Books to read, instruments to play

Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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About this listing

This bright and sunny renovated 1910 New Englander is just steps from the Greenbelt Walkway - walk to lighthouses, beach, parks, bakery, yoga studio, ice cream shop, restaurants and Portland's only a short drive or bike over the bridge.

The space

My house is a renovated 1910 New Englander with lots of windows and light throughout. The house is small and cute: an open living room with hardwood floors, a kitchen with stainless appliances, cooking supplies and clothes washer/dryer, a downstairs bathroom and two little bedrooms upstairs. I love small spaces and hope you do too. The whole house is 720 s.f. The first guest bedroom has a queen bed, side tables, lighting and a closet for clothing - simple, bright and clean. The second bedroom is smaller with a queen bed and one side table. I should note that the stairs to the guest bedrooms are steep and narrow - fine for most people but perhaps challenging for folks with limited mobility. There's also a blow-up mattress for an extra guest if needed.

Guest access

Guests should feel like this is their home and will have access to the whole house and yard. I'll give you key sets upon arrival.

Interaction with guests

This is really based on what the guest prefers: when guests are renting the whole house I'm always nearby if there's an issue or question but I'll give you your space. I'm happy to orient and give advice on all the great scenery, bars, eats, etc. that Portland has to offer. I've lived here for most of my life so have lots of local knowledge to share.

Other things to note

Check-in is anytime after 4pm and check-out is anytime before 11am.

I provide coffee, tea and fruit for all guests.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Weekend Price: 131 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

There's no smoking or pets in the house.

Please take off your shoes at the door - it helps keep the whole house clean! Thanks.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card

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21 Reviews

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Leda User Profile
July 2017
Gillian's home is clean and welcoming. It is centrally located with easy access to Portland and Cape Elizabeth/lighthouses.

Jens And Hede User Profile
July 2017
Real nice little house and accurately described by Gillian, who is a conscientious and responsive host. We would stay again! Jens and Hede

Jean User Profile
June 2017
This way an awsome experience, Gillian was a great host and left a list of many things in the area. Checked on us via text to see if we needed anything and also was quick to respond to our texts when we had questions.

Keith User Profile
May 2017
The place was clean and exactly as described. Gillian was helpful in giving us tips and suggestions of places to go visit, eat, and enjoy. It was a perfect mini-vacation for my wife and I.

Ashley User Profile
April 2017
Gillian was a great host. Her home was perfect to hang out in and close to the city. She was very responsive. It was very clean and a perfect place to stay for visiting breweries and and eating downtown. Look forward to staying again!!

Jun User Profile
March 2017
Gillian's place was fantastic! The location was only a couple minutes from the lighthouses and only about 10 minutes from downtown Portland. The place itself was lovely. Despite arriving in the winter, the place was warm, clean, and had everything we needed. The kitchen was particularly well equipped. There was an awesome selection of books and Gillian even provided some fruit and tea. Gillian left very clear instructions, a list of recommendations (which was quite helpful!) and checked in to see if we were okay. Things could not have gone any smoother. Highly recommend!

Dusanka User Profile
January 2017
It is a beautiful place. We felt like being at home. Warm and cozy. Highly recommend.

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South Portland, Maine, United StatesJoined in March 2015
Gillian User ProfileGillian is a superhost.

I'm a woodworker, swing dancer, sailor and surfer who loves the outdoors and meeting new, interesting people. This is my first home and I enjoy sharing it!

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