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Lovely Waterfront Home- on Buzzards Bay. Private Deepwater Pier, Floats, Beach.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

2200 Sq.ft. Marion Waterfront, 4-5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Outdoor Shower

Wonderful waterfront summerhouse in prime Marion location offers beautiful views from Blankenship Cove out to Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod beyond. Enjoy morning tea/coffee, watch light move across the water, and ponder the day’s activities: picnic, golf, bike, sail, kayak or read a book on the beach, build sandcastles, swim in perfect temperature water, collect oysters off the pier, row to the sandbar on Meadow Island, play croquet, fly a kite, shop in Town, take a nap or take your boat across the bay for lunch.

Built in the middle of the 1800s, the house sits on a slight hill 200' from the beach, pier and floats. It’s at the very end of a long, wooded driveway on a ten-acre estate with two other houses both owned by cousins who share the water facilities with us. It’s a quiet place – both welcoming and private in feel. A bluestone path leads across the lawn between the gravel parking area and the front door. A hedge of roses, large pots of flowers and window boxes are colorful and festive.

Inside, the house is immaculate. Furnished with comfortable and inviting white-slipcovered sofas, painted wood floors, and brightly colored pillows - it’s the quintessential New England summerhouse. The reliable southwest breeze and over thirty windows keep the house cool through out.

Just in front of the house, the new gazebo creates a wonderful outdoor sitting/lounging area facing the water. Enclosed with landscaping, it provides a completely private setting for reading (the NYT and WSJ can be delivered to the top of the driveway every morning), playing bocce, talking with friends and family, taking a nap, having drinks and a meal, and watching the sun set over the end of the cove.

Land Trust Woods, just opposite our driveway, offer peaceful walks or choose to bike along country roads. Explore the shops in the quaint New England village of Marion and buy fresh fruits and vegetable from roadside stands and neighboring farms.

There are two golf courses with in a couple of miles of the house. A lovely, nine-hole public course and the Kittansett Club’s eighteen-hole course at the end of the point.

Sailors of all abilities celebrate Marion because of its protected shores and it’s steady, prevailing southwest breeze. Bring your own boat - up to 35’, and use the deep-water float and guest mooring. Enjoy exploring islands and harbors both near and far.

Kayaks, paddle boards, and various kinds of bicycles can be rented and delivered to the place unite reasonably.

More Details

Leita Luchetti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Leita Luchetti

I’ve spent a good part of most every summer of my life in this house.

It was the first to be built in the cove and originally belonged to the Blankenship family after whom the cove was named. In 1888 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 - 125 years later - 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.

My husband is an architect, and I’m a filmmaker. We’ve both taught for many years. We like very much being out on the water. Whether it’s in a dingy, sail or powerboat, being on the water in itself gives us both great pleasure.

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.

Leita Luchetti purchased this house in 1998

Why Leita Luchetti chose Marion

There are many reasons to choose Marion.

The town of Marion is extremely charming and thoroughly New England. Like the cove, it is a safe, quiet, and generous place, which has always valued multi-generational gatherings and the waterfront.

And, while there are plenty of attractions quite near Marion - such as a Whaling Museum in Historic New Bedford, the mansions and music festivals in Newport, high speed ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and even Plymouth Rock - Marion itself remains pristine, undeveloped, and very quiet. Much the same as it’s always been. Very few Cape Cod destinations or New England coastal communities can say the same.

Also, getting there is easy. One arrives from Boston or Providence in a little over an hour having missed the inevitable, and potentially horrific, Cape traffic.

What makes this house unique

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. Our immediate Point Road neighborhood is wooded and country in feel with long winding driveways opening up to lawns, houses, and the water. Children and grown-ups alike have told me that they think this is 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 summer 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:
  • 2100 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
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Downstair Bathroom #1 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom #2 - toilet , tub , Both have their own rooms with views over the lawns
    Bathroom #3 - shower , outdoor shower , Very enjoyable, private outdoor shower
  • There are two bathrooms and an outdoor shower. -- First floor bathroom: Sink, toilet, shower -- Second Floor bathroom is divided into two rooms: One half has the sink and toilet. The other has a claw footed bathtub. All bathrooms are very simple.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Upstair Bedroom #1 Master - 1 king , Spectacular View Out to Bay; Windows on three sides.
    Southeast Downstairs Bedroom # 4. Views over lawns - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Morning light & Bay breeze. Next to downstairs bathroom
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 Bay and Lawn Views - 2 twin/ single , Large. 2-3 Twins for kids; Two Twins together for King
    Southwest Upstairs Bedroom # 3. Views to bay and end of Cove - 2 twin/ single , Smaller. Early evening light - off-water - can be magical.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Sleeping porch. Great for kids or the unexpected guest
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The house is best set up for a single family with perhaps a parent, cousin or other guest in toe.


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Lovely Waterfront Home- on Buzzards Bay. Private Deepwater Pier, Floats, 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.

One pleasure that's often overlooked is blueberry picking, visiting local farms, or 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
Weekly Clean approx $100 $500
Preparation $200
Property Damage Protection $99

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 10:00 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.

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