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Lovely, Spacious, Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

9 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, 2 showers, 2 tubs - sleeps 16

Located on Buzzards Bay, this house hosts the best view in town. A swimming beach is a stone's throw from the front of the house. A wrap around porch with many rocking chairs is a great place to relax and watch the boats go by. The house is located on a quiet corner and is an easy stroll to Marion village with a general store, post office, book store and antique store. Restaurants and lots of interesting places to visit are only a short drive away. Sorry but the ARK is not available for weddings or large events.

The house, called the ARK, built in 1894, has retained all the beautiful features of homes from that era - high ceilings, beautiful window and door moldings, and wood floors. The kitchen has all the modern amenities including two dishwashers, two refrigerators, two ovens, and a microwave.

The ARK is a wonderful gem that is enjoyed by all who visit.

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Amy Knowlton
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017


Marion Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Lovely, Spacious, Waterfront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Perfect for a big family. Plenty of room for meals, activities and hanging out.

  • 5 of 5

Most of our conversations during the stay turned to the topic of how great this house is. Great deal!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable space with a stunning view, as classic New England as it gets

  • 5 of 5

My organization (based in Boston) held a weekend retreat here, and even though the weather was cool and rainy, we had a wonderful time!

The setting needs no introduction, it really is stunning. But more importantly, the house is lovely inside and out, stocked with antiques and books galore, and overall, just the kind of place in which one can be immediately comfortable, even with a larger group.

Organizationally, one of the best things about the house is how well stocked the place is both with kitchenware and with dishware. I've been to many house rentals where you're left scrounging for pots and pans, serving food with eating utensils, or drinking wine out of plastic cups. Arriving to a well-stocked house really helped to make it feel like a home to us.

One note for anyone who is considering holding a retreat similar to ours. If you are planning to present anything to a group, be advised that there is only a relatively small TV in the library. Trust me, in a setting like this, the lack of a large television is a feature, not a bug. However, depending on your needs you may want to bring another method of projection.

Seriously, we had an amazing time. We're already talking about how we have to find a way to come back!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property that fit our whole family

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had found this vacation property many years ago but the dates never worked out for our extended family. This past year I spoke with Amy and we secured out dates. Had one of the most amazing vacations together. Our own waterfront, nice, clean bedroom and perfect dining area and kitchen. The porch was our main event. Little ones played at the water's edge while parents and aunts and uncles read or floated by watching them. I (the grandmother/mom) sat and read on the porch and took it all in, wonderful! The beds ere clean and bathrooms worked out fine. We hope to rent again Amy and her staff very understanding and forthcoming with any info we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tabor graduation 2014 !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Ark for a few days in late April 2014 to celebrate our son's graduation from Tabor. Family and friends from Maine were able to stay together and cook, play, and attend all the Tabor events. Grandparents living in Marion were able to visit with all the family without having to travel. It was a perfect choice. The character of the house was totally "us", and it was the best graduation present to give our son ~ a priceless memory was created. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could not ask for anything better

  • 5 of 5

I have now stayed here three times, always rented with various friends for weekend getaways. It is spacious, homey, and the perfect balance between rustic and fancy. It's clean, there's plenty of bedding and towels available, and in a great location with a huge yard and a private beach. The owner is very nice, and the management company helpful and located close to the property. We absolutely plan on renting this house again in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most amazing and special time here. Great memories were created here and I am so glad we made the right choice to come here. The house was perfect for our large family get together. We are all self proclaimed master chefs and the kitchen was more than accommodating for all of us. This is a truly magical place. We are very thankful to Amy for helping us before and after our trip (she made it seamless). The views from the porch in the back are hands down the highlight for everyone. Five stars all the way!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Boston or Providence
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Boston or Providence
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Marion Center House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early summer
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $500

Partial weeks are considered in the off-season. Holiday rates may be higher.
Please contact owner for rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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