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Upscale Waterfront Private Marion Residence: Immaculate w/ Beach & Huge Deck

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 14 nights


About the property

4+ bdrms, 3.5 ba, awesome harborviews: 1 king, 2 queens, 1 full, 5 twins, trundl

Experience this waterfront, upscale, private home

designed to be the ultimate summer rental!

Private and cozy. Yet plenty of glorious, sun-filled, elegant space for entertaining... inside & out!

View sailboats galore from virtually every room in the house! Relax on your huge wrap-around mahogany deck or walk the seaweed-laden pathway to your private beach. Enjoy the spectacular open living/ dining/ kitchen area complete with ten foot ceilings, a lovely tiled fireplace and an inviting mahogany eat-in bar.

This is our home, in the small, quaint, coastal village of Marion, Massachusetts. A hidden treasure complete with yacht, tennis, and golf clubs (also the home of Tabor Academy).

4 BR ... 3 1/2 BA.

Bed Set-up: 1 king, 2 queens, 1 double, 5 twins.

Pass to Marion's lovely Silvershell beach included.

Expansive water views and private beach.

Huge wrap around deck with elegant patio furniture.

Lovely screened in porch.

Three Fireplaces.


Air Conditioned.

Ten foot ceilings with ceiling fans in every room.

Two unique and separate master bedrooms.

Walkout water view Recreation room with ping-pong and entertainment center.

Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with double ovens, 5-burner cook top, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, and coffeemaker.

Upscale cookware with dishes & utensils for 16.

Outdoor BBQ grill.

Upstairs Laundry room with washer and dryer.

3 cable TVs, VCR, CD/cassette stereo system.

2-car garage.

Spectacular outdoor shower.

Please Note ***

Having hosted so very many wonderful and caring families over the past 16 years, we have decided to place "One Converse", our Marion Dream Home, on the market this spring. Therefore, we will not be accepting rentals for the 2018 summer season. Should you be interested in viewing our home please contact me at:

five oh eight, three one seven, six oh one three

or palau421 at gmail dot com


Marion Art Center (summer art camp).

Tabor Academy (summer school and camp).

Elizabeth Tabor Library (educational programs).

Marion Natural History Museum.

Sippican Historical Society.

Silvershell Beach.

Private clubs of Marion:

Sippican Tennis Club.

Beverly Yacht Club.

Kittansett Golf Club.

Piney Point Beach Club.

Public golf courses:

Marion Golf Course.

Rochester Public Golf Course.

Lovely town beach open to residents and renters. Silvershell Beach (life guarded w/ lessons).

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Margaret

Initially, we built in order to be near my aging Mom and to have our children attend the renowned Marion school system. At the time, my husband and I were both commuting to work; I to Woods Hole, where I worked for 30 years as an oceanographer, and my husband to Sandwich and Boston, working in the bulk power field.

A common theme of praise from tenants over the years has been their love of the well laid out custom kitchen and the separate, elegant wet bar complete with brass sink and wine fridge. These, together with high end appliances, eat-in mahogany bar, wood burning fireplace, screened in porch and huge mahogany deck make entertaining a dream.

One of the things I love most about One Converse is the open feel of the kitchen/dining/living area which is cozy enough for two, but has frequently and comfortably accommodated formal sit down dinners for extended family, seating twenty-four crosswise through the livingroom/diningroom for holiday meals. Ten foot ceilings, skylights, ceiling fans, a crackling wood burning fireplace and spectacular water views from every room lend to the home’s appeal. Views from One Converse during the warmer months abound with yachting activity as the entrance to Sippican Harbor is the primary view. During winter, Buzzards Bay takes on great character, changing dramatically according to the weather with seals inhabiting the rocks nearby.

Margaret purchased this house in 2001

Why Margaret chose Marion

The unique character and design of our home is the result of a wonderful collaboration … our own vision and personal touches, our contractor’s expertise (he is one of our best friends), and some basic original drawings. Typical tales of the horrors of building a home do not apply here. Building One Converse was one of our most enjoyable and fulfilling new endeavors at the time.

Positioned at one of the highest elevations in Marion, our half-acre landscaped lot sits well above the flood zone, eliminating associated flood insurance concerns. Exclusive deeded beach and view easements secure a private pathway to the beach and expansive water views from every room without incurring “waterfront” tax rates.

What makes this house unique

Situated on the village side of Sippican Harbor and on the sandy side of Converse Point, One Converse is protected from Marion’s prevailing southwesterly stiff summer breeze.

Being located on the village side of Sippican Harbor means that you cann bike/walk/jog/paddle to quaint Marion Center via small village streets or protected waters, without the need to travel on larger route 6 which connects East Marion (Piney Point/Kittansett) to town center.

Being located on the northern or eastern side of virtually any point of land jutting into Buzzards Bay means that you can enjoy sandy beaches as opposed to rocky shores stripped of their sand by surf enhaced by the prevailing southwest breeze.

Presently One Converse is set up to sleep thirteen comfortably in beds. There are four twins in the finished lower level, a queen and a twin in the main floor master, and a king in the upstairs master. Two additional upstairs bedrooms add a queen and a full to the bed count. Both master bedrooms have tiled, raised gas fireplaces. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and expansive views of the outer harbor where seasonal yachting races abound. There are three full baths and one half-bath; the upstairs master bath sporting a Jacuzzi tub.

Although we do not have handicap access into the house at this time, the main floor of One Converse is designed to be wheelchair friendly. Please know that we have constantly and consistently maintained and upgraded the property on an annual basis.

The lower level water-view, walk-out, recreation room has two additional rooms: one dedicated to utilities and the other to storage. The electrical panel (my husband, Don, wired the house so it is extremely neat and well organized), the gas furnace and water heater, and shut-off valves for both the irrigation system and the outside shower can be found here. There is also a sizable full height attic, accessed via a pull down staircase in the hallway outside of the upstairs laundry.


Marion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , wheelchair accessible
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • In addition to 3 1/2 Lovely Baths, this home boasts a large, immaculate, water view outdoor shower for showering under the stars.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upper level Waterview Master, Gas Tiled Fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Main Level Waterview Master, Gas Tiled Fireplace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upper level Waterview Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upper Level Waterview Bedroom
  • In addition to these 4 beautiful bedrooms, there are 2 twin size antique four poster beds in the lower level water view recreation room.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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  • 5 of 5

When we first saw the pictures of this house on the rental web site, we have to admit it looked too good to be true. But this home lives up to expectations in every possible way. You really feel like you are stepping into the pages of "House Beautiful" magazine.

But more importantly, everything is arranged to make it very easy to settle in easily on our arrival. We immediately felt comfortable there. The house is fully equipped and very well organized. Things that you need are almost always where you'd guess they'd be. Also, there's a large three ring binder full of handy information, from rubbish pickups to beach info, to restaurant menus, to local sightseeing and activities info.

We are originally from Cape Cod, so we feel we are spoiled as far as beaches go, but we fell in love with Silvershell Beach, Marion's town beach. Our grandkids had a ball there, and we loved watching all the sailboats going in and out of the harbor (We also loved watching them from the deck at the house every evening). And most nights (and some

mornings) the "walk to the point" was a relaxing way to get some exercise and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

We are grateful for our three week stay here. It was a vacation to remember.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2005
  • Stayed: October 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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6 Star Review

  • 5 of 5

This is an extraordinary property! It is a perfect house in an ideal location. Four beautiful bedrooms each have amazing views, and the outside areas (screened/ decked) facing the Bay provided beautiful places to gather for coffee, cocktails or downtime. It is as good or better than the pictures. At every turn, the house is immaculate, decor top-notch, and a kitchen to die for. Everything was more than comfortable for 8+ adults. We easily fit into the living room for games and at the large table for meals. For early risers, the house is almost soundproof and the neighborhood quiet and very private. We used this house as a pivot point to visit Newport, Cape Cod, Boston and CN. It was perfect.The owner takes great pride in the property and she should! I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buzzards Bay & More

  • 5 of 5

While recently hosting my family for our daughter's high school graduation we rented this lovely home. Everything is as beautiful as the photos depict. We really enjoyed the living room, the kitchen, and the table tennis / pool table in the basement. Every bedroom was extremely comfortable and well-decorated. We had young children and older grandparents and everyone enjoyed a fantastic vacation.

Although it is a small beach the view is incredible and we enjoyed watching sailing regattas from the beach during happy hour.

Be sure to rent your kayaks or Stand up Paddleboards from Roy at Nemasket Kayak Center nearby. He delivers and offers 3 day or 1 week specials.

Also very easy is the steamed lobsters from the Stop and Shop in Fairhaven. We catered 2 big family dinners in one week from their seafood dept.!

The owner is extremely helpful in providing any assistance required to make your stay more comfortable. All in all a fantastic week at the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly excellent rental

  • 5 of 5

My family has been staying at this property for years and this home is a truly excellent rental. The other reviews say it all: it's a beautiful home, the kitchen is well-equipped and a pleasure to cook in, and it is a very short walk down to the water. Also, the owner is a real professional. The house has been perfectly maintained through the years and Maggie, the owner, is always available and responsive if needed. My wife and I have stayed in many rentals through the years and this one really stands out.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you could hope for!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this gorgeous house for my high school reunion with a bunch of girl friends. From the moment I walked into the house, I knew it was going to be difficult to leave! The house itself is spectacular, open and airy with large rooms and a perfect spot on the shores of Sippican Harbor. I loved sitting on the expansive deck and watching the schooner SSV Tabor Boy sail by several times a day. The house is outfitted with anything you could need. The owner is clearly an avid chef, and the kitchen is stocked with every type of pot, tray, bowl, glass, utensil that you could possibly need for cooking and entertaining. I loved that the fireplace had wood in it ready to go (the weekend we were there was actually unusually chilly for June). There was a ton of extra wood, newspaper and kindling in the garage, and to have a fire going at night was just awesome. The mattresses, pillows and linens are all top notch...absolutely no need to bring your own. Bedrooms all have beautiful views, so everyone who stays in the home is guaranteed a lovely room. I truly felt so fortunate to be able to stay in this home...the owners have thought of everything, from high end soaps in every bathroom to throw blankets on each chair in the living room (again, perfect when sitting by the fire!). Tons of games, DVDs, bikes and helmets, anything and everything you need for your stay, whether with family or friends! I hope I have an occasion to stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely stay in this welcoming home. We decided to bring in the New Year on a quiet note with dear friends.

My husband and I have rented many homes throughout our years of travel. We have high standards when renting and fortunately, we have had very good luck in our choices. In this case, I must say the home was a perfect rental!

I loved, loved, loved the fact that it was very organized, very clean and really comfortable.

Though we only cooked one main meal there, it had everything we needed. There was no hunting, or sifting through drawers at meal prep time, it was there in the most logical spot!

We were not at all disappointed in the properties location. Though it was a winter trip, a water view was important. We were quite happy to discover a view from just about every room!

We did brave a crisp walk down to a small private beach in front of the property and a jaunt around the neighborhood and town. It was very picturesque! Not hard to imagine a summer visit here.

The owners were helpful and only a text away with any questions or recommendations we had. Thank you Maggie. A five star rating...well deserved.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Providence or Boston
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Brew Fish, Gateway Tavern, & others
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
New Bedford, Woods Hole, Hyannis
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Middleboro: Old Colony Line and Cape Flyer
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
private pathway from back yard
Car: recommended

Only one hour to Boston or 45 minutes to Providence...with no Cape traffic! Whale watching: from Plymouth (20 min) or Hyannis (40 min). Ferry to Martha's Vineyard and/or Nantucket from New Bedford (15 min) or Woods Hole (40 min) or Hyannis (45 min). New Bedford Whaling Museum (15 min). Historic Plimoth Plantation (20 min). Newport Mansions (40 Min). Cape Cod National Seashore (40 min). Horseneck Beach in Westport (35 min). Roger Williams Zoo in Providence (45 min).

Golf: Southeastern Coastal Massachusetts.




New Bedford.







Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Cleaning $200

$2500 - $5000 per week
1 month or longer rentals preferred during peak season
3 day weekend rentals considered during off season
Security Deposit Required.

Higher rates for Holidays ... Please inquire (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentines, Easter)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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