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Comfortable Family Cottage, Extraordinary View. Sleeps 11

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View from the deck at high tide.

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Duxbury cottage description

Family summer cottage on a secluded, quiet Duxbury road available by the week or month. Well maintained, one-story, tree-shaded, 60-year old expansion of an older house. Sleeps 11 in 7 bedrooms (two rooms with queen bed, two rooms with two twin beds, three rooms with one twin bed), 3 baths. Splendid view from deck and living room picture window over the Duxbury tidal salt marsh and river to the Atlantic. Well equipped kitchen, large living room, screened eating porch, spacious deck, cable, large laundry, and basement room with ping pong table. Well built and comfortable. Short walk to high-tide swimming, short drives to Duxbury beach and town shops. Fireplaces in living room and basement. Kitchen allows 3-4 to work together easily. Many historic sites within driving distance. Weekly rentals are normally Saturday afternoon to Saturday morning; other arrangements possible if schedule permits.

This property has been in the same family for 60 years and many family members visit every summer. It is particularly well suited for families with children.

Although there are beds for eleven, the dining tables, both inside and on the deck, seat only eight comfortably, more than eight is a bit crowded at either table.

Please note that this house is suitable for warm season rentals only (roughly May to September), because it has only very minimal central heating. It is basically a summer cottage.

Keywords: Summer, family, view, well maintained, ocean, gourmet kitchen.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Abrams Hill road is lightly trafficked, but there is no fence around the yard....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs are welcome, but because of allergies, no cats....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Heating:

                Minimal heating in part of the house only. (Two bedrooms, living room, and kitchen have heat.)...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                One bedroom only has a window AC unit....moreless

              • Parking:

                Driveway holds four cars....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Linens Provided
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Very small collection of books....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large deck with chairs and view, smaller deck space with dining table seats eight, or ten with a bit of crowding....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Wide view over tidal salt marsh, out to the north end of Duxbury Bay and, at a distance, over Duxbury beach to the Atlantic. The VRBO map is not accurate - the house is on the marsh side of the road....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Golf
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rate is $2,800 per week, with discounts for longer rentals.  This cottage
                  has only a minimal furnace and so is suitable only for summer rentals.
                  Rentals for May (when available) are $2,600 per week.
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1951

                  About the owner: Five family generations have enjoyed summer get-aways here. Sailing, other boating, tennis, walking, and swimming are all available.

                  Why the Owner Chose Duxbury:
                  Light traffic and wonderful view (see photos) contribute to the desirability of this location. Locally harvested oysters and lobsters are easily available. Duxbury is not a major commercial hub, but groceries, an excellent book store, town library, post office, ice cream shop, and light shopping are all within a few minutes drive of the house.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Many locals commute to Boston from Duxbury; there is light rail service to Boston from a stations (Kingston and Halifax) about fifteen minutes away. The view of the marsh changes constantly with changes in the light, the weather, and the height of the tide. At extreme high tide (the so-called spring tides, which occur about once a month), the marsh is almost covered with water.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • View from the deck at high tide.

                    View from the deck at high tide.

                  • Along the deck overlooking marsh, screened dining porch and main deck.

                    Along the deck overlooking marsh, screened dining porch and main deck.

                  • Screened eating area; table will seat eight comfortably, more is difficult.

                    Screened eating area; table will seat eight comfortably, more is difficult.

                  • Early risers can see sunrise over the marsh, this one was taken at very low tide

                    Early risers can see sunrise over the marsh, this one was taken at very low tide

                  • Living room with picture window

                    Living room with picture window

                  • Large bedroom with queen bed.

                    Large bedroom with queen bed.

                  • Small bedroom with twin bed (there are three such rooms).

                    Small bedroom with twin bed (there are three such rooms).

                  • Cottage from the driveway, front door at the left, kitchen door at the right.

                    Cottage from the driveway, front door at the left, kitchen door at the right.

                  • Living room with dining table.  Picture window is behind the photographer.

                    Living room with dining table. Picture window is behind the photographer.

                  • Well equipped kitchen looking out at screened eating area and over the marsh.

                    Well equipped kitchen looking out at screened eating area and over the marsh.

                  • Living room (looks a bit larger than it is because of wide angle lens)

                    Living room (looks a bit larger than it is because of wide angle lens)

                  • About once a month (at full or new moon) a very high tide covers the marsh

                    About once a month (at full or new moon) a very high tide covers the marsh

                  • Bedroom with twin beds.

                    Bedroom with twin beds.

                  VRBO #354846

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                  Date last modified - Monday, June 02, 2014

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                  7 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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