Antique glider is a nice spot to relax -A great spot to relax or read
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Enjoy all that makes Maine "The Way Life Should Be"!
Sun-filled 1915 Victorian home is 1 1/2 blocks from
Willard Beach - 10 min. from the Old Port of Portland.
Everything you'll want is nearby!

The space

Your private bedroom has a double bed with a separate private sitting room/office and a semi-private bathroom next to the bedroom with a large shower and claw-foot tub. We would only be using the bathroom, if needed, between 12AM - 6AM - We have another full bathroom downstairs for our use. The antique furniture reflects the Victorian era of the house. At night you can hear the foghorn from the nearby lighthouse. We provide a breakfast which includes bagels with cream cheese & jam, coffee/tea, juice & fresh fruit.The quiet deck is wonderful for reading and relaxing.
We can provide beach chairs, towels and a beach umbrella.

Guest access

Private bedroom, private sitting room/office and semi- private full bathroom (we would only use the bathroom, if needed, between 12AM - 6AM) - We have another full bathroom downstairs for our use.
Light breakfast is provided that can be enjoyed sitting in the dining room or on the deck. Use of refrigerator & microwave is available.

Interaction with guests

We have a gentle & friendly golden-doodle Emmie, who has earned a "good citizen" certificate on her road to being trained as a therapy dog. She will greet you when you first arrive and then mostly naps, occasionally coming over to ask for a pat.
We will be here during your stay but are often out and about. We enjoy meeting new people, love to share insights into the area but also respect your privacy.

Other things to note

Check-in time is 4:00 PM
Check-out time is 12:00 Noon


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $44 NZD
Weekly Discount: 6%
Weekend Price $182 NZD / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We love our home and enjoy sharing it with guests.
We would just hope that visitors will treat it with the same care they would their own home. We want people to feel comfortable.
There is no smoking in the house or in the outside area. While we understand people's wish to travel with their pets, we regret that we cannot accept pets.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
August 2015
Roberta and Barry's lovely Victorian home was an absolute dream for our weekend stay in Maine. The pictures were very much accurate from the description and each room lovelier than the next. Roberta greeted us with cookies and tea, a very welcome greeting after a long drive from New York, and was extremely knowledgeable about the area. We were pleased to find a lovely beach just a few blocks from their home which we enjoyed a cool swim in each morning. The area also has an excellent bakery and charming ice cream shop with some of the best bagels and ice cream I've had in some time. Roberta also provided a lovely breakfast each morning with hot coffee, fresh orange juice, baked goods, fruit, and the morning paper. The private bathroom was clean, charming, and included a heavenly updated clawfoot tub. A true vacation from our Brooklyn apartment! The bed was very comfortable and the room had a strong air conditioner that we kept on during the night. I cannot recommend this stay enough!

Doris User Profile
July 2015
Roberta and her husband made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home, and provided a traditional B&B style light breakfast everyday. They made sure we took advantage of all of the local attractions - beaches, lighthouses, Scratch Bakery and Willard Scoops. We spent five days without a car and did lots of exploring on foot and on the bikes that Roberta provided. Local bus service into Portland was convenient, and there were a lot of local restaurants within walking distance in South Portland.

Katrine User Profile
July 2015
This is a real gem. Me and my daughter loved to stay here and the warm welcome from Roberta,Barry and Emmt the dog . Super comfortable bed and a lovely private bathroom. The house is so serene and beautiful decorate red. We would love to come again . Highly recommended.

Hayley User Profile
July 2015
Roberta, Barry and their dog Emmy were excellent hosts!! They gave us so many local tips and went above and beyond to make us feel at home. Each morning, we had a full breakfast spread with the best bagels I've ever eaten in my life!! I hope to visit them again! Thank you!

Nancy User Profile
June 2015
We stayed with Z's for three days. The house was as represented and very well decorated, spacious and roomy. This is especially convenient to a tidy little beach (withing walking distance), an excellent bakery/sandwich shop that has NYTimes and other newspapers (within walking distance), an excellent ice cream shop (within walking distance). Very quiet, easily navigated neighborhood in S. Portland. Our morning meal included coffee, fruit salad and bagels and cream cheese and the delightful company of our host's pooch, Emmy. Our hosts gave us excellent, knowlegeable suggestions on local points of interest. This was a high point of our ten day trip to New England.
Roberta User Profile
Response from Roberta:
Thank you for your kind review - We would look forward to having you again if you come to Maine again!
June 2015

Quynn User Profile
May 2015
Great experience all around. Beautiful home and excellent host's. Super friendly, very knowledgable about the area and things to do. Breakfast was a bonus! Great location super close to the water/beach and to Willard Square.

Gwyn User Profile
May 2015
Roberta was an amazing host! She made us breakfast, had newsletter ready and gave us all the recommendations we needed to have a great time in Portland. She even gave me cough drops when my cough wouldn't go away... So sweet! The room was lovely and clean and simply perfect for a weekend away!

South Portland, Maine, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Roberta User Profile

My husband Barry & I are in our 60s. We moved from NYC to Maine in 1991 for the quality of life it offers. We love taking our 6 yr old goldendoodle Emmie to the beach every day.
Portland offers the wonderful aspects of a city - theatre, restaurants, music while being minutes away from the ocean and wonderful state parks and a short drive to wonderful lakes. We love books on tape, Doo-Wop Concerts, and since seeing the documentary Forks Over Knives we are moving towards a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.
We have used airbnb as guests and it has been a wonderful experience. We try to be considerate and respectful of our host's home - leaving it clean & neat. Before retiring Barry was an employment specialist getting jobs for folks with disabilities. I am a social worker. We both are involved in volunteer work in our community.
We look forward to exploring other destinations through airbnb. We are also
currently offering to share our home as airbnb hosts for folks who are interested in visiting Maine where the motto is "The Way Life Should Be!"

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