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Luxury Townhouse/Apartment Historic Downtown Plymouth/Cape Cod

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Serene and spacious main level dining room


Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Available as 2 bdrm/1.5 bath

We understand, you need a hotel but want a home. You'd like a historic B+B, but don't want to rub elbows with Mr and Mrs Innkeeper at breakfast. You want privacy, a beautiful in-town stay, understated luxury and comfort, a classy kitchen with high-end appliances, room to spread out, space to sort through your maps, guidebooks, history books, cameras and coffee. Check email via WiFi, catch the news on digital cable tv. Enjoy comfortable bedrooms with quality linens, new bathrooms with granite countertops, in a yesteryear 'mansion' home you can rent like a hotel so you can play tourist without getting stuck in a bland boxy room. Think of it as a hotel with no lobby, a B+B with no innkeeper, a home away from home. Rarely-offered but easy-to-find in historic downtown Plymouth, this 2 story, 2+ bedroom townhouse-style residence (with option to add 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on the 3rd floor…) 1 city block from the harbor, historic sites, restaurants, boutiques and antiques shops.

From a recent guest: "'The location is perfect. It’s close enough to walk to town, but far enough from the noise. The place was beautiful! It was almost too nice.'

Cushman Place Residence is a beautiful attached Colonial Revival Townhome. Once part of a distinguished 6000 square foot manse which had a boxwood maze garden and servants galore, this private in-town 2-bedroom townhouse-style apartment has its own entrance and easy parking. Cushman Place living room was the formal dining room of the original manse, with its fine fireplace, crown mouldings and wainscott. Wood floors, inspiring light, delightful details, not the least of which is a state of the art kitchen with SubZero refrigerator and Miele cooktop and Miele dishwasher, Bosch convection oven, honed granite countertops, and sleek euro range hood ... a nice break from your typical home-away stay. Here you will be enjoying amenities which in the past were luxuries, and which we today consider 'necessities' in the privacy and comfort of home. Your own front door, a short walk to the waterfront, Plymouth Rock, whale watching, boutiques.

The rooms: Discover the Pompeii powder room under the stairs leading to second floor, where two peaceful bedrooms and a lovely renovated bathroo, let couples, a family, a bridal party (or space loving singles) sleep comfortably, then foray ambitiously into the exciting world of historic Plymouth, Cape Cod and the Islands. One flight below, you can toss a load of vacation laundry into the modern LG Tronn Steamfresh HE laundry, and have visions of a by-gone day, where servants scampered about taking care of such mundane tasks such as undies and lunch.
Consider reserving Cushman Place as an alternative to a cramped hotel stay, whether for a night or two to see the historic sites, or if flying early into Boston or Providence for your Cape Cod vacation rental.

As our other waterfront vacation properties (and others) are on strict Saturday-to-Saturday, or Sunday-to-Sunday schedules, we wanted to be able to offer our incoming guests a refuge and opportunity to explore the area if their travel plans brought them to Cape Cod earlier than the check-in day. Cushman Place provides our incoming guests a place to rest, refresh, explore, and catch up with email.

Having a wedding? Brides will find this a lovely and convenient place for preparing for that special event.

Please peruse our Pleasant Places Group, waterfront wonderlands, gracious estates, romantic cottages, and chic hideaways. We consider it an honor to be chosen as your vacation home, and we work diligently to see that your trust is rewarded beyond expectations.
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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Canopy Double-bed Bedroom: 1 double

    on second floor, adjacent to queen bedroom and bathroom...moreless

  • Hallway alcove space: 1 child bed

    See photo of hall alcove, possible sleeping for small child...moreless

  • Optional 3rd floor 2 bedroom+bath: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    We can offer these on a special basis. Please consult....moreless

  • Queen Bedroom,,2nd floor: 1 queen

    By moving a table, there is room for a pack n play...moreless

  • This two-story townhouse style apartment has a full bath (shower) upstairs with the 2 serene bedrooms. Between these two bedrooms there is an oversized wainscotted hall of about 7 feet wide by 10 feet long. In this somewhat secluded hall, there is a dresser, and a fold out twin bed which could be used for a child or not-too-huge adult. Also, in the dining room below, there is a leather ottoman/bench that folds out with another twin bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Main 2nd floor shower bathroom: toilet, shower

    Compact in size but beautiful vanity and tile shower...moreless

  • Pompeii Red Powder Room: toilet

    Under the main staircase is the opulent Pompeii Powder Room...moreless

  • 3rd floor Antique Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Original 1910 footed tub (w shower) w gilded feet...moreless

  • The upstairs bathroom has a vessel sink and honed granite countertop, a new retro-style subway tile shower with octagon black-and-white tile floor. The toilet is tucked behind the door for extra privacy (out of the line of sight.) Elegant lighting, plantation shutters all, hardwood floor -- all make the upstairs bathroom a compact but luxurious place. The downstairs bathroom is tucked under the staircase, has honed granite countertop (all is completely new in both bathrooms) hardwood floor, stained glass, and a rich Pompeii red wall color that makes it, well, an exciting powder room....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    a small CD collection. you'll want to bring your favorite CDs or MP3's...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Edge of Historic District, downtown Plymouth...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Just 1 block from the harbor, whale watch boats...moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Top quality LG front loader high efficiency laundry room...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beautiful sheets, blankets, down comforters...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Limited parking in back of house...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Top quality LG front loader high efficiency laundry room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password is provided with your welcome note...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    We have referrals for casual caterers and upscale providers, please ask....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Top quality cookware...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Quality vintage ironstone, Wedgwood, ample flatware, beautiful glassware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Top quality Miele stainless steel dishwasher with top cutlery and flatware rack. Whisper quiet....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Sub Zero has 2 freezer drawers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Elegant galley kitchen with Sub Zero refrigerator, Miele cooktop, Miele stainless dishwasher, Bosch convection oven, microwave, electric kettle, coffeemaker, All Clad cookware, antique ironstone dishes, quality glasses and stemware, teas, coffee filters, sweeteners, paper goods, soaps and cleaning supplies...moreless

  • Microwave:

    1200 watt stainless steel microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Bosch convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel Sub Zero refrigerator with 2 drawer freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Miele black glass cooktop with euro vent hood...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Garden area with bistro chairs and table with umbrella...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 27 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning (refundable) $125
  • Tax Rate 6%


Please call or email for special rates based on availability, last-minute specials, and flexible plans. Pets considered under special circumstances.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan International -Boston/ TF Green-Providence
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
downtown, just 1 block away
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Woods Hole
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Kingston 'Old Colony' Line
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 3, the Boston to Cape Cod Highway
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
downtown, just 1/2 block on waterfront
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Plymouth Long Beach

Car: Recommended

Cushman Place Residence is right in Historic Downtown Plymouth, just one block from waterfront with its seafood restaurants and Whale Watch boats, deep sea fishing cruises. Another couple of blocks away is Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower ship, and the beautiful Brewster Gardens, Town Brook, streaming through the heart of Plymouth, with statues of Pilgrim ancestors, precious gardens, serene sitting spots, and a verdant walk to the historic Jenney Grist Mill. From there visit the quaint shops, and climb beautiful burial hill, with its centuries-old headstones of our forebears, and a breathtaking view of Plymouth harbor. Back downhill, you're on Main Street with its antique shops, restaurants, boutiques, and a waterfront corniche dotted with touristy souvenir shops with Tshirts and fun food. Plymouth has historic homes and buildings from the 1600s, great shopping, delightful architecture, all footsteps from Cushman Place Residence.

Other Activities: Whale watching, deep sea fishing, shopping, Living History Museum Plymouth Plantation

Golf: Avid golfers will enjoy Cushman Place as a classy New England retreat, where they can test their skills at Waverly Oaks, the PineHills, Atlantic country clubs, and others. Contact us for more information on golf packages.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: Dear prospective Cushman Place Residence guests: To me, creating the perfect getaway home is an art form. My past career had been as Art Director, designing publications, and later as an illustrator, creating magazine illustrations (google 'robin jareaux' to see some examples) and painting expressionistic works on canvas. My first waterfront home was 'SandyToes' vrbo 14418 -- I fell in love with SandyToes, and as perfect as it seemed, I expanded and improved it and brought out even more of its wonderful qualities with gardens, balconies, skylights, ponds and paths, drama and comfort. At that time, I was still illustrating, doing software box artwork for 'Norton Utilities' and 'C++' from my studio at SandyToes. When another cottage became available for renovation (Timberframe Cottage number 25445 ) I discovered this would become my work and my passion. Working in two dimensions was challenging and rewarding, but creating vacation homes that themselves are 'works of art' is on sizable 3D scale. My goal with my homes, as with my work before, is to create a setting that exceeds your expectations, and in turn, your patronage lets me continue my art form a few more years. Please read the guest comments to see the generous and enthusiastic compliments received. Please look at 'all my rental listings' to see what I've been doing (yes, it has been a huge amount of endless expensive work!) to make unique and extra-special vacation getaways. It is a labor of love... for you.

Why Plymouth, MA, USA:
When Cushman Place came on the market, we were awed. The glorious architectural detail, impressive fireplaces, high ceilings with elaborate crown mouldings, glowing wood floors, boxwood maze in the back yard, servants quarters, master's chambers, charming rooms, the great condition of the home, the tree lined street, the short walk to the waterfront and restaurants...what a fun place to be! We embarked on the improvements of the Townhouse portion of this little 6000 sq foot mansion on Cushman Street and called it Cushman Place Residence. Why? well, it reminded us of the interesting townhouses we stayed in in London, Knightsbridge and Kensington. The improvements took effort, for sure, and obviously, this was the first Sub Zero ever installed in its dignified lifetime. Years ago, servants scurried all over the house, serving the Master and Mistress, and how they might have wished for the 21st century, where they'd be able to withdraw to a sleek and stylin' kitchen or state of the art laundry. For a two decades, the larger portion of the mansion was 'The Mabbett House' Bed and Breakfast. It may be again some day. But we believe that modern travellers prefer privacy, first class amenities, serenity – and may I repeat, PRIVACY? Our idea is that you enter your own luxurious private space, no need to chuckle up the Innkeeper or mingle with strangers over that first good cup of coffee. But if you ever need help, we are just a quick phone call or email away.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Serene and spacious main level dining room

    Serene and spacious main level dining room

  • Dining room looking toward living room and kitchen (pro photo expands space)

    Dining room looking toward living room and kitchen (pro photo expands space)

  • ...another view of the delightful kitchen, antique cabinet

    ...another view of the delightful kitchen, antique cabinet

  • Inner foyer and stairs to second floor with two bdrms, sleeping alcove between

    Inner foyer and stairs to second floor with two bdrms, sleeping alcove between

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Antique iron double-bed on 2nd floor

    Antique iron double-bed on 2nd floor

  • This wide angle view does distort the space, but also tells more about the room

    This wide angle view does distort the space, but also tells more about the room

  • Sunny formal living room with wood burning fireplace. Sofa is white, not tan

    Sunny formal living room with wood burning fireplace. Sofa is white, not tan

  • View beyond living room into foyer and downstairs powder room

    View beyond living room into foyer and downstairs powder room

  • Our galley kitchen as Sub Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, Miele cooktop

    Our galley kitchen as Sub Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, Miele cooktop

  • Another view of Queen bedroom

    Another view of Queen bedroom

  • 2nd floor bedroom

    2nd floor bedroom

  • Third floor bedroom

    Third floor bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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