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GORGEOUS TWO STORY, TWO BEDROOM, PET FRIENDLY, TWO MINUTE WALK FROM THE BEACH

Maggie Birlem

Speaks english, a little German, can translate Russian, Spanish
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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GORGEOUS TWO STORY, TWO BEDROOM, PET FRIENDLY, TWO MINUTE WALK FROM THE BEACH

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday townhome in Portland - Private Willard Beach Rental

Private, Two Story Townhouse, Close To Beach, Bakeries, Ice Cream & Restaurants

Our adorable rental is fully booked for the summer, but don't despair! We have another option right near the beach around the corner from this house for you that has availability this summer! A friend is heading to Europe for three months, last minute and asked us to book up her house right near the beach. Please contact me directly for photos and availability. Weekly rate is $1500, with a one week minimum and rentals run Saturday to Saturday! It's listing #p3804614.

For other dates, here is a description of our beautilful rental! This town-home is incredibly private (we own and rent out both sides) and very pet-friendly! Units are impeccable. Pets are very welcome and we are obsessive about cleaning and maintaining our home!

The home is bright, airy and within a couple of short blocks to the beach. Each side has a private, fenced in backyard and a separate, private driveway. The kitchen is open and renovated with exposed beams and hardwood floors throughout both stories. Upstairs are two bedrooms, both with new queen beds and a full bathroom with a tub/ shower. Downstairs is completely open with a family room and dining area in the front and kitchen in the back. The unit gets great light throughout. There is also a half-bath on the first floor with a washer/ dryer dedicated to the unit.

The backyard is large and private, with plenty of room for your kids to play and BBQ s to be had. The landscaping is professionally maintained and is gorgeous. You're welcome to bring your kayaks, paddle boards, surf boards and any other summer toys! There's plenty of room to stash them.

The house is within walking distance of all of the local restaurants, including Scratch Bakery (just ten buildings up the road) as well as the amazing locally made, Willard Scoops ice cream!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Maggie Birlem

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2012
Speaks english, a little German, can translate Russian, Spanish
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Hi! My name is Maggie and welcome to our perfect vacation spot! 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 take a lot of pride in providing all of our guests with the kinds of places that we'd like to stay in ourselves. Our standards for design, decoration and amenities are incredibly high and we want you to reap the benefits of this!

Maggie Birlem purchased this townhome in 2006

These two town-homes are located in Portland's hippest area, the Willard Beach neighborhood. Both units are fresh, stylish, super comfortable and perfectly appointed for your trip to Maine. The house is located just a quick two minute walk to the beach as well as to all of the local, award winning restaurants, cafes, bakeries and ice cream shops (yes, there THREE within walking distance of the house!). It's incredibly close to downtown Portland while maintains the privacy that you'd want on your vacation. Our pet friendly policy allows you not to stress with your pet on vacation but we also thoroughly clean and maintain the unit for those who have pet allergies or just aren't as appreciative of pets. You'd never even know a pet has stayed there before! We'd love to have you come stay in our affordable and perfect vacation spot!

These two town-homes are located in Portland's hippest area, the Willard Beach neighborhood. Both units are fresh, stylish, super comfortable and perfectly appointed for your trip to Maine. The house is located just a quick two minute walk to the beach as well as to all of the local, award winning restaurants, cafes, bakeries and ice cream shops (yes, there THREE within walking distance of the house!). It's incredibly close to downtown Portland while maintains the privacy that you'd want on your vacation. Our pet friendly policy allows you not to stress with your pet on vacation but we also thoroughly clean and maintain the unit for those who have pet allergies or just aren't as appreciative of pets. You'd never even know a pet has stayed there before! We'd love to have you come stay in our affordable and perfect vacation spot!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Gorgeous Two Story, Two Bedroom, Pet Friendly, Two Minute Walk From The Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Gorgeous Two Story, Two Bedroom, Pet Friendly, Two Minute Walk From The Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3684592
207-400-7494
Portland Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

INVITING, FUN, CLOSE TO THE BEACH, PERFECT!

  • 5 out of 5
Each year for our family vacation, we make matching t-shirts (yes, we are THAT family!). Our t-shirts this year read "Have Fun, That's The Maine Thing!" and boy did we have fun. Where do I begin?

We were traveling from Southern NJ with a 19th month old. Maggie was so kind and provided us with a pack n' play, high chair, and stroller so we had extra room in the car to pack necessities. The house is a very quick walk to the beach (on a quiet, safe road for walking). Coming from DE/NJ beaches which can be touristy/crowded, Willard Beach was a breath of fresh air- quiet with friendly folks. There are several playgrounds within walking distance. We also enjoyed Scratch Bakery and Willard Scoops (2 minute walk) almost every day. Maggie's suggestions for places to eat were top notch- David's, Taco Trio, Otto's Pizza (free delivery after a long beach day!), and more. Also, if you have little one's, plan a day to go the Children's Museum- you won't be disappointed. Exploring Old Port was a fun day activity- we had the freshest lobster rolls at DiMillo's and the Portland Lobster Company. Old Port also has great shops- the toy shop was a hit! If you are an animal lover, Portland is very animal friendly, with dog friendly beaches and shops. Our cat decided to sit this vacation out!

As to the house, Maggie thought of everything you may need. The house was clean, bright, and cheery. The kitchen was fully stocked with cleaning supplies, pots/pans, etc etc. You only need to bring your food. The bedrooms were the perfect size for our family and the bathrooms were updated in a modern fashion. All necessities are there, including beach towels. A washer and dryer was very helpful with a little one. There is WiFi, books, games, etc. Maggie even supplies beach chairs and bikes if you need them! There is a fenced in backyard with chairs and a fire pit to enjoy. We didn't have any problems with the house, but I'm sure if we did, Maggie would have been on top of it.

Is there anything we didn't like or would change? We would have stayed longer! And Scratch Bakery should be open 24 hours/day!

Hands down, an awesome vacation! We were so glad Maggie welcomed us into her home. Once we have our schedules for next summer, we will be making travel plans to stay again!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Two Story, Two Bedroom, Pet Friendly, Two Minute Walk From The Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3684592
207-400-7494
Portland Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

PORTLAND STAY

  • 5 out of 5
We loved our stay! The house and the owners are awesome. The area has so much to do and soooo much great food. Will def. be coming back next year!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Two Story, Two Bedroom, Pet Friendly, Two Minute Walk From The Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3684592
207-400-7494
Portland Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

IMMACULATE, COZY PROPERTY CLOSE TO EVERYTHING!

  • 5 out of 5
My son stayed at this property with his 2 young children and golden retriever. The house was immaculate and very comfortably furnished. Maggie went out of her way to provide a high chair, crib, and other baby necessities. There are down comforters on the beds and the kitchen is very well equipped. The location is TERRIFIC…one block from Willard Beach and Scratch Bakery! Downtown Portland is a short drive away. This was a great property!
  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Two Story, Two Bedroom, Pet Friendly, Two Minute Walk From The Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3684592
207-400-7494
Portland Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

EXCELLENT

  • 5 out of 5
We loved the house! It had all the conveniences of home plus more. The house was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It was in a great area as it was walking distance to beach and restaurants. The owner gave excellent recommendations regarding the local area. I had absolutely no complaints. We loved it and can't wait to return.
  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
business
Gorgeous Two Story, Two Bedroom, Pet Friendly, Two Minute Walk From The Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3684592
207-400-7494
Portland Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

PERFECT GET-AWAY! SO CLEAN, COMFORTABLE & MODERN!

Perfect get-away! So clean, comfortable & modern!
  • 5 out of 5
I was very pleasantly surprised when I first walked into the property! It was so clean, comfortable and modern, yet it had that old Mainer decor and feel! It was perfect! So bright and sunny and relaxing in the afternoon and in a quiet neighborhood in the evening! The awesome bakery down the street was my morning destination before taking the short walk to the beach to enjoy the ocean, the sun and the friendly neighbors! Is was fun watching the locals walk along Willard Beach and walk and play with their dogs. I loved the 2 minute walk to the beach and the 2 minute drive to the Old Port. We had peace and quiet when we wanted it and the downtown scene when we wanted that. At the same time there were amazing restaurants within walking distance from the property! I'm very much looking forward to going back! Thank you Maggie for helping make our stay great!
  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Two Story, Two Bedroom, Pet Friendly, Two Minute Walk From The Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3684592
207-400-7494
Portland Portland - Casco Bay Area
5

ALL TRUE AND SOME EXTRA

  • 5 out of 5
This house proved to be a hidden gem in South Portland area. Quite and friendly neighborhood just minutes from downtown and two minutes walk from the beach. Maggie put so much character into the house and it showed in every detail: very well stocked kitchen, totally new bathroom, cozy bedrooms and a nice secluded backyard to sit down with a glass of wine after a long day. If you are new to the area I would definitely recommend asking Maggie for an advice – all her recommendations regarding restaurants to eat and places to visit were spot on. She is unbelievably friendly and very responsive, one of the best hosts we’ve had in years (and we’ve been using HomeAway for close to 7 years now). Will definitely be back – hopefully the house is available next time we plan our visit to Portland.
  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
295/ 95
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Willard Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Elsmere
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
South Portland
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
David's
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday townhome in Portland, Portland - Casco Bay Area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Summer
14 Jun 2014 - 6 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,584
for 7 nights
$1,584
 
 
Fall/ Winter 2014
7 Sep 2014 - 13 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
$567
for 3 nights
From
$160
$1,129
$3,189
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Pet Fee Per Night $10 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Pet fee is $10/night.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Portland in Portland - Casco Bay Area

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Half-bath on first floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower , Full bath on second floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bright and airy with new queen bed and tin ceilings.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedrooms are adorable, with tin ceilings and big windows. They are cozy and on the smaller side but very charming. Perfect for a vacation rental.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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