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Stunning Farm House, Seacoast, NH

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom Farmhouse Located Calose To Portsmouth, NH

Beautifully restored farmhouse located on America's oldest family farm. Walk down the hill to the farm stand to enjoy a hay ride or the corn maze. The house is up on a hill with views of old maple trees, fields and wildlife. This is a one of a kind situation. It is a stunning house with access to a tidal river and an easy 10 minute drive to Portsmouth and the beaches.

University of NH campus is just two miles away.

The Seacoast and Portsmouth are a quick 10 minute drive where some of the many activities include beaches and boating, live theatre, restaurants & shops, farmer's markets & festivals, art galleries & outstanding micro breweries. View the local calendar at There are also many wonderful Seacoast area bicycle routes.

More Details

David Hills
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About David Hills

David and Catherine are the 10th generation of the family living on the farm ( Est 1655 by Joseph Smith) ! It is a place of history, beauty and fun.

Fun facts about David and Catherine:

First, we are passionate about people and different cultures. We have traveled far and wide and this is reflected in our home. Catherine has been a midwife for 17 years and brings her passion for Mexican artists into the home. She also is devoted to salsa dancing, motorcycling (1966 BMW), learning Spanish, grew up with deaf parents, and is even pictured on the new Smuttynose Bouncy House beer label!

David's interests include sailing, motorcycling (also), ping pong, anything to do with sustainability, and people. And he gets to be Catherine's husband! Together we have 5 adult children who we love and adore!

(Also, we know the area REALLY well and love to turn people on to special places)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Durham, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Attached bathroom shared with bedroom #3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , Shares bathroom with bedroom #2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Attached bathroom
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Full gourmet kitchen, Infra Red Sauna, exercise equipment, stone patio with outdoor ping pong and glow in the dark bocci balls, and gas grill * Dock on tidal river for swimming and relaxing * Hiking trails * Cross country skiing, snow shoeing, skating on pond * Seasonal access to Scottish Highland cows * Farm stand with petting barn


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Stunning Farm House, Seacoast, NH
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great family vacation with lots to do!

  • 5 of 5

David and Catherine's home is a special spot. Emery Farm has a lot to do. We biked & hiked the property. Walked the trail down to the dock and tried to fish at the River. We helped the farmers pick peaches. The ping pong table, swing and fire pit were added fun. Every morning we had coffee, cider donuts and fresh fruit at the farm stand. Holly and Maria have fresh coffee, fruit, veggies and pies at the stand.

Situated close to Downtown Portsmouth and Jeness Beach , a family can tour all of the shops, historic spots, great restaurants & surf at the beach!

UNH is close for a quick visit. Kittery outlets are also close for shopping.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tara and her family are the best guests you could ever have! We love the whole family and they could not be kinder, more polite, more fun people. Come back again anytime, David
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Gorgeous, beautifully appointed home with recent updates.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful four day stay at Emery Farm House with our children. David was easy to communicate with from the start and greeted us upon our arrival to show us around. During our stay we enjoyed recreating on the trampoline, using the ping pong table, playing chess, cooking in the fabulous kitchen, visiting the farm stand daily, and just relaxing. The house is close to many attractions: downtown Portsmouth, Water Country, Ogunquit and Kittery, ME.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was magnificent!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome farm. Walk to a little farm stand and eat some cider donuts. Perfect luxury getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous New England Road Trip Farmhouse a clear highlight!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful warm inviting home. We had a wonderful stay. David was informative and terrific.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inviting and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The first impression of the house was that it was very inviting and welcoming. As soon as we stepped into the house it felt like a place we would enjoy. All of us enjoyed the yard, some of us just sitting, some on the trampoline, and the breeze was great.

We did not get to spend too much time there sure to wedding activities but what time we were there was relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical and picture-perfect vacation home with sensational style!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of our very favorite vacations ever. The property that this house is on is simply magical, and has been owned in the same family for over 360 years. The home itself is incredibly tasteful, and could be pulled from the pages of Architectural Digest, with beautiful antiques, artwork, comfortable furnishings, and modern finishes. The grounds are exquisite with plenty of things to do and explore. Their family farm stand next to the property offers the best in fine produce, and healthy gourmet food items, (we also bought some artisan pottery), and it also features a petting zoo with darling farm animals. There is also a beautiful river on the other side of the property to enjoy a scenic walk and/or swim in. The owners David and Catherine were so very wonderful, hospitable, and kind too, a great experience. We are looking forward to going back again, and have been raving to friends about oir incredible time there. They already want to join in our next trip! Enjoy, you will be thrilled with your stay there!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth, we so enjoyed you and your family visiting! What wonderful guests, and so happy that the farm was such a good fit for you! we love sharing our sanctuary, and your experience just reinforces the reason we created this space. We look forward to having you come back again, david and Catherine
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Durham, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jun 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
End of Summer Special
30 Aug 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
11 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
16 Oct 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$220.46
Damage Insurance A$124.72
Damage Deposit A$944.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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