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Open, airy living room and dining room.  But it's small enough to feel very cozy and comfortable.Open, airy living room and dining room.  But it's small enough to feel very cozy and comfortable.
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SoPo Bungalow (House) town & beach!

Ben

SoPo Bungalow (House) town & beach!

8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Ben is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

Great house, great spot. This is home base for exploring historic Portland (called America's foodiest small city) and its surrounding areas.

The house: 1930's style Bungalow that's comfortable and cozy, but roomy enough to not feel small, with a big deck and bigger back yard. The yard is fenced in, which is great for kids. Parking, grill, cable, WiFi, ipod/computer hook-up for the stereo, and lawn games (weather provided) are all available. Washer & dryer available upon advance request. Three bedrooms:
Room 1 - Queen bed
Room 2 - Pull-out couch (incl. feather bed to make it more comfortable).
Room 3 - Queen bed and queen futon

1.5 baths (.5 is in the upstairs bedroom/Room 3).

The spot: At the bottom of Meeting House Hill, this part of town is in the middle of all good Portland/South Portland things. It's just over the bridge from downtown's waterfront, shops, parks, music venues, amazing farmer's markets, islands (via ferry), and renowned restaurants and bars. On this side of the bay, it's about a mile from popular Willard beach (walking distance) and a handful of cool lighthouses. Just up the hill are David's 388 restaurant, Beal's Ice Cream (best lobster roll for the price), and Scratch Bakery (get the salt bagels). And dessert at Red's Dairy Freeze is steps from the house. Coming soon are legendary Otto's Pizza and a down-home BBQ joint. South Portland has its own farmer's market just down the street, every Wednesday.

The bungalow is just off RT77, which leads to Cape Elizabeth, more lobster shacks, a mess of great beaches, and historic Fort Williams park. Nearby beaches: Higgins, Ferry, Kettle Cove, Crescent, Scarborough, East End (Portland).

Walking and biking trails trails run through Portland and this part of South Portland, as do kayak launches. Red Sox games are only 1.5 hrs away in Boston and their AAA team, the Sea Dogs, has its home right here in Portland.

All prices include Maine Sales Tax.

Please note that this is my home when I'm not on the road. Thanks for considering that in how you take care of the place!

Amenities

Cable TV
Dryer
Essentials
Heating
Iron
TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Availability

118 Reviews

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Nick User Profile
Nick
July 2015
As a family on a road trip, we loved our stay in Ben's house in South Portland. He was a great host and the property was clean and welcoming yet also had a strong sense of identity and character, which is why we'd always prefer to use Airbnb rather than an identikit hotel. It was…
Chelsea User Profile
Chelsea
September 2013
This place was just what we were looking for! It is very easy to get to from downtown Portland, and it was incredibly comfortable for a weekend away. Ben was very considerate about making sure everything was in place for us, and we felt it was a great home away from home for a fe…
Samuel User Profile
Samuel
June 2018
Loved the backyard, bigger space than expected and plenty of lawn games to enjoy the space with. If you’re looking for a cheaper stay with more space, but still close to downtown, this spot will hit the mark. We had a larger group of people making downtown a bit cost prohibitive,…
Allie User Profile
Allie
May 2018
This house is perfect for a weekend away with your friends! The backyard is huge with room for tons of activities and yard games, which Ben also provides. We felt comfortable and safe in the neighborhood and we were less than 10 minutes away from town. I would definitely recommen…
Sara User Profile
Sara
October 2017
Ben was a great host! He was out of town during our stay but was quick with responses. His home fit our 8 guests perfectly and we had a great weekend! Thank you again!
Joanne User Profile
Joanne
September 2017
The house is clean, organized and comfortable. Easy communication and seamless vacation. Great place to stay when visiting Portland.
Lora User Profile
Lora
September 2017
Ben emailed me a couple days before and left instructions for where to find the key and made us feel very welcome without even being there. The house has a great vibe with lots of trinkets and interesting artwork. Six of us stayed there and we felt very comfortable and with the a…

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Portland, Maine, United StatesJoined in June 2013
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145 Reviews
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I'm a transplant to Maine from nearby Vermont and I fell in love with this city as soon as I got here many years ago. These days, I travel a fair amount for my work in film and television but I always love coming home to all things Portland, especially eating. It seems every ti…
Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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