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The Foghorn Cottage, Modern, Clean, and Comfortable in Willard Beach

The Foghorn Cottage, Modern, Clean, and Comfortable in Willard Beach


Property Details

Updated: May 14, 2015

The Foghorn Cottage is located on a quiet street in the scenic Willard Beach neighborhood. It has been completely renovated including a new kitchen and bathroom. You will find a comfortable memory foam queen bed in the master bedroom and two memory foam twin beds in the second bedroom. The sleeper sofa in the living room accommodates two. A crib is available upon request.The living area hosts seating for six at the table. There is cable, a DVD player and hi-speed internet available as well as family board games for your entertainment. The modern kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, dishes, cookware and the required lobster pot. A full-size washer and dryer make laundry a snap. The completely renovated bathroom offers a heated floor to ward off the chill, an adjustable shower head and a deep tub for long, comfortable soaks. There is ample storage for kayaks, bikes, paddle and surf boards in the converted old bunkhouse out back. This is a great spot for getting your skis waxed just right for your downhill or cross country adventure. Take an evening walk to Fisherman's Point to watch the tugs boats bring the big ships into the Portland Harbor. You can also walk to one of 6 restaurants nearby. The backyard oasis with Adirondack chairs and a grill aid in the recovery from your day's adventures.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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The Foghorn Cottage, Modern, Clean, and Comfortable in Willard Beach
+1 -708-829-4225
South Portland Portland and Casco Bay Area

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
This home is excellent. It is meticulously updated and maintained. It's small, but 10 times better than a hotel room. Even though it is in an urban/suburban neighborhood, there is no road noise at all - just the occasional fog horn. Four good restaurants are a 5-10 minute walk away. It's really just a cool place where people live with lots of things to do and see. The whole area around South Portland did not feel touristy to us at all.
Finally, even though we were pleasantly surprised by everything else, the main reason we picked this house is because it was one of the only houses on the Maine coastline that will allow a stay of less than 1 week. Coming from California, where it's rare for more than 2 or 3 nights to be required, I couldn't believe people put up with almost every owner requiring a full week stay or more. Thank you Patti and Britt!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our neighborhood and The Foghorn Cottage. We think it's important to have a comfortable place to call home when you are exploring new areas. We try to be flexible with dates because not everyone needs exactly a week. Some a little less. Some a little longer.
The Foghorn Cottage, Modern, Clean, and Comfortable in Willard Beach
+1 -708-829-4225
South Portland Portland and Casco Bay Area

Perfect cottage for family get together

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is nicely decorated and thoughtfully outfitted with everything a visitor could want. There is a modern kitchen and bathroom. Location is on a great side street close to the beach and Cottage Road. Nice backyard with twinkly fairy lights at night. Only drawback (and this is typical for all properties in this neighborhood) is homes are very close together, so car and screen door noise is hard to avoid hearing (and hard to avoid making). We would stay here again in spring/fall for sure.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you!

Our goal is to make you feel right at home. The Foghorn Cottage is in on a dead end street in a quaint, friendly neighborhood. The cottage is well equipped and very clean. Comfy beds are so important after a long day of exploring. We can't think of a better neighborhood to live in and we are happy you can experience this lifestyle during your visit.
The Foghorn Cottage, Modern, Clean, and Comfortable in Willard Beach
+1 -708-829-4225
South Portland Portland and Casco Bay Area

Beautifully renovated, charming, well located!

  • 5 of 5
Visiting family for the holidays in the Portland area, this was a great "home base" with a well-equiped kitchen, large, light-filled living room, and two bedrooms with very comfortable beds. Situated on a quiet residential street a few blocks from the beach, lighthouses, and a great bakery/coffee shop (Scratch) and ice cream store. Very close to Broadway and Cottage streets, as well as a big grocery store, and the bridge into Downtown Portland, The Old Port, ferries to the islands, and the interstate highways. Very nice, newly renovated bathroom (great shower) but there's only one so that's something to be aware about. Owners were friendly, helpful, and live a few minutes away. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed the amenities we added during the recent renovation. The Foghorn Cottage really is the perfect spot to start all your adventures in Southern Maine. Whether it's a family event or outdoor excursion, The Foghorn Cottage provides a relaxing, comfortable place to start.


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Portland International Jetport at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Elsmere BBQ at 700 Metres Nearest Ferry : Casco Bay Ferry at 1.6 Miles Nearest Golf : South Portland Municipal at 3.9 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak Downeaster at 3.2 Miles Nearest Motorway : I - 295 at 2.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Pom's Thai Taste at 800 Metres Nearest Ski : Shawnee Peak at 41 Miles Nearest Beach : Willard Beach at 800 Metres Car: recommended

The Foghorn Cottage is a newly renovated home located on a quiet street in the popular Willard Beach neighborhood of South Portland. It is uniquely situated close to Casco Bay and 5 of it's lighthouses. Portland Head Lighthouse, only 1 mile away, is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States. A relaxing walk through the Willard Beach neighborhood can yield a great cup of coffee and baked treats from Scratch Bakery or just a treat for your pet from the Sopo 'The Whole Dog' Market. You can have Ice Cream on a sunny afternoon or just take a beach towel and book down to the sand of Willard Beach. This mile long beach is kid and pet friendly with a seasonal snack bar, restrooms and a playground. Although a sandy beach is within walking distance, rugged sea cliffs and Maine's largest saltwater marsh are only a short scenic ride away. This area offers kayaking and the opportunity for hiking adventures. Cross country skiing and ice skating are also very accessible winter pastimes along with downhill skiing at Shawnee Peak. Enjoy the abundant fall color while making a trip to the apple orchards. Hayrides, cider and pie are always a family hit. Summer fun can be had at Funtown Splashtown USA in Saco just 30 minutes south. The Portland area boasts more restaurants per capita than nearly any other US city, so good food is never hard to find. The Old Port in downtown Portland, just over the bridge, is a working waterfront with shops, restaurants, museums and ferry trips to the nearby islands of Casco Bay. Deep sea fishing charters or sightseeing tours can be booked through our local sea captain, Shawn. Watch a local 'Seadogs' baseball game in the spring and summer. Get riled up with 'Pirates' hockey in the fall and winter. If a shopping trip makes your day, Freeport, 25 minutes north, offers the best around including the flagship L.L. Bean store. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day at the beach or adventure fishing off the coast, The Foghorn Cottage is a perfect home base for your coastal Maine vacation.


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  • Tax Rate 8.0%

Monthly and winter rates possible upon request.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 14, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Newly renovated


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Crib available upon request


  • Lawn / Garden


  • Guests provide their own meals

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