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Charming Cottage w/ Panoramic Roof-top Views! Now booking Summer 2019

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

The panoramic views of Plum Island, the ocean, and the sunsets are breathtaking from the mahogany roof-top deck on this delightful 3 bedroom beach house. Located on a quiet side street on the southern portion of Plum Island, it is a short 2-minute walk to the beach. The sunny first floor is open concept living, dining and kitchen areas; one bedroom (queen bed); and a full bathroom. A French door leads down to the cozy, finished basement where the second bedroom (2 twin beds) and third sleeping area (queen bed with closet) are located. Additional features include a five foot high completely fenced-in back yard (well-behaved pets considered with owner's prior permission), many decks (front, back, top), off-street parking for four cars, laundry facilities, 50' Smart LCD HDTV, surround sound and Bose wireless speaker for your iPod/Phone, wireless internet service, Weber gas grill, and an outside hot/cold shower. This house is turn key, everything you could think of is included - just bring your bathing suit, food & beverages! More importantly, our rates are inclusive of cleaning. There is no smoking permitted anywhere on the premises.

Paula Irving
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Paula Irving

We enjoy walking our two dogs on the beach and all around the small streets of the island. We love the proximity of the house to the Parker River Wildlife Refuge and to Newburyport for shopping, dining, and other activities. We enjoy cooking, so having Tendercrop Farm just down the road provides us with a great variety of gourmet meats and produce. In town we love the Sunday Farmer’s market at the Tannery; it’s a great place to pick up dinner and peruse the local bookstore and shops. Best of all when we don’t feel like cooking we can walk to the Plum Island Grille, Plum Island Provision, The Cottage, Mad Martha’s or the Beach Coma

Why Paula Irving chose Newbury

After renting this house for two winters we fell in love with it and Plum Island. In fact, we liked it so much here that we bought the house. Now we’ve made Plum Island our home. In the summer we retreat to our lake house so we really have the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

The most distinct feature about the beach house is the roof-top deck with its breath-taking views of the island. Additionally, the house is located on a quiet side street (open at both ends), so there is very little traffic/noise and the yard is completely fenced-in which is ideal for families with small children or pets. It's a short two-minute walk to the closest beach path where the beach is rarely crowded.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This e-mail comment was received by a repeat renter:

We had a great time at your house again this year. The weather was perfect. What I loved the most is that the street is so quiet at night that you can hear the waves crashing. The addition of the LCD TV was great too it was nice watching the Red Sox in HD! All of the other baby-proofing worked out great as well.

The Barker Family
Sep 2007
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Newbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9605265 based on 79 reviews
Stoneham, MA, USA

Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Photos and description are exactly as described - the cottage is well maintained and immaculately clean. Anything you might need is provided (bed linens, bath and beach towels, beach toys and boogie boards for the kids, books and board games for down time, well-stocked kitchen).

Things we especially enjoy:

- the roof top deck with views of the ocean on one side, and marsh on the other

- 5 minute walk to the beach

- back deck with grill, where we ate most of our meals

- 10 minute drive to downtown Newburyport - historic seaport with lots of shops and restaurants

Activities that we enjoy are going to the beach, kayaking, spending time at the Plum Island Refuge where you can enjoy the beach or do bird watching, and visiting Newburyport. The week passes too quickly.

I've been coming to this particular cottage for 9 years, and have just signed up for next year. It's always a pleasure to stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful tradition

  • 5 of 5

A special place, that is loved by many and well-maintained.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, rooftop views to squeal for, nice inclusions with this cottage

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location, proximity to beaches, refuge, and Plum Island Grille couldn't be any better ....unless you're willing to pay beachfront prices. So close to Newburyport too. The cottage itself is well appointed and thoughtfully designed. Kitchen and bathroom well stocked, laundry room was really nice to have along with small fenced in yard for our pup. Nice outdoor porches,grill and beach amenities along with an awesome rooftop deck (views !), great internet, and TV. Ventilation with ocean breezes on the first floor. Owners WERE responsive to inquiries. Only negative .... the two bedrooms on first floor, (basement level) ... although they were well designed and decorated, lacked fresh air ventilation.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our vacation home for several years

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this property for over four years and our family considers it our home away from home. We have reserved it once again for 2019. The owners have provided all but our clothes and food. Everything required to prepare our meals is available. It takes only a few minutes to walk to the public beach, a convenient store and a couple of restaurants. On rainy days shopping in downtown Newburyport is a short car ride. There is a lovely deck off the kitchen where we enjoy our meals, especially breakfast. You can park your car when you arrive and not get back into it until you leave. Truly a relaxing experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milford, NJ, USA

Another Fabulous Week!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in a row that my family has vacationed at this lovely house. As always, we arrived at a clean, bright, inviting home. Everything we need to spend the week is available to us - from kitchen items to extra blankets for cool, June nights. We love watching the beautiful sunset from the rooftop deck. The short walk to the beach is great - especially with all of the items a family of four brings along! John and Paula are available if needed and always accommodating. We are already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This house is the BEST! My husband and i stayed here with our toddler and we loved it. Very clean, well laid out and kid friendly! The back deck and roof deck are also great. With the ocean being so close we could hear the waves crashing :)

Paula and John were super accommodating and were available for any questions while we were there.

We will for sure we booking this house for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Plum Island Grill
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Newburyport Commuter Rail
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Plum Island Grill or Beach Coma
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Plum Island
Car: recommended

Plum Island is a wonderful vacation spot for couples and families! The 9 mile stretch of beach is one of the most beautiful in the country. We take great pride in ensuring our beach house is idyllic and your vacation there is memorable.

On Plum Island itself, there are fishing, harbor, and whale watching expeditions (northern side of island); the Parker River Wildlife Refuge for bird watching (southern side of island); the Plum Island Grill (dinner); Beach Coma (casual lunch/dinner); Mad Martha's Beach Cafe (breakfast/lunch). In addition there's a convenience store, ice-cream shop and package store. The Plum Island Airport, on the causeway leading to the Island, provides aerial plane tours and a local RC clubs gathers there many Saturdays to fly and demonstrate their planes and jets (yes, there are Radio Controlled jets).

Newburyport is a just 3.5 miles away, where there are quaint shops, art galleries, outdoor concerts, live theatre, many restaurants, ample activities and special summer events. Great day trips include Boston, Gloucester, Rockport or historic Portsmouth, NH. There's something for everyone!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Weekly Trash Pick-up $0
Water & Sewer $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $0
Cable, Internet & Phone $0

We love having people enjoy our beach house and provide everything you need to enjoy your stay. PLEASE NOTE, our rental rates are INCLUSIVE OF CLEANING so there are NO EXTRA fees. If we can answer any questions, about our home or the area, please just let us know. Winter rates are inclusive of cable/internet/phone, water, sewer, trash pickup, recycling and a monthly cleaning ($450 value in total). Long-term winter renter pays electric and heat (average heating cost for the last two years has been about $700 for the season and electric averages $100 per month).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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