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Beach/Ocean Views North Shore Boston, Cape Ann 3BR/2b Ipswich


Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights


Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
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Calendar last updated:
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Beach/Ocean Views North Shore Boston, Cape Ann 3BR/2b Ipswich

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights


Ipswich House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

'Windswept' on Great Neck

Rates are $2500 per month in the winter and $2500 per week in the summer.

Discounts for multiple weeks booked.

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. This Ipwich beach was awarded the top 10 beaches on the east coast. 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)


*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

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Elaine (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
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Calendar last updated:
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About Elaine

I am a retired teacher and realtor. I worked several years with a large company doing vacation rentals on or near the ocean in the US. We have several properties

in the U.S. and Mexico. We would love to help you find a vacation for your family

that will maximize your relaxation and enjoyment. See our other listing number

in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

Elaine purchased this house in 2000

Why Elaine chose Ipswich

Gorgeous views and sunsets. Near Boston and New Hampshire. Beaches, beaches, beaches

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Aug 2007
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights
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based on 10 traveler reviews

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Beach/Ocean Views North Shore Boston, Cape Ann 3BR/2b Ipswich
average rating of 4.6 based on 12 reviews
Boston, MA

Spend your summer vacation here!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It warms our hearts to hear such glowing but true responses from our guests. We have had years of wonderful experiences renting this house. We love Ipswich and the area, and are glad people enjoy our house.

A GEM on the Plum Island Sound!

  • 5 of 5

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 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!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great view

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay.

Clean, well equipped home with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

60 North St.

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry this family had such a negative experience. They seemed fine until I told them the cleaners were charging for excessive cleaning. There were dishes left in the sink, the refrigerator needed to be cleaned out, etc. It took the cleaners twice the amount of time than normal to clean before the next guests arrived. Yes, we do have baby gates, however, they may not have been set out in full view for their use. The spiral staircase has fencing around the top and yes, you do need to watch a toddler near any stairs. Most of our guests have blocked the staircase to keep small children away. As for updating, I'm not sure what she means. The whole house was completely gutted and transformed in 2003 to the latest available premium details. We try to keep the house in tip top condition however, some minor repairs are needed during the summer when guests come and go weekly. This house has an open floor plan which is mentioned in my description. Use of the hot tub was never advertised as stated in the contract due to liability issues. A ten minute walking distance is advertised which is easily achieved at a moderate pace following the directions left at the house. The home is professionally cleaned between rentals and inspected for damage. We have never had as many issues identified after a one week stay in the past, as evidenced by other reviews. We endeavor to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible.
Bismarck, North Dakota

Ipswich Re-Visited

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to great guests like these we continue to offer the best for our renters.


Crane Beach
"Rated on of the top beaches in the Northeast. Six miles of pristine sand dunes and nature tr..."
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
"wonderful views and Atlantic Ocean beaches. Bird watching and hikes in natural preserve. Fee..."
Clam Box of Ipswich
"Best fried clams in New England. Long lines great prices. Recommend to call ahead. Tourist stop"
Russell Orchards
"Apple farm and winery with great fried cakes... The gift shop is local and produce is local...."
Zumi's Espresso & Ice Cream
"This place is a must for coffee lovers, seating inside or on the back deck. It has lots of c..."
"Really a 5 star restaurant. Great Greek and gourmet food with great presentation. People com..."
Ipswich Bay Yacht Club
"Private boat slips, and club house"
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Ann
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Ipswich T
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 1A
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Whale watching, charter fishing, lobster boat trips, 40 minutes from Boston by train, 20 minutes by car to Newburyport, New Hampshire, Gloucester and Rockport.


Rates & Availability

From $2,500 Per week

Ipswich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

each pet $200.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Pet Fee $200.00
Notes 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.

Cancellation Policy

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Ipswich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • Workshop
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , off master bedroom on top floor
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , has balcony with views on 3rd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , small single bedroom (pack n play available) 3rd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1st floor walk out can be twins or king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , open floor plan double sofa bed in great room 2nd floor
  • King size beds (2) king: one in master on 3rd level, king or twins on lower level, Twin or Single Beds (1) on 3rd level bedroom 3, Baby Cribs (1) pack n play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double size sofa bed in living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 king beds, one king can be 2 singles, one single on 3rd floor, and a double pull-out sofa in living room, Wrap-around deck, yard, parking for 4 cars off street, or a boat trailer, water access across the street, private sandy beach 1 miles, boat launch nearby.

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