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1780's Colonial, Historic House, Walk Into Town

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Street View Back yard, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth Back Yard, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth Flower Garden, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth Back Yard, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth Rear entry, back yard Back yard, with side entry view, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth Living Room Living Room Dining Room Dining Room Entry Way, stairs to second floor Kitchen Kitchen Bedroom #1, queen size bed, TV in room Bedroom #2, queen size bed, TV in room Bedroom #3, full size (double) bed Second floor Bath Room Laundry Room Stained glass window in second floor bath room Stained glass window in laundry room Stain glass window in Laundry Room

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Last updated: 03/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Portsmouth house description

Located in the Historic District of Portsmouth New Hampshire, this 1780’s Colonial Style house resides in the North Mill Pond area. Take a trip back in time and experience a simple life style. Early mornings you can hear the tugs in the distant as they pull out of the harbor. The outside grounds have been carefully planted with every season in mind. The garden is actually featured in the 24th Anniversary Tour of Pocket Gardens of Portsmouth, only 1 of 12 to achieve this distinct privilege. Tucked away like a hidden gem is a Pennsylvania fieldstone stacked stone fireplace that has seen its share of fires. As you enter the house you can’t help but love the stained glass windows. This house has pumpkin pine wide floor planks that give it such character. The kitchen has granite counter tops, along with a farmers sink. Take a peek inside the large pantry through the French door. You and your loved one/s will enjoy casual dinners in the original beamed dining room. Complete with a gas log fireplace and don’t forget to check out the beehive built in oven. This fireplace comes complete with a tiny cupboard that I have been told was used for drying out gunpowder back in the day. The living room floods with sunshine with all of the six over six pained windows, the ceiling is also beamed. At high tide take a peek out the front windows to get a glimpse of North Mill Pond. In the living room, there is a very inviting wood stove in the fireplace for chilly nights. As you walk upstairs through the tiny center sea captains staircase you can’t help but wonder how many people have walked these stairs before you as you notice the worn treads. The two front bedrooms are cozy with nonworking fireplaces and period furniture along with flat screen TV’s for late night viewing. The back bedroom feels very inviting as it overlooks the gardens also with period furniture. The bathroom will transcend you back in time with its claw foot tub and hand painted surroundings. If you are a history buff or have a love of antique homes this is a must do. Portsmouth is a great vacation destination.

This home is on the edge of downtown Portsmouth NH. Walking distance too many restaurants, attractions, live theater and boutique shopping. Walk to Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH and enjoy entertainment, such as live outdoor theater. Nearby beaches include; Great Island Common in New Castle NH (4 mile drive) and York Beach, York ME (13 mile drive). The property is an easy drive to other seaport towns, such as; Kennebunk Port ME, Ogunquit ME, Rockport MA, Newburyport MA and Gloucester, MA.

Property Type

  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1 (queen bed)

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          • Bedroom 2 (queen bed)

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          • Bedroom 3 (full/double bed)

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          • (2) wrought iron beds, (1) four poster colonial bed, bedrooms are furnished with antiques. (2) bedrooms have TV's...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • 2nd Floor bath with claw foot tub/shower. 1st Floor bath with shower.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Toaster:

            Waffle iron, garbage disposal, and lobster pot that is ideal for steaming...moreless

          • Dining:

            Large fireplace with historic bee-hive oven, functional gas logs. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Updated with granite counters and farmers sink...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            With ice maker and water dispenser...moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric, 4 burner, large oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Oven
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Garage:

            Garage on property, NOT AVAILABLE. Space is reserved for Owner...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Large living room, with leather sofa, sea grass chair. ...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Functional gas stove, located in Living Room...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Functional gas logs, located in Dining Room...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window units in bedrooms and living room...moreless

          • Heating:

            Water base board heat in every room...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath and beach towels provided...moreless

          • Parking:

            One off street parking spot...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Wireless internet access included. Wireless Printer / scanner /copier....moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Stereo

          Communications

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Outstanding patio with table and chairs, fireplace built into field stone dry stack wall...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Flower gardens with fenced in back yard that adds some privacy...moreless

              • Golf:

                Golf courses are less than 3miles away, bring your own clubs...moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                120 miles from resorts, bring your skis/board...moreless

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Water view from the front of the house; living room, dining room and bedrooms. Water is directly across the street. Portsmouth water front, Bow St is walking distance (0.5 mile)...moreless

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Golf
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Museums
                      • Water Parks
                      • Churches
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Playground
                      • Library
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Walking
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Historical Gem

                        Historical Gem

                        • Guest Fenderson (Makawao, Hawaii)
                        • Date of stay 10/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/16/14
                        Absolutely loved this historical house. Excellent location to downtown Portsmouth and close on/off the highway. The manager, Teresa was very helpful and accommodating she even moved my over sized vehicle into a more friendly parking spot. I would definitely rent this place again in the future.

                        Manager response: So good to hear you had a great time in Portsmouth. We would love to have you back. Thanks for the wonderful review.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Girls weekend getaway!

                        Girls weekend getaway!

                        • Guest Erin B.
                        • Date of stay 01/17/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/04/14
                        Absolutely stunning historic home! The property was even better than expected! It was a great location, just a short walk to the downtown area even in January during a snow storm. The property manager was very friendly and helpful she made us feel very comfortable the moment we got there. It was obvious how much the owner really cared for their home, every last detail was amazing. Would definitely love to go back and would highly recommend it to anyone!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Manager response: Wonderful to hear you had a great time, even in a snow storm. We would love to have you back again. Thanks for your outstanding review.

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                      • Portsmouth Getaway...

                        Portsmouth Getaway...

                        • Guest Josephine K. (Where do you live?)
                        • Date of stay 11/09/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/14/13
                        The house was a gem...all the charm and character of its' age but with all the amenities of the present. It was renovated and retrofitted with great attention to detail. The appointments were luxe - the comforters, towels, kitchen supplies - all 5 star. I can see this house being perfect for all seasons of the year. Being a brisk fall weekend the gas fires were a welcome touch. There is a fireplace in the yard and I can see guests enjoying the whole property, inside and out, in warmer weather. Historic Portsmouth Center is just a brisk walk from the house and the whole coast is a short car ride away. Hope to return in the not too distant future. A fabulous find!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Manager response: So wonderful to hear that you enjoyed Portsmouth. Its such a great harbor village with so much to offer. We love the great review of our Historic house. Your 5 star rating is so meaningful to us. Hope to have you back again in the future. Thanks...

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                      • WONDERFUL VACATION

                        WONDERFUL VACATION

                        • Guest Lola (New Cumberland, WV )
                        • Date of stay 10/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/12/13
                        Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful home. Every detail was exactly as described and I found myself wondering about the history of the house and just who had walked those stairs before me. Portsmouth and the surrounding area is just beautiful!!

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Manager response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope you can come back again. Portsmouth is a great harbor village to visit.

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                      • Historic home review

                        Historic home review

                        • Guest Betonabike (NH)
                        • Date of stay 09/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/30/13
                        Great location, quiet but walkable to everything. Comfy beds, modern and fully equipped kitchen, wifi worked well, small but sweet and private back yard. Teresa went above and beyond call of duty to make sure all our requests were granted. Wonderful 1730s property thoughtfully renovated for modern use. Surf's and el Mediterraneo (get the seafood risotto) were great places for dinner. Walkable to shopping and Strawberry Banke (if you like to walk--we do.) Great not having to look for parking! Warning: there are steep narrow stairs to the bedrooms. We didn't have a problem, but not for elderly, handicapped, or carrying small children.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Manager response: Glad you and your family enjoyed Portsmouth and our house. Great to hear our property manager is doing an outstanding job. Hope to have you back in the future.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Birthday Celebration Getaway!!

                        Birthday Celebration Getaway!!

                        • Guest Kim S. (lubbock,Texas)
                        • Date of stay 09/18/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/23/13
                        This propery was awesome. Portsmouth was great!!!I would rent again in a heartbeat! The pictures and description of the property were accurate. The staircase was very unique. It said you could walk to town but we always drove in. The property manager was sooo helpful and friendly. My sister-inlaw hooked us up to groupon deals. We took a whale watching cruise. A city tour in Boston. Ate some Lobster rolls. Went to watch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. We were celebrating my brothers 60th Birthday. Friendly Toast was a retro style restaurant we ate for breakfast. Surf was another place we ate at on the water. Both were recommended and were YUMMO! We saw some foliage change. The weather was awesome.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Manager response: So glad you and your family/friends had a wonderful time in Portsmouth at our house. No better way to celebrate a birthday. Hope to have you stay again in the future.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Absolutely wonderful!

                        Absolutely wonderful!

                        • Guest Very Happy (Cleveland, Ohio)
                        • Date of stay 08/09/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/20/13
                        I highly recommend 1780's Colonial. Downtown Portsmouth is within walking distance and every day there was more to do, see and eat!! We loved the house. There is plenty of room for 6. It was very obvious that the owners cared about every detail. If we come back through Portsmouth, I would certain stay here again and plan to let my friends know as well.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Manager response: Thanks Wendy, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you stay again in the future.

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                      • great location

                        great location

                        • Guest robert jeremiah (Miami beach)
                        • Date of stay 08/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/13/13
                        Great accommodation And Location

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                      • Tesserwell

                        Tesserwell

                        • Guest Tesserwell (Chicago)
                        • Date of stay 07/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/29/13
                        This property is all it claims and then some! Gorgeous historic home, beautifully and comfortably restored without losing any of the colonial charm. Great location, out of the busy center but only by the shortest of walks. The property managers are very efficient and nice to deal with, meeting us at the property at the beginning of our time to make sure everything was as expected. Impeccably clean, well stocked kitchen, beautiful furnishings...couldn't have been better!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Manager response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the property and Portsmouth. Thank you for the review.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Such a lovely home

                        Such a lovely home

                        • Guest Glenda F.
                        • Date of stay 06/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/01/13
                        This home was just lovely to say the least. We had such a lovely time in New England. The home is immaculately kept. The owners thought of everything when designing the layout. After a day out, it was so relaxing to come back to this home. We walked into town for dinner. We had dinner delivered to the home. And when we wanted to cook, the kitchen is completely updated so we were able to cook the freshest seafood New England had to offer. We will definitely will stay here again !!!!

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      2014 Winter Spring
                      Jan 1 - May 1, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $300
                      2014 Summer Fall
                      May 2 - Sep 5, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $357
                      Fall/Winter
                      Sep 6 - Dec 29, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $300
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $357

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Security/Damage Deposit $300
                      • Cleaning $150 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 9%

                      Notes:

                      100% of the payment is due at time of reservation.

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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Boston Logon, Boston MA at 64 Miles
                      • Nearest Train: CJ BUS hourly to/from BOS/Portsmouth, also to NY at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: Rt 95 at 1 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Great Island Common, New Castle, NH at 4 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: Many to choose from on Portsmouth, NH at 0.25 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Many to choose from on Portsmouth, NH at 0.25 Miles
                       

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                      Photos

                      • Street View

                        Street View

                      • Back Yard, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth

                        Back Yard, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth

                      • Back Yard, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth

                        Back Yard, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth

                      • Back yard, with side entry view, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth

                        Back yard, with side entry view, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Bedroom #1, queen size bed, TV in room

                        Bedroom #1, queen size bed, TV in room

                      • Bedroom #3, full size (double) bed

                        Bedroom #3, full size (double) bed

                      • Laundry Room

                        Laundry Room

                      • Stained glass window in laundry room

                        Stained glass window in laundry room

                      • Back yard, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth

                        Back yard, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth

                      • Flower Garden, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth

                        Flower Garden, 2013 Pocket Garden of Portsmouth

                      • Rear entry, back yard

                        Rear entry, back yard

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • Entry Way, stairs to second floor

                        Entry Way, stairs to second floor

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Bedroom #2, queen size bed, TV in room

                        Bedroom #2, queen size bed, TV in room

                      • Second floor Bath Room

                        Second floor Bath Room

                      • Stained glass window in second floor bath room

                        Stained glass window in second floor bath room

                      • Stain glass window in Laundry Room

                        Stain glass window in Laundry Room

                      VRBO #477188

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, March 23, 2014

                      $300 - $357 per night (USD)
                      13

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 03/31/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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