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Recent Plum Island reviews

  • Comfortable, clean and convenient family house

    "We try to spend a week on Plum Island every summer to be close to my parents, who live in Newburyport and have a beach vacation at the same time. This was by far the family's favorite of all our rentals! With 3 adult children and a couple of their friends, we have decided that 2 bathrooms is a must, and the outdoor shower was a delightful added bonus. This year, my extended family was all in town for a family celebration and we were able to have several big family gatherings at the house. The kitchen is spacious, extremely well equipped, a pleasure to cook in and perfect for a big family. I loved having the family gather around the breakfast bar and nibble on appetizers as I prepared the meal. There are plenty of options for everyone to sit and eat or relax; there is a big table on the deck with a view of the harbor and for those who prefer, the screened in front porch is another perfect gathering place with its deep, comfy wicker furniture. The upper deck is great for watching sunsets or having morning coffee. This house truly does sleep 8 adults. All the beds are really comfortable, even the trundle bed in the 4th room, (which my full-grown son really appreciated after being stuck in a bunk bed or a rickety pull-out couch in other houses). Arlene was a pleasure to work with, responsive and accommodating. We also appreciated all the little extras Arlene adds to make sure her guests are comfortable such as candles, soap and even shampoo in the bathrooms, plenty of towels and nice linens, everything you could possibly need in the kitchen including supplies of paper goods, coffee and condiments. The outside grill is huge and works well and there is even beach gear; chairs, umbrellas and bags for your convenience. The only negative about this house was that we had to leave! We can't wait to come back!"
    Guest: Suzanne H. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 20, 2016
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  • 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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  • Loved this cottage!

    "Had a great stay at this ocean-side cottage.The owner Steve was very helpful amd a local, which is nice. The locatin can't be beat to enjoy the beaches, island restarants and 5 minute drve to Newburyport with tons to do. I highly recommend the cottage!!"
    Guest: kimberly Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 13, 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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