|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Just a short walk to North Hampton beaches this fully furnished cottage for summer vacationers, winter rental, traveling executives, families moving to the area, a romantic or girls getaway, grandparents hideout, adventure seekers, tourists, or a retreat for pastors. 55 miles from Boston - 45 Miles from Manchester
This cottage was built in the 1930's as a religious retreat as were other cottages in the Surfside Park area. Today, some cottages are one season, but most have been upgraded to year around homes.
The cottage has about 1,300 square feet on two floors. Plus it has a walkout basement for storage and laundry. The cottage was recently remodeled and updated. Key features of the cottage are the open beam ceiling down stairs, front and rear poaches for sitting and sunning in the cool sea breezes of summer, some old exposed chimney brick, decorated in a comfortable cottage style.
This is a place where you can relax, take walks to the near by beach, go for rides up the sea coast and enjoy the beautiful scenery and sneak out for a coffee or ice cream when the urge calls, and if you want to go to the strip, it is near by. The seacoast is full of beauty and history, entertainment and great restaurants, too many to see or consume in one trip. You will reschedule for a return trip the next year.
Keywords: Beach Cottage, Hampton Beach, Winter Rental, Fully Furnished
Owner's Jacque and Steve bought this property and have renovated it into a charming and relaxing 1930's cottage. We use this property often, especially in the cool summers. We enjoy hosting friends and grand-kids visits. We often share this property with pastors and missionaries taking a break. We are looking for seacoast lovers to join us in the use of this property and make it their special place year after year.
Stephen Kirchoff purchased this cottage in 1996
We chose to buy in the New Hampshire seacoast area because the summers are cool, sun is warm and the seacoast drives and nearby mountains are beautiful in both the summer, fall and winter.
We enjoy eating out at the many restaurants and enjoy taking the train into Boston or up into Maine. Often we will go down to the local lobster pound, buy fresh lobster and steamers and fix them at home. Or in the Summer we go to the local orchards or farms and pick strawberries, blueberries, apples and peaches. For the more venturesome ones, they can whale watch or deep sea fish. My wife loves reading at the beach and eating lunch at historic inns. In addition, I like my morning coffee at KB's Coffee and Bagel shop. I talking with the locals trying to understand statements like 'it's mo better heah', play golf, look for antiques, and just drive the beautiful coastline, visit the White Mountain peak, beautiful lake Winnespaukee, venture a mountain climb, ski run all a short drive away.
Our family of 5 joined Mimi & Papa for 4 weeks at the cottage. We had such a great time bike riding, going to the beach, sight seeing and hiking.
We plan to do this again next year.
Probably one of the best vacations we have ever had. The Cottage is in a perfect shape and the Close distance to the beach makes it easy not having to use the car. It was clean and everything you Need is in the house. I would always come back for a visit in this jewel. Had a great time with Family.
The Periwinkle is a unique experience especially in the Winter. We started our rental in September experiencing summer like weather at the end of the tourist season. Through Fall and into Winter we found the changes in the Beach to be an interesting experience. Collection of drift wood, sea shells & lobster buoy's being one of our favorite daily activities on our daily Beach Walks! There are some really neat places open at the Beach during the Winter that become very affordable for dining and entertainment after the tourist season. If you are up for a few miles of walking most places are easily accessible on foot. Proper Winter wear is recommended including waterproof boots or shoes for those low tide walks in the Surf! The Periwinkle House is fabulously furnished with all the comforts of home and a top notch heating system that keeps the place very cozily warm with no drafts. The Periwinkle has a backyard for children & some bikes for getting around. There are children in the neighborhood as well. It's a great place & we highly recommend a stay in any season!
Wonderful stay at this very comfortable cottage. A great place to use as a base to explore Portmouth, Winnipesaukee lake, Southern Maine and Boston Area. Easy walking access to the Hampton Beach. The owners were very helpful in providing suggestions as to restaurants and key sights to see on the NH coast line and beyond. Having A/C came very handy on a couple of days when temperatures got into the 80's. Would highly recommend a stay at this cottage. Best restaurant in the area: Pettey's.
Our first visit to the Seacoast region of New Hampshire started out as many east coast vacations do: with clouds, rain and unseasonably chilly temps. But immediately upon stepping onto the Periwinkle's front porch, the skies began to clear. The house is so charming and inviting, comfortable from the very first moment. The kitchen is big and easy to work in, well laid out. The previous visitors left the house clean and smelling fresh (as we did for the next group to arrive) with clean sheets, towels, and plenty of cleaning and paper products. ... We endured two nights of very heavy rain (one of them with a two-hour lightning and thunder extravaganza!) but we felt safe and cozy inside Periwinkle.
The location is very convenient to the main business highway (for supermarkets, craft beer runs and other necessities) as well as to the beautiful ocean drive (Route 1A), with some spectacular scenery just a few miles north of Hampton (as you enter North Hampton, Rye and Portsmouth). It is also well within walking distance of the beaches and coastline. The neighborhood is also quiet and most of the houses (although not all) seem to be well cared for and maintained.
Portsmouth was a bit of a letdown to us; the inclement weather contributed to this as we were not able to take either the harbor cruise or the Isle of Shoals excursion nor to visit the outdoor museum settlement, Strawbery Banke. The town also had an air of "self-conscious" hipness to it, which is a turnoff for us; our hometown (somewhere in northern New Jersey...) has become increasingly trendy and hipper-than-thou over the years, and its really beginning to wear on us.
The contrast however with Portsmouth's sophistication and the more honest kitsch of Hampton Beach was part of the region's appeal. If you want a "triple Imperial India pale ale" served with Thai spring rolls but are craving a Blink's Fry Doe for dessert, you can have them both within 25 minutes of each other.
Periwinkle was definitely one of the highlights of our week-long visit, and we looked forward to returning on the days we ventured out. For those of you who just want to laze around the house and take your time getting anywhere (or just getting nowhere!), this house is for you.
My family had a wonderful stay at the Periwinkle. We stayed there for 3 months while relocating to the Hampton area. We found the cottage to be very warm and inviting. A home away from home. It is well stocked with all amenities you would need in a home. For a rental property the stoneware was exceptional. There were plenty of linens of higher quality. There were even board games for our family to play. The location is exactly as stated in the advertisement, just a short walk to the beach. The photographs are also very true to reality. It was a pleasant surprise to walk in to after looking at all of the other rental options comparable to it in the area. All of the neighbors were extremely friendly and kind. We will miss them. The owner is easy to communicate with, very helpful and accommodating. I would highly recommend this rental home for any family or professional looking for a well-kept, cozy home to live in for an extended period of time. Enjoy!
With the GPS and seeing the picture, this cottage was very easy to pick out! Very quite area, clean and well-maintained. All questions were answered before we rented. Easy to get to Boston, Kennebunkport, Me; Portsmouth all very interesting places to visit! I would recommend this cottage for a vacation. Lots to see and do in the area! or just go and relax!!!!!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
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