A beautiful week in lovely Prouts Neck
Submitted: July 22, 2010
Stayed: July 2010
I spent the week of July 10-17, 2010 here with my family and I was very pleased with the rental. There was plenty of room in the house and everything you could possibly need-loads of towels, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, 3 TV's, internet, and two beaches within walking distance! The closer beach is quite rocky, but after the first day we learned to go at low tide when the rocks are not a problem and you can walk quite a long distance on the sand or in the water. No fee to visit this beach. The more sheltered beach on the other side of the road was wonderful for my 8 month old grandchild who loved sitting in the shallow water. There is a $10 per car charge for this beach, but the fee is reduced to $5 after 3PM and free after 5PM.
The place was very clean and well-kept with a fan in each bedroom. I did a little research online and found that the actor Gary Merrill lived in this house for a while when he was married to Bette Davis!
The only "minus" we encountered was a dismaying telephone call from a neighbor asking that I "tell my musician to stop playing his saxophone" because "if everyone in the neighborhood practiced their instrument we would have cacophony." My son is a successful professional trumpet player, not a high school amateur, and it was 5:00 in the afternoon when he was practicing. He used a silent brass mute or went out to the sheltered beach to practice after that and there were no more complaints. This minor incident did not spoil our good time, but renters should be aware that "noise" is frowned upon in the neighborhood.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this home as a wonderful place for a family vacation-but don't go taking MY week!!!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The rocks on the beach were swept in by a storm and were subsequently rolled back out again. This is a VERY rare occurrance. I had seen it only once before in over 38 years at Prouts.
Helpful votes: 8/8
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