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Cozy Shabby Chic Plum Island Cottage Just 75 Steps to Basin Beach!

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 1/2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Just 75 Steps To The Beach

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.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 760 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Just 75 steps to a private beach!...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    2 independent breakfast nooks serve 4; plus outdoor dining for 4...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    4 cars max...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    It's a actually a propane stove!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    2 amazing decks for entertaining - one in front, one in back...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Oct 30 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000 $1,600
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Newburyport - Amtrak
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Route 95
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
Plum Island Beaches

Car: Recommended


Owner info

About the owner: A native New Englander, passionate about island life, our family has summered here for many years.

Why the Owner Chose Plum Island, Newburyport, MA, USA:
This is an outstanding property because of its close proximity to the beach. Its location is tucked away off the main road, great for walking, biking and children.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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  • Sea La Vie cottage

    Sea La Vie cottage

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Pier


  • Play room and sitting area

    Play room and sitting area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Beautiful beach just 75 steps away!

    Beautiful beach just 75 steps away!

  • Back yard with dining table

    Back yard with dining table

  • Living room facing back of house

    Living room facing back of house

  • Kitchen breakfast nook

    Kitchen breakfast nook

  • Play room and sitting area

    Play room and sitting area

  • Small bedroom

    Small bedroom

  • Entrance to back yard

    Entrance to back yard

VRBO #650215

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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