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3 BR - most desirable neighborhood in Portland -walk to ocean, Old Port, & Parks

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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 will have this apartment all to yourself:

• 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 - 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

Owner
Erna, Owner/Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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.

Amenities

East End Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

3 BR - most desirable neighborhood in Portland -walk to ocean, Old Port, & Parks
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Wonderful, fully equipped condo, great location

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Erna's condo. It is fully equipped with a lovely kitchen and very comfortable sleeping and lounging areas. We are frequent visitors to Portland but have never stayed in the east end/Munjoy Hill area and were delighted with the neighborhood, running and walking right from our doorstep to the Eastern Prom or short drives to other parts of the city. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location, comfortable and spacious apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying at Erna's. The apartment is huge and Erna has covered every detail. The kitchen was well stocked with good pots and pans, useful utensils, plenty of mugs etc. In addition, Erna is very generous and insures that basics like herbs and spices, oil and vinegar etc. are available for her guests. All the beds were super comfortable, there is a nice large table in the kitchen for family meals and the little balcony out back is perfect for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. Munjoy Hill is a great family friendly neighborhood with the park two blocks away and the beach a quick ten minute walk down the hill and several good places to eat within a five minute walk. In truth, we all wished we could have just moved in to Erna's apartment. It truly felt like home.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Erna's house was perfect in every way. The location is superb! Walking or short UBER to absolutely everything! The accommodations in the house were very comfortable. There is plenty of space for hanging out along with 3 bedrooms plus sofa beds. Erna has a great eclectic style- we loved the vibe of her house. The kitchen has everything you could ever need. The little deck out back was a great place to enjoy our morning coffee or evening glass of wine. We really loved staying there and felt so at home. Nothing was missing!

The only slight downfall is one bathroom, but we managed okay. The tub/shower was uncomfortable for my older mom to navigate, but the rest of us did just fine.

Erna was a perfect host. She had everything ready for us including some staples in the kitchen. She was readily available if we needed her, but did not monitor us or come around. The place felt like our own for the week. I'd definitely stay at Erna's house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Apartment in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 adults traveling with 3 young children and could not have asked for a better place to stay. Very well equipped apartment steps away from the beautiful Eastern Promenade and a wonderful children's park overlooking the sea. I would highly recommend this place to any family looking for a confortable and practical rental in Portland.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. So glad you all had a good time! Erna
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5

Beautiful location, great amenities

  • 5 of 5

We loved starting at this beautiful home on Munjoy Hill. It is just a couple blocks from the Eastern Promenade, within walking distance to many great urban trails, restaurants, shopping, and fun things to do. My family had never been to Portland before, so I wasn't sure where this neighborhood really was in relation to downtown Portland. I found that it was the perfect place for us. We have 4 young children, so we drove downtown or to the ferry when we needed to. If you are a group of adults or have teenagers, walking downtown is an option, with lots to see on the way.

As far as accommodations go, the house was perfect for our needs. There was plenty of room for our family. The kitchen had everything that we needed (and then some!). There is parking off the street, although finding parking on the street is not an issue. The house is lived in most of the time by our gracious host, so if having someone's stuff in the closets bothers you, keep that in mind. For us it was not an issue, it just felt like visiting the home of a good friend. Erna was helpful with any questions that I had, and was a lovely host. If I go to Portland again, and I hope to, I would love to stay in this home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a week's exploring in Portland

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing week staying in this comfortable and very roomy top floor of a house just minutes from the park and beach! We walked miles every day and enjoyed the incredible riches of Portland! Our wonderful home base allowed us to explore many corners of this beautiful city! From the beach to Peaks Island to the marsh walks and Jewel Falls, we enjoyed our week so much! Thank you for all the comforts of home and the many suggestions for dinner and more! The nearby bakeries kept us in delicious pies (Two Fat Cats was the favorite) and we loved Vena's Fizz house and had a nice chat with the owner.... We plan to return and would stay in Erna's spotless and well organized home again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a good time. There's lots to see and do around Portland, AND in the region. I have some time in August - send friends!
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

East End Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
June
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$290
Fri,Sat
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
july
Jul 23 2017 - Jul 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
August weekend
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$430
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$270
From
$310
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$295
From
$335
Fri,Sat
$1,675
$6,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

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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