Charming three bedroom renovated Cape on southernmost coast of Maine, just across the Piscataqua river from the vibrant and historic small city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Our home is at the end of a small lane of delightful Victorian and Craftsman cottages overlooking Spruce Creek, which is actually a tidal bay that connects to the Atlantic Ocean. We have waterviews, and do not own the waterfront dock, but there is access to put a kayak in the water close by. Watch the herons and other sea life from the large deck. We have a large fenced in yard, and lovely plantings that bloom and vary with each season. Our house is two stories. The first floor is an open floor plan living room, dining room and kitchen with large windows facing the water view. On main floor is also a den/third bedroom with double futon bed and flat screen TV; a full bath with tub/shower, and a wonderful window-filled study with views of the water. The living room has a double foldout couch. On the second floor are the spacious master bedroom that has a new queen bed; and second bedroom containing double bed; both rooms with windows looking out on the water. Upstairs bath has shower.
We are just a few minutes drive or a bike ride from several gorgeous pristine beaches and state parks (see photos), including Ft. Foster and Ft. McClary and Seapoint Beach, part of Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge. Explore the Maine coast -- our quaint villages and historic towns, eat lobster at our very close by classic Maine lobster pounds, flea markets and antiques, lots of boating, fishing, and hiking both easy and more strenuous. Inland Kittery is also known for a large selection of Designer Outlet stores.
Just a few minutes drive south is Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a charming and beautiful small Seacoast city with great restaurants, unique shops and boutiques, the historic Strawbery Banke Museum, lots of theatre and music clubs. We are one hour from Boston, 50 minutes south of Portland, ME. There is regular hourly bus service to Boston and bus or train to New York City ( 4 1/2 to 5 hours). Although there is tons to do, our guests also love hanging out on the deck watching the water, or in cool weather sitting by the gas fire in our cozy living room. There are even some surfing beaches just south of us in New Hampshire (bring your wetsuit)!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||120 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$850 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2600 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
The house was as described, and suited our family of 5 adults and one child well. Nancy was out of town during our stay, but she left a great guide at the home and was available throughout the week via email and text message. The location was very nice, away from the summer crowds, but close enough to enjoy everything the area has to offer. The neighbors were very friendly and even welcomed us to use their dock, which the kiddo in our group really enjoyed during our downtime at the house.