Welcome to our cozy family guest home in beautiful and trendy Kittery, just 2 miles from downtown Portsmouth, beaches, great restaurants, historic sites, boutique shopping and outlet malls. This home features an updated kitchen and bathroom, fenced yard, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, with room for 6 guests. Smart TV & WIFI. A/C throughout! We like the uncluttered, minimalistic look for simplicity sake, but you'll have everything you need for a comfy stay. And you get the whole place to yourselves!
This c. 1800 Maine Cape Cod-style home has been lovingly restored to an adorable and comfortable vacation home. A fully-provisioned kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, Keurig, 12-cup coffee maker, 2 ovens, new cookware), a brand new renovated bathroom and many recent updates throughout the house make this home a peaceful retreat. The dining room table provides seating for 6. Bedroom #1 has a king bed (that can separate into 2 twins upon request). Bedroom #2 has a plush platform king bed and a firm twin bed. Another twin is set up in the alcove in the living room as a daybed for extra seating by day and sleeping at night. Upon request, a pack n' play with clean baby linens is available as well as stair gates and a booster seat. The yard is completely fenced. This home is located on the coastal route 103 across the street from the Piscataqua River and offers pocket views of the water. Smell the salt air with your morning coffee! Wake up to hear the Star Spangled Banner at the nation's oldest shipyard!
You will have access to the entire house and fenced yard (aside from a small room above the garage that contains our personal items). This is a single family home that we only use as a guest/vacation house. We will not be here during your stay but live close enough nearby if you need something. Text us anytime that you need to. Security cameras are located at both exterior doors, the driveway and yard for your safety (and ours). There are beach items in the garage you are welcome to borrow and return (chairs, cooler bags, umbrella, beach blanket, boogie boards, beach towels and toys).
Общение с гостями
We are available in person after 6 pm on weekdays, anytime on weekends and by phone/text any other time. Guests will generally let themselves into the home and acquaint themselves unless other arrangements are made. House instructions are available online and inside the home.
Другие важные подробности
Check in is at 4pm and check out is at 10 am unless other arrangements have been made in advance. There is one bathroom in this house and it's up a rather steep flight of stairs on the second floor. There are stairs to get into the house through both the garage and front door. This house was built in 1800 and though updated, still has the character of a house built in a bygone era (narrow doorways, steep winding stairs, garage space we only use for storage or as giant mudroom).
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard blows its whistle at 7:30 am, noon and 3:30 pm on weekdays to alert shift change (quittin' time!). Don't worry, it's normal, nostalgic and we look forward to hearing it! It reminds me a bit of the old fog horns. This is something you'll hear all over the seacoast area, not just in this home.
- Check out is at 10am unless other arrangements are made. Self check in is anytime after 4 unless other arrangements are made.
- Strict limit to 6 overnight guests only in this house. Infants don't count toward guest limit.
- Will consider allowing one small well-behaved dog with written permission from host, with exclusion of breeds prohibited by owner's home insurance.
- Residential neighborhood, quiet from 10pm-7am.
- No smoking of anything in the house or garage. Smoking area outside is provided.
- No fires in the yard, no candles or open flame in the house.
- No parties or 'events'. (i.e. bachelorette parties, huge family reunions)
- Parking for 2 cars only in driveway.
- Person booking the house must stay at the house. Bookings for a third party (friends/family/coworkers) will not be accepted.
- Names and ages of all guests must be provided for safety purposes.
My family has lived in this area for many generations. We love the seacoast area and would love to share our family guest house with you. We enjoy boating (kayaking and fishing), visiting historic sites, eating lobsters and haute cuisine, biking along the seacoast and frequenting the many artistic venues in Kittery and Portsmouth. We are available by phone and later in the day if you need help with anything. We like to give our guests privacy, as we appreciate when traveling also!