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Judith Cooper

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Oceanside Carriage House/ Dog Friendly -

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Willard Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2), roll away available

This unique ocean side carriage house is just one house from the ocean. It has one bedroom with a king size bed. A full bath and kitchen. All linens, plates, utensils and glassware included. Air conditioned.

Our beach is a quiet, sandy, mile long neighborhood beach on Casco Bay, with views to the islands, lighthouses and the ship channel. Watch the lobster boats, ferries and yachts as well as beautiful sailboats, luxury liners as they enter and leave Portland Harbor. You can see Spring Point Light and the Portland Headlight, the most photographed lighthouse in the country.

We are dog friendly but limit the number of dogs to two.

Take the ocean side green belt right outside our door to local bistros and seafood restaurants, and two lighthouses. For breakfast, walk to Scratch Bakery for one of their famous homemade bagels and other goodies. Enjoy a 3 mile round trip walk past Spring Point Light to Bug Light and back. Relax on our front porch on one of the rockers and watch the boat traffic on the water and the people and dogs having fun on Willard Beach.

Washer and dryer are available at no charge. Wi Fi and cable TV is included as well Downtown Portland and the Old Port with their wonderful restaurants, shops and entertainment are only 10 minutes away and easily accessible over the Casco Bay Bridge. For world class shopping and bargains take I-295 north to Freeport, home of L.L. Bean or south to Kittery which offers miles of outlet shops. Outstanding summer theater is available an easy 45 minute drive to Ogunquit or Brunswick.

After a busy day, relax in our beautifully landscaped backyard. We offer a gas grill for your use.

We can assist you with suggestions to meet your interests and lead you to the best lobster spots around.

This property is available May through October. Weekly rentals go from Saturday to Saturday. $1225 per week. Minimum stay is 3 nights at $190 a night. A 9% state lodging tax is required as well.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Judith Cooper (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Judith Cooper

My wife and I reside in another building on the property. We are always available to provide information or assist in making your stay enjoyable.

Judith Cooper purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Judith Cooper chose South Portland

If you are looking for something unique, we have tried to maintain some of the original architectural features of this charming carriage house. We have also included some antiques and fun objects to make your stay fun and enjoyable.

What makes this cottage unique

Willard Beach is a DOG FRIENDLY beach and your dog is welcomed at The Willard Beach House. Summer hours are 7-9 A.M. and 7-9 P.M. Winter hours from October 1st 24 hours until May 1st.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Oceanside Carriage House/ Dog Friendly -
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews

Idyllic & Dog Friendly A Stone's Throw from the Beach

  • 5 of 5

My young daughter, our dog, and I stayed in this lovely little spot for a week in July. It was just what we needed. Simply furnished. Ample amenities. A comfy king sized bed. A beautiful garden with a table and umbrella for our use. Very kind and accommodating owners. Walks on the beach in the morning and evening with the dog. A quick peddle on our bikes to a delicious bakery and ice cream shop. Great restaurants within close driving distance. And Willard Beach for as much of the day as we desired. The beach has a friendly local vibe and a great view of the schooners, sailboats, and ferries that populate Casco Bay. And for kids young and old, it has fabulous tide pools to explore. We hope to return next year and would highly recommend the Carriage House for a party of two with a dog!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Eclectic Charm Just Steps From Beautiful (Dog Friendly) Casco Bay

  • 5 of 5

If you rent this house come with a sense of mirth. The upstairs is whimsically decorated with fun violin-shaped throw pillows, antique stoves, children's pedal cars, and yes that soft leather bench car seat, which is quirky and most comfortable. A beautiful view awaits at Willard Beach on Simonton Cove, Casco Bay... just steps away. Sunrise and sunsets were memorable. If you wake up at dawn you might find a clam or snails on the beach and will see the lobstermen going out for the day's catch. The beach permits dogs off leash before 9AM and after 6PM. You are provided a table and chairs in the beautiful, meticulously maintained backyard garden. The owners provided us with a helpful self-penned "Inside Tips Guide" to the Portland area which did not disappoint. And most passes to the Portland Museum of Art. Darryl and Judy were hospitable and helpful even promptly mailing back a charger we left behind. The accommodation was clean and well appointed. If you like renting a generic, monotone, beige-boring hotel room, this carriage house is not for you. But if your vacation is an adventure and interesting spaces add to your experience, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Beach Gardens, Fl

Rustic and light and airy

  • 4 of 5

I would like to respond to the review of 7/19/10.

My husband and I are from Florida and we have been renting the Carriage House for a month each year for five years now.

Please don't let that review stop you from renting this cute place.We just love it there. The place is perfect for a couple. We saw it on the internet and hoped it would look like the pictures, it was that and

even more.

It does have a garage door that goes up and has a screen.It makes the room nice and light. There are french doors over looking a sun-dappled backyard with beautiful flowers all around. It's so peaceful sitting out there.

The upstairs has a king bed and living area. It has 18 windows all around that room. It's so bright and cheerful. It also has air conditioning up stairs.

The owners are Judy and Darrell. They are wonderful people who go out of their way to make our visit so enjoyable.

They keep asking us if we need anything, and if we do, it will be there for us.

They have been great friends and feel like family to us now.

It's about 25 steps to the beach. What a view! A great location.

Connie & Joe

Palm Beach Gardens, Fl

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Willard Beach

  • 4 of 5

We found staying at the Carriage House a rewarding experience - a jump over to Portland in the midst of the seaside community of South Portland. Willard Beach is fun for swimming, walking, viewing boats and birds. The Carriage House is rustic and full of Maine kitsch. There’s a lot of space. The upstairs room cooled off, even on the hottest day of the year, and the king-size bed is excellent. The bathroom and kitchen facilities are adequate. The living area is sparse, but it opens onto a beautiful private garden with lots of flowers and plenty of shade. The neighborhood is quiet, and our hosts were friendly and hospitable. If you’re looking for a place that takes dogs, this is THE place, and Willard Beach is one of the few beaches that allow dogs.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

If you are a Car, then this is perfect

  • 1 of 5

This is not a house, nor a condo for that matter. It is actually a two-door garage with a second floor added. The garage doors make up one wall of the "house." Of course this is conveinetly left out of any pictures. There are bugs/insects everywhere and I mean everywhere. The walls and floors are unfinished. The couch is actually the backseat of an old car. There are not two bedrooms as advertised. There is one large room with a bed in it. There are not 1.5 bathrooms. There is only one bathroom, with unfinished walls, which only has a shower (no bath) . You can't see the water from the porch. The water is not in view of the house (woops, I mean garage) and there is no porch for that matter. Bottom line. If you want to spend your hard earned money to stay in a garage, more power to you.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry for the misunderstanding. We did not misrpresent. Our description said one bedroom We want everyone to be satisfied and at the moment we are trying to work out a reasonable compromise on returning a part of the deposit to these guests. Darrell and Judy
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Nearest Airport
7.3 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Beach
8 Metres
Willard Beach


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Willard Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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2016 season
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

50% deposit and balance on arrval.

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Willard Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stall shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Roll away available at an additional cost of $65 a week.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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