About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 5(Sleeps: 8)
1-"Ocean Point" Queen room
2-"Bay Window" Oceanfront Queen
3- "Coastline" OceanfrontKing/Queen
4- "Traveler's Rest" Full Bedroom
5- "Bunkbed Fun" Loft
"IceHouse First floor Bathroom /laundry
Toilet · Shower
Toilet · Shower
Toilet · Shower
- Air conditioning
- Pets welcome
- Satellite or cable
- Washer & dryer
Hosted by RobinAsk a question
When it was unrenovated, spectacularly-situated on an ocean bluff above a beautiful, white-sand beach, it seemed this house was always 'for sale.' The Jackie-O-beautiful elderly owner kept a permanent sign on the old garage with a hand painted price asking triple the current market. It was way beyond my means as a young graphic designer and illustrator. Years went by with that for-sale sign on the garage, too costly for anyone it seemed. Each year, the petite titan wanted even more. Knowing I could never afford it, I suggested to her (now on speaking terms) how this lovely elderly lady might wrangle some tax advantage by moving in full time, staying, and saving her large gain. Never did I imagine I could figure out how to own this house at her astronomical price. But the Boston RE market was surging; we sold our JP condo, cashed in my Keogh plan+IRA, and bought it in its shockingly rough condition - barely heated, un-insulated state, with homosote dropped-ceilings hiding the gorgeous original 1914 framing. She stayed until the December closing, where we were welcomed by 3” of snow indoors on the window sills. Every year has seen a transfusion of green love… carefully upgrading this incredible, authentic Cape Cod "cottage" in a way that maintains its old charm. Year after year, better and better. A few years ago, the great old house got her first 36" Sub Zero TCI, two-years ago, new 15-light custom Andersen French doors. More recently, we renovated the third bathroom and commissioned the every-4-years top-to-bottom, (breath takingly-costly) repair+paint job. All the while, we are grateful for the families who have come (and many to return) supporting our slow transformation and maintenance effort. This trust and support lets us pour the funds back into the to great lady, House by the Sea. We want to surprise our guests by making it just a bit more enjoyable each year. We hope to see you, too, very soon.
Why Robin chose Manomet
This incredible 1914 oceanfront 'cottage' was one of the original few built on these famously beautiful bluffs. If you see the antique postcards, this was an almost uninhabited coastline. And back then, you could choose the best spot. Nobody else was around. As a few homes were built over the decades, creating an old-timey neighborhood, the homes were 'of the time' vintage New England style and are now part of this charming, casual-upscale walking neighborhood with lawns and gardens, children on bikes, and folks strolling the quiet oceanfront roads together or with their four-legged best friend. And it's not just for summer anymore--now you can come for cool weather ocean winter beach walks, cozy by the fire when you return, toddy or tea with your English pudding in the Aga. Not only are summers a dream-come-true, but now fall and early winter can be the best months of the year.
What makes this House unique
White sugar-sand beach, Hawaii-like views, authentic 1914 architecture, incomparable location, beach stairs, broad lawn, precious neighborhood with lots of amenities -- just an amazing, wonderful house in a breathtaking setting.
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in after 4:00 PM
Check out before 10:00 AM
Maximum overnight guests: 8Exceptions if occasional guests stay a night
Minimum age to rent: 28
Guests listed on reservation are included in this rate. Extra guests/invitees are priced separately (please ask.)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)