Live like a Portland native for a short or long term stay. Park in the driveway and easily walk to every corner of the city. Original pumpkin pine floors, nine foot ceilings, exposed brick, and sunny southern exposure make this 177 year old Greek revival feel immediately like home. A recently renovated kitchen and bathroom offer modern comforts steeped in historic surround.
“Gary's place is outstanding. Just lovely. I got lucky and was able to catch a last-minute reservation after another guest cancelled. The space is beautiful and the history of the house is remarkable. I loved the location in the West End--about a fifteen minute walk down to Old Port, but in a beautiful residential neighborhood that was a much more charming and relaxing place to stay than a hotel right in Old Port. Plus, it's close to the crop of great food options in the West End (Tandem Coffee, the original Holy Donut, Chaval, the new Little Giant...), so you get the best of both worlds. There's a great little park in a unique setting about 30 seconds from the house, and there are lawn chairs in the house to carry with you to go to the park to relax, read, or just watch the gulls catch the updrafts on the Casco Bay Bridge. Gary also has a beautiful peach tree right outside the front door, just in case you're there during peach season. Can't recommend it enough.”
License Number: STHR-000197-2018
“We had a great time in Portland, ME staying with Peter and Julia! The rental is a cozy finished loft above the garage, with plenty of room to relax and a nice level of privacy. When we arrived, they had us all set up with a code to access the space, masks, hand santizers, a few local beers in the fridge and fresh cookies waiting for us on the desk! We were traveling with our dog, and felt immediately welcomed in by our hosts, there was no awkwardness about having our pup with us. We were well accommodated with room to walk him and dispose of his messes. We also enjoyed using the shared space of the outdoor patio to sit in the evening and relax after a day of exploring. A+ rating for making our trip comfortable and easy, even during a pandemic.”
5 minute walk to Congress square. 10 minute walk to the top of the Old Port- [walk time- tested with two unfocused dogs]. We are very centrally located on the Portland peninsula. 5 to 10 minute walk- to all Portland has to offer; restaurants, galleries, parks, shops, and two farmers markets. Just a few short blocks from the State Theater, Portland Museum of Art, Portland Stage Company, Art's district, Old Port area, and Congress Square.
“Carolyn’s place was wonderful! Location, like stated in other reviews and the apartment’s description, is in a neighborhood that’s a bit of a walk from downtown and had a lot of homeless people in the general area, but we never felt unsafe. The little patio area was a great place to start the day with a cup of coffee or end it with a glass of wine. So cozy and private. The apartment itself is adorable with TONS of character! So smartly decorated with lots of books to flip through on the bookshelves. Maybe an odd thing to point out, but we loved that there were lots of table lamps and no overhead lighting, you would choose the rooms’ ambiance. Beds and pillows were super comfy and each bedroom had bedside tables on both sides (something that’s often overlooked in a lot of places). Carolyn left us some Allagash beers in the fridge, coffee and creamer and ample bags of snacks in the pantry, which was a great touch! Apartment was very clean as well. And lots of extra towels and toiletries in the bathroom. Would definitely book Carolyn’s place again (especially if we can play with the dogs more!).”