Breathtaking Oceanfront Historic 'House by the Sea' Rare
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LOOKING FOR A GREAT PLACE FOR THANKSGIVING?
We NOW have 'OCEANFRONT TIMBERFRAME COTTAGE' VRBO 25445 available - it's awesome!
QUICK 2013 RESERVATION UPDATE
Nov 24-01 SOLD ((bck)
Dec 02-19 available
Dec 19-02 SOLD
Jan-May 1 CLOSED FOR THE WINTER
2014 TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW
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APR 30-07 SOLD (shgy)
May 09-31 available
May 31-07 RESERVATION PENDING (norm)
JUN 07-15 available
JUN 15-22 RESERVATION PENDING (mons)
JUN 22-29 RESERVATION PENDING (mons)
JUL 06- 13 SOLD (pmer)
JUL 13- 20 SOLD (pmer)
JUL 20- 27 RESERVED (rim)
JUL 27- 03 RESERVED (phl)
Aug 03-10 SOLD (glav)
Aug 10-17 SOLD (glav)
Aug 17-24 available
Aug 24-31 special price for week+LaborDayWknd
This is one of the most rare and wonderful oceanfront vacation homes on the New England sea coast. 'House by the Sea' is a home of substance and style from a bygone era. The area is dotted with shingled homes w beautiful gardens. Restored yester-year charm (with modern upgrades for comfort, such as central air conditioning, modern antique-replica plumbing, a Bosch dishwasher, six-burner Aga stove), this home is idyllic for unforgettable family vacations. The broad oceanfront porches invite you to decompress gazing at the incomparable view. Or spread out your lobster dinner on the big screened oceanfront porch, or nap to the sounds of the surf, check your email using Wi-Fi, loll in the hammock under the shade tree, seeing only your toes and the water beyond. This amazing house has 5 bedrooms (all w ocean views) 3 bthrms, beamed living room and dining rm, wraparound oceanfront porch, glowing maple floors, antique window glass.
Impressive (but not pretentious), large (but still intimate), this is your place for romping at the beach, gazing at the view, lolling in the hammock, using high speed Internet in the beamed living room or at the curved window seat overlooking the water, creating great seafood dinners in the updated vintage kitchen, dining in the handsome wainscotted dining room with three sides flanked by windows, drinks at sunset, needlepoint or napping on the breezy screen porch, writing memoirs or painting watercolors on the veranda, swimming and sunning on the sandy beach (stairs go down from the property), and rejuvenating in an incomparable and memorable spot -- or enjoy exploring nearby historic Plymouth, Sandwich, the Cape and Islands. House by the Sea is decorated in restrained Nantucket style. Its oceanfront living has wainscotting, beams, paintings, and books.
A high tech gas old fashioned looking fireplace capable of heating the whole house from the living room fireplace, is dreamy in the 'shoulder seasons' warming the adventurous soul in the colder weeks, contrasting the drama of the crashing waves below. The intimate living room opens to the beamed dining room with ocean views and a marvelous craftsman quality bay window seat. This is a perfect spot for memorable meals, board games, music, TV, or perfect silence in the evening. The pantry has wineglasses in racks, coffee maker, a stainless-steel two-drawer refrigerator for wine and seltzer, and a view onto a deck. The well-equipped kitchen has a new, six-burner electric Aga cooker, stainless steel refrigerator, and honed granite countertops. Adirondack chairs line up on the veranda where you can watch a sunrise over coffee or catch a glimpse of the big dipper on a mild summer night in New England.
A kitchen-side deck has a gas grill and patio table, umbrella and chairs. Picnic table on the lawn and a rope swing from a picturesque oak add to the yesteryear peace and tranquility of this incomparable home. There is something special about seeing the ocean surf, bluffs, and beach through 100-year-old wavy glass, vintage lilacs, happy birds, butterflies, and (depending on the season) seals frolicking offshore.
Each of the four bedrooms (plus a 5th bedroom which used to be the maid's private room, but which is now open to the stair railing, making an open loft) has a view of the ocean. Three oceanfront bedrooms have spectacular ocean views, antiques, and comfort, where you will fall asleep to the sound of the rhythmic surf below your window. The largest bedroom is a bunk room for the kids and has two sets of bunk beds plus an additional single bed.
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
Just imagine, it is 1908 and you can choose any spot on the seacoast. Naturally, you will choose the best spot -- because there is only one other house around. This is the view, the curve of the coast, the rising of the moon over the ocean in front of you, the rising of the sun like a glowing red cherry on the edge of the ocean... this is the spot....moreless
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Freshwater Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Outdoor Shower
- Dining Room
- Gas Fireplace
- Wood Fireplace:
- Free Long Distance
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided:
- Ceiling Fans
- Filtered Water
- Laundry Soap
- Local Activities Guide
- Housekeeper Optional
- Catering Available:
Newly renovated with painted maple cabinets, AGA 6-burner range with 4 ovens, custom wood hood, honed granite countertops +undermount steel sink, coffee/ drinks pantry with wood countertops and 2 drawer stainless steel refrigerator, refrigerator, garbage disposal, Bosch dishwasher, barbecue patio with gas grill and awesome ocean view....moreless
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Grinder
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Large Cooler
- Child's Swing
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
ReviewsWrite a review
This is a wonderful house, with soul, charm, and whatever you need for comfortable living. Thoughtfully furnished and stocked. We loved the idyllic porch to watch the changing sky, water, and just talk. A lovely place to spend time with old friends. A week none of us will ever forget. Thanks, Robin.
- Guest rebecca a.
- Date of stay 07/28/13
- Review Submitted 08/11/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Family of Eleven Fabulous Adventure Vacation
Family of Eleven Fabulous Adventure Vacation
Dear Robin, It has been very hectic getting back to work and catching up after a week’s vacation, but I did want to write to you. Our family had such a marvelous time at The House by the Sea! The kids, big and small, truly loved going to the beach at low tide looking for starfish and hermit crabs. It was the type of adventure that we wanted them to have. They had several evenings of “discovery”. We had no idea there were two high tides and low tides every day. The sunsets and sunrises were so colorful and made for some fabulous photo opportunities. Our son, was able to actually carry my 100 pound, 90 year old Mother, down and up the beach stairs, so she was able to share the beach time with us. We met some of your neighbors on the stairs and they could not believe what they were seeing. We found everything we needed for cooking. Your kitchen is well stocked and it was greatly appreciated. Having the sheets and towels available for our use was great. We tried to help out by stripping the beds and collecting the towels we used, putting them by the washing machine the morning we left. We had a campfire a couple nights and the kids enjoyed hot dogs and some-mores. We went whale watching, drove the whole Cape on the rainy day, went to Plimouth Plantation and enjoyed the beach and each other in your beautiful home. The tree swing was a big hit for everyone. Even my Mom had a great time swinging on it. The porch swing was enjoyed by all and the views from the house were amazing. It was also wonderful to have the screened in porch and the dining room that had seating enough for all 11 of us. What a nice plus that was. We would highly recommend this home away from home. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
- Guest Nature Photographer (Doylestown, PA)
- Date of stay 07/21/13
- Review Submitted 08/05/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.
Perfect Vacation House
Perfect Vacation House
My husband and I absolutely fell in love with the House by the Sea! From the moment we arrived we were taken away by the amazing views and the attention to detail within the house. We felt instantly relaxed. We were ready to move in -- the house is so charming and comfortable! It is apparent how much thought Robin put into making her guest's experiences lovely and memorable. We loved the well equipped kitchen -- one of the nicest that we have seen in a vacation rental. We enjoyed cocktail hour on the porch in the evening -- both rain or shine! Thank you for the recommendation to try the Lobster Pound -- delicious! While we were staying at the house we enjoyed walks on the beach, whale watching, exploring the cape and just relaxing on the porch and listening to the ocean. We'll be back!
- Guest Michelle M.
- Date of stay 05/21/13
- Review Submitted 06/10/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
"House of the Sea" Lover
"House of the Sea" Lover
This is our second visit to this charming home with our "pet family". It is beyond charming inside but more importantly is the breathtaking ocean view sitting endlessly before your eyes - left, right and center-simply sea. Looking from the exquisite farmer's porch it almost appears like you are on an ocean cruise (minus the disasters and sea sickness). Robin is so attentive to your needs and immediately answers your phone calls...no messaging and call backs. The private beach is immaculate and totally quiet The water is clear to the sand much like Myrtle Beach. Thanks Robin for giving us the opportunity to visit your beautiful home. We'll be back!
- Guest Gloria H.
- Date of stay 05/30/13
- Review Submitted 06/02/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
I know I should have written this a couple of years back after our visit, I do apologies Robin! We were the last ones of the season to stay in this beautiful beachside home; we were there for one week on our Canadian Thanksgiving, Mid October 2010. Robin had some concerns with our heat source as there is no central heating for winter stays. No worries with that, I don’t even think we turned on an electric heater. The house was equipped with a gas fireplace but nightly we would have a fire outside and sip our red wine, tell stories of the days explorations and listen intently to the ocean below. What a fantastic house this was to stay in, we were very fortunate be able to enjoy such a great house and as luck would have it, the weather was absolutely amazing the whole week, side from the last night, where a very heavy wind storm rolled in. I battened down the hatches, moved all the outside furnishings into the garage and the seat cushions into the house. The hurricane force winds did absolutely nothing to this solid structure, lots of creaking going on but nothing else. My wife and I wanted to give her Mother a holiday to remember, she had never travelled to the Eastern shores of the US, and it was just the 3 of us in this large home, what a treat. Afterwards we spent a week in New York City at the Park Plaza for a further 7 days; I consider the two places on the same plan only much different environments, five stars all the way. My Mother in-law got ill shortly after our trip and has since passed away, this was to be our last trip together and neither me nor my wife would have a changed a thing. Thank you Robin, you have such a flare for designing that it immediately draws you into to a comfort zone of being home. My wife and I still speak of our journey and hope to one day return.
- Guest The Power's (Vancouver B.C.)
- Date of stay 10/06/12
- Review Submitted 03/18/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Great family getaway
Great family getaway
We arrived at the House by the Sea and were abosolutely amazed at the beautiful setting and breathtaking ocean view. We were a large group of 12 and all fit very comfortably in the house, the 3 bathrooms are a plus! We so enjoyed getting up early to sit on the porch with our coffee and watch the sunrise. The children practically lived on the beach, which was never crowded. The stairs to the beach are long, but sturdy and not difficult to navigate - you do get your exercise! We did enjoy a lobster feast from the Lobster Pound which is not far from the house. The location is great - we took a few day trips into Plymouth and also went out to the Cape, everything is so close by. The house itself is beautiful, a true classic. It was fully stocked with everything you'd need for a week's stay. We'd definitely book again, thanks Robin!
- Guest Aimee & Scott (Durham, NY)
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/23/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children.
Family and Friends together!
Family and Friends together!
What can I say? When my sister-in-law said she wanted to go whale watching, it was her only thing on the "bucket list", I was in!! Robin, your house and property and everything that came with it was amazing!! We had a more than wonderful time and it exceeded our expectations. I am looking at VRBO for other properties in other locations, but using yours as a standard is not easy. I would definitely recommend the "House by the Sea" to anyone wishing for an amazing and relaxing get away! Don't let the steps to the beach intimidate you. Hopefully, we will be back again.
- Guest Jane (Bloomingburg, NY)
- Date of stay 06/24/12
- Review Submitted 07/04/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway.
Aside from the breathtaking view, this home is a perfect location for a summer vacation. It is nestled away from traffic and noise, but is close enough to the essentials (grocery store, coffee shop, ice cream shop) to walk. Yet the restaurants and activies of Plymouth are close enough for a quick trip. Better yet, the Lobster Pound is nearby and will have your lobsters steamed and ready for you to pick up at the time you request. Great lobster, bisques, fresh fish, etc.The home is very comfortable and accommodating of a large famiy and/or friends. The front porch is a great gathering place for watching the sun rise, or with a glass of wine at dusk. The view is spectacular, and if forces relaxation. The beach is nice and we never experienced anything close to a crowd there. Younger children love to catch the hermit crabs that inhabit the shallow water. Families bring their dogs, play horseshoes and volleyball, and enjoy the atmosphere. Thanks, Robin, for sharing this wonderful property and for all of the thoughtful touches you add. We cannot wait to return!
- Guest Tamie and Larry (Greensboro, GA)
- Date of stay 07/17/11
- Review Submitted 08/03/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Guest comment entered by manager
(from an email received after the vacation) "hi robin, just a note to let you know our family and friends all enjoyed your wonderful house by the sea in manomet. the fireworks display was unbelievable, and the view from the house was lovely. we all got our workouts in with the hikes up and down the stairs! thanks again for making everything so comfortable for us." K+L
- Guest Katie+Larry S, Boston, MA
- Date of stay 07/02/11
- Review Submitted 07/19/11
Guest comment entered by manager
(an email sent just before departing:) "Robin, I wanted to let you know that we have had an absolutely wonderful time at your "House by the Sea". The location was great for the day trips we took in various directions. But truthfully, who wanted to leave the house? I could have sat swinging on your porch for hours and never felt the need to get up. I enjoyed listening to the waves each evening and morning from the center bedroom and never minded the sun shining in my eyes at insanely early hours. Your home has made some unforgetable family memories. Thank you again and God bless you for sharing your home."
- Guest Nicole B. from Georgia
- Date of stay 05/28/11
- Review Submitted 06/04/11
$3500.00 - $ 6150 June, July, Aug, September Cleaning Fee Refunded If House is 'Left as It was FoundHigh Season $ 6150 week (house sleeps 11 in beds +1 in sofa+ 2 in camp cots) Spring rates upon request Fall rates upon request Wedding and special event rates upon request August 27 availableOther properties include TAMARACK LAKE ESTATE: a large, luxurious lakefront home with private beach, boat dock, boat house. TIMBERFRAME COTTAGE: oceanfront rustic-chic timberframe, the most beautiful cottage around. SANDYTOES: Sagamore Beach, LAKEHOUSE monthly beachfront dramatic and rare! STORYBOOK HOUSE BY THE SEA our antique quintessential Cape Cod summer home --and CUSHMAN PLACE RESIDENCE downtown Plymouth townhouse in Colonial Revival Mansion --Please see the links near the bottom of this page for more information.
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- Nearest Airport: Boston Logan OR Providence TF Green Airport at 55 Miles
- Nearest Beach: AT YOUR FEET at Manomet
Year Purchased: 2005
About: read a bit about the owner at vrbo number 67341 or vrbo 25445
This incredible 1910 oceanfront 'cottage' was one of the first few built on these famously beautiful bluffs. If you see the antique postcards almost uninhabited coastline. Back then, you could choose the best spot. And even today, as a few homes grew up around the gracious lady of a home, they were of the time, vintage, nostalgic, yesteryear. The seller knew her stuff, and wanted much more than the market would bear, and it was way beyond my means. I bought a lesser house in the neighborhood. Then sold it. Then tried to help the seller with her sale to another buyer. It fell through. Then there we stood, she and I, with this house between us, and a shockingly high price I never thought a mere mortal could deal with. Then, with owner financing, some sacrifices, ira savings, and lots of sweat equity, House by the Sea became ours, at a staggering price, but with improvements long overdue. The house was very 'original' and in some areas not in a good way. But optimism was easy - this is nirvana. Each year, our investments in the home have brought it closer and closer to perfection. One of these days, we may even go beyond it! We've just added a powerful heating system, improved central a/c, next year, the Sub Zero. So it's not just for summer anymore--now you can come for long contemplative winter beach walks, and get cozy by the fire when you return, with your English pudding in the Aga.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
White sugar-sand beach, Hawaii-like views, authentic 1910 architecture, incomparable spot, beach stairs, broad lawn, precious neighborhood with lots of amenities, just an amazing, wonderful place to be any time of year.
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Our beautiful English Aga range with six burners and 4 ovens
Your typical view out any window - ocean, ocean, ocean
Lush landscape, delightfully verdant sand, sea, and sky.
Night view of the beamed living room
Granite main bathroom, subway shower w skylight and replica plumbing
South oceanfront bedroom has king and dramatic views East and South
1st floor bathroom has stacking wash/dryer and 4 foot shower
Sleeping late is possible, but the sunrise is irresistible
… so much sea to see
colorful adirondack chairs can be pulled up to the oceanfront fire pit
Old pantry is now the wine-coffee bar with 2-drawer fridge and wood countertops
Comfy adirondacks line up to enjoy the Hawaii-like view
House by the Sea glories in amazing sunrise and moonrise
Long L shaped porch is your ship deck to check out the ocean
Antique, with all the comforts of honed granite and a bosch dw
Queen bedroom with its ocean views to the North and East
Ocean view bunk rooms sleeps 5 people (little people, we expect)
Loft bedroom-same floor is semiprivate, antique double rope bed, orig red paint
…or sit in the shade and still enjoy the magnificent ocean
Porches face the ocean, screen porch for dining
Stone fireplace, wood floors, wool rugs, stone, history, comfort