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Wonderful Cottage In The Center Of Marion Village

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Great Location, Lovely House, Limited Capacity As Now Furnished

Our cottage is a bright, airy 1800 sq ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in a quiet spot away from the street. The living room has cathedral ceilings and skylights, and opens to the dining area, kitchen, and sunr oom. There are two bedrooms on the second floor, and one on the first floor. The two upstairs rooms share a bathroom, Their is also a downstairs bathroom adjacent to the bedroom. The downstairs bedroom and one of the upstairs bedrooms have high quality queen beds. The other upstairs bedroom has a twin bed, and a child size bed. . The sun room also has a futon couch / dbl bed to accommodate a guest(s), You can't beat the location, in easy walking distance of the famous Harriet's Outback (lest you don't feel like cooking), the General Store, Post Office, and Tabor Academy.

The kitchen is equipped with cooking utensils, and dishes and brand new gas stove and refrigerator.

please take note of the modest upcharge when the number of guests exceeds 3.

More Details

Paul Nicholson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, My wife also speaks Mandarin and a little Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Paul Nicholson

I inherited the house when my mother passed away in 2005. I own bicycle shops, my wife is a Professor at the University of Oregon. We love hiking, biking, and boating, and outdoor recreation in general.

My wife and I live in Eugene, Oregon, so the Cottage is a vacation home for us. Much of my family still lives in the Marion area.

Paul Nicholson purchased this house in 1982

Why Paul Nicholson chose Marion Center

As the eldest, I had first choice of Marion family properties. I chose this one because it is such pleasant comfortable house, and right in the center of the village.

What makes this house unique

Great location in the center of one of New England's charming historic villages. Within 100 yards of our cottage, you will find both Village Restaurants, Tabor Academy, the town pier and beach, the post office, the library, the art center. the general store, and dozens of historic 17th and 18th century houses and churches.


Marion Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , there is a reasonably comfortable airbed too
  • There is also a Futon Couch/bed in the downstairs Sun Room that can accomodate an additional guest
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Wonderful Cottage In The Center Of Marion Village
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Great Location in Heart of Marion

  • 5 of 5

Well kept home in a private setting within walking distance of Tabor, the dock, General Store and especially Harriet's take-out next door! Even though the kitchen is well equiped for cooking, it was just too convenient to walk a few steps to Harriet's and pick from all the deliciously prepared foods. We really hate to tell

everyone about this little gem because we want to keep it to ourselves.

We will return for a longer stay.

Thank-you Paul.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable time in Marion

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week in the very nice cottage. An ideal point for relaxing at the beach or sightseeing at the east coast of USA. The cottage is very well, comfortable, clean and we found all the necessary comfort we need. The cottage were clean and well-maintained. All machines and items were available as we saw in the offer. Together with friends we used the cottage and we found place for all activities. I'm sure it wasn't the last visit in this cottage. The customer se vice by the owner (outside) and his sister (she lives near the cottage) we're excellent. We would like to say THANK YOU for the unforgettable time in this area!

Some recommendations for restaurant: The Turks and Brew and Fish - here you can find excellent dishes with fish, lobster, shrimps and also burgers or salads! Furthermore near Marion you can find Cape Code, Newport, Fall River..... All places are good for relaxing, sightseeing (like Museum of the USS Massachusetts) and other activities. We loved to walk the complete Cliff walk in Newport and to see one side the coast and on the other side the very nices houses or better palaces.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A simple cottage with a convenient location in lovely Marion

  • 5 of 5

11 Cottage Street was perfect for us, we walked everywhere particularly to our water related activities. Air conditioning and the absence of fussy curtains made the house feel cooler in the blistering hot weeks we were here. The shady driveway is also a plus for the car.

Paul was very responsive when we had problems; an entirely satisfactory person to deal with. The cottage is certainly on our rent again list.

B & P

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy-breezy cottage in lovely coastal town

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Paul's Marion cottage. The house was more spacious than we anticipated with an airy cathedral ceiling in the living room, three generous bedrooms, two full baths, a separate sun/TV room and pleasant open kitchen. Furnishings are pretty minimal (no decorative touches such as drapes or wall hangings), but that didn't matter much to us. More important: the beds were comfy and the place simply felt good. Renters may want to be aware that the house shares a driveway with a (delicious!) catering company, so there is some truck and car commotion, though that didn't trouble us. All in all, we found this a pleasant and affordable home in a truly lovely seaside town.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

Light,airy very comfortable and clean. Two minute walk to town, and harbour. I loved the house and will stay there again. Lovely wrap around deck too. One week not enough time, would rent for two.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Marion. It is such a charming little town and a great find coming from the west coast. Paul's house is perfect! It had everything we needed and you could not beat the location. It was clean as a whistle and felt very homey. It was a plus having Patty's deli right next store for quick treats. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Providence, R.I.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Brew Fish Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Woods Whole, Masschusetts
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Marion Golf Course
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Providence, R.I.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 195
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Simple Eats, in the Village
Nearest Ski
3000 Miles
Mt. Bachelor, Bend, Oregon
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Silver Shell Beach
Car: not necessary

There are lots of fascinating towns nearby. For example, visit Woods Hole and its famous Oceanographic Institute on Cape Cod (45 min) - one can also take the ferry to Matha's Vineyard or Nantucket from Woods Hole. Or visit the whaling Museum and Acquarium in New Bedford.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

Guests must provide a drivers license or passport as soon as practicable upon arrival to verify your identity. If you have neither, let us know in advance so we can verify your identity in advace. No pets, Current rate is a special rate. The house is currently furnished to accommodate up to 5. Two Bedrooms are furnished with Queen beds, one also has a bed suitable for a child under 5' tall. The sun room also has a Futon Couch / Bed (full). Cable and Internet included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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