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4 brm, 2+ bath, Walk to Beach & Village - Tennis Courts

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2+ Bath, (Sleeps 10) with tennis courts, walk to beach & village

New for SUMMER 2017 - we have refurnished the bedrooms and renovated windows & floors.

Located in the village of Manchester-by-the-Sea, this fully equipped 4 Bdrm, 2.5 bath home easily sleeps 8 with room for 10. Walk to the beach, harbor, library, train, tennis courts, SUP, yoga, grocery store and fabulous restaurants during your week stay (6 night min) or relax on the front porch, within the fantastic yard or grill on the back patio. Well appointed, furnished for comfort and easy to enjoy - this is the perfect vacation rental. Every aspect of living is available for you.

House rental comes with Beach Parking / Walk-On Pass for SINGING BEACH in Manchester and CRANE'S BEACH in Ipswich. Both beaches are delightful and wonderful experiences.

Location! Location! Location! Walk to town, to beach, to dinner, to tennis, to playground, to yoga, to surfing, to library, to train ... walk to it all. Best village location.

Gourmet kitchen ready to entertain. Gluten-free, allergy-free house & complete details to make your stay wonderful and stress free.

This is ideal for the active family (families) - 2 tennis courts across the street and a new turf field, play ground and lots of space to play within the view of the front porch. Bring your bike, skate board and rackets - this house is the ideal location for people who like to be outside and enjoying open space.

Here are some details:

4 cots, with bunk house (summer fun, for kids)

Beach toys

Beach chairs

Beach parking sticker for your car

Sun umbrella

Air mattress (twin & queen)

Full linens

Kitchen and eating for 12 people.

Dining table for 8 adults.

Fireplace (seasonal)

Games, books, technology for all interests.

Outdoor Grill.

Garage & shed.

Bikes for him, for her & for kids.

Cot, toddler bed & crib/pack-n-play.

House outline:


Extra Frig/Freezer


First Floor:

Living Room #1 of 2 (big screen TV)

Dining Room


Living Room #2 of 2 (big screen TV)

Half Bath

Second Floor:

Master Bedroom, master suite with private shower & his/her closets - Queen Bed, desk & seating

Bedroom #1 - double bed

Bedroom #2 - queen bed

Bedroom #3 - twin bed

Full bath (tub)

Walk in storage area with closets/storage.

Linen closets

Attic - off limits.

Keywords: House, home, cottage, 4 bdrm, tennis, beach, village, family, yard, garage, car, play, porch, grill, patio, walk to the beach, bike riding, walk to restaurants, sleeps 8 - 10, tennis courts, walk to town, walk to train, minutes to Boston.

Master Suite, with private bath. Premium Kitchen Appliances (Viking Range & Sub Zero Frig/Freezer, etc). Blue Ray, Google TV. LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Only steps from downtown, train, tennis courts & beach. Fantastic location (Brook St/ llen Ave)

Walk to:

Yoga Studio



Train to Boston


Gift Shops


Real Estate Agencies

Grocery Store

SUP Store





Ice Cream Store

Local Book Store

More Details


Manchester-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master Bedroom has private bath with shower, window and closet. Bedrooms #1,2,3 have private bath with tub, shower and storage. First Floor has guest 1/2 bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom: 1) Master - queen w/ plenty of room for hide-a-way beds, up to 4. 2) Room #1 - Double / Full - Sleeps 2 - Room for Twin Bed 3) Room #2 - Twin Bed with room for hide-a-way beds, up to 2 4) Room #3 - Queen with room for full or twin bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This property is located across the street from well maintained tennis courts with lights for night use, until 10 pm. There is a new turf athletic field across the way with a fabulous playground for all ages. You can walk to town, the beach and the commuter rail train which takes you to Boston in 35 mins.


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4 brm, 2+ bath, Walk to Beach & Village - Tennis Courts
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful home in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic house in a great location. Clean, comfortable, has all the amenities you need, and tons of space to spread out--we were able to host other family members staying in the area for dinner two nights--around 20 people--and never felt crowded, between the great fenced-in back yard seating, the family room, dining room, and the ample seating on the front porch. All very comfortable. It was the perfect place to host a group! We didn't have any young children with us, but if you do, they will enjoy the yard, swing set, and many "kid entertainment" options available. But it's a great house for adult groups, too. Stacey and her husband were SO nice and helpful with any questions we had prior to arrival or anything that came up during our stay. The town itself is charming, with some fun little shops and good dining options, and the two local beaches are great (and the house had beach chairs/umbrellas, which is great). If you're a Crane's beach fan (like we are), the drive is so easy and the beach passes in general are a nice bonus. I'd go back again, and would recommend it to anybody whose bed size/type needs align with what they have. Just a wonderful, fun place owned by very thoughtful, accommodating people!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Home-away-from-Home in Idyllic Manchester-by-the-Sea

  • 5 of 5

A holiday spent in the North Shore's jewel, Manchester-by-the-Sea, would be greatly enhanced with a stay at "Brook by the Sea". This home is comfortably appointed, offering a cozy cook's kitchen, which opens onto a spacious family room and ample dining room, creating a warm and welcoming space for family and friends. Four bedrooms offer generous sleeping space. The master bedroom is set apart from the other three bedrooms and has an ensuite bath for additional privacy. The front porch is a delightful spot to enjoy breakfast or an evening cocktail, and the back patio served as the perfect (less formal) setting for a Maryland-Style crab feast. The fully fenced yard and swing set make this a perfect spot for families of all ages, shapes and sizes. All amenities are within a quick stroll through the winding streets of this charming city-by-the-sea. Crosby's Market, churches, the pharmacy, library, restaurants and shops are all within a few minutes walk. Singing Beach is one of the most glorious beaches on the East Coast. This gem is a speedy drive or a very manageable walk from the house. The Owners of this home are welcoming, helpful with travel tips, and quick to respond to requests and queries. The townspeople are friendly, creating a sublime setting to enjoy a memorable get away. You will thoroughly enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 adults and 3 children stayed at this charming home for a week at the end of June...The house was a perfect fit for us! The master bedroom/bath is separated from the other three bedrooms, and all are on the second floor which worked great for us to offer my parents some privacy. It is not so far, though, that you wouldn't be able to hear your kids if you were staying in the master and had kids in the other bedrooms. The beds were all very comfortable and there was plenty of room to put our clothes/etc so nothing felt cramped. The main level of the house is cozy but spacious enough to spread out -- We used one room for those who wanted to watch a little TV, and the other room for those who wanted a quieter reading spot. In between is the kitchen/dining area - the kitchen was very nice and had everything we needed. All that said, we actually used the outdoor spaces the most. The back patio area is wonderful! There was a nice breeze back there in the evenings and we could all sit together at the long table. We grilled several nights and it worked out perfectly. Before and after dinner was spent on the front porch which had very comfortable couch/chairs and a view of the tennis courts/turf field below (and the spacious yard, which was good for younger kids) My kids were in heaven using the turf field! There is also a wonderful playground at the end of the field. As far as location, it was ideal -- I walked to town each morning to get groceries(only 7 minutes)! The proximity to Singing Beach was our favorite part as we went to the beach on 4 occasions - it is an awesome beach - perfect sand, very clean, snacks sold on premises, and easy to park with the provided parking pass. All in all, we couldn't have asked for a better set up for our needs. Many, many thanks to the owners, who answered every question quickly and even provided ideas of things to be sure to see (like Tuck's point which was also a great spot!). Five stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place great location

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and roomy, very well supplied,lovely porch and outdoor yard, convenient to town and beach

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical home in beautiful Manchester!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this Manchester-by-the-Sea home. The house is exactly as promised - lots of space, beautiful bedrooms, everything anyone would need for a family of four (or more). We arrived to find everything immaculate. This was a "turn key" experience. What an amazing neighborhood - so quiet and cute, but very close to downtown. Singing Beach (about a mile from the house) is unbelievably beautiful - with the beach passes, beach toys, chairs and umbrella, we were ready to go! We had a few questions during our stay and the owners were immediately responsive. The weather wasn't always perfect and that didn't bother us a bit! The house is so comfortable, we were able to just relax, read and watch a movie with the kids. I would highly recommend this home to anyone with a family - it's clean, roomy, convenient and homey. Our girls are 8 and the home was just perfect for them. Manchester-by-the-Sea is a perfect alternative to the very busy Cape. It's a very nice "hometown" feeling - with easy access to a gorgeous beach and delicious restaurants. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation rental in beautiful Manchester-by-the-Sea

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly wonderful home for a family stay in Manchester-by-the-Sea! The description in the listing was accurate in all respects. Everyone in our party absolutely loved staying there. The property is very child-friendly, and the 4 children in our group were thrilled to be there from the moment we arrived throughout our entire stay. The house is gorgeous, very clean and well kept and equipped, and it comfortably accommodated our party of 6 adults and 4 children. The property has a terrific, large fenced-in yard with play structures for children - all the parents in our party felt that it was just perfect. The location is fantastic - just a very short walk to the town and shopping and also a short and pleasant walk to Singing beach. It is also just a short drive from the house to Crane beach. We had great beach days at both beaches during our stay. The house is in a very nice neighborhood, peaceful and quiet, and it is located right across the street from a park. The owners provided excellent customer service - interactions were all prompt and very nice. I would absolutely recommend the property to friends and family, and we hope to stay there again. It was terrific - we couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stacey Lai
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Stacey Lai

We love our town, our home and immediate neighborhood - if you are interested in having a private, fun and enjoyable week - this house is for you. It's healthy, sunny, active and a great place to relax and enjoy. Our rugs are beautiful and floors are amazing - but, we also love sandy feet. Do what you can to help maintain this great house in the excellent condition, but we also understand what it means to be comfortable. We love animals, birds and fresh roses. Our grass is organically kept green and the landscape is almost perfectly groomed. Eating on the front porch is our most favorite past time with friends and family. We're excited to share with the right family, person or group. We love our neighbors and location, you will too!

Stacey Lai purchased this house in 2004

Why Stacey Lai chose Manchester-by-the-Sea

Location, Location, Location! The beach, the ocean, the harbor, the water, water, water! The sunset and sunrise from Singing Beach is amazing. Our village is on the harbor and filled with sweet shops, delicious restaurants and a great library, community center & grocery store. Walk to dinner, yoga and live music. This property is not for entertaining outside of the pre-approved guests. It's ideal for small gatherings and wonderful for families.

What makes this house unique

Tennis courts across from house with lights for fun extended night play, athletic field, great yard, porch & easy walk to Singing Beach! Walk to town, walk to train, walk to school and walk to church, beach, grocery store and more. Enjoy yoga, dinner, paddle boarding, fishing, tennis, the train to Boston/Gloucester/Rockport all within walking distance from the house.


Fenway Park
Newbury Street
Museum of Fine Arts
Cala's Restaurant
"Yummy food, great service and excellent drinks!"
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Calas Manchester,7 Central,Foreign Affairs Bistro
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cape Ann Golf, Essex County Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
MBTA Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rte 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Calas Manchester, 7 Central & Foreign Affairs
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
New Hampshire
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Singing Beach
Car: not necessary


House is 3 mins by foot to downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA and is ideal for a quick walk to Singing Beach, our local yoga studio, restaurants, grocery store, park, field, tennis courts, skate park, train to Boston, library, harbor and everything is small, perfect resort beach town has to offer.

Drive to Salem, MA: 20 mins.

Drive to Gloucester, MA: 10 mins. (whale watching)

Drive to fabulous full service athletic club: 3 mins. (Manchester Athletic Club)

Walk to Singing Beach.

Walk to fabulous book store, Paddle Board/Surf Shop, boutique gym, dinner, library, grocery store, small shops and/or yoga studio.

2 full tennis courts across from house, full field & play ground.

It's an easy house to access, enjoy and once you are here - leave your car and enjoy the area with your family and friends.

Families from Europe love the house as they can get here and just enjoy the house and walk to and from all you need ... walk to beach, library and train to Boston. Easy access to tennis courts and the house is equipped with all you need to play tennis, football, volleyball, lacrosse and bike riding. We are an active family and offer all access to sporting goods and equipment while you are visiting. The house offers privacy, excellent front porch to dine and relax on - dining on front porch seats 12 - 14. Lay the newspaper out, enjoy the sun or stay covered. House is situated up, across from a field so there is a constant breeze.

This house is located in a neighborhood and wonderful for families. It's not set up for entertaining and or parties. Only pre-approved events allowed and pre-approved over night guests. Parking for 4 cars only. No parties at all.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50

50% of rental fee due upon booking. 50% of balance due 90 days prior to renting. 50% of rent refunded if 90+ days notice given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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