B&B Accommodations near Portsmouth’s Waterfront & Market Square
Sea Witch Suite – Guest House
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The Sea Witch Suite is a thoughtfully appointed second-floor room in the Guest House at Martin Hill Inn. It features a queen-size wooden spindle bed, original artwork, and a step-down sitting area with private en-suite bath. The thick-cushioned loveseat beckons you to sit and relax with a good book or a loved one. After a day of sightseeing in and around Portsmouth, NH, enjoy a long soak in the claw-foot tub with European-style handheld shower. Enjoy some quiet moments in the sitting room lounging on the plush love-seat – watching the TV on the antique Governor Winthrop secretary desk. The stairs leading to the second floor rooms, especially in the Guest House, are fairly steep. For guests who have trouble with stairs, we suggest booking a room on the first floor.
Not much is known about the ship Sea Witch, we just liked the name. We do know that she was launched a few weeks before Dashing Wave, and was sold to the same owners, the Steven Tilton Co. More information is available about a similar ship, Water Witch, depicted in the painting hung in the room. Water Witch weighed 1204 tons and measured 178 feet. She was built by Fernald and Petigrew and was sold to Steven Taylor of Boston. She launched in 1853, a few weeks before Dashing Wave (the ship whose namesake lives on in the room next to yours). Capt. Washington Plumer was her first commander. Her timbers were seasoned with sea salt to prevent fungus, which if this procedure was repeated on her sister ship, Dashing Wave, would account for Dashing Wave’s long-lasting hulls. She was primarily used to make runs to Latin America and up the east coast of America.
Amenities: Queen-size Spindle Bed, Air Conditioning, Wi-Fi, Flat-screen TV, End-table Refrigerator, Sitting Area with Loveseat, Private Bath with Claw-foot Tub, Sherry, Bottled Water, Chocolates, and Snacks.
Minimum night stays may apply. Rates are subject to change.
*Rates do not include tax + gratuity