Known by our children as “The Octopus House,” L’Amour the Mer-ier is a spacious new 2,340 sq. ft. home in the heart of Seabrook that will comfortably sleep 10 with plenty of elbow room. Ideally located just two doors from the new Town Hall and less than two blocks from the pool and downtown shops, the two decks and two balconies in this luxury home offer plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the fresh air and sounds of the ocean. The third floor balcony offers unparalleled views of the town and has a view of the ocean as well. The property is dog friendly, and offers something for guests of all ages.
Cuddle up on one of the cozy couches or the leather recliner next to the gas fireplace with a good book or watch a movie with the family. This room has comfortable plush throws, interesting Pacific Northwest Books, a selection of cookbooks, and a new 46-inch high definition LED screen 3-D television with a Blu-Ray player. The front porch is off of the living room and has comfortable Adirondack chairs with ottomans where you can sit and watch the goings-on in the neighborhood. In the living room (and throughout the house) enjoy photographs of West Coast artists Danny Li and Robb and Dale Johnson.
Dining Room and Kitchen
The dining room table is a reproduction of an early 1900s rustic French bakery table made from beautiful 30-year old reclaimed wood that will extend to seat 10 guests. You’ll enjoy hours of conversation, great meals or family games while seated in colorful Ethan Allen spindle back chairs.
The kitchen has a large granite island with three barstools for easy meal preparation or additional guest seating. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances with a gas stove, Samsung refrigerator with icemaker and filtered water dispenser, and a whisper-quiet Bosch dishwasher. A full set of Sur La Table cookware as well as a wide array of kitchen gadgets will make any meal from a small dinner with friends to a Thanksgiving feast a pleasure to make. Relax to your music with our kitchen sound system. It connects via Bluetooth to most iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.
For that early morning stroll on the beach, we offer both a European coffee maker as well as a Keurig K-cup coffee maker. Please brings your own coffee or K-cups, or purchase some at Lil’s Pantry (the Seabrook community market located 2 blocks from our house). For tea and cocoa drinkers, an Insta-hot faucet brings warmth without delay. There is a large pantry to store all of your groceries and supplies.
Travelling with your dog? You’ll find a complete set of dog bowls, toys and a dog bed waiting for Fido at the bottom of the pantry. Pool and beach toys are at the bottom of the pantry too.
Powder Room, Laundry Room, and Secret Kid’s Playroom
There is a powder room just off the kitchen for washing up before a meal. The laundry room has LG front-loading washer and dryer, as well as cubbies that contain luxury kid’s and adult’s oversized pool towels. You’ll find a dog wash kit to clean up your furry fellow traveller after a trip to the beach as well. Just outside the laundry room, there are coat hooks and a bench with cubbies for your shoes, sandals or flip-flops.
Through the door next to the stairs is a world away (well, not too far from Mom and Dad) for your little boy or girl. A small, hidden playroom with age-appropriate toys, rocking chair, and drawing desk provides hours of entertainment while you cook or read your iPad with a cup of coffee a few feet away. In this room it’s okay to write on the walls! Part of the wall is covered with chalkboard paint so the budding artist can create a chalk masterpiece while you relax.
The door off the kitchen leads to the back deck with a comfortable jetted hot tub and a grill. The grill uses new infra-red technology to cook up a Steakhouse-quality meal more quickly and with less mess than either propane or charcoal grills. The side of the house has a dog run and a hot/cold hose bib to wash Fido (or your feet) after a return from the beach.
Second Floor Master Suite
The master bedroom and bath offer a romantic retreat with its own full-length balcony. Sip a glass of wine together while watching the sunset. Don’t worry about drips from above; our third floor balcony is waterproofed. So with the throws provided in the storage bench, you will be cozy and dry. The large bedroom has: a beautiful distressed wood four-poster queen sized bed, a luxurious 4 inch memory foam pillow top mattress, and a full-length mirror. You can enjoy quiet time with 32-inch LED television or relax in the full-sized soaking tub. The five-piece bathroom also has a tiled shower with frameless glass door as well as a heated tile floor – just the thing to warm the feet at the beginning or end of the day! Finally, the suite has a large walk-in closet as well as it’s own linen closet.
L’Amour the Mer-ier loves kids! The bunk room has four bunks, each with themed bedding (pirate, surfer, shark, dogs) so the kids can take their pick of where they want to sleep. Each bunk has a stuffed animal to cuddle up with at night.
We realize adults may be using this room, so each of the extra-long twins is pillow top, and luxury quality. A large closet and below-bunk storage drawers offer plenty of space.
2nd Floor Bedroom
This bedroom has an Ethan Allen Queen bed with a 4-inch memory foam pillow top mattress. There is a spacious dresser, a large closet, and a 32-inch LED television. This room is quiet, facing away from the town center, and gets lovely morning sunlight.
Next to the bunk room and the 2nd floor bedroom is a full bath. There is a tub/shower combination as well as a large linen closet. Another linen closet is in the hallway.
3rd Floor: Media Room, Game Room, and Reading Room and Bathroom
The third floor is one of the jewels of the house. What makes it so unique is the third floor balcony that offers views that few homes in Seabrook can match. From this viewpoint, you have a spectacular view of the celebrations at the town hall, downtown, and the ocean. What a great place to take photographs, watch a sunset, or stargaze with our celestial/terrestrial telescope. The balcony comes directly off of what we call the reading room – an area with a fashionable fainting couch, a large round “cuddle” chair that will fit two, comfortable throws, and shelves with books and a wide variety of board games for guests of all ages.
The game room has a game table that is multi-functional: play foosball, air hockey, mini-pool, Ping-Pong, or play them all in a tournament! The game room also has a magnetic dart game.
Next to the game room is the media room. This space boasts of a new 60-inch high definition Plasma 3-D TV, A Blu-Ray player, an X-Box 360 with Kinect, as well as a selection of Blu-ray movies and X-Box games. Enjoy your movie or game on our luxurious red leather sectional sofa and prop your feet up on the storage ottoman. The sectional pulls out into a comfortable memory foam Queen bed.
For guests sleeping in the media room, the 3rd floor has a fourth bathroom with a tiled shower and a toilet.
Sure, we have free Wi-Fi. In fact, we have really good free Wi-Fi. What makes it so good? Our new Airport Extreme uses simultaneous dual band 802.11ac technology transmitting at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz at the same time. So no matter which band your device uses, it will be connected to the best available band to maximize performance.
With the 802.11ac technology you can reach triple the speeds of most Wi-Fi networks (802.11n based networks). So bring your 802.11a, b, g, or n devices. We’re ready. Plug your USB external hard drive or printer into the Airport Extreme and the files or printer can be shared by anyone over the Wi-Fi network. We can help you get away but still stay connected to your work.
Why L’Amour the Mer-ier?
In French, L’Amour means love, and la Mer is the Sea. Our house name reflects our family’s love of this special place, and the fact that this gracious home is a perfect choice for get-togethers large or small. In fact, the more the merrier! Our house comfortably sleeps 10 but has room on the spacious third floor for additional sleeping space and still plenty of room for a game of Monopoly at the dining room table, foosball in the game area, or quietly reading a book in several different comfortable chairs, sofas, and deck chairs.
What a wonderful place to have a weekend retreat with friends, a family reunion, anniversary, holiday, or stay for a wedding. We have made every attempt to make your visit here relaxing and comfortable. We hope you will love it as much as we do – L’Amour the Mer-ier!
See www.octopushouse.com for more details.
Additional amenities include: martini glasses, oversized pool and hot-tub towels for adults and children, big pot with steamer for cooking stews/soups/shellfish, hand mixer, magnetic dart game, , master suite with private balcony, whirlpool gas range, oven and microwave, waste bags, short walk to beach, pool toys, sur la table cookware, champagne flutes, dog bed, celestron 70mm telescope, beach toys including sand castle buckets and shovels, spice rack with assorted spices, covered front deck with adirondack chairs, keurig k cup coffee, tea, and cocoa maker, salt and pepper, hot and cold hose bib for washing, trivets, tennis balls with chuck-it, microplane and box cheese graters, dual band wi-fi, allows wireless printing, coffee/spice grinder, ceramic casserole dishes, samsung refrigerator with icemaker and filtered water dispenser, two blocks from downtown and from crescent park and indoor swimming pool, jetted hot tub, can opener, playroom for young children with toys, soaking tub in master bath, 2 cookie sheets with cooling rack, colander, ocean views from 2nd and 3rd floor balconies, board games, puzzles, and books, dog wash kit with towels, hardwood floors on lower level, parking strip in back of house, cable TV with high definition channels, wine glasses, walk-in master closet, game table for foosball, air hockey, mini-pool, and ping pong, delonghi toaster, place settings for 16, a selection of blu-ray movies, cutting boards, a selection of x-box games, green space/park in front of house, paya shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion, linens and towels provided by housekeeping, private partially covered 2nd floor balcony with seating off of master suite, bar/drink making set, char broil infra-red grill, soundfreaq bluetooth speakers, crockpot, tea kettle, heated tile floor in master bath, iron and ironing board, measuring spoons and cups, 2nd bedroom 32-inch led TV, alarm clocks with iphone/ipod player in master and 2nd floor bedroom, roasting pan, living room 46-inch led 3-d TV with blu-ray DVD player, knife block, garlic press, ice cream scoop, tankless hot water heater, muffin tin, dog dishes, two beach cruiser bicycles, disposal, luxury bedding, plastic cups and plates for children, s’mores roasting sticks, media room 60-inch plasma 3-d TV with x-box 360 kinect, 2 cake pans, master bedroom 32-inch led TV, wine opener, salad bowls and server, two doors down from the new town hall, serving bowls and platters (multiple), granite countertops, insta hot tap, lg washer and dryer, dining room with seating for 10, mixing bowls, 3rd floor balcony with fantastic views, delonghi coffee maker....Read more
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