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Exquisite Home with Spectacular Ocean/Marsh Views!!

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Last updated: 08/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The “Top of the Plum” is located at 33 Fordham Way, Newbury, MA. (Plum Island). This home has a breathtaking unobstructed view of Atlantic Ocean from second and third floors. Come and enjoy the sun, sand and surf at prestigious Plum Island Beach only minutes from Historic Newburyport with its many famous restaurants, exciting shops and picturesque riverfront boardwalks. At the Northern tip of the Island, there are chartered boats that leave morning, afternoon and evenings for fishing, whale watching and party excursions. If you are looking for an adventure on the water, the Plum Island Kayaking Rental Company out of Newburyport offers a full line of kayaks and guide to make this experience one to remember. The Plum Island Basin and Sound is the most ideal place to learn. It is a 'kayaker's heaven', with its calm and shallow waters and the many tributaries to explore. The Sound takes you through the Wildlife Sanctuary and allows you to enjoy the many birds flying overhead or resting on its banks. The quiet solitude on the pristine waters will remain in your memories forever. Come enjoy what nature has to offer its BEST!!!

The open concept allows ocean views from an immaculate kitchen with an adjoining dining room that leads to a spacious glassed-in porch that is separated by an open six-seated bar. There is a breakfast “nook” directly off the kitchen, with all the necessary appliances, leading into the new two-story addition. The new addition has a contemporary flair with 18’ ceilings, a ceiling fan, and catwalk with 4 port hole windows to lighten up the room.

The upper level is referred to as the “lounge”. There is a large bar that seats eight comfortably with a beverage fridge and TV – ideal for watching sports or just quiet talk. There are ten glass windows and a french door leading onto a deck overlooking the ocean. There is a 360-degree view of the wildlife refuge, the marshes and the Atlantic Ocean. The views are spectacular, known for their glorious sunrises and magnificent sunsets. At night, the moon shining on the vast ocean waters will leave you with memories long after you’re gone.

The sleeping accommodations consist of four (4) bedrooms. There are 3 queen and a set of twins, ideal for small children. There are two and one-half (2.5) baths. The sheets, pillows and blankets are also furnished. I ask that you bring your own towels, (beach and bath).

The home is fully furnished with many amenities including a dishwasher, washer and dryer, BBQ grill, a furnished outdoor deck and a covered porch that supplies shade and protection from any inclement weather. The backyard is fenced-in which is ideal for children, and there is parking for 6-8 cars.

Come experience a piece of “heaven”, serenity at its best!! Escape to a getaway of sheer relaxation where only the sound of the waves crashing on the shore will interrupt your “peace of tranquility”!! This is a must “SEA”….for further information, please call.

There are no pets or smoking, thank you.

Keywords: Beach House


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 3rd story Bar/Lounge over looking ocean


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There are 4 tvs thru out the house for viewing....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    unobstructed views of the ocean/beach from the front rooms in the house. From back upstairs lounge, a view of the reservation, river and back sound....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    direct view of the ocean from the front porch, kitchen, dining room and upstairs lounge. From the upper lounge you can see the wildlife reservation, back sound and river....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There are 3 window A/C and 3 fans to keep the home comfortable. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided, beach and bath towels are not provided....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    parking off street for 8-10 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    off 3rd level lounge overlooking the ocean...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large deck with table and chairs off the kitchen. patio in fenced-in back yard with lawn , table, chairs and BBQ grill....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring 2016
May 21 - Jun 18, 2016
7 night min stay

summer 2016
Jun 19 - Sep 10, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


No pets and no smoking

50% deposit required at time of contract signing and 50% upon arrival.

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Last updated: 08/14/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
plum island airport
2 Miles
Nearest Train
newburyport train station

Bird Watching at Wildlife Refuge (5 min walk) rental of kayaking at end of island, fishing from the ocean, or end of plum island (north) at the mouth of the Merrimack River.

Chartered fishing boats on island for fishermen and boat cruises.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: This is our second beach property. Our first was for 4 years, oceanfront, Salisbury Beach, Ma. This home , which we purchased in 1990, and have owned for 25 years, has been completely remodeled with a new addition as well. We absolutely love the Island. It is truly a nature/beach-lovers paradise! We love the many species of birds, the wildlife refuge, peace and quiet, no traffic or crowds. We have been to many beaches from Maine to the Cape....nothing even comes close to the serenity you will experience here at Plum Island.

Why the Owner Chose Plum Island:
We have owned this property for over 25 years and done major renovations, addition and upgrades. We absolutely love plum Island which is so private, quiet and the 'second' Martha's Vineyard. So much to see and do here just not enough time to do it all. The house is so large, comfortable with everything you need to call it 'home'. The access to the beach is just steps from the door. The right-of-way is at the end of my lot and directly across the street. The beach is public but you would not know it. There is very few people even during the peak season as there is not much parking on the Island. You cannot park on most streets. The ones that you can, you must have a resident sticker. My street, Fordham Way, is a one-way with the wildlife reservation at the Southern end of the street. This is a wonderful beach for children or those who just want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the sound of the ocean. There is a very nice playground for children at the Northern end of the Island with a restroom and a boardwalk that leads to the mouth of the Merrimack River. It is enjoyed by all and especially fishermen. They come from all over to enjoy the fishing, boat charters, cruisers or just the simple quiet and picturesque views. Just across the River is the Salisbury Beach Reservation on the North side of the River. Plum Island is a great place to visit and vacation. Newburyport with all its boats, restaurants, shops and maritime history and marinas will keep you coming back. It is only 5 minutes away, over the Plum Island bridge. Come and enjoy what nature has planned for you. Your memories will last a lifetime and keep you coming back. This is a "must SEA"!!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home is so large and comfortable. It has so much privacy within the home. There are two bedrooms on the lower level. Two bedrooms on the main level with a separate wing off the kitchen that can be shut off so you can still entertain and not bother those that want to sleep. The upper level has a lounge with 360 degree views of the ocean, marsh and PI sound. There is a balcony off the lounge, a deck with table and chairs off the kitchen, a covered porch off the family room and a patio with table, chairs and BBQ grill in the fenced-in yard on the lower level. There is parking for 8-10 cars which is a premium for the Island. The access to the beach is just across the street from the end of my lot. It is a one-way dead-end street which is very safe for children. The kitchen is equipped with all the amenities and the beds are made and sheets washed for each guest. The dining room has sitting for 6 and the adjoining bar has 4 stools for extra seating. There are three A/Cs that keep the house very comfortable when the temps get too hot. This is a few of the unique benefits that this home has to offer.

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  • View F/ Beach Access

    View F/ Beach Access

  • Great Room w/fireplace

    Great Room w/fireplace

  • Dining Room w/Bar

    Dining Room w/Bar

  • 3rd floor Bar/Lounge

    3rd floor Bar/Lounge

  • 1st Queen Room

    1st Queen Room

  • 3rd Queen Room

    3rd Queen Room

  • Full Bath w/tub/shower

    Full Bath w/tub/shower

  • Front View F/Beach w10 pkg spaces

    Front View F/Beach w10 pkg spaces

  • large immaculate kitchen

    large immaculate kitchen

  • Ocean view porch w/bar

    Ocean view porch w/bar

  • Top Lounge w/ocean view

    Top Lounge w/ocean view

  • 2nd Queen Room

    2nd Queen Room

  • Twin Room

    Twin Room

  • Back Deck  w/fenced-in yard

    Back Deck w/fenced-in yard

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