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Luxury 1600s Historic Mill Home Waterfall, Prime Downtown Location / Grist Mill

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Waterfall backyard -Antique Mill Stream Townhome w Grist Mill, historic tours

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Last updated: 04/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

2015 QUICK-LOOK RESERVATION UPDATE:
(sorry we are unable to offer 1-2 night rentals)

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May 01-08 SOLD (ed)
May 08-12 SOLD (signorl)
May 15-20 SOLD (kdyl)
May 23-31 RESERVATION PENDING (deb)
Jun 03-07 SOLD (bsli)
Jun 09-21 SOLD (gos)
Jun 21-30 available
July 01-11 available
July 11-18 SOLD (kath)
July 18-31 available
Aug 01-08 available
Aug 09-16 SOLD (hough)
Aug 16-31 available
Sep 01-05
Sept 05-19 SOLD (mittlh)

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Prices are based on time of year (off season, low season, high season, holiday weeks, etc) and number of guests and length of stay (longer stays get lower rates.) Please contact owner/manager with your dates. Holiday weeks and High Season weeks are $3550 including tax.


'FANTASTIC RARE HISTORIC HOME'

'My sister visited from Europe and our two families stayed at this truly incredible home for a June vacation. All of us were in awe when we arrived and started exploring. The 1684 house seemed compact from the outside, but as we went through the hallways and stairs and discovered room after room after room, we found that we had to go through the house again to take it all in. The house has been meticulously maintained and restored, with antiques and period furnishings throughout. Each room is an absolute pleasure to take in, not only for the incredible 17th century woodwork, but also for the furnishings, which all have beautiful natural textures, warm neutral hues, and deep rich antique bronzes. We made our way out the back door and were in awe anew when we saw the yard and garden. The house sits atop a small river valley, and you are surrounded by lush greenery and the sound of the rushing water below. The yard is terraced, and the top terrace has a covered patio. The brick patio has dining seating as well as Adirondack chairs. Down some stone stairs is the next level, with wood chairs and a firepit. Down the next set of stairs is a gated fence (nice safety feature). Behind that gate was a surprise circular deck (like a large 'O') which allowed you to walk along in the dappled light under the trees to the old well and stream (now a lily pond) and down to the mill stream with the Plymouth Grist Mill on the opposite bank. The beautiful towering foliage, colorful flowers, birdsong, and rushing water make the backyard a wonderfully tranquil and restful sanctuary. This is not just a place to stay. It's a place to experience. You get to enjoy a 17th century home with hidden modern luxuries. The Sub zero refrigerators, television, and wifi router are hidden behind cabinets. The beautiful quilt on the bed has a fluffy down comforter underneath. The kitchen is better equipped than any home we've rented through VRBO throughout the years. Other highlights: - Proximity to everything we cared about: lovely beaches, historical sites (there is a gorgeous tree-lined path along the river that you can take from the grist mill to Plymouth Rock), an 18 minute drive to Cape Cod, and an hour drive to Boston. - Variety of bedrooms and bed sizes - Sitting areas on both the 1st floor and 2nd floor - A layout that thrilled the kids - 'I found a hidden staircase!' - A thoroughly clean house, gleaming tile showers - A wonderful property contact We absolutely loved it!'……Christa M.

MAIN LEVEL:
-Sitting/Keeping Room, working fireplace
-Tudor Bedroom (Queen)
-Napping Room (single bed )
-Bathroom w ancient tree beams, king posts
-Additional full (shower) bathroom,
-Eat in kitchen w 2 antique-paneled Sub Zero refrigerators
-Covered stone and brick patio, gardens and streams and massive stone walls to boardwalk and waterfall.

UPPER LEVEL:
-Quincy Bedroom (Queen)
-Waterfall Bedroom (Full)
-1870s Bedrom (2 single beds)
-Upstairs living room with TV/dvd and sleeping sofa (single) + wing chairs, games, movies
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2014 QUICK RESERVATION UPDATE

LUXURY in a 330 year old house? Step back in time (with with Sub Zero refrigerators and exquisite bathrooms.) Here is a home of history, character, and style from our country's earliest beginnings, a home belonging to our first settlers, with hand hewn beams, hand-cut planks, 330+ year old joists made of trunks. Its king posts cut were from forests growing in the middle ages. (In America, that might be called 'pre-historic.' Experience the past, but with exquisite comfort in this charming house built in 1684 as a mill stream cottage and counting house. Authentic, lovingly-preserved rooms, tasteful New England decor where you can play pilgrim but grab a drink from the Sub Zero while lounging beside the waterfall. And where else can you walk from your front door to a whale watch boat, museums, boutiques, restaurants, antique stores, or explore the Grist Mill to grind some corn for your breakfast muffins..OR spend the day at the ocean beach (we provide beach privileges.) Downtown Plymouth is a rich destination for an exciting selection of food..fresh seafood, gourmet italian, lobster in the rough, homespun cafes, taverns, coffee shops, and sports bars.
If you've ever toured a 'First Period' house-museum and thought, 'It would be incredible to be able to stay here,' (but can't) we now offer this antique mill-house residence, one of the first dwellings in America. Part of the house was the counting house for measuring out corn to be ground in the grist mill that bestrides Town Brook. Peek into the storage under the stairs to see hundreds of wallpaper layers (mostly from 1800 and beyond.) Lovers of early framing will respond to the king posts, summer beams, floor boards 24' wide, cut from the biggest King's Grant trees, 4 colonial fireplaces. And especially restorative is the view overlooking the mill, gardens, springs and rushing stream and waterfall.

In this incredible Antique Mill-Stream Cottage, you'll find comfortable beds, fireside wing chairs, leather topped writing desk, hand loomed coverlets, smooth sheets, down blankets and fluffy towels. The house retains a picturesque antique look with electrified oil lamps, handmade carpets, wavy window glass. Don't worry, the kitchen offers you quality appliances and TWO Sub Zero refrigerators, thoughtfully hidden behind (where is the refrigerator?) panels. Bathrooms and powder room are fresh and stylish, newly renovated but full of charm (hard to fathom what a 1684 bathroom would be like.) Our favorite is the powder room under the stairs where you'll be surrounded by the coolest of bathroom amenities, but underneath the 330 year old beams-and-posts part of the house and tree-trunk beams overhead. The Keeping Room has an impressive paneled fireplace and the master bedroom features majestic hand-planed raised panels from the 1720s.

Just outside your kitchen doors, step out to a brick barbecue patio that sits on the main massive stone wall, with awning overhead. Then down stone steps to the stone-walled terrace play yard, along the private winding boardwalk path to the soothing rush and roar of the Mill Stream waterfall (in May, alewife run the stream to the ponds above). Sitting by the waterfall, you will want to jot some notes in your diary, enjoy back-in-time book like 'Mayflower' or 'Moby Dick' while sipping your tea or heartier beverage and watching songbirds dart overhead beside the rushing brook below your feet. Our standards for your comfort are the highest, and we provide you with quality bedding, linens, towels, soaps and necessaries, a well stocked kitchen with hand-thrown pottery dishes, ample flatware and quality glassware, kitchen linens, quality appliances, abundant spices, condiments and baking needs, everything you will need for an unforgettable stay, in America's past, for you TODAY.

OFF SEASON RATES (NON HOLIDAY RATES)
(email to check if we have last minute special deals)
$295/night for 2 guests
$395/night for 3-4 guests
$485/night for 5-6 guests
$55/night EACH additional guest

Pet fee $150/week non shedding pets

ADD 10% FOR MAY 25 through September 3
Cleaning fee, based on number of guests. (100-325)


Just outside your cloistered walls is Summer Street, and next door is the Sparrow House gift shop filled with beautiful hand made pottery, jewelry, scarves and more. Next door, Leo and Nancy give top-rated historic tours (in costume!) A few steps away, on the other side of Town Brook is the Jenney Grist Mill with is huge water wheel, where Plimoth Plantation staffs the mill and explains bits of history. There's a pub, shops and paths through the historic park to 'Brewster Gardens.' You are in the very heart of Historic Plymouth, with its incredible array of award-winning restaurants, boutiques, antique malls, all night coffee shops, historic sites Plymouth Rock, the MayFlower Ship, waterfront with shops and restaurants, whale watch cruises, deep sea fishing jaunts and harbor cruises.

Rent for a minimum of three nights off season (like a hotel) or enjoy a more leisurely stay, where you can avail yourself of the local ocean beaches and many freshwater swimming ponds, view the many cranberry bogs, take day trips to historic Sandwich, Provincetown, Woods Hole, take the ferry from Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket, or head west to Newport, Rhode Island mansions of America's gilded age

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Townhome
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Tudor Bedroom: 1 queen

    Antique 4 poster canopy bed with 1680s modern vanity/toilet ...moreless

  • Reading Room Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    Off Keeping Room, connects to 1680s beamed bathroom...moreless

  • Quincy Bedroom: 1 queen

    Upstairs Queen 4 poster in 1680s part of the house...moreless

  • Mill Stream Bedroom: 1 double

    Mill Stream side of house, double bed, next to full bathroom...moreless

  • Nathaniel Church bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Top of house with mill stream frontage, laundry in closet...moreless

  • Upstairs living room/day bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    TV and games, super comfortable sofa made of tree logs...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Courtyard Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Beautiful new subway tile, octagon tile, wood floors, chic!...moreless

  • 1680s Yesteryear Powder Room: toilet

    We cut down a pine tree, and plumbed with copper vessel sink...moreless

  • Upstairs Full bath, two sinks: toilet, shower

    New tiled shower, double sinks, pump faucets, waterfall view...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    330 year old home stone-walled terraced gardens, board walk to waterfall where you can sit at the edge of the Mill Stream at the Mill's second waterfall ... an wonderful soothing waterfront/ brook-front experience...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Eat in kitchen, patio table just outside...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air -- The pilgrims never had it so good!!!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    yes...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Four working fireplace, may only be used with explicit permission, and our logs and duraflame logs. No fires, for now, in upstairs fireplaces for safety reasons....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beautiful linens and luxurious decor...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Keeping Room is compact on main floor, but upstairs Living Room has flat screen TV and games and lots of room to spread out and play!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Only ONE spot at house, but ample parking by the Grist Mill around the corner...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    On street and in Grist Mill parking area...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Comcast phone is new, no idea if it works...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Only the best for our guests...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer Dryer in alcove/closet in Mill Stream room at top of house...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    FOUR all from around 1700!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Quality stainless cookware, non-stick pans, bakeware...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Beautiful hand-thrown cups and bowls, everthing reminiscent of the period...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Modern, quality dishwasher and soap, of course...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful eat-in kitchen with french door to brick patio overlooking mill stream, with gas grill and covered with breezy large awning for shade and relaxation even in the rain....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave and Speed Oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    quality gas oven with 4 burner cooktop, dual fuel oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices provided, as well as oil, baking needs, paper goods, etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    TWO SUB ZERO REFRIGERATORS, 2 freezer drawers...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Stone walls support the brick patio outside the kitchen, stone steps down to the pond, the stream and the waterfall...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    John Carver Inn across the street will allow guests to use pool for small fee if they have space (there will be times we can swim and times they may be overpopulated at the hotel.)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June 15-Sep 15
Jun 15 - Sep 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,550

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $125-285 $125
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Rates are based on factors such as size of your group, length of you stay, how the house will be used (event, or just a vacation.) A regular stay will cost less than a 'gathering' of course. A couple will pay less than a larger family. And the longer you stay, the better rate we can give you. Laundry takes forever, so the highest rates will be for the larger groups with the shortest stay.

50% (personal check) is due within 5 days of reservation. Balance is due 3 weeks before you arrive. Visa or MC serves as placeholder damage deposit. Rate slightly higher if using credit card.


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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan OR Providence TF Green Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cafe Strega
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Woods Hole, Falmouth
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Many golf courses in Plymouth
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Old Colony Line, Kingston
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 3 (the Boston to CapeCod highway)
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Strega on Town Brook
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Plymouth Long Beach

Car: Recommended

Whale watching, deep sea fishing, harbor cruise, historic tours, historic homes, Plimoth Plantation, boutiques, 24-hour coffee shops, Internet Cafe, fountain Play-Park, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower Ship, Farmers Market...

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

Why the Owner Chose Plymouth:
Historic PLymouth is rich with architecture and history and rewards guests with so much to see and do. It is America's hometown, and you will love it as we do.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Waterfall backyard -Antique Mill Stream Townhome w Grist Mill, historic tours

    Waterfall backyard -Antique Mill Stream Townhome w Grist Mill, historic tours

  • The carved bed did not come over on the Mayflower, but looks like it did...

    The carved bed did not come over on the Mayflower, but looks like it did...

  • Just outside the eat-in kitchen, a barbecue patio+grill_table+chairs, great view

    Just outside the eat-in kitchen, a barbecue patio+grill_table+chairs, great view

  • Exquisite yesteryear details, countertop cut from a huge pine tree

    Exquisite yesteryear details, countertop cut from a huge pine tree

  • luxurious modern bathrooms with a nod to history ...

    luxurious modern bathrooms with a nod to history ...

  • Upstairs Q bedroom in the 1680 part of the original home, floorboards 24'' wide

    Upstairs Q bedroom in the 1680 part of the original home, floorboards 24'' wide

  • Upstairs living room has digital cable tv, iPod player, under 330 year old beams

    Upstairs living room has digital cable tv, iPod player, under 330 year old beams

  • Few homes have survived from 1684, but here you have history and luxury as well.

    Few homes have survived from 1684, but here you have history and luxury as well.

  • Exposed 1684 original tree trunks, now the ceiling of a chic pilgrim bathroom

    Exposed 1684 original tree trunks, now the ceiling of a chic pilgrim bathroom

  • Tranquil sounds of rushing water, verdant and dramatic, an Eden in Olde Plymouth

    Tranquil sounds of rushing water, verdant and dramatic, an Eden in Olde Plymouth

  • Terraced gardens and ancient stone walls and Pilgrim well and pond

    Terraced gardens and ancient stone walls and Pilgrim well and pond

  • Two Sub Zero refrigerators are appropriately hidden behind antiqued panels

    Two Sub Zero refrigerators are appropriately hidden behind antiqued panels

  • Keeping room provides a tranquil place for planning your adventures

    Keeping room provides a tranquil place for planning your adventures

  • Terraced yard+stone walls+bbq patio+Grist Mill+Town Brook,+Spring Pond+waterfall

    Terraced yard+stone walls+bbq patio+Grist Mill+Town Brook,+Spring Pond+waterfall

  • Ye-Olde Sub Zero refrigerators, disguised as pilgrim cabinets.

    Ye-Olde Sub Zero refrigerators, disguised as pilgrim cabinets.

  • Tudor bedroom opens to pilgrim powder room with trees for beams, king posts, too

    Tudor bedroom opens to pilgrim powder room with trees for beams, king posts, too

  • Seen from every rear window, the Plimoth Plantation Grist Mill

    Seen from every rear window, the Plimoth Plantation Grist Mill

  • Overlooking terraced yard and brook is the blue bedroom

    Overlooking terraced yard and brook is the blue bedroom

  • The upstairs bathroom has two sinks and top quality oversized NEW tiled shower

    The upstairs bathroom has two sinks and top quality oversized NEW tiled shower

  • A cheerful bedroom with 330 year old beams and king posts and fireplace

    A cheerful bedroom with 330 year old beams and king posts and fireplace

  • The keeping room was likely a kitchen back in 1700.

    The keeping room was likely a kitchen back in 1700.

  • Off the keeping room, a reading room bedroom, a nap to the sound of the waterfal

    Off the keeping room, a reading room bedroom, a nap to the sound of the waterfal

  • Courtyard entry door in courtyard entry gives light, welcome, and classic style

    Courtyard entry door in courtyard entry gives light, welcome, and classic style

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    10
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Townhome
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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/14/2015
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Plymouth #343120

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