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"Another World"--a water view Plum Island Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Newburyport House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 fireplace, sleeps 6

Water views of ocean, basin and river! Plum Island 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, nicely furnished, with great beach access just steps away. Wrap-around decks for outdoor dining, 1 car garage. Ideal setting between the Basin and the ocean, on a dead-end street. New granite kitchen counters, cozy gas fireplace, flagstone patio and walkway through a lilac grove. Cedar decks and master balcony overlook dune grass with sunset views to the Merrimack and Newburyport. Watch the sunrise from the front bedroom which sleeps 3. Very special landscaping creates surprising privacy. Sleep sofa, entertainment center in living room. Lower level bonus space with daybed, 3/4 bath, laundry. No dishwasher. No pets, please. Newburyport skyline and NH coastline views, great wildlife at nearby Parker River Refuge. Bike, kayak, beach, picnic, shop and explore Newburyport, play--what a day!

Watch the Waves from 'Another World': The sun rises out of the sea and sets over the Newburyport skyline from the decks and windows of this sunny and spacious home. Views of The Basin and the Merrimack River, which is steps away, ideal for kayaking at high tide, nature study when the tide is out. With decks, patios, and privacy plantings, the outdoor landscape is as inviting as the interior. Bikes and kayaks are available. Gas grill and covered patio area ideal for picnics. Comfy year round with gas fireplace and one car garage.

Ideal winter rental September through June.: With three bedrooms on the top floor, 6 people sleep in beds on that level. A queen sized sofa bed in the living room and a daybed on the lower level can be used for spill-over guests. The second bath and laundry are also located on the lower level, ideal when you come in salty and sandy from the beach.

Biking and birding available: Plum Island is perfect for bikes, with the Parker River Wildlife Refuge encompassing the 7 miles south of Plum Island center, home of many bird and animal species. Or head north to the Lighthouse and mouth of the Basin for even more fun.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Deborah Hamilton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2016
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About Deborah Hamilton

Deb and Alex enjoy sharing this sweet spot with appreciative guests! We live only 20 minutes away, and know all the best places to explore.

Deborah Hamilton purchased this house in 1999

Why Deborah Hamilton chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Comfortable, nicely furnished, and ideally located between the Beach and the Basin, this home was beautifully renovated in 1986 and has remarkable privacy, lilacs, and tree-shaded grounds.

What makes this house unique

Wrap around deck and easy access to the beach, plus Mad Martha's Cafe is right next door for breakfast or lunch!


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

"Another World"--a water view Plum Island Beach House
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Lovely week on Plum Island at Another World

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a great week at this house. It accommodated two families with several small children well for the first few days and was just as enjoyable for a visit from my father later in the week. It is simple, but nice with some nice touches that show someone really cares for the property. 3 real bedrooms plus the extra downstairs sleeping area. Owners were great.

Plum Island was lovely and we did it all. Biked around the island, checked out the local restaurants on the island, kayaked in the basin, explored the different beaches, and went into Newburyport for other meals out and shopping. Tip for those with kids: The Purple Onion is a nice little cafe in town with outdoor tables right next to a nice shady playground. Score!

Other good tidbits to know: they have TONS of beach gear in very good shape. Chairs, umbrellas, kites, toys, boogie boards, etc. Two nice bicycles were also a pleasure to find. The kitchen is well stocked and there was nothing we wished for that wasnt there. Coffee filters, paper products and basic spices were there as well. The front bedroom has a twin bed and not very comfortable futon. no other beds for two people other than the queen in the master. The house behind burned down hours after we left, so that might change the landscape a bit.

Location is an easy walk from the "main st", which has only a few shops and restaurants. 2 houses and a road to cross to get to the beach in just a couple of minutes. Ocean and basin views, especially upstairs. There are quieter parts of the island, but we enjoyed being in the middle of things. Its not a party town by any means, so it was never super busy.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a World Away!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time during our stay at "Another World!" The cottage is charming, clean, and modern with comfy beds and lovely views from the decks. The walk to the beach is the easiest we've had in years of coming to Plum Island. The owners are friendly and helpful. The layout is great for a group. There are places to gather and places to take some quiet time. Can't recommend it highly enough!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, quiet beach getaway

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay with plenty of space. Beach is super quiet and Newburyport is nearby for things to do on any rainy days. Watch carefully and you might see the family of piping plovers that lives on the beach right near where you walk in from the road!

We had a minor issue where some maintenance needed to be performed while we were there that the owner handled professionally and courteously. I'd definitely stay here again if I end up on Plum Island next year.

Things to check out while you're there:

-beach (obviously!)

-the park at the north end of the island

-nature preserves (plum island, parker river, Joppa flats)

-boat rides!

-downtown Newburyport

-Salisbury or Hampton (if you want fireworks, that's where you have to go...watching from PI is not so great)

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this beach house on Plum Island!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at Another World several times now, and have always had enjoyable, memorable times. The house is fresh, clean, light and sunny, with plenty of sleeping space for a family or two. We pile in and take advantage of the close proximity to the beach for sunning, and to the river basin for kayaking. You couldn't ask for sweeter or more accommodating hosts! There's a cool little restaurant just steps away from the house, Mad Martha's, which is a favorite for locals. I would definitely recommend this lovely beach home to anyone who is looking for an authentic Plum Island Beach getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another World... beach life at its best!

  • 5 of 5

"Another World" - this vacation home on Plum Island couldn't have been more aptly named!

We have rented this home for seven years running, and the two weeks we spend here in August every year fulfill our vacation expectations in every way.

Deb and Alex provide a large, warm, accommodating, and comfortable home - where from the moment you step inside, you feel as though this relaxing space is your own. Your vacation has begun! The decor is nautical-themed and soothing... the open floor plan brings in light from all sides. You can enjoy views of the basin from the back deck and see and feel the ocean from the front windows. The sun sets on the back deck and rises in the east bedroom. You can unplug easily on Plum Island. We came here as kids, and the island is still as it was in the 70s... pure and unspoiled. This house evokes the best of those memories.

We love this location - the beach path right at the top of the street leads to the best part of the beach. Deb and Alex provide kayaks, boogie boards, toys, chairs, and umbrellas - your beach days are perfect... coming back and forth to the house for supplies or snacks is effortless. Another World couldn't be more conveniently located for the optimal beach experience.

The house has all you need for winding down after a beach day - on the deck with friends and family, burgers on the grill, sunset over the basin - it offers all accoutrements you need. And, you are as connected with TV/internet as you want/need to be; but as much as we have loved watching a movie, playing our guitars, reading, or doing a puzzle in the living space at night, we've also stargazed on the deck and ventured a late night swim just across the street - thus is the beauty of this special house!

This sounds like a travelogue for Plum Island, but it is really a paean for our beloved summer home, Another World. We have never found a place that makes us feel so comfortable while providing all the conveniences we need and desire. This house easily accommodates a group or family and can sleep at least 8 people comfortably. We have celebrated birthdays, summer, and life with friends and family here. It is amazing how in this house so many people can coexist, so comfortably! We leave every year buoyant, filled with peace and love, and sunburned... with memories of sunset on the deck of Another World... burgers... clams at Bob Lobster... and the time the high tide turfed us... Then we start counting the days until we return.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Plum Island Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Plum Island Beachcoma
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Olde Newbury Country Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Newburyport to North Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mad Martha's Cafe
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Bradford Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Plum Island
Car: recommended

'Another World is on a quiet, dead end street with dune grass and water views. Idyllic landscaped grounds have a picnic area and shady corners for a quiet read. Ideal setting to take in all the fun and action in Newburyport and along the seacoast. From deep sea fishing to historical houses, art galleries to waterfront festivals, harbor tours to kayaking, bikes to surfboards, Plum Island has it all in an accessible, compact package!

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Summer rentals begin June 30. Hurry if you want to reserve your ideal vacation home now!
Summer weekly rentals book up fast, so reserve early with $500 deposit to reserve your week(s).

$500 refundable deposit when booking is confirmed, balance upon arrival. Winter rental due 1st of the month, with utilities (gas, electric, Comcast) additional.

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Newburyport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Check out the bathroom porthole window with an ocean view!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • If needed, there is a Queen sleep sofa in living room, twin bed in lower level play room, but 6 is maximum number to really be comfortable.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sailboat
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Smoking only outdoors on decks and patio, please.

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