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Year Round Plymouth/Manomet Vacation Retreat House

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Plymouth House Rental Photos and Description

5BR/3BA Sleeps up to 15


A Welcoming Antique Arts and Crafts Style Beach Bungalow in Plymouth, MA: 5bed/3ba, Charming Year-Round Home and Summer Hide-a-Way Sleeps 13-15 Comfortably.

We're located in nostalgic, 'Manomet Bluffs' area and steps from Manomet Beach. Just 5 houses back and a minutes walk from the house a very special private white sands beach, known to generations of families now welcome yours. Cherish long strolls, kayaking, sun & moon rises over Cape Cod Bay, seals, beach combing, much deserved R&R. Relax with a good book, family, friends & pets.

Local area attractions include Historic Plymouth sights: Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II & Plymouth Rock. There's Deep Sea Fishing, Whale Watching, Harbor & Dinner Cruises, Golfing, Antiques, Shops, Restaurants, Biking, Hiking & More. Located 50 min. South of Boston and 15 min. North of Cape Cod Canal near Manomet Center, 10 min South of Plymouth Center. Ferry rides to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket & P-Town make great day trips! The Best Moments spent on this Vacation Retreat after a day of what ever fancys you, is taking the time to enjoy the sea filled air & good company while doing absolutely nothing!

Your stay helps contribute to the continuous care and maintenance of this nearly 100 year old character-filled cottage. Insuring many will continue to be able to enjoy it, just like you, for many generations to come. In addition, we're looking forward to creating studio space in the stable house and one day offerring yoga classes, weekly meditations, & integrative life healing workshops. We continue to expand our organic garden and hope to construct a green house and offer fresh eggs to folks who wish to enjoy. Thank you for choosing to come stay with us.

Guests wanting a little help deeping their R&R, local massage and reiki practitioners are available but must be scheduled in advance on and off site. More information is available upon request.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Dawn Clive
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Dawn Clive

It is said...."There's something lyrical about cottages"

"Cottages ring true to the image of America's favorite homes - one of a kind designs that are in tune with nature" and blur the lines between inside and outdoor living. "Cottages are more intuitive, woven into the fabric of every cultures folk tales, they represent the universal home and are best defined by look and feel rather than architectural rules."

M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman define a cottage as "intimate, bucolic, and quintessentialy expressive of the owner's imagination."

Well, this cottage was imagined as a love affair took hold in 1924 and the owners have certainly inspired imagination in all subsequent residents over the last 93 years.

It's hard to believe that when my parents first set eyes on this wonderful home and met the owners who held the key to thier future in 1974 just a short mile down down the road, that thier then two year old daughter would some day come back to own and care for this place herself, hopefully bringing it into its centenial years and continuing to serve the love that inspired it.

I'm happy to share and offer this special place to you and your family, what ever you like to call it, home, cottage by the sea, beach bungalow, retreat, escape, getaway, sanctuary, respit, holiday home, gathering spot....the list is long and they all fit!

I'm just happy to welcome you and continue to inspire young and old, please enjoy. I look forward to meeting you.

Dawn Clive purchased this house in 2002

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Dawn,

I hope all is well!

I thought you might like to see some of the photos from our stay at the

house, and if you'd like to use any of the house photos on your listing,

please feel free to do so. Thank you again for helping make our stay so

memorable - it's very clear that you take great care of the property and

our wedding would never have been the same without all the little details

and beautiful hideaways. We loved it, and got many compliments on the

rehearsal dinner because of the beautiful house!


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Year Round Plymouth/Manomet Vacation Retreat House
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a bunch of friends and ADORED it! Super close to the beach, a lovely little yard, and an awesome house with such charm and character!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2007
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natalie, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I very much enjoyed being able to share it with you and your friends. It's always a joy to be able to offer it to people who love it as much as I do. Thank you so much for taking such good care of it while you were here. You are always welcome back. Best Wishes, Dawn
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 days at this wonderful house in July 2016. We had various family visit throughout. We had kids, young adults, senior citizens and a dog. Everyone fit so comfortably in this fabulous property. In addition to the charm you see in the pictures--which is even more so in person--and all the sleeping spaces...the house also offers ample separate areas for when you have different groups doing different things. The living room is cool and quiet and dreamy. The sunroom is bright and sunny. The deck is a perfect place to sit and chat. So even 15 people can be here and not feel at all crowded.

We cooked, we barbecued...we went to beautiful Plymouth waterfront about 5 miles away...we toured Plymouth Plantation and went to a nearby state park for a hike. Fabulous. But we also walked a few steps 'down the block' and enjoyed the wonderful beach. It's gorgeous, not crowded and utterly enjoyable from early AM to evening.

Dawn is a splendid host. The house offers everything and she takes wonderful care to make your visit all that you might hope for.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful big family gathering spot - we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 11 (plus 2 more for a dinner) gathered at this wonderful summer cottage for a June graduation. There was tons of room for everyone to have a bed, plenty of bathrooms, and all the amenities you could ask for (towels, sheet supplied, kitchen fully stocked with everything you could possibly need to cook for a crowd, a big gas grill, and lots of cozy, comfortable spaces to gather and visit. In a really terrific area - just a few houses down the street to the beach and a lovely area to walk around on a summer's afternoon. Dawn could not have been more gracious and welcoming, as well as available to answer any and all questions. We brought our dog - which was encouraged and welcomed - she was so happy to roam around the big, fenced-in yard. The house is charming with wonderful details - don't expect brand new perfection, but if you love the feel of an old summer cottage that is warm and welcoming, you will love this. Also, nice that you don't have to deal with the Sagamore Bridge traffic to get onto the Cape.

Would definitely return to this house for a big group gathering again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for the holiday...

  • 5 of 5

I was referred to Dawn (owner) for a potential booking during the recent holiday season. From the start, Dawn was responsive and addressed all questions I had and made the booking process seamless. Dawn's home welcomed my entire family (humans and dogs) and provided a warm and welcoming feel for our visit to Plymouth. The property has a large yard which was great for the dogs. The property is also located close to the beach which is also pet friendly and is in walking distance to a neighborhood pizza shop, and grocery store. I would highly recommend Dawn and her amazing home for anyone looking to visit the Plymouth area!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family really exemplifies the character of person(s) we're always hoping to attract. ...warm, generous, respect-filled. Although it wasn't mentioned in their review, and it certainly could have been, on their first night in they called me to explain a small leak that puddled in the blue bedroom and that they wouldn't be needing that bedroom but thought I should know....thank you! Although we take great care in our home, things come is after all a near 100 yr old cottage & you're the eyes and ears of the home when we're not there It was a delight being able to share our home with them this holiday season & wish them the very best in and throughout the New Year.
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Great vacation, great house, great host!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a hidden gem at Plymouth. Beautiful of everything: house decor, yard, etc.. Whatever you can see on the picture, it is truly same when you get there. We were a party of 11 people with a dog, it was perfect size for us. The location is great, walking distance from a quiet beach, driving distance from grocery and supermarket. And the host! Dawn is just nice and welcoming, same as Kaiser (Dawn's Norwegian Elkhound )! Definitely want to go back again...

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A life time memory and great location

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing that can top this home. As our family gathered on the final evening to share memories, several of our group shared this home as a favorite memory. The walk to the beach is beautiful and the area is convenient to many places you want to sight-see.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family was nothing but respectful, generous in spirit and an overall joy to have stay at the house. All the while, some of the worst weather in recorded history was touching close to home in TX. Happy to welcome them anytime & be host such fond family memories. You leave an heart filled imprint on me as well. Thank you for your review.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Wine Cellar
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Plymouth, Falmouth, Hyannis
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rt 3
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
42 Degrees North
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Manomet Bluffs
Car: recommended

On site, you'll find two single person kayaks perfect for exploring inner Cape Cod Bay/Manomet coast lines. Fishing on & off shore for Striped Bass. Seal watching. Photography, Painting, Beach Combing at low tides in and around the rocky bluffs. 1.5 mile sandy beach is perfect for an early morning or late afternoon walk along the shoreline. Sand castles!

Within a 5 minute walk from the house there's a corner store, supermarket, beer/wine venue, coffee shop, ice cream, sub/deli shop, pizza, breakfast/lunch diners, Chinese, fresh sea food, Italian, Greek, a great little Thai take out place, P.O., library, churches, The Antique Chapel, Day Spa, red box DVD rentals, and more.

In Downtown Plymouth (a 10 minute drive) there are more restaurants (including Thai, Mexican, Wharf/Seafood Dining...), championship golf courses, antique shops, boutiques, museums, evening shows/dancing/outdoor & indoor concerts. A visit to the Plymouth Plantation, aboard the Mayflower II & peak at Plymouth Rock you won't be dissapointed...

Golf: Home to many Championship Golf Courses: Pinehill's Golf Club - Nicklaus Course and Jones Course; Waverly Oaks Golf Course; The Crosswinds Golf Club; Atlantic Country Club; Southers Marsh Golf Club; Squirrel Run Golf and Country Club; Village Links Golf Club...visit there websites for more information


Rates & Availability

Plymouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer Season 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $300

Damage deposit is fully refundable as long as property is left as received.
All credit cards or bank transfers are accepted safely through
All deposits, signed agreements & reservations are confirmed with Guest as soon as they are received.
All funds are 100% refunded 'as long as property is re-booked', otherwise used towards a future stay. See lease detail

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Plymouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor tub & shower
    Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , 1st Floor shower
    Hallway Bathroom - toilet , tub , 1st Floor soaking tub
  • Main House has 3 baths
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , window seat-children love it!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , with private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , with private bathroom
    3-Season Porch - 3 twin/ single , heated
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size futon w/8' innerspring mattress.
  • We can accommodate 12-15 people year-round in the main house - plenty of floor space so sleeping bags welcome; There's also a nice big backyard for those who love the idea of bringing tents and camping out under the stars (yet still being able to come inside to take a shower, eat...) *Additional Sleeping (2) in detached cottage - rents separately so contact owner for details Crib(s) can be made available upon request. *Doggie beds are Not Available so please feel free to bring 'Fido's' favorite bed if you think he's going to miss it.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Handicap Access - I had a friend in a wheelchair who used to come to visit every year. She would bring her own ramp to get up on the deck and then had wheelchair access into 1 bedroom/bath in the main house. Beach Stairs - there are 3 flights of stairs with landing and lookout at the end of each flight. If you're concerned about health issues and not used to stairs, take it slow enjoy the view at each landing. They're not steep so kids will be fine - they usually do better than their parents...:)

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