Excellent location for visiting Portland! Walk to everything.
About kathryn townsend
I own a real estate company in Cape Elizabeth and love renovating properties! I am passionate about making my rentals upscale and perfect so that my guests enjoy their stay. Should you need anything while you are here don't hesitate to connect with me.
kathryn townsend purchased this Apartment in 2002
Why kathryn townsend chose West End
I have owned this property since 2002 and used to have my real estate company on the first floor. I purchased the property for the location. My husband and I renovated it from top to bottom the year we purchased it and we had a long term tenant in this unit until recently. The entire unit just had a complete restoration.
What makes this Apartment unique
You don't need a car! If you are just looking to enjoy Portland and the city you don't need a car if you stay here. You can walk to everything the city has to offer and we are directly across the street from Bao Bao which is a great dumpling house.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
non smoking only
pets not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Home away from home
This was the perfect location for us, a family of four, while visiting Portland for a work conference/vacation. Great location and cozy space.
Wonderful location, very clean, and very accomodating
Kathy was VERY responsive to questions and a couple of non-critical items. The apartment is very clean and well kept. It has all the critical items required for a weekend stay. The stairs are a bit narrow and steep, going up to the third floor (definitely not for the weak of heart or those with physical issues). The unloading process was fairly easy, as there was 15 minute parking available across the street, then circle the block to the Holiday Inn. This place was definitely walkable to the Old Port and the parking at Holiday Inn was very convenient - we didn't move the car all weekend. Unfortunately, it rained most of the weekend so we weren't able to use the deck. We would definitely go back again and/or look for other properties that Kathy manages! Thank you Kathy!
You were a wonderful guest and a pleasure to speak to! So sorry it rained as that deck is a huge bonus! I would have you back anytime. Thanks again for visiting.
Nice, clean apartment in a great location. Was perfect for our party of four. Roof deck was great.
Clean, well kept pleasant stay
Great location and really enjoyed the amenities. Sharing the bathroom was tough because it's a jack and Jill and you can hear everything but you can't beat the price.
The owner, Kathryn was very accommodating. The property was well kept and she made us feel very welcome. It's a great spot to stay and explore Portland! Super cozy for staying in and cooking the local fare too!
Nice apartment, good location
The location is nice and some of the little things were a nice surprise. It's well-stocked for dishes, glasses, mugs, utensils, etc. It has a full-size refrigerator/freezer, a nice range and oven, and a microwave. A Keurig made coffee time convenient. The shower is excellent. Washer and dryer are tiny but a great convenience. The patio/deck provides even more space for hanging out.
The walk up to this third-floor unit is definitely awkward when carrying luggage; the steps are steep and narrow.
The bedrooms are very sparsely furnished. I prefer a hard mattress so I liked the bed I was in, but if you don't like a very firm mattress consider bringing a memory foam topper with you.
Security was fine - integrated electronic locks with key codes on both the outside door and the door to the unit.
The bathroom is shared between two bedrooms. We had to remember to latch/unlatch the door to the other bedroom when using it. Not a big deal - just something to keep in mind.
Noise - from the downstairs guests, from early-morning traffic, from seagulls, and from late-night revelers in the neighborhood - was more than expected. The old building was definitely not built with sound-dampening in mind.
Reliable parking is two blocks away, in a parking garage on the far side of the Holiday Inn. That parking costs $12/day. The closest supermarkets (Whole Foods and Hannaford) are nearly a mile away, with no other options (e.g. convenience stores, bodegas) to speak of nearby.
Kathryn was very helpful with suggestions for dining and other activities, and she was super responsive by email and text.
Overall - a cute and slightly quirky rental with Old Port charm and some modern updates. Very convenient to restaurants, museums, coffee shops.
Located in Portland's premier West End neighborhood within walking distance to the Old Port, Museum of Art, Children"s Museum, Mercy Hospital, Cross Insurance Arena, many restaurants and bars.
Portland International Jetport is 10 miles away and its just daily train and bus trips to Boston is also just minutes away.