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Comfortable Portland 3 BR: Walk to East End Beach, Walk to Downtown and Old Port

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom 1 bath on the East End of Portland, close to water & downtown

Sunny, homey, well-appointed, and comfortable second floor home in an east end neighborhood. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the deck in the morning sun or a glass of wine before going out in the evening. Very close to the Eastern Prom and East End Beach, and also to two local markets, three fantastic restaurants (Lolita’s, The Front Room, and The Blue Spoon), and the Hilltop Coffee House (all about a 4 minute walk). The Old Port and its many 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 provide some guidance as to restaurants if you like. The number and variety is overwhelming for some visitors. 10 beaches within thirty minute drive!

By car, everything is close - In five minutes you can be in the Old Port with it's world class restaurants and shops or on I-295 headed to Freeport. 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.

You will have this apartment all to yourself: 3 large, comfortable bedrooms (air conditioning in two of them) Sofabeds in living room and in one of the bedrooms; one bathroom with an original clawfoot tub (and shower); a bright living room; and a very large eat in kitchen very well equipped for those times you will dine in. This is a vintage apartment - restored, and updated. The entire building as well as the small yard area is nonsmoking, and of course guests should be as well.

You’ll have access to the driveway and plenty of on street parking, access to a washer and dryer located in the basement, WiFi, Cable TV, and Netflix. Easy walk to downtown and easy parking or take a taxi it's very inexpensive! Well stocked kitchen and apartment... 3 bedrooms, one full bath, fantastic and functional cooks eat-in kitchen.

Rates for summer 2017 (June through Sept) are $1675/week, or minimum of 5 nights (when less than a week is available) or as arranged with owner. Some rentals start on Fridays, some on Saturdays, and some on Sundays - so Inquire!

NOTE: JUNE SPECIAL: Last week of June is $1575 for a 7 day week. Maine is delightful in early season - come enjoy it! Bookings begin on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, depending on availability. Book early for best choice.

More about “the Hill” –

Munjoy Hill is directly connected to Portland's extensive walking/running/biking trail system, including a beautiful 5-mile oceanside loop. From Munjoy Hill 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.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking in building, on deck, or on grounds, please....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Original clawfoot tub - with shower now installed. There is shampoo and soap here for guests use. Clawfoot tub/shower is a somewhat high step to get in, if you are unsteady on your feet, good to know....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books:

    Owners books will be in the apartment. Guests welcome to read them....moreless

  • Games:

    just a few games - boggle, scrabble...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    New in 2016: large screen (58") TV.... Cable and netflix...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining is in kitchen. Seats 6 - 10 (expandable table)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    two in-window AC units are available. One is in the front bedroom, usually one in the rear. There is a third portable unit usually set up in the living room - can be moved by you to a bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa, TV, reading lights...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking available in driveway and good access on-street....moreless

  • Telephone:

    VOIP landline for USA calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer are available in the basement. Shared with first floor year-round tenants....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped kitchen with staples such as flour, sugar, coffee, spices, condiments in place. Vitamix, microwave, dishwasher, etc. Nice wood floor....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, condiments, some tea and coffee, various food, and paper are here for guest use. We don't used bottled water - The water in this area is fantastic right from the tap! ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refridgerator stocked with items for getting going - coffee, creamer, and condiments and other items that may have been left by others (we review all items to be sure they are sanitary, etc.)...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric cooktop stove - works well for non-gas....moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Balcony:

    Private small deck in back - faces toward the water, but in summer water is obscured by trees....moreless

  • Boat:

    nearby (none included with rental). Ferry to islands at reasonable price, makes a lovely daytrip....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    small deck at rear of apartment- no grill - fire regulations in city prohibit. A building in the city just had a deck fire from a grill - quickly destroyed the building!...moreless

  • Golf:

    nearby - CIty -owned Riverside Golf Course, Riverside St....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available to rent near the East End Beach (5 minute walk)...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts nearby on Prom....moreless

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.9
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 24 - Jul 1, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,675 $6,300

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 9%


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 seven days of your departure.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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5.1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Jetport
0.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Casco Bay Lines
3 Miles
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte 295
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Spoon
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
East End Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: I have lived in this neighborhood for a long time, as you can see. It has changed greatly - and several times. When I moved here, Munjoy Hill was seen as a dangerous place (it wasn't) - 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).

Why the Owner Chose East End, Portland, ME, USA:
This place is located in wonderful quiet neighborhood quite near the Eastern Prom waterfront. Take your coffee there in the morning, check out the food trucks that sometimes are out on the Prom, enjoy hanging out on the Prom with locals and visitors, and swim and kayak from East End Beach.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
I have always loved the location of this house - just over the top of Munjoy Hill, headed for the water...

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

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  • Blue room, double bed

    Blue room, double bed

  • living room looking into blue room and kitchen

    living room looking into blue room and kitchen

  • Very large eat in kitchen

    Very large eat in kitchen

  • spices and items for renter use

    spices and items for renter use

  • rear bedroom (on the water side of the house) Queen bed

    rear bedroom (on the water side of the house) Queen bed

  • front bedroom - queen bed

    front bedroom - queen bed

  • Living room with red recliner

    Living room with red recliner

  • Munjoy Hill, seen from observatory (we are on right, past steeple)

    Munjoy Hill, seen from observatory (we are on right, past steeple)

  • Eastern Prom - 1.5 blocks

    Eastern Prom - 1.5 blocks

  • front of house

    front of house

  • Double bed blue room - off living room

    Double bed blue room - off living room

  • another view - into kitchen

    another view - into kitchen

  • Expandable kitchen table will be sized for your party.

    Expandable kitchen table will be sized for your party.

  • Another view of kitchen from 2015

    Another view of kitchen from 2015

  • Front bedroom, queen bed

    Front bedroom, queen bed

  • front bedroom from living room

    front bedroom from living room

  • front bedroom

    front bedroom

  • Two Lights State Park - about a 10-15 minute drive from house

    Two Lights State Park - about a 10-15 minute drive from house

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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