About the property
- House2900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)
Payments can now be made online with either credit card or eCheck! We will refund 3% (credit card fee) of the payment up to $150.00 (cleaning fee) when payments to us are processed by eCheck. Travelers will still be required to pay the service fee to VRBO/Homeaway by credit card. If you want to use the eCHeck option, please make in "inquiry" instead of a "request to book". We can then provide a link to pay by either eCheck or credit card. Use the booking request if you are ready to book AND wish to pay by credit card. Thank you!!
Located in the beautiful Minot section of North Scituate, guests may imagine they have boarded a luxury yacht once setting eyes upon the enveloping panoramic views that from this direct oceanfront property!
Set out on a picturesque rocky outcropping at the end of a beautiful sandy beach, the house is literally at the oceans edge. Large corner windows in the living room frame stunning ocean vistas centered around the Minot Lighthouse. French doors lead to an expansive wrap around deck with comfortable lounging and dining areas. All of the bedrooms have water views and two of them open onto a large private second floor deck perfect for sunbathing.
Guests will want to explore the dramatic rocky coast as well as enjoy all of the activities the beautiful beaches have to offer. Kids and adults alike will love hunting for crabs and other sea life among the many tidal pools. Kayaks and bicycles are provided for guests to explore this beautiful area. Play on the beaches, fish from the rocks, take a pleasant stroll through the neighborhood or simply relax around the nearly 3000 SF house. Whatever activity you choose, the views are always spectacular!
Some guests have rented boats for a day and explored Boston harbor! You may want to look up Boston Harbor Islands National Park to see if it is an area you may want to visit too!
NOTE THAT WE MAY NOT UTILIZE THE VRBO CALENDAR for older existing reservations and we do not ask for wire transfers. Please complete the form to inquire about availability. The property has proven very popular and several guests return regularly so we suggest you book early either here
Come experience a memorable seaside vacation at this truly unique and wonderful location!
We are now participating in Online Booking so our guests will now be subject to that additional fee over which we have no control.
Note that the map location marker is imprecise but placed by Google based on the property address. We cannot directly adjust it. it is close but not directly on the precise building location. It is direct oceanfront.
Keywords: Beach House, Beach, Ocean front, Waterfront, Kayaking, SCUBA Diving, Fishing, families
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About William Roe
We are a retired couple living in Hingham MA and enjoy boating and water sports.
William Roe purchased this House in 2009
Why William Roe chose Scituate
Minot is a wonderful family neighborhood with a low key and relaxed atmosphere. With water on two sides, one side of our property looks out over the water to 'The Glades', also known as the 'Adams Estate', a mostly undeveloped peninsula with a gorgeous rocky coastline. We love paddling in the many little coves to be discovered and going to picturesque Cohasset Harbor, where there are a few nice restaurants right on the water. Coming back we sometimes paddle up a tidal river which runs right across the street from our house. We have a fantastic view of the historic Minot Lighthouse which is also known as the 'I Love You Lighthouse' because of its 1-4-3 flashing sequence. Our property includes a small beach which we use to swim and launch our kayaks. The tide poolscasrved out of solid rock ledge right off our back deck, are always fun to explore and constantly change with the 9 foot tides here. Step off the rock directly onto sandy North Scituate Beach which at low tide adjoins Egypt Beach. It is possible to take a two or three mile walk or run right on the beach. We take walks there nearly every evening. Since there is very little public parking, the beach is seldom really crowded and is used mostly by folks in the neighborhood. Most of the terrain is relativly flat, making for easy biking through the quiet streets that are lined with many lovely homes. The sunrises and sunsets are typically breathtaking. We are able to see the morning sunrise while lying in bed and and enjoy the sunsets while sitting on the deck in the evening. The location and people here are so pleasant that it is just a wonderful place to be and the superb views from the house just make it even more so.
What makes this House unique
Compared to other properties, this house sits directly at the waters edge with the water on two sides and is sited so as to provide relative privacy. The house is set out slightly farther than others so there are tremendous views from both inside and outside. We have undertaken extensive renovations since acquiring the property in 2009 including a new kitchen and interior finishes. Most of the furnishings are also new. The outdoor space is expansive with decks at two levels and additional outdoor seating at the ground level around a small fire pit. The accommodations are very comfortable with a very large master suite and 4 additional bedrooms. Not touristy or commercial and slightly off the beaten path, this is a quiet, family area where the people are warm and friendly. The ocean views here are magnificent and the beaches are not normally overly crowded. The location is between Boston and Cape Cod and there is a commuter train stop which is only about a two or three minute drive from the house. It is fun to take the ferry boat from Hingham into Boston. There are also ferry boats which go to some of the Boston Harbor islands during the summer months which is another fun activity. The ferry terminal is a short drive up route 3A. A day trip to the Cape or Plymouth Plantation are easy activities. There are a number of nice shopping areas and restaurants within a 10 to 30 minute drive. Super markets are a 6 minute drive by car. A number of deep sea fishing charters leave out of Scituate Harbor. What we like most though is just being at the house here and enjoying the water and natural surroundings.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Exquisite location and wonderful hosts
A wonderful place to stay and William was a perfect host. Even before we arrived he gave us tips on getting there, stores to stop at, traffic routes, etc. He met us as we arrived and gave us a brief but perfect overview of the house and the surrounding things to do. Every amenity is available and it is furnished and decorated as a beautiful vacation home, which William encouraged us to enjoy to the fullest. I would give William and Ellen the highest rating possible and would certainly go back there if I ever have the chance.
Beautiful views, away from the hustle
Modest home with the most amazing view. Far enough away from the city that you’ll feel “away from it all” but still close enough to get back into the action when you want. Absolutely perfect.
VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS
This was one of our best trips ever!! The house is spotless. Beautiful kitchen fully stocked with everything anyone could need. The unique floorplan provides the opportunity for people to seek out private space to just read or relax while others can watch TV or play a game in the enormous dining room. The house has a lot of New England charm. We planned our days to enable us to enjoy our mornings and evenings at the house and go out and about during the day. There was a ton of provisions, bikes, kyacks, grill, etc. we were free to use. We thoroughly enjoyed making a fire in the fire pit and sitting around it at night gazing up at the stars. As wonderful as the property was, the owners were even better. Bill met us at the house and showed us around and answered any questions we had. He was more than accommodating!!!!! Look forward to going to the Rockview house again!!!!!
Great home with all the amenities. Loved sitting on the porch and having a full view of the water. Owner was great to work with. I would highly recommend rental of this property.
We initially booked this as a home base while hitting Boston and points south. This home, however became more of the destination for us. We found ourselves reluctant to pull away from, everyday rearranging our itinerary to accommmodate for more time at the house. You will not be disappointed. Thank you William and Ellen, we had a wonderful time. There were some tears when we had to leave.
Beautiful summer vacation
This is one of my favorite places to stay. The house is perfectly appointed and comfortable for family gatherings. The huge deck is great for relaxing and watching the tide come and go. My kids have found snails, starfish, and crabs in the tidal pools on the rocks. It's a place to be as active as you like with beach activities and kayaks or to get away from it all. We'll be back next year!
Glad you had a great time and will be happy to welcome you back!
Scituate Harbor has several gift shops, restaurants, a movie theater, music store, drugstore,banks, markets and many other shops. North Scituate has a commuter rail station with week day service to Boston. There are also a few shops and restaurants. Cohasset Village has several restaurants and shops. Hull has a nice public beach. it is the site of a former amusement park and still has an historic operating carousel. There is a mini golf and some amusement arcades in addition to many several restaurants and shops.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rental policies and rules will be provided with our reply to your inquiry and included in the contract. Reservations canceled more than 60 days prior to arrival date will be subject to a $75.00 cancellation fee.