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Charming Victorian Studio in Portland's Art District

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 32 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio apartment- Sleeps 2 in amazing Downtown location

This beautifully furnished studio apartment for 2 is on the first floor of a historic 1880's building decorated with Victorian era antiques.There is a brand new modern,fully-equipped upscale kitchenette and bathroom with new tile shower. Wi-fi, cable television. There is a charming outdoor space with seating area to relax and enjoy a glass of wine or a 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 romantic getaway!

More Details

Owner
Sue Goldsmith
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 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 teaches CPR/First Aid to companies and individuals. I am a jazz singer and perform American standards at many local venues. We love to travel and enjoy meeting new people.

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 into the city. We fell in love with the charm of our Victorian building and being in downtown 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.

Map

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
295
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
BenKay/Local Sprouts/Green Elephant
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Willard Beach
Car: not necessary

YMCA is 1 block away and guest passes are available for $12.

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

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Brand new bathroom with tile shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Comfortable Queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Portland on Avon is a 1890 Victorian home. There are 10 steps to the front porch and entrance. Apartment is on the first floor.

Reviews

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Charming Victorian Studio in Portland's Art District
average rating of 4.9569893 based on 93 reviews
San Antonio, Texas, USA
5

Best VRBO ever

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many VRBOs in the US and Europe, and this was the most fun. Our hosts, Barry & Sue, made it a special trip. We arrived at 1 am, and the key was in the mailbox; there were chocolates and coffee waiting for the next day - and fresh flowers. The place is small, but offers everything you could want. The towels were soft, the sheets smelled wonderful, the water was hot! This was a great place to visit Portland - even though it was 30 degrees and windy. I would recommend this studio apartment to any couple wanting a great place to stay; congenial hosts; and comfort .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! We loved meeting you and Tom! We're so glad you enjoyed Portland! You will always be welcome here:)
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5

Would recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 nights in this rental vacationing. It was close to shops, restaurants, and parks. The bed was comfortable and the rental was very clean. Sue and Barry are very accommodating and readily available while still respecting your privacy. The small touches they provided (fresh coffee and flowers, other local goodies) made us feel welcome and special! I would 100% recommmend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, OR
5

Great location with plenty of walking opportunities to activities.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were fantastic from the beginning. Shared info on the apartment and the neighborhood. Nicely appointed studio with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Sue and Barry had treats and fresh flowers in our room. Fresh coffee and cream made mornings a pleasure. They made our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review! We loved meeting you both and know our paths will cross again:)
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Buffalo, NY
4

great location

  • 4 of 5

The little studio is close to everything. There are plenty of restaurants within the walking distance. Sue and Barry were extremely helpful and full of great information and advice. Sue is wonderful and willing to help to assist you with anything (e.g. she found me a hair saloon that works Sundays).

The reason this place is not 5 stars for us is that the studio is really tiny (the pictures are deceiving) and the bed was a bit on the firm side and it was uncomfortable for us due to the back issues we have. We wanted a bigger space than a hotel room and we got a smaller one.

Overall I recommend this place to anyone that visit Portland. Please, don't miss a trip to Old Orchard Beach to check out a wonderful beach and have lunch at Rising Tide.

Thank you again Sue and Garry for sharing your home with us. You are wonderful hosts!

Best regards,

Adina

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry you felt the bed was too firm. It is certainly hard to find the right comfort when you have back problems. It was nice to meet you. Best wishes!
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5

Perfect location and hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were so accommodating. Fresh coffee and a real knowledge of Portland.

We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this to anyone, except of course, the next time we want to visit Portland!!

Which we hope is real soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just love sharing our it great city with our guests!! Hope you do come back:)
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5

Absolutely perfect romantic place for two!

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Harry were so hospitable, leaving fresh flowers, coffee, high quality chocolates, local jelly and crackers! Truly a perfect place, perfect location, spotlessly clean, and charming!!! We plan on staying here anytime we go to Portland❣️

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much:) We hope our paths will cross again! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!!
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Parkside, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$205
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$205
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$63.97 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$319.83
Tax Rate 9.0%

No smoking and no pets allowed
This is an 1890's Victorian home and there are 10 steps to the front porch and entrance. The apartment is on the first floor.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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