The SpaceThe guest bedroom is a nice big spacious room. The queen-sized bed has a nice new comfortable mattress. I also have a slightly smaller guest room called " Surf & Beach Room" that is available on Airbnb. This bedroom has nice window views to the trees. Guest have full access to the kitchen and bathroom are on the first floor. There is a washing machine and dryer. The back deck that looks over a large, lovely backyard and the woods. The fields have beautiful wild flowers and a natural border on pine trees separating us from the neighbors. It's very much a peaceful spot to relax and enjoy nature.
The house is set back from the road, making the guest room very quiet with only the sounds of nature. The house sits on 2 acres, so trees and the space separate the neighbors. This a peaceful setting but near many attractions (see The Neighborhood below.)
This is a great place to stay if you want to be near the ambiance of Portland, the beautiful beaches, seafood restaurants and outdoor activities, without paying Portland or beach house prices!
My home is centrally located, very close to two beautiful beaches expanding 6-7 miles long. There are many other beaches with in a short distance and even a couple listed as state parks. I am only 20 minutes to Portland which is the food hub on Maine with everything from lobster rolls, wood fired pizzas to Indian and Japanese food. Portland even offers Foodie Tours. See more in ( the Neighborhood section( about things to do here for all the seasons, Maine is truly a wonderful vacation state all year! Guest AccessAs a guest, you will have access to a shared bathroom that is down stairs, kitchen, the living room and the deck outside. When it comes to using the kitchen, I perfer it be used for mainly having cereal, making sandwiches to take to the beach and minimal cooking.
The living room off the kitchen with a couch and recliner for guests to rest and read. You have access to wifi here. Interaction with GuestsI will be here to show you around most times and help answer any questions you might have. I'll be happy to assist you in finding a place to eat or go out and just have fun. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing my beautiful setting and all the things to do and see in southern Maine.
I ask you check in before 8 pm if possible. If you'll be later I just ask you communicate this so I can make sure to be available. I usually have people checking in after 3-4pm as I work. If you need to check in earlier or later I just ask for you to communicate your needs and I will do what I can on my end. The NeighborhoodThe 6-7 mile long beach between Pine Point and Old Orchard is only 5 miles down the road. Our Salt Marsh is home to many sea birds and the Eastern Trail goes across it. Land Trust trails meander through meadows and woods less than a mile away. You may want to canoe or kayak at the marsh, walk or bike on the Eastern Trail, explore the Land Trust, or just relax on the deck. There are wonderful places to eat nearby as well, with lots of fresh seafood available at the lobster and fish restaurants near Pine Point. And of course Portland with all its restaurants, bars, music scene, and art galleries is only about 20 minutes away. You can cruise to the Casco Bay Islands on the ferry from downtown Portland as well.
Fall in Maine has many wonderful Fairs everything to the Fryburg Fair, Common Ground fair, to the Cumberland Fair. Maine truly has some of the best fresh Apples one can find. I live only 15 minutes from the Snells Apple orchard and Doles Apple Orchard. Apples truly a real sing of Fall in Maine. There are even some wonderful events that happen around the theme of Fall in Portland. The Brewery's which Portland has many begin selling Pumpkin craft beer. So come on up and enjoy, you will not be sorry,
Maine in the Fall you will find the colors are gorgeous and one you don't want to miss. For Fall hiking I am only 45 minutes from Bradbury mountain which has two separate sets of trails, easy to much more difficult. Pleasant Mountain is an hour away. Douglas mountain with views to Mount Washington and is only 45 minutes away. I am only 1.5 hours to the White Mountains that are in Maine and 2.5 to the NH part of the White Mountains. So there is a lot of hiking available in easy access and very beautiful in the Fall
Maine in the Winter has many things to offer as well. My home is close to two great ski mountains. One is a family mountain called Shawnee Peak and a much larger mountain called Sunday River. Both of these are no longer than 1 1/2 hours away from my home. I am located 15 minutes to the Old Port in Portland, 30 minutes to Freeport, 22 minutes to Kennebunkport and 40 minutes to Ogunquit. I have cable, parking spaces, plowing in the Winter, Hi Speed Internet,.
My home is close to everything on the East Coast of Maine. 45 Minutes to New Hampshire ( Portsmouth ) Getting AroundThere is no public transportation in my area. I will be happy to give you directions. The house is within a short drive to the Maine Turnpike, Rt. 295 and Route 1. Other Things to NoteMy dog Skylar is a rescue dog, who is shy but warms up to friendly people. He will often be with me in the kitchen. I prefer not to have other dogs in the house, though I will consider specific requests. My home is LGBT friendly!