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The Best Ocean Views from This Superior Direct Oceanfront Property!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Located in the beautiful Minot section of North Scituate, guests may imagine they have boarded a luxury yacht once setting eyes upon the panoramic views from this direct oceanfront property!

Set out on a picturesque rocky outcropping at the end of a beautiful sandy beach, the house is literally at the oceans edge. Large corner windows in the living room frame stunning ocean vistas centered around the Minot Lighthouse. French doors lead to an expansive wrap around deck with comfortable lounging and dining areas. All of the bedrooms have water views and two of them open onto a private second floor deck.

Guests will want to explore the dramatic rocky coast as well as enjoy all of the activities the beautiful sandy beaches have to offer. Kids and adults alike will love hunting for crabs and other sea life among the many tidal pools. Kayaks and bicycles are provided for guests to explore this beautiful area. Fish from the rocks, take a pleasant walk through the neighborhood or simply relax around the nearly 3000 SF house. Whatever activity you choose, the views are always spectacular!

NOTE THAT WE DO NOT UTILIZE THE VRBO CALENDAR and we do not ask for wire transfers. Please complete the form to inquire about availability. The property has proven very popular and several guests return regularly so we suggest you book early. Come experience a memorable seaside vacation at this truly unique and wonderful location!

We do not participate in Online Booking so our guests are not subject to that additional fee.

Note that the map location marker is imprecise but placed by Google based on the property address. We cannot directly adjust it. it is close but not directly on the property location.

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Keywords: Beach House, Beach, Ocean, Waterfront, Kayaking, SCUBA Diving, Fishing, families

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

Why The Owner chose South Shore Massachusetts

Minot is a wonderful family neighborhood with a low key and relaxed atmosphere. One side of our property looks out over the water to 'The Glades', also known as the 'Adams Estate', a mostly undeveloped peninsula with a gorgeous rocky coastline. We love paddling in the many little coves there and going to picturesque Cohasset Harbor where there are a few nice restaurants right on the water. Coming back we sometimes paddle up a tidal river which runs right across the street from our house. We have a fantastic view of the historic Minot Lighthouse which is also known as the 'I Love You Lighthouse' because of its 1-4-3 flashing sequence. Our property includes a small beach which we use to swim and launch our kayaks. The tide pools in the rock ledge right off our back deck are always fun to explore and constantly change with the 9 foot tides here. Step off the rock directly onto sandy North Scituate Beach which at low tide adjoins Egypt Beach. It is possible to take a two or three mile walk or run right on the beach. We take walks there nearly every evening. Since there is very little public parking, the beach is seldom really crowded and is used mostly by folks in the neighborhood. Most of the terrain is relativly flat, making for easy biking through the quiet streets that are lined with many lovely homes. The sunrises and sunsets are typically breathtaking. We are able to see the morning sunrise while lying in bed and and enjoy the sunsets while sitting on the deck in the evening. The location and people here are so pleasant that it is just a wonderful place to be and the superb views from the house just make it even more so.

What makes this house unique

Compared to other properties, this house is directly on the water on two sides and sited so as to provide relative privacy. The house is set out slightly farther than others so there are tremendous views from both inside and outside. We have undertaken extensive renovations since acquiring the property in 2009 including a new kitchen and interior finishes. Most of the furnishings are also new. The outdoor space is expansive with decks at two levels and additional outdoor seating at the ground level around a small fire pit. The accommodations are very comfortable with a very large master suite and 4 additional bedrooms.

Not touristy or commercial and slightly off the beaten path, this is a quiet, family area where the people are warm and friendly. The ocean views here are magnificent and the beaches are not normally overly crowded. The location is between Boston and Cape Cod and there is a commuter train stop which is only about a two or three minute drive from the house. It is fun to take the ferry boat from either Hingham or Quincy into Boston. There are also ferry boats which go to some of the Boston Harbor islands during the summer months which is another fun activity. The ferry terminals are a short drive up route 3A. A day trip to the Cape or Plymouth Plantation are easy activities. There are a number of nice shopping areas and restaurants within a 10 to 30 minute drive. Super markets are a 6 minute drive by car. A number of deep sea fishing charters leave out of Scituate Harbor. What we like most though is just being at the house here and enjoying the water and natural surroundings.


Scituate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large master bath, with 2 sinks and large shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , On first floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bath, dressing area, sliders to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Walk-in closet, slider to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 1 twin. 1 bunk with full size lower/single upper. TV area.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 2 twins, bunk with full size lower/single upper
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Bunk Beds (2) Full size under twin bunk in each of the two 3rd floor bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveler reviews)

The Best Ocean Views from This Superior Direct Oceanfront Property!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

We initially booked this as a home base while hitting Boston and points south. This home, however became more of the destination for us. We found ourselves reluctant to pull away from, everyday rearranging our itinerary to accommmodate for more time at the house. You will not be disappointed. Thank you William and Ellen, we had a wonderful time. There were some tears when we had to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is one of my favorite places to stay. The house is perfectly appointed and comfortable for family gatherings. The huge deck is great for relaxing and watching the tide come and go. My kids have found snails, starfish, and crabs in the tidal pools on the rocks. It's a place to be as active as you like with beach activities and kayaks or to get away from it all. We'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time and will be happy to welcome you back!
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Jo from Brewster

  • 5 of 5

10 family members from out of state stayed at this house the end of September and had a wonderful time. Great location with spectacular veiws of the ocean (neat hi powered telescope on 2nd floor). The house was a comfortable fit for the group--clean,well maintained and equiped. The owners were very friendly and accessable, met us when we arrived and gave us a walk through tour & info about the house and fun things to do in the area. We had a great time and would definitly return.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We have never solicited reviews so it was a wonderful surprise! Hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Jamies Pub North Scituate
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Hingham Shipyard
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Widows Walk Public
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Commuter Rail in North Scituate
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Jamies Pub
Nearest Beach
North Scituate/Minot
Car: necessary

Scituate Harbor has several gift shops, restaurants, a movie theater, music store, drugstore,banks, markets and many other shops.

North Scituate has a commuter rail station with week day service to Boston. There are also a few shops and restaurants.

Cohasset Village has several restaurants and shops.

Hull has a nice public beach. it is the site of a former amusement park and still has an historic operating carousel. There is a mini golf and some amusement arcades in addition to many several restaurants and shops.


Rates & Availability

Scituate House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 18 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 6 2017 - Dec 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-18
Dec 4 2017 - Mar 5 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rental policies and rules will be provided with our reply to your inquiry and included in the contract.
Add $500.00 to stays during Christmas/New Years, Thanksgiving, July 4 and Labor Day.

A separate refundable reservation/damage deposit due within 7 days of reservation request. Two separate rental payments of 50% each are due at 60 days and 30 days prior to scheduled arrival. Payments by check USD.

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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