PICTURE PERFECT COTTAGE IN YOUR FAVORITE COASTAL COMMUNITY

Betsy Blaisdell

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english, french, german, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights

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Betsy Blaisdell

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english, french, german, spanish
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
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PICTURE PERFECT COTTAGE IN YOUR FAVORITE COASTAL COMMUNITY

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights

Overview

Overview

Portsmouth Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Located in Portsmouth's historic South End, on the local's favorite 7 mile coastline running loop, this is the seaside cottage you're looking for with the added bonus of being within walking distance to all of downtown's attractions. This 160 year old Greek Revival Cape has been lovingly restored from top to bottom over the last nine years. With three bedrooms, two full baths, an open floor-plan and spacious kitchen, your family will be very comfortable on an extended vacation. The spacious decks (including a hammock with water views on the second floor reading porch), fenced in yard and easy access to the water make it an ideal spot for hanging out. Park your car in the driveway and plan on walking or biking everywhere. This house has location, location, location and tons of charm.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Betsy Blaisdell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english, french, german, spanish

About Betsy Blaisdell

I am a young professional who travels the world working to improve the environmental sustainability of the supply chains that provide our apparel and footwear. When I'm not traveling, I share this home with 'Pilot', my Portuguese Water Dog. I have spent the last ten plus years lovingly restoring this house from the foundation up with my Dad. This home is my dream home and I'm thrilled to share it with those who are equally charmed by it.

Betsy Blaisdell purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Betsy Blaisdell chose Portsmouth

- Location! Location! Location! You cannot beat the access to water and downtown. Leave your car parked in the driveway -- you won't need it.

- Charm - if you are a fan of Coastal Living Magazine, you will love this home.

- Ammenities - There's a great fenced in yard for your dog and an outdoor living room with lawn games for your family. Watersports are steps away. Rainy days aren't a problem. The house has cable and wifi, games, and a fireplace to keep you cozy and entertained. Shopping (including outlet shopping), theaters, museums, and movies are within a 5-10 minute drive.

- Access for sports and recreation: If you are a runner you will love the 7 mile coastline loop that this house sits on. SUP and kayaking is a stone's through away. Nearby New Castle beach is great for swimming or relaxing.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Picture Perfect Cottage In Your Favorite Coastal Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
Pittsfield, MA
5

just wonderful

  • 5 of 5
We have rented many homes in the past. This home was the best by far. The home is clean, beautiful, and comforable. The owner makes it a very pleasant experience, is organized, and welcoming. We really enjoyed the location. So close to everything. We didn't want to leave and hope to return soon. Just great!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
5

Best two weeks ever!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four (kids ages 10 and 7) were so fortunate to stay in this perfect house. It was, without a doubt, the best vacation we've had and we can't wait to return. Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen is at your disposal, the yard is relaxing, the neighborhood is welcoming-- and it's a quick walk into town, kayak rentals, town pool, etc. It can be tough navigating vrbo and the reviews but, I can attest, you can't go wrong here. Betsy and the property mgr/ housekeeper Colleen are extremely responsive and accommodating (and really nice people too)...next summer can't get here fast enough! Thanks again Betsy!
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
5

Portsmouth Cottage

  • 5 of 5
What a great old house! Impeccably renovated and the interiors were fabulously soothing and comfortable. It was clean and crisp. The house location was centrally located between the historic Strawberry Banks area and the water. It was as advertised, but cozier!!! We loved it.
We enjoyed riding the winding roads with spectacular views along the waters edge, both north and south of the house. We stopped at Wentworth-by-the-sea and had a drink by the water. Great stop.
We arrived a bit early and went to the Saturday market (about 3 blocks away). We got our fresh fruit, veges and flowers for the week at this local produce market. There is a fabulous fish maker only a couple of blocks away - with a wine store next door. What else could you need!
The house was very well stocked with spices and minor things that get you started.
We did have to purchase a steamer pot for our lobster event, but our daughter wanted one anyway, so that worked out.
There is a lot do do in Portsmouth- We did the Gundalow evening cruise, which we highly recommend. Seeing the shore from the water is very different than seeing it from land.
We also did a whale Watching cruise on the Atlantic Queen (out of Rye). We saw three varieties of Whale, including a Hump Back named "Owl". She was a real treat!
Lots of shopping in the old part of the city if you like boutiques and even more restaurants/breweries. Don't forget to go to Annabelle's for Ice Cream!
We had a great vacation and would highly recommend this fabulous house!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
Maryland
5

Really great

  • 5 of 5
We had an excellent stay at this beautiful home. The location is ideal and it's obvious that the house has been renovated with a tremendous amount of thought and care. Had a minor issue wit he TV and I only bring it up to say how responsive and caring Betsy was in tying to address it. I would highly recommend this home for your vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
North Andover, MA
5

Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5
We loved our vacation! The house is clean, well-furnished and comfortable. The spacious back yard is fenced in, and perfect for kids and/or dogs. And the location couldn't be better. We walked everywhere... restaurants, bars, dog park (with beach!), shops, kayak rentals, fishing, etc. Portsmouth is a fun, friendly town with so much to do and see. We can't wait to return next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
Ontario, Canada
5

The Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5
Our family (2 adults, 2 kids under 10) stayed in Betsy's cottage in July 2014. We were positively charmed by her beautiful home. The transformation of this 100+ year old property into the perfect warm and inviting beach home was a tremendous labor of love. The attention to detail and personal touches were nothing short of magnificent. The proximity to downtown was just right while allowing for peaceful relaxation. The location was a perfect base for exploring the breathtaking beauty of New England, it was wonderful to have Betsy's home await us at the end of each day of adventures. We had such a good time, everyone was sad to leave and wished we could stay longer. Thank you Betsy for opening your beautiful home to us!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Portsmouth is the ultimate summer and fall getaway for those who want to experience the best New England has to offer. Situated at the northernmost point of NH's small share of the Atlantic coastline it has the feel of your favorite small Maine coastal town with the restaurants, shopping, and attractions you enjoy in your favorite city. Portsmouth is heaven for those that love being on the water or on a bike. The White Mountains are only about 1.5 hours away if you prefer elevation. Come see why many folks choose to stay here vs. crossing over the bridge to Maine!

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Portsmouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer/Fall 2015
May 31 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
8 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 27 2015
8 night minimum stay
$2,800
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Portsmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
I just put in a gorgeous outdoor shower! If you are interested in any outdoor equipment (bikes, kayaks, SUPs, etc.) please let me know and I can help make the arrangements to have that equipment waiting for you at the house.
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