, good selection of wine and beer, hearty sandwiches and soups."

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  • Micucci Grocery

    "Pizza slabs with amazing sauce, pillow-y luna bread, cheap wine, excellent selection of Ital..."

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  • Tu Casa Salvadorena Restaurant

    "Cheap, BYOB, little patio, service is slow but worth the wait. Everything is great except th..."

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  • Silly's

    "Fun place, mid-range prices, good cocktails, awesome milkshakes, wide variety of dishes, lot..."

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  • Street and Co.

    "Best seafood restaurant in Portland. Mussels and/or clams are a must. Excellent grilled sard..."

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  • Fore Street

    "Famous for good reason. Spacious restaurant with open kitchen in the middle. Local ingredien..."

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  • Sonny's

    "5 stars for the cocktails. 3/4 stars for the food. The cocktails are the best I've had anywh..."

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  • Rising Tide Brewing Company LLC

    "Beer tastings are fun, usually a food truck on hand."

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  • Novare Res Bier Cafe

    "If you like beer go here. Many page beer menu. Food is pretty good too but it's all about th..."

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  • Duckfat

    "Fries fried in duckfat. Sandwiches are tasty too. Local brews on tap. Limited seating - so p..."

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  • Portland Paddle

    "Kayak tours and rentals, paddle board rentals. Great option for a hot summer day."

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  • Urban Farm Fermentory

    "Taste hard cider or kombucha, take a class to learn to make your own. Growing number of even..."

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  • Good Egg Cafe

    "Good breakfast option, from healthy choices to giant cinnamon buns."

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  • Eastern Promenade

    "Expansive grassy hillsides are the perfect place for a picnic, sailboats in the harbor, smal..."

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  • Ferdinand

    "Crafts, vintage, squirrel playing drum t-shirts. My favorite shop in Portland. Reasonable pr..."

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  • Blue Rooster Food Company

    "A few seats, mostly take out, like a permanent, expanded food truck. I'm not a hot dog perso..."

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  • Soakology Foot Sanctuary & Teahouse

    "Foot soak, foot massage, good tea, go with a few friends."

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  • Material Objects

    "Big thrift shop with men's and women's clothes. All sizes. I always find good stuff here."

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  • Find

    "Vintage, thrift, good stuff. A friend got beautiful purple suede boots here. Rogue t-shirts ..."

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  • Second Time Around

    "A chain but a good one. Great "nearly new" shoes, good jean selection."

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  • J.L. Coombs

    "If you want good shoes go here. They aren't cheap but they have all the shoes that are good ..."

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  • Pai Men Miyake

    "Noodle bowls rock, pork buns are ridiculously good, sushi apps delish."

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  • Standard Baking Co.

    "Get anything and you'll be happy."

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  • Coffee by Design

    "Well-run business, good coffee, great black-eyed chai."

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  • Bard Coffee

    "The head on their cappuccinos could win competitions (maybe it has.) Seriously strong espres..."

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  • Harbor Fish Market

    "Fresh off the boat... they'll pack up lobster for you. "

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  • Petite Jacqueline

    "Corn chowder might make you moan. Seasonal veggie apps are fantastic. Charming place."

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  • The Corner Room Kitchen & Bar

    "Best happy hour in town (snacks and $3 proseco, wine and beer.) Great menu with half plates ..."

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  • Grace

    "4 stars for the building. It's an old church and spectacularly turned into a restaurant. A h..."

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  • East Ender

    "This place is growing on us. Lobster nachos are awesome (if a little small for $17.) Great l..."

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  • Otto

    "Love thin crust pizza, love Otto's! $3 for a big slice. They also deliver. Favorite pizzas =..."

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  • Boda

    "If this is authentic Thai food then I need to go to Thailand now. This is not your standard ..."

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  • Portland Farmer's Market

    "Beautiful array of local produce. Until the Portland Farmer's Market I never knew what a wat..."

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  • Duck Fat

    "Known for their fries with many sauce choices, Duck Fat also has delicious sandwiches and go..."

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  • In'finiti Fermentation & Distillation

    "From the good people who brought us Novare Res comes this brewery, distillery and restaurant..."

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5.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
PWM - Portland International Jetport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mama's Crowbar
0.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines
5.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Riverside Golf Course
2.6 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack - Downeaster
0.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-295
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Front Room
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
East End Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Munjoy Hill stands between the brick buildings of the Old Port full of shops and restaurants, and the Eastern Promenade - the best recreation zone in Portland with a playground, beach, grassy fields, ball courts, kayak tours, paddle board rentals and more. The hill is a friendly neighborhood with great restaurants - The Front Room, Silly's, local foods grocer Rosemont Market, coffee shops, bakeries, Miccuci's Italian Market, Otto's Pizza (mashed potato bacon scallion!), plus unique vintage and craft shops. At the foot of the hill is Bayside with new breweries where you can taste craft beers, and check out the latest food trucks. Easy access to Portland Trails means scenic routes around the back bay or along the water to the Old Port.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: My husband Mark and I live in rural Maine but have spent the past year in Portland renovating this building. Though our 'day jobs' consist of computer work we enjoyed building our home in the woods and wanted to keep on building. Portland drew us in with fantastic food from the restaurants to the farmers' markets, and kept us returning for live music, art walks, local brews, and beautiful nearby beaches.

Why the Owner Chose East End, Portland, ME, USA:
Once we visited Munjoy Hill we didn't want to stay anywhere else in Portland. The neighborhood is friendly with interesting architecture. We can easily walk to nightlife in the Old Port (without having to hear it while trying to sleep.) I love jogging the trail around the Back Cove and over to the East End Beach. We enjoy making dinner with fresh seafood from the Harbor Fish Market and fresh produce from Rosemont - both within walking distance. We rarely get in a car when we're in Portland.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The views from our fourth floor are some of the best in Portland. Watch the moon rise behind the Portland Observatory or the sun set over the Back Cove with The Presidential Mountains in the distance. See the fireworks from Sea Dogs games. We often hear 'wow' as people crest the stairs to the fourth floor for the first time. It is a wow apartment.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/21/2016

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Photos

  • Sunset from the deck.

    Sunset from the deck.

  • That's your deck! As seen from The Portland Observatory.

    That's your deck! As seen from The Portland Observatory.

  • TV nook with Smart TV (Netflix included) on swivel mount.

    TV nook with Smart TV (Netflix included) on swivel mount.

  • Open kitchen, cabinets are stocked with dinnerware and cookware.

    Open kitchen, cabinets are stocked with dinnerware and cookware.

  • View from the queen size bed in the master bedroom.

    View from the queen size bed in the master bedroom.

  • Bedroom with double bed, closet, bureau, 3 window city view.

    Bedroom with double bed, closet, bureau, 3 window city view.

  • Bathroom off hallway near bedrooms with radiant heat under the tile floor.

    Bathroom off hallway near bedrooms with radiant heat under the tile floor.

  • Inside the cabinets -plates, bowls, mugs, glasses. Coffee maker, toaster, kettle

    Inside the cabinets -plates, bowls, mugs, glasses. Coffee maker, toaster, kettle

  • Interior stairs

    Interior stairs

  • Our local market and coffee shop. Fresh produce, wine, sandwiches, soups.

    Our local market and coffee shop. Fresh produce, wine, sandwiches, soups.

  • Waterfront trail along the Eastern Promenade. A short walk from our apartment.

    Waterfront trail along the Eastern Promenade. A short walk from our apartment.

  • Open fourth floor lounging area, views of the Observatory and the ocean beyond.

    Open fourth floor lounging area, views of the Observatory and the ocean beyond.

  • Harbor view from the deck.

    Harbor view from the deck.

  • Breakfast nook on the open fourth floor.

    Breakfast nook on the open fourth floor.

  • Master bedroom with queen size bed, walk-in closet, attached master bathroom.

    Master bedroom with queen size bed, walk-in closet, attached master bathroom.

  • Master bathroom - also has a great view! Radiant floor heat.

    Master bathroom - also has a great view! Radiant floor heat.

  • The deck (our neighbors' buildings fit right in with the Observatory.)

    The deck (our neighbors' buildings fit right in with the Observatory.)

  • Fully equipped kitchen - pots, pans, spices, coffee.

    Fully equipped kitchen - pots, pans, spices, coffee.

  • The fourth floor - breakfast nook, den behind that.

    The fourth floor - breakfast nook, den behind that.

  • Panorama of our views from the deck.

    Panorama of our views from the deck.

  • The Eastern Promenade has many lovely picnic spots.

    The Eastern Promenade has many lovely picnic spots.

  • Our iconic view of the only historic maritime signal tower left in the U.S.

    Our iconic view of the only historic maritime signal tower left in the U.S.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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