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Charming Victorian Studio in Portland's Art District

61 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Parkside - Portland on Avon

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sue Goldsmith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016

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.


based on 61 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Victorian Studio in Portland's Art District
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews

Great vacation, great location, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 5 nights in Portland and we had such a great time. We stayed in Sue and Barry's wonderful studio apartment, and it couldn't have worked out better. The studio was the right amount of space for us, and the location was ideal. We mapped out several restaurants and activities that we wanted to see prior to our trip, and the location of this rental made for a great home base. We didn't even need to rent a vehicle, as most places on our list were within walking distance. For everything else, we found that Portland's Uber availability was very good.

Sue and Barry are amazing hosts, extremely friendly, and willing to make recommendations based upon what you're looking for on your trip to Portland. Check-in/check-out was very easy. My wife and I are already looking forward to our next trip to Portland. With as much as we were able to see, we're sure that there is even more for a follow-up trip. When we do return, we definitely will plan to book this same property again. Thanks Sue and Barry!

***Additional recommendations for people visiting Portland for the first time:

*I'm not kidding when I say EVERY restaurant we went to was great. We did some research ahead of time and really mapped out where we wanted to eat, and then took some recommendations from Sue and Barry as well. Check out the following: Duckfat, OTTO Pizza, Mi Sen, Portland Lobster Co, Bayside American Cafe. It was my wife's 30th birthday, so we treated ourselves to two upscale restaurants as well - Fore Street, and Emilitsa (both excellent)

*If you enjoy beer, Portland is the place to be. We did the Allagash tour, as well as the Maine Brew Bus tour another day. Both were great.

*We took the Casco Bay Lines ferry over to Peaks Island and had a nice adventure. We enjoy walking, but I'm telling you, rent a golf cart and drive around the island, making walking-stops as you go. Reserve one at Mike's Carts, or if you don't make a reservation just be one of the first people off the ferry and hustle up to the left.

*Take a trip to Portland Head Light, walk around, and try the blood orange gelato

*Enjoy your trip, and book this property with high confidence!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Matt! Thanks for your review:) We loved meeting you and Anne and we're so glad you had fun! Portland really has amazing food. You can't eat it all in one visit:) Hope to see you again!
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Great place in Portland

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 3 nights at Sue and Barry's little gem. They were most gracious and welcoming when we arrived, quickly filling us in on the local attractions and restaurants. They were quick to reply to any text requesting info about locations of must see places, and personal reviews of local eateries. The apartment was sparkling clean, well furnished, and within a couple of blocks walk to Congress Street, a main connecting street leading to Old Port. Great restaurants within minutes of the room, welcome after a long day of sightseeing. Highly recommended for a single or couple. The dedicated parking spot was an added benefit as parking is at a premium in Portland. We would love to visit again if we are in the Portland area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brunswick, ME

Portland Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our three night stay in Portland. Our hosts, Barry and Sue, were most accommodating and the apartment was excellent. We were offered a choice of coffee as well as a few other amenities. The bathroom was perfect, huge rain head shower, great towels, and plenty of light, something that many vacation rentals don't seem to appreciate. The queen sized bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of storage for clothing, etc. It is also a great location within walking distance of Portland Museum of Art, wonderful restaurants, and night life but also far enough away from the bustle of the city that it was quiet and uncrowded. The parking space was important to us since we drove, but there is also good access to public transportation. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad! We look forward to seeing you again!!
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Perfect Portland Place

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Portland Accommodations. Clean, modern amenities tucked inside historic charm. The perfect location; far enough away from the traditional tourist traffic, yet within (walking distance) blocks of the best local restaurants and coffee bars.

A fantastic location to explore Portland on foot.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so lucky to have such a great location! It was great to meet you and Martha and thank you for choosing our home for your special weekend!
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Goleta, California

Great location, condo & host

  • 5 of 5

Sue & Barry warmly welcomed us to their well-equipped & space efficient studio; we lacked for nothing & enjoyed immensely their gift of goodies including coffee. It is a great location with the bonus of a parking spot, no easy feat to find in Portland. We highly recommend staying with them.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Great to meet you and hope to see you again:)
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Personal, Unforgettable, Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had such a wonderful time staying here for our anniversary. It was just the size that we needed, modern, and SO CONVENIENT. In a city where parking can be a general nightmare, this place is in walking distance to all of Portland. It's in a safe neighborhood, so we parked our car and forgot about it our whole stay.

Sue and her husband were so hospitable. We arrived to a wonderful gift basket of Maine goods, and they both came down to give us great suggestions of things to do. They were readily available whenever we needed anything or had questions. I definitely know where I will be staying next time I'll be in town!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a nice stay:) We always feel so grateful to have such a wonderful location! We hope to see you both again!
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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
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.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £206
Cleaning fee £41 + Tax
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Parkside in Portland - Casco Bay Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Brand new bathroom with tile shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Comfortable Queen size bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
Portland on Avon is a 1890 Victorian home. There are 10 steps to the front porch and entrance. Apartment is on the first floor.

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