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


About the property

The ocean is amazing year round! Beautiful! Close to Portland & Willard Beach!

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! You can email me through this site and I can always call you back so you may ask questions about the area and our beautiful place.

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
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Elisabeth (Beth) Vose-Gimbel

My husband is in the real estate field. We love our community and are active in it. We own a panoramic photography business. He 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 chose Willard

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. 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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 76 reviews

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: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Cozy spot to ring in the New Year!

  • 5 of 5

We spent several days in this pristine condo overlooking Willard Beach in South Portland. Beth, the owner, had it specially decorated for the Christmas holidays including a little tree with sparkling lights. As others have testified, Beth has the condo stocked with everything one needs for a pleasant stay. Comfy beds with lovely linens, lap blankets for sitting, a well-stocked kitchen...all designed to make one feel at home. This is our second stay at Willard Beach but our first with Beth. It won't be our last! Thanks, Beth, for everything including our gifts!

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I am glad you had such a special time at the condo during the holidays. I love it there too. Its magical all times of the year but the winter ocean smells extra special to me. I am so happy you enjoyed it all. Thank you so much and I hope to see you again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

A stay at Sea View is about as good as it gets. This condo is clean, well-appointed, comfortable, and the owner is an extremely gracious host. The extra touches and attention to detail were second to none.

My husband and I planned a trip to Maine with our 6yo daughter for Christmas and we were worried about feeling like we were in a rental on such a big holiday, but we felt so at home here. At my request and without hesitation, the owner, Beth, found a small (artificial) Christmas tree for us, complete with lights and ornaments, and the condo was decorated beautifully for the winter. She also left wrapped presents for our daughter to find under the tree upon arrival. It was perfect.

The kitchen was well-stocked and we wanted for nothing during our visit. The two beds in the condo were very comfortable and the linens were high quality--it felt like a boutique hotel.

The location was spectacular--blocks from the beach, easy access to local restaurants and shopping, and just around the corner from great sightseeing locations like Fort Williams. We enjoyed the view of the ocean from the living room the most.

We will 100% stay here again the next time we are in Maine. We cannot wait to come back in the summertime!

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had such a truly wonderful holiday. It was fun to decorate and collect little gifts to put under the tree. So fun! She left a few of her little stuffies behind so I will send her friends back to you as soon. Thank you so much for staying with us. We are so happy you all had such fun.
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Old Lyme, Connecticut

Five Star Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

This quaint New England Condo was perfect for our weekend getaway. The location was perfect with lots of great places to walk to, including the water! Plus fantastic water views from the Condo. So close to Portland and all of the amazing restaurants and things to do downtown. Next visit will be for at least a week! Beth was an amazing host and thought of everything to make the stay just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 04/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I cannot believe how much you did during your mini-vacation. Wow! It is a "Foodies Dream" here with all of the great restaurants and Craft Breweries. A play, an outdoor concert, etc. Ha. You certainly had a lot of fun! Very nice! Thank you and I hope you will be back soon as planned.
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Our New Favorite Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

"We stayed at Sea View condo in The Willard Square area of So Portland with my husband,my sister and her fiance. We had a fantastic time. From the moment we arrived we felt spoiled by the owner. She was warm and nice and had a little treat basket set out for us. The condo is beautiful. It had gorgeous views of the ocean. We enjoyed the Willard Square area very much. There are 3 lighthouses nearby that we had to check out. They were all so different and cool. The little square is fun and we ate at a couple of nice little places there. Portland is such an easy drive right across the bridge. It took us only a few minutes to get back and fourth. Its a nice little city that has a ton to offer too! Its a foodies delight as well as a craft brewery paradise. We hope to all go back during the winter for another weekend. We all just cannot say enough positive things about our experience/weekend. It does not have to be summer to enjoy this area. Winters are fun too! There was a ton to do and see. Great mini vacation. I can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That was so nice to hear and it was fun meeting you all as well. I know you taught me a few new areas to check out in Portland and I appreciate that. Just when I think I know most of it... I find out there are new things to see/do. Thank you for refreshing my awareness of that. I hope you will come back soon. You all were very fun and I appreciate you staying with us. Thank you again, Beth
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Melbourne, Florida

Absolutely PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

My Mother and I recently took a trip to Maine and stayed in this exceptional condo in the Willard Beach area of South Portland. We were spoiled by all the special care Beth, the owner, put in to making sure our stay was the best. The place is immaculate and the views extraordinary; my Mom who is 86 took a walk every morning down to the beach and along the coast with terrific views of multiple lighthouses. We both fell in love with Scratch Bakery just steps away from the condo and made this a daily stop. We took day trips to Peaks Island, Freeport, Kennebunkport and also downtown Portland (which is literally ten minutes away at tops). Great access to fabulous restaurants and shops but distant enough from downtown you feel like you are getting the perfect combination of seaside relaxation and city life. Really just a beautiful setting that you want to return to sooner versus later. This was my Mom's first trip to Maine and as one who has well earned her discriminating taste, the day we were leaving she said, "I'd like to come back". Thank you Beth for having such a wonderful place for us to enjoy - you will see us again for sure!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so fun to have met you both. You two really do look alike as well as talk alike. I saw your mom out walking around the neighborhood talking with other neighbors and enjoying herself while you were at yoga. It was as though she had been there many times before. It made me smile that you both fell in love with Maine and the condo. I do hope you both will be back soon. The ocean air smells glorious this morning. I took my goldendoodle for a walk around the shoreline this morning. I love this area too. Thank you so much for staying with us. It truly was fun having you here.
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$126.46
Damage Deposit AU$316.15

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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