Sunny, colorful (Painted by local Artist Zoo Cain), 2nd floor apartment in 1910, Painted Lady home. Willard Beach is a 2 minute walk away. Apartment is fully furnished, including a queen bed, eat-in kitchen and Juliet balcony. Quiet, comfortable inside, friendly and relaxed outside.
We are just 3 miles to downtown Portland. Get the best of both worlds - quiet, friendly South Portland, energetic, busy Portland.
My home is in a seaside neighborhood and has a great history. We have a record of the house being used as a Bed and Breakfast in the 1920s! It was later converted to a single family home, then they created the 2nd floor apartment. The house has lots of character, including custom splatter painted doors by local renowned Artist, Zoo Cain. You will have plenty of room to stretch out in the spacious living room and there is a big screen TV for unwinding. The shower is in an old claw foot tub, and the bathroom is narrow - most comfortable to use 1 person at a time!
The apartment has it's own entrance. Down a path, through a gate which enters into the dog yard, up some steps to the porch, into your own entrance, and up to the second floor. The whole apartment is ALL yours. Owner and pets are on the first floor.
I always greet people so that they can get info on how to get through the gate, give you the key, find all the lights and fans, and get a neighborhood 101 crash course. We have 2 great bakeries and restaurants nearby. And of course the beach awaits everyone!
There is no air conditioning, but in Maine we rarely need it. We open and close windows as needed, and the living room and bedroom both have overhead fans.
I have a large Collie dog and a large Maine Coon cat, both of which may greet you. I also occasionally have other dogs over to visit and play in the yard.
I'm looking for guests who don't mind quietish time after 10ish pm. I tend to be up early with pets by 6:30 or 7:00.
I am a native of Maine, growing up in beautiful Cape Elizabeth, the town just south of South Portland. My 14 generation ago Grandfather, George Cleeve, is considered the "Founder" of Portland, so my roots run deep.
I've lived in this house 33 years this summer. The house was used as a Bed and Breakfast back in the 20s! It seems to really enjoy lots of people!
I always loved the Painted Lady homes with all of their variations on color schemes. When it came time to paint this house, I chose colors that are reflected in the sunrises and sunsets here in Maine--turquoise, pinks, yellows and blues. It's a super fun house, inside and out!