About this listing
Large ground floor 2 room suite in 1850's Greek Revival home in downtown Brunswick. Entirely private with separate entrance and dedicated parking space, 1 block from Maine St. shopping, easy 5-10 minute walk to Amtrak and Bowdoin College campus.
NEWLY RENOVATED SPRING 2015! This spacious ground floor two-room suite includes a light-duty kitchen and full bath. Queen bed & TV in one room (door can be closed for privacy) and kitchenette/living room with comfortable pull-out double futon couch in the other. Individually-controlled heat and AC and free Wi-Fi.
Complimentary breakfast basics (whole grain cereal, dairy and almond milk, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread, coffee, tea) supplied in your kitchen!
NOTE: Absolutely no smoking, no pets. We strongly prefer inquiries that include an informative airbnb profile and photo.
We offer our weekly renters complimentary use of our washer/dryer by appointment.
Patio/garden privileges in summer!
ADD'L SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Schedule permitting, we are happy to pick you up or drop you off in Portland at the airport, train or bus stations for an add'l charge. Please ask about rates. As always, pick up/drop off at the Brunswick Transportation Center is complimentary.
Interaction with Guests
We can help you as much as you like with travel information during your stay, from the best dining options to cool out-of-the-way and authentically Maine destinations.
Looking for someplace a bit more affordable for 1-2 guests? Please check out our other listing on airbnb: www.airbnb.com/rooms/2255684
We are situated in the historic Brunswick Northwest Neighborhood where you can stroll among the stately homes built in the mid to late 1800's, many with beautiful grounds and gardens. Quick access to the Androscoggin River walking/biking trail.
There is a public transit bus stop directly across the street. Good supermarket and Brunswick Transportation Center (with bus and train connections) are a 5-10 minute walk away. Freeport is only 10 minutes south by car, Portland 20, and Brunswick is situated at the entry to the coastal route north for Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Rockland and all destinations beyond.
Other Things to Note
In the summer/fall, there is an excellent farmer's market on the Brunswick Mall downtown on Tuesdays and Fridays. Off season, a popular "winter market" is held on weekends in the refurbished Cabot Mill (10 minute walk). Brunswick has two art movie houses, one in the mill and one downtown, as well as a multiplex theater 2 miles away at the Cook's Corner Mall. The very fine Bowdoin Museum of Art is open year-round and free of charge. In the summer, the Maine State Music Theatre and Bowdoin International Music Festival present first-rate popular and classical entertainment.
Absolutely no smoking, no pets. IMPORTANT: Please make every effort to plan your arrival in Brunswick between 2-8 pm. However, with adequate advance notice, we are happy to provide earlier check-in (when possible), as well as after-hours self-access.
The host's warm welcome, deep knowledge of the town and thoughtful provision of breakfast items made our stay in this spacious and well-planned suite a supremely pleasant and comfortable one.
I chose this place based on its proximity to Bowdoin College, where I was attending a writing conference. The suite was easy walking distance from daytime classes and evening readings, a major bonus. Henry and Martin were easy to communicate with and very knowledgable about the area. There were plenty of breakfast options and snacks, which made us feel very welcome and at home. One thing that struck me about the suite was how safe I felt--I knew where the first aid kit was kept, the fire extinguisher. The furnishings were a little bit different than pictured, but still comfortable.
Martin made everything very easy for us. His Appartment was beautiful , spotless clean, very well equipped and very homely and comfortable. We had a lovely stay. The area was great,there is bakery literaly at your door and Restaurants a few minutes walk. The Area was very safe and very nice. It was the perfect place for us , we were a family of 3 but it is very roomy and easily accomadates 4 people. Thank you Martin and we hope to come back again.
Marty and Henry are wonderful hosts. Their house and garden are artful and welcoming. The apartment was comfortable and spacious and the kitchen well stocked for breakfasts and snacks. The restaurant and shopping recommendations were perfect for us. If you are a foodie you will love staying here. Marty and Henry used to own a restaurant and the apartment is full of cook books.
After all the great reviews that Martin has, all of them so true and precise, it is hard to add anything new...
Stayed at Martin's with my daughter, to visit Bowdoin, and it was the best Airbnb experience I've ever had, and that as an Airbnb host myself I've learned a lot with him!
Walking distance to Bowdoin, as well as to many places to eat/shop.
Beautiful house, impeccably clean and comfortable.
Loving touches all over the place, that make you feel truly at home.
Martin was a great host and very accommodating. He was kind and greeted us at the door despite our late night flight schedule.
The place was a pleasant surprise. Martin mentioned he had recently renovated prior to our arrival. I must say that he did a fabulous job! The place is exactly how I picture Maine when I visit our family... cozy and inviting. The suite had everything that you could need for your visit, even light food in the fridge! Martin has stocked the place with many "extras" which were appreciated.
Thanks so much for making our trip to Maine very comfortable and memorable.
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About the Host, Martin
I am a professional classical musician and my husband Henry works as a manager at Bowdoin College. We are former restaurant owners here in Brunswick and can give you excellent guidance with dining and recreation options in the region.