Great house, great spot. This is home base for exploring historic Portland (called America's foodiest small city) and its surrounding areas.
The house: 1930's style Bungalow that's comfortable and cozy, but roomy enough to not feel small, with a big deck and bigger back yard (camp chairs and 6 ft. pop-up table avail for outside eating). The yard is fenced in, which is great for kids. Parking, grill, cable, WiFi, washer & dryer, and lawn games (weather provided) are all available.
This is my home. If I'm renting out a room and am in town, I continue to use my bedroom, which is upstairs. If I'm out of town, you might be able to get the place to yourself!
The spot: At the bottom of Meeting House Hill, this part of town is in the middle of all good Portland/South Portland things. It's just over the bridge from downtown's waterfront, shops, parks, music venues, amazing farmer's markets, islands (via ferry), and renowned restaurants and bars. On this side of the bay, it's about a mile from popular Willard beach (walking distance) and a handful of cool lighthouses. Just up the hill are David's 388 restaurant, Beal's Ice Cream (best lobster roll for the price), and Scratch Bakery (get the salt bagels). And dessert at Red's Dairy Freeze is steps from the house. Coming soon are legendary Otto's Pizza and a down-home BBQ joint. South Portland has its own farmer's market just down the street, every Wednesday.
The bungalow is just off RT77, which leads to Cape Elizabeth, more lobster shacks, a mess of great beaches, and historic Fort Williams park. Nearby beaches: Higgins, Ferry, Kettle Cove, Crescent, Scarborough, East End (Portland).
Walking and biking trails trails run through Portland and this part of South Portland, as do kayak launches. Red Sox games are only 1.5 hrs away in Boston and their AAA team, the Sea Dogs, has its home right here in Portland.
All prices include Maine Sales Tax.