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3 BR - most desirable neighborhood - Special fall weekly rate for leaf-peepers

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Spacious 3 bedroom on Portland's East End, close to water, parks, AND downtown

Comfortable and sunny 3 bedroom apartment is at the top of Munjoy Hill, walking distance to the great lawn of the Eastern Promenade, East End Beach, Portland downtown, and the Old Port. An excellent central location to explore Portland’s and Maine's many attractions. You are within several day trips to the most scenic areas inn the state. Last week of September is peak leaf time!

You will have this apartment all to yourself:

• Second floor with separate entrance, 24 hour checkin (we use a keysafe)

• Bright living room, WIFI, cable, netflix

• Spacious eat-in and well equipped kitchen

• 3 large, comfortable bedrooms, each with a bed that sleeps two

• Sofa bed in one of the bedrooms, single cots available for others

• 1 Bath with an original clawfoot tub (and shower)

• Private back deck to enjoy coffee in the AM, drinks in evening

• Close to restaurants and convenience and grocery stores

• Driveway parking

• WIFI, Cable TV and Netflix

• Washer/dryer available

• Easy walk to downtown or take a taxi or Uber - it's inexpensive and hassle-free!

• Walk (2 minutes) to Eastern Prom where you can sit on the lawn and watch the sailboats and enjoy food from local gourmet foodtrucks.

This is a vintage apartment - on the secoind floor with totally separate entrance - nicely restored, and updated. The entire building as well as the small yard area is nonsmoking, and of course guests should be as well.

NEiGHBOrHOOD: Pleasant residential neighborhood very close to the Eastern Prom and East End Beach, and also to two local markets, three fantastic Hill restaurants (Lolita’s, The Front Room, and The Blue Spoon), and the Hilltop Coffee House (all about a 4 minute walk). walking distance to the Old Port and downtown Portland as well.

FOOD/GROCERIES: Walk to the small local markets or hop in your car and grab groceries at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or Hannaford--all just 5 minutes away. Portland is a foodie town, and it's difficult to find a bad meal here.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: From your rental, you can hear fog horns, see the moon rise over the bay, and hear the osprey overhead. From the East End, Portland Trails provides a lovely walking trail along the water into downtown Portland. Ferry (or water taxi) over to one of the many islands in Casco Bay to spend the day paddling or walking around, or take the 'mail boat' which stops at a handful of islands and makes a fun day trip. Outlet shopping is 20 minutes away in Freeport – easy on to highway north from the Prom.

BEACHES: East End Beach (5 minutes walk) is located at the waterfront at Eastern Promenade Park. Other local beaches are an easy 15 minute drive to South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, or Scarborough.

REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS: By car, everything in the region is close - In five minutes you can be in the Old Port with its world class restaurants, 10 minutes to Portland Head Light, or easily get on the highway north to the to the Freeport attractions and shops like LL Bean. And if you're flying home at the end of your visit you can be at the airport and through security in about 35 minutes.

RATES: Rates for summer 2017 (July through Sept) are $1675/week, minimum of 4 nights (when less than a week is available), or as arranged with owner. Weekly rentals start on Fridays – If you need a different arrangement, please ask.

NOTE: JUNE SPECIAL: June weeks are $1550 for a 7 day week. Maine is delightful in early season - come enjoy it! Book early for best choice.

More about “the Hill” and Portland –

Munjoy Hill overlooks Portland’s most scenic waterfront, - you can lounge on the large lawn overlooking the water all day, and find food from the various food trucks that station themselves along the Promenade.

The Hill is directly connected to Portland's extensive walking/running/biking trail system, including a beautiful 5-mile oceanside loop. From here you can walk or bike to the beach, numerous parks, and almost everywhere in Portland! The nearby Old Port is known for its cobblestone streets, small boutiques in beautifully refinished brick buildings, the docks where fishing boats still come back home after a day of fishing, and more restaurants per capita than any other city. Portland is considered a foodie's paradise.

The Downtown Arts District is home to galleries, theatre, the symphony, the Maine College of Art, and the renowned Portland Museum of Art. Each month, the First Friday Art Walk draws hundreds of culture-loving Portlanders. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, Portland hosts one of the top-rated Farmers' markets in the country.

Downeast Magazine's recent article 'Cool on the Hill' characterizes this area as the hippest area in Portland. The apartment is steps from the Eastern Promenade park – overlooking Portland’s best section of waterfront, a beautiful lookout onto Casco Bay - and an easy 4 minute walk to several restaurants, Rosemont Market, and Hilltop Coffee. The Old Port and its attractions - including what seems like millions of incredible restaurants, shops, and the ferry to the islands, is at the bottom of the hill – about a 15 minute walk from the house. We’ll be happy to provide some guidance as to restaurants, sailing, ferries, etc., if you like. The number and variety of options can be overwhelming.

More Details

Erna, Owner/Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Erna, Owner/Manager

I have lived in this neighborhood for a long time - about 40 years. It has changed greatly - and several times. When I moved here, Munjoy Hill housed working class families, - Now it appears to be the most popular place to locate in Portland - no doubt due to the incredible waterfront we have up here, and easy access to points north by car, and Portland by foot (or car).

Erna, Owner/Manager purchased this apartment in 1983

Why Erna, Owner/Manager chose Portland

This full floor apartment with separate entrance and parking is located in wonderful quiet neighborhood very close to the Eastern Prom waterfront. Quite simply, it's the best location in the City because of its easy water access and, in the other direction, easy walk or Uber to town. I like to take my coffee out to my deck or to the Prom in the morning and read the paper, check out the food trucks that sometimes are out on the Prom, hang out on the large lawn overlooking Casco Bay with locals and visitors, and swim and kayak from East End Beach.

What makes this apartment unique

I have always loved the location of this house - just over the top of Munjoy Hill, headed for the water... Close to downtown, yet feels far away.

We welcome all visitors, GLBT, folks from other countries, and anyone who wants to experience living like a local in Portland. We love to share summer in Maine with visitors exploring a new place, or here for an event or family gathering.


Nearest Airport
5.1 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
0.8 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Rte 295
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Blue Spoon
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
East End Beach
Car: recommended


East End Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • This house is generally quiet and occupied by adults - consideration for other residents of the building and neighborhood is very important.
  • This place is not a good choice for large numbers of people coming and going, late night parties, etc. No smoking - house , deck or property.
  • We will present you with a very clean space. Please leave the house as you found it.. Strip all used beds when you depart.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Original clawfoot tub - with shower now installed. There is shampoo and soap here for guest use. Clawfoot tub/shower is a somewhat high step to get in, if you are unsteady on your feet, good to know.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Single cot can be added to this room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Single cot can be added to this room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Long couch and air mattress available for living room
  • Bedrooms all have good reading lights, as does living room. Plenty of storage space for clothes and your items. Rear bedroom has a TV with Roku.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Great place from which to explore the Portland area. Very homey - far more comfortable and cost-effective than a hotel for a family or group in town for a wedding, graduation, etc. This is a quiet building. Not suitable for loud groups/parties, out of consideration for neighbors. Massage available (and facials) right next door at a very small neighborhood spa - Munjoyous.


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3 BR - most desirable neighborhood - Special fall weekly rate for leaf-peepers
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Comfortable Stay with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Erna's for a long weekend with 5 other friends. The three bedroom apartment fit all of us comfortably and was a short walking distance to coffee, food, the promenade and about a 15-minute walk to downtown. Erna has the place stocked with everything you could possibly need, from toiletries and charging cables to spices and even fresh groceries! Erna's place truly felt like you were staying at a good friend's house. I would definitely rent here again and recommend to friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words – I'm glad you had a great time. Erna
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Comfortable and great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Portland! The kitchen was stocked so well and we had everything we needed. We were also impressed with how clean the place was! We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, so glad you had a good time exploring Portland from our home base! Erna
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Heart of Portland

  • 5 of 5

Great location in Portland. The ocean side park is only 2 short blocks away with a playground for the kids. It is an easy walk to shops and resturants. The apartment was spacious for 4 adults and 2 small children. Erna made us feel very welcome providing breakfast basics for our first morning. There were plenty of towels and paper products. She made herself available through text/phone but we found everything that we needed in the apartment. The location has easy acces to major highways to visit attractions. Parking in the driveway is a plus as there was very limited curb parking. The only area that might present a problem was getting in and out of the claw foot bathtub/shower. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well supplied. We would rent this apartment again if we are ever back in the Portland area. Thank you Erna for sharing your apartment with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really nice home in Portland!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in Portland and loved the beautiful and well appointed home. It was everything we wished for. The kitchen is very well equipped and all bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Many thanks to Erna, the gracious host! Will recommend highly!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Homey Oasis in a Great City!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for a week with our 12 and 16 year olds, and it was perfect for us. The apartment itself is roomy, comfortable, well-equipped, and lovely. Erna thought of everything we needed, including suggestions for restaurants close by the evening we arrived! The location in the Munjoy Hill area is perfect--The promenade is just down the street for a visit to the ocean, and you can easily walk into town and enjoy all of Portland's art, stores coffee shops, and restaurants. The ferry to Peaks Island is less than a mile away, too. If you want to explore around Portland, it's easy to get on the highway. We had a great time alternating between adventuring and just relaxing (books, Netflix movies, etc). Erna was a great host who answered every question we had promptly, and she was so helpful in making sure that our stay was great. Overall, this was an ideal choice--can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Erin. It was great having you and your family stay. I would be happy to have you again, and recommend you as great travelers to anyone renting a place!
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Great location and lovely place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The owner made sure we had everything we needed from kitchen staples to restaurant suggestions. The home was well appointed and very comfortable. The location was wonderful- within easy walking distance to some great local restaurants and a beautiful view of the Casco Bay. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $40 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $400

Check in is 3PM, or earlier by arrangement, check out is 10. There is a refundable cleaning fee of $400 for theft (this doesn't happen!) or for cleaning if needed above and beyond the usual - this is not usually used for an ordinary rental if the apartment is left in good order - we expect to clean in the usual fashion! It will be refunded within four days of your departure. If you have ecellent references from other VRBO trips, no deposit required. :)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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