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Apartment in 1910 home very private

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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720 sq foot 2 story apartment with private entrance in a home built in 1910. The apartment has its own private entrance.

Walking distance to most Portland attractions including Deering Oaks Park (.25 mile), and Portland's Arts district (.75 mile).

The space

720 sq foot 2 story apartment with private entrance in a home built in 1910, which has been modernized but still has most of the original vintage charm. Think Shabby Chic; not granite counter top redo. The apartment has its own private entrance.

Walking distance to most Portland attractions including Back Cove (.5 mile), Deering Oaks Park (.25 mile), Portland's Arts district (.75 miles) and Portland's Old Port Area (1.5 miles). Literally feet to the University of Southern Maine Campus.

Easy access to US295, Portland Jetport, Amtrak DownEaster and Bus.

Off street parking for 1 car.

1 large bedroom with California king size bed and walk-in closet. 1 additional room (really a landing not a complete room) with 1 queen bed. The bathroom is immediately off this room.

1 bathroom with shower/tub. Must walk thru smaller bedroom to get to bathroom.

Complete galley style kitchen with electric 2 burner cook-top, microwave, refrigerator, pots and pans, basic food stuffs, utensils. The basic food stuffs allotment will include at least the below:
Milk powder
6 Eggs
Olive oil
At least one of English muffins, bagels, bread.
There are several grocery stores within walking distance of the apartment.

Please check our calendar for availability. Any date that has not already been reserved may be booked. There is no need to contact us prior to booking for availability questions.

Sorry no pets allowed.

There are 10 steps involved to get from the first floor up to the bedrooms and bathroom which are on the second floor. If you have trouble with steps this room is probably not for you.

The TV has Netflix only.

Only the large bedroom is air conditioned.

Guest access

You have access to the entire apartment.

Interaction with guests

We do not interact with guests unless asked. Of course we are available for questions or issues via email and phone. We also live in the same house in which the apartment is located.

Be aware that we go to bed at 10 PM and will not be available until approx. 6 AM.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 20 / night after 3 guests
Weekly Discount: 17%
Weekend Price: 119 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please be aware that there is no smoking allowed anywhere on the premises. Sorry no pets are allowed, many of our guests have allergies.

Parking for 1 car only!

The parking area has both video and audio surveillance.

We do not accept children under 12.

Check-in time is after 3:00 PM
Check-out time is 12 noon

We expect quiet after 10 PM.

Guests must leave the apartment as they found it. This includes the below:
All food stuffs discarded or properly stored.
All dishes washed and put away.
All spills cleaned.
All trash/rubbish in the waste or trash bags.
Any used bedding stripped and piled on the bed for pickup.
All used towels in the laundry hamper in the bathroom.

If we get snow while you are staying with us it will be your responsibility to shovel your car out. We will provide a shovel. We have the plow guy come once per storm. Also if your car is in the driveway when the plow guy comes you will have to move the car so that he can completely clear the driveway.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Steep norrow stairs



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

227 Reviews

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Shea User Profile
August 2017
This was our second time staying here! We love it. The apartment and its location are both awesome! Thanks again Joseph !!

Kristen & Matt User ProfileKristen & Matt is a superhost.
August 2017
We (a couple) stayed here while passing through Portland. The directions for finding the home, checking in, and checking-out expectations couldn't have been more clear - everything was spelled out completely. The home was comfortable, especially the beds. The kitchen was a little tight for someone looking to do major meal prep, but why would you want to when you are so close to Portland's great restaurant scene? We chose to drive to the downtown area, and were there in under 5 minutes. We could have walked in about 30 minutes according to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). We had the pleasure of meeting Martha, who was very friendly and welcoming, and Joe emailed us shortly after arrival to make sure we had what we needed. We would definitely stay here again, and recommend to someone looking for an affordable accommodation in Portland!

Patricia User Profile
August 2017
This place is clean and spacious. It's kinda like visiting your great Aunt Gertrude's place- lots of varied wallpaper in each room! Lovely bed quilts though. It has potential but could use an uplift. It's a 40 minute walk to downtown and Back Cove. We felt is was adequate. Perhaps it would have come alive if we had met the host....

Stephanie User Profile
August 2017
Joseph's home was absolutely beautiful and very spacious! It was a perfect place for my friends and I to stay. We really enjoyed hanging out by the picnic table and it was a perfect location close to downtown and near several parks. Very clean - definitely would recommend!

Caitlin User Profile
August 2017
Located close to everything, clean and friendly hosts!

Stephanie User Profile
August 2017
Great little apartment in a quiet neighborhood in walking distance of Thompsons point. Score!

Eileen User Profile
August 2017
Nice to find eggs, muffins, and coffee available for breakfast. Hopefully host will clean couch, chairs, and replace throw pillows before next guest arrives! Nice to have Joseph check with us shortly after our checkin to be sure we had everything.

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Joseph User Profile

Martha and Joe both grew up in Freeport, Maine. Joe knows a lot about what Maine has to offer, including the off the beaten track places that aren't in the tourist publications. Martha is a fiber artist, with an active studio in the house where she gives classes on knitting, spinning, doll making, quilting...

Martha is also an accomplished maker of scones and other breakfast fare. Joe will be making the coffee.

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Response time: within an hour
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