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Summer 2019 - Waterfront on “Gold Coast” south of Cape Cod. Private 120’ Pier

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Charming Summerhouse on 2 Acre Lawn leading to Private Beach & Deepwater Pier

Spectacular estate setting on Marion Harbor's Blankenship Cove. Easy, gracious, and enjoyable for all ages. As welcoming and cozy for two as it is for ten.

There’s wonderfully warm water, a small sandy beach, nooks for reading and napping, a row boat for exploring, large lawns for kites and games, a clay court for tennis, miles of wooded paths for walking, a pier for fishing, a dock for swimming, a inlets for kayaks, and an island for picnics.


There's plenty of room to bring your own boat(s) up to 37'. Buzzards Bay and Martha's Vineyard are wonderful for a day picnic or overnight cruise. Marion Harbor also has a very well regarded SAILING DAY CAMP with two week sessions throughout July and August.Open to 5-15 yr.olds.

Please understand that while the beach and pier are private, they may be shared for part of the summer with Alex and Chantal Biner, my cousins from switzerland who own the large house in back of mine.

The Gazebo

The gazebo 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 one can watch the changing light on the water, follow the varying wind directions and see the sun set over the Cove.


The house is immaculate, simple and extremely charming. There are lots of comfy slipcovered sofas, original beadboard, painted floors, white bedspreads, chintz pillows, and and lots and lots of books. A reliable southwest breeze and over thirty windows (many needing a push to open) keep the house cool throughout. All bedrooms have air conditioners that can be used if needed.


This is a large room (30' x 25') with windows on three sides. The down sofas and chairs are slipcovered in easy-to-wash white cotton duck. There are colored blocks and games for children, and a table for four facing the bay that's great for breakfast or afternoon cards. The dining table can seideat ten comfortably.


Though the kitchen is intentionally old-fashioned in look, it is outfitted very well. The dishes and flatware are what we use ourselves, the pots and pans are excellent, and we have the usual list of small appliances from microwave to Quissinards. The larger appliances are older but are clean and work fine. There's a breakfast table that overlooks the field and Cove, and there is a wonderful sofa for hanging out and visiting.


There are four bedrooms and a sleeping porch. Upstairs, there’s the master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and a bath. Downstairs, there's a queen bedroom and 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.

BRINGING BOATS -Some more Information

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. (

SAILING SCHOOL: There's a very well regarded sailing program given at Marion's Beverly Yacht Club. It's open to all children 6-15 and has two week sessions throughout July and August.


Whale watch, visit Cape Cod dunes or bicycle along the Canal, visit the village Art Center, watch the 4th fireworks from the beach, find oysters off the pier.

More Details

Leita Luchetti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 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.


Marion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • 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
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , Both have their own rooms with views over the lawns
    Small Downstairs Bathroom #1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower In garden nook - outdoor shower , Enclosed, Inviting and very popular.
  • All bathrooms are simple and charming.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 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
    East Bedroom - upstairs - East Room - king or two twins. Water view.
    Master Bedroom- upstairs - 1 king , Spectacular View Out to Bay; Windows on three sides.
    West Bedroom - upstairs. Views of Cove & lawns - 2 twin/ single , Early evening light off water fills the room.
  • 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
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • 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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Summer 2019 - Waterfront on “Gold Coast” south of Cape Cod. Private 120’ Pier
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful summer cottage right on Blankenship Cove and opening to the Marion Harbor.

  • 5 of 5

What a most wonderful ocean front cottage with magnificant pier and docks that allow for boating - we brought and morred/docked out Herrishoff 12 1/2, kayaks, vintage motor boat. BlankenshipCove is a peaceful wildlife filled spot with wonderful afternoon SW breeze and even sometimes strong winds. The view is 270 degrees and has the most wonderful sun from morning to evening. The whole house is very funky with Leita's eclectic sense of design but has all one needs for cooking, grilling, comfortable couches and chairs for reading or chatting. Outside lawn patio with pergola is just right for lazing or cocktails and the view is stupendous. Watching the osprey fishing is a sight to behold. There is usually a parade of sialing boasts going in and out of Marion Harbor for vicarious pleasure and scenic delight. Beds are very comfortable and the house allowed lots of family member guests with ease. The large wooden dining table hosted great dinners for 10-12 and yet the house was intimate and comfortable when just my husband and I we alone there. A perfoect spot which we hope to stay in again yearly for the forseeable future. Communication was easy and prompt and house supplies were all in order. A great months vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Grayslake, IL

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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New Jersey

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 & Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Marion Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Providence & Boston
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Sippican
Car: necessary

Swim, kayak, picnic, bike - 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

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Final Cleaning $250

Cancelation Policy: Stated on Lease Agreement

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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