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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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Last modified on 07-29-2014 at 10:52 AM.

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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

The Birdhouse is awesome

Review submitted: June 29, 2014   Date of arrival: June 14, 2014

The Birdhouse exceeded our expectations. The cottage is clean with nice ammenities. The owners go out of their way to have everything you need at your fingertips. Quiet neighbordhood 100 steps from the beach. Perfect place to relax and enjoy what the Portland area has to offer. We'll go back.

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A wonderful vacation spot!

Review submitted: June 11, 2014   Date of arrival: May 31, 2014

My family and I had an amazing time at the Birdhouse. We enjoyed the location and walked to the beach each day. Susan and Tony were great and the house was just as described. Willard Scoops has the best ice cream ever!

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If you seek peace, this is the place for you.

Review submitted: June 7, 2014   Date of arrival: May 24, 2014

We are busy people who value peace and nature. Our week at the "Bird House" provided a sense of quiet as well as soft exposure to the raw vibrant beauty that surrounded us during our stay. Each morning we walked the still sands of the cove, taking time to stand above the rocky bluff to do our morning Qui Gong, Chinese breathing and stretching. We sat Zen Buddhist zazen "meditation" and did yoga on the enclosed front porch. At night we read and talked and listened to silence, interrupted only by the fog horn. Not once did we turn on the television. We are readers and thinkers and I, of course, found a mystery novel among the surprise lending library that is offered, talking the book home and leaving one of my favorites in exchange - an Irish classic, Among Women. Simplicity filled our time at the cottage and fueled our day trips to Portland to eat raw oysters at J's at the port and lobster everywhere. We visited one of my best friends who runs one of the best newspapers in America - the Portland Press Herald - and visited with a British cousin of my wife's war bride mother who had not seen my wife since she was a little girl, more than 50 years ago. We connected with Maine. We found refuge and shelter in the comfort of the "Bird House." Our trip was perfect..

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