Maine's Writer's Natural Sanctuary!

House - Private room · Old Dennett Rd, Kittery, ME 03904, United States

Spring special. Purchase of two massages-the second one half-price! Delicious organic and gluten-free options for breakfast as well as teas, gourmet coffees and treats. Free tarot reading with the purchase of one.

The Space

Nature's Paradise in Maine-Winter offers snow shoeing along paths through an acre of woods, ...We have 4 pairs of XC skis to borrow! We'll follow that with a roaring fire and cocoa in front of a wood stove! Or bring your favorite bottle of wine, borrow my guitar and have a jam session in winter paradise!

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.

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, bottled water, 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.

When you arrive you'll find instructions in your bedroom for incorporating a 5 minute yoga practice into your life, a guided meditation, and the basic principles of living a life of positive abundance.

SPECIAL OFFERINGS with 24 notice:

**Hot Stone professional massage $90 1 hour
**Reiki treatments - $15 (30 minutes)
**Astrological reading $25 with chart print out (one hour)
**Tarot reading $15 (30 minutes)
**Biofeedback session to learn stress management via state of the art technologies, and meditation using a light activation system. Never meditated?....your brain will guide you! : $20

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 and some kind of fruit. You can help yourself. 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!

Welcome!
Bienvenidos!

Podemos hablar en Español.
Sign Language is spoken here. Deaf guests welcome.

Guest Access

My home and all it's amenities!

Interaction with Guests

I love visiting in the evening with a cup of tea or earlier to make suggestions for amazing haunt such as the best jazz club,the best Indian restaurant or café with a wonderful view.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

Portsmouth has a local trolley that you can use or there is walking and biking.

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $950 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Pamela was a wonderful host--she was very sweet and thoughtful. Her home is beautiful and full of positive energy. I was greeted with a cup of tea and a kind note. Pamela was helpful in telling me about her town and even drew a map to guide my bike ride. She has a luxurious bathtub. Her home is a lovely and a nurturing place to slow down from the routines of everyday life.

    October 2012
  • My wife and I had wonderful time there. Pamela was a very gracious host. She even fixed us breakfast 2 mornings & let us use the kitchen whenever we wanted. Her house is charming: an old New England farm house that she has remodeled beautifully. It is close to town & the Outlets & the main route north. We would stay with Pamela again in a heartbeat. She is a very kind and caring person.

    October 2012
  • The stay was too short. Great breakfast, comfortable bed. Wonderful conversation.

    January 2014
  • Kevin and I had a phenomenal time staying with Pam - she really made us feel at home! We decided to spend our Anniversary weekend away from the city and Pam's holistically welcoming listing really drew us in.

    The space is beautiful, Pam keeps it immaculately clean. The warm and cozy wood-stove (kept burning day and night) was a boon and it kept us comfortable through the weekend of snow storms. Pam was very attentive to our needs, and was really great at asking what we needed and wanted, respecting our schedule and giving us plenty of space to do the creative work we came to do :D. We didn't quite come equipped for the surprise snow, so she also let us borrow mittens and hats to go outside and build a snowman.
    We could go on and on about how awesome it was to stay with Pam and her roommate Sue, but we'll spare you the details. Suffice it to say, You won't regret staying in this cozy historic house or spending any time with your intelligent, interesting, open-minded hostess.

    January 2014
    Pam Ellen
    Response from Pam Ellen:

    Thank you for your kind words. Happy Anniversary...and so much more!

  • Pam's home is a welcome respite from the city life! Pam is warmth incarnate and made our stay effortless in every way...easy conversation, yummy food for breakfast, local tips for parking, pastries, restaurants, etc. We even spotted a hawk in her backyard and watched it fly off in the distance! *That* might be hard to replicate...

    December 2013
  • Pam really went out of her way to make us feel at home. Even though she wasn't there for most of our stay, she was always reachable by phone and gave us great advice on what to do. Her place is located just about 8-10 min away from everything (Portsmouth, Kittery) so it was very convenient.

    Our room was a good size for the two of us, located on the opposite side of the house from the other couple staying there, and warm (thanks to an awesome space heater).

    After dinner, we came back and relaxed in the living room and watched a movie. Everything about her place made me feel right at home. This was my first experience on airbnb and it definitely gets an A+. It'll be hard for anyone else to top Pam's hospitality and warm personality (not to mention her awesome chicken soup!).

    November 2013
  • Pam went out of the way to be helpful. She provides all of the amenities of a hotel, such as fresh flowers, complimentary toothpaste, etc. She provided coffee and a light breakfast. She even sent me one of her home-made bread recipes!

    Pam is a world traveler and has many interesting stories to share. I was in the area for a wedding, and Pam took a personal interest in me and all of the events which made me feel as though we were old friends.

    She has a spacious kitchen and the main bathroom is the size of a small bedroom with a huge tub!

    Thanks for a wonderful stay, Pam.

    September 2013
  • Pamela was very accommodating and kind throughout my stay. She is very knowledgeable about the area and was invaluable in directing me to various places to maximize my time in beautiful New England. Ask about her hidden talent as a matchmaker!!!

    August 2013
    Pam Ellen
    Response from Pam Ellen:

    Haha!! I will wait patiently for that wedding invitation!

  • Pam’s welcome was fantastic! She showed us around her house which sported many original pieces of art and said, ‘Make yourselves at home.’ We relaxed immediately. Our room was a good size, beautifully decorated; the shared facilities were clean and spacious. Breakfast was good and conversation lively and interesting, we are early-ish risers and Pam was accommodating. We asked lots of questions about the area and what not to miss as we were in Portsmouth for just one night. We’d stay for longer another time and we’d stay with Pam! Peter and Sonya

    August 2013
  • My husband and I stayed one night at Pam's house. The room, bath and kitchen were clean and Pam was a great host, with endless tips, ideas and recommendations for every thing we wanted to do in the area. She also knew to give us the space and privacy we needed. Her house is just lovely and the location is great! Thanks Pam, we will be back!

    August 2013
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English, Español, Sign Language
School
Somerville High School, San Francisco State University (BS) , Western Maryland College (M.Ed.)
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Former Professor University of New Hampshire (Deaf Studies), consulting to ASL Tales, working on a book on World Deaf Culture
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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.
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