|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Immaculate, cozy, comfy, lovingly cared for home with a colorful flair in a convenient location. 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.
*Eco-Friendly Bath & Cleaning Products
*Off-Street Parking for Several Cars
*Quiet & Safe Neighborhood
*BBQ Grill & Outdoor Dining
*Pet-Friendly ($100 nonrefundable pet fee per animal)
A lovingly cared for, spacious, comfy, cozy house with lots of amenities like bbq grill, awesome deck, large yard, well supplied kitchen, board games, Apple TV.
Simple, chic, and well-appointed with plenty of room to spread out.
15 minutes to downtown on a quiet residential street with friendly neighbors.
Avoid the crazy parking and noise of Portland and stay just over the border in Westbrook in our peaceful residential home - a quick 15 minutes to downtown Portland. 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, the teak dining room set, the Crate & Barrel living room couch, and, for chilly fall & winter nights, a gas fired fireplace. In summer, enjoy the fire pit out back.
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 will note that the house sleeps 5. We 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.
We have provided many kitchen appliances - rice cooker, Ninja blender, food processor, ice tea maker, large slow cooker, waffle iron, immersion blender, toaster oven, French press coffee maker (no grinder), water kettle, 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 with family and friends.
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!
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.
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.
*Please note, due to the volume of inquiries, we do not do holds on this house. Until you make and pay for a booking, the home is considered available to other parties. We recommend reviewing the calendar for available dates and making a booking as soon as you are committed. Thank you for your understanding.
Chris & Mike
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 & Mike purchased this house in 2009
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.
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.
Well, what a beautiful house. Set in a pleasant suburban area of Portland, with the city just a few miles away. This house is beautifully furnished and decorated. With excellent communications from Chris and Mike, this is highly recommended.
The house is in a residential neighborhood with friendly neighbors. It is very private and quiet which we enjoyed after visiting the hustle and bustle of the many easily accessed points of interests. This home had everything we needed and the owners were in constant contact to ensure everything was going well. I enjoyed sitting on the front porch enjoying tea and a magazine in the morning as well as sitting by the fire pit roasting marshmallows for smores in the backyard in the evening. I would easily stay here again when in the Portland, ME area! Thanks Chris & Mike!
We just had a lovely vacation at Chris and Mike's place. I highly recommend it for anybody looking for a tranquil and lovely destination. There are tons of things to do around Portland and the house offers a great respite at the end of the day. We loved it.
My family and I really enjoyed our stay. We were lucky enough to meet Chris and Mike and they are great people. The house was fully equipped and close to grocery stores to pick up food. The grill on the deck was great to grill up some blue fin tuna we purchased at the Portland Fish Market. Our children loved the backyard and eating on the deck. The house was located in a nice quiet neighborhood but close enough to get anywhere from Portland to Cape Elizabeth to any of the other tourist locations easily. We will definitely keep this house in mind for future visits.
We really enjoyed this property. It was very well appointed and the manager was responsive and easy to deal with. My kids particularly enjoyed the backyard and eating on the deck.
The neighborhood is very quiet, but the freeway access is very easy, making it a terrific base to explore Maine.
We absolutely loved staying in this house for a lowkey girls weekend before my upcoming wedding. It was impeccably clean and very nicely decorated. We had everything we needed and the owners went above and beyond to make our stay great - welcome snacks, clear communication and well wishes, even an offer to take what we like from their herb and flower garden. It was a quick ~15 minute ride into town and ~25 to 30 minutes to Cape Elizabeth (Portland Head Light) and the street is definitely a nice and quiet retreat. The deck space outside was wonderful. We have only great things to say about this house!
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
5 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest|
31 Oct 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£164|
|Cleaning Fee||£53 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||£41 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.