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Quiet, Cozy, Sleep Great. Yard+Deck. Great Value. Family-Friendly.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,440 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

Sunny and well cared for. Parking. Great space for families - feels like home.

Immaculate, cozy, comfy, lovingly cared for home with a colorful flair in a convenient residential location 15 minutes from downtown Portland. Check out our great reviews!

We have been told repeatedly by our guests that this vacation home finds itself in an ideal location for a Portland getaway AND that it feels like home.

Features include:

*Eco-Friendly Bath & Cleaning Products

*Pool Table

*Off-Street Parking for Several Cars

*Quiet & Safe Family-Oriented Neighborhood

*BBQ Grill & Outdoor Dining


*Well-Supplied Kitchen

*Pet-Friendly (see very last paragraph for important details)


Simple, chic, and well-appointed with plenty of room to spread out.

Avoid the crazy parking and noise of Portland and stay just over the border in Westbrook in our peaceful residential home. It's an easy hop on the freeway to LL Bean 20 minutes away. Or perhaps you'd like to hit the beaches - you have your choice of several within a 25 minute drive. You'll find two groceries stores within a mile and many restaurant options nearby.

Your favorite parts of the house will be the outrageously comfy beds, the sunny rooms, the awesome back deck for morning coffee and evening wine and entertaining, spacious bathroom with great shower head and unlimited hot water, shiny hardware floors, crown molding, and quiet residential street.

You'll also enjoy the Ikea kitchen and bathroom, teak dining room set, Crate & Barrel living room couch, and, for chilly fall & winter nights, a gas fired fireplace. In summer, enjoy the fire pit with 4 Adirondack chairs out back.

We have provided many kitchen appliances - rice cooker, Ninja blender, food processor, ice tea maker, large slow cooker, waffle iron, immersion blender, toaster oven, 12-cup auto drip coffee maker with filters, and even a fondue set. And of course, the kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, gadgets, utensils, sheet trays, and lots more. If you like to cook, you'll enjoy the kitchen and being able to cook dinner and watch the news at the same time on the 26" TV.

Enjoy reliable WiFi and a 42" TV with Apple TV with basic channels in the sun room, which is a favorite room in the house. It's a cozy space to relax and play board games. PLEASE NOTE: there is no cable TV at this home and we do not have TV's in the bedrooms. We offer the basic channels - NBC, CBS, and ABC - on our two TV's, so if watching cable in your bedroom on your vacation is important to you, this may not be the right home for you.

The crème de la crème is the back yard. You'll love to put your feet up and lounge on the back deck. And don't forget the gas grill for dining al fresco. If you like flowers, there is a full perennial garden out back. Whatever you choose, the air is fresh, and life is good!

We have put a lot of thought into making this house feel like a home for our guests with much of the house having been updated. If you have an appreciation for the European way (quality, simplicity, design), this is a nice place to rest while in town.

You'll enjoy parking in the driveway and not having to worry about living in the city where street parking is no fun. You'll also love the neighborhood - it's so quiet and safe on the dead-end street, and the neighbors are very friendly.

The airport and bus stations are also very close by. About 10 minutes, each, by taxi.

You will note that the house sleeps 5, even through we say it sleeps 4. This is because most parties that book our house are 4 or less, and with the new Best Match system, we must appeal to most. But we do have a small 3rd bedroom with a futon, which is perfect for a couple of small children, a teen, or a 5th adult who doesn't mind the smaller space. Keep in mind there is only 1 bathroom, so if you are staying for an extended trip, you may want a larger space than what we can offer.

Providing you with responsive, reliable, and friendly service is what we're all about. I'm the owner and my very handy partner is Mike. He fixes anything that goes wrong and mows the lawn, while I make sure that the house is clean and comfortable.

Our pet policy: small to medium-sized dogs are allowed with permission and a $50 nonrefundable pet deposit. Dogs pets must be treated for fleas and ticks. Please clean up in the yard after your pet. Most importantly, DOGS MAY NOT BE LEFT ALONE WITHOUT A CRATE and are HIGHLY encouraged to be attended at all times. A report of barking dogs by neighbors or the police is grounds for IMMEDIATE termination of stay at this property with no refund for days remaining or for any security deposit. Do not ask if your dog(s) may come with you if you cannot follow these rules.

Chris & Mike

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2017

About Chris

Mike & I are both Mainahs! Mike is from Peaks Island and I'm from Cape Elizabeth, so living near the water is in our blood. Mike is a 3-generation woodworker turned private yacht captain and I'm a corporate finance professional. We both love travel! I can't wait to take Mike to Europe and he wants to take me to St. John. We're also thinking of WWoofing in Costa Rica and doing volunteer work all over the world.

I have lived and worked in New Zealand, Australia, Paris, and London, along with domestic locations in Arizona and North Carolina. I moved back to Maine in 2005 to be close to my family and actually love the winters here. I attended college in North Carolina and grad school in Arizona and am currently taking courses in Humane Education and Herbs. I have a professional chef's certification in Plant-Based Cuisine and owned my own personal chef and meal delivery business for nearly 5 years.

Mike is a grandfather and father of two grown girls, and I'm a lifelong bachelorette. Together, we have a great time dancing (how we met), singing karaoke, gardening, traveling, and cooking. We love to entertain and also to spend quiet evenings cuddled on the couch.

Your comfort is important to us, and we live locally to assist you in making sure you are taking care of.

I turned this home into a vacation rental after a month-long trip to California, when renting it was a necessity. While away, the rental requests kept coming at a furious pace, and I kept accepting. Upon returning home, I needed a place to live, so Mike & I purchased a small condo!

Turning my home into a vacation rental has been the most fun. Upgrades are continual and my attention never waivers from making my home a home for you.

Chris purchased this house in 2009

Why Chris chose Maine

I looked at around 60 properties before I purchased this one. It was the only one that had all of my requirements: hardwood floors, high ceilings, built in 1900, of Colonial design, fireplace, and strong bones. I LOVE this house.

What makes this house unique

This property has been renovated over the last 6 years to include new siding, bathroom, kitchen, lighting, paint, decks, and landscaping. Our lifestyle approach is very much a sustainable one, with chemical use at a minimum, recycled products at a maximum, and the overall tone of our house being one of European design.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Westbrook in Cumberland County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Very nice new bathroom with deluxe showerhead.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , HUGE closet plus armoire
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Adequate closet plus 2 side tables
  • There is a very small 3rd bedroom that has been converted into a bedroom. It's 8 x 10 and fits a very comfortable futon. There is a closet and two windows - very sunny. We recommend this bedroom for a child or teen who enjoys its coziness.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Quiet, Cozy, Sleep Great. Yard+Deck. Great Value. Family-Friendly.
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews

Well outfitted

  • 4 of 5

Chris is great.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Serenity Up North

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped through the front door we felt an overwhelming sense of peace and serenity. The house was impeccable clean upon check in. Chris made sure through out the week that our holiday was one filled with memories to last a life time. The property is perfectly situated for adventures to: Parsons Beach, Ferry trips to Casco Bay Islands, The Well at Jordans Farm and all the wonderful bakeries and ice cream parlors within Portland. Maine the way life should be can be found at Chris's property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels Like Home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home in Westbrook. It was immaculately clean and decorated beautifully. Every room was well-stocked with everything needed, especially the kitchen. We enjoyed making meals in and found everything we needed. Our son enjoyed the pool table in the basement. The weather was perfect for relaxing outside on the deck. Loved the beds--so comfortable! The neighborhood is very quiet, but has easy access to the Portland area and all the sight-seeing we did. Chris was very helpful and quick to respond with any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable clean home in a quiet neighborhood near downtown

  • 5 of 5

Chris' home was the perfect place to relax and yet be close enough to town so driving was at a minimum. The house is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed including a beautiful backyard.

If we ever return to Portland we'd stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great rental

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed this rental very much, it was very clean and centrally located. it had everything you would need. the only downfall was my husband and son are avid red sox fans and we could'nt get the games to come in. the tv situation wass't so good, very few channels and those did'nt come in good.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a prime location

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful, cozy, and welcoming. The flower filled backyard was Beautiful it made for a perfect relaxing experience at the end of the day. The location settled in a quiet and friendly neighborhood and is just minutes away from Portland, many different beaches, and so much more. And lastly, Chris was very helpful in making sure we had everything that we needed. I would definitely stay here again, we had so much fun!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

There is so much to do in Portland that you may want to stay for a week, and at least 2 days, to get a feel for the place. You can't get a bad meal in town, and with a plethora of local breweries, you could just eat and drink your way around. The lighthouses are a real treat, too.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Westbrook, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
13 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.28 + Tax
Pet Fee £37.64 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.56
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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