About This Listing
2 acres of paths, herbs, bird houses & wild life in a quiet retreat environment. Minutes to great restaurants, music, beaches. Gluten & Dairy free full breakfast at 8am. Bath is shared on the first floor. Home is an 1840's antique cape.
My home has an international guest house feel. Bienvenidos. Welcome. Welkom. Bienvenue. Yōkoso.
Nature's Paradise in Maine-rocky seacoast with lighthouses, glorious beaches, jazz clubs, restaurants, quaint shops, hiking, kayaking and so plenty of natural beauty.
It is my intention to greet you with a garden tour on my 2 acres with walking paths and hundreds of perennials, and art installations along the path, including bird houses.
Our charming 1840's home welcomes with warm Mediterranean colors and eclectic world art just five minutes from the Ocean or Portsmouth where you can enjoy jazz, blues and rock clubs 7 nights a week. Your room is peaceful, and spacious with closet, bedside tables and plenty of room for luggage. Outside your bedroom is a reading nook. The bed is a queen and the bathrooms (2) are shared and on the first floor. One is a half bath and the other is full with a soaking tub and an easy chair.
Our quiet street make for the perfect evening stroll with views of the Piscataqua River and loads of charming New England architecture. Or you might want to head into Portsmouth to take in the quaint shops, galleries, jazz/blues club, or gourmet restaurants and fun coffee shops. Or take a 10 minute drive to the most spectacular ocean vistas of your life.
Just off I-95, this New England home is three minutes to historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine or 10 to York beach. Shop the outlets for great bargains or take an easy 45 minutes jaunt to endless entertainment in Boston or Portland, Maine. You'll also be an hour from the mountains for hiking, boating or nature discovery. Just ask for the best locations. I have XC skiis to borrow in the winter.
Spacious room features Queen bed with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets , Turkish towels, and access to a fully equipped kitchen Vitamix blender and Juicer. Food choices include gluten free breads and dairy alternatives. A welcome basket will contain towels, and a few surprises. Ample brochures of surrounding activities, places, shopping, mountains and your own copy of "Pam's Bible"...the sacred text of visiting the area. ;-). Library contains extensive collections as well as travel books, cook books and fiction.
SPECIAL OFFERINGS with 24 notice:
**Romantic celebration with a bottle of local wine and hand-crafted chocolates ($20)
**Astrological reading $25 with chart print out (one hour)
**Tarot reading $15 (30 minutes)
Oil and acrylic paintings from American, Canadian, Mexican, Italian and Central American artists adorn this room that includes wifi, washer/dryer, kitchen, and use of the flat-panel TV in the living room. The luxurious bath with large soaking tub is on the first floor. Guests rave about it. Convenient and super safe off-street parking. You'll enjoy the peace and quiet, and maybe take in the river view on your bike or an evening stroll. Great neighborhood.
Each morning there will be coffee or coffee alternative, tea, juice, cereals, artisan breads and some kind of fruit. You can help yourself throughout the day to fruit and snacks, tea and coffee, or kombucha. My goal is to provide a welcoming and warm home for you, and to enjoy your company.
I hope this will be your favorite home away from home. And you'll bring home with you instructions for incorporating yoga, visualization, healthy eating, and exercise into your life easily and effortlessly. An new you awaits!
Podemos hablar en Español.
Sign Language is spoken here. Deaf guests welcome.
Your bedroom, kitchen, both bathrooms (first floor only) and living room with wifi, Pandora and Hulu.
Interaction with Guests
Monday- Wednesday I work in Boston until 6pm and can greet you at 7pm. There is iced tea (herbal) in the fridge, snacks on the counter and hot tea ready for the making. I love visiting in the evening with a cup of tea or to make suggestions for trying out an amazing haunt such as the best jazz club,the best Indian restaurant or café with a wonderful view. Kittery, Portsmouth and York/Ogunquit are fantastics towns on a gorgeous seacoast! It is my intention to make your visit special and comfortable.
Neighborhood is super safe and quiet with wildlife and woods and easy access to Portsmouth for a 15 minute walk into the city or a 10 minute drive to the beach.
Portsmouth has a local trolley that you can use or there is walking and biking which is about 20 min. to either Kittery (great foodie places) or Portsmouth.
Other Things to Note
I want you to make yourself at home here and I'm always available by text message with any questions that you might have.
This is a no smoking/pet-free home.
Couples/ singles are preferred in this home with art items and small breakables.
Thank you for your kindness and sharing.
I look forward to helping you feel at home.
Pam Ellen is wonderful! Upon arrival, we got a tour of the lovely house and magical backyard & gardens. She made a little welcome package in our room with restaurant, beach, and music recommendations. We felt warmly welcomed and relaxed:)
We loved staying at Pam's house in Kittery. The location is perfect, and meeting Pam was a delight. She was welcoming and helpful. It rained while we were there, so we scrapped some of our sightseeing plans and ended up chatting with Pam for the better part of the morning over breakfast. She is a warm and wonderful person. The bed was super comfortable--we slept very well! I would definitely stay here again.
Pam is a delightful host who genuinely loves to meet new people and welcome them into her home. She has an adorable, clean home in a great location. Thank you for the breakfast and conversation.
Pam set the bar high as my first Airbnb host. She was so sweet and welcoming, I really felt at home. Her homemade breakfasts were yummy. Pam's home is charming and in a quiet neighborhood with quick access to anything in Kittery and downtown Portsmouth. I would definitely stay with Pam again.
Amazing welcoming for us, flowers, notes, and lots of smiles and laughter as we stayed with Pan for close to a week. Beautiful gardens and delicious breakfast each morning. Pam was a wealth of knowledge and we would return again in the future!
Pam is a great host! She was very welcoming. I very much enjoyed talking with her and learning about her life, her house, her family, and Maine. She cooked a wonderful breakfast each morning and helped us plan our daily explorations. The house is very warm and peaceful.
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About the Host, Pam Ellen
I enjoy people and learning what makes you unique. I have traveled extensively and open to cultural differences. I travel for service work to Nicaragua twice a year, and consulted to the Special Ed directors of Belize for 2 years. Upon their request I wrote them a manual for the Deaf and hard of hearing. This manual is used in their classrooms around the country. My motto is "Kindness, kindness, kindness". I look forward to welcoming you into my home where you will become part of our family.
Looking for a special spa getaway? Like to learn how to live/cook with no gluten or no dairy? I can share a farm to table lifestyle with you..
Airbnb is a fantastic cultural and community building concept that has enriched my life endlessly. I look forward to knowing you and learning from you.