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Beautiful Views of Casco Bay & The Old Port of Portland, Maine

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Private Penthouse suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, private deck

Located in the historic Old Port of Portland, Maine, this unique property was originally built in the 1850's and is located next to the custom house. The top floor provides outstanding view of the Old Port along with privacy and convenience of penthouse living. The Margaret Suite has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen and private deck giving guests a unique experience not found in hotels or other properties. THE WATCH at Commercial & Pearl is a retreat like no other.

Scott Lindsay
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Views of Casco Bay & The Old Port of Portland, Maine
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Karl K

  • 5 of 5

I would have to say this is one of the most unique properties I've had the opportunity to stay in. As previous guests have commented, this was a optimal location. Convenient to downtown, walking distance to the waterfront and great restaurants. Scott was an excellent host, immediately available and approachable

If you are looking for an upscale alternative to a hotel, you couldn't choose better than this.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is my second time to stay here...I will be back. Gorgeous views, stunning decor, fully stocked with kitchen equipment. Scott is so helpful and informative. The pictures don't even do this property justice. I stay in a lot of VRBOs and this is by far the nicest I've ever stayed!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very happy

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Contemporary furnishings and fixtures in this high end property. Excellent and very responsive communication from the owner. Would definitely stay here again on another visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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THE place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I drove up from NC with a short stay in Boston OTW to catch one of big Papi's last ball games. So by the time we arrived we had been on the road for around 15 hours over the past 2 days. We were not disappointed! The apartment was more than ready and welcoming. We were able to unload all of our luggage right near the sidewalk and get it in the "lobby" area with no issue even with the considerable amount of traffic. The parking pass provided by Scott (the owner) ensured we were able to park in an easily accessible and tended lot a short walk from the front door. When we got upstairs the apartment was spectacular! In both its cleanliness and awesome view we knew that we had picked the best spot in Portland. The pictures don't do it justice. It may seem really bustling outside but as soon as you're upstairs you feel right at home. Scott was very easy to contact and even had us a map waiting with a layout of the city and what it had to offer as well as recommendations for eateries and local establishments for supplies such as coffee, groceries, craft beer, etc. As far as the room you could easily sleep 4 people and maybe a couple more if you used the couch. We only had 2. And it was perfect without feeling too large. Kitchen was fully stocked with what you would need to cook any meals. As the area goes we felt very safe and at the same time we could walk pretty much everywhere. We only moved our vehicle once and that was for a short ride to Freeport and we were able to get in and out of the lot without issue. All in all great property in a great city. Definitely worth the money.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful online, but even better in person. The location makes it easy to walk to shops, restaurants, and tours. When you need to drive, the parking permit for a lot just blocks away was a huge plus. And the balcony provided a great view of the water, the downtown, and the cruise ships coming in and out of the bay.

Scott took good care of us in a very warm and professional manner.

The only downfall of this place is the noise level at night. We stayed five nights and three of them were pretty noisy until one/one thirty. That's the trade off for being in the middle of things. If you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs. The security of this property, however, is excellent so we never felt unsafe!

If I get the chance to return to Portland, I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, great place!

  • 5 of 5

Both the location and property was great! Easy walking to great restaurants, the port and shops. Scott was very accessible!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
PWM Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Jays Oyster Bar
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
South Portland Municipal
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Fore Street
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Sunday River, Shawnee Peak, Mt. Abram
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East End Beach/ Eastern Promenade
Car: not necessary

Originally built in the early 1850's, this newly renovated property is located in the heart of the historic Old Port section of the Portland. This completely unique property is a prime location for a true Portland urban experience. Guests are literally steps away from Fishmongers and Butchers, coffee shops, fine dining, street carts, fresh fruit and produce, ferry rides to the islands in the bay, biking and walking trails, beaches, swimming, concerts, street festivals, truly unique retail shops, Bars to Brewery tours, Duck boat to trolley tours. The to do list is endless. Or you can choose to do nothing and retreat into the elevator to the sixth floor and observe all of this from one of the taller renovated warehouses on the street.


Rates & Availability

Downtown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 19 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Property is non-smoking. No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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