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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Also, Marion's Beverly Yacht Club has a wonderful sailing school that's open to all. Ages 6-16.