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Andy's Retreat - Heated Outdoor Pool, Jacuzzi, BBQ & central AC!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Comfortable, spacious & convenient home-base to explore and enjoy Portland

Please note: Our checkin time is 3pm and checkout is 11am, but we can often accommodate other arrangements!

Andy's Retreat is a comfortable, spacious and convenient home-base to relax and explore Portland & Coastal Maine. We're located right off Exit 53 of the Maine Turnpike, just 15 minutes ($15 Uber) from the Old Port (downtown Portland), 20 minutes to LL Bean/Freeport Outlets / Scarborough Beach, 30 minutes to Sebago Lake, 1 hr to Shawnee Peak & 1.5 hours to Sunday River. We're just 1.5 miles from a large Hannaford supermarket, Dunkin' Donuts and Madden's Irish pub - a family friendly restaurant / bar with excellent food!

The house offer lots of privacy and features a 20 x 40 heated, outdoor swimming pool (open and heated seasonally to 78 degrees June-Labor Day), Hot Springs 8 person jacuzzi, central AC (set to 76 degrees), outdoor barbecue, massage chair, basketball hoop, high speed 100mb internet , (2) flat screen tvs with cable, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

We provide everything you need (except food!) from clean linens, towels, propane, shampoo, soap, kitchen condiments, washer/dryer and cleaning supplies!

With a large kitchen, central kitchen island and adjacent sun room, there's plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy cooking and spending time together.

Past guests appreciate that the back wing of the house contains (3) bedrooms and 2.0 baths. This arrangement allows for cooking/socializing in the front wing and privacy/quiet in the back wing!

The front wing of the house has another bedroom and 1/2 bath. Past guests have also enjoyed and commented on our heated pool, Hot Springs Jacuzzi, Breville Espresso machine, sun-room, in-home stereo system, 1st floor laundry and quiet neighborhood - great for a walk or run anytime!

More Details

Andy Mortensen
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Andy Mortensen

I was born and raise in Maine, went to college in Arizona and moved to New Orleans in 1995. After living in New Orleans for over 12 years, we moved back to New England to enjoy the great way of life!

Andy Mortensen purchased this house in 1997

Why Andy Mortensen chose Falmouth

With central AC, a heated 20 x 40 swimming pool, Hot Springs Jacuzzi, massage chair and (4) bedrooms, we're a comfortable, spacious and very convenient home base for exploring Portland and all there is to do in the surrounding area! We provide everything to you need (except food!) including linens, cleaning supplies, washer/dryer supplies, even condiments in the refrigerator so just jump in the car in come for a visit!

What makes this house unique

This house has been the site of many reunions with friends and their children who live through out New England. My friends have been calling the house CAMP ANDY for years, their kids love the heated pool and the adults love the big hot tub!


Falmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king
    Guestroom - 1 queen
    Guestroom - 1 queen
    Small bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Andy's Retreat - Heated Outdoor Pool, Jacuzzi, BBQ & central AC!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful home in a quiet rural location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home located in a quiet wooded location. On our arrival, our party of four were greeted by Andy, the owner who was able to show us around & explain things about the house. The property is located on a single floor & has new luxurious carpeting throughout. It is comfortably furnished with unique artworks which both delight & compliment the owner's modern taste of life. The kitchen was fully stocked & provided a good space for dining. The bedrooms were well proportioned & comfortable. Outside is a full size pool & huge hot tub. The garden area is a real delight and although our visit was in early October, we were able to enjoy relaxing times sitting out enjoying the autumn sunshine. This is a great house & one which we have no hesitation in in recommending.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and close to city

  • 5 of 5

Easy to work with Andy and house was perfect. Pool area wonderful for lounging. A+

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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was immaculate

  • 5 of 5

andy was incredibly accommodating ! the house was immaculate.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, woodsy retreat

  • 5 of 5

Spent a couple days at Andy's Retreat and it turned out to be just that.

Andy has a gorgeous home with plenty of wonderful amenities. This was our first time not staying in a hotel and I am glad we didn't. We could not have asked for a better place to be. Our 6 year old had plenty of room to run around and my wife was totally in love with the kitchen and the beautiful back yard. I found a home in that comfy sun room. His pictures on-line are amazing, but the home itself is better.

Andy himself is an amazing host. He was there when we showed up and gave us the tour. He stayed in-touch during our stay, making sure that everything was alright, which it was. One of the nicest people I have met.

Any time we travel to Maine in the future, we will be staying at Andy's. Thank you Andy.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful clean home with a great backyard and pool

  • 5 of 5

Andy was a great host and met us at the house when we arrived. He gave us a short tour and explained the radio as well as how to control the spa.

Plenty of space- nice size bedrooms and a perfect backyard to grill, eat, relax, swim and listen to music on the outdoor speakers.

I would recommend this house to couple and families!

About a 10 minute drive to Downtown Portland!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Attention to Detail

  • 5 of 5

This location is very close to Portland, and also allows for day trips to great destinations in all directions. The home itself is very comfortable with amenities great for entertaining and relaxing. From the shaded hot tub to the awning over the deck, to the pool with heat cover, to the whole house audio system --- All in all it is a great choice for a home base for the week!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Madden's Pub & Grill
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Riverside Golf Course
Nearest Train
8.5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
95 - Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Madden's Pub & Grill
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Scarborough Beach State park
Car: recommended

7 miles from Portland's Old Port and a quick 20 minutes to LL Bean and Freeport outlet stores.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check in time is after 3pm EST on the day of arrival, departure time is Noon on the day of departure.

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.