ADORABLE, LIGHT-FILLED BUNGALOW NEAR BEACHES AND DOWNTOWN - PET OK!

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Maggie Birlem

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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ADORABLE, LIGHT-FILLED BUNGALOW NEAR BEACHES AND DOWNTOWN - PET OK!

Portland Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms with clawfoot tub and glass shower, sleeps 4 + dog.

Please make sure to check the calendar for availability! The bungalow books up quite far in advance. If you can't find the dates you want, try our other two rentals in the same neighborhood. They are also adorable and close to the beaches (listings #3684592 and #3723457). They are new listings, ready to stay at in April 2014 and will be decorated in the same style as the bungalow!

Beautiful bungalow, lots of skylights, wide pine floors, open floor plan, big stone gas fireplace, Japanese garden, chef's kitchen, washer/ dryer, well stocked and cozy. Why stay at a hotel when you can walk to the beach from this adorable home on a quiet street, two walkable miles from downtown Portland? Pet friendly and easy to rent and access, this home offers the ideal jumping off spot for a perfect Maine vacation. Everyone that walks through the door of this meticulously renovated bungalow falls in love with its charm. There's a hammock and porch swing to lounge in, BBQ, beautiful Japanese Garden and fenced in backyard. There are Skylites throughout the house and lots and lots of windows to throw open for that fresh Maine sea breeze. Home is within walking distance of Portland's best bakery, three local handmade ice cream shops, the area's most dog friendly beach and one of Portland's most popular restaurants. Bring your bikes, you'll be riding all over for the local eats!

Kitchen is fully stocked with every kitchen utensil a chef could want, including both a french press and a regular coffee maker, toaster, microwave, blender, pots for cooking lobster, cocktail bar area, crockpot, etc. If you are curious about something specific, just ask! Home has been thoughtfully furnished with a warm, stylish mix of antiques and more contemporary furniture. The artwork has been thoughtfully placed and the house is stocked with fresh, new bed linens and towels. Please let us know if you are curious about any particular details of the house.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered

Maggie Birlem

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, a little German, can translate Russian, Spanish
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Hi! My name is Maggie and welcome to the little red bungalow! 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 the little red bungalow is my version of heaven.

Maggie Birlem purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why this property? Well, have you ever just walked through a door and thought, can there be a more perfect house than this? I've designed and built many welcoming spaces but this one is my favorite and I will own it for the rest of my life! I LOVE sharing this home with travelers and nothing makes me happier than reading the guest book after you leave! As many guests have commented, it truly is a 'slice of heaven' and while I'm sure I'm biased, the reviews are not! Please come visit!

There is a lot that made me fall in love with this house. From walking up the stone walkway out front through the amazing landscaping, to stepping up on the fir wood of the front porch and swinging on the porch swing that my dad made me, to launching myself into the hammock in the front yard, I don't even have to step through the front door to feel like I'm home. I no longer live there but I could never sell this little oasis. Portland is an amazing town to visit and this house is a perfect spot to just setting in to and relax - whether you're looking for some downtime away from your own home or if you're here for a wedding or looking a place to vacation or just want a warm, welcoming, well-designed house to escape to for movie watching, cooking and resting - this is the spot! The clawfoot tub under the skylite helps too :)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

36 Reviews Write a Review
Adorable, light-filled bungalow near beaches and downtown - pet ok!
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
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Adorable, light-filled bungalow near beaches and downtown - pet ok!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p973608
207-400-7494
Portland Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Great place for a weekend getaway in Portland

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
A lovely house that truly did feel just like a home away: The well-equipped kitchen, comfy furniture, and warm fireplace were perfect for a cold rainy weekend. The overall feeling was one of warmth and welcome with interesting artwork and lightness with the many skylights. Unexpected and most welcome were the wonderful collection of books and videos. Despite being less than a block away from a busy street, the house was extremely quiet. The location was great: Less than 10 minutes to the art museum and shopping in Portland, just around the corner from Terra Cotta Pasta that supplied us with delicious take-out lasagna, soups, and roasted vegetables. Scratch Bakery provided delicious scones and breads for breakfast. We ate out less than we had planned because of the convenient kitchen and comfortable surroundings. Visitors should check out the Mad Horse Theater where we saw a terrific production of Lyle Kessler's" The Orphans." We certainly will recommend this place to our friends and hope to stay here again ourselves.
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Adorable, light-filled bungalow near beaches and downtown - pet ok!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p973608
207-400-7494
Portland Portland and Casco Bay Area
Boston, MA
5

The little red bungalow - everything to Love!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Words to describe the house that Maggie built: warm, cozy, book-filled, art-filled, light-filled, relaxing, charming, creative, original, generous, every-need-anticipated, dog-friendly, convenient, appealing, friendly, interesting, comfortable, welcoming, clean, close to Scratch Bakery, nearby restaurants, Willard Beach, lighthouses and downtown Portland!
We loved every minute and felt lucky for it.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Adorable, light-filled bungalow near beaches and downtown - pet ok!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p973608
207-400-7494
Portland Portland and Casco Bay Area
Hickory, NC
5

The Little Red Bungalow: Cozy, Clean, Comfortable

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
The little red bungalow is even better than described. It's very clean, well equipped, in a great location, and is extremely comfortable. Enjoyed the fireplace every morning with our coffee, and after our long walks in the brisk November air.

Downtown Portland is a 10 minute drive. Fun city to walk around with great restaurants. South Portland is a neat area, including Fort Williams, Willard Beach, Bug Light, a couple of bakeries, a few good restaurants, and an ice cream shop.

Read the reviews, they are accurate and descriptive of what you will find at Maggie's red bungalow. Of the dozens of vacation rentals we have stayed at over the years, this was the best.
business
Adorable, light-filled bungalow near beaches and downtown - pet ok!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p973608
207-400-7494
Portland Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Beautifully decorated perfect location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 60646
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We loved our stay at the Red Bungalow and highly recommend it to anyone coming to the Portland area. Maggie's home shows the love she obviously has for this unique home . It is without a doubt the most charming place we have ever stayed. The location was perfect for us, quick trips into Portland. A wonderful bakery I still dream about is very close by. When I think about the value of this rental it is unbelievable , see for yourself.
business
Adorable, light-filled bungalow near beaches and downtown - pet ok!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p973608
207-400-7494
Portland Portland and Casco Bay Area
5

Every possible comfort of home!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This was a much needed getaway and the bungalow made it a perfect place to return to at the end of each day. The location could not be better, as I walked to Portland light each morning for beautiful scenic pictures. The bungalow is cozy and equipped with every possible amenity. The neighborhood is quiet and safe and there are too many great restaurants within a 10 mile radius to mention, but they are listed in a book inside the bungalow. Maggie could not possibly be nicer and more accommodating. Make this your choice for your next vacation!

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Scratch Baking Co
"The most amazing bakery in Maine is within walking distance of the house!"
David's 388 Restaurant
"Within walking distance of the house, this amazing restaurant is reasonably priced, with exc..."
Street and Company
"Definitely my favorite restaurant in Portland! Make a reservation and make this your special..."
The Lobster Shack
"The best place for a lobster roll and a stunning view! It's BYOB and worth any line there ma..."
Willard Scoops
"Fresh, homemade ice cream with flavors like salted caramel and chocolate coconut...the best ..."
Whole Foods Market
"Their flagship store in the USA. It's spectacular and if you're from NYC or DC, you'll appre..."
Nearest Airport
7.9 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
295
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Willard Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
David's
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Purpoodock
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
David's

Portland, ME is the perfect destination for an all-around Maine vacation! Just a couple of short, walkable miles into downtown, the house is situated within walking distance of a number of beaches and within a very short drive of some of the larger beaches in southern Maine. Portland won foodiest city last year by Bon Appetit so there is no shortage of amazing restaurants and cafes to enjoy. You can sail, deep sea fish or just take a leisurely ferry ride on the mail boats out of the Old Port. Local attractions include some of Maine's best beaches, amusement parks, outlet shopping in Freeport (including LL Bean) and lots of museums and sightseeing in Portland.

There are many local public golf courses in the area that are beautiful and affordable. Also, take some time to visit the most photographed lighthouse in Maine, which is just one walkable mile from the house. There are too many local ice cream shops, bakeries, breweries, coffee shops, cafe's and wine bars to mention!

There are also quite a few different ski/ snowboard mountains within an easy drive of Portland, as well as numerous groomed cross-country ski areas as well. You can venture out for the day and drive up to Boothbay to see the amazing botanical gardens and walk through the quaint village, or even up to Camden to visit the Farnsworth Museum, which features Andrew Wyeth's original works.

I have quite a few possible day trips and itineraries in a binder at the house. Of course there's also lots of information on the best places to get lobster - don't worry!

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Availability & Rates

Portland Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Off-Peak Winter and Spring
Mar 1 2014 - Jun 13 2014
$180
$180
$1,100
3 nights
 
extra night: $180     Notes: Pet requires an additional $20/ night plus security deposit   
 
Summer Peak
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 6 2014
$1,800
7 nights
 
Notes: Pet requires an additional $20/ night plus security deposit   

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Cleaning $75

Notes

  • $1,100 - $1,800/ wk or $180/night
  • Please contact me directly for more information.
    $250 refundable security deposit or you can use homeaway's $49 non refundable coverage, which covers $1500 in damage.

Amenities

Portland Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bathroom is gorgeous with the original clawfoot tub situated right under the skylight. Enjoy long leisurely baths or the beautiful glassed in separate shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms are beautiful and classy. Windows line both sides of the master and lift up to let in the breeze. Master bedroom has perfect reading lights and a great spot for meditation. Second bedroom is adorable, though smaller. A crib can easily be fit into both bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Kitchen is gorgeous and a delight to cook in. All appliances are stainless steel and there is a gas range with a large ventilation hood. Refrigerator has filtered water and ice.