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Gorgeous Two Story, Two Bedroom, Pet and Baby Friendly, Close To Beach

Maggie Birlem

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, a little German, can translate Russian, Spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Maggie Birlem

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, a little German, can translate Russian, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015
Call Owner
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Gorgeous Two Story, Two Bedroom, Pet and Baby Friendly, Close To Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Portland Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Private, Two Story Townhouse, Close To Beach, Bakeries, Ice Cream & Restaurants

This town-home is incredibly private (we own and rent out both sides) and very pet-friendly and baby ready! This rental is impeccable. Pets are very welcome and we are obsessive about cleaning and maintaining our home for those who don't love pets! We are also able to fully set the house up for your baby. We've traveled with them ourselves and know how much easier is when you don't need to bring along a pack and play, high chair, toys, etc.! These items are neatly packed away out of sight for those without children. Please make sure to let us know if you'll need them during your stay.

The home is bright, airy and within a couple of short blocks to the beach. Each side has a private, fenced in backyard and a separate, private driveway. The kitchen is open and renovated with exposed beams and hardwood floors throughout both stories. Upstairs are two bedrooms, both with new queen beds and a full bathroom with a tub/ shower. Downstairs is completely open with a family room and dining area in the front and kitchen in the back. Off the kitchen is a cozy sitting room with wood stove. From there, french doors lead to a private deck. The unit gets great light throughout. There is also a half-bath on the first floor with a washer/ dryer dedicated to the unit.

The backyard is large and private, with plenty of room for your kids to play and BBQs to be had. The landscaping is professionally maintained and is gorgeous. You're welcome to bring your kayaks, paddle boards, surf boards and any other summer toys! There's plenty of room to stash them.

The house is within walking distance of all of the local restaurants, including Scratch Bakery (just ten buildings up the street) as well as the amazing locally made, Willard Scoops ice cream!

If the dates you are looking for are already booked, try looking at our other two rentals (#973608 and #3684592).

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maggie Birlem (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, a little German, can translate Russian, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015

About Maggie Birlem

Hi! My name is Maggie and welcome to our perfect vacation spot! I'm in my late 30s and my family comes many, many generations from Maine on both sides - my mom from a long line of dairy farmers and my father from generations of sea captains and fishermen. He was the first generation NOT born on Cranberry Island. Instead, he was born in the bustling village of Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island. I myself am a builder and designer and take a lot of pride in providing all of our guests with the kinds of places that we'd like to stay in ourselves. Our standards for design, decoration and amenities are incredibly high and we want you to reap the benefits of this!

Maggie Birlem purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Maggie Birlem chose Portland

These two town-homes are located in Portland's hippest area, the Willard Beach neighborhood. Both units are fresh, stylish, super comfortable and perfectly appointed for your trip to Maine. The house is located just a quick two minute walk to the beach as well as to all of the local, award winning restaurants, cafes, bakeries and ice cream shops (yes, there THREE within walking distance of the house!). It's incredibly close to downtown Portland while maintains the privacy that you'd want on your vacation. Our pet friendly policy allows you not to stress with your pet on vacation but we also thoroughly clean and maintain the unit for those who have pet allergies or just aren't as appreciative of pets. You'd never even know a pet has stayed there before! We'd love to have you come stay in our affordable and perfect vacation spot!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous Two Story, Two Bedroom, Pet and Baby Friendly, Close To Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Waltham, MA
5

Excellent Stay in Portland!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous property! We loved it as soon as we walked through the door! All the comforts of home and SO much character! We enjoyed spending our mornings reading in the sunroom and were able to walk down to scratch bakery! Maggie was SO helpful throughout our stay and will be coming back soon! Don't pass this property up!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Delightful rental! Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Christmas Eve after a very stressful drive up from NYC solely due to rainy weather, walked in the door and our daughter commented, "it's everything I'd hoped it would be!!" That pretty much sums it up! Maggie was extremely helpful and accommodating. The house was not only clean but had touches of Christmas decorating which made us feel like we were home for the holiday. The back yard was charming and perfect for our dogs, the dog beach only a few blocks away made the dogs holiday quite wonderful! We had no snow but the three days of 45 degrees and sunny were delightful. We enjoyed walking around Portland and our jaunt up to Freeport. Thoroughly enjoyed the Cape Elizabeth lighthouse. We would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a home away from home. We hope to get back to Portland soon and most assuredly would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Schenectady, New York
5

WONDERFUL LOCATION!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is so wonderfully convenient for all of your visiting Maine needs! We spent a lot of time walking to scenic Willard Beach and most importantly, to Scratch Bakery. It is super easy to get to downtown Portland and to the interstate in case you want to visit all of the "touristy" towns - which we did a lot of! Maggie and Noel are great owners and we can't say enough about the cleanliness and maintenance of the home. There were so many nice touches thru out. It was so pleasant to sit in the sun room with our coffee and watch the morning unfold. The deck and yard are also a huge bonus - a terrific rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay in Willard Beach. We needed to recover from taking our baby for her freshman year in college. We were physically exhausted and emotionally frayed.The beautifully decorated, well-designed floor plan was so well-suited for our needs. It is a fabulous location, with a short walk to the beach and Scratch Bakery as well as the nightly trip to Willard Scoops. My husband has difficulty walking and I was able to drop him at the beach and then park the car. I could easily walk everywhere in this friendly neighborhood and bikes and beach chairs were available, a plus for us. The first floor is open and spacious with two comfortable sitting areas and easy access to a charming deck and backyard. The second floor is well-designed as well; the beds are especially comfortable. The 1.5 bathrooms are modern and spotless. No wonder their properties are booked up quickly. We have traveled to coastal Maine for many years and this is our first stay in South Portland. Wonderful location, the best property ever, with the most thoughtful owners. We highly recommend and hope to be back

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The house was comfortable, immaculate, and in a perfect location for us--a very short walk to the beach, an even shorter walk to a fabulous bakery and wonderful ice cream, and a quick drive into downtown Portland or Portland Headlight. Maggie was extremely responsive, and a text or call to her about a problem or a request resulted in immediate attention. She was also very helpful in terms of giving us suggestions about restaurants and shops. The deck and the backyard added immeasurably to our pleasure. (In the past we had stayed in apartments in Portland, with no easy access to the outside, so this was really an attraction.) The downstairs half-bath and the washer/dryer made things very convenient. We would definitely recommend this to others (although we despair that we are adding to our competition, since we definitely plan to be back).

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

LOVED staying in this cute, family-friendly home!

  • 5 of 5

Maggie went above and beyond to ensure that we had a lovely time in her beautiful home! It was clean and updated, and the decor has been nicely done. We enjoyed relaxing indoors on occasion, and of course spent lots of time on the deck and patio, with plenty of fenced in yard space where the kids could run around. The location was great - it's an easy 5-minute walk to Willard beach and also to Willard Scoops (ice cream) and Scratch (yummy bakery). The laundry was in the half-bath on the first floor, which was easy to access and nice to have. Maggie was kind enough to have a wagon, a pack-n-play, a stroller, a baby gate, sippy cups, and a high chair there for us. SO HELPFUL!! Especially since we were traveling far from home with little ones. It also happened to be exceptionally warm in Maine the week we stayed, and when we asked for extra fans they gladly installed window AC units in both bedrooms - this was seriously appreciated!!! Maggie was very responsive to any and all requests, and on our next trip to Portland we will definitely hope to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Portland Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off-Peak
Sep 7 2014 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
$2,900
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Portland Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Washer/ dryer located in 1/2 bath on first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Light filled and cozy, original tin ceilings, tastefully painted and decorated.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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