1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
About John Wuesthoff
John and Betty are former Peace Corps Volunteers. He is now a retired attorney maintaining a professional home office in their home and she, a past director of Maine's Refugee Resettlement Program, is his part time secretary and bookkeeper when not caring for 2 grandchildren living across the bay in Falmouth, or attending their soccer games. Periodically John travels to monitor elections being 'seconded' by the U. S. Dept. of State, to former Yugoslavia and the former Soviet Union. They are both active volunteers in an organization dedicated to the historic preservation and protection of the environmental integrity of the Eastern Promenade and long time welcomers of domestic and international visitors.
John Wuesthoff purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why John Wuesthoff chose East End
We have lived in Maine for several decades and are fortunate to have purchased this large, 3 unit post colonial home in the 1990's. City of Portland Short Term Rental Registration STHR 001069-2019
What makes this Apartment unique
Within walking distance are good restaurants, both on and off 'the hill'. A 15 minute walk to the waterfront will take you past inviting coffee shops, a bakery, or two, wine and grocery shops, the ferry to the Casco Bay Islands, the Harbor Fish Market, Cabot Cheese shop and a barber shop. An evenings entertainment is often available at Good Theater with contemporary works, a 10 minute walk up Morning to Congress Street. Sea kayaking rentals are found near the East End Beach, a 10 minute walk.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We arrived at 12:40 AM and to our surprise, John was there to meet us on the street. He gave us quick tour of the apartment as we were ready to get some rest.
The apartment was as advertised, neat and clean. Most everything we needed was provided. We made ample use of the two bicycles that were provided, spending two full days bicycling around Portland. We were happy to find the bikes in very good condition.
All in all, the accommodations made for a pleasant get away.
Comfy, Quaint, and Quirky
The property is just as described. The queen bed is medium firm, the house is from the 1800s, and every room has an interesting angle or cubbyhole. Great location with tight but assigned off-street parking. Very quiet neighborhood just steps from a beautiful park. Drawer storage is somewhat limited, and the amount of provided supplies was somewhat less than we've fund in other VRBOs. We found no broom or mop in the apartment, for example, and the fridge was empty of even routine condiments. Minimal explanatory documentation in the binder, and John's welcome briefing was sparse. The stairs leading up to the third floor can be challenging with tricky turns. Excellent TV, book selection, and WIFI. A/C and ceiling fans were adequate but we wished for some cross ventilation and didn't find a window screen we could have used until the last day. Mystery wall switches abound. We always leave a VRBO better than we found it, and contributed a new kitchen knife and a desperately need knife sharpener to this one. In retrospect, this review sounds a bit negative, but is meant only to be helpful. All in all, this is a very nice place to stay.
This apartment is on the third floor of a large historic house. The place looks just like the photos and is very comfortable for two people. It was warm for part of our stay and the window air conditioners worked well to cool down the place. The stairs up to the apartment are steep , but manageable. John and his wife live in the house and they are available but not intrusive at all. They are very warm and informative about the area. The location is beautiful and easily accessible to the wharfs in Old Portland. It is a nice, 20 minute walk by the water. Street parking was readily available right outside the house. We enjoyed our stay and the Portland area immensely. We would love to go back.
Peace on Earth
Just beautiful spotless place to stay. I loved the view from the bedroom especially, with the cool breezes from the bay. John was a wonderful host and I am so glad he shared his home with us.
Clean, comfortable, and quiet in ideal location
The apartment is exceptionally clean, comfortable, and quiet. The location was perfect for us. There is a beautiful view of the water. We walked to Old Port via a short footpath along the waterfront. We also walked to a dozen breweries/distilleries. There are several restaurants, a boutique grocery, and a coffee shop in the neighborhood. The kitchen was well-stocked with equipment so it was easy for us to prepare meals on the couple of days that we chose to do that. At the end of a day of exploring Portland, we appreciated returning to the peace and quiet of the neighborhood where the apartment is located. John and Betty were the perfect hosts. They were friendly, easy to reach, and provided excellent information about things to do in the area.
Loved Morning on the Atlantic! Nice, clean apartment which had everything we needed! Great location!
We had a great time in Portland and “Morning on the Atlantic” was a very charming apartment and a perfect location! Close to everything! Very clean and John was the perfect host! Would recommend highly!
Casco Bay, stunning ocean views, overlooking the Eastern Promenade, historic Fort Allen Park and Ft. Georges in the harbor, walking distance to beach, island ferries, the Old Port, restaurants, theater and biking trails. WiFi/Internet. w/d. Gas fireplace in living room, heated bathroom floor. Off street parking. No pets, no smoking.