Cozy Room - Sunny, Quiet, Lovely

House - Private room · Rosemont Avenue, Portland, ME 04103, United States

Clean, comfy home ... an inviting retreat. On a quiet, tree-lined street with plenty of free parking. Breakfast cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, and juice come with the room. Ten minutes to the airport or downtown; twenty to the nearest beach.

Your host, Doug
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Clean, comfy home ... an inviting retreat. On a quiet, tree-lined street with plenty of free parking. Breakfast cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, and juice come with the room. Ten minutes to the airport or downtown; twenty to the nearest beach.

The Space

This is a cozy, corner room in my 3-bedroom house. Simply furnished with a full-size bed, it has a built-in closet and large windows that offer plenty of light and cross-ventilation.

The room is cooled by a small fan or window-mounted air conditioner in Spring and Summer. Fall and Winter it’s heated by radiators.

Just across the hall is the shared full bathroom. This has the original cast iron tub combined with a shower. There's plenty of hot water!

Seventy-years-old, the house is well maintained and very comfortable. Surrounded by flower and veggie garden beds, there's also a large shade tree out front that helps keep things cool.

(NOTE: For those with allergies - me included - this house has been a non-smoking, pet-free environment for at least the past 15 years.)

What I offer is a relaxing, home-away-from-home experience. Light and bright, this is a peaceful place to be.

Guest Access

The whole house is yours, including the kitchen, where there’s plenty of room for storage in the frig and cabinets. You're welcome to use the washer/dryer down cellar. Wireless high-speed internet reaches everywhere.

Interaction with Guests

I love welcoming guests into my home. I’ve lived in Maine since the early 70’s, so I can help with directions to almost anywhere. I have maps, menus, brochures, and a list of my own favorite places to recommend.

The Neighborhood

I live in Deering Center, the largest Portland neighborhood immediately west (inland) of the city. It includes a small, locally stocked market, 3 fine restaurants, 2 coffee shops, a post office, library, 4 parks, and more. Everything is within a 10-minute walk.

Getting around

For your car there's plenty of free on-street parking. The bus stops at the end of the street. (I have free bus passes for guests. If you'd like them, just ask.) A taxi from the airport costs about $10. Bikes from nearby shops rent for ~$25/day, $125/week. Driving time to downtown Portland or the airport is 10 minutes …… to nearby beaches (7 of them): 20-30 minutes …… to LL Bean: 25 minutes …… to Boston or New Hampshire's White Mtns: 2 hours …… to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park: 3 hours.

Other Things to Note

This is an "Instant Book" guest house, which means .... If on the calendar you see the room is available for your dates, you've reviewed the full listing, determined this is the place for you, and you're ready to go, just click “Instant Book” (top right), and you're room is reserved. I’ll be in touch soon.

Leaving town later then the check-out time? Need somewhere to put your bags? I'm happy to hold them for later collection.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The reservation was canceled 21 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • Great experience! Doug's home is immaculately kept. It is warm and welcoming. The proximity to downtown Portland and to the public buses was perfect since I was visiting the city without a car. Doug is helpful and informative. I definitely hope to stay the next time I am in town.

    April 2014
    Response from Doug:

    Do come back, Colleen! And thanks for mentioning the buses. Reminds me to tell folks that, lately, a number of guests have used them. All say they're quick and easy. The stop is a 5-minute walk from my house. The #4 buses run every half hour to town. And on weekends they take less than 15 minutes in or out. NOTE: To encourage use of our Metro bus system, beginning in May I'll be providing FREE day passes to any guest who'd like one.

    April 2014
  • We spent two great nights at Doug's house! Doug was very welcoming and he spent some time giving us advices and suggestions for our road trip in Maine. The house and bedroom are very comfortable. Lots of respect in this house! Thanks again Doug for your hospitality.
    We strongly recommend this address for those looking for a close to portland downtown location at a very good price.

    April 2014
    Response from Doug:

    Glad you enjoyed your first visit to Portland. It was fun to 'show you around.'

    April 2014
  • Staying at Doug's was great.He has a nice and cozy house in a safe neighbourhood.

    April 2014
  • Lovely place to stay. Very clean and quiet house. This is our second time staying with Doug while in Portland and we're happy. Will return on our next work trip to Portland.

    April 2014
    Response from Doug:

    Glad you're happy! See you in the Fall.

    April 2014
  • Doug is an incredibly gracious host in a wonderful city. I would not hesitate to stay here again!

    February 2014
  • an authentic Maine experience. Doug was very informative about Portlands "to dos", very nice generous hospitable host and cozy accommodations.

    October 2013
  • Nice clean comfortable home with helpful, friendlyand relaxed host.

    He gave us an excellent introduction to the Portland scene.

    We felt at home. His castle was our castle.

    We recommend highly

    October 2013
  • Great place to stay in a nice neighborhood of Portland, Maine. Doug was an excellent host. Friendly and clear with communications about his home. His house is very clean and my fiance and I felt very welcome there. We will stay there again when we're back in the area.

    October 2013
  • Doug's place was my first AirBnB experience and it was great. Nice, clean, quiet. Doug gave useful advice on what to see and was very friendly while still giving space. A little ways from main waterfront/downtown, but no problem if you have a vehicle.

    October 2013
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Sixty-years-old, I'm "Pop" to 3 grown children, all very special to me. I work as a nurse at a nearby hospital and love patient care. I'm also a hospice volunteer. I enjoy working with my hands (gardening, carpentry), riding my bicycle, scootering around town, or motorcycling the back roads of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. I also enjoy hiking, kayaking, sailing, swimming, and scuba diving. I especially like hanging out with good friends and meeting new people.
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