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Barbara Mascarenas

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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SUMMER VACATION! GREAT LOCATION!

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Portland

3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in the heart of Portland

Three bedrooms, two full baths, fully equipped kitchen, backyard patio in walking distance from everything. Kid friendly!

When our family goes on our own adventures, we scrub down our house, store our most prized possessions and rent out our living space.  A property manager takes care of the house and helps to make sure guests are comfortable.  Her phone number will be left for guests in the house.

48 Deering Street House set up
The front door of the house has an electronic lock on it for easy entry.  We ask that guests please keep the front door locked at all times.

Our house has two other rental units in it.  Renters of our living space share a front door, entry hall and a powder room with the other guests in our house.

BEDROOMS 
There is one bedroom on the 2nd floor for your use with a queen size bed.   The other two bedrooms are on the third floor: one with a queen size bed and one with double size futon.  All bedrooms have air conditioners during summer months.


LINENS
 Clean sheets will be put on all of the beds and clean towels will be left for you. If you need extra linens, please let us know or ask our property manager.

INTERNET ACCESS
 There is also wireless access in the house if you brought your own laptop. 

KITCHEN
 You are welcome to use anything you see in the kitchen and pantry.  Please don’t feel shy!  There is no reason for you to invest in things like olive oil and spices when the kitchen is filled with these items!

We have a few “rules” about the care of pots and knives, but you are welcome to use anything you find in the kitchen

BATHROOMS 
2nd floor: Full bath at the end of the hall. An ADA approved hand rail is mounted on the wall along the long side of the tub.  As the tub can be slippery and the tub is quite deep, we recommend holding on as you get out!

Washer & Dryer: A High Efficiency front loading washer and a dryer are available for renter use in the 2nd floor bathroom. Detergent is provided.

3rd floor: Another full bath off of master bedroom.  

TV ROOM
 A flat screen tv, dvd player, Wii, Apple TV are all available for guest use in our TV room.

DINING ROOM
 A dining table big enough for 6 people is available in the dining room. A larger breakfast nook off the kitchen is also available and can seat if you squeeze in.

DECK AND GAS GRILL 
Our deck has a space with patio furniture under a screened gazebo and a nice size outdoor dining table. A small play house and waterproof toys are ready for kids and their imaginations to enjoy. A new gas grill is also at your disposal.

Bikes:  You are welcome to put your bikes in the back yard and on the deck. If you did not bring a bike, you can easily rent one around the corner at Gorham Bike and Ski.

Parking

Driveway: We do have space for parking in our driveway available on a first come first served basis. Guests who park in the driveway are required to leave their key in a bowl in the front hall so anyone parked in the driveway can move cars as needed. There may be other guests whose cars will need to be moved. Please understand that others may have to pull your car out of the driveway. During winter months, there may be snow bans when no cars are allowed to park on the street from 10pm until 7am. In this case, guests are still welcome to use the driveway. Please be aware that a plough will have cleared the road of snow over night and in the process, deposited a large wall of a heavy mixture of ice, snow and sand at the end of the driveway. We cannot guarantee when that will be removed. If you need to leave early, you should find an alternative place to park. A few of the paid parking structures in town charge only $10 overnight on snow ban nights. (Though not the one closest to us, unfortunately.)

Street Parking: If that does not work for you, you can park on the street from 5pm until 10 am on weekdays if you can find a spot. There are no restrictions on weekends. You can also park any time on Mellen street. Please make sure you “park smart,” minding the gap between you and the next car or curb so that there will be plenty of parking for everyone!

Parking Garages: There are several city run parking structures as well as privately run garages. The closest garage is at the end of Deering Street, on High Street adjacent the Westin.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara Mascarenas (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian

About Barbara Mascarenas

An e-commerce guru from upstate New York, a college instructor Colorado native, and a quintessential four year old Mainer, we love our life in Portland, but we love to travel, too!

Barbara Mascarenas purchased this house in 2008

Why Barbara Mascarenas chose Portland

We came to Portland on vacation from Washington, DC and never left. We immediately fell in love with the neighborhood and rented until we found the right house to buy to be in this location. We are close to everything downtown offers, but our street is tree-lined and neighborly.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

Summer Vacation! Great Location!
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews
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Summer Vacation! Great Location!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p467890vb
Portland Portland - Casco Bay Area
Meriden, CT
3

Food for thought

  • 3 out of 5
Place is nice. There is 3 floors. 1st floor is lr, dr, kitchen. 2nd floor is a bedroom and a full bath. 3rd floor has 2 bedrooms 1 full bath.
Negatives-
No crib available; only mattress
Lots of stairs. Stairs are at an incline so it could be a challenge.
Grill - only 1/2 working
The place is not for someone that stays up past 8pm and wants to have a nice time during vacation- neighbors get annoyed at any type of noise- inside and outside.
Parking is a challenge unless you are the only guest.
One of the bathrooms is out in hallway
Bathtub a challenge for someone that has problems getting in/out of tubs with no handrails
Positives-
Within walking distance to anything around town.
Comfortable and homey place
Kitchen is well equipped.
Nice little patio
  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: What a shame that the renter did not ask for a crib in their correspondence prior to arriving. Had they let us know they needed one, we could have easily set up a “real "crib or a pack and play. Our property manager would have been more than happy to accommodate had they let her know.

It is very true that, as described, our house is on 3 stories. Please be aware that the stairs do go up (and down, too!).

I am sorry that the grill was not working fully when this guest came. We have replaced the grill. It was working when we left and since no other guests mentioned that it did not work before they got there, unfortunately, we did not replace it until we also found out that it was not working correctly.

We DID hear from our neighbors about one instance in the nine weeks we were gone when they had to ask our renters to keep down the noise. I was not aware of which party it was until I received this review. For future guests, we must request that you not bring large and loud speakers to set up in our back yard to play music loudly. This is our home and people living nearby are our neighbors with families and work in the morning. You are welcome to have a nice time during your vacation in our home, but we ask that you take into consideration that this is a residential area and not everyone in the vicinity is on vacation.

Parking in our driveway is as it is described in our listing. There is off street parking on a first come first served basis. There is on street parking with restrictions during the week. There is street parking half a block away that has very few restrictions. There is also a parking garage 1.5 blocks away where there would be absolutely no challenge in finding a parking place.

The powder room in our house is in the front hall as it is in many homes.

There is and always has been an ADA approved handle in the 2nd floor bathroom which is mentioned in the description of the house as well as in the information left for all renters. It is a claw foot tub typical of the era in which our house was built. There is also another full bath on the third floor which has a standing shower which is easy to enter as well as a separate jacuzzi tub.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
3.8 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Local 188
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Casco Bay Ferries
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
South Portland Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
I-295
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Hot Suppa!
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
3.8 Miles
Willard Beach
Car: not necessary

Our house is walking distance to Portland's Arts District and Old Port. There are several parks nearby, including Deering Oaks, which hosts an amazing farmer's market, summer concert series, festivals, a wading pool and playground for small kids and sports facilities as well as winter ice skating. Portland boasts an amazing food and beer scene. Portland is a great base for a Maine vacation. Within 5 miles you will find beautiful, clean small beaches. A 20 mile drive (or train ride) will get you to the famous 'Old Orchard Beach' with a board walk and large sandy beach. Easy drives to large and small lakes and beautiful hikes. Twenty miles to Freeport outlet shopping and less than 1 hour to Kittery outlets.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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

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4 night minimum stay
$1,575
for 4 nights
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$375
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$400
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Notes A refundable $400 security deposit is also required and can be paid with either the first or second payment.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Off of the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Also houses washer and dryer
    Bathroom 3 - On first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Crib is a toddler bed, but could be changed back if needed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
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