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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This Falmouth home is within minutes of terrific restaurants, boutiques for shopping, ferry boats for island hopping and beaches for walking or swimming. It is 10 minutes from both downtown Portland and L.L. Bean.
There are 3 bedrooms with 1 queen, 1 full, 1 twin (will be changed to a full in spring) plus a queen size futon so it can accomodate 6 to 8 people if necessary.
In addition to a large deck and pool in the back yard there is a nice screened porch with additional dining and sitting areas.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are not allowed in the pool...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1

    Queen size poster with bay window overlooking back yard...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Has a double bed...moreless

  • There is also a queen size futon just off bedrooms on second floor.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Various hardcover and paperbacks of varied subjects...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    There is an air hockey table...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Over 800 channels available through Time Warner cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There is a 40 inch HD flat screen along with DVD PLAYER AND Netflix...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Various DVD's will be available for viewing...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Home is 10 minutes from Portland's Old Port area and city center. Portland is one of the foodiest cities in the USA with wonderful shops and restaurants and bars which serve many local micro brews....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is also a breakfast area in kitchen as well as dining areas on screened porch and on the deck...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Each of the two bedrooms on the second floor will have air conditioners during the summer months in 2017. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Fire place in kitchen...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There is a tread mill, stair stepper and weights in the basement level as well as an air hockey table...moreless

  • Garage:

    There will be at least one bay available for guest use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil fired heating system only a few years old...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Family room is 15 x 32 and front livingroom is 14 x 24 and each will seat 6 people...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are dishes and utensils to accomodate eight people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and condiments provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Good quality toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck abuts the pool and is 20 x 20 with one side open to the pool and has a table with 6 chair for fair weather use...moreless

  • Golf:

    Two very good courses within 3 miles...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Actually it is a 12 x 12 screened porch off the family room...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Webber propane grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Actually a whirlpool tub for two people in main bathroom...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    We have a 20 x 40 pool with an 8 foot deep end and a 3 foot shallow end with a floating barrier to separate them...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
Jun 1 - Sep 3, 2017
5 night min stay
$350
$2,200 $8,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$300
$2,000 $7,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Check-in time is 4:00 PM unless other arrangements have been made with owner. Check-out time is by11:00 AM


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Jet Port
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Foreside Tavern
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woodlands Country Club
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Downeaster
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 95
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dock Side Grill
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sunday River
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Scarborough Beach

Car: Recommended

Maine is Vacationland and Falmouth is the perfect location to home base and experience it all. This Falmouth home offers three bedrooms and one and a half baths, sleeps 5 comfortably with an additional futon and sofa. The house is five minutes off of I-95 with easy access to the center of Downtown Portland, the Portland Jetport and the Casco Bay Islands, home to some of the finest sailing in the world. Falmouth is on the ocean and the area beaches are beautiful. Explore the Casco Bay Islands by Ferry or kayak, then bike the islands where there is so much to see. Falmouth is in the lakes district too. LL Bean and Freeport's outlet shopping is nearby. Shop Portland's Old Port boutiques, dine in fabulous seaside seafood restaurants in the 'foodiest' city in the country. The Portland Museum of Art is located in Portland's Arts District housing collections of Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth plus European works by Degas, Monet, Rodin, Picasso and more. Travel Downeast or enjoy one of the several summer seafood festivals, go deep sea fishing, fresh water fishing or whale watching then relax by the 20X40 swimming pool, this home has all the amenities to make your vacation comfortable with a huge poolside deck to watch the sunset and BBQ, a screened in porch for mealtime overlooking the wooded private backyard and pool, a full kitchen and laundry room, an exercise area, internet and wifi.

There is a large family room with a baby grand piano, television and music center which overlooks the pool and back yard. The dining room, kitchen and second living room as well as the master bedroom are on the first floor with a full bath which includes a double-wide whirlpool bath with shower and double sinks. The laundry area is also on the first level.

The second floor has two bedrooms (1 twin and 1 double bed) as well as a common room with a queen futon and a half bath.

The basement has an exercise area with treadmill, weight bench, stair stepper and an air hockey table. There is so much to see and explore in Vacationland and this home is the perfect spot to either explore or just relax and enjoy the beauty of Maine.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: We were both born, raised, educated, and built our careers in Maine. We love all aspects of the state with its mountains, where we ski, the lakes where we enjoy kayaking, fishing and camping. Our son and his family live in Michigan. We are both retired this year and look forward to seeing more of them. You can see our dog Cappy in some of the pictures as he is our shadow. We enjoy dining in the many superb restaurants in the area. We love to entertain which is why this house appealed to us 32 years ago. The backyard is very inviting with blueberry bushes, a grape vine, Apple and pear tree. We have a male and female Cardinal that spend the most of their day at our feeders as well as a host of Maine birds, squirrels and chipmunks.

Why the Owner Chose North Deering, Portland, ME, USA:
We purchased this property thinking we would make improvements, redecorate and sell it but after spending a few years in it we loved its personality and the location was so perfect we decided to do additional improvements and stay. We still cannot believe how private it is while being so close to all things exciting and delicious. We love to eat our warm weather meals on the screened in porch with the pool and the porch lit up at night. We feel like we are in the country, yet we are just 10 minutes from the center of Portland. It is prime location with easy access to all of southern Maine and even two hours to Boston. The train is 10 minutes away too!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Each person who visits us for the first time is very surprised at the interior size compared to what they expected when seeing it from the front. Many rooms have been altered and improved upon over the years. The home is now at a point where the word predictable is not used to describe it. The backyard is totally secluded so it too is a pleasant surprise for first time visitors. The private back yard with large deck and pool gives one a nice option for relaxing and sun bathing without feeling as though you need to go to the beach.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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Photos

  • Front of house which is deceiving because it is much larger that it appears

    Front of house which is deceiving because it is much larger that it appears

  • Feels like a pool in the middle of the woods with exceptional privacy

    Feels like a pool in the middle of the woods with exceptional privacy

  • Rear view of family room from deck

    Rear view of family room from deck

  • Additional dining/game table on screened-in porch.

    Additional dining/game table on screened-in porch.

  • Familyroom with baby grand piano

    Familyroom with baby grand piano

  • Kitchen has both micro wave oven and toaster oven for easy lunches and warm-ups

    Kitchen has both micro wave oven and toaster oven for easy lunches and warm-ups

  • Front living room which also has a desk with chair

    Front living room which also has a desk with chair

  • Dining room with table which expands to accommodate eight comfortably

    Dining room with table which expands to accommodate eight comfortably

  • Full bathroom just off master bedroom

    Full bathroom just off master bedroom

  • Master bedroom on flirst floor

    Master bedroom on flirst floor

  • Futon on second floor just outside guest rooms

    Futon on second floor just outside guest rooms

  • Guest bedroom on second floor

    Guest bedroom on second floor

  • Large deck overlooking the 20 x 40 pool

    Large deck overlooking the 20 x 40 pool

  • View from back yard

    View from back yard

  • Sitting area on screened-in porch

    Sitting area on screened-in porch

  • Family room looking toward screened porch

    Family room looking toward screened porch

  • Dining area off kitchen with fireplace

    Dining area off kitchen with fireplace

  • Looking through dining room into family room

    Looking through dining room into family room

  • Bathroom on first floor

    Bathroom on first floor

  • Double whirlpool tub with shower

    Double whirlpool tub with shower

  • Front livingroom wall

    Front livingroom wall

  • Half bath on second floor

    Half bath on second floor

  • Second Guest Bedroom

    Second Guest Bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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