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Tree-House” Living with Norwegian Roots in Ipswich, Ma

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The “Tree House” with Norwegian Roots.

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Last updated: 05/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Take a look at this light and cheerful turn-of-the-century home, perched on a quiet street atop a tree-lined hill near the center of historic Ipswich. From top to bottom, pine floors cast a golden glow. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the kitchen/dining area overlook a lush hill and a deck where you can relax, read, and dine al fresco. The well-equipped kitchen is open to the dining area and comfortable seating. In the living room, lounge on the overstuffed, modular sofa, which faces a cabinet concealing the pivot-able television and sound system. Additional chairs are right at hand. The second floor has two bedrooms and a full bathroom with combined shower and bathtub. The third-floor penthouse is one bright, semi-divided room which can double as bedroom and studio/office. There are air-conditioners and fans throughout. With a receipt for at least two weeks rental in Ipswich, the town will issue a parking sticker for Crane Beach ($20).


From the penthouse window, get a glimpse through the treetops of quiet, winding streets leading past centuries-old homes, and down to the Ipswich River, Town Wharf, and picturesque paths. Walk to excellent restaurants, shopping, train, library, banks, post-office, museums, galleries, and playgrounds. Relax and enjoy miles of sandy beaches, scenic marshes, woodlands, and river—a feast for sports and wildlife enthusiasts. Visit the Crane Estate, a magnificent setting for picnic concerts throughout July and August. At Russell Orchard and Winery, pick your own fruits, inhale the scent of fresh apple cider, and choose from an array of homemade pies, breads, jams and other delicacies. Venture along the coast to the nearby towns of Gloucester, Newburyport, Rockport, Essex, Salem and Marblehead, where you’ll find world-class music and theatre, antiques centers, galleries, museums, shopping, whale-watch tours, schooner trips, and more. Walk or drive to Ipswich Center, where you can catch the train to Boston (fifty minutes) and Cambridge. Contact the owner for more details.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a very family-friendly house and neighborhood. However, at present, there are no gates across the three staircases, and one long set of outdoor steps. Please let me know whether very young children might be present. In regard to handicap access, there are only two steps at the front entrance, but the bathroom is located on the second floor....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Seven-minute drive to Crane Beach, the best and largest sandy beach in New England. For Ipswich stays of two weeks or longer, unlimited parking (one-time $20 fee) is available. Smaller beaches nearby....moreless

  • River:

    Five-minute walk to town wharf. Further along the Ipswich River, canoe rental available....moreless

  • Town:

    Ten-minute walk to Ipswich Center—shops, cafes, restaurants, and train to Boston/Cambridge....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two tables to accommodate guests indoors. Outside, dining table with umbrella....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Light and cheerful, with large sectional sofa, plenty of chairs, tv, air conditioning....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking in driveway for three cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Plenty of cookware, utensils, dishes, flatware, food processor. Ample cabinet space....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rental nearby...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    nearby...moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer
Jul 31 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,700 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/17/2015
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Location

28.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ipswich
2.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Candlewood Golf Club
0.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Ipswich
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1A
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ipswich
62 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wachussetts
4.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crane Beach

Car: Recommended

Relax and enjoy miles of sandy beaches, scenic marshes, woodlands, and river—a feast for sports and wildlife enthusiasts. Visit the Crane Estate, a magnificent setting for picnic concerts throughout July and August. At Russell Orchard and Winery, pick your own fruits, inhale the scent of fresh apple cider, and choose from an array of homemade pies, breads, jams and other delicacies. Venture along the coast to the nearby towns of Gloucester, Newburyport, Rockport, Essex, Salem and Marblehead, where you’ll find world-class music and theatre, antique centers, galleries, museums, shopping, whale-watch tours, schooner trips, and more. Hop on the train to historic Boston—only a fifty-minute ride—and Cambridge, home to Harvard and M.I.T..

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: When I am not traveling, I live in my “tree house” here in Ipswich. As Norwegians would say, the house is made of “honest wood.” It comes by its Scandinavian flavor honestly, as the home where my two daughters grew up—both Norwegian and American citizens. With the arrival of warm weather, I seize the chance to be outdoors—running, swimming, messing around in the “garden”—and here, it is paradise. This summer, I am planning to be away for one month. My dates are flexible, so during a four-week stretch in July and/or August, my house will be available to rent.

Why the Owner Chose Ipswich:
This house offers the ease and simplicity of a vacation house, with the comforts and little luxuries of home. It is easy to relax, here, and just as easy to find all sorts of interesting things to do nearby or a short trip away. (Refer to places of interest, amenities, and reviews.)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
A seven-minute drive to Crane Beach, rated by National Geographic as one of the Top Ten Family Beaches in the U.S. (2011).


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, norwegian

 

Photos

  • The “Tree House” with Norwegian Roots.

    The “Tree House” with Norwegian Roots.

  • View from the penthouse window: quiet streets winding past centuries-old houses.

    View from the penthouse window: quiet streets winding past centuries-old houses.

  • The penthouse doubles as bedroom and studio.

    The penthouse doubles as bedroom and studio.

  • The penthouse studio.

    The penthouse studio.

  • View as you enter back door.

    View as you enter back door.

  • Tree-house dining: almost al fresco.

    Tree-house dining: almost al fresco.

  • View of living room from staircase (monitor and stereo concealed in cabinet).

    View of living room from staircase (monitor and stereo concealed in cabinet).

  • One of two bedrooms on the second floor.

    One of two bedrooms on the second floor.

  • The bathroom has a combined bathtub and shower.

    The bathroom has a combined bathtub and shower.

  • View of kitchen and dining area from the staircase (living room to right).

    View of kitchen and dining area from the staircase (living room to right).

  • View of house from the driveway.

    View of house from the driveway.

  • Deer near the Tree-House-with-Norwegian-Roots.

    Deer near the Tree-House-with-Norwegian-Roots.

  • Crane Beach stretches for miles beside trails through the dunes.

    Crane Beach stretches for miles beside trails through the dunes.

  • The penthouse bedroom.

    The penthouse bedroom.

  • View as you enter one of two front doors.

    View as you enter one of two front doors.

  • The well-equipped kitchen opens to views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

    The well-equipped kitchen opens to views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

  • Sun-drenched dining in winter.

    Sun-drenched dining in winter.

  • View of the living room from solarium.

    View of the living room from solarium.

  • Lounge on the overstuffed sofa while listening to music or watching television.

    Lounge on the overstuffed sofa while listening to music or watching television.

  • One of two bedrooms on the second floor.

    One of two bedrooms on the second floor.

  • View of bathroom from the second-floor hallway.

    View of bathroom from the second-floor hallway.

  • View of house from top of the street.

    View of house from top of the street.

$1,700 per week (USD)
Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, norwegian
  • Calendar last updated 05/17/2015
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+1 9786333421

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