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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

AVAILABLE DATES:

JULY 08-22....JULY 22-29

AUG. 05-13.......AUG 26-02........SEP. 02-08

Just received this email from last week's guests...

"We had such a great time staying in this historic house. Everywhere we turned was an eventful discovery. My 14 year old daughter was "mystified" (we guess that means "intrigued") by everything the house had to offer. We loved the grist mill behind the house. We would love to come back n 2020, Plymouth celebrates its 400th anniversary."

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

another guest reviewed" FANTASTIC RARE HISTORIC HOME'

"My sister visited from Europe and We 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 we discovered room after room after room, and 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, 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 brick patio with dining seating. Down some stone stairs is the next level, with Adirondack chairs and a firepit. Down the next set of stone steps Is a gate and behind that gate is a surprise deck /boardwalk/bridge for walking under the trees to the old well and lily pond down to the mill stream with the Plymouth Grist Mill on the opposite bank. The beautiful towerubg 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 quilts on the beds have 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 in Brewster Gardens Park along the river that you can take from the grist mill to Plymouth Rock), and its only an 18 minute drive to Cape Cod, and an hour drive to Boston. 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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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 can 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 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. (With respect to the historic nature of the house, we ask that no fires burn in the fireplaces, however.)

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

Owner
robin
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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.

Amenities

Plymouth Cultural District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
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:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
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

Reviews

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Luxury 1600s Historic Mill Home waterfall, Prime Downtown location / Grist Mill
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Canton, MA USA
5

It doesn't get much better than this

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? What an awesome experience! I love historical homes and they have done an outstanding job rehabbing a 1648 home. They figured out a way to keep all the history while updating the kitchen and bathrooms so you had all the comforts of home.

Charm does not begin to describe thIs place. We just loved all the nooks and crannies and all the different levels in the home. You can't help but be impressed with the historical significance of where you are living. And oh the stories those beams and those old wooden floors could tell!!

Interestingly enough we really didn't do very much touristy things in Plymouth during our stay. This home was actually a tourist destination all by itself. And having the historic Grist Mill right next door and the river running through the backyard was a big plus for me

If you haven't figured it out already we just loved the place. But don't go unless you love history. If you do love history this simply should not be missed.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, Missouri
5

Awesome historic home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for four days at this exquisitely restored home and would have liked to stay for four weeks! It has all the modern conveniences but feels like what the original home must have felt like. It looks out on the old grist mill and has a lovely sloping garden down to a small deck with deck chairs on the mill stream. You can walk along a lovely path next to the mill stream out to Plymouth Rock and Plymouth harbor and the Mayflower replica in ten minutes. And you can walk to the main part of town in five! Great restaurants and quaint shops in close walking distance, lots of history. Whale watching and fishing, Plymouth plantation a short drive. So the location couldn't be more convenient. But you can also feel very cocooned in the house and back garden. And enjoy all the media you might want...or not! I can't wait to return. For me, it was the best of all vacation possibilities.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 Cultural District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Autum/Winter in New England
Sep 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable cleaning $175
Cleaning deposit (for 6) $275
Pet fee per night $25

Please note, regardless of how you book, you only have a reservation if you have a RENTAL AGREEMENT from the owner. Automated bookings require conversation with manager before booking. Rates are based on factors such as size of your group, length of your 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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