This Old House. I was constructed in 1890. I have lived a wonderful life and expect to live a lot more. I have good bones and have had the good fortune to have fine people that have cared for me thru the years, getting a face lift now and than. I have been many colors, gray, white, gray, blue and now I am sage green. Kind of like a women dying her hair, it's always a good thing. I have all new windows, doors, pillars, and railings, the list goes on and on. The first family that dwelled within me was a minister, his wife and children. This was the parsonage for the church across the street. Next came Dr. McDonald, his wife and their 10 children. This was his practice as well as his residence. In 1959 a contractor, Ottaviano, Dave to his friends, his wife Camilla, Peggy to hers, and their 5 children lived here. After Peggy, and Dave, passed away, their daughter, Linda came home and she and Jim , opened this B&B. The families that have lived here were hardworking and a joy to be a part of. Many children have grown up here and moved on. The occasions that have been held in these wall, have been memories born of happiness and sorrow. I am now a B&B, with new memories to be made by people from all over the world. They bring memories and take some with them. I also have 2 cats, Lucy and Oliver, and we welcome well-mannered dogs with their guest owners.
4.2 on September 20, 2014
We had a great stay at the Fleetwood House. Very good value for a Maine weekend in September and only a $10 cab ride to downtown Portland.
4.2 on August 05, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Fleetwood House this weekend during The Gentlemen of the Road concert. We have had mixed experiences with other bed & breakfast's in the past, and this was honestly the last room left in Portland so I was slightly leery. What a pleasant surprise it turned out to be! The Bayside room was small, but comfortable with a private bathroom with stand up shower. Both the bathroom and bedroom were decorated nicely in a victorian fashion to go with the era of the house. Both were spotlessly clean. The bed was a double, and extremely comfortable. There was a window airconditioner in one window of the bay window which cooled the room nicely on a very hot evening and also blocked any street noise from below. Linda asked us what time we would prefer breakfast and we were greeted in the morning with a fruit/yogurt/granola "parfait" and french toast with bananas and blueberries, fresh orange juice and coffee and tea. Two things to for other travelers to consider are the steep staircase to the 2nd floor and the resident cats, however I am allergic to cats and did not have a problem at all. The only cat I saw in our stay was outside on the front porch. All in all, a great stay and I would definitely stay again if we were in the area.
4.0 on August 05, 2012
We loved it! Comfy rooms, very clean, charming place to stay. Free wifi, working ac (it was the hottest days in summer when we were there), coming back to fleetwood hse after a day in town, was a cool and sweet reprive. Waking up to the smell of LInda's delicious breakfast cooking was a delight. It felt like we were visiting our fav aunt's home! Linda and Jim certainly made us feel very welcomed. Sitting on their porch that morning, chatting like old friends is one of the best memories of our trip to portland! Only negatives were the beds were a tad small for 2 adults, and a door or curtain for a little privacy for the attached bath would be great. Rooms a little small, but this being a house that's over a hundred years old, that just adds to the charm of the place. Other than that, this place is a great place to stay!
Thank you for your kind review! Just to clarify about the privacy of the bathroom, there is a pocket door.
- Linda (innkeeper)
5 on May 30, 2012
A few days ago, as I was on holidays in New-York, I thought it'd be great to take the train to Portland (Maine) and drive along the coast. With my sister (we're both French, she lives in Tours -Loire Valley- and I live in Dublin -Ireland-)we booked a room at the Fleetwood House through bedandbreakfast.com. We had barely opened the door around 6pm that we were greeted very warmly by the owner (husband) of the lovely little house two minute drive from the harbour of Portland. The living room was so welcoming and the room would under rate a five star hotel just by having a look at it. The bed? So somfy! We slept very well. In the morning, the owner (wife) had made breakfast. The dining area made us believing we were at home. The orange juice in wine glasses woke us up gently and the coffee was tasty. As we're cat lovers, we really enjoyed the company of their four leg friends! We so enjoyed everything that we had decided to reserve the room for a second unplanned night in Portland. And the following day, the superb home-made french toast with fresh fruits had been replaced by a delicious cooked to perfection omelette. We felt quite sad when we left. I must certainely sound like I'm over reacting and exagerating but please, do believe me when I say that I'm not. You're planning a couple of days in Maine, stay at the Fleetwooh House! You'll love it!!
5 on March 23, 2012
My husband and I stayed at Fleetwood House for a night on our honeymoon. The owners were friendly and knowledgeable about the area and Maine, Their breakfast was delicious!
4.6 on November 06, 2011
Very comfortable stay. The hosts were accommodating and helpful with ideas for getting around. Breakfast was excellent.
4.2 on November 06, 2011
The cozy & welcoming inn with its charming innkeepers, Linda & Jim, was just what a B&B stay should be. I was even sick with a migraine & called ahead. They prepared our room 3 hours early so I could lie down. Linda is very accommodating & this lovely inn feels very homey.
4.8 on October 31, 2011
The Fleetwood House was a lovely place to stay after a busy day in Portland. Delicious food, precious rooms, and friendly and helpful hosts.
4.8 on October 02, 2011
This B&B offers a cozy and welcoming environment. The company is friendly and the food is delicious. The main attractions are a short drive away -- you won't be bored!
5 on November 13, 2010
We stayed 4 nights and had a wonderful time. Amenities were great & the owners were outstanding hosts. We highly recommend it!
The Bay room has three large windows making it light and airy. It has a queen size antique wooden bed, private bath, and has been newly decorated. This room has air conditioning, cable TV, alarm clock, a comfortable chair and hair dryer. It over looks the side gardens. Paintings in the room are by the famous artist, Joanne R. Hachey of Connecticut. Check in time is 4:00 P.M. and Check out time is 11:00 A.M.. Pets and extra person in room $20.00 per night
Nightly Rate: $125 - $165
Nightly Rate: $125 - $165
This room has been designer decorated with flowered walls, lace curtains, and a large queen size Rice Bed. Cable TV, alarm clock, air conditioning, and hair dryer. The shared bath my be private if the Canopy Room is not occupied. Check in time is 4:00 P.M. and Check out time is 11:00 A.M. Pets and extra person in room $20.00 per night
Nightly Rate: $195 - $195
Nightly Rate: $195 - $195
This lovely, comfortable room has just been renovated with new walls, window, ceiling and crystal light fixture. This is one of our smaller rooms but is tastefully done with a beautiful antique queen bed and Bombay chest of draws. Bath robes, air conditioning, hair dryer and alarm clocks are available. No TV in this room.
Nightly Rate: $0 - $175
Nightly Rate: $0 - $175
Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 1 miles
From the Portland International Airport 1. Start out going west on airport access road 0.9 miles, 2. Turn right onto Me-9 2.4 miles Congress Street/Stevens Avenue 3. Turn left onto Me-25 0.3 miles Brighton Avenue 4. Our street is off Brighton Avenue, across from Cumberland Farms stroe. 2nd house on left From Exit 8 Westbrook 1. Start out going southeast on Riverside Street towards Brighton Avenue ME-25 (turn left 3. Me-25 Brighton Avenue 1.8 miles Our street is off Brighton Avenue across from Cumberland Farms Store, 2nd house on left.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Baseball, Eastern & Western Promenard Trails, Hockey, Deering Oaks, Civic Center / Merrill Auditorium, Nature trails, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Air conditioning, Bath robes, Hairdryer, TV