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Maggie Birlem

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, a little German, can translate Russian, Spanish

Gorgeous Two Story, 2 Bedroom, Pet & Baby Friendly, 2 min. Walk From The Beach

33 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

South Portland Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Private, Two Story Townhouse, Close To Beach, Bakeries, Ice Cream & Restaurants

This town-home is incredibly private (we own and rent out both sides) and very pet-friendly! Units are impeccable. Pets are very welcome and we are obsessive about cleaning and maintaining our home! We are also able to fully set the house up for your baby. We've traveled with them ourselves and know how much easier is when you don't need to bring a long a pack and play, high chair, toys, etc. These items are neatly packed away out of sight for those without children.

The home is bright, airy and within a couple of short blocks to the beach. Each side has a private, fenced in backyard and a separate, private driveway. The kitchen is open and renovated with exposed beams and hardwood floors throughout both stories. Upstairs are two bedrooms, both with new queen beds and a full bathroom with a tub/ shower. Downstairs is completely open with a family room and dining area in the front and kitchen in the back. The unit gets great light throughout. There is also a half-bath on the first floor with a washer/ dryer dedicated to the unit.

The backyard is large and private, with plenty of room for your kids to play and BBQ s to be had. The landscaping is professionally maintained and is gorgeous. You're welcome to bring your kayaks, paddle boards, surf boards and any other summer toys! There's plenty of room to stash them.

The house is within walking distance of all of the local restaurants, including Scratch Bakery (just ten buildings up the road) as well as the amazing locally made, Willard Scoops ice cream!

If the dates you are looking for are already booked, try looking at our other two rentals (#973608 and #3723457)

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maggie Birlem (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, a little German, can translate Russian, Spanish

About Maggie Birlem

Hi! My name is Maggie and welcome to our perfect vacation spot! 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 take a lot of pride in providing all of our guests with the kinds of places that we'd like to stay in ourselves. Our standards for design, decoration and amenities are incredibly high and we want you to reap the benefits of this!

Maggie Birlem purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Maggie Birlem chose South Portland

These two town-homes are located in Portland's hippest area, the Willard Beach neighborhood. Both units are fresh, stylish, super comfortable and perfectly appointed for your trip to Maine. The house is located just a quick two minute walk to the beach as well as to all of the local, award winning restaurants, cafes, bakeries and ice cream shops (yes, there THREE within walking distance of the house!). It's incredibly close to downtown Portland while maintains the privacy that you'd want on your vacation. Our pet friendly policy allows you not to stress with your pet on vacation but we also thoroughly clean and maintain the unit for those who have pet allergies or just aren't as appreciative of pets. You'd never even know a pet has stayed there before! We'd love to have you come stay in our affordable and perfect vacation spot!

Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Two Story, 2 Bedroom, Pet & Baby Friendly, 2 min. Walk From The Beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
5

Well maintained property near everything.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in South Portland in a great rental. Everyone loved being near the beach and the dog loved being with us. Scratch Bakery a couple of blocks away has the best bagels. Would not hesitate to rent this place again. Thanks for everything Maggie.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Rental

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay in the Portland Area. Close to everything but in a nice quiet neighborhood. Well appointed with basic needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wow! What a place!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay at this house! It was a perfect walking distance to a little quaint beach, and was also located in a very charming neighborhood. The home had everything for a family with small kids, including a pack n play, high chairs, and even strollers! We didn't have to worry about bringing our own towels or anything! We also appreciated the appliances that were available allowing us to cook at the home and save a little $$ that way. The owners were very easy to work with and very accommodating. They even allowed us in a little early since the home was ready early, which helped a lot when we arrived to the state earlier than expected. We drove 14 hours to get there and arrived much earlier than anticipated. Getting in early helped us immensely, since we didn't have to figure out how to kill time with our 3 tired boys. The home is well decorated and very cozy. My kids were thrilled with the selection of movies and toys they had to pick from too. The home is also close to a lot of really good places to visit for shopping and eating. We visited the Portland Main Mall which is about 15 minutes away, and also a few lighthouses that were also close by. We visited Higgins Beach, which is also very close by, and sat and watched lobster boats, sailboats, and other fun things on Casco Bay. The neighborhood is very easy to get around and is perfect for taking family walks and jogs around town for exercise. We didn't bring our dog with us this year, but the house and neighborhood is also very welcoming of pets. If you're looking for an affordable and very nice place to stay, this is the place to go!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Charming, intimate home near Portland

  • 5 of 5

The whole family loved staying at the house. We enjoyed visiting the nearest beach, eating at the great restaurants around South Portland and Portland and visiting area attractions. The house was very close to the city but in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood. There was certainly a quaint "homey" feel to it that made us very comfortable as if we were in our own home. The owner has put together a lot of helpful information about the area and was quick to answer questions. We really enjoyed this experience and will look to see if this home is available again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location and house. Would definitely stay again. Backyard perfect for two small Yorkies. Make sure you visit Scratch Bakery a two minute walk.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Coastal Maine
5

Delightful South Portland Townhouse

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay in Maggie's townhouse: location, eclectic and delightful design, private backyard,

well-equipped kitchen, and marvelous expansive dining table are just a few things. We are spreading the word here

in Downeast Maine how great our stay was. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Elsmere
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
South Portland
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
295/ 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
David's
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Willard Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Portland Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pet fee is $10/night.

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Amenities

South Portland Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Half-bath on first floor.
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , Full bath on second floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bright and airy with new queen bed and tin ceilings.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms are adorable, with tin ceilings and big windows. They are cozy and on the smaller side but very charming. Perfect for a vacation rental.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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