A modern furnished apartment with fantastic views of Casco Bay and the city. The natural light is stunning. What you expect from a home, you'll find here. Everything Portland has to offer is right outside the front door.
Our large and bright apartment is on the 5th floor of a historic, elevatored 1914 brick apartment building located between the West End and the Arts District. This one bedroom apt. features hardwood floors, spacious living room and dining room, period details and modern furnishings. Every room, including the full bath, offer commanding views of the city, Fore River, Casco Bay and the ocean. Watch the big boats come in and out of the harbor as the Casco Bay Bridge opens to let them pass. Our small and fully furnished kitchen has french doors opening onto a balcony perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or alfresco dining.
*The apartment is ideal for one or two guests, but a third guest can be accommodated on our very comfy blow-up mattress or large down sofa.
Interaction with Guests
We strive for great communication. We respond as quickly as possible and like to be clear on what to expect. Communication is key! We like to meet the guests after arrival, give a tour, answer questions, give recommendation, and exchange the keys.
Explore the historic West End neighborhood- the Victoria Mansion is right around the corner or take a 15 minute walk to the Old Port area which is full of shops, galleries and amazing restaurants. The Portland Museum of Art is just a short walk away as are many small restaurants, cafes and bars.
While there is a bus stop directly outside our door, Portland is very walkable with most destinations no more than 20 minutes away.
Please check-in before 6PM. We ask that guests respect the following common sense house rules: lock all doors (including the balcony) and shut windows on departure, don't eat our food (this is our home. if you need some salt or pepper, go for it.), no additional guests unless arranged prior to arrival, no smoking in the apartment (balcony okay), do not use the grill, and be respectful of our neighbors concerning noise.
This was our first time using airbb and it was a very nice experience. Ian's home was very clean nice and located in a great spot, not to mention very nicely decorated. Ian was very accommodating with emails and texts prior to arrival. The only issue was that I wasn't aware we were supposed to get there exactly at six, so we got there at 515 and Ian asked us to occupy ourselves until he was done with dinner, which was fine. We went out to eat ourselves to kill time and we got to his place at 655, and I think he was annoyed. I didn't realize the need to get there exactly at a specific time, the next time I will know.
The listing was exactly as described. Clean, warm, welcoming and well situated for exploring Portland. We had a great time, our stay was very relaxing, and our hosts provided great recommendations for our weekend away.
Ian was an excellent host. The apartment was lovely and accurately advertised. The location is great for a visit to Portland, close enough to restaurants and downtown but also in a very quiet building with great views and sunlight. Would recommend this to everyone!
Ian was great. The Views of the apartment are advertised, and the place is impeccably decorated. We had the place to ourselves the whole weekend.
I highly recommend staying here!
Excellent stay. Loved the light and the apartment views. Location v handy for West End, as well as getting out of town to explore. Apartment was sparklingly clean, and kitchen well equipped when we were snowed in and had thanksgiving lunch to prepare! Thanks Ian.
Excellent experience! The apartment is more beautiful and spacious in person than the photos. Great location, great views, great space. You can walk to many great restaurants and its a quick $5 uber ride to old port and beyond.
Ian and Clifford were very prompt from their first communication to their last and were super helpful on check-in. They had laid out helpful maps, recommendations, tips on Portland. They made us feel right at home and walked us through the entire apartment.
I would 100% stay here again. Thanks again for everything Ian and Clifford?
Ian was welcoming, and the apartment was beautiful. Everything we needed for a weekend away.
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After living in Berlin, Germany, we chose Portland for all the wonderful things it has to offer- walkability, the arts, friendly people, fantastic restaurants and the ocean. I am an interior designer and my partner an architect. We hope you enjoy our place and Portland as much as we do.