About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, study/guestroom, LR, DR, kitchen, 1-1/2 baths. Fireplace, AC.
Spacious, comfortable two-story home. A pleasant retreat with easy access to swimming, kayaking, bird-watching, and sunset-viewing, as well as the restaurants, galleries, and other attractions of Newburyport, and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Sandy Point State Reservation. A moment's walk to Plum Island Beach on one side of the house and the tidal Basin on the other, 2-mile cycle, walk, or drive to the Refuge entrance, and 4 miles to Newburyport center.
The first floor has a cozy, cottage feeling, including: living room with fireplace, dining-room, well-equipped eat-in kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher, a study/guest room, and full bath. Clothes washer and dryer in basement. Enclosed sun-porch and a small deck at the front of the house.Upstairs is bright and airy. Two large bedrooms, each with French doors open to a deck that runs the width of the 2nd floor, with ocean and Basin views. Drapes provide privacy and shade. Half-bath with view of the Basin .
The house is set back from the street, with small front and back yards and a cobblestone patio in back, offering tree-shaded play areas for children, a place for grilling and outdoor eating, and a semi-enclosed outdoor shower. Parking for 4 cars. Well-insulated. New windows. Gas heat. Central AC (not often needed, because there's always a breeze). Wireless internet.
Rent negotiable for responsible tenant staying most of the Fall/Winter..
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Bill Barrett
We live an hour away in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After frequently making day-trips to Plum Island, then renting cottages for a week or two over several summers, we decided to buy a house here where we could build memories for ourselves and our friends. We love the quiet, the bird-song, the closeness of the beach, the summer breezes, and the way the landscape and the light are always changing.
Bill Barrett purchased this House in 2000
What makes this House unique
Many of our renters have come back year after year when their children are young, and others have been people who once lived on the island and wanted to come back and visit. Winter tenants are often people considering moving to the island, starting a new job in the area, or making another transition. We think this is a house that welcomes people and wants them to feel at home.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful home away from home!
Our family of 5 enjoyed a great stay at this house for almost four months this winter. It was a very comfortable home and had everything we needed. The kitchen is so well stocked with dishes, cookware, silverware, etc. The views from the upstairs bedrooms to the ocean are wonderful and proximity to walks on the beach is great. The house has recently updated living room and bathrooms. It really became our home during our stay and we will treasure our memories living on Plum Island!
Comfortable home with great beach access!
We had a great stay at this home for a week... The owner is really kind and helpful. The bathrooms and bedrooms are updated and very nice, with the fantastic upper deck attached. The only cons are small ones--the sun shines so brightly into the bedrooms each morning that it was difficult to sleep in, and the furniture in the living room is a little worse for wear. It was great to have beach access directly across the street, which made trekking to the beach with a 5 year old much faster. A nice home for a laid back summer retreat!
Incredible location, lovely home!
We had a great experience renting with Pam; her home is lovely, clean and accommodating. This is our prime location for Plum Island, right on the Ocean! Our host/the owners were easy to communicate with, and I would recommend their home to anyone looking for the perfect get-away!
This was a great cottage with the beach across the street which was very private compared to other beaches in the area,which we loved.
Beautiful home - very close to beach!
Lovely spacious home with all the amenities needed to enjoy. Great service from the owner, including detailed descriptions of the area and what to do. We walked to an uncrowded beach in under two minutes! Would highly recommend.
Thank you! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay.
Great place -- love the beach experience
This cozy, clean home on Plum Island has many features. The ocean is just seconds away. Views of the water from both bedrooms. Large deck out front is perfect for entertaining or just watching the world go by. We stayed there for almost a year and had a great time. Highly reccommended for anyone who wants a real beach experience.
Other Activities: Close to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and a short drive from pleasant resort town of Newburyport, with galleries and restaurants.
Additional information about rental rates
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