Gurnet Landing is an upscale, but comfortable bluff-side home where families and friends can gather for a true New England vacation experience. The secluded beach community of Gurnet Point consists of 42 homes and miles of unspoiled private beaches. After crossing the Nation's oldest wooden bridge via Duxbury, you venture four miles on a private beach road. When you arrive at The Gurnet you'll find quiet solitude and peaceful days amongst the hundreds of wild bunny rabbits, circling seagulls, beach seals lying on the rocks just 50 yards from the back door, and the occasional whale sighting. As you gaze out over the water, you'll want to take a moment to realize that four hundred years ago the Mayflower passed within one mile of where this house lies, and landed five miles away in Plymouth, creating the cradle of our democracy.
Spontaneous social gatherings and barbeques along the beaches with neighbors and friends are common. You can hike along the bluff and visit the oldest operating wooden lighthouse in the Country right next door, go biking on the beach roads, or hop on a boat in Boat Hole a hundred yards from the house. Gurnet Landing is about getting away from the typical congested vacation spots to enjoy a truly peaceful and safe environment. Although the house is on Cape Cod Bay, we're not on Cape Cod Peninsula (where the summer traffic is often overwhelming). We're about an hour from Boston. For perspective, crossing the Cape Cod Canal alone can take an hour. While the Cape is a lively tourist destination, Gurnet Point is oriented towards spending time with close friends and family on our private beaches away from it all.
This home is off-the-grid, but offers all of the amenities you’d find in suburbia; high-speed Internet, HD satellite television with surround sound, and home office facilities. All the furnishings, décor, and appliances are brand new as of July of 2017. The furniture is from the internationally renowned design firm, Setting the Space.
The nearby village of Duxbury offers great dining in classic New England pubs and restaurants, and shopping in quaint small town stores. Just past Duxbury is the historic town of Plymouth where the pilgrims first landed. You can visit Plymouth Rock, step aboard the Mayflower II, and walk through the historic replicated village of Plimouth Plantation. There are also dozens of restaurants and antique stores, and three public golf course within ten miles of the house. But if there are people in your group who seek more action, just a few minutes farther brings you to Colony Place, The Grove, and Kingston Collection, which combined are one of the largest mall complexes in New England. Provincetown on Cape Cod is a 22 mile ferry ride from Plymouth Landing, the Bourne Bridge to Cape Cod is only fifteen minutes past the mall, and Boston is a short drive north. So whether you're looking for total privacy, or a combination of solitude mixed with some urban fun, Gurnet Landing is a unique and restful launching pad for all.