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Beautiful Apartment in New England Home Nestled in Kittery Foreside

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom 1 bath home with great restaurants and activities close by.

Charming and classic apartment overlooking the back channel of the Piscataqua River, with views of America's oldest Navy Yard, the Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard. Portsmouth, NH is just a 15 minute walk away with loads to see and do, including Strawbery Banke Museum, The Portsmouth Music Hall, local Farmer's Markets, great beaches and shopping. Sit on your private deck and watch the lobster boats haul traps. Great restaurants are just steps away. Spend time strolling the shared gardens, or catch a boat ride to see this historic area from the water. This is classic New England.

Please note that during the summer we typically rent by the week or month. If you have special circumstances for a shorter period, please contact me to discuss. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

The details: Two bedrooms with queen size beds, one bath with shower and tub combination. Big, eat-in kitchen. Great deck and outdoor spaces. We live upstairs but you have a private ground floor entrance and separate driveway. Close to everything. There is a Pack n Play crib in the apartment and we have an inflatable mattress available if needed.

Keywords: Renovated Antique Home

More Details

Owner
Ned Savoie
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Ned Savoie

My wife and I live here with our young son, and we have a furnished apartment so our families can come visit. We would love to have you do the same!

Ned Savoie purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Ned Savoie chose Kittery

We live here full time because it is such a wonderful part of the country.

What makes this apartment unique

Walk to local restaurants and shops, or stroll across the river to Portsmouth, NH. There are lots of great activities in the area, including terrific beaches, great museums, mountains, shopping and much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This has to be the best apartment in Maine. What a fabulous spot. The gardens are beautiful (a great change from my last stay 3 years ago. Way to go Shannon!). A perfect setting for a perfect Maine/New Hampshire vacation. Ned, the steps, stonework, patio have added so much to this terrific property. Fabulous!
Sep 2011
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Amenities

Kittery Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modern bathroom with tub/shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have queen beds. We have a pack and play crib/playpen available in the unit.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Beautiful Apartment in New England Home Nestled in Kittery Foreside
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 16 reviews
5

Nice apartment, fun location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable apartment with a nice deck and yard. There were several good restaurants just across the street and the walk into Portsmouth over the Memorial Bridge was fun. Ned was welcoming and a phone call away when we had a question.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Carolyn! Great having you, hope you are able to make it back again!
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Great property, owner super helpful

  • 4 of 5

Everything about this place was great except for one thing, mentioned below. First the good stuff. Ned the owner was really helpful and responsive. The unit was very well equipped with kitchen tools and appliances. Bathroom worked fine in all respects. Furniture was comfortable. One thing we hate about many rentals is that surfaces are cluttered with the owner’s junk. Not so here — plenty of space for *your* junk.😀 The unit was bigger than photos make it appear. We had 2 dogs with us and we never felt cramped. Beds were comfortable. Towels and sheets in good shape. All in all, really great, except...

The shipyard noise. It’s right across the channel and runs all day from dawn to dark. One reviewer said it was white noise that helps with sleep, and that was true. But sitting on the deck (also a great space) enjoying the view was definitely impaired. If you are looking for peace and quiet... this was not it the week we were there.

But otherwise wonderful. Really. If you’re there to enjoy the region’s other amenities you will love it. And there are a lot of those. I can’t believe how cool Kittery is now! Wasn’t like that in the 80s when I lived in Portsmouth.....

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, John! I wish I could control the shipyard. Some weeks are noisier, some quieter. But this is good advice for anyone considering our place: If you think the noise will bother you, please don't book with us. On the other hand, if you want to see the daily workings of America's oldest shipyard (and 1 of only 4 left in the country) where the Portsmouth Peace Treaty was signed, the USS Constitution was rebuilt and our submarine fleet is overhauled, then our place might be perfect for you. And it's great to hear John's description of our amenities which our guests often compliment us on. We try to make sure our place would be somewhere we would want to stay.
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5

Wonderful, clean home in beautiful Kittery

  • 5 of 5

Roomy, light filled, home with deck overlooking Naval Shipyard. Very well provisioned with everything necessary for preparing meals in roomy kitchen. Lots of natural light and plenty of comfortable furniture including wide screen TV with movie channels

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful spacious apartment across from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location, lots of great restaurants in the neighborhood, with beaches, shopping, and Portsmouth a short drive. I actually hate ro let anyone know about the place, but the owners are terrific, so I guess it's only fair. All this and you can bring Fido.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gina! Looking forward to seeing you and Andy again next summer!
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4

Private, Quiet Maine Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Coming to Maine, my husband and I were lured there by the thought of temps in the 70s with ocean breezes, lobster rolls and a quaint town.

All of this happened except for the temps. The weather was horridly hot which caused us to spend most of our time in our apartment. Here is what we found:

A clean and bright apartment consisting of five rooms and a balcony. The apartment has private entrance and exit, which affords TONS of privacy.

The balcony was perfect size which afforded us an OUTSTANDING view of the US Navy Shipyard and all of their happenings.

The grounds have gorgeous gardens. There was also an arrangement waiting for us when we arrived as a welcome. The kitchen is very airy and bright and ideal for food prep.

We were very thankful to find AC for the Kitchen and for the Master Bedroom alone. It was much needed during the hot days. There is also WiFi available for the kitchen area.

Having a car is crucial. We thought we could do without one...but Kittery does not have a grocers (for the essentials) Close by is a farmstand. Ned was so kind to lend us his car and one of the days we took him up on that.

As far as food goes we enjoyed ALL of the following that are ALL within a short block of the apartment:

Rudders Public House: Continental-Gastropub

Lil's Cafe: Organic baked goods, sandwiches, coffee.

Maine Squeeze: Juices and smoothies.

AJ's Wood Fire Pizza: Thinnish pies with great flavor combos and salads.

Each of these we visited multiple times.

The decor is a few steps up from the imagined "harbor-unfinished-chic." Ned and Shannon thought of everything. They even let us tag along for lunch with friends traveling by their boat.

The one thing I will take away is the quiet solitude and the bedroom community enclaviness of Kittery.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, beautiful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful apartment, way better than the photos! Is the middle unit on a three story building, but you wouldn't know it- felt like a house, we didn't even realize there were people above and below us, and we sure never saw anyone else. The deck was private as was the parking and the entrance. Another reviewer mentioned the noise from the shipyard, we thankfully did not have the same experience and found our time sitting on the private, covered, deck quite enjoyable and peaceful. I actually found myself stepping outside to take some work calls and it was quieter than my family visiting inside! We also scored on a few cheap, fresh lobsters from one of the boats at the dock which as about 100 ft from your door. Great location for walking to restaurants in downtown Kittery, but also to Portsmouth, NH. I took a leisurely stroll with my infant son across the river to Downtown Portsmouth and it was only 20 minutes! Beautiful scenery along the way and fascinating old bridge that was a highlight of our trip.

The house was very comfortable and beautifully decorated, not like many vacation rentals where you can tell the owners just sort of threw together whatever thrift sore furniture they were able to come by cheap- the art work was classy and charming and really added to the over all ambiance of the place. We received numerous compliments from the many relatives who came by to visit us during our stay. Kitchen had all of the cooking supplies one would need and there were ample towels/blankets for everyone. There was also a pack-n-play for our 8 month old son to sleep/nap in which was a big help as we flew in from California and couldn't bring may of those types of items.

A big thing for us was the fact that it is one story: we had our 89 year old grandmother with us and many of the other rentals around required a journey upstairs to get to the bedrooms which would have been challenging for her. Though there are a few steps to get into the front door so a wheelchair probably wouldn't work, but was okay for grandma.

All in all we are very happy and will definitely be coming back and highly recommend to anyone looking for a New England get away!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Fort Foster
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $100

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's are $225 per night, minimum of 3 nights.

Cash, check, money order or credit card all accepted. $300 security deposit required to reserve requested dates. 50% of total required at least 30 days in advance. Final 50% required upon arrival. Security deposit will be returned within 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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