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Private Island-Style Home on Cape Cod Bay

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedroom, 2+ bath upscale beach house on Cape Cod Bay. Accommodates 12.

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, and beach seals lying on the rocks just 50 yards from the back door. 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.

More Details

Owner
Kent Chamberlain
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Kent Chamberlain

I'm a yacht broker in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and am originally from New England, where my heart has always been. I bought Gurnet Landing as a place to "retire", which I doubt I'll actually do. It's really a place for me, my family and friends to relax, get away from the world, and enjoy life's finer moments with the people who really matter.

Kent Chamberlain purchased this house in 2017

Amenities

Duxbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double sink
    First Floor Bath - toilet , shower
    Very large outdoor Private Shower - outdoor shower , This very large outdoor shower offers complete privacy.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2nd floor bedroom with balcony overlooking Cape Cod Bay.
    Saquish Room - 1 double , 2nd floor bedroom overlooking Saquish Beach
    Lighthouse Room - 1 king , 2nd floor bedroom overlooking the Gurnet Lighthouse.
    Duxbury Room - 1 double , 1st floor bedroom with view of Saquish Beach
    Gurnet Room - 1 king , This 3rd floor room is unfinished, but great for overflow
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Amazing Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved Gurnet Landing. It was the best family vacation ever! The home is immaculate, spacious, equipped with anything you can possible think of and more (harmonica, guitar, keyboard, fragrant soaps/shampoos/conditioners/lotions, binoculars, outdoor shower, grill, extra refrigerator, and pool table, to name a few of our favorites), beautiful decor, and the views from anywhere in the home our spectacular. When we walked into the master bedroom our jaws dropped. The king size bed faces the bay and has three sets of french doors that open to an outdoor deck. Of course that became grandma and grandpa's room. The grandchildren claimed the spacious third floor, which had a keyboard and television and lots of room to play. It is hard to find the words to describe in detail the beauty of the beaches. We spent the mornings on the bay side and the afternoons on the ocean side. It was like having our own private beach. We spent evenings at the lighthouse. The sunsets are beautiful. The attention put into the design of this home truly made it feel like home away from home. Kent was very accommodating and checked on us frequently to ensure we had everything we needed. If you are planning a family vacation that will be forever memorable, I highly recommend Gurnat Landing. The Phoenix Family

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Dawn, just when I thought the reviews couldn't get more flattering... Our extra effort and all of that extra stuff is there so that you will have the kind of experience you've described. It's rewarding to see in writing that it's appreciated. Incidentally, thanks for leaving the place immaculate, and thanks again for choosing to stay at Gurnet Landing. We'd love to have you guys back anytime.
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5

Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week with my spouse and 3 kids. So many memories created! Where to begin- taking early morning walks on the beach, swimming, watching seals frolic in the surf, saying “hello” to the bunnies, sleeping with the windows open under a cool breeze, making ice cream, playing games, eating oysters, exploring the tide pools, soaking in the SPECTACULAR views.... We loved every moment at this place.

This beach house itself is gorgeous. Kent and Natalya did an amazing job with this place. Neat design, extremely clean, very well appointed, with enough beds to sleep everyone.

Within a few hundred feet, We had convenient access to two wonderful beaches with very different vibes-

Duxbury beach is one of the best and most exclusive beaches in Mass. Fine sand, spectacular views, and everyday we saw more seals than people. Saquish beach with the (4WD) drive-on beach pass was a family-fun oriented experience as well. (No coolers or lugging chairs)! Just watch the tides :)

If you are looking for something refined, spacious, located in a semi-secluded place, with nearly 360 degree water views, then this place is it. We can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Gurnet Landing provided the perfect platform for relaxation away from the crowds. The size, layout, and choice of furnishings accommodated my large multi-generational group with ease.

Not only was the house beautiful inside and out, but Kent's and Natalya's attention to detail made it especially pleasant. We were greeted with a welcome basket brimming with delicious treats and wine. There were fresh hydrangeas arranged in vases and baskets in the bathrooms full of luxurious soaps and lotions. Every detail for a week of beachy enjoyment was provided from soft towels to sand toys and body wash to laundry detergent. Even the entertainment for the couple of stormy weather days was already in place. The kids loved playing ping pong, doing puzzles, watching movies, and playing the provided games. While the adults enjoyed playing pool in the bright and welcoming basement or catching up after years apart.

Most of the days the weather was warm and bright and we were able to venture out. It was only a short walk to the lighthouse and the large surrounding meadow where the kids were able to around freely. Another short walk led to the gorgeous, secluded beaches where we spent many hours unhindered by crowds. On days when we were feeling studious we visited the nearby Historic Plimoth Plantation and the Freedom Trail in Boston. When we were feeling adventurous we took a ferry into Provincetown. That one was entertaining, but there were a lot of creative explanations to be made for the children. Despite the bumpy beach road leading to the house, we found that whether we wanted to stay close or find an adventure there was always plenty to do within an easy distance.

Now for practicalities: I was a little concerned about renting a house without A/C for the last week in July given that some of the nearby towns were starting to get muggy. However, the ocean breezes kept The Point and the house cool even when temps were in the 90s in the neighboring communities. Opening the windows let in the cool breezes and the soothing sound of the waves while screens kept all tiny, unwelcome friends out. Also, as others have said, having a four wheel/all wheel drive vehicle was helpful with the road between the bridge and the house. The taller clearance made me more comfortable, but with a little extra care my parents' rented minivan managed to clear the bumps just fine. All in all Gurnet Landing made for a flawless, cool, relaxing summer retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Lila, first of all, thanks for the spectacular (and funny) review! Secondly, a compliment back. Although all of our guests have been thoughtful in their care of the house, you won the award for most immaculate. The place was spotless! We got a kick out of your reference to explaining the P-town natives to your kids, and loved the details of your travelogue. We hope that you and your lovely family will return to Gurnet Landing in the future. The fall and winter are beautiful out here as well (and cheaper on the rates). Anyway, you're always welcome!
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5

Gurnet Point is beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This is a newly renovated home that is positioned uniquely on the water at Gurnet Point. The area is beautiful and the house accommodated our entire family and guests. The view is priceless. Every morning we had seals in the back yard. The house is a short walk to beaches on the both the bay and ocean.

The house has a lot of extras from a BBQ grill to a canoe, bikes, beach chairs.... Kent has outfitted this place well.

We would highly recommend the home and the experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Shane, thanks for your nice comments. We certainly try to insure that everything is perfect for our guests. I'm glad that you and your family had such a good time, and the house met your expectations. We'd love to have you book again next year, so please keep us in mind. All the best, Kent
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5

This beautiful and well appointed home will not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

We just completed a week at this beautiful seaside home. We made many great memories with our extended family - from time together on the beach to pool matches in the basement. This home had plenty of room and comfort for all of us. Our first impressions of this home was that is was a welcome oasis after a trek down a bumpy road. We continued to be impressed by all the details - the family beach/yard games in the basement, the binoculars, the AMAZING view from the master bedroom, the fireplace, the beach chairs, the stunning decor, the gas grill, and all the things that are so easy to take for granted but was thought out by this owner. This home is off the grid, but you could never tell - it has all the comforts of home.

One piece of advice, if you are renting a vehicle, we were very glad to have an SUV or 4 wheel drive. We were able to drive on the beach and the roads weren't the best getting around the neighborhood. We enjoyed Saquish beach and it was wonderful to be able to drive on the beach with all the chairs, cooler, and games, (grandma, too).

We are very thankful for our relaxing vacation and the beautiful home that was truly home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Karen, We're so glad that you guys had such a good time. You were wonderful guests and we'd love to have you back anytime! Thanks again for choosing to stay at Gurnet Landing and we hope to see you again next year. All the best, Kent
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5

5 stars isn't enough!

  • 5 of 5

Gurnet landing was the perfect beach home for our family get-together. The views are incredible. Picture eating your breakfast on the porch while watching seals frolic in the waves just meters away. The home is spacious, pristine, and was fully equipped with anything we could possibly need during our stay and more (smart speakers, binoculars, games, luxury soaps and fluffy white robes and slippers). The kids had a blast sleeping all together up in the attic loft. They played out in the grassy field by the lighthouse, explored the tide pools, and of course got in several rounds of ping-pong in the basement. The beach (including our family favorite, Saquish) is just a short walk from the home. Natalya and Kent went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and were quick to respond to any inquiries. This is the perfect beach get-away home and we couldn't recommend it more highly!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colin, Thanks for the wonderful review. Just as you found Gurnet Landing to be "the perfect beach home", we found you and your family to be the perfect guests. You left the house just as you found it. We loved the sweet note that your kids wrote, and have pasted it into our guest book. We're glad you had such a great time, and hope you'll be back again. All the best, Kent & Natalya
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Boston Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Blakeman's
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Plymouth Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Duxbury Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 3
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Blakeman's Lobster Shack
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Duxbury & Saquish Beaches
Car: necessary

The historic town of Plymouth is known as the original landing site of the pilgrims.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $500
Property Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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