Plum Island 'Tailwinds' Cottage Accommodation
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Plum Island cottage description
Discerning guests looking for elegance combined with comfort will find this upscale accommodation just right! Romantic, stylish, and newly reconstructed from the ground up, this immaculate property on the top floor of Tailwinds Cottage is a quiet refuge with lovely water views and beautiful interiors. Sized just right for a small party (up to 4 persons), it is exceptionally well outfitted for a relaxing on a well-deserved break. Central air conditioning/heating (rare on Plum Island), a cook’s kitchen with all the ‘bells and whistles’, custom furniture and coordinated designer finishes, and a deck made for enjoyment are just some of the cottage’s features. It will appeal to those who yearn for a peaceful and tasteful getaway.
Local Attractions And Activities
Plum Island has always attracted people who love the outdoors; that becomes immediately noticeable when one investigates local activities. Almost everything one might expect in terms of New England beach activities (like picnicking, beach combing, surfing, windsurfing, fishing, biking, boating, kayaking, whale watching, and hiking) is found nearby, as well as some decidedly unexpected things like airplane rides and lessons, ultralight aircraft instruction, Eco-tourism, archery, birding, antiquing, outlet shopping, fine dining, golfing, and live theatre. What sets the area apart from certain more famous Northeast US coastal communities is that the area has a far more laid-back feel and does not resemble a tourist trap. Nor does it strive to, as the local residents proudly and fiercely work to keep development appropriate and attractive while at the same time graciously welcoming. To our view, the best attraction is the area’s beauty and peacefulness.
Rental Suitability And Restrictions
Strict no-smoking, no pet, and 4-person maximum occupancy policies will be enforced. Exterior video security surveillance may be utilized and images may be stored/viewed off site. When considering this property for rental please note that, as with any property of its type, ordinary hazards exist. Therefore, it may not be suitable for all persons. Access to the accommodation requires use of stairs. The windows can be opened fully from the inside and no child locks or barriers are provided. There is an upper story deck accessible from the living area. The stove top is gas-powered (open flame), and a garbage disposal is installed. These and all other hazards are undertaken at the renter’s own risk. House rules apply; renters must sign house rules agreement, rental agreement, and comply with all prepayment requirements before rental reservation is finalized. All documents and agreements will be provided in English only.
Things To Know About Our Contact Information
Although we welcome Spanish, French, and Portuguese inquiries, our linguist, Cathy, is not always present. Thanks for your patience if she is not. Also, please note that rental documents/publications are provided in English only. Estimados huéspedes – gracias por su paciencia si Cathy no está presente para traducir solicitaciónes en español. Ella viaja mucho y frequentemente no está disponible. Documentos y acuerdos estarán presentatos exclusivamente en inglés. Cher client – merci pour votre patience si Cathy n’est pas presente à traduir des requêtes en français. Elle voyage beaucoup et n’est pas toujours disponible. S’il vous plait, prenez note que nos documents et accords sont présentés exclusivement en englais. Estimados hóspedes – obrigado para a sua paciencia se Cathy não está presente para traduir correspondências en português. (Viaja muito e frequentemente não está disponível.) Os nos documentos são escritos exclusivamente em inglês.
- 900 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Both extra long
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Living Room seats 4
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Location & View
- Beach View
- Water View
- Ocean View
- Surf Fishing
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Whale Watching
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
A fabulous week !
A fabulous week !
Hi Brent and Cathy, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay ! I loved the way the cottage was decorated and all the ammenities. You both have truly thought out everything a person/family would need when away from home. The cottage was spotless and comfortable. It was an easy drive down Route 1 to Boston ( a little bit more scenic and grocery stores along the way, about 1 hour). Newburyport with it's great shops and walkway along the harbor was quaint (went there 3 times) We went to Bob Lobster at least 4 times, the best fish sandwich I have had in years! Also picked up some moisturizer at the Plum Island Soap Company. The area is very quiet and a nice getaway from our normally hectic lives. Everyone was very hospitable and your 1st floor tenant was very helpful ! Pass along a "Hi" from us. Thanks again, Sheila, Joe and Jay !
- Guest Sheila K.
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 08/01/12
In August 2010, my 16-year-old daughter and I spent a delightful week at Tailwinds Cottage on Plum Island. We enjoyed walks on the beach which is only steps away from the cottage, eating at the local restaurants, and sightseeing in nearby Newburyport. While the cottage is small, the layout of all the rooms is done so as to maximize the sqare footage of the living areas. The cottage is upstairs, private, quiet, and beautifully as well as tastefully decorated in blue and tan beach-themed furniture and accessories. Tailwinds is the perfect get-away-from-it-all-and-relax destination and we can't wait to go back! LH California
- Guest L H.
- Date of stay 08/01/10
- Review Submitted 01/04/12
Fantastic cottage - lovely owners.
Fantastic cottage - lovely owners.
We are a family of three from Scotland and stayed in Tailwinds in July 2011 during our vacation in the States. From the initial booking of the cottage to the moment we left we had no problems and great service from Cathy & Brent. They even provided us with helpful directions for our trip to Plum Island and also a giftbox on arrival, some goodies in the fridge and a little gift for our son that was much appreciated. Everything in the cottage is as described in the advert and it is as good as the pictures suggest. The cottage itself is located in a very quiet part of Plum Island and can only be described as perfect! The cottage is top class and we loved every minute of being there. Plum Island is quiet and laid back and I think thats the way the locals like it ! It is an excellent base for exploring this part of the country and we managed to fit in trips to Salem and Boston during our stay as well as a trip to the factory outlets to the North. Apart from yourselves and some food, there is nothing you need to bring to Tailwinds as everything is provided for you. There is ample information in the cottage about the surrounding areas on what to see and do. If you are thinking of renting here you will need to have a car. If the weather is nce, the beaches are nice and quiet and the views from the cottage balcony are great. There is plenty to explore locally in the town and plenty good places to eat. We got take out one night from Bob Lobster which you pass on the way onto the island - fish was great and portions huge - make sure you use a bib if you have the lobster!! This is one of the best rentals we have stayed in and would thoroughly recommend. We will certainly be going back again in the future. The Findlays.
- Guest Gordon F.
- Date of stay 07/02/11
- Review Submitted 11/17/11
the cottage is just adorable!
the cottage is just adorable!
We spent two months at the cottage in 2010 and we just loved it! With the beach just in front and a nice deck we spent many a cocktail hour soaking in the sun and surroundings. The management team were very responsive to our few minor issues and would recommend a stay at this lovely place to anyone.
- Guest linnie (S.C.)
- Date of stay 04/01/10
- Review Submitted 03/25/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
We have just returned from two weeks at Tailwinds, and can honestly say this was our best rental experience ever. Gorgeous and meticulously maintained property, fabulous view of the bay and easy walk to ocean beach. We really enjoyed being on the "bay side" - quiet, picturesque, lovely. The bedrooms and living area in the cottage are beautifully decorated, the linens are wonderful, the seating is comfy. We used the deck for breakfast every morning, and again for late afternoon relaxing. We had no desire to leave the island for the entire two weeks! The few rainy days we had were spent comfy and cozy watching the DVDs thoughtfully provided, and just curling up reading books in the lovely living area. XM radio and Cable "On Demand" service was another perk we took advantage of. The laundry facility is so helpful to have right downstairs, we used it quite a bit, and the added bonus of the provided beach chairs and beach towels made our stay so easy and relaxing! The kitchen is well stocked with plenty of dishware, glasses, cookware, etc. There was nothing that I needed that was not right there at my fingertips! We "cooked in" alot! Grocery shopping was done at Market Basket - about a 15 min drive. Fresh vegetables, fruit, and even pies can be found at TenderCrop Farm, a 10 minute drive from the cottage. We got great fresh fish (to cook) at Davids Seafood Market over in Salisbury. We walked to Mad Marthas for breakfast a couple of times and got great lobster rolls at Bob Lobster. We used Dicks Variety only for picking up the Boston Globe in the morning. We went into Newburyport for gellato, for bagels from Abrahams, and for the various little shops - very fun! Plum Island has always been a favorite of ours - and now Tailwinds has made it even more so!
- Guest O'C Family (Monument, CO)
- Date of stay 08/14/10
- Review Submitted 09/02/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
I am pretty sure I was the first guest at the Tailwinds Cottage, and I can say it was a lovely experience. The place is so cheerful and comfortable, and I absolutely loved the decorating scheme. It is beach-ey without being too over the top. Very classy. It was nicer than the pictures; it was all new and squeaky clean. The central air conditioning was superb and unexpected for a beach rental! Loved the views!! I came to relax and unwind, and that is exactlywhat I did; watched some movies, hung out on the deck, read a little in blissful peace. The down side is it is smallish - not a place for a lage group. I wouldn't think it's very appropriate for little kids, either (too many temptaions) and I felt very slightly self-conscious about being close to other residents nex door and down stairs. But, I tried to be a good neighbor and I think my concerns were unjustified.There are lots of "upsides", though, and to me the best part was the airiness of it and how well equiped it is. The listing says it is romantic and I wholeheartedly agree. Nice amenities (including Starbucks and XM)! In the end it was a terrific stay and I will definitely do it again!
- Guest BJA (Austin TX)
- Date of stay 05/09/09
- Review Submitted 06/13/09
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Memorial Day Holiday .. May 25-Jun 01 .. $1750/week Early Summer .......... Jun 01-Jun 29 .. $1650/week Jul 04 Holiday ........ Jun 29-Jul 06 .. $1850/week Summer ................ Jul 06-Aug 31 .. $1750/week Labor Day Holiday ..... Aug 31-Sep 07 .. $1850/week 1 Week Minimum Discount for multiple week rentals
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Bright, cozy, and crisp
Views from open living area
Xtra long twin bedroom
Living area bay & Newburyport
Queen bedroom with flat panel
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