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Beach/Ocean Views North Shore Boston, Cape Ann 3BR/2b Ipswich

(13 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-90 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

'Windswept' on Great Neck
Rates are $2200 per month in the winter (3-9mo.) Long term, and $2600 per week in the summer.

There are water views from every window of this newly renovated, 4 season home north of Boston, with water access across the street to a rocky beach. The Atlantic Ocean is a distant view and Plum Island Sound is in front of the house with lobster boats and private boats moored nearby.
This area is great for kayaks, canoes, windsurfers, and boaters of every kind. Crane Beach in Ipswich, boasts of 6 miles of white sand beach and pristine sand dunes on a natural wildlife preserve. This Ipwich beach was awarded the top 10 beaches on the east coast. There is a small partially sandy beach for residents only included in your rental, a short 10 minute walk from the house or you can drive down and park at the beach.

The Crane Estate has summer family concerts at The Great House at Castle Hill on Thursday nights and many guided trails through the Wildlife Refuge. Tours of the Castle are available daily.

Enjoy views of Plum Island, New Hampshire and Maine, plus many sand bars to stop and swim from and 3 public boat ramps within a 10 minute drive. Close to Cape Ann, Salem, and Boston and just 20 minutes from the New Hampshire border, makes this shore line community unique. Town is 3 miles away with a boat launch, train station, great restaurants, and golf and tennis within 6 miles. The town boasts of more pre-revolutionary homes than any other town in the US.

The north shore has plenty to offer for all ages with festivals and entertainment all summer long.

The house was renovated in 2003 with a 900 square foot addition, creating a 2000 sq. ft. open floor plan heated living area. There is a gourmet granite kitchen with a peninsula for morning coffee, with a view of Eagle River. A wrap-around deck with plenty of deck furniture and table for evening dinners Al Fresco overlooks over the miles of water and marsh views. The walk out ground floor has a king or 2 singles in the bedroom with plenty of closet space. There is also a utility/laundry room on this level.

The second level has the open living area with P/O sofa in the living room, kitchen, full bath and great room. The third level has a master bedroom with balcony, full bath and small single bedroom.

Nature lovers can enjoy the many trails of the Essex Greenbelt, Plum Island's Parker River Wildlife, Trustees of the Reservations, and Audubon wildlife refuges. Great bird watching! Also North Ridge Road is a popular route on the North Shore touring bike trails. View the most breathtaking sunsets in the area, ranked one of the greatest in North America by National Geographic!!! (see link below for video)

*No parties, or smoking. If you do not comply with these rules, it is grounds for eviction. No refund of rent.
*No more than the maximum number listed will be permitted overnight.
*Fee for extra guests.
*Non refundable pet fee of $200 with approval of the owner
*Late check out fee of $200. Extra cleaning $75 per hour.
*Check in is 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Keywords: Ocean, Seaside House, views, beach, summer rental, winter rental, private, water access, biking, swimming, boating, relaxation
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Deck is self contained with a gate. There are several baby gates for stairs, booster seat, umbrella stroller, pack n play. Nearby new pirate ship playground near beach...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    outdoor smoking is allowed with pick up of butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    with approval of owner and pet fee of $200 and clean up after pet. No pets on furniture....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    has balcony with views on 3rd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    small single bedroom (pack n play available) 3rd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    1st floor walk out can be twins or king...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    open floor plan new queen sofa bed in living room 2nd floor...moreless

  • King size beds (2) king: one in master on 3rd level, king or twins on lower level, Twin or Single Beds (1) on 3rd level bedroom 3, Baby Cribs (1) pack n play available, New Sleep Sofa (1) queen size in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    on main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    off master bedroom on top floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2 king beds, one king can be 2 singles, one single on 3rd floor, and a new queen pull-out sofa in living room, Wrap-around deck, yard, parking for 4 cars off street, or a boat trailer, water access across the street, private sandy beach 1 miles, boat launch nearby....moreless



  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    rocky beach across the street with public access, private part sandy beach 1 mi....moreless

  • Beach View:

    Tidal beach and marsh views, tidal beach across the street with communal staircase to beach, claming and oystering only by permit....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Town is 3 miles away and has great restaurants and lots of historic homes. The river walk across the Ipswich river is a nice view of the old town....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Crane beach, Salisbury Beach, and Good Harbor Beach easy 20

  • Ocean View:

    View is of Plum Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance....moreless

  • Water View:

    180 degree views...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    2 oversized wall units on 2 floors with remote controls...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    wireless router and cable modem...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    laundry room...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil heat 3 zones...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    all new linens Winter long term rentals linens optional...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room with dining area and views, second living room in back of house with surround sound and P/O sofa...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    parking for 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    one 14' spot off road...moreless

  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    plenty of towels and 6 beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    laundry room commercial washer...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • Workshop


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    bullet blender, toaster, can opener, coffee maker, and pot for lobsters. New full size blender...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite kitchen with modern appliances...moreless

  • Lobster Pot


  • Balcony:

    off master bedroom...moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap-around deck, balcony, with water views and private sunny patio in backyard....moreless

  • Golf:

    set of small golf clubs for woman 5'2'...moreless

  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden:

    side and back lawn ok for children...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    small gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 - Jun 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Nightly Rate
Jun 16 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay

Winter long term
Oct 15 - Jun 1, 2018
90 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


Winter rates are $2200 per month plus utilities. 3 month minimum pet fee $200 per pet upon approval.

utilities are cable, phone, internet, oil heat One month rent plus one month security upon signing of lease.

My cancellation policy is written into the license. There is a penalty for cancelling within 60 days of rental.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Crane Beach

    "Rated on of the top beaches in the Northeast. Six miles of pristine sand dunes and nature tr..."

  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

    "wonderful views and Atlantic Ocean beaches. Bird watching and hikes in natural preserve. Fee..."

  • Clam Box of Ipswich

    "Best fried clams in New England. Long lines great prices. Recommend to call ahead. Tourist stop"

  • Russell Orchards

    "Apple farm and winery with great fried cakes... The gift shop is local and produce is local...."

  • Zumi's Espresso & Ice Cream

    "This place is a must for coffee lovers, seating inside or on the back deck. It has lots of c..."

  • Ithaki Mediterranean Cuisine

    "Really a 5 star restaurant. Great Greek and gourmet food with great presentation. People com..."

  • Ipswich Bay Yacht Club

    "Private boat slips, and club house"

  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

    "Lots of trails to walk and bird watch. A museum and nature talks available on site."

  • Salt Kitchen and Rum Bar

  • Hart House 1640 LLC

    "excellent dining and service"

  • Choate Bridge Restaurant

    "Great clams and lobsta rolls"

  • The Inn at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cape Ann
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Ipswich T
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 1A
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
65 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Whale watching, charter fishing, lobster boat trips, 40 minutes from Boston by train, 20 minutes by car to Newburyport, New Hampshire, Gloucester and Rockport.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I am a retired teacher and realtor. I worked several years with a large company doing vacation rentals on or near the ocean in the US. We have several properties in the U.S. and Mexico. We would love to help you find a vacation for your family that will maximize your relaxation and enjoyment. See our other listing number in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

Why the Owner Chose Great Neck, Ipswich, MA, USA:
Gorgeous views and sunsets. Near Boston and New Hampshire. Beaches, beaches, beaches

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Clamming, swimming, biking, hiking, birdwatching,etc. Children enjoy the new playground a short walk from the house with state of the art equipment in fenced, safe park by the beach.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • deck view

    deck view

  • Exterior of Ipswich Water View House

    Exterior of Ipswich Water View House

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Kitchen view to back of the house

    Kitchen view to back of the house

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • view from master bedroom

    view from master bedroom

  • Master balcony and deck

    Master balcony and deck

  • nearby beach waiting for you

    nearby beach waiting for you

  • Water view from house

    Water view from house

  • gourmet, granite kitchen and great room

    gourmet, granite kitchen and great room

  • Dining area in Great Room

    Dining area in Great Room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • twin beds in lower level

    twin beds in lower level

  • side deck in back of house

    side deck in back of house

  • one of many sunsets from deck

    one of many sunsets from deck

  • nearby Crane beach

    nearby Crane beach

VRBO #123484

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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