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Member since: 1998
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Speaks: english

Be Near Willard Beach on a Budget (1 BR)

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 180 nights

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South Portland Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)


Cheerful brightly colored, first floor furnished efficiency apartment within walking distance to Willard Beach yet very affordable. If you've been longing to spend time in Maine in the summer to enjoy our beautiful beaches, rocky coast and lobster this is an affordable yet comfortable way to do it. This will be the nicest budget vacation rental you have ever seen!

The apt has a separate bedroom that is bright and sunny with a queen bed. The other room has a galley style kitchen and living room combined.

Stack-able washer/dryer in the unit, stand up shower (no tub) in the bath.

Private entry-way from the front door.

It's a clean fully furnished and decorated unit in a great location. We are located in Willard Square right across from the famous Scratch Bakery and now also famous Willard Scoops ice cream shop (we own it!)

You can walk to the beach, it's only one third of a mile or if you prefer to drive with beach chairs, cooler etc. there is a parking lot located close to the beach.

Enjoy a quiet vacation while blending in with the locals at Willard Beach, South Portland, Maine. Willard Beach is a small, mile long, sandy neighborhood beach with beautiful views of Casco Bay, the islands and the ship channel that leads to Portland Harbor. Stroll in the sand at dawn and see the local fishing boats head out to sea. Soak up the sun and salty sea air at South Portland's best-kept secret!!

Walk to a wonderful local restaurant (David's). Drive three miles to Portland's Old Port district which offers shopping, night life, and a variety of outstanding restaurants. Take the Casco Bay Lines ferries to local islands for biking, dining, or exploring. Short drive from I-295 which leads to Freeport, Maine, home of the world famous L.L. Bean and numerous outlet stores.


Keywords: Cute Efficiency apartment, one third of a mile from Willard Beach.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 1998
Call Owner
Speaks: english

What makes this studio unique

walking distance to a great restaurant (Davids), Scratch Bakery, Willard Scoops ice cream, pizza and italians at Diepietros and of course Willard Beach.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Be Near Willard Beach on a Budget (1 BR)
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Cute and Clean in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was adorable, affordable and in a wonderful neighborhood close to the beach. We loved our time at Willard Beach and were very comfortable as a couple staying in this unit. The bed was comfy, there was a small stack-able washer dryer for convenience and the decor was bright and cheery. Owners were very accommodating and accessible since they live in the neighborhood and run the local ice cream shop next door. If you are seeking an affordable, clean vacation rental during the peak of summer in Maine this is it!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love this little corner of South Portland. Just a short walk from the beach, this immaculate apartment meets all our needs. Minutes from the city and the beaches, great bike rides, super restaurants and Fort William. We are already booked for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review Leslie. So nice to have you back and I love hearing that our guests enjoy the apartment and our beautiful neighborhood. Since you've booked two vacations here in one summer I'm thinking you should just move here! See you again in August.
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Two week stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. Everything was very nice and comfortable. It was a short walk to the beach and really close to a wonderful coffee-deli-bakery and ice cream shop. Very relaxing!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Don and Marilyn! You were easy guests to have and we always feel really happy knowing that our guests were comfortable and enjoyed our beloved neighborhood. Hope to see you again sometime. Jen and Paul
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Charming Apartment close to beach

  • 4 of 5

This cozy apartment was a perfect solution while visiting family in the Portland area. Clean, well maintained, colorfully decorated, with amenities like beach chairs, it was a good deal. Close access to the beach and shore walk a bonus. Owner helpful with answering questions. Nearby Scratch Bakery, Willard Scoops Ice Cream were hard to resist. In fact busy bakery was the only drawback, since its popularity draws drivers as well as neighborhood walkers, and traffic noises/car doors can interrupt attempts to sleep in on the weekend. Will definately stay here again on next visit to Maine.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

GREAT place!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely charming - an incredible value. The place is even better than it appears on the website. The nearby beach is rugged Maine, the neighborhood full of colorful houses with tons of character. The bed is super-comfortable, the kitchen fully equipped. The owner clearly had fun decorating and cares about guests' stay. I'd rebook in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paddle board rental also available at Willard Beach. Lots of fun.


Rates & Availability

South Portland Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 2 2015 - May 31 2016
180 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2016 - Jul 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
August through Labor Day Week
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 8.0%

Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday, check in 3 pm check out 11 am

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South Portland Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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