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Stephanie Dunn

Member since: 2013
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Penthouse on the Hill - Amazing Views, Easy Walk to Waterfront/Downtown

7 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Portland - Cumby Homes

2 stories, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, walk everywhere, expansive city and water views.

Between the Eastern Promenade and the Old Port stands Munjoy Hill, a friendly, colorful neighborhood with restaurants, a local foods grocer, cafes, art center. Munjoy Hill is a 10-15 minute walk to the Old Port's shopping, restaurants and nightlife ('downtown') - and a 5-10 minute walk to the grassy fields, playground, and beach at the Eastern Promenade (Portland's prettiest waterfront park.)

Our vacation rental is the top two stories of an apartment building on top of the hill, directly facing the Portland Observatory with views to the ocean, the harbor, and over the whole city. Sunny, spacious, and comfortable, the 2-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom apartment has everything you need for your Portland vacation.

Built in 1886 our building combines old world charm with completely renovated apartments. The vacation rental is a two-story apartment with two bedrooms (queen bed and double bed) and two bathrooms on the building's third floor. The master bathroom has a custom tile shower. The hallway bathroom has a bathtub shower. Both bathrooms have radiant floor heat. The fourth floor is an open floor plan with a modern kitchen, den area with Smart TV, plenty of chairs for lounging, and a small powder room. The maple wood floors and modern fixtures are all brand new. The triple-glazed windows (made in Maine!) keep it comfortable year-round.

We live part-time in another apartment in the building. We're happy to help you plan your Portland vacation.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephanie Dunn (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Stephanie Dunn

My husband Mark and I live in rural Maine but have spent the past year in Portland renovating this building. Though our 'day jobs' consist of computer work we enjoyed building our home in the woods and wanted to keep on building. Portland drew us in with fantastic food from the restaurants to the farmers' markets, and kept us returning for live music, art walks, local brews, and beautiful nearby beaches.

Stephanie Dunn purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Stephanie Dunn chose Portland

Once we visited Munjoy Hill we didn't want to stay anywhere else in Portland. The neighborhood is friendly with interesting architecture. We can easily walk to nightlife in the Old Port (without having to hear it while trying to sleep.) I love jogging the trail around the Back Cove and over to the East End Beach. We enjoy making dinner with fresh seafood from the Harbor Fish Market and fresh produce from Rosemont - both within walking distance. We rarely get in a car when we're in Portland.

What makes this apartment unique

The views from our fourth floor are some of the best in Portland. Watch the moon rise behind the Portland Observatory or the sun set over the Back Cove with The Presidential Mountains in the distance. See the fireworks from Sea Dogs games. We often hear 'wow' as people crest the stairs to the fourth floor for the first time. It is a wow apartment.

Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Penthouse on the Hill - Amazing Views, Easy Walk to Waterfront/Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

This place is terrific

  • 5 of 5

My adult son and I stayed here, and it was great. Very nice, helpful and accommodating owners. Very well appointed and supplied. The main living floor is filled with lights and windows, with great views. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous views and lovely space

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Portland!! The apartment is in a great location. The Munjoy neighborhood is interesting and welcoming-with great shops and restaurants run by friendly folks. Portland's Old Port is within walking distance. The apartment has a modern aesthetic designed for lounging and gathering. The kitchen is fully stocked and bedroom and bath outfitted with quality linens. We had few days of rain and stayed indoors for much needed relaxation. Other days we explored the Eastern Promenade, observatory, downtown Portland, Peaks Island, and Scarborough Beach. Steph and Mark were awesome, providing helpful recommendations for the area and quick responses to questions. We hope to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
5

View for Yourself

  • 5 of 5

You know it is a great place when you start planning a return visit before you leave. This is one of the best VRBO we have experienced for location to the restaurants, downtown and sightseeing. It was very easy contacting the owners. This experience wants us to continue using VRBO.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

A sleek, modern apartment on the upper floors of a vintage, refurbished building in the Monjoy Hill area. Immaculate,stylish,with expansive views. Beautifully refurbished,with attention to detail.

When visiting a city we like to stay in a neighborhood and relax and absorb into our surroundings.This is the perfect place,offering whatever you want from fine dining to cruising the yard sales.

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback! So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Sorry we didn't get to meet you. Next time!
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Boston, MA
5

Great location, beautiful apartment and views

  • 5 of 5

Four of us (2 couples) stayed for three nights. It is really a fantastic apartment. The bedrooms are on one level, with the kitchen and dining area, living room space and patio on the level above. The apartment was clean, modern and beautiful! It is walking distance to restaurants and shops, the Old Port, and the Eastern Prom. The views from the top floor are beautiful. Our party of 4 was very happy with the stay. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Great to meet you guys and hope we see you again.
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Lansing, Michigan
5

Exactly as Promised

  • 5 of 5

We use VRBO for all of our vacations and our stay here was one of the best experiences we’ve had. We are already recommending this place to others. The apartment is very close to Portland’s popular features and Munjoy Hill gives you the authentic feel of what it is like to be a local. The apartment was modern, fully equipped and immaculate. The view from the deck is spectacular and is where we spent our mornings drinking coffee and our evenings drinking wine. We cooked a Maine lobster dinner for 4 one night and had everything we needed to prepare and serve it including spices. The owners were very helpful and respected our privacy. The place is on the 3rd and 4th floor so you have to climb some stairs but it is well worth the trip!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5.2 Miles
PWM - Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Mama's Crowbar
Nearest Ferry
0.7 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
5.3 Miles
Riverside Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.6 Miles
Amtrack - Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
I-295
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Front Room
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
East End Beach
Car: not necessary

Munjoy Hill stands between the brick buildings of the Old Port full of shops and restaurants, and the Eastern Promenade - the best recreation zone in Portland with a playground, beach, grassy fields, ball courts, kayak tours, paddle board rentals and more. The hill is a friendly neighborhood with great restaurants - The Front Room, Silly's, local foods grocer Rosemont Market, coffee shops, bakeries, Miccuci's Italian Market, Otto's Pizza (mashed potato bacon scallion!), plus unique vintage and craft shops. At the foot of the hill is Bayside with new breweries where you can taste craft beers, and check out the latest food trucks. Easy access to Portland Trails means scenic routes around the back bay or along the water to the Old Port.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2016
23 May 2016 - 1 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 3 nights
From
£312
£2,205
£4,669
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£915
for 3 nights
From
£255
£1,761
£2,616
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £98 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Custom tile shower with glass partition.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Small powder room on the fourth floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have ample closet space and big windows. The master bedroom is larger and has the master bathroom attached.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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