Oceanfront Timberframe Cottage is a rare treasure. With vaulted 14-foot beamed ceilings, mahogany countertops, a stone fireplace, wide pine floors, and a spacious great room/kitchen, this house is cloistered in a seaside setting just a few miles from downtown Plymouth -- with easy access to sightseeing, whale-watching, deep sea fishing, antiquing, boutiques, golf, historic homes, beach combing, and swimming.
From the oceanfront breezeway, you take in the breathtaking view sweeping from Plymouth Harbor over to Provincetown. There are vivid sunsets over the water, and at night you can see the twinkling lights of Plymouth, the beacon from the Gurnet lighthouse across Plymouth Bay, and the outer arm of Cape Cod on the eastern horizon.
Stepping inside, you enter the Great Room with its stone fireplace, timber trusses, barn-wood ceiling, and wall of glass looking out on the ocean. Attractively decorated with white slip-covered furniture, the Great Room has wide pine floors with forged nails and antique cupboards with beveled-mirror doors (reflecting the ocean view). The kitchen runs the length of the Great Room and has a 14-foot long mahogany-topped island with two undermount sinks/Grohe faucets, dishwasher, induction cooktops, and a Miele convection oven allowing the cook (or master of canapes and wine) to be part of the family gathering while enjoying the wraparound view. The fireplace is flanked with massive antique Ottoman doors, brought back from Cyprus, which divide the Great Room from the original master bedroom. Just off the Great Room is a raised sleeping alcove that juts out toward the ocean and features a queen-size four-poster British West Indies bed. Here, posts and beams create a jewel box with ocean views all around. The high windows let you peer at starlight high above the Atlantic. The bedroom's French doors open onto the wraparound mahogany deck — with outdoor shower with light house and ocean views — that connects all around to the Great Room and kitchen.
This handsomely renovated cottage has two full baths in the main house — one upstairs with a mahogany countertop, vessel sink, Grohe faucet, marble shower with pebble floor, and skylights above the shower and toilet. The other on the lower level with 4 foot shower, and separate toilet alcove around the corner for privacy by the walk in closet.)
Best of all is the new oceanfront master suite, attached to the house by the delightful waterfront breezeway. It has a vaulted wood ceiling with beams, vertical pine wood walls painted white, private toilet room with vanity (water closet/powder room behind rolling barn door) in addition to the jaw-dropping oceanfront bathroom with Kohler walk in shower with optional adjustable seat and grab bars, 9 foot Carrara marble antique vanity with under-mount sink and splendid views of the ocean from the vanity and the shower (and the huge glass doors in the bedroom area.)
The open floor plan offers flexibility for those with just 2 couples wanting space and luxury, or larger families with children spilling into the spacious lower level with its own full bath (laundry room is also on lower level).
We provide everything you can imagine for your comfort and convenience at the house: Ample nice linens, towels, beach towels, laundry supplies, a well-stocked kitchen with spices, oil, condiments, and baking needs, Ice maker, Miele convection oven, induction cooktops (so you can move them and cook facing the ocean) quality pots and pans, nice dishes, quality wine glasses and glassware, silverware, small appliances, toaster, paper goods like coffee filters, paper towels, bathroom tissue, napkins, excellent, up-to-date air-conditioning, two gas fireplaces, quality Weber gas grill with propane, firewood for the fire pit, easy access to Plymouth Long Beach just 2 miles away, or (depending on availability) parking for one car at our House by the Sea where we have a magnificent private Hawaii-like beach.
The neighborhood is very interesting. It used to be the elaborate Stone Estate, a magnificent spread with mansion, stables, gardener's cottage, caretaker's cottage, pool house with saltwater pool, polo field with stone ramparts, and a guest house modeled after the tea house at Versailles. If you remind me, I will send you an aerial photograph of the estate from the 1930s which shows the extensive grounds, buildings and hinterlands of forested oceanfront acreage (where our house now sits).
Downtown Plymouth has great restaurants, a live music scene, and interesting shops, pubs, and parks. Nearby are Plimoth Plantation, which is like a trip in a time machine back to the 1600s, Plymouth Rock, whale watching, historic homes, and many other attractions. From Oceanfront Timberframe you can make day trips to Boston, the mansions of Newport, and the Cape — where you can catch the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. A summer ferry also connects Plymouth and Provincetown, avoiding a long car trip.
Then again, you may never want to leave oceanfront Timberframe cottage, because it is so beautiful and peaceful.
TO RESERVE, give us your dates, number of guests, length of stay. When we have something worked out that makes you happy, just email me with YES and I will send our friendly one page PDF rental agreement. 50% personal check is due within four days, the balance is due three weeks before you arrive. 13% tax is included. Final cleaning fee is $275, which you write as a personal check which stays in your file. It is mailed back to you if you choose to leave the house exactly as clean and ready as it was when you walked in. (Many people do, many people don't.) Hope to see you soon.