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Cozy Bluebird Cottage is a sunny sanctuary bordering a soothing wildflower meadow, a two minute stroll to a gorgeous, mile-long sandy beach! Buckets of sunshine pour through the windows -- you get all day sun in the cottage. Lounge in the adirondack chairs along the little meadow to greet the sun in the morning, and then when you come home from the beach move the chairs to create a cocktail circle to watch the sun set over the west marsh. The cottage has just been refurbished and decorated in colorful but chic cottage style by an accomplished interior decorator -- unexpected touches and details abound and are meant to put a smile on your face! New visitors describe the cottage as 'a happy house,' 'stunning,' 'irresistible,' and 'delicious!' It is small but oh so cozy and delightful. Two bedrooms, one bath, a sweet kitchen, stylish living room, a big screened porch where the breezes waft through, the songbirds in the meadow serenade you and where cocktails by sunset or moonlight beckon. Stroll on the sand to dinner at the best and coziest restaurant on the Seacoast -- the beloved Carriage House -- then walk home along the water's edge with the moon lighting your sandy path. Fabulous Portsmouth is 15 minutes away with all it's colonial history, bustling seaport, world-class restaurants, river walk bars (the famous 'Decks'), boat rides, the acclaimed Music Hall, theatre, live music, nightlife, Prescott Park outdoor concerts and plays, summer festivals, historic Strawbery Banke and SO much more! But of course the main attraction is the beach -- considered by some to be the best beach in New England! The tide goes out 100 yards to create a seaside paradise where kids can play wiffleball, build sandcastles, boogie board or surf while the adults walk from end to end for a great workout. The fantastic Summer Sessions Surf Shop is right down the road, where you can take surf lessons, rent boards, learn to paddle board, grab a frothy cappuccino, browse the hip clothing assortment or just people watch! Serious surfers gather at the far end of Jenness at a spot called Sawyers Beach. There is something for everyone at our fabulous, mile long beach! A grill and a picnic table, plus the adirondack chairs, create a perfect oasis for sunset cocktails or a summer barbeque along the verdant meadow. So grab your surfboard, your picnic basket, your birding glasses, your sunscreen and and create memories at magical Bluebird Cottage!
Winter Rental Oct 12 - May 29, 2015 2 night min stay
Summer May 30 - Sep 12, 2015 7 night min stay
Indian Summer Sep 13 - Oct 3, 2015 6 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$89
cleaning fee$150 + tax
50% nonrefundable deposit due at time of booking. Balance due May 1st (which is slightly different than stated above, since VRBO website did not give me the option of saying May 1st.) So this policy is the operative one!
If you need to cancel we will try our best to rent it to another party and 90% of your your money will be refunded if we are able to do so.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Seacoast New Hampshire is a vacation playground all year round -- truly! Summer is incredible, as you will see described below. The beach, the city of Portsmouth, the history, etc. Fall has the amazing foliage -- which wows me every year. Spring is sweet and green and great for long walks on the beach, antique prowling, eating in Portsmouth, visiting historic homes, photographing the natural beauty. And winter brings good skiing only an hour away, or brisk walks in snowstorms with the dog! Please note there is no washer or dryer because this is an old beach house.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: I grew up in nearby North Hampton and have rented homes at Rye Beach for 15 years, and finally I just had to buy one! Even though we now live in California (but still spend the summers on the seacoast), I think seacoast New Hampshire is truly one of the greatest places in the world. My three boys have grown up learning to surf, sail, play golf and tennis, bridge jump, fish in these parts and I can't imagine a better place to spend childhood summers.
Why the Owner Chose Rye Beach: The sunny, corner lot just spoke to me. I anticipate building a bigger, Nantucket style cottage here in the future, but for the time being Bluebird Cottage feels just right! I named it Bluebird Cottage because the wildflower meadow that borders the house captivated me -- and I was surprised and delighted to see birders there with their binoculars a few times when I was considering buying the cottage. Then when I was shopping for furnishings I kept stumbling on items with birds (and bluebirds in particular) -- they kept popping up in my path -- so the name just happened; it was meant to be!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Seacoast New Hampshire is fantastic. There is SO much to do here in the summer. The beach, antique shopping, incredible food in Portsmouth, road biking, the Revolutionary history, more more more. I will leave a big binder with ALL the info you need to have an unforgettable vacation at Bluebird Cottage.
Speaks: english, My sons speak Spanish -- they can help if need be.
Primary:(415) 601-9723 (California, USA)East coast time; better to text/call than email.