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MarionWaterfront with 2 Acres of Lawn leading down to Private 120' Pier & Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 14 nights


About the property

Great Charm & Breathtaking Views of BuzzardsBay out to Cape/Islands.

Wonderful Summerhouse in a spectacular estate setting on Marion's Blankenship Cove.

Once at the house you may not feel the need of venturing very far. It’s an ideal spot for a wide variety of activities - and lots of relaxing. There’s wonderfully warm water for swimming, a beach for sandcastles and lounging, hideouts and hammocks for reading and napping, a row boat for exploring, several large lawns for kites and crochet, a clay court for tennis, woods for walking, a dock for fishing, a sand bar for picnics, inlets for kayaks, and plenty of room for you to bring your own boat(s) up to 37'. Buzzards Bay and Elizabethan Islands are wonderful for a day picnic or overnight cruise.

The gazebo/‘ lounge’ area - just in front of the great room, is the center of outdoor life. A beautiful, comfy place to gather with friends and family for food and drinks throughout the day. From here you can watch the changing light on the water, follow the varying wind directions and see the sun set over the Cove.

Inside, the house is immaculate. There are lots of comfy slipcovered sofas, original beadboard, painted floors, white bedspreads, chintz pillows, and lots of books. A reliable southwest breeze and over thirty windows keep the house cool throughout, though there are various window air conditioners that can be used if needed.

The kitchen though intentially old fashioned in look, Is outfitted very well. The dishes and flat wear are what we use ourselves, pots and pans are excellent, and we have the usual list of appliances from microwave to Quissinards. There’s also a breakfast table and sofa for hanging out and visiting.


There are four bedrooms and a sleeping porch. Upstairs, there’s the master bedroom, two twin bedrooms and a bath. Downstairs, there's a queen bedroom and small full bath.The sleeping porch is off the kitchen and has a double decker bed for children and unexpected guests. The enclosed outdoor shower is sheltered by an apple tree and faces the fields.

Some more Information on Bring Boats.

As mentioned, we can accommodate boats up to 36-38'. Boats this size are kept on moorings just off the pier and accessed by skiff. At medium to high tide they can tie up to the main dock. You are also welcome to bring smaller boats 8-11' that can be tied up to the smaller docks. There's a fee for larger boats, but none for smaller ones. (see rate section) I'd be glad to answer any questions. (

Also, Marion's Beverly Yacht Club has a wonderful sailing school that's open to all. Ages 6-16.

More Details

Leita Luchetti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Leita Luchetti

I’ve spent a good part of most every summer of my life in this house. My ancestor Ama Shepley decided that Buzzards Bay - specifically the western part of Blankenship Cove with its steady cooling southwest breeze - would be the perfect spot for her to bring her three grown daughters and their children together in summertime. And so it was. Today my cousins and I still enjoy the same pleasures my mother and my mother’s mother enjoyed here - on what we have all come to call “The Place”. I trust you will enjoy them as well.

Please note that we share our driveway and waterfront with two of the ten families (cousins) who have houses on the compound. Both of these families spend their lives abroad and spend part of the summer in Marion. So, while the beach and pier are private to the outside world, they will be shared with these very gracious cousins.

Like most of my cousins, I also spend just part of the year in Marion. In the winter my husband and I live in Cambridge on Cleveland Street between Harvard and MIT. He's an architect, and I’m a filmmaker. We’ve both spent many of our years teaching.

Leita Luchetti purchased this house in 1998

What makes this house unique

Children and grown-ups alike have told me that they think this just might be their all-time favorite house. And perhaps it’s most important quality is its ability to give guests the feeling that they’ve been transported to a magical, timeless place, while at the same time making them feel completely welcome and at home.


Marion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom #1 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , Both have their own rooms with views over the lawns
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Enclosed
  • All bathrooms are simple and charming.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom- upstairs front room - 1 king , Spectacular View Out to Bay; Windows on three sides.
    Large Upstairs Twin Room with Bay and Lawn Views - 2 twin/ single , Large Room. Possible to add additional bed if needed
    Upstairs Twin Bedroom . Views of Cove & lawns - 2 twin/ single , Early evening light off water fills the room.
    Sleeping Porch off Kitchen - 2 bunk bed , Great for kids or the unexpected guest.
    Queen Bedroom Downstairs - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Pretty. Great morning light. Lawn views . Next to bathroom
  • The bedrooms are charming and simple with white bedspreads, painted floors, lovely light and great views. We can move beds and possibly add beds if needed. So please ask. The linens are the same ones we use ourselves. Sheets are most often ironed. Towels are plentiful and range from monogrammed to "aging beach".
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is best set-up for a single family with a parent, cousin or other guests in toe.


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MarionWaterfront with 2 Acres of Lawn leading down to Private 120' Pier & Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A Very Special Place

  • 5 of 5

I've traveled to a great many places in my life and found this spot to be one of the most beautiful and welcoming I've ever been. The house is spacious and very comfortable. My stay was happy and rejuvenating. I recommend it highly and look forward to coming back again myself.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous waterfront home made for a magical family getaway! Its historic charm was delightful and the location could not not be more beautiful. The ocean was just steps away and in full view from most rooms. We fell asleep and woke up to the sights and sounds of the water. The house was well stocked and clean. The huge field was perfect for family bocce, we had kayaks that we could launch right there to explore the nearby islands, the harbor, and wetlands. A delicious seafood/sushi restaurant (Turks) is close by as well as a great coffee shop (Uncle Johns) if you can stand to tear yourself away from the house and the ocean. It was great to have bikes with us too as there are some beautiful small roads to ride around on. There was a caretaker on the property that was available for any questions. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to slow down and enjoy the MA coast. It can be as active or as relaxing a vacation as wanted. We can not wait to get back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rare Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This charming home sits up on a hill overlooking the quiet and secluded cove. The location alone is so rare and special as far as the views go,but another tremendous benefit of being in Marion is NO Cape traffic. It is only about 40 minutes from Hingham! We went just as our small family,but there are plenty of beds and bedrooms to sleep quite a crew. The house is ideally positioned with so many breathtaking views from various windows and doorways as well as places to take in the view all around the property. This property has the views and feel of a secluded estate on Nantucket or the Vineyard without the travel issues. We rented kayaks and ventured out onto the water and swam on the private beach - delightful! It's a wonderful place to escape to to get away from it all - we just loved our time there!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cheryl from Grayslake

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fabulous time! The house was the perfect beach house from the white board walls to the beach inspired colors in the decorating. The children had a wonderful time fishing off the dock as well as rowing out to the sand bar. I believe we were there the hottest weekend of the summer, but the house cooled down nicely with the heavenly breeze off the water. We especially enjoyed browsing through the many books in the house which often times were reflections on the home's history. I would recommend this house to families with children, aunts, uncles or grandparents, and I would go back with my family in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

One of our family's favorite vacation spots, nestled on a quiet cove away from the crowded islands and Cape Cod. The charming house is a perfect blend of historic New England with modern amenities. The sleeping porch was fantastic since we invited guests and there were 10 of us all together! We look forward to our next vacation here.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Boston; Providence
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Wave
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Marion Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Sippican
Car: necessary

Swim, kayak, picnic, explore. This place is great for all sorts of activities- and for doing nothing at all.

Recommend blueberry picking, visiting local farms, and stopping at roadside stands for fruits, flowers, and vegetables. One such stand is less than a mile down Point Road from our driveway.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $250

Cancelation Policy: Stated on Lease Agreement

Optional Dock/Mooring
A Dock Association fee of $150.00 a week will be charged for boats 16' to 38' feet that will use the main float and a mooring. Please ask me about logistics. There is no charge for smaller boats that can be tied overnight on the smaller docks.

A standard Vacation Lease will be sent to guests for signature at the time of their first payment.
To allow time for the cleaning crew, guests are asked to arrive no earlier than 3:30 pm on the day their rental begins and to leave no later than 10:30 am on the day their rental ends.

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
All payments are non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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