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Portland Maine 04103 United States of America

Listing # 130744

Rates From USD 3000 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2020


Need a break from coronavirus worries?
Take a short vacation in southern Maine—enjoy the nearby coast, fall foliage before the snow flies, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, the beach in Cape Elizabeth & Ft. Williams, and so much more.

Enjoy our striking three-story corner house with large fenced backyard and deck overlooking mature landscaping. It's located in Portland's North Deering section by the Falmouth line, in a small, quiet neighborhood called Pineloch Woods, just 20 minutes from downtown Portland: the Arts District, the Old Port.

Hardwood floors, double-pane windows, working gas fireplace in living room. The decor is spare and artistic, with paintings and wall hangings.
4 BR, 2.5 BA. Wi-Fi throughout.

The bedrooms greet you on the second floor. A huge master bedroom with double bath is down its own hall in the rear of the house. Two queen bedrooms share a double bathroom at the top of the stairs.

Twin beds on 3rd floor are in their own room across from a lounging area with large screen streaming TV and fun Yogibo furniture.

On the first floor a large open gourmet kitchen is across from the living room. The dining room has table that seats eight. The spacious corner study has four windows, large desk, printer, and couch. The half-bath is off the entry hall & mudroom at the driveway entrance. The front entrance on Deepwood St. isn't used.

Washer & dryer on second floor in laundry room with utility room, space for ironing board and wooden dryer.

Large basement is off-limits except for storage of suitcases.
2 dedicated off-street parking spaces in driveway, Two car garage with entrance to house.

Walk to Presumscott River Preserve—up Summit to Oak Notch Park trail down to the river.

5 minute drive down Allen Avenue to Northgate Shopping Center with Shaw's supermarket & pharmacy, and other interesting stores: Letter Press Books (great independent bookstore! Patronize!), mailing center, etc.

20 minutes to downtown Portland & University of Southern Maine (USM). New England College and Osteopathic College are down Stephens Ave.continue west on Brighton Ave.to Westbrook & Maine Mall. Easy access to 1-295, I-95 (Maine Turnpike). Close to beaches, Portland Harbor, Old Town...and the coast in South Portland, with Two Lights State Park, Crescent Beach.

No pets or smoking.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
3952 Sq. Feet
Suited for
8 people
Property Type


Available from Tuesday, October 20, 2020 until Saturday, November 14, 2020
Available from Wednesday, December 23, 2020 until Sunday, January 3, 2021
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
two-three weeks
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Portland
Postal Code - State or Province 04103 ME
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords North Deering, Pineloch Woods.
Closest University New England University
University nearby University of Southern Maine, in Portland and Gorham

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: New York
New York

State or Province
United States of America

Neighborhood Keywords
Upper East Side, UWS; Soho, West Village, Brooklyn, Columbia
Closest University
University nearby
NYU, Columbia
Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Tuesday, November 24, 2020 until Sunday, November 29, 2020

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Fronts on interior safe street. Enclosed backyard.


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member Since Sep 11 2018
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About Me
155 Pineloch Drive, Portland, ME 04103 I am a poet and fiction writer. I raised my children in Berkeley and moved in 2014 to the east coast (Portland, ME) to help with my husband's elderly family in NYC. In 1977 I founded with my husband Richard Grossinger North Atlantic Books, a body/mind/spirit publishing company; we ran it together for thirty three years, moving it from Plainfield, VT to Berkeley in 1977. I taught at Goddard College and UCB. I am moving back to the Bay Area to be around my children's families in Berkeley and Los Angeles.


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