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Plum Island Oceanfront - The Yankee Belle

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


Plum Island House Rental Photos and Description

- sleeps 6 in 2 BR's plus den, with 2 BA plus outdoor shower

Some details about the Yankee Belle:

The master bedroom has a queen bed, from which you can watch the sun rise over the Atlantic. Also on the main/upper floor are an adjoining full bathroom with tub/shower, plus kitchen, living and dining rooms, surrounded on three sides with thermal, screened, double-hung windows. Sunsets are viewable across the Basin to the west from the dining room and kitchen. The living, dining, kitchen and master bedrooms have 12' ceilings with ceiling fans, and the master has two skylights. Off the living room on the ocean side is an open, railed deck, with gas grill, table, umbrella and chairs. Below the deck is a wood enclosed outdoor shower.

Downstairs on the ground floor is a guest bedroom, which has a queen bed and three windows, plus a den/TV room with five windows, and two double-size foldout sofas for additional sleeping space. Also on the ground floor are a second, full, windowed bath with a washer & dryer, plus storage and utility rooms.

The Yankee Belle was once a hot dog stand, later a gift shop, and was used by the current owner as a summer cottage from 1979 until it was completely rebuilt from the foundation up and winterized in 2000. We're on Northern Boulevard, two or three minutes walk from Mad Martha's, and five or six from Dick's Variety Store. The Parker River Nature Reserve is a fifteen minute bike ride. The surf is 150 yards from the house at high tide.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kerry Murphy (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)
Plum Island Oceanfront - The Yankee Belle
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Kerry, my family had a great time. Hope you will consider us next year. The house was very clean and airy, you can't beat the view.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best summer week

  • 5 of 5

The Yankee Belle is a treasure. The house is perfect. It has an open and airy concept that is so cozy and inviting. It is clean and equipped with everything you need. The washer and dryer are an added plus. We enjoyed our coffee on the back deck each morning watching the sun rise. Over the dune is a lovely beach that is so clean and not over crowded. We enjoyed the sun and the ocean each day and our only concern was what bathing suit to wear. It was quiet and peaceful just what we needed. Newburyport is just over the bridge with its cool shops and wonderful restaurants, but honestly once you settle in the Yankee Belle you don't want to leave. We were so sad when our week ended. We look forward to next summer enjoying the Yankee Belle. Thank-you Kerry for sharing your little piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Unforgettable Winter/Spring

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I quite honestly don't know where to begin. The Yankee Belle is a place that will never be forgotten, and will absolutely be revisited. The house itself is perfectly situated on the dunes of Plum Island. The setup of the home itself is perfect for entertaining guests, with a wonderful separate area for visitors, including a separate bath. The ocean views and sounds made for a perfect relaxing retreat. A place to forget about all the cares in the world. Kerry was very accommodating as well. She was completely delightful to correspond with. She was available when anything was needed, but we felt a great deal of privacy as well. We look forward so much to our return to the Yankee Belle.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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August 2011/Best summer vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have 2 weeks left here. Wonderful place. We have shared it with children, grandchildren and friends. Great location. Very comfortable. Just have to talk my husband into next August.

We even had a chance to meet the owners. Very nice people and we love their little piece of heaven.

JoAnn & Brad Marshall

Medina, Texas

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You JoAnn and Brad! I believe the people spending time at Belle make the experience. It makes me happy to be able to provide my much loved beach house as a setting for people to take in such a beautiful piece of nature and to use this to nurture each other. Kerry Murphy
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Somerville, MA 02145

Best beach week of our lives!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say that the title does not. My husband rented this heavenly place to celebrate my 50th birthday. Every aspect of this house and location is the stuff of dreams. From the sunrise, gently waking us every morning, to the waves crashing both ways on the sandbar, the low-key old charm of Plum Island and the comfort of the home itself. We loved the spaciousness of the breezy, sunlit living room, where we would relax - listening to oldies on North Shore 104fm radio after a day on the beach or at Parker River refuge, looking at birds (or strolling to the southern most point of Plum Island). The deck was wonderful for morning tea and welcoming the day and greeting the morning tide (the lovely rose hips were in our near view). The house is equipped with all manner of supplies and necessities you would need to entertain - we had several cookouts on the deck and made good use of the kitchen and its supply of utensils and serving ware.

The kids loved the feature of the sandbar - where the confluence of two currents has the waves crashing together from two directions. It was really spectacular as well and provided hours of body surfing fun.

The house was clean, well-appointed and convenient to any of the local businesses - the convenience mart, the liquor store, mad Martha's Cafe and the Plum Island grille. We left the island twice - once for dinner in Newburyport (where there are many options in all dining categories) and the other to take the catamaran ride from the Newburyport waterfront. Otherwise, we were content to enjoy the wealth of natural beauty from the beach or on the deck of the Yankee Belle. Indelible in my mind is the imprint of pristine beauty and relaxation that Yankee Belle provided us on our well-needed vacation. We hope to return many times.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Newbury, MA

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

This house worked out great for us. Great access to a beautiful wide beach that goes for miles. The upstairs (master bedroom, family room, kitchen/dining room) is in great shape. Great views of ocean (over sand dune) from family room and deck and great light throughout. Master is interior room with glass doors that look out through windows on the side of family room. Has blinds for privacy but best if you dont need them. Cable modem with wired internet access. Road is a bit noisy but only really an issue in kitchen/dining room and downstairs den. Downstairs (awkward den, nice second bedroom, and second bath) is dark and a bit worn. Overall it was very nice. The minor flaws were quickly forgotten as we were absorbed into the beautiful location. We definitely would go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Plum Island Grille
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
several within an easy drive
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-95 and 495
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Mad Martha's
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Plum Island Ocean Beach
Car: necessary

Plum Island is a barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean off Newburyport, Mass, at the mouth of the Merrimac River, near the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. The northern tip of the island is populated, and the southern portion -over 7 miles of pristine beach and dunes- is home to the Parker River Nature Reserve.

Other Activities: birding, surfcasting, beachcombing, ocean fishing and whale watching


Rates & Availability

Plum Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jun 4 2016 - Oct 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Oct 2 2016 - May 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

Early June and late Sept, $1800/week. Mid-June through mid-Sept, $2750/week. October-May, $2200/month plus utilities
Early June and late September, $1800/week.
Mid-June through mid-September, $2750/week.
October through May, $2200/month plus utilities.
Dogs accepted!

50% due at time of booking.
50% due two weeks prior to beginning of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Plum Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor shower also... (seasonal)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Den functions as 3rd bedroom, with two double foldout sofas for additional sleeping space. Master bedroom has direct view of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Living room, master bedroom & bath, kitchen and dining room are one flight up; second bedroom, den w/additional sleeping space, 2nd bathroom, storage and utility rooms on ground floor, at beach grade.

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