|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
Our visit to the carriage house was incredible. The location was private with a beautifully manicured garden, the pristine beach was steps away and the hosts were very informative and accommodating.We will certainly return.
Our stay in the Carriage House was fabulous. Darrel and Judy are wonderful, and attentive to any needs you may have. It is great being so close to Willard Beach. We have rented the carriage house before, and plan to do it again.
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!
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 specially...free 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.
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
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
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.