My wife and I chose to stay at the Joppa House on our honeymoon. Staying here far and away exceeded our expectations.
We arrived to a very clean and well kept house, which was absolutely gorgeous, and met the owner who gave us a rundown on the property and its history, and offered recommendations regarding restaurants, markets, and other attractions in nearby Newburyport, and brought a few provisions to share with us to get us started. She was as delightful as the house, and very easy to work with. We particularly liked the fact that the house was available for a midweek-to-midweek rental, unlike many properties on VRBO that are only available for full Saturday-Saturday stays or similar.
Watching sunrises and tides from the gorgeous bedroom were outstanding -- though by the third day we made up some makeshift curtains because sunrise was around 5 AM in July and we wanted to get a little extra shuteye. We made frequent use of the grill on the deck as well as the well-equipped and decently stocked kitchen. We also took full advantage of the clothes washer and dryer, as well as the amenities such as binoculars and beach towels that were provided. The wireless Internet service was speedy enough for streaming some movies, but we didn't get around to checking out the satellite TV which was generously provided.
On top of all that the house is in an excellent and convenient location, not just as you can see from the beautiful online pictures, but as far as reaching activities. Plum Island is just down the road one direction, and downtown Newburyport the other, just a couple of minutes to each. Reaching further afield it was easy to reach beaches near Hampton Beach, NH, and to scoot down to Gloucester for a schooner ride one evening.
Both my bride and I would definitely recommend the Joppa House to others, and in fact have already done so. We'd kind of like to try it again in the spring or winter when the weather is a little cooler, but everything was so gorgeous in the middle of the summer that we might just be back again at that time of year.