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Oceanfront Home - 6BR Spectacular Views & Wheelchair Accessible Elevator

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedroom Suites, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 14 -17)

This house has been my family's primary residence for 24 years. It is a dream come true to live on the ocean in a community rich with maritime and American history. I have always loved to share my home with family and friends and now want to share it on a rental basis for 2 months in the summer with families who will enjoy it and treat it like their own home.

I bought the original cottage which was located in front (ocean side) of this house and helped build this house while living in the cottage. Since the house is built into the primary dune, the main entrance and driveway is at basement level. During a renovation ten years ago, I installed an elevator to make the house wheelchair accessible. When I broke my ankle in April 2012, I appreciated immediately the accessibility aspects of the house. I used a wheel chair to do laundry, empty the dishwasher etc and truly was so thankful the elevator had been installed. The family bathroom toilet and sink is wheelchair accessible as well. For the summer of 2016 I added a wheelchair accessible outdoor shower on the main deck to accommodate a client. I'm happy to extend all the joys you'll find in this house for those with extra needs.

Upon arrival, I strive to personally give everyone a 30+ minute tour of the house and show you how everything works (ie. elevator, German tilt/turn windows, A/C systems, fully automatic generator back up system, hot tub etc) and answer any questions you may have. I will be available by phone and in person if necessary during your stay and have technical support on call if any maintenance issues arise during your stay.

The surrounding area of Boston, North Shore, Portsmouth NH and all of northern NE for that matter are at your disposal while you stay at the house. Boston is 45 minutes away. Make the most of your vacation and enjoy! Enjoy what people love about Martha's Vineyard with less crowds, at a much better value, with much easier access.

Keywords: oceanfront, contemporary, stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, a gourmet party kitchen, private walkway/stairs to the beach, three decks with 360 degree views, a six person hot tub, an elevator with handicapped access to all floors. sunset deck, ocean deck, sundeck, views of the ocean, the Great Marsh, Newburyport harbor, Cape Ann and all points north, all amenities within walking distance. Martha's Vineyard, without the hassle and a much better value.

More Details

David Williamson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About David Williamson

I'm 63 years old and have worked in the high tech industry for 25 years and have now quasi-retired to manage real estate holdings. I recently remarried and have a 21 year old daughter and a 24 year old son. Besides enjoying my children and extended family, I love to fish, boat, sail, swim in the ocean, body surf etc. The ocean itself is ever changing and every day it presents something different to enjoy and marvel at and makes you feel happy to be alive.

David Williamson purchased this house in 1991

Why David Williamson chose Newbury

It's always been a dream to live right on the ocean. The house sleeps up to 17 people and has an elevator for those less ambulatory and plenty of common area for everyone to hang out - perfect for the family reunion!! Enjoy views of the beach, the ocean, the Isle of Shoals, the Great Marsh, Newburyport, the Merrimack River, fireworks from Salisbury Beach and Hampton Beach and even a Maine mountain in the distance! Within walking distance of the house on Plum Island, there are restaurants, a convenience store, a liquor store and a bait and tackle shop. Newburyport, a ten minute drive, is an historic seaport town in all its original brick facades and was one of the most productive ports in early Colonial history. Newburyport is full of shops, restaurants, riverfront boardwalk, fishing charters, sailing charters, whalewatch tours, theatre, free waterfront concerts etc. It was voted one of the top three cities for it's flower box displays! The house is within a short drive of Boston, Portsmouth, Kittery ME etc. Enjoy all the history and sights of Boston, the outlet shopping in Kittery, ME and history and sights of Portsmouth, NH.

What makes this house unique

Fall asleep to the sounds of the waves hitting the shore or jetty in front of the house. Sit on the ocean deck and enjoy the boat traffic or people watch those on the beach. Enjoy views of the ocean from all six bedrooms. Bake in the sun on our Sun Deck which catches rays all day long. Watch the sunset from two of the five bedrooms. Enjoy the sunset with a cocktail as well as a panoramic view of downtown Newburyport, NH, Maine and the ocean from our Sunset Deck. Watch a movie with the extended family on a choice of 70' or 55' large screen TVs or play cards or board games at the dining room table with the ocean as your back drop. Play a game of corn hole on the deck if you're water logged from too much body surfing or swimming in the ocean. Make sand castles galore or relax the muscles in the 8 person hot tub. Need I say more?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Dave:

Thank you for opening your home to us. Growing up spending summer months on Lewis Bay on the Cape was something I will never forget. Allowing my family the opportunity to know what my childhood was like is very special. The house is a home! Our family, extended family and friends all enjoyed our time here.

Walks on the beach, an occassional fish off the rocks and quick rides to Newburyport all made our stay amazing. The view from the the deck is neverending and the sunsets can't be beat.

Thank you again for allowing my family to experience this house - your home.
Aug 2012
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Newbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Kitchen Bathroom - toilet , Primary bathroom for kitchen, LR, dining rm, sunroom & deck
    Downstairs Guest Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower with Glass Door
    West Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower with Glass Door; ocean view
    Family Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Washer/Dryer with soap/dryer sheets; Ocean views
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Walk in Shower with Glass Door; Jacuzzi Tub
    Outdoor Shower - Full Enclosure - outdoor shower , New w/handicapped access - zero rise on main deck by kitchen
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower , Hot/Cold Water - Hand held shower head by Hot Tub for feet
  • 4.25
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Loft - Dorm - 4 twin/ single , Finished Attic w/Ship's Stairs; A/C, Window & 3 Skylights
    North Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd Floor - Shared Bath with Middle Guest BR and Loft
    Downstairs Guest Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Bed, Queen pullout sofa in separate room w/partition
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Brand new 2016 Tempurpedic Mattress; Door to Sundeck
    Guest Bedroom - Ocean - 2 twin/ single , Located on 2nd Floor - shared Bath with North BR and Loft
    West Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private Bath. Twin Bed is a Pull-out Loveseat; Elevator Door
  • King size bed (1) Tempur-Pedic bed with massage and head and foot raising mechanism and Temper-Pedic pillows in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (4) 3 Regular Queen beds and one Queen convertible Sofa; 7 Twin Beds - 2 Twin Beds in Ocean side bedroom; (2) Single Beds with twin trundle bed each) in air-conditioned finished attic room accessible by ships ladder, (1) Wide Chair that pulls out into single bed located in bedroom with Queen bed; 2 twin inflatable mattresses can be placed in master bedroom (king size bed) for families with young children that need to sleep in same room with parents. Master Bedroom has brand new 2016 Tempurpedic Rhapsody Contour King Mattress on adjustable bedframes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Individual and couples massage can be arranged on site with ocean view, but must be arranged at least two months in advance. Catering is available as well as many options for take out food for large groups. I can provide information. Newburyport is known for its many wonderful and unique shops and colonial and federal style architecture. It was voted as one of top towns in the country for its flower box displays throughout the city. It is also the birthplace of the United States Coast Guard. Enjoy shopping or strolling along the streets or the walkway along the edge of the Merrimack River! There is the original stone block Customs House that would collect fees from schooners bringing goods in to the port from all over the world in the 1700's. It is now a museum!


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Oceanfront Home - 6BR Spectacular Views & Wheelchair Accessible Elevator
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

This property has it all! We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on the beach with every amenity you can think of. We had a fabulous time. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful property and David is a wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a perfect week at this property with guests ranging in age from 2-90. The house was well stocked, the layout was perfect and the beach was incredible. David has thought of everything and we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! It means a lot because this was my first season to offer summer weekly rentals!
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The Best Vacation !!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (12+) enjoyed our 3rd visit to Dave's Spectacular Home !!! 4 Families, 5 teens and lot's of visitors !!! This house accommodates everyone with lot's of space, Gorgeous Views and tons of things to do !!!

The Ocean is Fabulous and warm enough to swim...often !!! Everything we needed was already there or within

walking distance to get....such a well stocked house !!!!!

We All relaxed and Had A Ball!!!!

Thank You Dave for everything !!! You Are The BEST Host Ever !!!!!

Jane McDonald and Family

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jane! I really appreciate the very kind words! I love having your family enjoy your vacation at my home! Always lots of smiling faces and positive energy! Have a great year ahead!
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Beautifully appointed home with wonderful areas to gather and entertain both inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at this Plum Island home!

We are an extended family of young and old(er), and this home allowed us to all be together for a beach week with plenty of room for all.

The location is the best on Plum Island, with a beautiful oceanfront deck and private way to the beach.

The well appointed kitchen allowed for everyone to have room to prepare and cook as needed. Two large TVs, plenty of casual seating and dining areas made it easy for us to relax in the evenings.

During the heat wave, the central AC was a welcome plus as we came off the beach!

We look forward to a return trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Rae for taking the time to write such a nice review! I'm so glad your family enjoyed your stay at my home on Plum Island. I would love to have you and your family back! Have a great year ahead!
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Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband had a stroke 6 years ago and we had looked for a wheelchair accessible property right on the beach for several years with no luck until we discovered this property. It has an elevator, tempurpedic bed and an outdoor enclosed shower which the owner was kind enough to finish before we got there so that my husband could have a shower. We had a family reunion and celebrated my 75th birthday. It was a wonderful week for us thanks to the owner David Williamson who was so helpful and considerate of our situation in every way. We had a small everyday issue with batteries for the remotes for the bed and he even offered to come over at 10 pm because he knew my husband had to sleep at a 35 degree angle. We have rented houses in several countries and I have never rented a house that was so well stocked nor have I encountered such a considerate owner. The view from the deck is wonderful. We enjoyed the hot tub every night. We did have a couple of days of not great weather but the house is large enough that the three generations had plenty of room to find things to do. I hired a trainer to come two different days for an exercise class. The deck was large enough for 5 of us to work out. I can't imagine that anyone would not enjoy this property. We would definitely like to do it again.

KJE - Newburyport, MA

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karla, Thank you so much for your very kind words! I am so glad that your family had a great time and that the house worked out for everyone, and especially for Ron! You're welcome anytime!!!
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We had a great time! What a great house!

  • 5 of 5

David - we really appreciated you sharing your beautiful home with us! We were in town for my daughter's wedding and the house worked out great for our large group. I would highly recommend your home for large group or large families (like ours). Fred

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fred, I'm so glad it worked out so well for your daughter's wedding!! Congratulations to all!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Beachcomber Bar
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Portsmouth, NH
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Newburyport Commuter Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Beachcomber or Plum Island Grille
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Plum Island Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Dick's Variety
Nearest Point of Interest
Beachcoma Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Surfland Bait and Tackle
Nearest Point of Interest
Mad Martha's
Nearest Point of Interest
Plum Island Grille
Nearest Point of Interest
Plum Island Bird Sanctuary
Car: recommended

Play set on property with slide, corkscrew slide, swings, captain's wheel


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner pays for damage protection insurance premium $-99 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99

Only weekly stays permitted in July & August. Minimum 3 night stays otherwise. Please appreciate that this is my primary residence. Personal affects are removed before & after your stay Owner pays for cleaning before & after your stay and a $99 damage protection insurance premium for $5000 in damage protection. Stays less than a week require single 100% payment at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.