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Adorable, Light-Filled Bungalow Near Beaches and Downtown - Pet Ok!

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms with clawfoot tub and glass shower, sleeps 4 + dog.

If you can't find the dates you want, try our other two rentals in the same neighborhood! They are also adorable and close to the beaches (listings #3684592 and #3723457). They are new listings and are decorated in the same style as the bungalow!

Beautiful bungalow, lots of skylights, wide pine floors, open floor plan, big stone gas fireplace, Japanese garden, chef's kitchen, washer/ dryer, well stocked and cozy. Why stay at a hotel when you can walk to the beach from this adorable home on a quiet street, two walkable miles from downtown Portland? Pet friendly and easy to rent and access, this home offers the ideal jumping off spot for a perfect Maine vacation. Everyone that walks through the door of this meticulously renovated bungalow falls in love with its charm. There's a hammock and porch swing to lounge in, BBQ, beautiful Japanese Garden and fenced in backyard. There are Skylites throughout the house and lots and lots of windows to throw open for that fresh Maine sea breeze. Home is within walking distance of Portland's best bakery, three local handmade ice cream shops, the area's most dog friendly beach and one of Portland's most popular restaurants. Bring your bikes, you'll be riding all over for the local eats!

Want to bring your baby? Not a problem! We've traveled with ours too and what a nightmare hauling all of that STUFF! We have a pack and play, high chair, toys, etc. Please be aware that the stairs are not baby-friendly and it's very important to know this before arrival (although we've never had any complaints or issues, I just like to be very clear about it).


Kitchen is fully stocked with every kitchen utensil a chef could want, including both a french press and a regular coffee maker, toaster, microwave, blender, pots for cooking lobster, cocktail bar area, crockpot, etc. If you are curious about something specific, just ask! Home has been thoughtfully furnished with a warm, stylish mix of antiques and more contemporary furniture. The artwork has been thoughtfully placed and the house is stocked with fresh, new bed linens and towels. Please let us know if you are curious about any particular details of the house.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, a little German, can translate Russian, Spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedrooms are beautiful and classy. Windows line both sides of the master and lift up to let in the breeze. Master bedroom has perfect reading lights and a great spot for meditation. Second bedroom is adorable, though smaller. A crib can easily be fit into both bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet

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  • Bathroom is gorgeous with the original clawfoot tub situated right under the skylight. Enjoy long leisurely baths or the beautiful glassed in separate shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Kitchen is gorgeous and a delight to cook in. All appliances are stainless steel and there is a gas range with a large ventilation hood. Refrigerator has filtered water and ice....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$155
$850
Summer
Jun 17 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,950

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$190
$1,250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

We warmly welcome dogs. There is a $10/night pet fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

  • Scratch Baking Co.

    "The most amazing bakery in Maine is within walking distance of the house!"

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  • David's 388

    "Within walking distance of the house, this amazing restaurant is reasonably priced, with exc..."

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  • Street and Co.

    "Definitely my favorite restaurant in Portland! Make a reservation and make this your special..."

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  • Lobster Shack

    "The best place for a lobster roll and a stunning view! It's BYOB and worth any line there ma..."

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  • Willrd Scoops

    "Fresh, homemade ice cream with flavors like salted caramel and chocolate coconut...the best ..."

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  • Whole Foods Market

    "Their flagship store in the USA. It's spectacular and if you're from NYC or DC, you'll appre..."

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7.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Jetport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
David's
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Purpoodock
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
295
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
David's
70 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sunday River
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Willard Beach

Portland, ME is the perfect destination for an all-around Maine vacation! Just a couple of short, walkable miles into downtown, the house is situated within walking distance of a number of beaches and within a very short drive of some of the larger beaches in southern Maine. Portland won foodiest city last year by Bon Appetit so there is no shortage of amazing restaurants and cafes to enjoy. You can sail, deep sea fish or just take a leisurely ferry ride on the mail boats out of the Old Port. Local attractions include some of Maine's best beaches, amusement parks, outlet shopping in Freeport (including LL Bean) and lots of museums and sightseeing in Portland.

There are many local public golf courses in the area that are beautiful and affordable. Also, take some time to visit the most photographed lighthouse in Maine, which is just one walkable mile from the house. There are too many local ice cream shops, bakeries, breweries, coffee shops, cafe's and wine bars to mention!

There are also quite a few different ski/ snowboard mountains within an easy drive of Portland, as well as numerous groomed cross-country ski areas as well. You can venture out for the day and drive up to Boothbay to see the amazing botanical gardens and walk through the quaint village, or even up to Camden to visit the Farnsworth Museum, which features Andrew Wyeth's original works.

I have quite a few possible day trips and itineraries in a binder at the house. Of course there's also lots of information on the best places to get lobster - don't worry!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Hi! My name is Maggie and welcome to the little red bungalow! I'm in my late 30s and my family comes many, many generations from Maine on both sides - my mom from a long line of dairy farmers and my father from generations of sea captains and fishermen. He was the first generation NOT born on Cranberry Island. Instead, he was born in the bustling village of Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island. I myself am a builder and designer and the little red bungalow is my version of heaven.

Why the Owner Chose South Portland, ME, USA:
Why this property? Well, have you ever just walked through a door and thought, can there be a more perfect house than this? I've designed and built many welcoming spaces but this one is my favorite and I will own it for the rest of my life! I LOVE sharing this home with travelers and nothing makes me happier than reading the guest book after you leave! As many guests have commented, it truly is a 'slice of heaven' and while I'm sure I'm biased, the reviews are not! Please come visit!

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
There is a lot that made me fall in love with this house. From walking up the stone walkway out front through the amazing landscaping, to stepping up on the fir wood of the front porch and swinging on the porch swing that my dad made me, to launching myself into the hammock in the front yard, I don't even have to step through the front door to feel like I'm home. I no longer live there but I could never sell this little oasis. Portland is an amazing town to visit and this house is a perfect spot to just setting in to and relax - whether you're looking for some downtime away from your own home or if you're here for a wedding or looking a place to vacation or just want a warm, welcoming, well-designed house to escape to for movie watching, cooking and resting - this is the spot! The clawfoot tub under the skylite helps too :)


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Speaks: english, a little German, can translate Russian, Spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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