PICTURE PERFECT COTTAGE IN YOUR FAVORITE COASTAL COMMUNITY

Betsy Blaisdell

Speaks english, french, german, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Betsy Blaisdell

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PICTURE PERFECT COTTAGE IN YOUR FAVORITE COASTAL COMMUNITY

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

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, french, german, spanish

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

- 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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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.

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5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Picture Perfect Cottage In Your Favorite Coastal Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
5

CHARMING AND SO PEACEFUL.

  • 5 of 5
What a darling home and we loved the town of Portsmouth, NH! We stayed here a week and had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this home. Remember, this home is over 100 years old so if you have trouble with stairs you might want to keep looking, although it has a full bath downstairs and plenty of comfortable downstairs' sofas. Just bring plenty of Kuerig coffee. Thanks again Betsy.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
Massachusetts
5

CHARMING STAY IN THE HEART OF PORTSMOUTH

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a lovely stay in this charming Portsmouth cottage. The location can't be beat as you can walk to Prescott Park, Strawberry Banke and so much more. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed the house, the relaxing backyard and the quiet street. Two sitting areas, plenty of dining space and an outdoor table give plenty of options for where to sit, relax or dine. We brought our dog with us and the nearby dog park was such a bonus! We went there every morning which was perfect for getting rid of some of the puppy energy! So much to do and all so close by. Really a terrific getaway. Thank you, Betsey, for sharing your home with us!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
Boston
5

AMAZING HOUSE, PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Betsy's house is a dream! We stayed there for a week in July of 2013 and plan to return next summer. The style and aesthetic of the house is incredible--- every inch has been thoughtfully placed and decorated with high-quality furnishings. It is obvious how much she loves and cares for her house, and I could feel it as soon as we walked in. The kitchen is wonderful and makes cooking easy and fun, as does the outdoor grill. We spent a lot of time in the yard (fenced in) and used the grill a few nights. As for location, this is the best part of Portsmouth in my opinion. You're close enough to town to walk, but far enough to not hear the bar noise at night. The beach is a quick 2-mile drive into Newcastle. I also loved the small shops near the house, and the Saturday farmers market.

All in all I have nothing but positive things to say about this house. We had friends come a few nights during the week we were there and all of them remarked on what a find the house is. I will definitely be back and would recommend it to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
New York City
5

PERFECT COTTAGE, PEACEFUL BACKYARD

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is just right! The owner has thought through all the details to make a stay easy and enjoyable, and the backyard is a haven of peace and beauty. The second floor bedrooms are only accessible by a steep staircase, but that didn't present a problem for our family. Downtown Portsmouth is an easy walk in one direction and a wonderful fish store and wine/cheese store in the other. Beaches are nearby (and the owner provides beach towels and chairs). 5 of us stayed here during a family wedding/reunion and we left already planning a return to this wonderful place.

Thank you!!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
5

WEDDING/FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
My husband, myself, our two daughters and their boyfriends attended our nieces wedding in New Hampshire. We decided to make a family vacation out of it. We found this lovely home on the VRBO website and booked it for our stay. It is just as nice as the pictures, clean, comfortable, easy access to everything. The owner, Betsy, was wonderful to deal with and extremely nice. We hope to be able to rent this home again when we venture back to visit family in the future. I would recommend this rental to anyone who wishes the home away from home experience. Thank you Betsy for the use of your home!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Portsmouth Seacoast New Hampshire
Makawao, Hawaii
5

COULD NOT ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE

  • 5 of 5
This was my first experience with VROB which was recommended by a friend. I have always rented hotels for vacations but loving space and wanting the feel of a home I felt the need to give VROB a try. Leaving Portsmouth, New Hampshire 28 years ago I wanted a house with historical characteristics and the neighborhood which portrayed the town many years ago. I could not have asked for a more perfect house and location; walking distance to all the shops and restaurants; Prescott Park and the beautiful coastal shoreline just a short walk from the doorway; and weekend festivals in town added to the community’s friendliness which made me feel welcome.

The inside of the house was perfect and decorated as if I was in a Pottery Barn catalog. The furniture, bedding and amenities were very nice something I would have in my own home. The beds and sheets were of luxury standards. Each room was clean and the bathrooms with nice powerful shower heads. Although there was a large kitchen with the amenities to cook a large meal I preferred to dine out.

Betsy was very accommodating and made every effort in making my stay in Portsmouth pleasurable. My love for food and dining out is one of my highlights to any vacation. Betsy recommended restaurants as if I had my own personal food tour guide. The bottom line, this rental made the return to my hometown of Portsmouth not just memorable but something I will never forget. I hope to return next year in the summer/fall for another visit and will highly recommend Betsy’s home to anyone looking for the perfect getaway in historic Portsmouth.

Thank you so much Betsy and Pilot
Keely
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, 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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Portsmouth Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2500/week (weekly rentals only)
  • US dollars
  • I ONLY book full weeks (NO exceptions - sorry).
  • $2500 per week during the late spring, summer and fall.
  • Email to discuss winter and early spring rates
  • $200 cleaning charge not included
  • Security deposit required
  • This house is NOT available for a short term (1 month or longer) rental

Amenities

Portsmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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