Th 1900 Colonial has been updated with modern comforts like a stylish kitchen and bathroom, with IKEA furnishings throughout.
Just 15 minutes from downtown on a quiet residential street with friendly neighbors. You will love your experience here.
This listing is for rental of the entire furnished home. This is a privately-owned home, with the owners (Chris & Mike) living close by to ensure a seamless stay.
This is a very popular booking - we think you'll be very happy here.
This home offers the best of both worlds: set in a quiet neighborhood in Westbrook, 1/2 mile from the Portland border and 15 minutes from downtown. You are an EASY jump on the freeway a mile away, which will take you to Freeport or Kittery for awesome shopping. Beaches are an easy 20 minute drive. And all of this, without the hustle and bustle (and parking woes) that come with staying in town Portland.
You'll love the clutter-free simplicity of our home and the quiet street we live on.
Lots of room out back to play, gardening to tend to, if you like, and a great big driveway for your car.
You are perfect for this home if you are a couple who doesn't want to lose the comforts of home while you're away - we have everything here to make you feel at home. Or if you are a business executive who enjoys stylish, contemporary furnishings. Or perhaps you're a young family with small kids who can't imagine hotel life at the rates they charge and would love the 1500 square feet here.
Our favorite parts of the house are the outrageously comfy beds, the sunny rooms, the awesome back deck for morning coffee and evening wine (and entertaining, if you have friends in the area), a moderately spacious bathroom with quasi-rainshower head, the shiny hardware floors, crown molding, and the 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 cold nights, just flick on the gas fireplace and cuddle up. I have put a lot of thought into this home and people who stay with us through airbnb regularly mention how beautiful they find this home.
I'm a chef and therefore have every appliance you can think of. If you like to cook, you'll enjoy the kitchen and being able to cook dinner and watch the news at the same time; I had a 26" TV hooked up during the kitchen renos and love this detail.
We have wifi and a 42" TV with basic TV in the sunroom, which is our favorite room in the house. But it's also a cozy space to relax with family and friends.
If you like flowers, I have a full perennial garden out back.
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 love the neighborhood - it's so quiet and the neighbors are very friendly. We're a rather tight-knit group and all look out for each other. It really feels like home here. I got so lucky when I bought this house five years ago.
As for location, it's just 1/2 mile from the Portland border and two grocery stores. There is a Chipotle and a sushi bar just up the road.
Driving into town is easy - it's a straight shot. Just take one road into town with light traffic and you're there in 15 minutes, tops. There, you'll find Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.
The airport and bus stations are also very close by. About 10 minutes, each, by taxi.
Guests have full house access, including the well-stocked kitchen, gorgeous deck, and back yard full of flowers. Please make yourself at home.
You can take care of all of your laundry while you're here, too.
Arrivals welcome to check in at 2PM, with checkout at 11am.
No smoking, please.
Interaction with Guests
We're always available by text, email or phone anytime you need us!
The 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.
The 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 Note
You will love this house if you are a couple who loves their comforts of home, are on business, or have a young family. It's very comfortable here with a ridiculously comfortable master bed. It's also a very easy drive into town. Nearby is a Dunkin Donuts if you choose not to use the espresso machine or French press and just up the road is a Chipotle. There are two grocery stores within a mile for everything you need.
Pets are not allowed and there is no smoking on the property.
Being this was my first time booking with AirBnb, I had my trepidations about booking a place for my family and I for the holidays. But to my relief, the home was exactly as advertised. Actually, the pictures don't do the place justice. Up to date kitchen, hardwood floods(which I love) and a bathroom that was dream come true. Located near just about everything you could need(supermarkets, retaurants, etc), we couldn't ask for a better spot. Our host was very accommodating, knowledgeable and laid-back. The process to rent and interactions with our host , were simple, quick and as stress-free as possible. My family and I were very comfortable and felt incredibly lucky to have found such a gem on AirBnb! Would definitely come again.
Chris and Mike were the perfect hosts. They went beyond the call of duty to ensure that we were comfortable and informed. As for the house, I can't say enough about it. We love Colonial style homes and all of the details within. The home is beautifully appointed, airy, spotless, spacious, and well lit. The location is perfect distance to downtown Portland and I-95. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were sad that we had to leave...
EXCELLENT! Exactly as described! Clean and well kept. Only spoke to Chris via phones, but she's very friendly and accommodating. Great base for a Portland visit.
What a delightful stay. The house was immaculate, everything was as described in the listing. The house was on a leafy, dead-end street - there was no through traffic and the neighborhood was lovely. We didn't get to meet Chris or Mike, but between emails and texts through Airbnb, any questions we had were answered and we were fully briefed on the house and it's contents. A wonderful experience
We had a wonderful experience in this cozy and stylish home. Chris was not with us during our stay, but she was extremely helpful with all of my questions, answering all my emails right away. She also left us goodies in the fridge which was very sweet of her! The neighbourhood is quiet and friendly, and a pleasant 15 minute drive to downtown Portland. It is so worth staying here considering how high the prices can be in a hotel or B&B in the center. This home is spacious and neat and easy to feel comfortable in right away. I would recommend this place to anyone who doesn't mind taking the car to the center every day, which is a short drive. I will definitely be back here with family or with friends :)
Chris and Mike were wonderful hosts and made our experience very enjoyable. The listing description was very accurate and the location of their home was extremely convenient. They keep a very clean home and made sure to prepare all necessary arrangements prior to our arrival, which made our stay very easy.
I would recommend this listing to all airbnb users looking to enjoy a relaxing vacation in Maine!
Lovely neighborhood, not far from downtown Portland by car. The house was clean and as described in the ad. The beautiful backyard in which to have a cup of coffee in the morning was a delightful plus. Hosts were gracious and friendly.
Hello! We are Mike and Chris - local Mainers born and bred! We love to eat good food, listen to live music, ride our antique motorcycle, spend time singing and dancing with family and friends, and garden, amongst other things that get us out and about. We love our home and keep it clutter free, immaculate, and organized so that you can enjoy it, too.
We are avid travelers, having worked in 4 different countries, and visiting many states over the years. Mike loves St. Thomas and Chris would love to get back to Paris soon.
We live nearby and will bend over backward to ensure an awesome stay! You are in good hands with us and if we are available, would love to grab a drink downtown with you!
If I've left off any details, please let me know. We have many references (at least 32), as we rent out the house regularly. We are very much looking forward to your stay.
Chris & Mike