**Please note: Maine, NH VT CT NY NJ can book now. Others, July 1 with neg. Covid test within 72 hours of arrival. Large private comfortable rooms with a separate entrance, bathroom and dining nook for our guests to enjoy in a farmhouse style family home built in 1850. Located on a quiet street 3 miles from Biddeford Pool Beach. 1 mile to the UNE Biddeford campus. 10 minutes to Saco train station. 15 minutes to Old Orchard Beach and 25 Minutes to the city of Portland and the Jetport.
“Our stay at Raven's Nest (the affectionate name for Ian & Suzen's lovely lodgings) was simply wonderful! The space is actually quite large and totally private - there are two bedrooms; the one bedroom, which we used, has two roomy beds in it, and the other has a separate bed and a little dining area with a two-person table, microwave, and fridge. There is also a little bathroom that has a shower with incredible water pressure. All throughout the living areas, there are a million little touches that create a homey atmosphere - art, knick knacks, and little notes explaining how to use everything and where to find essentials. The location is great; it is only about 20 minutes from Kennebunkport and Old Orchard Beach, and it is within 30 minutes of downtown Portland. Plus, my favorite brewery that I've been to (Barreled Souls) is about 5 minutes down the road! Ian and Suzen were great at communicating with us very quickly. They made sure that their check-in process was COVID-19 friendly, and they regularly messaged us to make sure that we did not need anything. The power went out due to the weather at one point during our stay, and they immediately reached out to let us know that they were connecting the generator and were already in touch with the electric company to have it back up and running. I would highly recommend staying with them, if you are planning a trip anywhere around Portland, OOB, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, etc.”
Live like a Portland native for a short or long term stay. Park in the driveway and easily walk to every corner of the city. Original pumpkin pine floors, nine foot ceilings, exposed brick, and sunny southern exposure make this 177 year old Greek revival feel immediately like home. A recently renovated kitchen and bathroom offer modern comforts steeped in historic surround.
“Gary's place is outstanding. Just lovely. I got lucky and was able to catch a last-minute reservation after another guest cancelled. The space is beautiful and the history of the house is remarkable. I loved the location in the West End--about a fifteen minute walk down to Old Port, but in a beautiful residential neighborhood that was a much more charming and relaxing place to stay than a hotel right in Old Port. Plus, it's close to the crop of great food options in the West End (Tandem Coffee, the original Holy Donut, Chaval, the new Little Giant...), so you get the best of both worlds. There's a great little park in a unique setting about 30 seconds from the house, and there are lawn chairs in the house to carry with you to go to the park to relax, read, or just watch the gulls catch the updrafts on the Casco Bay Bridge. Gary also has a beautiful peach tree right outside the front door, just in case you're there during peach season. Can't recommend it enough.”
DOWNTOWN APARTMENT....BEAUTIFUL BASEMENT APARTMENT WITH PRIVATE ENTRANCE FROM YOUR OWN PATIO....WITH---A DEDICATED PARKING SPOT.... WALKING DISTANCE TO THE OLD PORT-MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT- 4 HOURS FROM ACADIA
“Location, cleanliness, privacy, and convenience all combined in one great value. We had a lovely long weekend in Portland, and Carlo’s place was so convenient and nice to come home to every night after a busy day touring Portland. The space is very spacious, clean, and had all the amenities of a small full apartment including a kitchenette. We even took advantage of the patio one morning to eat breakfast. The shower pressure is strong (so important and never noted!) and the bathroom is clean! It was an easy 5 minute walk from downtown and we were happy to get away from the bustling port area every night to our quiet respite. Thank you Carlo for your suggestions and very prompt responses to any needs!”