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8 min walk to Willard Beach. Quiet Yet Fun, Seaside Area, Private Yard.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,252 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This lovely renovated Colonial is a five minute walk to Willard Beach, a mile long beach that offers excellent swimming, kayaking, shelling, sunbathing, and exploring. Spend the afternoon kayaking along the beach, or searching for seashells and other treasures along the beach. Bring your picnic lunch and towel, and watch the various harbor activity including Windjammers, ferries, fishing and pleasure boats crossing the channels in Casco Bay. In the evening, take a jog through Preble Park, located next to Willard beach and enjoys the various planted gardens. Willard Square will delight you with live Theatre, fine dining restaurants and Art Galleries. Before every adventure, stop by Scratch Baking Company for freshly made bagels, scones, muffins, juices and coffee. Everyone loves Scoops locally made decadent Ice Cream, also located in the local square, and the new Crepery. If you are here over the 4th of July, experience the Portland Symphony Orchestra performing patriotic songs at Fort Williams Park and lighthouse. Bug Light Park offers a great place to enjoy explore the lighthouse by the sea, and fly your kites. You can even launch a boat from the public boat landing. Casco Bay Lines offer inexpensive cruises to the calendar islands including Peaks, Diamond Island. There is lots to do at night in Portland's Old Port, famous for its restaurants serving up fresh Maine seafood. Many venues feature live music and dancing. Fishing trips and whale watching boat tours launch from various locations in the Old Port. Take a twenty minute ride up to Freeport, the home of LL Bean. Their summer concert series feature reknown acts on Saturday evenings in Discovery Park. If you are seeking fresh lobster and another quaint town, travel about 50 miles along the coast to Boothbay Harbor, a working lobstering and fishing community. Maybe you want to experience a bigger beach and theme park for the kids. A thirty minute drive south lies Old Orchard Beach, a pristine seven mile beach including a Funpark and famous pier. If you enjoy fresh water and fresh water fishing, try Sebago Lake and Sebago Lake State Park, a forty five minute drive inland. Also abundant are public golf courses, mini golf, animal parks, kayak excursions and more. Also recommended for the sports enthusiasts, Sea Dogs baseball team (farm team for the Boston Red Sox.) Be sure to bring bicycles, kayaks, golf clubs, tennis rackets, frisbees and any other fun outdoor sport items that you enjoy. There are ample places for all of your fun outdoor activities.

This home has been fully renovated featuring fresh paint and gleaming hardwood floors. The upstairs offers a new tub and shower, which is located across from the Master Bedroom. There is another bedroom upstairs with two twin sized beds and another smaller bedroom with twin beds stacked on top of each other. Downstairs offers a formal living room, dining room and kitchen with ceramic tile. The backyard is fenced and private, great for barbecues and relaxation. At night, channel buoys chime and lighthouse horns sound off in the distance. This home is located on a quiet dead end street with minimal traffic, and is very child safe. This home and its location are ideal for a private romantic getaway, or a fun filled family vacation. It is very versatile.

Keywords: 3 Bedroom Colonial walk to Willard Beach

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Member since: 2010
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2018

About Heather

I am a broker with The Bean Group. I have lived in Maine most of my life and enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife provided by this not so populated state. In this photo, I am on our sailboat getting ready to sail among the beautiful calendar islands. Welcome and I am sure you will love the coast too!

Heather purchased this house in 2006

Why Heather chose Willard

This home is a short walk to the beach and quick drive to Portland's Old Port. The beach has unsurpassed views of Casco Bay and the Calendar Islands. Willard Beach is a nice sand beach wonderful for romantic walks, sunbathing and swimming. There is an excellent running and biking path along Shore Road to Fort Williams Park that is great any time of day. I have run the Beach to Beacon Road Race many times, which finishes up the road at Fort Williams Park. There are several other nice oceanside parks within walking distance and the locals are very friendly. I enjoy strolling along the beach at night, and walking to the bakery in the early morning. I have many friends who own boats at the local marinas. Boats are available to rent at Port Harbor Marine, a five minute drive. The Willard area is a charming oceanside community with beautiful ocean views and many things to do within a short walking or driving distance. Portland is very alive either day or night offering entertainment, shopping, city tours aboard the Olde Port Trolley, Duckboat, or Narrow Gauge Railroad. Summer festivals are abundant in Maine and include the Old Port Festival in June, Rockland Blues Festival in July and of course their are many fairs in the fall.

What makes this house unique

From this lovely home, you can hear the lighthouses and bouys gong in the distance, especially at night. When you walk to the beach, you will see beautiful Windjammers, ferries, lobster and pleasure boats navigating in and out of the harbor. The salt air is refreshing, and as you walk or ride your bike, take in the bold ocean views along many of the neighboring streets. Some of the most reknown restaurants and bakeries in the Portland area are within walking distance from the house, and the Old Port is a short three mile distance away. The backyard is private and great for entertaining. The home is on two stories, enabling guests to comfortably enjoy their stay and relax. There is minimal street traffic as the road is a dead end with a grove of trees at the bottom. It is very childsafe.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Willard, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1252 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bath with tub and new tub surround and new tile floors
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , twin bunk beds for 2 childroom, not a lot of headroom for ad
  • Queen size Beds (1), (2) Two twins in the second bedroom, 3rd bedroom has twin bunkbeds for 2 children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Front porch, great for sitting, relaxing, reading and listening to the sounds of the ocean. The yard is quiet and private, and has a picnic table and gas grill for entertaining and relaxation.


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8 min walk to Willard Beach. Quiet Yet Fun, Seaside Area, Private Yard.
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 12 reviews

Great place for a group

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Heather's house with a group of family and friends. We enjoyed our stay. The place was as advertised and worked out well for us. Nice backyard, walking distance to a number of nice establishments - a great bakery, ice cream shop, etc. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home

  • 3 of 5

Good location close to Scratch Bakery and Willard. Plenty of room to sleep 6. Posting the house as a 5 minute walk to Willard is a bit aggressive; budget 10 or more. This may seem a small difference but significant if walking with a toddler, toys, food to the beach. For anyone mobility challenged, short set of stairs to the first floor and there is only one bathroom which is on the 2nd floor. Seemed to be a quiet, safe & friendly neighborhood. Only (small) criticisms were cleanliness could have been slightly better & would have been nice to get the heat on or air the place out before our arrival. Overall very positive experience, comfortable and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: 2-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ted, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. This was the second set of feedback responses you have sent me for the three night off season stay. In regards to the cleanliness of the home, it was completed scrubbed prior to your arrival and brand new bedding was put out for you. In your other set of comments, a blender was not completed cleaned. Sorry, that was my personal blender and wasn't meant for guest use. If I am made aware of something that can be done to accommodate a guest, I take care of it immediately. In the past I have purchased TVs, come over to help people figure out their own wifi, etc. In regards to location to the beach, there is a map that shows the exact locations of all of the rentals. It is .4 miles to the beach, which I have indicated. I believe the homes on the beach rent for $550/night. This home is for travelers looking for something affordable within walking distance to the beach. Please feel free to call me with any other questions about the area. You have my number as you called me before. Thanks again for your business.
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Quiet & relaxing location, close to the beach

  • 3 of 5

Stayed here (5 people) for the week and enjoyed it. Near Willard beach (10 min walk), Scratch bakery (5 min walk), and Willard Scoops ice cream place. It is not a brand new house but has lots of room and homey.

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet convenient and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Heather was great to work with. The home was cozy, clean and suitable for our family of five. We werent falling over each other in the house. Kids enjoyed the cable tv and wifi. Go figure. The upstairs bedrooms got warm some nights but was tolerable. The house was convenient to the downtown shops and attractions. Willard Beach, Scratch baking and Willard Scoops ice cream shop were within a five minute walk. We would definitely return for another stay.

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious property close to the beach.

  • 3 of 5

Our group had a good stay at Heather's. We had no issues getting into the place and it was a short, pleasant walk to the beach. We easily fit into the home with our group of 6. House was very clean. There was a nice backyard area with a picnic table where we could relax outdoors in the evening.

Two small issues we experienced that cause me to diminish my rating- the next door neighbor was very intrusive and found it appropriate to constantly be walking onto the property and into the backyard if our group was outside at the picnic table in back. It made us uncomfortable and caused us to not take more advantage of the backyard space. In addition, Heather deducted $50 from the security deposit for excess laundry. The only laundry we created was the bed linens and towels which were provided per the house amenity listing. I found this additional charge unfair as we had 6 guests (which is allowed per the listing) and used only the linens and towels provided (which she had listed as amenities). I would suggest running a load of laundry before the load she requests you to leave to avoid this charge if you choose to stay here.

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I wish you had told me about the neighbor. That has never been mentioned before. As far as the laundry goes, the housekeeper said there had been a dog and linens were used for the dog. Dogs are not permitted per the lease and per the vrbo listing. Therefore, a nominal fee was charged for the housekeeper to clean the linens and to bring additional bedding to the laundrymat. Hope you have a great summer.
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Comfortable house in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation in this quiet road, despite the occasional sound of aircraft overhead . Nearby Willard beach is lovely . Local amenities are close too and Portland and other interesting places are easily accessible, The house is comfortable and has all that is needed. There were ,however , only three of us staying in it. Iwould recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland Jeport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Casco Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
South Portland Municipal
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Car: not necessary

Home is .4 miles to beautiful Willard Beach, 1 mile of sand and swimming, snack bar, showers, walking paths and more. It is an easy five minute walk, or one minute bike ride. Also within walking distance is Fort Williams State Park, the SMCC ballfield and gardens, Scratch Bakery, Scoops Ice Cream, David's Restaurant, Portland Players Theatre, Willard Square Playground and much more. If you like the ocean and spending time near the seaside, and want comfortable living quarters, this vacation rental is for you.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Willard, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping fee C$199.64
Refundable Damage Deposit C$332.73

General summer weekly rate Sat-Sat is $995/week + 8% ME tax and $150 housekeeping fee for 4 guests. Additional guests up to 2 are $25/each per night. Check in 3 PM, check out 10:00 am. Guests strip beds and start one load of laundry and leave linens in laundry room downstairs for housekeeping, as well as put trash in green bin, recyclables in blue bin. We hope you have a nice stay, and come back and see us again. Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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