The SpaceWe have been told repeatedly by our guests that this vacation home finds itself in an ideal location for a Portland getaway AND that it feels like home.
Eco-Friendly Bath & Cleaning Products
Turkish Cotton Towels
Compost & Recycling
Off-Street Parking for Several Cars
Quiet & Safe Neighborhood
BBQ Grill & Al Fresco Dining
Very Well-Supplied Kitchen
A lovingly cared for, spacious, comfy, cozy house with lots of amenities like bbq grill, awesome deck, large yard, well supplied kitchen, board games, Apple TV.
Simple, chic, and well-appointed with plenty of room to spread out.
15 minutes to downtown on a quiet residential street with friendly neighbors.
Avoid the crazy parking and noise of Portland and stay just over the border in Westbrook in our peaceful residential home - a quick 15 minutes to downtown Portland. It's an easy hop on the freeway to LL Bean 20 minutes away. Or perhaps you'd like to hit the beaches - you have your choice of several within a 25 minute drive. You'll find two groceries stores within a mile and many restaurant options nearby.
Your favorite parts of the house will be the outrageously comfy beds, the sunny rooms, the awesome back deck for morning coffee and evening wine and entertaining, spacious bathroom with quasi-rain shower head and unlimited hot water, shiny hardware floors, crown molding, and quiet residential street.
You'll also enjoy the Ikea kitchen and bathroom, the teak dining room set, the Crate & Barrel living room couch, and, for chilly fall & winter nights, a gas fired fireplace. In summer, enjoy the fire pit out back.
We have put a lot of thought into making this house feel like a home for our guests. If you have an appreciation for the European way (quality, simplicity, design), this is a nice place to rest while in town.
You will note that the house sleeps 5. We have a small 3rd bedroom with a futon, which is perfect for a couple of small children, a teen, or a 5th adult who doesn't mind the smaller space. Keep in mind there is only 1 bathroom, so if you are staying for an extended trip, you may want a larger space than what we can offer.
We have provided many kitchen appliances - rice cooker, Ninja blender, food processor, ice tea maker, large slow cooker, waffle iron, immersion blender, toaster oven, French press coffee maker (no grinder), water kettle, and even a fondue set. And of course, the kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, gadgets, utensils, sheet trays, and lots more. If you like to cook, you'll enjoy the kitchen and being able to cook dinner and watch the news at the same time on the 26" TV.
Enjoy reliable WiFi and a 42" TV with Apple TV with basic channels in the sun room, which is a favorite room in the house. It's a cozy space to relax with family and friends.
The crème de la crème is the back yard. You'll love to put your feet up and lounge on the back deck. And don't forget the gas grill for dining al fresco. If you like flowers, there is a full perennial garden out back. Whatever you choose, the air is fresh, and life is good!
You'll enjoy parking in the driveway and not having to worry about living in the city where street parking is no fun. You'll also love the neighborhood - it's so quiet and safe on the dead-end street, and the neighbors are very friendly.
The airport and bus stations are also very close by. About 10 minutes, each, by taxi.
Providing you with responsive, reliable, and friendly service is what we're all about. I'm the owner and my very handy partner is Mike. He fixes anything that goes wrong and mows the lawn, while I make sure that the house is clean and comfortable.
*Please note, due to the volume of inquiries, we do not do holds on this house. Until you make and pay for a booking, the home is considered available to other parties. We recommend reviewing the calendar for available dates and making a booking as soon as you are committed. Thank you for your understanding.
Chris & Mike Guest AccessGuests have the house to themselves including a well-stocked kitchen with pots, pans, gadgets, utensils, dishes, bowls, baking sheets, supplies like aluminum foil and cling wrap, hand towels, paper towels, dish and dishwasher detergent, cabinet storage space, and all of the aforementioned appliances. It is our second home, so everything we'd need to spend the night and create gorgeous meals is there - even salt and pepper, a few vinegars and oils, and a selection of teas.
We've also provided conveniences like all bed and bath linens, plus extras like shampoo, body lotion, conditioner, tissues, and even a sewing kit for when you need it. It should feel like home.
And on that note, there are visitor guides galore to help you familiarize yourself with the area.
You can take care of all of your laundry while you're here, too.
Arrivals welcome to check in at 3PM, with checkout at 11am.
No smoking, please. Interaction with GuestsWe're always available by text, email or phone anytime you need us! We find that guests find the check-in and out process very easy and that meeting is not necessary. However, we're attentive and want to make sure you have what you need. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is the best!! Everyone is friendly, it's kid friendly, and there is lots of street parking. Only 1/2 mile from the Portland border, it's the best of suburban living. Getting AroundThe bus stop is just at the end of the street and takes you right into downtown Portland. Guests have reported that it's pretty easy, but having a car is definitely an asset if you're planning on doing a bunch of sightseeing. Other Things to NoteI lived in this house by myself for the last 5 out of 6 years. I turned it into a vacation rental after a month-long trip to California, where renting it was a necessity. While away, the rental requests kept coming at a furious pace, and I kept accepting. Upon returning home, I needed a place to live, so Mike & I purchased a small condo! Turning my home into a vacation rental has been the most fun. Upgrades are continual and my attention never waivers from making my home a home for you.
This property has been completely renovated over the last 6 years including new siding, bathroom, kitchen, lighting, paint, decks, and landscaping. Our lifestyle approach is very much a sustainable one, with chemical use at a minimum, recycled products at a maximum, and the overall tone of our house being one of European design.