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10 Bedroom, Plymouth/Manomet Oceanfront Estate Sleeps 20-25

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Space 4,970 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

10 bedrooms, sleeps 20-25 comfortably, 7 bathrooms

Perched atop the breathtaking Bluffs at Manomet, The Idlewild offers convenient access to the beach. Watch the sun rise over the Bay from one of the many porches or nestle in front of the cozy wood stove when the weather turns cool. With expansive views of Cape Cod Bay, 10 beautifully decorated bedrooms, 7 baths, a commercial-style kitchen, a large family room, and parking for 12 cars, The Idlewild is the perfect retreat for larger groups looking for a unique seaside getaway.

The perfect, captivating, memorable and beautiful vacation with something for everyone. This gorgeous, upscale home is spacious enough to offer togetherness & privacy...the best of both worlds. Ideal for multiple families vacationing together, family & friends reunions, extended families, wedding family lodging, retreats, golf groups, winter & escape weekends, holidays, special occasions, large & small gatherings.

Spa and Yoga Package at the Idlewild: Relax in a holistic environment next to the ocean. A perfect compliment to your retreat, girls weekend, or pre-wedding festivities.

We offer yoga and meditation workshops plus on-site massage. Massage therapy is essential in reducing stress, easing sore muscles or chronic pain, boosting immunity, and much more. Many people consider massage to be a vital part of their well-being. Our massage therapist works to meet your specific needs, whatever they may be. Feel revitalized from head to toe and enjoy the holistic experience of relaxation. We also offer yoga classes and meditation workshops to make your weekend a complete relaxing experience.

The Neighborhood: The Idlewild is perfect for a family gathering, get together with friends, meeting up with classmates, or enjoying time at the house before and after a golf outing. We have a large, spacious 5,000 square foot home with breathtaking ocean views. Cook out on our grill on the deck over some drinks with friends, the house is perfect for making memories and having fun!

The Idlewild is set back from a quiet, tree-lined road that runs parallel to Manomet Beach and the ocean. Large, turn of the century homes and well-kept summer cottages dot the neighborhood. Beautiful sunflowers, hydrangeas, lilacs,hostas, and stately 100 year old cedar trees surround our property. The Idlewild also has a large vegetable and herb garden and guests are always welcome to gather fresh basil, tomatoes, rosemary, chives, and cilantro for your appetizers and cookouts! We strive to make our grounds reflect the peaceful tranquility our guests feel upon arrival to rest and truly get away from it all.

Things to Do, Places to Go:: Tours: Whale Watching, Deep Sea Fishing, Lobster Tales, Splashdown Tours, Colonial Lantern Tours; Trips: Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown, Boston; Historic Sites: Plymouth Plantation, The Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock, John Alden House, Jenney Grist Mill; Museums: Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth National Wax Museum, Cranberry World Wineries, Plymouth Bay Winery, Plymouth.

More Details

Erin MacGregor
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Erin MacGregor

Family owned business

Erin MacGregor purchased this house in 2005

Why Erin MacGregor chose Plymouth

Great space for large groups, family gatherings, celebrations, anniversaries and retreats!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved the house, the beach, having fun grilling on the back deck with family! The kids had so much fun and it was perfect for the adults who wanted to relax and make great memories. The perfect beach for fishing, volleyball, kayaking, and clamming! We can't wait to be back next year
Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Boston Logan Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Woods Hole Ferry to Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Plymouth Commuter Rail
Car: necessary

Relax, rest, and rejuvenate ! Manomet Bluffs is a quaint village situated 8 miles south of 'America's Home Town', Plymouth Massachusetts. Located just north of the Cape Cod Canal, Manomet Bluffs has the distinct advantage of being a part of Cape Cod, with the same gorgeous beaches and quiet village feel but without the Cape traffic. Plymouth and its surrounding areas offer many attractions including Plymouth Plantation & The Mayflower II World-Class Golf Stunning Beaches ...and much more.

Golf: Golf: PineHills, Waverly Oaks, Atlantic Country Club, Southers Marsh Cape Cod Country Club, Falmouth Country Club, Ballymeade Country Club


Plymouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4970 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Meadowlark - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Piping Plover - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Blue Heron - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Ocean Views
    Tundra Swan - 1 queen , 1 double
    Royal Tern - 1 queen
    Kingfisher - 1 king , 1 double , Ocean Views
    Sandpiper - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Whippoorwill - 2 twin/ single
    Kingfisher II - 1 double , Ocean Views w/private bath
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
  • Sleeps 20-25 people
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Large family/function room with ocean views, fire-placed dining room, living room with wood stove, large deck, commercial-style kitchen, covered porch with ocean views.


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10 Bedroom, Plymouth/Manomet Oceanfront Estate Sleeps 20-25
average rating of 4.4 based on 9 reviews

Understand this is an old home. Embrace it!

  • 4 of 5

We needed a large house for a family reunion, most of us from out of state. This fit our needs. Yes, the house needs some carpets, a good paint job, some new beds and bedding. But it slept 20 of us and gave us tons of space to gather or hide!!

It has been hot on our visit. Because of this there was a bit of grumbling on sleeping in the heat so we spent a lot of time on the porches. Fans are plentiful and there is one small window AC unit you can move into a room of anyone who cannot stand the heat. But I think this was unusual weather.

The beach access is close but with 124 steps, the older folks in our family could not get down there. However there are three benches at the top of the hill they can sit upon.

So know that this is a beautiful old lady with creaky bones and wrinkles. If you can't handle that, I recommend a bunch of hotel rooms. But you will miss out of some fun and history.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location - hit and miss other aspects

  • 3 of 5

Pros: This massive old house has a wonderful yard, lovely porch, plenty of room. It has across the street access to a fun for kids beach (swimming, paddleboarding, hermit crab collecting). The sunrise over the water is stunning. The common areas in and outside were plentiful and allowed for the family reunion to have lots of places to go for privacy as well as group conversations, games and activities. It's nice and close to a grocery store, gas station, and minutes away from down town Plymouth/Mayflower/Plantation etc.

Cons: I have slept on better and newer mattresses in middle-of-nowhere Ethiopia. I was so sore after two nights on our bed I had to drive home to Framingham and leave our family reunion so I could get a good night's sleep. The pillows were old (and disturbingly discolored when I took the pillow cases off before we left), the beds creaky and old, the sheets were very old, I know because my mother used those same sheets on my bed 28 years ago when I was a child. The bed spread appeared to be made from a 70s polyester leisure suit and was unbreathable, and wildly uncomfortable. My husband and I both had to go home the beds were so bad. My kids didn't sleep well either but didn't want to leave because they were having fun with cousins. If I'd come from out of state and couldn't go home to a real bed I might have been tempted to find a hotel with a decent mattress. To me, a vacation means being able to to actually rest. That was the one thing I couldn't do here.

The kitchen was fine, the old stove is cool through a little dangerous for children to be around. The lack of a garbage disposal was annoying and would make it easier when cooking and preparing food for 24 people at a time.

If it were my dime I'd never rent the house again based on the bed situation alone despite everything else being adequate or even great. If our family ever wants to go there again, I will not be able to make it more than a few days.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Wedding Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rent this house for us and our guests for our wedding weekend (wedding was held elsewhere) and every single person praised the house and we all had a great time overlooking the ocean with the full moon our first night! The kitchen is meant to be cooked in and we did -- the dining room holds all for dinner and we had not one issue or complaint. The owners live nearby and truly care for this historical Grand Dame. I will be renting it for an upcoming event and truly look forward to another visit at the Idlewild!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beach home with a breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

The house is huge and great for large groups. The house itself has a quite a bit of character. It is an older home with all of the character that older homes bring and then some. The finishing touches are very New England and adorable. It is a beach house and located directly across the street from the stairs that lead to the beach. The views of the water from the front of the house are just breathtaking, particularly at sunrise (if you can get up that early it is worth it). They have a lovely front porch with rocking chairs and other seating to soak in the view. There is also a nice back deck with two grills and a huge yard for the kids to play in. The pwners provide authentic Mexican beach blankets to use on the beach for you as well. The beach is lovely and the view of the water is so pretty from above. I really enjoy staying at this home and highly recommend staying at this rustic Oceanfront Home if you are looking for a place to stay for your family in Plymouth MA.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular spot, perfect for large families

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a wonderful, majestic house, steps from stairs to the beach. We had a great time relaxing on the beach, kayaking, and chatting over drinks on the front porch while some of our other family members took trips into Plymouth and throughout the Cape.

The best part of the house is that it's three stories so you can be with your family and also indulge yourself in some quiet time. We can't wait to get back !

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2008
  • Stayed: April 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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