Sleep like the original shipwrights of Newburyport in this true antique cottage, built in 1747! With wide-plank Honey Pine floors, brick fireplaces (non-working,) and tons a character, this two-bedroom, two bath home has real Old New England charm, yet all the modern conveniences. It's the perfect place to enjoy your east coast retreat.
Nestled in the tree-lined Historic District in Newburyport, MA, this home is 43 miles north of Boston and 14 miles from Haverhill. Steps away from Cashman Park, you can walk to restaurants and events. Spend your days and evenings downtown, then retreat to this quiet oasis located on a side street above the Merrimack River.
Exterior features include a private patio with an umbrellaed dining table, extensive plantings, a gas barbecue grill, storage shed (for bikes and beach gear), as well as parking for two cars. You'll enter through a sturdy double door into a cozy vintage living space with mid-century modern furniture accents and a rustic decorative fireplace. Lounge on the wingback chair with a good book, or stretch-out upstairs or in the loft.
In the fully equipped gourmet kitchen, you'll find all the amenities you need and more for whipping up some amazing meals. There's a gas range, plenty of counter space, and a convenient dishwasher for easy cleanup. Serve casual meals and snacks at the eat-in table for three, or head into the formal dining room, which has a table for six and a decorative fireplace.
Two bedrooms plus a loft and two full bathrooms will accommodate four guests comfortably. In the loft space, relax with a movie on the flatscreen cable TV with a DVD player and Netflix streaming capability, or enjoy some fun family games. Each bedroom features a queen-size bed, and both full bathrooms offer plenty of space, beautifully updated finishes, and modern showers. There's also a sofabed for additional accommodations, as well as a private washer/dryer in the basement for your convenience.
The Nest offers a “Man Cave Loft” on the third floor with a 55’ TV augmenting the whole-house Wifi and Netflix and media streaming capability (Apple TV friendly). Relax with an adult beverage, a movie or enjoy some fun family games in this unique inviting space.
When you're ready to explore, head over to Cashman Park just over a block away for views of the Merrimack River. Nearby along Merrimack Street, there are several dockside restaurants for delicious seafood and classic lobster rolls. The Waterfront Promenade Park is a must-see as well, along with the scenic old buildings throughout the downtown area.
This area offers plenty of trails, parks, and woods to explore for hiking. Use the bikes provided to ride the Clipper City Rail Trail and venture to Plum Island, The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, and the beach. Maudslay State Park is nearby and features beautiful 19th century gardens, rolling meadows, and scenic spring flowers. In the winter, this place is a great spot for cross-country skiing and winter walks.
Sailing and boating is also a popular activity in Newburyport, whether you're looking to learn the ropes or simply relax on a cruise out into the Atlantic from the Merrimack River. In the spring through fall, whale watching tours are a fun way to learn about the whales and possibly catch a glimpse as they pass by.
Stay at this beautiful vintage home in Newburyport for an amazing New England getaway - book your trip today!