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