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