Large, antique filled carriage house available by the week or month. Short walk to private Lighthouse beach. Huge living room with walk-in fireplace, wide pine floors, oak beams and outside patio with fireplace. Master bedroom suite with fireplace, bath and office, second master bedroom with fireplace, third additional bedroom with fireplace, a fourth bedroom with twin beds and a former stable with original stalls now converted to house two sets of bunk beds plus bathroom. Total of five bedrooms able to sleep fourteen with three full baths, three half baths - perfect for large family reunions. Expansive one acre garden with outside furniture and BBQ. Large lawn for badminton, croquet or whiffleball games. Small artist's studio/ playhouse available to long-term renters or to short-term renters for an additional fee.
Security Deposit: A $500 security deposit will be required upon rental confirmation to be returned within one month of rental completion assuming no damage or issues arise. A $300 cleaning fee is also required.
My family of 9 including three generations spent a marvelous week at 1 Norwood Heights. We were familiar with the area from a previous stay at another home and loved the beach but wanted a larger place. From the moment I walked in I was thrilled with the house. There are three levels so each family had their own space and privacy. The bedrooms are large, beautifully decorated, lots of windows and lovely antique furniture. The kitchen was great, it had everything a cook would need for a special meal. We spent a lot of time together at the large dining room table. The living room with a huge fireplace, comfortable sofas became the place for the three children to put on "shows" play with the marvelous building blocks and listen to grandparents read stories.
The yard is very special, beautiful blue hydrangeas, lots of trees and bushes for playing hide and seek, great chairs for relaxing. The house clearly has a history, wide floor boards, beautiful paneling, lovely and unusual hardware on the doors all adding to the beauty of the house. It is well cared for and clearly loved-we look forward to returning.
We, along with our four adult children and their kids, stayed at 1 Norwood Heights in June of 2014. Our families were from IN, IA, CA, and MA and we were looking for a place large enough for all 14 of us and with enough possible activities for our diverse tastes. We found it! The location is great: just a few minutes walk from a beautiful private sandy beach. The grandchildren ranged in age from 0-6 years old and we felt very safe with them at Lighthouse Beach. One of the many great features of this property that appealed to our family was the very large, shaded yard. We played soccer, wiffle ball, hide and seek, and other yard games with the grandchildren every day. There was plenty of lawn furniture for all 14 of us to barbecue and enjoy eating lunches on the back patio. The house was well-equipped inside also. There were enough dishes and cookware for all of our needs and the dishwasher made clean-up easier. The game room had building blocks and LEGOS for the grandkids to play with while the adults read or played ping-pong. One of us had a crisis come up back at the office and the high-speed internet allowed her to communicate and take care of the issue.
The house has three floors, which gave us enough space to get out of one another’s way when we needed recuperation time. The size of the house also made it quiet enough so that the night owls and the baby, who started his day at 5:00 a.m., didn’t disturb each other.
Lisen and Bill were very helpful in responding to our queries ahead of time regarding the property as well as once we were on-site.
1Norwood Heights is a true home away from home. It is very thoughtfully supplied and decorated. We have had the pleasure of staying there twice now - the first time for a wedding with 12 adults and the second time for fun with 10 adults and 4 children under 4. It was the house was perfect for both groups! With it's many spacious rooms and huge back yard we could not only enjoy time as an entire group, but also had places to retreat to for peace and quiet. The small and friendly beach felt like it was there just for us and close enough that the children could walk there. We recommend this home for any group looking to spend a vacation together like when they were kids: bbq, beach, bunk beds, and board games.
We are already looking forward to the next time we stay there!
We stayed at this beautiful home over Easter vacation. The home was incredible. The owner was extremely easy to work with from the very beginning. We found the home to be spacious, comfortable, and full of amenities. There was a lot of living space for us to enjoy. Each bedroom was beautiful, and our children really loved the bunk room. We walked to the lighthouse beach every night. Thank you for sharing your home with us, and I would give this home my highest recommendation!
We had the most wonderful stay in this home with our family and extended family. The owners were more than kind, easily accessible, and quick to respond with any questions we had. The property was extremely clean, more spacious than expected, and just provided the perfect home for us for our holiday getaway. Not only would I recommend this location for someone to stay at, were already discussing it as our annual family Christmas destination. Thank you Lisen for making our holiday get together so memorable for my family by making the use of your home available to us! All the best!
The description of the home does not do this house justice. I think the only way to get an idea of how wonderful it is would be to do a video of it.
We were lucky enough to have our extended family come and stay at the house over the holidays and the house could not have been more perfect! It was like we were living our own little christmas movie in a wonderful new england carraige home.
The large first floor living room with a wonderful oversized fireplace was a the perfect place for everyone to congregate with seperate sitting area and a ping pong table that had everyone wondering why we do not have them in our own homes. The dining room was large enough to have a formal holiday dinner. The bedrooms were huge as well. The bunk beds were a big hit as well! Beatifuls grounds and a great little walk to little lighthouse beach!
The owners were very accomodating and professional and made us feel like guests . The home was very well maintained and had allot of unique new england character.
I would recommend this home in heartbeat!
Annisquam was the exclusive summering community of Boston Brahmans in the 1800s. Many of the summering families trace their roots back six or more generations. The area now is home to artists, writers, intellectuals, and those who are looking for a more relaxed way of life. Turn off your screen and enjoy the beauty of Lighthouse Beach, the charm of the annual Annisquam Sea Faire, the fun of the fourth of July parade. The local area boasts world renowned theater, chamber music, and dance festivals.