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Large 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home on 3 Scenic Acres-WALK to WALLIS SANDS BEACH-Pet OK

Andrea Dahl

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, some French
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

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Large 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home on 3 Scenic Acres-WALK to WALLIS SANDS BEACH-Pet OK

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights


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Spacious 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Home on 3+ Scenic Acres that Sleeps 9+ -Pet OK.

Escape to this CHARMING COASTAL CAPE on 3+ Scenic Acres just a Short Walk (4/10 mile) to Beautiful WALLIS SANDS BEACH. This comfortable home located in the quaint town of Rye is CENTRALLY LOCATED TO EVERYTHING! Explore the coast, sunbathe at the beach, take a whale watch cruise, or catch up on some R&R while staying here. You'll sleep like a baby listening to the surf in the distance & enjoying the cool sea breezes. This spacious 2300 sq.ft. home has plenty of room for the kids to play and the dog to run! Parking is never a problem with an attached 2 car garage and an extra long driveway! A full sized washer and dryer on the first floor make doing laundry easy and convenient. The backyard patio is ideal for an outdoor family lobster feast. Spectacular sunsets are a bonus! Linens, Wireless Internet & Cable TV Provided. Weekly trash service and professional cleaning included, Well behaved pet OK. Absolutely NO SMOKING. New 46' Flat Screen HDTV in living room. New queen sofa bed with plush foam mattress in study/4th bedroom. There are boogie boards, kids' bicycles, toys, and beach chairs for your use stored in the garage.

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY RENTAL MAKES IT EASY TO ATTEND SATURDAY EVENTS. HELP MAKE THE WEEK OF YOUR WEDDING A LITTLE LESS HECTIC! Have the groom's family or your special out-of-town guests stay in the comforts of home while preparing for the BIG DAY! Staying together in this centrally located, spacious home with plenty of room and parking for all will bring the family closer together and make your life a little less hectic during that crazy week.

FURNISHED WINTER RENTAL AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2015 until May/June 2016 at $2295/month. GREAT RYE SCHOOLS! SEPTEMBER 2015 MOVE-IN DATE POSSIBLE. Stay through April/May/mid June 2016.

VOLLEYBALL, CROQUET & BOCCE BALL: With 3+ acres there is plenty of space to play the lawn sport of your choice! The level yard is ideal for croquet, bocce ball or horseshoes! Set up a volleyball net in the front yard to host a friendly family volleyball competition! Bring a soccer ball to run some drills or have the kids play a little game. Unwind on the wicker furniture while enjoying some appetizers on the porch before dinner. The backyard patio with it's umbrella, table, chairs and grill are ideal for an outdoor family barbecue or to cook up a lobster feast for all! There is lots of room for the entire family to enjoy their stay!

CENTRALLY LOCATED TO EVERYTHING! LOTS TO SEE & DO!: Take a deep sea fishing trip, visit the Isles of Shoals, go whale-watching or enjoy a sunset cruise from nearby Rye Harbor. Explore the Seacoast Science Center or have a picnic while listening to a summer concert at Odiorne Pt State Park just up the road. Be sure to walk thru Fuller's Gardens after attending Sunday services at Union Chapel or St. Andrew's By-the-Sea. Unwind with some chowdah from Rye Lobster Pound while watching the boats at scenic Rye Harbor. Take the trolley to historic Portsmouth, home of cobblestone streets, great restaurants, galleries & shops. While there, walk thru the restored buildings at Strawberry Banke & take some pics at Prescott Park. Visit the Albacore WWII submarine. Grab a lobster roll at the Sat. morning Farmer's Market. Shopping is great at the Kittery Outlets or head up to LL Bean in Freeport. On the way, catch the Desert of ME. Kids will love Water Country, Hampton's arcades & Wed. fireworks!


Bring the whole family with you for an extended vacation when taking your son or daughter back to school at the University of New Hampshire. Having the entire family stay nearby in this wonderful home helps make the transition to college a little easier on everyone and creates some fond family memories!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Andrea Dahl (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Large 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home on 3 Scenic Acres-WALK to WALLIS SANDS BEACH-Pet OK
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

It's Always 5 O'Clock at this MargaritaVilla!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a Woman's Week Away in this senastional home! We really enjoyed our stay and as Jimmy Buffett fans, playfully referred to this comfortable home as our "MargaritaVilla". The upstairs bedrooms were tastefully decorated with beach colors which along with the cool sea breezes helped us get into the summer spirit.

We were pleasantly surprised by how spacious and well equipped this home is including a fully equipped kitchen with an eat-in breakfast nook, a formal dining room complete with china, a large living room, 1st floor laundry room, fireplace, patio furniture, charcoal grills, beach chairs and umbrella, linens, cable tv, dvd player, boombox, books, jigsaw puzzles, games, koozies, and more. It truly has all the comforts of home and then some..........

Setback on 3 scenic acres, there is enough privacy to unwind and really relax here. As working professionals used to the hustle and bustle of the city, we cherished the quiet nights watching the stars up above while listening to the surf in the distance. We spent our mornings sipping coffee on the porch or biking along the coast. Our afternoons were spent sunbathing on the beautiful beach just down the road.

When we didn't cook at home, we visited a few of the area restaurants. Along Ocean Boulevard Petey's Seafood, Ray's, and the Carriage House Restaurants were all quite good. We especially loved spending Sunday afternoon listening to reggae music at Saunder's Restaurant on Rye Harbor. We stayed for dinner and watched the magnificent sunset over the marsh.

One day, we took an exciting boat trip from Rye Harbor to the Isles of Shoals where we had a picnic lunch. Another day, we took pictures of the flowers at Fuller's Gardens. Shopping together at the nearby Kittery Outlets followed by dinner on the waterfront in downtown Portsmouth topped off an incredible week! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home and look forward to having you return again this summer. This year you might want to drive north on Rt 1A along the breathtaking coastline. Be sure to take some pictures of the Nubble Lighthouse in York, ME and stop by Perkin's Cove in Ogunquit, ME to do some sightseeing and walk the beautiful Marginal Way. Have fun!

Great Home for the Groom's Out-of-Town Family

  • 5 of 5

My oldest son got married in Rye, NH this past July and our family chose to stay in this beautful home by Wallis Sands beach rather than an overpriced, cramped hotel room. The Sunday to Sunday rental period was wonderful as his wedding was on a Saturday and every other home rental I looked at only allowed for a Saturday rental which would have had us moving in or out on his wedding day.

We also brought our old family dog with us from Michigan which made my son very happy. Centrally located to everything, it was easy to get to all the different pre-wedding events and we loved sightseeing in the area. This home was extremely clean, very well equipped, had wireless Internet and plenty of room (both inside and out) for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves. In fact, with all the busy wedding festivities going on throughout the week, this home was our own quiet haven where we could escape.

The weather was incredible during our stay and we especially liked our sunset walks on the beach with our dog. The lakes in Michigan are pretty, but the ocean with it's sandy beach, tidal pools, and big rocks is just amazing. We look forward to returning again next year to help them celebrate their anniversary! Thank you for helping to make our week perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Birmingham, MI

Tranquil Home Accessible to Vacation Bounty

  • 5 of 5

This spacious home was our gathering place for a week-long reunion of friends who have spread across the country. What a perfect place for us! Rather than a rental cottage, this is truly a home with all of the comforts. When we arrived, we could immediately start our vacation. The home is very well-maintained and had everything we needed. The owners are attentive to details and were clearly invested in making their home surpass our expectations. They have long-standing ties to the area and were able to provide us with many ideas about local attractions.

The home sits on a beautiful property that provides a tranquil backdrop for relaxation. This offered a wonderful balance of quiet with accessibility. At the house, we felt far away from the hustle and bustle. But as soon as we wanted to participate in activity, we had so many choices close by. Even within the home, we felt that we could spread out or gather together as we wished without concern about space. We had several couples as part of our group, and one of our friends has a baby and noise was never an issue (for the baby or the adults). While we were able to comfortably cook in the fully stocked kitchen, we also enjoyed the area's many diverse restaurants.

We opted to fit in plenty of sightseeing and did not have enough time to fit everything in. There are great choices for both good and bad weather days. We flew into Manchester, NH, and toured the Anheuser-Busch brewery nearby. What a treat. The guided tour was free, and they offered generous samples at the end. We were able to see the Clydesdale horses up close in the barn and spend as much time with them as we wished.

Rye served as a wonderful hub for our activities. The beach was close by and was easily accessible. We spent an afternoon taking in the live reggae outside at Saunders Restaurant, which is on the water and offers beautiful scenery. We enjoyed a boat trip to the Isles of Shoals where we picnicked and took in a bit of history. We spent one day seeing numerous sites as we wound our way up the coast into Maine, which is close to Rye. Lobster was unbelievably inexpensive and fresh, and we were able to buy lobsters at the harbor and enjoy them just a short time later. Scenic Portsmouth has a quaint downtown with shops and restaurants.

This was such a fantastic place to stay, and we would highly recommend this home to others. The comfort and amenities are top-notch. We are hoping to make this home a regular vacation destination.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Seattle, Washington

Wonderful week in August

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate to be able to rent this property with several friends and spent a wonderful week in Augus 2009 just blocks from the ocean and easy driving to beautiful scenery in New Hampshire and Maine.

The house was large enough with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms(!) for privacy, and the kitchen and dining rooms were large enough places for all of us to gather for meals and planning our daily outings. The house even came furnished with linens for the bedrooms and bathrooms, and enough kitchen suppplies that we could cook wonderfull breakfasts and dinners.

The house wound up being in a great location that we visited the ocean at a moments notice. There were days spent on the beach just hanging out enjoying the weather (and a wonderful lobster dinner bought fresh from the local harbor) and one day were we took a harbor cruise to The Isles of Shoals. We also spent a day driving around southern Maine were we saw the Nubble Lighthouse.

If this is your first time visiting New Hampshire I would definately recommend this as a place to stay for a family and friend vacations. It offers a clean, private home away from home setting for relaxing or if you prefer, plenty to do and see in the surrounding region.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed our home during your visit to the NH seacoast and hope that you'll stay with us again. Next time, you might want to sail on a sunset cruise from Rye Harbor down to Hampton Beach to see Hampton's Wednesday evening summer fireworks. Watching the fireworks from the boat is great fun!
Long Beach, CA


  • 5 of 5

We live in CA, but have relatives in NH and look forward to our trip East each year. We have stayed in this lovely home the past two summers and are looking forward to returning again this year!

This home is one of the best kept secrets in town. We discovered it accidentally when the home that we used to stay in was doublebooked and we were scrambling for a summer rental at the last minute. Since this home had just became a summer rental, we were fortunate to find it available during the time we needed.

We were not disappointed when we arrived. This home is larger, newer, and more comfortable than your typical summer beach rental. It is nicely decorated and has new furniture, comfortable mattresses, and fresh paint throughout. There was even a new ceramic tile floor in the kitchen when we arrived last summer.

On the days when it rained, we really appreciated the extra room for everyone to spread out and relax; as well as the puzzles, board games, books, boombox, DVD Player & HBO that are on hand.

New linens were provided which was especially nice coming from CA. The last thing we want to do when on vacation is have to bring along our own linens or shop for them while there.

We love being able to bring our Chocolate Lab, Bailey, who looks forward to his daily runs on Wallis Sands beach and romping in the backyard. The big yard is ideal for cookouts and our annual family volleyball match.

The landlords are friendly and treat us like family. Last summer, when my brother had a broken leg, they went out of their way to accomodate us by converting the 1st floor study into a 4th bedroom for him to use so that he would not have to walk upstairs for bed. The full bathroom on the 1st floor outisde the study worked out well for him too.

We absolutely love this home and the little towns of Rye and Portsmouth, NH. There is so much to see and do in the immediate area. We consider this our home away from home and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate that you consider our home as "your home away from home" and are delighted that you will be back! We would like to share with you other well kept secrets for when you return. Be sure to take a scenic drive up Rt 1A through the picturesque towns of Newcastle, Portsmouth, Kitttery Point, York, Ogunquit, on up to Kennebunkport. There is a little summer shack on a pier in Kennebunkport, Maine called the Cape Pier Chowder House. It is a wonderful place to stop for lunch on a sunny day. I think that it may only be open for lunch. Nothing fancy, in fact, you eat outside on wooden picnic tables. They have pretty good chowder and phenomenal fried clams. I hear that the lobster rolls are outstanding too. Even better than the food is the beautiful view of Cape Porpoise Cove with it's lobster boats and relaxing atmosphere. This place can be hard to find as it is at the end of a winding road through a residential area. Best to have a good map reader in the car with you or a GPS. If you want something a little closer to home, some of the lobster shacks at Rye Harbor sell amazing lobster rolls and homemade chowder. Pick up lunch and have a picnic right there at the harbor or drive a half mile north to Rye Harbor State Park where there are picnic tables and restrooms; in addition to the ocean breezes and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and the harbor. .

Comfortable Home on Awesome Property

  • 5 of 5

I've rented many vacation houses but what sets this one apart is that it feels like home. It is comfortable and has lots of room to spread out inside and out. Our teenage boys loved tossing balls around on the huge lawns and rollerblading up and down the long driveway (after putting on bug spray to keep the mosquitos away...a must!). Our daughter loved the tree swing and watching bunnies in the yard.

My favorite time of day was early morning when the kids were still asleep and I could enjoy my morning coffee and my book in a comfy living room chair -- and, if the sun was out, the warmth of it through the big window.

On beach days, we would have my husband drop us off with our beach gear and, if there was no street parking available, he'd go back and park in the driveway at the house. None of us minded the walk to or from the beach, but with chairs and a cooler of lunch and snacks, it was easier shuttle everything in the car. We chose not to go to Wallis Sands State Park just down the road because the beach closest to the house is nice, has lifeguards and is not as crowded. (While there isn't a bath house or snack bar at the closer beach, there are portable toilets and regular visits by the ice cream truck.) Great waves for boogie boarding!

There's lots to do in Rye and the surrounding area. I recommend this great house for your NH beach getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Manchester, NH Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Petey's Restaurant, Rays, Carriage House Upstairs
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Rye Harbor Ferry to Isle of Shoals
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Abenaqui CC-private or Portsmouth CC-semi-private
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Exeter, NH Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Lafayette Road = US 1 & Lang Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Petey's, 603 Burgers, Rays, Carriage House, Harbor
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Wallis Sands Public Beach (by old Pirate's Cove)
Car: recommended

This home is centrally located in Rye Beach, NH, nestled between the towns of Portsmouth & Hampton. Portsmouth, NH & Kittery, ME are a 5 mile drive north of Rye while Hampton is 7 miles south. In the summer, there is a trolley that goes between Rye & Portsmouth. The scenic Maine towns of York, Ogunquit & Kennebunkport are each a 20-45 minute drive north. Be sure to see the Nubble Lighthouse while in York & walk the breathtaking Marginal Way in Ogunquit. Kids will love taking a lobster boat ride on the 'Finestkind' in Ogunquit! Area antiquing along scenic RT 4 is fun too. Portland, ME & Boston, MA are each an hour away from Rye. The closest airport with the best fares & least hassles is Manchester Airport w/a 45 minute drive. If flying in to Manchester, take a tour of the Anhesuer Busch Brewery in Merrimack & be sure to enjoy some samples & see the Clydesdales. For those flying in to Boston's Logan Airport, there is a shuttle bus that can take you to/from Portsmouth for about $25.


Rates & Availability

From $536 Per week

Rye House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 14 2015 - Jun 30 2016
180 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes FOR MONTHLY WINTER RENTALS: (with a 6+ month lease) 9% NH Rooms Tax waived for rentals 6 months or more.
FULLY FURNISHED. NO SMOKING. Lawn care & fall leaf removal included. You pay oil and electric. Must be on AUTOMATIC OIL DELIVERY. $500 Nonrefundable Carpet Cleaning Fee. Pet OK. Satisfactory credit application and security deposit equal to one month's rent required prior to moving in.
9% NH Rooms Tax on rentals shorter than 6 months.
TO SECURE RESERVATION, 50% Nonrefundable Deposit due.
Remaining Balance plus a $400 Refundable Security Deposit due by JUNE 1, 2015.
Linens Included at no extra charge. Well behaved pet allowed at no extra charge. Cable TV, phone service, and Wireless Internet also included. Tuesday Morning Weekly trash pickup provided.
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Rye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bath towels are provided. Guests must bring their own beach towels. Please leave the home as you found it when checking in/out.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • OTHER - 3 child bed , 1 baby crib , 3 Toddler Mattresses & 1 baby Pack-N-Play available for use.
    Carpeted Upstairs Bedroom 1 = Master w/Bathroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Linens Included. Toddler mattress(es) can be set up on floor
    Carpeted Upstairs Bedroom 2 = Large Bedroom w/Walk-In Closet - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 Queen Bed sleeps 2 & 1 Twin Bed sleeps 1. Linens Included.
    Carpeted Upstairs Bedroom 3 = Comfortable Yellow Bedroom. - 1 double , 1 Full Bed sleeps 2 adults. Linens Included.
    Bedroom 4 = Queen Sleeper Sofa in private 1st Floor Study - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New Queen Sofa bed w/ plush foam mattress in 1st Floor Study
  • BEDROOM #1 The large Master bedroom has an attached private bathroom, 1 Queen size bed, 2 oversized closets, an a/c unit and linens. BEDROOM #2 The spacious blue bedroom has 1 Queen size and 1 Twin size bed, a large walk-in closet, an a/c unit and linens. BEDROOM #3 The comfortable yellow bedroom has 1 full size bed, a large closet, a window fan and linens. BEDROOM #4 The 1st floor study can easily be converted into a 4th bedroom. It has a brand new Queen size sleeper sofa with plush foam mattress. There is a full bathroom with shower on the first floor just outside the study/4th bedroom. New Mattress Pad and new sheets for the sofa bed are in the cabinet in the study. There are 3 Toddler mattresses available that can be set up in the Master bedroom or the carpeted floor in the blue bedroom. There is also a pack-n-play available for your use that is stored in the closet of the Master bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
There is a porch with wicker furniture overlooking the secluded backyard and a patio with a table, chairs & charcoal grill for cookouts. There are air conditioning units in 2 of the 3 bedrooms and a window fan in the 3rd bedroom. Rarely is air conditioning needed as the cool ocean breezes keep this home comfortable and make for a restful night's sleep. There are 3 small child's (toddler) mattresses that can be set up on the carpeted floors in one of the upstairs bedrooms. There is also a baby pack-n-play stored in the closet of the Master bedroom that can be used.

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