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Breathtaking Oceanfront Historic 'House by the Sea' Rare

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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SUMMER 2014 - SOLD OUT June 1-August 31
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FALL 2014:
SEP 01-07 - SOLD
SEP 07-14 SOLD
SEP 14-21 SOLD
SEP 21-30
OCT 01-05
OCT 05-12 - SOLD
OCT 12-31
NOV 22-30 - SOLD (Thanksgiving Week)


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 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Please ask about pets. We are careful that our Guests without pets have a pristine stay with no evidence that there has ever been a pet in the home. Our motto is 'no hair left behind' so we work mindfully with our guests who are trying to accommodate a lab, pug, golden, husky, and ask that they take their entire coat home with them....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                What home wouldn't be KID friendly? However we do have a lot of white, off-white and pale grey upholstery, so kids get some help with nice quilts to cover things....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Please ask...moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • North Oceanfront Queen room: 1 queen

                Awesome ocean views, 3 windows, antiques, RL bedding...moreless

              • East Oceanfront Queen bedroom: 1 child bed, 1 queen

                Expansive ocean views, bay window, queen, RL bedding, ...moreless

              • South Oceanfront KING bedroom: 1 king

                Due to 1910 staircase, king is 2 singles, topped as king...moreless

              • South Ocean view Bunk Room: 5 twin/ single

                2 bunk beds sleeping 4, one single bed, ocean views ...moreless

              • Northwest Oceanview Double bed, semi-private: 1 twin/ single

                Made nicer/less private railing wall, antique rope bed doubl...moreless

              • Bedrooms all have ocean views, beamed ceilings, bead board walls, hundred-year-old wavy window glass, restrained Nantucket decor....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Main second floor BATHROOM: toilet, shower

                New subway tile shower w skylight, granite top vanity...moreless

              • 1910 Bathroom with leg-tub: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Smaller bathroom, marble top vanity, footed tub w shower...moreless

              • First floor Bathroom w laundry: toilet, shower

                4' modern shower, vanity, laundry in 'ice house' addition...moreless

              • Upstairs bathrooms retain their vintage charm: wood floors, an antique tub, replica plumbing, beamed ceilings, bead board walls. Downstairs bathroom has modern acrylic shower, grohe shower valve, modern front loading washer dryer stack pack laundry....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Television:

                FiOS supplied by Verizon. Usually the service is very dependable. Verizon is responsible should an outage occur....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Verizon FiOS....moreless

              • Stereo:

                It's a small CD/MP3 player. Check with us, we update/change things from year to year...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Yes, but you'll want to bring your own music. Check with us, we update/change things from year to year...moreless

              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Bay/Sound
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Outlet Shopping
              • Whale Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Shelling
              • Shopping

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Waterfront
              • Beachfront:

                DIRECT OCEANFRONT W STAIRS TO BEACH (plz be wary that some vrbo homes are not actually oceanfront but imply that they are.)...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                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

              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Snorkeling
              • Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Freshwater Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Dining room-standard size table seating 6-8, (or squeeze in more) plus ocean view window seat with table to seat 5. Dining screen porch -4 sq tables (each seats 4) combine into banquet shape for 12...moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Firewood
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    It's a handsome antique-looking gas fireplace and there is a large fire pit right on the bluff in the huge ocean view...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Depending on how you park, there is room for 3-4 cars....moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    US long distance included, please ask for International calling plan if you need to make these calls $35...moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Un-parkable 100 year old garage acts as a pavilion to store beach chairs and umbrellas and hammocks. Space at garage is reserved for owner and help....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Compact stacking washer dryer in first floor bathroom. Handles normal sized loads. Be sure to align the prongs of the porthole door with the prong-holes of the machine when closing door....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Compact stacking washer dryer in first floor bathroom. Handles normal sized loads....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Gas fireplace...moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Central forced air heating. Home has little insulation, so we close the house in the coldest months....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Gracious beamed living room with expanse of oceanfront windows, 96' sofa with Sea Gull Sumbrella upholstery, Victorian chairs with same upholstery, wool flat weave striped rugs...moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    Actually, the 100 steps down to the beach make it un-necessary to go to the gym...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Telephone:

                    We keep a land-line because cell signal on the ocean is spotty. So far, Verizon and ATT have poor service here...moreless

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central air, but when it's 95 outside, the central air can often only cool the house to 78 degrees. Thankfully, that is only a few days each summer....moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Ralph Lauren and other top quality bedding, ample beach towels, fresh white towels, navy towels, wash cloths, hand towels, kitchen dish towels, quilts to cover sofa if needed....moreless

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Blender
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Stove
                      • Catering Available:

                        We can recommend reliable professionals for simple luncheons, easygoing dinners, or extravagant seafood parties or romantic trouble free suppers...moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        Bosch 24' dishwasher...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        English 4-oven Aga, (convection oven, roasting oven, simmering oven, broiler-salamander oven) ...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        All the pots and pans you need...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Just a Mr Coffee, but also a French Press and a Melitta (flat cone filter) drip pot with filter cone...moreless

                      • Toaster:

                        don't forget to knock out your crumbs before you go...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Tea, coffee filters, SPICES, condiments, usually there's sugar, flour, baking powder, straws, handi-wrap, aluminum foil, baggies, trash bags, laundry soap and bleach, bar soap, Miele vac filter bags. ...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Stainless-steel...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        An abundant array of cooking and dining provisions, lots of white dishes and serving bowls, ample good glassware, flatware and serving utensils. Special requests? We can almost certainly help....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Charmingly renovated, painted maple cabinets, English AGA cooker 6-burner/ 4 ovens, pro-hood, honed granite countertps/undermount sink, coffee/ wine pantry w wood countertps+2 drawer ss refrigerator, large fridge, garb-dispsl, Bosch dwasher, BBQ patio/Weber gas grill...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles:

                        We do not supply bikes, but we can tell you where to rent one (or 8.) Each year we will update info on who and where you can rent bikes precisely suited to your size and style....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        We do not officially supply kayaks (carrying up and down the beach stairs is a bit of a workout.) There likely will be kayaks (use at your own risk) but you're responsible for putting back in garage...moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Likely there will be noodles, sand buckets, boogie boards (please ask, these things get destroyed year to year so check with us first.)...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Broad expanse of lawn, fire pit, and lots of colorful Adirondack chairs to position where you'd like to see the awesome view....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Wrap around antique porch from which you see an exciting expanse of ocean, and on a clear day, you can see the monument in Provincetown across the sea...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Top quality Weber gas grill PLUS Weber charcoal grill. 1 propane tank, charcoal, tools, lighters....moreless

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Child's Swing

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard

                      Pool / Spa

                           

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                          July/August
                          Jul 6 - Sep 2, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $6,450

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $89
                          • Pet fee (non shedding) $95
                          • Cleaning (normal, not ex $325
                          • Pet fee (shedding) $175
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          HIGH SEASON RATE OF $6450 COVERS 12 GUESTS. Includes 11% state and local tax and a VAST array of amenities. OFF SEASON RENTALS are priced based on number of guests, time of year and length of stay.

                          Personal checks accepted for rental fees. First 50% is due within 5 days of receiving agreement email. Balance due 3 wks before you arrive. Cleaning payment -separate check: if you decide to leave the home in sparkling clean, check-in condition, your check will be mailed back to you (we UBER-clean between guests regardless.) Visa/MasterCard serves as damage deposit (or purchase damage insurance.)


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                          Location

                          55 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Boston Logan OR Providence TF Green Airport
                          Manomet
                          Nearest Beach
                          AT YOUR FEET

                          Car: Necessary

                          House by the Sea is located on a verdant stretch of coastline with awesome views and a sugar-sand beach about 50 miles south of Boston, 10 miles north of Sandwich, and 5 miles south of Plymouth Rock in downtown Plymouth. Logan Airport and Providence's TF Green airport are about equally convenient. Day trips to the Cape and Islands: A quick 15 minutes to the Sagamore Bridge, and from there 20 minutes to the ferry to Martha's Vineyard in Falmouth. The hamlet of Manomet is an old summering area with many old shingle style homes, cottages, all spread nicely apart with lovely lawns and well tended gardens. The neighborhood is serene and there are unpaved roads along the ocean and up to the Manomet Center for Conservation, for long walks with beautiful scenery. The town includes a good wine shop, small eateries, a library, CVS, a Stop N Shop, salon, pizzeria, banks. At Manomet Point: the Lobster Pound (a destination in itself) for crab cakes, lobster, oysters, and exquisite fish.

                          Other Activities: Historic areas, golf galore, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower

                          There are three bathrooms; two have modern showers, one has a footed tub updated with high-tech, vintage looking, pressure balanced/up-to-code scald protector shower valves. A hammock invites you to check out how your toes look with nothing but ocean-blue behind them. From lawn, porch, and house, you have 180-degree ocean views in an awesome coastal setting. (One person told us it looks like Hawaii.) Sturdy steps (quite a few steps, we must disclose!) descend to a private beach where white sand offers a soft landing. When the tide goes out, pristine sandbars appear, with little tide pools for even the youngest waders and hunters of sea stars (starfish), sand dollars, and the amusing, tiny hermit crabs.

                          You can walk to the Manomet Library or the nicely provisioned wine shop (which looked nicer when it was an old 1920s gambrell home but wasn't quite as popular.) Stroll a little farther to the local grocery store. A two-mile car (or bike) ride arrives at the picturesque Lobster Pound way out on Manomet Point, with surf lapping two sides. Lobsters can be steamed to order (less mess than cooking at home) and they sell delicious reinvented gourmet crab cakes (more eggy than bread-y, a real treat) along with clam chowder and lobster bisque. Helps keep you out of the kitchen and in your chaise.

                           

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                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About: read a bit about the owner at vrbo number 67341 or vrbo 25445

                          Why Manomet:
                          This incredible 1910 oceanfront 'cottage' was one of the first few built on these famously beautiful bluffs. If you see the antique postcards, this was an 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, 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. Not only are summers a dream-come-true, but now fall and winter, too.

                          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

                            Our beautiful English Aga range with six burners and 4 ovens

                          • Your typical view out any window - ocean, ocean, ocean

                            Your typical view out any window - ocean, ocean, ocean

                          • Lush landscape,  delightfully verdant sand, sea, and sky.

                            Lush landscape, delightfully verdant sand, sea, and sky.

                          • Night view of the beamed living room

                            Night view of the beamed living room

                          • Granite main bathroom, subway shower w skylight and replica plumbing

                            Granite main bathroom, subway shower w skylight and replica plumbing

                          • South oceanfront bedroom has king and dramatic views East and South

                            South oceanfront bedroom has king and dramatic views East and South

                          • 1st floor bathroom has stacking wash/dryer and 4 foot shower

                            1st floor bathroom has stacking wash/dryer and 4 foot shower

                          • Sleeping late is possible, but the sunrise is irresistible

                            Sleeping late is possible, but the sunrise is irresistible

                          • … so much sea to see

                            … so much sea to see

                          • colorful adirondack chairs can be pulled up to the oceanfront fire pit

                            colorful adirondack chairs can be pulled up to the oceanfront fire pit

                          • Sea out most every window

                            Sea out most every window

                          • Screened porch for dining, reading, relaxing

                            Screened porch for dining, reading, relaxing

                          • Comfy adirondacks line up to enjoy the Hawaii-like view

                            Comfy adirondacks line up to enjoy the Hawaii-like view

                          • House by the Sea  glories in amazing sunrise and moonrise

                            House by the Sea glories in amazing sunrise and moonrise

                          • Long L shaped porch is your ship deck to check out the ocean

                            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

                            Antique, with all the comforts of honed granite and a bosch dw

                          • Queen bedroom with its ocean views to the North and East

                            Queen bedroom with its ocean views to the North and East

                          • Ocean view bunk rooms sleeps 5 people (little people, we expect)

                            Ocean view bunk rooms sleeps 5 people (little people, we expect)

                          • Loft bedroom-same floor is semiprivate, antique double rope bed, orig red paint

                            Loft bedroom-same floor is semiprivate, antique double rope bed, orig red paint

                          • …or sit in the shade and still enjoy the magnificent ocean

                            …or sit in the shade and still enjoy the magnificent ocean

                          • Porches face the ocean,  screen porch for dining

                            Porches face the ocean, screen porch for dining

                          • Stone fireplace, wood floors, wool rugs, stone, history, comfort

                            Stone fireplace, wood floors, wool rugs, stone, history, comfort

                          • Old pantry is now the wine-coffee bar with 2-drawer fridge and wood countertops

                            Old pantry is now the wine-coffee bar with 2-drawer fridge and wood countertops

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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

                          $6,450 per week (USD)
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                          Sleeps 12

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