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Sunny, one bedroom, one bath condo located in 1835 red brick brownstone which is listed on the Historic Register-- nestled into Portland's Historic West End. Situated very near the Old Port. Brick lined sidewalks, magnificent churches, historical sights all nearby. 1000 square foot condo (two floors) Elevator from ground floor is furnished with Vermont Antiques, new Queen bed and mattress, new double pull out sofa. Condo is two floors and the Master Bedroom with Queen Bed is upstairs. Sunny East facing windows overlook Portland's harbor and waterfront - a view from every window. Hardwood floors and gas fireplace. Newly painted walls. New televisions, DVR, cable and WI-FI.
Two windows upstairs have view of Casco Bay On the fourth is the living room, kitchen area, dining area, and TV area. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge, electric stove, coffe maker, toaster oven, microwave. All linens and sheets are provided.
Elevator in building. Basement has washer/dryer,(requires coins). Parking is off street, on site, safe, well lit and private.
You will love walking only minutes to the Children's Museum of Portland, the Portland Museum of Art, Commercial Street ( waterfront, ferries, fishing) and Congress Street (Maine College of Art, churches, Starbucks, Maine Historical Museum, Portland Library, Wadsworth Longfellow House,Parks, Art galleries, and shopping).Victoria Mansion is a block away. The city is decorated for Thanksgiving and Christmas in Victorian Style. The Maine Mall is only minutes away by car. Western Promenade and Eastern Promenade offer views of the bay and surrounding islands.
Fine dining and casual dining offer the best of organic Maine produce. Portland is a 'localvore' city. Fish and lobster are fresh from the ocean. Delicious bakeries and ethnic markets. Some favorites within walking distance: Duck Fat, King of the Roll, Sapporos, DiMillos, Fore Street, Local 188, Ben-Kay, Sebago Brewing, and so many others. Also great fish stores, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Miccucci Italian Deli, Gorgeous Gelato, Fat Cat Bakery and on and on.
Keywords: In Town Condo in Historic West End ,walking distance to everything!
From Vermont, our family has always vacationed in Maine on the coast. My grandfather was a minister in town and is buried here. From the first time we visited Portland we loved it. Foghorns, sunny days, walks on the beach or a good book by the fire all satisfy. Seafood - a favorite of ours abounds.
Constance Keresey purchased this condo in 2009
when we walked into the condo it was a 'wow' moment. It is very serene, and yet in the middle of downtown and only minutes away from almost anything to do in Portland. Walking distance to the Old Port. Read a book by the fireplace, snooze, a view from every window keeps things lively. Our son moved into the condo when he was at USM majoring in Jazz saxaphone.
Unique and acclaimed restaurants. Eat fresh fruit, vegeatbles and fish. LOBSTER. Walk and admire the architecture. Ride bikes all over the city. Take a drive to a beach. Portland is like a small oasis in a vast landscape of beaches, rocks, skyblue, sunsets, parks and streams.
First and foremost, I have to say that Connie was simply wonderful! She made us feel welcome before we were even there. This was our first time using VRBO and I cannot say one negative thing about her or the experience.
The condo is in a GREAT location, everything is walking distance! We had no problem getting to wherever we wanted for activities, food and drink, sightseeing, Old Port, shopping etc. There is a nice little cafe/grocery just steps away. It is two floors which makes it nice and "like home." The full kitchen was great for making any meal (even though Portland has probably the best foodie scene I've been too in my travels). There is plenty of sitting room too, she has two couches, a dining room table & chairs as well as a recliner. My husband was grateful for the DVD and CD selection as well (nice added plus for a relaxing evening by the fireplace). Everything was very neat and clean and it is a nice and quiet building. The bedroom upstairs is airy, sunny and comfy! All in all, we loved it!
We had such a great time visiting Portland and staying here made it even that much better. We will be back and have already told our friends! Thanks Connie!!!
I loved this condo. My friend recommended it to me, and it was a pleasure. We rarely used the car, because all of the sites, restaurants, and waterfront were in walking distance. Kitchen was well equipped, comfortable and clean furnishings. Laundry on premises. Great deli just across the street. Nice fireplace for cool evenings. Everything you need and more. I would definitely love to stay again!
Condo is in a great location. Can walk everywhere and Portland is a great city. The owner of the condo was terrific to work with and provided us with a lot of information about museums, shops, restaurants etc. She also has lots of info in the condo itself. She's prompt at returning phone calls and very personable. We felt very comfortable working with her and staying in the condo.
What a great location. During our entire stay, we were able to walk to most places, and when we needed to drive, everything was very easy to find. The condo was clean, nicely decorated and had a wonderful “homey” quality – we felt comfortable immediately. We kept the windows open everyday – great breeze throughout all the rooms, and we loved hearing the seagulls. Connie was very helpful thru the entire rental process – this was our first VRBO experience. It was great having a well stocked kitchen and bathroom, and the laundry facility was a plus as well. We would highly recommend!
I travel frequently for work, and this is one of the best places I've stayed in a very long time. From the eclectic art on the walls to the changing views outside each window, the condo embraces you. The cliche of "a home away from home" actually applies here. It's warm, bright, spacious, and even cosy. I really didn't want to leave.
The location is excellent, with museums, the Old Port, interesting little shops, and scores of great restaurants within a few blocks. You've probably read about Portland's restaurant scene by now; it's even better than they say. Don't miss the mailboat cruise on Casco Bay, or Minucchi's, or Coffee by Design, or Duckfats, or Fore Street for a splurge.
Constance was a marvelous host and sent lots of useful info in advance.
I can't wait to return.
Perfect place to stay while at a workshop in Portland. Close to everything, fully equipped for cooking in, secure building. Recommended to friends and colleagues. If ever in Portland again, would request to stay here! So much better than a hotel. My friends at the workshop who got a hotel were jealous!
Close to Maine Historical Society; Longfellow Square;
Historic Victorian Mansion; fishing, Maine Mall; Casco Bay Ferry to islands; Five miles to Portlands Jet Port. Portland Museum of Art, Portland Children's museum, within sight. bike and hiking, Extensive trails, Audubon Society, one half hour to Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, and Freeport shops. Portland Historical Sightseeing tours,. Congress Street has galleries, shops, dining, Longfellow Sq., Longfollow Historical Home, Portland Library,,, All within Walking Distance from Condo. Commercial Street-one block away- is the old fishing district, still fish stores LOBSTER, restaurants, shops and galleries. Walk to Eastern Promenade which hosts biking, driving, walking, park and views of Casco Bay towards islands. Watch the barges, sailboats, ferries,listen to the fog horns. See the old forts still obvious in Casco Bay. Portland is called a FOODIE TOWN great reviews in NYT, Martha Stewart,Food and Wine, Downeast Magazine.
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May 31 - Nov 2
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