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Three Bedroom House Located 2 Blocks From Willard Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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. Discounts are available for stays longer than 2 weeks. No parties allowed.

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 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 excellent 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.

More Details

Charles Schmidt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About Charles Schmidt

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.

Charles Schmidt purchased this house in 2003

Why Charles Schmidt chose Willard

It's a great house, roomy, airy comfortable, with an enclosed back yard with patio, lots of privacy, and a fully established perennial garden.


Willard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • eCheck is preferred, renter's who pay with credit card will have a 3% processing fee.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Also has a sink, conveniently located on first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom has walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This is another large bedroom
    kids bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , This bedroom has a twin bed and a built-in bed w/matress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Three Bedroom House Located 2 Blocks From Willard Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Comfortable, roomy, very clean, convenient home!

  • 5 of 5

Easy place for a relaxing time, tastefully decorated, quaint and homey. Grandkids had plenty of space inside and out for games and activities. Outdoor patio with clean large grill, tables/chairs and sturdy shade umbrella.Bathroom upstairs with claw foot bath tub and new shower was spotless. Kitchen was well stocked. Loved the dining room table with benches. We were able to bring our dog, which was a huge plus for us. Beds were comfy with plenty of linens and blankets. Charlie was helpful when he stopped by and offered suggestions of restaurants. Easy walk to beach, light house, ice cream shop and deli. Highly recommend this home for rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely week in South Portland !

  • 5 of 5

Very well located house close to several beaches, downtown Portland, an outstanding bakery&Cafe, several restaurants .... all of this in a very quiet and nice community ! It's the place to stay to enjoy Maine beaches but to also appreciate Portland city. The house has nice and a great backyard to enjoy a BBQ or few lobsters. There is also a lot of ''living space'' on the first floor so it's great for a family. Charlie is a wonderful host and very helpful ! Many thanks for this Wonderful trip !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful neighborhood and Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for 10 days in July. We were familiar with the neighborhood and were looking for a big house that could accommodate up to 6 of us, within walking distance of the excellent Scratch bakery, and within striking distance of Willard Beach. Charlie's house did not disappoint. Extremely comfortable, lots of space, light and airy, a well stocked kitchen, very clean upon arrival, etc......But wait!....there's more...the patio and backyard saw every spare moment we had (when not on the beach) to hang out there, to read, throw the ball for our dog, admire the beautiful plantings, sit in the shade of the trees, grill up some dinner, etc. It is lovely with a capital L, and quite private!. Everything in the listing for the house is as it is described. Charlie excelled in timely responses to our questions, and checked in a few times to see how it was going for us. We would absolutely rent from him again, and enjoy this splendid house once more.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, VT

Great house in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The location of this home was perfect -- just a few blocks from the beach, a bakery & an ice cream shop but still easy & quick to get to downtown Portland with all of its great restaurants. The house & back yard were both lovely places to relax & read. Charlie was very attentive & had some great recommendations on places to go in the area. Overall, a very positive experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weehawken, NJ

Great Summer Rental

  • 5 of 5

My family had the forutunate opportunity to rent this home a couple of weeks ago for a weeklong vacation. We came with another couple who had a son coupled with our son which made for a great opportunity for the boys to not only enjoy the luxurious ground in the backyard but had plenty of space inside to occupy their time. The bouse was fantastic and very "homey" which made for a great place to come back to when we would go on our daily trips to the beach, which is right down the street or when we had other trips throughout the Portland area.

We cooked in every night and we had all items at our disposal to use for cooking and for dining. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the kids room was perfect for the boys. The bachyard was the best part as we spent many nights out there relaxing, playing music and of course cooking.

I would recommend this place as a must for people looking for a very affordable and great place to stay in the Portland area. We spoke at length that we would like to book this again for next year. I give this an excellent grade and hopefully there will be much success with other tenants.

Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
David's Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sable Oaks
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 295
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
David's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $450
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 8.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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