The SpaceYour bedroom is on the ground floor, and has it's own entrance off the front porch. It has a queen-sized bed, sofa bed, desk, bookshelves, closet, microwave and even a small fridge/freezer.
The large handicapped-accessible bathroom (which was added for my 95-year old mother-in-law's use) was built out into the garage, which makes it extremely private for you! (The steps up onto the porch do preclude my listing this room as totally handicapped-accessible, but they are few.) I have encased the mattress and pillows in 5-in-1 covers for allergen and pest protection.
In the winter your bathroom tends to be cool; please use the free-standing oil-filled electric heater provided in your room if you wish. In warm weather an air conditioner will be installed in one of your bedroom windows.
I am a lover of peaceful country living, and my comfortable home on a dead-end road surrounded by fields and woods is waiting for you! Make it your home base while you explore the Portsmouth NH cultural scene, New Hampshire's wonderful beaches, or shop til you drop at the outlet malls just across the line in Kittery, Maine. If you prefer to just relax here, I am adjacent to the huge Bellamy Wildlife Management Area, where you can go exploring -- hike, bike, birdwatch! Great for snowshoeing and X-country skiing in the winter. I am also close to the Bellamy River, here a tidal tributary of Great Bay, where many people come for the great kayaking (you can borrow one of mine). I am only 5 miles from the UNH campus in Durham, and I am 10 miles from Portsmouth, 12 miles to the NH beaches. Easy access to highways.
The public areas of my first floor may be used if available when I am home - please ask me! This includes use of my kitchen, dining room, living room and laundry.
In May of 2015 I had an automatic propane-fired electric generator installed--now there are NO worries about electric outages!
I speak Spanish fluently (my first career was as a Spanish teacher), and have a few phrases of other languages! I look forward to meeting you!
Note that the price includes the 9% NH Meals and Rooms Tax. Guest AccessThe public areas of my first floor may be used if available when I am home - please ask me! This includes use of my kitchen, dining room, living room and laundry. Outside areas - front and back porch, grill, yard with swing and field with paths -- are always open to you! Wifi is available throughout the house. Interaction with GuestsI like to meet my guests when they first arrive, and will probably see you after 8 AM if you come knocking on my door for coffee or tea (note I do not serve meals)! If you are here for more than 1 night, Peter and I will probably have some time for conversation and get to know you! The NeighborhoodThe dead-end road I live on is a quiet place for a short walk, and my neighbors are used to seeing my house guests ambling along. Many locals walk for exercise, or with their dogs or children on my road, as well as all over this neighborhood. The Bellamy Wildlife Management area right across the road from me has several miles of trails through fields and woodlands, as well. Getting AroundThere is not public transportation within Dover, but we do have a train station (served by Amtrack) and a bus terminal (served by C & J Bus Company) for travel between Boston and Dover. There is even a direct bus to and from New York City 3 times a day (also with C & J).
There are several taxi companies that serve the Dover area also. Other Things to NoteDuring the school year (late August to early June) I host foreign high school students. The largest impact this would have on you is that I prohibit Airbnb visitors' access to the main floor common areas when I am not home, and request that you ask before entering those areas. Text me please!