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Monthly Rentals Only! Water Front! Swim off the Dock! ! Walk to town! Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath on water and 1 mile from town. NH Rental Lic #059326

Our beautiful private home is located in a child friendly neighborhood just 1 mile from beautiful historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

The property sits on a tidal bay offering swimming, kayaking, fishing or just relaxing on the dock.

The house Sleeps up to 8 and has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a queen ( very comfortable) pullout couch in the sitting area with water views, 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds, third bedroom has full size comfortable futon. The house offers a fully equipped kitchen with water views, a 30ft waterfront deck with gas grill, screen house and outdoor dining table, a swing set, 2 kayaks, rowboat, bikes and a treehouse large enough to sleep in! Also a raspberry patch in bloom the whole month of July and a vegetable garden to pick from. Wifi.

2 cats live in the house so it is not suitable for anyone with cat allergies.

In respect to our neighbors, we have a 10p -7a outdoor quiet time policy.

It is an easy 10 minute walk into historic downtown Portsmouth. Known for its colorful history, fabulous restaurants, thriving art community, many live music venues, theaters and galleries, unique shopping, museums, parks and playgrounds. A wonderful farmers market is available May-Oct. A 5 minute walk will take you to a locally owned wine and cheese shop, fish market featuring local fish, a lobster pound, numerous playgrounds and Prescott Parks summer arts festival, chili cook off, and chowder fest.

Hop on a bike and take a 15 minute ride to the beaches and old forts of New Castle or visit the historic Wentworth by the Sea hotel.

Don't forget to visit our sister city Kittery, Maine. Enjoy the view of yacht clubs, fishing boats and lobster pots while walking or riding over the historic Memorial Bridge. Visit Kittery's Foreside for fine dining, lobster rolls, ice cream and the arts. The shopping outlets of Kittery, Maine are a mere 10 minute ride away.

More Details

Rosemarie Golini
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

Why Rosemarie Golini chose Portsmouth

My husbands family has owned the property since the 1950's. My husband grew up next door and planted the raspberry patch that we still pick from today in 1970! The house was built in 2003 for our family. We have lived here since.

What makes this house unique

Living in this house give us the unique feeling of always being on vacation. It is only 1 mile from the center of town with all its history, shops, restaurants and night life yet it is tucked away in a private area allowing us the pleasure of the solitude, tranquility, and visual beauty of the bay.


Portsmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • All bookings must be made at least 30 days prior to arrival unless ok'd by owner.
  • inquiry and phone conversation with owner required before a request to book. No booking will be accepted prior to phone conversation. Thank you
  • Outdoor quiet time begins at 10pm.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath with walk in double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub with water view and walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sitting area withTV and water view
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • 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
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you want something, just ask! There will always be someone available to help with any of your needs or concerns. Housekeeping, chef, wine tasting are all available upon request.


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Monthly Rentals Only! Water Front! Swim off the Dock! ! Walk to town! Sleeps 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Amazing Labor Day weekend 2018

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 gathered from MA, NJ, OR and NH for the Labor Day weekend. The house was perfect for us. It was spacious, comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. We cooked and ate several meals at home and found the kitchen accommodating and very well appointed. We spent a lot of time playing games, reading and talking on the beautiful deck. We loved the easy access to water - swam, kayaked and enjoyed a boat ride tour from Steve. Resident cats, Ginger and Lulu, were occasional friendly visitors.Rose and Steve were very accommodating , friendly, helpful and interested in our comfort. We would come back in a heartbeat and highly recommend this home as a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are proud of our wonderful city of Portsmouth and our little piece of paradise within it! So glad to share it with you, Lorry and to know you and your family enjoyed it! Come on back anytime! Best, Rosemarie and Steve
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend, this was such a beautiful home! The pictures online do no justice, just stunning and we will have memories to last a lifetime. the layout was very spacious and we had plenty of space to get hair & makeup done for a wedding with beautiful floor to ceiling windows. Outdoors was also spacious with back deck, grill, firepit and seating. We enjoyed our stay. The owner was very helpful and easy to work with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kelly! Fantastic!! I'm so glad to hear you all had such a lovely weekend and that the house suited your needs so well. I'm glad the weather cooperated for you and you were able to enjoy the fire pit with your friends and family. (One of my favorite ways to relax after a long day!) It was a pleasure sharing our home with you! You were lovely guests! All the best to you! Rosemarie
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Stamford, CT

Beautiful with great views

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect size for a group of adults to stay for the weekend of my sister's wedding. The owner was incredibly accommodating and truly exceeded my expectations. The house is spacious, comfortable, and has fantastic views. I only wish I had more time to actually spend in the house!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

Perfect Location, Beautiful Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

This home (and host) went above and beyond our expectations for this trip. The home is beautiful and in a perfect location with a short walk to downtown Portsmouth for any interest day or night but still tucked in a nice tranquil waterfront neighborhood. The house had plenty of space for entertaining inside and out. The home provided everything we needed for our stay and more. It was the perfect space for our getaway with friends. If we return to Portsmouth, we will absolutely hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, Beth. We love to share our bit of paradise and it certainly was a pleasure to share it with you! Hopefully our paths will cross again!
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Home away from home - New England charm and comfort at its best!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't want to leave!

This home is one to definitely book. Spacious (pictures don't do the house is roomy and comfortable with a fabulous deck overlooking the water and beautiful yard for playing or daydreaming.). Great kitchen to cook lobsters and family dinners or enjoy takeout from local fish shack and unwind at dining room table built for a large family. Wonderful space for our three year old to play to her hearts content and the grandparents to read their books in the evening in the living room. Bedrooms are quiet, provide privacy and coziness. Movies / tv can be enjoyed in the sitting room off the master bdrm.

Fabulous owners, great little girls who shared their toys, tree "princess" house, and swingset. Close to town so you can walk along the water for happy hour or a stroll to get coffee.

Highly recommend this cozy and spacious retreat!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Courtney and Jim, Sounds like you really enjoyed the house and the Portsmouth area during your stay! It makes us happy to know that you enjoyed your stay so much. Thanks for letting us know! Rosemarie
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Boston, Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wentworth Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Exeter, NH or Newberryport, MA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Historic Portsmouth is conveniently located just 50 miles from Boston, Ma, Portland, Me and Manchester, NH airports. The train and bus to both Boston and New York City is within 15 minutes. There are many historic towns and attractions within a 1/2 hr to visit. Such as Newburyport, Ma with waterfront wildlife sanctuary, York, Me including antique alley, the Isles of Shoals, 15 miles of New Hampshire coastline and beaches. Day trips are possible to the historic coastal towns of Maine such as Bath, Booth Bay Harbor, Bar Harbor and Camden. Arcadia National Park is a 4 hour drive. New York City is a 41/2 hour drive.

All of these city's and towns are lovely and exciting but you may be looking for a more relaxing vacation. If that is the case, you may choose to stay right here in our charming, culturally diverse city of Portsmouth. And there is plenty to do and experience here without ever leaving! Among Portsmouth's many offerings are 4 live indoor performance centers, an outdoor performing arts venue with concerts and plays, over 100 restaurants of all varieties, outdoor cafes and farmers market, public pool, fabulous beaches, museums, library, boutique shopping, outlet shopping, numerous art galleries, and a water park. Activities include boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing, bird watching, surfing, harbor cruises, and loads and loads of fresh seafood and lobster eating!

If you should choose to stay right here on our property, you will find gardens to pick from, a raspberry patch, fishing, crabbing, swimming and boating off the dock, an outdoor shower, relaxation in the screen porch or in the deck chairs as you smell fresh flowers, observe the sea birds and prepare for a feast of local lobster!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $600
Pet Fee $250

A 9% New Hampshire Meals and Rentals tax will be added to all rentals. NH license #059326
Off season rates are $500.00 per night.
Rentals shorter than one week will be considered during the high season so please do not hesitate to ask!
2 outdoor cats live on the property. They are kenneled during rental or are welcome to stay with you if you'd like.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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