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Over the past several years we have made it a practice to stay in different New England locations over the Thanksgiving week where our extended family can enjoy each other's company and together assist in preparing the holiday meal. Due to the size of the family this necessitates a relatively large home with a significant kitchen for meal preparation. The Red Cottage perfectly fulfilled our needs. Although originally constructed in 1740 both the interior and exterior have been totally redone with modern amenities throughout. The bedrooms are all large with comfortable beds and adjoining baths. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen allowed multiple people to work simultaneously and had adequate seating for informal meals. The dining room easily accommodated 12. There is plenty of living space for adult gatherings and children to amuse themselves. The central elevator was a big help moving luggage and groceries to the upper floors without any effort. The cleanliness of all living areas was beyond reproach - not a speck of dust anywhere!
The 180+ degree unobstructed ocean/river view from the front of the cottage is unmatched and ever changing.
Due to the time of the year we didn't take advantage of the other warm weather amenities that the Red Cottage offers like the built in BBQ on the front porch or the opportunity to tryout several personal watercraft. I did try fishing from the dock and caught a lot of crabs (don't leave your bait on the bottom) and a Tommy Cod. It was fun.
The hosts were very amenable and went out of their way to ensure that our time at the Red Cottage was very enjoyable.
Our Thanksgiving travels have included stays in sea/lakeside Victorian mansions and mountain top contemporary chalets. The Red Cottage is the only property which the entire family has agreed should be our go-to location for future gatherings.
This was our first time staying in Chris’s condo although we have stayed in the same building before. We loved everything about their condo, slept better than we ever have on vacation, the view is so nice, our favorite restaurants are close by and time in Hampton gives us a chance to spend time with family and friends. We will definitely rent this condo again next year, Hampton will always be “home” to us! Thanks again Chris!