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Waterfront Home In Historic South End With Dock! Steps To Downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Portsmouth Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Charming 2 Bedroom Open Concept With Water Views From Most Rooms!

This lovely home is located along the back channel of the Piscataqua River on a dead end street just blocks from Prescott Park, Strawberry Banke, and downtown Portsmouth is ideal for one or two couples. Charming antique 2 bedroom home is filled with light and amazing water views! Completely updated yet retaining original features including Gunstock Corners and wide pine floors, the open concept floor plan features a fully-equipped central kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and ample storage. Dining room offers a cozy seating area around the gas-fired wood stove surrounded by windows with views of the gardens and water. Comfortable living/family room is equipped with a flat screen TV. The first floor is rounded out by a mixed use room (pictured as an office) but will have a sofa bed for additional guests with a half bath and glass sliders leading to the deck.

The second floor offers 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other with a trundle bed offering 2 twin-sized beds. A large bathroom features a double walk in shower. Laundry is also available on site.

Glass sliders from the kitchen lead to a mahogany deck which houses a gas grill and overlooks the yard below.

The professionally landscaped yard features a pergola with lights just calling for you to dine al fresco under the stars! The lush garden includes a fire pit patio area, a water feature, gorgeous flowers and statuaries. There is an upper deck leading to the dock with various places to sit and enjoy the views! Watch the fireworks on July 4th & New Years Eve, the boats at the Pierce Island Boat launch, the horse drawn carriages across the way, and the glorious sun rises and sunsets! The water is tidal; kayak and paddle board rentals are available around the corner. There is off-street parking available for 2 vehicles. The house is just a few steps to a wonderful local fish market that will even cook your lobsters for you, a fabulous wine and cheese shop,an Italian market, and a local seafood restaurant.

The house is a short walk to downtown Portsmouth, which is a popular tourist area featuring fine boutiques, numerous theaters, art galleries & studios. Known as a top 'foodie' destination, Portsmouth has so many wonderful restaurants that it’s claim to fame is having more restaurant chairs than residents! It also features Prescott Park, which sits along the Piscataqua River & features open air concerts, plays, movies, festivals, and extensive gardens. Strawberry Banke Museum across the way is a step back in time with colonial-era homes open for view in the summer and access to an outdoor skating rink in the winter! Year round activities include 2 noted film festivals, a Christmas candle light stroll, holiday parades, a First Night Celebration, artist studio open houses, & craft shows! The city features walking tours, horse drawn carriages, and Segway tours. Just around the corner is Pierce Island offering a public outdoor pool, boat launch, dog park, picnic area, playground and walking trails. Portsmouth is centrally located one hour to skiing, less than one hour to 3 airports, and about one hour to Boston and Portland, ME!

This is a wonderful home in any season! Quiet respectful renters please.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Liz Levey-Pruyn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2016

About Liz Levey-Pruyn

I have had the good fortune to occupy this lovely home for almost 10 years. A unique situation has afforded me the opportunity to move right next door! I couldn't bear the thought of selling my special little spot so now you have the chance to experience its charm. I am a Realtor with over 17 years' experience in this area and I can honestly say this is about as good as it gets!

Liz Levey-Pruyn purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Liz Levey-Pruyn chose Seacoast New Hampshire

One of Portsmouth's best kept secrets, this home is located on a tiny dead end street along the River and steps to everything yet away from the crowds and noise! From the minute you step into the front door and see straight through to the water...you will fall in love! My friends often comment this is their favorite home! Although wee in stature (compared to the other homes on the street) it makes up for it in light, openness and certainly mighty in charm!

What makes this cottage unique

Whether winter, summer, spring or fall there is always a spot to enjoy the season! From the various lounge and Adirondack chairs on the deck, dock and patio to the cozy swivel seats by the gas fired wood stove this home is drenched in sunlight year round! The views are captivating from almost every room! There is a light an airy feel throughout!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Home In Historic South End With Dock! Steps To Downtown
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Frederick, Maryland
5

Beautiful home, very clean comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Liz and Bruce met us at the property and explained the standard where the lights were, how to turn on the lovely gas stove in the room, etc. then left us to get settled in. Very nice property, clean comfortable and relaxing. While I was there I felt I should be writing a great novel. The space gives you the feeling of creativity and relaxation. I just wish my stay wasn't so short! They thought of everything you could need and were available if you needed them at any time. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AWSOME 😃😃

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing spot in downtown Portsmouth!!! The home is beautifully arranged and spectacularly set with the waterfront views! Our stay was just perfect!!! Many thanks to Bruce and Liz!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have you and hope to see you again! Liz and Bruce
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and rear garden on the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Glad you were able to enjoy the space with your family and friends! Liz and Bruce
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5

Sweet charming cottage in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went on a getaway for 6 nights without our kids and this place was perfect. The house is very sweet and had everything we needed. The bikes were perfect and we got around mostly on them. Portsmouth is a great place to explore. The owners are fantastic and very attentive to your needs. The little yard is adorable and peaceful. Definitely a great stay. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO glad you enjoyed your stay! Next time bring the kids! We loved having you. Liz and Bruce
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5

Absolutely perfect! This was our 2nd summer vacation here and we will be back again next year!

  • 5 of 5

The property is gorgeous and such a relaxing setting - you won't want to go home! Thank you Liz & Bruce for another great summer vacation - your rental home is beautiful in every way!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO glad to have you and be able to provide a wonderful place for your vacation! We love that you enjoy the home, take advantage of the bikes and swim off the dock! Looking forward to next year. Liz and Bruce
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5

Lovely home and patio

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for the first time this year and we couldn't have been more pleased. Beautiful, well furnished and comfortable. The outdoor space was our favorite with the flowers and teak dining set. We also enjoyed some lovely evenings outdoors around the fire pit. We would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the home and took advantage of the dock, garden with dining pergola and fire pit area! You were a joy to have! Liz and Bruce
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Map

Nearest Airport
47.3 Miles
Manchester-Boston regional airport, NH
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Brazo
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Wentworth By The Sea Country Club
Nearest Train
12.7 Miles
Dover, NH Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3.2 Miles
Rt. 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Mombo Restaurant
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
3.4 Miles
New Castle Commons
Car: not necessary

Located along the coast with access to area beaches, golf courses, tennis and wonderful biking, walking and running areas yet less than one hour to ski mountains! Fish, kayak or paddle board right off the dock! Surfing at near by beaches. Moonlight Kayak tours! For birders, near the Rachel Carson Preserve and winter home to a snowy owl along the coast! Walking distance to outdoor public pool along the river. Summer features outdoor concerts, festivals, plays. Year round activities include 2 Film festivals, parades, Christmas candle light tours, museum tours, outdoor ice skating rink, horse drawn carriage rides, Segway tours. Rentals available for bikes, kayaks & paddle boards. Season farmers market steps from the property.

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Rates & Availability

Portsmouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$8,330
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,850
$13,090
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Renters will be required to sign a Rental Agreement. Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Winter rental rate is PLUS utilities.

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Amenities

Portsmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1375 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • One full bath on second floor with double shower and laundry. Half bath on first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • One bedroom has a Queen sized bed. Room is open to second floor and has curtains to close off. 2nd bedroom is private with a trundle bed that opens to 2 twins or together as a King.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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