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Recent Newburyport reviews

  • Comfortable house, great location.

    "This was our first time at The Harpoon and may not be our last. We have been in some newer and higher-end houses on Plum Island and after a week this summer The Harpoon ranks high on our list. There is nothing fancy about the house -- just good character -- and that is just fine. Compared to other homes this one is prepared for vacation renters. It is not crowded with personal items, nor are most closets and cupboards off-limits, both of which can make you feel like you are intruding in someone's home. The main floor is open. Comfortable living room, good kitchen and eating area, good-sized bath. A plus is a separate room -- call it a reading room -- which is a nice feature if you want to have a place to sit quietly and look at a book or to play games, which we did. The downstairs (ground level) is partially finished and fully adequate as a third sleeping area (with bath and laundry). The upstairs (second floor) consists of two bedrooms and plenty of room and closets. The only thing I would note about the upstairs is the flooring, which is also is the ceiling for the first floor. Without carpeting and the usual air separation between floor and ceiling squeaks and other sounds travel easily between the floors. If that is a downside (a minor one) there also is a big upside about the house: the big deck. There is plenty of room to relax and recreate with the kids. Plenty of comfortable chairs and a nice outdoor dining table set that easily accommodated eight. Umbrellas were there for our use but we didn't feel the need to use them. And if the deck is nice, the location is even better. From that deck we can see water to the west (tidal area) and north (the Merrimack as it nears the ocean). The walk to the beach on the estuary takes less than a minute. If we wanted to walk to the ocean side it would have taken 5 minutes. To the playground even less. And with the Plum Island Lighthouse immediately on the south side of the property, we had an element of privacy as well as nice sight. Last, the very pleasant owner of the home was responsive to our questions and attentive to details at the house. We thank her for our week at The Harpoon and hope to return."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 21, 2016
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  • 3 generations

    "We had a great time staying in this lovely beach house! We were greeted by Richard who made us feel so welcome, provided us with absolutely everything we could possibly want or need, and came over immediately when something needed to be replaced. The hammock swing in the sunroom was wonderful, providing a much needed place to 'swing' our little 9 mo. old who had trouble sleeping. The beach itself was very nearby and relatively private. This is a great place to be and I look forward to returning one day."
    Guest: Nancy W. Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: September 28, 2015
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  • Wonderful home in perfect location!

    "Clean, comfortable, great for our family with 3 generations!"
    Guest: Pamela C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 9, 2016
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  • Great island house!

    "Perfect island house for a family and friends group. We loved it - thank you! Absolutely everything you could have wanted was right where you expected it to be and the location was perfect. We were there during an extremely windy fall weekend and were able to see the dramatic surf - which was a treat. The staff at PI Beachcoma right around the block took wicked good care of us as we arrived late Friday night after a long wet drive. Had a great time at the farm-to-table dinner in the tent at the Colby Farm in Newburyport on Saturday. We will be back!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2015 Review Submitted: October 15, 2015
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