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Winter Rental. Spacious, comfortable Plum Island Beach House. Views.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

2 bedrooms, study/guestroom, LR, DR, kitchen, 1-1/2 baths. Fireplace, AC.

Thank to those who have expressed interest. Our summer calendar is now full. We will be seeking a winter tenant from fall 2016-spring 2017.

Spacious, comfortable two-story home. A pleasant retreat with easy access to swimming, kayaking, bird-watching, and sunset-viewing, as well as the restaurants, galleries, and other attractions of Newburyport, and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Sandy Point State Reservation. A moment's walk to Plum Island Beach on one side of the house and the tidal Basin on the other, 2-mile cycle, walk, or drive to the Refuge entrance, and 4 miles to Newburyport center.

The first floor has a cozy, cottage feeling, including: living room with fireplace, dining-room, well-equipped eat-in kitchen with gas stove and dishwasher, a study/guest room, and full bath. Clothes washer and dryer in basement. Enclosed sun-porch and a small deck at the front of the house.Upstairs is bright and airy. Two large bedrooms, each with French doors open to a deck that runs the width of the 2nd floor, with ocean and Basin views. Drapes provide privacy and shade. Half-bath with view of the Basin .

The house is set back from the street, with small front and back yards and a cobblestone patio in back, offering tree-shaded play areas for children, a place for grilling and outdoor eating, and a semi-enclosed outdoor shower. Parking for 4 cars. Well-insulated. New windows. Gas heat. Central AC (not often needed, because there's always a breeze). Wireless internet.

Rent negotiable for responsible tenant staying most of the Fall/Winter..

More Details

Pam Matz
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Pam Matz

We live an hour away in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After frequently making day-trips to Plum Island, then renting cottages for a week or two over several summers, we decided to buy a house here where we could build memories for ourselves and our friends. We love the quiet, the bird-song, the closeness of the beach, the summer breezes, and the way the landscape and the light are always changing.

Pam Matz purchased this house in 2000

What makes this house unique

Many of our renters have come back year after year when their children are young, and others have been people who once lived on the island and wanted to come back and visit. Winter tenants are often people considering moving to the island, starting a new job in the area, or making another transition. We think this is a house that welcomes people and wants them to feel at home.


Plum Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Other - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Study/guest-room has queen-size sleep sofa. A chair that converts to a twin-bed futon in the living room can easily be moved to another room, or to the sun porch, if desired
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Winter Rental. Spacious, comfortable Plum Island Beach House. Views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful home - very close to beach!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious home with all the amenities needed to enjoy. Great service from the owner, including detailed descriptions of the area and what to do. We walked to an uncrowded beach in under two minutes! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Great place -- love the beach experience

  • 5 of 5

This cozy, clean home on Plum Island has many features. The ocean is just seconds away. Views of the water from both bedrooms. Large deck out front is perfect for entertaining or just watching the world go by. We stayed there for almost a year and had a great time. Highly reccommended for anyone who wants a real beach experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the "Plum Pirate" over July 4 week. The house is well maintained and has comfortable sized rooms. It is even nicer than the photos show. The ocean is across the road, can see it over the dunes from the huge deck. There were plenty of beach chairs for us to us. There is a nice little tree shaded back yard with a table that is perfect for morning coffee (the house faces east and it is very sunny/warm out front first thing!). Other nice touches were outdoor shower, tons of towels, and central a/c, which I never thought I would need on the ocean.

The beach across from the house was not at all crowded, despite it being a hot sunny holiday week. At high tide, the slope is steep. The currants are quite strong. This was my kids' first ocean trip, and they were not intimidated by it. We had to go buy boogie boards for them to play with. We bought a pass to the nature reserve, and that beach was a little less wild. None of these beaches had lifegaurds. When I was the only adult with the kids, we made the short drive to Salisbury Beach, just for the guards. I felt much safer, but my normally wimpy girls declared it too boring. They wanted the bigger waves.

Plum Island was a great location to do a little north shore touring from. We spent time in Salem, Boston, and Gloucester. It was easy to get to the commuter rail or to the main routes (1, 1A, 95). Pam provided great directions and local information.

One drawback is the light from lovely windows that you see in the photo above the deck. The sun comes screaming in at first light, directly into your face. There are curtains on the doors, but the do not bock much light and do nothing for the windows. If this could be an issue for you, bring a sleep mask. There also is a problem on both sets of curtains above the french doors (not properly secure so very touchy). Hopefully this is fixed before it causes damage.

A nice bonus of this property: Fireworks can be viewed on the deck from 270 degrees! Salisbury beach and Hampton beach are visible from the deck, and there seems to be a local competition between the front beach and the basin properties. We didn't find this disruptive at all, it wasn't cheap noisemakers rather very impressive displays.

I would definitely recommend this property.

Wife, husband (43) MIL, and three girls (7, 11 and 13)

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased with this lovely description of 123 Northern Boulevard. It's helpful to hear about the experience from guests' points of view. The curtain improvements mentioned above are underway, and it's good to learn that the house is nicer than the photos show -- we're going to update those photos. Many thanks.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Plum Island Community Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Plum Island Grille
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Plum Island Turnpike and Northern Boulevard
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mad Martha's Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Plum Island Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Close to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and a short drive from pleasant resort town of Newburyport, with galleries and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Plum Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
90 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $400

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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