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Portsmouth Harbor Boathouse

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday barn in Kittery - Portsmouth Harbor Boathouse

One bedroom, full bath, laundry, and kitchenette. Sleeps two

Spectacular views from this suite situated in charming waterfront boathouse. Beautifully furnished with antique and contemporary furniture, and striking art collection. There is really nothing like it. Convenient Kittery location with easy access to downtown Portsmouth's Strawbery Banke, Market Square, Kittery Foreside, and all the premier restaurants. Close proximity to Interstate 95, and one hour to Boston and Portland.

The unit is supplied with ample linens and an in suite laundry. The kitchenette consists of a double sink, a dishwasher, an under counter Sub Zero fridge, and a plethora of counter top cooking devices. There is not a full range, but the system in place has worked out fine for prior guests.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Arnet Taylor
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
2 September, 2016
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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Portsmouth Harbor Boathouse
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Walton KY

Fall in New England

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely surprise! This spacious walk up apartment has a great location and a view of the Portsmouth/Kittery harbor. The sunrises were spectacular. We were in walking distance of Portsmouth and several nice eating establishments in Kittery. The living space was beautifully furnished, quiet and comfortable and had all we needed for a weeks comfort. The only reason we don't give it 5 stars is the lack of a traditional oven and range. However every small electrical cooking appliance you might need is stocked. Personally I did not miss the oven! We hope to stay again on our next trip. Thank you Arnet for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words in your review. We tell everyone upfront that there is no full range. I'm delighted you had a lovely visit. Best Regards, Arnet Taylor
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One of our best getaways ever!

  • 5 of 5

Arriving just in time to usher in 2015, we felt downright privileged to have stumbled on this very classy riverside walk up overlooking the Portsmouth, NH skyline. Facing south, this apartment is filled with sunlight from dawn to dusk, one of the factors that make it feel so much more spacious that the pictures suggest. We enjoyed the paradox of hanging out in a quiet neighborhood that, at the same time, allowed us easy walking access to downtown Kittery or even Portsmouth via the pedestrian friendly Memorial Bridge. We wound up relieved that the pad isn't designed for overnight guests as we were besieged all month by curious, seacoast loving day trippers! Like previous guests, we rapidly learned to make the rudimentary kitchen "work", in part by becoming regulars at "gourmet alley" up the street which offers up a groundswell of take home meals to die for. In addition, the local restaurant scene rocks. We easily day tripped to Boston and, when we return, plan to hop Amtrak's Downeaster in nearby Durham, NH for a day in Portland. Our friendly landlord met us on arrival, gave us a tour of the place, was easily available by phone for problems or questions, but otherwise respected our privacy and kept a low profile. In a nutshell, we had a ball in this spot in the dead of winter and can only imagine what it must be like "in season". We are already signed up for next year!………..The Smiths

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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That Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5

Have you ever stayed at a vacation property you never wanted to leave? The boathouse in Kittery, Maine, is that perfect place. The spacious ambiance, cook tech savy essentials, convenient location to Portsmouth, Kittery malls, Maine points north, and local foodie favorites minutes away all contribute to the 5 star rating. The property owner greeted us upon arrival with a quick overview of the tastefully appointed and well-maintained property. By far the high point of this rental is the location and views one marvels at from almost every window. The ever-evolving scenes of Portsmouth Harbor and the tides make it worth eating in. We cooked dinners nightly during our week stay, savoring local bakery, seafood, fruit, and sides; a synergy of choices just up the road including Beach Pea, Seaport Fish, and Terra Cotta Pasta Co., to mention just a few. If one is not up to cooking while on vacation, there are dozens of restaurants nearby. Some of our favorites include Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe, The Friendly Toast, and Geno's Chowder in Portsmouth, NH, and Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier and The Maine Diner in Kittery and Wells, respectively. Attractions we frequented include Ogunquit and Portland and their museums of art, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Stonewall Kitchen in York, and antiquing, restaurants, and shops in between. We can't wait to return to this perfect place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just like it looks in the pictures, but better.

  • 5 of 5

This rental is a gem - comfortable and spacious, well maintained and decorated. Owner is available, helpful and discrete. It is well located in a residential area that is very close to downtown Portsmouth via the Memorial Bridge or the other way to the Kittery Outlets. The rhythm of the river which is just outside beyond a large lawn is relaxing and entralling. This works well as a place to truly relax or as a base to explore the area. Either way, it's great to feel like a "local" for a few days.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peace near it all

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this wonderful property for a week and enjoyed every minute of it. Upon our arrival we were meet by our host who was gracious and made us feel welcome. The boathouse was so spacious, filled with eclectic art work and in the living room the large picture windows provided beautiful views the Piscataqua River, the sweeping green lawn and across the way Portsmouth Harbor. Flanking the entrance to the bedroom are two french doors and as you lay in the four poster bed you see the same lovely view of the River.

The boathouse was spacious and filled with all the essential we needed for a comfortable stay. it is within walking distance of Portmouth and Kittery which is a vergening Foodie haven. We have already requested to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had the great pleasure of staying in this amazing flat for five days. The view is straight out to the Portsmouth harbor. The stunning design of this unit, makes it possible to see the view from both the living room and the bedroom.

Arnie was a marvelous, and patient host ( as we were quite delayed in our arrival). We found the layout and amenities to be even better than described. The artwork, furnishings and full size washer and dryer were wonderful.

We would highly recommend this place to everyone, and hope to be able to return many times.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Boston, Mass
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Portsmouth, NH
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Dover, NH
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kittery Foreside
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Gunstock, NH
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Rye, NH
Car: recommended

Seacoast New Hampshire, Southern Maine, and Massachusetts northshore are all in close proximity. Portsmouth, NH's museums, restaurants, and gallery's are all within one mile form the door. Kittery's shopping outlets are also located one mile to the north. Durham, New Hampshire and the University of New Hampshire are a twenty minute drive. Boston is a one hour drive to the south, and Portland is one hour to the north.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Kittery, Southern Coast of Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall/Winter 2016/17
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £70 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekly rate: $975 Monthly rate $2600

Personal Check, 50% to reserve, balance 60 days prior to rental

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Kittery in Southern Coast of Maine

Property Type:
  • barn
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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