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Steps From Willard Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 92 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach cottage at end of quiet street offers a peaceful beach getaway.

At the end of a quiet lane, just steps from the beach, our cottage is close to all this amazing neighborhood has to offer, yet secluded enough to provide the perfect spot for a quiet vacation. Our home is family friendly and we will consider pets.

This sun filled cottage offers 2 1/2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a front and back deck, a grill and a large yard.

Spend the day at the beach, get goodies at Scratch, dessert at Scoops Ice Cream. Stroll to local restaurants for dinner: David's, Joes Boat House, Salt Water Grill, Elsemere BBQ, Thai Taste, Enios, walk the quaint neighborhood streets and come back to the Myrtle Lane cottage for the rest of the evening.

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Stephanie Cooke
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018

About Stephanie Cooke

Our family has lived in the Willard neighborhood for ten years. We love this place! It is a family friendly, walk-able, quaint and a welcoming place that is a treat to live in.

Stephanie Cooke purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Stephanie Cooke chose Willard

We find the Myrtle Lane Cottage so special because of the location. It is so quiet! Being at the end of a tiny dead-end street 200 yards from the beach-- it is a perfect vacation spot.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • There are three beds and pull out sleeper sofa. There is a queen bed, a full sized bed and a twin bed. The sleeper sofa is in the living room.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 full bathrooms, upstairs bathroom with a tub, the downstairs bathroom with a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen - 1 large double bed
    Double - 1 double bed
    Single - 1 single bed , The nook is a tiny space just big enough for a twin size bed
  • This cottage offers two (and a half!) bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen sized bed, the second bedroom has a full size bed, and The Nook, is a tiny hideaway space that has room only for a twin bed, is a perfect getaway reading spot, or a child's sleeping place. There is a full sized sleeper sofa in the living room as well.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
Indianapolis, IN

Location the beach was amazing!! It was also super convenient to downtown Portland.

  • 4 of 5

This was an overall great property. 5 of us stayed and it was plenty of space. I was the solo traveler and the ‘nook’ space was perfect. It is just a twin bed and a small shelf but there was space right outside the door for my suitcase, so really what else do you need?!?

Upon arrival, we realized we didn’t have enough towels for the number of people but a quick text to Stephanie resulted in her dropping off more that very day.

We ventured into Portland each day to sample lobster, oysters and the numerous microbreweries in town—what a great little City!!! We even took the ferry boat over to Peaks Island. You really only need a couple hours there. There’s not much to do but take in the scenery, but it’s well worth it. We didn’t reserve a golf cart in advance and got lucky, probably based on the time of year. If you’re there high season, I’d definitely recommend reserving well in advance because it really was a great way to see the island.

Stephanie’s recommendations for restaurants were spot on as well!!

  • Review Submitted: 05/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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berlin, ma

very small property

  • 3 of 5

booked this house w/out watching details, very small property but good photos, looks like plenty of space, 1 step x2 steps place is booked as .5 bedroom

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful place, with fabulous hosts, who went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. We traveled with a three-year-old, and she loved it too. There is a third, small bedroom that was perfect for a kid, and there were beach toys and beach chairs in the basement too. The beach was a very short walk from the house. There were also lots of good sites to see within a quick and easy driving distance, including most of downtown Portland, lighthouses, etc.

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, comfy, great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the house with 4 adults and two children under the age of 6. Queen sized beds would've made sleeping a bit more comfy for the adults, but the boys enjoyed trading off the cute twin bed in the nook at the top of the stairs. Although the pull-out couch is listed as a sleeping option, it is not the most comfortable. Despite cozy sleeping conditions, the location of the house was wonderful. Just a quick 2 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to a delicious bakery, Scratch. The owners made sure we were comfortable and settled in and graciously shared documents about places to go and eat before we arrived. The house was stocked with linens, bath towels, and beach towels. They also had some beach toys and chairs available for use. The living and dining space was comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. If you have older adults or young children, the steep stairs leading up to the bedrooms could be an issue. Overall, we had a wonderful stay and appreciate the owners' responsiveness. We look forward to another visit in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed hosting you guys and so glad you had a great vacation. We also really love the location of the cottage. Just want to clarify for future potential guests that one bedroom does have a queen sized bed, and the other bedroom is a full sized bed. Sorry the pull out sleeping sofa isn't the most comfy, I wish they could improve on that technology! We will get a foam mattress topper to help with that. All the best to you, Erinn!
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Clean, Quiet Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this clean bright beach cottage. The bedroom mattresses were husband wanted to trade ours for theirs! Flowers were on the table with a personalized note (our hostess gets an A for communication) when we arrived. The property was quiet, at the end of a street with a shady lawn and porch. We were so close to the beach you could run back easily for forgotten items. We had a family of tall people so the stairway with the slanted wall was a little challenge however we would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome house and great people to rent from

  • 5 of 5

We just left this morning and were so sad to have to say goodbye. The house is perfectly situated at the end of a little road so there is no street traffic. There is also a nice yard to hang out in and play. And the best thing is the short walk to the beach. Yay! It was so easy to skip down the street to the beach, which is great for kids as the tide is gentle and there is a playground with a snack bar and bathrooms.

We could also walk to the great bakery, Scratch, the ice cream parlor, Willard Scoop, and the absolutely fabulous and new Flip Creperie, which is right next to the ice cream place. I have never been a fan of crepes but now have completely changed my mind. I would rather have a fruit or lemon crepe than ice cream now that I found this wonderful store. The lighthouse path by the Community College is breathtaking and a great walk.

Stephanie is an amazing person, and we felt as if we were staying at a friend's house. It was the best Homeaway vacation I have taken so far, and we so look forward to going back again next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Purpoodock, Black Point Inn, S. P'd Municipal
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Sunday River or Shawnee Peak

Our cottage is nestled in the lively Willard Beach neighborhood, steps away from Willard Beach and a five minute walk to Willard Square, home of the yummy Scratch Bakery and Scoops Ice Cream.

People come to our community to enjoy the quiet beach and all our neighborhood has to offer as well as the short drive or bike ride across the bridge into downtown portland for the museums, restaurants and cafes.

This is a very family and dog friendly community.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Willard, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall/Winter
15 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$384.75
cleaning fee AU$128.25
Tax Rate 9.0%

Travelers with pets are asked to purchase the $99.00 property protection insurance which covers up to $5000 in damage, then will not be charged the 300$ refundable security deposit. Feel free to discuss this with Stephanie if you have any concerns.

There is a $100.00 cleaning fee.

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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