Nearby sandy beaches.Portland Head Light/Fort Williams, about one mile away and an easy walk or bike ride.
Spacious modern home near beaches and Old Port
Spacious modern home near beaches and Old Port


8 guests

4 rooms

5 beds

3 baths


8 guests

4 rooms

5 beds

3 baths

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About this listing

Bright, spacious,family-friendly modern home close to the beaches and downtown Portland (about ten minutes to each). Four bedrooms, three full baths, open concept kitchen-dining area and sunny playroom/den space. Washer, dryer, large yard, and plenty of parking. Jacuzzi tub in master bath. All linens, towels, and well-stocked household basics provided to guests.


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Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £100
Security Deposit: £401
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: £478 / night

Description

The space

Our home is a newly-constructed, modern, green-built 4 bedroom, 3 bath retreat. Located just outside of Portland, this is the perfect spot to relax after a day at the beaches, on the water, or shopping downtown. With airy, open rooms, European appliances, and a spa bath in the master bedroom, we hope our guests will feel comfortable and refreshed here. This is a great house for families with young children (we have a well-equipped playroom and lots of toys to share) or for small groups looking for space to spread out. It is our primary home- we stay elsewhere during rental season.

We have central heat and AC and smart thermostats, so you can control the comfort of the house easily. Each bed has new, quite comfy mattresses and nice crisp linens. Guests are welcome to use the washer and dryer, found on the second floor.

All bed linens and towels are provided. We keep the home well stocked with supplies and kitchen basics, so no need to pack in a ton of gear to enjoy your stay! We also have beach towels for guest use.

There is high-speed wireless internet, Cable TV in the main room as well as Amazon Firestick and Chromecast for streaming video.

This house was built to be net-zero energy (solar panels are going on the roof this spring), with excellent insulation and efficiency- features that make it an extremely comfortable home to be in.

The first floor features the open concept living-dining-kitchen area with access to a large deck and grill. There are large, sunny windows all around with views of the surrounding woods. There is a chef's (my husband!) kitchen with a Subzero fridge, dishwasher, and six burner gas range, as well as a seated island. Beyond that is the first bedroom, with a queen-sized bed, and the bath. The first floor bedroom also has a private entrance at the back of the house.

Upstairs, with vaulted ceilings, is the playroom-den area, and down the hall is the second bedroom with two twin beds (one is a loft bed) and the third bedroom with a double bed, as well as the second bathroom with lovely glass mosaic tile. At the end of the hall is the master suite with a king-sized bed and relaxing jacuzzi tub.

This house sits on a large lot with fruit trees, perennial and vegetable garden beds, and lots of space. There is a long gravel driveway with plenty of parking, and our neighborhood is quiet and friendly. You can feel free to choose some vegetables or herbs from the gardens or fresh eggs from the chicken coop to augment your meals here.

Guest access

We're located in a suburban neighborhood about one mile from the coast at Portland Head Light (our nearest beach) and ten minutes from downtown Portland. There are several excellent sandy beaches as well as restaurants, ice cream stands, and shops within a five mile radius. Check out Higgins Beach, Crescent Beach State Park, and Kettle Cove. This is a truly lovely and spectacular part of the world!

Interaction with guests

We try to meet all our guests for check-in to answers questions and make sure they are set up with everything they need to enjoy their stay. We are on hand if needed. We respond to emails and calls quickly and professionally.

The neighbourhood

Our neighborhood is a quiet suburb of Portland, where we all enjoy easy access to the gorgeous nearby beaches and Casco Bay. Portland has a stellar restaurant scene as well and lots of shops and walking sights to see. This is a very, very wonderful place to live.

Getting around

This is an area where having a car is very helpful. There's lots to do on foot or by bike, but to get to Portland and the beaches and perhaps surrounding towns like Freeport and Kennebunk you'll want to have a car accessible.

Other things to note

We're flexible on pets (as we have animals on this property)- please reach out to us if you'd like to bring a pet or pets along with you for your stay. We will do our best to accommodate. For folks with allergies: we keep this house impeccably clean but there are dogs, cats, and chickens on and around the property.

Accessibility: There are stairs to both entry doors- one steeper set with a railing at the side door and platform steps to the front door. The building is not wheelchair accessible. The inside space is spread over three levels, which can be challenging for guests with limited mobility.


House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

This is a no smoking home, and we ask that guests not wear shoes in the house (we don't). In terms of cleanliness and care- please leave the house as you found it.

The neighborhood is quiet and lovely, so guests need to be mindful of our nearby neighbors while enjoying our yard and property (translation: this is NOT a good home for your craziest party plans).

Please treat our home, our neighbors, and our town with respect...and enjoy yourself!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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Casey User Profile
April 2017
I stayed in Kristie's place for the weekend with 8 total guests and one dog. It was the perfect size and we never felt cramped or crowded. We particularly liked the open kitchen/dining area/living room, which was spacious and made it easy for all of us to talk, have a a drink and play games together. The beds and bathrooms were comfortable and clean and there was plenty of parking in the driveway for all of our cars. Kristie met us at check in and was very accommodating. She kept in touch during our time there to make sure everything was going well and was extremely prompt with her response times. I highly recommend Kristie's place as a relaxed getaway for larger groups!
Kristie User Profile
Response from Kristie:
Thanks Casey! It was lovely meeting you and your family and we appreciate you being such great guests!
April 2017

Emily User Profile
April 2017
Kristie was such a gracious host and the house is absolutely beautiful. Better than what we expected! Made for an awesome Maine weekend :) absolutely would stay again and recommend to all!
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Response from Kristie:
Thanks Emily! It was greta meeting you and we're so glad you had a fun birthday weekend!
April 2017

Kara User Profile
April 2017
Kristie was a great host, very communicative and helpful. The house was a great location from downtown Portland!
Kristie User Profile
Response from Kristie:
Thank you Kara! You ladies were great and we wish you the best of luck with your wedding!
April 2017

Nathaniel User Profile
January 2017
Great place to gather with friends without being surrounded by too much activity. The house itself has everything you need and more plus youre only a short cab ride to Portland.

Nancy User Profile
December 2016
Very nice home with welcoming and helpful hosts, just right for our family getaway after Christmas (7 adults+dog). The house is just as pictured: lovely, uncluttered, pine-clad, airy spaces with plenty of room to spread out. Clean, energy-efficient, and organic-minded home. Wonderful kitchen with modern appliances, lots of staples, and fresh eggs from the chickens. Portland was a short drive away (the Museum of Art was great, and the Old Port district is beautiful in winter with great beer and food to take the chill off). South Portland has much to offer, too, including Willard Beach, a dog-friendly beach where dogs can run off-leash in winter (also in summer, but only during certain hours). When we got a forecast for snow, Kristie texted us right away, letting us know a plow guy would arrive if the snow started to pile up; it did, and he did. Nice linens, plenty of toiletries. Front door lock is unusual—be sure to have Kristie show you how to operate it. My only wish was for a few dresser drawers, though the rest of our party was happy to live out of their suitcases. Thanks, Kristie!

Katie User Profile
December 2016
Kristie's home is so lovely and we had a great visit again this year! It is always a treat to spend time in a home that is so nicely cared for and has everything you need especially when traveling with toddlers!
Kristie User Profile
Response from Kristie:
Thank you! We were thrilled to host your family again this year and are so happy you all got to spend the weekend together AND do Polar Express. Happy 2017 to you!
December 2016

Howard User Profile
October 2016
We arrived late to a beautiful house and a fresh batch of homemade cookies. Communication with Kristie was great. Perfect house for a large family. Comfortable, homey, with clean Danish decor. And 10 minutes from downtown Portland in a lovely rural setting.
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Response from Kristie:
Thanks Howard! It was lovely meeting you and your clan and we're glad you had a fun weekend in Maine.
October 2016

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