Private Carriage House w/Balcony & Lovely Garden

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Kathleen

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Located just 3 miles from Olde Towne Portsmouth, the 2nd floor of the Carriage House boasts a fully-furnished, 420 sq ft studio apartment. It features a private locked entrance, balcony, patio, full bathroom w/tub, kitchenette (with access to a charcoal Weber grill), dining area, living area with Roku TV, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, and more! Located 25-30 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic ocean!

The space
The Carriage House is a totally detached building with a private entrance about 50 feet from my house. It features a queen-sized Beautyrest bed, which contains individually wrapped coils so you don't disturb your partner. The mattress rests on an antique wood spool bed frame. The Carriage House also includes a full bathroom with a tub and all the fixings (Forgot q-tips? Toothpaste? Cotton balls? Make-up removal wipes? Bandaids? Bug spray? No problem. The bathroom is stocked with them all).

The kitchenette features a small sink, shelving and cabinets, mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and electric tea kettle, plus bowls, plates, glasses, mugs, silverware, etc. I also provide coffee, tea, 2 kinds of creamer, and 2 kinds of sugar. There is a beautiful private balcony with a bistro table and two chairs from which you can enjoy your coffee and views of the beautiful backyard garden. At night the balcony lights up with string lights. The studio apartment includes a brand new super quiet HVAC system and a 50 gallon water heater. Everything has been freshly painted and redone in Sept 2021!

There is a 32 inch tv with a Roku remote which gives you access to Hulu, Netflix, and more. You also have access to a charcoal Weber grill, an outdoor fire pit and patio, and beach equipment including chairs, an umbrella, and two towels. I am located less than one block from the Elizabeth River, where you can visit Reflection Park.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Garden view
Public or shared beach access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
32" TV with Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Roku
Central air conditioning
Bathtub
Shared patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

The carriage house is located in Port Norfolk, a charming historic district near the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, VA. Port Norfolk is full of Queen Anne and Colonial Revival-style homes, 80% of which were built between 1895 and 1920. Many houses have grand wrap-around porches and original slate roofs. Ride your bike or drive 5 minutes to Olde Towne Portsmouth and check out unique restaurants and pubs as well as museums, monuments, and historic homes built in the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. From there, take the ferry over to downtown Norfolk to visit Town Point Park, the new Waterside District, the Chrysler Art Museum, the Naval Museum, Cannonball Trail, and much more. Drive 30 minutes east and you'll find the Chesapeake Bay, the preferred beach of locals, or the more famous Virginia Beach boardwalk. Check out my Guidebook for more specific recommendations.

Hosted by Kathleen

  1. Joined in July 2017
  • 224 Reviews
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Hi! I’m Kathleen. I’m a professor and I have my own Airbnb (a remodeled Carriage House). I love exploring historic places.

Co-hosts

  • Callum

During your stay

I work full time but my primary residence is located approximately 50 feet from the carriage house. You can message me through the Airbnb app anytime and I will get back to ASAP. Please make sure you download the Airbnb app for direct communication.
I work full time but my primary residence is located approximately 50 feet from the carriage house. You can message me through the Airbnb app anytime and I will get back to ASAP. P…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy