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Rare, Single-Family Home In Desirable Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Near To Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Full Baths, Uniquely Restored New Englander Home Close To Water

10 Emerson St. is a lovingly restored 1870 New Englander located in the heart of the Munjoy Hill neighborhood and just 2 short blocks from the Eastern Promenade and amazing views of Casco Bay's islands. Three of Portland’s top restaurants are just around the corner and Hilltop Coffee Shop, Rosemont's natural foods market, and St. Lawrence Performing Arts Center are only a block away.

The house has been completely renovated inside and out over the last 10 years and contains designer furnishings. This is a two-story, airy and bright house with a completely renovated walk out lower level offering a third floor of living area. There are three full bathrooms, one on each floor (including the lower level). The master bedroom contains a queen size bed and a walk out to a private deck. The adjoining bathroom has a walk in shower. The second bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed. Entering the first floor you will find a living room, dining room, kitchen, full bathroom (with claw foot tub) and mudroom. The living room contains a 42”flat-screen TV with Roku player and surround sound. Both the first and second floors have high ceilings and hardwood floors.

The multi-functional, bright, walk-out lower level is uniquely designed by an architect and features a central family room complete with Queen sofabed (NOT NECESSARILY IDEAL SLEEPING FOR OLDER PEOPLE DUE TO BEING LOW TO THE GROUND), desk area, wood stove and a modern, in-home theater system based around a 100” projection screen. The third bathroom is located in the lower level and functions as a designer wet room. The lower level also contains a kitchenette and laundry facilities. The outside living space includes an intimate, lush, dining area and a well-landscaped, English, garden-style courtyard, including exterior lighting and a fountain.

The property has high-speed internet, a basic cable package, and Roku players with access to Netflix and Amazon services.

More Details

Lee Slater
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About Lee Slater

We are a married couple who met in 1997 at the University of Southern Maine. Lynn is a Political Scientist and Lee is an Environmental Scientist. We purchased 10 Emerson St in 2002 when it was in very poor condition. Lynn saw the potential in the house and led the gradual renovation and restoration of the charm of this classic New Englander. Lee has worked in New Jersey since 2002, commuting up to Maine at weekends to be with the family. We love the house and Munjoy Hill. The house is now being offered as a vacation rental because Lynn has accepted a job in New Jersey, so we are relocating our primary home to be together and to get free of the commute. Our 11-year-old daughter, Rowan, loves this house and is very sad to leave, but accepts that this is the chance for our family to be together full time. We will miss the walks with our dog by the ocean, the beautiful sun rises and sun sets, the fantastic food, the arts scene, the great neighborhood and the people that make this an amazing place to live.

Lee Slater purchased this house in 2002

Why Lee Slater chose Portland

Lynn loves combining old with new and Lee is British and wanted a house with some history and in a colorful neighborhood. 10 Emerson St fits the bill perfectly and provided us access to the things we value in life: natural beauty, historic charm, walkable neighborhood, excellent restaurants, and diversity. The house was a huge amount of work for us at first, but we slowly gathered steam on the project and ended up completely renovating every inch of the house and the yard. It is perfectly situated on Munjoy Hill, being just 2 blocks from the Eastern Promenade and all its activities and beauty and a stone's throw away from the central row of restaurants, organic food market, performing arts theater and coffee shop. We can walk to the Old Port and Downtown in 15 minutes. With 10 Emerson St, we saw a unique opportunity to raise our daughter with direct access to so much in a beautiful and safe neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

This is an incredibly safe, highly desirable neighborhood with access to restaurants, theater, parks and the waterfront. This is the funkiest, most desirable, pedestrian friendly, low traffic and highly scenic part of Portland. Despite its popularity, this a quiet neighborhood. The Eastern Promenade provides access to miles of walking/cycling paths, where you get panoramic views over Casco Bay and opportunities for spotting wildlife, including Osprey, Bald Eagles and seals. Three excellent Portland restaurants are just around the corner from the house, along with a natural foods store and the St. Lawrence Performing Arts Center.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East End in Portland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , First floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Lower level bathroom - wet room
  • Bathroom 1 is on the first floor and contains a clawfoot tub, toilet, skylight, hardwood floors and period pedestal sink. Bathroom 2 is on the second floor and contains a walk in shower, skylight and low flush toilet. Bathroom 3 is on the lower level and is a Scandinavian style wetroom with cedar planking, open shower and towel warmer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bedroom 3 (lower level family room)
  • Bedroom 1 is on second floor with adjacent full bath and adjoining deck. This bedroom has a Queen Bed, ceiling fan and window A/C during summer months. Dresser and two closets. Bedroom 2 is also on second floor. It has a window A/C in summer months, closet and dresser Bedroom 3 is the lower level family room, containing a queen size sofa bed and its own bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Rare, Single-Family Home In Desirable Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Near To Ocean
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Seattle, WA


  • 5 of 5

Such a great home for us! Really cutely updated, clean, and super clear instructions from both owner and manager. They also had a surprise welcome pie for us. All the details are very well thought out and perfect. Thanks so much for such a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ours was a perfect few days. The house is large and airy, great for a couple, two grown sons and a daughter-in-law. Kitchen, bathrooms, downstairs hide-away bedroom, outdoor seating and garden, neighborhood, and proximity to the Bay -- everything was "as advertised." We loved every minute we spent there and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fresh, clean, well organized home w/all the amenities for a perfect getaway.

  • 4 of 5

Great proximity to the ocean, park, restaurants, bars, bakeries, shopping, downtown Portland, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed home

  • 5 of 5

Thoughtfully renovated older home worked well for 3 people each having their own bathroom. Nice touches including soaps, shampoos and a pie! It was warm when we visited so appreciate the owners installing window ac units. Great location near the water and a 15 min walk to town. A couple of restaurants, market, and coffee shop within a block or two. Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

For several reasons, our family converged in Portland for Christmas. It isn't easy being away from home at Christmas but this was the perfect abode for us to enjoy the holiday week together. We slept well -- and in comfort. We cooked, laughed, talked and walked and it always felt good and natural to come "home" to this house after an outing. We were warm and cozy, never needing to turn up the thermostat or start up the wood stove. The home is immaculate -- much appreciated -- and we had everything we needed, thanks to the many thoughtful amenities provided. It is a beautiful home in a perfect location and you couldn't ask for a friendlier or more accommodating host than Lee. His go-to property manager Kiara was very helpful to us in answering questions as we got settled in. Our thanks to you, Lee, for this important and wonderful family time in your lovely home. It is already a treasured memory for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We were here for just under two month, Nov.-Dec. 2016, and could not have been more pleased. The house is so tastefully appointed and homey and elegant, clean, well stocked, and quirky at the same time. And perfectly situated. Hard to pick a favorite feature to emphasize -- the open floor plan of the top floor; the basement wet room shower and big screen entertainment system; selection of good books sprinkled through the house; the bubble chair (which is even more comfortable than you'd think); the more-than-ample shelving and storage everywhere all of which is so well conceived and efficient and pleasing; the excellent main floor and top floor showers; the skylights; Polish pottery bowls, plates and mugs... We loved all of it. And loved being on the east end, just a quick 20 minute walk to downtown and with excellent dining/drinking options minutes away. The hosts are extremely personable and accommodating too -- quick to reply, friendly and responsive. The person they have in town to help deal with problems (Kiara) is also great, responsive and easy to communicate with.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Mama's Crow Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Riverside Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak Downeraster
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Front Room
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mt Abram
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
East End Beach
Car: not necessary

At the northeastern end of Portland's peninsula, Munjoy Hill overlooks the downtown and harbor to the south, Casco Bay and its islands to the east and north, and shallow Back Cove to the west. The Eastern Promenade rings the neighborhood and offers panoramic views of these features, as well as two lighthouses, Mason Station power plant, and the stone battlement of Fort Gorges. The most significant land feature of Munjoy Hill is the magnificent Eastern Promenade, a park designed by the Olmsted Brothers design firm, as was Baxter Boulevard, which rings part of Back Cove. This Olmsted park has amazing water vistas wrapping from the sunset view at the Loring memorial above the shore for over a mile to a sunrise view over the Calendar Islands of Casco Bay and Portland Head Light, and ending at Fort Allen Park with a full sweep of Portland Harbor. The park includes a series of broad rolling fields, public gardens, monuments, playgrounds and ball courts on top of the bluff and, along the waterfront, East End Beach, picnic areas, and a municipal boat launch. Kayak rentals are also possible from this area. The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum operates 2 foot gauge steam and diesel tourist trains along the Casco Bay shore of the peninsula. The shoreway trail, which begins in South Portland, runs next to the railroad line and connects with the Baxter Boulevard trail, all suitable for walking, running, and cycling. The small public beach is a favorite of kayakers, families, and, after 5 PM, dog owners and their pets. At the center of Munjoy Hill, on the corner of Congress, between Kellogg and St Lawrence Streets, are the Portland Observatory, the neighborhood fire station (housing Engine 1, Ladder 1, and Ladder 5) and Hilltop Supermarket. Nearby on Congress Street are a laundromat, Rosemont Market, Hilltop Coffee, and three of Portland’s most popular restaurants—The Blue Spoon, The Front Room, and Lolita. The St. Lawrence Arts Center is home to "Good Theater," productions and other arts events year round.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East End, Portland - Casco Bay Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Winter 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £105.69
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.45

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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