Penthouse on the Hill - Amazing Views, Easy Walk to Waterfront/Downtown(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 stories, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, walk everywhere, expansive city and water views.
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.
Member since: 2013
- 2 story
- On floor 3
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
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My Standard Rate
3 night min 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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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.
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.
Sunset from the deck.
That's your deck! As seen from The Portland Observatory.
TV nook with Smart TV (Netflix included) on swivel mount.
Open kitchen, cabinets are stocked with dinnerware and cookware.
View from the queen size bed in the master bedroom.
Bedroom with double bed, closet, bureau, 3 window city view.
Bathroom off hallway near bedrooms with radiant heat under the tile floor.
Inside the cabinets -plates, bowls, mugs, glasses. Coffee maker, toaster, kettle
Our local market and coffee shop. Fresh produce, wine, sandwiches, soups.
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.
Harbor view from the deck.
Breakfast nook on the open fourth floor.
Master bedroom with queen size bed, walk-in closet, attached master bathroom.
Master bathroom - also has a great view! Radiant floor heat.
The deck (our neighbors' buildings fit right in with the Observatory.)
Fully equipped kitchen - pots, pans, spices, coffee.
The fourth floor - breakfast nook, den behind that.
Panorama of our views from the deck.
The Eastern Promenade has many lovely picnic spots.
Our iconic view of the only historic maritime signal tower left in the U.S.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
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