1 chambre, 1 salle de bain, 2 couchages
Particulier / consommateur
Salle(s) de bain
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%. Les réservations annulées au moins 30 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50%.
Fabulous place overlooking the water at sunrise!
This place was all it was advertised to be, and more. It was very comfortably furnished, and the location could not be beat. John and Betty were quite attentive as well. We even had a chance to use the bicycles they kindly make available for guests. We'd definitely go back if we're ever again in the Portland area.
Awesome long weekend get away!
My husband and I had such a great time in Portland and thoroughly enjoyed staying at “morning on the Atlantic”. It was a perfect size for us, super comfy bed, modern shower/ bath and had everything we needed for a romantic long weekend retreat from Chicago.
John met us when we arrived and gave us great insight to the local must see and do. He then left us to be and to enjoy our stay.
The location is perfect to easily walk to restaurants, and the ferry. Having access to bikes was great and we took advantage of the bike path right on the promenade to ride to town and took them to Peaks island too.
Overall a great stay and we would definitely return!
Ideal for us
We fell in love with the city of Portland and with this charming neighborhood. As active 60-somethings, we wanted a place with easy access to lots of outdoor activities and this location was ideal. Our hosts provided great bicycles (including lock and helmets) and we thoroughly enjoyed the miles of trails accessible just a short walk from our spacious apartment (with a beautiful view of the bay and park). We walked to neighborhood restaurants and a great little grocery with delicious baked goods and all the essentials. Our hosts were perfectly delightful - they were very helpful and provided everything we needed. We’re already thinking of a return visit!
We arrived at 12:40 AM and to our surprise, John was there to meet us on the street. He gave us quick tour of the apartment as we were ready to get some rest.
The apartment was as advertised, neat and clean. Most everything we needed was provided. We made ample use of the two bicycles that were provided, spending two full days bicycling around Portland. We were happy to find the bikes in very good condition.
All in all, the accommodations made for a pleasant get away.
Comfy, Quaint, and Quirky
The property is just as described. The queen bed is medium firm, the house is from the 1800s, and every room has an interesting angle or cubbyhole. Great location with tight but assigned off-street parking. Very quiet neighborhood just steps from a beautiful park. Drawer storage is somewhat limited, and the amount of provided supplies was somewhat less than we've fund in other VRBOs. We found no broom or mop in the apartment, for example, and the fridge was empty of even routine condiments. Minimal explanatory documentation in the binder, and John's welcome briefing was sparse. The stairs leading up to the third floor can be challenging with tricky turns. Excellent TV, book selection, and WIFI. A/C and ceiling fans were adequate but we wished for some cross ventilation and didn't find a window screen we could have used until the last day. Mystery wall switches abound. We always leave a VRBO better than we found it, and contributed a new kitchen knife and a desperately need knife sharpener to this one. In retrospect, this review sounds a bit negative, but is meant only to be helpful. All in all, this is a very nice place to stay.
Bon Appetit has written of Portland, Maine's food scene since at least 2009 when it designated our city "America's Foodiest Small Town 2009" and named Portland "2018 Restaurant City of the Year" noting it had written about our city's food scene"... more than any city except New York." Consequently, we encourage our guests (who have repeatedly thanked us) to take advantage of our fine local eateries, three of which are within a 5-10 minute walk. So, other than normal condiments which go with our breakfast coffees and teas,and a few items such as olive oil, vinegars & spices, we have not stocked the refrigerator with perishable condiments.
Our stairway has two turns enroute to the 3rd floor but is not dissimilar to those of other 3-4 unit Victorian buildings. I had forgotten to return the broom to its closet at the entrance to the apartment where two" Swiffer Sweeper" wet mops are located. The several wall switches all have their purpose related to the overhead fans, lights, a/c, TV, etc. as recommended by our electrician during remodeling and, thanks to the reviewers comment, I will make special effort to explain each switch to future guests.
Our informational binder includes many phamphlets , tour descriptions and maps on the information table. We make a point of greeting each guest upon arrival, giving directions, describing local sites and viewing the apartment. We live on the property and are available throughout vacationers visits. We always appreciate our guests comments and will increase our effort at providing our guests the 5 star experience they expect.
This apartment is on the third floor of a large historic house. The place looks just like the photos and is very comfortable for two people. It was warm for part of our stay and the window air conditioners worked well to cool down the place. The stairs up to the apartment are steep , but manageable. John and his wife live in the house and they are available but not intrusive at all. They are very warm and informative about the area. The location is beautiful and easily accessible to the wharfs in Old Portland. It is a nice, 20 minute walk by the water. Street parking was readily available right outside the house. We enjoyed our stay and the Portland area immensely. We would love to go back.
Casco Bay, une vue imprenable sur l'océan, avec vue sur la Promenade de l'Est, l'historique Fort Allen Park et Ft. Georges dans le port, distance de la plage, les traversiers de l'île, le vieux port, restaurants, théâtre et pistes cyclables. WiFi / Internet. w / d. Foyer au gaz dans le salon, plancher chauffant de la salle de bain. Stationnement hors rue. Pas d'animaux, non fumeur.