|Minimum Stay||7 - 90 nights|
'Windswept' on Great Neck
There are water views from every window of this newly renovated, 4 season home north of Boston, with water access across the street to a rocky beach. The Atlantic Ocean is a distant view and Plum Island Sound is in front of the house with lobster boats and private boats moored nearby.
This area is great for kayaks, canoes, windsurfers, and boaters of every kind. Crane Beach in Ipswich, boasts of 6 miles of white sand beach and pristine sand dunes on a natural wildlife preserve. There is a small partially sandy beach for residents only included in your rental, a short 10 minute walk from the house or you can drive down and park at the beach.
The Crane Estate has summer family concerts at The Great House at Castle Hill on Thursday nights and many guided trails through the Wildlife Refuge. Tours of the Castle are available daily.
Enjoy views of Plum Island, New Hampshire and Maine, plus many sand bars to stop and swim from and 3 public boat ramps within a 10 minute drive. Close to Cape Ann, Salem, and Boston and just 20 minutes from the New Hampshire border, makes this shore line community unique. Town is 3 miles away with a boat launch, train station, great restaurants, and golf and tennis within 6 miles. The town boasts of more per-revolutionary homes than any other town in the US.
The north shore has plenty to offer for all ages with festivals and entertainment all summer long.
The house was renovated in 2003 with a 900 square foot addition, creating a 2000 sq. ft. open floor plan heated living area. There is a gourmet granite kitchen with a peninsula for morning coffee, with a view of Eagle River. A wrap-around deck with plenty of deck furniture and table for evening dinners Al Fresco overlooks over the miles of water and marsh views. The walk out ground floor has a king or 2 singles in the bedroom with plenty of closet space. There is also a utility/laundry room on this level.
The second level has the living area with P/O sofa in the great room, kitchen, full bath and private living room. The third level has a master bedroom with balcony, full bath and small single bedroom.
Nature lovers can enjoy the many trails of the Essex Greenbelt, Plum Island's Parker River Wildlife, Trustees of the Reservations, and Audubon wildlife refuges. Great bird watching! Also North Ridge Road is a popular route on the North Shore touring bike trails. View the most breathtaking sunsets in the area, ranked one of the greatest in North America by National Geographic!!! (see link below for video)
ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
*No parties, or smoking. If you do not comply with these rules, it is grounds for eviction.
*No more than the maximum number listed will be permitted overnight.
*Non refundable pet fee of $200 with approval of the owner
*Late check out fee of $200. Extra cleaning $75 per hour.
Keywords: Ocean, Seaside House, views, beach, summer rental, winter rental, private, water access, biking, swimming, boating, relaxation
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Elaine purchased this house in 2000
Gorgeous views and sunsets. Near Boston and New Hampshire. Beaches, beaches, beaches
Clamming, swimming, biking, hiking, birdwatching,etc. Children enjoy the new playground a short walk from the house with state of the art equipment in fenced, safe park by the beach.
Summer guests were very pleased with the cleanliness and
views from this newly remodeled home. Most were familiar
with the North Shore and enjoyed the beaches in Ipswich.
The house is perfect. I stayed by myself, this was an exercise in solitude and possibly one of my top vacations and much of it was this house. The views are spectacular, endless and available from every single window. The home is well appointed, comfortably furnished, tastefully decorated and spacious. There is access to the wrap around deck from just about anywhere you are standing. Turn, see the view, step out and soak it in.
I found it very hard to leave and explore the surrounding beauty, but when I did it was well worth it. It's a few minutes drive to Crane Beach and the main street of Ipswich, which has nice shops and some restaurants. Lots of activities very nearby. I highly recommend Windswept.
This was truly a gem of a find! A large, beautiful home located at Great Neck in Ipswich, overlooking the gorgeous Plum Island Sound. Perfect for a group of six--five adults, one child. Two twin beds that convert to a king on the lower floor, a fold out couch on the main floor--with a view to die for!, and an upstairs master with adjoining twin room on the upper floor. Two full baths that were modern and clean. A big, spacious kitchen with all amenities and new granite countertops. A large dining table perfect for card and game playing. A roomy patio with nice furniture, and a terrace that wraps around the house. Spectacular! Plus, beach umbrellas, small coolers, beach chairs, passes to two local beaches - including the scenic Crane Beach that sits beneath the stunning Crane Estate. Only five minutes, but worlds away, from downtown, historic Ipswich, the birthplace of America's independence. Visit www.historicipswich.org to take in a slice of America's history. Forty minutes north of Boston, or just over an hour to enjoy a lobster roll in Maine. Take the Duck Tour in Boston, walk the two mile Freedom Trail (self-guided tour), visit Fanueil Hall, Salem, and the charming coastal towns of Newburyport and Rockport. For all your Ipswich attire, visit The Jungle Store on Main St. Great quality and excellent pices. Lastly, do not leave Ipswich without indulging in the highly acclaimed Clam Box, home of the most scrumptious Little Neck clams and other delicious seafood. Look it up on Yelp or TripAdvisor. All in all, VRBO #123484 is the ideal home away from home when visiting the North Shore/greater Boston Area. On behalf of our family of six: twelve thumbs, WAY up! We will absolutely be back! Thank you!
We spent a week at this beautiful, comfortable, well-maintained home at the shore. Wonderful location a short drive to Crane's Beach and half hour from Salisbury Beach. Numerous sliding doors provided cooling breezes. View from decks is spectacular. Very relaxing place to stay. Thoughtful, considerate owner called to make sure we were happy with the home.
We spent several weeks here and loved every minute of it. Thanks for all the special details the owners
took care to provide. Great for families and the beach is fantastic. We would recommend it to all ages.
This house was not toddler-friendly as advertised. There were no baby gates and there were two staircases (including a particularly dangerous spiral staircase). There are no doors on any of the bedrooms, so there is no privacy. The owner accused us of stealing her beer, and then backed down from the accusation without apologizing for making it in the first place. She also kept part of our security deposit for "excessive fingerprints" on the slide doors (she knew we had a toddler) and accused us of having excessive garbage in the garbage pails. There is a hot tub but its use is prohibited. The beach is not walking distance as advertised. The decor is not updated, and the furniture on the porch is in particularly bad condition. When we let the owner know of several small items that needed repairing, she accused us of causing the damage.
Living on Great Neck was a "dream" as I was enjoying my youth in Ipswich. My dream was fulfilled this past summer when my wife and I rented this immaculate house. My in-laws joined us on the trip so we ventured out daily to introduce them to the treasures of the North Shore. The kitchen was wonderfull enabling us to cook fresh local seafood and garden produce every night. We will return!
Whale watching, charter fishing, lobster boat trips, 40 minutes from Boston by train, 20 minutes by car to Newburyport, New Hampshire, Gloucester and Rockport.
You must book by May 15 to take advantage of the 10% discount on multiple weeks this summer. Check our calendar for available weeks and BOOK NOW.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Winter long term
Oct 15 2014 - May 15 2015
90 night minimum stay
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Winter rates are $2200 per month plus utilities. 3 month minimum pet fee $200 per pet upon approval.
utilities are cable, phone, internet, oil heat One month rent plus one month security upon signing of lease.
My cancellation policy is written into the license. There is a penalty for cancelling within 60 days of rental.