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Casco Cottage at Willard Beach in South Portland

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Welcome to Willard Beach!


This cozy, colorful cottage is just blocks from the beach in a safe, family friendly neighborhood.  Enjoy your vacation from your truly homey beach house which is fully equipped for relaxing, cooking and sleeping in comfort.  The house is most comfortable for a couple with one or two children, or two couples. 


You’ll love sipping your coffee or tea in the sunny living room while the birds chirp and the scent of roses wafts in through the window.  In the evenings after your moonlit walk on the beach, you can snuggle under the down comforters and let the fog horn from Portland Head light lull you to sleep. Maine is the perfect summer vacation spot - hot during the day (but not too hot) and cool at night.  I've never needed an air conditioner!

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house rental amenities

  • Garden with seating and charcoal grill
  • Cable and flatscreen tv and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fully equipped kitchen - brand new dishwasher!
  • Two bedrooms  - one Queen bed and one Double
  • One full bathroom upstairs and a half bathroom in the laundry room
  • Washer and dryer
  • Sheets and towels are provided
  • Pack 'n Play and child gate provided (bring your own sheets for the crib)
  • Basic cleaning is included in week-long, Saturday to Saturday rentals.

vacation rental rates

$850 per week off season - October through May. $1000 per week (Saturday to Saturday) - June through September plus 8% Maine sales tax.

Monthly rates for the Winter are available upon request.

Please note that cleaning is only included with week-long, Saturday to Saturday rentals.

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Top things to do in South Portland
  • Go to the beach! Willard Beach is only a short walk away.
  • Visit Portland Head Light one mile away.
  • Grab coffee and a bagel at Scratch Bakery.
  • Go to Portland and sail on a Schooner.
  • Eat out - Portland is in the top 10 foodie towns.
Top things to do on a budget
  • Go to the beach! Willard Beach is only a short walk away.
  • Visit Portland Head Light one mile away.
  • Grab coffee and a bagel at Scratch Bakery.
  • Take the ferry to Peaks Island.
  • Get a lobster roll and ice cream at Two Lights State Park.
Top things to do with a family
  • Go to the beach! Willard Beach is only a short walk away.
  • Visit Portland Head Light one mile away.
  • Grab coffee and a bagel at Scratch Bakery.
  • Take the ferry to Peaks Island.
  • Get a lobster roll and ice cream at Two Lights State Park.
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Kitty Ellyson , owner

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Perfect Get Away

Review submitted: March 31, 2014   Date of arrival: August 24, 2013

Casco Cottage is the perfect location for your Maine vacation. In one direction you have the famous Portland Headlight ( great bike ride) and several beaches out in Cape Elizabeth. While in the other direction you have the awesome Portland waterfront and downtown. Everything is close by. We woke up every morning and walked to the beach, chatting with neighbors and watching the dogs splashing in the ocean. All the while, sipping coffee and munching on warm bagels from Scratch Bakery. The cottage was clean and had every kitchen gadget we could possibly need. Had steamed lobsters and corn on the cob from grocery store one night at our cozy kitchen table.We did lots of biking, golfing,shopping, and beach time. We will definitely stay here again the next time we head north!

Recommended for: age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Hooray! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind review. The bagels are pretty much the best ever, I agree and I do love my neighbors!
Please do come back anytime!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Deeply relaxing get-away in sweet neighborhood

Review submitted: March 17, 2014   Date of arrival: June 3, 2013

This tidy, charming and quiet cottage is perfect for everything from a heavenly retreat for one to a secluded base for the longer-term business traveler to a romantic get-away for a couple to a restful holiday with one or two kids.

Casco Cottage sits a couple of blocks from Willard Beach, a friendly, sandy beach with a tiny park just above it, perfect for watching the sun rise or listening to the foghorns sound down Danforth Cove. The neighborhood is peaceful and safe, full of dogs, parents pushing strollers, and gardeners—and the many beautiful gardens they have created, including the one that is yours to enjoy with your cottage rental. In the morning, stroll over to Scratch Bakery for great coffee and luscious pastries, or the bagels that my friend who grew up on the Upper West Side of New York considers best in the WORLD. Get a sandwich on their amazing bread to take to the beach later or some bread, cheese, sausage and butter with salt-crystals and make your own picnic. Late in the day, head back for a scoop of the famous salt caramel nut ice cream at Willard Scoops, just across the way.

Walkers have many options. The Spring Point Shoreway Trail starts at Willard Beach, and connects up with the Greenbelt Walkway, a nearly six-mile route through South Portland. Or veer off partway along and walk over the bridge into lovely downtown Portland. Or take the water taxi across the bay! Lots to do right in the neighborhood—good takeout, theater, a chocolate store, post office, groceries and more, and all kind of things to do, see, eat and drink just minutes away by car in Portland. Portland Stage productions are ALWAYS excellent; the Portland Museum of Art has a wonderful permanent collection as well as high quality temporary exhibits. Music, movies, art, bookshops, great coffee shops and great restaurants—for such a small, easily navigable city Portland is a cultural mecca. Try Boda for great Thai street food—their Thai Tom Collins and special peanuts are a place to start while you decide what else to order.

Casco Cottage is the perfect jumping off place from which to explore this delightful city, or you can do what I did and never get in your car once during your stay. Why leave, when you have quiet and gardens and ocean and ice cream, a bathtub, and a well-equipped kitchen in which to cook? Enjoy your stay—I'm jealous.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Wow! What a lovely review! Thanks so much for staying and for offering more detail on what to do for future renters. I am so glad you enjoyed your time at Casco Cottage and completely agree about Boda! They also make the best brussel sprouts you've ever had.

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Cute cottage! Great location!

Review submitted: March 17, 2014   Date of arrival: September 14, 2013

We rented this cute cottage for several nights and loved it!! My adult daughter and I were visiting Portland and enjoy staying in the Willard beach area. The cottage is walking distance to Scratch bakery- a must for anyone in Willard Beach. And, we also walked to the ice cream shop and a lovely restaurant. The cottage is in a quiet location, very restful. It was cozy and the beds were very comfortable. The owner, Kitty, was a dream to work with. She was very responsive to my emails and phone calls despite the fact that she was getting married the weekend that my daughter and I were there!! I would definitely stay there again. Good price and great value!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you so much for your great feedback! You and your daughter were excellent guests and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Our wedding was on Willard Beach too - one of my favorite places in the world..

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