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Three Bedroom House Located 2 Blocks from Willard Beach

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Three Bedroom House Located 2 Blocks From Willard Beach

My house is on a quiet, tree-lined street with nearby beach access, located approximately 3 miles from Portland's Old Port. Please note: I do not participate in VRBO's online booking system (this will save you the 6-9% fee) and I will only rent to people who I've spoken to first on the phone.

The house is large, fully furnished, and able to comfortably accommodate 6-7 people. Upstairs is a large master bedroom with a walk-in closet, a second large bedroom with a smaller closet, and a smaller bedroom with a walk-in closet, a twin bed and a six-foot built-in bed that's perfect for children. The upstairs bathroom has a clawfoot tub and a shower stall, and there is another bathroom (no shower or tub) on the first floor. The kitchen is fully stocked with a gas range and oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker, and plenty of utensils, pots pans and everything you need to cook for a large group. stock loads of good books. The house has high-speed WiFi and a 32-inch TV with cable access. All the interior floors are hardwood. The dining room has a six-foot farmers table that seats 8 people comfortably, and there's also a dining area in the kitchen itself. The basement has a washer and drier.

The yard is private, beautifully landscaped, with a patio, deck furniture and gas grill. I have cedar fencing around most of the property. The nice thing about this house is the light..sunlight floods the whole space. There's also a deck out front, where you can watch the world go by.

Willard beach is 2 blocks away. Scratch bakery, which serves bagels, coffee, wine, sandwiches and other supplies is also a few blocks up the road and located next to Local Scoops, which serves homemade ice cream. One of Portland's best restaurants, called David's, is less than a quarter mile away. Other nearby restaurants include Elsemere's barbeque and Enios, which serves Mediterranean food.

The Willard square neighborhood is a great place to spend your vacation in Southern Maine. Downtown Portland, with its incredible restaurants, theaters, world-class museum, ferries to the islands and waterfront shops is a 5 minute drive away (also accessible on a bike path). From the privacy of my house, it's also a world away. A 15 minute drive South brings you to the much larger sandy beaches in Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough, which stretch for miles along the coast.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    No cats. Dogs OK but the cost is $50 additional and you are responsible for any damage. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    Master bedroom has walk-in closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This is another large bedroom...moreless

  • kids bedroom: 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    This bedroom has a twin bed and a built-in bed w/matress...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Clawfoot tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Also has a sink, conveniently located on first floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • I've lived in the area for a long time and will be happy to provide any information that you may need about where to go and what to do. ...moreless


  • Games:

    Plenty of board games and other games for kids...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Stereo:

    CD player lots of CDs...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Comes with farmers table and benches, and there is a smaller dining area in the kitchen and a four-seat patio set in the back yard...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    There is a separate garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Internet available and DVD player has internet access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa, leather chair, coffee table, stereo system...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is a driveway and off-road parking is permitted in summer...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Contains a 4-burner gas range, gas oven, coffee-maker, blender, microwave oven, high-quality pots and pans, blender, lobster utensils and a pot for cooking lobster, etc. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    I will not leave bicycles here but you can rent in Portland...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Table with umbrella and four chairs. Also a pull out long table in the garage...moreless

  • Golf:

    Sable Oaks golf course is 5 miles away. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Webber gas grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are tennis courts nearby at Fort Williams, 3 miles away on the water. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    There are floats, inner tubes, beach chairs and umbrellas that you can take to the beach. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Early Season
Jun 1 - Jun 16, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer High Season
Jun 17 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer Low Season
Aug 27 - Sep 23, 2017
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $140 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%


Long-term off-season renters pay utilities and are responsible for plowing the sidewalk and driveway. I do have a snow-blower.

The payment system is as follow: Half the payment up front, paid with personal check or money order upon confirmed reservation, and full payment 30 days prior to arrival. There is also a $450 security deposit that will be returned within 14 days of departure if there is no damage to house or property.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Jetport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
David's Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sable Oaks
6 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 295
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
David's Restaurant
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Shawnee Peak
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Willard Beach

Car: Recommended

My house is located in the Willard Beach section of South Portland, ME. The location is quiet, safe, beautiful, and just minutes walking distance from some excellent restaurants and the famous Scratch bakery. Downtown Portland is 3 miles to the north, and a 5-10 mile journey south brings you to some of the best surfable beaches in New England, located in Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I'm a science writer, which means I write feature articles about science for magazines and journals. I grew up in Connecticut, got my bachelors at UCONN and then got a masters degree in public health at UMASS Amherst. I've been living in the Portland, ME area for nearly 20 years. I'll be nearby during the summer while the house is being rented and easily accessible.

Why the Owner Chose Willard Beach, South Portland, ME, USA:
It's a great house, roomy, airy comfortable, with an enclosed back yard with patio, lots of privacy, and a fully established perennial garden.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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  • Rear view of house

    Rear view of house

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Iris' in blom

    Iris' in blom

  • Small bedroom, with twin bed and kid bed on built-in with fitted mattress

    Small bedroom, with twin bed and kid bed on built-in with fitted mattress

  • TV Room, the backyard is to the rear and accessed through sliding glass window

    TV Room, the backyard is to the rear and accessed through sliding glass window

  • Here's hoping for good weather, stormy day in fall.

    Here's hoping for good weather, stormy day in fall.

  • Willard Beach from Southern Maine Community College

    Willard Beach from Southern Maine Community College

  • Rear View

    Rear View

  • Beach sunset

    Beach sunset

  • Driftwood arbor under construction

    Driftwood arbor under construction

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Front view of house

    Front view of house

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Dining room.

    Dining room.

  • Backyard patio

    Backyard patio

  • Kitchen


  • Backyard view

    Backyard view

  • Boats taken from Willard Beach

    Boats taken from Willard Beach

  • Willard Beach from the snack shack.

    Willard Beach from the snack shack.

  • Fishing huts on Willard beach

    Fishing huts on Willard beach

  • House Island, taken from Willard Beach

    House Island, taken from Willard Beach

VRBO #562821

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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