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Tiny cottage 1 mile from beaches

Gretchen User Profile

Tiny cottage 1 mile from beaches

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great communication100% of recent guests gave this host a 5-star rating for communication.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

This charming cottage is situated only 1 mile from the beaches of Rye, NH. A peaceful and quiet space filled with furniture and art from around the world as well as a grand piano, offers you a space to get away and nurture your creative spirit.


Air conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


Step-free access to the bedroom
Accessible-height bed


28 Reviews

Thomas User Profile
August 2018
The house was wonderful. The location was absolutely perfect so close to the beach definitely within walking distance but the ability to be near the coast and go both North and South was fantastic it made for great drives and great exploring. Gretchen was excellent about communi…
Stefan User Profile
July 2018
This place is a beauty. We stayed for 4 nights while visiting a wedding, the location is great, small drive to portsmouth, small drive to the beaches (walkable). The house has a beautiful garden with a forest attached (great shade during hot days) and is close to everything while…
Cassie User Profile
July 2018
Gretchen is commutative and very nice but the state of the house including the amount of spiders and earwigs was extremely unpleasant. The beds are uncomfortable with mismatched old sheets.
Gretchen User Profile
Response from Gretchen:
Dear Cassie, I’m so sorry you were uncomfortable! The sheets on the Queen were brand new 600 thread count, though I understand if the pull-out futon was not as comfortable. It’s an extra bed for over-flow guests, as this is only an advertised one-bedroom. The house is always professionally cleaned between guests, which I inspected before your check-in, and did not see any issues before your arrival. It sounds like from your notes the bugs you referred to are the ones enclosed in the window sills of the windows that are painted shut. I’ve scheduled contractors to come fix them, but they couldn’t get there before your stay. I’m sorry they were unsightly, but the interior of the home was scoured and I even had the pest company treating for seasonal ants and spiders (a common occurrence in country living) the morning of your visit. I try to do all I can to ensure a comfortable stay, and apologize if it did not meet your expectations. Warmly, Gretchen
July 2018
Jennifer User Profile
June 2018
Peaceful setting, simple house in a great location - only a few minutes to bike or drive to beaches, only 15 minutes to drive to downtown Portsmouth. Was great to be able to bring our dog too.
Yani User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay; very close to the beaches and downtown. Baby grand was a bonus. Very quiet neighborhood. Detailed instructions with good suggestions about the area. We are hoping to come back some day.
Drea User Profile
August 2017
Gretchen's cottage in Rye is adorable and very comfortable for 2. Gretchen is a fantastic host. The backyard is especially peaceful.
Nicole User Profile
August 2017
It was a pleasure staying in the cottage and having Gretchen as a host. She was very kind, attentive, and organized. She provided plenty information and resources regarding local activities, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. We absolutely loved the cottage and the cute backyard. …

Hosted by Gretchen

Rye, New Hampshire, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Gretchen User Profile
52 Reviews
3 References
I am a mother of a little girl, founder of a global non-profit serving women and girls in Africa, and a therapeutic practitioner of a mind-body modality called integrative breathwork. I have lived, worked and traveled extensively in Asia, Africa and Europe. Throughout my travels…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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