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Beautiful WILLARD BEACH Cottage with OCEAN VIEWS ~ 100 yds to beach. Pet friend

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, Sleeps 7-9 ~ 100 yds to Willard Beach! Pet Friendly

NEW TO MARKET!

PLEASE NOTE: If your desired dates are reserved or if you have a larger party, please inquire about our beautiful BRAND NEW fully-renovated vacation home in Willard Beach! 4-5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 12-18+, only 4-5 mins to downtown Portland. It's property #903832.

We also own a beautiful 3 BR, 1 BA ocean view home in Falmouth-Foreside, 10-12 minutes to downtown Portland. See listing #132471.

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 7-10.

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.

Also, if your dates are reserved, please contact us about our beautiful beach cottage in Falmouth-Foreside (property #132471).

More Details

Owner
Marilys Scheindel
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

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 South Portland

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Beautiful WILLARD BEACH Cottage with OCEAN VIEWS ~ 100 yds to beach. Pet friend
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Pearl River, NY
5

Cozy cottage for family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this lovely cottage in South Portland in January while visiting our daughter who lives in Portland. The house was clean, with a vey nice, up to date kitchen, a comfortable living room with a fireplace (which came in handy since the temp got down to 6 degrees one morning). The Danish have a word for a place that is beyond cozy, "Hygge". This house tucked into a beautiful neighborhood a short walk from Willard beach is Hygge!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect, charming cottage by the sea!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the Christmas break as we were visiting family in Portland. The cottage was a perfect, cozy spot to celebrate together. The cottage was set up with some tasteful holiday decorations, the fire warmed us all and the kitchen was well stocked for preparing family meals. Many thanks to Marilys and Robert for welcoming us so warmly and for sharing this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, Ma
5

Extraordinary Stay at Willard Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. Our group of 10 stayed at the Graffam Cottage for a bachelorette weekend. Every room in the house is well appointed, lots of thought put into each 'chic coastal' decoration. We made ourselves right at home in the kitchen which has a plethora of pots and pans. Used the high countertop leading into the dining room as a palate for our brunch smorgasbord! Fireplace gives off lots of cozy warmth throughout. Bedrooms upstairs utilize the space well, fitting numerous beds without feeling overly cramped. We used 2 of the provided blow up beds in the living room, would recommend asking the owner about her other nearby property if you have more than 10 people. Only a 10 min or less Uber ride to downtown Portland activities. Marilys, the owner, is extremely helpful in every way, giving us a planner with advice on which local spots to hit up and she was always responsive via email. Thank you for our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

Willard Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional stay and experience. This cottage home was inviting and comfortable from the walk on the garden pathway entrance to the character and quality around every corner inside. Well appointed with attention to detail. We have no hesitation in considering a return stay. Ideally situated between the opportunities of shopping/dining in Portland and the beauty of Portland Head LIght/Fort Williams Park and Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, this coastal cottage with Casco Bay ocean views from just about every window was the perfect winter retreat. Especially thankful for dealing directly with the owner who was responsive to every question and determined to make our stay worry-free. Extra attention to items such as a freshly baked cake upon our arrival and tasteful decorations for the season were unexpected delights. Thanks, Marilys and family for your hospitality and kindness.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, ME
5

Comfortable, Cozy & Clean!

  • 5 of 5

Our organization was looking for a unique environment in which to host our annual staff retreat. Marylis was spectacular to work with. She was thorough, warm and responsive to all of our questions and needs. The personality of this home allowed us to feel comfortable, cozy, and with ample space to meet and work. It truly helped us to have an at-home vibe while working on our organizational strategy -- not an easy goal to achieve! We could walk to the beach and breathe the salt air during our breaks. It was truly a wonderful place!! Thank you Marylis!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Beach Cottage Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this rental with a group of friends for a weekend getaway and it was nothing short of perfect! The home itself is gorgeous and located in an amazing spot overlooking the water. Everything was spotless when we arrived and there were wonderful little touches that let you know that Marilys cares about her guests. Marilys was very accommodating to any of our requests and very quick to respond and make sure that everything was going well for us. The home itself is exactly what you'd picture for a nice beach getaway and really gave us a feeling of being on vacation while still being just outside the city. I have zero complaints and the weekend could not have gone better. I am excited to stay here the next time I'm headed to the Portland area.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Ellsemere
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
David's 388
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Willard Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Loveitts Field House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Post Holidays
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,475
$3,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$345
Fri,Sat
$1,675
$4,875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
April Vacation
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,485
 
 
April
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
From
$425
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,075
$7,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$495
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,475
$8,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Holiday
May 22 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$465
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
From
$795
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,075
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2017
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$445
From
$545
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,675
 
 
Pre Holiday 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
From
$395
Fri,Sat
$1,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,875
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$345
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$2,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Linens Fee $225 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $195 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pets considered with pre-approval and $195 pet fee.

Winter Holiday Rate: $2875/week.

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Amenities

Loveitts Field House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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!).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New Beautyrest Black mattress, ocean views, flatscreen, A/C.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King bed, two great inflatables + extra twin in frame avail
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Ceiling fan, A/C, new quality mattresses, high-end bedding.
  • 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, a twin bed with headboard/footboard (can be moved into room), 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. 3rd Bedroom features super comfy double and twin beds (plus an extra twin bed and two hi-end inflatable beds upon request), features all new quality mattresses, a ceiling fan and room A/C and high-end bedding from Restoration Hardware.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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