Holiday Suites: A Place to Stay for Visiting Guests or Year-Round Living

It’s the time of the year for families and friends to gather. Chances are you’re hosting a relative or two in the coming weeks. Or maybe you have someone living with you year-round. As much as we love time spent together, sometimes everyone needs their own space. Situations certainly arise where you need extra space that’s close by but will still allow for independence. Whether the apartment is for visiting guests or live-in parents, grandparents, or an au-pair, these homes with additional living areas make it possible for everyone to live on the same property without feeling cramped:

16 Rolling Lane | Dover, MA

Property ID: MA2278 | Listed by Jay Boyle

Here’s a home with not one, but two extra apartments. In the main house, a suite with a kitchenette and two bedrooms sits at one end of the second floor and has private elevator access. This is the perfect setup for a live-in nurse. A second suite is a full one-bedroom apartment over the detached garage.

Turtle Hill | Concord, MA

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Property ID: MA2351 | Listed by Terry Maitland, Stanley Edwards, Abby White, and Wade Staniar

Along the Concord River, this estate overlooks the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The hilltop location surrounded by nature makes for a peaceful setting. The home includes a full one-bedroom apartment, perfect as an in-law or live-in help apartment. Both an interior and exterior entrance add even greater independence and security. There’s even a kitchen and laundry inside.

West Ocean End View | Gosnold, MA

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Property ID: MA2129 | Listed by Slater Anderson and Terry Boyle

The studio apartment on this island property has amazing ocean views from the large windows. Included in this separate residence is a combined living, dining, kitchen, and bedroom only steps from the main residence.

Greenrange Farm | Sudbury, VT

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Property ID: VT0934 | Listed by Wade Weathers and Averill Cook

On this 592-acre retreat, the apartment above the carriage barn gets gorgeous views of the Champlain Valley from the living area and the bedroom. Not only will you have outdoor space for everyone, there’s also plenty available inside, too. This apartment is just one of the options available for guests and family on the property.

10 Smith’s Point | Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

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Property ID: MA2357 | Listed by Lanse Robb

Live just 30 seconds from the beach in the private enclave in Smith’s Point. From the second-floor studio above the garage, you can look out over the deck and patio. It’s a perfect set-up for on-site help.

The Community House | Rockport, ME

Property ID: ME1597 | Listed by Joseph Sortwell and Terry Sortwell

This historic sea captain’s home was renovated based on a concept by architect Christopher Glass. Even the two-level studio/barn owes its design to Glass.

Sheep Run Farm | West Windsor, VT

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Property ID: VT0863 | Listed by Christopher Lang and Dia Jenks

In this classically-Vermont setting, the attached carriage house boasts a second-floor guest suite that’s a perfect place to retreat to. Above the bedroom, there’s an additional sleeping loft.

762 Barretts Mill Road | Concord, MA

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Property ID: MA2450 | Listed by Abby White

There are a lot of possibilities with this restored and updated home. It’s two condominium units functioning as a 4-bedroom home with a legal one-bedroom apartment. The apartment has its own entrance as well as a first-floor living area that walks out to the large deck with a hot tub.

The Hilltop House | Northampton, MA

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Property ID: MA2346 | Listed by J Stanley Edwards and Cindy Welch

In a neighborhood full of historic and stately homes next to Smith College is this enchanting home. Along with the main residence on the first and second floor, there is also a lower level walk-out apartment with a kitchen made for creating amazing meals. With a granite island, top-of-the-line Thermador, Wolfe, Miele and Bosch appliances, and a view out to the landscaped yard, you may never leave the apartment’s living area.

Henry Shreve House | Hopkinton, NH

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Property ID: NH0487 | Listed by Kristin Hayes Claire

Built by European craftsman, this property is given a magical feeling with the turret and stonework. The 2-bedroom, shingle-style guest house provides additional private space for family and friends. It also offers a screened porch to look out over the landscape.

Bold Horizons | Trescott Township, ME

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Property ID: ME1553 | Listed by Story Litchfield

The guest barn at this stunning oceanfront estate has four bedrooms, two baths, and an art studio. The great room with 25’ high ceilings lets you take in the views of Maine’s fabled Down East coastline.

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