Recently remodeled 3 bedroom home accommodates 6-8 close to downtown Portland.
About Ryan Dunfee
Hey, I'm Ryan! I grew up in New Hampshire, have moved back & forth from the West four different times, but call Portland my home base. Love to snowboard, ski, mountain bike, surf, hike, and generally be outside as much as possible, and traveling to new places to enjoy those activities. You'll find a few things from past trips to Mexico and Japan decorating the house! I work as a digital strategist remotely for an environmental protection non-profit but love to host and show off Portland, so I'll be excited to host you no matter the reason you're coming into town!
Ryan Dunfee purchased this House in 2016
Why Ryan Dunfee chose Rosemont
When considering moving back East, and wanting to be in a cool, smaller city with proximity to the ocean and mountains, that was a list of one real quick. I was lucky to find a beautiful old colonial that just needed a little updating, but had a spacious, open floor plan. Since taking over the house, I've satiated my need to be outside by installing (by hand, by myself... don't ask) a gravel patio in the backyard with a fire pit, outdoor dining table, and outdoor shower so I can rinse off under the foliage of the beautiful cherry maples in the backyard when I come back from the beach or mountains. It's my favorite space at the house!
What makes this House unique
The indoor/outdoor space in the backyard patio under gorgeous old maple trees, and the proximity to the trails and beaches where I surf, run, and mountain bike, as well as the proximity to bike into downtown Portland!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Thanks for staying with me, Michael!
Good but can be improved
First, I would like to thank Ryan for allowing us to stay. However, we specifically wanted to rent with a property that had two bathrooms because we were at 6 adults. It was listed as such, but found only one. I saw that there was a shower outside the home but it did not indicate as such in the listing. Also, one bedroom did not have an AC so it was very hot. It only had a fan that was blowing hot air because the window was not fully covered so hot air was coming into the room. We had to sleep into the two bedrooms only.
Most of the windows on the first floor were not locking so we did not feel safe.
Bed sheets were clean but we saw stains in it.
I liked that Ryan has a white binder with tips for places to go. That was very helpful.
Again, it was good stay overall but can be improved.
Hi Carol Ann,
Thanks so much for staying with me! It was a pleasure to host you. I greatly apologize for the misconceptions in the listing about the two bathrooms and the A/C situation -- I am updating those to be more explicit and better match expectations, so thank you! I feel terrible that y'all felt unsafe downstairs, and will add explicit instructions about how to lock the first-floor windows so future guests will feel safer. And I will communicate with the cleaning staff about the bedsheets! Thank you again for staying with me and for highlighting areas of improvement at the house!
We had a great time having a lobster picnic in the darling backyard complete with fire pit. Kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. Ryan was very responsive to our questions. Check in was a breeze.
We had a great time, Ryan was very responsive
The beds were comfortable and the book Ryan made had great recommendations in it and was very thorough!
Thanks so much for the kind review and for staying with me, Erica!
Libbytown (aka Dougherty Field, aka Rosemont) is a quiet residential neighborhood near the University of Southern Maine and very proximate to the highway, Portland Transportation Center, Back Cove, Portland city trails, and downtown Portland. Pretty much dead quiet after 8 pm. Walking distance to Thompson's Point for the infamous Bissel Brothers brewery and Portland's biggest outdoor concert venue (Thompson's Point, book tickets through State Theater)!
The immediate neighborhood has sidewalks on every street, so it's great for dog walking. The #4 bus line leaves for downtown every 20 minutes at the end of the block on Brighton Avenue, or you can bike into town on the Brighton Ave. bike lane or take about a $7 Lyft/Uber downtown.
10 minutes bike/5 minute drive to downtown Portland, town trail system is walkable/bikeable from the end of Whitney Avenue (see trails.org for a map), and beaches & bigger hills for hiking/biking are 20 minutes away (details in the welcome manual on where to go!).