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Chic One Bedroom Apartment In Portland's Arts District

Bedrooms 1
Space 41 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Apartment- Sleeps 4 In Amazing Downtown Location!

This beautifully furnished one bedroom apartment for 4 is on the first floor of a historic 1880's building. Completely renovated but the charm of original hardwood floors and spacious kitchen and living room.

The kitchen has been remodeled with stainless appliances and tile floor. Bathroom has tile floor and a brand new tiled shower. Wi-fi and cable television. There is a charming outdoor space with seating area to relax and enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

We are located within minutes to Portland Art Museum, numerous restaurants of all types, museums, several wonderful music venues and downtown Congress Street. We are within walking distance to Hadlock Field, home of the Portland SeaDogs,

and the Old Port District, noted for its upscale shops and eateries. We are a 5 minute walk to Deering Oaks Park where a fabulous Farmer's Market takes place every Saturday. We are also close to Casco Bay Lines, where ferries are available to hop the islands! Close to area beaches, Portland International Jetport , Concord Trailways and Amtrak Downeaster.

The perfect spot for a fun vacation or romantic getaway

More Details

Sue Goldsmith
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2017

About Sue Goldsmith

Native Mainers, Barry and I moved back to Maine from California in 1994 to raise our children. Barry is a Property Manager and also teaches CPR and First Aid. I am a jazz singer and perform American Standards at many local venues.

Sue Goldsmith purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Sue Goldsmith chose Portland

Location,location, location! After living in the country, when our children left home, we downsized and moved in to the city. We fell in love with the charm of our Victorian building and being in Portland, where everything is convenient and exciting!

What makes this apartment unique

Because we live on the premises, we are committed to providing a wonderful vacation experience for our guests. We honor your privacy, but are available with helpful hints and suggestions.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Parkside, Maine

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 41 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Beautiful newly built tiled shower Tile floors
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Brand new Queen size Bed and a 32 inch flat screen tv Queen sleep sofa in Living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis
Portland on Avon is a 1890 Victorian home and there are 10 steps to the front porch and entrance. Apartment is on the first floor.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)

Chic One Bedroom Apartment In Portland's Arts District
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is simply lovely and the owners are so gracious and kind. It was very clean, which is very important to us, and had an incredible location, in the walking distance to the downtown area. We had the best time and I would highly recommend it! Would stay here again, 100%. Thank you for the lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You'll always be welcome here:)Glad you enjoyed your stay:)
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Beautiful little apartment in a great location of Portland. Welcoming and helpful owners!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is adorable, well outfitted, beautifully appointed and in a great location; easy walking distance to many great restaurants, music venues, pubs and shops. We were very comfortable and totally loved our little vacation in Portland! The owners, Sue and Barry, are just delightful - they were so welcoming, informative, and had even left little goodies for us to enjoy - including great coffee, cream, chocolate, and blueberry jam. We highly recommend this apartment and look forward to another stay sometime in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jeannie! Great to meet you and Joe:) Glad you enjoyed your stay! Come again! There's so much more to see:)
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Longmeadow, MA

Absolutely 5plus stars!

  • 5 of 5

My daughters, Ramona and Rebecca and I spent an entire week in this fantastic apartment in the heart of everything that is Portland. I agree with all the other posters that you couldn't find two greater hosts. Barry even drove us around the city one day so we could get our bearings, since none of us has a good sense of direction.

I had been to Portland a number of times before. My family vacationed on Cliff Island and Great Diamond for 3 or 4 years and always made excursions into Portland. But we never really saw it the way we did this time around.

The apartment is in the greatest location, close to everything. We did a lot of walking and a lot of eating and a lot of shopping. All great.

You must visit the PEI Portland Museum of Art and be sure to check out General Grant's statue, which was a "reject". How lucky for Portland to have it.

We can't really add anything to the review since so many have already articulated how we felt about this apartment and the owners. We would just be redundant.

Take our word for it; you will be happy here.

Sue, we listened to the CD on the way home. It is wonderful. You are a special lady and you both are a special couple.

Enjoy Portland in the wintertime. I'll bet it is absolutely beautiful.

Thanks for everything.

Philomena Novitt, Longmeadow, MA

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico

Super Place!

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Barry's place has it all, wonderful hosts, beautiful apartment, extra amenities and touches, and great location. Triple A!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for your kind words:) It was a pleasure to host you both and hope our paths cross again!
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Ooltewah TN

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sue and Barry's for four days. They are a super couple and so easy to deal with. Barry met us at the stairs as we came up them and Sue joined him later to show us the apartment and also to tell us about the area. We have been to Portland before, but they told us about some of the local things to see and do.

The apartment is super clean and well appointed. It is on a quiet side street with parking on a small lot across the street, but very handy. We went to some of the local restaurants they suggested which were not in the Commercial street area since we had been in that area previously. They were excellent suggestions.

We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review!! You will always be welcomed here:) Great to meet you both!
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Amazing hospitality, location, and their home is perfect- clean, cozy, peaceful! Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Barry are just wonderful and their home and hospitality made our week in Portland just perfect!! Their home is comfortable, clean, peaceful and a great location. If we needed anything, they were always available and so friendly. We would definitely love to come back and stay here again. We miss it already!!

Sara & Kim

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks,Sara and Kim! Hope you do come back! We really enjoyed meeting you:)
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Westin Top of the East
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Riverside Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
BenKay/Local Sprouts/Green Elephant/Boda
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Willard Beach
Car: not necessary

YMCA is one block away and guest passes are available for $12.

There are many Yoga classes nearby with drop in's available.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Parkside, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$66.89 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$334.45
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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