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The Mermaids' Porch

Business Address:
497 North St.
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Portsmouth City County

Business Contact:
Dawn Richardson
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Veteran Owned Business | Navy, Retired | Member since December 3rd, 2015

The Mermaids' Porch feels like you're visiting your favorite aunt. You'll immediately feel comfortable, slightly spoiled, but not intruded upon.

Located in a lovely Queen Anne Victorian home built in 1898, the bed and breakfast has three cozy rooms for the world weary traveler to tuck in and rejuvenate.

The home is decorated in a sophisticated eclectic fashion by the well-traveled innkeeper.

Please mention you proudly found The Mermaids' Porch on Veteran Owned Business (VOB)!

Comments on the Military and Business Ownership

There are no crises; there are opportunities to shine. During my very first guests' stay, I had to give a tornado briefing at 0100. I calmly explained actions to take and answered questions. Because I was prior military, it boosted their confidence in me. They knew I would do whatever it took to keep them safe. The military provided me plenty of practice briefing, experience in logistics and tactical planning/execution, and honed my leadership skills.

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Discounts for Military Veterans

The Mermaids' Porch offers a military discount on room rates. The rate is $89.00 per night and $8.00 a person for breakfast following the per diem rate for Portsmouth, Virginia. (Up to a $32/night savings)
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The Mermaids' Porch - Tagline/Slogan:
Bed and Breakfast In Portsmouth

Hours of Operation

Daily 0800-2200 or by prior arrangement



NAICS Code 721191: Bed-and-Breakfast Inns

Serviceable Areas

Hampton Roads

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