0 miles from Portland
Our neighborhood is picturesque, woodsy and charming. Our home is modern, clean and comfortable. Your private guest suite is located on the lower floor of our home (only 6 steps down!), with plenty of large windows for lots of light. Our guest suite includes a large room with Queen bed, a separate bedroom that can sleep two kids (a twin bed with pullout trundle), an open concept living area with dining space, and private bathroom with large shower.
Great for couples, business travelers, and families.
Here's the full scoop: Our neighborhood is quiet, picturesque, woodsy and charming. Our home is modern, clean, comfortable and spacious. You can walk to a private, neighborhood-only rocky beach in less than five minutes and contemplate the ocean surf. In 15 minutes you can walk (or drive in 3 minutes) to one of several beautiful state park beaches. Crescent Beach is wide, sandy and pretty, perfect for sunbathing and walking. At Kettle Cove, you can watch local lobstermen haul in their catch, while at Two Lights, you can take in the spectacular ocean views with rolling surf and rocky coastline.
We’re a 12 to 15-minute? drive into downtown Portland, where you can explore Old Town and its diverse culinary scene, artistic community, historic waterfront, wonderful entertainment and fabulous shopping experiences.
Your private guest suite is located on the lower floor of our home (only 6 steps down!), with plenty of large windows looking into our wooded front yard. You might see deer nibbling on the branches, or a red fox strolling by.
Relax in your spacious “Paris Bedroom,” with a cozy and well-appointed curtained four-poster bed. Plenty of pillows, comforters ?and blankets make for a comfy night’s sleep. If you’re traveling as a couple, this is a romantic and secluded space for the two of you. You’ll find robes and slippers in the closet.
If you’re bringing your family, we can accommodate two kids in “Artie’s Room.” Here you’ll find a twin bed with pull-out trundle. Extra kids? We have several comfortable and sturdy air mattresses with loads of blankets and pillows.
Business traveler? There are several desks (one in the Paris Bedroom, and one in the Family Room) if you need to get some work done. Internet access included, of course!
If you need quiet time to paint, draw, or write, you’ll find the workspace and location perfect for inspiration and creativity. Maine is known for its artists, and we have several in the family! There are a number of artistic touches throughout the suite, and you’re welcome to use the deck and outdoor space to set up your easel and paint.
The fully-furnished Family Room area is large, bright and full of books, magazines, games, music CDs and a 42-inch TV with access to OnDemand, Netflix, and Amazon. There is a dining area with a table that seats 4 (or 6 if needed); a ?hutch filled with dishes, flatware and glasses; a bar cart with toaster and coffee maker; and electric kettle, microwave and mini-fridge for your convenience. We'll have a few things in the mini-fridge (milk and cream for coffee, several bottles of water and juice), but you're welcome to stock your own goodies there. We'll provide coffee and tea for your enjoyment.
The private bathroom is newly remodeled and features a large, spacious shower. It’s all yours - no sharing with anyone. No need to bring your hair dryer, flat iron or curling iron, because you’ll find them here. We provide the works, including towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap and body lotion from local purveyors. If you need any extras, just ask!
Our laundry area is also located on the lower level, in the utility room. It’s for family use, but if you need to do some laundry in a pinch, please ask and we can accommodate your needs.
In the summer, we provide beach towels, picnic basket, blankets, cooler, totes, backpack - anything you might need for a day’s outing. Beach passes are reasonably priced, but you’re welcome to borrow ours if we’re not using it.
We have cats (just mentioning, in case you have allergies), but they’ll stay with us. If you see any of them hanging around the back door, please don’t let them out!
There are tons to do in the area, in all seasons. Visit the Maine visitors' websites? for a start (we can't link from this page but they're easy to find online).
And ask us. We’re happy to help plan out your visit.
Deck, backyard. Parking in the driveway.
Interaction with guests
We live here year-round and work from home, so we’re usually around. If not on site, we’re available by text and/or phone. We’ll always try to meet and greet you at some point. However, we will respect your privacy and if you’re here to escape- retreat and be left alone, we will certainly honor that too.
A little bit about us: Sam is a native Mainer and Kathryn is a Canadian, from southern Ontario. Both of us lived in Arizona for a number of years before returning back East, where life is better. We found our perfect home after a three-year search, and are happy to help others discover why Maine is so special.
Sam is an alternative energy consultant, specializing in solar energy development. He loves to go out walking and exploring, and can direct you to interesting places on or off the beaten path. He also loves sailing and will be looking to crew this summer. He used to work in the seafood industry, so he can tell you what to look for and what to know if you go to the fish/lobster market.
Kathryn is a jewelry designer and writer. Her contemporary-style work can be found in several museum shops and galleries in Arizona and in Maine. She is happy to be learning the lingo of Maine (you CAN get theah from heah!), and thinks everyone here is so friendly. And it’s true!
Other things to note
You'll use a shared back entrance but will have your own private space just six steps down to the lower level. You can close your doors for complete privacy. The entire bedroom, family room, second bedroom and bathroom are completely private and all yours. No bathroom sharing!