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Plum Island - Charming 2 + BR Cottage by the Sea

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed -2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

MAKE OUR HOME YOUR HOME...and experience Plum Island, one of natures most valuable and hidden treasures, a culture and world unto it’s own, located just 45 minutes north of Boston.


This spirited and totally charming 80 year old 2 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath cottage has been completely rennovated and offers the best of old and new. The light, 'feel good' energy and new construction amenities make it the most desirable rental on Plum Island. The ocean and beach are literally across the street - the beach access path is 3 houses away. The house has 360 degree ocean and marsh views that can be enjoyed from the roof top deck and house.

A few of the many features include: open floor plan with ample seating and dining space, 2 private bedrooms each with a queen sized bed and full private bath, an additonal half bath, great natural light, fireplace, small but perfect gourmet kitchen with marble counter tops,stainless appliances and breakfast bar,central air, washer and dryer, wireless internet, outdoor spaces including expansive roof top deck with covered and open sitting areas that have both ocean and marsh views - each are furnished for maximum enjoyment. Additional grade level decks for grilling and dining. Master bedroom with ocean view. Office/Desk alcove is ideal place to write or if necessary, work - wireless internet for your use. Flat Screen TV and DVD player in the living room.

Property is surrounded by 5 ft fence which provides optimum privacy for ground level decks and outdoor dining. Outdoor spaces furnished with glass topped iron table and 4 chairs, 4 other chairs and 2 small tables. Roof Deck has 2 lounge chairs, umbrella, Brown and Jordan wicker sofa and chairs with cushions and ottomans and tables. 4 Beach Chairs and 2 bikes are available for your use.

ABOUT PLUM ISLAND. Plum Island is an 11 mile long barrier island just off the shore of Newburyport, Mass. The island faces the Atlantic Ocean and is separated from the mainland by a causeway that crosses spectacular tidal marshes and the Parker and Merrimac Rivers. Most of Plum Island is part of the 4,600 acre Parker River Wildlife Refuge.

The remaining part, the northern end of the island is populated with an eclectic mix of cottages, 'architectural mistakes' and trophy homes that truly make it movie set worthy! Just steps away from any home is the beach, ten gorgeous, pristine, unspoiled miles of it. The sunrises, the sunsets, and the stargazing are stunning.

Plum Island has one small, very luxurious beach front hotel, a handful of shops and 3 restaurants, all within walking distance from the cottage. The historic town of Newburyport is the quintessential New England town with a very sophisticated selection of shops, restaurants, galleries and theaters. Day trips abound, as does anything else you would want to do; golf, tennis, boating, kayaking, whale watching, horseback riding, yoga, spas and spa treatments, antiquing, out let shopping etc.

Legend says that Plum Island is a one of a very few Native American sacred sites in North American for healing. I choose to believe this is true. To those that feel it, Plum Island has a very seductive charm and allure.

Keywords: Beach Cottage

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Eleanor and Gilbert Godin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to take a moment and let you know how much I loved staying at your home! We all did, and had the best time. I hope everything was in order when you went up this week (or if you are still there!). Thank you again – and your home there is truly truly a special place.
Aug 2007
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Plum Island - Charming 2 + BR Cottage by the Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful, well appointed house on Plum Island

  • 5 of 5

I live in Newburyport, only three miles away from this location, and we rented the house off-season for my family to stay in when they were in town visiting. It was November and a little too cold to make use of the outdoor space but the inside of the house was warm and comforting. Eleanor was a very responsive host and the house had all the essentials you would need for a short or long stay. Although not right on the beach, the lot across Northern Boulevard is empty so you could still see the sunrise and the ocean from the second floor. The bedrooms do not have TVs and a large dinner table make the house conducive to time with family or friends. If you are looking for a party house at the beach this is not it but if you are looking for a beautiful comfortable space to stay and enjoy all the area has to offer, you've found it.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Winter Escape

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Plum Island during a small Nor'Easter but upon driving up to this charming cottage on the beach, our minds forgot about the weather, we entered through the door and we spent the next 6 days enjoying this wonderful and relaxing cottage. We enjoyed the home very much and it really was an easy decision for our group of 4 adults to rent this cottage over a couple of hotel rooms. Newburyport is a quick drive up the road, we found all we needed to make our week a perfect time. The home is well furnished, the kitchen is fully stocked with great appliances and dishwares, the beds were comfy, the bathrooms perfect and the fireplace came in handy a couple of the cold nights to take the chill out of the air, although the heat worked very well in the home too. The lobster pot was used often as we enjoyed buying our lobsters in town or right from the lobstermen in Gloucester, a quick and easy drive from the cottage. If we return to the area, we will definitely return to the cottage and rent again.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a rest filled weekend at this lovely home. Two busy Mom's took time out to refill our cups. We walked on the beach, napped in the most comfy beds with lovely linens and found fabulous places to dine with out having to leave Plum Island. When we did leave the Island there were endless things to do in Newburyport. Many shops to poke through and more great restaurants. This home is very clean and has everything you could need for a beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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anniversary surprise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from an incredible weekend at the cottage on Plum Island. The house was so clean and was decorated beautifully. The roof top deck is a slice of heaven and the master bedroom makes you feel like you are sleeping in a cloud. Watch the sunrise from bed in the mornings. Short walk to beach, views of ocean front and back. Mad Martha's (delicious artsy spot) three doors down for a delicious breakfast and great coffee. I would definitely return with my kids and recommend this house. Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birdwatching at the National Preserve on Plum Island


Rates & Availability

Newburyport Cottage Rental Rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Newburyport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2) Each of the 2 bedrooms has a queen bed and private bath, Sofa in first floor bedroom opens to one Twin Size Bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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