About the property
- Cottage1375 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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 Portsmouth
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!
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This house was perfect. I stayed for 6 weeks while in town for work and loved it. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay in Portsmouth.
So Glad you were able to enjoy our little slice of Heaven! You were a perfect guest and we would love to have you again.
Liz and Bruce
Location, hospitality and design are welcoming
We were in Portsmouth for a weekend getaway and to visit with friends and this home is creative and thoughtfully designed with an outdoor zen like space that we wished we'd had more time to enjoy.
SO very glad this worked out for your visit. You will need to come back and really enjoy the space next time!
Liz and Bruce
Charm with the perfect location
First time staying at this rental. We are very familiar with the area and could not have picked a better spot for our vacation. The house is charming with an outdoor area that just never gets old. Its a beautiful walk to some of the best restaurants and shops in Portsmouth. Always something going on in town. If you are looking for what New England truly feels like this is the place!
Thank you SO much for the wonderful review. We are so glad you had a nice visit and we are looking forward to seeing you next year!
Liz and Bruce
wonderful property on the water
This is a lovely comfortable house with a great location close to town. Owners next door were very nice and helpful with any requests.
Thanks so much and glad you and your family enjoyed the home! You were the perfect guests!
Liz and Bruce
Yes, it's as good as it looks!
The beautiful pictures lured me into renting. I am so glad I did! This place is as beautiful as it looks. Liz and Bruce were helpful and close by when needed, but not at all obtrusive. I am glad I chose this house and only wish we had stayed longer. I can't wait to stay there again. My family has been booking through home away for about 6 years and this is the only time I felt compelled to give a review. If I keep saying how beautiful the property is, how helpful the owners are, how great the entire booking experience was then everyone will want to stay there and I'll never find a week they aren't booked.
Thank you SO much for the glowing review! We try very hard to provide a memorable experience for our guests and are happy to share our little slice of heaven. We loved having you! Liz and Bruce
Lovely well appointed home on the river.
Beautiful setting and comfortable home with all the amenities. Very centrally located for all Portsmouth has to offer. Will definitely plan to come back.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Renters will be required to sign a Rental Agreement. Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Winter rental rate is PLUS utilities.