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Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-10)
Fabulous 5 Bedroom Vintage Plum Island Beachfront Cottage - Circa 1900 - Amazing Location!
Location...Location...Location...that says it all! Quintessential New England beach cottage located directly on a private sandy beach with panoramic water views of Newburyport Harbor and the Merrimack River. The Arctic Cottage offers you Plum Island's premier location to enjoy your family's vacation or week-end getaway!
Imagine yourself relaxing on the beach on a beautiful sunny day - eyes closed listening to the waves, feeling the warmth of the sun on your face - "ahhhh"...this is what vacations are supposed to be all about! Retreat back to the wrap around porch and enjoy the shade while still taking in the breathtaking views of Newburyport Harbor.
Walk for miles on the continuous beach that stretches from your front door (the Northwestern tip of Plum Island) all the way to Sandy Point on the Southwestern Tip - approximately 12 miles one-way! Take a short stroll down the beach and purchase tickets for the next deep sea fishing trip at Captain Lady's Fishing Charters - catch Stripers, Haddock, Cod, Pollack, Halibut, Mackerel, and Blues! Plan an evening of fun aboard one of the Sunset Dinner Cruises departing from Plum Island Point and dance the night away under the stars.
Come and enjoy boating, kayaking, etc. on some of the most scenic waterways along the entire East Coast!
For the avid fisherman, Newburyport Harbor, Joppa Flats, and the mouth of the Merrimac River are known for the most productive Striped Bass fishing in New England and the entire East coast!
The property is located at the Northwestern tip of Plum Island, 5-10 minutes from downtown Newburyport - fast becoming the #1 Summertime Tourist destination in Massachusetts.
Newburyport, known as the "Landside Nantucket" (only better!) Easily accessible to Boston & Logan Airport only 35-40 minutes away by car, or 1 hour by train. Newburyport has an extensive offering of Restaurants, Shops, Boutiques, Art Galleries, Theater, Museums, and countless Historical attractions to enjoy! There's fun for everyone to enjoy!
Take a scenic one hour train ride into Boston for the day and catch a Red Sox game, walk the Freedom Trail, visit famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, shop on Boston's trendy Newbury Street, and enjoy dinner in Boston's famous Italian North End!
Or visit some of the other countless attractions Boston has to offer - The New England Aquarium, Children's Museum, Museum of Science, and the Museum of Fine Arts - to name just a few!
This late 19th century vintage Plum Island cottage - known as the "Arctic Cottage" is one of the oldest cottages on Plum Island. Originally built as a seasonal cottage, many of it's architectural features were designed to take advantage of it's seaside location. The distinctive wrap around porch that provides shade and shelter after a long day out on the beach, pocket windows that mysteriously disappear into the walls to take advantage of the summertime breeze. The expansive windows throughout the cottage bringing the outdoors - inside, transforming the cozy beachfront cottage into an "on the water" experience!
For a satellite view of our location, go to Google Maps and enter 82nd Street, Newburyport, MA.
Keywords: Arctic, Vintage 1900's Beachfront Cottage
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- Apr 06, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We already knew we loved Newburyport but totally loved coming home to this peaceful spot at the end of each day. Absolutely satisfied and looking forward to the next time!!
This was our second stay at The Arctic Cottage (April 2017 and October 2017) and we just love this cottage and it's location so.
The cottage itself is so comfortable and thoughtfully appointed with a lot of seating areas, fully applianced and kitchen gadgets galore. The beds are very comfortable and linens plenty and high quality.
The location is spectacular and even on cooler/rainy days was wonderful. Private beach out the front door and the large, public beach with a sweet little playground a quick walk away. We loved catching stripers (no keepers maybe next time) off the beach and sitting by the cozy gas fireplace to warm up. The sunsets visible from the living room are breathtaking. The Arctic Cottage is a very interesting antique cottage outfitted/updated with everything we needed to relax, play, cook and enjoy quiet family time. We can not wait to return. * the folks at the convenience store Plum Island Provisions were so nice and the people at Surfland Tackle Shop were so helpful to our beginning fisherman; all 6 times we visited for more bait. We love Plum Island and The Arctic Cottage! Thank you Tom!
Family Time at the Beach
My family came to town from SC to celebrate my birthday and I thought what could be better than staying at the beach!! The cottage was spick and span and has an authentic Plumb Island feel. We unfortunately had cold rainy weather but even in the gray the view was beautiful. It is a perfect location and we would love to come back in the warmer weather!!
An amazing, peaceful and perfect beach house
House is right on the beach, wrap around porch, with deck chairs and beach chairs provided. Overall, a very relaxing stay. All of the bedrooms are on the second floor. The walls don't go up all of the way in between bedrooms - FYI. Stairs to the upstairs are very steep but there are railings on each side. I went in April and even with the weather being cold/rainy and in the 40s on one of the days, it was still a great place to relax. Owner was very responsive and even helped me find the house when I arrived. All linens and towels are provided, there is a washer dryer and plenty of couches/seating. Would visit again and hope to, soon! There are a few local spots within a mile - convenient store that sells coffee, prepared food, beer/wine and a few restaurants. Newburyport is about 5 miles away.
A Family Gem
Our family of 5 (with 3 kids under 14) where looking for a quick Easter weekend get away where we could relax and recharge. What we found in the Arctic Cottage was simply and exactly what we were looking for. This cottage reminded me of many we rented growing up on the CT shore - cottages that were cozy, clean, and perfectly accented but did not stray from the older charm that makes summer cottages so appealing. This is not a cottage where the owners tried hard to meet the demands of a high maintenance renter but rather, does a perfect job melting old school cottage with newer amenities.
In full transparency the cottage has its quirks such as an extremely narrow and steep staircase, 4 very small bedrooms, and walls between the bedrooms that only go 3/4 of the way to the ceiling however, we found these to be charming and suited the cottage perfectly. Aside from those quirks, the cottage was exceptionally clean, nice floor plan that easily flowed for my family, a fantastic deck off the kitchen for morning coffee, and had all amenities you would need and some that you don't need but are there.
Our intention is always to spend as much time outside of the cottage and the location cannot be any better. The fact this cottage was on the water and showcased the most spectacular sunsets was an amazing bonus! My wife and I sat in the lounge chairs each evening watching the sunset while the kids played right in front of us, absolutely perfect! If you are an early riser, the walk East out of the cottage around the tip of the Island is quick and easy for the more spectacular sunrises. I've never been in a place where you get both which is one of the highlights of this cottage and its location. The cottage is literally on the tip of the Island, you cannot get any further.
My family and I will return to this cottage as it has everything we were looking for and surprised us with intangibles that we never expected. Plum Island is a perfect area for a vacation, long or short, and the Arctic Cottage is a great place to spend your time.
A quaint property
As there were seven of us, this property was great. The downside though was that there was only one bathroom/toilet. The sea side location would be perfect for families in the summer. The owner was very accommodating and friendly
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge & Visitors Center, Massachusettes Audubon Visitors Center, Plum Island Lighthouse Tours, Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Dinner/Party Cruises w/music, Harbor Cruises, 9th Wave Catamaran Cruises, Plum Island Kayak Excursions, Whale Watching Cruises, Maudsley State Park, Mosely Woods, Firehouse Theatre & Performing Arts Center, Newburyport Maritime Museum, Harbor Boardwalk
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