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Strategically Perfect As Home Base!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms plus a futon which sleeps 6 to 8 and has screened porch and pool

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 Full 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.

Robert Grant
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Robert Grant

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.

Robert Grant purchased this house in 1983

Why Robert Grant chose Maine

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!

What makes this house unique

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.


North Deering House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Plus one sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - Queen size poster with bay window overlooking back yard
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Has a double bed
  • There is also a queen size futon just off bedrooms on second floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Strategically Perfect As Home Base!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Stunning house, an adventure in itself. Perfect location. Very well appointed.

  • 4 of 5

Only issue was the single shower for the 5 of us.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy your vacation was a success! The reality of one shower, although noted on the website, can be a challenge if all in the group needs to get ready to go somewhere without anticipating the timeframe required to if everyone needs to shower.
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Great stay in Maine

  • 5 of 5

The house was as advertised , Good location to visit beaches and Portland. Nice secluded backyard with big pool unheated but warmer than the ocean. Fuly stocke dkitchen. Great lobster place just around the corner with Linda Kate Seafood . Had them steam us lobsters tried the clam chowder and the lobster tacos. Could eat there food daily.

Would recommend their property to anyone who wants to visit Portland area

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY 11231

Comfortable Good Family Getaway Home

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and clean. Our dog LOVED the fenced in yard. Plenty of room to run. Unfortunately, the pool was just too chilly for us to swim in the way we wished we could have but it was a great week in Maine!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing your stay at our home Johanna. With the cold and rainy spring this year it has been a challenge to have warmer water temperatures but we're glad you had a great vacation! Regards, Bob and Bonnie
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Welcoming home with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I couldn't have enjoyed this home more! The pool is a gem and it was extremely clean and warm(for Maine). The screened in porch was a great space for the night, but still have that outside feeling. The location was also a plus for us, as it was a nice retreat away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Portland(which is less then 10 minutes away). Can't wait to go back! Thanks again Bonnie and Bob!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting our home for your vacation Laura. It was our pleasure having you and we certainly appreciated how well you took care of the property!
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Spacious Conveinently Located Home With Beautiful Inground Pool In Desirable Falmouth, ME

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home with our 3 boys and absolutely loved how conveinently located it was. The inground pool was way more than we ever expected it to be. The backyard was completely private with plennty of shade, sun and deck space to spread out and relax. The pool is 40' long which was ideal for endless hours of swimming and cooling off from the hot August sun. We enjoyed many burgers on the grill and also pizza on the screened porch from Ricetta's. When the boys tucked out from swimming they spent time in the basement playing air hockey. The home is meticulously maintained and Bob was extremely responsive and helpful. It does not have air conditioning but is very well shaded and stays cool. There are also plenty of fans throughout the home as well. Our week at Bob and Bonnie's went by so fast and we had an absolute blast! We would definately recommed this property if you're looking to escape the crowded Maine beaches and enjoy summer in a quiet private setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Suzanne for your gracious review of your stay with us! For any potential guests reading this review you should know we have added air conditioning in both guest bedrooms on the second floor.
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Beautiful comfy home, great pool! Perfect for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! We came from the city and were hoping to have some fun relaxed time with our 3 boys. The house and pool were so wonderful we ended up staying at the house for 5 days...Swimming, splashing, swim training, and floaters-racing! When it was raining we watched movies and played indoors. BBQ next to the pool was also fun. The house is beautiful clean fully equipped and inviting!

I think it's perfect for a family vacation and I wish to thank Bonnie and Robert for allowing us to stay at their beautiful comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Portland International Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Foreside Tavern
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Woodlands Country Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Dock Side Grill
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
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 ( double beds) 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $400

Check-in time is 4:00 PM unless other arrangements have been made with owner. Check-out time is by10:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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