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Charming Victorian Studio in Portland's Art District

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio apartment- Sleeps 2 in amazing Downtown location

This beautifully furnished studio apartment for 2 is on the first floor of a historic 1880's building decorated with Victorian era antiques.There is a brand new modern,fully-equipped upscale kitchenette and bathroom with new tile shower. Wi-fi, cable television. There is a charming outdoor space with seating area to relax and enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.

We are located within minutes to Portland Art Museum,numerous restaurants of all types, museums, several wonderful music venues and downtown Congress Street. We are within walking distance to Hadlock Field, home of the Portland SeaDogs and the Old Port District, noted for its upscale shops and eateries. We are a 5 minute walk to Deering Oaks Park where a fabulous Farmer's market takes place every Saturday. We are also close to Casco Bay Lines, where ferries are available to hop the islands! Close to area beaches,Portland International Jetport, Concord Trailways and Amtrak Downeaster.

The perfect spot for a romantic getaway!

More Details

Owner
Sue Goldsmith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Sue Goldsmith

Native Mainers, Barry and I moved back to Maine from California in 1994 to raise our children. Barry is a Property Manager and teaches CPR/First Aid to companies and individuals. I am a jazz singer and perform American standards at many local venues. We love to travel and enjoy meeting new people.

Sue Goldsmith purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Sue Goldsmith chose Portland

Location, location, location! After living in the country, when our children left home, we downsized and moved into the city. We fell in love with the charm of our Victorian building and being in downtown Portland where everything is convenient and exciting!

What makes this apartment unique

Because we live on the premises, we are committed to providing a wonderful vacation experience for our guests. We honor your privacy, but are available with helpful hints and suggestions.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Parkside in Portland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Brand new bathroom with tile shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Comfortable Queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Portland on Avon is a 1890 Victorian home. There are 10 steps to the front porch and entrance. Apartment is on the first floor.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(71 traveller reviews)

Charming Victorian Studio in Portland's Art District
average rating of 4.971831 based on 71 reviews
San Antonio, Texas, USA
5

Best VRBO ever

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many VRBOs in the US and Europe, and this was the most fun. Our hosts, Barry & Sue, made it a special trip. We arrived at 1 am, and the key was in the mailbox; there were chocolates and coffee waiting for the next day - and fresh flowers. The place is small, but offers everything you could want. The towels were soft, the sheets smelled wonderful, the water was hot! This was a great place to visit Portland - even though it was 30 degrees and windy. I would recommend this studio apartment to any couple wanting a great place to stay; congenial hosts; and comfort .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! We loved meeting you and Tom! We're so glad you enjoyed Portland! You will always be welcome here:)
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Boston, Massachusetts
5

Beautiful studio in a terrific location and easily accessible to activities in Portland.

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Barry are such amazing hosts and I felt completely at home in the lovely studio that I rented. It met all my needs and they had great suggestions for restaurants and other places to visit. Sue picked me up at the train station and responded immediately to a text I sent her later in the day. I will definitely be back and I can't thank them enough for their warm and generous hospitality. They are such gems!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhode Island
5

Cozy apartment in a convenient area.

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from staying at Sue and Barry's studio apartment and we had a great stay. The house is in a great location to be able to walk to pretty much everywhere. We had tickets to see a show at the State theatre and it was right around the corner from us. They were terrific hosts and the studio was so clean and perfectly cozy for 2 nights, or even more! We had stayed in a few spots in Portland before coming here, but none were as nice as here. We look forward to staying here again! Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

Cozy and wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

What a cozy studio in a great location! Barry and Sue had coffee and goodies waiting for us and could not have been nicer- they even drove us back to the train station! I would absolutely recommend this room to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway to Portland.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! Hope you come back:)
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5

Perfect for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Sue & Barry were incredibly gracious hosts. Upon arrival, they broke out a map of Portland and showed us all of their favorite local spots and made some great recommendations. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable weekend stay. Great location and excellent hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks so much for your review. It was great meeting you both and hope you come back again!
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South Dartmouth
5

Lovely apartment, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed this studio apartment--in many ways: nice Victorian touches mixed with stylish modern amenities; very warm & generous hospitality; immaculately kept. The location is perfect for walking to our favorite restaurants, museums/galleries, shops; the street is quiet, which is a bonus. The owners are totally accessible & very welcoming! We recommend this apartment--& will tell our friends!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Portland International JetPort
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Westin Top of the East
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Riverside Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
295
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
BenKay/Local Sprouts/Green Elephant
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Willard Beach
Car: not necessary

YMCA is 1 block away and guest passes are available for $12.

There are many Yoga classes nearby with drop in's available.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Parkside, Portland - Casco Bay Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£447
for 3 nights
From
£135
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£312
for 2 nights
From
£135
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £38.65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Tax Rate 9.0%

No smoking and no pets allowed
This is an 1890's Victorian home and there are 10 steps to the front porch and entrance. The apartment is on the first floor.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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