This newly listed and newly renovated Willard Beach carriage house blends contemporary amenities with old-world charm in a friendly, seaside neighborhood community. It boasts the ideal location for an unforgettable Maine vacation: Just a 5-10 minute walk from one of southern Maine's most beautiful beaches, this vacation home is also perfectly situated between Portland's famous Old Port district (an 8-minute drive) and Cape Elizabeth's spectacular Fort Williams State Park, home to Portland Head Light,
the most photographed lighthouse in the United States (within walking distance just 1 mile away).
The carriage house sleeps up to six adults: private bedroom with queen bed, sleeping loft accessible by Maine apple orchard ladder with queen mattress, and pull-out sofa bed. Four-foot-square skylight illuminates the loft and living room. Brazilian cherry floors throughout and hemlock beams create a unique modern aesthetic. Full kitchen with Corian and tile counter, dishwasher, and stainless appliances. Charming updated tiled bathroom with full bath. Small laundry area with washer and dryer. Stone patio overlooks fenced yard.
Willard Beach (5-10 minute walk): Stroll on this quiet sandy beach with a panoramic vista of the Casco Bay Islands. Snack bar and playground for children.
Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth (1 mile): The quintessential Maine experience, this park is home to ancient forts and Portland Head Light.
Portland's Old Port District (3 miles/8-minute drive): Nationally renowned for its quaint boutiques, noted art galleries, and eclectic restaurants, the cobblestoned streets of the Old Port are famous for nightlife and amazing eateries, second only in restaurants per capita to San Francisco.
Casco Bay Islands (Ferry terminal 3.5 miles/10-minute drive): Take a ferry to one or many of a string of islands just off the coast. Visit Peaks Island (15-minute cruise) where you can rent bikes, enjoy a meal and ice cream, and stroll along winding roads, or, if you prefer, travel about an hour by boat to the remote Cliff Island for an authentic Maine island getaway.
L.L. Bean (25-minute drive): This world-famous shopping outlet is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Spend the day and enjoy the savings at dozens of outlets, including Banana Republic, Gap, Patagonia, Horny Toad, J. Crew, Nine West, JL Coombs, and many one-of-a-kind, locally-owned shops, boutiques, and jewelers.
Funtown/Splashtown USA (30-minute drive): The biggest amusement and water park in Maine with rides that will delight the children and thrill the adults. Largest wooden roller coaster in New England, Log Flume, Dragon's Descent, and giant water park make this an essential part of a Maine vacation.
Theatre, hiking, biking, kayaking, and canoeing all available within 10 miles.