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This house has been my family's primary residence for 21 years. It is a dream come true to live on the ocean in a community rich with maritime and American history. I have always loved to share my home with family and friends and now want to share it on a rental basis for part of the year with families who will enjoy it and treat it like their own home.
I bought the original cottage which was located in front (ocean side) of this house and helped build this house while living in the cottage. The house underwent an extensive addition which dramatically changed it's appearance. Since the house is built into the primary dune, the main entrance and driveway is at basement level. Since I literally want to spend the rest of my days in the this house, I installed an elevator during the renovation to make that possible even if wheelchair bound. When I broke my ankle in April 2012, I appreciated immediately the obstacles this house might have presented to the handicapped. I used a wheel chair to do laundry, empty the dishwasher etc and truly was so thankful the elevator had been installed. I'm happy to extend all the joys you'll find in this house for those with extra needs.
Upon arrival, I will personally give everyone a kk30-45 minute tour of the house and show you how everything works (ie. elevator, German tilt/turn windows, A/C systems, fully automatic generator back up system, hot tub etc) and answer any questions you may have. I will be available by phone and in person if necessary during your stay and have technical support on call if any maintenance issues arise during your stay.
The surrounding area of Boston, North Shore, Portsmouth NH and all of northern NE for that matter are at your disposal while you stay at the house. Boston is 45 minutes away. Make the most of your vacation and enjoy! Enjoy what people love about Martha's Vineyard with less crowds, at a much better value, with much easier access.
Keywords: oceanfront, contemporary, stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, a gourmet party kitchen, private walkway/stairs to the beach, three decks with 360 degree views, a six person hot tub, an elevator with handicapped access to all floors. sunset deck, ocean deck, sundeck, views of the ocean, the Great Marsh, Newburyport harbor, Cape Ann and all points north, all amenities within walking distance. Martha's Vineyard, without the hassle and a much better value.
Many multi-generational families have enjoyed family vacations at the house. There is a large playset that children love to spend hours on playing. It has a spiral slide, regular slide, two conventional swings, a steering wheel and a binoculars - Parents responsible for child-proofing house...moreless
Sonos system is installed in Living Room; Dining Room; Kitchen, North Bedroom, Master Bedroom and Ocean Deck with free access to monthly internet music streaming offerings such as Rhapsody, Deezer etc...moreless
5 zone Sonos system - Guests can download Sonos onto their android/iphone and wirelessly control system and use Rhapsody, MOG and Pandora or most worldwide radio stations or their own downloaded music...moreless
Kitchen Table - 8+ people Dining Table - 8 + people Outside Teak Table - 12+ people Kitchen Stools at Counter - 7 people: Had 20 people in Dining room for Thanksgiving using Kitchen table & Teak table...moreless
Co-owner/Chef of Plum Island Grille custom designs events ($100 - $350 per person). He just did lobster dinner for 25th anniversary party. Clambakes, Italian food & other catering options availabl...moreless
Gourmet kitchen - Co-owner/Chef of Plum Island grille catered 25th anniversary party; said he could cook for 100 people out of the kitchen! New cuisinart food processor; new Wolf convection oven; ...moreless
New Wolf 30' Wall 'E' convection/regular bake oven Dacor 30' Wall convection/regular bake oven - to be replaced with Wolf 30' Wall convection/regular bake 'M' series with interactive conversion panel...moreless
Freedom Boat Club in Newburyport on the Merrimack River allows members to use their boats in 69 locations in the eastern U.S. phone 888.781.7363; Fishing and sailing charters are available....moreless
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Peak Summer (Jul-Aug 2015)
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Peak Summer (Jul-Aug 2016)
Jun 26 - Aug 28, 2016
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Additional information about rental rates
These rates reflect a premium for stays less than a week. Please appreciate that this is my primary residence. Personal affects are removed before & after your stay Owner pays for cleaning before & after your stay and $89 damage protection insurance premium for $5000 in damage protection. Stays less than a week require single 100% payment at time of booking.
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Play set on property with slide, corkscrew slide, swings, captain's wheel
Year Purchased: 1991
About the owner: I'm 59 years old and have worked in the high tech industry for 25 years and have now quasi-retired to manage real estate holdings. I have a 17 year old daughter and a 19 year old son. Besides enjoying my kids' sporting events, I love to fish, boat, sail, swim in the ocean, body surf etc. The ocean itself is ever changing and every day it presents something different to enjoy and marvel at and makes you feel happy to be alive.
Why the Owner Chose Plum Island:
It's always been a dream to live right on the ocean. The area offers great Striper fishing, an historic seaport town in all its original brick facades. Newburyport was one of the most productive ports in early Colonial history. The house is within a short drive of Boston, Portsmouth, Kittery ME etc. Enjoy all the history and sights of Boston, the outlet shopping in Kittery, ME and history and sights of Portsmouth, NH.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Fall asleep to the sounds of the waves hitting the shore or jetty in front of the house. Sit on the ocean deck and enjoy the boat traffic or people watch those on the beach. Enjoy the sun rise over the ocean from three of the five bedrooms. Bake in the sun on our Sun Deck which catches rays all day long. Watch the sunset from two of the five bedrooms. Enjoy the sunset with a cocktail as well as a panoramic view of downtown Newburyport, NH, Maine and the ocean from our Sunset Deck. Watch a movie with the extended family on a choice of 70' or 55' large screen TVs or play cards or board games at the dining room table with the ocean as your back drop. Play a game of corn hole on the deck if you're water logged from too much body surfing or swimming in the ocean. Make sand castles galore or relax the muscles in the 8 person hot tub. Need I say more?
View of house from the street atop primary dune; ocean is on the other side!
Private Walkway to beach at bottom of stairs from main deck oceanside
Sun Deck off master suite and accessible by spiral staircase from ocean deck
1/2 of Master Bath-Sinks and jacuzzi; shower w/glass door & private toilet room
West BR; Queen Bed suite showing entrance to private 3/4 bath, door to hallway with sunset deck beyond; pullout twin sofa is just to the right
Middle Bedroom on oceanside of house with two twin beds; shares bath w/ North BR
Downstairs guest bedroom suite with queen convertible sofa, queen and bath
Gourmet kitchen with seating for five at counter. Kitchen table for 9 is beyond
Leather sectional in LR (re-arranged by guests to view gas fireplace) deck/ocean
Gourmet Kitchen facing LR and ocean; eat-in counter w/five stools
Kitchen Table with door to pantry and kitchen in background with counter for two
Outside dining table on oceanside deck with playset in background; chairs for 14
House viewed from walkway to beach at sunrise
View from Sunset Deck at Sunset -one can see Newburyport, Joppa Flats & NH/ME
Master Bedroom at sunrise with king termpurpedic adjustable bed
West BR Suite (Queen Bed); Elevator Door is to the left providing access to bed
North BR on ocean - queen bed with chair and closet-shares bath with Middle BR
Attic Loft BR w/2 twin day beds & 2 popup beds; 3 skylights/window; dresser
Downstairs guest BR suite queen bed (partition is now folding doors) ; private bath; ocean views from transom
Living room w/ leather sectional, sofa w/ chaise; 70' TV and gas fire and OCEAN!
Dining Table in great room; seats 8+
Kitchen Table - fits 8 easily with bench on other side; has two extension leaves
Sunroom with 55' TV; power leather recliner; 2 frig & dw drawers; slider to deck
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