In Portsmouth, NH's most historic waterfront neighborhood- you can smell the salt air. A small but awesome 1 bedroom, charming cottage with eat-in kitchen, cozy bedroom with brand new handmade mattress on queen bed and riverviews from every window.
In sight of Prescott Park and walking distance to all downtown has to offer: shops, restaurants, clubs, bars, the Music Hall, museums, Strawbery Banke, the Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. and so much more.
Just minutes drive to beaches in Rye, New Castle, Kittery, York or Hampton; 25 minutes to Ogunquit, Maine.
Furnished with brand new contemporary furniture, antiques and art.
Outdoor patio to watch the river traffic go by.
No off street parking but plenty of free street parking right in front of the cottage.
This is absolutely the coolest neighborhood in Portsmouth. You are in the hustle and bustle of Portsmouth's historic and lively downtown yet a step away in a peaceful, waterfront, residential neighborhood. The best of all worlds.
By the week or by the day.
Michele's cottage was a great, cozy place to stay in Portsmouth. It's only about a 5 minute walk to Market square yet situated in a nice, quiet neighborhood. The place was very clean upon arrival. Parking on the street was no issue. The wifi was a bit patchy but I was able to get online most of the time.
Thanks for a great stay Michele & I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a cute getaway in Portsmouth!
Had a wonderful stay at Michele's house last weekend. We had never been to Portsmouth before so having a place that was within walking distance to the downtown area made it easy for us to explore. The house was spotless and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay - even fresh eggs from her chickens for breakfast. I would highly recommend this house to anyone, and will likely return in the summer months!
The cottage is just like it looks in the picture. Cute, comfortable, and immaculate. Parking was not a problem. The location couldn't be better -- being right near the water was fun and you can walk to everything!
My family and I are frequent visitors to Portsmouth and we thought we "knew" the place pretty well. But by staying at Michele's cottage we saw a whole other side of Portsmouth even though we were only a few minutes walk to the downtown area.
The cottage is in a neighborhood bordering the river and next to a beautiful park. The neighborhood is very historic and most all homes are kept up with beautiful gardens and flowers. We were thrilled to be staying in this awesome location across from the river. There is even an historic house next door that we visited for $5.
The cottage itself was very cute and the bed was comfortable. The little house was very clean and it was the perfect place for a long weekend away. We hope to return one day,
Excellent location, and cute little cottage, host was not "student-friendly". She was constantly contacting us despite us not having internet, and all owning Canadian phones with expensive roaming charges, which we informed her of. She also seemed skeptical that we were in fact students and kept insisting on knowing where our classes were being held. She was very worried about us causing a huge mess and particularly about us staining the futon. Despite all of her seeming miss-givings about us, she never bothered to meet us in person. Finally the day before we left we let her know when we were thinking of checking out (for the flexible checkout time) and she responded with a threat to claim our damage deposit if we weren't gone by 11 am. We were out by 11 and on arrival home got a notice that she had requested 90$ to clean a stain on the couch. We refused since we had paid her an 80$ cleaning fee on arrival (which we had negotiated in all fairness) and to our knowledge there were no stains on any of the couches. She continued to harass us and threatened to take the entire security deposit if we didn't pay her.
If you decide to stay here, be sure to know the airBnB security deposit protocol and be prepared for some hassle to go with the convenient location.
First off, the listing description states that the parking for this property is on the public street yet Carly and her friends parked in the neighbor's driveway causing him to send me an email threatening to tow their car. He was quite irate as he couldn't enter his driveway. I had to contacted them several times as they were not responding to get them to move their car. I could have let their car be towed I suppose. They also sent me many messages that I responded to. They requested some things at the cottage and info on beaches, bike rentals, etc. I obliged all of their requests. It's crazy to to infer I was inconsiderate of their out of country roaming charges. Carly states in her review of me that I mistrusted that they were students and asked where their classes were. This is hilarious. I asked where there classes were because I was excited for them to see my beautiful city I love so much and wanted to make sure they were seeing an insider's view of it. Twice I offered to take them out on my boat for free because I was enthusiastic to share Portsmouth with them but the timing never worked out. I also went to the cottage twice that week to bring them things they asked for but they were never there to meet. The checkout time in my listing is not flexible. I had another guest checking in at 3pm. I could not let Carly and her friends stay there until 1pm and have it ready for a 3pm guest. I have emails from Carly offering to give me $10 for cleaning the stain on the chair that was shown to her before she left. She has acknowledged the stain. They also left it messier than anyone else ever has. Read the reviews I have left for every other guest of my cottage- I state how clean everyone's left it in all my reviews. I've not criticized a single guest before. Read all the reviews left about me-all 100% positive. My listing says no more than 2 guests but I made an exception for these 4 girls as I was trying to help these college students from Montreal who had to take a sketching class in Portsmouth and couldn't afford hotel rooms. I really didn't want to do this at first because the cottage is so small but was persuaded by Carly in a phone call and now she says I'm not 'student-friendly.' I could have said no and they would have had to pay high season hotel fees of about $400 a night. I think they must have spilled some water paints from their sketching on the linen chair and don't want to pay the $90 I am asking for to professionally remove the stain (hopefully!) and are making me the issue now. I even gave them eggs from my chickens. Some appreciation! One last thing, stating the rules is not harassment.
Great little cottage in the historic, quiet corner of Portsmouth. Easy 10 minute walk into downtown Portsmouth and all restaurants and bars. Around the corner from historic Strawbery Banke.
Michele was quick to respond an the cottage is simple and clean. A great getaway in a classic New England port!
An all around awesome experience in Portsmouth. The cottage was well equipped, delightfully decorated, and everything we dreamed of. Michele responded quickly and was a perfect host (she dropped off a dozen eggs from her chickens for us to enjoy. It simply does not get better than that). Highly recommended! We hope to be back!
This is a super clean, well equipped and cozy little house in an excellent location. It is right across from the harbor, so you can smell the wonderful sea air. Wine & cheese and local seafood 2-5 minutes walk up the street. Kayak rentals at the end of the road. Walk to Market Square in 10 minutes. Drive to Rye beach in 15 minutes.
Michele is an attentive host who treated us to a dozen eggs from her chickens when we checked in. They were delicious!
Definitely recommend. We'll most likely be back. This was one of my best vacations ever. Thanks Michele!
Great location. Super clean. Defininitely recommend. Host super helpful, timely with responses to any questions including where to eat and drink in the area.
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