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Fun and Fabulous Willard Beach Vacation Home - Pet and Family Friendly

Sleeps6
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Space 1,341 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Single family two bedroom, two bathroom home close to the beach

Comfortable, recently renovated single family home with all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable. The house has a well equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms with a queen and two twin beds, a queen size sleep sofa in the living room, and a full size futon in the TV room on the lower level. There is a large private backyard with furniture and a grill for BBQing, playing or just relaxing in the sun. Washer and dryer on the lower level. We provide beach towels, beach chairs, a cooler and an LL Bean canvas Bag for your excursions to the nearby beach.

The Fun-K house is full of fun and surprises. An indoor putting green, 5 foot checker /chess board, hopscotch, and a chalkboard wall add to the fun of your time away from home.

Willard Beach is in a *quiet neighborhood* of South Portland. Located on picturesque Portland Harbor, the beach has fine white/gray sand. From the beach, you can see Spring Point Lighthouse, House Island, and Fort Gorges. Just four acres in size the beach is enjoyed immensely by visitors and locals alike. Spread out in the sun and take in the views of Cushing Island and Ram Island Light in Casco Bay. Go for a refreshing swim, breathe in the salty air, listen to the buoys clang offshore and watch the ferries ply the waters of the bay.

Willard Beach is a very family friendly neighborhood. Nearby there are a wide variety of restaurants, bakeries, outdoor activities, nighttime entertainment, free public parks, tennis courts, public golf course, the beach and shops. Downtown Portland and the Old Port are only minutes away. From there you can access the Casco Bay Ferry and enjoy a day on one of the nearby islands. You will also find museums, shopping, the farmers market and many local tours available in town.

More Details

Owner
Kirsten
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Kirsten

Originally from New York, I moved to Maine 20 years ago and never looked back. I work as a psychologist and an ADHD coach, am a parent to the most amazing kids and human to two adorable dogs. I enjoy taking advantage of all the adventures that Maine has to offer. Similarly, we all seek adventures in other parts of the world and have made some amazing memories away from home.

Kirsten purchased this house in 2015

Why Kirsten chose South Portland

I love this house! The neighborhood! The beach! I have had many connections to this area for several years. When this property went on the market I snatched it up because I wanted a place to relax, have fun and share. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I have added some touches to make this house FUN! Games, activities, and interesting things to see, make your stay more interesting and playful. Whether you are bringing the kids or it's a "just adults" getaway, there is lots to do both in and outside the Fun-K house.

This is not a party house. It is located in a quiet neighborhood. It's important to me that my guests have fun, but also important that my neighbors are respected.

What makes this house unique

Should I say the word 'Beach' on more time? Willard Beach truly is a gem. Whether you want to just relax in the sun, go kayaking, stand-up paddle board, go for a walk with your dog, or take a leisurely swim, Willard Beach is ideal. The best bakery in the world is also nearby at Scratch Bakery. You really don't have to leave the neighborhood to have everything you need to have a relaxing or adventurous stay. But if you do, Portland and the Old Port are only a short distance away.

Amenities

Willard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1341 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • On the upstairs level there is a recently refurbished european style bathroom with gorgeous glass tiles and a heated tiled floor. On the lower level the bathroom again has heated tiled floors with a deep tub and large sink.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • On the upstairs floor there is a Master bedroom with a queen size bed and a second bedroom with two twin beds. There are dressers and large closets in each bedroom. On the main level there is a sofa bed. And finally, on the lower level there is a futon in the Guest/TV room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
This house is well stocked with games, toys, videos, and ways to have fun both inside and out. It is NOT a party house.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Fun and Fabulous Willard Beach Vacation Home - Pet and Family Friendly
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews
5

We would love to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We came here on a family trip before our second child was born. This was a perfect set up for our family of three (2 adults and a 2 year old). And an absolutely charming location! I dream about the bakery down the block. So good!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

Two years in a row we have stayed here. Both times it was great. The place is always clean and has everything we need. Close enough to go downtown or anywhere else in the city. We will be looking to stay here again when we come back up!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Delightful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We came for Thanksgiving to visit family living in the Portland area. We ended up cooking Thanksgiving dinner in the very pleasant kitchen/dining room and it worked well. Nicely updated and serviceable kitchen. The bathrooms were also very nicely updated (it was cold and we really enjoyed the in-floor heating!) The living space and bedrooms were small but well-appointed and very comfortable. My 2 children (ages 5 and 7) loved the clever touches for kids (mini-putting green in the kitchen, dragon blankets in the bedroom, hopscotch mat at the entrance). We have an elderly dog and appreciated being able to let him out in the backyard in the middle of the night. The house is a few blocks from a sweet little beach with a playground. And the bagels at Scratch truly are THE BEST (get there early!). This house was as advertised and we would happily stay there again. It was very clean and had everything we needed. Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well equipped! Great set up for a family. Location was perfect too! We enjoyed our stay and will be back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Big house well located, owner gives you a lot of privacy but is responsive and helpful when needed

  • 5 of 5

I went to the Fun K house with a few friends and the house was really comfortable. You will see that it is actually way bigger than what it looks in the pictures. Everything is also fairly new. Owner allows the use of a bunch of material like BBQ, molki game, chairs and more...

Willard beach is really close but the beach itself is OK. Really beautiful though. Other beaches are close (for example Higgins beach) which gives you lots of options.

We had a bad luck with a shower but the owner was responsive and caring. Issue was solved in a heart beat.

I highly recommend it.

Mathieu

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in south Portland. Really fun. Super cute house; It had everything we needed for a week of relaxing and going to the beach. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Willard Beach
"Located on picturesque Portland Harbor, this beach has fine white/gray sand. From the beach,..."
Willrd Scoops
Casco Bay
"Take a ferry to one of the nearby islands, rent a boat for the evening, or just watch the su..."
Old Port
"Shopping, coffee, cruises, nightlife, and fun are all downtown in the Old Port"
Bug Light Park
"There is a kite at the house, and this is the perfect place to fly it! There are also walki..."
David's 388
"Fantastic place for a romantic dinner or get together with friends. "
Flatbread Company
"Flatbread is right on the water next to the Casco Bay Ferry station in Portland. Tuesday ni..."
Elsmere BBQ and Wood Grill
"Elsmere BBQ is just a short walk from the house. If you want a great family meal after a lo..."
The Portland Players
"The Portland Players is a fantastic night out at the theater. Within walking distance of th..."
Scratch Baking Co.
"Get to Scratch early for the best bagels in town! Customers know that it's worth setting th..."
Saltwater Grille
"If it's a nice evening, I strongly suggest you make a reservation on the outdoor deck so you..."
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Portland International Jetport (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Elsmere BBQ
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
South Portland Municipal
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
295
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
David's 388
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Willard Beach
Car: recommended

The Willard Beach neighborhood has wonderful restaurants, a local theater, outdoor activities, and, of course, a wonderful relaxing beach nearby. Must sees while in Portland include various nearby lighthouses, state parks, LL Bean (24/7 shopping!), the Old Port, and the islands of Casco Bay.

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Rates & Availability

Willard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,675
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,131
$8,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Awesome Autumn
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,375
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $80
Tax Rate 10.0%

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. Refunds if reservation is cancelled less than 30 days is dependent on whether the days are reserved by another vacationer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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