A Beautiful Spacious Family Vacation Home with Spectacular Ocean & Marsh Views

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The “Top of the Plum” is located at 33 Fordham Way, Newbury, MA. (Plum Island). This home has a breathtaking unobstructed view of Atlantic Ocean from second and third floors. Come and enjoy the sun, sand and surf at prestigious Plum Island Beach only minutes from Historic Newburyport with its many famous restaurants, exciting shops and picturesque riverfront boardwalks. At the Northern tip of the Island, there are chartered boats that leave morning, afternoon and evenings for fishing, whale watching and party excursions. If you are looking for an adventure on the water, the Plum Island Kayaking Rental Company out of Newburyport offers a full line of kayaks and guide to make this experience one to remember. The Plum Island Basin and Sound is the most ideal place to learn. It is a 'kayaker's heaven', with its calm and shallow waters and the many tributaries to explore. The Sound takes you through the Wildlife Sanctuary and allows you to enjoy the many birds flying overhead or resting on its banks. The quiet solitude on the pristine waters will remain in your memories forever. Come enjoy what nature has to offer its BEST!!!

The open concept allows ocean views from an immaculate kitchen with an adjoining dining room that leads to a spacious glassed-in porch that is separated by an open six-seated bar. There is a breakfast “nook” directly off the kitchen, with all the necessary appliances, leading into the new two-story addition. The new addition has a contemporary flair with 18’ ceilings, a ceiling fan, and catwalk with 4 port hole windows to lighten up the room.

The upper level is referred to as the “lounge”. There is a large bar that seats eight comfortably with a beverage fridge and TV – ideal for watching sports or just quiet talk. There are ten glass windows and a french door leading onto a deck overlooking the ocean. There is a 360-degree view of the wildlife refuge, the marshes and the Atlantic Ocean. The views are spectacular, known for their glorious sunrises and magnificent sunsets. At night, the moon shining on the vast ocean waters will leave you with memories long after you’re gone.

The sleeping accommodations consist of four (4) bedrooms. There are 3 queen and a set of twins, ideal for small children. There are two and one-half (2.5) baths. The sheets, pillows and blankets are also furnished. I ask that you bring your own towels, (beach and bath).

The home is fully furnished with many amenities including a dishwasher, washer and dryer, 4 air conditioners, several fans, 4 tvs. 2 beverage coolers, a furnished outdoor deck off the kitchen, a covered porch off the family room that supplies shade and protection from any inclement weather. There is also a small deck off the upper lounge that overlooks the ocean. The backyard has a patio with table/chairs and a BBQ grill, (I supply a propane tank but leave the refill up to the tenants). The backyard is fenced-in which is ideal for children. There is an enclosed outdoor hot and cold shower, and plenty of parking for 6-8 cars.

Come experience a piece of “heaven”, serenity at its best!! Escape to a getaway of sheer relaxation where only the sound of the waves crashing on the shore will interrupt your “peace of tranquility”!! This is a must “SEA”….for further information, please call.

There are no pets or smoking, thank you.

Keywords: Beach House

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 3rd story Bar/Lounge over looking ocean


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There are 4 tvs thru out the house for viewing....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:


  • Beachfront:

    unobstructed views of the ocean/beach from the front rooms in the house. From back upstairs lounge, a view of the reservation, river and back sound....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The sunrises to the East are magnificent!! The sunsets to the West are spectacular!! The marsh has a beauty of its own with its many species of birds. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    direct view of the ocean from the front porch, kitchen, dining room and upstairs lounge. From the upper lounge you can see the wildlife reservation, back sound and river....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There are 3 window A/C and 3 fans to keep the home comfortable. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided, beach and bath towels are not provided....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    parking off street for 8-10 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    off 3rd level lounge overlooking the ocean...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large deck with table and chairs off the kitchen. patio in fenced-in back yard with lawn , table, chairs and BBQ grill....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
May 27 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay

Summer Season
Jun 18 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


No PETS and No SMOKING! I do not charge a cleaning fee unless the tenants decide they do not want to completely clean the property themselves. I give the tenants the option to clean themselves or I can make arrangements to have it done professionally for a fee of $150.00 I do, however, want the next tenant to come into a very nicely cleaned home. I also realize that not everyone enjoys cleaning after a relaxing vacation so I do give them the option.

50% deposit required at time of contract signing and 50% upon arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
plum island airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Train
newburyport train station
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Bird Watching at Wildlife Refuge (5 min walk) rental of kayaking at end of island, fishing from the ocean, or end of plum island (north) at the mouth of the Merrimack River.

Chartered fishing boats on island for fishermen and boat cruises.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: This is the second piece of beach property that we have owned. Our first home was an oceanfront home on Salisbury Beach which we owned for only 4 years. We sold it and purchased this home in 1990, because we were looking for a more quiet and less congested beach. It has been completely remodeled with a new addition as well. We absolutely love the Island. It is truly a nature/beach-lovers paradise! We love the many species of birds, the wildlife refuge, peace and quiet, no traffic or crowds. We have been to many beaches from Maine to the Cape....nothing even comes close to the serenity you will experience here at Plum Island.

Why the Owner Chose Newbury, MA, USA:
We have owned this property for over 26 years and done major renovations, an addition with upgrades. We absolutely love plum Island which is so private, quiet and the 'second' Martha's Vineyard. So much to see and do here just not enough time to do it all. The house is so large, comfortable with everything you need to call it 'home'. The access to the beach is just steps from the door. The right-of-way is at the end of my lot and directly across the street. The beach is public but you would not know it. There is very few people even during the peak season as there is not much parking on the Island. You cannot park on most streets. The ones that you can, you must have a resident sticker. My street, Fordham Way, is a one-way with the wildlife reservation at the Southern end of the street. This is a wonderful beach for children or those who just want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the sound of the ocean. There is a very nice playground for children at the Northern end of the Island with a restroom and a boardwalk that leads to the mouth of the Merrimack River. It is enjoyed by all and especially fishermen. They come from all over to enjoy the fishing, boat charters, cruisers or just the simple quiet and picturesque views. Just across the River is the Salisbury Beach Reservation on the North side of the River. Plum Island is a great place to visit and vacation. Newburyport with all its boats, restaurants, shops and maritime history and marinas will keep you coming back. It is only 5 minutes away, over the Plum Island bridge. Come and enjoy what nature has planned for you. Your memories will last a lifetime and keep you coming back. This is a "must SEA"!!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home is so large and comfortable. It has so much privacy within the home. There are two bedrooms on the lower level. Two bedrooms on the main level with a separate wing off the kitchen that can be shut off so you can still entertain and not bother those that want to sleep. The upper level has a lounge with 360 degree views of the ocean, marsh and PI sound. There is a balcony off the lounge, a deck with table and chairs off the kitchen, a covered porch off the family room and a patio with table, chairs and BBQ grill in the fenced-in yard on the lower level. There is parking for 8-10 cars which is a premium for the Island. The access to the beach is just across the street from the end of my lot. It is a one-way dead-end street which is very safe for children. The kitchen is equipped with all the amenities and the beds are made and sheets washed for each guest. The dining room has sitting for 6 and the adjoining bar has 4 stools for extra seating. There are four A/Cs, four fans and a ceiling fan that keep the house very comfortable when the temps get too hot. There is an enclosed wooden outdoor shower with a covered roof for added privacy and protection. These are only a few of the unique benefits that this home has to offer.

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  • View F/ Beach Access

    View F/ Beach Access

  •  large immaculate kitchen

    large immaculate kitchen

  • Top Lounge w/ocean view

    Top Lounge w/ocean view

  • Twin Room

    Twin Room

  • Ocean view porch w/bar

    Ocean view porch w/bar

  • 3rd floor Bar/Lounge

    3rd floor Bar/Lounge

VRBO #230535

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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