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Spacious Home, 9BR/5BA, Pool, Walk to beach and town.

Bedrooms 9
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

3 Master Bedrooms, many amenities

Enjoy a wonderful vacation in Manchester-by-the-Sea in Cape Ann, the North Shore’s crown jewel (as featured in the prize-winning movie, Manchester-by-the-Sea), combining small town feel and a beach atmosphere. This spacious home is conveniently located on Smiths Point, just steps from famous Singing Beach and a 10-minute walk to downtown Manchester, where you can find parks, restaurants, the town’s grocery store, and Captain Dusty’s ice cream shop! This home is the perfect spot for vacationing families, large groups, or reunions. The home’s location and amenities provide countless options for guests. The home is also perfect for families attending a wedding. Inquire about events on the property.

This 9 BR/5 BA home sleeps up to 19 people and has 3 master suites in 3 wings. It was recently outfitted with large air conditioners in the common areas, and all bedrooms have window units.

Every bathroom has a hair dryer.

The 2 acre plot includes a large yard with a pool (open Memorial Day weekend through October 1) and adjoining bowling green enveloped by large pine trees, affording privacy for you and your guests. The bowling green and pool include a croquet set, floaties, beach chairs, umbrellas, and countless toys for pool and beach users. (The pool is shared with two of my cousin's families). There is a basketball hoop in the driveway.

The driveway and garage accommodates up to 6 cars for parking. (NO PARKING is allowed on ANY of the streets).

The home has a gas grill, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, 2 cooktops, 3 sinks, 3 ovens and 2 microwaves. There is both a Keurig coffeemaker and a regular multi-cup coffeemaker. The large kitchen area is perfect for big groups, with an open dining room that can seat your entire party. There is also a patio on the main level and a deck on the upstairs level, both with outdoor furniture. Finally, there is a stairlift for the handicapped.

Enjoy downtime with two TV rooms, and a large living room/sitting room on the upstairs level with a big wood-burning fireplace and a magnificent cathedral ceiling with wood beams. The lower level has a ping pong room/playroom, a bumper pool table, and countless other toys. There is a pull-out couch in the downstairs TV room. The house is wired for cable and WiFi.

The house also has a laundry room with washer and dryer. There are two high chairs, and baby gates are available. Ample linens and towels are also available.

There is an easy 10 minutes walk to a train from Manchester directly to downtown Boston. There is also an easy 5 minute walk to the beach; the beach has a parking lot.

Summer is perfect, but foliage season, Spring and Winter are also beautiful!

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Elizabeth Auchincloss
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2016

About Elizabeth Auchincloss

I am an M.D. with Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC. I currently live in NYC. I grew up going to Manchester-by-the-Sea where my Grandmother was a child. Now my brother's family and my family share this house.

Elizabeth Auchincloss purchased this house in 1983

Why Elizabeth Auchincloss chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

We live in the home in August and we love it! My mother built this house as a multi-family residence. We love Manchester!! It is so private, yet close to so many wonderful things.

What makes this house unique

The unique features of this home is that it fits MANY people comfortably. It has a semi-private pool and a beautiful bowling green. It is within a 2 minute walk to the beach.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Spacious Home, 9BR/5BA, Pool, Walk to beach and town.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Comfortable for large groups, great location

  • 5 of 5

My family has rented large houses in vacation spots all over the country for extended family vacations for 30 years (we had 18 people this year), and this is one of the best places we have stayed. It was very comfortable for all of us. The description and photos in the listing are accurate and the property was clean and well maintained. The owner was very easy to work with and the local manager was very responsive to the one small issue that came up when we were there. We cooked most all meals in the well stocked kitchen (and on the grill) and everything we needed was there and worked well. The large pool area was very nice, and being surrounded by grass and trees, was very comfortable and private. The town of Manchester and the harbor and the nearby Singing Beach are all an easy walk from the house and are all very attractive. This is a very beautiful spot in a very beautiful part of the country. The neighborhood the house is in is made up of well maintained very large properties, and lots of large trees. Beautiful! We took the train on day trips to Boston and Salem, and went on a whale-watching trip out of Gloucester - all very fun and easy to do. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a very quiet, relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for large groups!

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful place, in a peaceful setting, for our extended family reunion. We had a large group of 16-18 people (a couple with jobs came for just a few days) aged 2 years to 67. It was great to have ample bedrooms and bathrooms for one and all and never run out of hot water for showers or laundry! The kitchen was well equipped and easy to work in; we ended up eating breakfast and dinner at “home” most days. We enjoyed eating together at the long dining room table that also accommodated our bananagram and card games late into the night. There are spaces for gathering en masse, as well as quiet getaways to relax with a book. The young ones made use of the clean and inviting pool and the well stocked playroom. The elders enjoyed daily walks through the peaceful neighborhood filled with palatial homes and their grounds.

My family has a tradition of enjoying interesting homes, inside and out, and this house and the surrounding neighborhood more than met the approval of the architects in our group. Both Manchester’s town center and lovely Singing Sands beach are an easy pleasant walk or drive away. Darrell, the person who manages the property, was attentive and responsive to concerns, when they arose. The owners are also implementing a few suggestions to make it an even more enjoyable experience for future renters.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well-equipped large house with heated pool, short walk to beach and to town

  • 5 of 5

Good layout for multi-generational groups with different wings of bedrooms and downstairs playrooms for everyone from toddlers to teens. Easy walks to a great beach and a secluded cove. Easy walk to town and the train to Boston. Nice touches like hair dryers in every bathroom, full working laundry room, A/C pretty much throughout the house, two high chairs for toddlers. Nicely equipped kitchen complete with several coffee makers, electric kettle, etc., and large dining table at which we accommodated 14. Clean, large heated pool and large yard with dedicated croquet lawn, shared with other family member's homes but essentially very private; had it to ourselves most of the week. Very quiet, peaceful, beautiful neighborhood. Driveway accommodated 6 cars easily. Property manager was local and responded promptly to our few questions and needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay for our Endicott College reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eleven booked the house for four nights. This is a great house for a large group. Our group loves to walk in the morning. The neighborhood was just beautiful with lovely homes and an opportunity to walk by the water. The town has the wonderful New England charm. It is hard to please eleven women and I sure did with the selection of the house. Those that love to cook had a kitchen with everything you could want. We had two dinners at the large dining room table, very comfortable and enjoyable. There is a deck on the main level outside of the living room. We enjoyed our wine and cheese both indoors and outdoors. The house is also great if you want privacy. The set up of the bedrooms is split up so you have flexibility. When eleven women get ready for a reunion dress up dinner you need ample bathrooms and space..not a problem here. The group could not have been more pleased with the value on the cost per night when we split the expenses. I can speak for all of us...we loved it and will book again. In addition, there was a person that met us and went through the details on arrival.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House Perfect Size for Large Group

  • 5 of 5

Twice a year our guild gets together for a weekend writing retreat. As we have grown it has become more and more difficult to find a home with the size, bedrooms and public space to meet our needs. This home was perfect! Appointed with every item we needed, and easy to find. We all loved it (ages 23 - 72). Not only was the house perfect, the owner was wonderful to work with. We highly recommend this home, and the owners. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Logan and Beverly Airports
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Ann Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Rte. 128
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Singing Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Manchester-by-the-Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 2 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend, 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season, 2017
May 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation: Moderate: Full refund 5 days prior to arrival. If there is a complaint from either party, notice must be given within 24 hours of check-in. For a full refund, cancellation must be made five full days prior to listing’s local check in time on the day of check in. For example, if check-in is on Friday, cancel by the previous Sunday before check in time. If the guest cancels less than 5 days in advance, the first night is non-refundable but the remaining nights will be 50% refunded. If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent 24 hours after the cancellation occurs are 50% refunded

Summer rentals: 50% due at booking, 100% due 30 days prior to check in for summer rentals.
Shorter rentals: 50% due at booking, 100% due 10 days before check in.
Check-in time is 4 PM and Check-out time is 10 AM (negotiable).

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.
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Manchester-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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 22 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Master Bedrooms #1 and #2 have their own bathrooms. There is also a bathroom in the hall outside Master Bedrooms #1 and #2. Master Bedroom #3 shares a bathroom with a small single bedroom.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful Master Bedroom #1 on Upstairs level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Master Bedroom #2 on the lower level
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , in the hallway outside of Master Bedroom #2
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , In the hallway outside of Master Bedroom #2
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Master Bedroom #3 off the kitchen on upstairs level
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , Small room in the hallway outside of Master Bedroom #3
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , On the hallways outside of Master Bedroom #1
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , On the hallway outside of Master Bedroom #1
  • There are three wings, each with a Master Bedroom. Two are on the upstairs level, and one is on the lower level.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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