overlooking Casco Bay from the Eastern Prom 5 minutes from the housejogging & cycling path down the street
Beautiful Back Cove Area / Baxter Blvd
Beautiful Back Cove Area / Baxter Blvd
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Back Cove a beautiful area with an ocean inlet has a 3 mile bike & walking path, 5 minute drive to City Center, Old Port Area, Restaurants, Shopping, Night Life, Music & Cultural Events. Back Cove BBQ & Pizzeria around the corner with a great selection of Applewood Smoked BBQ. Comfort Food at it's Best. Portland's Working Waterfront w/ Ferry Excursions to Casco Bay Islands. Swimming, Boating, Fishing 25 min drive to Sebago Lake or Old Orchard. ** 50% Discount @ Back Cove BBQ & Pizzeria over $25

The space

Our rental apt is a daylight walkout basement apartment of a single family ranch with three dbl hung windows and its own entry with motion sensor lighting by the door and more lighting covering the off street driveway parking. There is a deck just above apt entry that is part of the upper living area. Shower and toilet are raised about 3 inches to accommodate plumbing flow (pictured in photo) The bedroom has a queen size pillowtop Beautyrest bed, 400 count ultra soft sheets & a 3" memory foam topper with cooling gel for added comfort and support. Air conditioned in summer individual heating zone the rest of the year. Living room has Lazy Boy double recliner couch and an additional matching recliner, 46" Flat Screen HD TV, WIFI internet connection, Netflix for enjoying free movies & Pandora for your music enjoyment. Kitchen area has full size refrigerator, microwave, new Keurig coffee brewer & bar blender along with plates, bowls cups, glasses and utensils. (no stove in unit...this keeps cooking odors and safety issues in check for all upcoming guests). However ... there are many extraordinary restaurants in the area including Back Cove BBQ & Pizzeria just around the corner offering comfort food at its best!... our guests receive a 50% discount on any order over $25. Bathroom has toilet, vanity and shower ( due to height limitations shower stall is about 6 ft tall with new multi spray head)

Guest access

Private Apartment full access

Interaction with guests

We look forward to your visit. On arrival we will take you personally thru the unit to show you around and explain particulars. We are available at all times to help with guiding you to places of interest ie. restaurants, shopping, night life, groceries etc. as well as any issues that may arise. ** (We are working most evenings @ our restaurant from 5pm to 7pm so check in available before or after those hours.


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Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Cleaning Fee £39
Security Deposit £234
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £105 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM
Check out by 9AM

This is our home, please treat it with respect.
Leave it in the same good condition you find it when you arrive.
Please clean up after yourself
This is a quite neighborhood, quiet time for everone after 10pm
No smoking, candles, or open flames of any type
No pets or animals on the property please
Portland has a lot to offer We hope you have a great stay.
Look forward to your visit!
Check in time 2pm to 5pm (check in after 9pm $50 Additional Charge) / Check out by 9am
Heated and air conditioned for your personal comfort
Wifi internet connection, 46" Flat Screen TV, Netflix Movies & Pandora Music, Keyless Entry and entry way motion sensor light.
The kitchen has full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, cups, dishes and basic eating utencils. No stove in unit, however we offer
** Exclusive 20 % Discount @ Local BBQ Joint "Back Cove BBQ & Pizzeria" just around the corner "Comfort Food at it's Best" Lunch or Suppa
We have a special relationship with the owner ....great guy(URL HIDDEN)Welcome to Maine have a great visit


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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Travis User Profile
October 2017
Dan is a great host, and gave us a fantastic tour of the area on our first day. He also prepared some tips, places of interest, and even some information about the events happening that weekend for us. I suggest taking advantage of the discount at his restaurant, where we had a great lunch. The place is about as convenient as possible without being in the middle of downtown. It's a short car ride, costing less than $7 on either of the popular ride sharing apps. The apartment is very comfortable for 2 people, and I was able to work remotely using the provided wifi. The area is quiet and safe, and parking is provided in the driveway. We absolutely loved staying here, and will definitely try to do so again!
Dan User Profile
Response from Dan:
It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. So glad we were able to be part of your anniversary weekend. Please know that you are welcome to stay with us whenever you come to Maine. Really enjoyed having you. Have a great holiday season! D
October 2017

Bernadette User Profile
September 2017
great location and a wonderful host!
Dan User Profile
Response from Dan:
Thanks Bernadett, Glad you enjoyed your visit to our area. So much to do, Hard to see it all! Hope you get any opportunity to visit again soon. You are most welcome to stay with us anytime. Enjoy the Fall foliage. thanks again, Dan
September 2017

Bob User Profile
September 2017
Dan was a great host and very attentive to our needs . He provided a helpful tour of the area and would send us a daily message with various activities and attractions in the area. The property was clean and the description of our accommodations narrative was very accurate. The one concern we had was we felt the photos of the outside surrounding area was a little misleading. WE were not familiar with the area and rtelied on what we saw in the photos. After seeing the property was located in the "Back Cove" area and seeing the lovely various water view photos we were very surprised to find the home in the middle of a residential street with no view to the water. We were disappointed that we had to pack up our car and drive if we wanted to find some of the locations that were pictured . Definitely not what we were expecting. We are new to airbnb so it is quite possible we made incorrect assumptions when reviewing the listing photos. However a number of folks we talked with later and showed the listing came to the same conclusion as we did. It was a very convenient location close to lots of activities and attractions but if you are looking for the views and scenery shown in the pictures be prepared to drive.
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Response from Dan:
Bob, Being new to airbnb you may have overlooked the captions that are written under every photo describing the surrounding area. This includes time and distance to the waterfront on Commercial St, Baxter Boulevard walking , biking Back Cove Ocean Inlet paths around Boulevard just a stones throw from the house ( so close can be seen from the house once foliage drops) Eastern prom with incredible views of Casco Bay & great place to picnic a short 5 minute ride as captioned in the photo. Portland is unique in that it has anything you might want within a 10 minute radius, from art, culture , music, shopping, night life, more restaurants and brew pubs than you can count. Hope this helps explain how the pictures and descriptions shown do accurately describe a visit to our neighborhood and the wonderful experiences our guests have had over the last two years. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!
September 2017

David User Profile
September 2017
Perfect location to the downtown. Quick 5 minute ride. I recommend using Uber. Dan was a superb host, offering different tips each day. His house was just as advertised. I definitely recommend staying here if you are looking to avoid an overpriced hotel.
Dan User Profile
Response from Dan:
Additional notes sent to Dan privately: Dan, Thanks for being such a great host. Your place was exactly what we were looking for so that we could see Maine at an affordable price but still close to the action with nice living conditions. I would certainly recommend your place to anyone else in a similar situation. Thanks again! David” David, thank you for the nice review. I am happy that we were able to make your stay a memorable one. Hope you get a chance to return again for another visit. Great meeting both of you! Dan
September 2017

Marco User Profile
August 2017
Dan is one of the best hosts on Airbnb--communicative, accommodating, and genuinely friendly. He was very generous with his time, giving us a tour of the apartment and some quick tips on things to do in the area. My girlfriend and I were visiting Portland for a short getaway, and Dan truly made us feel welcome before and during our stay. The apartment was clean, in a convenient location (5-10 minute drive to the major sites in Portland), and Dan keeps the apartment stocked with basic necessities to give his guests peace of mind (bottled water in the fridge, shampoo/soap in the bathroom, printed guides on restaurants & activities in the area, etc). We would certainly stay at this apartment again the next time we visit. Thanks, Dan!
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Response from Dan:
Private feedback shared from Marco to host......................... Hey Dan - We had a great time this week in Portland, in large part thanks to you. Thank you for being such a gracious and friendly host. We really felt welcomed when we arrived, and we would definitely stay with you again the next time we visit. - Marco & Nicole......................Thanks Marco hope you get an opportunity to visit us again soon! Enjoyed having you stay with us! D
August 2017

Michelle User Profile
August 2017
Dan's place exactly as stated. Very centrally located and Dan is a wealth of knowledge about the area. Great tips excellent communication. Very quiet and comfortable.

Randi User Profile
August 2017
Dan is a terrific and generous host, and the apartment is in a wonderful, quiet location for travelers and visitors to Portland. I wouldn't have known about the mailboat ferry cruise and Becky's without Dan's recommendation, and his intro to Standard Bakery made sure that I knew where to get snacks before getting on the ferry! So for this short timer in Portland, he made sure I got to hit the right notes! The apartment is cozy and clean, and had everything I needed. And Dan's great BBQ restaurant right around the corner made my first day really easy. Five stars all around.
Dan User Profile
Response from Dan:
Randi, Thank you for the nice review. So glad your visit was full of new and interesting experiences. Please let me know if plan another visit to our beautiful area. We'll take good care of you. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Dan
August 2017

Portland, Maine, United StatesJoined in May 2016
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