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Charming Beach Cottage with Outstanding Views. Now Booking For Summer 2017!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 180 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

The panoramic views of Plum Island, the ocean, and the sunsets are breathtaking from the mahogany roof-top deck on this delightful 3 bedroom beach house. Located on a quiet side street on the southern portion of Plum Island, it is a short 2 minute walk to the beach. The sunny first floor is open concept living, dining and kitchen areas; one bedroom (queen bed); and a full bathroom. A French door leads down to the cozy, finished basement where the second bedroom (2 twin beds) and third sleeping area (queen bed with closet) are located. Additional features include a five foot high completely fenced-in back yard (well-behaved pets considered with owner's prior permission), many decks (front, back, top), off-street parking for four cars, laundry facilities, 50' LCD HDTV, Bose surround sound, Blu-ray DVD player, wireless internet service, and an outside hot/cold shower. This house is turn key - just bring food & beverages! There is no smoking permitted on the premises.

Plum Island is a wonderful vacation spot for couples and families! The 9 mile stretch of beach is one of the most beautiful in the country. On Plum Island itself, there are fishing, harbor, and whale watching expeditions (northern portion of island); the Parker River Wildlife Refuge for bird watching (southern portion of island); the Plum Island Grill (dinner); Beach Coma (casual lunch/dinner); Mad Martha's Beach Cafe (breakfast/lunch); and a convenience and package store. The Plum Island Airport, on the causeway leading to the Island, provides aerial plane tours.

Newburyport is 3.5 miles away, where there are quaint shops, art galleries, outdoor concerts, live theater, many restaurants, ample activities and special summer events. Great day trips include Boston, Gloucester, Rockport or historic Portsmouth, NH. There's something for everyone!

Keywords: Beach House, dog friendly

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About The Owner

We enjoy walking our two dogs on the beach and all around the small streets of the island. We love the proximity of the house to the Parker River Wildlife Refuge and to Newburyport for shopping, dining, and other activities. We enjoy cooking, so having Tendercrop Farm just down the road provides us with a great variety of gourmet meats and produce. In town we love the Sunday Farmer’s market at the Tannery; it’s a great place to pick up dinner and peruse the local bookstore and shops. Best of all when we don’t feel like cooking we can walk to the Plum Island Grille, Plum Island Provision, The Cottage, Mad Martha’s or the Beach Coma.

Why The Owner chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

After renting this house for two winters we fell in love with it and Plum Island. In fact, we liked it so much here that we bought the house. Now we’ve made this a special get-a-way. In the summer we retreat to our lake house so we really have the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

The most distinct feature about the beach house is the roof-top deck with its breath-taking views of the island. Additionally, the house is located on a quiet side street (open at both ends), so there is very little traffic/noise and the yard is completely fenced-in which is ideal for families with small children or pets. It's a short two-minute walk to the closest beach path where the beach is rarely crowded.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This e-mail comment was received by a repeat renter:

We had a great time at your house again this year. The weather was perfect. What I loved the most is that the street is so quiet at night that you can hear the waves crashing. The addition of the LCD TV was great too it was nice watching the Red Sox in HD! All of the other baby-proofing worked out great as well.

The Barker Family
Sep 2007
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Charming Beach Cottage with Outstanding Views. Now Booking For Summer 2017!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a late summer getaway at this cottage. The owners of this cottage are very thoughtful and have considered everything you could possibly need! Bedside flashlights, a sewing kit and first aid supplies to name a few! The linens and towels are plentiful and in good quality. With all that said, the cottage is very clean and not at all cluttered.

The open concept is nice for spending time together with family on vacation. Furthermore, the fist level bedroom is great for folks traveling who have some trouble with stairs.

Unfortunately, we arrived about the same time the remains of Hermine did so we didn't have the best weather and did not get too much beach time . However, the beach is just a short walk away with access at a few different points. Also, the basin is a short drive to the other side of the island and that is a nice area too explore too.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Well-stocked cottage near the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from a great week on Plum Island at Paul and John's cottage. The beach is a short walk and never crowded. We rented paddle boards (at very friendly Plum Island Kayak in Newburyport), went biking, had dinner in Portsmith, went lobstering and took a boat trip to a beach in Gloucester. All in all a great trip. The cottage is surprisingly big--we hosted 9 people for a lobster dinner on the patio--and very well equipped. Some things that were appreciated: lots of towels, washer/dryer, beach chairs and umbrella, hair dryer, grill, lobster-eating utensils, paper towels, soap (hand, dishwasher, and laundry), and trash bags. Grocery store is a bit far, so you need to stock up. Definitely try Mad Martha's for breakfast.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Groton, Connecticut

Charming Island Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Plum Island is truly a New England gem, and Paula & John's charming island cottage makes our stays there that much more enjoyable. This was our second year on the island, and in this beautiful and tastefully appointed cottage near the sea, with all of the comforts of home and an abundance of amenities. From the modern seaside décor and top of the line appliances, to the fenced yard and deck for dogs, to the captivating views from the rooftop deck, we just love everything about this place! And, that's just the house! Aside from the gorgeous beaches with easy access, the picturesque island village itself is a great place to stroll. You can walk to the Beachcoma for a bowl of some of the best homemade Clam Chowder in New England or to the Plum Island Grille for their mouthwatering Scallop & Crab Stuffed Haddock, enjoy cocktails on the deck at the Sunset Bar while watching a magnificent sunset over the Joppa Flats, or take a morning walk to Mad Martha's for an Old Man's Omelet. You can bring bikes and ride through the beautiful Parker River Refuge, or head over the bridge and peruse the quaint shops in Newburyport. At the end of each day you'll look forward to returning to this cozy little home away from home, where Paula & John are the most gracious of hosts, and have thought of every detail to help ensure a comfortable and relaxing vacation. Looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We keep coming back :)

  • 5 of 5

Our family has come back to this summer vacation rental year after year because of the wonderfully clean home, amazing location, and unobtrusive hosts. We first rented when our now 7 year old son was just 18 months. Now our two boys lovingly refer to this as our beach house on Plum Island. The roof deck is an amazing spot and the home is stocked with everything you will need! We will be back again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Time Had By All

  • 5 of 5

Me and my fiance had a wonderful time at this Beach Cottage. Everything was very clean and every beach item you could possibly need was right at hand. Very close to the beach, so access was great. A very dog-friendly location for those with pets.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milford, NJ, USA

Relax and Enjoy the View...

  • 5 of 5

My family had the most wonderful vacation at Paula and John's home this past June. Their house had everything we needed to stay for the week. There are great appliances in the kitchen and we often ate outside on the large deck. The outdoor shower was very convenient after a long day at the beach, which is just a short walk from the house. The fenced yard was perfect for our dog - he felt right at home. The main floor is light and bright and all of the bedrooms have extra sheets. Our two kids (14 and 11) had their own space in the downstairs bedrooms. There are games, books, and beach items as well. Our favorite part of the house is the roof top deck - AMAZING views! The house is clean, comfy and just what we were looking for. Paula and John are very easy to work with and we have already booked this home for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Rates & Availability

Newburyport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 2 2016 - May 12 2017
90 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 13 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 1 2017 - May 31 2018
180 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500

We love having people enjoy our beach house and provide everything you need to enjoy the week. Our rental rates are inclusive of cleaning. If we can answer any questions, about our home or the area, please feel free to give us a call. Winter rates are inclusive of cable, water, sewer, trash pickup, recycling and once monthly cleaning. Renter to pay electric and heat (average heating cost for the last two years has been about $700 for the season).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Newburyport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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