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Waterfront - Magnificent Sunsets - Direct Water Access

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-8)

Unique open floor plan - please note no room (except bathroom) is separated floor to ceiling (high ceilings)- both bedrooms have a door. Beautiful view from back deck. Gas barbecue and table with umbrella on back deck. Steps away from tidal bay - enjoy skipping rocks, looking for hermit crabs, watch the swans and other birds. Shaded eating area in front in quiet courtyard area. Plenty of light through many windows and sliding glass doors. Built in sitting area with room for 2-3 to sleep on couch, plenty of art books. Lower level has level grass area for croquet, laying out in the sun or sitting in Adirondack chairs under gazebo.

Keywords: unique, natural light, views, convenient, private, modern, swimming dock, short walk to beach, several sitting areas, small flat lawn, deck

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2017

About Marc

Picture of house being built(see the view) and my sister trying to help - This house was built by our father when we were growing up. There is a railing on the deck now but still parents are cautioned to watch their young children near stairs and sea wall.

Marc purchased this house in 1971

Why Marc chose South Shore Massachusetts

We would like to keep this house in the family and would to share it with you and still be able to enjoy views in the off season

What makes this house unique

Short walk to beach eliminates parking hassles - water at back door in relatively safe bay allows for rowing, sailing, swimming, floating, boating adventures - easy kayak to worlds end medium will get you to Georges Island one of many Boston Harbor Islands - sunsets a plenty - open floor plan gives you beach house feel


Hull House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - shower
  • Bathroom 2 - is just an outside shower with hot and cold water on private side of house - 3 walls 1 curtain facing bay Also in front of house a rinse of beach shower cold water only
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Couch area can sleep one if needed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Land access to private pier - swimming, fishing, kayak (small boat) use allowed


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront - Magnificent Sunsets - Direct Water Access
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Boston, MA, USA

Beautiful, Unique Spot

  • 5 of 5

I booked Marc's home in Hull for a weeklong vacation for my parents and two younger brothers. My girlfriend and I live and work in Boston, so we joined for the first weekend and several of the nights. What a beautiful spot! We loved Hull - I recommend bringing or renting bikes and kayaks - there's a great dock for launching kayaks out back. Great view of sunsets over the bay and Boston from the back deck. The house is a one-of-a-kind architectural piece; bungalow style, with a ton of light, air movement, and places to cook, eat, read, and relax - all nestled into the hillside overlooking the water. The hot tub is a perfect way to unwind after a day of activities.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, ON, Canada

Fantastic location, unusual character home

  • 5 of 5

Had a great one week stay at this unusual and cleverly designed house on the water. Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy - if you can get your family away from the comfortable reading nook. House was in great condition with all amenties that might be required. Marc was fast and helpful with his answers to any queries. Great location not only to enjoy Nantasket Beach, but also perfect way to access Boston via fast ferry from Hull or Hingham without the traffic or parking concerns.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful views

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed the wonderful view from this cottage's expansive deck or the waterside gazebo with views over the tidal waters of Hingham Bay - with Boston Harbor clearly visible in the distance. A very convenient location for a long walk along Nantasket Beach - or indeed only a short ride by train or boat into Boston to visit the great museums or take in a show or concert. The cottage itself provides all amenities - it's actually very eclectic with artifacts from all over the world - probably collected by the original Architect owner who traveled extensively. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance - In addition, Hingham center has a small square with a variety, including an café and an ice cream parlor to while an afternoon away; the shipyard has many other attractions - one being the TALBOT outlet.

One of my favorites was the 'Fruit Center' at the roundabout in Hingham.

I would rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DFW area

Great vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful eclectic house with great views. The best part of this vacation was the location of the home. It was right on the bay with sweeping views from the balcony that spanned the entire length of the house and the hot tub. Easy short walk, even for my 85-year-old mother, to the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. The kitchen had all the amenities so we had many meals on the balcony. Easy access to the ferry from Hingham and Hull so that we used the ferry to check out Boston rather than having to stay in the city. This was much more relaxing and enjoyable than being downtown. One bedroom with full size bed; other bedroom with queen bed on low platform and a bunk bed set and a twin bed, so plenty of room for many guests. Dining table seats 4. No A/C, but ceiling fans and windows and breezes kept it comfortable even in August. Very quiet and private location. Owners were very nice and helpful. Great selection of books to read in their library on a rainy day that looks over the balcony and bay; sooo peaceful.

It might be possible to stay here without a car because of the ferries to Boston and even the Harbor Islands. There's a local bus that stops on the main street just a couple blocks from the house to get to the ferry, restaurants, and grocery stores. Even an easy walk to pizza and a couple clubs along the beach. The ferry stops right in the Boston harbor where you can explore the Freedom Trail, the trolley that winds around historic Boston landmarks, and great restaurants in Boston. Flying into Boston Airport, take the free shuttle to the ferry that goes directly to Hingham or Hull and then catch that local bus or a cab. Could probably rent a car with Enterprise to pick you up at Hingham Harbor to avoid driving in Boston. Awesome adventure!

The only downside was the lack of privacy of the bedrooms since the walls didn't extend higher than the doorframe. If someone snores or children need quiet to sleep, there's no way to close off the noise.

Many more pros than this one con, so we'd definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thorough review with tips for future visitors. Your assessment of the house privacy is accurate in that the walls do not extend to the ceiling. To future renters - there is privacy in the bedrooms in that the doors lock and they are at opposite ends of the house. Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.
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Our amazing stay near Boston

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic holiday property this is!! We stayed here for the week at the end of a touring holiday in the US. The owner was really helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay, even dropping off extra games for the children. The property is in a beautiful setting with views of amazing sunsets over the bay. The property itself was ideal for our family (of 7); it is a great design but has a real home from home feel with books and art filling the walls and shelves. The children enjoyed swimming in the bay and the ferry to Boston is a trip not to be missed.We loved it here and would chose to return time and time again if only we lived nearer. We highly recommend this property, pictures really can't do it enough justice!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nantasket Junction
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

At the end of Hull is boat service to Boston and The National Parks and Islands of Boston Harbor. There are kayak,paddle and surf board rentals available within walking distance. There is a state park Wompatuck - with biking and hiking trails both paved and unpaved. There is plenty of beach activities.


Rates & Availability

Hull House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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