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Experience the New Hampshire Seacoast

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cape Home In Vibrant Small City

This home is our primary residence, available throughout much of 2018 at mutually convenient times. We leave it fully equipped. Mid September to mid October is peak New England foliage time with the best weather of the year. Meals on our large screened porch are a special treat. Downtown shops and restaurants, the Children's Museum of NH, the Woodman Museum and Dover's lovely public library are an easy stroll away. Kayaking, canoeing, fishing and hiking along the Dover Community Trail/Cochecho River are less than a five minute walk from the back door. The cultural hubs of Portsmouth and the University of New Hampshire are 20 minutes away. Boston is an hour and a half by train, coach or car. The White mountains are an easy day trip while the Maine and New Hampshire beaches are a half hour to 45 minute drive. Each of the three bedrooms has a double bed. The ground floor bedroom is across from one bathroom. two bedrooms upstairs share a bath. We invite you to enjoy a comfortable home in a location convenient to the best of all New Hampshire has to offer.

Jim Verschueren
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Jim Verschueren

Carlo and I are retired educators, he as a high school teacher, I as an administrator most often in nonprofit organizations. Travel is a passion - we spend time each fall in France in a small village where we lived for 10 months in 2010. This photo was taken in Dublin. We were traveling with Norm the Moose from Jim's Rotary club. We have been together since 2006 and were married in 2009.

Jim Verschueren purchased this house in 1983

Why Jim Verschueren chose Dover

Ours is an easy-living home - cozy, comfortable, offering exceptional access to this dynamic region. Jim is a former state representative in the NH legislature and a huge Dover booster. Carlo moved here from his home state of New Jersey "for one year" in 1973 and never left. The proximity to cultural activities, the ocean, the mountains made it a permanent stay. People who don't know New Hampshire are always surprised by all we have to offer, especially here in the Seacoast. Our home offers the dual benefits of in-town, congestion-free living with stores close by as well as a country feel along the river just out the back door.

What makes this house unique

Those who come in the summer and fall have the special treat of enjoying meals on our large screened in porch at the back of the house. A country feel in the heart of the city. The grill is on the adjacent side deck. Though we are very much in urban Dover, out the back door is a two minute walk to little league baseball fields and the Dover Community Trail along the Cochecho River. Two miles in one direction is all rural. 15 minutes in the other direction leads you to the downtown portion of the trail, an easy stroll to downtown. Summers feature outdoor Friday evening concerts at the Rotary Pavillion downtown. For theater lovers, the summer family-oriented plays in Portsmouth's Prescott Park are a special treat. We take our grandchildren every year. Beer lovers will appreciate several micro-brew pubs in downtown Dover - our son who lives in Seattle loves 7th Settlement best - named for the fact that Dover is the 7th oldest continuously occupied settlement in the United States.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dover in Strafford County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • All bedrooms have standard double beds. There is floor space for blow-up single mattresses for children. We can provide up to 4 blow-up mattresses. There is also a double bed size fold-out fouton in the family room on the lower level.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Experience the New Hampshire Seacoast
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The house is located close to just about everything. It is a simple, comfortable house with a wonderful back porch. Having the Dover Community Trail & Cocheco River so close in the back to walk to was a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Look forward to staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, CT

Comfortable home for the weekend

  • 4 of 5

This is a cozy house that accommodated our family for the weekend. The screened-in porch was wonderful. We had breakfast at the dining table out there in the mornings and hung out there in the evenings. The kitchen had everything we needed. Beds were comfortable. Plenty of parking if you have more than 1 car. Close to nice walking areas.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfy!

  • 5 of 5

We found the home to be exactly like the pictures with every convenience. We especially loved the 3 season porch - enjoyed our breakfast there! Thank you Jim!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home that we shared with our family while they were in town! Perfect location, wonderful home with excellent and comfortable accommodations. Perfect porch for cozy fall breakfasts and welcoming interior for delightful rest. The owners could not be nicer, and we are so thankful for this wonderful place! Merci! Thank you :)))

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I wanted to experience the fall foliage in New England. With a young child in tow, it was difficult to find a good, central location. We made Dover, New Hampshire our home base. It was a great central location. Easy to get to Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine. The house itself was exactly what the pictures portrayed and the owners described. Plenty of room. Nice, covered porch for dining. It was close to grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, you name it. It also had a nice path that you could walk along nearby. The owners were great to work with. I highly recommend the house!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary, Good that you mentioned the community walking trail along the river behind the house. I'll try to add that to the description - it is a big plus for those who want to have a country feel in the city or x-country ski in a snowy winter :O)
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Great Bend


  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as described, no surprises. Plenty of room for everyone in my family, 6 adults and 1 child. We felt very safe, close to downtown, very easy to get around and lots of places to eat and to see. Very clean. We really enjoyed our stay. I would only say that the mattress could have been softer lol, they were very firm. But overall the entire package was well worth the money and the location was perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your home.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Boston, Massachusetts
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
7th Settlement
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cocheco Country Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Dover, NH
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Spaulding Turnpike/Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cinqo de Mayo
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Gunstock Mountain
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Hampton Beach
Car: recommended

Dover is a vibrant, historical, eminently livable city of 30,000. We are on a residential street, backing up to baseball fields, the Cocheco River and the community walking trail. All services are within walking distance. Portsmouth, the Seacoast's cultural center, offering live theatre, concerts, festivals and specialty shops just a 15 minute drive on the motorway. The University of New Hampshire is 7 miles away and the White Mountains are an hour and a half, an easy day excursion. Boston is and hour and a half by coach, car or train. The Woodman Museum and the NH Children's Museum are great attractions in the downtown area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dover, New Hampshire

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £148.52

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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