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The Harpoon: Beautiful Beach House ~ *Plum Island Point

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 to stay COOL 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.

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

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

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

The Harpoon 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

The Harpoon is also available for off season rentals by the week or month. October 1st / May 1st.

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

*New flooring installed fall of 2017 in the basement ensuite, looks gorgeous.

More Details

The Harpoon
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

What makes this house unique

*Modest and comfortable home, excellent location.

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


Plum Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 basement ensuite.
  • 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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(17 traveler reviews)

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The Harpoon: Beautiful Beach House ~ *Plum Island Point
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. See you next summer. Xo - The Harpoon. :)
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I fell in love with the lighthouse lore of Plum Island and the easy relaxed style of living - at least in the off-season when we chose to come! We had a wonderful stay of 2+ months and found the Harpoon to be perfectly equipped and beautifully situated for views as well as convenience to other towns in MA and NH! The home-owner was helpful and friendly and all of our questions were answered and all needs met! We very much enjoyed our stay and hope to return. Walks along the beach were heavenly at low tide and high tide and we had terrific experiences with the natural surroundings. The home is certainly comphy and roomy and the upstairs bedrooms have especially lovely views. Many thanks to the homeowner for sharing her family home with us !! Many amenities, such as gas grill, hammocks for napping, and great wraparound porch to enjoy! We will always cherish our time spent at Harpoon Cottage!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Was so jealous of your stay this fall. Gorgeous weather. October and November are my favorite time of year on Plum Island and at the house. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to host you again in the future. Best regards, 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: September 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: July 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: June 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Newburyport Farmers Market
Newburyport Whale Watch
Abraham's Bagels -- CLOSED
Plum Island Beachcoma
Plum Island Airport-2b2
Maudslay State Park
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Michael's Harborside
Tannery Shopping Center
Tender Crop Farm
Captains Fishing Parties-Charter
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $99

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

Year Round Rental
*Dogs are considered on case by case basis for additional fee of 200.00 on top of standard weekly pricing

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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