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The Joppa House is perched on stilts within the Merriack River. We abut Mass Audubon and enjoy a natural habitat for birds from lower and upper observation decks overlooking a salt pan. The architects home has panoramic views over marsh and river yet remains private from the easily accessed city of Newburyport and Beaches of plum Island. Kayaks can be launched from the site at high tide. The photos included show property at low tide.
Rates are 300 per night for a seven night minimum, year round.
Writing from the Joppa house right now. Have been here for a week and love it. Enjoy watching the water fowl and tides. House was spotless with fresh flowers and pastry. Thank you Julie for all the help and keeping the house so perfect. The house is just as nice as the picture describe. Don't hesitate to rent you will love it.
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.
We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful home and absolutely loved every minute. The views were phenomenal, the house clean and nicely decorated, the kitchen had everything a cook could need. The furniture was so comfortable and the claw tub a bonus! We enjoyed watching the same family of ducks come close to the home every high tide. We watched egrets fly by and osprey and terns hunting. Sailboats and kayaks and fishing boats were always on the horizon. Sunrise and sunsets were spectacular. The location was perfect for either heading to town for shopping and lunch or heading to the Parker River Refuge to walk on the beach and check out the piper plovers and herons and egrets. We hope we can make it back to htis special home again.
Our vacation travels have taken us to many lovely rental properties but none have captured our hearts quite like 'Joppa House'.
Ideally located in a beautiful tranquil setting on the Merrimac River between Plum Island beaches and the quaint town of Newburyport, this magnificent sanctuary never ceases to amaze with its wonderful vistas from every window....the breathtaking sunrises over Plum Island, the many mallards splashing in the ever-changing tidal pools of the river, and the egret and heron hiding in the lush tall grasses.
This little gem is tastefully decorated, tenderly cared for, and thoughtfully furnished with everything one could possibly need for a perfect stay.
Thank you, Gillian, for your many kindnesses and gracious hospitality. We look forward to our return.
A magical location with a spellbinding view of the bay, Joppa Flats House is perfect for a couple. Watch ducks, geese, eagles, seals, otters, muskrat and shorebirds from the comfort of your designer easy chair. Proximity to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Mass Audubon Education Centre makes it birders’ heaven! It’s an easy 30 minute walk to Newburyport’s restaurants and shops and a superb base for exploring the North Shore.
The gracious owner has anticipated your every need in a well stocked kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, comfortable seating with good lighting, high speed internet access and satellite TV, and a quality king bed accessed up a stainless spiral stair. The house reflects sensitivity to its environment and a wealth of architectural details that make you smile. And oh, the view! Stayed for a month and delighted in the ever changing panorama every day. Truly hard to leave such an exquisite gem.
Many thanks Gillian.
This is the house that you always hope that you'll find but never do. It's awesome. Awesome location, amazing and unique house, fabulously equipped, very clean, great owner.
My wife and I live less than a mile from the house and had walked by it for years admiring it. Finally we got to rent it one weekend. It was just as nice on the inside as it was from the outside. The house has interesting tasteful furniture, a great, well equipped kitchen (with great appliances), and fun artistic and architectural touches to discover and explore. Normally when you come to Newburyport/Plum Island you want to spend all your time going outside (great beaches, kayaking, bicycling, boating, great restaurants) but the house is so nice you almost can't do better by leaving it. Then again with all the windows and the two decks, being at the house is like being outside – with luxury.
We'll be back.
Other Activities: Birding flyway . Adjacent to Audabon and National Park Service headquarters for Plum Island. Historic Seaport town in Historic Essex County Mass.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
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