quick look 2015 RESERVATION UPDATE:
(sorry we are unable to offer 1-2 night rentals unless very last minute)
April accepting 3-night min rentals
May 04-11 SOLD (em)
May 15-18 SOLD (eva)
May 22-25 SOLD (laT)
July 06-13 SOLD (cait)
July 18-03 SOLD (mgl)
Aug 03-31 SOLD (shl)
Cushman Place Residence:
We understand, you need a hotel but want a home. You'd like a historic B+B, but don't want to rub elbows with Mr and Mrs Innkeeper at breakfast. You want privacy, a beautiful in-town stay, understated luxury and comfort, a classy kitchen with high-end appliances, room to spread out, space to sort through your maps, guidebooks, history books, cameras and coffee. Check email via WiFi, catch the news on digital cable tv. Enjoy comfortable bedrooms with quality linens, new bathrooms with granite countertops, in a yesteryear 'mansion' home you can rent like a hotel so you can play tourist without getting stuck in a bland boxy room. Think of it as a hotel with no lobby, a B+B with no innkeeper, a home away from home. Rarely-offered but easy-to-find in historic downtown Plymouth, this 2 story, 2+ bedroom townhouse-style residence (with option to add 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on the 3rd floor…) 1 city block from the harbor, historic sites, restaurants, boutiques and antiques shops. NEW OPTIONS AVAILABLE- 3rd bedroom available on 3rd floor w distant ocean views. Full bath w vintage clawfoot tub 3rd flr.
2014 QUICK RESERVATION UPDATE:
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Sep 24-27 available
Nob 23-30 Thanksgiving SOLD
Dec 01-20 available
Dec 30-27 Christmas week SOLD
(we just got an email with these comments:
'The location is perfect. It’s close enough to walk to town, but far enough from the noise. The place was beautiful! It was almost too nice.'
The Residence: Cushman Place Residence is a beautiful attached Colonial Revival Townhome. Once part of a distinguished 6000 square foot manse which had a boxwood maze garden and servants galore, this private in-town 2-4 bedroom townhouse-style apartment has its own entrance and easy parking. Cushman Place living room was the formal dining room of the original manse, with its fine fireplace, crown mouldings and wainscott. Wood floors, inspiring light, delightful details, not the least of which is a state of the art kitchen with SubZero refrigerator and Miele cooktop and Miele dishwasher, Bosch convection oven, honed granite countertops, and sleek euro range hood ... a nice break from your typical home-away stay. Here you will be enjoying amenities which in the past were luxuries, and which we today consider 'necessities' in the privacy and comfort of home. Your own front door, a short walk to the waterfront, Plymouth Rock, whale watching, boutiques.
The rooms: Discover the Pompeii powder room under the stairs leading to second floor, where two peaceful bedrooms and a lovely renovated bathroom, let couples, a family, a bridal party, (or space loving singles) sleep comfortably, then foray ambitiously into the exciting world of historic Plymouth, Cape Cod and the Islands. One flight below, you can toss a load of vacation laundry into the modern LG Tronn Steamfresh HE laundry, and have visions of a by-gone day, where servants scampered about taking care of such mundane tasks such as undies and lunch.
Consider reserving Cushman Place as an alternative to a cramped hotel stay, whether for a night or two to see the historic sites, or if flying early into Boston or Providence for your Cape Cod vacation rental.
As our waterfront vacation properties (and others) are on strict Saturday-to-Saturday, or Sunday-to-Sunday schedules, we wanted to be able to offer our incoming guests a refuge and opportunity to explore the area if their travel plans brought them to Cape Cod earlier than the check-in day. Cushman Place provides our incoming guests a place to rest, refresh, explore, and catch up with email.
Having a wedding? Brides will find this a lovely and convenient place for preparing for that special event.
Please peruse our Pleasant Places Group, waterfront wonderlands, gracious estates, romantic cottages, and chic hideaways. We consider it an honor to be chosen as your vacation home, and we work diligently to see that your trust is rewarded beyond expectations.
Dear prospective Cushman Place Residence guests:
To me, creating the perfect getaway home is an art form. My past career had been as Art Director, designing publications, and later as an illustrator, creating magazine illustrations (google 'robin jareaux' to see some examples) and painting expressionistic works on canvas. My first waterfront home was 'SandyToes' vrbo 14418 -- I fell in love with SandyToes, and as perfect as it seemed, I expanded and improved it and brought out even more of its wonderful qualities with gardens, balconies, skylights, ponds and paths, drama and comfort. At that time, I was still illustrating, doing software box artwork for 'Norton Utilities' and 'C++' from my studio at SandyToes. When another cottage became available for renovation (Timberframe Cottage number 25445 ) I discovered this would become my work and my passion. Working in two dimensions was challenging and rewarding, but creating vacation homes that themselves are 'works of art' is on sizable 3D scale. My goal with my homes, as with my work before, is to create a setting that exceeds your expectations, and in turn, your patronage lets me continue my art form a few more years. Please read the guest comments to see the generous and enthusiastic compliments received. Please look at 'all my rental listings' to see what I've been doing (yes, it has been a huge amount of endless expensive work!) to make unique and extra-special vacation getaways. It is a labor of love... for you.
Robin purchased this townhome in 2006
When Cushman Place came on the market, we were awed. The glorious architectural detail, impressive fireplaces, high ceilings with elaborate crown mouldings, glowing wood floors, boxwood maze in the back yard, servants quarters, master's chambers, charming rooms, the great condition of the home, the tree lined street, the short walk to the waterfront and restaurants...what a fun place to be! We embarked on the improvements of the Townhouse portion of this little 6000 sq foot mansion on Cushman Street and called it Cushman Place Residence. Why? well, it reminded us of the interesting townhouses we stayed in in London, Knightsbridge and Kensington. The improvements took effort, for sure, and obviously, this was the first Sub Zero ever installed in its dignified lifetime. Years ago, servants scurried all over the house, serving the Master and Mistress, and how they might have wished for the 21st century, where they'd be able to withdraw to a sleek and stylin' kitchen or state of the art laundry. For a two decades, the larger portion of the mansion was 'The Mabbett House' Bed and Breakfast. It may be again some day. But we believe that modern travellers prefer privacy, first class amenities, serenity – and may I repeat, PRIVACY? Our idea is that you enter your own luxurious private space, no need to chuckle up the Innkeeper or mingle with strangers over that first good cup of coffee. But if you ever need help, we are just a quick phone call or email away.
"Dear Robin, WOW! What can I say... this turned out to be the most beautiful place I or "we" have EVER stayed in. It's truly a HOME. Thank you for your warm hospitality! Plymouth is an incredible town. We loved all the breakfast places, rich history, and the water. To be sure we will go home and spread the word about the best place to stay on the East Coast. Many, many thanks" Jonathan and Hannah
My husband and I stayed here recently and the experience surpassed our expectations. I felt like a queen in the gourmet kitchen. We were so close to everything in the town, but enjoyed the the lovely and comfortable townhome so much, we stayed in more than we planned to. I don't want to rave too much because we definitely plan to come back and I'm afraid this best kept secret in Plymouth will not be available once word gets out how great it is.
This house was the perfect! You felt like you were in period time visiting one of the birthplaces of our country. Very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was a delight to cook in. Beds comfortable. Walking distance to waterfront with restaurants and all historical activities. I would highly recommend this great vacation spot. Thanks Robin!
I would like to express our pleasure with your property and our stay. The location is perfect. We had never been to Plymouth before. The location is close enough to walk to town, but far enough from the noise. There must be over 50 resturant's within walking distance. The town was fairly quite and easy to dine in during the week, but things picked up on the weekend. Plenty to do in town and within and hours drive of many other places like Boston, and Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard. The place was beautiful! It was almost too nice. The white couch in the family room was a bit scary . The pictures are acurate. The kitchen was high end and completely stacked. The owners were only a phone call, or a knock on the door away, but otherwise absent in a good way. The only small suggestion I would make is that the window coverings in the bedrooms let in the nice natural light which is great, except at 5:30 am on a vacation day. Something more substantive would have made it easier to sleep in.
All in all, a great place that I would easily recommend, and return to.
After our engagement my fiancé and I selected Indian Pond in Kingston as our spring wedding venue. We were thrilled with every aspect except the lack of nice (even so-so) hotels in the Plymouth Harbor area. Even though I was not thrilled, I booked two suites at the Radisson for three nights thinking that we could use them for my bridal party preparations and they would be good enough. Luckily, I checked them out in advance and they were TERRIBLE....stunk like chlorine, expensive, and had really old and tired decor - not really what I had in mind. My mother suggested that we check out rental houses/condos in the area and I happened upon Cushman Place in Plymouth! Robin was a pleasure to work with and I booked based upon the photos online. It actually ended up being less expensive to have more room at Cushman Place so it seemed like a no brainer. When we arrived we were blown away! I knew my wedding photos in the main bedroom would be amazing and everything else was a bonus. The whole place was ready for a photo shoot. Robin has great attention to detail with decor and the place was immaculate. We could tell this place was more than a just a rental for her -- she loved it! We were so happy to have a full kitchen and plenty of places to hang out as we got ready for the big day. Our makeup artists came and did seven rounds of makeup in front of the gorgeous front windows. My photographer had so many amazing photo locations to pick from it was hard to choose.... the fireplace, the beautiful staircase, the dining room, the main bedroom, and on the front steps of the condo (also beautifully decorated!) If you like old, classic houses with a luxurious feel Cushman Place is for you! Every inch of space is used perfectly. The kitchen and bathrooms are on the smaller side, but you don't miss the extra room. Even if you are not getting married you cannot beat the location! You can easily walk to the water and Plymouth Center.
My family and I can't say enough about how much we loved this place! Thanks again to Robin!
So my wife and I wanted to get away for a long weekend with her sister, sister's husband, and nephew. We decided to go to Plymouth because we really love the town and have some good friends there that we always like to see when we can. After looking at hotels in the area and not being overly impressed, I decided to see if there were any alternative rentals in town that we could pursue. I see a listing for this beautiful townhouse that is within walking distance of downtown and decide to contact the owner on a whim because I honestly didn't think that it would be available or that it would be far too expensive. I couldn't have been more wrong. Not only was the owner really nice and easy-going, but the place was available and actually less expensive than the hotel that we stayed in the last time we were down in Plymouth! Needless to say, we booked it and waited eagerly for the arrival of our getaway weekend.
When we arrived at the townhouse, we were very pleased with just how close to downtown it actually was, with the added bonus that there was a Dunkin Donuts in between! We walked into the place and were speechless at how stunning the townhouse actually was; the pictures, though beautiful, don't do it justice. The decor was luxury/vintage/fancy; the wainscoting and crown molding were immaculately done and really contrasted well with the color of the walls and all of the furniture and decorations had an antique, but not dusty/old feel to them (if that makes any sense). Everything 'popped' in the place and there were many focal points and views to enjoy throughout the townhouse. However, the place - amazingly - had a very homelike feel to it. We had no problem fully relaxing even though we were immersed in such opulent surroundings. We found ourselves lounging around the townhouse 'like we owned the place' because that was the type of feel that it emanated. And we certainly made very good use of the fireplace and full kitchen, which made for some cozy nights and saved us money on food because we didn't have to go out to eat 3 meals a day. We were sad when we had to leave the townhouse, but it is certainly a place that we would stay again in a heartbeat if the chance to do so arrives! If you want a weekend away, we HIGHLY recommend this property and it's owner as a magnificent alternative to your typical hotel accommodations.
We loved the house and everything that came with it. Robin had everything perfectly ready for our arrival including some extra goodies that she left for us in the refrigerator.
The house is very comfortable and very nicely decorated. The beds were exceptional and we slept well.
The location of the house could not be beat. Walking distance to the dowtown area and the waterfront. My only wish is that we were able to stay longer because we enjoyed this trip so much.
Thank you Robin for sharing your home with us and we hope to be able to make the trip up to Plymouth again next yeay.
Cushman Place Residence is right in Historic Downtown Plymouth, just one block from waterfront with its seafood restaurants and Whale Watch boats, deep sea fishing cruises. Another couple of blocks away is Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower ship, and the beautiful Brewster Gardens, Town Brook, streaming through the heart of Plymouth, with statues of Pilgrim ancestors, precious gardens, serene sitting spots, and a verdant walk to the historic Jenney Grist Mill. From there visit the quaint shops, and climb beautiful burial hill, with its centuries-old headstones of our forebears, and a breathtaking view of Plymouth harbor. Back downhill, you're on Main Street with its antique shops, restaurants, boutiques, and a waterfront corniche dotted with touristy souvenir shops with Tshirts and fun food. Plymouth has historic homes and buildings from the 1600s, great shopping, delightful architecture, all footsteps from Cushman Place Residence.
Other Activities: Whale watching, deep sea fishing, shopping, Living History Museum Plymouth Plantation
Golf: Avid golfers will enjoy Cushman Place as a classy New England retreat, where they can test their skills at Waverly Oaks, the PineHills, Atlantic country clubs, and others. Contact us for more information on golf packages.