Kitchen eat- in dinning.Deck to private backyard just outside the door

Entire home/flat

6 guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/flat

6 guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet
You won’t be charged yet

About this listing

This charming and well appointed home is more than meets the eye. Master suite, fireplace, first floor bedroom and bath, deck, hot tub, there is nothing else you need. All walking distance to Back Cove and 2 miles to Portland's Old Port.

Our space is ideally suited for 2-4 adults. Quiet gatherings best suit our home and neighborhood.

We will consider renting to 6 (case by case), however there is an additional charge .

Business travel
   This listing has essential business travel amenities. 

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £24 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee: £59
Security Deposit: £396
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more


The space

This charming and well appointed home is more than meets the eye. Master suite, fireplace, first floor bedroom and bath, deck, hot tub, there is nothing else you need. All walking distance to Back Cove and 2 miles to Portland's Old Port.

Lovely eat-in kitchen and dining with back yard views. Cozy & comfortable den for tv & movie viewing. Inviting & relaxing livingroom with fireplace.

Master suite (queen) on the second floor and guest bedroom (double) and bath on first floor. Additional sleeping (double futon) available in finished office/studio basement.

Guests will have run of the house and 'hood. Hot tub in backyard, walking distance to Portland's back cove.

I will be readily available via text. We will also have a neigbhor as our host for any questions or concerns.

Our neighborhood is friendly, safe, and quiet. We have wonderful, welcoming neighbors. Just one block from Back Cove and 2 miles to Portland Waterfront. You can walk, drive or grab a cab.

Portland is renown for it's restaurants and Old Port waterfront. It's an easy 1.5- 2 mile walk to the Old Port from our house depending on your destination. Trader Joes and Hannaford Supermarket are about a mile walking around beautiful Back Cove. Cabs are easy to call and come quickly. There is also a local city bus.

Master suite has a queen size bed and first floor bedroom is a double. Beds, bedding, and pillows are all very nicely appointed. Both rooms have window AC units.

Guest access

On a case by case basis, there is additional sleeping (double futon) in our finished studio/office in the basement. There is an additional charge for use of this space to cover cleaning and laundry.

The neighbourhood

Hersey street is a stone's through from Baxter Boulevard's run/walk/bike trail around the Back Cove of Portland. We also have a few nice restaurants in the neighborhood walking distance to our home. Our street is quiet and our neighbors lovely.

Getting around

The waterfront is just under two miles from our house. It can be walked, (people in europe do this distance all the time), but most will want to drive or call Uber.

Other things to note

Our home is very comfortable, clean, and tidy. We love it that way and our guests understand this is our home. Quiet gatherings are welcome, big parties are not a fit for our space.

If you have more than 4 people in your party and want to stay here, we will consider your request on a case by case basis.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

There is no smoking on the premises of 40 Hersey St. We take awesome care of our home and expect our guests will do the same. You can expect this house to be as clean as any place you have ever stayed.

Please keep in mind that this is our home.
We live in a quiet, friendly neighborhood. Our backyard is for your enjoyment only. Please no loud parties and no guests other than those who have paid to stay here.

No complaints from our neighbors will be tolerated at any time for any reason.

Thank you for your understanding and compliance to our house rules.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs



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
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

Check In
Joseph User Profile
May 2017
Bettina's house in Portland was great. We made the trip up for my brother's graduation. The house was plenty big for the four of us. Great location, walking distance to the back cove. Nice backyard and great hot tub. We look forward to staying again in the future. 5 stars.
Bettina User ProfileBettina is a superhost.
Response from Bettina:
You are welcome back anytime! ;-)
May 2017

Elyse User Profile
January 2017
We had a great girls getaway at Bettina's place. Bettina was a wonderful host, and made the booking and check-in processes incredibly easy. The house feels warm and cozy, but is quite spacious and slept five of us very comfortably (with use of the additional space downstairs). The kitchen is very well-appointed; we cooked a couple of meals and had everything we needed. Breweries and downtown Portland are a short and cheap ($6-7) Uber/Lyft ride away. The hot tub was the icing on cake! I would highly recommend Bettina's place, and Portland in general.
Bettina User ProfileBettina is a superhost.
Response from Bettina:
Thanks Elyse!
January 2017

Benjamin User Profile
October 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Portland at the cottage. The accommodations were lovely and peaceful. The house's close proximity to the bay and peninsula was the perfect retreat when we were tired from exploring :)

Jessica User Profile
September 2016
We absolutely loved are stay. Bettina was very accommodating when we asked if we could check in early. Evening was extremely clean and the house had everything we needed. We are already thinking of staying again.

Gregory User Profile
July 2016
A very homey, comfortable house in a pleasant Portland neighborhood near the water.

Frank & Dodie User Profile
July 2016
We had a fantastic stay and could not have asked for a better host. Bettina was very responsive and provided everything we needed. She had even gone above and beyond when we happened to arrive on the hottest day of the year and commented that the house was a bit warm. Bettina immediately purchased another A/C window unit and had it installed within an hour to ensure we were comfortable during our stay. The house was extremely clean, very well appointed, and had tons of amenities. I would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend.

Molly User Profile
July 2016
Bettina's house is great, and the location is perfect. You can easily walk to the Back Cove. Also, the 3 sleeping spaces are even better than described--they are all private and it feels like a true 3 bedroom. We had 6 people and we had plenty of space. Also, the hot tub and fire pit are perfect for a Maine, summer night! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

Portland, Maine, United States · Joined in August 2012
Bettina User ProfileBettina is a superhost.

I am a business owner, writer and radio show host. My business is called Bettina & Company-"Organizing, cleaning and staging, whether you are moving, selling or staying." My team and I help people love where they live.

My wife is an ICU nurse. She's neat and I am tidy, and we certainly do love where we live. We enjoy being guests and hosts. We love to travel so why not have someone enjoying our home when we are away?

Four things I don't want to live without are my beloved spouse, my accordion, my iPhone, and my laptop.

My radio show is called Life Simplified Radio. I have an awesome co-host (Ross Goldberg) and wonderful guests each week. Our topics vary but the theme is "It's not what we have, it's what we do, that makes life fun". It airs live every thurdsay from 1:00-1:30 on (URL HIDDEN)

I write a weekly newsletter and blog called Life Simplfied. It's on the web at (URL HIDDEN) and archives of our radio show are hosted on my website (URL HIDDEN)

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.