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STEPS - 2/2 - BEACHES - AC - 2BA + out/dr changing rm w/shower

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) AC

WE LIKE TO MAKE PERSONAL CONTACT WITH OUR GUESTS - PLEASE READ OUR REVIEWS - call me or email for questions 978 882 5676

"Days Serene" is nestled at the end of Harbor St- a dead end st with no thru traffic - it's great for the safety of kids and peace and quiet for the adults - in the backyard of 'Plum Island Light' a working lighthouse - it's also romantic - steps to bASIN beach and steps to Merrimack River beach. Available weekly june thru august - NOTE THAT OUR SUMMER CHANGE/OVER DAY IS SATURDAY (out 11am - in 3pm)

We live in newbury - 10 min from 44 harbor st - as well as available by cell 978 882 5676 - if you need me i'm there

the major features of our property are not only location - water views from every window - but comfort - note the expansive wrap around screened porch(all new windows - every other one is a slider) - you can access the porch from either the living room or from the kitchen - a real convenience for serving guests and traffic flow - moreover, note picture #12 the window from dinning area into kitchen allowing direct service from Kitchen to Dinning area also nice social feature - chef can connect with dinning guests - two full baths(up and down) - central AC(first floor - window units 2nd flr) - outdoor shower w/changing room - off street parking for 4cars - this is a great get away spot.

Enchant with the sunsets over Newburyport Harbor - with the rhythmic, sweeping glow of Plum Island Light

We are minutes from the Parker River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge and visitors center, the Audubon center and Newburyport(shop,dine,live music, live theater , farmers market, etc); and close to s.New Hampshire and the White Mountains and less than an hour from Boston by train or car. We have off street parking for four cars.

you will be responsible for linens (Pcases,sheets,towels)

thanx for your interest Maureen & Dick

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Plum Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fireplace(not in summer), iron w/board, You must provide your own linens


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Days Serene; The Perfect Family Vacation Venue!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation at “Days Serene” was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed the quiet and dog friendly neighborhood, the short walk to Basin Beach or the choice of going to the ocean side beaches, the beautiful sunsets from the screened porch, and all the comforts offered in this cozy cottage. Dick was the perfect host both before and during our stay. He made sure we had everything to make our stay comfortable including several beach wagons to haul our families gear to the Basin! Days Serene was very clean, had a well stocked kitchen and the wrap around screen porch was perfect for our family dinners and evening game nights. Dick gave us excellent tips for kayaking, shopping and dining in the Plum Island area. We would definitely recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a vacation at the beach

  • 5 of 5

This is our third consecutive year staying at "Days Serene" and we couldn't be happier. As a long-term repeat tenants, we are happy to return and look forward to the endless sunsets that can be seen over Newburyport harbor from the Kitchen while cooking.

“Days Serene” has all the amenities you want on a vacation at the beach. The kitchen is well organized and equipped with plenty of dishware and the necessary pots and pans to prepare a full meal if you choose. On rainy days one can cozy up to the gas powered pot-bellied stove in the kitchen to take the edge off. The cottage has plenty of room with 3 bedrooms and you won’t get in each other’s way in the morning with the 2 full bathrooms and an additional outdoor shower. The outdoor shower is nice especially after a walk on the beach or to give your pet a rinse.

Every room has a water view and the ample glassed in porch invites you to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset. Even with a dining table inside, we make it a point to eat most meals on the porch. “Days Serene” has central air-conditioning and heat so that on the hottest days one can stay comfortable.

You have two beach areas to choose from; the quite basin which access is only 4 or 5 houses up the street or you can take a 10 min walk past the lighthouse to the ocean side of the island where there is plenty of room to swim and relax.

As always upon arrival, the cottage was in excellent shape and very clean from top to bottom. Dick and Maureen have been extremely responsive to our needs and are a wealth of local information. They check in to make sure we are ok and to see if we have any questions.

Downtown historic Newburyport is 7 min away where there is plenty of local shopping, restaurants and public activities all year long. If you choose a night to cook at home 3 miles away there is an excellent butcher shop, “The Butchery” and a farm stand “Tendercrop Farm” that has everything you need to prepare a meal for the evening or to pick up breakfast foods without having to drive to the supermarket.

We are looking forward to the rest our stay with the sunrises on the ocean side of the island and the sunsets over Downtown Newburyport.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Week on Plum Island

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 adult couples and a 3 year old enjoyed our stay at this rental house. The house was clean and comfortable, and with the exception of lobster crackers, had everything we needed. The basin beach was perfect for our grandson. Getting to the beach and the nearby playground was easy with the wagons provided by the owners. We also enjoyed fishing for stripers by the wharf, the state reservation at the other end of Plum Island, and Newburyport's many eateries. The neighborhood is nicer and greener than the photo suggests, and pleasant to walk. Dick was very helpful without being intrusive. We hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Days serene was great

  • 5 of 5

spent a great time at this wonderfull location and great beach house - water views from all windows - kids and bailey had a great time on the basin beach just steps away and with two wagons getting our beach stuff and kids on the beach was a breeze - inflated tires went easily on the sand - beach chairs cooler beach bags etc = was hot and the ac was great to return to - outdoor shower was great to shower bailey down - great wraparound porch - every other window slides open great air flow - had everything we needed - would def do it again - dick and maureen were great and just 10 min away

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a perfect week on PI at Days Serene. We were very happy with the house, I will give an honest review because I think that informed owners and guests have the best experience!


LOCATION is great, walk to basin, river beach, and ocean beach. The neighborhood was lively on Friday & Saturday nights but quiet the rest of the week.

PETS allowed. Dogs can go to the basin beach and lounge on the porch. there is yard space on the side of the house where we tied our dogs out while we were home, so they could watch the goings on in the neighborhood. Unfortunately previous guests allowed their pups to poop there and did not clean it up - pigs. I did my best to clean it all up.

SPACE! So much space. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths plus outdoor shower, large open living/dining room, large porch, lots of parking.

COMFORT: Beds were great, comfy couch and chairs, family style dining area, cafe seating in the breakfast area, plenty of hot water, AC is fabulous.

AMENITIES: cable TV, wifi, beach chairs, awesome wagon to haul your stuff to the beach. Nice big fridge with cold water dispenser and an ice maker! Full size washer and dryer - don't be afraid to let your kids play in the basin muck at low tide!

HOSTS: Dick checked in through messaging & phone and offered to come by the house if we needed anything. I didn't bring king sized sheets, since I misread the description and thought that the master had a queen. Maureen came over to drop off a nice clean set of king sheets. Thanks so much!

I will list a couple minor 'cons' for those who might have particular hang-ups!

ANTS: Perhaps an unfortunate result of having an older cottage on ground level :( we hid our food in the microwave, fridge, and oven because anything on the counter or in cabinets had ants crawling on it.

KITCHEN: the kitchen had all the necessities, except for a dishwasher. so the small amount of counter space was cluttered with our dish rack. Any dishes we took out of the cabinet had to be re-washed before use - I would blame the previous guests not the hosts! We found some not-so-clean plates and silverware. The cabinets are kinda older, countertops not level due to the cottage settling. The oven is located on the other side - not the typical 'work triangle' but at least there is an oven! Who uses an oven in a beach cottage anyway? The kitchen was fine for us, but if you're looking for a gourmet work area you might not be thrilled.

Overall great stay, thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Days Serene

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying at this wonderful house! The area is absolutely perfect and what a wonderful beaches. The sunsets are beautiful and picturesque. All of our needs were met and the owner and his wife are great people . You will enjoy your stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
plum island
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
newburyport - 95/495
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
plum island
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
gunstock nh
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
basin plum island
Car: necessary

Plum Island, North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts, USA (Up River View is of Newburyport Harbor and Sky Line) -- We are minutes from the Parker River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge and visitors center, the Audubon center and Newburyport; and close to s.New Hampshire and the White Mountains and less than an hour from Boston by train or car.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, wildlife viewing, racquetball


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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