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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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 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 Beach, Maine

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(50 traveller reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our dearest friends for our daughter's wedding in August. It was away from the hustle but close enough to downtown Portland to make it easy to get to all the venues. It was also within walking distance of Scratch Bakery. So yummy but not a good thing when trying to fit into wedding clothes! It was a scorching hot weekend but we had a breeze on the deck which was lovely when we sat out to enjoy the view. The property is well appointed and Beth is a fabulous host. She makes it feel like your own home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fun to have met you four. It sounded like you had a full plate with all of the wedding festivities all over Portland. What a nice event. I hope you all will return. Thank you so much, Beth
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Northeastern US

Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved being here. A very high quality yet comfortable place to kick back and enjoy yourselves. We had stayed at Ocean View while we were doing some business and looking around at real estate. We brought our kids to see where we were contemplating a move and stayed at Sea View with them. Both places are really well thought out and comfortable. We could not think of anything additional we would want that Beth did not provide. She had additional information for our kids upon arrival. These were teenage things to do that her son enjoys. It helped our kids try on this move and was very thoughtful of her to do. We really loved being in both Sea View and Ocean View. The views are fabulous and this is a great area. You'll love staying in either Vacation Rental of Beth's.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is really a bonus knowing that you will most likely be our neighbors somewhere in the area soon. That is a sign you love it here as much as we do! Your kids are very nice and so enthusiastic. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I will see you back here again soon. Wait until you are in the warm cozy inside and watch the ocean views as it snows. I love that scenery! Thank you so much.
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More than we could have ever imagined

  • 5 of 5

This is a hard review to write when I just do not know where to begin. Let's just say, our weekend mini vacation was more than we could have imagined and it all started when I first made contact with the property owner Elisabeth Vose-Gimbel or, as she prefers to be called Beth. She had a quick response time to all inquiries regarding the accommodations and the surrounding area. After a couple emails we were able to gain a bit of information about each other. What I didn’t know at the time is that Beth’s inquiries about my family provided her just enough information to customize our weekend experience. How does one do that, you might ask? Well she decorated the extra bedrooms with pillows and throws that she felt my son would like. She had snack baskets of goodies we all loved. When we arrived at the property, Beth greeted us with some amazing fresh bagels and it was then that we saw first hand her talents as an interior decorator. We instantly felt comfortable with Beth.

Throughout the weekend she was available by phone or text. She made an instant friend with my son and his interest in photography. I told Beth that her ears must have been ringing the entire weekend as my husband, son and I could not keep saying enough nice things about her and her absolutely lovely home, which by the way has comfortable beds, furnishings, and great views of the ocean all within 10 minutes of Portland. We highly recommend this property and look forward to coming back ourselves.

Recommended activities: Beth has a booklet of local attractions, brochures and recommended restaurants, as well as an assortment of puzzles and games to do if you decide to stay in. Her delicious bagels came from Scratch Bakery within walking distance at Willard Square. In Portland, we enjoyed a wonderful brunch at Bayside American Café.

Activities: Despite some rainy weather, we enjoyed the sights especially visiting the Portland Head Light and Fort Williams Park with breathtaking views and fascinating museum in the former keepers’ house.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lois, That is so nice to know that you had such a wonderful mini vacation. I can hardly call the Vacation Rental a business because I have so much fun meeting wonderful people like you all. I enjoy figuring out little extras that individual guests would like. I truly love doing this, being a hostess in a gorgeous condo in Willard Beach. There just cannot possibly be anything else I would rather do. It was great fun to meet you and I know that I will see you again and that makes me happy. Thank you again for staying with us and for your kind words! I appreciate it very much. Beth
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A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our stay in this South Portland condo we just had to give it the highest rating! It wasn't just the location, the view, the cozy and beautifully upgraded and decorated condominium, and the colors of the fall, it was the hospitality we received from the moment we arrived to the very end of our stay! Beth, the owner, met us at the condo to give us the rundown on the condo amenities, the many local sights within walking distance, as well as those within 5 miles, including Portland, the harbor and the islands. The condo was well equipped and included a very nicely organized folder containing a nice assortment of tourist and restaurant recommendations. An atlas of Maine was at hand to help get the lay of the land. Awaiting us each night, when returning from our daily expeditions, was the sight of flickering lanterns outside and candles inside (safely electronic.) Such warm and wonderful hospitality! An easy, around the corner, stroll led us to the harbor and a civil war era fort next to a 100 year old lighthouse. We were pleasantly surprised at the sight of dogs playing in the sand off leash, allowed year around but free to be off leash in the fall and winter. There is also a very nice bakery within walking distance with freshly baked goods and a sandwich shop. The old district in the city of Portland was simply delightful, with lots of nice shops and great restaurants! Our two hour harbor cruise in a vintage schooner was a highlight. Also a highlight was visiting the beautiful Portland Head Lamp, just a 10 minute drive and famous for being commissioned by George Washington and for being one of the most photographed of all American lighthouses. In fact, Beth's husband, Paul Vose, is a notable Maine photographer who has taken many beautiful pictures of scenic Maine. His works can be found in many Portland shops, even at the neighboring L.L. Bean flagship store! The condo has some spectacular pictures of his on display throughout. Upon departure, we were surprised to receive a farewell package with two beautifully framed pictures of Paul's. One Maine lighthouse picture is now sitting in my daughter's dorm room at Yale, the other in my office in Los Angeles; memories we will never forget, and reminders that we should soon return to this quaint and cozy condo and explore more beauties in Maine. The condo was a total hit with my wife and daughter who said it was simply "the perfect place for the fall break family vacation."

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much. I am so glad you had such a fabulous time! I know Shannon did some studying for midterms while she was here but you all seemed to stay having fun alongside of her studies. You were a very cute family and you made me hope that we can take Jack on trips during his years in college. I appreciate your staying with us very much. Thank you again, Beth
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Houma, Louisiana

Awesome, unlike any other rental I've ever stayed at!

  • 5 of 5

I can't even say enough about this rental or it's hosts. To begin with no host on VRBO has ever gone out of thier way like Beth did. Besides having the perfect place to stay with all the amenities you could possibly need, a beautiful view, great location, hospitality above and beyond, I promise you you will not find a better place to stay in the Portland area. Don't waste your time looking any further book now before you loose it! Thanks again for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great fun to have met you. That southern charm was really great to have had here at Sea View. I know you were on a mission to eat every kind of seafood-especially lobster while you were here and I am so glad that Portland/So Portland/Cape Elizabeth did not disappoint! You tried some seafood dishes that I had never even heard of! Ha. You were a delight and I thank you for staying with us. I will find a source for those lobster buoys you want for your camp in LA. Thank you again! Beth
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las vegas nv.

Like staying at a four seasons

  • 5 of 5

Great location,great views of the bay. Beth made sure we had everything we needed was very accommodating very comfortable warm condo would highly recommend 👍

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. It was fun to have you at the condo. We have a new western state on the map with a pin in it for you. I appreciate your fun spirit and was interested to hear about all of the great things you did while you were here. Thank you again, Robin. -Beth
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Willard Beach, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer By The Sea
19 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$133.78 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$334.45
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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