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Quintessential Beach Cottage - AVAILABLE WEEK OF JULY 15th

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 60 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Return to the simple life and experience a one of a kind cottage on Plum Island. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets from the roof top deck, with views of the basin and salt marsh. Smell the salt air and relax in the screened in porch. Bike ride to Newburyport and explore the basin and beyond on the sea kayak and family canoe. Home is cherished and decorated with unique artwork from local artists. Bedroom one has a full size bed, bedroom two has bunkbeds. Peaceful sleeping loft with full size futon makes this a great space for your stay. Home offers full cooking kitchen and all the supplies you need for the beach. New outside shower too! Join us and see why many of our renters return year after year.

Keywords: Waterview, roof deck, screened porch, cozy, dog friendly, fenced yard, parking for 3 cars

More Details

John Foran
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Why John Foran chose Newburyport

There is a saying, "Once the sand of Plum Island gets in between your toes, you will always want to return.' This was true for my family as we visited Plum Island for the first time in 2000. We loved the unique island with its beautiful beaches and natural surroundings. We hope others will come to love and appreciate this unique island. Our cottage is a magical - the perfect place to reconnect and recharge. Spending days on the beach and nights in the screened in porch playing games or listening to music. Ride bikes to the lighthouse or to the pier to see the fishing boats off for the day. Greet the day from the basin atop the paddle board or kayak.

What makes this cottage unique

50 step walk to the basin, shortwalk to the beach, explore island on bike, breezes and views of marsh and basin. Less than 5 minutes away is Newburyport. Enjoy endless dining experiences and take in the free entertainment in the town square.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks again for helping us have a very special vacation. We loved your home and voted Sandy Point the #1 beach we've ever been to (and we've been to MANY!). We had such a lovely time, and hope to be in touch again for future stays.
Aug 2010
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Plum Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Two adult bikes, one child bike, one sea kayak, one large family canoe, fenced yard. beach caddy, beach chairs, paddle board


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Quintessential Beach Cottage - AVAILABLE WEEK OF JULY 15th
average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews
Pleasant Valley, NY

Such a cute cottage right on the basin. My favorite space was the rooftop deck

  • 5 of 5

I went for a week with my teenage girls. We all loved the location of the cottage. We used all the amenities the cottage had to offer. The bikes, paddle board, kayak.

I would love to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westminster, Maryland

Wonderfully peaceful and charming

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I lived on Plum Island over 20 years ago on the beach side. We come back form time to time, and this time brought my 18 year old daughter and her boyfriend. This sweet house offered something for everybody; beautiful rooftop deck for me, kayaks and bikes for the kids, and close proximity to EVERY food and beverage place for my husband:)

I enjoyed this side of the Island-less hectic, beautiful scenery. Very nice neighbors on this street as well, and a great 3 season porch. Thanks John and Vanessa-we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM

Ahhh-dorable place.

  • 4 of 5

We loved this sweet cottage. Very comfy and easy. Rooftop deck is fantastic. Favorite place was the sunroom -- great for gathering in the evening with friends. Nice area for walking. Enjoyed the basin views. Minutes from Newburyport. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My daughters and I loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cottage in August of 2014 with my two young daughters and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! I was up on the rooftop deck almost every day reading and drinking in the view and on the one rainy day, we spent our time in the spacious sunroom. The view of the basin was lovely and I saw a variety of birds including two osprey fishing in the basin one morning. My girls and I walked along the road many times and loved looking at all the cottages and the wildlife nearby. It's a quick drive into Newburyport where there's plenty of shopping, dining, entertainment and the lovely boardwalk to stroll along. I highly recommend this cottage for anyone who loves a water view and enough privacy to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York State

Recommended for seriously unwinding!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week in August, and couldn't have enjoyed it more. It was clean, decorated in a playful way, and quiet. We slept in every day later than usual because the cottage is on a cul de sac, and there's no traffic, the quiet was lovely. Bicycles are provided, but we brought our own and found that was a great way to get around. There's a great restaurant within walking/biking distance, the Plum Island Grille, we went to Bob's Lobsters for fresh oysters, and to Mad Martha's for breakfast. It's possible to bike into Newburyport for lunch or shopping as well. The roof deck is a great place to watch the sky at dusk and see the stars come out.

The owners are wonderful "virtual" hosts, and provide plenty of information and options for your stay. We particularly loved biking to Sandy Point beach for the day.

A charming cottage in every way, and was definitely, for us, a romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newburyport, MA

A magical island retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a magical island retreat. Even in the winter time!

I rented this charming cottage from September 2013 to June 2014. It was “love at first sight,” upon first viewing the property. The love grew through Plum Island’s stunning autumn and endured through the beautiful tyranny of the winter of 2014. The arrival of unprecedented numbers of snowy owls this winter only added to the enchantment.

The cottage is located on a very quiet, private drive… literally steps from access to the basin. It is the quintessential cedar-shingled New England cottage, accented with an assortment of colorful planters. Enclosed yard is very handy for little ones… 2 or 4 legged. The cottage has a funky and laid-back island vibe, with simple furnishings & a fun collection of themed (mermaid) artwork. Master bedroom is small but the bed is super comfortable. Layout is open and flowing. Morning sunlight pours in through the east windows, several which reveal snapshots of the basin’s daily cycle of ebb & flow. Kitchen super-stocked & functional. (Kids will enjoy rolling marbles off the counter tops) West windows, open to prevailing westerly’s, fill the space with the island’s exquisite afternoon light.

The roof top deck is its own private sanctuary for catching the 1st light of dawn, the island's spectacular sunsets, and finally, indulging in simply staggering star-gazing.

Owners are easy & cooperative. Cottage immaculate. Friendly neighbors. Very highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $200

PayPal payments will require an additional $45 fee above stated rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.