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Modern, Airy apartment in Portland's Desirable Munjoy Hill

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4

This lovely private 2 bedroom spacious apartment is in a perfect location. It is two blocks to East End beach, with walking and cycling trails all around Casco Bay and just up the street from Fort Allen Park. Around the corner you will find good restaurants, Hilltop Coffee,Lolita's wine and tapas bar, a bakery, Otto's yummy pizza and more. Rosemont Market has fresh local organic produce, local meats, amazing cheese and good wine. Two beach towels and chairs are provided for guests.

The apartment is on the third floor with a private deck off one of the bedrooms and a shared sunny back yard with barbecue and comfortable seating. The bedrooms have fresh linens on the queen size comfortable beds. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas range and and just renovated this fall with all new appliances, new cabinets and flooring.

The living area is tastefully furnished, with wifi and a large apple TV. The bath has new vanity and freshly tiled tub shower combination.

The floors are hardwood throughout.

I love design and paid attention to the form and function of all the spaces .

There is ample parking on the street and also a space in the shared driveway.

You can easily get by with out a car but if you choose to explore, there are many beaches closeby. I particularly like Cape Elizabeth, Goose Rocks, and Kennebunk Beach. Also LLBeans is a 15 minute drive and if you want to spend a day in Boston, the train does return trips daily.

Both Trader Joes and Whole Foods as well as Hanniford are an easy drive.

Portland also has a vibrant art culture . The art school has fostered and attracted talented people in all the arts. Every Friday evening the Portland Museum of Art is free and there are free weekly concerts in Fort Allen Park.

More Details

Property Manager
Nancy MacCausland
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, I am studying french.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Nancy MacCausland

My husband and I purchased this 3 unit after selling our home in Kennebunk. We love Portland and can't believe how lucky we are to have found this property.

We were born in Prince Edward Island and return there for the summer months. Portland is our other home and our base for visiting our children and for traveling .

Nancy MacCausland purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Nancy MacCausland chose East End

Once we decided on Portland, I discovered the East End or Munjoy Hill and didn't want to look anywhere else. We are less then 2 blocks to the Eastern Prom and Casco Bay, can walk to the ferry terminal and St Lawrence Theatre and The Front Room and Rosemont Market are just around the corner.

What makes this apartment unique

This unit is on the third floor with spacious sunny rooms, high ceilings and small peeks at Casco Bay. I love walking and bicycling around this area and being able to walk to the ferry terminal.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed our stay at the Vesper Street apartment. The apartment is newly renovated. It is clean, comfortable and offered plenty of space for our family of three. The location is excellent. Great neighbourhood, close to the water, and some great restaurants. I would recommend this property. Its a great base to explore the lovely city of Portland, with it amazing restaurants, as well the many beautiful beaches just a short drive away.
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in East End in Portland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful high end tiled shower with gorgeous sliding glass
  • New bath with large sink and lots of storage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The beds are comfy and made with good quality linens and tasteful coverings.
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We do not allow pets .


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Modern, Airy apartment in Portland's Desirable Munjoy Hill
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 27 reviews

A Best

  • 5 of 5

I started renting vacation apartments even before the internet with companies that would send you a catalogue in the mail, but since the late 90’s and especially for the past seven years or so, I have been renting 1-5 apartments a year for vacations both in the US and abroad, mostly through VRBO. This Portland apartment on Munjoy Hill ranks on my best list.

A third floor apartment in a typical New England style house with two other apartments on the lower floors (tenants were friendly and welcoming) it's in a quiet, safe residential neighborhood (with a couple of convenient local cafes) about a block and a half from the lovely green space of the Eastern Promenade.

Street parking or single file parking in the house's driveway presented no problems for us. Parking downtown is trickier so we often walked the twenty-five minutes to heart of downtown, though coming back up the hill takes a bit longer. (There is a Congress Street bus and Uber for that direction if you have regrets later.)

The pictures are accurate; the actual rooms even better. The bedrooms have comfortable beds, nice linens, good closets and useful tables. The bath is recently renovated; the kitchen, one the best equipped I have encountered in a rental. Beautiful up-to-date appliances and fixtures throughout, a huge cable TV, good WiFi, and two conveniently placed air conditioners. The bedroom deck and a wonderful front room (though only a tiny view of the water) made for lots of space to read and relax. Nice touches everywhere: even a pair of binoculars thoughtfully left in the closet.

Decor is uncluttered and tasteful. Unlike many places furnished in IKEA Utilitarian or Bohemian Cast-off, this is like a home you might borrow from sophisticated friends.

The owners were communicative and helpful throughout the rental process and our stay. They had even prepared a booklet of information to help guests with the house features and included many recommendations and tips for the visit.

To me Portland presented a small choice of nice places in this price range. If you're lucky enough to find it available for your dates, go for it!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mary Anne.
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The apartment was as advertised with very nice space and appointments.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the coastal areas of Maine, but we found Portland lacking in handicap parking,and parking, in general, was limited and costly.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Very nice third-floor property with all the necessary amenities. Close to the Eastern Promenade and within walking distance of downtown Portland.

This was her second visit and we are very pleased with the apartment .

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location with wonderful decor

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Nancy the apartment owner for providing such a lovely place for our week in Portland. We enjoyed being on Munjoy Hill for the convenience of the restaurants and small markets and bakeries. And there's a lovely walk along the Eastern Promenade and even an outdoor concert on Thursday evenings to enjoy. Nancy was super responsive to every email and provided plenty of touristy information in her helpful notebook. The two air conditioners worked just fine on the few hot days to cool the entire place down. It was too warm to enjoy the small patio off the back bedroom due to a few hot days and others with rain but it's nice to be able to feel the weather when you're on the third floor by sticking your head out the patio door! And if you're into barbecuing the new back patio area is lovely. Closets were ample and the kitchen worked just fine. And the huge new TV was great to watch the Olympics! You can barely see the water from this apartment as it's a few streets away from the promenade but it was nice and quiet and very bright inside with modern decor and a lovely new bathroom. It's a bit of a hike to the downtown area but good exercise....especially coming back up the hill! So overall a good spot to rent in Portland.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely pleased

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were extremely pleased with Nancy's apartment. It was everything that we had anticipated and the location was convenient to several excellent restaurants and bakeries. It was also within walking distance to the water at Eastern Promenade where we were able to enjoy several walks along the trails and collect sea glass on the beach.

Nancy had left a detailed notebook filled with information that not only included various facts about the apartment (ie: wifi, tv, parking etc) but also numerous suggestions on local restaurants and activities.

It was our first trip to Portland and thanks to Nancy, we plan to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location, Awesome apartment

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this apartment. You couldn't ask for a better location. Nancy was great. There were so many great little restaurants to check out. They knew me by name at Otto's pizza. I stopped almost everyday for a slice. The best pizza ever! I walked to Hilltop Coffee every morning got an iced tea and then walked down to the Promenade to enjoy the most beautiful view you could ask for. I would definitely stay at this apartment again when we visit Portland. An awesome apartment in an awesome city!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fore Street
Portland Museum of Art
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Casco Bay Ferries
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
South Portland
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 295
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Front Room
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
East End Beach
Car: not necessary

You are steps away from the East End beach and are in walking distance to the Old Port, with its many fabulous restaurants and fine shopping establishments. The St Lawrence Theatre, trendy restaurants and local pubs are less then 3 blocks. There are many boat/fishing tours, a downtown trolley tour or the fun amphibious Duck Tour to learn about great city. Portlands Art's District is alive with many exciting galleries and live performance venues that dazzle the senses. It's a short drive to famous Freeport with its many outlets stores for a great shopping experience.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £92.83
Damage Deposit £222.78

Cancellation Policy.
If booking is cancelled more then 60 days before check in, then all is returned less 5%.
If booking is cancelled less then 60 days before check in, the payment is refunded (less 5%) if I am able to book for that period. If I am not able to rebook, there is no refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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