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Plymouth's Historic 1920 Doll House

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Everything you’ll need at under 700 square feet. This fully-outfitted, full-house rental has a complete kitchen, living room, two-bedrooms, bath with shower, and beautiful gardens and sitting areas. The Doll House is within easy walking distance to town.

You'll love the cozy charm of our historic tiny house locally known as 'The Doll House'. We're excited to open this treasure to you for a night, a weekend, or a week. Built in 1920, this house has been fully and lovingly restored to its former glory. It is tastefully decorated in period-appropriate furnishings - just enough room for you to enjoy the simple life of a tiny house. You'll be within walking distance to all of Plymouth's entertainment, restaurants and shops. You'll have everything you need - just bring your suitcase and groceries! The Doll House makes a perfect launching pad for your next vacation, business trip, or visit to nearby relatives or students at Plymouth State University or Holderness School.

The Doll House hosts two full bedrooms upstairs, one room with a full bed and one room with two twin beds. The living room, fully equipped kitchen and bath with shower are downstairs. In warmer months, enjoy the lovely screen porch, garden sitting and eating areas and a cute 'pocket park' across the street.

You'll have full access to the Doll House to come and go as you wish (though you might love it so much you won't 'go' very often)!

More Details

Susan Mathison
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Susan Mathison

I have lived in Plymouth for 11 years after moving here from the beautiful Oregon Coast. My partner Steve is a second-generation Plymouth native. Between the two of us we have five kids and a growing crop of grandkids. We are involved in lots of community group and enjoy the connections we make traveling and by sharing our home with others. Between our kids, grandkids, rowing, community service, and gardening, we pack a lot of JOY into each day. We look forward to meeting you!

Susan Mathison purchased this house in 2014

Why Susan Mathison chose Plymouth

Local Michael and Linda B. lovingly restored this home over the past 9 years. It came time for them to find the Doll House a new owner and, as fate would have it, they found me. Or, perhaps, the Doll House found me? I am thrilled to be able to have the responsibility to take this home on to its 100th birthday and to make it available for you to enjoy. I think you will find that it is perfect - just big enough for your visit, quiet get-away, romantic escape, or longer stay.

What makes this house unique

We proudly pay our NH Rooms Tax. License #059528.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plymouth in Plymouth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet, sink and shower are located in the first-floor bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two twin beds trundle in this room.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
Stay in a piece of Plymouth's rich history - a tiny house that is Just Big Enough!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Plymouth's Historic 1920 Doll House
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Ship Bottom, NJ

Can I move here!?

  • 5 of 5

LOVED the Doll House! Loved Plymouth! We stayed at the Doll House while visiting Plymouth State University, with my youngest daughter. What a fantastic cottage! I felt at home, it was perfect! Easily can walk into town and to the college campus. At night my husband and I would walk into town, to burn off some calories from all the good stuff we bought at Baked Cafe, in town (say YES to Carrot Cake!). The town was truly magical this time of year. There was snow, it was decorated for Christmas, I honestly think they film Hallmark Christmas movies here. It was great! Cannon Mountain wasn't too far away- I dropped off husband and daughter there on Saturday for some snowboarding. I was able to explore the area, find a covered bridge, some antique shops, and a Marshalls. Could see visiting in the spring, since hiking trails aren't too far of a drive away.

The owner is wonderful! There was small problem with the lockset (wear and tear, cold winters) and she responded to us instantly and had it fixed in no time at all. When my daughter attends Plymouth State- I hope to stay at the Doll House every chance I get to visit! Would stay here again in an instant! Will have to come back with my mom-- she fell in love with the kitchen, from the photos. This house belongs in a story book, love it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for such a kind review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We work really hard to make the Doll House a wonderful "experience" rather than just another place to stay; we really appreciate your kind words about your stay. Thanks so much! We look forward to hosting you again soon (and best of luck to your daughter at PSU!) Safe travels and rich adventures! Susan.
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Adorable and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is very clean and is as charming as advertised. The owner provides you with lots of little personal touches and anticipates your needs as well as providing you with up-to-date local information. A variety of good restaurants are within walking distance. I wish we could've stayed longer and we do plan on staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We work really hard to make the Doll House a great experience, rather than just a place to stay. I am glad that we were able to make your visit to Plymouth a great one. We look forward to hosting you again! Thanks for choosing to stay at Plymouth's Historic Doll House! Susan.
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Picture perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely LOVED the Doll House in Plymouth and would stay there again in a heartbeat. It was just as cute as the photos and had the cutest decorative touches inside. I stayed in cooler weather so did not get to enjoy the screened in porch or backyard seating areas. The small and cozy kitchen was sunny and bright and cheery and had everything I needed. The bedroom that I slept it was cute and the bed and pillows were comfortable! I found this place to be so inviting and friendly that I think my only regret is not staying for more than one night. I do want to add to my review that this is a TINY house. There's no question about that. I personally like small and cozy but I am a 5'1" female. If you were of a larger size then this is not the house for you. The stairs are also narrow and fairly steep so it was a little challenging to bring my heavy luggage upstairs. Small price to pay to enjoy such an adorable home though. I would highly recommend this home to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin, I am so glad that you had a wonderful stay and that you loved the Doll House! Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I did want to respond to your note about if you are taller than 5'1" "then this is not the house for you". I would hate for prospective guests to think that they wouldn't enjoy a stay here if they are over 5'1"! The first floor ceilings are 8 1/2 feet tall. The second floor ceilings are at 6' 2", though the doorways are indeed several inches shorter. You are absolutely correct that this is a TINY house, which is also a great attraction to many of our guests; functional, efficient, and cute as a button! I also agree, like most tiny houses, the stairs are steeper than normal so to economize on every inch! We've had more than a thousand guests enjoy the Doll House with terrific feedback and many return guests. A tiny house indeed, but also a tiny, very livable treasure! Thanks again for your stay! I hope we'll have a chance to host you again in the future! Safe travels and rich adventures, Susan.
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Adorable, Quaint and perfect for 2.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at the dollhouse! We just stayed a night for an anniversary getaway. It was nicely located to the center of town so we could walk to dinner and the ice cream parlor. Fun thrift store also. The diner we went to the next morning was also delicious. Highly recommend. The house is closely located to some houses belonging to Plymouth State College and walking to dinner was slightly awkward. It was Saturday around 4pm and the drinking had already started. Lots of young guys loitering on the lawns, beer cans all over the place. The whole street smelled like beer. I am only 36 but out of my college years and don't care for that whole scene at all. I guess it's to be expected being so close to the college, but if you walk to town, avoid Russell Street and walk down Warren instead. The dollhouse is secluded enough that the music playing in the neighborhood isn't disturbing. And it was good to see a strong police presence on patrol. We did stop at Tedeschi's for some milk and saw a kid get busted for trying to use a fake I.D. for beer. That was a first. Anyway, the house itself is a lot of fun, and was very comfortable. Love the cute little kitchen. And we found a flashlight that came in handy for our nighttime walk to the ice cream parlor. It had everything you could think of. We had a lot of fun reading the titles of the novels from the 40's on the bookshelf. We got a lot of laughs from the titles and subject matter of the times.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the Doll House. I am disappointed that you happened upon college kids "not at their best" while strolling through town. Indeed Plymouth enjoys all the vibrancy, arts, athletics, and energy of a college town, and, indeed some students begin their weekends early on a beautiful New England Fall day. I'm sorry that you found that disquieting, but also glad that you found the police presence appropriate and timely on your walk to downtown. I really don't think that either of these are common occurrences and I am sorry that you stumbled upon them. Otherwise, it sounds like you had a great stay at the Doll House. I was happy to hear that you enjoyed the period-appropriate books as I have just added a few titles today. Also, hooray for you finding the flashlight for your late-night ice cream run. FUN! Thanks again for choosing to stay at our tiny Doll House! -Susan.
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The sunny red & white kitchen with the big flower box window made me smile every morning.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well appointed cozy home in easy walking distance to shops & dining. Only a short drive to The White Mountains and The Lakes. We came here for a wedding on Church Island and reception at the Common Man. Perfect central location although you may just want to sit out on the screened porch and enjoy the garden here. And thank you for accommodating our early arrival with such grace Susan.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments here and in the guestbook! I am so glad that you got out onto beautiful Squam Lake. It is so much fun to share our beautiful area and my tiny house with guests! I hope you'll be returning to our area again! Safe travels and rich adventures, Susan.
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A treasure for sure

  • 5 of 5

Was looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle. A place to unwind. The 1920 was perfect. The porches on both the front and rear of the house were little havens. While on the front porch swing you could close your eyes and hear the babbling brook nearby. The trees surrounding the house made a canopy overhead that made the doll house even more inviting. The entire house was surrounded by manicured gardens with brick paths, a trellis and upon looking out one of the kitchen windows I notice a beautiful old pump inside the fenced garden on that side of the yard. The interior of the doll house was just as inviting as the exterior. The owner really thought of everything to make you feel like you you stepped into a doll house. It is close enough to the lovely town of Plymouth and yet far enough away with it's perfect location. Bring a favorite book or check out the bookcase in the living room and settle into a comfy chair and listen to the ticking of the clock in the living room. I was very happy that we chose to stay a few nights, one night certainly would only be a tease. The guest book is filled with heartfelt expressions of travelers stays from all corners of the globe. Why not be one of them?

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review! We work hard in hope that our guests will enjoy their stay at the Doll House. Reviews like yours help us know we are on the right track! Thanks so much for choosing to stay at the Doll House and I hope we will have a chance to host you again in the future. Safe travels and rich adventures, -Susan.
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Plymouth is the Gateway to the White Mountains and the Lakes Region. Ski at Loon Mountain or Waterville Valley. Hike over 1,200 miles of trails in the White Mountains, kayak on Squam Lake, or just take a scenic drive through the White Mountains on the Kancamangus Highway!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plymouth, Lakes Region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Foliage 2017
15 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

In order to preserve our historic home, no smoking or pets are allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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