Sea La Vie is a charming 1900 fisherman's cottage on the north side of Plum Island, immersed in white oyster shells, boasting two decks for your grilling and entertaining pleasure. The cottage is comfortable, fully stocked, and includes TV, DVD, cable, WiFi, propane stove, towels, linens, and an end of stay cleaning service. The first floor of the cottage has a kitchen/small dining area, living room, play room, full bath and 1/2 bedroom with a single bed. The second floor has a large open bedroom with 1 full bed and 2 single beds. There is a wonderful patio in the backyard with a big table and 6 cushioned chairs for al fresco dining and sunsets (or small tables and stools inside for those rare rainy days). Best of all, the cottage is only 75 steps to the beach!
Plum Island has lots to offer... a New England barrier island with 10 square miles of untapped natural beauty, speckled with vacation cottages and its very own lighthouse! The south side of the island boasts the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, with miles of beaches, walking trails, and reservation land great for viewing all kinds of wildlife including birds, butterflies, deer, and owls. It is also home to the endangered piping plovers who nest in the refuge each year. There is also paddle boarding in the basin and harbor and fishing cruises leave from the island each day.
A short bike ride or drive over the bridge is the postcard-pretty New England seaport town of Newburyport, with its stately Federalist-style homes, lively downtown, and sunset cruises. Its downtown is filled with small arts and crafts shops with nautical and New England themes, and great restaurants. As you walk along the brick sidewalks, you'll see historic mansions, gardens, and old mill buildings converted into shops. There are very popular catamaran cruises from the harbor and summer concerts and events are often held at the park along the Merrimack River. You will also find many family-friendly festivals in downtown Newburyport during both summer and fall.
Plum Island and Newburyport are just 45 minutes north of Boston, and centrally located for touring quaint North Shore towns, southern New Hampshire and Maine.
***Please note, the stovetop works but the oven does not. Stairs to the second floor are steep.***