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10' from Willard Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 7

This is the Extremely rare. "On the Beach" Beach house. Breath taking views from your 40' deck overlooking Willard Beach and the islands. Watch the ships, from cruise ships over 1000' and tankers as big to the local lobster men as they all pass right in front of you. Located on a neighborhood beach, this home is only 10 minutes from Portland's Old Port Area and the waterfront. House is comfortably furnished and all you need to provide is your sunblock and beach towels. I,ll make sure you have everything else you need.

Property Manager
John Murphy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

Why John Murphy chose South Portland

When you walk off the street into the front yard you will have the answer to that question? The first thing you see is a small almost private neighborhood beach. Ay one end you see the historic Fort Preble, which is now Southern Maine Comm Coll. then you see the Spring Point light house. To the right you look past at least 6 islands directly in front of you and then at the end of the beach you see the historic Willard Fish Shacks. These were used by local fishermen for over a 100 years. not to mention the various pleasure boats mooring off the beach. I have lived here since 1983 and expect with a little luck and some help from above that this will be the only place that I ever live, winter or summer, spring and fall everyday is special here at Willard Beach

What makes this house unique

This is the only rental home in the neighborhood that is located "Right on the Beach". You walk off the porch and right onto Willard beach. There is a great enclosed area for the little ones.


Willard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Spectacular Beach Home with Ocean and Island Views

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, John!! You're welcoming and caring personality was by far the best we have ever experienced from a host. We are a party of six adults who spent four days over New Years's weekend. The home we rented has brilliant views of the ocean and islands. The living room has two sets of sliding doors that open to a gigantic second story deck. One of the bedrooms also opens to the same deck where you'll find a gas grill, tables and plenty (at least 12) chairs. There is ample space in the living room, with many chairs, couches, and tables.The TV is up high in a corner, so all can view. The kitchen is stocked with every imaginable pot, pan, and appliance. The huge bathroom has over 12 towels with hooks for everyone in your party. The people watching along the beach, and views are spectacular. The house is on one end of the beach. We woke up every morning and walked to the lighthouse. Brilliant!! I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. I will recommend this home to everyone, and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice way to start the New Year! A great group of people who were very welcoming to me. I am so glad to have met you all and I hope that you will return to enjoy the beach when it's a little warmer. Thanks John
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Great beachside escape

  • 5 of 5

Perfect beachfront spot in South Portland. House has everything you would need, and John is wonderful: kind and helpful. Easy walk/drive to great bakery and restaurants. Nice spot to relax with the family.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location, beautiful views of Casco Bay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place right on Willard Beach. Everything you need right at your fingertips. 8 minutes from Portland waterfront. Best of both worlds! John is a very accomadating host. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful. This house has a great sea feel to it.

  • 5 of 5

If you love the beach you will love this place.This was our first trip to Maine and nothing can beat this place. It is close to great places to eat and town down Portland. There is a great little bakery right up the street.

The porch on this house is a wonderful place to sit, eat or what ever. We had lobster and clams cooked in seaweed on the grill.John, the owner will help with whatever you need. He has been here for 30 years so there isn't anything he doesn't know. We were going to house hunt but found the beach and porch too much fun to leave. Guess we will be going back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Piece of Paradise in South Portland!!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot thank John enough for a wonderful weekend getaway. Great location with amazing views!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect place right on the beach, a friendly homey atmosphere and the owner was great!!

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend this to all and quite frankly, we have signed in for next summer

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
48 Miles

This Old Oceanfront Inn from 1880's has been converted into 2 beautiful units with all of the latest amenities. It is located on the beach at the entrance to Portland Harbor. You can see at least 8 islands from your private 40' deck, or just watch the weekly sailboat races that happen to go right by the house. Several miles of walking trails start at your doorstep and wind around the waterfront past 3 light houses and 3 huge granite forts as well as the Campus of SMCC @ Fort Preble. Just over the bridge into Portland you'll find the Old Port Area with many local shops and some of the best restaurants and Chef's in New England. Portland is also know for it,s brewery,s. We have a national reputation for producing some of the best Craft Beer in the country.


Rates & Availability

Willard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 13 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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