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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Luxury 1600s Historic Mill Home waterfall, Prime Downtown location / Grist Mill

9 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Plymouth Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps max 10, Rate based on number of guests, time of year, length of stay.

“Best Rental in Plymouth” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 out of 5 (said our October guests.)

JUNE 3 GUEST WROTE: "I will try my best to craft this review so that you can have an accurate description without sounding like I am a friend of the owner, whom I have never met. This charming, lovingly restored 1600's home is without a doubt the best accommodations you will find in Plymouth." Another guest described it as "absolutely magical" and wished that she could "stay forever." and explained, "The furnishings and decor were just perfect. This home provides all the charm and history of the past combined with the very best modern conveniences - all top shelf. The location is perfect as you can walk to everything. The terraced landscape down to the beautiful waterfall is a scene worthy of a postcard. I cannot say enough about this property. It is clearly the best VBRO property that we have ever rented and we all look forward to going back again soon. The house comfortable sleeps ten and was a perfect fit for our group. A bonus for families is that there is a family room on the second floor."

--K.B. / June 3, 2015

2016 RESERVATION UPDATE:

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July 05-31 SOLD

July 31-06 SOLD

Aug 06-16

AUG 16-21 SOLD (bois)

Aug 21-28 SOLD (and)

Sep-OCT

October

Nov-Dec

Prices are based on time of year (off season, low season, high season, holiday weeks, etc) and number of guests and length of stay (longer stays get lower rates.) Please contact owner/manager with your dates. Holiday weeks and High Season weeks are $3550 including tax.

'FANTASTIC RARE HISTORIC HOME'

'My sister visited from Europe and our two families stayed at this truly incredible home for a June vacation. All of us were in awe when we arrived and started exploring. The 1684 house seemed compact from the outside, but as we went through the hallways and stairs and discovered room after room after room, we found that we had to go through the house again to take it all in. The house has been meticulously maintained and restored, with antiques and period furnishings throughout. Each room is an absolute pleasure to take in, not only for the incredible 17th century woodwork, but also for the furnishings, which all have beautiful natural textures, warm neutral hues, and deep rich antique bronzes. We made our way out the back door and were in awe anew when we saw the yard and garden. The house sits atop a small river valley, and you are surrounded by lush greenery and the sound of the rushing water below. The yard is terraced, and the top terrace has a covered patio. The brick patio has dining seating as well as Adirondack chairs. Down some stone stairs is the next level, with wood chairs and a firepit. Down the next set of stairs is a gated fence (nice safety feature). Behind that gate was a surprise circular deck (like a large 'O') which allowed you to walk along in the dappled light under the trees to the old well and stream (now a lily pond) and down to the mill stream with the Plymouth Grist Mill on the opposite bank. The beautiful towering foliage, colorful flowers, birdsong, and rushing water make the backyard a wonderfully tranquil and restful sanctuary. This is not just a place to stay. It's a place to experience. You get to enjoy a 17th century home with hidden modern luxuries. The Sub zero refrigerators, television, and wifi router are hidden behind cabinets. The beautiful quilt on the bed has a fluffy down comforter underneath. The kitchen is better equipped than any home we've rented through VRBO throughout the years. Other highlights: - Proximity to everything we cared about: lovely beaches, historical sites (there is a gorgeous tree-lined path along the river that you can take from the grist mill to Plymouth Rock), an 18 minute drive to Cape Cod, and an hour drive to Boston. - Variety of bedrooms and bed sizes - Sitting areas on both the 1st floor and 2nd floor - A layout that thrilled the kids - 'I found a hidden staircase!' - A thoroughly clean house, gleaming tile showers - A wonderful property contact We absolutely loved it!'……Christa M.

MAIN LEVEL:

-Sitting/Keeping Room, working fireplace

-Tudor Bedroom (Queen)

-Napping Room (single bed )

-Bathroom w ancient tree beams, king posts

-Additional full (shower) bathroom,

-Eat in kitchen w 2 antique-paneled Sub Zero refrigerators

-Covered stone and brick patio, gardens and streams and massive stone walls to boardwalk and waterfall.

UPPER LEVEL:

-Quincy Bedroom (Queen)

-Waterfall Bedroom (Full)

-1870s Bedrom (2 single beds)

-Upstairs living room with TV/dvd and sleeping sofa (single) + wing chairs, games, movies

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2014 QUICK RESERVATION UPDATE

LUXURY in a 330 year old house? Step back in time (with with Sub Zero refrigerators and exquisite bathrooms.) Here is a home of history, character, and style from our country's earliest beginnings, a home belonging to our first settlers, with hand hewn beams, hand-cut planks, 330+ year old joists made of trunks. Its king posts cut were from forests growing in the middle ages. (In America, that might be called 'pre-historic.' Experience the past, but with exquisite comfort in this charming house built in 1684 as a mill stream cottage and counting house. Authentic, lovingly-preserved rooms, tasteful New England decor where you can play pilgrim but grab a drink from the Sub Zero while lounging beside the waterfall. And where else can you walk from your front door to a whale watch boat, museums, boutiques, restaurants, antique stores, or explore the Grist Mill to grind some corn for your breakfast muffins..OR spend the day at the ocean beach (we provide beach privileges.) Downtown Plymouth is a rich destination for an exciting selection of food..fresh seafood, gourmet italian, lobster in the rough, homespun cafes, taverns, coffee shops, and sports bars.

If you've ever toured a 'First Period' house-museum and thought, 'It would be incredible to be able to stay here,' (but can't) we now offer this antique mill-house residence, one of the first dwellings in America. Part of the house was the counting house for measuring out corn to be ground in the grist mill that bestrides Town Brook. Peek into the storage under the stairs to see hundreds of wallpaper layers (mostly from 1800 and beyond.) Lovers of early framing will respond to the king posts, summer beams, floor boards 24' wide, cut from the biggest King's Grant trees, 4 colonial fireplaces. And especially restorative is the view overlooking the mill, gardens, springs and rushing stream and waterfall.

In this incredible Antique Mill-Stream Cottage, you'll find comfortable beds, fireside wing chairs, leather topped writing desk, hand loomed coverlets, smooth sheets, down blankets and fluffy towels. The house retains a picturesque antique look with electrified oil lamps, handmade carpets, wavy window glass. Don't worry, the kitchen offers you quality appliances and TWO Sub Zero refrigerators, thoughtfully hidden behind (where is the refrigerator?) panels. Bathrooms and powder room are fresh and stylish, newly renovated but full of charm (hard to fathom what a 1684 bathroom would be like.) Our favorite is the powder room under the stairs where you'll be surrounded by the coolest of bathroom amenities, but underneath the 330 year old beams-and-posts part of the house and tree-trunk beams overhead. The Keeping Room has an impressive paneled fireplace and the master bedroom features majestic hand-planed raised panels from the 1720s.

Just outside your kitchen doors, step out to a brick barbecue patio that sits on the main massive stone wall, with awning overhead. Then down stone steps to the stone-walled terrace play yard, along the private winding boardwalk path to the soothing rush and roar of the Mill Stream waterfall (in May, alewife run the stream to the ponds above). Sitting by the waterfall, you will want to jot some notes in your diary, enjoy back-in-time book like 'Mayflower' or 'Moby Dick' while sipping your tea or heartier beverage and watching songbirds dart overhead beside the rushing brook below your feet. Our standards for your comfort are the highest, and we provide you with quality bedding, linens, towels, soaps and necessaries, a well stocked kitchen with hand-thrown pottery dishes, ample flatware and quality glassware, kitchen linens, quality appliances, abundant spices, condiments and baking needs, everything you will need for an unforgettable stay, in America's past, for you TODAY.

OFF SEASON RATES (NON-HOLIDAY RATES)

Holiday rate may add 10%

(email to check if we have last minute special deals)

April weekly price - $2100-3200 (based on number of guests)

May 1-15 rate $2100-3500 (based on number of guests)

May 15-31 rate $2400-3500 (based on number of guests)

JUNE rate - $2800-3800/week (based on number of guests)

July rate - $3550-4250/week (based on number of guests)

August rate - 3550-4250 (based on number of guests)

Pet fee $150/week non shedding pets

Cleaning fee (refundable) based on number of guests. ($100-325)

Just outside your cloistered walls is Summer Street, and next door is the Sparrow House gift shop filled with beautiful hand made pottery, jewelry, scarves and more. Next door, Leo and Nancy give top-rated historic tours (in costume!) A few steps away, on the other side of Town Brook is the Jenney Grist Mill with is huge water wheel, where Plimoth Plantation staffs the mill and explains history. There's a pub, shops and paths through 'Brewster Gardens.'

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
robin (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Why robin chose Plymouth

Historic PLymouth is rich with architecture and history and rewards guests with so much to see and do. It is America's hometown, and you will love it as we do.

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Luxury 1600s Historic Mill Home waterfall, Prime Downtown location / Grist Mill
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
California
5

Long overdue review! Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed here a year ago during Thanksgiving week. It was wonderful! So wonderful, that our children reminisced about the trip this Thanksgiving! It was a convenient walk downtown to the rock and the Mayflower and we loved being next door to the Grist Mill. The inside was very homey and cozy. Loved being part of historic Plymouth. * The date of arrival is actually off a week. We arrived the 21st of Nov. in 2014.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stafford, NY
5

We'll be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our small group of 4 constant traveling companions have had the good fortune of staying in some beautiful rental homes all over the world, but this home and surroundings was rated by all of us as being one of the best. We chose this home above other available options for the chance to stay in a 330 yr old fully restored home in historical Plymouth and were so glad we did and so will you. Beyond everything else that has already been written describing the home the location to EVERYTHING was the best. We walked and never drove to everywhere in town including both Marinas for our day of chartered fishing. Our only mistake and regret is that we didn't stay long enough. We'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York
5

Best Rental in Plymouth

  • 5 of 5

I will try my best to craft this review so that you can have an accurate description without sounding like I am a friend of the owner, whom I have never met. This charming, lovingly restored 1600's home is without a doubt the best accommodations you will find in Plymouth. One of our guests described it as "absolutely magical" and wished that she could stay forever. The furnishings and decor were just perfect. This home provides all the charm and history of the past combined with the very best modern conveniences - all top shelf. The location is perfect as you can walk to everything. The terraced landscape down to the beautiful waterfall is a scene worthy of a postcard. I cannot say enough about this property. It is clearly the best VBRO property that we have ever rented and we all look forward to going back again soon. The house comfortable sleeps ten and was a perfect fit for our group. A bonus for families is that there is a family room on the second floor.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston
5

Fantastic rare historic home

  • 5 of 5

My sister visited from Europe and our two families stayed at this truly incredible home for a June vacation. All of us were in awe when we arrived and started exploring. The 1684 house seemed compact from the outside, but as we went through the hallways and stairs and discovered room after room after room, we found that we had to go through the house again to take it all in. The house has been meticulously maintained and restored, with antiques and period furnishings throughout. Each room is an absolute pleasure to take in, not only for the incredible 17th century woodwork, but also for the furnishings, which all have beautiful natural textures, warm neutral hues, and deep rich antique bronzes.

We made our way out the back door and were in awe anew when we saw the yard and garden. The house sits atop a small river valley, and you are surrounded by lush greenery and the sound of the rushing water below. The yard is terraced, and the top terrace has a covered patio. The brick patio has dining seating as well as Adirondack chairs. Down some stone stairs is the next level, with wood chairs and a firepit. Down the next set of stairs is a gated fence (nice safety feature). Behind that gate was a surprise circular deck (like a large "O") which allowed you to walk along in the dappled light under the trees to the old well and stream (now a lily pond) and down to the mill stream with the Plymouth Grist Mill on the opposite bank. The beautiful towering foliage, colorful flowers, birdsong, and rushing water make the backyard a wonderfully tranquil and restful sanctuary.

This is not just a place to stay. It's a place to experience. You get to enjoy a 17th century home with hidden modern luxuries. The Sub zero refrigerators, television, and wifi router are hidden behind cabinets. The beautiful quilt on the bed has a fluffy down comforter underneath. The kitchen is better equipped than any home we've rented through VRBO throughout the years.

Other highlights:

- Proximity to everything we cared about: lovely beaches, historical sites (there is a gorgeous tree-lined path along the river that you can take from the grist mill to Plymouth Rock), an 18 minute drive to Cape Cod, and an hour drive to Boston.

- Variety of bedrooms and bed sizes

- Sitting areas on both the 1st floor and 2nd floor

- A layout that thrilled the kids - "I found a hidden staircase!"

- A thoroughly clean house, gleaming tile showers

- A wonderful property contact

We absolutely loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bath, England
5

History, Quality, Comfort and Convenience

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place for us to stay on our visit from England! It has history, dating back to the times of the early settlers in the 17th century, beautiful, tasteful furniture and decorations, much of it antique, equipment of the highest standard, cosy comfortable beds, an interesting, peaceful garden where you can relax listening to the mill stream, and a location that makes for a short stroll to the Mayflower, the waterfront or the shops and restaurants of Plymouth. Robin has combined modern facilities of the highest standard with retaining the feel and look of a centuries old property. It has so many rooms, corridors, and staircases that it takes some time to even discover it all. The photos on the website show just how it looks. We loved everything about it and would highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates quality, comfort and convenience. Many thanks Robin

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne and Peter, it was a great pleasure to welcome you. Thank you for the thoughtful review. Being able to offer this totally-unique 'ancient' dwelling with a bit of luxury mixed in… well I got the idea from your Cotswold countryside. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Mahwah, New Jersey
5

You HAVE to see this

  • 5 of 5

Where do I even begin....I wish there were more stars available to give this rental! The description of this house caught my attention, but by the time I got down to the photos, I was hooked. If possible, it is even better in person. Everything was EXACTLY as pictured, but walking in the door awoke every one of my senses...the cozy feel, the woodsy aroma, the attention to detail!The thrill of knowing I was standing in a house over 300 yrs old!

We had an adventure exploring the house. Robin, you managed to take us back in time, while providing us with every modern convenience. Anything we needed was not only available, but plentiful. We definitely felt right at home! From a super stocked kitchen to the softest sheets and quilts. We almost didn't want to leave the house! The upstairs sitting room hosted our family movie nights (thanks for the DVD player!). But my favorite part was the pilgrim staircase...loved the wooden handrail!

Overlooking the multi-tiered backyard was a wonderful way to start the day. The beautiful flowers, and garden, and listening to the peaceful sounds of the grist mill waterfall...simply divine! I loved watching the butterflies...and the adorable hummingbird who frequented every morning.

And if the conveniences of the house were not enough, we were able to walk to so many attractions and sites. We loved climbing aboard the Mayflower II, getting a look at Plymouth Rock, catching a whale watching cruise, visiting museums, walking down one of the oldest streets in the country, and even going on a ghost tour! The shops on Main Street were great too! From antiques to books, and even a very delicious bakery. My favorite place to shop was the village marketplace. I can't forget to mention that the house is smack in the middle of the Jenney house museum, which offers incredible walking tours, and the sparrow house, which has a quaint little gift shop....lots of treasures inside! Oh, and the Jenney grist mill is in the backyard....go on the tour....you'll be amazed at how big (and old) the stones are that grind the corn....I bought a few bags of cornmeal home!

So, what are you still doing sitting there reading this...call Robin...make a reservation...you will not be disappointed. She and John are so sweet and attentive to anything you may need. If you love history (heck, even if you don't), you will be amazed at all the the little things that truly make this house so special. We will definitely be back! Thanks so much Robin and John

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Boston Logan OR Providence TF Green Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Cafe Strega
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Woods Hole, Falmouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Many golf courses in Plymouth
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Old Colony Line, Kingston
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 3 (the Boston to CapeCod highway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Cafe Strega on Town Brook
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Plymouth Long Beach
Car: recommended

Whale watching, deep sea fishing, harbor cruise, historic tours, historic homes, Plimoth Plantation, boutiques, 24-hour coffee shops, Internet Cafe, fountain Play-Park, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower Ship, Farmers Market...

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Rates & Availability

Plymouth Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June/July/August
Jun 3 2016 - Sep 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Cleaning fee $125-285 $275

Rates are based on factors such as size of your group, length of you stay, how the house will be used (event, or just a vacation.) A regular stay will cost less than a 'gathering' of course. A couple will pay less than a larger family. And the longer you stay, the better rate we can give you. Laundry takes forever, so the highest rates will be for the larger groups with the shortest stay.

50% (personal check) is due within 5 days of reservation. Balance is due 3 weeks before you arrive. Visa or MC serves as placeholder damage deposit. Rate slightly higher if using credit card. BANK WIRE TRANSFERS for overseas transactions available

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Amenities

Plymouth Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Courtyard Bathroom - toilet , shower , Beautiful new subway tile, octagon tile, wood floors, chic!
    1680s Yesteryear Powder Room - toilet , We cut down a pine tree, and plumbed with copper vessel sink
    Upstairs Full bath, two sinks - toilet , shower , New tiled shower, double sinks, pump faucets, waterfall view
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Tudor Bedroom - 1 queen , Antique 4 poster canopy bed with 1680s modern vanity/toilet
    Reading Room Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Off Keeping Room, connects to 1680s beamed bathroom
    Quincy Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs Queen 4 poster in 1680s part of the house
    Mill Stream Bedroom - 1 double , Mill Stream side of house, double bed, next to full bathroom
    Nathaniel Church bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Top of house with mill stream frontage, laundry in closet
    Upstairs living room/day bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV and games, super comfortable sofa made of tree logs
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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