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The Harpoon: Beautiful Beach House ~ *Plum Island Point

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Beautiful Beach House ~ Plum Island Lighthouse Point.

The Harpoon has great cross breezes and Central AC in the summer and a Woodstove to keep cozy in the winter.

The Harpoon is directly in front of the Lighthouse; offering great views of the Merrimack River, Downtown Newburyport, Salisbury Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

There is plenty of private space, and a lovely shaded area under a large sundeck with two hammocks and other seating configurations.

Direct from the house, walk down a path to the sandy tidal flat beach. Basin and Ocean beaches just a stroll away.

For those who like to fish, these waters are World-famous for the Striped Bass and hard fighting Blue Fish.

The house is located on Plum Island Point, 10 minutes from downtown Newburyport, and 40 Minutes from Boston, MA or Portsmouth, NH. The White Mountains, Portland Maine and other points north are easily accessible as day trips from the house as well.

Keywords: Relaxing, Simple, Calm

*If you have rented with us before - Rates ARE flexible.

*If you are a native to Plum Island or the Newburyport area - Rates may be flexible

*Who you know sometimes matters. If you know someone - Rates may be flexible

Potential for a monthly winter rental with flexible lease terms / tenant at will. ALL UTILIITES ARE INCLUDED IN MONTHLY RENTAL RATE: Oil Heat, Electric, Water, Cable, Internet, Wifi. *willing to negotiate rates for the right renter(s)

All bookings done through VRBO. *Service fees and insurance coverage not included in standard guest fee.

The Harpoon is in Zone 66 of the Plum Island Hydrant Replacement Project.

*New flooring in the bonus basement ensuite, looks gorgeous.

More Details

The Harpoon
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

What makes this house unique

*Modest and comfortable home, in excellent location.

Calm, Relaxing, Walking, Swimming, Sleeping, Privacy, Natural Beauty, Amazing Sunsets. *New England Light House in the backyard.


Car: necessary

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge & Visitors Center, Massachusettes Audubon Visitors Center, Plum Island Lighthouse Tours, Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Dinner/Party Cruises w/music, Harbor Cruises, 9th Wave Catamaran Cruises, Whale Watching Cruises, Maudsley State Park, Mosely Woods, Firehouse Theatre & Performing Arts Center, Newburyport Maritime Museum, Harbor Boardwalk


Plum Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No fires on the beach or anywhere on the property. Use of woodstove requires signing of a waiver and is only allowed in off season. Oct - April
  • No fireworks on the beach or anywhere on the property, not even sparklers.
  • Pets: No pets allowed on/in the property unless written agreement and Pet Exhibit signed and amended to the Guest Agreement
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bottom Floor - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Rinse Area - rinse area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Basement Ensuite - 1 queen
  • One Single Pull Out Sleep Chair, One Full Blow Up Bed on Frame, Two Comfy Camp Cots, *BONUS: one Queen Size bed in simply furnished en suite basement.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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The Harpoon: Beautiful Beach House ~ *Plum Island Point
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful week on Plum Island

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great week at The Harpoon, many hours spent fishing just 50 yards off the house, daily walks along the basin and ocean looking for sea glass and taking in the sun, a lighthouse out the kitchen window and wonderful Newburyport just a few minutes away! The home is decorated simply, clean and comfortable, rooms are spacious, kitchen is equipped with everything you may need and we really appreciated having paper goods, linens, and towels all at our disposal. Extra "bedroom suite" in the basement was perfect, and gave our family of six plenty of space.

We have already booked for next summer......counting the weeks til we are back at The Harpoon with its breezy views of the water and gorgeous sunsets all from the homes deck.

Jenny ( CT)

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. See you next summer. Xo - The Harpoon. :)
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Another Wonderful Stay at Harpoon House!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting this property. The home is very comfortable, well appointed and steps from the beach. Sara, our host, is very responsive and lovely to deal with. We look forward to returning yet again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week at the Harpoon!

  • 5 of 5

The Harpoon was relatively private, cozy, clean and spacious! We enjoyed having our coffee on the deck each morning and the beautiful sunsets in the evening! With the easy beach access, we loved walking on the beach and playing in the basin. We enjoyed our stay at the Harpoon, it was very relaxing and highly recommend a week here. We look forward to our next visit. Thank you very much for sharing your home with us!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Always happy to rent discount to natives. . .loved knowing you were there enjoying the place. XO - The Harpoon. :)
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We loved the house.

  • 5 of 5

The kids slept upstairs my husband and I did downstairs. Two bathrooms important when you have daughters. Large deck watching sun rise and sun set. We close to our family. I would rent the house all yr. if I was in Boston. Clean no worries of large ants in cabnit we kept clean. I just cry leaving at 10. Next time I ll do 2 wks or 3 wks. We had incredible time and I used outside shower. That is the best. The family does incredible job with making sure their guest are in excellent shape they inform you everything and best part if there problem they can be there in less then 3 minutes. Thank you we will stay again

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from two weeks at The Harpoon and have already reserved the same two weeks for next summer. The cottage is lovely - airy, clean, well-stocked, comfortable. And, the views of the water from the wrap-around deck are gorgeous. You can watch the sun set over the basin from the deck. You can see the basin from most rooms in the house and, even better, it is a minute's walk from the cottage, with a lovely sandy beach, even at high tide. If the ocean is your thing, it is just a few minutes away. The two upstairs bedrooms are large with plenty of windows for a lovely cross breeze. One of our favorite rooms was a small reading room just off the kitchen, a quiet little space away from everything where we read every morning. The larger living room, dining area and kitchen easily accommodated us when our grown children visited over the weekend. This was our fourth time staying on Plum Island and the first time we have rebooked for the following year. Definitely a treat!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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How lucky we were!

  • 5 of 5

We are renovating a house and have been staying at the Harpoon House for the winter season. It has been absolutely wonderful to be living in a comfortable home while undertaking this large project. The house has everything we need and more. It was able to accommodate our blended family comfortably with great bedrooms and living space. We moved in October and we were able to enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the large deck that surrounds the front of the house and all through the winter through the large window overlooking the mouth of the river. I only wish we could be there for the summer to enjoy this house more! If you are looking for a great place to stay with your family, this house is the place for you. The owner is A+!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $400
Property Damage Protection $99

All bookings done through VRBO. *Service fees and insurance coverage not included in standard guest fee

Year Round Rental
*In Season
June through September

*Dogs are considered on case by case basis for additional fee of 400.00 on top of standard weekly pricing

Off Season
*October through May - Weekly or Monthly, open to flexible terms/length of stay
Winter rental pricing negotiable for right person/people

*Always willing to negotiate rates for the right renter(s)


If you have rented with us before - Rates ARE flexible.
If you are a native to Plum Island or the Newburyport area - Rates may be flexible
Who you know sometimes matters. If you know someone - Rates may be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.