This charming cluster of clapboard cottages is an antidote for city slickers and suburbanites stuck in stripmallandia. It's a quaint, no-frills slice of seaside Americana with homey furniture, lacy curtains, taps that have separate hot and cold knobs and a verandah (remember those?) with the whole blue & white awning vibe - only it's authentic. There's a hearty, homestyle seafood restaurant walking distance down the road, an OK pizzeria and basic corner store - all you really need in a place like this (if you're into vegan, organic, macrobiotic etc you might want to bring some supplies). The sweeping, slightly undulating setting is great in that there are no fences anywhere - a sea of green grass with cottages scattered around, the quiet, 2-lane coastal road, then the ocean. Don't fence me in! The beach is expansive and great for walking and thinking.
GREAT FOR CYCLISTS: The friendly owners Ann and John Hoyt are big biking fanatics - specifically recumbents, so it's a perfect place for cyclists - groovy Portsmouth is a short spin away. The Seacoast Century goes right by it (http://www.granitestatewheelmen.org/SCC/SCC-HomePage.htm)
VIDEO: I shot the following impromptu videos from two recumbent weekends hosted by the Hoyts - it will mainly be of interest to cyclists, but does give some glimpses of the surrounding areas and Portsmouth
and some photos here: