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Beautiful WILLARD BEACH Cottage w/OCEAN VIEWS~100 yds to beach. Pets considered

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, Sleeps 6-8 ~ 100 yds to Willard Beach! Pet Friendly

PLEASE NOTE: If your desired dates are reserved or if you have a larger party, please inquire about our BRAND NEW fully-renovated vacation home around the corner! 2100 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, one block from Willard Beach, ocean views, sleeps up to 12 guests. It's round the corner from this house and only 8 minutes to DT Portland! See property #1112052.

If your family needs more beds, please see our other Willard Beach property #903832, sleeps up to 14 guests. Only 6 mins to downtown Portland and 3-4 blocks from Willard Beach.

This beautifully renovated 3 Bedroom, 1.5+ bath seaside home features beautiful views of the Portland shipping channel and the islands of Casco Bay and is just 100 yards to Willard Beach. Sleeps 6-8. The ocean can be viewed from many windows in the house and from the gorgeous outdoor patio.

This quintessential year-round Maine cottage is fully-renovated and is surrounded by stunningly beautiful English gardens and stone patios, with the patios and most rooms in the house enjoying lovely ocean views of the Portland shipping channel and the islands of Casco Bay.

This home is located in the very popular Willard Beach area of South Portland, and is also situated just 3 blocks from beautiful Cape Elizabeth, with easy access to even more beaches and coastal scenery.

The friendliness and walkability of our neighborhood and the easy access to Willard Beach has made this destination the most popular vacation destination in the entire Greater Portland area, as well as the "hottest" neighborhood for young families to reside in. Within a short walking distance of our cottage, you will find Willard Square, home to Scratch Bakery, featured in the New York Times, Bon Appetit, and ranked in the "Top 10 Bread Bakeries in the United States" and Willard Scoops Ice Cream Shoppe. Local residents make daily visits to Scratch for their famous handmade sourdough bagels and delectable breakfast pastries, desserts, breads and so much more. Also within a short walking distance from the cottage are several restaurants and ice cream shops, including the locally-owned but nationally recognized Otto's Pizza.

This home is beautifully furnished and luxuriously appointed with high-end designer furnishings, high-quality new mattresses, three flat screen TVs and high-end linens and designer bedding.

The bedrooms sleep 7-9 guests on high-quality mattresses. The house features two master bedrooms, both featuring Beautyrest mattresses, Samsung flat screens, ceiling fans, window a/cs and beautiful ocean views, Both are outfitted with 100% Egyptian Cotton percale sheets and custom-designed bed linens. The third bedroom features a double bed and a twin bed, both with brand new mattresses and outfitted in high-end nautical bedding ensembles from Restoration Hardware. This bedroom has a ceiling fan and a window A/C. An additional twin bed with a good mattress and a headboard/footboard is stored in the basement and can be be moved to the blue/orange room for an extra guest (it's a regular twin bed). Two high-quality inflatable mattresses also available. With the 3 extra beds, the house can sleep up to 9-10 guests.

The sunny living room with ocean views was just renovated in 2016 with creamy white-painted shiplapped walls and bead board and beamed ceilings. This spacious room features a nautical-themed combination of creamy-white furniture, dressed with a beautiful array of navy and cream throw pillows, a unique designer coffee table made of a French antique basket on casters, a 40" samsung flatscreen and a Bose speaker system for iPhone 5s.

Adjacent and open to the living room is the sun room, with beautiful views of the ocean and the islands so close to the cottage. This room has a small dining table with two chairs from Maine Cottage and doubles as a delightful breakfast nook for up to 4 guests.

The dining room features a gorgeous 96" long designer dining table from Restoration Hardware with a rusted metal base and a reclaimed wooden top. Eight comfortable Pottery Barn chairs make for long and memorable dinners with family and friends.

The gourmet kitchen features a new SS Bosch gas range and dishwasher and

is very generously appointed with service for 18 dining and silverware service and service for 18 glassware, in addition to an abundance of new pots and pans, bakeware, casserole dishes and every small appliance you would expect in a generously appointed kitchen. A large stainless steel gas grill is just outside the kitchen on it's own small stone patio in the back yard.

The stunningly beautiful English gardens and patios on this property are absolutely incredible and offer a delightful scent of flowers combined with the salty sea air. You will enjoy beautiful ocean views from the patio and memorable evenings and dinners outside, with a large patio set featuring 10 very comfortable chairs.

We also provide retro-style beach cruisers for exploring the delightful neighborhood, in addition to two kayaks for our guests to enjoy, as the water's edge is only 100 yards away.

We request that you please contact us for the many additional photographs and detailed information on the home and the neighborhood, as there is limited space available in this ad for featuring all the benefits of this lovely home and area. Pets considered with prior approval and pet fee.

More Details


Willard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely no parties, gatherings or events are allowed at this property. Please observe quiet hours from 10 pm to 9 am when enjoying our outdoor sp.
  • Please use the driveway for up to 3 cars and ask about street parking if there will be more than 3 cars.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Sunny bath features picture window and new glass-wall shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Stunning garden views with a huge window and a skylight!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Basement toilet/sink accessible thru exterior door in summer
  • Main bathroom is delightfully cottagey and wonderfully renovated with the original claw foot tub and a separate new glass-wall shower. A gorgeous cathedral ceiling with the original beadboard and beams painted white, an antique chandelier and a huge picture window with plantation shutters add to the room's sunny atmosphere and shabby chic charm. Powder room is adorable with it's slanted v-board ceiling, beadboard walls and window facing the gardens, a skylight, and a gorgeous leaded-glass window offers beautiful garden views. There is a toilet and a sink in the basement laundry area that is accessible either thru an exterior door that leads into the walk-out basement from the side yard or thru the staircase under the trap door in the kitchen. It's really only convenient for "emergencies" but it's also nice to have there while doing laundry or after putting the kayaks or bikes away in the basement after use (or when coming in from the beach with sandy toes!).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New Beautyrest Black mattress, ocean views, flatscreen, A/C.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Ceiling fan, A/C, new quality mattresses, high-end bedding.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King bed, two highest-quality twin inflatables, upon request
  • Three Bedrooms sleep up to 9 in beds: Master Bedroom features a brand new KING-SIZE Beautryrest Black mattress, gorgeous ocean views (including a lighthouse!), beamed bead board ceiling, a 32" Samsung Flatscreen, a ceiling fan and room A/C, Mary Kaiser designer bedding ensemble with matching Loveseat and gorgeous iron bed from Restoration Hardware. Brand new 100% Egyptian Cotton Percale sheets and two fluffy comforters. 2nd Master Bedroom also features a KING-SIZE Beautyrest mattress, ocean views, a 32" Samsung flatscreen, a ceiling fan, a comfy reading chair with beautiful ocean views and a room A/C. Brand new Egyptian Cotton Percale sheets and fluffy, custom designed bedding ensemble. 2 high-quality twin inflatable beds provided upon request. 3rd Bedroom features super comfy double and twin beds and features all new quality mattresses, a ceiling fan and room A/C and high-end bedding from Restoration Hardware.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Willard Beach neighborhood is the hottest and most in-demand vacation destination (and place to live) in the entire greater Portland area and is prized for it's "walkability". There is a locally-owned but nationally recognized bakery within an 8-minute walk of the cottage that has been featured in Bon Appetit and the New York Times and was awarded the distinction of one of the "Top 10 bread bakeries in the United States". Scratch Bakery is famous for their individually handmade bagels and has a vast array of breads to choose from, a huge assortment of individual-sized desserts, incredible coffees, breads, cookies, soups, sandwiches, salads, fine cheeses, fine wines, etc. It is a huge draw in the area and our guests (and most locals) often make daily trips to Scratch for the bagels and breakfast pastries and coffees in the morning and later in the day for bread for dinner and desserts (we do!). Also within walking distance of the cottage are several great restaurants!


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average rating of 4.939394 based on 34 reviews

Waterside cozy retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This place is such a gem! Immaculately clean, yet so homey and accommodating. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything we needed (especially with 2 young kids) and the dining and living area has exceeded expectations. The water view from the couch with the added ambiance of the most realistic and warm gas fireplace make for the perfect Hygge experience. The beds are the most comfortable I've ever slept in (and again, water views from bed!) I even emailed the owner to ask her exactly what the mattress, topper, and comforter situation was!) The house is perfectly located for a quick walk to Willard beach or to any of the great amenities nearby like Scratch Baking company. Overall I could not recommend this place more. From the host, to the location, views and beds, everything was 100%.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage and great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a lovelier stay. The cottage is adorable and perfectly decorated. We arrived to a raoring fire and a freshly baked cake! It just got better from there. Walks on the beach (first time our dog ran free on a beach and in the ocean, it was a delight to watch her) and cozy evenings having dinners prepared in the gorgeous kitchen. Add to this beautiful bed linens and piles of soft white towels!

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, warm and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was such a wonderful cottage. It truly felt like a home throughout the stay. It was cozy, comfortable and had such a warmth to it. Marilys is a great host and made every effort to make the stay as welcoming as possible.

Our puppy stayed with us for the weekend as well and Marilys was very accommodating with him too. He felt right at home!

The neighborhood around the cottage is lovely too. You are surrounded by beautiful homes and nice neighbors, and right along the ocean. It was so nice to sit at the table in the morning and drink coffee with a beautiful view of the water! And Portland Head Light is about 1.5 miles away and is a great walk or run there and back (3 miles in total).

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

A stunning home and gardens, well-equipped and very comfortable! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there....peaceful, quiet, amazing beach and views! We took advantage of take out at Terra Cotta Pasta and a great meal at the Honey Paw in the Old Port. We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed 10 days at this property. We were greeted warmly and given the full tour. Everything was super clean and the house is warm and inviting. The hosts Marilys and Robert were readily available and quickly attended to any problem. The kitchen had everything you will need and our family loved riding the bikes around the neighborhood. Thanks for such a great stay! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Fabulous summer stay in cozy Willard Beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband, adult daughter and I adored our stay in this charming cottage by the sea. Marilys could not have been nicer or more accessible. She answered every question, made wonderful recommendations for where to eat, and even baked us a cake to welcome us to this wonderful home. We loved the garden, firepit and huge outdoor table with umbrella, where we had breakfast every day. We totally adored the big fluffy beds, the fully equipped kitchen (even including coffee for the coffee maker!) and the plethora of beach towels and giant bath towels. Everything about this was magical, and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marilys Scheindel
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Marilys Scheindel

I have enjoyed owning and operating our other two furnished vacation rental homes for over 10 years now (one is Homeaway property #132471) and have been looking for the perfect third vacation rental home to offer our guests for over three years! We wanted to find a home that we could downsize into when our kids leave for college and make that home available as a vacation home for the next 10 years until that time. We finally found our dream retirement home and are pleased to offer it to you as our guests!

Marilys Scheindel purchased this house in 2015

Why Marilys Scheindel chose Willard

This property was described to us months before it went on the market, at a time when we were considering placing offers on other neighborhood homes. Based on what we had heard abut this property, we reluctantly passed on other beautiful homes, holding out for this one to finally come to market. We have been so thankful every day since buying it and can not believe our good fortune in being the party selected to buy this special home among the many other offers the buyers received within two days of the home being listed for sale.

We fell in love with this home the minute we turned the corner and saw it from the outside. There is a very magical quality about this home that immediately cast a spell among us as we walked down the long stone path and through the lush and beautiful English gardens towards the cottage. It is difficult to describe the special feeling you have when you approach this home through the beautiful "secret gardens" that you walk thru to reach the cottage. Once inside, we could see why the former owners had described the property as their "slice of heaven", and knew we had to make this home our own.

What makes this house unique

There is a special "magical", happy vibe (good energy is what most people say) that everyone notices as they enter this home. You just don't want to leave! Although the happy feeling of this house is happy to pinpoint, exactly, there are certain elements that don't come through in the ad that do contribute to this. The views are better than they appear in the photos and you can see the ocean from more places in the house than what is depicted in the ad. There us is a sunny quality about the home that is not particularly reflected, as taking photos of a sunny room can be quite a challenge. The floor plan is very welcoming--it's one of those homes that gives you a hug when you walk in. Taking a bath underneath the huge window is amazing! My teenage daughter likes that you can actually get a suntan while taking a bath--the sun streams in that brightly. All I can say is that it is the "happiest" house I have ever owned and we will never part with this house. It will be in our family forever. It's a house that you never, ever want to leave or part with.

This home also has a stone path adjacent to it which leads you to Willard Beach and Fisherman's Point--a gorgeous grassy knoll which we had been visiting for years. From Fisherman's Point, you can see while away the hours and enjoy the ever-changing scene of the Portland Shipping Channel and the Islands of Casco Bay. In any given hour, you may see cruise ships, freighters, tug boats, ferry boats, schooners and every other type of vessel pass by. It's a very special spot, from where you can enjoy interesting and beautiful views of the islands across the narrow shipping channel, in addition to two WWII forts and beautiful Willard Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Marilys home was magical, peaceful, relaxing and extremely comfortable. Marilys was lovely, accommodating and hospitable. All was ready for us. We felt free and at home. Did not want to leave. The beautiful healing natural light entering each room, the open areas and the coziness of the decor, made it a perfect vacation. We, for sure, are looking forward to stay at Marilys in this or any other of her lovely homes.
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
David's 388
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Willard Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $245 + Tax
Cleaning and Linens Fee $245 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pets considered with pre-approval and $245 pet fee per pet. Pets must have prior approval prior to entering the home or your security deposit will be at risk.

Please note: This home and location is not suitable for any type of party, gathering or event that would include guests beyond those approved to stay at the house. This is a strict policy and no parties, gatherings or events are allowed.

Winter Holiday Rate: $2875/week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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