Immaculate and clutter-free. Cozy, comfy, lovingly cared for 1900 four-square colonial with a colorful flair. Convenient and very safe in quiet residential area just outside of the Portland border. Check out our great reviews!
Simple, chic, and well-appointed...with plenty of parking.
15 minutes to downtown Portland or LL Bean. 25 minutes to nearby beaches.
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. It does have great energy, I concur!
*Eco-Friendly Bath Products
*Off-Street Parking for Several Cars
*Quiet & Safe Family-Oriented Neighborhood
*BBQ Grill & Outdoor Dining
*Pet-Friendly (see very last paragraph for important details)
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 comfy beds, 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 full of other early 20th century homes.
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.
Use the 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. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, gadgets, utensils, sheet trays, and more. If you like to cook, cook dinner and watch the news at the same time on the 26" kitchen 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!
In summer, we offer multiple fans and one window air conditioning unit. We do not have central air.
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.
Park in the driveway and take a walk or jog around the neighborhood; it's quiet and safe on the dead-end street.
The airport and bus stations are also very close by. About 10 minutes, each, by taxi.
Please note that the house sleeps 5. 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
Guests have the house to themselves including a well-stocked kitchen with pots, pans, gadgets, utensils, dishes, bowls, baking sheets, supplies like aluminum foil and cling wrap, hand towels, paper towels, dish and dishwasher detergent, cabinet storage space, and all of the aforementioned appliances. Everything you'd need to create gorgeous meals is there.
Also, bed and bath linens, shampoo, body lotion, tissues, spare razors, and Q-tips. It should feel like home.
And on that note, there are visitor guides galore to help you familiarize yourself with the area.
You can take care of all of your laundry while you're here, too.
Arrivals welcome to check in at 3PM, with checkout at 11am.
No smoking, please.
Interaction with guests
We're always available by text, email or phone anytime you need us! We find that guests find the check-in and out process very easy and that meeting is not necessary. However, we're attentive and want to make sure you have what you need.
Other things to note
I lived in this house by myself for the last 5 out of 7 years. I turned it into a vacation rental after a month-long trip to California, where 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.
This property has been completely renovated over the last 6 years including 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.
*Check-in time is 3PM.
*No parties or events
*No smoking inside home
*Individual responsible for renting this home must be 25 or older.
The maximum occupancy for this home is 5 and may not be exceeded.
This rental home is fully equipped with bedding and bath towels, cooking pots and utensils, dishware and starter paper products. During the course of your stay you may need to replenish paper products and soaps.
Our rental home is meticulously cleaned in preparation for your visit, and we ask that you leave the residence clean and in good order per the rental agreement and departure guidelines. Renters are required to remove all trash from the home and place in receptacles, clear the refrigerator, strip the beds and leave linens for the cleaners. We also ask that you launder a load of towels prior to the cleaners arrival to turn over the property.
It goes without saying that we expect you will treat our house as is it were your own. Please leave it in the same, or better, condition than you found it.
This is a family community with reasonable bedtimes and we don't wish for any guests to raise any flags with the neighbors. Please keep your voices to a minimum if using the deck or fire pit at night so as not to wake the neighbors. Thank you.
Any violation of the policies provided to you and outlined here may result in the forfeiture of your security deposit.
Our aim is to help you enjoy the best vacation you can have during your stay in Maine. We are not liable or responsible for acts of nature or guarantee peaceful and quiet enjoyment. Noises generated by construction, people or pets outside the property are not an occurrence that warrants a refund of any kind.
Please have a wonderful stay, make lots of great memories, and contact us if we can help make your stay more comfortable.
Chris & Mike
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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 reformed chef, and we both love travel!
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.