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Cozy house Back Cove, Portland

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Four bedroom home in nice neighborhood. Off street parking, ten minute drive to anywhere in Portland. Large lawn adjoins property. Living room, dining room, kitchen, half bath, mud room downstairs. Four bedrooms upstairs (one is a child's room), sitting room, and full bathroom with tub and shower. There are two televisions (one in sitting room, and one downstairs in living room). There is a washer and dryer in the cellar.

Steve Muller
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Steve Muller

Lynne (wife, mother, artist) was born and raised around Portland Maine then moved out to San Francisco California 25 years ago. Steve (husband, father, firefighter) was born and raised in San Francisco and fell in love with Portland Maine while visiting with Lynne. Ivy (daughter, spirited child, 3 year old extraordinaire) has 2 sets of grandparents in the state of Maine, so they invested in this property so they could be bicoastal. We all enjoy fixing up cool old things like this amazing house, making art, playing and being around music.

Steve Muller purchased this house in 2014

Why Steve Muller chose Portland

1850's New Englander… hardwood floors, lots of room, situated a short walk to Back Cove! We also have a really great quiet tenant family renting the back unit.

What makes this house unique

Carriage house lamp outside. Front porch. Yard with cool flowers. Sweet juxtaposition of neighbor homes. Very cool old brick sidewalks on street. Huge old radiators. Pocket doors between living room and dining room. Gorgeous old stained glass window in stairwell and attic. Piano in livingroom.This home is furnished in part by Lynne's Grandparents estate (including some family made wooden furniture), some leave behinds of the family who lived here before, Summer garage sales/flea markets and Lynne's own stash of fun antiques. You can feel the warm spirit of the family that lived here for several generations.


Portland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • One full upstairs with tub and shower. Half bath downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Two bedrooms with queen beds, one with twin bed, and one with child's bed. Pack and play in child's room. (Also one very comfortable sleep-able 6 foot couch in downstairs living room.)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Portland has garbage bags specifically marked and colored that they will pick up at curb on tuesdays. The can in the kitchen should have one.There are extras under the sink. There is a blue recycling container in the kitchen which also goes out Tuesday.


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Cozy house Back Cove, Portland
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

OK but needs some upgrades

  • 3 of 5

The house was very large and conveniently located for our needs. However, be aware it is on a busy street that can be noisy. It is a few blocks from a school playground and a city playground. Two excellent restaurants are within walking distance and there is an ice cream shop across the street. There were toys and games, but we were busy with outdoor activities. The house decor is "eclectic"/early yard sale with some accessories bordering on bizarre. Furniture in gathering spaces was comfortable, but the beds were not. Our bed was hard and the frame creaked noisily. There were fans in the bedrooms and an old AC in one. We ordered in or ate out, so we can't comment on kitchenware. However we couldn't find wine glasses and the dishwasher was broken. That was a disappointment for such a large house which could host a number of guests. All in all, it served our needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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truly enjoyed our self Thank you

  • 5 of 5

this is a beautiful home we felt very comfortable there and would rent it again

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location, nice big house, exactly as depicted

  • 4 of 5

We were in Portland for a wedding, this was very convinent with a Starbucks nearby and good access to the highways as well as Portland walking distance to Back Bay

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Portland international
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Ernie's Pool & Darts
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Riverside Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Back cove bbq
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Lost Valley (downhill)
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
East End Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160

Full refund if cancelled prior to two weeks ahead of date booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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