BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT HISTORIC 'HOUSE BY THE SEA' RARE

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BREATHTAKING OCEANFRONT HISTORIC 'HOUSE BY THE SEA' RARE

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Manomet House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms- 1 king oceanfrnt, 2 queen oceanfrnt, bunk rm=5, open dbl=2 f

2014 RESERVATION UPDATE

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Thanksgiving week still available at

Antique Mill Stream Authentic Pilgrim home

vrbo# 343120

Thanksgiving week still available at

Oceanfront Timberframe Cottage vrbo 25445

Thanksgiving week still available at

Antique Mill Stream Authentic Pilgrim home

vrbo# 343120

Thanksgiving week still available at

Oceanfront Timberframe Cottage vrbo 25445

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Oct 20-26 SOLD (kati)

Oct 26-31 available

Nov 01-22 available

NOV 22-30 - SOLD (Thanksgiving Week)

DEC -1-20

DEC 20-27 Christmas Week available

DEC 27-03 New Years Week available

QUICK RESERVATION UPDATE 2015

Open again April 15

May 01-07

May 07-11 SOLD (tan)

May 11-31

June 01-21

June 21-28 SOLD (wag)

June 28-05 on HOLD, please request info

July 05-12 available

July 12-19 available

July 19-26 available

July 26-02 SOLD (coll)

Aug 02-09 SOLD (glv)

Aug 09-16 SOLD (gord)

Aug 16-23

Aug 23-30

Aug 30-07 Week includes Labor Day Weekend

This is one of the most rare and wonderful oceanfront vacation homes on the New England sea coast. 'House by the Sea' is a home of substance and style from a bygone era. The area is dotted with shingled homes w beautiful gardens. Restored yester-year charm (with modern upgrades for comfort, such as central air conditioning, modern antique-replica plumbing, a Bosch dishwasher, six-burner Aga stove), this home is idyllic for unforgettable family vacations. The broad oceanfront porches invite you to decompress gazing at the incomparable view. Or spread out your lobster dinner on the big screened oceanfront porch, or nap to the sounds of the surf, check your email using Wi-Fi, loll in the hammock under the shade tree, seeing only your toes and the water beyond. This amazing house has 5 bedrooms (all w ocean views) 3 bthrms, beamed living room and dining rm, wraparound oceanfront porch, glowing maple floors, antique window glass.

Impressive (but not pretentious), large (but still intimate), this is your place for romping at the beach, gazing at the view, lolling in the hammock, using high speed Internet in the beamed living room or at the curved window seat overlooking the water, creating great seafood dinners in the updated vintage kitchen, dining in the handsome wainscotted dining room with three sides flanked by windows, drinks at sunset, needlepoint or napping on the breezy screen porch, writing memoirs or painting watercolors on the veranda, swimming and sunning on the sandy beach (stairs go down from the property), and rejuvenating in an incomparable and memorable spot -- or enjoy exploring nearby historic Plymouth, Sandwich, the Cape and Islands. House by the Sea is decorated in restrained Nantucket style. Its oceanfront living has wainscotting, beams, paintings, and books.

A gas old-fashioned looking fireplace -- capable of heating the whole house from the living room fireplace -- is dreamy in the 'shoulder seasons,' warming the adventurous soul in the colder weeks, contrasting the drama of the crashing waves below. The intimate living room opens to the beamed dining room with ocean views and a marvelous craftsman quality bay window seat. This is a perfect spot for memorable meals, board games, music, TV, or perfect silence in the evening. The pantry has wineglasses in racks, coffee maker, a stainless-steel two-drawer refrigerator for wine and seltzer, and a view onto a deck. The well-equipped kitchen has a new, six-burner electric Aga cooker, stainless steel refrigerator, and honed granite countertops. Adirondack chairs line up on the veranda where you can watch a sunrise over coffee or catch a glimpse of the big dipper on a mild summer night in New England.

A kitchen-side deck has a gas grill and patio table, umbrella and chairs. Picnic table on the lawn and a rope swing from a picturesque oak add to the yesteryear peace and tranquility of this incomparable home. There is something special about seeing the ocean surf, bluffs, and beach through 100-year-old wavy glass, vintage lilacs, happy birds, butterflies, and (depending on the season) seals frolicking offshore.

Each of the four bedrooms (plus a 5th bedroom which used to be the maid's private room, but which is now open to the stair railing, making an open loft) has a view of the ocean. Three oceanfront bedrooms have spectacular ocean views, antiques, and comfort, where you will fall asleep to the sound of the rhythmic surf below your window. The largest bedroom is a bunk room for the kids and has two sets of bunk beds plus an additional single bed.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Robin (Property Manager)
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About Robin

read a bit about the owner at vrbo number 67341 or vrbo 25445

Robin purchased this house in 2005

Why Robin chose Manomet

This incredible 1910 oceanfront 'cottage' was one of the first few built on these famously beautiful bluffs. If you see the antique postcards, this was an almost uninhabited coastline. Back then, you could choose the best spot. And even today, as a few homes grew up around the gracious lady of a home, they were of the time, vintage, nostalgic, yesteryear. The seller knew her stuff, and wanted much more than the market would bear, and it was way beyond my means. I bought a lesser house in the neighborhood. Then sold it. Then tried to help the seller with her sale to another buyer. It fell through. Then there we stood, she and I, with this house between us, and a shockingly high price I never thought a mere mortal could deal with. Then, with owner financing, some sacrifices, savings, and lots of sweat equity, House by the Sea became ours, at a staggering price, but with improvements long overdue. The house was very 'original' and, in some areas, not in a good way. But optimism was easy - this is nirvana. Each year, our investments in the home have brought it closer and closer to perfection. One of these days, we may even go beyond it! We've just added a powerful heating system, improved central a/c, next year, the Sub Zero. So it's not just for summer anymore--now you can come for long contemplative winter beach walks, and get cozy by the fire when you return, with your English pudding in the Aga. Not only are summers a dream-come-true, but now fall and winter, too.

What makes this house unique

White sugar-sand beach, Hawaii-like views, authentic 1910 architecture, incomparable spot, beach stairs, broad lawn, precious neighborhood with lots of amenities, just an amazing, wonderful place to be any time of year.

Guestbook comments from the manager

(from an email received after the vacation) "hi robin, just a note to let you know our family and friends all

enjoyed your wonderful house by the sea in manomet. the fireworks

display was unbelievable, and the view from the house was lovely. we

all got our workouts in with the hikes up and down the stairs! thanks

again for making everything so comfortable for us." K+L
Jul 2011
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Reviews

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Another wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
We just came back from another wonderful stay at The House by the Sea. As in prior years, the house was very comfortable for a multi-generational group (grandparents through grandchildren ranging from 2 to 12), providing everything needed to make all ages happy - very clean, comfortable furniture, good wi-fi, upgraded bathrooms (with good water pressure and enough hot water to handle large post-beach groups), new and well-stocked kitchen, and of course the porch swing! The kitchen is fully stocked with a wide range of pots, pans and utensils (including oyster shucking knives and lobster crackers) and more than enough plates, glasses and flatware to handle dinner for a 17-plus person crowd one night. The patio outside the kitchen has both a gas grill and a charcoal grill, for grill purists. The house maintains its charm along with its modern comforts and the long front porch and big windows can't be improved on for catching the ocean breezes and beautiful views, with the added benefit of a screened side porch. We did not need it this year, but the air conditioning is a nice option to have in case of really hot, still weather. We appreciated the well-stocked beach gear, with umbrellas, beach chairs, buckets and shovels for the little children, boogie boards for the older children and a kayak. For people looking at the house with little children, we have been in the house with children as young as 1 and had no problems - even the stairs to the beach are fine, as there are several landings for breaks if you are carrying a young child up and down. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly and lovely for runs and walks. The beach is really wonderful, and similar to the bay-side Cape beaches, has a long shallow stretch at low tide that is perfect for young children, while it is more than deep enough at high tide for tall adults to swim comfortably. There is a farm a short drive away for fresh herbs and vegetables, a good grocery store about a 10 minute drive away in the Pinehills, and lots of local ice cream places a short walk away. We will be back again next year and dreaming about it - the swing, the porch, the beach and everything - until we arrive!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Truly Special

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful house, with soul, charm, and whatever you need for comfortable living. Thoughtfully furnished and stocked. We loved the idyllic porch to watch the changing sky, water, and just talk. A lovely place to spend time with old friends. A week none of us will ever forget. Thanks, Robin.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Family of Eleven Fabulous Adventure Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Dear Robin,
It has been very hectic getting back to work and catching up after a week’s vacation, but I did want to write to you.

Our family had such a marvelous time at The House by the Sea! The kids, big and small, truly loved going to the beach at low tide looking for starfish and hermit crabs. It was the type of adventure that we wanted them to have. They had several evenings of “discovery”. We had no idea there were two high tides and low tides every day. The sunsets and sunrises were so colorful and made for some fabulous photo opportunities.

Our son, was able to actually carry my 100 pound, 90 year old Mother, down and up the beach stairs, so she was able to share the beach time with us. We met some of your neighbors on the stairs and they could not believe what they were seeing.

We found everything we needed for cooking. Your kitchen is well stocked and it was greatly appreciated. Having the sheets and towels available for our use was great. We tried to help out by stripping the beds and collecting the towels we used, putting them by the washing machine the morning we left.

We had a campfire a couple nights and the kids enjoyed hot dogs and some-mores.

We went whale watching, drove the whole Cape on the rainy day, went to Plimouth Plantation and enjoyed the beach and each other in your beautiful home.

The tree swing was a big hit for everyone. Even my Mom had a great time swinging on it. The porch swing was enjoyed by all and the views from the house were amazing. It was also wonderful to have the screened in porch and the dining room that had seating enough for all 11 of us. What a nice plus that was.

We would highly recommend this home away from home.

Thank you for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I absolutely fell in love with the House by the Sea! From the moment we arrived we were taken away by the amazing views and the attention to detail within the house. We felt instantly relaxed. We were ready to move in -- the house is so charming and comfortable! It is apparent how much thought Robin put into making her guest's experiences lovely and memorable. We loved the well equipped kitchen -- one of the nicest that we have seen in a vacation rental. We enjoyed cocktail hour on the porch in the evening -- both rain or shine! Thank you for the recommendation to try the Lobster Pound -- delicious! While we were staying at the house we enjoyed walks on the beach, whale watching, exploring the cape and just relaxing on the porch and listening to the ocean. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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"House of the Sea" Lover

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  • 5 of 5
This is our second visit to this charming home with our "pet family". It is beyond charming inside but more importantly is the breathtaking ocean view sitting endlessly before your eyes - left, right and center-simply sea. Looking from the exquisite farmer's porch it almost appears like you are on an ocean cruise (minus the disasters and sea sickness). Robin is so attentive to your needs and immediately answers your phone calls...no messaging and call backs. The private beach is immaculate and totally quiet The water is clear to the sand much like Myrtle Beach. Thanks Robin for giving us the opportunity to visit your beautiful home. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Unforgettable Experience

  • 5 of 5
I know I should have written this a couple of years back after our visit, I do apologies Robin!
We were the last ones of the season to stay in this beautiful beachside home; we were there for one week on our Canadian Thanksgiving, Mid October 2010. Robin had some concerns with our heat source as there is no central heating for winter stays. No worries with that, I don’t even think we turned on an electric heater. The house was equipped with a gas fireplace but nightly we would have a fire outside and sip our red wine, tell stories of the days explorations and listen intently to the ocean below. What a fantastic house this was to stay in, we were very fortunate be able to enjoy such a great house and as luck would have it, the weather was absolutely amazing the whole week, side from the last night, where a very heavy wind storm rolled in. I battened down the hatches, moved all the outside furnishings into the garage and the seat cushions into the house. The hurricane force winds did absolutely nothing to this solid structure, lots of creaking going on but nothing else. My wife and I wanted to give her Mother a holiday to remember, she had never travelled to the Eastern shores of the US, and it was just the 3 of us in this large home, what a treat. Afterwards we spent a week in New York City at the Park Plaza for a further 7 days; I consider the two places on the same plan only much different environments, five stars all the way. My Mother in-law got ill shortly after our trip and has since passed away, this was to be our last trip together and neither me nor my wife would have a changed a thing. Thank you Robin, you have such a flare for designing that it immediately draws you into to a comfort zone of being home. My wife and I still speak of our journey and hope to one day return.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Map

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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Boston Logan OR Providence TF Green Airport
Nearest Beach
AT YOUR FEET
Car: necessary

House by the Sea is located on a verdant stretch of coastline with awesome views and a sugar-sand beach about 50 miles south of Boston, 10 miles north of Sandwich, and 5 miles south of Plymouth Rock in downtown Plymouth. Logan Airport and Providence's TF Green airport are about equally convenient. Day trips to the Cape and Islands: A quick 15 minutes to the Sagamore Bridge, and from there 20 minutes to the ferry to Martha's Vineyard in Falmouth. The hamlet of Manomet is an old summering area with many old shingle style homes, cottages, all spread nicely apart with lovely lawns and well tended gardens. The neighborhood is serene and there are unpaved roads along the ocean and up to the Manomet Center for Conservation, for long walks with beautiful scenery. The town includes a good wine shop, small eateries, a library, CVS, a Stop N Shop, salon, pizzeria, banks. At Manomet Point: the Lobster Pound (a destination in itself) for crab cakes, lobster, oysters, and exquisite fish.

Other Activities: Historic areas, golf galore, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower

There are three bathrooms; two have modern showers, one has a footed tub updated with high-tech, vintage looking, pressure balanced/up-to-code scald protector shower valves. A hammock invites you to check out how your toes look with nothing but ocean-blue behind them. From lawn, porch, and house, you have 180-degree ocean views in an awesome coastal setting. (One person told us it looks like Hawaii.) Sturdy steps (quite a few steps, we must disclose!) descend to a private beach where white sand offers a soft landing. When the tide goes out, pristine sandbars appear, with little tide pools for even the youngest waders and hunters of sea stars (starfish), sand dollars, and the amusing, tiny hermit crabs.

You can walk to the Manomet Library or the nicely provisioned wine shop (which looked nicer when it was an old 1920s gambrell home but wasn't quite as popular.) Stroll a little farther to the local grocery store. A two-mile car (or bike) ride arrives at the picturesque Lobster Pound way out on Manomet Point, with surf lapping two sides. Lobsters can be steamed to order (less mess than cooking at home) and they sell delicious reinvented gourmet crab cakes (more eggy than bread-y, a real treat) along with clam chowder and lobster bisque. Helps keep you out of the kitchen and in your chaise.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Manomet House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July/August
Jul 6 - Sep 2
7 nights
$6,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Pet fee (non shedding) $95
Cleaning (normal, not ex $325
Pet fee (shedding) $175
Notes HIGH SEASON RATE OF $6450 COVERS 12 GUESTS. Includes 11% state and local tax and a VAST array of amenities. OFF SEASON RENTALS are priced based on number of guests, time of year and length of stay.
Personal checks accepted for rental fees. First 50% is due within 5 days of receiving agreement email. Balance due 3 wks before you arrive. Cleaning payment -separate check: if you decide to leave the home in sparkling clean, check-in condition, your check will be mailed back to you (we UBER-clean between guests regardless.) Visa/MasterCard serves as damage deposit (or purchase damage insurance.)
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Amenities

Amenities

Manomet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main second floor BATHROOM - toilet , shower , New subway tile shower w skylight, granite top vanity
    1910 Bathroom with leg-tub - toilet , combination tub/shower , Smaller bathroom, marble top vanity, footed tub w shower
    First floor Bathroom w laundry - toilet , shower , 4' modern shower, vanity, laundry in 'ice house' addition
  • Upstairs bathrooms retain their vintage charm: wood floors, an antique tub, replica plumbing, beamed ceilings, bead board walls. Downstairs bathroom has modern acrylic shower, grohe shower valve, modern front loading washer dryer stack pack laundry.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • North Oceanfront Queen room - 1 queen , Awesome ocean views, 3 windows, antiques, RL bedding
    East Oceanfront Queen bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Expansive ocean views, bay window, queen, RL bedding,
    South Oceanfront KING bedroom - 1 king , Due to 1910 staircase, king is 2 singles, topped as king
    South Ocean view Bunk Room - 5 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds sleeping 4, one single bed, ocean views
    Northwest Oceanview Double bed, semi-private - 1 twin/ single , Made nicer/less private railing wall, antique rope bed doubl
  • Bedrooms all have ocean views, beamed ceilings, bead board walls, hundred-year-old wavy window glass, restrained Nantucket decor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
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