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This porch is steps from the first floor studio.A view of the gardens from the porch.
First Floor One-Bedroom Apartment
First Floor One-Bedroom Apartment
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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In a restored Victorian mansion and a few blocks from downtown Portsmouth, this apartment boasts hardwood floors, high ceilings, large windows and extraordinary woodwork, and is steps from one of nicest porches and gardens in town.

The space

Walking distance to downtown Portsmouth and close to bus stops, this first-floor one-bedroom apartment boasts hardwood floors, 11 ft. high ceilings, over-sized windows, a full kitchen in one corner of the large living/dining room, a beautiful (but non-working) marble fireplace, and is steps from about the nicest porch and gardens in town. Other common areas in this extraordinary setting include a private sundeck, patio and lawn areas, covered bike shed, basement laundry room, outdoor and indoor clothes lines, and several garden sitting areas. The full bathroom is located in the unit. For more information check out our web site, (website hidden) and scroll through the photos in the Boston Globe Magazine article that featured our gardens. There are several other apartments in the house, and all occupants share an interest in community, and a healthy planet-friendly lifestyle. Our south-facing roofs are fitted with 61 solar panels. Smoking is not permitted on the property. Wireless and shared off-street parking are included. There is also free parking on both sides of the street.

Guest access

Guests have access to all the common areas noted above including the porch, sundeck, patio, bike shed, laundry room, and several garden sitting areas.

Interaction with guests

As your hosts, how much we interact with guests depends on the interest of the guests. Whenever we are away, we are available by phone from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Other things to note

We recently added an Infrared sauna just down the hall from this apartment. There are guidelines for how to use this sauna on the back of your Welcome letter, along with the benefits.

Family/kid friendly
Pets allowed
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House Rules
No smoking
Check-in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is $378

No parties. Smoking prohibited. Quiet hours between 11 pm and 7 am.

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Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house

61 Reviews

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Katie User Profile
October 2016
I booked last minute (the night before) and Bob was very accommodating to my lack of planning! The apartment is very close to downtown and had all the basic amenities. Overall, I would recommend this place to others!

Jacks User Profile
October 2016
Touring the USA for more than 100 days, we needed a comfortable and quiet place to unwind. What a great find ! We spent 2 wonderful weeks in apartment 2, a very nice and spacious high ceiling 1 BR apartment on the 1st floor. This historic mansion has been refurbished with lots of taste. Beautiful relaxing garden, sun deck on the second floor, cozy Carriage room for use by all the tenants, where we shared a very friendly house supper. But more important of all, we are so lucky to have met Bob, an amazing host who was so kind to let us be part of this high-spirited community which he has built over the years.

Joe User Profile
September 2016
Bob's place was fantastic. Exactly as described, well located, easy to access and park. A great value in Portsmouth if you are visiting. Bob was very communicative and made check in and check out very easy.

Lindsay User Profile
September 2016
My boyfriend and I spent three nights at Bob's studio in Portsmouth, and could not have been happier with our stay. The apartment had everything we needed (including a super comfortable bed), and was walking distance to all of Portsmouth's great shopping and dining. While the studio was fairly basic in terms of amenities, the grounds were stunning. We enjoyed coffee in the garden each morning, and loved learning more about the property from Bob and the other tenants. You simply cannot beat the value and location of this apartment. We would definitely return for another stay!

Mariana User Profile
July 2016
Bob was super accommodating even though we booked last minute. The place was super clean, sheets were fresh, and towels provided every night. The gardens out back were relaxing and beautiful, and the sound coming in through the window from the little fountain out back was the perfect touch. The fold out couch was great for our two kids, and the bed in our room was comfy. The place is a 5 minute walk from the main streets of downtown Portsmouth, with a pharmacy around the corner for necessities, and a 7 min drive to the Naval Shipyard. We will definitely stay here again! Thanks Bob!

Katie User Profile
July 2016
I honestly do not know how we lucked out with this last minute gem! From the front of the spacious, light filled, living and kitchen area to the back bedroom with the most amazing view of the porch and gardens...we simply could not get enough. Bob's communication was wonderful and he took away any stress we may have had about traveling (meandering) throughout the day and not having a set schedule. He was there to introduce himself and after a bonus tour of the entire community home and gardens he sat and visited for a bit, allowing us to pick his brain and to get to know one another. This space is one in a million. This house is truly a home to so many and you feel it in every nook and cranny, in every corner of every unique space. Portsmouth was recommended to us as we visited over drinks with locals in Newport. We believe the best way to travel is without a (rock solid) plan and by talking to locals! The fact that we ended up in Portsmouth, NH... with Bob.... in his amazing home with all the other wonderful tenants is all the proof I need! Easy access to EVERYTHING! Free and easy parking. Made to feel immediately like a friend and not a guest. It doesn't get much better Airbnb community!

Anna User Profile
January 2016
Our stay at the studio apartment was great! The apartment was just as described – affordable and clean, within a beautiful Victorian mansion. It was within walking distance to downtown Portsmouth, making it convenient to come and go. It was wonderful to be able to bring our dog with us as well. Although we did not have the opportunity to meet Bob in person, he was a wonderful host - very responsive and called to check-in with us to ensure our stay was going well. He was also flexible with our check-in/out times, so we were able to check-in earlier and take our time heading out. I would definitely stay here again and recommend the space to the Airbnb community!

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Bob User Profile

I've been teaching yoga in the Portsmouth and surrounding area for 20 years. My studio is called Yoga by Donation where there are no set or even suggested fees, and where 20 teachers (including me) volunteer their time. In my retirement, I also manage our large apartment house located in a restored Victorian mansion near downtown Portsmouth. This work softens the reality of being an empty nester now that my three children are all adults. My partner is an architect and landscape designer and we love Portsmouth and hosting visitors to this amazing small city .

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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