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Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


Life is better with an ocean view! Yes, we are VERY close to the beach! Yes, we have OCEAN VIEWS! We are a 10 minute drive into Portland AND we have a gorgeous area here with lots of things to do and see! This is NEW to the market! This is our newly renovated and decorated Ocean View Vacation Rental. Since I am a decorator, I change the inside around with different fabrics and furnishings to keep it fresh and beautiful. It will always be well thought out and lovely for you. I love it and I know you will too! It is a bright, clean, well decorated, and comfortable unit that will delight you! Located in the quiet beachfront community of Willard Beach with OCEAN VIEWS from inside and from the deck that will captivate you while you sip your morning coffee or evening glass of a cold beverage with a brand new grill. Its a 2 minute walk to the Willard Beach- right down the street. Five lighthouses are just minutes away-The Portland Head Light, Bug Light and Spring Point Light and Two Lights. The beach is beautiful and there is a lot to see looking into the ocean, Casco Bay, including Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse, Peak's Island, sailboats, lobster boats, and much more. We just had a brand new sliding glass door installed at the end of the first living room which goes directly out to the deck on that end. you can also access the deck from the kitchen. Willard Beach includes a short stroll to Spring Point Light and after that is Bug Light. It truly is a delightful beach with tons of scenery and wonderful scents of the ocean. Ocean side strolling and hiking can also be found at Fort Williams Park which is adjacent to the famous Portland Head Light just a short distance away. Just about 10 minutes from downtown Portland and an easy straight drive to get there right over the bridge. Also, just a stroll to restaurants and bakeries. Located in a beautiful little seaside area, Willard Beach. We also have private beach access to another beach about 10 minutes away as well which is in the town of Cape Elizabeth. Ask us about that. Its our little piece of land with water views and a deck and is a short walk to that beach. We have a 2 bedroom also that is not much more expensive and has great views and in same area! Its #3955037 so check that out too. Its a great place for 1 or 2 people or for 3 or 4! Look at it, if you will. You'll love it too.

Ocean View is gorgeous and has new new furnishings, great deck, a new high quality queen size bed and bedding along with a high quality pull out queen sofa from LL Bean by Mitchell Gold. There are 3 brand new flat screen SMART TVs WIFI & NETFLIX streaming too. You access your own spacious private deck right off the kitchen through the door. Deck furniture, a wonderful view and a gas grill await you. New Smart TVs, as well as Wifi and cable are part of the amenities. We provide beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, sand toys, nautical canvas bags and info for your excursions. New outdoor shower for getting that wonderful Maine sand off of you. We stock our kitchen with essentials plus! We made a little country pantry that we have fun with and stock it with a lot of goodies. This is a stunning, very clean, lovely, and bright vacationer's dream! Ask Beth for any ideas about doing something extra special for your loved one(s). Maine has lots of opportunities for special vacation extras and she has great ideas for vacations, holidays, or special occasions. This will be a fun and beautiful place to spend your vacation. If you would prefer a 2 bedroom look at our other place-3955037. It is gorgeous and has great views, nice deck, and decorated very well too. Its nicely priced as well. Feel free to ask me more questions about our 2 wonderful vacation rentals with beautiful ocean views, 2 minute walk to beach, well appointed and comfy interior with big deck and its even a short drive to the city of Portland, Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, and much more! Thank you, Beth

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Elisabeth (Beth) Vose-Gimbel & Paul Vose
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Elisabeth (Beth) Vose-Gimbel & Paul Vose

My husband, Paul, is in the real estate field in Maine. We love our community and are active in it. We own a panoramic photography business too. Paul does most of the photography. You will see some of his art in our place as well as stores in Maine including The Portland Head Light and Maine's most famous retail store. I run the photography business as well as am a merchandiser and decorator and I run these wonderful Vacation Rentals. I love doing this and meeting all of you! I have decorated this place for you and know you will be happy with it. I still volunteer for son Jack's First Grade teacher and after 10 years of being in Brown Elementary School most people recognize me. Jack volunteers doing "engineering projects" with the First Graders in between his sporting seasons as well as on days that he has home games which start after 3:00. He keeps us busy with all of his sports including basketball, lacrosse and soccer and is a high school junior as of this fall. He is working for our great local grocery store, Hannaford, in the Produce Dept. This is the best store around! Paul and I are active in the Boosters of the three sports he plays. We also are involved in other community activiites and non-profits. Jack can be seen around the neighborhood doing landscaping and odd jobs. He also is a referee for lacrosse, basketball and kids' soccer games. He now works in the produce department at the best local grocery store, Hannaford. Paul, Jack and I spend time working on our places so you will most likely see us somewhere around the area too.

Why Elisabeth (Beth) Vose-Gimbel & Paul Vose chose South Portland

This property is NEW to the market -just finished late June 2016 with NEW furniture, NEW high quality queen size bed and bedding, a GREAT deck to capture the OCEAN VIEWS, quiet neighborhood with respectful neighbors and a new outdoor shower to get the Maine sand off of you. Just a stone's throw, a 2 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH. Also, walk to Bug Light, Spring Point Light, or take a short drive to Ft Williams Park and to the world famous Portland Head Light . Portland is just a 10 minute drive straight over the bridge. There is much to do and see in Portland too which is a charming seaside city that includes boating, sight seeing tours, quaint shops, museums, Casco Bay Ferry Lines, excellent boating and excursions, etc. Freeport is about 40 minutes away and is home to the famous LL Bean Retail Store along with outlet shopping and fun eateries. There is a lot to do and see year round in our area. Its simply gorgeous and fun here. Cape Elizabeth is approximately a 10 minute drive and is home to Two Lights lighthouses, Two Lights State Park, Crescent Beach and more. Its a quaint little town with some fabulous restaurants as well including Ruby's, C Salt and The Good Table. The highway is easy to access if you plan to travel north or south. The airport is a short drive from Ocean View as well.

What makes this condo unique

You will find this newly refurbished vacation rental a dream with new furniture, new deck, new high quality queensize bed and bedding, 3 new Smart TVs with WIFI & Nexflix streaming, big yard, grill, outdoor furniture and magnificent views of the ocean and very quick walk to beach and lighthouses- just an amazing place to vacation! We also have a 2 bedroom near here which is also very nice with ocean views, deck, etc. It is priced well too so you can ask me about that or check it out or VRBO/Home Away #3955037. We live nearby in this delightful community and call it home for all of the reasons you will delight in this area for your seaside vacation. Email or call me, Beth, for any questions and possible off season long term rental rates or about our other vacation rental. I can always call you back if you leave me a message. Do a fun get away and ask me for help with special thoughtful ideas for decorating or excursions. Its always fun to surprise and delight your loved one so think about this being the perfect time to book a get away with some extra thought put into it. Valentine's Day! Anniversary! Romantic get away! Holidays! Girls weekend! Couples vacation! Family Vacation! St Patrick's Day Fun! I am very good at parties and celebrating as well as decorating so will give you ideas and if I can I will help you with the festivities. Life is too short not to enjoy seasons by the ocean!


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Portland International Jetport

The quiet beach, Willard Beach, is a very short walk-down the nearby cross street which is probably a 3-4 minute walk for an average adult. This beach is peaceful and full of amazing views of the ocean! Three magnificent lighthouses are minutes away from this ocean view. The Greenbelt is nearby for a walk around So Portland -much of it along the waterfront. Port Harbor Marina is within close proximity and hosts a bountiful boating community. Scrumptious restaurants including Elsmere BBQ, Scratch, David's 133, Cookie Jar Bakery, Ice Cream Shops, and grocery are all nearby. The famous Portland Head Light, Spring Point Light and Bug Light are close by and are fascinating to see. Ft Williams Park is adjacent to The Portland Head Light and has ocean side walking trails, a beach and amazing views of along the ocean. You can picnic there, talk walks, play some sports, swim or just admire the seascape. There are even old forts to discover. This is a really fun and beautiful area of Maine and we are proud to call it home. This unit and location are a vacationers dream!

Portland is just over the bridge and is approximately a 10 minute drive. Its a charming little seaside city that has a bountiful amount of activities to enjoy. Casco Bay Lines takes you to the Islands of Casco Bay. There are sailboat, lobster boat and fishing charters. There are kyack rentals as well as bike rentals. Portland is a foodies dream with an amazing amount of restaurants and cafes. You will enjoy your time in this small city.

In Cape Elizabeth, which is approximately a 10 minute drive, you can see lighthouses, Two Lights, and Two Lights State Park. We have private beach access nearby which we can tell you about if you are interested. There is a little stretch of beach, Kettle Cove, where you can park and enjoy walking on the rocky shoreline. Paddleboarders are often seen there as well as the lobster fishing community. CSalt Gourmet Eatery is on your way for scrumptious breakfast sandwiches or lunch. Rudy's and The Good Table are near there too, both of which are yummy places to eat.

This area of South Portland we are in, Willard Beach, is a quiet beach community that is close to Portland. Its easy to get on the highway to go north or south if you desire some time in Freeport, Kennebunk, Boothbay Harbor or many other beautiful towns. It is also easy to get to charming little Cape Elizabeth or Scarborough. Its a little slice of paradise. We love it here!


Willard Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No loud noises. No parties. No smoking, no candles, no incense, no open flames in condo or on grounds in any area of property.Please respect our condo
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , This is a clean cheery blue and white bathroom.
  • Blue and white bathroom with tub/shower. New glass shower door, new fluffy white towels, and new accessories. Bright and cheerful.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Lovely high ceiling with detail, high quality queen size bed, new luxury bed linens, and new Smart flatscreen TV-WIFI & NETFLIX streaming. Lovely gentle light engulfs the room. Room will reflect the quintessential charm of the sea. You will be pleased. We have an Aerobed that we can bring over if you would like it for any reason. We want to make your stay a fun and memorable one! There is a brand new high quality LL Bean pull out sofa in the livingroom made by the upscale Mitchell Gold designers.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We really want to make your experience a wonderful one. We try to accommodate with many extras. Come and stay at Ocean View. Ask Beth about helping you plan a special occasion for your loved one(s) during your stay. Holidays, long weekends, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. She has great ideas and can possibly help with additional decorating. We try hard to make your stay amazingly special and memorable. We can't wait to meet you! This is an amazing area with a ton to offer.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Perfect! Look No Further!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was impressive. The location was perfect. Close enough to the waterfront of Portland but far enough away from the traffic and crowds of people. This VRBO exceeded our expectations. It was beautifully decorated and all the extras that the owners include are amazing. There is an amazing snack pantry with about a dozen different snacks. There are soups in the cabinet and frozen pizzas in the freezer. Beth left us milk, yogurts, waters, cream cheese, and other cheese in the refrigerator. There were several different types of teas and coffee. The bathroom was stocked with makeup wipes, shampoos, soaps, etc. The place was immaculate. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and Beth went above and beyond with special surprises for us. The unit has lots of brochures and a thoughtful binder with helpful tips for restaurants and sightseeing. The deck was relaxing with a beautiful view. The beach is just around the corner and Beth has chairs, towels, boogie boards, etc. Lots of books and boardgames in the unit. I cannot recommend this place enough. Some people have a special gift of pleasing people and Beth surely does. It was pretty amazing. It's going to be hard for other VRBO's that we stay at to live up to this one.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you had such a special anniversary vacation. I love sharing our little slice of paradise with others. I really do have a wonderful time helping you all have stellar vacations. I was interested to hear what you thought of all of the breweries you checked out. There are so many of them. It was a pleasure to have met you and I hope our oaths will cross again. Warmly, Beth
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Ocean View for our honeymoon towards the end of September. We had an amazing time there!

I can’t say enough kind things about our host, Beth. She went above and beyond for us from the moment we arrived until our last day there. When we arrived there, we were greeted with welcome signs, which absolutely made us feel so special and at home. Beth showed us around the property and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. The house was decorated with all kinds of romantic decorations along with champagne, chocolates, a chocolate cake from the local bakery, and the sweetest Christmas ornament with our names on it. Beth also got us a gift card to the local bakery there in South Portland called Scratch. So sweet! We bought the sea salt bagels and coffee there at least 3 mornings. So delicious! My husband and I didn’t pack enough warm clothes being from Texas and all… so Beth and her husband Paul kindly lent us some of their own sweaters and jackets. I could go on and on about all the kind things they did for us. Beth truly made our honeymoon so special for us, and it is something we will never forget! We hope to travel back there for our wedding anniversary!

The size and the layout of the condo was perfect! We had so much room, and so many televisions to choose from! The condo is beautifully decorated. The view from the porch was absolutely gorgeous.

The distance to Portland was also great. It was about a 7-minute drive! We did a lot of shopping in Old Port and tried out a bunch of restaurants and coffee shops in the area. Must trys are: Scratch Bakery, Otto’s Pizza, Tandem Coffee, Bart Coffee, Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop, Stonewall Kitchen, Street & Co., Red’s Eats (in Wiscasset, ME), etc.

If you want to adventure outside of South Portland, we traveled to Boston, MA in two hours. Portsmouth, New Hampshire is only an hour. We also traveled to other cities in Maine. This condo was the perfect location to see a little bit of everything!

We highly recommend staying at Ocean View!

-The Novoas

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great fun to have you both here on your honeymoon from Houston. I wanted to make your time extra special after all of the turmoil you had experienced in your area. Besides you were both adorable and that made it extra fun. I really was so happy to have you stay with us. I hope I'll see you again. Thank you.
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Denver, CO

Very comfortable! Owner went our her way to make sure we had a great stay. Would definitely return.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable with everything you could want plus much more. Location to beach, sightseeing close, porch view... relax or hop in the car and be minutes of great seafood @ Saltwater Grill. If you like fuzzy blankets, hot drink, comfy couch & watching ships/boats go by or walking on the beach give this place a try. Special snack pantry was a real treat! Beautifully decorated, true to a Maine Coastal stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had fun on your mini vacation from CO. You were both so fun that I was sure you had adventures to tell me about-and you surely did. Ha. Thank you so much. I hope you'll travel back east again.
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Wind Point, Wisconsin, USA

Top notch!

  • 5 of 5


- Location

- Accommodation

- Amenities

- Cleanliness

- Decor

- Host

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. It was fun to have met you both. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you again.
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Gorgeous Maine retreat

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous Maine retreat and a quick 10-15 minutes from downtown Portland. The condo was immaculate and perfectly decorated. Such a comfortable bed! Snacks and a stocked pantry. Coffee, butter, waters stocked in the fridge. A gift card to the local bakery was left for us. The bakery was a 2 minute walk away and probably the best bagels we've ever had. Willard beach was also a short walk away-cute little sandy beach, so fun to watch the boats go by. Above all, the views! Spectacular! Already planning our next Maine vacation. Our host, Beth was beyond accommodating. A big thank you to Beth for making our stay so amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had such a wonderful time. As you know, I love this area and its so fun to have nice guests like you. You are my first guests from Alaska! I will look forward to your return and possibly a move here?! That would be great. Thank you again.
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Fabulous rental and even more fabulous host!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say??! Our stay at Beth's condo was far and away the best rental experience we've ever had!! The condo is wonderful-bright, beautifully decorated, and has plenty of space! We loved the two sitting areas where one could watch TV while the other read. And we especially enjoyed the lovely deck, where we relaxed as we watched the boats going by. Willard Beach is just around the corner and the fabulous Scratch bakery (AMAZING bagels) is just a few blocks away! We loved staying in this beautiful, quiet area with downtown Portland just a hop, skip, and jump away.

And Beth-the most amazing hostess you could ever ask for! You want for nothing. Snacks in the pantry, milk, seltzers, and more in the fridge, fresh coffee, and a gift card to Scratch Bakery! She also knew from speaking with me before our arrival that we enjoyed craft beer. She very generously picked some up for us and left them in the fridge for our arrival! Her generosity is astounding. These little touches to personalize our visit were like nothing we've experienced before. You can tell that Beth puts her heart into making sure that her guests enjoy their stay. She truly is an incredible hostess.

Please don't let this rental pass you by! We had such a wonderful stay and now would never consider staying anywhere else when we visit Portland. We'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know how much you both loved the Portland Craft Breweries. You taught me about breweries I did not even know existed. Beer on the deck with a great view! Ha. It was really fun to have you both here and I am looking forward to seeing you this winter again. Thank you so much!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

-This is absolutely non-smoking property
-This is in a neighborhood. We ask consideration for noise levels in this quiet beach neighborhood.
-Check in is at 4:00, check out is at 11:00
-When you check out, please leave property in the same condition as when you arrived.
-Refund if canceled at least 60 days prior to arrival date
*Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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