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The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast

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A sophisticated eclectic 3-room bed and breakfast located in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA in a Queen Anne Victorian house built in 1898. The Travelers Retreat is a cozy first floor queen-size room. The Americana room is furnished in antiques with a full-size bed. The Tree Top room is a queen-size light and airy room with both east and west facing windows. Tesla charging station is now available. Come and stay a spell!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Special Offer:Romance Package
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Full view
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Grade: 89 out of 100
24Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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We were in town to find daughter a place to live. Our stay was great. Dawn was an awesome hostess and served fabulous breakfast. Her canine companion was great as well. The bed was most comfortable. She was so helpful with advise for safest and best living locations around
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Response from DDRUSN, Owner at The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your kind words. I hope your daughter finds the perfect place to land and enjoys her time in Virginia.
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Property's Favorite Review
I spent an evening at this warm and accommodating B&B, and was really glad I did. Dawn, the proprietor and her sweet dog, Jack, made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. A lovely cup of tea and fresh cookies appeared as if by magic! She gave us a great reference for
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Response from DDRUSN, Owner at The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 17, 2018
Thank you for your kind words.,,and of course they do. ;)
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The hostess is very accommodating. The Experience was so good we stayed an extra night and cannot wait to return. The breakfast met more then our expectations and was served elegantly. The home is an architectural gem which is updated, clean, comfortable and warm. We were
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Response from DDRUSN, Owner at The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your kind words. I so enjoyed your company and am looking forward to your return.
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Dawn Richardson runs a wonderful, welcoming B&B in a quaint, quiet historic district, Old Town in Portsmouth. I was traveling on business, and she went out of her way to not only provide a cozy, peaceful space after a long day, but to start my days with a tasty, filling hot
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Response from DDRUSN, Owner at The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words. I traveled a lot before I retired and started the B&B. I understand the needs of business travelers as well as vacationers. If you're on the road a lot, the B&B feels so much more personal. I wish more business travelers would give it a try.
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I have now stayed at the Mermaid's Porch on 2 occasions, while visiting an ailing family member. The B&B is located in the wonderful and historic area of Old Towne Portsmouth. We were greeted by the owner, Dawn and her beloved companion, Jack - a boxer rescue. The home is loaded
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Response from DDRUSN, Owner at The Mermaids' Porch Bed and Breakfast
Responded Dec 7, 2018
You're in such a tough situation. Anything I can do to ease your burden is my pleasure. If you've got any questions or need a recommendation for something, just let me know. I also enjoy your company. You've also led an extraordinary life.
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There are no bed bugs here. I wash my own linens--they're not done by a service where they could cross-contaminate. There are mattress protectors on the beds. Each room has its own bath.
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"All three rooms in the B&B are wonderful. Two are on second floor and one ground floor. All are quiet."
"There is one first floor room for those who find stairs difficult and 2 rooms on the second floor."
"All the rooms are well decorated and have individual charm."
"Ask for a room with the biggest bed"
"We stayed in the room known as The Travelers' Retreat. It was excellent."
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PRICE RANGE
$124 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesVirginiaPortsmouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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