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Luxury 1600s Historic Mill Home Waterfall, Prime Downtown Location / Grist Mill

(11 Reviews)

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Sumptuous first floor bedroom with 1700s paneling


Last updated: 05/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps max 10, Rate based on number of guests, time of year, length of stay.

DEAR PROSPECTIVE GUESTS: Please contact us before clicking ANYTHING, before giving your credit card. We do not ask for your credit card in order to supply info. Please do NOT give your credit card to this website before speaking/emailing with the owner/manager. We always like to be able to thoroughly explain the booking process and fees (we do not have a service fee.) Any other form of booking will result in your being charged fees that are not applicable to your reservation. RATES, PLEASE NOTE: Please ignore the "average price" Cold months may be very cheap, but warm weather weeks will cost more. Our rates are based on when you want to come, how long you will stay, how many guests. June-July-August-September are high season (See "rates"). The rest of the time, rates are negotiable. We are happy to work with you. PLEASE email or phone FIRST before you click "request booking". Repeat: please email or phone first before clicking "request to book." Just email for information and we will explain the process.

“Best in Plymouth” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 out of 5 (said our October guests.)

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Jan-Feb-Mar-April. Available
May 01-17
May 22-31
June 01-17
June 17-24 SOLD (nw)
July. 01-31. Some weeks pending, please ask
Aug. 01-31
Sep. 01-31
Oct. 01-31


'My sister visited from Europe and We stayed at this truly incredible home for a June vacation. All of us were in awe when we arrived and started exploring. The 1684 house seemed compact from the outside, but as we went through the hallways and stairs we discovered room after room after room, and we found that we had to go through the house again to take it all in. The house has been meticulously maintained and restored, with antiques and period furnishings throughout. Each room is an absolute pleasure, not only for the incredible 17th century woodwork, but also for the furnishings, which all have beautiful natural textures, warm neutral hues, and deep rich antique bronzes. We made our way out the back door and were in awe anew when we saw the yard and garden. The house sits atop a small river valley, and you are surrounded by lush greenery and the sound of the rushing water below. The yard is terraced, and the top terrace has a covered brick patio with dining seating. Down some stone stairs is the next level, with Adirondack chairs and a firepit. Down the next set of stone steps Is a gate and behind that gate is a surprise deck /boardwalk/bridge for walking under the trees to the old well and lily pond down to the mill stream with the Plymouth Grist Mill on the opposite bank. The beautiful towerubg foliage, colorful flowers, birdsong, and rushing water make the backyard a wonderfully tranquil and restful sanctuary. This is not just a place to stay. It's a place to experience. You get to enjoy a 17th century home with hidden modern luxuries. The Sub zero refrigerators, television, and wifi router are hidden behind cabinets. The beautiful quilts on the beds have a fluffy down comforter underneath. The kitchen is better equipped than any home we've rented through VRBO throughout the years. Other highlights: - Proximity to everything we cared about: lovely beaches, historical sites (there is a gorgeous tree-lined path in Brewster Gardens Park along the river that you can take from the grist mill to Plymouth Rock), and its only an 18 minute drive to Cape Cod, and an hour drive to Boston. Sitting areas on both the 1st floor and 2nd floor - A layout that thrilled the kids - 'I found a hidden staircase!' - A thoroughly clean house, gleaming tile showers - A wonderful property contact We absolutely loved it!'……Christa M.

-Sitting/Keeping Room, working fireplace
-Tudor Bedroom (Queen)
-Napping Room (single bed )
-Bathroom w ancient tree beams, king posts
-Additional full (shower) bathroom,
-Eat in kitchen w 2 antique-paneled Sub Zero refrigerators
-Covered stone and brick patio, gardens and streams and massive stone walls to boardwalk and waterfall.

-Quincy Bedroom (Queen)
-Waterfall Bedroom (Full)
-1870s Bedrom (2 single beds)
-Upstairs living room with TV/dvd and sleeping sofa (single) + wing chairs, games, movies
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LUXURY in a 330 year old house? Step back in time (with with Sub Zero refrigerators and exquisite bathrooms.) Here is a home of history, character, and style from our country's earliest beginnings, a home belonging to our first settlers, with hand hewn beams, hand-cut planks, 330+ year old joists made of trunks. Its king posts cut were from forests growing in the Middle Ages. (In America, that might be called 'pre-historic.') Experience the past, but with exquisite comfort in this charming house built in 1684 as a mill stream cottage and counting house. Authentic, lovingly-preserved rooms, tasteful New England decor where you can play Pilgrim but grab a drink from the Sub Zero while lounging beside the waterfall. And where else can you walk from your front door to a whale watch boat, museums, boutiques, restaurants, antique stores, or explore the Grist Mill to grind some corn for your breakfast muffins..OR spend the day at the ocean beach (we can provide beach privileges.) Downtown Plymouth is a rich destination for an exciting selection of food..fresh seafood, gourmet Italian, lobster in the rough, homespun cafes, taverns, coffee shops, and sports bars.
If you've ever toured a 'First Period' house-museum and thought, 'It would be incredible to be able to stay here,' (but can't) we now offer this antique mill-house residence, one of the first dwellings in America. Part of the house was the counting house for measuring out corn to be ground in the grist mill that bestrides Town Brook. Peek into the storage under the stairs to see wallpaper layers (mostly from 1800 and beyond.) Lovers of early framing will respond to the king posts, summer beams, floor boards 24' wide, cut from the biggest King's Grant trees, 4 colonial fireplaces. And especially restorative is the view overlooking the mill, gardens, springs and rushing stream and waterfall.

In this incredible Antique Mill-Stream Cottage, you'll find comfortable beds, fireside wing chairs, leather topped writing desk, hand loomed coverlets, smooth sheets, down blankets and fluffy towels. The house retains a picturesque antique look with electrified oil lamps, handmade carpets, wavy window glass. Don't worry, the kitchen offers you quality appliances and TWO Sub Zero refrigerators, thoughtfully hidden behind (where is the refrigerator?) panels. Bathrooms and powder room are fresh and stylish, newly renovated but full of charm (hard to fathom what a 1684 bathroom would be like.) Our favorite is the powder room under the stairs where you'll be surrounded by the coolest of bathroom amenities, but underneath the 330 year old beams-and-posts part of the house and tree-trunk beams overhead. The Keeping Room has an impressive paneled fireplace and the master bedroom features majestic hand-planed raised panels from the 1720s. (With respect to the historic nature of the house, we ask that no fires burn in the fireplaces, however.)

Just outside your kitchen doors, step out to a brick barbecue patio that sits on the main massive stone wall, with awning overhead. Then down stone steps to the stone-walled terrace play yard, along the private winding boardwalk path to the soothing rush and roar of the Mill Stream waterfall (in May, alewife run the stream to the ponds above). Sitting by the waterfall, you will want to jot some notes in your diary, enjoy back-in-time book like 'Mayflower' or 'Moby Dick' while sipping your tea or heartier beverage and watching songbirds dart overhead beside the rushing brook below your feet. Our standards for your comfort are the highest, and we provide you with quality bedding, linens, towels, soaps and necessaries, a well stocked kitchen with hand-thrown pottery dishes, ample flatware and quality glassware, kitchen linens, quality appliances, abundant spices, condiments and baking needs, everything you will need for an unforgettable stay, in America's past, for you TODAY.

Holiday rate may add 10%
(email to check if we have last minute special deals)

April weekly price - $2100-3200 (based on number of guests)
May 1-15 rate $2100-3500 (based on number of guests)
May 15-31 rate $2400-3500 (based on number of guests)
JUNE rate - $2800-3800/week (based on number of guests)
July rate - $3550-4250/week (based on number of guests)
August rate - 3550-4250 (based on number of guests)
Pet fee $150/week non shedding pets

Cleaning fee (refundable) based on number of guests. ($100-325)

Just outside your cloistered walls is Summer Street, and next door is the Sparrow House gift shop filled with beautiful hand made pottery, jewelry, scarves and more. Next door, Leo and Nancy give top-rated historic tours (in costume!) A few steps away, on the other side of Town Brook is the Jenney Grist Mill with is huge water wheel, where Plimoth Plantation staffs the mill and explains history. There's a pub, shops and paths through 'Brewster Gardens.'
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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Tudor Bedroom: 1 queen

    Antique 4 poster canopy bed with 1680s modern vanity/toilet ...moreless

  • Reading Room Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    Off Keeping Room, connects to 1680s beamed bathroom...moreless

  • Quincy Bedroom: 1 queen

    Upstairs Queen 4 poster in 1680s part of the house...moreless

  • Mill Stream Bedroom: 1 double

    Mill Stream side of house, double bed, next to full bathroom...moreless

  • Nathaniel Church bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Top of house with mill stream frontage, laundry in closet...moreless

  • Upstairs living room/day bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    TV and games, super comfortable sofa made of tree logs...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Courtyard Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Beautiful new subway tile, octagon tile, wood floors, chic!...moreless

  • 1680s Yesteryear Powder Room: toilet

    We cut down a pine tree, and plumbed with copper vessel sink...moreless

  • Upstairs Full bath, two sinks: toilet, shower

    New tiled shower, double sinks, pump faucets, waterfall view...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    330 year old home, stone-walled terraced gardens, board walk to waterfall where you can sit at the edge of the Mill Stream at the Mill's second waterfall ... an wonderful soothing waterfront/ brook-front experienc...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Eat in kitchen, patio table just outside...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air -- The pilgrims never had it so good!!!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    Four fireplaces, but because of the historic nature of this house we cannot allow open fires....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beautiful linens and luxurious decor...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Keeping Room is compact on main floor, but upstairs Living Room has flat screen TV and games and lots of room to spread out and play!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Only ONE spot at house, but ample parking by the Grist Mill around the corner...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    On street and in Grist Mill parking area...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Comcast phone is new, no idea if it works...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Only the best for our guests...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer Dryer in alcove/closet in Mill Stream room at top of house...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Quality stainless cookware, non-stick pans, bakeware...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Beautiful hand-thrown cups and bowls, everthing reminiscent of the period...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Modern, quality dishwasher and soap, of course...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful eat-in kitchen with french door to brick patio overlooking mill stream, with gas grill and covered with breezy large awning for shade and relaxation even in the rain....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave and Speed Oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    quality gas oven with 4 burner cooktop, dual fuel oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices provided, as well as oil, baking needs, paper goods, etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    TWO SUB ZERO REFRIGERATORS, 2 freezer drawers...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Stone walls support the brick patio outside the kitchen, stone steps down to the pond, the stream and the waterfall...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    John Carver Inn across the street will allow guests to use pool for small fee if they have space (there will be times we can swim and times they may be overpopulated at the hotel.)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring-Memorial Day
Apr 15 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jun 10 - Sep 22, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Autum/Winter in New England
Sep 23 - Jan 3, 2018
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable cleaning $175
  • Cleaning deposit (for 6) $275
  • Pet fee per night $25


Please note, regardless of how you book, you only have a reservation if you have a RENTAL AGREEMENT from the owner. Automated bookings require conversation with manager before booking. Rates are based on factors such as size of your group, length of your stay, how the house will be used (event, or just a vacation.) A regular stay will cost less than a 'gathering' of course. A couple will pay less than a larger family. And the longer you stay, the better rate we can give you. Laundry takes forever, so the highest rates will be for the larger groups with the shortest stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan OR Providence TF Green Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cafe Strega
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Woods Hole, Falmouth
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Many golf courses in Plymouth
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Old Colony Line, Kingston
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 3 (the Boston to CapeCod highway)
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Strega on Town Brook
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Plymouth Long Beach

Car: Recommended

Whale watching, deep sea fishing, harbor cruise, historic tours, historic homes, Plimoth Plantation, boutiques, 24-hour coffee shops, Internet Cafe, fountain Play-Park, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower Ship, Farmers Market...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

Why the Owner Chose Plymouth Cultural District, Plymouth, MA, USA:
Historic Plymouth is rich with architecture and history and rewards guests with so much to see and do. It is America's hometown, and you will love it as we do.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

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  • Sumptuous first floor bedroom with 1700s paneling

    Sumptuous first floor bedroom with 1700s paneling

  • Sit awhile next to treetrunk rafters+massive king posts, and reflect on the past

    Sit awhile next to treetrunk rafters+massive king posts, and reflect on the past

  • The green linen press is actually two Sub Zero refrigerators and a freezer

    The green linen press is actually two Sub Zero refrigerators and a freezer

  • Upstairs Q bedroom in the 1680 part of the original home, floorboards 24'' wide

    Upstairs Q bedroom in the 1680 part of the original home, floorboards 24'' wide

  • Seen from every rear window, the Plimoth Plantation Grist Mill

    Seen from every rear window, the Plimoth Plantation Grist Mill

  • Waterfall backyard -Antique Mill Stream Townhome w Grist Mill, historic tours

    Waterfall backyard -Antique Mill Stream Townhome w Grist Mill, historic tours

  • Between the Tudor queen room and napping room, the tree trunk bathroom

    Between the Tudor queen room and napping room, the tree trunk bathroom

  • Kitchen showing cooking alcove

    Kitchen showing cooking alcove

  • Upstairs bathroom with 6 foot tiled shower, double vanity sinks

    Upstairs bathroom with 6 foot tiled shower, double vanity sinks

  • Terraced gardens and ancient stone walls and Pilgrim well and pond

    Terraced gardens and ancient stone walls and Pilgrim well and pond

  • Few homes have survived from 1684, but here you have history and luxury as well.

    Few homes have survived from 1684, but here you have history and luxury as well.

  • Terraced yard+stone walls+bbq patio+Grist Mill+Town Brook,+Spring Pond+waterfall

    Terraced yard+stone walls+bbq patio+Grist Mill+Town Brook,+Spring Pond+waterfall

  • Upstairs queen bedroom with fireplace

    Upstairs queen bedroom with fireplace

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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