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The Birdhouse at Willard Beach ~ a Maine cottage at the beach in South Portland

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vacation rental description

Located 60 steps from Willard Beach in South Portland, Maine, the Birdhouse at Willard Beach is the perfect place to kick back and relax. A comfortable seashore cottage, the Birdhouse has three bedrooms (a queen and a single downstairs and two twins upstairs) and one bath. Furnished in eclectic and informal cottage style, you will find all of the comforts of home.

Willard Beach is a little known gem – a mile long sandy beach just minutes from downtown Portland. With a seasonal beach house with restrooms, snack bar, showers and a playground it is the perfect place to spend a summer’s day. From the house as well as the beach you can enjoy a great view of the islands, Casco Bay and the ship channel. The Birdhouse at Willard Beach is a short walk not only to the beach, but also Willard Square – home of Scratch Bakery and Willard Scoops, a homemade ice cream shop. Also within walking distance are several restaurants, lighthouses, parks and a live theater, and it’s no more than a 10-minute drive across the bridge to downtown Portland.

The Birdhouse at Willard Beach is a fun and informal house with three bedrooms, one bath, and all the amenities you could wish for: Flat screen TV, DVD, Wireless Internet, W&D, gas grill, an outside deck and fenced in yard. We invite you to bring your well behaved dog (with deposit), but must regretfully ask that you leave your cats at home.

The Birdhouse at Willard Beach is available by the week during the summer, and during other times of year with a 3-night minimum. Longer term rentals during the off-season considered by special arrangement.

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cottage rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 2 story cottage
    • floor area 1200 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • beach view
      • Willard Beach is just a few steps away.
    • ocean view
      • Watch the ships in Portland's ship channel from the porch or the master bedroom.
    • near the ocean
    • beach
      • Willard Beach - just 60 steps away!
    • town
      • downtown Portland is only 3 miles away.
  • Theme
    • family
    • away from it all
  • General
    • wood stove
      • a gas fireplace in the living room. All the advantages of a wood stove without having to find wood!
    • parking off street
      • 2 small cars, parked end to end
    • fireplace
      • gas fireplace in the living room
    • parking
      • 2 small cars, parked end to end
    • iron & board
    • wireless internet
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • alarm clock
    • hair dryer
    • laundry soap
    • local activities guide
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • shampoo
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • living room
    • ducted heating
    • living area
  • Kitchen
    • cooking utensils
      • everything from a crock pot to a lobster pot..... colanders, bowls, mixer, food processor....
    • coffee maker
      • Automatic drip - basket type filter
    • kitchen
      • A great gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and everything from a food processor to a garlic press!
    • refrigerator
      • new stainless steel fridge added in 2013
    • stove
      • Duel fuel 5-burner stove with gas burners & 2 electric ovens
    • gourmet kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
    • lobster pot
    • pantry items
    • stove
    • freezer
    • oven
    • microwave
    • grill
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining
    • dining room
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, on the first floor.
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5, beds for 5
    • master bedroom: 1 queen, 1st floor
    • under the eaves: 2 twin/ single, 2nd floor
    • guest room: 1 twin/ single, 1st floor
  • Entertainment
    • books
      • take one, leave one..... if you are reading one of the fiction books from our shelves and don't finish it before you go, feel free to take it with you.
    • dvd player
      • Blu-Ray player
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • radio
    • stereo
    • cd player
    • dvr
    • video library
      • Netflix available through the DVD player
    • books for adults
    • books for kids
    • games
      • jigsaw puzzles and games
    • games for kids
  • Outside
    • large cooler
    • small cooler
    • wood deck
    • outdoor grill gas
    • screen porch / veranda
    • outdoor grill
      • gas grill
    • lawn / garden
      • fenced in back yard
    • fully fenced property
    • yard
    • deck furniture
    • porch furniture
    • deck / patio
      • a back deck and a closed-in front porch as well.
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • pets considered
      • dogs allowed with a $50/dog fee

activities and attractions in South Portland Maine

  • Attractions
    • autumn foliage
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • coin laundry
    • recreation center
    • bay/sound
    • live theater
    • marina
    • museums
    • playground
    • restaurants
    • ruins
    • library
    • water parks
  • Leisure Activities
    • antiquing
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • outlet shopping
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • walking
    • whale watching
    • photography
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • deepsea fishing
    • pier fishing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • golf
    • mountain biking
    • sailing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • swimming

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Peak Season 2014
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$1,200
7 nights
 
Notes: Weeks run from Saturday to Saturday. Successive weeks @ $50 discount   
 
Fall Shoulder season 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$185
$185
$1,050
3 nights
 
extra night: $185    
 
Fall/Winter 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$180
$180
$975
3 nights
 
extra night: $180    
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$1,200
7 nights
 
Notes: Christmas and New Year's - one week minimum rental   

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Notes

  • Pet fee: $50 per dog.;
    Longer term off-season rentals by arrangement ~ please inquire;

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traveler reviews for this south portland cottage rental

My son calls the Birdhouse HIS "beach house".

Review submitted: August 12, 2014   Date of arrival: July 19, 2014

We returned to the Birdhouse for the third year running this summer (and chose dates for next summer, too). The location and feel of the house continue to be a mix between convenient and cozy that makes a perfect balance for a temporary home away from home. Susan, Tony and their caretaker are not only very welcoming, but they keep track of all of the details so that you can walk right in and begin relaxing. Plus, with two small kids, being this close to a family-friendly beach (not to mention a bakery and ice cream shop) covers most of our everyday needs without needing to get in the car. Perfect.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Another great vacation at the Birdhouse

Review submitted: August 10, 2014   Date of arrival: August 2, 2014

This was our second year staying at the Birdhouse and we had another enjoyable week. Our son didn't want to go home he enjoyed the beach, Scratch Bakery and of course Willard Scoops. The cottage is a perfect place to kick back and relax. The location of the cottage is also great if you are interested in day trips. This year we went hiking by Cape Elizabeth, flew a kite at Bug Light Park and also took a trip up to The Maine Wildlife Park. We recommend the Birdhouse as it is well maintained and offers anything you might need for a week at the beach.

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Best Week Ever at The Birdhouse

Review submitted: August 7, 2014   Date of arrival: July 26, 2014

My wife and I have three young girls, and were looking for a place to rest, but also make memories for our family. The Birdhouse was everything advertised and more! It’s comfortable and we immediately felt at home here. South Portland is a laid-back, restful place to be, but only a few minutes drive into downtown Portland, with incredible restaurants, cool shops and places to visit. Every day we walked just a few steps to Willard Beach, which our girls loved. Almost every morning we walked to the bakery and ice cream shop, which only took a few minutes and would have been worth a 45 minute drive! The front porch is a relaxing place to read or play games. We had a lot of fun around the dining room table as well. The neighborhood is extremely quaint and peaceful - we have three kids and slept with the windows open for naps and at night, and never had any problems with people being too loud. If you are looking for a comfortable cottage feel, with a close walk to the beach and a short drive into a great city, this is your place.

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This vacation rental has been listed since 12/21/2011.