I'm happy to offer your family and friends a welcoming antique Arts and Crafts Style Beach Bungalow in the nostalgic "Manomet Bluffs" area of Plymouth, MA. Located just 10 minutes from America's Hometown, the Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower, Plimoth Rock and more. Our house is a comfortable 5 bedroom/3 bathroom year round cottage and includes a heated enclosed sleeping porch. We can sleep up to 15 people but, a weekly stay is still affordable for a family of 6 with our shoulder season base rate starting at $2900 for the 2019 season.
It really is a charming Year-Round get-away with something to offer every guest. Whether you're needing personal respite or wanting to bring people together, you're always welcome. The house was designed as a Summer Hide-a-Way with throw back's to the roaring 1920's. It's a shingle style cottage that was intended to be a showcase, and during simpler times, it really was. Back then, 'summer vacation' meant something different than it does now. Families from all over would pack up their city belongings and head on down to 'the beach'. Year after year the same place was their little piece of heaven, carved out by surf and sea. Here, we're nestled into a little corner of Cape Cod Bay on Manomet Beach and during early morning sunrises, the ocean can look like a blue-green sheet of glass straight across to Wellfleet's Great Island Peninsula.
Now, almost 100 year old it continues to call families back to create their own fond memories. Escaping to sea-filled air, does not grow old! We treasure being with our friends and families these days even more it seams, gathering in the sand and affront shores, still works today as it has for years.
Back when Summer vacations started Memorial Day Weekend and went straight through to Labor Day, summer gardens would go in all over the neighborhood. ....and they still do! Cook-outs, clam bakes, lobster bakes, campfires, fishing poles, sharing good books, singing, laughing, playing music, is still the norm around here. Now adult's, the children who've grown up here and now raise their grandchildren in the very same cottages their grandparents owned can't imagine spending summers anywhere else!
...What might you consider enjoying during your stay here beyond Plymouth's expected historical offerings...how about, summer concerts on Plymouth's waterfront, dining on the warf, ferry ride's to the islands, whale watches or deep sea fishing, kayaking Plymouth Harbor, water taxi to Brown's Bank (tide dependent), clam shacks, farmer's markets, and more....!
Anyone who's grown up on the ocean knows you don't 'really' need an air conditioner all but a few nights out of the year. The fan's work great and you've escaped the inland heat. We grew up thrilled to have the cooler temps by the sea....yes, 10-20 degrees cooler by the shore during some of the hottest days of the year! ....and, the reverse is true, we're warmer longer into the Fall & Winter season's as well.
Ultimately, we all find life a little bit sweeter and settle inward a little bit easier by a seaside hide-away. Even in the middle of Winter! Nature nourishes our bodies and souls, where ever She is. Can't beat that! So, we treasure it and are really happy to share it, too!
As the migratory birds, fly south anticipating the change of season families around here pack it up too. After Labor Day Weekend and late into the Fall Season is some of the best days of year.
Year after year, generation after generation, it continues! Although the time spent together is shorter, this home still tells 'that' wonderful story of when it was first built. I'm happy to share it, and welcoming new families & old friends every year who can carve out 'their time' and create 'their space' to come enjoy it. We still ask that you sweep through the cottage, wash & fold the laundry, pack and tidying up before... heading home, though :)
We're just 5 houses back from Idlewild Association stair access (3 flights of stairs w/bench seating between flights approx 150 stairs) to Manomet Beach. Manomet Beach is a private residential beach where you'll cherish long strolls, floating in the bay, sun & moon rises over Cape Cod, seals, beach combing, finally able to finish that book and find some much deserved R&R in a quiet corner, sand castle competitions and family & friends beside you.
Just 10 minutes south of downtown Plymouth, local area attractions include America's Hometown Historic Plymouth sights including: Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II & Plymouth Rock. There's Deep Sea Fishing, Whale Watching, Harbor & Dinner Cruises, Ferry's, Golfing, Antiques, Shops, Restaurants, Biking, Hiking & More.
We're located 50 min. South of Boston and 15 min. North of the Cape Cod Canal. We're also walking distance to Manomet Center.
Ferry rides to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket & P-Town make great day trips!
Your contributing to the stewardship and legacy of a nearly 100 year old character-filled New England shingle styled cottage. Insuring it's preservation so that many will continue to be able to enjoy it, for generations to come. Additionally, we're looking forward to one day enclosing the stable house to create a studio space in which we can offer yoga classes, weekly meditations, & integrative whole health and life healing workshops. We continue to expand our organic garden and last year extended our growing season with the construction of a green house. We now have 5 sweet hens and offer fresh eggs to folks to enjoy. Thank you for choosing to spend your summer vacation with us on Manomet Beach and supporting Plymouth's Year Round Vacation Retreat House.
Guests wanting a little help deepening their R&R, local massage and Reiki practitioners are available but must be scheduled in advance off site. More information is available upon request.