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18th Century Craftsman in charming New England small town.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Large, lovingly maintained, 221-year-old rambling "farmhouse," walking distance to downtown (5 minutes), train station (3 minutes) and Phillips Exeter Academy (2-3 minutes). Amtrak to Boston and Portland. Many period details including built-in bookshelves and old-fashioned ceiling fans. Library includes several thousand books and a piano. Eat-in kitchen, full dining room. Furnishings and fittings are very high quality, mostly quite old. Style is eclectic English country. Many antiques and oriental rugs (carried home by us from Turkey). Brazilian cherry hardwood floors in kitchen and common room. Two of the three bedrooms are carpeted. Large screen TV + several others. (No TV in two of the bedrooms). 2-car garage. Parking area for 4-5 more cars. Large comfortable kitchen is completely out-fitted for a serious cook. 2 of the 3 bedrooms are air-conditioned. Room for additional guests using sofas and air mattresses. Wifi. Off-street parking. Charming old European-style terrace. Outdoor grill. Herb garden.

Everything you will need for your stay is provided other than food. (We supply all linens, towels, dishes, cleaning supplies, etc.)

3 Bedrooms: 2 of the bedrooms rooms have a double bed, the third has two twin beds. Very comfortable beds with lots of pillows.

This is a home that is currently lived in by the owner. We travel a great deal and let the house when we are not at home. So it is not an empty house. Plenty of storage areas are provided for guests, but some closets and bureaus are in use and unavailable to guests.

The house is normally only let by the week. We can make occasional exceptions so please inquire if you are looking for a shorter stay.

Our cat, Maggie Mae, lives here full-time. But she's very quiet. And friendly. Unless you're allergic to cats you will not find her a problem. My assistant, Donna, comes in daily to feed her and to check on guests to see if any assistance is needed.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Exeter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Common Room (Living Area) has a Queen Size sofa bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(1 traveler review)

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18th Century Craftsman in charming New England small town.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Huge beautifully furnished home with everything we needed for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The owner Kate, and caretaker Donna took great care of us. Donna promptly responded to all questions amd is a great problem solver. She even decorated a Christmas tree for us! My whole family loved the house which is equiped for anything. Plenty of space to spread out or all gather. There's a lovely large dining room and well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, and lots of space for parking. I would jump at the chance to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Laurel. Donna and I try very hard to make a our guests comfortable. It's so good to hear when we've succeeded. I hope to see you and your family again one day. Best regards, Kate
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Our cat, Maggie Mae lives in the house full-time. I have an assistant who comes in every day to feed her when we are away from home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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