About the property
- Cottage1200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, sleeps 5
Located 60 steps from Willard Beach in South Portland, Maine, the Birdhouse at Willard Beach is the perfect place to kick back and relax. A comfortable seashore cottage located in a quiet, family neighborhood; the Birdhouse is a dog friendly (sorry, no cats) cottage with three bedrooms (a queen and a single downstairs and two twins upstairs) and one and a half baths. Furnished in eclectic and informal cottage style, you will find all of the comforts of home.
Willard Beach is a little known gem – a mile long sandy beach just minutes from downtown Portland. With a seasonal beach house with restrooms, snack bar, showers and a playground it is the perfect place to spend a summer’s day. From the house as well as the beach you can enjoy a great view of the islands, Casco Bay and the ship channel. The Birdhouse at Willard Beach is a short walk not only to the beach, but also Willard Square – home of Scratch Bakery and Willard Scoops, a homemade ice cream shop. Also within walking distance are several restaurants, lighthouses, parks and a live theater, and it’s no more than a 10-minute drive across the bridge to downtown Portland.
The Birdhouse at Willard Beach is a fun and informal house with three bedrooms, one and a half baths, and all the amenities you could wish for: Flat screen TV, DVD, Wireless Internet, W&D, dishwasher, gas grill, an outside deck and fenced in yard. We invite you to bring your well behaved dog (with deposit), but must regretfully ask that you leave your cats at home.
Susan and Tony
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Susan and Tony
While we live most of the year in Washington state, we love to spend as much time as we can in Maine, where our sons both live. We frequently drive from coast to coast so our basset hound, Ernie, can come with us. Since we cannot be in Maine all the time, we really enjoy sharing our cottage with others when we cannot be there~ and love hearing about what they enjoyed while at the house.
Susan and Tony purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Susan and Tony chose Loveitts Field
We used to own a house on Peaks Island, and while it was great, we find that we love being on the mainland and watching the ferry go by without having to try to catch it in order to get home! The Willard Beach neighborhood has always been special. We used to bring the boys to the beach when they were small and we lived in Portland (many years ago) - and now they get to come visit it as adults ~ and Ernie gets to walk on the best dog beach in southern Maine!
What makes this Cottage unique
How can you not love a house that is steps away from the beach, one of the best bakeries in New England AND a homemade ice cream shop? Previously owned by a lobsterman whose hobby was making unique birdhouses, we fell in love with the cottage as soon as we saw it.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great little house near the beach
What a wonderful little house! Not only was it clean, well-equipped, and very comfortable, it was steps from Willard Beach! We spent a few days with old friends visiting the area and eating that good Portland seafood and very much enjoyed staying at the Birdhouse.
The cottage was nicely furnished and the kitchen was fully stocked!
This home is in a great location, very clean and the kitchen is well stocked. Loved taking our dog to Willard Beach which is only steps from the home and during certain hours, dogs are allowed off leash on the beach. Found quite a bit of sea glass too. The neighborhood is very walkable...Scratch Baking Co. has the best bagels made fresh each morning. David’s 388 Restaurant was very good...would recommend sitting at the counter and watch them cook. Only a 10 minute drive to Portland. There are several lighthouses within walking/driving distance. Susan and Tony were very easy to work with...even called to make sure all was well and to see if we had any questions. We hope to stay here again.
The Birdhouse is inviting, fully equipped for our needs, dog friendly was a bonus!
We had a great experience I highly recommend especially if you are looking for dog friendly vacation!
Cottage Home Happiness
Grammy, mom, dad, 3 year old and 7 month old) at the Birdhouse really enjoyed our stay and did not want to leave. Hosts Tony and Susan, most congenial and helpful. Kitchen had all the utensils we needed for cooking, closed-in porch treated us to a view of the ocean and outdoors even when it rained, 3 year old was up early to go to the beach, in pajamas! Everything was in tip top shape. Location very convenient for accessing the Portland area, walking, plenty of places to eat - Scratch, David's 388, Terracotta, Otto's and more. We look forward to staying here again sometime.
Perfect house 2 relax in
Great location 100 yards from the beach. The beach was dog friendly and allowed off leash walking. The house was clean and had everything that we needed for vacation. The house had a small fenced in backyard perfect for our dog. The house was real close to portland and we would uber therw for nights out great time great place
Looking for something to do while you stay at the Birdhouse at Willard Beach? Walk or bike the Greenbelt Trail and the Spring Point Shoreway, take a picnic to Fisherman’s Point or the breakwater at Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, explore Fort Preble or Bug Light park and Cushing’s House Museum, bike or walk to Fort Williams Park and the Portland Head Light, buy fresh lobsters and have a feast, go out to breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at one of the great restaurants in the area, walk to Willard Scoops for an ice cream cone, watch a sunset from the beach, visit artist’s studios, see a play at Portland Players, go into Portland and visit the world class Portland Art Museum, shop in the Old Port, or take a ride to the islands on the Casco Bay Ferry. Or stay home, curl up on the couch in front of the fireplace and watch the ships go by on Casco Bay, play a game of Clue, do a jigsaw puzzle, read a book (which you can take with you when you leave if you haven’t finished it yet) or cook a gourmet meal in the well equipped kitchen.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pet fee: $50 per dog. No cats allowed. Longer term off-season rentals by arrangement ~ please inquire;