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Charles Hoyt

Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Rest and Relaxation Retreat. Enjoy ocean views with lovely creature comforts

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Rent as much as you need 1-3 Bedrooms. Pet friendly. Details in description


Wake up to the sights, smells and sound of the Atlantic in this beautifully furnished ocean retreat.

Our focus is on providing the maximum comfort to our guests using fine fabrics and linens providing a smooth and delicate feel for a sense of comfort and well-being.

Perfect for a romantic getaway, a special place to bring your favorite friends, or a wonderful spot to have a family vacation. Some guests also choose to have a solo retreat to read, write, explore, and re-center. Villa guests comment on the welcoming feeling they experience as soon as they walk in the door.

Foodies and boutique lovers use this villa to explore historic down town Portsmouth, only four miles away.

Within walking distance from the house, you can enjoy Wallis Sands State Beach which offers oceanfront swimming, views of the Isles of Shoals, and a sandy beach. Beach amenities include a store that sells a variety of items, food, and drinks; and a large bathhouse with hot and cold showers. The park has a grassy area with picnic tables

Also, in less than one mile, you can visit Odiorne Point State Park, which offers one of the most beautiful natural settings along New Hampshire's 18-mile coastline. Within the 135-acre seaside park, visitors can enjoy a wooded picnic grove with a modern playground and miles of walking trails.

Enjoy stunning sunrises in this one-of-a kind villa. A Four person hot tub is a therapeutic treat.

We rent the house in the off-season per bedroom use, making it more affordable for people not needing to rent the entire house.

• One Bedroom-2 People will have use of 1 Bedroom/2Baths. Reserve for 2


Two Bedrooms 3 or 4 people will have use of 2 bedrooms and 2 Baths.

Reserve for 3-4 guests

Three Bedroom 5 or 6 people will have use of 3 bedrooms, 3 baths additional

sitting area and kitchen.

Reserve for 5-6 guests, * or people needing separate beds.

ALSO AVAILABLE for your relaxation get-away

House grocery pre-stock. Have all your favorite foods and beverages pre-stocked in the house. Simply supply a list and we'll take care of it for you. Payments can be made by credit card through homeaway. $30.00 service fee plus cost of goods.

Schedule a massage or Reiki session with our licensed therapist. Deep Tissue Massage uses Trigger Point Therapy – uses deep finger pressure on body areas suffering from chronic muscle tension or areas that ache or feel contracted. This type of massage is useful for areas of hypertension, such as a stiff neck or sore shoulders.

Reiki is a form of energy work. It uses a series of hands-on holding positions that correspond to vital organs and nerve plexus to assist the body’s own recuperative processes and restore mental calm. Reiki works at the deepest levels of the body and is extremely relaxing.

Payments can be made by credit card through homeaway $100.00 per hour plus gratuity


• Check in time is after 4pm...Sorry, no "early birds"

• Check out time is before 10am sometimes later if we don’t have other guests

arriving on the same day

• Maximum 6 guests, and two dogs

• 50% deposit is required to reserve the dates

• Children are welcomed, but the house is not baby-proofed

• No one under 12 allowed in the hot tub

• Dogs are welcome with $22.00 per night per dog or $150.00 per week per dog

Sorry, no dogs allowed on the upholstered furniture or beds. We use Frette

Sheets and duvet Covers. Please respect our investment in your comfort.

• Smoking not allowed in the house or property.

• Cancellation policy. No refunds given however, a credit will be issued

towards another time.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Charles Hoyt (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Charles Hoyt

As a third generation Rye resident, I have a great connection and love of the area. I have been welcoming guests to the Solstice Spa and Retreat for over fifteen years.

Lisa and I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Solstice Spa & Retreat!

-Charles Hoyt

Why Charles Hoyt chose Seacoast New Hampshire

The villa's charm lies in its views and its location.

It provides spectacular views of The Isles of Shoals and Atlantic Ocean.

What makes this house unique

The Solstice Spa and Retreat is a special place. As designers and art lovers, we have done our best to furnish the house with beautiful antiques, handcrafted furniture and art from around the world. It is truly is a one of a kind property.


based on 40 traveler reviews

Rest and Relaxation Retreat. Enjoy ocean views with lovely creature comforts
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Magical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent our honeymoon at this tranquil, peaceful, beautiful home. We were greeted by Charles and was shown this magical home. We were immediately transformed from the hectic pace of planning a wedding to one of the most peaceful places on earth. The home was beautiful and homey. We didn't want to leave (we wanted to take the bed home!) the details of this home were right on point in every way!

We did take advantage of the special evening of a massage and the most creative and delicious dinner prepared by Charles. We were asked our favorites and did he delivered the best meal of the week. Most watering scallops with caramelized onions, an unbelievable salad you didn't want to touch, it was a 5 star salad from any restaurant, and the freshest haddock we've ever had... And last but not least was the death by chocolate cake..... All we can it was better than our wedding cake and that was wonderful... So if you have a special event coming up in your life.......treat each other to at least a weekend at this little piece of will not regret it

We were so comfortable, we didn't even feel the need to head to the beach. We sat on the deck over looking the water, and when we needed to cool off, we just jumped in the hot tub... It was set to a perfect temperature so we could just relax..

Charles had thought of everything to make a stay at his piece of paradise so enjoyable and never want to leave...and as a jewelry designer (man of many and jewelry design and architect ) I never even had to leave the house to do a little shopping.

We would like to thank you, Charles, for a very special week... See you on our anniversary.

Best regards,

Pamela and emile

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Another Great Visit

  • 5 of 5

Our return visit this year to 893 Ocean Blvd. was again a wonderful experience. The family and dogs had a great week. The house, as usual, was outstanding.

The view of the sunrise from the dining table is something special to see. There are not many inland places where you can see the morning sun rise from behind a perfectly flat and dark horizon. This a treat.

We will be back.

Phyllis and Richard

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  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great view, clean, comfortable and decore was perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely home for a romantic weekend. We had a picnic on the beach at Odiorne State Park up the road and a bottle of wine on the front deck of the home with a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean. This home is beautifully decorated. Charles was very helpful and not intrusive. I will recommend this to anyone wanting a vacation away from all the bussel of Hampton beach but not too far to take a ride to get a bite or two of yummy pizza and fried dough.

We collected seashells and sea glass from the ocean at low tide for a collage of our romantic weekend....

Thank you again Charles for a fantastic stay

Mark & Wendy C.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Relaxing friends' weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I really enjoyed our weekend away. The views of the ocean across the street are amazing! So much so that we ended up spending more time at the house than expected. Charles met us at the house to show us the basics and checked in via text once during and then before we left. He was very accommodating. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite the Retreat! Great moonrise!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place! Very Kind and helpful. Would recommend for anyone looking to for a romantic getaway or a girls weekend.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised. Beautiful view. Charles was available but not intrusive. My family had a wonderful and very much needed quiet vacation. Nothing was needed except towels for the hot tub, which was grand!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Seacoast Science Center
Golden Egg
Wallis Sands State Beach
Petey's Summertime Seafood
Rye Harbor State Park
Cafe Nostimo
Jenness State Beach
Prescott Park
"Plays, concerts, gardens scenery"
Paul's Carriage House Restaurant
The Ice House
Al's Seafood
Odiorne Point Rd
Nubble Lighthouse
Isles of Shoals Steamship Company
Atlantic Queen Fishing and Whale Watch
Strawbery Banke Museum
Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Manchester or Boston Logan Airports
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pety's Summer time restaurant
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Breakfast Hill Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Dover or Exeter Train Stations
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Atlantic Grill
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mt. Cranmore
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Wallis Sands
Car: recommended

Please Call or email me to receive a brochure by post.

A five minute walk to the Wallis Sands State Beach, affording vacationers a white sandy beach and lots of fun for the whole family. Across the Boulevard and nestled within the rocky coast, are secluded sandy beaches and fishing spots where the best fishing on the New England Coast can be found! Five minute drive to the quaint city of Portsmouth, NH, where one will find some of New England's finest restaurants and night life. With Boston or Portland only an hour away by car, one can easily plan a day or night trip!

In autumn, during peak leaf season, reserve a week to enjoy the colors. The moon seems larger this time of year as it rises over the Atlantic!

Other Activities: Snow skiing is only a a scenic 1 1/2 hour drive away in NH or Maine

Ski: In snow season's great X-country sking right out the front door and down to the Odiorne State park where there are trails abound! Down hill is only an hour 1/2 away!


Rates & Availability

Rye House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 11 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Sep 10 2017 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 9.0%

See 2016 Rental Agreement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Rye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom for 2nd and 3rd Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Laundry room and master bathroom adjacent to sitting area. Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1000 thread count sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1000 thread count sheets
    Bedroom 3 * see "rates" for info - 1 king , 1000 thread count sheets, seating area & kitchen.
  • The entire second floor is the master bedroom suite! Fine art and antiques through out with spectacular views to the isles Of Shoals and Atlantic! Some times one can spot the Seals on 'Seal Rock' basking in the sun, just across the street and off to the right! The Master bed offers the most comfortable sleeping you will ever have....Thousand thread count sheets make all the difference! (read the reviews)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This Ocean-front home is truly a rare find! A beautifully furnished, three-bedroom* house, with panoramic ocean views to the Isles of Shoals. The entire second floor is the master bedroom suite! The home was recently renovated with a large deck over looking the Atlantic Ocean! A 4 person hot tub with views of the ocean was also installed! Tile floors in the bathrooms and new lighting fixtures throughout. Also, new furnishings throughout give the home a designer look. The master bedroom furnishings are all brand new. The king size bed and bedding are the most luxurious and the best that money can buy! Waking up to the sounds and smells of the Atlantic Ocean will be a well-deserved treat.

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