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Bedrooms 2
Space 88 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

OCEAN VIEWS-2 minute walk to beach & lighthouses. Portland short easy drive

Life is better with ocean views and a 2 minute walk to the beach! Gorgeous! NEWLY refurbished bright, clean, well decorated, comfortable and spacious unit will delight you! Its lovely clean and new with OCEAN VIEWS from inside and from the big deck with new grill area right below. 2 MINUTE WALK to the beach. Located in the quiet beachfront community of Willard Beach which is a quiet scenic beach. Three lighthouses are just minutes away-The Portland Head Light, Bug Light and Spring Point Light. Access to the ocean is just steps away. Ocean side strolling and hiking can be found at Fort Williams Park which is adjacent to the famous Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth just a short walk or drive away. Just a stroll to restaurants, bakeries, lighthouses and more. State of art Rec Centers nearby with tracks, courts and pools! Located in a beautiful little seaside area, Willard Beach. Its an amazing area and equally amazing vacation rental!!! Portland is a 10 minute drive and easy to get to from where we are. Portland has lots of cultural activities, amazing restaurants, great shopping, boating trips, etc. I just heard about The fun Foodie Tours that a few of our guests have raved about. We also have access to a private beach so ask me about that too. See info on our other great vacation rental too which is newly on the market and freshly renovated with ocean views and other amenities but is a one bedroom in the same area- #871843 VRBO. Check it out too!

This 2 bedroom is gorgeous and has a new hardwood floor, new furnishings, new deck, two new high quality queen size beds and bedding. Backyard is accessed off of your new private deck, with ocean views, and with BBQ grill and big yard. Deck furniture and lawn furniture are ready for you. Two new flat screen SMART TVs - WIFI and NETFLIX in living room first bedroom. Just installed as a bonus- huge brand new cable TV in second bedroom. We provide beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, sand toys, nautical canvas bags and info for your excursions and we have a new outdoor shower to get the beach sand off of you. We also have high chair and Pack and Play. We stock our kitchen with essentials plus! This is very clean, lovely, and bright. A vacationer's dream! Ask Beth for any ideas about doing something extra special for your loved one(s). Maine has lots of opportunities for special vacation extras and she has great ideas for vacations, holidays, or special occasions. I actually decorate the bedrooms according to who will be staying. For example, if young kids will be in the 2nd bedroom I transform it into lobster fun. I try to be aware of what my guests might like and do some extra to personalize it just for them.


More Details

Elisabeth (Beth) Vose-Gimbel & Paul Vose
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2017

About Elisabeth (Beth) Vose-Gimbel & Paul Vose

My husband, Paul, is in the real estate field in Maine. We love our community and are active in it. We own a panoramic photography business. Paul does most of the photography. You will see some of his art in the unit as well as stores in Maine including The Portland Head Light and Maine's most famous retail store. I run the photography business as well as being a merchandiser and decorator. I decorated this place for you. I still volunteer for Son Jack's First Grade teacher and after 10 years of being in Brown Elementary School most people recognize me. Jack volunteers doing "engineering projects" with the First Graders in between his sporting seasons as well as on days that he has home games which start after 3:00. He keeps us busy with all of his sports including basketball, lacrosse and soccer and is a high school junior. We are active in the Boosters of the sports he plays. He can be seen around the neighborhood doing landscaping and working at our local grocery store, Hannaford's, in the produce department on Sundays and during the summer. He also refs lacrosse and kids' soccer games.

Why Elisabeth (Beth) Vose-Gimbel & Paul Vose chose South Portland

This property is gorgeous with NEW furniture, 2 NEW high quality queen size beds and bedding, a NEW deck to capture the ocean's views, quiet neighborhood with respectful and quiet neighbors. Just a stone's throw, a 2 minute walk to the beach. Short walk to Bug Light, Spring Point Light, a short drive to Ft Williams Park and to the world famous Portland Head Light . Portland is just a 10 minute drive straight drive right over the bridge. There is much to do and see in Portland too which is a charming seaside city that includes boating, sight seeing tours, quaint shops, museums, Casco Bay Ferry Lines, excellent boating and excursions, etc. Freeport is about 40 minutes away and is home to the famous LL Bean Retail Store along with outlet shopping and fun eateries. There is a lot to do and see year round in our area. Its simply gorgeous and fun here.

What makes this condo unique

You will find this newly refurbished unit with new hardwood flooring, new furniture, new deck, new high quality beds and bedding, 2 new Smart TVs, one bedroom with a huge TV, big yard, grill, outdoor furniture and magnificent views of the ocean and very quick walk to beach and lighthouses- just an amazing place to vacation! We live nearby in this delightful community and call it home for all of the reasons you will delight in this area for your seaside vacation. Call Beth for any questions and possible off season long term rental rates. Do a fun get away and ask Beth for help with special thoughtful ideas for decorating or excursions. Its always fun to surprise and delight your loved one so think about this being the perfect time to book a get away with some extra thought put into it. Sounds like fun!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Willard, Maine

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking, candles, incense, or any open flames. No loud noises. No parties. Please respect our quiet beach neighborhood and our condo.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , There is one full bathroom
  • Blue and white bathroom with tub/shower. New Nautica blue striped shower curtain, new fluffy white towels and new accessories. Granite floor and counter top.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , A new high quality queen size bed and new luxury bed linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , New high quality bed and bed linens
  • Two bedrooms with new high quality queen size beds and new luxury bed linens. Rooms will reflect the quintessential charm of the sea. You will be pleased. One has a new Smart flat screen TV-WIFI & NETFLIX in it. The other bedroom has a huge new flat screen cable TV also. We have an Aerobed that we can bring over if you would like it. We have a high chair and a Pack And Play that we can bring over upon request as well. We want to make your stay a fun and memorable one!
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
We really want to make your experience a wonderful one. We try to accommodate with many extras. Come and stay at Sea View. Ask Beth about helping you plan a special occasion for your loved one(s) during your stay. Holidays, long weekends, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. She has great ideas and can possibly help with additional decorating. We try hard to make your stay amazingly special and memorable.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews

Awesome trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at the condo! This was my first trip to Maine. The condo was stocked with so many items. The location was awesome and so was the decor. I loved everything about our trip. Beth was an amazing host.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You all were so fun to have here. I am glad that the anniversaries were celebrated with a trip to the coast of Maine. I know you made the most of your time here and it was fun to hear all that you discovered. Thank you so much and I hope we'll see you again.
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Fantastic condo and best VRBO host!

  • 5 of 5

This unit is decorated awesome and in a great location to get to Willard beach and downtown Portland! The owner, Beth, personalizes your stay and has thought of everything to make you feel this is your home away from home! We loved all her suggestions for food and things to do. Sitting on the back porch watching the lobster boats and drinking coffee was quiet & relaxing! We loved staying here!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fun to have another family from your area. So fun! You are our 3rd from MD this year. I am glad you had such a ball and you really told me about places I had not been to before so I appreciate that too. I hope you had a fabulous 20th wedding anniversary. Thank you again! It was fun to met you all.
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Love! Love! Love!

  • 5 of 5

My young adult children and I loved our stay at Sea View! What's not to love about being five minutes from the beach, a neighborhood bakery (Scratch) that was worth every calorie as well as a neighborhood ice cream shop (Willard Scoops) also worth every calorie. Plus all the restaurants and things to do and see nearby. Sea View was the perfect home away from home - bright and comfortable with picture perfect ocean views. The owner, Beth, was attentive and thoughtful with a great sense of humor. She has thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and offers great ideas to do and see. You will not be disappointed staying at Sea View!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was fun seeing you having such a great time with your kids from a distance. I always hope Jack will want to vacation with us when he is in college and you all gave us lots of hope for that. I am so glad you were able to relax and have such a wonderful time. It was a pleasure to have met you. Thank you again.
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Perfect Coastal Maine Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beth's charming ocean-view condo is, by far, one of best short-term rental accommodations we've ever experienced. Pictures do not describe the stunning beauty of this meticulously-maintained apartment, and they certainly don't capture the romance of its gorgeous view out to the ocean. Every morning we woke up to spectacular sunrises and beauiful sailboats passing by. The occasional sound of a distant foghorn made the experience all the more soulful. Beth has an incredible design sense and knows how to create the quintessential "coastal Maine" ambiance. Every detail from the art to the bedding to the coffee cups was perfect. The layout was fabulous for taking in the view and for providing privacy to its guests, and we really appreciated the fact that every single need was anticipated, including beach equipment and sand toys to take to nearby (and totally idyllic) Willard Beach, a five-minute WALK away. We traveled with our six year old daughter and we walked to the beach and prepared meals every day, and it was so great to have beach equipment, an amazing outdoor shower, clean and new cookware (not the typical worn out junk!) and a cupboard stocked with the basics for meals.

Speaking of meals, I should mention here that we live in California and we travel every summer to the Portland area because of its extraordinary beauty and because of the crazy-good restaurant scene. Beth's condo is a three-minute walk from Scratch Bakery, one of the best bakeries I've ever been to, and is within walking distance of several fantastic local restaurants. We picked up lasagne and Rose (yum!) from nearby Terra Cotta, and sat outside on the condo's deck to look at the boats and enjoy the pink sunset ... heavenly. We had ice cream at the local shop after having perfectly smoked brisket at Elsmere BBQ. We didn't need to get in the car much: beach, amazing food, delectable coffee, wine and ice cream :) are within walking distance. When we did want to explore galleries, architecture and a world-class restaurant scene, Portland is a ten-minute drive away.

So, it was pretty much perfect. The only complaint I have is that we didn't see Beth often enough! She is AMAZING! So incredibly accommodating and knowledgeable about the area ... a true gem. Her thoughtful gestures and willingness to ensure our comfort took "customer service" to a whole new level.

We will definitely, most certainly be back!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for expounding upon so much of the ambiance of this area. We think is a true gem and really love that you do as well. Your daughter was absolutely adorable and you both were so fun and adventurous. I am just so happy that you all loved so much about this area as well as our condo. I do know that we will see you again since your relative is nearly in the area. That makes me happy. I hope you have a nice fall in CA and we will see you back in ME sometime in the winter or spring. Thank you so much.
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  • 5 of 5

This charming and perfectly equipped condo made for an excellent start to our NE vacation! A short walk to the beach, Scratch Bakery (for morning delights and coffee) and Willard Scoops Ice Cream (evening treats), the condo offered a great locale to explore Portland, ME. Driving to the waterfront took less than 15 minutes! Plus there was plenty to do in the condo for our twin 8 year old sons, with games for inside and outside on the nice back lawn and patio.

This charming place really shines with the love put in by its owners, Beth and Paul! Beth was eager to share her knowledge of Portland and the area with us and really went out of her way to make our time in Portland exceptional. She even set up the boys room with a nice boy friendly nautical theme and later left them a small gift to remember their time in Portland! Paul is a wonderful photographer, and his gift is shared throughout the condo and was a great reminder of the beauty of Maine.

The condo had everything we needed and more, which is great when traveling with kids and at the beginning of a tour of the NE.

I couldn't possibly recommend this place any higher if you are visiting Portland and we hope to return soon!

Thanks again to Beth and Paul!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had such a great time while you were here. Your twins are absolutely adorable. I appreciate your kind words and do hope to have you all back again. Thank you so much.
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  • 5 of 5

My family, from England, and I arrived to a beautifully appointed condo with a welcome message personalized for the British visitors :). Beth was warm and engaging, filled with information about the area, places to go, to eat and to explore. She had a reference book that covered everything and more than you could ever do! She was also just a phone call away if anything was ever needed. (She has thought of everything so it was never needed )

The front deck overlooked the water, the area was quiet with a short walk to the beach, a very cool bakery, a lighthouse and many other places. We were very sad to leave and will definitely look forward to booking this condo again! Thanks for everything, Beth!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have had you all stay here at Sea View for a few days. I know you seemed to enjoy a lot of different aspects this area as to offer-including the history at Great Diamond Island. That is a fairly unknown treasure. I do hope to see you all again. I know you were thinking of coming up this fall with your hubby. Thank you so much.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill
Nearest Ferry
3.4 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
So Portland Municipal Golf
Nearest Train
4.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Scratch Bakery, Willard Scoops, Flips, David's 388

The quiet beach is a very short walk-down the nearby cross street-probably a 3 minute walk for an average adult. This beach is peaceful and full of amazing views of the ocean! Three magnificent lighthouses are minutes away from this ocean view. The Greenbelt is nearby for a walk around So Portland -much of it along the waterfront. Port Harbor Marina is nearby and hosts a bountiful boating community. Scrumptious restaurants (including Joe's Boat House, and Elsmere BBQ), Scratch Bakery, Ice Cream Shops, grocery are all nearby. The famous Portland Head Light, Spring Point Light and Bug Light are close by and are fascinating to see. Ft Williams Park is adjacent to The Portland Head Light and has ocean side walking trails, a beach and amazing views of the ocean. You can picnic there, talk walks, play some sports, swim or just admire the seascape. There are even old forts to discover. This is a really fun and beautiful area of Maine and we are proud to call it home. This unit and location are a vacationers dream!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$126.8
Damage Deposit A$317

Suitability: Children welcome, non-smoking only, no pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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