Gloriously large living room, with original wood base board floors.Look for the orange door!

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Welcome to your spacious, comfortable, artsy home away from home in a Victorian duplex walking distance to all downtown Portland has to offer. With nearly 100 five star reviews you can be confident this is the perfect accommodation for your stay.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $95
Weekly Discount: 21%
Weekend Price: $125 / night
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The space

Comfortable furniture, original hard wood floors, ample space, lovely light and unique details in this artistically arranged apartment in our two family home will provide the perfect digs for your Portland adventure. "Each time I came back to the house, I felt so at home. Catherine and David and the boys made my stay here so easy and comfortable," wrote our recent guest Lauree of her stay here. (We had a few guests prior to listing here.) Cozy while rugged and built for kids and or pets, this first floor dwelling combines the best of a homey setting in an urban environment.

Guest access

-Off street parking (in our driveway)
-Private full apartment
-Ample bedroom w/big closet, bureau, antique writing desk, new queen size mattress
-Linens and towels provided.
-Additional queen sized sofa bed available for living room use
-A large bathroom w/shower and bath
-Well equipped kitchen w/ stove, full size fridge, coffee maker, microwave
-Coffee/tea provided including fresh cream
-Comfortable living room w/ a television (local channels, note cable is not provided) DVD player, and free wifi.
-Laundry services available upon request.

Interaction with guests

We look forward to meeting our guests, and being available to help you make the most of your Portland stay. We are super easy to get along with, and look forward to the chance to share a cup of coffee, or hot cocoa with you. We also appreciate that some gets prefer full privacy and will take our cues from you. One of us is often available during the day. You will hear our busy little feet upstairs, as we return from school.

The neighborhood

We are a three-five block walk to
a crazy mix of restaurants
the arts district
theaters (Portland Stage Company, Merrill Auditorium)
museums (Portland Museum of Art, Children's Museum)
Old Port/ Casco Bay Ferry
East End beach and promenade.
Maine College of Art
Maine Medical Center
YMCA (with two pools and gym)

The nation's oldest farmer's market (May-October) is down the street in a spacious tree lined park with a new playground, baseball fields, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts.

Getting around

We are minutes from Amtrak, Greyhound and Trailways, and five minutes from the airport. We are happy to offer airprot/bus pickup.

House Rules
No smoking

There is no smoking in the house.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

172 Reviews

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Andrew User Profile
June 2017
Catherine was an outstanding host! She surprised us with some very charming & thoughtful newlywed decorations, as my wife and I are on our honeymoon. The aparment was bright and lovely, with lots of unique decorations. It was about a 20 minute walk to the waterfront. Although we never got a chance to meet, Catherine was very communicative, friendly, accomodating, kind, and thoughtful. She stocked the kitchen with plenty of nice light breakfast treats, including various fruits, yogurt, granola, and milk. The only thing that required some getting used to was the bed, which was a bit harder than we prefer. Overall, we had a fabulous time and would highly recommend staying at Catherine's place!

Hank User Profile
June 2017
Highly recommended: the apartment was exactly as described, Catherine was solicitous but unobtrusive, and we had a delightful stay.

Lauren User Profile
May 2017
Catherine was a great host! Her communication was great and she made herself available for anything we may have needed. It seemed like she had thought of every little detail that may be needed. The apartment was spacious and in close walking distance to all of downtown Portland's attractions.

Erica User Profile
May 2017
The Inn was the perfect spot to spend our two nights in Portland. Catherine was responsive and helpful. The location was excellent--very walkable to many shops and restaurants and right across the street from a wonderful farmers market. The Inn was clean and spacious and the kitchen was stocked with cooking essentials. Would definitely come back and stay again!

Meghan User Profile
May 2017
The location is perfect for exploring Portland. Catherine and her family are so friendly and helpful. I felt extremely at ease staying here. The place is gorgeous!

Kelli User Profile
May 2017
Catherine and David were amazing hosts ! They were very good at contacting you to see if your needs are, how everything is going and with any updates. House is very cozy, had everything we could need to enjoy our time in Portland. Would defiantly stay here again.

Steven User Profile
May 2017
The Inn on Grant Street was so perfect! Great location, tucked away from the noise yet still withing walking distance of everything! Your hosts made themselves always available, while still allowing as much privacy as needed. Less than a mile walk from pretty much everything one could ask for. The sushi at Miyaki, was amazing, a great suggestion by our hosts. Great visit, if we do travel to Portland again this gem will be our first choice to stay in the city.

Portland, Maine, United States · Joined in October 2010
Catherine User ProfileCatherine is a superhost.

We live in Portland, Maine where Catherine works as a public school teacher, and writer, and my partner David works as a social worker in a nonprofit community organization. We have seven amazing kids between us, only two of whom are not full grown. David is also a musician and avid outdoors person; hiking, biking, kayaking. Catherine loves to create, write, and spend time outdoors looking at leaves, snow boarding, or swimming in a lake. We are easy to get along with, love to help out, and look forward to sharing our home and part of the world with you.

Response rate: 100%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.