CHARMING COTTAGE; BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEWS; WALK TO BASIN BEACH!

Stephanie McCarthy

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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CHARMING COTTAGE; BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEWS; WALK TO BASIN BEACH!

Plum Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 BR, 1 BA, Water Views, Washer/Dryer, Sleeps 4, Pets

Enjoy beautiful views of “The Basin” at this cozy 2 bedroom cottage set in a quiet, well cared for neighborhood on the Northern point of Plum Island. Take advantage of terrific water views from the front deck and master bedroom, a bright and sunny interior, clean, simple and tasteful furnishings, wonderful breezes and a fully equipped kitchen. Very close to the beaches and other great attractions. Nearby:

* Basin Beach (wonderful for small children) - 2 min walk

* Northern Point Playground, Boardwalk, Scenic Lighthouse, Fishing & Party Boat Launch - 5 min walk

* Atlantic Side Beach - 15 min walk/5 min drive

* Parker River Wildlife Refuge - 10 min drive

* Beautiful downtown Newburyprt - 10 min drive

Well maintained by a couple who has lived in and loved the area for more than a decade. Pefect for a couple or a family of 3-4.

ALSO AVAILABLE AS A FALL/WINTER RENTAL.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Stephanie McCarthy

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Charming Cottage; Beautiful Water Views; Walk to Basin Beach!
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Charming Cottage; Beautiful Water Views; Walk to Basin Beach!
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Plum Island Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

PERFECT FOR MY PLANS

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely cottage, well-maintained, clean, light and bright, and well-stocked. Correspondence with the owner was easy and the directions provided were very clear. I was there to bird watch in the mornings and to read and write in the afternoon. Bird watching at Parker River Refuge is phenomenal! Given my afternoons, I was also very appreciative for how quiet it was in the cottage. The cottage is not air conditioned, but fans are provided. The fans, along with strategic closing and opening of blinds, kept me quite comfortable for all but one day. But that one day saw a high temp. of 96 degrees with plenty of humidity! I chose that day to drive into Newburyport to explore a bit. I will most certainly want to come back to this cottage!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage; Beautiful Water Views; Walk to Basin Beach!
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Plum Island Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Vermont
4

WORTH STAYING!

  • 4 of 5
A lovely little cottage with many amenities. Very clean and well maintained. As advertised, a water view -- best from from upstairs bedroom window, but also nice from the front deck, which is a great place to relax in the morning or afternoon. Easy walk to the beach.
Kitchen and bathroom very well equipped.
If you are a Red Sox fan, you'll have to
go somewhere else for games --no NESN on the cable (but why are you watching TV on your vacation, anyway?)
No railing for the stairs up to the bedroom -- a little scary for an older person. And if you have chemical sensitivities, you may notice that the sheets were washed or dried with something that causes a reaction.
But these are very minor quibbles-- we thought it was swell, and would stay again for sure!
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Cottage; Beautiful Water Views; Walk to Basin Beach!
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Plum Island Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Kingston, MA
5

FIRST STAY ON PLUM ISLAND

  • 5 of 5
I would definitely recommend this cottage. The owner was very helpful. The cottage was incredibly clean and had everything we needed. It's towards the quiet end of the island which was nice. And the deck overlooking the beach was great at night. We were able to bring our dog and had another couple stay for a few nights. The kayaking in the area is great. And lots of good restaurants (a couple on Plum Island and a bunch in Newburyport center which is 5 minutes away).
  • Submitted: May 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Cottage; Beautiful Water Views; Walk to Basin Beach!
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Plum Island Merrimack Valley & Essex County
New York Capital Region
5

FIRST FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
When we walked into this bright clean cottage we knew it was a good start to our first family vacation. The air was fresh the furnishings were pleasantly sparse and all the basics we needed were in place and thus we needed only unpack and enjoy. The close proximity to both the basin beach and the ocean beach made it easy to enjoy both with a 11 month old in tow and the short drive to the beaches on the other end of the island was well worth the trip (thanks for the suggestion Stephanie!). We ventured into town more than once and were able to enjoy different restaurants (pizza at Oregano was great and a family meal at the Grog was good too), sample local ice cream and gelato and simply wander about charming 'downtown' Newburyport. Back to the cottage to relax we faced only a few babyproofing challenges (the fact that a 'pack & play' was provided was a big bonus! - one less item to fit in the trunk) and our daughter seemed to really enjoy spending time there as well as on the beach. It is a great place for new families. We have already recommended Plumb Island to family and friends and just passed on the link to this cottage to a neighbor considering an early fall get away (touting sand toys included!). We are already thinking about future vacations and both Plumb Island and this cottage are strong possibilities.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Cottage; Beautiful Water Views; Walk to Basin Beach!
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Plum Island Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Townsend
5

WHAT AN AMAZING 5 DAY STAY!

  • 5 of 5
I would recommend this property to anyone, very accomodating landlady, spent my vacation with my boyfriend and we had the greatest time! Very romantic, very close to the beach, perfect size we could have easily invited another couple and we may do that next year!!
It really does overlook the bay, and the restaurants are amazing! I will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Cottage; Beautiful Water Views; Walk to Basin Beach!
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Plum Island Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Upstate NY
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME - WONDERFUL OWNERS

  • 5 of 5
The home was lovely, immaculately kept, and Stepahnie and her husband provide everything you need in the kitchen and bathroom, except food and shampoo of course. Realy everything! I wasn't sure so I brought stuff but it wasn't neccessary. Even the towels were thick and fluffy, and what an amazing shower. They thought of everything. The neighborhood is quiet the neighbors pleasant and friendly. The beach was great, Bob's Lobster is a must as is Clipper Feet Deep Sea Fishing. That was amazing! Cooked them that night on the propane grill provided. Propane also provided. We weren't sure and this was a great surprise! We grill a lot. This is a super cottage, with the very nicest of owners, I don't see how we could have chosen better. The owners leave material on the table with numbers and places and maps of things to do and how to get there. There is cell service. I would definately rent this cottage again from Stephanie and her husband they just want to ensure you enjoy your stay, are courteous of your privacy, and thoughtful that you have a good time. There is TV and I would recommend bringing your own DVD's as there are not many channels, but why should they pay for a service that few will enjoy, that was not a problem at all, we were there to enjoy not watch tv which anyone can do at home. They even provided Monopoly which I won my son for the first time. That lone made the trip worth it! Anyone renting this lovely cottage from these nicest of people would not be dissapointed. We didn't make it to the refuge, we are saving that for the next time. Thank you again to both of them! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK! Cheryl
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Boston
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Newburyport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-95 and 495
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
beach
Car: necessary

Plum Island is a wonderful vacation spot for couples and families! The 9 miles stretch of beach is one of the most beautiful in the country. On Plum Island itself, there are fishing, harbor, and whale watching expeditions; the Parker River Wildlife Refuge (bird watching, beaching - Sandy Point at the very end is a MUST); the Plum Island Grille (dinner/drinks- this is one of our all-time favorite places); Mad Martha's Beach Cafe (breakfast/lunch); and a convenience and package store. The Plum Island Airport, on the causeway leading to the Island, provides aerial plane tours. Newburyport is only 3.5 miles away, where there are quaint shops, art galleries, outdoor concerts, live theatre, many restaurants, ample activities and special summer events. Great day trips include Boston, Gloucester, Rockport or historic Portsmouth, NH. There's something for everyone!

Other Activities: Birding, Kayaking, Ecotours, Wildlife Excursions, Plane Rides

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Amenities

Plum Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Good storage space under sink and in linen closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Both bedrooms feature skylights. Master bedroom has a ceiling fan, lots of closet space, a dresser and TV w/ cable. Second bedroom is directly connected to first bedroom and has a full pull-out futon for a bed, peg rack for hanging clothes and a director's chair. Full size inflatable mattress and/or pack-n-play available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Breakfast area seats 2-3. Patio set on deck seats 4. Sand toys, booster seat and step stool for children provided. Outdoor shower (cold water only) 3 fans provided.